Service-Oriented Architecture Registry

What Does Service-Oriented Architecture Registry Mean?

A service-oriented architecture registry (SOA registry) is a resource that sets access rights for data that is necessary for service-oriented architecture projects. An SOA registry allows service providers to discover and communicate with consumers efficiently, creating a link between service providers and service customers.


The registry is an information catalog that is constantly updated with information about the different services in a service-oriented architecture project. The target goal of an SOA registry is to provide fast, easy access to communication, and to operate among different applications with limited human intervention.

Techopedia Explains Service-Oriented Architecture Registry

The benefits of an SOA registry include:

  • Provides comprehensive and integrated SOA governance solution management
  • Provides reliability and scalability with performance to all participating enterprises
  • Prevents unauthorized access to critical services with the help of object-based scrutiny
  • Provides integration with enterprise and partner service registries using standard models
  • Reduces the cost involved with the use of universal description, discovery and integration-based consoles
  • Provides access to Java and .NET advanced software developer kits in case of delivering complex registry and repository services to developers and applications
  • Provides access to search and browsing facilities, notification services, and API support
  • Makes a shared registry and repository services available to deliver comprehensive solutions
  • Version management and approval points are involved in workflow processes


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