This second in a blog series on "What's New in SOA Suite 12c" focuses on another new feature of this major release of
Oracle SOA Suite. In Oracle SOA Suite 11g, the user interface was unified across most of the components with the exception of Oracle Service Bus and Oracle Event Processing. When I talk to existing customers and Oracle technical specialists, I hear a wide range of responses when asked "What is your favorite feature of Oracle SOA Suite 12c". Cloud and Mobile integration are at the top of the list, but one of the other common responses is "Oracle Service Bus" using the same JDeveloper interface as Oracle SOA Suite. This major enhancement has been in the works for years and is now delivered in 12c to allow users to learn one interface for all the components of integration, simplifying integration and providing faster time to integrate, especially when projects span many components of integration.
Here is an excerpt from the "What's New in Oracle SOA Suite 12c" White Paper by Oracle's Simone Geib on the unified interface. Download it now to learn about this and many other features:
A key differentiator of Oracle SOA Suite 11g relative to
other integration platforms has always been the unified design interface across
most of the components for Oracle SOA Suite. Oracle SOA Suite 12c takes this
differentiator a big step forward by integrating the remaining major components
for Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus and Oracle Event Processing, into a
single unified experience. This feature simplifies integration by eliminating
the need to train developers, administrators, architects and others on separate
components for every aspect of integration, which lowers cost and provides a
faster time to integrate.
The images below show the main component palette for Oracle SOA Suite which now includes "Service Bus" at the top as well as adapters for technology components, on-premise and cloud applications and other advanced features. On the right, is the same JDeveloper drag and drop component palette showing the objects to be used for Oracle Event Processing.
To learn more about What's New in Oracle SOA Suite 12c, download the What's New White Paper, check out the blog Oracle Unveils Oracle SOA Suite 12c and view the webcast for the launch of Oracle SOA Suite 12c