Not Your MOM's Bus article published

by David A. Chappell

I just published part 2 of an article exploring the "Next Generation Grid Enabled SOA". This one is sub-titled "Not Your MOM's Bus".

Abstract: In our previous article we discussed how SOA grids can be used to break the convention of stateless-only services for scalability and high availability (HA) by allowing stateful conversations to occur across multiple service requests, whether between disparate service boundaries or load-balanced groups of cloned service instances.

In this article we will challenge traditional applications of message-oriented middleware (MOM) for achieving high levels of quality of service (QoS) when sharing data between services in an enterprise service bus (ESB).We will further compare and contrast a state-based, in-memory storage and notification model, and investigate the intelligent co-location of processing logic with or near its grid data in large payload scenarios. Finally, we will also explain when to substitute an SOA Grid for existing MOM technologies as driven by the following question: "If you have an SOA grid that can reliably hold application state data and the necessary systems can access it, why continue to utilize conventional messaging?"

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