SOAP is a lightweight, extensible, XML-based protocol for
information exchange in a decentralized, distributed environment.
Primarily, SOAP defines a framework for message structure and a
message processing model. SOAP also defines a set of encoding rules
for serializing data and a convention for making remote procedure
calls. The SOAP extensibility model provides the foundation for a
wide range of composable modules and protocols running over a
variety of underlying protocols such as HTTP.
By Supporting the Simple Object Access
Protocol (SOAP) , Virtuoso enables you to integrate business
processes within and across organization boundaries. Virtuoso's
SOAP Support implementation enables you to execute Virtuoso Stored
Procedures over HTTP. This is a significant component in any B2B
development and implementation effort. Development is very rapid
and is directly incorporated within the database environment
required for keeping B2B processes running accurately.