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Oracle SOA Suite 12c Administrator's Guide by Ahmed Aboulnaga, Harold Dost, Arun Pareek

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Managing OSB service lifecycles

The lifecycle of OSB services is rather different from that of SOA composites. Naturally, managing them is also considerably different. At a high level, an OSB service typically consists of one or more proxy services, one or more business services, and pipelines. The proxy service is the interface of the OSB pipeline that contains the service orchestration logic, whereas a business service is merely a façade of your external services. Think of a proxy service as the input to your OSB service. This could be a simple WSDL interface that is called as a web service on demand or it could be a polling service, wherein the proxy service, for example, polls a particular table or queue to receive its input.

On the other hand, ...

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