do you really like SOA? That’s great because so do we, and we’ve been
working with it every single day since a long time ago. As Oracle
professionals, we’ve seen the SOA stack grow, change, incorporating new
products and technology with each version, from 10g to 12c.
Rolando Carrasco and Arturo Viveros, the SOA Myth Busters from Mexico,
and as we go with this series we will put to the test a number of
questions, myths and urban legends regarding integration, SOA & the
Oracle FMW Platform in seek of finding out which myths are true and
which are not.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
In this short episode, we will preview the imminent (and much awaited) launch of Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS).
this era of digital disruption, Cloud Integration is and will keep
being one of the hottest and most relevant topics in the SOA /
So, as we usually do, let’s identify a bunch of questions which we will attempt to clarify throughout this article:
- Why is Oracle bringing to the table an iPaaS offering of its own?
- What is the difference between ICS and SOA Suite in the Cloud?
- Where does this leave my on premise SOA Suite implementation?
- What is running underneath the curtains and how does Oracle ICS stack up against its main competitors?
- Which business scenarios would be better suited for the implementation of such a tool?
- What benefits can organizations expect to achieve by leveraging this kind of offering?
- What about common concerns such as performance, security, ease of adoption / use, portability, standardization, etc.?
- Are there any clear guidelines for ICS’s implementation / adoption from an architectural standpoint?
- Can I do SOA with ICS?
- Is ICS suitable for on premise integrations?
Let’s get started
the product has yet to hit the market, this time around we don’t have a
de-facto myth revolving around it; but don’t worry, the myths will
surely come swiftly and we will be there to tackle them whenever they
For now, let’s focus on the questions at hand. It seems to
us that a good way to get started in the matter is by going over some
elemental definitions and concepts:
First things first
Oracle ICS is an integration product in the cloud. Let’s first nail this.
ICS stands for Integration
Cloud Services. Oracle has addressed a strong Cloud need: the
integration among Cloud based Applications. Oracle has been very active
to become a Cloud type of monster. If we go back five years ago, maybe
Oracle was not perceived as a strong Cloud player, but those days are
very far away now. Oracle has a very clear cloud offering in the
different recognized flavors: PaaS, SaaS and IaaS.
A set of Cloud
based applications, such as: Taleo, Right Now, Big Machines (Oracle CPQ)
are very well-known in the market. A very large set of customer around
the globe use them.
But what about having to integrate those
different Clouds? Or even more, what about integrating an Oracle Cloud
with a different vendor Cloud? (e.g. Salesforce.com or Success Factors).
There is where we meet with our first question: Read the complete article here.
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