I am speaking at a SOA event, hosted by Microsoft Denmark on the 8th of April in Copenhagen. The event starts off with a couple of general sessions on SOA and the Microsoft take on it, followed by a lot of sessions on really interesting cases across very different companies and industries.
I will be speaking with Søren Darville, from one of our customers, Bestseller, about a solution we have created with them. The solution is a full Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) implementation handling communication with more than a thousand company stores, several wholesale customers, thousands of trading partners and internal applications across a wide range of data, document types, variants and formats.
The data flows through a dynamically determined series of autonomous services / steps on the BizTalk Server before being delivered to the desired recipient(s).
The solution sits in front of an Oracle based backend system where all communication is initiated, trading partners are configured and all data is stored. We have implemented a set of Oracle packages creating an API allowing us to easily access the Oracle system.
On the other side of the fence we expose a series of web services allowing for the CRM part of the Oracle system to update BizTalk Party configuration based upon updates of trading partners and for the Java based intranet to pull information stored through Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) about the flow of data and status of the solution.
If you would like to sign up to the event you can do so here, http://www.microsoft.dk/soa