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DB2 9 for Developers by Philip K. Gunning

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Chapter 6. DB2 9 and Service Oriented Architecture

This chapter provides an overview of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and how DB2 9’s pureXML architecture exploits the SOA framework. You’ll learn about the various components of SOA and some associated concepts and protocols, and we’ll look at some examples.

Where does one begin to define SOA? A Google search on the term “SOA” (performed as I prepared to write this chapter) found 9,450,000 English-language pages. A search on “Service Oriented Architecture” yielded 1,600,000 results. When challenged by a new term, I find an encyclopedia can be a good place to start. But as the Wikipedia article that I consulted for a definition pointed out, “There is no widely agreed upon definition of ...

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