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1.5. The Service-Oriented Architecture Paradigm
The service-oriented architecture (SOA) consists of three roles: requester, provider, and broker.
- Service Provider
- A service provider allows access to services, creates a description of a service and publishes it to the service broker.
- Service Requester
- A service requester is responsible for discovering a service by searching through the service descriptions given by the service broker. A requester is also responsible for binding to services provided by the service provider.
- Service Broker
- A service broker hosts a registry of service descriptions. It is responsible for linking a requester to a service provider.