Gartner Forecasts Big Growth for SOA

Analyst firm projects 50 percent of new mission-critical apps and initiatives next year will be based on service-oriented architecture.

April 26, 2007

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Gartner is predicting big growth this year for applications designed around a service-oriented architecture, estimating 50 percent of new mission-critical applications and processes will be SOA-based in 2007, and by 2010 as many as 80 percent of these new initiatives will be designed around SOA.Yet in spite of these explosive growth projections, Gartner cautions that all is not rosy in the SOA world. The analyst firm is careful to note that the early crop of SOA software has disappointed customers with respect to reliability, performance and overall immaturity. Gartner says many companies have been too strict in their application of SOA principles, which has resulted in less-than-stellar project results.

The analyst firm says businesses can encourage successful outcomes that employ a SOA implementation as long as they consider both business requirements and IT benefits before launching the project. Gartner also says companies must take a very careful approach to application design, development and testing of applications designed on a SOA foundation.


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