PL/SQL developers (as well as DBAs and many others involved) typically are uncertain what SOA means to them. They feel overwhelmed by a avalanche of acronyms. Yet they see it coming and instead of being surprised or bypassed, this session allows them to start participating and benefiting themselves. This session introduces SOA and the Oracle SOA Suite 11g to the realm of the PL/SQL developer - from which it sometimes seems so far removed. What are the key SOA concepts and objectives - what's the buzz about? What is at the heart of SOA Suite 11g: Composite Applications, BPEL PM and the Mediator.
The presentation demonstrates how SOA Services can be leveraged from the database – from Triggers and PL/SQL applications and how the database can publish events to the Event Delivery Network. It demonstrates how the SOA infrastructure can access the database, primarily using the Database Adapter – and how database developers can be instrumental in efficiently doing so. It concludes with some hints for applying SOA concepts for 'normal' database development.