Dynamic and transparent service compositions techniques for service-oriented grid architectures
2008 (English)In: Integrated research in Grid computing / [ed] S. Gorlatch, P Fragopoulou and T. Priol, Crete University Press , 2008, 323-334 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
With the introduction of the Service-Oriented Architecture design paradigm, service composition has become a central methodology for developing Grid software. We present an approach to Grid software development consisting of architectural design patterns for service de-composition and service re-composition. The patterns presented can each be used individually, but provide synergistic effects when combined as described in a unified framework. Software design patterns are employed to provide structure in design for service-based software development. Service APIs and immutable data wrappers are used to simplify service client development and isolate service clients from details of underlying service engine architectures. The use of local call structures greatly reduces inter-service communication overhead for co-located services, and service API factories are used to make local calls transparent to service client developers. Light-weight and dynamically replaceable plug-ins provide structure for decision support and integration points. A dynamic configuration scheme provides coordination of service efforts and synchronization of service interactions in a user-centric manner. When using local calls and dynamic configuration for creating networks of cooperating services, the need for generic service monitoring solutions becomes apparent and is addressed by service monitoring interfaces. We present these techniques along with their intended use in the context of software development for service-oriented Grid architectures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Crete University Press , 2008. 323-334 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9613OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-9613DiVA: diva2:149284