Monday Jun 01, 2015

Purging data from Oracle SOA Suite 11g – Part 1 by C2B2

clip_image002The following questions will be answered:

    • How does Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) store data?
    • What data does Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) store?
    • Why do you need to purge Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) data?
    • What are the purging options available for Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7)?
    • Which data will be purged by the Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) purge script?
    • List of composite instance states that will be considered for purging by the purge script
    • How to install the Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) purge script?
    • How to execute the Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) purge script?
    • What is Looped purging (Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) purge script)?
    • What is Parallel purging (Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) purge script)?
    • Description of parameters used by the Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) purge script
    • Example 1: Executing the Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) purge script for all composites
    • Example 2: Executing the Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) purge script for a specific composite

How does Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) store data?

SOA Suite uses a database schema called SOAINFRA (collection of database objects such as tables, views, procedures, functions etc.) to store data required for the running of SOA Suite applications. The SOAINFRA (SOA Infrastructure) schema is also referred to as the ‘dehydration store’ acting as the persistence layer for capturing SOA Suite data.

What data does Oracle SOA Suite 11g (PS6 11.1.1.7) store? Read the complete article here.

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Friday Feb 06, 2015

Principles of SOA Suite Performance Tuning by C2B2

clip_image002Part 1 of the Oracle SOA 11g Performance Tuning Webinar Series. Delivered by Steve Millidge, C2B2 Technical Director, on the 21st of January 2013.

C2B2 is running a new series of short and snappy educational webinars about Oracle SOA Suite 11g. Delivered by our experienced middleware consultants, the webinars provide insight and ideas for the performance tuning of Oracle SOA Suite 11g. Over the next few weeks we will take a bottom up walk through the middleware technology stack that makes up Oracle SOA Suite 11g, reviewing processes, tools and techniques for diagnosing performance problems at each layer.
Delivered by a performance tuning specialist the first part of our webinar series will introduce you to the principles of performance tuning large scale SOA infrastructures

Watch the video here.

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Tuesday Jul 15, 2014

SOA Suite 12c launch event by C2B2 September 12th in the UK

SOA Suite 12c expands Oracle‘s leadership to be the most unified and comprehensive solution for simplifying cloud, mobile, and IoT Integration. Experience those new features of SOA Suite 12c & at our launch event in 2014 hosted by C2B2 an Oracle Specialized Partner.

The C2B2 SOA Suite 12c Summit takes place on September 12th in London, UK. For details please visit the C2B2 registration page here.

image Additional local SOA Suite 12c & BPM Suite 12c launch events by Oracle partners are posted here.

Additional resources for Oracle Customers:

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Monday May 26, 2014

Common SOA Problems by C2B2

SOA stands for Service Oriented Architecture and has only really come together as a concrete approach in the last 15 years or so, although the concepts involved have been around for longer. Oracle SOA Suite is based around the Service Component Architecture (SCA) devised by the Open SOA collaboration of companies including Oracle and IBM.

SCA, as used in SOA suite, is designed as a way to crystallise the concepts of SOA into a standard which ensures that SOA principles like the separation of application and business logic are maintained.

Orchestration or Integration?
A common thing to see with many people who are beginning to either build a new SOA based infrastructure, or move an old system to be service oriented, is confusion in the purpose of SOA technologies like BPEL and enterprise service buses. For a lot of problems, orchestration tools like BPEL or integration tools like an ESB will both do the job and achieve the right objectives; however it’s important to remember that, although a hammer can be used to drive a screw into wood, that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to do it.

Service Integration is the act of connecting components together at a low level, which usually results in a single external endpoint for you to expose to your customers or other teams within your organisation – a simple product ordering system, for example, might integrate a stock checking service and a payment processing service.

Process Orchestration, however, is generally a higher level approach whereby the (often externally exposed) service endpoints are brought together to track an end-to-end business process. This might include the earlier example of a product ordering service and couple it with a business rules service and human task to handle edge-cases.

A good (but not exhaustive) rule-of-thumb is that integrations performed by an ESB will usually be real-time, whereas process orchestration in a SOA composite might comprise processes which take a certain amount of time to complete, or have to wait pending manual intervention.

BPEL vs BPMN
For some, with pre-existing SOA or business process projects, this decision is effectively already made. For those embarking on new projects it’s certainly an important consideration for those using Oracle SOA software since, due to the components included in SOA Suite and BPM Suite, the choice of which to buy is determined by what they offer.

Oracle SOA suite has no BPMN engine, whereas BPM suite has both a BPMN and a BPEL engine. SOA suite has the ESB component “Mediator”, whereas BPM suite has none. Decisions must be made, therefore, on whether just one or both process modelling languages are to be used. The wrong decision could be costly further down the line.

Design for performance: Read the complete article here.

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Sunday May 25, 2014

Prevent Looping and Inefficient Rule Executions by C2B2

This recipe, taken from the recently published Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Cookbook gives guidance on how to avoid rule executions that will loop, potentially indefinitely! We’ll use an inbound XML fact and a local RL fact as an example.

Getting ready

You’ll need access to a SOA composite containing an Oracle Business Rules component in JDeveloper to apply this recipe. We’ll assume you have an XSD schema with an input type RequestInput containing input and bonus String types, and output String value called output in a type ResponseOutput. These aren’t efficient but serve as an example. We’ll step through adding a rule to a composite and creating an RL fact.

How to do it...

  • Open a SOA composite. Right click on the Project and select Business Rules (Service Components), use the search box if it is not immediately available.


  • Give the rule a name and click the green plus icon to add the RequestInput to the input and ResponseOutput to the output types. Read the complete article here.

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Common SOA Problems by C2B2

SOA stands for Service Oriented Architecture and has only really come together as a concrete approach in the last 15 years or so, although the concepts involved have been around for longer. Oracle SOA Suite is based around the Service Component Architecture (SCA) devised by the Open SOA collaboration of companies including Oracle and IBM.

SCA, as used in SOA suite, is designed as a way to crystallise the concepts of SOA into a standard which ensures that SOA principles like the separation of application and business logic are maintained.

Orchestration or Integration?
A common thing to see with many people who are beginning to either build a new SOA based infrastructure, or move an old system to be service oriented, is confusion in the purpose of SOA technologies like BPEL and enterprise service buses. For a lot of problems, orchestration tools like BPEL or integration tools like an ESB will both do the job and achieve the right objectives; however it’s important to remember that, although a hammer can be used to drive a screw into wood, that doesn’t mean it’s the best way to do it.

Service Integration is the act of connecting components together at a low level, which usually results in a single external endpoint for you to expose to your customers or other teams within your organisation – a simple product ordering system, for example, might integrate a stock checking service and a payment processing service.

Process Orchestration, however, is generally a higher level approach whereby the (often externally exposed) service endpoints are brought together to track an end-to-end business process. This might include the earlier example of a product ordering service and couple it with a business rules service and human task to handle edge-cases.

A good (but not exhaustive) rule-of-thumb is that integrations performed by an ESB will usually be real-time, whereas process orchestration in a SOA composite might comprise processes which take a certain amount of time to complete, or have to wait pending manual intervention.

BPEL vs BPMN
For some, with pre-existing SOA or business process projects, this decision is effectively already made. For those embarking on new projects it’s certainly an important consideration for those using Oracle SOA software since, due to the components included in SOA Suite and BPM Suite, the choice of which to buy is determined by what they offer.

Oracle SOA suite has no BPMN engine, whereas BPM suite has both a BPMN and a BPEL engine. SOA suite has the ESB component “Mediator”, whereas BPM suite has none. Decisions must be made, therefore, on whether just one or both process modelling languages are to be used. The wrong decision could be costly further down the line.

Design for performance: Read the complete article here.

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite 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.

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Friday Feb 21, 2014

SOA Suite Performance Tuning - Matt Brasier for OTN

C2B2 consultant Matt Brasier, co author of the "Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook" (2013, Packt Publishing) discusses performance tuning challenges and best practices. Watch the video here.


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Friday Sep 06, 2013

Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance – Interactive Surgery Session by C2B2 September 9th 2013

imageSubmit your performance problems for our experts to analyse during the webinar and you can win a copy of ‘Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook'!
Monday, 9th of September 2013, 4pm - 5pm BST
Register now

Hosted by Matt Brasier and Nick Wright, the authors of the ‘Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook’ this interactive webinar will help you to understand the principals of performance engineering with Oracle SOA Suite and learn how to use the tools that are available for triage and diagnosis of performance problems.

We want you to tell us what performance problems our experts should analyse during the webinar! All participants can submit their Oracle SOA Suite performance problems from any part of the stack to webinar@c2b2.co.uk.
Matt and Nick will then choose the ones to cover during the session. The deadline for the submissions is Monday, the 2nd of September. The person who submits the most interesting problem will win a copy of the ‘Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook’ - Matt and Nick will choose the winner at the end of the webinar.

For details please visit our registration page.

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Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

C2B2 educational webinars – Oracle SOA Suite 11g

C2B2 educational webinars - Oracle SOA Suite 11gC2B2 is running a new series of short and snappy educational webinars about Oracle SOA Suite 11g.

Delivered by C2B2 experienced middleware consultants, the webinars provide insight and ideas for the performance tuning of Oracle SOA Suite 11g.

Oracle SOA Suite 11g Webinars:

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite 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.

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Monday Mar 18, 2013

Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning – Webinar Series by C2B2

C2B2 is running a new series of short and snappy educational webinars about Oracle SOA Suite 11g. Delivered by our experienced middleware consultants, the webinars provide insight and ideas for the performance tuning of Oracle SOA Suite 11g. Over the next few weeks we will take a bottom up walk through the middleware technology stack that makes up Oracle SOA Suite 11g, reviewing processes, tools and techniques for diagnosing performance problems at each layer.

See below for the list of webinars and register now to learn more about Oracle SOA Suite 11g performance tuning!


SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite 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.

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