Distributed system architectures and design, service-oriented computing, and frameworks for development of distributed applications and software components.
Large Enterprises face a constant challenge in balancing technology costs with new business goals. Many enterprises have existing business processes bound up in applications that communicate using ‘legacy’ protocols such as FTP and MQ, which were really designed for behind the firewall operation in a trusted network. Given these constraints what’s the best way for a large Enterprise to extend these applications to external customers and partners without relying on an expensive re-engineering effort or concentrating risk in a single vendor?
It is always good to come across a situation where you have an easy solution to a customer problem. It's even better when the customer thinks the problem is a hard one!
The new breed of applications removes human-oriented inefficiencies from communications among computers.
by Enrique Castro-Leon, Intel Corporation
Web services enable computers to interact autonomously through the Web, without the need for a human to interact with a browser.
The way SOA implementations are being implemented today, there's a new demand for middleware component that provides necessary services such as high-speed message level parsing, validation, transformation and translation to different message formats, message-level routing, service management, governance and control. Intel’s high-performance software solution is uniquely positioned to offer variety of such services critical in implementing true SOA.
If you haven't already, please take a look at part 1 of this tutorial series before continuing. That also goes for those who have read it but can't remember it anymore -- which is likely to mean everyone, since I wrote it ages ago.
In part 1, I promised that part 2 would make things considerably easier and I wasn't lying too!