Architects Breakfast - Migrating to a Service-Based Architecture - April 28, 2005 - Toronto - -65

It is estimated that 70-80% of business data resides in legacy applications.  It is not a stretch to conclude that the ratio of  business logic implemented in these legacy applications is similarly skewed. The focus for integrating enterprise level applications has, to this point, been at the data level. However, the same techniques are not applicable when attempting to accessing the business rules trapped in these same environments. So what's the best way to unlock this treasure trove of functionality?

As easy as it is to suggest that SOA will be the integration silver bullet, legacy application integration faces many of the same issues that other service-based applications do.  Security, architectural, and transactional questions abound.  The purpose of this presentation is to go into greater detail about these issues and describe some of the approaches that are available to address them.  If you attend, expect to walk away with not only a full stomach (it is a breakfast meeting, after all), but also a head full of techniques that can be applied to your own situation.

For more details, check out the complete session description here.