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Lazy Services: A Service Oriented Architecture based on Incremental Computations and Commitments

Abstract : A service oriented architecture (SOA) aims to structure complex distributed systems in terms of re-usable components, called services. To guarantee a good service interoperability these services must be weakly coupled and their description must be separated from their implementations. The interface of a service provides information on how it can be invoked: the logical location where it can be invoked, the supported communication protocol and the types of its input (parameters) and output (result). Traditionally, a service can only be invoked when its parameters are fully defined and, symmetrically, these services only return their results after they have been totally processed. In this paper, we promote a more liberal view of services by allowing them to consume their data lazily (i.e., as they need it) and produce their results incrementally (i.e., as they are produced). We develop this notion as 'lazy services' by building up from the model of guarded attributed grammars that was recently introduced in the context of distributed collaborative systems. We abstract from this model and limit somewhat its expressiveness so that it can comply more broadly to SOA principles. We introduce an improvement on subscription management to optimize the distributed implementation of lazy services.
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Submitted on : Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:58:08 PM
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Joskel Ngoufo Tagueu, Eric Badouel, Adrián Puerto Aubel, Maurice Tchoupé Tchendji. Lazy Services: A Service Oriented Architecture based on Incremental Computations and Commitments. 2021. ⟨hal-03353118v2⟩



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