From Message Broker to Service Broker

Again, we will look at the CTU business case started in the previous chapter. While the Brazilian CIO was busy re-engineering and implementing order fulfillment in a Pan-American way, urgent needs for a lightweight service broker for mobile OSS/BSS operations were expressed in the Chile regional office.

A new project named Extended Data Interchange (XDI) was started independently. Initial requirements were to cover message brokering between ERP (Oracle EBS R11) and mobile/network equipment providers, routing purchase orders to different suppliers. Direct communication was impossible for the following two reasons:

  • OeBS R11 was able to post messages as SOAP 1.1, where most of the suppliers required SOAP 1.2.

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