Gartner Research

Q&A on SOA and Latency in Applications

Published: 21 May 2009

ID: G00167611

Analyst(s): Jess Thompson


An application has service-oriented architecture when it employs five fundamental principles. It is the implementation choices, not the five principles of SOA, that result in an application having unacceptable latency.

Table Of Contents
  • Does Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Introduce Latency Into Applications?
  • Case 1: Using the Wrong Flow Management Technology
  • Case 2: Using Infrastructure Deployed for a Different Project Without Testing It
  • Case 3: Not Thoroughly Investigating Long-Term Requirements
  • Conclusion

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