|Oracle® Fusion Middleware Performance and Tuning Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
Part Number E10108-02
This part describes configuring Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite components to improve performance. Oracle SOA Suite is a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Oracle SOA Suite provides a complete set of service infrastructure components for designing, deploying, and managing SOA composite applications. The image below shows the Oracle SOA Platform.
Oracle SOA Suite enables services to be created, managed, and orchestrated into SOA composite applications. Composites enable you to easily assemble multiple technology components into one SOA composite application. SOA composite applications consist of:
Service components: Service components are the basic building blocks of SOA composite applications. Service components implement a part of the overall business logic of the SOA composite application. BPEL Process, Oracle Mediator, Human task flow and decision services are examples of the service components.
Binding components: Binding components connect SOA composite applications to external services, applications, and technologies. Binding components are organized into two groups:
Services: Provide the outside world with an entry point to the SOA composite application. The WSDL file of the service advertises its capabilities to external applications. The service bindings define how a SOA composite service can be invoked (for example, through SOAP).
References: Enable messages to be sent from the SOA composite application to external services (for example, the same functionality that partner links provide for BPEL processes, but at the higher SOA composite application level).
The SOA Suite Components are documented in the following chapters: