ZDNet blogger, Joe McKendrick states that the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) market grew faster than expected based upon a survey by Companies and Markets. According to this survey, SOA represents a total global market value of $5.518 billion, up from $3.987 billion in 2010 – or a 38% growth. The SOA market in North America is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% through 2014, the report states. These figures are quite contrary to rumblings I have heard in the recent past about SOA being dead. While I do not have access to the report itself, McKendrick’s post makes me wonder about the secret of the success that SOA has enjoyed.