Most companies have large datasets stored in relational database managers such as Oracle, DB2 and upcoming open source databases such as MySQL. As enterprises move into developing SOAs for their internal infrastructure, exposing this data has become a critical component of the architecture.
The most common practice today for sharing data, is batch loads and exports. But the emerging service oriented approach has some significant business benefits to offer such as -
Today, the data universe of Business Intelligence (BI), Data Warehousing and Master Data Management (MDM) still lives largely outside the scope of SOA. But an enterprise view of Data Services may well bring these worlds together.
SearchSOA.com annual search for the best SOA and Web services products awarded the gold to WSO2's WSAS Data Services and listed it as the category leader in Data services/integration. Products were evaluated for innovation, performance, ease of integration into environment, ease of use & manageability, functionality, value and how well they enable service orientation.
This introductory screen cast tutorial by Nandika Jayawardana shows how to install WSF/PHP with php5 and IIS
In this article by Deepal Jayasinghe, he discusses exposing data as Web services.
Sending and receiving binary attachments using WSF/PHP can be done in five easy steps. To send an attachment you need to have a sending entity (a client or a server), a payload that meets the requirement of the receiving entity, binary data content, a mechanism to send the payload over the wire, and a receiving entity (a server or a client) that is ready to accept and process binary data. Danushka Menikkumbura explains..
One of the Largest Managed Care Organizations Exposes its Mainframe Data & CICS Transactions using WSO2 Middleware
In this case study, Asankha Perera , Software Architect and Product Manager of WSO2 ESB, describes using WSO2 ESB and WSO2 WSAS to overcome challenges faced during a legacy modernization effort in the health-care sector.