Larry Ellison says SOA Uptake is Slow

Just taking a break from the break to bring you this interesting tidbit I found in CIO magazine. You can read the complete article here. In essence Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison has admitted that the rate of SOA adoption is slow. "'While I've read [these articles], people have to understand when you have a fundamentally new computer software architecture, SOA, it takes a long time for adoption,' Ellison said. Movin

Just taking a break from the break to bring you this interesting tidbit I found in CIO magazine. You can read the complete article here.

In essence Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison has admitted that the rate of SOA adoption is slow.

"'While I've read [these articles], people have to understand when you have a fundamentally new computer software architecture, SOA, it takes a long time for adoption,' Ellison said. Moving to SOA is not as easy as flipping a switch, he said. "

"'It takes about 10 to 20 years before [you can] rewrite all of your applications,' he said. But Oracle sees this process accelerating in its middleware business. "

"'We think it's a long-term growth story, it's a very rapid growth story,' said Ellison. 'It takes a long time for our customers to have a majority of their applications modernized and we think this is a growth story for a decade for us,' he said."

So, there you have it. SOA is not a quick fix, but a systemic change in architecture, thus it's going to take a while before the use of the "SOA approach" is has an impact. However, this is also an indication to me that many have not yet begun the journey, and perhaps will find that they missed the train when considering the amount of work that needs to be done. Is that you?

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