Sustainable IT Architecture


the progressive way of overhauling information systems with SOA

Sustainable IT Architecture

Pierre Bonnet, Orchestra Networks, France
Jean-Michel Detavernier, SMABTP
Dominique Vauquier, Praxeme, France
Jérome Boyer, Ilog, France
Erik Steinholz, Progress Software


ISBN : 9781848210899

Publication Date : March 2009

Hardcover 352 pp

98.95 USD

Co-publisher

Description


This book analyzes Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), which is the basis of sustainable and more agile IT systems that are able to adapt themselves to new trends and manage processes involving a third party.

This form of architecture uses only the best parts of approaches such as the object approach, urbanization, BPM, etc. It is based on the Business Rules Management System, Master Data Management (which enables the management of data and parameters) and last but not least Model-Driven Architecture (MDA).

Extensive and overhauled implementation levels of surface SOA are currently being developed. SOA also opens up a debate on the approach of a company towards the necessary organization of different disciplines in the field of IT and the relationship between the user and the Chief Information Officer. This book is based on the public Praxeme method. Examples are taken from large SOA projects which were used to rewrite the information systems of an insurance company.
Decision-makers, creators of IT systems, programmers and computer scientists, as well as those who will use these new developments will find this book a useful resource.

For more information please go to www.sustainablearchitecture.com.

Contents


1. Initial perspectives.
2. Company-oriented services.
3. SOA maturity levels.
4. Economic and social aspects.
5. The properties of SOA.
6. Orchestration (BPM and SOA).
7. The discovery of services – reference framework and urbanization.
8. The Praxeme enterprise method
9. Modeling with Praxeme.
10. Tools for industrializing the method
11. Systems integration and a common information language.
12. SOA platform
13. Rules Management at the Scale of the Whole Enterprise
14. Semantic Integration

About the authors


Pierre Bonnet is co-founder of Orchestra Networks Master Data Management software. He is a Consultant and Director of the SOA project. He is also co-founder of the Praxeme Institute for a public enterprise method, particularly applied to SOA.

Jean-Michel Detavernier is Information Director of a mutual insurance company. He is responsible for It studies and Director of the company’s informatization project.

Dominique Vauquier, modelization and methodology specialist, is the creator of the public method, Praxeme. He has participated in a large SOA project for an insurance company.

Erik Steinholz is a Senior Integration Architect at Progress Software.

Jérôme Boyer is a Senior Technical Director at ILOG.