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  • SOA Magazine edition III

    SOA Magazine edition threeThe SOA Magazine III edition focuses on the new release of Oracle SOA Suite 12c. The “c2” stands for Cloud & Consolidation. Many customers face the challenge to deliver more IT value for their business. Cloud solutions are very attractive for business. SOA is the foundation for a successful road to cloud computing. To invest & grow companies needs to consolidate existing solutions. Many customers not only run multiple instances of integration products, they also run multiple solutions from multiple vendors. Analyst companies like Gartner report since years that 8 out of 10 dollar of IT investment is “dead money”. It’s time to consolidate your systems into one private cloud platform which also integrates your new public cloud solutions! Business becomes “digital” and middleware plays a key role.

    IT is capable of building complex systems. With Service Oriented Architecture IT systems become flexible and integrated. With Business Process Management structured processes could be automated. Today IT needs to support business in a global competitive economy by flexible adaptive solutions. Therefore a new age of the knowledge worker, that makes his decision based on IT support, rises. Adaptive case management (ACM) is the solution which supports knowledge workers in their decision for unstructured processes. With ACM based solutions knowledge workers can make better decisions on core company values, which result in more successful companies in a competitive global environment. In this edition we highlight two ACM articles. OMG defined a suggestion for a notation for ACM, the “Case Management Model and Notation” (CMMN). Jessica Ray gives an introduction for CMMN modelling. In the second article Leon Smiers describes who the re-landscaping with case management.

    This quarterly newsletter is for both customers and partners who are active in the SOA space. The content includes articles for IT decision makers, architects and developers. The goal of the newsletter is to update you on the latest SOA technologies, market studies, trainings & certifications and conferences. We publish the newsletter in English and some articles will be in Portuguese specially for the Brazilian marketing, thanks to Ricardo Puttini and his team. Contribution is open for everybody! We want to publish your content! Like case studies, best practice, technical examples and solutions and conferences. Feel free to submit your content to Marcello Marinho (Portuguese articles) & Jürgen Kress (for English articles).

    Enjoy reading the SOA Magazine III we are looking forward to get your feedback! Ricardo Puttini & Jürgen Kress

  • SOA Magazine edition IV

    SOAMagazineCover4The SOA Magazine IV edition focuses on Industrial SOA articles which showcase that SOA is much more than a web service. Rolando Carrasco and Arturo Viveros showcase in their SOA Myth Busters article the evolution of the SOA Suite towards a complete platform over the last 10 years. An industrial SOA platform contains also API management to secure web services, as well b2b as a trading hub between external partners.

    What is the use case for Business Process Management versus Services Oriented Architecture. SOA is mainly used for data mediation and process orchestration between different IT systems. BPM is focused on automation on human based processes like an employee holiday request. Key is to re-use the SOA web services for your BPM deployment. In our holiday request example we can re-use a web service from the HR system which informs the employee of the available holidays. In this magazine edition you learn on the BPM Side more about Gateways and how Link Consulting is using a generator to create Human tasks. Thanks to Mark Foster who highlights in his article 10 best practices for SOA Suite and BPM Suite a must read!

    This quarterly newsletter is for both customers and partners who are active in the SOA space. The content includes articles for IT decision makers, architects and developers. The goal of the newsletter is to update you on the latest SOA technologies, market studies, trainings & certifications and conferences. We publish the newsletter in English and some articles will be in Portuguese specially for the Brazilian marketing, thanks to Ricardo Puttini and his team. Contribution is open for everybody! We want to publish your content! Like case studies, best practice, technical examples and solutions and conferences. Feel free to submit your content to Marcello Marinho (Portuguese articles) & Jürgen Kress (for English articles).

    Enjoy reading the SOA Magazine IV we are looking forward to get your feedback! Ricardo Puttini & Jürgen Kress

  • SOA Magazine edition V

    SOAMagazineCover5The SOA Magazine V editionfocuses on Cloud Computing. More precisely, it highlights Platform as a Service (PaaS). Oracle is in process to launch three new PaaS Cloud Services: Process Cloud Service (PCS), Integration Cloud Service (ICS), and Java Cloud Service (JCS). JCS is the underlying foundation and enables you to build, deploy and run Java Applications. With ICS, partners and customers can build integrations between Applications. For example, an integration between Eloqua marketing and Salesforce CRM including an on-premises SAP system. PCS is the platform to build and execute BPMN process in the Cloud. Oracle’s key unique selling point is that the same software is available as on PaaS as on-premises. For example, you can start building your process in PCS export your application and run it on Oracle BPM Suite on-premises in a private Cloud. This enables customers to start and try a service in PaaS and, if required, move it to a data center of their choice.

     

    The second major trend in IT besides Cloud Computing is Mobile. In this Magazine edition, Luca Jellema published an Tutorial to build a Flight application including mobile integration and application. This application is a great example for the complete Red Stack and we want to encourage your to make use of it! It includes all key components from the underlying WebLogic Server, SOA Suite and Service Bus for IT driven integration and BPM Suite for human based processes up to mobile integration with REST. With this application you will learn to utilize the stack and to gain productivity.

     

    This quarterly newsletter is for both customers and partners who are active in the SOA space. The content includes articles for IT decision makers, architects and developers. The goal of the newsletter is to update you on the latest SOA technologies, market studies, trainings & certifications and conferences. We publish the newsletter in English and some articles will be in Portuguese especially for the Brazilian marketing, thanks to Ricardo Puttini and his team. Contribution is open for everybody! We want to publish your content! Like case studies, best practice, technical examples and solutions and conferences. Feel free to submit your content to Marcello Marinho (Portuguese articles) & Jürgen Kress (for English articles)

     

    Enjoy reading the SOA Magazine Vwe are looking forward to get your feedback! Ricardo Puttini & Jürgen Kress

  • SOA Magazine edition V

    SOAMagazineCover5The SOA Magazine V editionfocuses on Cloud Computing. More precisely, it highlights Platform as a Service (PaaS). Oracle is in process to launch three new PaaS Cloud Services: Process Cloud Service (PCS), Integration Cloud Service (ICS), and Java Cloud Service (JCS). JCS is the underlying foundation and enables you to build, deploy and run Java Applications. With ICS, partners and customers can build integrations between Applications. For example, an integration between Eloqua marketing and Salesforce CRM including an on-premises SAP system. PCS is the platform to build and execute BPMN process in the Cloud. Oracle’s key unique selling point is that the same software is available as on PaaS as on-premises. For example, you can start building your process in PCS export your application and run it on Oracle BPM Suite on-premises in a private Cloud. This enables customers to start and try a service in PaaS and, if required, move it to a data center of their choice.

     

    The second major trend in IT besides Cloud Computing is Mobile. In this Magazine edition, Luca Jellema published an Tutorial to build a Flight application including mobile integration and application. This application is a great example for the complete Red Stack and we want to encourage your to make use of it! It includes all key components from the underlying WebLogic Server, SOA Suite and Service Bus for IT driven integration and BPM Suite for human based processes up to mobile integration with REST. With this application you will learn to utilize the stack and to gain productivity.

  • SOA Magazine edition VI

    SOA Magazine VI coverThe SOA Magazine VI edition focuses on a summary from Oracle OpenWorld 2015. The conference market an important point for Oracle as all the Oracle PaaS services are in production, more are announced and integration starts. Let us start from the beginning of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) journey for Oracle; at last year’s OpenWorld Oracle announced several PaaS services in advance of availability. Based on Java Cloud Service, which is available for more than a year, Oracle grow the portfolio within the last 12 months. With the majority in the PaaS service, which became wildly available, the European Partners are leading the adoption to the cloud.

    Let’s take a look why, with more 50% of the global specialized partners are based in Europe, it is easy for them to join the journey. Oracle offers the same middleware software on-premises as on the cloud. This enables customers and partners to adopt easy and to secure investments. Over the last 12 months, our partners have proven successful cloud adoption by building proof of concepts, projects and showcasing our PaaS service. Customer can choose from a variety of cloud service offerings and fist applications at the Oracle Cloud Marketplace for example the Amis Cloud Activator Service. Oracle crossed successful the PaaS Cloud Chasm.

    What is the next step in our joint cloud journey? During Oracle OpenWorld 2015 the keynotes focused on the integrated hybrid cloud. Integrated with Developer Cloud Service and also within each other. A great example is the HCL predictive maintenance showcase. The use case includes the complete flow from fault recognition, gather and diagnose information, repair and settle and schedule preventive maintenance. The whole show case was build on the Oracle PaaS Platform including IoT, Integration, Process and Mobile Cloud Service. In the upcoming months integration between cloud services will be much tighter including hybrid scenarios.

  • SOA Magazine edition VI

    SOA Magazine VI coverThe SOA Magazine VI edition focuses on a summary from Oracle OpenWorld 2015. The conference market an important point for Oracle as all the Oracle PaaS services are in production, more are announced and integration starts. Let us start from the beginning of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) journey for Oracle; at last year’s OpenWorld Oracle announced several PaaS services in advance of availability. Based on Java Cloud Service, which is available for more than a year, Oracle grow the portfolio within the last 12 months. With the majority in the PaaS service, which became wildly available, the European Partners are leading the adoption to the cloud.

    Let’s take a look why, with more 50% of the global specialized partners are based in Europe, it is easy for them to join the journey. Oracle offers the same middleware software on-premises as on the cloud. This enables customers and partners to adopt easy and to secure investments. Over the last 12 months, our partners have proven successful cloud adoption by building proof of concepts, projects and showcasing our PaaS service. Customer can choose from a variety of cloud service offerings and first applications at the Oracle Cloud Marketplace for example the Amis Cloud Activator Service. Oracle crossed successful the PaaS Cloud Chasm.

    What is the next step in our joint cloud journey? During Oracle OpenWorld 2015 the keynotes focused on the integrated hybrid cloud. Integrated with Developer Cloud Service and also within each other. A great example is the HCL predictive maintenance showcase. The use case includes the complete flow from fault recognition, gather and diagnose information, repair and settle and schedule preventive maintenance. The whole show case was build on the Oracle PaaS Platform including IoT, Integration, Process and Mobile Cloud Service. In the upcoming months integration between cloud services will be much tighter including hybrid scenarios.

    The unique Oracle value proposition are the availability of the same middleware products on-premises as services in the cloud. In case you missed it Oracle release key now on-premises versions including SOA Suite, BPM Suite and WebLogic. Key features include multi tenancy in WebLogic 12.2.1, JSON support in SOA Suite 12.2.1, Java Script in Service Bus or in memory SOA, to name some of the highlights. This new version make’s hybrid solutions much easier from deploying the same Java application on a private WebLogic instance or on Java Cloud Service to shifting workload of a running application. Or to start a process in the cloud and continue the same process in a private cloud.

    At the same time we see the raise of the citizen developer. Business users with technical background will be able to build dashboards in Data Virtualization Cloud Service or applications by drag and drop including integrations. This cloud adapters can be deployed anywhere on-premises, private cloud or a public cloud. Citizen developers will shift their daily work from Outlook and Excel to cloud enabled applications. At the same time we will continue to see consulting companies to build enterprise applications, for the core competences of our joint customer base, with full blown functionality, big data & warehouses and enterprise wide integration platforms. In this hybrid cloud world security is key. 

    This quarterly newsletter is for both customers and partners who are active in the SOA space. The content includes articles for IT decision makers, architects and developers. The goal of the newsletter is to update you on the latest SOA technologies, market studies, trainings & certifications and conferences. We publish the newsletter in English and some articles will be in Portuguese especially for the Brazilian marketing, thanks to Ricardo Puttini and his team. Contribution is open for everybody! We want to publish your content! Like case studies, best practice, technical examples and solutions and conferences. Feel free to submit your content to Marcello Marinho (Portuguese articles) & Jürgen Kress (for English articles)

    Enjoy reading the SOA Magazine VI we are looking forward to get your feedback! Ricardo Puttini & Jürgen Kress

  • 9 Tips for Organizational Maturity in SOA by Luis Weir

    by Luis Weir published inSOA Magazine 2

    One of the greatest challenges to implementing SOA has in fact nothing to do with the intrinsic complexity behind a SOA technology platform. It is widely recognized that the real difficulty lies in dealing with people and processes from different parts of business and aligning them to deliver enterprise wide solutions. This is not only true in the case of SOA architectures but rather a challenge faced in systems design in general. As it has been nicely put byConway’s law: “organizations which design systems... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations”.

    Following 9 tips that have helped me bridge organizational silos by improving communications and collaboration between teams/departments and also by providing visibility over available assets:

  • A Word About Microservice Architectures and SOA

    mircoservice1by Luis Weir published inSOA Magazine V

    In this article I will talk about my first conclusions and my point of view regarding Microservice Architectures. As there is still quite a lot of confusion and debate out there on this topic, I will try to describe with my own words what Microservice Architecture is, how does it differ from typical Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and what design principles and practices governs it.
    What is a Microservice Architecture?
    In the article written by Fowler and Lewis, Microservice Architecture is described as following:

    Microservice architectural style is an approach to developing a single application as a suite of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with lightweight mechanisms, often an HTTP resource API. These services are built around business capabilities and independently deployable by fully automated deployment machinery. There is a bare minimum of centralized management of these services, which may be written in different programming languages and use different data storage technologies

  • ADF Runtime Interface Generator for BPM Human Tasks

    ADF1by Pedro Gabriel & Diogo Henriques & Danilo Manmohanlal& published inSOA Magazine IV

    Abstract

    Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) is a leading business innovation platform that enables enterprises to create and run agile intelligent business applications while providing a wide range of features. These allow operational efficiency and agility during process development time, in doing so organizations can reach process quality in a faster and improved way.

    OFM platform includes a wide range of tools and technologies in order to satisfy different needs. In our case we have made use of two important technologies BPM, to streamline customers’ business processes, and ADF, that simplifies development by providing out-of-the-box infrastructure services and visual and declarative development experience.

    In what concerns BPM technology, human tasks activities are an important player regarding efficiency and effectiveness since it enables to model an easy interaction with the end user in a BPM process.

    The visual and declarative experience of ADF allows us to create these human tasks in two ways. The first approach is to use the out-of-the-box option to auto-generate the Human Task form. Secondly by manually creating UI pages as the number of human task forms designed.

     

  • Antonis Antoniou

    Antoniou

     Antonis Antoniou is a Technical Director working for Oracle Platinum Partner eProseed. He is a Fusion Middleware Expert, a specialist in the areas of Enterprise 2.0, Business Process Management and Service Oriented Architecture and a certified professional on Oracle Application Grid, Oracle WebCenter Portal, Oracle WebCenter Content, ADF, Oracle BPM and Oracle SOA. Antonis has long-time experience as developer, coach, trainer and architect and has leaded multiple complex projects on Oracle Fusion Middleware across Europe and Middle-East and across various industries (telecom, financial services, public sector). Antonis started his professional career at Deloitte where he worked for 8 years, reaching the level of senior manager in charge of the technology integration service line before joining eProseed. Antonis is an avid technology evangelist and a regular speaker at various Oracle conferences and events.

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    Contributions:

    BPM 12c Gateways

     

  • Arturo Viveros

    Viveros

     

    Arturo is an outstanding professional currently based in Mexico City, with 10 years of experience in the development, design, architecture and delivery of IT Projects for a variety of industries. He is also a regular speaker in technology conferences, both in Mexico and abroad. He is an Oracle ACE Associate and works as an IT Senior Architect in S&P Solutions.

     

    Arturo is also part of the coordinating committee for ORAMEX (Oracle User Group in Mexico) and has recently achieved the Oracle SOA Certified IT Architect certification as well as the Cloud Certified Architect and SOA Certified Architect grades from Arcitura Inc. He is a certified trainer authorized to deliver the SOA School and Cloud School modules both in English and in Spanish.

    Arturo’s technical articles are frequently published on Oracle OTN (Spanish), and his blog (oracletechnocore.blogspot.com) includes also several articles about Oracle technology in both languages.

     

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  • Benedikt Herudek

    Herudek

    As an Integration and Telecommunications Expert Benedikt works at Accenture, the Netherlands. His area of expertise spans from different Oracle Applications (eBusiness Suite, Siebel) over the Database to Oracle SOA & AIA Middleware Technologies. He is part of Accenture's RODOD expert pool and implemented the Solutions in different European Countries in different Roles as Analyst, Technical Architect & Teamlead. Benedikt is a Certified Oracle & SOA Implementation Specialist as well as a Certified Siebel Specialist and tries in his work to understand complex Solutions consisting of different Technologies from an E2E perspective. Benedikt is also a Specialist in Oracle Enterprise Manager and how to use the tool to monitor the Oracle Infrastructure and Application Stack.

     

    Contact:    linkedin LinkedIn 

    Contributions:

    Order to Cash Process Integration for Telecommunications

  • Book Review: Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration

    by Jon Petter Hjulstad published inSOA Magazine 2

    Before last OOW my only experience with Oracle B2B was Ronald van Luttikhuizen's presentation at OUGN this year. After some sessions at OOW, and reading this book on the plane back I now know more about it. Unfortunately I do not have any practical project experience yet.

    I like this book - it gives a good summary of what B2B is and what the Oracle B2B product can do. Not all of you will come across B2B, but when you need it - then you really need it. B2B functionality is not something you would like to code yourself from scratch. I like that it is a "Hands-On Tutorial", so you can try it out using the virtual image of the Oracle SOA Suite patch release PS5 (11.1.1.6).

    Here are the book details:

    Publisher:PACKT
    Title: Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial
    Link to site: here

    Language :  English

    Paperback : 332 pages

    Release Date : July 2013

    ISBN : 1849688869, ISBN 13 : 9781849688864

    Author(s) : Krishnaprem Bhatia, Alan Perlovsky, Scott Haaland

  • BPM 12c Gateways

    Gateway12by Antonis Antonioupublished inSOA Magazine IV

    Oracle BPM provides us with various components to control the flow of a process such as gateways, timer events, errors, message events, send and receive tasks, loop markers and multi-instance markers. In this article I will be elaborating the gateway control flow components and how we can use them to define the flow of our process. Gateways are very similar to a flowchart decision element. Using a gateway you can define the control points within your process by splitting and merging paths. At runtime a gateway will determine based on the control points defined at design time the path that a token will take through a process. There are five gateway types; Exclusive Gateway (XOR), Inclusive Gateway (OR),  Parallel Gateway, Event Based Gateway and Complex Gateway

  • BPM Process Accelerators

    by Jürgen Kress published inSOA Magazine 2

    Speed Time-to-Value of Your BPM Implementations

    Reach process excellence faster with end-to-end implementations of common business processes. Ready to use and extensible, Oracle Process Accelerators leverage best practices and domain knowledge and are available for free.

  • Bruno Neves Alves

    AlvesCompany: eProseed

    www.eproseed.com

    Partner, Technical Director

    Member of the CTO Office – eProseed UK

     

    Bruno has been working with Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies for 10 years across Europe and South America, holds several Oracle certifications and is deeply experienced as SOA/BPM Senior Consultant, Solution Architect, Team Leader and Pre-Sales. Currently he performs the role of Technical Director as part of the CTO Office and Partner of eProseed UK.

    He is experienced in the international delivery of large & complex full SOA/BPM projects and holds the capability to act as architect defining reference architectures and best practices guidelines for SOA implementations. Furthermore, he is also speaker in different Oracle events and has been delivering training all over the world on Oracle University behalf.

     

    Contact:   blogicon Blog linkedin LinkedIn   twitterTwitter

    Contributions:

    SOA Suite/B2B as a Critical Mission Hub for a High Volume Message Use Case

  • Cloud Service Brokers – the integration story of Your Cloud

    CloudBrokerJKby Jürgen Kress published inSOA Magazine IV

    Content

    Cloud service broker definition

    Cloud service broker role & services

    Cloud service broker market opportunity

    Challenges cloud service broker

    Examining the cloud broker market opportunity & role of IP

    Cloud broker IaaS

     

    In the SOA Magazine III “Cloud Computing Definition & Architecture for Cloud Service Brokers” we introduced the cloud computing definition, concepts and the idea of Cloud Service Broker. In this article we discuss the Cloud Service Brokers in details including their roles, services, market opportunity and challenges.

     

    Cloud service broker definition

    The paper “Defining Cloud Services Brokerage: Taking Intermediation to the Next Level” written by Daryl C. Plummer, Benoit J. Lheureux, Frances Karamouzis and published by Gartner in October 2010, defines cloud services brokerage (CSB) as "A cloud services brokerage is a business model in which a company or other entity adds value to one or more (generally public or hybrid, but possibly private) cloud services on behalf of one or more consumers of those services." The authors do not define cloud brokers in categories like the NIST definition in 2011 (Service Intermediation & Service Aggregation & Service Arbitration). Instead the paper highlights the types of CSBs by backup & recovery, integration, customer development, governance or service marketplace. In recent papers Gartner follows the NIST cloud broker categories.

     

  • Configure Auto-Recovery in Oracle SOA Suite

    by Danilo Schmiedel published inSOA Magazine 2

    Oracle SOA Suite 11g has some great features to recover faulted instances automatically. When a BPEL process flow errors out, it is retried with all its invocations. This is undesirable in some cases. For example if re-calling a composite results in duplicated data, data have been changed before the recovery is planned to be executed or you do not want to create too many composite instances in order to save the space in your SOAINFRA-schema. See below the different places where automatic recoveries are configured / disabled.
    1) Change RecurringScheduleConfig (see also the screenshot below)

    Right-click soa-infra (SOA_cluster_name)

    Choose SOA Administration > BPEL Properties

    Click "More BPEL Configuration Properties"

    Click "Recovery Config"

    Change values for RecurringScheduleConfig

    maxMessageRaiseSize = 0

    startWindowTime = 00:00

  • Dan Atwood

    Dan Atwood is the Director of Training for AVIO Consulting. For the last 15 years, he has mentored and taught over 2,000 customers in all facets of Oracle BPM 11g and every preceding version of the product.

    Dan's hands-on experience as an Oracle BPM architect and lead developer include projects for a variety of vertical industries including oil and gas, telecommunications and financial services. He's sought after for his skills in process modeling and user interface design and creation.

     

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  • Danilo Manmohanlal

    Manmohanlal

     

    Danilo works at Link Consulting since 2010 and is one of the leading ADF architects. He is involved in enterprise-level BPM/ADF projects and has implemented solutions for the retail and finance sector.

     

     

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