Are you an Oracle application customer wondering:
“How do I avoid a nightmare of
complexity while expanding my application integration infrastructure from on-premises to a hybrid mix of cloud and on-premises?”
If so, your awareness of the complexity that results when
departments develop a growing patchwork of cloud integrations independent from
a cohesive enterprise strategy, is an important first step. This naturally evolving complexity, known as
the “Accidental Cloud Architecture” returns enterprises to the painful
pre-SOA days of point-to-point integration. Much has been written on this phenomenon including a recent Forrester
report (“The Hybrid2 Integration Challenge” by Stefan Ried, PH.D.,
May 1 2013) which states:
integration tool landscape at most large enterprises is simply too varied and
disparate to support full implementation of a digital business design strategy”
The image below shows a visual description of the challenge
of managing a growing collection of disparate integration toolkits and their
associated disparate standards and non-standards.
Oracle’s solution to simplifying the complexity of cloud and
on-premises integration is based on removing the distinction between cloud and
on-premises integration with a unified approach to integration regardless of
deployment location. As shown in the
image below, this includes a single standards-based toolkit (using Java, BPEL, etc.) across
In addition to the simplified complexity of a unified approach
to integration, the following additional features describe the AppAdvantage
that Oracle customer’s benefit from when using Oracle Fusion Middleware to
integrate Oracle applications.
- Developed by Oracle Application Software Developers – When using
Oracle SOA Suite to integrate with Oracle E-Business Suite, the implementation
for selecting application data was developed by the Oracle E-Business Suite software development team for Oracle SOA Suite. This close level of collaboration between Oracle’s application and
integration teams minimizes risk by providing you a fully integrated and
application version-aware integration solution.
- Oracle Fusion Applications
are Pre-integrated with Oracle SOA Suite – Oracle Fusion Applications already
include the core features of Oracle SOA Suite such as the BPEL Process Manager
for orchestrating flow between applications and other data stores. When you are ready to expand your integration
into an unified platform across your enterprise, you are simply extending
the foundation embedded within Oracle Fusion applications.
- Common Policy Management Between Oracle Fusion
Applications & Oracle SOA Suite – Instead of one policy management
implementation for your applications and another for your integration platform,
Oracle Fusion Applications shares the same Oracle Web Services Management
policy management solution with Oracle SOA Suite which simplifies complexity and reduces time to integrate. Policy management for signing messages,
performing encryption, authentication, and role-based access control is greatly
simplified. Furthermore, changing
policies is done independent of the end-points (such as services) so you have
greater flexibility and security throughout your enterprise.
- Mobile-ready Application Enablement & Integration –
Instead of splintering off a new mobile enablement and integration platform
that will eventually require some form of integration with your enterprise integration
platform, Oracle SOA Suite spans the needs of the enterprise developer building SOAP-based services as well as newer mobile application enablement
with RESTful services within Oracle SOA Suite's enterprise service bus, known as Oracle Service Bus. Your enterprise
developers can immediately expose services for mobile, cloud, and whatever
comes next with this unified approach to integration.
For more information on Oracle's solution to simplifying hybrid cloud integration complexity, download the white paper "Cloud Integration - A Comprehensive Solution"