Industrial SOA

Industrial SOA is a 13-part  article series focused on service orientation, written collaboratively by a group of recognized experts and community leaders in service oriented architecture.

"SOA and service-orientation have laid the foundation for a variety of emergent service technology innovations such as cloud computing and big data, while the original building blocks of SOA and service-orientation continue to evolve by embracing fundamental service technologies, concepts and practices."

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The Authors

Juergen Kress

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Middleware expert Jürgen Kress works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, wherer he is responsible for Oracle's EMEA fusion middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA/BPM and WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. He hosts the annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on training. J¨rgen is a member of the steering board for Thomas Erl's annual SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, and is a frequent speaker at the SOA and BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, OOP, and other conferences.

Berthold Maier

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Berthold Maier works in the T-Systems International department of Telekom Germany as Enterprise Architect. He has more than 19 years experience as developer, coach and architect building complex mission critical applications and integrations scenarios. Prior to joining Telekom Germany Berthold spent eleven with Oracle, where he held several position, including chief architect in the consulting organization. Berthold is also well-known as a conference speaker, book author, and magazine writer.

Hajo Normann

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Oracle ACE Director Hajo Normann leads the SOA and BPM Community of Practice Lead for Accenture ASG, where he is responsible for the architecture and solution design of SOA/BPM projects, mostly acting as the interface between business and IT. He enjoys tackling organizational and technical challenges and motivates solutions in customer workshops, conferences, and publications. Together with Torsten Winterberg, Hajo leads the DOAG SIG Middleware, is an active member of a global network within Accenture, and is in regular contact with SOA/BPM architects around the world. Hajo is a member of the Masons of SOA.

Danilo Schmeidel

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Danilo Schmiedel is one of the leading BPM and SOA System Architects at OPITZ CONSULTING. He has been involved in large integration, business processes automation, and BPM / SOA development projects where he implemented solutions for various customers. His main field of interest is focused on the practical use of BPM and SOA on a large scale. Additionally he works as a BPM and SOA project coach. Danilo is a frequent speaker in the German Java and Oracle communities and has written numerous articles. Before joining OPITZ CONSULTING Danilo worked as Software Engineer in several international projects. In 2009 Danilo was recognized by the Leipzig University of Applied Science for his outstanding reputation.

Guido Schmutz

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Oracle ACE Director Guido Schmutz works for Trivadis, an Oracle Platinum Partner, where is responsible for innovative SOA, BPM, and Application Integration solutions and leads the Trivadis Architecture Board. A regular speaker at Oracle Open World, SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Forum, and other international conferences, Guido is also the co-author of the Oracle Service Bus 11g Development Cookbook, Do More with SOA Integration: Best of Packt, Service-Oriented Architecture: An Integration Blueprint, and other books.

Bernd Trops


Bernd Trops is Principal Solution Architect at Talend, where he is closely involved in technical architecture and the design of complex IT solutions for strategic customers. Bernd has presented at Oracle OpenWorld, the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Forum, and other industry conferences. He is a co-author of SOA Design Patterns and SOA Speizial and is a member of the Masons of SOA.

Clemens Utschig-Utschig


Clemens Utschig-Utschig works for Boehringer-Ingelheim's Global Business Services (GBS) as Chief Architect. Before joining Boehringer-Ingelheim Clemens was platform architect for Oracle Fusion Middleware and a member of steering committee for the Oracle SOA platform. In 2006 Clemens co-founded the Masons of -SOA, an inter-company network founded by architects of Oracle Germany, Opitz, SOPEra, and EDS, with the mission of spreading knowledge, fostering discussion, and supporting SOA programs across companies and borders. Clemens is a co-author of the SOA Manifesto, SOA Design Patterns, and SOA Speizial, and is a member of the Masons of SOA.

Torsten Winterberg

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Torsten Winterberg works for Oracle Platinum Partner OPITZ CONSULTING. As a director of the competence center for integration and business process solutions he follows his passion to build the best delivery unit for customer solutions in the area of SOA and BPM. He has extensive experience as developer, coach and architect building complex mission critical Java EE applications. He is a recognized speaker in the German Java and Oracle communities and has written numerous articles on SOA/BPM related topics. Torsten is an Oracle ACE Director and leads the DOAG middleware community.

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