Every year at Oracle OpenWorld, there is one headliner/must-see strategy session on Oracle SOA Suite/Service Integration. 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:
This appears to be the most exciting strategy session in the last 5 years. Why is there so much interest?
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.
You mentioned API management...can you give a preview on what will be covered?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
So plenty for the power IT user. What about the business users. What is available and underway for them?
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.
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?
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.
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
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
Simone Geib, Director, Business Integration Product Management, Oracle
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Moscone
South - 302 CON7736