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A glance at the Oracle Integration Cloud Service

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Simplifying
development of integrations between your applications in the cloud and between
applications in the cloud and on premises, all without needing to write code or
install and manage infrastructure or middleware sounded like a dream a few
years back.

Having a library of
prebuilt integrations and adapters would make things even easier, wouldn’t it?
And what if those prebuilt integration packages would let you integrate your
SaaS applications in hours, not months?

What if you could?

· Connect
securely to applications and services in the cloud and on premises

· Point
and click to create integrations between your applications with a powerful
browser-based visual designer - it even runs on your favorite tablet

· Select
from a growing list of integrations built by Oracle and Oracle partners

· Monitor
and manage your integrations

· Manage
errors

Would you value an
intuitive visual designer and broad connectivity so that you can innovate at a
faster pace? If so, keep reading.

Oracle Integration
Cloud Service simplifies integration across disparate clouds, departments, and
business partners. You can connect to all of the Oracle SaaS applications you
are subscribed to and start wiring them together now. Our adapters provide
simplified native integration with these applications without underlying
complexities.

You can also
configure connectivity to a variety of other SaaS and on-premises applications
through our suite of application-specific adapters or using web service
integration capabilities.

In a nutshell, the
service provides secure, enterprise-grade connectivity regardless of the
applications you are connecting or where they reside.

Oracle Integration
Cloud Service provides native adapters to and we are continuously adding new
ones:

· Oracle
Sales Cloud

· Oracle
Messaging Cloud

· Oracle
Service Cloud (RightNow)

· Oracle
Marketing Cloud (Eloqua)

You can also connect
to:

· Oracle
HCM

· Salesforce.com

· Generic
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) services

Oracle Integration
Cloud Service provides intuitive tools to design, activate, and monitor your
integrations.

· Visual integration
designer

The
simple graphical interface lets you drag and drop application adapters to
develop integrations. Configure your adapters, model your data mappings, and
activate your integrations with zero coding. Create new integrations from the
ground up between SaaS or on-premises applications. You don’t need to
understand the technologies to build integrations. Oracle Integration Cloud
Service gives you best practices out of the box.

· Fully managed

Let
us handle software upgrades, backups, recovery, and other day-to-day
operational maintenance tasks. They are handled transparently by Oracle so that
you can focus on your business functions. Availability isn’t a problem because
Oracle Integration Cloud Service is built on a proven enterprise-grade runtime
that provides a high-performance, reliable, and available platform for
executing mission-critical integrations.

· Rich monitoring
dashboard

Enjoy
real-time visibility into the state of your business with a rich and modern monitoring
dashboard. Quickly locate transactions of interest and their outcome through
rich search criteria. Drill down to audit or analyze messages in greater
detail. The dashboard measures and tracks performance of your transactions by
capturing and reporting key performance data such as throughput, latency, and
violations of service level agreements.

· Intelligent data
mapping

Data
mapping is the most complex, error-prone, and time-consuming task in any
integration development. A lot of guesswork goes into mapping the data between
applications, and you may not be familiar with the message structure and the
content expected by the applications you’re integrating.

The
data mapper itself is a very simple drag-and-drop interface with a rich
component palette. You can define mappings ranging from simple data assignments
to complex expressions or computations.

Data
mapping often requires simple data translations for specific fields between
applications, such as a country code. For instance, one application might represent
country names in their two-letter code form, like US, IN, and MX. Another
application might use a three-letter code instead, like USA, IND, and MEX. To
map these codes, you create cross-reference tables called Lookups that define
and store mappings for this type of data for a set of applications. You can
then look up the data within the tables in the data mappings.

· Development lifecycle

Need
to quickly develop and activate integrations between the applications in your
organization? Use Oracle Integration Cloud Service to create and administer
integrations between your applications throughout all stages of your
development.

· Security

Oracle
Cloud services provide a highly secure environment for physical security,
operating system and virtualization layer security, and tenant isolation.
Oracle Cloud enforces strong password policies, including a minimum password
length, password complexity, challenge questions, and regular password changes.

Oracle
Integration Cloud Service is protected by design-time and runtime security to
ensure that only authorized users can access the web console at design time or
invoke Oracle Integration Cloud Service integrations at runtime.

· Web Services security

Sending
and receiving messages from your application requires a secure channel of
communication with the application. More often than not, applications gate
their services through security policies such as HTTP Basic or WSSecurity based
authentication.

Oracle
Integration Cloud Service integrations can work with services protected by
these policies and you don’t have to understand the complexities and nuances of
the security configuration.

Think
about it. You can upload a WSDL, drag and drop a few objects on a GUI, map the
data using only your mouse, and have all the dirty work like error handling and
more, done for you. And no, it’s not magic, it’s technology.

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