Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

Integration for Airlines and Cargo Hubs

Thank you to Krishnaprem Bhatia, Product Manager for Oracle B2B Integration for this insightful blog post on the latest B2B integration trends for airlines and cargo hubs:

Market Trend

Many airlines today are using antiquated mainframe and proprietary systems for maintaining their Passenger Service Systems (PSS). These systems are  typically mainframe systems which are old and complex with a high cost of maintenance. Airlines want to modernize these systems and reduce their costs by consolidation of numerous point solutions and legacy applications.

The need to reduce complexity, bring down IT costs and increase their flexibility is driving airlines to outsource their PSS systems to vendors such as Amadeus. Although self development of these PSS systems can be done in-house by major airlines, it can be more expensive, less flexible, and less feature rich than the outsourcing option.
Plane at gate
As airlines outsource more of their PSS systems, they need to exchange business documents such as reservations and ticketing with the outsourced provider. They also need visibility and manageability into the data flowing from outsourced systems into their enterprises.This incoming passenger data also needs to be integrated back into their internal systems. For example, different documents received from the outsourced PSS systems need to be processed and stored so that they are available to other internal systems. This has to be done using standards-based technologies for compliance and interoperability, ensuring that performance and operations SLAs are met at the same time.

How does Oracle Service Integration fit in?

Oracle B2B allows airlines to connect with their outsourced PSS systems such as Amadeus using industry standards-based technologies. Airlines can exchange different document types (typically EDI variants, non XML formats) such as passenger reservations, updates to reservations, inventory management, departure control systems and ticketing. Oracle B2B provides the ability to exchange these documents, process them, validate them, and translate them into XML for further processing by downstream components.

Couple at terminal

Airlines typically exchange information with Amadeus using two modes. In the real-time (online) mode the messages are sent 'live' by the PSS systems on an ongoing basis as they occur. In the batch mode many messages are batched together and sent at a particular time. Oracle B2B provides support for both real-time and batch modes, providing critical functionality such as document translation, validation, de-batching for these documents. It also provides the communication mechanisms such as File, FTP and MQ for exchanging these messages with outsourced systems. All this is done using standards based technologies such as standard document and exchange protocols. Once B2B is done processing the messages, these are typically sent to adjacent components within Oracle SOA Suite for message enrichment and transformations. Messages can then be stored in an enterprise warehouse where this data can be used by other internal applications. The end to end scenarios typically have high performance SLAs in terms of throughput and end to end processing time.

The products typically deployed in such scenarios include Oracle B2B, Oracle SOA Suite BPEL Process Manager for data transformation and enrichment and Oracle Data Integrator for migrating processed data into enterprise data warehouses. Customers may also choose to deploy this over Exalogic and Exadata systems for performance reasons.

Some customer examples

There are many customers who are using Oracle SOA B2B as described above today including an asian airliner who went live with Oracle B2B in November 2013. Their goal was to replace their mainframe-based passenger service system with a state of the art process that interfaces with Amadeus. The business scenarios included real-time integration, batch, no-fly list checks, integration with Amadeus via MQ. The new solution was based on Oracle SOA Suite middleware on the Exalogic and Exadata platforms. The benefits for the airline by deploying the new platform include reduction in cost, increased flexibility and increased performance (2x  for batch processing, 32x for no-fly list)

Other similar customers include Sri Lankan Airlines who went live in Dec 2013 and All Nippon Airlines (ANA) planning to go live in 2014, along with others in the pipeline.

We also see that Oracle B2B is used to provide B2B SaaS services. This is becoming more common as more enterprises move towards cloud adoption in general. We already have customers in the retail sector such as SPS Commerce who have built their SaaS solutions using Oracle B2B, but today there are also customers in the travel segment who are providing SaaS based brokerage services. For example, Cargo Champs is providing a cloud solution for cargo management to more than 89 airlines worldwide. They are the biggest cargo broker cloud platform with airlines, frieght carriers, cargo hubs etc. With hundreds of different endpoints integrated using multiple data formats, they estimate to deploy 15,000 agreements and exchange 50 million messages over 7 data centers. Cargo Champs is using Oracle B2B for Custom, EDI and IATA documents exchanging messages over File, FTP and numerous other transport protocols. They are also using SOA Suite for message enrichment, business rules, transformations and routing.

There is a huge opportunity for the airline and cargo industry to improve their efficiency and agility as more and more airlines optimize their systems and move towards cloud adoption in general. Industry experts predict that there is going to be plenty of growth in this market for many years to come. For more information on Oracle B2B, see the following link

Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

"Drive-In Theater Webcast" Recap - Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com

I hope you were able to make it to the Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com webcast.  In case you had car trouble, the replay and slides are available (link).  As you learned, the new Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com takes the complexity Drive-In Webcastout of integration by encapsulating session management, security and other tasks into the same intuitive wizard-based approach that has been so popular with our other adapters.  During the webcast, we started with a visual description of the challenges that can occur with a growth in disparate toolkits and then converged onto the Oracle solution for unifying cloud and on-premises integration with a single standards-based toolkit.   Then Vikas Anand gave a demo of Salesforce.com/E-Business Suite real time integration followed by a quick demo of how to set up the adapter.

We had over 150 questions and here are few selected questions and the answers:

Q: Will this work with Oracle SOA Suite 11g or is this an upcoming 12c feature?

A: The Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com is available today and works with SOA Suite 11g

Q: What adapters are coming in the future?

A: Check out the video from Oracle OpenWorld with Thomas Kurian and Demed L'Her available on Oracle Media Network (6:15)

Q: Does the adapter work with Oracle Service Bus and Oracle BPM Suite?

A: Yes, as of release 11.1.1.7

Q: Does the Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com let you integrate to other cloud and on-premises applications?

A: Yes, the adapter connects Salesforce.com to Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle SOA Suite has over 200 integration adapters and other technologies to support integration to a wide range of cloud and on-premise applications

Q: Where can I find more detailed technical information?

A: Check out Oracle Technical Network (OTN) on Oracle Adapters for the documentation on the Oracle Cloud Adapters

Q: What is the price for the cloud adapter?

A: Download the public "Oracle Technology Global Price List" and search for "Cloud Adapters"

We hope you enjoyed the webcast, even though you would have needed to view it from your iPad on the dashboard of your car to experience it like the image but it's fun to think about alternate communication channels such as a drive-in.  Maybe next time.  Here is the link to the replay (link)

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. 

turkcell image

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

Monday Oct 07, 2013

OpenWorld Recap - Oracle SOA Suite the Foundation for Cloud & Mobile

Oracle SOA Suite took center stage at the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 this year as a result of strong customer OOW Imageinterest 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.

Thomas Kurian and Service IntegrationThe 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.  

Thomas Kurian and Demed L'Her

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:

BT B2B

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.

Monday Sep 23, 2013

Large Transaction Volume - Oracle SOA Suite Customer Panel

Ever wanted to hear how a company scales up to 120 million transactions per day? (yes, 120M in one day!)

Learn tips & tricks from DIRECTV, COMCAST, and SPS Commerce at the Oracle OpenWorld Customer Large Transaction Volume - Oracle SOA SuitePanel:

Processing Large Transaction Volumes with Oracle SOA Suite

Each customer will share goals, architectural diagrams, results, lessons learned, and next steps that will help you rapidly scale up your Oracle SOA Suite integration platform.

Join us at OpenWorld at 1:15 on Tuesday this week (Sep 24th 2013) at Moscone North - Room 130.  For more on OpenWorld sessions related to SOA & Integration, check out the Focus On SOA listing.

Friday Sep 20, 2013

Following Larry’s Cloud Keynote – Oracle’s MWaaS, Public, Private Strategy Session

How do I leverage Oracle’s Middleware-as-a-Service offerings? What is the “as-a-Service” strategy? When do I use Oracle Public vs. Private Cloud or a combination of the two? Following Larry’s keynote on Tuesday Sept 24th get the answers to these questions and more. After a 30-minute break, head over to the Red curtain3:45 PM General Session titled “Oracle Fusion Middleware: Designed to Power Your Cloud Strategy” to hear Senior Director of Product Management Sandeep Banerjie and Oracle VP/Architect Mark Nelson give an introduction of Oracle MWaaS as well as an in-depth look into Oracle Public Cloud and Oracle Private Cloud.

Included in the session are demonstrations of Oracle Public Cloud as well as Oracle Private Cloud showcasing Engineered Systems, next generation IaaS management from the Nimbula acquisition, and Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Demo

Hope to see you on Tuesday September 24th at 3:45 at Moscone West – 3024. 

For more information on Oracle Cloud and MWaaS sessions, see the Middleware Cloud Computing and MWaaS, see the Middleware Cloud Computing Focus On listing.

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

How to Integrate with the Cloud - Oracle OpenWorld Customer Panel

Hear customer experts describe how they integrated their existing on-premises applications with the cloud.  Here is a peak into a slide to be presented by customer panelist JDSU on using Oracle SOA Suite to integrate with Salesforce.  Andrew Randall, Senior Manager of Information Technology from JDSU will provide step by step guidance, lessons learned and where they are going next in his portion of the session titled:

Cloud Seeding: Using Oracle SOA to Enrich Salesforce.com with Back Office Data

JDSU Sneak PeakAdditional experts on the panel include Asheesh Srivastava, Manager of IT Delivery at Xerox and Bharat Raval, a Manager with IEEE.

For more information on this Cloud Panel, please select the session titled "Oracle SOA Suite Customer Panel: Unifying Cloud Applications with On-Premises Applications" in the Oracle SOA Focus On document.  Hope to see you there on Tuesday Sept 24th at 12:00 PT.

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

Transitioning from TIBCO to Oracle SOA - Part 2

Last months "Transitioning from TIBCO to Oracle SOA - Part 1" highlighting Electronic Arts (EA) was the first in a series of blogs on how and why customers have transitioned from TIBCO, IBM, Microsoft and other integration solutions to Oracle SOA Suite.

This blog focuses on how Eaton Corporation transitioned from TIBCO into a services-based integration solution using Oracle SOA Suite.   Their previous integration was based on a lot of point-to-point integrations with TIBCO as described in the Oracle SOA Customer Insights Webcast by Eaton Corporation and shown in the "Eaton's Legacy TIBCO Implementation" screenshot on the right:Legacy TIBCO Integrations

 In the webcast, Eaton states:

"What our goal is, we actually want to get away from TIBCO towards more of a SOA environment"

and describes how they have transitioned to a comprehensive integration solution based on re-usable services encompassing a broad range of applications.  The screenshot below, also from the webcast, illustrates their more recent integration implementation covering Distributed Order Management (DOO), integration to Oracle E-Business Suite, and SAP implementations in Austria and Germany.  Current integration implementation:

Modern Integration Infrastructure

View the entire Eaton webcast to hear about their lessons learned and to see a deep dive into their modern service integration solution architecture - Oracle SOA Customer Insights Webcast Series

Wednesday Jul 24, 2013

Transitioning from TIBCO to Oracle SOA - Part 1

At the last Oracle OpenWorld, EA (Electronic Arts) presented "Winning at Digital: Build the World's Best Digital Playground, with fun for EVERYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE."  To achieve their required level of scalability for over 220 million registered users, EA transitioned from TIBCO middleware into an Oracle Fusion Middleware platform based on Oracle SOA Suite 11g.  As shown in the left-to-right project timeline below, their transition successfully went live on May 21 2012 in 30 countries and 14 languages across North America, Europe, and Asia:

Project Meridian at EA

The previous implementation (shown in the middle) used a combination of file uploads, SQL scripts, TIBCO and according to EA resulted in a platform that was not scalable to meet their future requirements.

The current Oracle Fusion Middleware implementation (indicated on the right side of the image above) now handles the following transaction volumes, business process, formats and message sizes:

Volume CharacteristicsPrior to their transition from a collection of disparate platforms and tools, regions of EA would sometimes independently update or change applications without synchronizing with other geographies which seriously impacted the enterprise.  The standardization on Oracle SOA Suite addressed this issue and also met their current and future scalability requirements.

In the Profit Magazine cover story, EA describes their transition to a "Future-Proof" solution to support their 30% growth in digital revenue, led by direct-to-consumer channels.  The article describes how "in the spring of 2011, EA management engaged Oracle staff to design and build the iHub, EA’s data integration solution, based on Oracle Fusion Middleware. The joint team reviewed the mission, desired outcomes, and target key performance indicators (KPIs) of the project. Then they reverse-engineered those outcomes to come up with a project plan. Meanwhile, millions of transactions kept rolling in daily, so there was urgency behind the initiative."Profit Magazine-EA

“Generally, when you’re on a project, it takes three months to build a team, set everything up, and start delivering these integration services,” Deepak Advani, VP of enterprise services says. “We basically took two weeks to set the project up, and we were delivering in four weeks. We were adjusting and building as we went.”

This blog focusing on Oracle SOA Suite scalability is a first in a series of upcoming blogs on "Transitioning to Oracle SOA Suite".  Stay tuned for more updates on how and why customers are migrating to Oracle SOA Suite.

To assess your scalability and other aspects of your integration platform, take the SOA Assessment by Oracle or for some cool gaming pictures, click on the image below:

FIFA Soccer Image


Monday Jul 15, 2013

Events: Oracle Simplifying Integration of Cloud and On-Premise

Join us for breakfast at an upcoming "Simplifying Integration of Cloud and On-Premise" event to hear Oracle Extending Integration to the Consumerintegration experts provide solutions to the challenges of increased integration complexity.   The relative simplicity of years past when integration was mostly on-premise without the requirements to integrate cloud applications, mobile devices, embedded devices, disparate data silos,  and enterprise business process is long gone.

As you plan your path to simplified integration, it's critically important to anticipate what's coming next.  During "The Future of Integration" keynote, hear about how the "Internet of Things" including extensive use of consumer-focused Location-Based Services is not a separate concern from enterprise integration but instead a near term extension of your current role in enterprise integration.

The image below presents one of the challenges resulting from the Accidental Cloud Architecture which is addressed during the event:

Connectivity by Accident

After the keynote, attend sessions covering:

  • SOA - Simplifying Integration for Cloud and On-premise Applications
  • BPM - Extend Applications and Manage Processes Across the Cloud
  • Data Integration - Dissolve Data Silos Within the Enterprise
  • Fast Data - Push Fast Data to the Edge with Event Processing

Starting in Asia-Pacific, the first 3 events will be in:

  • New Zealand - Wellington - July 23, 2013
  • Australia - Brisbane - July 24, 2013 (Booked to capacity)
  • Singapore - August 28, 2013
  • more to be announced

So please join us to increase your knowledge on how to simplify integration.  We hope to see you there.

Access the "Simplifying Integration" events at the following LINK

Thursday May 23, 2013

Take the SOA Assessment Challenge!

Is your SOA-based integration leading or lagging your competition?

Are you stuck with too much point-to-point application integration and not enough SOA-based integration?

Find out how your company ranks relative to your competition.

Spider Chart Assessment Graphic

Simply answer the 16-question SOA Assessment to receive your customized 12-page report that ranks your answers relative to others in your industry.

Assessment Main Screen

Based on guidance from Oracle Architects, the SOA Assessment covers the 8 domains listed in the table below.

8 Domains

Your customized report provides “Actions to Consider” and “Potential Business Impact” for each domain. Access the SOA Assessment (link) to receive your report.

Hope you find it useful!

Note: Once a minimum threshold of assessment participants has been reached for your industry, such as Financial Services, the report will provide a targeted comparison with peers only from your industry.  Until that threshold is reached, your answers will be compared with all assessment participants.

Monday Mar 25, 2013

How Oracle SOA Suite Simplifies Integration

You are 8 minutes away from having a better understanding of the following three topics. Watch this brief webcast titled “Simplifying Integration in the Enterprise and Cloud” to learn:Got 8 Minutes?

  • How integration complexity will increase
...unless you avoid the accidental cloud architecture
  • The 4 main aspects of Oracle SOA Suite
... and how the Oracle Service Bus, B2B, cloud integration and more fit into the Oracle SOA Suite
  • What OnStar said about their Oracle SOA Suite benefits
...including how they integrated Facebook


Below are a couple of screenshots.  Enjoy the webcast

Oracle SOA Suite Service Virtualization

This week is “Integration” week as part of the five month “New Business Imperative” Webcast Series.  Watch the webcast then stay tuned for more about Oracle's cloud integration solution.

Tuesday Mar 19, 2013

SOA Summit - Oracle Session Now on YouTube

Learn about Oracle's strategy for simplifying integration and developing a more responsive enterprise even while you expand your integration support to include cloud and mobile.  Recently uploaded to YouTube, this session highlights the commonly overlooked aspects of cloud integration to give you a more comprehensive view of the many aspects of cloud integration beyond basic connectivity.  

Also included are product screenshots, a complete diagram of the components of Oracle SOA Suite and the associated management components as well as customer case studies.

Is Cloud Integration just a Web service? Oracle SOA Suite

Join the www.youtube.com/oraclefusionmiddle channel to stay connected with future video postings.  To watch the Oracle session, click on the video image link above.

Thursday Mar 14, 2013

How Cisco Integrates Cloud & On-premise Apps with Oracle SOA Suite

Have you ever wondered how some big companies are able to rapidly acquire and merge applications?  Take a look at this webcast by Cisco’s Senior IT Manager Paras Jain. Shortly after the WebEx acquisition 5 years ago, Cisco consolidated to Webcast Slide #1a single unified customer experience for online ordering of cloud and on-premise collaboration applications. Within 6 months, Cisco achieved break-even on their Oracle SOA Suite integration investment, eliminated duplicate order data entry and significantly improved their service level agreements (SLAs).

In the webcast, Paras dives into their SaaS IT System Architecture to describe how Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus are used for mediation, security, and monitoring as part of their subscription lifecycle management, partner ordering, quote & order, taxation and more as shown in the image below:

Cisco-WebEx SaaS IT System Architecture

Also covered are before and after slides of the order fulfillment process showing how Cisco simplifies and streamlines integration of cloud and on-premise applications and the associated processes. 

View this webcast and more from the Oracle SOA & BPM Customer Insights Webcast Series - LINK

Wednesday Mar 06, 2013

The SOA Mandate

I recall attending a Gartner integration conference in 2003, ten years after Gartner’s Alexander Pasik introduced the term SOA. Attendees were still voicing skepticism with comments like “SOA is just a new term for <insert unrelated re-use technology name here>” or “is this just another fad I can wait out?” Since this introduction, there has been a gradual but steady growth in the acceptance of service-based integration over the last decade as a strategy to increase agility and time-to-market but not as a mandate. SOA Mandate Image

A tipping point has finally occurred as a result of two recent trends, elevating the importance of SOA into a mandate for enterprise adoption for a large swath of medium to large size companies. The convergence of these two simultaneous trends are, for the first time, aggressively pushing SOA above the mandate threshold:

  1. Mobile Services are Different– At the most recent Gartner AADI event, the pre-event attendee survey indicated for the first time in several years that interest in “mobile enablement” jumped ahead of cloud which dropped to #2. During the keynote session, Gartner suggested a reason for mobile rising above cloud was due to companies having the option to slow down cloud adoption. For smartphone access, no such delay options exists. Customers have smartphones in their hands today and expect to interact with their accounts in an optimized mobile interface…simply put, smartphones have put urgency into mobile services. As Oracle SOA Suite customers have presented (Oracle OpenWorld 2012), mobile demands “mobile-sized” services that are different from existing service calls designed to support large amounts of data for large screen sizes over transmission rates that are far more reliable than intermittently limited mobile networks. The stronger the need for multiple types of service calls, the stronger the driver for getting serious about SOA
  2. Cloud Creating a More Disparate Infrastructure – In years past, most of the applications were on-premise and installed by the internal IT department, giving IT a stronger upfront role in the selection of the application and placing some priority on how well this application will integrate with the existing infrastructure. Now that more applications are cloud based, lines-of-business are able to select, and “deploy” new SaaS applications into production (initially uncoupled from existing enterprise applications) and therefore delay IT participation. Since every new cloud application vendor has its own specifications and techniques that it mandates for integration with their product, the relative uniformity of yesterdays purely on-premise infrastructure is rapidly disappearing. When IT gets involved for integration of the SaaS app with the existing infrastructure a full-featured integration platform supporting what is known as “any-to-any” transformation is a proven method to future-proof the infrastructure to support the next SaaS application. This point was highlighted by Oracle SOA Suite customer Geeta Pyne during the Oracle session at Gartner AADI and mentioned in a prior blog post.

What’s different about these two trends is a sense of urgency. In contrast to the classic drivers for SOA such as the need to enable businesses to roll out services faster, lower costs, and lower risk that were frequently addressed slowly, mobile service enablement and integrating disparate cloud applications can’t wait. As early adopters of SOA are proving out, having a service infrastructure in place allowed for rapid support of mobile services and integration of disparate cloud applications into the enterprises.

We are certainly well past the point of questioning the value of SOA. Instead…more and more enterprise companies are deciding SOA is a mandate for them to be able to deliver mobile services faster and support any new cloud application that joins the application infrastructure and maybe most importantly, gives them the flexibility to support a third trend when it arrives.

For more on cloud integration and mobile services enablement, follow this Oracle SOA blog and the social media channels highlighted on this page.

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