Adapters are the heart of any middleware suite. Without adapters, middleware components would not be able to perform the task of Enterprise Application Integration.
Oracle SOA Suite 11g has an extensive list of adapters that can be used in technology and application integration. Oracle adapters follow the JCA (J2EE Connector Architecture) framework. Oracle delivers adapters in the following categories:
This chapter will guide you to understand the various adapters that are available with Oracle SOA Suite 11g and prepare you to meet the following exam objectives: