Jan 30, 2010

Cloud vs SOA

What is Cloud Computing?
Customers to Vendors: You integrate Your products and give me a bundle to create a service.

What is SOA?
Vendors to Customers: Here is all my point products exposed as services(API) and You integrate my products to create Your service.

Summary:
It's the question of who is doing integration! The basis for web-services technologies are all about integration and is the reason it exists in both buzzword.

Any one wants to disagree?

3 Comments:

At 1/31/2010 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is AWS cloud computing or SOA? If you look at a single product like EC2 applying your definition would make it a cloud service - it saves the hassle of virtualization, management, provisioning etc. However, if you look at their product suite (EC2, S3, ...) seems like SOA. Would you agree?

 
At 1/31/2010 10:52 AM, Blogger Uday said...

I agree with you that EC2 is a cloud.

But it's hard to agree/dis-agree about calling AWS as SOA.It's too abstract.

IMO,good example for SOA is Amazon.com:
"100-150 services are accessed to build a page"

http://highscalability.com/amazon-architecture

-Uday.

 
At 1/31/2010 10:56 AM, Blogger Uday said...

I don't call AWS as SOA.

 

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