Rahul Muralidhar

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Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) stands on the twin pillars of reusability and interoperability. Any business function that can be reused is an ideal candidate to be exposed as a service. A reusable service, until and unless implemented in an interoperable manner, isn't much use. Web Services standards provide standards-based interfaces for service description, discovery, and message definitions to invoke such services. Web Service technology has come a long way to reach enterprise-grade adoption of the core standards. Nonetheless, the process has been facilitated by Web Service engine offerings from both the open source community and product vendors. One of the majors concerns of Web Services adoption is the performance overhead associated with transmitting and processing of XML. Today, Web Services engines and tools provide a means for data compression (XMill)... (more)