Monday Apr 07, 2014

Mobile and Application Integration at Collaborate14 This Week in Las Vegas

Thank you to Mala Narasimharajan for this Collaborate14 blog which includes events highlighting mobile and application integration using Oracle SOA Suite: 

 Air travel reservations confirmed - CHECK.  Hotel reservations confirmed - CHECK.  Powerpoint presentation ready for COLLABORATE14 - CHECK.  Now, all you need to do is plan which sessions you don't want to miss.  The Fusion Middleware team is out in full force at this year's COLLABORATE and we want to make it easy for you to come, attend, learn and network at sessions.  Below is a short list of sessions you won't want  to miss and hear Edward Zou, Vice-President, Product Management speak about Oracle AppAdvantage, Mobility and Fusion Middleware's future objectives: 

  • AppAdvantage: Business Advantage through Fusion Middleware - Tuesday, April 8 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The session will discuss how Oracle EBusiness Suite, PeopleSoft, JDEdwards and Siebel customers are extending and enhancing their existing investments in applications with SOA, BPM, IDM, WebCenter, DI, Exa solutions and Mobile Platform technologies to achieve business results.

  • Build Mobile Apps, Extend Fusion Apps and Integrate Cloud Apps with Fusion Middleware - Tuesday, April 8 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The focus of the session will be a discussion on where we are investing in Oracle Fusion Middleware. We’ll also be discussing the cloud, particularly how to leverage your current and planned investments in Oracle database, applications or other middleware technologies.

  • Simplify Enterprise Mobility: Extend Oracle Applications to Mobile - Tuesday, April 8 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Read up on Edward Zou's interview with IOUG's Dan McDonnel, right here, and learn what's coming up at the show and how AppAdvantage and Enteprise Mobility are key Middleware objectives you should know about. 

We have even more sessions at the show across other lines of Fusion Middleware that you shouldn't miss - here's a listing: 

  • Real World Cloud and On-Premise ERP Integration Simplified with Oracle SOA Suite - April 9 from 1:00-2:00 PM, Level 3 Murano 3206
  • Reducing Data Center Cost and Complexity with Oracle Exalogic - April 11 from 8:30-9:30 AM, Level 3 San Polo 3403
  • ADF Mobile with Oracle Java Cloud - April 9 from 12:15-12:45 PM, Level 3 Murano 3206
  • Oracle Exalogic Security Best Practices and PCI Compliance - April 8 from 8:30-9:30 AM, Level 1 Galileo 1005

Have a great week at COLLABORATE14 - See you at the show!

Thursday Mar 27, 2014

Call for Nominations: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2014

Are your customers using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business value? If so, submit a nomination today for the 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation as their Oracle Sales Partner or encourage them to submit their own nomination. These highly coveted awards honor customers and their partners for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture. Customer Winners receive a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco (September 28-October 2) and will be honored during a special event at OpenWorld.  Award Winners become great references as well!

Categories include:

  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • Oracle Cloud Application Foundation
  • Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Business Process Management
  • Oracle WebCenter
  • Oracle Identity Management
  • Oracle Data Integration
  • Oracle Development Tools and Framework
  • Big Data and Business Analytics

Process

  • To be considered for this award, complete or have your clients complete the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation SOA nomination form and send to: Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com
  • Please complete this form with as much detail as possible.
  • Nominations that do not have the solution area identified and the disclaimer on the last page cannot be considered for award
  • Submit completed form and any relevant supporting documents to the email address above.
  • IMPORTANT: Include category and company name in your email subject line, for example:
    • SOA_CompanyName_InnovationAwards2014” when submitting your nomination.
  • Oracle may contact you to collect additional details, if necessary.
  • Winners will be notified in mid-August.

Timeline

The deadline to submit all nominations is 5pm Pacific on June 20, 2014.

Criteria

An ideal nomination should highlight criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Innovative and visionary use of SOA Suite 11g
    • Originality of architecture
    • Uniqueness of business use case
  • Level of impact such as ROI or other measurable business benefit
  • Solution in or close to production
  • Solution includes one or more of the following:
    • Cloud integration
    • Mobile enablement
    • Fusion Applications integration
    • B2B projects, especially replacement of legacy solutions (Sterling, Gentran, etc.)
    • Processing and integration of events from devices (Internet of Things)
  • Usage of complementary technologies such as Data Integration, BPM, Business Intelligence…

Benefits

To Award Winners

  • An Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation trophy
  • One free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2014
  • Priority consideration for placement in Profit magazine, Oracle Magazine, or other Oracle publications & press releases
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation logo for inclusion on your own Website and/or press release

To All Nominees

  • Consideration for participating in OpenWorld 2014 panels and speaking opportunities
  • Consideration for featured Customer Success Story on Oracle.com
  • Consideration for placement in Profit magazine and/or Oracle Magazine
  • Consideration for placement in an Oracle press release or Oracle Fusion Middleware podcast
For additional information, go HERE.

Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

API Management as a solution to Mobile Enablement

API Management is an innovative approach to mobile enablement that is seeing a lot of adoption in recent times. With API Management, organizations expose existing IT assets and services as Application Programming Interfaces or APIs, which can be leveraged by third parties. This allows tapping into innovation by mobile application developers external to the organization and capturing new revenue opportunities. It allows for differentiated customer service as third parties may conglomerate disparate APIs from different vendors to provide innovative solutions that would not be possible otherwise. 

Oracle API Management is a unique in its offering that it encompasses management of both the internal and external life-cycles of the APIs. It offers the following:

· Provides complete API life-cycle management, including definition, creation, security, monitoring, and management of APIs

· Enables developers to REST-ify existing and new services for API exposure

· Provides opportunities to grow and enrich developer communities with pre-built, customizable portals

· Delivers proven, trusted API management solutions

Figure: API Management Lifecycle – Reference Architecture

 Specifics on the components of the API Management architecture:

 1. API Portal External developer portal, sits on top of API repository & API gateway 
  •  Self-service registration, on-boarding 
  • API "market place"
  • API documentation, forums, blogs, "support"
  • API key delivery
  • API testing tools
  • Visualization of runtime usage metrics/monitoring
  • Bill presentment/contract agreement
 2. Oracle API Gateway Exposes APIs to the external world
  • API Key generation/validation
  • Access enforcement
  • Rate Limiting / Client Throttling
  • Response caching
    API virtualization in the DMZ
  • Security token & protocol mediation
  • Firewalling, method/parameter white listing
  • API aggregation & mash-up
  • API usage measurement & reporting
3. Oracle Enterprise Repository

  • Back office API Catalog
  •  Content prep environment
  • API service dependency analysis
  • API lifecycle management 

4. Oracle Service Bus
  • Access enforcement
  • Routing, mediation, service throttling, response caching, versioning - abstracts backend services
  • Rich connectivity  
  • Heavy duty payload transformations
  • API virtualization, protocol & security translation for internal apps

To find out more, visit us: Oracle API Management

To learn more about Oracle Mobile Suite to help you with your mobile strategy, visit us at oracle.com/mobile 

This is the third post in the Mobile Integration blog series. Here are the other two: 


Saturday Mar 01, 2014

Mobile Service Enablement with Oracle Service Bus

Mobile service enablement is an extension of SOA for mobile channels. It virtualizes new and existing services and delivers mobile applications. The underlying infrastructure when designed for reuse and extensibility can be easily leveraged for mobile channels. It involves exposing existing business assets as services through a mediation layer such as Oracle Service Bus and building out a mobile front-end using Oracle ADF Mobile. Enterprise Manager and SOA Management Pack can be leveraged to manage the services just the way they would for any other channel, ensuring performance and availability. This approach allows leveraging existing infrastructure for developing on a mobile channel. It helps create new channels using existing SOA infrastructure. REST-enablement of services is done in a matter of minutes as it is built into the service virtualization and mediation layer.

Figure: Mobile Service Enablement using Oracle Service Bus - for service virtualization and mediation

This is a quick and time-tested way to enable mobile as one of several channels as part of expanding your business. We have several Oracle SOA Suite customers who have taken this approach and succeeded with it. Here are a  few:

Agilent transforms IT with Oracle SOA Suite and delivers on Mobile Strategy 

Ricoh Americas and City of Denver take their applications mobile with Oracle SOA Suite

To learn  more about Oracle Mobile Suite which can aid with this strategy visit us at oracle.com/mobile

This is the second in part of a three part blog series on Mobile Integration. Here is the first: Simplifying Enterprise Mobile Integration

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014

Simplifying Enterprise Mobile Integration

Looking to capitalize on the mobile wave could mean many improvements from an existing business strategy. Today, everyone is constantly connected and wants to engage with businesses when and where they choose, whether on the web or via mobile or social channels. For customers and partners, mobility could mean improved user experience with value added services. Mobility increases productivity for employees with availability of timely information to make informed decisions as well as streamlining of business processes. It could reduce support costs and streamline customer support. Adding mobile channels can also result in innovation and new sources of revenue.


Solutions for Mobile Integration

There are several approaches to solutions for mobile integration of which we will consider two.

· Mobile Service Enablement Organizations looking to control the end-to-end user experience from the enterprise application all the way to the mobile front-end, pick this approach.

· API Management This solution allows organizations to expose existing business assets as application programming interfaces or APIs for consumption by external third parties.

There are two ways to developing an enterprise mobile strategy with SOA -- controlling the end-to-end integration experience from the enterprise to the hand held, or exposing enterprise assets through APIs for third parties to build out mobile solutions. Oracle SOA Suite has offerings for mobile-enablement and API management that address both strategies. An integral part of Oracle Mobile Platform, Oracle SOA Suite can address the myriad of mobile integration challenges, whether they reside on premise or in the Cloud.

Security, management, runtime enablement are all key aspects of service integration that serve as the solution for mobile service enablement. API Management on the other hand leverages service integration to manage APIs internally, but it involves a bit more to actually manage the APIs externally as assets that are available for consumption – it involves managing the external lifecycle of the APIs ensuring adoption and fostering a developer community among third parties.

In this three part blog series, we will delve into the details of Mobile Service Enablement and API Management so you can consider your strategy for enterprise mobile enablement. Meanwhile, you can explore more on the new Oracle Mobile Suite which can aid you with either strategy by visiting oracle.com/mobile. And here's where you can find more or Oracle SOA Suite: oracle.com/soa

Monday Nov 04, 2013

7-Eleven Mobile App Powered by Oracle SOA Suite

When you slurp that Slurpee, do you ever think about the sub 100 millisecond processing of 20 million 7-Eleven digital transactions every day supported by Oracle SOA Suite?  Maybe next time.  Ronald

Check out this impressive video of Ronald Clanton, 7-Eleven's Digital Guest Experience Program Manager, describing how 7-Eleven provides a consistent view across all the end points of over 10,000 stores and their digital entities by using Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Exalogic.  Managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager, they were able to provision their "Rapid-Fire" Middleware as a Service (MWaaS) in only "10 minutes" and deliver on time and complete testing ahead of schedule.

MWaaSSo what are you waiting for?  Download your Slurpee App to get your free Pillsbury Cinnamon pastry and enjoy your contribution to the 20 million messages/day.   When you're done, take a picture of your tongue...red or blue?  Watch the video here:

Ronald with Phone

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.

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

Take Your Applications Mobile with SOA (Customer Panel)

Mobile enablement of enterprise systems is a fast-growing trend. Users expect to access the same applications as from their desktops and target new revenue streams. What infrastructure needs to be deployed to make that a reality? Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus are key parts of the equation. They can expose legacy systems over protocols such as REST and can handle security mediation. In addition, Oracle API Management is a new offering that drives adoption of business assets for mobile consumption. In this panel, you will learn how customers have built mobile access to their existing SOA infrastructure and the most critical requirements you need to plan for.

Come hear customers and long-time Oracle SOA experts discuss their success with mobile enablement of their enterprises. Ricoh Americas talks about how mobile enablement has kick-started their Machine to Machine strategy.

Ricoh Americas

Agilent discusses how six mobile applications were delivered on an aggressive timeline spanning many different functional areas across different technologies. 
Agilent

 ECS delves into how the City of Denver seamlessly added mobility to their citizens to file 311 requests right when and where needed.

Denver City 311

Here are details of the discussion at Oracle Open World so you can bring your questions to our panelists:

Title: Take Your Applications Mobile with SOA (Customer Panel) [CON8714]

Date: Monday Sep 23

Time: 4:45PM - 5:45 PM

Location: Moscone West

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

Mobile Integration Leveraging Oracle SOA Suite - Customer Webcast

Oracle SOA Suite customer Agilent Technologies shares in this webcast how they leveraged their existing Oracle SOA Suite integration platform for rapid mobile enablement.  Our featured speaker is Rajesh Gathwala, Enterprise Architect at Agilent Technologies.  Rajesh manages the Enterprise Mobile Strategic Initiative and his areas of expertise include Cloud, ERP, CRM, SOA, Mobile and more.  Rajesh will share key aspects of Agilent's Mobile Strategic Initiative in rolling out 6 mobile apps and increasing employee productivity while leveraging their existing enterprise foundation.  Instead of attempting to incorporate too many disparate toolsets, Agilent has successfully consolidated their integration into a unified service integration strategy.  Here are a couple of mobile screenshots Rajesh discusses:

Mobile screenshotMobile screenshotAdditional topics include an overview of the architecture, a discussion of the message flow for mobile app services (copied below) as well as the all important lessons learned so you can hit the ground running on your upcoming mobile service enablement projects. 


To register for the webinar or watch the replay, click here

Agilent Message Flow

Monday Jul 08, 2013

Get Fast-Data Accelerator in Your Hands Today: Mobile Data Offloading for Telecom

Telecommunications providers look for ways to improve customer experience in highly congested areas when the networks get overloaded resulting in poor service. In addition, service providers look to capitalize on location-based, value-add services, which have higher contextual relevance in large gatherings for special events. For example, in a stadium, Wi-Fi can be configured to handle increased loads during times of high congestion such as at sporting events or concerts. In addition, when mobile users come to the stadium, value-added services related to the event can improve customer experience and increased monetization for the service provider. For example, messages can be automatically sent to customers, such as “Welcome to the ball park!  Come to the display on the upper deck for complimentary 6 month service upgrade.”

 Mobile data offloading provides policy-based offloading of mobile data to alternate wi-fi networks. It enables telecommunications providers to reduce congestion on cellular networks and lower cost of operations. It helps handle extremely high volumes of events and determines if a mobile device has entered an area covered by lower cost networking.

Mobile Data Offloading

The process is configured to receive device location events from the Telco gateway systems. Areas of interest are pre-defined and recorded in a database, but fed into Oracle Event Processing via industry leading in-memory database, Oracle Coherence where the zones are indexed in memory.

Oracle Process Accelerators are pre-built, end-to-end implementations of common and critical business processes that encompass domain expertise in different industries. And the best news is you can get your hands on them right now, the accelerator is free for download. Oracle recently released a process accelerator that articulates the value of Fast Data: turning high velocity data into value. This Fast Data accelerator targets telecommunications and leverages Oracle Event Processing and Oracle Coherence for delivering a Fast Data solution.

To read more about a real-life customer story on how this solution is leveraged for location based value-add services, please visit: Turkcell Delivers on  Extreme Scalable Mobile Networks

And to get your hands on Fast Data, visit us at: Oracle Process Accelerator for Mobile Data Offloading

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.

Friday Jan 25, 2013

Your Next WebEx Meeting - Powered by Oracle SOA Suite Integration

Since you are reading this blog, its likely you participated in one of over 6 million WebEx meetings with over 1 billion meeting minutes per month.  How did Cisco acquire and seamlessly integrate WebEx with such high volume and complex integration requirements?  

Video of Cisco's Paras Jain talking about their Oracle SOA Suite implementationCheck out this video of Cisco's Paras Jain, Senior Manager of IT, as he describes how they used Oracle SOA Suite to merge WebEx into Cisco in 6 months, achieved a break-even on their Oracle SOA Suite investment in 7 months, and hear him describe some of the key benefits they achieved.  Paras mentioned a common theme expressed by many other customers... the flexibility of Oracle SOA Suite as a key differentiator.    When starting off on integration, it's hard to know what capabilities will be required by your future cloud applications not to mention your internal legacy applications.  Oracle SOA Suite provides this flexibility to handle unknown future requirements.

Also highlighted by Paras are additional mobile enablement plans Cisco is rolling out for iPhone and Android phones powered by Oracle SOA Suite integration on the back-end.

Coming soon, Paras will present in the "Customer Insight Webcast Series - Oracle SOA & BPM"...stay tuned for logistics.  Here is a sneak-peak of a slide he will describe in detail:



Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

Amtrak's Mobile-SOA Oracle SOA Solution at OpenWorld

During yesterday's Mobile SOA Session, Innowave presented their ticketing solution implemented for Amtrak which uses Oracle SOA Suite for service-enablement with support for Microsoft Windows Mobile handheld devices.  Innowave's Hilal Khan described this chart and highlighted the value of a service-based approach since the data went to handhelds as well as to APEX reports with a single service implementation:

Innowave Mobile-SOA Solution

Mobile-SOA Integration by Oracle SOA Suite Customer Agilent

I attended an excellent session by Oracle SOA Suite customer Rajesh Gathwala from Agilent.  He said most mobile vendors have their own embedded toolsets but the problem arises when you have too many of these disparate toolsets in the organization..."How many toolsets do you want?".  He highlighted his solution which standardizes on Oracle SOA Suite for integration including mobile.  Here is a screenshot describing how the integration includes Oracle eBusiness Suite, Oracle Service Bus and the security solution from his presentation:

Agilent Mobile/SOA Solution

You can see a video of Rajesh speaking about Agilent's Oracle SOA Suite implementation from last years OpenWorld (prior to his mobile integration).

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