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Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the structure and organization of an enterprise. This refers to the enterprise’s terms, its relationship with environments outside the office, and its design and development, with the goal of finding better ways for a company to achieve its objectives. It is the analysis of the enterprise’s documentation in both current and future forms from a business and technology perspective. Enterprise architects develop and draw conclusions from the architecture on how to better improve the enterprise and its purpose. Some enterprise architects implement service-oriented architecture (SOA), a type of EA, for a more integrated approach. More about Architecture


Web services development covers the concerns of developers and provides a broad overview of the Web development and enterprise application development landscape, as well as deep technical information on the nitty-gritty details of individual development projects. Learn about Web services development basics and best practices. Read expert tips for architects and developers working on Web services projects. Find information on application servers, Web services (including Java, .NET, open source and more), and REST. More about Development


SOA infrastructure is everything that supports the flow and processing of information. Infrastructure plays and intricate role in sustainability of a business's service-oriented architecture. Find SOA infrastructure techniques for grid computing and virtualization, mainframes and legacies, SOA and XML networking and SOA security in this section. More about Infrastructure


Application integration is at the heart of SOA. Getting applications to work together through messaging, transactions, and shared services keeps a business flexible; able to change according to new business goals and strategies. With fundamental technologies like the enterprise services bus (ESB) seeing steady adoption and the emergent popularity of enterprise mashups, application integration continues to be an important consideration for any IT department. More about Integration

Data Architecture

Data architecture consists of the hardware and applications an enterprise uses to manage data, as well as the organization of those components. A service-oriented architecture calls on data from disparate sources across the enterprise, and keeping it in order as it travels between services and systems requires flexibility and organization. That can only be achieved with a strong data architecture. Read these tips, articles and expert commentaries to make that the data that drives your SOA is in the right place at the right time. More about Data Architecture

SOA Management

SOA management skills, including governance and testing among others, have become an integral part of maintaining a successful SOA. SOA governance refers to the processes used to oversee and control the adoption and implementation of service-oriented architecture (SOA) in accordance with recognized practices, principles and government regulations. Web services and SOA testing is used at key checkpoints in the overall process to determine whether objectives are being met. Find the latest news on Web services management, governance and testing with resources for enterprise architects, software developers and IT managers working on SOA and Web services projects. More about SOA Management


When developing a SOA strategy, there are certain skills that architects and developers must learn and issues they must face. This is the place to educate yourself with SOA tutorials, news, and expert advice about current issues, Web services standards, other important standards, and more. Sharpen your SOA skills and improve your ability to implement and manage a successful enterprise architecture. More about Strategy