17. Developing Service Oriented Applications—A Case Study

To exemplify the successful implementation of SOA in a typical Enterprise, we focus on the requirements of an Enterprise engaged in providing travel and related services. The goal is to present the business application scenario of the requirements of SOA for a travel services-based company. Before considering the case study of a hypothetical enterprise, we provide a concise background of the Open Travel Alliance (OTA), a successful alliance of many companies, organizations, and groups. The alliance includes many organizations and companies that represent various aspects of travel, including airlines, railways, ground transportation, restaurants, and so on. While presenting a high-level ...

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