The Commercialization of SOA Leads to Acronym Soup

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I recently wrote an article on the growth of the Data as a Service (DaaS) industry published today at DATAVERSITY. It struck me when doing the research on the piece that the commercialization of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has led to a veritable alphabet soup of acronyms.

Campbell's Chicken Alphabet Soup

Get your weekly allowance of sodium in one meal! Photo Copyright Campbell’s.

There’s Platform as a Service (PaaS – not to be confused with the Easter Egg dye company), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Even within the Data as a Service community exists the Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) offshoot. I’ll stop there.

HP Hedges their As a Service Bets

It looks like HP is going to put an end to this seemingly infinite array of As a Service offerings. The company recently introduced a cloud computing initiative called Everything as a Service (EaaS). Despite the potential for The Onion-style tomfoolery, the EaaS product does exist. So that’s it; no more As a Service acronyms.

As for me when I’m hungry, I’ll skip the alphabet soup and go for a Crabill’s Hamburger. I need to watch my sodium!


1 comment for “The Commercialization of SOA Leads to Acronym Soup

  1. September 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM

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