Oracle SOA Suite took center stage at the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 this year as a result of strong customer interest in enabling mobile services and integrating with cloud applications. In case you missed it, here is a recap:
In the General Session: "Accelerate Business Innovation with Oracle Fusion Middleware" by Executive Vice President Thomas Kurian and Vice President of Product Management for Oracle SOA Suite Demed L'Her @demed. Some cool cloud integration and mobile enablement capabilities were demonstrated.
The urgency for companies to rapidly integrate with cloud and mobile have significantly increased interest in service-based integration. As a result, there were 8 sessions focused on mobile integration with Oracle SOA Suite and 7 sessions covering cloud integration. Topics ranged from high-level integration strategies down to deep dive architectural best practices, customer presentations on how they have integrated with Salesforce.com and other SaaS vendors with Oracle SOA Suite and more.
Here are a few session titles that provide insight into the cloud & mobile topics. You can look to download the presentations as well here:
Oracle SOA Suite Customer Panel: Unifying Cloud Applications with On-Premises Applications
Take Your Services Mobile with Oracle SOA Suite (Customer Panel)
BPM and SOA Are Going Mobile: An Architectural Perspective
Mobile Apps for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle ADF Mobile, SOA, Oracle Identity Management
Real-World Cloud Integration Simplified with Oracle SOA Suite
And for those looking to roll up there sleeves, there were hand-on labs covering topics like:
Build Mobile Apps for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle ADF Mobile and Oracle SOA Suite
RESTful APIs with Oracle Service Bus
Developing REST for On-Premises or the Cloud
Another topic receiving signification attention is renewed interest in Business to Business (B2B) with presentations by SPS Commerce which has integrated over 9,000 partners, Stryker medical technologies, and British Telecom (BT). See the zoomed in portion of the BT architecture below showing how their B2B architecture is integrated into the core infrastructure:
We had a record number of customers presenting in the SOA Sessions including Ricoh Americas, Agilent, Amway, Emdeon, British Telecom, Garmin, Ascension, ER2, Canon, BMC Software, Electronic Arts, Cisco, Xerox, IEEE, Telefonica Mexico, Nextel, CableVision, DirecTV, Ally Financial, Stryker, Northern Trust, Green Mountain Power, Land O'Lakes and several others represented by partners. Here is how you can access the details on each of these successes: Oracle Open World 2013 Presentations.
Even if you missed this years OpenWorld, you can catch all the current trends and solutions by attending an Oracle Day 2013, and OTN Developer Day - Service Integration using Oracle SOA Suite, and other simplifying integration events at following site: Oracle Events.