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Watch Dhwani Shah, Evosys how Oracle Digital Assistant and Oracle integration benefits their clients (part2)

  On receiving the award in the category, Innovate SaaS Contribution 2019 at Oracle Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum in Spain, Dhwani Shah, PaaS Solution Architect in Evosys, shares her views on Evosys’ expertise in PaaS solutions and integrations. For more information please visit the solution catalog. Evosys has 13 years' experience, focuses exclusively on Oracle Cloud implementation and consultancy to cater to the needs of a market which demands high-quality, future-proof solutions. One of the top, fastest-growing Oracle Cloud partners, with customers who have adopted all Oracle SaaS solutions including ERP, HCM, SCM, CRM, Hyperion (PBCS), BI and PaaS. We are a process-centric organization that believes in specialized solutions and have demonstrated an exceptional record in implementation for different verticals like Healthcare, Finance, Logistics, Manufacturing and Distribution across public and private sectors. Watch the video here. 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. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

  On receiving the award in the category, Innovate SaaS Contribution 2019 at Oracle Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum in Spain, Dhwani Shah, PaaS Solution Architect in Evosys, shares her views on...

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How SOA Suite Adapter Can Help Leverage your On-premises Investments by Vijaya Bhat

  The SOA Suite Adapter on Oracle Integration (OIC) enables you to take advantage of the latest feature rich adapters on OIC, while leveraging your existing investments on SOA Suite and Service Bus. It provides a rich design-time experience to create a single connection to SOA Suite / Service Bus, browse through the services running on them, and create integrations. For runtime, it relies on the standard SOAP and REST Adapters with or without the Connectivity Agent, depending on how the SOA Suite / Service Bus is accessible over the network. The current SOAP and REST adapters on OIC already provide integration to these services, but with this new adapter, you can do away with the hassles of multiple connections or fetching service metadata manually. The SOA Suite adapter supports connectivity to: Oracle SOA Suite and/or Oracle Service Bus hosted on-premise Oracle SOA Suite and/or Oracle Service Bus hosted on SOA Cloud Services Configuring SOA Suite Adapter to connect to a SOA Suite / Service Bus instance In the connection palette, select the SOA Suite Adapter. Provide a meaningful name for this connection and click on 'Create'. This opens up the page where the connection details can be configured. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

  The SOA Suite Adapter on Oracle Integration (OIC) enables you to take advantage of the latest feature rich adapters on OIC, while leveraging your existing investments on SOA Suite and Service Bus. It...

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Oracle Integration Cloud pricing explained – OCI vs Classic by Robert van Molken

  Last week at AMIS we had the task of estimating costs of a proposed iPaaS solution for one of our customers that runs on a fully managed cloud. As AMIS is mainly an Oracle partner we looked at how competitive we could make the pricing of the solution using Oracle Cloud compared to other vendors. In this blog I will not go into much details of this vendor compare matrix, as I want to focus on the pricing of Oracle and how it has changed over time. Bottom-line: for our use-case I was positively surprised by the outcome. Let’s start by looking at the pricing of Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC), the licensing options and estimation rules belonging to each options. Currently the pricing page lists two main service types; Oracle Integration and Integration Classic. The difference between the two is that classic uses the OCPU metric, whereas the updated pricing uses a messages/hour metric. Both options are still available for you to purchase. For each service type you can choose between standard and enterprise package and two payments methods, pay-as-you-go and monthly flex. Optionally you can bring your own (existing on-premises) license to get some mayor price cuts. In the next paragraphs I will go over the differences in more details. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

  Last week at AMIS we had the task of estimating costs of a proposed iPaaS solution for one of our customers that runs on a fully managed cloud. As AMIS is mainly an Oracle partner we looked at how...

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Oracle Integration – Get Started free hands-on training labs from Oracle OpenWorld

In these hands-on labs, you'll be working with two of the key capabilities of Oracle Integration; application integration and process automation. The labs are broken into two parts. Part one will cover application integration where you'll create an integration to update subscription usage data in Oracle Engagement Cloud. Part two will cover process automation where you'll create a Process App to automate the self service collection of usage data and update that subscription usage data in Oracle Engagement Cloud Subscription Management. While you will benefit from completing both labs in order, the labs are designed such that you can work on them independently. The business scenario is to create a self-service Subscription Management application that allows subscribers of a good or service to self report subscription usage. Once subscription usage data is reported, the application will automate the review and approval of that data, and if approved, automate updating Oracle Engagement Cloud Subscription Management with the usage data. This scenario represents a common business process where requests are made, reviewed, approved, and result in updates to an enterprise application. Digitizing and automating these types of business process can yield significant benefits. Labs Access to Oracle Integration is secured through Oracle Identity Cloud Service. Users may be granted access to all the Oracle Integration environments in a cloud tenancy, or they may be restricted to specific environments. They may be assigned different roles in each environment. Integration Lab Process Lab Get the complete training material here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In these hands-on labs, you'll be working with two of the key capabilities of Oracle Integration; application integration and process automation. The labs are broken into two parts. Part one will...

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Additional new content PaaS Partner Community

· Five Highlights from Larry Ellison at Oracle OpenWorld The top takeaway from Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison’s keynotes and talks? People who insist that technology will eliminate everyone’s job are missing the point. “Fundamentally, the world we live in is changing,” he said. “Life is going to be safer. Data is going to be safer. We’re going to do less tedious work and more interesting work, because a lot of the routine tasks are going to be automated away.” Four more highlights · Then and Now: An Integration Conversation With Sven Bernhardt, Rolando Carrasco, Lonneke Dikmans, Lucas Jellema, Leon Smiers, Arturo Viveros Times have changed, and conversations about integration now involve a new vocabulary: containers, serverless, REST, APIs. Listen in as the panel discusses the state of integration. · Oracle Expands Its ‘Integrated Cloud’ “Your Oracle workloads are the crown jewel of the enterprise, and we know that,” Oracle CEO Safra Catz said during her keynote on September 17 at Oracle OpenWorld. The growing value of that data helps explain why Oracle is so focused on creating an integrated cloud, explained Oracle product leaders during the keynote, demonstrating their strategies, including horizontal integrations between Oracle’s cloud and two new Oracle partners, VMware and Microsoft. · The Sport of Sailing Is Ready for Takeoff SailGP is a new global sports league where boats and crew members are monitored by more than 1,000 sensors, with real-time data being transmitted over Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to racers, event announcers, umpires, and fans. Announcers use the data and multimedia feeds to add a colorful new dimension to their commentary, wowing fans with insights and on-boat live-action reports. · Watch On Demand: Oracle OpenWorld PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

· Five Highlights from Larry Ellison at Oracle OpenWorldThe top takeaway from Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison’s keynotes and talks? People who insist that technology will eliminate everyone’s...

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Free online training including certification for Oracle Integration

Critical business processes — especially those related to human capital management, customer experience, and enterprise resource planning — are frequently slow and inflexible. There’s a lack of connectivity between applications and people to support the business process life cycle. Oracle Application Integration provides a unified platform where customers can integrate apps, automate processes, provide business visibility and create applications. Take the free online training including certification Oracle Application Integration Cloud Platform for Solution Engineer Modules include: · Oracle Application Integration: Market, Trends And Drivers · Oracle Application Integration: Strategy And Messaging · Oracle Application Integration: Technical Features And Architecture · Oracle Application Integration: Competition · Oracle Application Integration: Product Demo, Part 1 · Oracle Application Integration: Product Demo, Part 2 · Oracle Application Integration: Product Demo, Part 3 · Oracle Application Integration: References And Resources · Oracle Application Integration Cloud Platform 2019 Solution Engineer Specialist Assessment In case you can not access the online guided learning path and a free online assessment please contact the OPN team here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Critical business processes — especially those related to human capital management, customer experience, and enterprise resource planning — are frequently slow and inflexible. There’s a lack...

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The Process Group Pattern by Jan Kettenis

This article describes the Process Group Pattern, which can be used to correlate process or integration instances that all support the same business process. It is also one of patterns supporting the Microprocess Architecture. Updated on 2019-09-16 to include screenshot of processes in Workspace. For a somewhat more complex process, and especially when applying the MicroprocessArchitecture, you may have more than one process and probably several integration applications that make up the implementation of one single business process. This implies that when executing a business process there will be 2 or more instances of the process, and integration applications. Now how can a business user or Applications Administrator correlate all these instances to monitor the flow of the business process? The on-premise Oracle BPM Suite (and SOA Suite) has the concept of "flowId" which is an id that is generated by the BPM engine at the start of the first instance and then "passed on" from one instance to the other. Using Enterprise Manager, by means of the flowId one can easily follow how one process or integration calls the other, and by putting it in the process or integration instance title, also in the Workspace. The Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) does not have the concept of flowId, as least not yet. Now what to do? Here comes the Process Group Instance to the rescue. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

This article describes the Process Group Pattern, which can be used to correlate process or integration instances that all support the same business process. It is also one of patterns supporting the...

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Jarvis Pizzeria blog refresh part 3 of 3 by Marcel van de Glind

In this blog I do a quick refresh of the third (and last) batch of 13 Jarvis Pizzeria blog posts (note: the different headers in this blog contain a link to the actual blog). 27. Jarvis Pizzeria in Case Management Style The core of this post concerns the release of Oracle Integration Cloud, the bundling of Process Cloud Service (PCS), Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and Visual Builder Cloud Service (VBCS). and the addition of Dynamic Processes to PCS. Recently Rick Kelder, my new Jarvis Pizzeria partner, wrote an extensive blog about the status of OIC according to his opinion (oic-oracle-integration-cloud-what-is-it?). 28. Getting Started with Dynamic Processes (ACM) This introductory blog consists of an overview of the different parts of Dynamic Processes. This is done via the default sample tour of Oracle PCS. 29. Setting up the Dynamic Process In this blog we set the skeleton for the Pizzeria Dynamic Process. We define the different phase, activities, tasks and milestones. Besides that we found out that the standard Oracle example tour cannot be saved as a starting point for further work. However, the save button is available, suggesting that this is possible. Oracle this is a bit confusing. 30. The logic underneath the Dynamic Process In this blog we connect processes and task to the activities created in the skeleton of the dynamic process of the previous blog. We show how things look-like on runtime for running and also completed instances. OIC gives a good out of the box representation of the dynamic process. We can work on the process within the OIC and have an overview of what happened with the process. We see the progression, stages, activities and can drill in the audit trail. Read the complete article here PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In this blog I do a quick refresh of the third (and last) batch of 13 Jarvis Pizzeria blog posts (note: the different headers in this blog contain a link to the actual blog). 27. Jarvis Pizzeria in...

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Accelerate ERP Integration with Application Adapters PaaS Partner Community Webcast March 25th 2020

Attend our March edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on March 25th 2020 at 16:30 CET. Integration to applications is dramatically simplified by the use of application adapters that eliminate the complexity associated with web services and other connectivity methods. Simplify your integration to connect with virtually any application, service, or data store. Oracle offers a library of these adapters to provide you with a standardized way to rapidly connect the various protocols required by each application vendor. In addition to application connectors for CX, ERP, and HCM, there are database, productivity, social, RPA, and technology adapters. Presenter: Niall Commiskey Director Product Management Oracle HQ Schedule: Wednesday March 25th 2020 16:30 CET (Berlin time) Register for the webcast here. Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · Accelerate HCM Integration with Application Adapters · Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service · Integration Adapters · Integrate SaaS · Digital Assistant Update · SOA Cloud Service · PaaS Overview Webcast · Process Cloud Service Update · Integrate ERP Cloud · Integrate HCM Cloud · Functions and Cloud Native · 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 PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Attend our March edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on March 25th 2020 at 16:30 CET. Integration to applications is dramatically simplified by the use of application adapters that...

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Jarvis Pizzeria blog refresh part 2 of 3 by Marcel van de Glind

In this blog I do a quick refresh of the second 13 Jarvis Pizzeria blog posts (note: the different headers in this blog contain a link to the actual blog). 14. Using an imported XSD in PCS In this post we make an attempt to use an imported XSD containing a complex type in a web form. It is possible to ‘use’ the type, but things are not working very well (as described in the blog). In the current version (19.3.2) this works even less good. It is no longer possible to save the web form. The following error appears. At various places in OIC the tooling has quite a bit of trouble with data types, and that in particular with complex data types but also with simple data types, not everything goes smoothly. These are generally not insurmountable issues, but in my opinion Oracle still has some work to do. 15. Testing in PCS against the Development or Production environment In this post, testing in PCS is discussed for both the test and the production modes. In an earlier post we have already shown how a PCS process can be started from postman via a rest call (Using the REST interface to start a Process). In this blog we show how this rest call must be adjusted to distinguish between a call in test or production modes. In a nutshell: we need to set the ‘pcs_mode’ param in the request header and give it the value ‘dev’. 16. Handling SOAP Faults in PCS In this blog post we show how PCS deals with SOAP errors in the following two situations: the out of the box fault policies ON and OFF. Are there any scenarios conceivable where a developer should turn off the fault policies? The disadvantage of turning on fault-policies is that the fault policies are turned on for the entire application. If one – for whatever reason – wants to build a proprietary error handling framework than this feature should be turned off. For example, in the situation that an email has to be sent to one of our customers (like an order confirmation), and the process fails for some reason we do not want to use the retry policy of the default error handling, because that could mean that we send the same email 4 times to the customer. Isolating such functionality in a separate dedicated application is preferred in this case. Read the complete article here PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In this blog I do a quick refresh of the second 13 Jarvis Pizzeria blog posts (note: the different headers in this blog contain a link to the actual blog). 14. Using an imported XSD in PCS In this post...

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter March 2020

Congratulations to more than 850 consultants who achieved the Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration Associate certification this fiscal year! To become an certified expert we offer you hands-on Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant bootcamps across the globe including Dallas, Redwood Shores, Sao Paulo, Riyadh, Utrecht, Reston, Riyadj, Delhi, Mumbai and Webtraining. Watch Dhwani Shah (part 2), how Evosys transforms Real Estate solutions based on the Oracle Cloud Platform. We want to promote also your customer success, submit your story via the customer reference program. Based on the huge demand we offer free online trainings for SaaS Integration: · Oracle Application Integration Cloud Sales Specialist including free online exam! · Oracle Application Integration Cloud Platform for Solution Engineer including free online exam! · Free live virtual hands-on SaaS Integration Bootcamps to become an Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration 2019 Associate | 1Z0-1042. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Oracle Integration at GitHub & Introducing the Box Adapter in Oracle Integration & ERP Integration using File Based Data Import: Oracle Integration & A Simple Guide to Connect to a Private FTP Server using FTP adapter & How to embed CDATA into XML: Oracle Integration Cloud & OIC Feature Flag - Data Stitch & Integration Versioning: Oracle Integration Cloud & Get XML Document from SOA Infra table & Unable to create an error notification rule in Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1? Patch 26088894 is not the fix. In the process & innovation section Jan shares an article When and How to Create an Integration to Call a Service from a Process? And Ankur on Managing Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS) Application. For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The March edition highlights sales kits for partners, and hands-on chatbot & integration trainings for SaaS partners. This month’s community webcast will be an update on ERP Integration by Niall Commiskey. Join our PaaS Partner Community Webcast March 25th 2020. 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/PaaSNewsMarch2020 Please like and share the newsletter at Twitter and LinkedIn PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: newsletter,SOA Community newsletter,SOA Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Congratulations to more than 850 consultants who achieved the Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration Associate certification this fiscal year! To become an certified expert we offer you...

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Jarvis Pizzeria: EAN / GTIN code validation in DMN Service by Marcel van de Glind

In this blog we describe the implementation of an EAN / GTIN code validator in een Decision Model Service. As a Pizzeria that wants to treat the customer like a king, we think it is very important that we can always serve the customer with our full range of pizzas. For this it is necessary that we have a good stock management policy. Every pizza we make must be processed accurately in the system. To simplify this processing, we provide each pizza box with an EAN barcode that needs to be scanned for stock management. In this blog we describe a Decision Model that can be used to validate the scanned / entered EAN codes. The purpose of this blog is to demonstrate that it is fairly easy to implement such an algorithm in a Decision Model. What is EAN / GTIN? From wikipedia: EAN also known as European Article Number or EAN) is a standard describing a barcode symbology and numbering system used in global trade to identify a specific retail product type, in a specific packaging configuration, from a specific manufacturer. The standard has been subsumed in the Global Trade Item Number standard from the GS1 organization; the same numbers can be referred to as GTINs and can be encoded in other barcode symbologies defined by GS1. The most commonly used EAN standard is the thirteen-digit EAN-13. And from the https://www.gs1.org/ website. The last digit of all fixed-length, numeric GS1 Identification Keys is a check digit that ensures the integrity of the key. The check digit is calculated using a simple algorithm, based on the other numbers in the key. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In this blog we describe the implementation of an EAN / GTIN code validator in een Decision Model Service. As a Pizzeria that wants to treat the customer like a king, we think it is very important that...

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Machine Learning in Digital Process Automation — Part II by Ralf Mueller

In this second part of the ML in Digital Process Automation article series, we focus on how to consume a Machine Learning Model created in Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) for scoring in Integration Cloud Processes. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the content of Part I. For this article we assume an existing ML model stored on Object Storage. We will give step-by-step instructions on how to bring such models into Oracle Integration Cloud and use them in process automation. By the time of this writing, the Machine Learning functionality for Integration Cloud Process Automation is in “Limited Availability” mode and must be enabled by a feature flag. Please get in touch with your Integration Cloud representative to get this feature enabled for your Integration Cloud instance. OML Micro-Services Oracle Integration Cloud comprises of a new set of micro-services for Machine Learning, the Oracle Machine Learning (OML) micro-services developed by the OML team in Oracle Advanced Analytics organization as part of the Oracle Machine Learning Platform. We will give an in-depth overview of OML micro-services in a later article, for now, it is sufficient to understand the functionality coming with OML micro-services Cognitive Text Services Cognitive Text Services provide Machine Learning functionality for Text Classification, Keywords, Summary, Similarity, and Sentiment Analysis. The underlying ML models are pre-trained by Oracle and can be used out-of-the-box. Typical examples in digital process automation include giving a summary of a large text document or give sentiment on customer input. Cognitive Image Services Cognitive Image Services provide Machine Learning functionality for Image Classification, NSFW content and Image Similarity. Like with the Cognitive Text Services, the underlying ML models are pre-trained by Oracle. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In this second part of the ML in Digital Process Automation article series, we focus on how to consume a Machine Learning Model created in Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) for scoring in Integration...

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What Is API-Led — An Architectural Approach by Luis Weir

Let's look at this excerpt to find out what API-led means and explore the architectural decisions, implementation patterns, and more. As APIs open doors to information and functionality, they move well beyond being merely technical interfaces to becoming central actors in new digital business models. However, for such business models to be effective and successful, technical teams are confronted with the unique challenge of API-enabling systems that weren't necessarily built to provide real-time access. Because of this, there are several implementations beyond the obvious that must be catered for in order to create APIs that are easy to use and can truly scale to handle the sort of volumes expected from real-time systems. This article is an excerpt from the book Enterprise API Management written by Luis Weir. This book explores the architectural decisions, implementation patterns, and management practices for successful enterprise APIs. This article elaborates on the core concepts and capabilities required to implement API-led architectures. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Let's look at this excerpt to find out what API-led means and explore the architectural decisions, implementation patterns, and more. As APIsopen doors to information and functionality, they move well...

Accelerate ERP Integration with Application Adapters PaaS Partner Community Webcast March 25th 2020

Attend our March edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on March 25th 2020 at 16:30 CET. Integration to applications is dramatically simplified by the use of application adapters that eliminate the complexity associated with web services and other connectivity methods. Simplify your integration to connect with virtually any application, service, or data store. Oracle offers a library of these adapters to provide you with a standardized way to rapidly connect the various protocols required by each application vendor. In addition to application connectors for CX, ERP, and HCM, there are database, productivity, social, RPA, and technology adapters. Presenter: Niall Commiskey Director Product Management Oracle HQ Schedule: Wednesday March 25th 2020 16:30 CET (Berlin time) Register for the webcast here. Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · Accelerate HCM Integration with Application Adapters · Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service · Integration Adapters · Integrate SaaS · Digital Assistant Update · SOA Cloud Service · PaaS Overview Webcast · Process Cloud Service Update · Integrate ERP Cloud · Integrate HCM Cloud · Functions and Cloud Native · 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 PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Attend our March edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on March 25th 2020 at 16:30 CET. Integration to applications is dramatically simplified by the use of application adapters that...

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Downstream Throttling in Oracle Integration Cloud via Parking Lot Pattern by Chelsea Zhang

Background Parking lot pattern is a mature design to store the data in an intermediate stage before processing the data from the intermediate stage to the end system based on the required rate. The detailed implementation of the parking lot pattern can be done in a variety of  storage technologies but strongly recommended a database table to be used for simplicity. In this blog, we will use the parking lot pattern in the Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) to explore a solution in the downstream throttling. Problem Definition In OIC, the downstream throttling was often mentioned as there might be an influx of data that overwhelm the slower downstream systems. Even though, it might be accomplished by the tuning knobs within OIC and WebLogic Server, but when the built-in tuning cannot be adjusted enough capacity to stop flooding the slower system. The parking lot pattern will enable to provide a solution to attend to this scenario. Design Solution Process the input data/message based on the order they come in Each message will be parked in the storage for x minutes (parking time) so the system has a chance to throttle the number of messages processed concurrently. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Background Parking lot pattern is a mature design to store the data in an intermediate stage before processing the data from the intermediate stage to the end system based on the required rate. The...

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Additional new content PaaS Partner Community

· Then and Now: An Integration Conversation With Sven Bernhardt, Rolando Carrasco, Lonneke Dikmans, Lucas Jellema, Leon Smiers, Arturo Viveros. Times have changed, and conversations about integration now involve a new vocabulary: containers, serverless, REST, APIs. Listen in as the panel discusses the state of integration · Blockchain, AI and the Future of Entertainment How can emerging technologies impact the media and entertainment industry? For one, “industry players could adopt blockchain to sell their content as digital tokens or in digital blocks instead of as physical media or movie tickets,” says Oracle Cloud Solution Hub Senior Director Jukka Paajanen. These tokens would leave a data trail that companies could analyze to learn more about their customers. What about AI? · Oracle’s Own Journey to the Cloud At this year’s Oracle OpenWorld, attendees can visit the new Oracle@Oracle Experience to learn how Oracle’s internal organizations are using the Oracle Cloud platform to delight users, accelerate growth, and save money. “As the largest user of Oracle Cloud applications, we are excited to show off the results and share best practices,” · Hands-on Workshop: Experience Oracle Autonomous Cloud Platform October 30 | Dublin, Ireland. · Oracle Launches Four New Cloud Regions Across Four Continents At Oracle OpenWorld 2018, Oracle committed to making its cloud platform available in all major geographies where its customers work. This year Oracle has already launched data centers in Toronto, Tokyo, and Seoul; just now launched a region in Mumbai; and will shortly be going live in São Paulo, Sydney, and Zurich. New regions give customers access to the unique self-driving Oracle Autonomous Database and much more. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

· Then and Now: An Integration Conversation With Sven Bernhardt, Rolando Carrasco, Lonneke Dikmans, Lucas Jellema, Leon Smiers, Arturo Viveros. Times have changed, and conversations about integration...

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Oracle Blockchain Service Quick Start Guide

Hyperledger Fabric empowers enterprises to scale out in an unprecedented way, allowing organizations to build and manage blockchain business networks. This quick start guide systematically takes you through distributed ledger technology, blockchain, and Hyperledger Fabric while also helping you understand the significance of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS). The book starts by explaining the blockchain and Hyperledger Fabric architectures. You'll then get to grips with the comprehensive five-step design strategy - explore, engage, experiment, experience, and influence. Next, you'll cover permissioned distributed autonomous organizations (pDAOs), along with the equation to quantify a blockchain solution for a given use case. As you progress, you'll learn how to model your blockchain business network by defining its assets, participants, transactions, and permissions with the help of examples. In the concluding chapters, you'll build on your knowledge as you explore Oracle Blockchain Platform (OBP) in depth and learn how to translate network topology on OBP. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with OBP and have developed the skills required for infrastructure setup, access control, adding chaincode to a business network, and exposing chaincode to a DApp using REST configuration. Get the book here. For additional books please see the community wiki here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Hyperledger Fabric empowers enterprises to scale out in an unprecedented way, allowing organizations to build and manage blockchain business networks. This quick start guide systematically takes you...

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Jarvis Pizzeria is back again by Marcel van de Glind

Jarvis Pizzeria is back after closing their doors for more than a year ago by now. Because the OIC projects were not up for grabs in recent years, and it has not been easy to join one of those scarce projects, Jarvis Pizzeria had closed its doors in June 2018, it now appears to be temporary. In the meantime the entire Jarvis team went its own way, with everyone facing new challenges. Recently OIC projects start to pop-up on several places in the Netherlands. in June 2019 I started working as an OIC developer on one of these projects, a large / prestigious project. The direct consequence of this is that Jarvis Pizzeria has also reopened its doors. After two months of preparation, this is the first blog in a new series of Jarvis Pizzeria blogs. But things have changed compared to 2018: The scope of Jarvis has been broadened. The focus was initially on PCS, now it is on OIC (so including ICS and VBCS). Of the original founders I am now the only one left (@Richard Olrichs and @Marc Kuipers, thanks again for all the contributions and the pleasant cooperation). Although I regret that Marc and Richard have left the Jarvis company, I am also very pleased to announce that there will also be a new face at Jarvis. The following paragraph has been specially set aside to introduce him. In the past we all posted the same blog on our own company blog. In the future we will do something else. The full blog will be posted on one of our two company blogs and on the other’s company blog a summary of the blog will be posted with a reference to the full post. So let me introduce the new OIC champion of Jarvis Pizzeria. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Jarvis Pizzeria is back after closing their doors for more than a year ago by now. Because the OIC projects were not up for grabs in recent years, and it has not been easy to join one of those scarce...

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Free on-demand Webinar: Harness the Power of CI/CD for Oracle Integration and API Cloud by Dan Goerdt

Eliminate the tedious manual processes of OIC and API. Oracle Integration Cloud and API Platform are key to quickly and seamlessly integrate data, applications, and services. OIC and API management is essential to become effective and efficient during your digital transformation process. However, OIC and API cloud services are not able to operate in full CI/CD themselves. Deploying integrations and APIs is a manual process, which means extra time, additional manpower, and management nightmares. In this webinar, you will learn how FlexDeploy can eliminate these manual steps and reduce costs and risk by: Automating the deployment of API and Gateway artifacts Automating OIC Integrations, Connections, Lookups, and Libraries Adopting Continuous Integration (CI) and release pipelines Integrating tools like Git, SVN, Jira, SoapUI, and ServiceNow Watch the on-demand webcast here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Eliminate the tedious manual processes of OIC and API. Oracle Integration Cloud and API Platform are key to quickly and seamlessly integrate data, applications, and services. OIC and API management is...

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Support for Oracle Java SE now Included with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by Sergio Leunissen and Robert Shimp

We are excited to announce that support for Oracle Java, Oracle’s widely adopted and proven Java Development Kit, is now included with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscriptions at no extra cost. This includes the ability to log bugs, to get regular stability, performance, and security updates, and more for Oracle Java 8, 11, and 12. With Oracle Java you can develop portable, high-performance applications for the widest range of computing platforms possible, including all of the major public cloud services. By making Oracle Java available as part of any Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscription, we are dramatically reducing the time and cost to develop enterprise and consumer applications. This is an important announcement as Java is the #1 programming language and #1 developer choice for the cloud. It’s used widely for embedded applications, games, web content, and enterprise software. 12 million developers run Java worldwide and its usability is growing as options for cloud deployment of Java increase. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

We are excited to announce that support for Oracle Java, Oracle’s widely adopted and proven Java Development Kit, is now included with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscriptions at no extra cost. This...

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Oracle SOA Suite on Kubernetes by Michel Schildmeijer

In the previous posts I wrote about how to transform a traditional application server such as WebLogic into a containerized platform, based on Docker containers managed by a Kubernetes Cluster. The basics are that there hasn't been any effort yet in looking how a huge and complex environment such as Oracle SOA Suite could fit into a container based strategy, but it's more or less lift and shift the current platform to run as Kubernetes managed containers. There are ways to run a product such as Oracle SOA Suite in Kubernetes, here's the way I did this. Oracle SOA Suite on OKE Other that the standard PaaS service Oracle provides, the SOA Cloud service, this implementation I did is based on IaaS, on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, where I configured this Kubernetes Cluster as I described in previous posts. However this also can be done on an on premises infrastructure. Ingredients The following parts are involved to set up a SOA Suite domain based on the version 12.2.1.3: Docker Engine Kubernetes base setup Oracle Database Image Oracle SOA Suite docker image ( either self build or from Oracle Container Registry Github A lot of patience Set up the SOA Suite repository A SOA Suite installation requires a repository which can be Oracle or some other flavours, to dehydrate SOA instance data and store metadata from composite deployments. I used a separate namespace to setup a database in Kubernetes. The database I created uses the image container-registry.oracle.com/database/enterprise:12.1.0.2, so I used the database yaml I obtained, where I had to add an ephemeral storage because after the first time of deploy I got this message in Kubernetes about exhausted ephemeral storage, so I solved it with this. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In the previous posts I wrote about how to transform a traditional application server such as WebLogic into a containerized platform, based on Docker containers managed by a Kubernetes Cluster. The...

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Integrate Oracle SaaS hands-on Bootcamp March 18th-20th 2020 Bangalore, 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! Schedule: March 18-20, 2020 Location: Oracle Tech Hub, Marathahalli - Sarjapur Outer Ring Rd, Kadubeesanahalli, Bengaluru, India 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 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 PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. 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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Features Flag in Oracle Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain

This article will explain features flag in Oracle Integration Cloud. Oracle Integration Cloud allows enabling specific functionality to the specific OIC instance as required which is called feature flag model. The codebase will remain the same for all instances but feature flag control the features. Each new feature is assigned a specific flag that is used to control the feature. For example, if you want to call already activated integration inside another integration, there is a feature flag oic.ics.console.integration.invoke.local.integration assigned to this specific feature. If this flag is enabled in the OIC instance then only this feature can be used. Flags are controlled from a central system and can be updated in real-time by Oracle development and operations. This means that feature flags can be turned on very quickly, and also if a problem occurs they can be disabled. See one example of feature flag here which calls OIC Integration The life cycle of Feature Flags Below diagram depicts the different phases of the Feature Flags. Let’s go ahead and understand the meaning of each phase Internal Only: When the specific feature enters to the stage then this feature is available to Oracle only and not available to customers. It is because Oracle trying to test the feature end to end before turning them on for any customers. Once Oracle satisfied with the feature internally then they start releasing the feature to the selected customers and feature move to the Feature Controlled Stage. Please note that this change in stage does not require any code changes, it just requires an approval process to turn on the feature. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

This article will explain features flag in Oracle Integration Cloud. Oracle Integration Cloud allows enabling specific functionality to the specific OIC instance as required which is called...

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Integrate SaaS hands-on Bootcamps in Chennai, Cairo, Dallas, Redwood Shores and Webtraining

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: · Chennai, India February 24th-26th 2020 · Cairo, Egypt February 25th-27th 2020 · Dallas, USA March 3rd-5th 2020 · Virtual web training India April 13th-15th 2020 · Redwood Shores, USA April 21st-23rd 2020 · Virtual web training EMEA May 4th-6th 2020 For additional location please visit our website here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. 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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Watch Dhwani Shah, Evosys how Oracle Digital Assistant and Oracle integration benefits their clients.

  On receiving the award in the category, Innovate SaaS Contribution 2019 at Oracle Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum in Spain, Dhwani Shah, PaaS Solution Architect in Evosys, shares her views on Evosys’ expertise in PaaS solutions and integrations. For more information please visit the solution catalog. Evosys has 13 years' experience, focuses exclusively on Oracle Cloud implementation and consultancy to cater to the needs of a market which demands high-quality, future-proof solutions. One of the top, fastest-growing Oracle Cloud partners, with customers who have adopted all Oracle SaaS solutions including ERP, HCM, SCM, CRM, Hyperion (PBCS), BI and PaaS. We are a process-centric organization that believes in specialized solutions and have demonstrated an exceptional record in implementation for different verticals like Healthcare, Finance, Logistics, Manufacturing and Distribution across public and private sectors. Watch the video here. 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. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: newsletter,SOA Community newsletter,SOA Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

  On receiving the award in the category, Innovate SaaS Contribution 2019 at Oracle Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum in Spain, Dhwani Shah, PaaS Solution Architect in Evosys, shares her views on...

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter February 2020

Dear PaaS Partner Community, Oracle Integration has reached the 1000 paid customer mark. Congratulations to the whole team! This milestone would have been not possible without the partner community. Our next goal is to make our thousands of customers successful – you as a partner are key to cloud utilization. To become an certified expert we offer you hands-on Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant bootcamps across the globe including Mexico City, Chennai, Cairo, Dallas, Redwood Shores, Sao Paulo, Riyadh, Utrecht, Reston, Delhi Mumbai and Webtraining. Watch Dhwani Shah, Evosys how Oracle Digital Assistant and Oracle integration benefits their clients. We want to promote also your customer success, submit your story via the customer reference program. Arcivate, UK based partner, developed an invoice automation solution. Oracle Integration is embedded to connect with ERP Cloud, EBS, JDE or Peoplesoft. Like Arcivate, advertise your solutions and service offerings in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace for free! Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Integration Cloud Who Are We - Using Headers to Identify IP Addresses & Integration Versioning: Oracle Integration Cloud & Object Storage with Oracle Integration Cloud – Part 1 & ERP to ATP Integration documentation & Testing REST trigger-based Integrations in OIC Console & One Stop Solution for OIC Certificate Management & Configurators - One stop solution for all your dependency configuration needs & Accelerate API Integration With the Power of OpenAPI & Javascript in ANT In the process & innovation section Ankur published a great Oracle process functionality overview in OIC. Niall blogged about the using Visual Builder for process task forms. For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The February edition highlights free cloud trial for you as a partner and hands-on chatbot & integration trainings for SaaS partners. This month’s community webcast will be an update on Human Capital Management Integration by Niall Commiskey. Join our PaaS Partner Community Webcast February 26th 2020. 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 http://www.tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsFebruary2020 Please like and share the newsletter at Twitter and LinkedIn PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: newsletter,SOA Community newsletter,SOA Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Dear PaaS Partner Community, Oracle Integration has reached the 1000 paid customer mark. Congratulations to the whole team! This milestone would have been not possible without the partner community....

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Thoughts on Gartner RPA Magic Quadrant. RPA is no magic silver bullet! By Eduardo Chiocconi

During the course of this month, Gartner published a new research (MQ) about Robotic Process Automation (aka: RPA). You can get this report directly from Gartner or get one of the approved distributed reprints from the RPA leads in the Magic Quadrant (UiPath, BluePrism, etc). Gartner indeed warrants the RPA technology the merits of being the fastest growing technology in the last couple of years and I am a witness in first person of this fact. In the Integration space, RPA has been a true disruptor, where RPA is used to cover different use cases that I have covered in other posts [Value of RPA and Use Cases] as well as webinars with joint Partners like eAlliance and JOLT Technologies. RPA is indeed a true disruptor in the space. If you want to check a replay of one of the webinar place follow this link: [Webinar Replay]. As I read the full introduction report before the individual vendor analysis, I was also surprised with the amount of cautionary comments and concerns if RPA is not used in the proper context and scenarios. They do a very good job at covering attended and unattended RPA use cases and that the majority of the RPA projects are really about screen scraping. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

During the course of this month, Gartner published a new research (MQ) about Robotic Process Automation (aka: RPA). You can get this report directly from Gartner or get one of the approved distributed...

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OIC Process – Decision Tables or, as we say in Ireland, Táblaí Rialacha! By Niall Commiskey

I have only touched on this feature superficially in previous posts - now to some more detail! Again, all quotes lifted from the docs are in italics. Decisions is a very powerful feature in OIC. Rules can be created within OIC Process applications, and are easily leveraged within your processes, via the Decision Activity. Not only that, Decisions can operate standalone; you can expose your Decision Model as a REST service to the outside world. Ergo, you can leverage rules from OIC Integrations, Visual Builder or any REST aware 3rd party app. So let's begin... Again - the business value add - Decision Models allow you to automate the decision logic inherent in your business processes. These models adhere to the DMN standard 1.1.and are FEEL aware - Friendly Enough Expression Language.This makes it easier for you to define your rules. So now to some simple examples - as you can see Decisions can be of different types. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

I have only touched on this feature superficially in previous posts - now to some more detail! Again, all quotes lifted from the docs are in italics.Decisions is a very powerful feature in OIC.Rules...

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Machine Learning in Digital Process Automation — Part I by Ralf Mueller

This is the first of a multi-part series of articles on how to use Machine Learning (ML) in Digital Process Automation and Integration applications in Oracle Integration Cloud. For this series, we’re using a mix of Oracle Cloud Services and implement a couple of use cases step by step. The first article (this one) focuses on setting up the Machine Learning environment and implementing the Machine Learning Model for our first use case. Example Use Case Approval Workflows are very popular examples of Process Automation applications since approvals are widely used in any organization, for example Approve hiring of employee in Employee Onboarding process Approve purchase of equipment in Procurement process Approve travel expenses in Travel Management process etc. etc. The list can go on and on. For this series though, we take a use case from Sales and want to implement the following scenario Orders from customers are coming in from Sales Reps of a company Orders have, among other data, the following relevant information - Amount of the order - Quarter when the order was created (1, 2, 3, 4) - Customer Status (green, yellow, red) - Requested Discount by the customer (0–99%) Depending on the order information, we want to predict whether the order should be approved by a Sales VP for the given quarter. This is a typical situation for any company where Sales Reps bring in orders from customers and a Sales VP has to decide, if the order should be approved for this quarter or not. Especially towards a quarter-end, this can become quite stressful for the Sales VP, so some automation here would improve the Sales Process significantly and could help to handle more orders. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

This is the first of a multi-part series of articles on how to use Machine Learning (ML) in Digital Process Automation and Integration applications in Oracle Integration Cloud. For this series, we’re...

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Managing API Gateway Costs with Oracle API Platform by Phil Wilkins

The Oracle API Platform adopted an intelligent pricing model by basing costs on API call volumes and Logical gateway node groupings per hour. In our book about the API Platform (more here). We suggested that a good logical grouping would be to reflect the development, test, preproduction and production model. This makes it nice and easy to use gateway based routing to different environments without needing to change the API policy configuration as you promote your solution through environments. We have also leveraged naming and Role/Group Based Access Controls to make to make it easy to operate the API Platform as a shared service, rather than each team having its own complete instance. In doing so the number of logical gateways needed is limited (I.e. not logical gateway divisions on per team models needed). Group management is very easy through the leveraging of Oracle’s Identity Cloud Service – which is free for managing users on the Oracle solutions, and also happens to a respected product in its own right. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

The Oracle API Platform adopted an intelligent pricing model by basing costs on API call volumes and Logical gateway node groupings per hour. In our book about the API Platform (more here). We...

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Integrate Oracle SaaS hands-on Bootcamp Redwood Shores CA April 21 – 23, 2020

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! Schedule: April 21 - 23, 2020 Location: Oracle Redwood Shores, CA United States 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 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 PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. 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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OIC – Salesforce Adapter – Bulk API by Niall Commiskey

As the name suggests - It allows one to perform Bulk Data Operations: Inserts, updates, upserts, or deletes of a large volume of records. For those interested, the SFDC Bulk API Doc is here An extract from the aforementioned - Bulk API is based on REST principles and is optimized for loading or deleting large sets of data. You can use it to query, queryAll, insert, update, upsert, or delete many records asynchronously by submitting batches. Salesforce processes batches in the background. SOAP API, in contrast, is optimized for real-time client applications that update a few records at a time. You can use SOAP API for processing many records, but when the data sets contain hundreds of thousands of records, SOAP API is less practical. Bulk API is designed to make it simple to process data from a few thousand to millions of records. The easiest way to use Bulk API is to enable it for processing records in Data Loader using CSV files. Using Data Loader avoids the need to write your own client application. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

As the name suggests - It allows one to perform Bulk Data Operations: Inserts, updates, upserts, or deletes of a large volume of records. For those interested, the SFDC Bulk API Doc is here An extract...

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Accelerate HCM Integration with Application Adapters PaaS Partner Community Webcast February 26th 2020

Attend our February edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on February 26th 2020 at 16:30 CET. Integration to applications is dramatically simplified by the use of application adapters that eliminate the complexity associated with web services and other connectivity methods. Simplify your integration to connect with virtually any application, service, or data store. Oracle offers a library of these adapters to provide you with a standardized way to rapidly connect the various protocols required by each application vendor. In addition to application connectors for CX, ERP, and HCM, there are database, productivity, social, RPA, and technology adapters. Presenter: Niall Commiskey Director Product Management Oracle HQ Schedule: Wednesday February 26th 2020 CET (Berlin time) Register for the webcast here. Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service · Integration Adapters · Integrate SaaS · Digital Assistant Update · SOA Cloud Service · PaaS Overview Webcast · Process Cloud Service Update · Integrate ERP Cloud · Integrate HCM Cloud · Functions and Cloud Native · 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 PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Attend our February edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on February 26th 2020 at 16:30 CET. Integration to applications is dramatically simplified by the use of application adapters...

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SaaS Integration Partner Bootcamp Irving, Dallas March 3rd-5th, 2020

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! Schedule: March 3rd - 5th, 2020 Location: Oracle Office Dallas – Irving United States 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 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...

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OIC: Handling Optional Elements in a REST Integration by Jan Kettenis

This article is a follow-up of the a previous article where I discuss how to handle optional elements in case of XML in the Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). In the following I discuss how to create an integration that invokes VBCS REST service and works in (almost) the same way as the VBCS REST service itself. A challenge with mapping is always how to handle optional elements. In the previous posting that I refer to above, I describe a way how to deal with this in case of XML messages. As I found out (the hard way) this is cannot be applied 100% to JSON. I have made it work for an integration that invokes the REST service on a VBCS business object. As there are challenges especially with numeric fields and references (foreign keys), I have used a simple BO called Detail having a string field, a number field and a reference. With VBCS BO’s the latter implies a number field that references the (number) id field of another BO it refers to, which in this case is called Master. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

This article is a follow-up of the a previous article where I discuss how to handle optional elements in case of XML in the Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). In the following I discuss how to create an...

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London Oracle Developer Meetup – OIC Patterns and more by Phil Wilkins

This Meetup was put together quickly as it presented an opportunity to align with other events happening in the Oracle offices. Despite the relatively short notice we a turn out that really made great use of our speaker – Sid Joshi who walked through the Enterprise Level patterns supported by Oracle’s Integration Cloud (OIC) including a demo showing how PaaS4SaaS worked using Service Cloud and OIC making use of VBCS and integration (formerly ICS) parts of the API Platform. As with all the meet-ups we allow the discussions to flow freely. So, the conversation probed different aspects of OIC. So with the follow up on Several Capgemini use cases of OIC that have won the team awards. You can see these use cases here. Sid’s presentation is available AppIntegrationPatterns_MeetUp. Additional resources can also be obtained from https://oracle-integration.cloud As the conversation has focused on OIC and the use cases rather than our ongoing Drones with APIs stories, I have had an interesting follow on discussion about the application of drones.  The drone story has many threads.  The initial driver for the work on the drone has been about bringing something interesting and distinctive to the meetup.  The drone is very tangible, and the source of amusement which makes the meetups a lot more fun. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

This Meetup was put together quickly as it presented an opportunity to align with other events happening in the Oracle offices. Despite the relatively short notice we a turn out that really made great...

Cloud

Enterprise API Management: Design and deliver valuable business APIs book by Luis Weir

APIs are the cornerstone of modern, agile enterprise systems. They enable access to enterprise services from a wide variety of devices, act as a platform for innovation, and open completely new revenue streams. Enterprise API Management shows how to define the right architecture, implement the right patterns, and define the right organization model for business-driven APIs. Drawing on his experience of developing API and microservice strategies for some of the world's largest companies, Luis Weir explains how APIs deliver value across an enterprise. The book explores the architectural decisions, implementation patterns, and management practices for successful enterprise APIs, as well as providing clear, actionable advice on choosing and executing the right API strategy in your enterprise. With a relentless focus on creating business value, Luis Weir reveals an effective method for planning, building, and running business products and services with APIs. Get the book here. For additional books see the community wiki here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

APIs are the cornerstone of modern, agile enterprise systems. They enable access to enterprise services from a wide variety of devices, act as a platform for innovation, and open completely...

Integration

How to Update Oracle SOA 11g Timeouts by Sebastian Marucci

Imagine your SOA/BPM application is consuming a service (internal or third party) that takes more than 5 minutes to reply, which is more than the default JTA timeout. What would happen in this situation? The result is a faulted instance. Last month at a Oracle BPM project, we faced a similar situation. After doing some research, we realized that not only do you have to update the EJBs or JTA timeouts, but there are also several other timeouts to tweak. In fact, six different timeouts need to be updated. Five of them related to the Oracle SOA Suite, plus the DB timeout. Here’s an overview of the 6 timeouts that we had to update and how to do so! Web Service binding timeout First, you need to identify all composites involved with the long-running service. This will include the composites where the service is called, and the composites calling these composites. Then, in each composite go to the source view and add the following properties to the web service binding (tag ): Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress  

Imagine your SOA/BPM application is consuming a service (internal or third party) that takes more than 5 minutes to reply, which is more than the default JTA timeout. What would happen in this...

Cloud

Additional new content PaaS Partner Community

· Oracle and Microsoft Interconnect Clouds The alliance between Microsoft and Oracle, “moves customers towards the promise of nimble apps that can shift from cloud to cloud easily, and even deploying individual apps that span multiple clouds,” says Oracle’s Vinay Kumar (Shivagange Chandrashekar), vice president of product management. Common multi-cloud use cases. · VIDEO: AI and Where to Find Opportunity Oracle’s Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development, talks to Crossing the Chasm author Geoffrey Moore about machine learning and how it will affect the work of business leaders. · Tech Dive: Creating an ATP Instance with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Broker for Kubernetes Oracle recently announced the release of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Broker for Kubernetes, an implementation of the Open Service Broker API that streamlines the process of provisioning and binding to services that your cloud native applications depend on. Here, get step-by-step instructions for using Cloud Infrastructure Service Broker for Kubernetes to provision an ATP instance and deploy a container that has access to the ATP credentials and wallet. What’s the first step? · VR Hits the Road Are you ready to be a virtual passenger? · Blockchain Records Are Forever in Opaque Diamond Market Consumers want to ensure their jewels weren’t sold to finance insurgencies or wars, while insurers want to stop theft and fraud. · Food Safety with Oracle Blockchain Platform Drive innovation, accelerate business, and reduce cost and risk with Oracle Blockchain Platform. See how food safety can be guaranteed and product recalls expedited using Oracle Blockchain solutions. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

· Oracle and Microsoft Interconnect Clouds The alliance between Microsoft and Oracle, “moves customers towards the promise of nimble apps that can shift from cloud to cloud easily, and even deploying...

Cloud

The Future of Supply Chain Technology with Blockchain & IoT by Mario Vollbracht

The overall positioning of Blockchain, and the connection between Blockchain and IoT In the consumer markets industries today, connected consumers are expecting a seamless, personalized and transparent shopping experience. Retailers and brand manufacturers alike have little choice but to respond, unless they want to be left behind. One key technology being discussed at length in this equation is blockchain. I sat down with Prasen Palvankar, the Senior Director of Product Management for IoT Applications Cloud & Blockchain Applications Cloud, to get his perspective on what he is seeing. Q. Let me start with the obvious question around blockchain - the technology is arguably over-hyped, with many people looking at this technology, much like a silver bullet. What is your perspective? This is true, at least in the enterprise blockchain area, a lot of people are looking for a problem to solve using blockchain rather than looking at how existing solutions can be enhanced using blockchain or how previously unaddressed issues could be addressed with the help of blockchain. Frequently, blockchain is being viewed as just a secure, distributed data store. The core value prop of enabling trust without the need for a central authority is not being considered. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

The overall positioning of Blockchain, and the connection between Blockchain and IoT In the consumer markets industries today, connected consumers are expecting a seamless, personalized and transparent...

Cloud

Announcing the Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace Application! By Michael Richter

Oracle is a leader in blockchain technology and launched the Oracle Blockchain Platform in July of 2018. With a lot of interest and early adoption by customers, the next step in this evolution was to make it easy for business users to implement and further transform their processes using pre-built blockchain applications. Four pre-built blockchain applications for supply chain are coming soon. The first of these, Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace, is an application for businesses using supply chain management (available June 13, 2019.) The application helps to address the challenges of managing complexities in a global network of trading partners. You don't need to be a developer to use the Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace application because it's a pre-built application that is ready-to-deploy out of the box. Powered by blockchain technology, the application helps to gain efficiencies for supply chain management by pinpointing where transactions and goods are across the supply chain and trading partners. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Oracle is a leader in blockchain technology and launched the Oracle Blockchain Platform in July of 2018. With a lot of interest and early adoption by customers, the next step in this evolution was to...

Business Process Management

Enable notification in 5 minutes: Oracle Process Cloud Service by Ankur Jain

  Would you like to notify the user to take action (approve/reject) or just simply notify that some action has happened in middle of the process? Here is the article which helps you to enable the notifications in Oracle Process Cloud Service. This article will not take more than 5 minutes to complete. Oracle PCS provides the Notify activity which allows us to send email notifications. I'm extending my previous blog to enable the notification. So please check the article before you proceed further. In the PCS, first, we have the turn on the from address. Please see the blog to see how to configure from address so that email can be sent. Let's see how to configure the Notify activity. Open the LeaveProcess and drop the Notify activity from the System Pallete between User Task and End activity Select the Notify activity and click on the Open Properties Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

  Would you like to notify the user to take action (approve/reject) or just simply notify that some action has happened in middle of the process? Here is the article which helps you to enable the...

Cloud

Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service – PaaS Partner Community Webcast January 29th 2020

  Attend our January edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on January 29th 2020 at 16:30 CET. Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service Rapidly create and deploy engaging Web and Mobile apps directly from the browser using a visual browser-based development environment visit the website here. Presenter: Angelo Santagata Architect A-Team Schedule: Wednesday January 29th 2020 at 16:30 CET (Berlin time) UK: +44 (0) 208 118 1001 & United States: +1 40 877 440 73 ID 5566478 Passcode 288021 Attend the Webcast Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · Integration Adapters · Integrate SaaS · Digital Assistant Update · SOA Cloud Service · PaaS Overview Webcast · Process Cloud Service Update · Integrate ERP Cloud · Integrate HCM Cloud · Functions and Cloud Native · 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 PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

  Attend our January edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on January 29th 2020 at 16:30 CET. Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service Rapidly create and deploy engaging Web and Mobile...

Cloud

PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter January 2020

Dear PaaS Partner Community, Welcome to 2020 a new year with new opportunities. Thanks for all the support and joint business. The Oracle integration business is driven by the SaaS growth, to integrate CX, ERP and HCM within each other, third party and on-premises. Digital Assistant (chatbot) innovates SaaS solution like Service Cloud and Visual Builder extends them. You as an Oracle partner play a key role to continue our successful Cloud Platform journey in the next century! Watch Amy Simpson Grange, Capgemini customers love the solution based on the Oracle Cloud Platform. We want to promote also your customer success, submit your story via the customer reference program. To become an expert we offer you hands-on Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant bootcamps across the globe. A great prove is the joint customer success! Like Daryl highlighted #12DaysofInnovation will help you chart your course for 2020 with insights from your peers who are shaping the future of work with intelligent automation. You'll gain actionable insights into how Oracle Integration can help you build your digital business like a boss with: · Agility so when opportunity knocks you can get from the whiteboard to the boardroom 6-10X faster · Security across any SaaS or on-premises application including custom apps · Scalability to ensure that when your customers demand it, you're built for speed · Phased modernization of applications and data centers to limit risk and leverage existing IT assets · Future-proof automation that limits application upgrade headaches and puts you on the fast track to AI Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: SOA Suite 12.2.1.4 / OIC interoperability & Why and How to Integrate Oracle Policy Automation with Oracle Integration & Send Notification with attachment in Oracle Integration Cloud & Integration Patterns - Publish/Subscribe (Part2) & Oracle Integration Cloud Service Lookups & OIC Integration: defining and using constants & Multiple resources with single REST: Oracle Integration & How to Encrypt/Decrypt Files in OIC & Integration Designer Pages - Progressive Web App UI Experience & How To Configure an Integration flow with Binary Content Using Rest Adapter as Trigger in Oracle Integration & Using Stage File Read/Write operation to encrypt/decrypt files & How to send email with attachments in OIC?. In the process & innovation section Marcel published a summary of the Decision Model use case: Using a DM in PCS (how to manage versions …) & Using a DM in ICS & How to manage Masterdata of a DM (part 1) & How to manage Masterdata of a DM (part 2) & Managing DM Masterdata Validity Period & Input and Output Storage of Decision Model Invokes. For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The January edition highlights Digital Assistant for SaaS services including CX, HCM and ERP and Oracle OpenWorld in Dubai, London & Singapore. This month’s community webcast will be an update on how to extend SaaS solutions with Visual Builder Cloud by Angelo Santagata. Join our PaaS Partner Community Webcast on January 29th 2020. 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/PaaSNewsJanuary2020 Please like and share the newsletter at Twitter and LinkedIn Jürgen Kress PaaS Partner Adoption Oracle HQ Tel. +49 89 1430 1479 E-Mail: juergen.kress@oracle.com Blog LinkedIn Twitter PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: newsletter,SOA Community newsletter,SOA Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Dear PaaS Partner Community, Welcome to 2020 a new year with new opportunities. Thanks for all the support and joint business. The Oracle integration business is driven by the SaaS growth, to integrate...

Cloud

Managing API Gateway Costs with Oracle API Platform by Phil Wilkins

The Oracle API Platform adopted an intelligent pricing model by basing costs on API call volumes and Logical gateway node groupings per hour. In our book about the API Platform (more here). We suggested that a good logical grouping would be to reflect the development, test, preproduction and production model. This makes it nice and easy to use gateway based routing to different environments without needing to change the API policy configuration as you promote your solution through environments. We have also leveraged naming and Role/Group Based Access Controls to make to make it easy to operate the API Platform as a shared service, rather than each team having its own complete instance. In doing so the number of logical gateways needed is limited (I.e. not logical gateway divisions on per team models needed). Group management is very easy through the leveraging of Oracle’s Identity Cloud Service – which is free for managing users on the Oracle solutions, and also happens to a respected product in its own right. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

The Oracle API Platform adopted an intelligent pricing model by basing costs on API call volumes and Logical gateway node groupings per hour. In our book about the API Platform (more here). We...

Cloud

Custom time range filter for monitoring pages in OIC by Arya Sanyal

Custom time range filter is a new time based filter being added in the monitoring pages, which allows an user to filter runtime data for a user-defined time period. This filter will be available under feature flag oic.ics.console.monitoring.tracking.filter.custom-date-range. With this, any user can select a time range as small as a minute and track only those instances which were processed/modified within the specified time range. Similar to other existing time window filters, this filter is preserved by default when user navigates from one monitoring page to another. Note : The time range selected should be within the retention period, as data beyond Retention period are not retained. Even if selected time range is beyond retention period, only available data will be displayed. Step-by-step guide Following steps show how to use the custom time range filter after enabling the feature flag. 1. Select the time window as shown below. "From" and "To" date fields for the new time filter are displayed. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Custom time range filter is a new time based filter being added in the monitoring pages, which allows an user to filter runtime data for a user-defined time period. This filter will be available under...

Cloud

Invoice Automation in the Cloud into Oracle ERP Cloud, EBS, JDE or PeopleSoft – live demonstration January 21st 2020 & February 19th 2020

Invoice Automation in the Cloud into Oracle ERP Cloud, EBS, JDE or PeopleSoft. Arcivate are a dynamic cloud solutions provider offering SaaS Invoice Automation, tightly integrated with Oracle ERP platforms. Overview Invoice processing can be labour intensive, costing organisations time and money through less than efficient processes. Mi Invoices the Arcivate invoice processing solution, automates the paper-intensive AP invoice process by coupling scanning, capture and imaging technology with workflow to reduce errors, increase throughput and boost efficiency. This allows organisations to shift their focus to the management of information from the processing of data. Mi Invoices is a SaaS solution providing Oracle Invoice Automation and is a true cloud environment that is multi-tenanted to give a rapid deployment for customers and so maximise benefit of the solution instantly. Mi Invoices forms a critical part of improving your procure to pay, P2P, processes, by automating the capture and processing of supplier invoices. Key Benefits Seamless Integration into ERP Cloud, EBS, JDE & PeopleSoft Full OCR Header, Footer & line item extraction Exception handling and dynamic workflow Notifications and email approval Multi-language, currency, entities supported User friendly one screen interface Live Demonstration Live demonstration of the Arcivate Invoice automation solution offering AP a fully featured cloud platform which can be deployed in days: January 21st 2020 February 19th 2020 March 17th 2020 For details please visit the registration page here   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Invoice Automation in the Cloud into Oracle ERP Cloud, EBS, JDE or PeopleSoft. Arcivate are a dynamic cloud solutions provider offering SaaS Invoice Automation, tightly integrated with Oracle ERP...

Cloud

Integrate SaaS hands-on Bootcamps in Mexico City, Chennai and Cairo

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: · Mexico City, Mexico February 11th-13th 2020 · Chennai, India February 24th-26th 2020 · Cairo, Egypt February 25th-27th 2020 For additional location please visit our website here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. 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

Securing files using PGP encryption (Part-1-Encryption): Oracle Integration by Ankur Jain

Are you scared the data can be hijacked during transmission of the files if we are doing transactions using the Integration Cloud? Do not scare, read the article and feel comfortable to transmit the files in a secured manner. Oracle Integration Cloud provides Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) mechanism to encrypt or decrypt the files which allow us to read/write files in a secure manner. So, we only required PGP public and private keys to transfer files in a secure manner. Do you want to encrypt the file?: So use PGP public key to encrypt Do you want to decrypt the file? Use PGP private key to decrypt We are dividing encryption and decryption into two parts: Part 1): Will demonstrate how to  encrypt the files Part 2): Will demonstrate how to decrypt the files In this article, we'll cover Part-1 Use Case: We'll read the plain CSV from FTP location and create the encrypted CSV file on FTP location Let's see how to achieve this. Before we encrypt the file, we have to upload the PGP public key into the Integration FTP connection. So, I am considering we already have one FTP connection in place. Open the FTP connection and click on the Configure Security button. Notice the PGP Public Key field, click on the Checkbox and click on the Upload button. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Are you scared the data can be hijacked during transmission of the files if we are doing transactions using the Integration Cloud? Do not scare, read the article and feel comfortable to transmit...

Cloud

Using Stage File Write operation(with opaque schema) to copy files by Namratha Narayan

The stage file action can process each file downloaded by the FTP Adapter. The stage file action can read, write, zip, unzip, and list files in a staged location known to Oracle Integration Cloud. For example, you may include a stage file action in an integration as follows: Configure an FTP Adapter with the following settings: Download File operation Unzip the File option Input directory and download directory path Because the ZIP file may contain multiple files, configure a for-each action below the FTP Adapter to iterate over repeated elements. To read each file from the input directory, configure a stage file action below the for-each action to read each file from the input directory as follows: In the Expression Builder, specify the file name and directory from which to read the file. Specify the schema file by loading a file that contains the data structure. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

The stage file action can process each file downloaded by the FTP Adapter. The stage file action can read, write, zip, unzip, and list files in a staged location known to Oracle Integration Cloud. For...

Cloud

How to Capture EBS Business Event in Oracle Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain

  In this article, we are going to describe how to capture Events in Oracle Integration Cloud of Enterprise Business Suite (EBS) using the Oracle EBS adapter. For example, if an Account Payable (AP) transaction closes for the period the AP raises the event “oracle.apps.ap.CloseProcess.period”. The status of the closed transaction can be sent to the downstream application once it is captured in the Oracle Integration Cloud. During design time, we need to create an integration called "Close AP Transaction" with Oracle E-Business Suite “Financials” as a trigger (source) connected through the Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter During run time, if an Account Payable transaction closes, the business event “oracle.apps.ap.CloseProcess.period” is raised in Oracle EBS Account Payable which triggers the Integration. Pre-requisite to achieve the use case: ISG must be configured in Oracle EBS. Refer Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.1.3 (Doc ID 556540.1) Ensure the following REST services are deployed and have grants for the operations user: Metadata Provider REST service Event Manager REST service Refer section “Deploy the required REST services in Oracle E-Business Suite” to deploy the above required service of a document We must perform the one-time setup tasks in Oracle E-Business Suite to enable the business event. Refer section “Setup Tasks for Using the Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter as a Trigger (Source) Connection” of the document Enable event oracle.apps.ap.CloseProcess.period in Oracle EBS suite. This article will help you to enable events. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

  In this article, we are going to describe how to capture Events in Oracle Integration Cloud of Enterprise Business Suite (EBS) using the Oracle EBS adapter. For example, if an Account Payable (AP) tran...

Oracle Partner Network

Click-to-Launch Solution Stacks with Marketplace to the Oracle Cloud by Andrew Reichman

Oracle is excited to announce that you can now launch fully automated solution templates or stacks directly from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Marketplace to your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure environment. This capability is a key enhancement to our third-party software marketplace for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. With stacks, you can evaluate, select, and deploy end-to-end solutions from our partners that are validated to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and are supported by the partner. Partners are working closely with us to create fully automated solution templates that build optimal environments for their solutions to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. All you need to do is enter the parameters for your implementation and press go. The tool spins up a tailored set of fully configured resources for the solution, including compute, network, storage, and any other services that it uses. With this new capability, Oracle technology partners can bring their solutions to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and enable one-click deployment of complete customer environments on our cloud. Because we chose to build the automation on the widely adopted open source Terraform framework instead of a proprietary platform, partners can use their existing scripts to get up and running faster. In the upcoming months, we’ll make dozens of new solution stacks available, making the enterprise-class performance and scale of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure more easily usable for a range of enterprise solutions. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Oracle is excited to announce that you can now launch fully automated solution templates or stacks directly from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Marketplace to your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure...

Cloud

Additional new content PaaS Partner Community

· Quality Control: How to Track a Diamond’s Journey Consumers want to ensure that their diamonds weren’t sold to finance insurgencies or wars, and insurers want to stop theft and fraud. Startup Everledger creates “a unique thumbprint from 40 metadata points of a diamond and records that into the blockchain,” says founder and CEO Leanne Kempuses, aspiring to trace the “lifetime journey” of a diamond from the mine to the end consumer. Tracking other high-value goods with emerging technology. · Interview: The IoT Is in the Applications By now businesses are convinced that IoT can improve their operations, “but they really don’t want to assemble IoT solutions themselves,” says Oracle’s Bhagat Nainani. Instead, they want to see IoT data from industrial operations, manufacturing, transportation, and field service integrated into the business application they already use. Five examples. · Free Ebook: SaaS for Dummies · Using AI to Match Patients with Clinical Trials With tens of thousands of clinical trials worldwide, “it’s very hard to know what you’re eligible for,” says Dan Kuenzig, a director in Oracle’s Strategic Programs. Enter The Opportunity Project, a US-government-led initiative that attacks this and other problems by giving private software engineers swaths of “open” federal data so they can apply emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing resources to the analysis. How does it work? · Data, AI, and Analytics: What Matters Most It’s a challenge for business leaders to know what technology trends to invest in first. Business intelligence and analytics expert Bruno Aziza suggests three trends that will define the years 2020 to 2030: cloud-based data control, more integration of analytics, and the embrace of artificial intelligence. The research behind his advice · This Week’s Headlines: Blockchain Choice, Impending Disaster, Game Publishing Unbound and More Experts at Blockchain Cleveland sort out when to use a distributed ledger. Oracle’s Matthew O’Keefe asks why we miss signals of impending disaster. The Dragon Ball games publisher says that it will not be bound by established ideas. And how Puerto Rico wants to “become the center of the world for resiliency and rebuilding.” Plus new videos, events, and more · ERP and Blockchain Work Together for Complex, Multiparty Transactions | Beth Stackpole  · Synchronized Patient Health Data with Blockchain Technology | Neil Cattermull PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

· Quality Control: How to Track a Diamond’s Journey Consumers want to ensure that their diamonds weren’t sold to finance insurgencies or wars, and insurers want to stop theft and fraud. Startup...

Community

Everything As Code – Article for PTK by Phil Wilkins

PTK (Pass The Knowledge) is the new name for the Independent UK Oracle User Group‘s journal, previously known as Oracle Scene.  Yesterday saw the 1st release under its new name, and I’m proud to say that I have an article included called Everything as Code. Not only that,  it is great to see the journal includes the appearance of one of my Oracle Team colleagues at Capgemini – Amy Simpson-Grange (here). The magazine features the approach trialled in the last issue of Oracle Scene where the Journal was split in two – one half focusing on Oracle Applications and Applications Technology and the other on Oracle core technologies i.e PaaS, IaaS, Database, Infrastructure etc.  it also just happens that Amy appears in one half, and I in the other. One thing that hasn’t changed is the high quality of articles that reflect the diversity of Oracle’s portfolio and community – covering things like Women In IT, Conversational AI, Sanjeevan Bala from Channel 4 discussing the use of Data Science, Database Security and Table Scans. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

PTK (Pass The Knowledge) is the new name for the Independent UK Oracle User Group‘s journal, previously known as Oracle Scene.  Yesterday saw the 1st release under its new name, and I’m proud to say...

Cloud

Blockchain Supply Chain App for Intelligent Track & Trace by Mary Hall

Blockchain technology offers  greater transparency and a single source of truth for for participants using supply chain networks. Intelligent track and trace of orders, goods and delays via blockchain could expedite the sending and receipt of goods. Today’s supply chains produce multiple data points often times resulting in thousands of daily transactions that need to be validated and confirmed. While all this "big data" data presents opportunities, it can also be incredibly difficult to manage, especially if that data isn’t properly validated by all parties. The lack of validation can expose organizations to risk, especially if they are trying to track supply chain goods that are regulated by law.   For supply chain tracking, blockchain technology offers some unique benefits. Traceability: Full audit tail of data throughout the supply chain Compliance: Single, timestamped, tamper-proof source of data Flexibility: Real-time rule-based verification of multi-party confirmations Reliable transactions: Trusted digital signature based peer to peer interactions Intelligent Track and Trace on Blockchain for Supply Chain Oracle's Blockchain Supply Chain Application is designed to help organizations meet some of the business problems posed by supply chain networks. In late 2018, Oracle announced a new suite of Blockchain Applications at Oracle OpenWorld. Since the announcement, Oracle has been closely collaborating with  early adopters to gather their feedback to help design the Blockchain Apps.  At MBX, March 19-21 in Las Vegas, Oracle experts  will share aggregated learnings from their design partner engagements and take a deep dive into our first Blockchain Application Offering: Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Blockchain technology offers  greater transparency and a single source of truth for for participants using supply chain networks. Intelligent track and trace of orders, goods and delays via blockchain...

Business Process Management

Oracle Integration Approach to RPA by Phil Wilkins

With the recent announcement of working with Automation Anywhere (press release here) adding to the partnership already in place with UiPath, Oracle’s approach to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is differing to other players such as SAP and Pega Systems for example who have acquired vendors. It is an interesting question as to whether partnering is the right solution given that RPA vendors can and do challenge the need for an integration platform. After all with the exception of IoT most solutions have an some form of UI or API the robot can connect to. This assertion whilst isn’t wrong it fundamentally overlooks the ability to push transaction volumes through, UIs are vulnerable to change, the ability to apply very robust security. But when discussing integration needs with business rather than technology leaders such factors can be so easily overlooked. Whilst acquisition is a possibility, unless Oracle acquires one of the big three (Automation Anywhere, UiPath, Blue Prism) they are likely to end up with a less established and/or less feature rich offering, that could very easily be perceived as an expensive OIC adaptor. Where as by having now partnered with two of the three major players, it is easier to sell the story that the technologies can be complimentary. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

With the recent announcement of working with Automation Anywhere (press release here) adding to the partnership already in place with UiPath, Oracle’s approach to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is...

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Quick steps for setting up a Gateway Node in Oracle API Cloud Service By Sven Bernhardt

Oracle API Platform Cloud Service (APIP CS) is an API Management Platform for covering the complete API lifecycle. A general overview about the solution is provided in one of my previous blog posts. In this blog post, I’ll summarize the steps that are needed to setup a first API Gateway Gateway Node. Logical Gateway and Gateway Nodes Before getting started with the Gateway setup, a basic concept needs to be clarified. Oracle APIP CS support the concept of a so called Logical Gateway, which depicts a logical configuration and management unit for the several Gateway Nodes. A Gateway Node is a physical representation of a API Gateway. It is the runtime component, where APIs are exposed to the outside world and where the defined API policies are enforced, when an API is called by a client. From a subscription perspective the number of Logical Gateways is the relevant criterium with respect to the occurring costs. No matter, on how many Gateway Nodes are registered to a Logical Gateway. Installation Prerequisites Before getting started with the installation, a respective Compute Node (OCI, AWS, Azure, On-Premise) instance is needed on which the Gateway Node should be deployed. In my case, I used a OCI Compute instance, which I setup using the OCI console. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Oracle API Platform Cloud Service (APIP CS) is an API Management Platform for covering the complete API lifecycle. A general overview about the solution is provided in one of my previous blog posts. In...

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FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Series Overview by Joel Wenzel

APIs are everywhere.  The API boom is upon us and Oracle doesn’t intend to sit this one out.  Oracle API Platform, released in 2017, is Oracle’s answer to API lifecyle management and provides everything you would expect from a typical API abstraction layer such as: Direct integration with an API designer (Apiary) About 2 dozen out of the box policies such as OAuth security and API Rate limiting In depth analytics of API requests We are excited to announce that FlexDeploy now offers robust support for Oracle’s API Platform.  In the coming posts we are going to walk through the core features of the plugin and discuss some API management strategies. We’ll be covering: FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Series Overview FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Provisioning the Gateways FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Managing APIs FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Automating Gateway Downtimes After reading through this series you will have an understanding on how to provision Oracle API infrastructure as well as several different approaches to managing your APIs via FlexDeploy. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

APIs are everywhere.  The API boom is upon us and Oracle doesn’t intend to sit this one out.  Oracle API Platform, released in 2017, is Oracle’s answer to API lifecyle management and provides...

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Oracle API Platform Cloud Service – Enabling the Digital Transformation by Eduardo Barra Cordeiro

We live in a digital world. With the digital transformation, customers demand connectivity and innovative services. And in this rapidly changing marketplace, they have more options than ever. Companies need to respond quickly. It can be tough to keep up. On the bright side, this is a really exciting time because we can, in fact, deliver faster. And more. So how can you meet consumers expectations? One of the most popular ways of communicating digital information is via APIs, or Application Programming Interfaces. A lot of widely known apps use APIs: the most common social platforms, your favorite traffic apps, like Waze, your bank app or even apps like weather. They all use APIs. In this post, we will present the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, and walk you through some of its concepts, including why you should consider using it. Why an API platform? To better understand why you should use this platform in your company, we should talk about hybrid clouds. Gartner defines a hybrid cloud service “as a cloud computing service that is composed of some combination of private, public and community cloud services, from different service providers. A hybrid cloud service crosses isolation and provider boundaries so that it can't be simply put in one category of private, public, or community cloud service. It allows one to extend either the capacity or the capability of a cloud service, by aggregation, integration or customization with another cloud service.” Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

We live in a digital world. With the digital transformation, customers demand connectivity and innovative services. And in this rapidly changing marketplace, they have more options than...

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Moving SOA to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by Robert Wunderlich

Many customers are running their workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI-C), but the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) offers compelling benefits that customers should consider moving their workloads to the "gen 2 cloud".  Additionally if the customer is not yet running SOA 12.2.1.3 or above, now is an ideal time to make the move. A SOA implementation is typically large and serves mission critical requirements.  This means that a "side-by-side" migration is the best approach.  At a high-level the process is as follows: Discover/map the existing OCI-C deployment.  Oracle provides a set of tools to help in migrating workloads to OCI.  You can learn more about this at Upgrade to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Branch your SOA projects: SOA projects can be deployed into a new environment and they will be upgraded on the deployment.  However, a better approach is to branch your version control and upgrade the projects in JDeveloper.  You can then validate the project to catch any potential issues. Read the complete article here PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Many customers are running their workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI-C), but the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) offers compelling benefits that customers should consider...

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Microsoft SQL adapter in Oracle Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain

In this article, we are going to explain MS adapter, its capabilities and how to create a connection with MS SQL server that resides in the on-premises network. Micrsoft SQL server Adapter capabilities The Microsoft SQL Server Adapter enables to integrate the Microsoft SQL Server database residing behind the firewall of your on-premises environment with Oracle Integration Cloud Service through use of the on-premises connectivity agent. The Microsoft SQL Server Adapter provides the following capabilities: Execution of stored procedures in the Microsoft SQL Server database Execution of DML statement such as Select, Insert, Update, and Delete using the Run a SQL Statement option Support for generating XSD from PureSQL. This feature generates an XSD from a PureSQL statement provided by dynamically querying on the table. Support for polling new and updated records for processing in the Microsoft SQL Server database Let' see how to create MS SQL connection: Login into the Oracle Integration Cloud console and click on the Connections Click on the Create button from Top right corner Search for the Microsoft SQL server and select the adapter. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In this article, we are going to explain MS adapter, its capabilities and how to create a connection with MS SQL server that resides in the on-premises network. Micrsoft SQL server Adapter capabilities T...

A Simple Guide to Return Custom HTTP Error Response from REST based OIC Flows by Anuj Kaushal

The REST Adapter in the trigger (inbound) direction exposes an HTTP endpoint that HTTP clients can request for using an HTTP request, and returns an HTTP response. If successful, the REST Adapter returns a success response. The REST Adapter returns an error response with an HTTP status belonging to the error family of codes depending on the situation. The following table describes the possible cause and the REST Adapter response. In addition, there could be several situations where an integration developer wants to return a custom HTTP error response based on the business logic. Let’s take one such example and illustrate how this can be done easily within the orchestration flow. The REST adapter provides very basic type validation out of the box. Any other validation like schema or semantic validation is turned off as it has a significant performance overhead.  This post demonstrates how integrations developers can include validation logic and raise a fault with a custom fault code from within the orchestration flow. This fault is returned as an HTTP error response back to the client by the REST Adapter. Overview: In our example, we have a REST based trigger that takes a user input. The integration developer checks the user input and raises a fault which is returned as a HTTP response with an error code back to the caller. Step 1: Create a REST based trigger that takes a JSON input and a JSON response. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

The REST Adapter in the trigger (inbound) direction exposes an HTTP endpoint that HTTP clients can request for using an HTTP request, and returns an HTTP response. If successful, the REST Adapter...

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A Simple Guide to Return Custom HTTP Error Response from REST based OIC Flows by Anuj Kaushal

The REST Adapter in the trigger (inbound) direction exposes an HTTP endpoint that HTTP clients can request for using an HTTP request, and returns an HTTP response. If successful, the REST Adapter returns a success response. The REST Adapter returns an error response with an HTTP status belonging to the error family of codes depending on the situation. The following table describes the possible cause and the REST Adapter response. In addition, there could be several situations where an integration developer wants to return a custom HTTP error response based on the business logic. Let’s take one such example and illustrate how this can be done easily within the orchestration flow. The REST adapter provides very basic type validation out of the box. Any other validation like schema or semantic validation is turned off as it has a significant performance overhead.  This post demonstrates how integrations developers can include validation logic and raise a fault with a custom fault code from within the orchestration flow. This fault is returned as an HTTP error response back to the client by the REST Adapter. Overview: In our example, we have a REST based trigger that takes a user input. The integration developer checks the user input and raises a fault which is returned as a HTTP response with an error code back to the caller. Step 1: Create a REST based trigger that takes a JSON input and a JSON response. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

The REST Adapter in the trigger (inbound) direction exposes an HTTP endpoint that HTTP clients can request for using an HTTP request, and returns an HTTP response. If successful, the REST Adapter...