Long live SOA in the cloud era

You might not hear much about SOA anymore, but its imperative to make 'everything a service' is more relevant than ever

By Andrew Oliver, InfoWorld |  SOA

Everything I do is cloud because I say cloud before everything I doThe marketing steam ran out of SOA a while ago. Instead, the industry is focused on big data and cloud computing. But the cloud solves none of these integration problems. The cloud will not stop silo computing as the predominant industry standard. In fact, abundant commodity computing power may yield a bigger mess.

A host of vendors will sell you a public or private cloud solution, but you still need a strategy that will let you integrate all of your data and logic. That's the value of SOA lives on. It's even more important now that the industry is cloud-washing all of its products. As software developers, we should probably breathe deep on the way to the cloud and take one last crack at this integration strategy.

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