Tuesday Mar 10, 2015

RightNow Cloud Adapter (12.1.3) Released

What are we announcing

The Oracle Cloud Adapter for Oracle RightNow Cloud (12.1.3) clip_image002is now generally available. This adapter is certified to work with

  • Oracle SOA Suite 12.1.3

Oracle Cloud Adapters are designed to dramatically simplify Integrations between Cloud and On-Premise Applications. Oracle Cloud Adapter for Oracle RightNow Cloud Service is another one in the series of Cloud adapters that we have released, providing enhanced developer productivity via intuitive design-time wizards and intelligent run-time capabilities such as smart security and session management.

Here are the relevant links for the RightNow Cloud adapter:

· Datasheet

· Sales Deck ISW-Integration_with_RightNow_Cloud.pptx SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required)

· Download

· Documentation

· Certification

Oracle Cloud Adapter in the news !

· Enhance your customer experience with Oracle RightNow Cloud Adapter

· Don’t let SaaS Simplicity Become Cloud Complexity

· Oracle Cloud Adapter-Customer Insights Webcast: Advanstar

You can also visit the Oracle Fusion Middleware page on OTN to find more information about the products.

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Monday Mar 09, 2015

Fusion Middleware Partner Community Awards 2015 BPM & SOA & Cloud & Digital UX

Thanks for all the partners for the excellent contribution and on-going business! You are the key for the joint Fusion Middleware success. It becomes every year harder to choose the winners, due to all the excellent work and contributions.

The awarded partners have proven cutting edge projects with the latest Oracle technology and most important their contribution to the community like blogs, newsletters, conferences, papers, twitter, LinkedIn and their participation in the partner advisory councils.

THANKS to the whole community and congratulation to the winners:


BPM Contribution 2015

Andrejus Baranovskis & Danilo Schmiedel


SOA Contribution 2015

EASYTEAM


Cloud Contribution 2015

Debra Lilley & Lonneke Dikmans


Digital UX Contribution 2015

Griffiths Waite


Community Contribution 2015

Niall Commiskey


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Governance made easy – Oracle API Catalog 12c by André Evensen

clip_image002Oracle recently launched a new product in their governance portfolio. As more and more applications, particularly in the mobile domain, rely on external APIs, the need for proper governance is ever growing.

Many organizations use ad hoc tools like spread sheets and wikis to keep track of their APIs. The API Catalog 12c may allow organizations to replace these tools with an online catalog that provides visibility to their APIs for application development.

The API Catalog is a lightweight product that positions itself as a stepping-stone on the way to “real” SOA governance. It includes a meta-model for API assets and tools for automatically populating it with APIs from specified servers. Developers can use the catalog to search for APIs they want to use.

Simplified, the API Catalog seem to provide answers to three important questions:

  • What APIs exist?
  • What do these APIs do?
  • How can they be consumed?

I will describe, from a high level perspective, how the API Catalog addresses these questions and why this may be a great tool for your organization. Read the complete article here.

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Sunday Mar 08, 2015

API Catalog 12c Full Overview by Luis Weir

clip_image002Oracle has recently released Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER) 12c and Oracle API Catalog (OAC) 12c.I am particularly exited on the latter as it aims to simplify management of APIs and promises to be able to create catalog of your services and APIs rapidly. Furthermore, although OER 12c maintains the same richness as in OER 11g, this product is targeted to advance users that are in need to address more complex governance requirements whereas OAC it’s a light-weight version of OER however tailored to address specific use cases of API management such as cataloguing, discovering and rating APIs.
This blog is about my first impression when installing, configuring and using Oracle API Catalog. In the blog I provide all steps I followed to achieve these tasks and at the end I provide a summary of my experience and feedback of the product.

Installation Pre-requisites

  • Download Weblogic Server 12.1.3 and OER 12.1.3 software binaries from following link (note that OAC uses same OER installer)

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/repository/downloads/index.html

  • You will need an Oracle Database installed (you may also download database from previous link). If you already have an environment with an Oracle Database available you can check supported versions from following link

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

  • Ensure you have installed JDK 7.0 Update 55 or later. You can download it from the following link:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

  • Oracle API Catalog Home Page and Installation Guide:

https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1213/oac/index.html
https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1213/oac/install-cat/toc.htm

Installation

Firstly install Oracle Database and Weblogic Server as per instructions.

Then continue with installation of OAC 12c as per following instructions: https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1213/oac/install-cat/intro.htm#CATIG146
Following key screenshots taken during installation of Weblogic Server and OAC and also some tips: Read the complete article here.

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Saturday Mar 07, 2015

In-depth look into Oracle API Catalog (OAC) 12c by Robert van Molken


clip_image002With the release of Oracle Enterprise Repository 12c another product was released. Oracle API Catalog 12c (OAC) allows you to build a catalog of your organization APIs. OAC provides a layer of visibility to those APIs so application development knows what and which one to use.  OAC includes a simple metamodel for an API asset, automation to populate OAC, and the ability for users to search OAC for APIs and understand the details of the APIs to assess their fit in the user’s application.

Installation

I’m not going to bore you with the details about the installation by giving a installation guide. It took me about 40 minutes from scratch (excluding downlOERoad time). The steps are describes in the installation guide Oracle provides. OAC is part of the OER 12c installation jar, but can be licensed and installed, as an own managed domain, without licensing and installing OER.

The steps to take on high level (from scratch):

  1. Download and install Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12c, Oracle Enterprise Repository 12c, RCU patch 18791727 and Weblogic patch 18718889 (these last two are important, else you can’t install OAC).
  2. Run RCU (oracle_common/bin/rcu.sh|bat) and create the OAC repository
  3. Run Weblogic Domain creation (weblogic/bin/config.sh|bat) and create a new which includes OAC.
  4. After installation and startup of weblogic and managed service you can find the OAC console at url: http://serverhost:8111/oac

Note: if you harvesting from another weblogic server (like SOA Suite 12c), the weblogic patch should also be installed there.

Taking the first steps

When taking my first steps the official getting started guide can help you a lot. OAC has four high-level features. OAC collects services, it has a harvester which creates API assets in OAC. After harvesting you can add metadata to the API assets like description, tags and documentation. After harvesting and editing an API asset it can be published so it is visible for application development. Published APIs can be discovered and used  through the API Catalog console and via the Oracle JDeveloper Oracle Enterprise Repository plug-in.

Read the complete article here.

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Friday Mar 06, 2015

API article series by Niall Commiskey

clip_image001Thanks for the nice API management introduction:

Installing API Catalog

Using the API Catalog for harvesting SOA service APIs

Using API Catalog for harvesting Service Bus APIs

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Users with the developer role have the ability to search OAC for published APIs from the OAC console or using the Oracle Enterprise Repository JDeveloper plug-in. The developer can examine the API metadata to better understand the API. The developer also has the ability to declare interest in the API and submit ratings and reviews for an API.

curator -

In addition to the capabilities available to the developer role, users with the curator role can run the harvester to create new API assets in OAC. After API assets have been created, curators edit them to update their metadata. The curator also has the ability to publish an API, which makes the API available for discovery by developers.

admin -

In addition to the capabilities available to the curator and the developer roles, users with the admin role have access to the Adminpage in OAC. From this page users with this role can administer the infrastructure of OAC by editing system settings, creating new users, creating new departments, managing sessions, and using the import/export tool. Users with this role can also configure the security features included with OAC.

Read the all the articles here.

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Thursday Mar 05, 2015

The Cloud Platform for Digital Business – presentation available at Community Workspace

At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) we posted the presentation “The Cloud Platform for Digital Business”.

Make sure you update your customers on Enabling Digital Leadership:

  • Digital Experience
  • Business Agility
  • Digital Connect
  • Immediate Reactions
  • Digital Identity

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SOA 12.1.3 Demo System at Oracle – Mobile Order Management

Request access to our middleware demo systems here

Using an order management scenario, we show how to use Oracle Mobile Suite to integrate with Oracle Applications (EBS in this case). The use case is order management for a sporting goods manufacturing company that provides its mobile sales force with real time access to the backend EBS data as well as business Key Process Indicators (fulfillment accuracy, backorders, order status).

Highlights

  • Develop using Mobile Application Framework, to provide tight device services integration and native user experience.
  • Connect and integrate to backend applications via Oracle Service Bus 12c and the Oracle EBS Adapter.
  • Secure access using EBS SDK for Java and Oracle Web Services Manager, for enterprise grade mobile security.
  • Internet Accessible - No VPN is required to execute the mobile application.

Call to Action

For feedback or questions about this demo release, please contact anvesh.baluguri@oracle.com or sunitha.patel@oracle.com in GSE.

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Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

SOA Suite 12c Product Strategy Video

Want to know all about SOA Suite 12c directions, cloud and API management? Watch this video from Vikas Anand, Simone Geib and Peter Belknap here.

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Tuesday Mar 03, 2015

Need help with your SOA Suite 12c project? Get support from the product management and A-Team!

Our global product management is happy to support you with your SOA Suite 12c customers, to make sure they go in production successful. If you like to participate in the program please contact Yogesh Sontakke. The program includes:

clip_image002Qualification requirement:

    • SOA Suite 12c upgrade or new development with go live within the next 6-8 months or earlier.
  • Categories:
    • Upgrade
    • Application Integration
    • Cloud
    • Mobile
    • MFT
    • OEP
    • B2B
  • What will the customer get:
    • Dedicated PM sponsor to reach out to for questions or issues
    • Regular calls with their sponsor to review progress
    • Any product issues will be escalated by Oracle engineering
    • Oracle product support will be notified of an strategic implementation and customer will receive heightened support when SRs are logged.
    • The Oracle A-Team can also be enlisted for "as needed" SOA Suite 12c support based on resource availability or, if required, a longer term engagement can be arranged
  • What do we need from the customer:
    • Customer agrees to be a SOA Suite 12c reference once they go live, e.g. reference video, case study, joint webinar
    • Customer will give Oracle permission to mention their name as SOA Suite 12c Strategic Implementer

If you like to participate in the program please contact Yogesh Sontakke

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