5. Data Conditioning

Because many service-oriented solutions, especially those earmarked as enterprise solutions, are likely to be fraught with complexities,1 problems will occasionally surface. When a problem occurs, isolating and zeroing in on the perceived problem area appears is a prudent approach. The natural tendency for anyone tasked with identifying or resolving a problem associated with data is to focus their efforts within the boundary of the observed problem and attempt to avoid opening Pandora’s box.

1. Complexities extend from the initial design, to the quantity of services deployed, to the management a unit of work, and to the integration of data along the orchestrated path navigated by each execution.

Justifiably, service-oriented ...

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