Service Component Architecture (SCA) overview (deprecated)

Service Component Architecture (SCA) is a specification that describes a model for building applications and systems using a service-oriented architecture (SOA).

Note: From Version 7.5 onwards, WebSphere® Process Server has been renamed IBM® Business Process Manager Advanced. Information in this topic that refers to WebSphere Process Server Version 7.0 is also applicable to IBM Business Process Manager Advanced Version 7.5. Similarly, from Version 7.5 onwards, WebSphere Integration Developer has been renamed IBM Integration Designer. Information in this topic that refers to WebSphere Integration Developer Version 7 is also applicable to IBM Integration Designer Version 7.5.

SCA simplifies the creation and integration of business applications that are built using an SOA by separating business logic from its implementation so that you can focus on assembling an integrated application without knowing details of its implementation.

SCA divides the steps of building a service-oriented application into two major parts:
  • The implementation of components that provide services and use other services.
  • The assembly of these service components to build the business application.
Service components can be assembled graphically using WebSphere Integration Developer, and the implementation can be added later.

For more information about SCA, see SCA.

WebSphere Process Server is a business integration server that supports solutions that are based on SOA; see Interoperability with WebSphere Process Server (deprecated).