Space-based Architectures as Abstraction Layer for Distributed Business Applications

R. Mordinyi, E. Kühn, A. Schatten:
"Space-based Architectures as Abstraction Layer for Distributed Business Applications";
Vortrag: 4th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2010), Krakow, Poland; 15.02.2010 - 18.02.2010; in:"Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2010)", L. Barolli, F. Xhafa, S. Vitabile, H. Hsu (Hrg.); IEEE Computer Society, (2010), ISBN: 978-0-7695-3967-6; 8 S.

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Abstract:


For constantly changing businesses, it is essential
that the underlying software architecture is capable of managing
agile business processes and meeting future business needs.
Decoupling between applications and services in distributed
systems is addressed by e.g., service-oriented architectures. On
the other hand, applications and its underlying middleware
are still tightly coupled with respect to the middleware´s
architectural style. As a result of the tight coupling middleware
adaptations introduced due to e.g., new business requirements
can affect the application as well. In this paper we propose
the concept of space-based architecture (SBA), that allows
decoupling distributed applications with respect to the underlying
middleware architecture by combining the characteristics
and properties of state-of-the-art middleware architectural
styles captured in a simple API. The benefit of our approach
is minimal application adaptations in case of changing the
underlying middleware architectural style, which allows for
more efficient realization of new business requirements.