Chapter 3Oracle Fusion Middleware and SOA Suite 11g

St. Matthews is facing several real business challenges, as we have seen in the previous chapter. The hospital has well-defined views as to how to approach these challenges from the business perspective as well as the implementation or technological perspective. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) as an overarching design principle is a key element in this approach. To apply the concepts laid down in St. Matthews’ architecture blueprints, the hospital needs to put in place a technology stack that supports those architectural concepts. Chapter 2 made the opening moves in this direction.

St. Matthews has evaluated a number of SOA and middleware offerings from various vendors—including open-source ...

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