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The Service-Oriented Architecture

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Strayer University

CIS 336 |Enterprise Architecture


June 10, 2016



The Service-Oriented Architecture

A service-oriented architecture, or SOA, employs a standards-based integration protocol to allow businesses to offer their products and services to their customers.  According to Pearlson & Saunders, SOA is, “architecture where business processes are built using services delivered over a network.  Services are software that are distinct units of business functionality residing on different parts of a network and can be combined and reused to create business applications” (Pearlson & Saunders, 2013).

An excellent example of a company using SOA for their business processes is®, who adopted an internal service-oriented architecture in the early 2000s.  Amazon mandated that all employees in the company had to interact using internal web services (Lane, 2012).  Shortly after implementing this major ch

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