Introduction: Service-oriented computing is a popular design methodology for large scale business computing systems. A significant number of companies aim to reap the benefit of cost reduction by realizing B2B and B2C processes on large-scale SOA-compliant software system platforms. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Grid computing are two very pertinent fields that have received a significant and sustained research interest in terms of designing and deploying large scale and high performance computational resource sharing systems. P2P and Grids started as two different distributed computing philosophies which, however, nowadays tend to have a significant overlap: Grid computing represented a more business-oriented orchestration of relatively homogeneous and powerful distributed computing resources to optimize the execution of time consuming tasks whereas P2P networks had an emphasis on the discovery and sharing of resources on the edges of a heterogeneous network. Effectively, these two fields collectively form the de facto basis for the methodologies and techniques that need to be used to develop performance-driven service-oriented software platforms capable of satisfying four key aspects of quality of service: efficiency, scalability, robustness and security. Objective of the Book: This handbook aims to address the need for more literature onto the applicability and use of P2P and Grid computing techniques for delivering efficient service-oriented computing. Specifically the book has two key objectives: •explore how the P2P and Grid paradigms can deliver quality of service in operations like discovery, secure utilization and coordination of distributed services. This addresses the commercial demand for distributed computing. •use the service-oriented computing as the context of a technical comparison between these two fields. This addresses the distributed computing academic and research community desire to better understand the link between P2P networks and Grids.
Antonopoulos, N., Exarchakos, G., Li, M., & Liotta, A. (Eds.) (2010). Handbook of research on P2P and grid systems for service-oriented computing : models, methodologies, and applications. Information Science Reference. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-686-5