In the summer of 2017, three enthusiastic Oracle Consultants decided to join effort and start their own business. Not all developers love the cloud (just yet), but we all love pizza, so what better than to start our own pizzeria; Jarvis Pizzeria! Besides that, pizza is the new EmpDept for developers, so two birds with one stone. Where better to explore the Oracle Cloud, more specific Oracle Process Cloud (PCS), than within the walls of our own beloved pizzeria.
Since an Iron Man reference is always a good idea for anything Oracle related, Jarvis Pizzeria is born!
Now, before we tell you all about our automated pizza process, let's take a moment to introduce the team.
The Cloud Architect of MyFMW
Marcel is a familiar face within the Oracle Community, his expertise on BPM & SOA (plus more) is shared on MyFMW. Besides preparing pizzas, Marcel is also preparing for the Cloud, will PCS be the new BPM?
Cloud Ninja @RubiX
Marc knows the BPM Suite and all its pros and cons from his time at Oracle. However, now that he’s left the mothership to consult at RubiX, it is time to challenge the Cloud proposition of Oracle. What better way than looking at PCS to see how this Cloud solution fits within the PaaS offerings.
Oracle Early Adopter @The Future Group
Richard is always looking for an excuse to play around with the newest Oracle Technology products to stay on the edge of what is happening within the Red Cloud. Can the Oracle PaaS deliver like Jarvis delivers pizzas?
So that is the team! In the time to come, we will start automating our pizza process with the help of Oracle PCS. One of the goals for this project is very selfish, we want to explore PCS and familiarize ourselves with the tool and technology. We joined effort to discuss our findings, ask questions and motivate each other. However, now it is also time to share our experiences with the Community. This will happen in a blog series on our sites as well as via implementation examples and presentations at Oracle related Events.
In essence we have cut the automated pizza process in a couple of separated, decoupled steps; the preparation, the payment & the delivery. Within these steps we will use several familiar techniques, like Human Tasks and Business Rules. We will compare the PCS options to their BPM counterpart and share our findings from a level of ‘MyFirstPcsProcess’ to a more in-depth analysis of the tool and product.
As you can see, our use case reflects upon the process, how PCS relates to BPM, how easy it is to implement a business process, the usage of gateways, business rules and other features we know from BPMN. As a result, our focus has been on Oracle PCS and Oracle PCS alone. This means our lessons learned will also be focussed on PCS and probably will not translate one on one to a real business case.
For example, we use the integration within PCS, to directly call REST and SOAP endpoints, while for a critical, core business system, it is wise to let this integration go through the Integration Cloud as abstraction layer from the process.
We hope you enjoy our blog series, happy readings!
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