L’année 2009 débute par ce billet “SOA is Dead; Long Live Services” de Anne-Thomas Manes du Burton Group (citée précédemment dans le billet “Les Bus de Services en pratique”).

Except in rare situations, SOA has failed to deliver its promised benefits. After investing millions, IT systems are no better than before. In many organizations, things are worse: costs are higher, projects take longer, and systems are more fragile than ever. The people holding the purse strings have had enough. With the tight budgets of 2009, most organizations have cut funding for their SOA initiatives.

It’s time to accept reality. SOA fatigue has turned into SOA disillusionment

Le billet étonnera peu de spécialistes du domaine, mais dans la mesure où Anne-Thomas est l’une des figures de la “Big SOA”, la nouvelle est une importante marque de reconnaissance pour les approches pragmatiques.

Although the word “SOA” is dead, the requirement for service-oriented architecture is stronger than ever.

UPDATE (lu parmi les commentaires du billet d'Anne) : I've actually had conversations with IT professionals about their SOA initiatives where they had trouble defining what SOA stood for, and not understanding that one could have a service-oriented-architecture without buying a "SOA" stack of software.

Le grand gagnant : les Services et les scénarios concrets d’utilisation en entreprise notamment :

  • L’Intégration & Interopérabilité (les Services Web REST & SOAP style)
  • L’Alignement IT/Métier (BPM, MDM…)
  • Le Cloud Computing (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS…)

D’ailleurs, je pressens que l’année 2009 va voir la fusion de mes blogs “SOA & Interop @ Microsoft France” et “Cloud Computing @ Microsoft France” vers un blog unique qui s’intitulerait “Services & Interop @ Microsoft France”, voire “Software + Services @ Microsoft France” ;-)