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.