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The Danger of Data Silos


Implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA) enables internal and external business applications to communicate while sharing services and features, resulting in reduced IT costs and a more integrated enterprise infrastructure. Developing an SOA successfully involves many incremental changes, but one of the most important changes is often overlooked - a data services infrastructure that integrates and manages information from data silos created by legacy systems. Provide an SOA with a data services infrastructure and it will maintain data consistency through synchronization, data agility through semantic mapping, and data access optimization through caching.

Transactional Synchronization for Consistency

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