On the Definition of Service Granularity and Its Architectural Impact

  title={On the Definition of Service Granularity and Its Architectural Impact},
  author={Raf Haesen and Monique Snoeck and Wilfried Lemahieu and Stephan Poelmans},
Service granularity generally refers to the size of a service. The fact that services should be large-sized or coarse-grained is often postulated as a fundamental design principle of service oriented architecture (SOA). However, multiple meanings are put on the term granularity and the impact of granularity on architectural qualities is not always clear. In order to structure the discussion, we propose a classification of service granularity types that reflects three different interpretations… CONTINUE READING
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