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MediaMosa is based on a Service Oriented Architecture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service-oriented_architecture (SOA). Part of what this means is that MediaMosa is divided into a back end and a front end. The back end consists of a number of web services, components and data repositories. This is where all the tasks are carried out, such as transcoding, uploading and playback. The front end consists of applications used by end users and administrators to communicate with the back end, using Representational State Transfer http://www.google.nl/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&ved=0CAoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FRepresentational_State_Transfer&ei=1kL3SurNBZTQ-Qac4Mj6DQ&usg=AFQjCNFOI2woNZ9ksjkvVmSH6EOXv_0alw&sig2=kf9VRnNetAkM1IJ3DDD9uQ (REST).
The major advantage of this software architecture is its flexibility. Components can be combined easily to implement web services that can be accessed using front-end applications. The division between front end and back end results in better performance because tasks are carried out on central servers.