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Principle Based Enterprise Architecture: A Systematic Approach to Enterprise Architecture and Governance by Ian Koenig

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Chapter 2 Assets

Assets are the technology and data “building blocks” of the product and the platform. A platform is a group of technologies that are used as a base upon which other applications, processes, or technologies are developed. There are two basic types of assets: system assets and data assets. In a traditional service-oriented architecture (SOA), system asset interfaces are called services.

Assets are grouped into domains. A domain is a coherent grouping of assets that perform a similar function. Examples of some common domain groupings include: content systems, product systems, business systems, and operational systems.

PBEA expands on the traditional SOA model in two important ways:

  1. An SOA is typically unclear about whether a ...

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