Migrating to Simpler Distributed Applications
Meeting Rooms 11-12
Thursday, 9:00, 30 minutes
Joachim Kainz, Wells Fargo Bank
In 1994 Wells Fargo Bank was the first large financial services company to invest heavily in distributed object-oriented applications for high-volume, mission-critical applications using version 1 of OMG's Common Object Request Broker Architecture. Wells Fargo continued to improve upon its distributed applications technology leadership by launching a Model Driven Architecture[MDA] initiative in 1999.
Between 2001 and 2003 the original CORBA-based solution was completely replaced with new Web-Services-based distributed applications. This report contrasts the past and the present approach to such applications.
The final section of this report utilizes lessons learned from using CORBA & Web-Services for Intranet applications and proposes the "application transparent distribution" as a potential paradigm shift which may lead to radically faster and more efficient distributed application development.