Web Service Integration and Management Strategies for Large-Scale Datasets
Yannis Panagis (University of Patras and Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece), Evangelos Sakkopoulos (University of Patras and Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece), Spyros Sioutas (University of Patras, Greece) and Athanasios Tsakalidis (Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece)
Copyright: © 2006
This chapter presents the Web Service architecture and proposes Web Service integration and management strategies for large-scale datasets. The main part of this chapter presents the elements of Web Service architecture, the challenges in implementing Web Services whenever large-scale data are involved and the design decisions and businessprocess re-engineering steps to integrate Web Services in an enterprise information system. The latter are presented in the context of a case study involving the largest private-sector telephony provider in Greece, where the provider’s billing system datasets are utilized. Moreover, scientific work on Web Service discovery is presented along with experiments on implementing an elaborate discovery strategy over real-world, large-scale data. Thereby, this chapter aims to illustrate the necessary actions to implement Web Services in a corporate environment, stress the associated benefits, to present the necessary business process re-engineering procedures and to highlight the need for more efficient Web Service discovery.