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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Portuguese articles) & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for English articles).

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

Welcome to the second edition of the SOA Magazine by SOA Community. With the second edition of the SOA Magazine we continue to update you around Service Technology Architecture (SOA) on a regular base. The 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Portuguese articles) & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for English articles)

Industrial SOAis a 13-part article series focused on service orientation, written collaboratively by a group of recognized experts and community leaders in service oriented architecture. Send us your feedback @twitter/soacommunity #industrialSOA.  "SOA and service-orientation have laid the foundation for a variety of emergent service technology innovations such as cloud computing and big data, while the original building blocks of SOA and service-orientation continue to evolve by embracing fundamental service technologies, concepts and practices." All articles have been published at the Service Technology Magazine and the Oracle Technology Network or at our SOA Community website.

How can you ensure that your SOA project is successful? One key aspect is to pick the right implementation partners. Partners are key for your successful middleware projects. Oracle recognizes key middleware partners with the OPN Specialization program. Partners become Specialized by Oracle product and proof that they have implemented the solution successful at customers and certified their consultants. If you want to know who is Specialized in your country please visit the Oracle Solution Catalog.

One of the key topics in the newsletter is SOA Governance. Thanks to Luis, Manuel and Andre for sharing the SOA Governance Through Enterprise Architecture and 9 Tips for Organizational Maturity in SOA articles. For consultants who know SOA Suite, we recommend to take a look at the Oracle SOA Black Belt Cheat Sheets to get ready for the next project. What is the link Internet of Things (IoT) and SOA? To understand all of that data you need to integrate it, process & understand the data and result in actions. Torsten gives and overview of the IoT platform. In our regular book section Jon reviewed the Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration. Thanks to the community for the excellent articles on Configure Auto-Recovery & Transaction Boundaries and Rollbacks & SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 Installation Instructions

In our BPM section you find details about the BPM Process Accelerators which are predefined processes. The process accelerators are great examples to demo for example a travel approval process. The next evolution of BPM might we Adaptive Case Management (ACM). If you want to learn more you can attend a free online training. If you want to try the software it is now available for download. For business people who want to learn how to design business processes AVIO offers also an online training.

In our Portuguese section two articles are published. First of all about Thomas Erl’s and Ricardos Puttini’s “Cloud Computing” book. SOA and Cloud computing are linked together as SOA is a pre-requisition for cloud computing. The IBTI SOA lab team starts a tips and tricks series for SOA in Portuguese. The first article focuses on the understanding of SOA and best practice.

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soamagazine1Welcome to the first edition of the SOA Magazine by SOA Community. With the SOA Magazine we will update you around Service Technology Architecture (SOA) on a regular base. The 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for Portuguese articles) & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for English articles)

 

We start our Industrial SOA series with the first two articles Preface: Industrial SOA and Chapter 1: SOA Blueprint. The articles are written from the Masons of SOA Team in Germany, based on the experience of many successful SOA implementations. Send us your feedback  @twitter/soacommunity  #industrialSOA.

 

The Oracle SOA team made great content for healthcare availableConnecting Clinical and Administrative Processes and many SOA Suite Healthcare on-demand trainings. If you work on a SOA implementation make sure you read A Roadmap for SOA Development and Delivery byMark Nelson. In the case you need to integrate with standard applications or mainframes make sure you use the Adapters for Mainframe and Change Data Capture. SOA Suite can also integrate your on-premises with cloud or between clouds a White paper for Cloud Integration is available. On the SOA governance side a complete resource kit “Deliver on the promise of SOA with Governance is accessible. Thanks to the partners community for the great articles Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Consuming web service which enforce security policies on their WSDL files by Esentri and Oracle BPEL, retrieving the validate activity fault message by Eric Elzinga.

 

In the BPM section you can find two excellent posters one for Adaptive Case Management (ACM) in Practice and one for BPMN Poster for BPM Suite by Dan Atwood from Avio. For partners who want to get trained our BPM hands-on Workshops continues in UK, South Africa and Spain. If you wan not make it to the trainings Niall will host two webcasts about BPM on December 2nd and ACM on November 25th 2013. Ajay from our marketing team published the latest update from OOW and BPM marketing studies. Also the new BPM online Assessment is available. Thanks to the community for the BPM Demo for Higher Education by Griffith Waite and Red Samurai for the Integrating Custom BPM Worklist into WebCenter Portal.

 

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