Fabric vs. SOA

, Jan 23, 2004

Jeff Schneider poses and answers an interesting question - does the idea of a service fabric make SOA obsolete? I agree with his view that it does not, although my reasoning would be a bit different: While the fabric (or, if you prefer, ESB or Web services bus) concept might be appropriate for integration scenarios in controlled environments, I think the SOA approach is viable in business-to-business scenarios as well.