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SAP Service-Oriented Architecture Glossary

Purpose.

In SDN there are a lot of abbreviations used. This Glossary could help to get a better survey about abbreviations used in the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) location. Feel free to add any abbreviations to the following table.

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A

Abbreviation

Meaning

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A2A

Application To Application

Communication pattern for data exchange between two applications in one business process platform within the same enterprise

A2X

Application To X users

A2X services are created for unforeseen extensions of the SAP software

ABAP

Advanced Business Application Programming

 

ACID

Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability

With regards to the reliable processing of database transactions

API

Application Programming Interface

 

AWS

Amazon Web Services

 

B

Abbreviation

Meaning

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B2B

Business To Business

Communication pattern for data exchange between two business process platforms across enterprise boundaries. Read more in the B2B Integration space on SCN

BADI

Business Add-In

Piece of code in a back-end system that is called by an enterprise service

BAPI

Business Application Programming Interface

 

BCP

Browse and collect Pattern

 

BE

Best Effort

 

BI

Business Intelligence

 

BO

Business Object

 

BPEL

Business Process Execution Language

 

BPM

Business Process Management

BPM as a methodology; BPM as a software solution from SAP: SAP NetWeaver BPM

BPML

Business Process Modeling Language

BPML is a meta language used for modeling business processes

BPMN

Business Process Modeling Notation

 

BPP

Business Process Platform

 

BPX

Business Process Expert

BPX Community on SCN  and BPX to the role

BRFplus

Business Rule Framework plus

BRFplus is a Business Rule Engine developed in ABAP

BRM

Business Rules Management

BRM as a software solution from SAP: SAP NetWeaver BRM 

BTM

Business Task Management

 


C

Abbreviation

Meaning

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CAF

Composite Application Framework

 

CCTS

Core Component Technical Specification

 

CE

SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment

 

CEP

Complex Event Processing

 

CO

Controller Object

 

CoE

Centre of Excellence

 

CORBA

Common Object Request Broker Architecture

 

D

Abbreviation

Meaning

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DB

Data Base

 

DDS

Data Distrubution Service

 

DMZ

Demilitarized Zone

 

DOM

Document Object Model

 

DS

Developer Studio

 

DTD

Document Type Definition

In a DTD, the structure of a class of documents is described via element and attribute-list declarations. Element declarations name the allowable set of elements within the document, and specify whether and how declared elements and runs of character data may be contained within each element. Attribute-list declarations name the allowable set of attributes for each declared element, including the type of each attribute value, if not an explicit set of valid value(s).

DU

Deployment Unit

 

DI

Development Infrastructure

 

DO

Dependent Object

 

E

Abbreviation

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EA

Enterprise Architecture

 

EAI

Enterprise Application Integration

 

ECC

ERP Central Component

 

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

more info in the B2B Integrtion  space

EIM

Enterprise Information management

 

EJB

Enterprise JavaBeans

 

ES

Enterprise Service

 

ESA

Enterprise Services Architecture

SAP is now using SOA instead

ESB

Enterprise Service Bus

 

ESI

Enterprise Service Infrastructure

 

Enterprise SOA

Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture

SAP is now using SOA instead

ESR

Enterprise Services Repository

 

ES Workplace

Enterprise Service Workplace

Platform with information about the topic. Direct link is [http://esworkplace.sap.com
]

EUP

Enterprise User productivity

 

F

Abbreviation

Meaning

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FSI

Fast Search Infrastructure

 

G

Abbreviation

Meaning

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GAF

Guided Activity Floor Plan

 

GCP

Generic Consumer Proxy

 

GDT

Global Data Type

 

GP

Guided Procedure

 

H

Abbreviation

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HTTP

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

 

HTTPS

Secure Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

https is a URI scheme which is syntactically identical to the http: scheme normally used for accessing resources using HTTP. Using an https: URL indicates that HTTP is to be used, but with a different default port (443) and an additional encryption/authentication layer between HTTP and TCP. This system was invented by Netscape Communications Corporation to provide authentication and encrypted communication and is widely used on the World Wide Web for security-sensitive communication such as payment transactions and corporate logons.

I

Abbreviation

Meaning

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IDE

Integrated Development Environment

 

IDR

Identification Region

 

J

Abbreviation

Meaning

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JAXB

Java Architecture for XML Binding

Allows Java developers to create and edit XML using familiar Java objects

JCA

Java Connector Architecture

 

JCo

Java Connector

 

JMS

Java Messaging Service

 

JSON

JavaScript Object Notation

 

JSP

Java Server Page

 

JWS

Java Web Service

 

K

Abbreviation

Meaning

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KM

Knowledge Management

 

L

Abbreviation

Meaning

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LCP

Local Consumer Proxy

 

M

Abbreviation

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MEP

Message Exchange Patterns

 

MOM

Master Organizational Management (OR)

 

MOM

Message-Oriented Middleware

 

MO

Master Objects

 

MTOM

Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism

 

N

Abbreviation

Meaning

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NW

SAP NetWeaver

 

NWDS

SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio

 

O

Abbreviation

Meaning

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OASIS

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards

 

OAuth

Open Authorization

 

OBN

Object Based Navigation

 

OIF

Object Instance Floor Plan

 

OMG

Object Management Group

 

OVS

Object Value Set

 

OWL

Object Work List

 

P

Abbreviation

Meaning

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PA

Process Agent

 

PaaS

Platform as a Service

 

PCK

Partner Connectivity Kit

is a tool than enables you to connect to SAP Exchange Infrastructure
The PCK is a J2EE-based application and as XI also uses the SAP XI Adapter Engine.

PI

Process Integration

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration - SAP's SOA backbone, formerly known as XI or Exchange Infrastructure

PO

Process Orchestration

SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration  - SAP's SOA backbone: an innivative bundle solution consisting of SAP NetWeaver PI, BPM and BRM

POC

Proof of Concept

 

POX

Plain Old XML

 

PP

Portal Platform

 

Q

Abbreviation

Meaning

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QAF

Quick Activity floor plan

 

QoS

Quality of Service

 

R

Abbreviation

Meaning

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RBAM

Role Bases Access Management

 

REST

REpresentational State Transfer

 

ROA

Resource Oriented Architecture

 

ROI

Return on Investment

 

RPC

Remote Procedure Call

 

S

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

SaaS

Software as a Service

 

SAML

Security Assertions Markup Language

 

SAX

Simple API for XML

 

SCA

Service Component Architecture

 

SDP

Service Deliver Platform

 

SMTP

Simple Mail Transfer Protokol

 

SOA

Service-Oriented Architecture

 

SOAP

Simple Object Access Protocol

 

SOMA

Service-Oriented Modeling and Architecture

 

SOMF

Service-Oriented Modeling Framework

 

SOX

Sarbanes-Oxley

In terms of the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance act of 2002

SR

Service Registry

Usually a UDDI compliant directory / listing / yellow pages of the available Services in a SOA environment.

SSL

Secure Socket Layer

Is a cryptographic protocol which provide secure communications on the Internet for such things as web browsing, e-mail, Internet faxing, and other data transfers.

SIM

Security Identity Management

 

T

Abbreviation

Meaning

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TCO

Total Cost of Ownership

 

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

 

TFP

Transparent Floor Plan

 

TLS

Transport Layer Security

 

TOGAF

The Open Group Architecture Framework

 

U

Abbreviation

Meaning

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UDDI

Universal Description, Discovery and Integration

UDDI is a platform-independent, XML-based registry for businesses worldwide to list themselves on the Internet. UDDI is an open industry initiative, enabling businesses to publish service listings and discover each other and define how the services or software applications interact over the Internet.

UME

User Management Engine

 

UML

Unified Modeling Language

 

UN/CEFACT

The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

 

URI

Uniform Resource Identifiers

 

UI

User Interface

 

V

Abbreviation

Meaning

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VC

Visual Composer

Visual Composer is a component of SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment

W

Abbreviation

Meaning

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W3C

World Wide Web Consortium

 

WOA

Web Oriented Architecture

 

WS

Web Service

 

WSDL

Web Services Description Language

 

WS-I

Web Services Interoperability organization

 

WSIF

Web Services Invocation Framework

 

WS-RM

Web Service Reliable Messaging

 

WSSE

Web Services Security

 

X

Abbreviation

Meaning

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XACML

Extended Access Control Markup Language

 

xApp

packaged composite application

 

XKMS

XML Key Management Specifications

 

XML

eXtensible Markup Language

 

XPI

Exchange Process Integration

 

XSD

XML Schema Definition

 

XSLT

eXtensible Stylesheet Language for Transformations

 

XI

SAP Exchange Infrastructure, now known as SAP Process Integration

 

Y

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Z

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