Thursday Oct 15, 2015

Integration Cloud Service Now and in the Future

Innovation in Integration at OOW

Last year at Open World we introduced Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) to the world.  Earlier this year ICS went live and customers are using it today to rapidly enable flexibility between their cloud applications.  At Open World we will be talking about the opportunities that Integration Cloud enables within your business by making integration simple.  Come and hear the ICS keynote - Oracle Integration Cloud Service—Innovation in Integration [CON6371].  For a deeper dive after getting an overview try out the Hands On Lab - Integration of SaaS and On-Premises Applications with Oracle Integration Cloud Service [HOL10759] or attend the new features session - Accelerate Your SaaS Integration with Oracle Integration Cloud Service [CON6271].

Looking forward to seeing you all at Open World 2015.

Thursday Jun 18, 2015

Using Oracle Service Bus with Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is one of many technologies gaining popularity with the advent of microservices.  In a nutshell, Kafka provides a message broker that is capable of handling extremely high volumes of data.  Developers of microservices have voiced a preference for Kafka to handle messaging requirements between services, but as their implementations grow, they may find themselves in need of mediation between the services.

Oracle Service Bus is a great option and Ricardo Ferreira created a sample transport to connect to Apache Kafka!  Read all about it in his blog post to learn how to obtain, install and use the transport he created.  Oracle Service Bus provides these features out of the box:


Transform payloads as needed between topics.  Normally a user of Kafka would have to create intermediate stages between the topics to perform some sort of processing (transform, adapt, mediate and filtering), but Oracle Service Bus provides this out-of-the-box and serves as that stage.  Developers can simply leverage an industry proven integration platform for mediation instead of having to write code directly for this.  This allows developers to focus their coding less on plumbing (mediating between services) which reduces costs and shortens the project development lifecycle.  Developers and QA can focus more on the most critical value added features and offload the mediation requirements to Oracle Service Bus.

Management and Monitoring

Service Bus provides metrics out of the box to provide visibility into the health of all of your integrations, including the stages mediating Apache Kafka!  Oracle Service Bus is a robust integration platform that is fault tolerant and highly available.  Using Oracle Service Bus, the developer does not have to manually develop these features into mediation services but will benefit from the platform features by simply using Oracle Service Bus.

Hybrid Approach to Integration

Using Oracle Service Bus, you get features that handle the mediation, management and monitoring allowing you to focus on your business use-case.  This is an example of a hybrid approach to integration where you can use a microservice architecture where it makes sense and take advantage of Oracle Service Bus to connect, monitor and manage your services reducing your cost of operations.

Friday Apr 10, 2015

Jazz Up Your Oracle SaaS with the #1 PaaS - COLLABORATE 2015

Attending Collaborate 2015? DON'T MISS THIS SESSION -

Mon. April 13| 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Room Mandalay K

Software as a service (SaaS) is becoming the preferred deployment model for enterprise applications today. Oracle has the industry's broadest portfolio of SaaS applications that can be easily configured to meet your business requirements and, where necessary, can be customized and integrated with other on-premises and cloud applications. Attend this session to learn how Oracle platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) can extend and integrate your application investments, both on-premises and in the cloud. The session includes how-to demonstrations, use cases, and customer examples.

Understand how Oracle platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) can extend and integrate your application investments, both on-premises and in the cloud.

 Learn how Software as a service (SaaS) can benefit from using platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

Friday Nov 07, 2014

New SOA 12c course

We are pleased to announce the release of a new course, Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Build Composite Applications. This course teaches you how to design and develop SOA composite applications for application integration with services. You will learn how to:

  • Create a SOA composite application using JDeveloper
  • Initiate SOA composite applications using the Event Delivery Network
  • Test, debug and troubleshoot a SOA composite application
  • Apply security policies to service endpoints
To find out more information and to register visit the course page at Oracle University. 


Sunday Sep 28, 2014

OpenWorld panel: Expert Insights into Faster Oracle SOA Suite Project Delivery

Oracle OpenWorld is starting today and I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you a little bit more about one of our not to be missed panels. We thought long and hard about the ideal combination of speakers for a session whose focus is around sharing unique insights into successful and fast delivery of Oracle SOA Suite projects. After tossing a few ideas around with my colleague Bruce Tierney, Director of Product Marketing, who will be the moderator on Thursday, we decided that our partners, who gain their experience with a number of customers throughout many years, are uniquely positioned for what we had in mind.

Let me quickly introduce them to you:

Guido Schmutz works for the Oracle Platinum Partner Trivadis. He has been working in the IT for more than 25 years with a long-time experience as developer, coach, trainer, and architect. Currently, he is focusing on the design and implementation of SOA and BPM projects using the Oracle SOA stack. Another area of interest are Big Data and Fast Data solutions, and how to combine these emerging technologies in a modern information and software architecture. Guido is an Oracle ACE director for Fusion Middleware and SOA and a regular speaker at international conferences. He is also co-author of the books "Oracle Service Bus 11g Development Cookbook", "Do more with SOA Integration: Best of Packt" and "Service-Oriented Architecture: An Integration Blueprint".

Dan Reynebeau has been working in the IT industry for over 25 years, much of which was focused on complex and high volume enterprise systems development and integration based on IBM and Oracle technology platforms.  Dan has spent the majority of the past 10 years leading large scale implementations based on the Oracle Fusion Middleware and SOA platform. Dan is currently a partner at Flexagon, a software company focused on Oracle Fusion Middleware services and software automation products.  Flexagon recently announced its breakthrough Application Release Automation tool called FlexDeploy, where Dan has been an architect and engineer from product inception.

Peter Ebell is a lead developer and technical architect at AMIS Services in the Netherlands, a consultancy firm specialized in Oracle technology. Prior to joining AMIS in 2006, he worked for 9 years at Oracle as a custom development consultant, starting with Forms/Designer and quickly moving to Java/ADF. In 2004, he switched his attention to BPEL and the SOA Suite when he got involved with one of the largest implementations of the SOA Suite in the Netherlands, at the Rabobank. Since then, he has specialized in all aspects of SOA development, implementing solutions based on the Oracle SOA product stack at dozens of companies across all industries. 

Here are some samples of what you will learn during the panel: 

Everybody knows that IT projects are always under pressure to meet deadlines and go live as soon as possible - and SOA projects are no different. However, SOA is an architecture where its main "value added" lies in the future, because, if done right, it yields a decoupled IT landscape with a high potential for re-use and agility.

Therefore, even with the first SOA project a company undertakes, one should focus on speed of delivery in the long term. And that shifts the question from "how can our developers write code faster" to a much broader question: "how can we design, develop, test, deploy and monitor software better and faster, while maximizing the long term benefits that SOA promises".

First Peter will address some best practices, common pitfalls and focus areas across the entire spectrum of developing and releasing SOA applications, from the broader perspective. 

Then Dan will discuss how to future proof SOA Suite through changes to people, process and technology and how to enable organizations to develop maintainable and high quality products through role responsibilities, best practices and better utilization of SOA Suite features. 

Last, but not least, Guido will highlight that the architecture and choosing the right technology is key for the implementation of a successful SOA project. He will present the different functionalities/properties provided by the SOA Suite core components (BPEL, Mediator, Service Bus and Oracle Event Processing) and show which of these functionalities are supported out-of-the-box by the different components and where they are overlapping. The presentation will end with positioning Fusion Middleware and SOA in an Enterprise Architecture. 

You can find the abstract for this and other integration sessions in the Focus on SOA document.  

Mark your calendars for the session below.  

Expert Insights into Faster Oracle SOA Suite Project Delivery

Peter Ebell, AMIS Holding B.V.
Dan Reynebeau, Principal Architect, Flexagon
Guido Schmutz, Technology Manager, Trivadis AG

Simone Geib, Director Product Management, Oracle
Bruce Tierney, Director of Product Marketing, 

Thursday, 10/02, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Moscone South - 236 CON6255 

Saturday Sep 20, 2014

Open World Presentation on SOA Suite 12c Performance

Oracle Open World 2014 gives you a unique opportunity to learn more about Oracle's products directly from the people who created them. The key architects of Oracle SOA Suite will discuss a new paradigm for tuning SOA Suite applications and database and talk about other enhanced performance features of Oracle SOA Suite 12c. You will learn about memory reduction, startup speedup, CPU optimizations, disk I/O optimizations, and new performance diagnostics tooling. At the end of this session, the presenters will be available to answer your questions about performance tuning and best practices.

Make sure to attend the Simplified Performance Tuning for Oracle SOA Suite 12c  session on Thursday, October 2nd 2.30 – 3.15 pm @ Moscone South 236.

For more information about Oracle integration & SOA sessions, take a look at the Focus On document for integration.

Saturday Feb 01, 2014

My Oracle Support Community has a new platform, with new functionality

Oracle Support has migrated My Oracle Support Community to the same platform used for the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) community. This platform will bring new community features to help make it easier to find information through a more intuitive interface, and enhance the way you connect with Oracle experts and industry peers.

Read more here

Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

OpenWorld Session Presentation Available - B2B with British Telecom Case Study

OpenWorld Session Presentation Available

Oracle B2B with British Telecom Case Study

Download the presentation here:

Get an overview of Oracle B2B and see how British Telecom has implemented an Active-Active architecture across multiple data centers for extreme SLA and up-time requirements. 

 Does your business need to have guaranteed up time requirements and require immediate responses to service requests?  Then, you'll want to check this out!  See how Oracle SOA & B2B technologies have enabled British Telecom to meet their business goals.

Monday Sep 09, 2013

Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year's Most Impressive Customer Projects 2013 Oracle Excellence Award Ceremony for Fusion Middleware Innovation

If you are planning to attend Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco or plan to be in the area, we hope you will join us at our Award Ceremony for Fusion Middleware Innovation. These awards honor customers for their most innovative and cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. This was a highly competitive year with record numbers of nominations. This is their opportunity to be recognized for this great achievement and be honored by their industry peers. You are invited to attend and join in the celebration.

Oracle Fusion Middleware:
Meet This Year's Most Impressive Customer Projects
2013 Oracle Excellence Award Ceremony
for Fusion Middleware Innovation.

Session ID: CON8082
Monday September 23, 2013 @ 4:45 pm (PST)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Lam Research Theater (next to Moscone North)
700 Howard St., San Francisco, CA, 94103

Oracle OpenWorld Badges are required to attend this event. You can register for this event through the Schedule Builder on the Oracle OpenWorld website or if you are not attending but will be in the area and would like to join the celebration – please RSVP HERE and we will provide a complementary Discovery Pass code that you can use to register, pick up your badge and attend the Award Ceremony session.

We hope to see you there.

Thursday Jul 25, 2013

SOA Governance Training - August 26th–30th 2013 - EMEA (Lisbon)

As a part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Summer Camps III for our Partners, we are delighted to offer a SOA Governance Hands-on training session delivered by Oracle SOA Governance Product Management.

SOA Governance Hands-on TrainingSOA Assets

The Oracle SOA Governance Session focuses on introducing you to the crucial discipline of managing your SOA/Integration projects using the Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER), based on SOA Governance principles.

Whether you are a Developer, an Architect or a Business Manager, OER has a lot to offer to help you make the most of your SOA initiatives – a Service Catalogue, Automated Publishing, Lifecycle Management, Policies and Reporting, to name a few. OER is a powerful and flexible tool that you can leverage to manage all aspects of SOA Governance – People, Processes and Tools.

What’s more – we will also talk about our popular OER Rapid Start 30-day program delivered exclusively by Oracle Partners or Oracle Consulting. OER Rapid Start is a 30-day program, delivered to many of our customers, to kick start their  SOA Governance initiative right from engaging the right stakeholders, defining lifecycles, publishing their services to tracking ROI on their SOA investments.

The session will be lab-based giving you hands-on experience on the most popular customer use cases with OER.


Yogesh Sontakke, Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Additional trainings during the OFM Summer Camps III:

  • BPM: Adaptive Case Management & forms builder by Niall Commiskey
  • B2B & Adapters by Scott Haaland
  • Advanced SOA Suite by Geoffroy de Lamalle
All sessions will be given by our HQ Product Management and PTS  team. The sessions will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from August 26th to 30th 2013. Participation is limited to two people per company and training track. Registration will be handled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please note the skill requirements, the pre-requisitions and follow up. For details, please visit the registration page.

Saturday Jul 20, 2013

SOA at the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Shanghai

Oracle Open World 2013 Shanghai

If you are attending Oracle OpenWorld this year in Shanghai (starts Monday July 22nd), then be sure to attend these SOA and BPM sessions. See you there!

CON1609: Oracle SOA Suite, the Most Capable Tool for Every Possible Integration Challenge

7/23/13, 16:45 - 17:45 Expo Centre - Room 616

CON1625 - Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite 11g Overview and Roadmap

7/24/13, 08:45 - 09:45 Expo Centre - Room 420/421

CON1627: Using the Right Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Integration Projects

7/24/13, 14:00 - 15:00 Expo Centre - Room 420/421

I will be co-presenting with the CIO of Shanghai Pharma (one of the largest pharmaceutical distribution companies), Mr. Yang WeiMin.

CON1640: Oracle Fast Data: Delivering Big Data Business Value in Real Time

7/24/13, 17:15 - 18:15 Expo Centre - Room 616

CON2120: Gaining Victory over SOA and Application Integration Complexity

7/25/13, 9:00 - 10:00 Expo Centre - Room 425

CON1641 - Best Practices and Design Patterns for Pushing Fast Data to the Edge

7/25/13, 12:00 - 13:00 Expo Centre - Room 418/419

CON1647: Administration and Management Essentials for Oracle SOA Suite 11g

7/25/13, 14:00 - 15:00 Expo Centre - Room 425

CON1626 - Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite: Development Best Practices

7/25/13, 15:15 - 16:15 Expo Centre - Room 425

HOL2082: Hands-on Introduction to Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite 11g

7/23/13, 14:15 - 15:15 Expo Centre - Room 407/408

HOL1737: Oracle Event Processing and Oracle Business Activity Monitoring Best Practices

7/24/13, 12:00 - 13:00 Expo Centre - Room 407/408

HOL1739: Hands-on Introduction to Integration and Oracle SOA Suite 11g

7/25/13, 12:00 - 13:00 Expo Centre - Room 407/408

Thursday Jul 11, 2013

New B2B Book Published for Oracle SOA B2B 11g

Oracle B2B Book - Published 7/11/2013

Oracle Authors Krishnaprem Bhatia, Scott Haaland, and Alan Perlovsky have written a book to guideB2B Book Cover readers in setting up and operating an Oracle B2B system in conjunction with Oracle SOA Suite.  The book, published by PACKT Publishing, includes sample projects with step by step instructions so that the reader can gain valuable hands on experience, along with a general B2B overview, and specific topics such as Document Management, Partner Management, SOA Suite Integration, Exception Handling,  Security, and Preparing to Go live, just to mention a few.  You can find more information here for the book titled: Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial.

Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

Last Call for Nominations: Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2013 submissions - Only 2 weeks to go

You have less than 2 weeks left (June 18th) to submit Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2013 nominations.

As a reminder, these awards honor customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Either a customer, their partner, or an Oracle representative can submit the nomination form on behalf of the customer.

Please visit for more details and nomination forms.

Our Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture & Business Process Management” category covers Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle BPM Suite, Oracle Event Processing, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle B2B Integration, Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA), Oracle Enterprise Repository...

To submit your nomination, the process is very simple:

For more information, please refer to previous blog article: Call for Nominations: Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2013

Friday May 03, 2013

Oracle SOA and BPM at JavaOne 2013 India

JavaOne 8-9 May 2013 Hyderabad

Sessions include: 

Hands-On Introduction to Integration and Oracle SOA Suite 11g

Wednesday, May 8, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Flexi 1 HOL Room - Develop

Building Next-Generation Applications with Oracle Business Process Management Suite

Wednesday, May 8, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Hall 2

Oracle SOA Suite: the Most Capable Tool for Every Possible Integration Challenge

Thursday, May 9, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Hall 2

...and more sessions on Oracle Event Processing too. Hope to see you there!

Friday Apr 19, 2013

NEW - Oracle Human Workflow (HWF) Self-Study Course

A new self study course (Introduction to Human Workflow) was recently posted to the Oracle Learning Library. This self-study course runs about 20 minutes. You can access it, at no charge, here.

It is intended for those new to Human Workflow, who seek an understanding of the core vocabulary and concepts. It is intended to provide a foundation for understanding what Human Workflow can do, and how to best use it. 

This self-study is intended to be the first of a series on Human Workflow.

Let us know what you think! 


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