Monday Jul 25, 2016

ICS Integration Patterns (Part 1 of 3): Map My Data by Antonis Antoniou

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Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) is another powerful yet simple Cloud platform offering by Oracle that simplifies the development of cloud and hybrid integrations (applications in the cloud and on premises).
The entire integration development and operational lifecycle is managed through a web based service console offering a point and click integration and monitoring experience without having to write a single line of code.
Furthermore Oracle ICS supports various industry standards like SOAP and REST and comes with a set of cloud adapters providing pre-integration capabilities with several SaaS applications (such as Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle RightNow, Eloqua, NetSuite and Salesforce) shortening the time-to-market in integration projects.
The concepts in Oracle ICS are really simple; you create connections (using the pre-defined offered adapters) and leverage those connections to create integrations which you can then dashboard monitor to track the current state of your running integrations and fix any errors that might occur. Read the complete article here.

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Sunday Jul 24, 2016

SOA CS –> API Manager Flavour by Niall Commiskey

clip_image002This is essentially a revamp of a previous post on API Manager,
albeit for the SOA CS environment.
You can read the original post here
I created an API Manager instance on SOA CS -

Let's look at the Fusion Middleware Control -
Here we can create API Manager users.
I have covered this is a previous API Manager post, but to save you time,
here are the screenshots - Read the complete article here.

To request a free SOA CS trial service please visit our SOA Partner Community Workspace here (SOA Community membership required)

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Saturday Jul 23, 2016

https://paascommunity.com/2016/07/23/five-ways-cloud-based-integration-is-driving-innovation-whitepaper/

clip_image001With businesses adopting more and more cloud applications, mobile apps, and devices, integration has never been more important. Integrating these apps and tools with the rest of the systems is the key to a connected enterprise— one that supports real-time responsiveness, instant collaboration, and streamlined innovation. To keep up with these new integration demands, a new breed of solution has emerged—cloud-based integration platforms (also called integration platform as a service, or iPaaS for short). For businesses looking to gain all of the benefits of a connected enterprise, while also simplifying administration and accelerating time to market, they’re a game-changer. They’re fueling a hybrid approach to integration—one that combines on-premises integration with iPaaS

to respond to business requirements faster—but that’s just the start. Read on and discover five key ways cloud-based integration platforms are transforming the way organizations integrate, making innovation simpler than ever before. Get the whitepaper here.

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Friday Jul 22, 2016

Public PaaS free eBook

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Innovate Quickly and Confidently with Public Platform as a Service

See how Platform as a Service solutions can help you:

  • Accelerate business innovation
  • Improve business agility and insight
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Get the free eBook here.

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Thursday Jul 21, 2016

Additional new content SOA & BPM Partner Community

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· Larry Ellison Announces Oracle Private Cloud Machine for PaaS and IaaS New cloud platform allows enterprises to combine the cloud benefits of agility, simplicity, and low cost with the control and security of their own data centers

· Oracle Cloud Day: Transforming Your Tomorrow Join us for Oracle Cloud Day to explore a range of industry-leading cloud solutions suited to the specific needs of your job role. Discover why Oracle is considered the cloud company and learn how we can help you.

· OTN Virtual Technology Summit - On-Demand Replay All middleware track sessions from the July 2015 and September 2015 OTN Virtual Technology Summit events are now available for on-demand viewing via a special group space on the OTN Community website. As a member of this group you'll have access to all middleware session videos, plus you'll be able to interact with session presenters and other community members for answers to any questions about the session content. Group membership is absolutely free. Join the group now.

· Resource Library: IT Strategies from Oracle You may have heard of the IT Strategies from Oracle (ITSO)collection of reference architectures, solution designs, and technology strategy documents, and you may have taken advantage of some of those resources in the past. But you may not know that access to the complete ITSO library no longer requires registration. The whole shebang is freely available on the OTN Community website.
Browse the library.

· Podcast: Cloud Architect - Rising to the Role Recorded during Oracle OpenWorld, the latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra, Simon Haslam, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, Frank Munz, and Sten Vesterli, plus Oracle ACE Associate Arturo Viveros in a free-flowing, wide-ranging conversation about the emerging role of the Cloud Architect.
Listen to the podcast.

· Oracle Launches Oracle BPM & Oracle WebCenter 12.2.1 The new Oracle BPM includes a full set of REST API that enable applications built with any technology to leverage BPM Suite as an engine for workflow management, service integration, and process orchestration. The new Oracle WebCenter provides a refreshingly new user experience that is cohesive, responsive and device friendly across Oracle WebCenter Sites, Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle WebCenter Content and Oracle BPM Suite. Get the details.

· Q&A with Thomas Kurian on Oracle Cloud Platform

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· Oracle Cloud Platform Trials, Information, and Pricing clip_image002[1]

· Videos Featuring Thomas Kurian: The Pace of Oracle Cloud Innovation Continues to Increase clip_image002[2]

· Oracle Cloud Platform Webcast Series Online Event | Available On Demand

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Wednesday Jul 20, 2016

ServiceCloud Rightnow Integration, XSLT Transformations! By Fabio Persico

clip_image002I've just roll out to a live environment, a SOA Integration project with Oracle Service Cloud Rightnow.

The customer needed to migrate from a in-house CRM to Oracle Service Cloud and with my company Infomentum we have helped them in taking this big step. Since that I have made lots of experience with OSC WebServices.

Here I just want to share the complex XSLT Transformation which we have implemented to communicate with the OSC WebServices, hopefully these can speed up any other SC integration projects.

There are 6 transformation in the ZIP package (we have implemented more):

XSLT Name

SC Object

Out of the box Object?

Operation Type

xsltContact2Update

CONTACT

Yes

UPDATE

xsltOrganisationToUpdate

ORGANIZATION

Yes

UPDATE

xsltProgrammeToUpdate

CO.PROGRAMME

No

UPDATE

xsltProgrammeTypeToUpdate

CO.PROGRAMMETYPE

No

UPDATE

xsltCourseToUpdate2

CO.COURSE

No

UPDATE

xsltSessionToUpdate

CO.SESSION

No

UPDATE

In the XSLTs you'll find all the details about the TARGET columns (Oracle Service Cloud ones). Here are some important concepts I want to highlight:

  • SC Columns in the XSLT are sometimes out of the box column, in some other cases they are custom ones. In the XSLT the latter will be identified with the tag GenericFields. Read the complete article here.

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Tuesday Jul 19, 2016

HCM Cloud – Bulk Integration Automation Using SOA Cloud Service by Jack Desai

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Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud provides a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and pre-packaged integration to cover various scenarios using modern and efficient technologies. One of the patterns is the batch integration to load and extract data to and from the HCM cloud. HCM provides the following bulk integration interfaces and tools:

HCM Data Loader (HDL)

HDL is a powerful tool for bulk-loading data from any source to Oracle Fusion HCM. It supports important business objects belonging to key Oracle Fusion HCM products, including Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources, Compensation, Absence Management, Performance Management, Profile Management, Global Payroll, Talent and Workforce Management. For detailed information on HDL, please refer to this.

HCM Extracts

HCM Extract is an outbound integration tool that lets you select HCM data elements, extracting them from the HCM database and archiving these data elements as XML. This archived raw XML data can be converted into a desired format and delivered to supported channels recipients.

Oracle Fusion HCM provides the above tools with comprehensive user interfaces for initiating data uploads, monitoring upload progress, and reviewing errors, with real-time information provided for both the import and load stages of upload processing. Fusion HCM provides tools, but it requires additional orchestration such as generating FBL or HDL file, uploading these files to WebCenter Content and initiating FBL or HDL web services. This post describes how to design and automate these steps leveraging Oracle Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Cloud Service deployed on Oracle’s cloud Platform As a Service (PaaS) infrastructure.  For more information on SOA Cloud Service, please refer to this.

Oracle SOA is the industry’s most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution. It transforms complex application integration into agile and re-usable service-based components to speed time to market, respond faster to business requirements, and lower costs.. SOA facilitates the development of enterprise applications as modular business web services that can be easily integrated and reused, creating a truly flexible, adaptable IT infrastructure. For more information on getting started with Oracle SOA, please refer this. For developing SOA applications using SOA Suite, please refer to this.

These bulk integration interfaces and patterns are not applicable to Oracle Taleo.

Main Article

HCM Inbound Flow (HDL)

Oracle WebCenter Content (WCC) acts as the staging repository for files to be loaded and processed by HDL. WCC is part of the Fusion HCM infrastructure.

The loading process for FBL and HDL consists of the following steps:

  • Upload the data file to WCC/UCM using WCC GenericSoapPort web service
  • Invoke the “LoaderIntegrationService” or the “HCMDataLoader” to initiate the loading process.

However, the above steps assume the existence of an HDL file and do not provide a mechanism to generate an HDL file of the respective objects. In this post we will use the sample use case where we get the data file from customer, using it to transform the data and generate an HDL file, and then initiate the loading process.

The following diagram illustrates the typical orchestration of the end-to-end HDL process using SOA cloud service: Read the complete article here.

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Monday Jul 18, 2016

What’s new in Oracle BPM and Process Cloud Service? SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – July 26th 2016

imageAttend our July edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on July 26th 2016 at 16:00 CET.

What’s new in Oracle BPM and Process Cloud Service? Digital Process Apps made Simple

During this session, we will be joined by Sujan Balachandran, Product Manager for Oracle BPM and Process Cloud Service (PCS). The session will cover

· Empower Business User using BPM Composer

· What is Business Architecture? How can it help Enterprises organize Business Process with Organization’s Goals and Objectives?

· What is Process Cloud Service? When and how to position On-Prem BPM vs PCS?

· Oracle BPM and PCS Roadmap

For those who are new to Process Cloud Service, PCS is the next-gen Process Management tool built and optimized for the Cloud. It is a Business User friendly Low Code Environment to build Process Automation applications.

imageSujan Balachandran

Senior Principal Product Manager

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Visit the registration page here.

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Schedule:

July 26th 2016 at 16:00-17:00 CET

Visit the registration page here.

Missed our SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

· Sales Plays Webcast June 9th 2016

· Real-Time Integration Business Insight May 31st 2016

· Integration Strategy sales and marketing campaign update

· Microservices

· Stream Explorer

· Process Cloud Service V2

· SOA Suite 12.2.1

· Oracle OpenWorld 2015 update

· SOA & API Cloud Service

· Solutions Catalog & Cloud Marketplace

· GSE demo systems

· Hybrid sales plays

For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (SOA Community membership required).

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Sunday Jul 17, 2016

Maximize the Value of Your CX Investments with Oracle Cloud Platform

clip_image001With Oracle CX Cloud, companies not only get the most comprehensive CX offering, but also an innovative and powerful cloud platform to extend, analyze and integrate these applications with the rest of the enterprise resources, as well as to optimize them for every user.  

This session outlines the Cloud Platform (PaaS & IaaS) solutions that Oracle provides to streamline cloud development and empowers you to deliver enterprise-grade solutions rapidly and cost effectively. Join this event if you are interested in the most advanced way to extend, analyze and integrate the Oracle CX solutions. In subsequent webinars, we will drive you through further Integration Solutions’ details.

Agenda:

§ Oracle Cloud Platform Overview

§ Practical use case to extend, analyze and integrate Oracle CX Cloud

§ CX extension & integration demo

§ Partner resources

Schedule:

December 17th 2015 10:00 am CET

For details please visit our registration page here!

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Saturday Jul 16, 2016

BPM 12c Subprocesses (Part 3 of 3): Event Subprocess by Antonis Antoniou

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In this third and last part of a three part series on subprocesses we will explore a special type of subprocess referred to as an “Event” subprocess.
This type of subprocess is triggered by an event that can occur anytime during the execution of a process flow that allows you to interrupt the normal flow of an instance.
Such capability can be applicable in various use cases. For example, an error might occur in the process, or you can very well define various service level agreements to delineate execution times or you can even have a business requirement to cancel a flow (for example cancel an order).
You can use the “Event” subprocess to implement such requirements (i.e. handle system and business exceptions).
“Event” subprocesses posses various unique characteristics. One of them is that, by configuration, you can have an “Event” subprocess either as interrupting, that is interrupting the normal process flow execution or have an “Event” subprocess running in parallel (concurrently) to the main flow of your process.
Another really nice and useful characteristics of an “Event” subprocess is that it shares the same context as the main flow of the process, meaning that from the “Event” subprocess you can have access to all the data objects that are used by the main process (and of course update their state).
An “Event” subprocess resembles like an embedded subprocess (except that it’s displayed in a dashed-line boarder), however an “Event” subprocess cannot have outgoing or incoming sequence flows. And just as with the other types of subprocesses an “Event” subprocess can define data objects that are local to its scope.We will implement a very simple process that will make use of the event sub-process to simulate the functional use case depicted by the image above; the scenario is straightforward, you can cancel an order as long as it’s not shipped. Read the complete article here.

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