Evans Data Corp. recently released its annual survey of enterprise developers. Among other things, Evans Data asked about their current projects and future plans. Not surprisingly, the survey revealed SOA is a big issue for corporate developers.
John Andrews, president of Evans Data, attributes the growth to the demand for more flexible businesses processes across all industries.
Given the reasons for SOA adoption, it's not surprising that more companies also are adopting enterprise service buses. ESBs are expected to double from 15 percent to 30 percent in the next two years. ESB can be used as a foundation for SOA, though it's not in and of itself an SOA implement. ESB is based on EAI.
Despite the focus on integration technologies, developers plan to first increase their spending on Web security. The second and third budget priorities were Web services and integration projects, however.
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