3. Reference Model

The ability of a service-oriented architecture solution to readily handle and support data based on a transient-only model of data is innate. The juxtaposition to supporting data in a transient mode is to support and manage data for persistence. Commercial businesses and government agencies continue to rely heavily on some form of persistence mechanism. Ultimately, any service-oriented solution must accommodate all forms of data, regardless of how the data is sustained in an information technology environment.

Despite the availability of both memory-resident databases and database compression engines, the need to persist data is driven by a number of factors, including an ever-increasing volume of business data, managing mixed ...

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