Reservation Pattern
I just saw an interesting post at Dr. Dobbs about the SOA Reservation Pattern at http://dobbscodetalk.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=SOA-Patterns—Reservation.html&Itemid=29. The basic idea is that there is a problem with the Compensating Transactions pattern (presented in the LZA Boot Camp course). Sometimes Compensations fail, leading to Very Bad Things. Instead, a two-phase approach should be taken whereby a service reserves the resources it needs, then confirms that reservation at a later time (though not too much later).

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MDM – part of today's session – Another perspective
We discussed today about MDM and SOA synergy. Found this paper very interesting where organizations struggle to find the implementation of MDM yet good investments are in progress. For the benefit of others – PSA : http://www.cio.com/article/372163/Master_Data_Management_Companies_Struggle_to_Find_the_Truth_in_Massive_Data_Flows?page=1 Cheers nanda…

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Gartner SOA Research Tool
This research provides an overview of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and a summary of how it is being adopted by real-world companies. It helps IT managers and business analysts become familiar with the concept as it is applied, and it provides references to other Gartner research that drills down into specific SOA-related topics in more detail. [hide 2] serviceoriented_architecture.pdf (141 KB) [/hide]…

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More SOA, Less Dogma
A while back, I made a few off-the-cuff posts on the Service-Orientated (yes, Orientated) Architecture Yahoo Group on the topic of ESBs, Vendor-Driven Architecture, and making sure architects are in charge of architecture. I’ve included a few snippets of those posts below. On the topic of vendors having too much say about an enterprise’s architecture: Everyone has an agenda. Know yourself. Know your enemy. Thousand battles. Thousand victories – Sun Tzu. You can’t go wrong if you know exactly what you want. If you don’t know what you want, then prepared to be laid astray. Vendors, consultants, analysts, your boss, your wife can lead you astray if they know better what they want than what you want. On the topic of Are ESBs Necessary?: Keep a healthy phobia of “vendor-driven architecture”, and you’ll be fine. But heck, if you already did the architecture first, and you know…

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NCOIF: Industry Best Practices in Achieving Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Industry Best Practices in Achieving Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) A Report of the Net-Centric Operations Industry Forum (NCOIF) Data Sharing and Services Strategy Working Group April 22, 2005 Association for Enterprise Integration 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400 Arlington, Virginia 22201 http://www.afei.org/ [hide 2] NCOIF_IndustryBestPracticesforAchievingSOA_000.pdf Naval_SOA_Development_POAM_V2.pdf [/hide]…

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