SOA and web services

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  • IBM SOA Standards

    This article highlights how standards are important for SOA solutions enhancing customer results and enabling interoperability.

  • Best practices and tuning for large objects in WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus

    Ensuring optimum performance is attained on systems processing large objects is an issue commonly faced by users of middle-ware software. In general, objects of 1M or more can be considered to be 'large' and require special attention. This article aims to provide you with the necessary information and advice required to successfully utilise the WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) V7 product to process large objects efficiently in a 64 bit production environment.

  • Using Validator for WS-Policy in Eclipse with IBM WebSphere Application Server

    Validator for WS-Policy in Eclipse is a plugin that helps troubleshoot WS-Policy issues. Learn how to use it to debug a problem with some WS-Policy used by IBM WebSphere Application Server. Also find out how to create your own schemas to use the validator with other WS-Policy assertions.

  • Accessing HTTP and RESTful services from DB2: Introducing the REST user-defined functions for DB2

    Increasingly, Representational State Transfer (REST) has become the preferred way of communicating in today's service-oriented architecture environments. There are many services and information sources that can be addressed via a URL and accessed using HTTP. On the other hand, there is still a significant amount of information stored in relational database management systems (RDBMS) -- like DB2. Modern RDMSes provide powerful processing features for relational data (through SQL) and XML data (through SQL/XML or XQuery).


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