Exploring the Vector behavior of relationships in common information model (CIM) based service-oriented architecture (SOA) environments
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Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: December 02, 2010
In the process of creating SOA based services from Common information model, we know that there is a need to extend CIM due to its abstract nature. An important aspect to understand is that the driving context of the constellation of CIM objects pertaining to an SOA based service is its "Business intention". By "business intention" I mean the expected functionality of the Service component which in turn drives the anchor object(s) specific to the Service operation request/response. Thus the business intention of a service determines the traversal direction to retrieve the elements within the constellation and this in turn largely impacts the relationships of the objects. Eventually relationships tend to behave like a vector which is explored in this article.
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