Trends in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

What are the most prominent trends in service-oriented architecture (SOA)? The answer seems to be SOA’s impact on mobile applications, big data, analytics, and insights into cloud computing resources. Forrester researcher Jeffrey Hammond has more:

“Architecture becomes obsolete,” said Jeffrey Hammond, Forrester’s principal application development and deployment analyst, during his keynote address. “It happens in warfare and it happens in application architecture.” He likened monolithic on-premises architecture to the sturdy giant castles of medieval Europe. Castles were impervious to the swords and arrows of their day, but then new technology produced powerful cannonballs that could knock down great chunks of the rigid castle walls

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