Business Services Orchestration (BSO) is a new, unique, far-reaching industry technology encompassing the art of harmoniously organizing the interactions between business services. These business services may represent internal business processes of organizations. Integration of many of these internal legacy, custom, and COTS applications may, in turn, create these services.
In this comprehensive introduction to BSO, the authors focus on the importance of orchestration and how it enables IT professionals to develop and design highly effective and efficient business systems of the future. They provide a detailed overview of business services and their orchestration and describe the in-depth architecture necessary to provide a web of business services and to organize their interactions, including a methodology for modeling the BSO. They then present the technologies necessary to orchestrate business services, ranging from component models to programming languages to various kinds of protocols. Finally, they show how to apply orchestration to a real-life business process, walking the reader through a real use case.
About the Authors
Waqar Sadiq has more than 16 years of experience in software development. He currently leads EDS’s Web services strategy as head of several proof-of-concept teams for building future service offerings. Prior to that, he developed application server technology before EJB specifications came to market. Mr. Sadiq has also worked in key technical roles at Vitria Technologies, maker of business process automation software, helping clients solve real problems by automating business processes. He is the author of Developing Business Systems Using CORBA.
Felix Racca has more than two decades of experience developing and delivering the right software at the right time. Alongside fellow developer Emilio Lopez-Gabeiras, Mr. Racca co-founded InterSoft S.A. in 1983. By 1989, InterSoft took a majority share of the enterprise reource planning software market in Latin America. In 1996, Mr. Racco co-founded Fuego Technology Corporation, which focused on the business Process Management tool that today has become Fuegotech. Mr. Racca is a frequent speaker and contributor to the enterprise infrastructure software community. He has appeared in numerous magazines, including cover stories in Information Week.