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Subject: Re: [regrep] Direct Data Exchange vs. SOA


Good theory - unfortuately CAM nix's it for you - since
you can easily create a local CAM template that calls
a calculation web service to complete a transaction
before dispatching it as part of your B2B exchange

The more things seem different - the more they are the

I think the key is responsibility - in the central system
there's clearly a hub provider - in the B2B its more
of a shared distributed model.  And like the web - this
is more fault tolerant and costs are shared.

In the example above you'd have to use virtual
addressing and have multiple instances of the
calculation service to avoid it being a single
point of failure.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chiusano Joseph" <chiusano_joseph@bah.com>
To: "Monica J. Martin" <Monica.Martin@Sun.COM>
Cc: "David RR Webber" <david@drrw.info>; <regrep@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [regrep] Direct Data Exchange vs. SOA

> Yes - excellent point. I'm also thinking that in (2), we have some
> shared services accessible as business components (which are represented
> as services), vs. all trading partners having their own business logic
> in (1), which may be duplicated among business partners (a good reason
> to use SOA).
> For example, let's say we have a purchase order/invoice exchange, and
> one particular field of the purchase order (one XML element) is
> calculated based on X other fields (elements). In (1), each PO sender
> would have to calculate that field in their own system and populate it,
> whereas in (2) they could leave it blank and allow the shared service to
> calculate/populate prior to sending it to the recipient, based on a
> shared computation accessible from a service.
> Joe
> "Monica J. Martin" wrote:
> >
> > >>>Chiusano: I hope to get some good insight in response please:
> > >>>
> > >>>Let's say we have a purchase order process between trading partners
> > >>>sent, Invoice received). There are (for the purposes of this inquiry)
> > >>>possible ways to handle this process:
> > >>>
> > >>>(1) Direct Data Exchange (create XML documents based on a common
> > >>>and exchange them between trading partners)
> > >>>
> > >>>(2) SOA (have a purchase order/invoice shared service that is
> > >>>in a registry, etc.)
> > >>>
> > >>>My inquiry is: What would drive an organization to use one approach
> > >>>the other, from both a business and technical standpoint? For
> > >>>would "critical mass of services and/or trading partners" be a driver
> > >>>for SOA vs. direct data exchange?
> > >>>
> > In the discussion, suggest we also recognize and account for the fact
> > that in (1) and (2) that the business process definition may guide the
> > exchange regardless of if via a service or via the document exchange.
> > Thanks.
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