All I want for Christmas is a new SOA component model
They are back at it. Software infrastructure vendors have a new (old) approach to alleviate the noxious old (new) complexity for allowing different business applications to have something to do with one another. We've been down this alley before, and we can only hope that this time the relief lasts and it doesn't cost too much.
Allow yourself to be introduced to the two new kids on the block: Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO). And what are they for? Simpler SOA!