Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Definition & Overview

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a design approach where software components, or services, communicate with each other over a network. In SOA, services are designed to perform specific functions and can be accessed and used independently by other services or applications. This architecture promotes modularity, reusability, and interoperability by breaking down complex systems into smaller, manageable services.

Each service in an SOA is loosely coupled, meaning they are independent of each other and can be updated or replaced without affecting the entire system. This flexibility enables organizations to adapt quickly to changing business requirements and technology advancements.

SOA facilitates the creation of distributed systems that are scalable, flexible, and resilient. By decoupling components and promoting service reuse, SOA simplifies integration, enhances agility, and fosters innovation in software development.

Back To Glossary

Have a question?

Not sure exactly what we’re looking for or just want clarification? We’d be happy to chat with you and clear things up for you. Anytime!

Call anytime

+ 1.800.326.0188

Email us


What's new.


Become A Partner

Join our partners who witness substantial growth with expert implementation strategies and support.

Check It Out

We're Hiring

Join our team of experts in Latin America and be part of the new way to do business in Santiago.

Check It Out