Monday, October 27, 2008

JBOCE - Just a Bunch of Complex Events

For quite a while now, we have been trying to explain to people that Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a lot more than Just A Bunch Of Web Services (JBOWS).

In his latest post, EDA versus CEP, Jack van Hoof reminds us that event processing alone, however complex, doesn't necessarily imply a proper architectural approach.

"Think of the architectural challenges of semantics mediation, extremely loosely coupled process flows and transaction control. And think of security in a extremely loosely coupled environment: authentication, authorization, encryption, credential assertion, non-repudiation. All of these aspects are not explicitly addressed in CEP (Complex Event Processing), but are in EDA."

So I plan to start using a new acronym - JBOCE - Just A Bunch Of Complex Events.

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