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SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

SOA can be defined as an architecture which goal is to achieve decoupling among interacting software agents [1]. From the SOA point of view, systems expose their functionalities as a set of services, typically as a set of Web services. It does not matter which...
Hub-and-Spoke Architecture

Hub-and-Spoke Architecture

Message Brokers allow the information flow between applications. Following this type of middleware, we advance to an integration architecture that is based on message brokers. As the applications universe grows and the Point-to-Point architecture is no long a viable...
Middleware Types

Middleware Types

In the last chapter we introduced the notion of middleware, why we need it and how it turns integration easier. So today we are going to talk about the different types of middleware. And let us start with one vert used in point-to-point integration: RPCs (Remote...
Point-to-Point Architecture

Point-to-Point Architecture

For years, information systems have been built as “stovepipes” [1], creating monolithic self-contained applications that have not been designed for integration with other applications. These systems were built with very specific requirements and not using standard...