Chapter 15. Database as Web Services Provider Service

This chapter describes exposing database functionality as Web services, and the next chapter takes you through calling external Web services from within the database.

Rationales for Database as Web Services Provider

As database developers, DBAs, and data architects know, the Oracle database furnishes a rich set of functionality and APIs for building data-centric applications; if you visit the popular askTom[1] Web site, you will get a feel for the depth and breadth of the possibilities. It is no surprise then that, as already mentioned in Chapter 14, an Evans Data survey (Winter 2004) found that, “more than two out of three respondents, 68 percent, say they are in the process of exposing or invoking ...

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