Oracle SOA Database Adapters provide a polling mechanism that will periodically query a table to see if a there is a new or changed record. If so, it can trigger a BPEL process. This is enormously useful. However, on one client I ran into a series of issues with database pollers in a clustered environment when they … collided. (queue dramatic music)
The more rigid an organizational structure becomes, the more hindered its teams will be. Agile should not lead to fragility, but should empower teams to create independently in an iterative framework. Anything less just isn’t Agile.