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Five key Oracle Integration lessons from handling billions of messages monthly

Amit Saxena
VP Product Management - Inbound for Oracle Integration Cloud

Co-authored by Daryl Eicher

Automating end-to-end enterprise business processes involves connecting multiple software-as-a-service (SaaS), on-premises, and custom applications.

One of the most innovative things you can do with your enterprise applications is to integrate them into end-to-end business processes, such as recruit-to-retire, requisition-to-receipt, and lead-to-invoice. When automating processes across multiple event-based services and data sources, you want the ability to adjust and evolve those interactions on the fly.

Many, varied integration patterns pose a complex challenge to traditional integration strategies. To keep pace, our customers need to enable self-service, capitalize on existing APIs, and implement a hybrid integration platform. Watch Oracle Integration Architecture Principles to see for yourself how we can help your connected business strategy support modern integration and automation best practices.

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Processing more than 2.05 billion monthly integration messages in our cloud, the Oracle Integration team has noticed five key trends that can help boost your productivity and accelerate innovation. We’re excited to announce the general availability of new and improved Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services based on these lessons, so let’s get into them.

Lead with APIs

When you build your integrations, explore the latest OpenAPI improvements to save you effort, and even inspire new ideas. Got a REST-based integration flow? You can expose it into an API endpoint in Oracle Integration and deploy the endpoint to the OCI API Gateway with routing rules pointing to the activated integration.

A screenshot of the Oracle Integration dashboard.

Sense and react faster with comprehensive observability from Oracle API Gateway.

Simplify trading partner management

Take advantage of the latest B2B Trading Partner Management capabilities now at your fingertips! Long-running interactions with customers and suppliers are complex for analysts and developers to track, but you can now simplify it with unified visibility across all transactions, including both wire and business messages.

A graphic depicting the B2B experience.

Oracle Integration offers full lifecycle B2B Trading Partner Management from technical connection to message tracking.

Embrace event-driven architecture

While many SaaS applications publish events, outbound integrations often involve complex orchestration of low-level APIs to work. But Oracle SaaS customers don’t have to invest time in wiring event subscriptions or invoking actions. To see how our event handling framework automates subscriber registration during flow activation, check out the Use Oracle ERP Cloud Business Events recipe. Our customers consuming data streams can now use OCI Streaming with a native, Apache Kafka-compatible adapter. Multiple applications can independently subscribe to a topic and process events in parallel.

A graphic depicting the architecture using Oracle ERP Cloud Business Suite.

Subscribe to a topic and process events in parallel with a native, Apache-compatible adapter for OCI Streaming.

Use prebuilt adapters, templates, and recipes

Discover how prebuilt adapters and recipes cut time to connect and boost developer productivity. Best practice adapter design encapsulates technical details and helps you configure flows with a wizard. With this release, we continue to enhance the security, flexibility, and usability of our prebuilt connectivity assets. With the new Salesforce Commerce Cloud and Oracle Track and Trace adapters, we’ve improved flex field (EFF and DFF) support for Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, and REST adapters. Based on customer demand for prebuilt templates that give you a head start in building your integrations, we’ve added 12 new recipes for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Streaming, FTP, Oracle NetSuite, SurveyMonkey, REST, SOAP, Oracle Engagement Cloud, and Oracle Service Cloud.

Keep an eye on the dashboard

Armed with these practices, you’re ready to roll. But how do you know if your innovations are effective? Oracle Integration Insight gives customers a real-time view of their business processes. Now you can quickly embed business dashboards in SaaS applications by creating a URL or an HTML element. So, your business users can easily view milestones and transactions spanning multiple applications directly from their favorite ERP, HCM, or CRM application—without leaving it.

A screenshot of the Oracle NetSuite dashboard.

Easily embed dashboards in SaaS applications to view milestones and transactions for end-to-end business processes.

What’s your integration pro tip?

Are you using these five lessons? Do you have a real-time dashboard embedded in your SaaS application? Let us know in the comments.

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