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An SOA Approach to G&G Computing Challenges

Tayyib, Mohammed A.*1
(1) Exploration Applications Services Department, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Most of the oil industry have already made several steps along the road towards enterprise SOA, or at the very least already have a number of Web services deployed. Most of these companies have multiple platforms from multiple vendors, distributed across organization, administrative and trust boundaries. The platforms themselves create technology boundaries. Customers are quickly realizing that they need to find a way to share services between these technology, organizational, administrative and trust silos. Some vendors try to position ESB products as the solution to this problem, the reality is that ESBs are service platforms themselves that often reside within, or even create these silos. They are better suited for system integration and service construction tasks, leveraging their built-in development, workflow, and adapter frameworks.

In this paper SOA Governance will be presented as a tool that ensures that the enterprise builds the right things, builds them right, and makes sure that what it has built is behaving right. This breaks down into distinct areas; Planning Governance is about making sure that you are building the right things, Development Governance is about making sure you’re building them right, and Operational Governance is about ensuring that what you’ve built is behaving right. This paper will also present SOA Federation concept, as a better solution that enable service sharing across organization, administrative and trust boundaries.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90141©2012, GEO-2012, 10th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 4-7 March 2012, Manama, Bahrain