Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

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Monday Oct 06, 2014

API Integration Trends in the Enterprise

API Integration is attracting considerable interest from enterprise architects and is a hot topic at the Oracle OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco this past week. SearchSOA caught up with Oracle on how API integration trends are affecting the enterprise and recently published an interview.

Here is an excerpt: "The best API management solutions cover a range of functionality across mobile, cloud and on-premises situations and handle a variety of integration needs including SOAP, REST, B2B and managed file transfer. Other differentiators are: 

  • An integrated solution which can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.
  • A mobile-first mindset when it comes to designing APIs for mobile developers, including mobile application-specific infrastructure to speed time to market for new apps. 
  •  Enterprise-grade tools for building secure APIs for critical back-end services.
  • Comprehensive tools for collecting the APIs which should be exposed to developers. These tools should support a range of governance processes, ideally customizable, but should not introduce heavy process overload that can reduce time to market. 
  •  Effective tools for developers to find, test and track their own use of these APIs."

To read the rest of the interview: Examine API Integration Trends in the Enterprise

And to find out more on Oracle's solution: Oracle API Management

Thursday Sep 25, 2014

OpenWorld Preview: Service Integration Strategy Session - Cloud, API Mgmt and More

Every year at Oracle OpenWorld, there is one headliner/must-see strategy session on Oracle SOA Suite/Service Integration.Session Image This year, the headliner integration session will cover some big topics including cloud integration, API Management, and much more.

I interviewed Director of Product Management for Oracle Service Integration Simone Geib who is co-presenting with Senior Director of Product Management Vikas Anand, to get a sneak peak at what is coming in this integration strategy session:

Bruce:

This appears to be the most exciting strategy session in the last 5 years.  Why is there so much interest?

Simone:

This is a very special year for the Oracle Service Integration team.  I don't think we have ever had so many new and game changing enhancements to talk about.  We will share our strategy around the main industry trends: API management, cloud, mobile, and IoT. We will also discuss the new upcoming SOA Suite features for our power users and also give insight into what we have planned specifically for business users.

Bruce:

You mentioned API management...can you give a preview on what will be covered?

Simone: 

API Management solutions are about delivering easy and managed access to enterprise API's across the Digital Enterprise - covering on-premise, cloud and hybrid deployments and reaching beyond the traditional boundaries of IT. Businesses need tools that streamline API creation, collection, publication, discovery, registration and monitoring for mobile and on-premise applications.  We will discuss these topics during the session.

Bruce:

Definitely expanding well beyond traditional behind-the-firewall integration.  Good to hear this will be covered.  What about Cloud Integration in the areas of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) and new Oracle Cloud Adapters?

Simone:

We will cover both of these areas.  Oracle's Cloud integration strategy is multi-faceted, from using existing on premise SOA deployments with our new cloud adapters, to being able to run SOA environments in the cloud, to new cloud-based iPaaS services with a simplified user experience for quick SaaS to SaaS and SaaS to on-premise application integration. Whatever the needs, Oracle's strategic direction for cloud integration has you covered. 

Bruce:

Good to hear.  Integration based in the cloud (iPaaS) or on-premise as well as support for the applications in the cloud or on-premise.  I see what you mean by fit your business requirements.  There has been a lot of buzz specifically in iPaaS, so looking forward to that.  So what about enhancements for existing customers?  What can you share for the "power" user of Oracle SOA Suite?

Simone:

Sure.  In response to what our customers are asking for, the plan is for an upcoming SOA Suite release to offer operational enhancements like smaller database footprint, agile patching of running composites, multi tenancy and more.  Details will be revealed during our session.

Bruce:

So plenty for the power IT user.  What about the business users.  What is available and underway for them?

Simone:

We will cover topics, new and futures, that target the business user.  Customers use SOA Suite to deploy critical integration processes and applications to run their business. With Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) and other analytics capabilities, you gain historical and real-time critical insight into the business using out of the box dashboards and reports. When certain patterns are detected and thresholds are reached, there is a need to easily configure automatic corrective action.  We will cover what joined SOA Suite in the 12c release and what is underway.

Bruce:

Looks like even deeper visibility into the business than what's available now.  And finally, how to integrate all of the data coming from Internet of Things (IoT) and other Fast Data sources.  Can you provide some background here?

Simone:

Absolutely.  We will discuss new developments related to managing and filtering the critical vs. non-critical information streaming from devices, social media, and more and how to integrate this with the rest of the infrastructure.  How do you detect instant business threats and how do you quickly identify business opportunities that otherwise might not have been detected by traditional threshold-based alerts?  Rather than implementing a disparate architecture, Oracle has put significant effort into unifying event processing into the same interface as the enterprise integration platform with the goal of simplifying integration instead of requiring customers to have another "integration platform" to manage.

Bruce:

Thank you Simone and looking forward to the session.  You'll have to talk fast to cover all of that in 45 minutes!

Please see the abstract for this and other integration sessions in the Focus on SOA document.  
For everyone attending, mark you calendars for the session below.   Hope to see you there.

Service Integration Product Strategy: Oracle SOA Suite 12c, the Cloud, and API Management

Vikas Anand, Senior Director, Business Integration Product Management, Oracle

Simone Geib, Director, Business Integration Product Management, Oracle

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Moscone South - 302            CON7736

Monday Jan 06, 2014

Service Technology Magazine features Oracle's perspective on API Management

Happy 2014! The new year finds us in a unique position as our industry shapes and molds the rest of the world with innovation around mobile. Newly defined spaces such Application Programming Interface (API) Management are being created and solidified to match this innovation. API Management is shaping the multi-channel strategy of enterprises across organizational boundaries.

Service Technology Magazine featured Oracle's perspective on a comprehensive API management solution that helps organizations develop well-designed infrastructure that securely exposes APIs all the way to managing the front-end for adoption. The byline also touches on how organizations can outsource application enhancement by empowering developers through API adoption, as well as add a mobile front to applications to capture new revenue opportunities. Finally, the piece will examine how organizations can streamline business and IT objectives by managing the life-cycle of their APIs. To read the article: Unlock your IT with API Management.

To find an overview of Oracle's API Management offering, visit us: Oracle API Management Solutions

Wednesday Oct 16, 2013

SOA Summit - Oracle Session Replay

SOA Summit Banner

If you think you missed the most recent Integration Developer News (IDN) "SOA Summit" 2013...good news, you didn't. 

At least not the replay of the Oracle session titled:

Three Solutions
for
Simplifying Cloud/On-Premises Integration

As you will see in the reply below, this session introduces

Three common reasons for integration complexity:

  1. Disparate Toolkits
  2. Lack of API Management
  3. Rigid, Brittle Infrastructure

and then the

Three solutions to these challenges:

  1. Unify Cloud On-premises Integration
  2. Enable Multi-channel Development with API Management
  3. Plan for the Unexpected - Future Readiness

The last solution on future readiness describes how you can transition from being reactive to new trends, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), by modifying your integration strategy to enable business agility and how to recognize trends through Fast Data event processing ahead of your competition.

Oracle SOA Suite customer SFpark's (San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Authority) implementation with API Management is covered as shown in the screenshot to the right

SFparkThis case study covers the core areas of API Management for partners to build their own applications by leveraging parking availability and real-time pricing as well as mobile enablement of data integrated by SOA Suite underneath.  Download the free SFpark app from the Apple and Android app stores to check it out.

When looking into the future, the discussion starts with a historical look to better prepare for what comes next.   As shown in the image below, one of the next frontiers after mobile and cloud integration is a deeper level of direct "enterprise to customer" interaction.  Much of this relates to the Internet of Things.  Examples of IoT from the perspective of SOA and integration is also covered in the session. 

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Looking into the Future







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For example, early adopter Turkcell and their tracking of mobile phone users as they move from point A to B to C is shown in the image the right.   As you look into more "smart services" such as Location-Based Services, how "future ready" is your application infrastructure? 

Check out the replay by clicking the video image below to learn about these three challenges and solution including how to "future ready" your application infrastructure:

SOA Summit Replay

Saturday Sep 21, 2013

Unlock Your Enterprise IT Assets with Oracle API Management

Explore the emerging trend of capturing new revenue opportunities by unlocking valuable information and capabilities that have traditionally been hidden behind the corporate firewall. Application programming interface (API) management is a solution domain that focuses on helping organizations add new channels for accessing enterprise applications and externalizing existing IT assets.

Join us as Oracle reveals its API Management strategy and experience in this domain, discuss use cases, and identify supporting Oracle Fusion Middleware products that can be used in this context.

API Management

Title: Unlocking the Value of Your Enterprise IT Assets Through APIs [CON8696]

Speaker: Timothy Hall, VP of Product Management, Oracle

Date: Monday Sep 23, 12:15-1:15 PM

Location: Moscone West 2012 

To learn more visit us  at Oracle API Management.


Friday Mar 22, 2013

Community Management: The Next Wave of SOA Governance and API Management

While SOA Governance, as a discipline, has been around for a number of years, not every company that embarks on the adoption of SOA has decided to embrace it. In some cases, the runtime management of service is implemented, but not the design-time aspects. Now, with the introduction of Cloud Computing and the proliferation of mobile devices, the “new” discipline of API Management is surfacing. This session explores why API Management has emerged, its relationship with SOA governance, and why both of these disciplines will ultimately take a page from the business-to-business world and evolve into a new discipline called “Community Management”.

Tim Hall, VP of Oracle Product Management discusses, compares and contrasts SOA Governance and API Management, explaining why he believes they will evolve into a new discipline called “Community Management”.

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You can access the video HERE or download the slides HERE

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