Chapter 5. Services and Distributed Workload Management

Business systems infrastructure has increased in complexity, which makes it insecure, fragile, and difficult to maintain. The complexity of compounded functionality changes implemented over the years has made it more difficult and less productive to implement any further changes. The business rules and functionalities that have been built into the application have made organizations rethink the idea of rewriting these systems to make them more manageable. Undoing years of research and development of business systems has been and will be an investment that businesses are seldom interested in making.

The move toward a more loosely coupled composite solution has brought a new wave in the technology ...

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