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The Data Access Handbook: Achieving Optimal Database Application Performance and Scalability by Robert A. Steward, John Goodson

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CHAPTER ELEVEN: Data Access in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Environments

In today’s business environment, your application infrastructure must keep pace with shifting business requirements and be able to absorb new business partners and products. Over the years, companies have adopted different computing architectures designed to allow for distributed processing, programming languages designed to run on any platform, and a range of products designed to provide better and faster integration of applications. In many cases, these steps are no longer enough to provide businesses with the agility they require.

In response, companies are adopting Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), a design methodology for software that promises agility to ...

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