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  • March 3, 2017

Whats new in Oracle Integration Cloud Service 17.1.3

Ramkumar Menon
Director, Product Strategy

Oracle Integration Cloud 17.1.3 release is brimming with several new features. Explore some of the key ones below, or click on the “What’s New ” for detailed information.

ICS moves to Staggered Release Schedule!

Organizations wanting a greater control over the upgrade schedule for their development, test or production environments have some exciting news!

Starting 17.1.3, ICS is moving to a more flexible “Staggered Release Schedule”.

click here for more details.

What does this mean for you? For 17.1.3, Oracle Integration Cloud Service instances created on or after the release date are provisioned with the new 17.1.3 release. All previously provisioned instances remain on release 16.4.5 for the next 30 calendar days, after which individual instances can be selectively upgraded to 17.1.3 (contact your Oracle Account Manager or Customer Success Manager to nominate Oracle Integration Cloud Service instances for this time window). A further 30 calendar days after this, all remaining instances are upgraded to 17.1.3.

This staggered upgrade approach is intended to provide you with enough time to test your Oracle Integration Cloud Service integrations on the new release before upgrading.

On-Premises Connectivity Agent Enhancements


In 17.1.3, we have modernized the Agent’s overall Architecture for enhanced user experience.

With this release, the Agent also comes certified with SUSE Linux and RHEL platforms. (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.6 (Santiago) )



Global Fault Handler in Orchestrations


17.1.3 allows you to model fault handlers that can catch and process errors in your orchestrations. This Global Fault Handler can be accessed from the Orchestration Designer and provides you a full canvas design for modeling your fault flow orchestration. You could send the failed messages to error hospital for manual review and recovery.




More Orchestration Actions


Looping with the “While” Activity


Similar to the “For-Each” activity, you can now perform looped execution in orchestrations as long as the expression within the “While” is true.




Delayed Execution with the “Wait” Activity




Your orchestrated flow might reach a point where it is necessary to pause before continuing. An example would be a flow which needs a product part to be delivered by a third-party before any further action can be taken.

Sending Email Notifications from Orchestrations with the “Notification” Activity

Users can send email notifications from orchestrations through the new notification activity. Users can parameterize and dynamically specify recipient and mail subject/body with contextual information from the integration flow.

Security Features

Support for Mutual Authentication (Two-Way SSL) in the SOAP Adapter

SSL is a transport level cryptographic security protocol that enables secure communication between a client and a server over a network. The goal is to provide privacy and integrity of the data being exchanged between these systems. In One-Way SSL (which we usually call SSL), the invoked service authenticates itself with a certificate that helps client applications identify the service’s authenticity before establishing a communication channel.



Two-Way SSL adds another level of security wherein the calling client also needs to present its identity (via a certificate) to the called service so that the service can ensure that it’s being called by a trusted party. (See (2) and (4) below).

ICS now supports Two-Way SSL.  Users can upload their identity certificate through the ICS console. This certificate would be used for two-way SSL Communication with an external SOAP Service.

Mapper and Integration Designer Enhancements

1. Mapping non-leaf nodes in the Mapper for Deep-Copy

User can drag and drop between non-leaf nodes of the exact same datatype in the source and target to create the mapping for all children and descendant nodes in one move.  (e.g Address in the Source to Address in the target). 

Other Features

Design-time

o Base64 Encode/Decode functions in the Mapper

o Nested Switch in Orchestrations

o Ability to update Triggers in Orchestration (e.g. Change in SOAP Endpoint etc

o Ability to clone/export locked Integrations

Runtime/Monitoring

o Specify Retention Period for Tracking Data via API (< 3 days)

o Purge instances based on configured retention period

Connectivity

o Support for invoking EBS 12.2 Concurrent Programs via the E-Business Suite Adapter (EBS12.1.3 Concurrent Programs were already supported since 16.3.3)



What’s New in 17.1.3 Documentation

Please click here to access the What’s New in 17.1.3 online documentation.

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