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I work in a financial company where my team provides Architecture, IT, Engineering & Strategic support to Business applications. I worked for BEA Systems (now Oracle) for more than five years as a Senior Software Engineer mainly in the Operations Administration and Management aspects of WebLogic Platform. I possess vast experience in software development excelling in Middleware & Database Components and Core Java/J2EE technologies. I also lead a few open source projects and a contributor on Dev2Dev. Did I mention that I am the original author of WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST), the official command line tool for WebLogic Platform. I also hold a few software patents, prior to BEA Systems I worked in variety of software industries in various different roles as a Senior Java developer, Software Analyst and as an Oracle DBA. I have a Masters Degree in Engineering from The University Of Akron, Ohio.
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Thursday, September 29, 2005

All about Silos
I am at BEAWorld and trying to salvage as much information as I can from the key notes and sessions. One interesting keyword I kept hearing and saw sprinkled all over the keynotes is "silos". Here's a literal dictionary meaning of silos, "A tall cylindrical structure, usually beside a barn, in which fodder is stored". Well, this is not exactly what the keynote speaker's meant.. ;). In technical terms silos mean applications, data or software's that are built monolithically and do not participate in any common software infrastucture a company might have. The strong message from the keynote speakers at BEAWorld that kept resonating is that the BEA AquaLogic product family provides software that will let you connect disparate and unsynchronized silos of applications by employing an integration architecture and SOA to help unify a sprawling infrastructure.

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