Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Service Component Architecture (SCA)

  • Allen ChanEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1193




The Service Component Architecture (SCA) [1] is a collaborative effort driven by a number of software vendors in the Open SOA (OSOA) [2] Collaboration group to facilitate the building of applications and systems based on service-oriented architecture. The final specification for SCA Version 1.0 was available as of March 21, 2007.

SCA is a set of specifications in the area of service composition, assembly, protocol bindings and policy definitions, where the Service Data Objects (SDO) [3] specification is used to specify how service data can be specified and manipulated. SDO provides a uniform access pattern for heterogeneous data sources, such as XML or relational databases. Although SCA and SDO can work independently of each other, they are often used together to provide a full end-to-end framework for defining SOA applications and systems.

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Conceptually, SOA is an architecture principle to enable software applications to be exposed as services....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBM Toronto Software LabMarkhamCanada

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  • H.-Arno Jacobsen
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  1. 1.Dept. of Elec. and Comp.Eng.Univ. of TorontoTorontoCanada