Metering and Accounting for Service-oriented Computing?

Metering and Accounting for Service-oriented Computing?

Arun Kumar (IBM India Research Laboratory, India) and Vikas Agarwal (Symantec Corporation, India)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 31
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-831-4.ch013
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Abstract

Distributed Systems of today have evolved from tightly coupled architectures such as CORBA and DCOM to loosely coupled service-oriented architectures such as Web Services. The success of such architectures depends upon availability of supporting functions such as security, systems management, service level agreements and development environments with associated tooling. An important management component of such an infrastructure is the metering and accounting for service usage which is essential for successful deployments in commercial environments. This paper explores the problem space and presents an architecture that addresses this need. We start by defining taxonomy of services from the perspective of usage metering, charging and business models. We discuss how service usage can be measured, aggregated and communicated in a uniform way. Finally, we report on a prototype design and implementation.

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Preface
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Chapter 1
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Implementing E-Business Models in the Public Services: Challenges, Constraints, and Successful Elements
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Most of existing mobile services were designed based on the client/server architecture. Those mobile services neither paid much attention to mobile... Sample PDF
Ambient E-Service: Applications and Embracing Model
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Superior Customer Value and Network size in Markets Characterized by Network effects
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Youlong Zhuang, Albert Lederer
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Pure Play vs. Bricks-and-Clicks: A Study of Their Benefits and Practices
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Mark Xu, Ravni Rohatgi, Yanqing Duan
The rapid rise of e-business has brought profound impact on, as well as significant challenges to, businesses of all sizes. The lack of anticipated... Sample PDF
Engaging SMEs In E-business: Insights From An Empirical Study
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Peter Raven, Xiaoqing Huang, Ben Kim
The Internet has changed the way many companies do business, but has also tended to increase the disparity between firms in developed countries and... Sample PDF
China and India: E-business in the Developing World
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Carol Pollard, Amanda Diggles
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The Role of Trust in Businessto- Business E-Commerce Collaboration in a Unique Environment in Australia
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There are a multitude of benefits and challenges that can be derived from the convergence of two major current technologies: (a) Web services (WS) –... Sample PDF
Incorporating Web services Into E-business Systems: An SME Perspective
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Iain Morrison, Bryn Lewis, Sony Nugrahanto
The aim of increasing the quality of healthcare has led to the development of a number of ‘guideline’ systems whereby clinicians receive assistance... Sample PDF
Modelling in Clinical Practice with Web Services and BPEL
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Jan-Hendrik Sewing, Michael Rosemann
Though web services offer unique opportunities for the design of new business processes, the assessment of the potential impact of Web services on... Sample PDF
Assessing the Potential Impact of Web Services on Business Processes
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Florian Daniel
The Web service domain is a fast growing and fast changing environment. From a business perspective, the trend over the last few years in the Web... Sample PDF
Web Service Orchestration and Choreography: Enabling Business Processes on the Web
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Arun Kumar, Vikas Agarwal
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