Oracle SOA Suite applications make a very heavy use of database connections, so if the connection pools get exhausted, then performance can suffer dramatically. By monitoring the data source usage, you can ensure that the number of available connections is sufficient.
You will need to install Oracle SOA Suite and the Hyperic HQ server and agents for this recipe. Both Hyperic HQ and Oracle SOA Suite will need to be running. You will also need the login credentials for the Hyperic HQ console.
By following these steps, we can monitor the data source usage: