Web services are Application Programming Interfaces (API) or web APIs that can be accessed over a network, such as the Internet, and executed on a remote system hosting the requested services. SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) based web services utilize Extensible Markup Language (XML) messages that follow the SOAP standard. In short web services allow applications to communicate, access data, or functionality on a remote system and facilitate distributed computing and interoperability. Most of today's enterprise applications support web services in one form or another.

Jetstream has extensive experience building Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications.