Saturday, August 17, 2013

Book review- Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook

This book covers almost all aspects of the performance tuning starting from the weblogic server to different SOA components. The highlight being detailed steps on different options available to analyze and troubleshoot the issues.
The modularization of the book is really good. The book starts with the soa infrastructure, listing the different options of monitoring the JVM’s, SOA suite and different components like bpel, rules, mediator which are actually really good. BPEL and BPMN tuning tips are already available as part of the performance guides/blogs ,but the authors have captured that as well in this book, which is good in one way so as it helps to bring all the performance tuning options together. Monitoring SOA suite, JVM Garbage collections, Platform tuning are very well covered in the book.  It was good to learn we could leverage multiple available options mentioned in the book  to monitor/troubleshoot different JVM/server issues.

          The book also covers the tuning aspects from process perspective as well as at environment level with equal importance. I recommend this book as a must read for SOA server Administrators as well as SOA Consultants, this book will help you to get most out of the SOA infrastructure. The book will make an interesting read for those people who love to take it the next level.

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Matt Brasier said...

Thanks for the review, I am glad you found the book helpful. We are hoping that we will be able to write an updated edition that will cover Oracle SOA Suite 12c, which more content on OSB and some expanded sections, but that will depend how well this edition sells.

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