David Linthicum; CTO, Bick Group
Cloud computing needs SOA governance to be successful. If you think about it, at the end state of our architecture we’ll have thousands of services and data elements under management, and thus need to control how they are accessed, added, deleted, and altered. Therefore, we need an approach, processes, procedures, and technology, and that’s called governance. In the world of enterprise architecture, governance means control, or to mandate the use of standards and approaches, almost a management concept. In the world of SOA , simply put, governance means designing, building, testing, and implementing policies for services, and monitoring their use.