The MDS, or Metadata Services, is a repository used by Oracle SOA Suite 11g to store metadata of composites and their customizations that are deployed to the service infrastructure. The Dehydration Store, on the other hand, maintains instance related information. As an Oracle SOA Suite 11g administrator, you will likely be required to manage both of these database-based repositories.
This chapter covered numerous administrative activities as they pertain to the MDS and Dehydration Store, namely:
Introducing file-based and database-based MDS repositories, as well as how to register database-based MDS repositories with an Oracle SOA Suite 11g environment.
Creating and cloning metadata repository partitions.
Deploying MARs as well as importing and exporting metadata to and from MDS partitions to promote or replicate code and shared artifacts across environments.
Understanding the underlying database objects that comprise the Dehydration Store.
Understanding configurations that impact the...