Author: Thomas Erl
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2012-08-06
The Definitive Guide to Building Web-Centric SOA with REST The World Wide Web is based on the most successful technology architecture in history. It has changed how we view, access, and exchange information and, with the advent of REST, it has also provided us with compelling ways to build and improve automation solutions. REST provides a great deal of guidance to ensure that an architecture and its automation logic are technically sound, though it is still your responsibility to build services that actually add value to your business. SOA with REST is the first comprehensive tutorial and reference for designing and building RESTful services as part of service-oriented solutions and in conjunction with service-oriented architecture (SOA). This book demonstrates that REST is not only a suitable medium for building truly service-oriented solutions, but also that the service-oriented architectural model is a necessary foundation for REST technology architectures to realize their full business potential. The authors provide thorough mapping of REST constraints and architectural goals with service-orientation principles and SOA characteristics. Using real-world examples, they show how to leverage REST’s simplicity, flexibility, and low overhead without compromising the power or manageability of service-oriented solutions and architectures. This ebook will be valuable to IT architects, developers, and any practitioner seeking to use SOA and REST together.
Author: Thomas Erl
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2017-03
"This book illuminates the connection of the two domains--SOA and REST--in a manner that is concrete and practical, providing concise application to everyday architectural challenges. Fantastic!" --Ryan Frazier, Technology Strategist, Microsoft "...a tour de force that elegantly applies REST principles to the industry-standard SOA framework described in prior titles in this series.... This book is a must-read for anyone developing REST services." --Dave Slotnick, Enterprise Architect, Rackspace Hosting "This book undoubtedly will help SOA to reap the benefits from the main value propositions of Web architecture...." --Dr. Erik Wilde, Architect, EMC Corporation "REST is so much more than just another type of interface implementation--SOA with REST shows how the ecosystem of service compositions changes as new opportunities arise for service composition architecture designs. A comprehensive guide and a must-read for any serious IT architect considering REST-style services for application architectures." --Roger Stoffers, Solution Architect, Hewlett Packard "Service-orientation and REST both are architectural styles that are cornerstones of modern applications and cloud computing. Both aim to deliver scalable, interoperable solutions, but their different roots don''t always make them a natural fit. SOA with REST explains how the two styles can work together in enterprise environments. It discusses a design process for a services portfolio that meets the goals of SOA and at the same time designs services that comply with the established REST constraints. It also shows pragmatic approaches to meet enterprise-grade requirements with the REST programming style but relaxes constraints where necessary." --Christoph Schittko, Director of Cloud Strategy, Microsoft "An excellent repertoire of service-oriented patterns that will prove handy when solving problems in the real world. The REST perspectives and principles will provide complete coverage of modern-day Web 2.0 style approaches. Highly recommended." --Sid Sanyal, IT Architect, Zurich Financial Services "An inspirational book that provides deep insight into the design and development of next-generation service-oriented systems based on the use of REST. This book clarifies the convergence of SOA and REST with no-nonsense content that addresses common questions and issues head-on. An essential ''instrument of modern service implementation'' and a powerful body of knowledge for software designers, architects, and consultants." --Pethuru Raj, Ph.D., Enterprise Architecture (EA) Consultant, Wipro Consulting Services "REST and SOA are two of the most misunderstood terms in the software industry over the past decade. Yet the REST architectural style coupled with modern RESTful framework implementations provides a scalable and reliable approach to SOA. This book covers all you need to know about how to take the principles of REST and apply them in small and large SOA developments. If you are familiar with REST and thinking about SOA, then you need this book. If you have not considered REST in your SOA work, then this book is for you, too. Covering concepts of both REST and SOA, as well as design patterns and when to use them, the book is a wonderful companion and a good tool for architects and engineers." --Dr. Mark Little, CTO JBoss, Red Hat "Unlike many other texts on the subject, SOA with REST is a well-rounded, easy-to-read narrative, including real-world case studies that appeal to both developers and analysts. This makes it an indispensable source for any SOA practitioner or any professional who is planning to initiate an SOA project." --Theodore T. Morrison, Certified SOA Analyst, CSM, Geocent, LLC "SOA and REST are two very important architectural styles for distributed computing. SOA is successfully adopted by most enterprises, and the REST style is getting more attention from both researcher and industry users. The book SOA with REST introduces a new architectural style that is ingeniously combining both SOA and REST styles and clearly reveals how SOA and REST can work together to generate successful enterprise SOA strategies with REST, along with guidance for making architecture design decisions. This book is a bible of best practices for designing and implementing SOA architecture with REST. It is a must-have reference book for both IT practitioners and researchers." --Longji Tang, FedEx IT Senior Technical Advisor, Ph.D. in CSSE The Definitive Guide to Building Web-Centric SOA with REST The World Wide Web is based on the most successful technology architecture in history. It has changed how we view, access, and exchange information and, with the advent of REST, it has also provided us with compelling ways to build and improve automation solutions. REST provides a great deal of guidance to ensure that an architecture and its automation logic are technically sound, though it is still your responsibility to build services that actually add value to your business. SOA with REST is the first comprehensive tutorial and reference for designing and building RESTful services as part of service-oriented solutions and in conjunction with service-oriented architecture (SOA). This book demonstrates that REST is not only a suitable medium for building truly service-oriented solutions, but also that the service-oriented architectural model is a necessary foundation for REST technology architectures to realize their full business potential. The authors provide thorough mapping of REST constraints and architectural goals with service-orientation principles and SOA characteristics. Using real-world examples, they show how to leverage REST''s simplicity, flexibility, and low overhead without compromising the power or manageability of service-oriented solutions and architectures. This book will be valuable to IT architects, developers, and any practitioner seeking to use SOA and REST together. Topic Areas Distributed solution design with HTTP and REST REST-based service composition architectures REST service modeling and a service-oriented analysis process for REST service candidates Technical service contract notation for REST services based on a uniform contract Designing REST service contracts with service-orientation Understanding REST constraints in relation to service-orientation principles Using hypermedia and dynamic binding within SOA and service compositions Creating complex HTTP-based methods for enterprise solutions Advanced design techniques, including composition deepening, runtime logic deferral, and dynamic binding with common properties Cross-service transactions and event-driven messaging with REST Addressing enterprise solution concerns in relation to REST-based state management Applying SOA design patterns to REST-based solutions Distinguishing REST and SOA service concepts and terminology Designing REST architectures with SOA Versioning REST services and uniform contracts Fundamental REST, SOA, and service-orientation concepts and terminology REST constraints, REST architectural goals, and properties Seven new REST-inspired design patterns Defining common goals of REST and SOA
This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2014, held in Paris, France, in November 2014. The 25 full and 26 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 180 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on business process management; service composition and discovery; service design, description and evolution; cloud and business service management; ensuring composition properties; quality of service; semantic web services; service management; cloud service management; business service management; trust; service design and description.
Use Best Practice Patterns to Understand and Architect Manageable, Efficient Information Supply Chains That Help You Leverage All Your Data and Knowledge In the era of “Big Data,” information pervades every aspect of the organization. Therefore, architecting and managing it is a multi-disciplinary task. Now, two pioneering IBM® architects present proven architecture patterns that fully reflect this reality. Using their pattern language, you can accurately characterize the information issues associated with your own systems, and design solutions that succeed over both the short- and long-term. Building on the analogy of a supply chain, Mandy Chessell and Harald C. Smith explain how information can be transformed, enriched, reconciled, redistributed, and utilized in even the most complex environments. Through a realistic, end-to-end case study, they help you blend overlapping information management, SOA, and BPM technologies that are often viewed as competitive. Using this book’s patterns, you can integrate all levels of your architecture–from holistic, enterprise, system-level views down to low-level design elements. You can fully address key non-functional requirements such as the amount, quality, and pace of incoming data. Above all, you can create an IT landscape that is coherent, interconnected, efficient, effective, and manageable. Coverage Includes Understanding how a pattern language can help you address key information management challenges Defining information strategy and governance for organizations and users Creating orderly information flows you can reuse and synchronize as needed Managing information structure, meaning, and lifecycles Providing for efficient information access and storage when deploying new IT capabilities Moving information efficiently and reliably to support your processes Determining how information should be processed and maintained Improving quality and accessibility, and supporting higher-value analytics Protecting information via validation, transformation, enrichment, correction, security, and monitoring Planning new information management projects in the context of your existing IT resources
Author: Thomas Erl
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2014-06-17
“An outstanding depth-and-breadth resource for IT architects and Java professionals to understand and apply the marriage of SOA and modern Java.” --Antonio Bruno, Enterprise Architecture and Strategy, digitalStrom “A great self-contained book on SOA using flexible Java implementations....” --Roger Stoffers, Hewlett Packard “Provides clarity on abstract concepts and is filled with concrete examples of implementing SOA principles in Java environments.” --Sanjay Singh, Certified SOA Architect “...provides a holistic, comprehensive view on leveraging SOA principles and architecture for building and deploying performant Java services.” --Suzanne D’Souza, KBACE Technologies “Thomas Erl’s series of books on services technology have shaped, influenced, and strengthened a whole community of enterprise and solution architects’ thinking and solution development, and the much awaited SOA with Java book is an excellent addition to the series. It is a must-read.” --Lalatendu Rath, Wipro Technologies The Definitive Guide to Building Service-Oriented Solutions with Lightweight and Mainstream Java Technologies Java has evolved into an exceptional platform for building Web-based enterprise services. In SOA with Java, Thomas Erl and several world-class experts guide you in mastering the principles, best practices, and Java technologies you need to design and deliver high-value services and service-oriented solutions. You’ll learn how to implement SOA with lightweight frameworks, mainstream Java services technologies, and contemporary specifications and standards. To demonstrate real-world examples, the authors present multiple case study scenarios. They further demystify complex concepts with a plain-English writing style. This book will be valuable to all developers, analysts, architects, and other IT professionals who want to design and implement Web-based service-oriented architectures and enterprise solutions with Java technologies. Topic Areas Applying modern service-orientation principles to modern Java technology platforms Leveraging Java infrastructure extensions relevant to service-oriented solutions Exploring key concepts associated with SOA and service-orientation within the context of Java Reviewing relevant Java platforms, technologies, and APIs Understanding the standards and conventions that REST and SOAP services are built upon in relation to Java implementations Building Java Web-based services with JAX-WS and JAX-RS Applying the eight key principles of service-orientation design using Java tools and technologies Creating Java utility services: architectural, design, and implementation issues Constructing effective entity services: service contracts, messages, data access, and processing Constructing task services, including detailed guidance on service composition Using ESBs to support infrastructure requirements in complex services ecosystems
Author: Thomas Erl
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Clouds are distributed technology platforms that leverage sophisticated technology innovations to provide highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely utilized by organizations in a multitude of powerful ways. To successfully build upon, integrate with, or even create a cloud environment requires an understanding of its common inner mechanics, architectural layers, and models, as well as an understanding of the business and economic factors that result from the adoption and real-world use of cloud-based services. In Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, Thomas Erl, one of the world’s top-selling IT authors, teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. In doing so, the book establishes concrete, academic coverage with a focus on structure, clarity, and well-defined building blocks for mainstream cloud computing platforms and solutions. Subsequent to technology-centric coverage, the book proceeds to establish business-centric models and metrics that allow for the financial assessment of cloud-based IT resources and their comparison to those hosted on traditional IT enterprise premises. Also provided are templates and formulas for calculating SLA-related quality-of-service values and numerous explorations of the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS delivery models. With more than 260 figures, 29 architectural models, and 20 mechanisms, this indispensable guide provides a comprehensive education of cloud computing essentials that will never leave your side.
Author: Boris Otto
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Genre: Business & Economics
Daten sind die strategische Ressource des 21. Jahrhunderts. Es findet kein Geschäftsprozess, keine Kommunikation zwischen Geschäftspartnern, keine Wertschöpfung statt, ohne dass die involvierten Personen, Maschinen und IT-Systeme Daten nutzen, erzeugen oder verändern. Trends wie die Digitalisierung, Industrie 4.0 und Social Media tragen ebenfalls dazu bei, dass Datenmanagement zu einer Kernkompetenz für erfolgreiche Unternehmen dieser Zeit geworden ist. Damit Daten ihren ganzen Wert entfalten können, müssen sie stets in angemessener Qualität zur Verfügung stehen. Dies gilt besonders für Stammdaten, die zentralen Geschäftsobjekte eines Unternehmens. Dieses Buch zeigt einen ganzheitlichen Ansatz zum qualitätsbewussten Management von Stammdaten auf und richtet sich damit sowohl an Praktiker als auch an die Wissenschaft. Das „Framework für Stammdatenqualitätsmanagement“ wurde im Rahmen des „Competence Center Corporate Data Quality“ der Universität St. Gallen seit dem Jahr 2006 gemeinsam mit Unternehmen aus unterschiedlichen Industrien in zahlreichen praktischen Anwendungen entwickelt und verbessert. Neben den theoretischen Grundlagen räumt das Buch der praktischen Sicht mit 10 Fallstudien großen Raum ein, die erfolgreich durchgeführte Datenqualitätsprojekte praxisnah aufbereiten. Schließlich führt das Buch noch Methoden und Werkzeuge für das Datenqualitätsmanagement auf, die (Stamm-)datenmanager bei Projekten im eigenen betrieblichen Umfeld unterstützen können.
Das Herausgeberwerk zeigt Chancen und Risiken des Cloud Computings auf, bringt Lesern das Thema durch anschauliche Beispiele aus Forschung und Praxis näher und zeigt die Implikationen auf, die aus dieser neuen Infrastruktur resultieren. Die Beitragsautoren präsentieren technische Lösungen, Geschäftsmodelle und Visionen, die einerseits die Herausforderungen und Hürden des Cloud Computing aufgreifen – technisch, rechtlich, prozessbezogen – und andererseits die Chancen und Nutzen dieses Architekturansatzes in den Mittelpunkt stellen. Es ist zeitgemäß, IT-Infrastrukturen, Daten und Applikationen aus der lokalen Umgebung in eine Cloud auszulagern. Der Anwender kann sich der angebotenen IT-Dienstleistungen unter Nutzung von Self-Service-Ansätzen bedienen, in Abhängigkeit davon, was und wieviel er gerade benötigt – und auch nur dafür wird gezahlt. Bereitgestellt, gewartet und aktualisiert werden die IT-Ressourcen zentral. Je nach Art der IT-Dienstleistung, die über die Cloud bereitgestellt werden, unterscheidet man zwischen IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service, PaaS – Platform as a Service und SaaS – Software as a Service. Der Sicherheitsbedarf und die Leistungsfähigkeit der Unternehmens-IT entscheiden darüber, ob man diesen Zentralisierungsansatz unternehmensintern in einer Private Cloud oder unternehmensextern in einer Public Cloud umsetzt. Sogenannte Hybrid Clouds sind ein Mittelweg, der sich immer stärker etabliert. Das Buch richtet sich an alle, die sich umfassend und praxisnah zum Thema Cloud Computing informieren möchten und die nach einer modernen Infrastruktur für die Umsetzung von Digitalisierungsansätzen suchen.