Applying SOA to an Ecommerce system

Hanafi Mughrabi

AbstractSurveys indicate that small businesses are not adopting SOA in the same extent as large enterprises. However there are only few studies examining how small businesses planning to adopt SOA can do this best.

This report examines different approach of service development, in order to evaluate and recommend the most suitable in the context of small ecommerce businesses migrating to SOA, by an incremental migration strategy.

The report describes the background of SOA, small business ecommerce and examines literature in regards to service development approaches for SOA migration. Important aspects in regards to small ecommerce businesses are identified in order to evaluate a case implementation.

The case implementation deals with the important ecommerce functionality of searching a product catalog. Two different services are developed and evaluated based on two service development approaches identified to be feasible.

The thesis concludes with recommending a redevelopment approach, based on its high degree of extendibility and low dependency of the non-SOA ecommerce system, from which the service functionality was extracted.
KeywordsService development approach, migration, SOA, Web services, small to medium businesses, small ecommerce business
TypeMaster's thesis [Academic thesis]
PublisherInformatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU
AddressRichard Petersens Plads, Building 321, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
NoteSupervised by Assoc. Prof. Niels Ole Christensen, IMM, DTU.
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IMM Group(s)Intelligent Signal Processing

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