Chapter 4. Data and Services — All Roads Lead to Enterprise Service Bus

Having seen the basics of XML and XML-based services in the previous chapters, we are now ready to look into the big picture of enterprise landscape and see how all the pieces fit together. What is of interest for every enterprise user is information and every information starts from the basic building block, data. Data can reside in any data store, and can exist in many formats. Irrespective of that, you need to bring data to your table, do some massaging with your business use cases, and supply them as information. How do we do that in the SOA world, moving away from the traditional JDBC or Object-relational mapping (OR mapping) styles? And more interesting is, data can ...

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