RTI released a new white paper today that asks (and answers) the question, "What Is Real-Time SOA?" Is it simply a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) built on faster Web services or a faster Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)? Or, do real-time systems require different technologies?
The answers to these questions are becoming increasingly important as real-time systems scale up and are integrated into Systems of Systems. Without the right underlying architecture and technology, applications will fail to satisfy their performance objectives. For mission-critical systems, the consequences of this could be catastrophic. Integration costs could also explode if proprietary and stovepipe workarounds are required to compensate for limitations in the underlying integration infrastructure.
You can download the white paper here.
Check it out and let us know what you think. What does "Real-Time SOA" mean to you?