Inside the Preferred Data Source Pattern

Represent multiple data sources as one entity with this SOA pattern specification

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Greg Flurry, Jim Conallen, Kyle Brown, Dr. Guenter Sauter, Mei Selvage, and Eoin Lane

Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: May 10, 2007

In this article, the authors look closely at the Preferred Data Source Pattern, a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) pattern that allows a client to retrieve information from a set of information sources, without knowing (at least at a high level) that multiple sources exist.

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