Hub-and-Spoke: Friend or Foe?

Updated October 6, 2023


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 Hub-and-Spoke: Friend or Foe?

Across its evolution, the web services expansion has much of its diversity owed to CORBA and the standards which CORBA introduced as a platform. Where web services were experiencing terrible throughput and performance, and largely lacking transaction processing at a reasonable rate, CORBA brought full support and quick speeds. Correcting many of the problems which ESBs held at the core of adoption issues, CORBA delivered success which paved the way for today’s developers. As SOA rose as a standard upon the horizons of enterprise communities, distributing computing began taking a different direction from its early introduction by CORBA. SOA deliver computing operating independent of dedicated infrastructure, giving companies reusable services which are easy to adopt while remaining highly accessible and discoverable to internet & web standards.

Reaching Peak Performance & Control

Information technology at an enterprise level needs to put the control in the hands of users. Control is essential to allow executives to use their own business logic to take conceptual models and transform them into data elements and application components. Resourceful IT will standardize these components allowing the shift to SOA to transgress much smoother. CORBA lacked a central hub approach which led to slower operations thanks to development led by fixed models. Both CORBA and EAI cannot compare to the performance, flexibility, and agility needed by today’s leading businesses. The full potential of XML grows ever-closer as SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, and other standardized Web services begin coming together as singular middleware covering everything from automation to data-distribution.

The Growing Demand for Browser-Based Environments

As the focus intensifies on emerging XML / SOA development, techniques and methodology evolve. Extreme programming and Agile development bring together the vision set by UML and CORBA. Meeting the needs of business needs has become a matter of identifying potentialities instead of pointing out areas of improvement in organization, infrastructure, and process management. AJAX, or Asynch JavaScript Technology, has revitalized an aging Web application model and put it at the forefront of SOA development. Delivering an intermediary engine which facilitates and manages asynchronous interactions between servers and clients in a browser-based environment, AJAX has been adopted by many large ESB providers. From BEA to Cape Clear, TIBCO, and Sonic, AJAX functionality has become a part of many development environments.

Steady Expenses? Hub-and-Spoke

Vendors of EAI platforms have reached pinnacles of abundance with their hub-and-spoke approach. Big fees, large infrastructure investments, and constant upgrades are just a few of the repercussive benefits EIA vendors have reaped. Licensing fees alone demand specialized systems engineers in order for development to function. Aging solutions to information technology in a business environment do not come cheap. SOA brings a much-needed breath of relief to enterprise development, process automation, and business intelligence. Today, it is much easier for individual “parts” of a system to be operated as an adjunct benefit of the existing platform. No devoted staff. No devoted maintain. All that it takes is some intelligent onboarding which every good web services platform within the world of SOA will provide. The best SOA developments deliver robust, flexible support which integrates easily with existing infrastructure. Every level of business is given a helping hand when using cloud CRM technology with integrated process modeling & management.

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