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Integrate SaaS hands-on Bootcamps in Reading, Singapore, Mumbai, Reston, Chicago and as a Virtual Class

Do you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate systems and data faster using a modern cloud integration platform? Attend the Oracle Integration Bootcamp, a three days hands-on training for Oracle partners! Oracle Product Management is pleased to invite Oracle Partners to attend a 3-days hands-on workshop on how to integrate with ERP & HCM applications using Oracle Integration Cloud. This Invite-Only hands-on workshop will be delivered at No-Fee to Partners. It will consist of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs. Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) offers Integration, Process Automation and Visual design capabilities that help business analysts and IT specialists to automate end to end business processes across departments. Oracle Integration Cloud offers a simple recipe to be successful in this application integration and process automation journey: Build, Integrate and Engage. Locations: · Reading UK October 9th-11th 2019 · Virtual web training November 4th-6th 2019 · Reston, USA November 5th-7th 2019 · Singapore November 11th-13th 2019 · Mumbai, India November 25th-27th 2019 · Chicago, USA December 17th-19th 2019   For additional location please visit our website here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Do you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate...

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· Oracle’s Formula for Cloud Success On Oracle’s second-quarter earnings call, Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison emphasized that two strategic initiatives would determine Oracle’s success: the cloud-based Oracle Autonomous Database, which provides “the largest technology lead we have ever enjoyed over our database competitors since we entered the database market almost four decades ago,” and its two cloud-based enterprise resource planning suites. What else did Ellison say? · Enterprise IT Will Be 80% Cloud by 2025 The reasoning behind Oracle’s prediction is that newer, enterprise-grade cloud architectures, plus the extreme automation of platforms such as Oracle Autonomous Database, will multiply the cost savings of the cloud while letting enterprise IT meet its other commitments to the business. Performance and security that real businesses demand. · Secrets to Building Blockchain, IoT, and Other Developer Demos “The idea was to build a demo to show all of the Oracle Supply Chain applications that will be used for working with a manufacturing plant or in the manufacturing process,” explains Jasper Potts, speaking at Oracle OpenWorld Europe in London. The secrets. · The Next 30 Years: How to Survive Disruption “The bad is that everything is broken and we all know it. The good is that it’s fixable,” said futurist Mark Stevenson at Oracle OpenWorld London. “The ugly is that it’s going to get messy as the old world dies and a new one has to be built.” One secret to survival? Getting help from people who understand technology. More of his top advice.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

· Oracle’s Formula for Cloud Success On Oracle’s second-quarter earnings call, Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison emphasized that two strategic initiatives would determine Oracle’s...

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Another blockchain: installing Ethereum on Oracle Cloud by Lonneke Dikmans

After installing MultiChain on Oracle Compute Cloud, and playing around with HyperLedger on the Oracle Blockchain Cloud service, I now ran into a case where Ethereum was used. This blog post describes how I installed a Ethereum node on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Prerequisites An account on Oracle Cloud with Administrator rights You have generated an ssh key-pair You are logged in to your cloud account Create Compartment Create a compartment with the name Ethereum to separate this from your other infrastructure. You can find this under "Identity". Create a Virtual Cloud Network Navigate to Virtual Cloud Network, by selecting Network from the Menu Select the compartment you just created Click "Create Virtual Cloud Network" The compartment will default to the compartment you just selected Name: ethereum-network select "Create Virtual Cloud Network plus related resources" to quickly get up and running Click "Create" A dialog is displayed that shows you what has been created, after a few seconds. Create compute nodes For this example I will create 3 nodes on 3 separate VMs. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

After installing MultiChain on Oracle Compute Cloud, and playing around with HyperLedger on the Oracle Blockchain Cloud service, I now ran into a case where Ethereum was used.This blog post describes...

Business Process Management

Create a Decision Model for Your Business Process free online training

In business, decisions are everywhere. Should this loan application or document change be approved? Should emergency vehicles be dispatched to this incident? How many bonus shopping points is this shopping cart worth? · Have you ever left your house and wished you were better prepared for the weather? In this learning path, you'll build a decision model that makes the decision for you. You'll create a simple process application that asks you to input the current temperature and the chance of rain. Based on the forecast, the application decides whether you should bring: · An umbrella, for warm and rainy weather · A raincoat, for cold and rainy weather · An overcoat, for cold and dry weather · Nothing, for warm and dry weather · Attend the training here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In business, decisions are everywhere. Should this loan application or document change be approved? Should emergency vehicles be dispatched to this incident? How many bonus shopping points is this...

Business Process Management

Oracle Dynamic Process Calling Structured Process Caveat by Jan Kettenis

When implementing a Dynamic Process, there currently are three options to implement a case activity: Human Task, Service (or Integration), and Process. At least up to version 18.4.5.0.0 there is limitation when defining the interface in case of a Process Activity making that you cannot use a Business Type which is based on an XSD element, which on its turn in based on a complexType. The below describes the problem you will run into, and a suggestion of how to work-around this. When developing XSD's for web services you may have developed the practice of defining a complexType with an element based on that complexType, for example as in the below XSD. Reason could be that you developed with the (on-premise) SOA or BPM Suite and found this to give the best flexibility, especially when integrating with Oracle Business Rules. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

When implementing a Dynamic Process, there currently are three options to implement a case activity: Human Task, Service (or Integration), and Process. At least up to version 18.4.5.0.0 there is...

Business Process Management

Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.4.0) Released

We are proud to announce the release of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.4.0). Software is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (OSDC) and My Oracle Support (MOS), and will be available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). This release includes the following products:     Oracle SOA Suite and Business Process Management 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle B2B and Healthcare 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Business Intelligence 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Coherence 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Data Integrator 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Enterprise Data Quality 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Forms and Reports 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Fusion Middleware WebLogic Server Plug-In 12c    (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle GoldenGate Studio 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle GoldenGate Veridata 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle HTTP Server 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Identity and Access Management 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Internet Directory 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle JDeveloper Studio 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Managed File Transfer 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle MapViewer 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Service Bus 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle TopLink 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Traffic Director 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle Unified Directory 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle WebCenter Content 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c (12.2.1.4.0)     Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.2.1.4.0) This release also includes the following VM Templates for Private Cloud Appliance: Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for WebLogic Server and Coherence (12.2.1.4.0) Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Infrastructure (12.2.1.4.0) Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for SOA Suite (12.2.1.4.0) Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Internet Directory (12.2.1.4.0) Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Identity and Access Management (12.2.1.4.0) Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for HTTP Server (12.2.1.4.0) Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Traffic Director (12.2.1.4.0) Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Traffic Director Collocated (12.2.1.4.0) (12.2.1.4.0) Here is the related information for these releases: Product Download (OTN, OSDC, MOS) Certification (OTN, My Oracle Support - MOS) Documentation Useful Support Note   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

We are proud to announce the release of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.4.0). Software is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (OSDC) and My Oracle Support (MOS), and will...

Integration

Oracle SOA Cloud Service: using Rest API to start and stop instances by Eduardo Barra Cordeiro

In this article, Qualogy's Eduardo Cordeiro shares some tips about how to use Oracle Cloud Rest API to start and stop your SOA CS stack. This article is based on the official Oracle cloud documentation. Use case Even though you can always use the cloud dashboard console to control your cloud instances, it is useful to have some scripts scheduled to start and stop when you want to save your credits, mainly for non-production environment. If you want to keep your instances up only 5 days a week, 8h per day (not 24x7), you are probably searching for a way to automate this process. Using Rest API to manage SOA Cloud Service instances In the Oracle documentation you will find all the available commands that can be executed to manage your instances. In this post I will use start and stop commands only. Additional to that, I will share how to start/stop your databases in the cloud. The standard URL that you will use to execute your commands on SOA CS instances is: Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In this article, Qualogy's Eduardo Cordeiro shares some tips about how to use Oracle Cloud Rest API to start and stop your SOA CS stack. This article is based on the official Oracle...

Cloud

FlexDeploy Loves OIC: Manage Integrations with Connections by Dan Reynebeau

  Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) provides the ability to develop an integration in the cloud.  The integration can connect cloud and/or on-premise applications, however, these integrations are maintained directly in the cloud and not in any Source Code Management (SCM) system.  Deploying an integration from one OIC instance to another OIC instance is a manual process. It requires exporting an integration from one instance and importing that integration into the next instance.  In addition, the associated connections must be sync’d between instances.  Due to the manual nature of managing the integrations, there is very limited delivery lifecycle management. FlexDeploy provides build, deploy, release automation and delivery lifecycle management to eliminate the manual deployment process and easily show what integration version is in which environment.  In this blog, we will show how to configure FlexDeploy to communicate with an OIC instance export/import an integration manage the associated connections in a single operation to simplify the integration deployment FlexDeploy Configuration The configuration starts with the creation of several topology components such as environments, instances and endpoints.  I won’t cover the creation of these components however each of the links will provide the user guide pages for each component.  Once the topology components are created and associated with each other, the environment/instances will be created on the topology overview and allow configuration of each environment/instance combination.  This will be the main configuration to be able to communicate with the OIC instance.  Select Topology->Topology Overview.  The page will show a colored circle per environment with red meaning not configured to green meaning fully configured. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

  Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) provides the ability to develop an integration in the cloud.  The integration can connect cloud and/or on-premise applications, however, these integrations are...

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Redaction policy in Oracle API Cloud Service by Ankur Jain

Oracle API CS offers an inbuilt feature to limit or remove the certain fields and headers which is the part of request and response payload. This policy is called Redaction policy. The policy can be used in both request and response pipeline. In the request pipeline, headers, queries and payload content can be controlled before the backend service is invoked. Similarly, in the response pipeline, headers, queries and payload content can be controlled before the response sent to the consumer. Let's see how to apply the redaction policy in request and response pipeline separately.To complete this article, we'll assume one service is already configured in the Oracle API CS. If not, kindly follow the blog Let suppose, one API configured is in the API CS with the below request and response. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Oracle API CS offers an inbuilt feature to limit or remove the certain fields and headers which is the part of request and response payload. This policy is called Redaction policy.The policy can be...

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On Line Training – API Driven Architecture by Phil Wilkins

Last night we presented our online training. Things went well until near the end where for some reason voice and video dropped for no apparent reason. Our coordinator Lindsay kept the recording going and soon as we reconnected I continued the session and went through the Q&A. So if you missed the end of the end of the training, please do check back with the recording. For those on the training will have seen at the start of the training links to my social media profile, so happy to try respond to any further questions. We are also scheduled to run the session again in a month or so. One of the questions received during the session I thought worth mentioning was when would Apiary support Open API 3.0. Well according to their blog very soon, looking forward to it as the OAS 3 does look a little cleaner. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Last night we presented our online training. Things went well until near the end where for some reason voice and video dropped for no apparent reason. Our coordinator Lindsaykept the recording going...

ApiaryUI by Vladimir Gorej

After months of hard work and burning the midnight oil I am very proud to announce ApiaryUI - our brand new, fully rethought, and refactored version of our existing Interactive Documentation. We already gave ApiaryUI to our betatesters as a Christmas gift. We are now making it available for everyone, but before it will become THE API documentation, we want to hear from you. ApiaryUI is implemented in a way that allows complete separation from apiary.io and possibly forming a new standalone product in the future. Some features from our existing documentation product are still missing in ApiaryUI. We’ll implement them as soon as possible. These features include: API Style Guide integration Console Caching Other features everyone asked for in existing documentation product were implemented to ApiaryUI. This includes the ones that we’re highlighting in the rest of the article. We’ve also managed to fix tonnes of existing bugs in our new ApiaryUI. As the architecture of ApiaryUI is very simple and solid, we are able to add new features and fix bugs at a rapid pace. Our extensive suite of unit, integration and e2e tests are helping with that. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

After months of hard work and burning the midnight oil I am very proud to announce ApiaryUI - our brand new, fully rethought, and refactored version of our existing Interactive Documentation. We...

Cloud

Changing views on integration – from Enterprise Service Bus to API Gateway, Serverless and iPaaS by Lucas Jellema

If your tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Many of us have seen situations where this tunnel vision over time took hold. And for many of us involved in integration, this also has happened. In this article I want to briefly draw your attention to changing views regarding integration and regarding the technology for realizing integration. Important triggers for these changing views include cloud, web scale, new type of user interaction, IoT and real time, serverless – and real life experiences with enterprise integration. From the early 2000s when we started doing enterprise integration in earnest, we talked about the many integration patterns – synchronous and asynchronous, batch and trickle feed and many more – and primarily the ESB pattern. The enterprise service bus, that magic black box with all its connectors that you could simply plug into and that made integration of any system to any other system a simple goal to achieve. And from that somewhat theoretical approach, we then got real ESB products – tools that fulfilled that role of connecting any to any system. Not always as magically as theory had suggested, but still – we most of the times got it to work. Frequently based on XML and SOAP + WS=* based Web Services and with complex products running on massive application servers. In my case the primary technology was Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus; comparable products were available from IBM, Microsoft, Tibco, SAP, JBoss, MuleSoft and others. SOA was the architecture style we embraced – with decoupling as the holy grail and important tenets like encapsulation, autonomy, abstraction, statelessness, reusability and the standardized service contract. And with the integration platform in our hands, almost any data flow seemed a challenge we could nail. The capability to quickly implement a flow from A to B through the ESB product lured us into implementing many different kinds of flows on that platform. Our hammer struck again and again. From “simple UI needs some data elements from a backend database” to “documents arrive on FTP endpoint and have to be stored in document management system” – any arrow between two blocks on a diagram became an ESB subject. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

If your tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Many of us have seen situations where this tunnel vision over time took hold. And for many of us involved in integration, this also...

Cloud

Integration Cloud / HCM Integration & HCM adapter in depth by Niall Commiskey

I have been looking at integrating with Oracle HCM recently. As a neophyte in respect of HCM, I first began by looking at what it actually contains - Global HR is the core solution. From the docs A unified HR system in the cloud lets you eliminate disparate systems and align your HR processes and reporting worldwide—ensuring HR process and data consistency. To ensure efficient local operations, features such as entire system translations, data protection support, local business rules, country payrolls, and compliance reporting are crucial. Highly configurable processes are also needed to simplify quick adaptation to legislative and organizational changes—without causing disruption to your business. Inbound Integration support within Oracle HCM. Oracle HCM comes with a plethora of pre-built integration capabilities e.g. HCM Data Loader: HCM Data Loader is a powerful tool for bulk-loading and maintaining data. The data can be from any source. You can use HCM Data Loader for data migration, ongoing maintenance of HCM data, and coexistence scenarios, where core HR data is uploaded regularly. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

I have been looking at integrating with Oracle HCM recently. As a neophyte in respect of HCM, I first began by looking at what it actually contains -Global HR is the core solution. From the docs A...

Cloud

Build Your First Integration free on-demand training

Learn how to build integrations that connect your cloud, on-premises, and SaaS applications in Oracle Integration. Discover the basics of defining connections and integrations. Use the mapper to move data between applications. Then, activate and monitor your integration. Before You Begin: Get what you need: access to Oracle Integration, sign-in credentials, and some exploration skills. In this learning path, you'll build connections, define triggers and invokes, and map data between your applications to create your first integration in Oracle Integration. Get Access to Oracle Integration: To complete this learning path, you need: Access to Oracle Integration. Don't have access? Use free credits to try Oracle Integration now. Sign-in credentials (user name, password, data center/region, and identity domain) for your Oracle Integration user account. Attend the training here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Learn how to build integrations that connect your cloud, on-premises, and SaaS applications in Oracle Integration. Discover the basics of defining connections and integrations. Use the mapper to move...

Cloud

Integrate SaaS hands-on Bootcamps in Bangalore, Reading, Reston, Chicago and as a Virtual Class

Do you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate systems and data faster using a modern cloud integration platform? Attend the Oracle Integration Bootcamp, a three days hands-on training for Oracle partners! Oracle Product Management is pleased to invite Oracle Partners to attend a 3-days hands-on workshop on how to integrate with ERP & HCM applications using Oracle Integration Cloud. This Invite-Only hands-on workshop will be delivered at No-Fee to Partners. It will consist of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs. Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) offers Integration, Process Automation and Visual design capabilities that help business analysts and IT specialists to automate end to end business processes across departments. Oracle Integration Cloud offers a simple recipe to be successful in this application integration and process automation journey: Build, Integrate and Engage. Locations: · Bangalore, India September 23rd-25th 2019 · Reading UK October 9th-11th 2019 · Virtual web training November 4th-6th 2019 · Reston, USA November 5th-7th 2019 · Chicago, USA December 17th-19th 2019 For additional location please visit our website here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Do you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate...

Cloud

PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter September 2019

Dear PaaS Partner Community, This month marks the 150th edition of the community newsletter. April 2007 we distributed the first edition. It’s time for a change, as the community expands around the globe. The new newsletter registration page is online here, please forward this link to year team! PaaS Summer Camps 2019 training material is available at our PaaS Community workspace (membership required). In case you could not attend the workshops in Lisbon we offer hands-on Integration Bootcamps around the globe including Bangalore, Reading, Reston and Chicago for details please visit the registration page. We are in process to plan additional locations or you can attend the web-training. Watch Robert Szilinski, from esentri how to build Autonomous Supply Chain with Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service. The team developed an innovative SCM solution-price calculation formulas are stored on a blockchain as smart contracts. Thanks to the Oracle Blockchain CS, all parties involved can blindfoldedly trust order processes and associated price calculations. Submit your success story via the customer reference program. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Features Flag in Oracle Integration Cloud & OIC - Integrations leveraging Process for Error Handling Part & Migrating from ICS4SaaS to OIC4SaaS & Bulk Recovery of Fault Instances & OIC - Salesforce Adapter - Bulk API & Découvrons Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration (Part 1) French article series & Oracle SOA Suite on Kubernetes & SOA Suite Composite Sensors: the why and how... & Free on-demand Webinar: Harness the Power of CI/CD for Oracle Integration and API Cloud In the process & innovation section the Jarvis Pizzeria is back again, read the first article in the refresh series. Thanks to Jan to publish process cloud best practices for dehydration. For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The September edition highlights the PaaS Summer Camp, how to become a hands-on trained and certified expert on the Oracle Cloud Platform. This month’s community webcast will be an update Oracle Digital Assistant by Joe Huang. Join our PaaS Partner Community Webcast September 26th 2019. Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #PaaSCommunity! To read the newsletter please visit www.tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsSeptember2019 (OPN Account required). Please like and share the newsletter at Twitter and LinkedIn Jürgen Kress PaaS Partner Adoption Oracle EMEA Tel. +49 89 1430 1479 E-Mail: juergen.kress@oracle.com Blog LinkedIn Twitter To become a member of the SOA Partner Community please register at http://www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: newsletter,SOA Community newsletter,SOA Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Dear PaaS Partner Community, This month marks the 150th edition of the community newsletter. April 2007 we distributed the first edition. It’s time for a change, as the community expands around the...

Cloud

Digital Assistant Update – PaaS Partner Community Webcast September 26th 2019

Attend our September edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on September 26th 2019. Oracle Digital Assistant provides the platform and tools to easily build AI-powered assistants that connect to your backend applications. A digital assistant uses artificial intelligence for natural language processing and understanding, to automate engagements with conversational interfaces that respond instantly, improve user satisfaction, and increase business efficiencies. For more information please visit the website here. Presenter: Joe Huang, Director Product Management ID 5566478 password 279456 UK: +44 (0) 208 118 1001 & United States: +1 40 877 440 73 Schedule: Thursday September 26th 2019 16:30-17:30 CET. Attend the Webcast Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · SOA Cloud Service · PaaS Overview Webcast · Process Cloud Service Update · Integrate ERP Cloud · Integrate HCM Cloud · Functions and Cloud Native · Cloud trials & community update · Oracle Integration Cloud Update · Oracle OpenWorld 2018 Preview · Innovate, Extend and Integrate SaaS Overview and Pricing · Robotic Process Automation · Autonomous Mobile Cloud · PaaS Overview Webcast · Blockchain · API Platform Cloud Service part 2 · 3rd Generation API Gateways part1 · Oracle JET · Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service · Container Native Application Development Platform For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (Community membership required).   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Attend our September edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on September 26th 2019. Oracle Digital Assistant provides the platform and tools to easily build AI-powered assistants that...

Cloud

Integration and Blockchain – Heart of the Digital Economy by Steve Quan

Digital transformation is inevitable if you are looking to thrive in today’s economy.  In the first three podcasts of the series “Integration: Heart of the Digital Economy,” we heard about how application and data integration play a central role in business digital transformations. In this new podcast, you’ll learn how the combination of Blockchain technologies, APIs, application and data integration extend enterprise backend systems for B2B or B2C business models.  Blockchains are a series of secured transactions between two parties called a block.  These blocks are linked together and used as a distributed ledger to store any information used in a business transaction. So as your company starts to develop blockchain specific applications, you’ll need to carefully plan and link your blockchain strategy with your integration strategy. This ensures that you can push (and pull) corporate data into (or from) their Blockchains. Learn how different industries use Blockchain technology.  Listen to the podcast  Blockchain Integration: Powering the Smart Economy.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Digital transformation is inevitable if you are looking to thrive in today’s economy.  In the first three podcasts of the series “Integration: Heart of the Digital Economy,” we heard about how...

Cloud

Podcast Series: Tomorrow’s Enterprise, Today

Throughout the world and across every industry, cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are disrupting the business landscape. Organizations are gearing up to prepare for the future today. But how do you continuously innovate, continuously adapt, continuously secure and continuously stay ahead of the curve? Tune in to this podcast series where we'll dig deeper into how some organizations are taking this challenge head-on to drive rapid and continuous innovation to better serve their customers, employees and partners and the different strategies and paths of technology adoption experts are seeing today. Creating Tomorrow’s Enterprise, Today (13:43) Three Advances in Finance That You Can’t Ignore Anymore (16:40) Let Employee Engagement be Your Digital Innovation Lab (29:12) Internet, Smartphones, and Now Chatbots, The Changing F(P)ace of Digital Evolution (coming soon) When AI Disrupted Customer Experience, Where Were You? (coming soon) PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Throughout the world and across every industry, cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are disrupting the business landscape. Organizations are gearing up...

Business Process Management

What is the Value of Robotic Process Automation in the Process Automation Space? by Eduardo Chiocconi

During the last two decades, much of the Process Automation efforts concentrated on using Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) as a means to document and digitize business processes. This technology wave helped the Process Automation space make a significant step forward. BPMS tools armed with Integration capabilities allowed organizations (and their business and IT stakeholders) visualize the processes they wanted to automate. From this initial business process documentation phase, it was possible to create a manageable digital asset to help “orchestrate” all business process steps regardless of its nature (people and systems). Without risking to exaggerate, most of Process Automation (or Business Process Management) practitioners would agree, that one of the hardest implementation areas is integrating with systems of information that the business process needs to transact with. BPMS vendors offered a wide array of application integration capabilities, usually in the form of application adapters, to integrate with these Enterprise and Productivity Applications. As more systems needed to be integrated from the business process, the hardest the implementation phase became. As much as we would like for Applications to enable all transactions via publicly available APIs, this is not the case and limits what integration service capabilities can do to integrate in an automated and headless manner. Simplification in the integration space helps! New Enterprise and Productivity Applications have started to really invest early in Application Programming Interfaces (API). REST based Web Services as an implementation mechanism and an API-First approach to offer Application functionality, certainly offered a simpler consumption of Application functionality and by transition it simplified the Process Automation implementation projects “hardest” last mile: integration. Integration vendors can leverage these APIs and offer a direct and easy way to transact against these Applications. But is this not well enough? Well… if your business processes create logic around new SaaS Applications you may be lucky. But for many organizations (and specially those that have gone the path of merger and acquisitions) it is not. Whether we like it or not, there are still many systems that are very hard to transact or interact with. This category of Applications include mainframe systems and homegrown to Enterprise Applications. But also, any kind of application that has gone some kind of customization where this functionality is only available through the application user interface (UI). Robotic Process Automation (RPA): The new kid on the block! What exactly is Robotic Process Automation? These questions may have many different answers. But to me, RPA offers a new mechanism to integrate and transact against Applications using the same UI that their users use. And via this non intrusive approach, it is possible to interact with the application as if it would be done by an person, but rather than a person doing the clicks and entering data, it is an automated application that we call a robot. Period! Why do we talk about RPA in the context of Process Automation? My first observation is that these two technologies are not the same. Secondly, that if you combine them to work together, it is possible to take Process Automation to the next level as RPA offers new ways to integrate with systems of record that could not be integrated before. The simplicity of the way in which it transacts with Applications also offers a first step of automation while a more robust and throughput optimal adapter or API approach is used. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

During the last two decades, much of the Process Automation efforts concentrated on using Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) as a means to document and digitize business processes....

Business Process Management

Work with Dynamic Processes in Oracle Integration Cloud free online training

Background · A key part of your business application is its business process or processes. In Oracle Integration Cloud, you can create two types of processes: Structured Dynamic You use structured processes to automate structured or sequential tasks. However, many business processes don’t follow a structured or sequential path. The process may require expert knowledge or may depend on changing circumstances. Dynamic processes help you automate such unpredictable processes. In this learning path, you’ll create a simple dynamic process using a hospital emergency room example. You’ll model its activities and properties, and configure advanced properties that take your simple dynamic process to the next level. Then, after learning all about creating, configuring, and testing a standalone dynamic process, you'll explore how to use a structured process within a dynamic process and vice versa. What Do You Need? · To complete this learning path, you need: Access to Oracle Integration Cloud. Use free credits to try Oracle Integration Cloud now. Sign-in credentials (user name, password, data center/region, and identity domain) for your Oracle Integration Cloud user account. You should also have working knowledge of the following concepts: Attend the free online training here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Background · A key part of your business application is its business process or processes. In Oracle Integration Cloud, you can create two types of processes: Structured Dynamic You use structured...

Integration

Oracle SOA 12c Principles SOA Dehydration stores – Useful SQL Queries by Sanae BEKKAR

I share my main returns as part of a client request to extract the payloads of the instances in a given time interval, with payloads of instances in CLOB format. It’s an opportunity to explore the main SOA dehydration stores and queries the most used in 12c, and share them with you for such requests, I hope it will be useful, I. Description  of the principal’s tables  used Below mentioned tables are the important ones that will be used to locate the instances. CUBE_INSTANCE COMPOSITE_INSTANCE SCA_SENSOR_VALUE COMPOSITE_INSTANCE Below are the important columns in composite instance tables. ECID: Unique values for one end-to-end transactions across several tables. ID: Instance ID that is visible in Enterprise Manager Console PARENT_ID: This will be null for initiator composite and child composite will have the value of parent composite COMPOSITE_DN: Composite name along with partition name STATE: State of the instance like completed, running etc which is explained in details CREATED_TIME: Creation time of an instance List of states and its description: Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

I share my main returns as part of a client request to extract the payloads of the instances in a given time interval, with payloads of instances in CLOB format. It’s an opportunity to explore the...

Cloud

Poll File from Agent server leveraging File Adapter: Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain

Oracle Integration Cloud provides a File adapter to deal with the files which reside on the local server. File adapter allows following operations on an on-premise location, using Integration Cloud connectivity agent: File polling Write The in and out directories should be locally accessible from the server where ICS connectivity agent is installed. Refer the blog to understand the difference between File and FTP adapter. Use Case: For the particular article, we'll leverage the File adapter to poll the file from the server where connectivity agent is installed and transfer the file on FTP server. Let's get started and see how to achieve the use case Create an Orchestration process in Integration Cloud Service with name PollFile. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Oracle Integration Cloud provides a File adapter to deal with the files which reside on the local server. File adapter allows following operations on an on-premise location, using Integration Cloud...

Cloud

Integration Insider Guide to Oracle OpenWorld’19

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 is just around the corner. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco from September 16-19, 2019. Whether you are looking to learn about Oracle’s latest technologies, product roadmaps, customer implementations, get hands-on learning, dive into product demonstrations and/or networking with your peers, we are confident that this year’s conference will not disappoint! Thanks for spending the week with Oracle.  Good trip to San Francisco Jürgen Kress   Cloud Platform and Middleware Strategy and Roadmap with Edward Screven Tuesday 12:30- 1:15 p.m YBCA Theater Conversational AI for Enterprise Apps with a Chatbot Assistant  with Suhas Uliyar Tuesday 1:45-02:30 p.m.´ Moscone South - Room 209   PaaS Focus on Docs: Guide your customers to sessions most relevant to THEIR cloud journey.   · Oracle Integration · Oracle Cloud Platform for Oracle SaaS · Oracle Digital Assistant · Oracle Content and Experience ·  Visual Builder Cloud Service   PRO5871 - Oracle Integration Strategy & Roadmap - Launch Your Digital Transformation Monday, September 16, 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM | Moscone South - Room 156C Join this session to hear exciting innovations coming to Oracle Integration. See a live demonstration of next-generation machine learning (ML) integration enhancements and robotic process automation, all seamlessly connected into a hybrid SaaS and an on-premise integration. Learn how customer Vertiv successfully delivered its digital transformation with Oracle Integration Cloud by connecting Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle PRM, Oracle ERP Cloud, and Oracle HCM Cloud for real time collaboration and faster business agility. Jumpstart your future today. PRO5873 - Oracle Integration Roadmap Wednesday, September 18, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM | Moscone South - Room 156B In this session explore the product roadmap for Oracle Integration including new and exciting initiatives such as AI/ML-based capabilities for recommending best next actions for integration and process, intelligent recommendations on mappings, a new UI with recipes for integration and process, anomaly detection, and enhanced connectivity to Oracle and third-party apps. This session also covers new process automation capabilities such as robotic process automation adapter (RPA-UiPath) and ML-driven case management process execution. CAS2657 - Compliance and Risk Management Realized with Analytics and Integration Services Monday, September 16, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Moscone South - Room 155B In modern global companies it is important to make sure that customers, suppliers, and (prospective) employees are not on a sanction list. Of course, this can be checked manually at onboarding, but what if a relation is added to a list after onboarding, while you are in business with them? Skanska and eProseed built a solution that fetches data from source systems and matches them with data from the Dow Jones Watchlist. This is done daily, minimizing the risk and increasing efficiency through automation. In this session see the solution and learn about the benefits of this cloud solution for Skanska, as well as the lessons learned. PRO5805 - Oracle Integration: Monitoring and Business Analytics on Autopilot Wednesday, September 18, 04:45 PM - 05:30 PM | Moscone South - Room 156B Ever wondered how the crucial connections and processes in your environment are behaving? In this session learn to monitor and track your integrations and processes in real time. It is not enough to know things are running smoothly; business analytics are driving the evolution and growth of every industry as never before. Today’s competitive markets demand that stakeholders be able to understand, monitor, and react to changing market conditions in real time, and business owners require more control and expect more visibility over their processes. This session showcases how operational monitoring empowers IT while integration insight empowers executives with real-time insight into their business process, allowing IT and executives to take immediate action. Hands on Labs If you want to do more than listen to presentations and get your hands on Oracle Integration, sign up for one of our two Hands on Labs: HOL6041 and HOL6043 - Connect Applications, Automate Processes, Gain Insight with Oracle Integration Monday, September 16, 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM | Moscone West - Room 3022A and Wednesday, September 18, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Moscone West - Room 3022A These 2 hands on labs provide a unique opportunity to experience Oracle Integration. Learn how to enhance process and connectivity capabilities of CX, ERP, and HCM applications with Oracle Integration Cloud. Create a forms-driven process to extend existing applications, discover how to synchronize data by integrating with other applications, and learn how to collect business metrics from processes and integrations and collate it into a dashboard that can be presented to business owners and executives. This session explores the power of having a single integrated solution for process, integration, and real-time dashboards delivered by Oracle Integration. Discover how the solution provides business insight by collecting and collating business metrics from your processes and integrations and presents them to your business owners and executives. Demos In between sessions, you should consider a stroll to The Exchange in Moscone South at the Exhibition Level (Hall ABC) and stop by our demo pods to see to see real world examples of how Oracle Integration future proofs your digital journey with pre-built application adapters, simple and complex integration recipes, and process templates. Stop by to discuss how integration is more than connecting applications, it is also about extending applications in a minimally invasive fashion. Visit us to see how to gain visual business insight from your integration flows. Oracle Integration Product Management and Engineering will be there to answer your questions and brainstorm about your integration use cases. We have 2 demo pods at The Exchange: INT-008 - Connect Applications, Automate Processes and RPA Digital Workforce, Gain Insight INT-002 - Leverage Oracle Integration to Bring Operations and Business Insight Together And an additional demo pod at Moscone West – Level 2 (Applications) ADM-003 - Connect Cloud and on-prem Applications with Adapters, B2B, MFT, SOA and hybrid solutions Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant Customer Summit Last, but not least, there is still time to register for the Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant Customer Summit on 19-September-19 at the W Hotel San Francisco, followed by our Customer Appreciation Dinner. For more information, visit You're Invited: Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant Customer Summit at Oracle OpenWorld 2019   Quick Links: Everything you need to navigate OOW’19!   ·       OOW’19 Homepage ·       OOW’19 Session Catalog   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 is just around the corner. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco from September 16-19, 2019. Whether you are looking to learn about Oracle’s latest technologies,...

Cloud

Trigger OIC Integration Using OAuth by Greg Mally

As businesses move to the cloud there is a high demand for securing/protecting their HTTP resources from unauthorized access. There are several approaches to protecting these resources which include SAML for SOAP service, OAuth for REST services, HTTP basic for both, and sometimes home grown proprietary mechanisms. It may not be widely known yet, but all Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) REST endpoints are OAuth protected and can be triggered from a client using OAuth 2.0 (August 2018 – https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/integration-cloud/rest-api/WhatsNew.html). Although there is online Oracle documentation that detail OAuth configuration on Oracle’s Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) as well as the aforementioned OIC What’s New link, the docs can be confusing especially if you have never used OAuth before. Therefore, this blog will demonstrate what is necessary for a client (in this example, Postman) can successfully trigger an OIC REST-based integration. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

As businesses move to the cloud there is a high demand for securing/protecting their HTTP resources from unauthorized access. There are several approaches to protecting these resources which include...

Cloud

Oracle Integration Bootcamp – September 23-25, 2019 Bengaluru India

Do you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate systems and data faster using a modern cloud integration platform? Attend the Oracle Integration Bootcamp, a three days hands-on training for Oracle partners! Oracle Product Management is pleased to invite Oracle Partners to attend a 3-days hands-on workshop on how to integrate with ERP & HCM applications using Oracle Integration Cloud. This Invite-Only hands-on workshop will be delivered at No-Fee to Partners. It will consist of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs. Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) offers Integration, Process Automation and Visual design capabilities that help business analysts and IT specialists to automate end to end business processes across departments. Oracle Integration Cloud offers a simple recipe to be successful in this application integration and process automation journey: Build, Integrate and Engage. Workshop format: In-person workshop with presentations, demos, and hands-on labs Attendees will receive training environment login during the workshop Audience: Oracle SaaS partners who implement ERP, HCM and CX solutions Oracle Tech Partners who are Specialized in SOA Suite Consultants and Architects with technical background Schedule: September 23-25, 2019 Location : Oracle Tech Hub Marathahalli - Sarjapur Outer Ring Rd, Kadubeesanahalli Bengaluru 560103 India   For details please visit the registration page here. For additional local training’s please visit the website here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Do you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate...

Cloud

Change connection in the Integrations: Oracle Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain

There is the situation where we are required to replace the connection in the integrations. Integration cloud doesn't allow to change the connection from the integration canvas directly. So in this blog, we'll demonstrate two ways to solve this problem which will help us to easily switch the connection in the integrations. Before we proceed further, let me explain the use case where we may require to change the connection in the integrations: Let's suppose we have 10 integrations which are using the single DB connection and the name of the connection is DB_Conn. Considering, in the DB_Conn, we had configured the standard DB schema called apps. Later we realize the 5 integrations should not use standard schema to compile the package or procedures and should use some custom schema (custom_user). Then, in that case, we will have to create one more DB connection with the different name and configure custom_user and then use the DB connection in these 5 integrations. We want to clone the integration and in the cloned integration wanted to use different connection We are migrating the integration which uses one REST connection with name REST_Sample but we have REST connection on the different instance with a different name called REST_Conn Below limitation need to keep in mind before we replace the connection The integration should not be in locked or activate state Only the connection of the same adapter type can be replaced. For example, if we have an integration using the REST adapter then we can't replace the connection of the SOAP adapter type. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

There is the situation where we are required to replace the connection in the integrations. Integration cloud doesn't allow to change the connection from the integration canvas directly. So in this...

Cloud

OIC Integrations – re-submittable errors by Niall Commiskey

This is an area customers often ask me about. Firstly, when is an error re-submittable? According to the docs – You can manually resubmit failed messages. Resubmitting a failed message starts the integration from the beginning. All faulted instances in asynchronous flows in Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud are recoverable and can be resubmitted. Synchronous flows cannot be resubmitted. Next question is - who do I know if my flow is asynchronous? Again back to the docs - Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud does not currently allow modeling an asynchronous request response service. However, all scheduled orchestration patterns internally use an asynchronous request response. However, OIC does support Fire and Forget (one-way requests). Now you ask - how can I create a Fire and Forget interface for my OIC Integration flow? This is relatively simple - I use a SOAP trigger, based on a one-way wsdl. The one way wsdl, as the name strongly suggests, does not include a response. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

This is an area customers often ask me about. Firstly, when is an error re-submittable? According to the docs –You can manually resubmit failed messages. Resubmitting a failed message starts the...

Cloud

Implement Pagination in REST Service: Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain

There are situations in which we need to fetch a large number of records from the on-premise application in the Integration Cloud. For example, there are 100k+ records resides in the on-premise database table which we need to fetch and expose them into the REST service response. In this particular scenario, we are considering the database is installed behind the firewall. So to communicate with the on-premise application, connectivity agent is required. Connectivity agent has some limitation in which agent can parse payload of 10MB only for a single request. Exceeding the limit may cause stack overflow error in the agent which may bring the agent down. So to handle a large volume of data from the on-premise application, we have to keep this limitation in mind and implement the solution accordingly. There might be multiple ways to handle such a situation. Here I'm gonna to handle this situation by implementing the pagination into the REST service which will fetch the data into the chunk. To complete this article we should have below Oracle Database 12c Oracle Integration Cloud instance Connectivity agent installed Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

There are situations in which we need to fetch a large number of records from the on-premise application in the Integration Cloud. For example, there are 100k+ records resides in the on-premise...

Cloud

Turn BYOL metering on or off in Oracle Integration Cloud by Scott Haaland

Toggle the BYOL (Bring your own license) setting for Oracle Integration Cloud Oracle has a great licensing option for our existing customers called Bring Your Own License, which allows customers to get greatly reduced billing rates for some of our most popular cloud services.  In PaaS, many of the Fusion Middleware Licenses can be moved from on-premises use to cloud usage, which allows the customer to continue to glean extreme value from their licensing investments of the past.  There is another blog post here that has an FAQ for more details on BYOL: https://www.oracle.com/cloud/bring-your-own-license/faq/ For Oracle Integration Cloud, this is a great option for our existing SOA Suite and BPM Suite customers.  If they have licenses that are either not being used (shelved) or have a ULA or other license type that allows additional usage on demand, these Weblogic Suite, SOA Suite and BPM Suite licenses can be applied to an Oracle Integration Cloud (or SOA Cloud) instance in the Oracle Cloud, and the hourly metering rate is dramatically reduced.  Details for which licenses are required can be found in the PaaS and IaaS Universal Credits Service Description document here. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Toggle the BYOL (Bring your own license) setting for Oracle Integration Cloud Oracle has a great licensing option for our existing customers called Bring Your Own License, which allows customers to...

Cloud

Oracle PaaS Summer Camp 2019 results – become a trained & certified Oracle Cloud Platform expert!

With 86 attendees and more than 60 persons on the waiting list the PaaS Summer Camp 2019 was a super success! During the one weeks hands-on training partners become experts in Oracle Integration, Digital Assistant, Content & Experience, Autonomous Database and Application Development. Trained and certified experts are key to ensure customer access. In case you could not attend the Lisbon workshops, attend an upcoming hands-on training and make use of the training material and resources: Training material Training material is available at our community workspace PaaS Community workspace (membership required) Developer Community workspace (membership required) Cloud trial Please activate your free Oracle cloud trial here. Certification Become an certified Oracle Cloud Platform expert: Oracle Application Integration Cloud Sales Specialist (free) Oracle Application Integration Cloud 2018 Associate Oracle Content and Experience Cloud Platform 2018 PreSales Specialist (free) Oracle Mobile Cloud Service 2016 Presales Specialist (free) Oracle Content and Experience Cloud Platform 2018 Certified Associate Oracle Cloud Platform Application Development 2019 Sales Specialist (free) Oracle Application Cloud 2018 Developer Associate Sales material Want to increase the Oracle PaaS business? Create new service offerings and solutions for the Cloud? Watch the on-demand webcast with Martijn Vlek, Vice President Sales Cloud Native & Integration. Our Sales Central pages are loaded with new content to equip our sellers with all the materials they need. Sales kits include elevator pitch, cheat sheet, reference and customer presentation in ppt format. Check those out (and make sure to download and give your ratings). Overview: ·        Oracle Cloud Platform ·        Cloud Platform for Oracle SaaS ·        Universal Credits & BYOL Programs-Viewpoint Sales kits: ·        Connect and Extend Apps with PaaS ·        Integrate SaaS and On-premises Applications, Processes, and APIs ·        Extend & Enhance ERP, HCM & CX Apps with Oracle Digital Assistant ·        Build Innovative Apps with AI & Blockchain Product Content ·        Integration ·        Digital Assistant ·        Content & Experience Management ·        Cloud Native Services (Container Native Platform) Marketing We want to promote your service offerings and customer success: Customer Reference Program Advertise from Oracle Solutions Catalog Publish Your Cloud Apps and Services on Oracle Cloud Marketplace Publish Events on Oracle’s Events Calendar Upcoming trainings Attend an upcoming hands-on trainings across the globe: Integration Bootcamps Digital Assistant Bootcamps Thanks for attending! Thanks to the team for the excellent support and workshops! Jürgen Kress   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

With 86 attendees and more than 60 persons on the waiting list the PaaS Summer Camp 2019 was a super success! During the one weeks hands-on training partners become experts in Oracle Integration,...

Cloud

AFG Drives Frictionless Home Loans with Oracle Cloud by Daryl Eicher

Andrew McGee, IT Manager of Business Services for AFG Home Loans, began his transformation journey with a simple question. How much of his IT spend was going to innovation? As a financial services company facing new competition from specialized fintech vendors, Andrew knew they needed to increase their innovation capacity, and he looked to the Oracle Cloud for answers. I got to speak with Andrew about his amazing journey and how it's transformed the way his team engages with business leaders. Moving their workloads to the cloud relieved IT from more mundane activities and saved on data center costs. In their quest to take the friction out of the end to end home loan process, Andrew and his team retooled with Oracle's Cloud Platform with Autonomous Services. Now, new hires are able to immediately contribute to innovation efforts, and based on a track record of quick wins that scale, his team spends more time obsessing on simplifying every aspect of approving and funding the 10,000 home loans per month AFG brokers manage.  Andrew's vision of frictionless home loans is working for AFG. In the time he has led his team on this journey, he's seen a 3X increase in innovation capacity. With Oracle Cloud Platform's hybrid integration and automation, Andrew now has a practical path to adopt disruptive technologies such as conversational AIs, Blockchain, and Robotic Process Automation. And like his colleague shares in  3 Ways National Pharmacies is Creating the Future of Work, the result is more engaged and energized IT pros that find new ways to monetize and secure their digital future. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Andrew McGee, IT Manager of Business Services for AFG Home Loans, began his transformation journey with a simple question. How much of his IT spend was going to innovation? As a financial services...

Cloud

Become an Application Integration Specialist

Oracle Integration suite of Cloud services simplifies application integration, process automation, adaptive case management, and more! This Learning Path strings together the key courses that help you embark on a successful journey to master the Oracle Integration Cloud Services Appreciate the key highlights of SOA Cloud Service: Rapid Provisioning, Deployment Portability and Simplified Management Model, collect, and monitor business-level metrics using the Real Time Business Insight instance in cloud Build successful, high-availability integrations on Oracle ICS to deliver desired business value Build all aspects of business applications in a low code 100% browser-based declarative environment To successfully prepare for the 1Z0-934 - Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration 2018 Associate certification, in addition to content covered in the Integration Cloud Services Learning Subscription, you should have relevant hands-on job or industry experience of integrating application and data for your enterprise and automating business processes. Equivalent practice in labs or test environments will also suffice. Start the course here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Oracle Integration suite of Cloud services simplifies application integration, process automation, adaptive case management, and more! This Learning Path strings together the key courses that help you...

Cloud

Oracle Developer Meetups in Utrecht, Brussels, Cairo, Cologne, Frankfurt Istanbul, Lille, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Porto and Oslo

We launched three new local Meetup locations in Cairo, Frankfurt and Porto! Want to learn more about developing Enterprise-grade Cloud Native applications on the Oracle Cloud Platform, covering topics like Microservices Architecture, developing in Node, Python and PHP, using Low Code development tools to build Mobile apps, and much more? Join the Oracle Developer Meetup groups if you want to follow Oracle’s solutions in this area, or participate in the events and hands-on labs we organize: · Brussels, Belgium · Cairo Egypt · Cologne, Germany · Frankfurt Germany · Istanbul, Turkey · Lisbon, Portugal · Lille, France · London, UK · Madrid, Spain · Oslo, Norway · Porto, Portugal · Utrecht, Netherlands Please let us know in case you want to run an event at one of this location or you want to start your local meetup. We are looking forward to support you and sponsor the event with pizza and beer! PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

We launched three new local Meetup locations in Cairo, Frankfurt and Porto! Want to learn more about developing Enterprise-grade Cloud Native applications on the Oracle Cloud Platform, covering topics...

Cloud

PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter August 2019

Dear PaaS Partner Community In my new role as a member of the product management team I support you as a partner to adopt OIC & ODA, implement successful customer projects, replicate the business and grow cloud utilization. Looking forward to welcome new community members around the world. Please welcome Bilal Ibdah who takes over the EMEA role. Oracle OpenWorld takes place September 16th-19th 2019 in San Francisco. Which are they key sessions to attend? The program guides helps you to pick the Integration, Cloud Platform for Oracle SaaS, Digital Assistant and Content and Experience session. Highlight of OpenWorld is the Exchange, formerly known as demo grounds. On Friday September 13th 2019 we offer partners, who implemented successful the Oracle Cloud Platform, to attend the PaaS Partner Advisory Council. Watch Yilmaz Ozturk from Boxfusion talk’s service ticket deflection, chatbots and more. We want to promote your customer success! Have you implemented successful a solution based on the Oracle Cloud Platform? Submit your success story via the customer reference program. Luis Weir published his new book Enterprise API Management: Design and deliver valuable business APIs. Congratulations and thanks for the great work! In case you are working on an integration opportunity, based on the Oracle Cloud Platform, get this book as a blueprint for your solution. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: London Oracle Developer Meetup – OIC Patterns and more & OIC: Handling Optional Elements in a REST Integration & Search across business identifiers while monitoring instances & How to invoke an Integration from another Integration: Oracle Integration Cloud & OIC: Making a REST Integration Returning a 404 instead of 500 & Confirmation dialog for Submit Now and Start Schedule & OIC - Salesforce Adapter - Bulk API & The Fault Encapsulation Pattern & OIC - Salesforce Adapter - Invoking APEX web services & Managing API Gateway Costs with Oracle API Platform & VNC Viewer Connection Setup for Safe/Reliable Oracle Patching. In the process & innovation section Ralf Müller published the first article about intelligent processes. How can machine learning, in an autonomous data warehouse, support an application. To start with Process Cloud see the approval process sample. Thanks to Niall for the decision table article and Eduardo for the RPA article. For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The August edition highlights certifications and trainings for partners and Oracle OpenWorld tips. This month’s community webcast will be an update on SOA Cloud Service by Robert Wunderlich. Join our PaaS Partner Community Webcast August 27th 2019 Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #PaaSCommunity! To read the newsletter please visit www.tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsAugust2019 (OPN Account required). Please like and share the newsletter at Twitter and LinkedIn Jürgen Kress PaaS Partner Adoption Oracle EMEA Tel. +49 89 1430 1479 E-Mail: juergen.kress@oracle.com Blog LinkedIn Twitter To become a member of the SOA Partner Community please register at http://www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: newsletter,SOA Community newsletter,SOA Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Dear PaaS Partner Community In my new role as a member of the product management team I support you as a partner to adopt OIC & ODA, implement successful customer projects, replicate the business and...

Cloud

Additional new content PaaS Partner Community

· APIs and Microservices at Work in the Real World: Luis Weir (Capgemini) and Wes Davies (Co-op Group) discuss microservices, API management, and the technical aspects of their work on the project that won one of this year's Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation awards. · Authorize Access to Oracle Fusion Cloud Application API’s with OAuth Tokens · Machine Learning : Getting the Data Into Shape · Less is More: Improving Performance by Reducing REST Calls · Performance of MFT Cloud Service with File Storage Service using a Hybrid Solution Architecture in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure · Artificial Intelligence Helps CHROs Navigate The Changing World Of Work · Emerging Tech Shines at Oracle OpenWorld Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and blockchain are incorporated into Oracle Cloud to help enterprises keep pace with change and gain a competitive edge. What more did Oracle executives say at Oracle OpenWorld about emerging tech? · Opening Minds in Open Source Community “Open source projects—especially large, well-known open source projects—have been slow in in letting women into their teams,” says Guido van Rossum, Python’s “benevolent dictator for life.” Several years ago, he began tackling the diversity problem head-on, offering to mentor women to fix Python’s own disparity. Is it working? · Molecular Dynamics for the Masses Using Interactive Scientific’s simulation platform, students can understand molecules by interacting with 3D models and researchers can investigate ways to design and deliver drug molecules. By using compute power and accessibility via Oracle Cloud, Interactive Scientific can make its technology available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and even virtual reality headsets, says CEO Becky Sage. From zero to cloud in six months. · Blockchain Apps Get Ever More Palatable Blockchain is so easy to use that “now even your corner brewer” can use it, said Oracle’s Chuck Hollis at Oracle OpenWorld. Indeed, beer maker Alpha Acid Brewing now marks its bottles with blockchain-verified authenticity labels. And it isn’t the only company coming up with creative ways to use the distributed ledger software. · Global Shipping Consortium Built on Blockchain Technology Nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators are forming a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network, an open digital platform based on distributed ledger technology. Using blockchain technology, members of the network will be able to carry out what were previously siloed shipment data and management procedures. “This unprecedented transparency will restore trust in the industry,” says Steve Siu, CEO of CargoSmart, a member of the consortium.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

· APIs and Microservices at Work in the Real World: Luis Weir (Capgemini) and Wes Davies (Co-op Group) discuss microservices, API management, and the technical aspects of their work on the...

Cloud

Machine Learning — Getting Data Into Right Shape by Andrejus Baranovskis

When you build machine learning model, first start with the data — make sure input data is prepared well and it represents true state of what you want machine learning model to learn. Data preparation task takes time, but don’t hurry — quality data is a key for machine learning success. In this post I will go through essential steps required to bring data into right shape to feed it into machine learning algorithm. Sample dataset and Python notebook for this post can be downloaded from my GitHub repo. Each row from dataset represents invoice which was sent to customer. Original dataset extracted from ERP system comes with five columns: customer — customer ID invoice_date — date when invoice was created payment_due_date — expected invoice payment date payment_date — actual invoice payment date grand_total — invoice total Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

When you build machine learning model, first start with the data — make sure input data is prepared well and it represents true state of what you want machine learning model to learn. Data preparation...

Cloud

Oracle Integration Cloud Partner Summit em São Paulo 3 e 4 de Setembro de 2019

Você é nosso convidado para participar do Oracle Integration Cloud Partner Summit em São Paulo.  O objetivo deste encontro é demonstrar como atingir sucesso comercial e técnico fomentando OIC com oportunidades Oracle SaaS. O Oracle ERP Cloud e Oracle HCM Cloud são duas áreas, por exemplo, que estão em alto crescimento e queremos garantir que nossos parceiros se beneficiem e encontrem novas oportunidades com esse crescimento. A abrangente oferta de iPaaS da Oracle eliminou as barreiras entre vários aplicativos ERP, HCM e CX da Oracle e de terceiros, fornecendo uma solução estratégica integrada de negócios on-premise e na nuvem. Além disso, a sinergia com o restante do portfólio de soluções de Oracle Cloud transformou a maneira de fazer negócio de muitos clientes. 3 e 4 de setembro de 2019 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Blue Tree Premium Morumbi Avenida Roque Petroni Júnior, 1000 São Paulo For details please visit the registration page here. For additional events please see our training calendar here (community membership required). PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Você é nosso convidado para participar do Oracle Integration Cloud Partner Summit em São Paulo. O objetivo deste encontro é demonstrar como atingir sucesso comercial e técnico fomentando OIC com...

Cloud

Our new product – Katana 18.1 (Machine Learning for Business Automation) by Andrejus Baranovskis

Big day. We announce our brand new product - Katana. Today is first release, which is called 18.1. While working with many enterprise customers we saw a need for a product which would help to integrate machine learning into business applications in more seamless and flexible way. Primary area for machine learning application in enterprise - business automation Katana offers and will continue to evolve in the following areas: 1. Collection of machine learning models tailored for business automation. This is the core part of Katana. Machine learning models can run on Cloud (AWS SageMaker, Google Cloud Machine Learning, Oracle Cloud, Azure) or on Docker container deployed On-Premise. Main focus is towards business automation with machine learning, including automation for business rules and processes. Goal is to reduce repetitive labor time and simplify complex, redundant business rules maintenance 2. API layer built to help to transform business data into the format which can be passed to machine learning model. This part provides API to simplify machine learning model usage in customer business applications. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Big day. We announce our brand new product - Katana. Today is first release, which is called 18.1. While working with many enterprise customers we saw a need for a product which would help to...

Business Process Management

Make Orchestration Better with RPA by Eduardo Chiocconi

  Nobody can deny, that when used correctly, RPA has the potential of providing a great ROI. Specially in situations where we are trying to automate manual no value added tasks as well as used as a mechanism to integrate with systems of information that do not have headless way (for example no APIs or Adapters if you are using an integration broker tool) to interact with them. I would like to start this article with a simple example. Imagine for a second, an approval business process where a Statement of Work (SOW) needs to be approved by several individuals within an organization (consulting manager to properly staff project, finance manager to make sure project is viable). Once the approvals are done, the SOW should be uploaded and associated to an opportunity in this company's CRM application (where all customer information is centrally located). At the core of this business process, there is orchestration that coordinates people approvals and should also integrate with the CRM application to upload the SOW to the customer opportunity. The diagram below illustrates the happy path of this orchestration using BPMN as the modeling notation to map this business process (screenshot from Oracle Integration Cloud - Process). Process Automation tools can easily manage the human factor of these orchestrations. Different tools manage integration to applications differently. Depending on the integrated system, the task of transacting against this system may be simple, complex and at times not possible at all. If we take a closer look at the step in which we need to upload the SOW document to the opportunity, then we have the following options: Option a) If the CRM application has an API that allows uploading documents and link it directly to an opportunity, then this transaction can be invoked from the orchestrating business process and automated in a headless manner. When available, this is the preferred way as it is more scalable and it does not come with the overhead of transacting via the application User Interface. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

  Nobody can deny, that when used correctly, RPA has the potential of providing a great ROI. Specially in situations where we are trying to automate manual no value added tasks as well as used as a...

Integration

How to query your JMS over AQ Queues by Martien van den Akker

At my current customer we use queues a lot. They're JMS queues, but in stead of Weblogic JMS, they're served by the Oracle database. This is not new, in fact the Oracle database supports this since 8i through Advanced Queueing. Advanced Queueing is Oracle's Queueing implementation based on tables and views. That means you can query the queue table to get to the content of the queue. But you might know this already. What I find few people know is that you shouldn't query the queue table directly but the accompanying AQ$ view instead. So, if your queue table is called MY_QUEUE_TAB, then you should query AQ$MY_QUEUE_TAB. So simply prefix the table name with  AQ$. Why? The AQ$ view is created automatically for you and joins the queue table with accompanying IOT tables to give you a proper and convenient representation of the state, subscriptions and other info of the messages. It is actually the supported wat of query the queue tables. A JMS queue in AQ is implemented by creating them in queue tables based on the Oracle type sys.aq$_jms_text_message type. That is in fact a quite complex type definition that implements common JMS Text Message based queues. There are a few other types to support other JMS message types. But let's leave that. Although the payload of the queue table is a complex type, you can get to its attributes in the query using the dot notation. But for that it is mandatory to have a table shortname and prefix the view columns with the table shortname. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

At my current customer we use queues a lot. They're JMS queues, but in stead of Weblogic JMS, they're served by the Oracle database. This is not new, in fact the Oracle database supports this since 8i...

Community

Invite your customers to attend the the Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant Customer Summit @ #OOW19 – in San Francisco, Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Calling all Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant Customers: We are very excited to invite you to this all-inclusive event highlighting Oracle Integration, Process Automation and Robotics, Digital Assistant, Visual Builder, Integration Analytics, SOA Suite and SOA Cloud Service, Managed File Transfer, B2B, and related products and components. Why Join Us? Preview of coming attractions: Where We’re Going: Product updates and roadmaps. Compass not required. Customers First 101: Your experience. Your business. Your world. What’s On Your Mind: Give us your feedback. We’re listening. Don’t Go It Alone: Network with other customers. Share and collaborate. One-on-One: Interact with Oracle Engineering and Product Management. Mix & Mingle. Extend the day into the night with our Customer Appreciation Event. Food and fun, beverages and bonuses! An exclusive event open only to customers of Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant. In case you are an Oracle Partner please attend the Application Integration Partner Advisory Council.   Thursday, September  19th, 2019 San Francisco USA For details please visit the registration page here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Calling all Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant Customers: We are very excited to invite you to this all-inclusive event highlighting Oracle Integration, Process Automation and Robotics, Digital...

Cloud

SOA Cloud Service – PaaS Partner Community Webcast August 27th 2019

Attend our August edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on August 27th 2019 SOA Cloud Service Comprehensive Integration and Analytics in the Cloud SOA Cloud Service provides an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) so that you can quickly provision your new platform, start developing and deploying your APIs and integration projects and provide real-time analytics as you transition to Digital Business. For details please visit the website here. Presenter: Robert Wunderlich, Director Product Management ID 8000524 password 277084 UK: +44 (0) 208 118 1001 & United States: +1 40 877 440 73 Schedule: Tuesday August 27th 2019 16:30-17:30 CET. Attend the Webcast Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · PaaS Overview Webcast · Process Cloud Service Update · Integrate ERP Cloud · Integrate HCM Cloud · Functions and Cloud Native · Cloud trials & community update · Oracle Integration Cloud Update · Oracle OpenWorld 2018 Preview · Innovate, Extend and Integrate SaaS Overview and Pricing · Robotic Process Automation · Autonomous Mobile Cloud · PaaS Overview Webcast · Blockchain · API Platform Cloud Service part 2 · 3rd Generation API Gateways part1 · Oracle JET · Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service · Container Native Application Development Platform For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (Community membership required).   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Attend our August edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on August 27th 2019 SOA Cloud Service Comprehensive Integration and Analytics in the Cloud SOA Cloud Service provides an integration...

Cloud

The Power of High Availability Connectivity Agent by Antony Reynolds

High Availability with Oracle Integration Connectivity Agent You want your systems to be resilient to failure and within Integration Cloud Oracle take care to ensure that there is always redundancy in the cloud based components to enable your integrations to continue to run despite potential failures of hardware or software.  However the connectivity agent was a singleton until recently.  That is no longer the case and you can now run more than one agent in an agent group. Of Connections, Agent Groups & Agents An agent is a software component installed on your local system that "phones home" to Integration Cloud to allow message transfer between cloud and local systems without opening any firewalls.  Agents are assigned to agent groups which are logical groupings of agents.  A connection may make use of an agent group to gain access to local resources. The feature flag oic.adapter.connectivity-agent.ha allows two agents per agent group.  This provides an HA solution for the agent, if one agent fails the other continues to process messages. Agent Networking Agents require access to Integration Cloud using HTTPS, note that the agent may need to use a proxy to access Integration Cloud.  This allows them to check for messages to be delivered from the cloud to local systems or vice versa.  When using multiple agents in an agent group it is important that all agents in the group can access the same resources across the network.  Failure to do this can cause unexpected failure of messages. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

High Availability with Oracle Integration Connectivity Agent You want your systems to be resilient to failure and within Integration Cloud Oracle take care to ensure that there is always redundancy in...

Cloud

First steps with Oracle Self Service Integration Cloud by Lucas Jellema

An important part of enabling optimal use of SaaS applications is integrating various functions in said applications. Events in one application need to have an effect in others. From simple practical matters such as “send  an email when a specific type of file was uploaded into a certain Dropbox or OneDrive folder” or “Update a Google Document when a IRA issue is created” to more profound actions as “When a new lead is added to Oracle Sales Cloud, a new message is posted in a Slack channel” or “When an Eloqua Account is added, create same account Oracle Sales Cloud.” Oracle Self Service Integration Cloud provides a framework for periodically polling a wide range of business applications out of the box as well as any application you add yourself (as long as the application can be polled through calls to a REST API). Any records retrieved in a polling action can be used to trigger actions in other applications. SSI can perform some logic (filter, loop, conditional execution as well as some calculation and conversion) and create a request message to send to a target application. Many recipes are available out of the box, and more can easily be created for all know business applications as well as for those we add ourselves. Note that SSI will be the foundation for a new Custom Adapter development kit for Oracle Integration Cloud; apparently this it will support a low code, graphical experience with drag and drop for easy creation of adapters. In this article a few first impressions with SSI. Step 1: provision an SSI instance From the Cloud Dashboard, I have opened the Service Console for SSI. Here I have selected the option to create a new instance. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

An important part of enabling optimal use of SaaS applications is integrating various functions in said applications. Events in one application need to have an effect in others. From simple practical...

Cloud

OIC Connectivity Agent Installation Pointers by Greg Mally

The connectivity agent has been a feature of Oracle’s integration cloud strategy from the beginning to address the challenge of the cloud/on-premise integration pattern. However, the implementation of the agent differs between Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). With both offerings, the pattern for setup remains the same: 1. Create Agent Group in ICS/OIC Console 2. Download the connectivity agent installer 3. “Install” the agent on an on-premise machine using the Agent Group ID from step 1 (this registers the agent with ICS/OIC) 4. Verify that the agent is communicating with ICS/OIC via the integration console However, step 3 differs dramatically between ICS and OIC. With ICS, the installation process resulted in a WebLogic Server (WLS) Single-Server configuration (i.e., all-in-one WLS server). Although the setup for the ICS agent has been optimized for an easy installation experience, the end result is fairly heavyweight. Now looking at how the agent is installed on OIC, it is simply a jar file that is kicked off using java -jar connectivityagent.jar. The end result is “behavior wise” is the same, but the footprint and experience from a setup/configuration perspective is radically different. The rest of this blog will focus on what happens when the OIC agent is “installed” and details that may not be obvious from the on-line documentation that can result in some “why does this not work” head scratching. OIC Connectivity Agent High-Level Installation Steps 1. Create an Agent Group in the OIC Console 2. Download the Connectivity Agent zip file from the OIC Console 3. Unzip the contents of the zip file on the on-premise agent machine 4. Update the InstallerProfile.cfg with the details of the OIC environment and on-premise network 5. Run the agent using java -jar connectivityagent.jar Please refer to the OIC Connectivity Agent on-line documentation for the details associated with the steps mentioned above.   OIC Connectivity Agent Installation Experience Once the zip file is downloaded from the OIC console and unzipped on the agent machine, you will see something like the following directory structure (as of 18.4.3): Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

The connectivity agent has been a feature of Oracle’s integration cloud strategy from the beginning to address the challenge of the cloud/on-premise integration pattern. However, the implementation of...

Cloud

Opportunity to Order Workflow: Integrating Salesforce with NetSuite – Part 2 by Arijit Chakraborty

In our previous post, we demonstrated how Oracle Integration Cloud can automate your 'Opportunity to Order' workflow to help you achieve synchronization between your Salesforce and NetSuite applications. In this post, I will show you how easy it is to set up this integration flow between Salesforce and NetSuite. The setup begins with the creation of individual connections for Salesforce and NetSuite using Oracle Integration Cloud's designer console. First add the authentication credentials to access your application environments. Once the connections are saved and tested, we proceed to the next steps of creating an integration process flow through drag and drop, configuring the adapters, and defining the mapping. Finally a single click activates your integration to achieve bi-directional synchronization between Salesforce and NetSuite. Watch this video created by the Oracle Learning Library Team (YouTube channel) for a complete demo of the steps involved in using Integration Cloud Service to setup and configure your 'Opportunity to Order' workflow between Salesforce and NetSuite. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In our previous post, we demonstrated how Oracle Integration Cloud can automate your 'Opportunity to Order' workflow to help you achieve synchronization between your Salesforce and NetSuite...

Cloud

Provisioning Oracle API Platform Gateway Nodes using Terraform and Ansible on AWS by Kevin King

When using Oracle Autonomous API Platform, an API gets deployed to a logical gateway.  The logical gateway consists of one or more nodes which are instances of the runtime, installed on physical machines, virtual machines, or cloud infrastructure.  The gateway nodes handle the processing of the API requests, but a load balancer is still required to distribute traffic between the nodes.  When performance becomes an issue, more nodes can be added to increase throughput.  Providing an automated way to manage nodes ensures consistency of configurations and the ability to easily add and remove nodes. The gateway nodes can be installed on-premise or in the cloud, and are not restricted to the Oracle cloud.  This allows for customers who are already using AWS to host their micro-services, to use Oracle's API Platform platform to be able to monitor and expose their APIs on a central location.  The API Platform portal, provides a central location deploy, activate, deprecate, and secure APIs while having complete visibility of the usages and KPI monitoring. In this blog, I'll describe how I've created an automated way to provision, configure, and register new API gateway nodes, running on Amazon EC2 into the API Platform using Terraform and Ansible. Technologies used (and links for more help): APICS: This the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

When using Oracle Autonomous API Platform, an API gets deployed to a logical gateway.  The logical gateway consists of one or more nodes which are instances of the runtime, installed on physical...

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Managing HTTP Headers with Oracle API Platform by Robert Wunderlich

Imagine you have a service that is secured with Basic Auth or better yet OAuth2 and you would like to leverage the complete capabilities of an API Platform so you choose to create an API and deploy it to a gateway running in front of your service. When you call your service directly from within your internal network, everything works, providing you include the appropriate Authorization header that your service expects. However, when you call the API endpoint on your gateway, the endpoint you will make available to your consumers, it does not work. You are passing everything as your original call, you've just modified the end-point to point to your gateway load balancer address and API end-point. What happened? Well, most of the headers you pass to the gateway will simply pass through by default, with the exception of Authorization. Here is an example of a real simple API I created. This API receives a request to the "echo" end-point and simply passes it to httpbin.org so we can see the result. So, as we can see, I am not really including any security policies in my API. I am choosing to leave that to the back-end service in this case. What happens if I call this API passing with an Authorization header. As you can see below, it is not included in the headers. This is because the gateway is an authorization and policy enforcement engine and in most cases, when we validate the user at the gateway, we do not want to pass that header to the back-end systems. But what if we do want to pass that header? It turns out this is quite simple. We add the header to our Service Request policy. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Imagine you have a service that is secured with Basic Auth or better yet OAuth2 and you would like to leverage the complete capabilities of an API Platform so you choose to create an API and deploy it...

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API Platform Cloud Service Training, Samples and Demos by Robert Wunderlich

This is the place to learn all about API Platform! Here you will find our repository of tutorials that are aimed to help you on your path to be an expert. What is a tutorial? A tutorial is a small lesson that walks you through the process of performing a particular task. For example Designing an API Note: Whenever there is a link, open it in a new tab (right-click->"Open Link in New Tab"). This way you will maintain your place this lab guide without having to re-orient yourself after completing a task from a linked tutorial, etc Think of a tutorial as the how to perform a task What is a scenario? A scenario the story or use-case that provides a path through the tutorials. Think of a scenario as the what and why Suggested approach The overall structure of this training can be thought of as Scenario Tutorials Screencasts (coming soon) As you begin with the scenario, you may visit the linked tutorials for guidance, but we suggest you try to push yourself to use the application with only just enough guidance that you might need. Don't blindly follow the steps of a tutorial. As a matter of fact, there are some tasks that naturally get repeated, such as deploying an API as you make changes. The first time you deploy, you may need to use the tutorial, but the second and subsequent times, try to do it without the tutorial so you can test yourself and confirm if you are comprehending what this training is teaching you. We plan to record each tutorial in a short screencast so that if you need to see it being done, or you simply want to validate that you've followed the task correctly, you can use these videos. Again, don't hesitate to push yourself by attempting to complete the task, then use the tutorial to validate your understanding. Getting Started Choose the environment you will use You can visit Environments to learn about getting a free trial of Oracle Cloud. Visit the scenarios and choose which one you want to use. There is only one right now, so the choice is easy! Get the free training material here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

This is the place to learn all about API Platform! Here you will find our repository of tutorials that are aimed to help you on your path to be an expert. What is a tutorial? A tutorial is a small...

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When the Cracks Begin to Show On Designing Microservices by Lucas Jellema

No one has achieved success with microservices just by talking about them. Unfortunately, many organizations spend a lot of time on exactly that, debating how to approach microservices. It is as though there is one perfect approach to designing and working with microservices that needs only be uncovered. In actual fact, there is no such definitive solution; even if there were, it would hold true only until changes in the organization, business objectives, technology frameworks and regulations made adjustments necessary. It is tempting—just as it was a decade ago with SOA Web Services—to spend a lot of time and energy on identifying microservices. Creating an exhaustive overview of all microservices, defining the exact scope and interface of each, is not feasible and is not a smart investment of time. It would be a lot of work, and that work would never be complete. The definition of microservices is not an end in itself and giving in to this temptation represents a serious risk. Microservices are an instrument for achieving sustained business agility in a changing world of functional and non-functional requirements and evolving technical, political, economic, and legal parameters. Microservices cannot be defined once and for all, and they should not have to be. As architects and developers we are agile and flexible. We embrace change in all aspects of our IT organizations. Here’s another organizational risk familiar from the SOA era: starting with an exclusive focus on the technology for implementing microservices and on the microservices platform, the underlying platform for eventually running the microservices (that do not even exist yet and for which no requirements are yet known). It is all too easy to spend time on this seemingly useful exercise and, after months of investigation and selection and architecting, to end up with an impractical, oversized and over-engineered platform – and no running microservices. Such discussions slow down the process of microservices adoption, obstruct the view of the essential challenges, and set up an organization for disappointing results (if not outright frustration). A third category of risk is to just start building microservices without a clear business need for or objective with a microservices architecture or, even worse, without really understanding what a microservices architecture entails from an organizational perspective. The operative keyword being overlooked: DevOps. This article provides some insights and guidelines that can help propel teams of architects beyond discussions and into action. Perhaps it can also help establish some architecture guidelines, such as the importance of domain design. What do we want to achieve with microservices? When discussing microservices, we must remember what our objectives are. Microservices are not the objective; they are merely the means. Microservices are meant to help us with those objectives and if they do not do so, we neither need nor want them. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

No one has achieved success with microservices just by talking about them. Unfortunately, many organizations spend a lot of time on exactly that, debating how to approach microservices. It is...

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Technology and Industry Innovations and Demos

Hubs have helped dozens of businesses realize their vision by bringing them to life. Below are some of the catalogued applications and projects the Hubs have helped put into production for companies just like yours. Let us work with you to get your next project off the ground and into the cloud. · Smart Cart Demo For anyone who owns their own business, they know the most important entity is the customer. See how Oracle Cloud Enterprise can help in the world of retail. Watch the demo (7:24) · Business Insight Chatbot See how Oracle can help retail companies improve productivity and appropriately focus their efforts by using chatbots that can give quick access to information. Watch the demo (2:09) · Business Insight Chatbot: Behind the Scenes See how an Oracle Mobile chatbot can help retail companies improve productivity and appropriately focus their efforts. Watch the demo (9:25) · Elevate CX with Augmented Reality Oracle can help retail companies create engaging experiences for customers by using artificial intelligence and augmented reality. This exciting innovation will incentivize consumers to buy products in stores rather than online. Watch the demo (2:24) · Elevate CX with Augmented Reality: Behind the Scenes Using artificial intelligence and augmented reality, Oracle can help companies create engaging experiences for their customers. Watch the demo (6:24) · Mobile App with Active Notification See how you can get your third- party apps to send push notifications to others, even if that capability isn’t native to the application. Watch the demo (1:55) · Connected Patient and Wellness Adherence Oracle can help healthcare companies create an integrated and seamless healthcare experience by using connected devices that can work together with patients to take a proactive approach to improving health. Watch the demo (3:16) · Connected Patient and Wellness Adherence: Behind the Scenes Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise and Oracle IoT Cloud Service, the healthcare industry will be able to better care for patients and monitor their vital signs through use of connected technologies. Watch the demo (6:57) · Intelligent Asset Maintenance See how you can use blended datasets and machine learning to better predict maintenance issues, saving money and ensuring smoother operations. Watch the demo (3:34) · For further details please visit the website here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Hubs have helped dozens of businesses realize their vision by bringing them to life. Below are some of the catalogued applications and projects the Hubs have helped put into production for companies...

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Additional new content PaaS Partner Community

· Use Processes in Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service. Create a process application and a process in Oracle Process Cloud Service, then, using Visual Builder Cloud Service, create a web application that displays processes and tasks and executes them. · Special Report: Blockchain In July, Oracle announced the general availability of its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which allows organizations to easily build blockchain networks that can drive more-secure and more-efficient transactions, and to track goods through supply chains globally. Oracle has many of the required components for a strong blockchain network already in place, including a powerful platform, compatible SaaS applications, and a comprehensive and proven cloud security portfolio. With these capabilities, Oracle is uniquely poised to deliver major benefits to customers. These include minimizing complexity and cost, improving the customer experience, hastening application delivery and integration, and increasing transparency throughout the supply chain. Here, discover how blockchain is reducing risk and costs associated with common business processes, and learn how your business can use blockchain to drive innovation and accelerate profits. · Is Blockchain Right for You? Oracle’s framework helps companies evaluate this hot technology using six criteria. · Cloud Productivity Payoff Discover the key benefits of a unified approach to finance modernization · Oracle Helps You Put Blockchain into Real-World Use with New Cloud Service Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service has the features that an enterprise needs to move from experimenting with blockchain to creating production applications. · What Will Spark the Blockchain Explosion? Which enterprise or industry application or applications will ignite a true explosion in the use of blockchain? · Edtech Startup to Release Blockchain-Based “Lifelong Learning Ledger” Brandman University is taking a new approach to adult education, focusing on students’ competencies to speed their path to graduation · Oracle Blockchain Service for Financial Services Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is part of a PaaS portfolio delivered by a scalable, distributed transaction processing platform that accelerates revenue, creates new revenue streams, and reduces risk.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

· Use Processes in Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service. Create a process application and a process in Oracle Process Cloud Service, then, using Visual Builder Cloud Service, create a web...

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Value of Technical Capability Models by Phil Wilkins

The use of Technical Capability models is not something I have seen a lot of use of, which is a little unfortunate as they can provide tremendous insight into an organizations IT needs. Typically you want to use the Technical capability model to be used in conjunction with a business capability model, and this is where things can get tricky as developing the business views can take time.  I came across this short video which focuses on the more business aspect but helps explain the ideas behind the models: Note how the model is largely groups of capabilities that happen in the business. Underlying this kind of diagram you would have a brief explanation of each capability.  If you want to go all out on EA modelling then you can link the capabilities to the documented associated processes etc. Independently, the ideal is to then identify the technical capabilities that are likely to be needed. This will provide a similar looking model. The technical capabilities are probably best drawn from industry best practices, and specific business needs. The model should be completely product agnostic. The real value comes in by then mapping the technical capabilities to which business capabilities use. Read the complete article here   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

The use of Technical Capability models is not something I have seen a lot of use of, which is a little unfortunate as they can provide tremendous insight into an organizations IT needs. Typically you...

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5 Easy Ways To Determine If Your Company Needs Blockchain by Lisa M. Schwartz

Blockchain, the cloud-based distributed ledger, is one of the hottest emerging business technologies. But how do you know if your company needs to create or join one? To help you make that decision, you and your organization should ask (and answer) the following five basic questions: 1. Are we ready to lead a blockchain initiative, one that spans an industry or even multiple industries? Blockchains provide a shared, immutable, secure record of transactions across a business network, so embarking upon a blockchain project will require your commitment to a process that goes beyond your own organization or business—“going big,” so to speak. For example, a global shipping management company is going big with a blockchain to simplify the documentation process among ocean carriers, truckers, customs agencies, and logistics providers, projecting a 60% reduction in the time required to collect and confirm data from multiple parties.  One federal government—working with banks, customs, food and drug administration officials, and other organizations—is using blockchain to identify counterfeit goods and prevent fraudulent customs activity. To prevent contamination, large and small enterprises across food industry supply chains are exploring blockchain to verify and prove that food is safe at every stage, from point of origin to distribution, from point of sale to consumption. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Blockchain, the cloud-based distributed ledger, is one of the hottest emerging business technologies. But how do you know if your company needs to create or join one? To help you make that decision,...

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Recursion in XSLT by Martien van den Akker

Last week I helped someone on the Oracle community forums with transforming a comma separated string to a list of elements. He needed this to process each element in BPM Suite, but it is a use case that can come around in SOA Suite or even in Oracle Integration Cloud. You would think that you could do something like a for-each and trimming the element from the variable. Recursion One typical thing with XSLT is that variables are immutable. That means that you can declare a variable and assign a value to it, but you cannot change it. So it is not possible to assign a new value to a variable based on a substring of that same variable. To circumvent this, you should implement a template that conditionally calls itself until an end-condition is met. This is a typical algorithm called recursion. Recursion is a way of implementing a function that calls itself, for example to calculate the faculty of a number. Recursion can help circumventing the immutability of variables, because with every call to the function you can pass (a) calculated and thus different value(s) through the parameter(s). I wrote about this earlier, but last week a co-worker asked a similar question, but just the other way around: transforming a list into a comma separated string. So, apparently it's time to write an article about it. Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Last week I helped someone on the Oracle community forums with transforming a comma separated string to a list of elements. He needed this to process each element in BPM Suite, but it is a use case...

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UiPath OIC Connector

Oracle Integration Cloud is finalizing its work of a UiPath specific adapter that allows Oracle Integration Cloud service subscribers to connect to a UiPath Orchestrator. Oracle Integration Cloud allows dispatching UiPath RPA Processes via UiPath’s public REST API. Oracle offers bi-directional communication between Oracle Integration Cloud and UiPath RPA solution. When Oracle Integration Cloud consumes developed and deployed UiPath RPA processes, Oracle Integration Cloud can use UiPath’s public REST APIs to orchestrate the dispatching of RPA Processes via a UiPath Robot in an unattended manner. Oracle Integration Cloud is also finalizing its work of a UiPath adapter that encapsulates all the logic and internal technical details to natively discover, configure and dispatch the execution of RPA robots in an unattended manner. UiPath can also take advantage of the Integration and Process Automation capabilities in Oracle Integration Cloud, as when there are issues during the execution of RPA processes by the robots, often times, an escalation to a human is needed in exception based conditions. Oracle Integration Cloud offers human workflow capabilities that can help streamline these situations where people is needed. Oracle Integration Cloud offers public REST APIs to easily enable this connectivity. Get the connector here. For additional information please see here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Oracle Integration Cloud is finalizing its work of a UiPath specific adapter that allows Oracle Integration Cloud service subscribers to connect to a UiPath Orchestrator. Oracle Integration Cloud...

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The power of Oracle Event Driven Architecture by Roger van de Kimmenade

Introduction There is a lot of hype around Microservices and the use of events for implementing the choreography pattern. However this is nice for companies like Netflix and Twitter, but there are a lot of organisations still struggling with files and ESB like products. Also my current client uses an ESB namely the Oracle SOA Suite 12c for integrations. We cannot just throw away this ESB, but we can make use of the event mechanism built in. This blog describes the way we use the EDN (Event Delivery Network) component, that is used within SOA composites to throw events and to subscribe on events. EDN Oracle has a component that you can use to publish events and to subscribe on events within a SOA composite. Just use the invoke activity with the eventname and the content of the event. Within a composite you can subscribe on events and set filters. You can also configure “oneAndOnlyone” consistency property and indicate if you want a durable or non-durable subscriber. The EDN hides the underlying JMS provider, which can be changed (weblogic jms or OracleAQ). Separate Topics can be defined for each event or just use 1 topic for all events. Notes: Applications must always be abstracted by a corresponding SOA Composite. Applications should not use JMS directly EDN cannot be used directly from within Oracle OSB Read the complete article here.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Introduction There is a lot of hype around Microservices and the use of events for implementing the choreography pattern. However this is nice for companies like Netflix and Twitter, but there are a...

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter July 2019

Dear PaaS Partner Community Want to increase the Oracle Cloud business? Create new service offerings and solutions for the Cloud? Watch the on-demand PaaS Overview Webcast. Martijn Vlek, Vice President Sales Cloud Native & Integration presents the latest PaaS sales plays, kits and how to get access to the Oracle Cloud platform. You as an Oracle partner can use the same content that we use to train the internal Oracle sales team. Each sales kit includes an elevator pitch, battle card, customer presentation in ppt format and references. Feel free to adopt the kits with your services offering. As a tip we recommend to distribute the battle cards in your sales team valets. Access the Oracle sales kits on sales central here. Registration for the ninth edition of the PaaS Summer Camp is open. The training takes place August 26th-30th 2019 in Lisbon Portugal. For details please visit the registration page here. This month’s we start a new series to promote your partners customer success. Watch Luis Weir, CTO Capgemini how he disrupts financial industry clients with solutions based on the Oracle Cloud Platform. We want to promote your customer success! Have you implemented successful a solution based on the Oracle Cloud Platform? Submit your success story via the customer reference program. The June edition of Oracle Integration Cloud 19.2.3 release includes new integration features like Inline Activity Stream with timestamps, New Automation Anywhere adapter and the ability to edit a Schedule from the Integration design page. New process features include Canvas changes, Common expression builder in Decision modeling editor, Conditional expressions in data association, Smart sentries in dynamic processes, Promote process application samples to the gallery for easy sharing and QuickStart Apps enhancements. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: How The Co-op Cut Time to Hire in Two Quarters & How to Capture EBS Business Event in Oracle Integration Cloud & Using Stage File Write operation(with opaque schema) to copy files & Securing files using PGP encryption (Part-1-Encryption): Oracle Integration & Securing files using PGP encryption (Part-2-Decryption): Oracle Integration & OIC - First Steps with the ATP adapter & How to create ZIP files: Oracle Integration Cloud & Migrating ICS to OIC & Custom time range filter for monitoring pages in OIC & How to Update Oracle SOA 11g Timeouts. In the process & innovation section we published a blog post from Ankur how to develop a simple application from scratch and to enable notifications. The Blockchain team released an intelligent track and trace SaaS solution. Mario describes in an article the connection of Blockchain and IoT. For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The July edition highlights sales, marketing and enablement support for partners. This month’s community webcast will be a joint webcast with our partner Evosys to innovate, extend and integrate SaaS our monthly PaaS Partner Community Webcast – July 19th 2019. To read the newsletter please visit www.tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsJuly2019 (OPN Account required). Please like and share the newsletter at Twitter and LinkedIn Jürgen Kress PaaS Partner Adoption Oracle EMEA Tel. +49 89 1430 1479 E-Mail: juergen.kress@oracle.com Blog LinkedIn Twitter To become a member of the SOA Partner Community please register at http://www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: newsletter,SOA Community newsletter,SOA Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

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Using Oracle BPEL Direct Bindings in Java by Mark Peterson

About a year ago, at my previous customer, a co-worker and I encountered and described a persistence problem with setting the Global Tokens in SOA Suite. What are Global Tokens again? The problem with a middleware product as Oracle Service Bus, SOA Suite (and the same probably counts for MuleSoft, or any other integration tool) is that when you move an integration through the development lifecycle from development, to test, preproduction and production, you need to update the endpoints. When I have an integration with a (BPEL) Process that does a check-in of a document in WebCenter Content, for instance, then on the test environment it should do the check-in to another WCC server than on pre-production or production. We don't want to have our test documents in production, do we? To solve that, in OSB we have customization files, and in SOA Suite 11g and onwards, we use config plans. But, in 11g PatchSet 6 (11.1.1.7), SOA Suite introduced Global Tokens. That way you can create a token that refers to the WCC host, eg. ${wcc_url}, and use that as a reference in your binding properties. These properties can be set using Enterprise Manager FMW Control 12c: Read the complete article here.     PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

About a year ago, at my previous customer, a co-worker and I encountered and described a persistence problem with setting the Global Tokens in SOA Suite. What are Global Tokens again? The problem with a...

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Persisting of settings in a SOA Suite Enterprise Deployment by Martien van den Akker

About a year ago, at my previous customer, a co-worker and I encountered and described a persistence problem with setting the Global Tokens in SOA Suite. What are Global Tokens again? The problem with a middleware product as Oracle Service Bus, SOA Suite (and the same probably counts for MuleSoft, or any other integration tool) is that when you move an integration through the development lifecycle from development, to test, preproduction and production, you need to update the endpoints. When I have an integration with a (BPEL) Process that does a check-in of a document in WebCenter Content, for instance, then on the test environment it should do the check-in to another WCC server than on pre-production or production. We don't want to have our test documents in production, do we? To solve that, in OSB we have customization files, and in SOA Suite 11g and onwards, we use config plans. But, in 11g PatchSet 6 (11.1.1.7), SOA Suite introduced Global Tokens. That way you can create a token that refers to the WCC host, eg. ${wcc_url}, and use that as a reference in your binding properties. These properties can be set using Enterprise Manager FMW Control 12c: Read the complete article here.     PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

About a year ago, at my previous customer, a co-worker and I encountered and described a persistence problem with setting the Global Tokens in SOA Suite. What are Global Tokens again? The problem with a...