A service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a collection of standards-based interfaces to business functions. Composite applications leverage an SOA through open standards and comprise already existing systems and processes. An SOA consists of service and event interfaces to both legacy systems and newer application that are built on top of platforms like BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, Oracle 10g and Sun Java Enterprise System.
A properly designed EAI infrastructure relies on a SOA to create reusable integrated business processes. Developers and non-developers create these processes using graphical tools that model business processes. The SOA serves as the foundation for the integrated enterprise as it shields developers from technical complexities becomes the common platform for business functionality.
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