Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mashups Vs. SOA

Tension emerges between SOA and mashup camps | Service-Oriented Architecture | ZDNet.com

“the approach is not a black and white SOA vs. mashups choice for enterprise integration, but rather, use of mashups for the last mile of integration that may, in many cases, utilize data services, feeds, or other sources that more often than not are exposed as Web or RESTful Services.”

This is the approach we follow in the WSO2 Mashup Server. Not only do we provide a platform for the last mile integration, with support for consuming Data Services, Feeds, REST and SOAP Services, but we also allow the newly created Mashup to be exposed as a service, which in turn can be consumed by others.