CBDI-SAE Knowledgebase for SOA. Best Practices and Resources for SOA


  • Consistent Enterprise-wide SOA Blueprint. A common language and framework for describing and managing Services and SOA solutions. Eliminates confusion and facilitates cross enterprise collaboration and sharing.
  • Standards Based. Everware-CBDI is committed to working with the industry to deliver relevant standards, particularly those supporting automation and sharing.
  • Constantly Updated with best practice and the latest techniques.
  • Real World SOA Experience. CBDI-SAE™ is based on real-world experience gained through consulting assignments and feedback from users.

To assist organizations to make rapid progress in SOA delivery and adoption, the CBDI Service Architecture & EngineeringTM (CBDI-SAETM) Reference Framework provides a structured collection of best practices and resources for SOA.

This is made available for customer use through the CBDI-SAE Knowledgebase for SOA and provides users best practices and detailed guidance and resources on all aspects of the CBDI-SAE Reference Framework for SOA, including:

  • A Reference Model and Reference Architecture
  • Detailed SOA deliverables with templates and worked examples
  • Extensive technique and best practice guidance
  • Discipline and process definitions

The CBDI-SAE Knowledgebase for SOA is continually evolving and provides leading edge practice guidance based on practical experience with our clients.


  • Learn: New to Service Oriented Architecture? Then this section lays out a path through best practice materials in the Knowledgebase to learn the core concepts and principles of SOA.
  • Explore: Explore the Knowledgebase through the following content
    • What: Understand the underlying frameworks and other components that provide the concepts and principles to ensure consistency in the delivery of SOA
    • Why: Explore the motivations for applying SOA, and the triggers for specific SOA activities
    • When: Putting the right capabilities in place at the right time is essential for the successful adoption of SOA
    • Who: Understand the roles and responsibilities of individuals and organizational structures that must perform SOA activities
  • Execute: Perform SOA Activities
    • How: CBDI-SAE provides a repeatable process for SOA, now including guidance and resources for Work Packages and Workshops
    • Resources: Tools and templates to help you perform key activities and produce key deliverables


The CBDI-SAE Knowledgebase for SOA is hosted by Everware-CBDI and is available on a subscription basis for individuals or organizations.

It is also available for purchase for in-house deployment by organizations.

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In-House Deployment and Customization

The CBDI-SAE Knowledgebase for SOA is made available as a Microsoft SharePoint Site that can be extended and customized to provide an organization-specific Reference Framework and knowledgebase of the organization's unique processes and best practices.



Associated Reports and Resources

Knowledgebase Use Cases (pdf)

A presentation of Use Cases showing how to leverage Knowledgebase content in support of SOA activities. A fast track to adding value to your architecture and delivery efforts

Accessing the CBDI Journal in the Knowledgebase (pdf)

A short presentation showing how to access the CBDI Journal in the CBDI-SAE Knowledgebase.