Oracle SOA Governance Suite eases the transition of an organization to service-oriented architecture (SOA) by providing a means to reduce risk, maintain business alignment, and show business value of SOA investments through a combination of people, process, and technology. Oracle's holistic SOA governance solution automates essential SOA governance processes to enable organizations to realize the agility benefits of SOA while managing risk in the transformation to SOA. It provides end-to-end capabilities to support SOA governance efforts, regardless of the status or progress of an organization's SOA transformation. Whether just embarking on an SOA program, or expanding from project or pilot to broader deployment, the Oracle SOA Governance Suite solution guides organizations along the path to demonstrated, measurable SOA success. Oracle SOA Governance Suite is Oracle Fusion Middleware's strategic approach to governing SOA.
Components in Oracle SOA Governance Suite provide visibility, control and analytics to make SOA initiatives successful:
Serving as the core of Oracle SOA Governance, its primary focus is managing the detailed asset metadata associated with the design-time stages of the service lifecycle and applying structure for promoting those assets through the different stages of the lifecycle.
It contains a subset of the metadata managed within Oracle Enterprise Repository that is useful to the runtime infrastructure for dynamic discovery of services and policies. Service descriptions, service location and end points, service operations and parameters, and service policies are all examples of the information available within the registry. Oracle Enterprise Repository publishes services, policies, endpoints, categorizations, and artifacts to the Oracle Service Registry at each stage of the lifecycle. Reciprocally, assets in the Oracle Service Registry can be submitted back to the Oracle Enterprise Repository for visibility and governance.