Whilst several of our blog posts and videos
have talked about MDS as the key platform for upgrade safe, layered
customizations, however we've not discussed it in detail. Fortunately
our colleague Gangadhar from WebCenter Product Management has already
done a great job of this in his whitepaper entitled Metadata Services (MDS) in Fusion Middleware.
It includes a straight forward introduction to the tool and its
capabilities, an explanation of the architecture and technical
components, a summary of use-cases across both middleware and Fusion
Applications, as well as details on MDS administration and
implementation. It's a valuable background resource, especially for
those new to this component.