Non-Functional Property Driven Service Governance: Performance Implications

  • Yan Liu
  • Liming Zhu
  • Len Bass
  • Ian Gorton
  • Mark Staples
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4907)


Service governance is a set of businesses processes, policies and technical solutions that support enterprises in their implementation and management of their SOA. The decisions of service governance, especially concerning service boundaries at the enterprise level, influence the deployment topology of business services across or within business organizations. Deployment topologies are realized by integration technologies such as Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Service governance and technical solutions interact in a subtle way including through communication patterns and protocols between services and ESBs, as well as the deployment and configuration of ESB. These factors have a strong influence on the Non-Functional Properties (NFP) of a SOA solution. A systematic approach is essential to understand alternative technical solutions for a specific service governance decision. This paper proposes a modeling approach to evaluate the performance-related NFP impacts when mapping service governance to technical solutions using an ESB. This approach is illustrated by the quantitative performance analysis of a real world example, service governance from an Australian lending organization.


Business Service Composite Service Loan Application Business Process Modeling Notation Service Governance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Liming Zhu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Len Bass
    • 3
  • Ian Gorton
    • 4
  • Mark Staples
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.NICTA, Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, NSWAustralia
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesAustralia
  3. 3.Software Engineering InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityU.S.A.
  4. 4.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryU.S.A.

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