Efficient business processes are one of the main competitive differentiators for any successful company. These processes orchestrate interactions between systems, services, people and partners to achieve key strategic and operational objectives.
Companies worldwide are actively implementing service-oriented architectures (SOA), both in intranet and extranet environments. While SOA offers many advantages over current alternatives, deploying networks of web services still presents key challenges...this paper showcases how Oracle's Web Services Manager (WSM) addresses these challenges.
The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Cookbook highlights SOA best practices and challenges, detailing the importance of BPEL and other standards-based technologies in accelerating the adoption of an SOA.