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Complex Composition

Most serious service-oriented solutions are comprised of sophisticated combinations of services that rely on industry-standard activity management and routing technologies, and further supplemented with detailed exception handling logic and a reliable governance platform.

Both in terms of runtime power and design-time complexity, these types of service compositions go well beyond the primitive variation that was more common in the early days of SOA and are therefore referred to as complex compositions.

As more and more agnostic services become available within a service inventory, the opportunities to create larger, more complex compositions increases. Therefore, a great deal of the service-orientation design paradigm is dedicated to ensuring that services delivered individually are capable of effectively participating in a variety of complex compositions.

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