Wednesday, January 07, 2009

SOA is dead, survived by offspring: Mashups, BPM, SaaS, Cloud Computing .....

Application Platform Strategies Blog: SOA is Dead; Long Live Services
SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009, when it was wiped out by the catastrophic impact of the economic recession. SOA is survived by its offspring: mashups, BPM, SaaS, Cloud Computing, and all other architectural approaches that depend on “services”.

The above is an interesting observation by Anne Thomas Manes. Actually, SOA isn't really dead, it just reached the "trough of disillusionment" in the Gartner Hype Cycle. The hype is gone, along with all the unrealistic expectations, which means that things can only move up from here towards enlightened adoption.

Enterprise mashups will pick up from this point, with other service dependent architectures. Finally, real adoption instead of hype and buzzwords!