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Chapter 5. The case study and scenario
used in this book
This book uses a fictitious supply company to illustrate how to adopt SOA as the
architecture to implement and govern the entire integration architecture using
WebSphere ESB Registry Edition. For this company, WebSphere ESB Registry
Edition serves as the flexible enterprise service bus that is governed by an
authoritative registry and repository.
This chapter introduces the case study and provides the background of the
organization’s needs and goals. It illustrates the chosen service-oriented
architecture (SOA) governance solution and its value to the organization. It also
describes how several requirements change at various points in the history of the

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