South African Journal of Industrial Engineering
versão On-line ISSN 1012-277X
VOS, W. e MATTHEE, M.C.. Towards a service-oriented architecture: A framework for the design of financial trading applications in the South African investment banking environment. S. Afr. J. Ind. Eng. [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.1, pp. 109-122. ISSN 1012-277X.
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) enables organisations to let their business drive their IT strategy, and creates a technology strategy that is aligned with that of the business. SOA is an architectural style that enables the integration of disparate systems, independent of the implementation technology or physical location, through encapsulating and integrating business processes as a collection of coarse grained, loosely-coupled services. This article aims to examine the ability of SOA to satisfy the requirements and concerns posed by financial trading systems, and to present a SOA framework for building an automated trading application.