Closer look at the SOA 12c Feature: Oracle Managed File Transfer

The rapid growth of cloud-based applications in the enterprise, combined with organizations' desire to integrate applications with mobile technologies, is dramatically increasing application integration complexity. To meet this challenge, Oracle introduced Oracle SOA Suite 12c, the latest version of the industry's most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution. With simplified cloud, mobile, on-premises, and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c helps organizations speed time to integration, improve productivity, and lower TCO.

To extend its B2B solution capabilities with Oracle SOA Suite 12c, Oracle unveiled Oracle Managed File Transfer, an integrated solution that enables organizations to virtually eliminate file transfer complexities. This allows customers to load data securely into Oracle Cloud applications as well as third-party cloud or partner applications.


Oracle Managed File Transfer (Oracle MFT) enables secure file exchange and management with internal departments and external partners. It protects against inadvertent access to unsecured files at every step in the end-to-end transfer of files. It is easy to use especially for non technical staff so you can leverage more resources to manage the transfer of files. The extensive reporting capabilities allow you to get quick status of a file transfer and resubmit it as required. You can protect data in your DMZ by using the SSH/FTP reverse proxy.

Oracle Managed File Transfer can help integrate applications by transferring files between them in complex use case patterns.

Standalone: Transferring files on its own using embedded FTP and sFTP servers and the file systems to which it has access.

SOA Integration: a SOA application can be the source or target of a transfer. A SOA application can also be the common endpoint for the target of one transfer and the source of another.

B2B Integration: B2B application can be the source or target of a transfer. A B2B application can also be the common endpoint for the target of one transfer and the source of another.

Healthcare Integration:  Healthcare application can be the source or target of a transfer. A Healthcare application can also be the common endpoint for the target of one transfer and the source of another.

Oracle Service Bus (OSB) integration: OMT can integrate with Oracle Service Bus web service interfaces. OSB interface can be the source or target of a transfer. An Oracle Service Bus interface can also be the common endpoint for the target of one transfer and the source of another.

Hybrid Integration: can be one participant in a web of data transfers that includes multiple application types.

Oracle Managed File Transfers has four user roles: file handlers, designers, monitors, and administrators.

File Handlers:

- Copy files to file transfer staging areas, which are called sources.

- Retrieve files from file transfer destinations, which are called targets.

Designers:

- Create, read, update and delete file transfer sources.

- Create, read, update and delete file transfer targets.

- Create, read, update and delete transfers, which link sources and targets in complete file delivery flows.

- Deploy and test transfers.

Monitors:

- Use the Dashboard and reports to ensure that transfer instances are successful.

- Pause and resume lengthy transfers.

- Troubleshoot errors and resubmit transfers.

- View artifact deployment details and history.

- View artifact dependence relationships.

- Enable and disable sources, targets, and transfers.

- Undeploy sources, targets, and transfers.

- Start and stop embedded FTP and sFTP servers.

Administrators:

- All file handler tasks

- All designer tasks

- All monitor tasks

- Add other users and determine their roles

- Configure user directory permissions

- Configure the Oracle Managed File Transfer server

- Configure embedded FTP and sFTP servers, including security

- Configure B2B and Healthcare domains

- Back up and restore the Oracle Managed File Transfer configuration

- Purge transferred files and instance data

- Archive and restore instance data and payloads

- Import and export metadata

You will find all the related information about SOA 12.1.3. Oracle Manages File Transfer OMT in the documentation: Using Oracle Manages File Transfer

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