NextGenerationSOAbookCoverRelease: The Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl - October 2014

Authors: Thomas Erl,Clive Gee,Jürgen Kress,Berthold Maier,Hajo Normann,Pethuru Raj,Leo Shuster,Bernd Trops,Clemens Utschig-Utschig,Philip Wik,Torsten Winterberg

Innovative service technologies are becoming valuable assets for businesses that need to stay competitive in the face of increasing globalization and market complexity. While computer processing power is becoming faster and cheaper, search engines, instant messaging, and social media channels are generating floods of information that escalate demands for consumable and accessible data.

As the world's economies engage one another through offshoring, outsourcing, and supply chaining, localization is required to accommodate different currencies and languages. Globalization, recession, invention, and communication are some of the driving forces behind a next generation of technologies and practices that revolve around software programs designed in accordance with the paradigm of service-orientation. Such programs, referred to as "services," are expected to do more for less with greater efficiency in order to meet business challenges head-on.

We have reached a stage in the evolution of service-oriented computing where modern service technology innovation is building upon mature service platforms at the same time that proven delivery techniques and design patterns are building upon an established service-orientation paradigm. These developments have made it possible to create service-oriented solutions of unprecedented sophistication.

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daniloacmRelease: 4.2013
Author: Danilo Schmiedel

You introduced BPM in your company? All of your process automations are a huge success? Stop reading - this might be the wrong article for you. Your processes are unpredictable; complex; they keep on changing and they are difficult to model? The users of your software complain that they cannot make proper business decisions because they are forced to certain process steps? Your processes rely on worker knowledge and involve human participants? Good – with Oracle BPM Suite and its new case management functionalities we are now ready to address those requirements.


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acmposterRelease: 4.2014
Author: Danilo Schmiedel


Knowledge-driven processes are typically unpredictable in their execution. Experts working on them decide what’s the next best action to take. This is in contrast to traditional BPM, in which all possible paths of a process are predetermined and modeled into the process. Case management is a way to control and implement these unstructured processes. With the poster below we'd like to bring some of the key aspects of Adaptive Case Management (ACM) on one page.  Feel free to download the PDF-version if you are interested in:

  • What is ACM?
  • Why should I use ACM?
  • How can ACM user interfaces look like?
  • What are the main building blocks of an ACM solution?
  • How to visualize ACM cases with CMMN 1.0?

image14Release: 4.2013
Author: Jürgen Kress


  • What is SOA?
  • Why is SOA important?
  • What is the status of SOA?
  • What is the future of SOA?
  • How can you start with SOA?


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otn logo smallRelease:OTN, 09.2008
Author:Clemens Utschig-Utschig


Over the last few years, event-driven architecture (EDA) has moved into the spotlight as a means of meeting high performance and scalability requirements. Loosely coupled architectures have been notoriously weak in meeting those requirements, mainly because of the focus on Web service technologies, but also because of XML's processing requirements. This primer aims to guide you through the basics of architecting an event-driven SOA by introducing the concepts underlying EDA, and by describing how they can be applied to SOA.


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