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Enterprise Data Services in SOA using ODI Suite
With all the focus on the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) vision in our industry, people sometimes forget that SOA is mostly about plumbing, and that a substantial portion of the top-line business value of SOA derives directly from the data it pushes around. Today, the data universe of Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Master Data Management still lives largely outside the scope of the emerging SOA vision. But an Enterprise view of Data Services may well bring these data and SOA worlds together.
When properly architected and executed, Data Services can provide the missing link that unifies conventional data systems with the emerging SOA paradigm. By offering a decoupled data façade and an easily virtualized API, Data Services can give SOA the opportunity to establish system control – without always forcing enterprise data through an inefficient XML layer.