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  • Monitoring large flow traces with Oracle SOA Suite

    by Martin Günther published inSOA Magazine 2

    End-to-end monitoring of BPEL process instances across composite borders is a great feature of Oracle SOA/BPM Suite 11g. It is shown in nearly every PreSales presentation and when you were used to know SOA Suite 10g or to work with other kinds of distributed, heterogenous systems it is a real improvement.

    But when you implement large process chains you might realize that the newly won process transparency can raise new challenges. Imagine you have a root process which creates several instances of sub-processes. In such a case without doing any extra work you will get one flow trace for the process and all of its sub-process instances. For large process chains you need to consider the following facts:

    - Transparency: Although it shows an end-to-end view of the whole execution tree, trying to find a faulted sub-process might be a real challenge. It doesn’t matter if you start the search from the root process instance or from one of the sub-processes – the flow trace always displays all components of the execution context. When you click on a sub-process and you go back to the flow trace you might have to expand all child nodes again and again.

  • New Self-paced Oracle BPM 11g Training for Business People

    by Dan Atwood published inSOA Magazine 2

    Just wanted to let you know that AVIO has come out with a completely new online self-paced version of the Oracle BPM 11g Designer Workshop. This is a unique Oracle BPM training offering specifically designed for business analysts and managers, and it is the result of our experience from dozens of successful Oracle BPM engagements. For the last 14 years, I’ve conducted this business oriented workshop in a variety of forms – training hundreds of business people on this version of the product and every preceding version of the product.

    It's different than any other Oracle BPM training because:

  • Order to Cash Process Integration for Telecommunications

    Telco3by Benedikt Herudek published inSOA Magazine IV

    Excerpt

    The Order To Cash Process Integration Pack (O2C PIP)is a packaged solution on top of the Application Integration Architecture (AIA).AIA is n Oracle SOA solution, designed to deliver building Blocks for Integrations (AIA Foundation Pack) or pre integrated Integration Solutions, the Process Integration packs .

    The O2C PIP is an important Integration Flow because it is the enabler of Oracle’s Telecommunications Business Support System (BSS)Order Management Solution, called Rapid Offer Design & Order Delivery (RODOD).

    In the following we will give a high level Introduction to RODOD , a short introduction to the Application Integration Architecture and a detailed description of the Order To Cash Process Integration Pack

     

  • Pedro Gabriel

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    Pedro Gabriel is an ADF and BPM developer at Link Consulting, a Portuguese Oracle Platinum Partner. He is responsible for developing and architecturing ADF solutions for the retail and finance sector. He is also involved in BPM projects where he implemented well accepted solutions. Pedro Gabriel interests continue to focus on these technologies and spread his knowledge to different Oracle technologies. Before, he worked with Microsoft Technologies.

     

     

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    ADF Runtime Interface Generator for BPM Human Tasks

     


     

     

  • Process Cloud, a game changer in process implementations

    pcs3by Léon Smiers and Jeroen van Essen published inSOA Magazine V

    Oracle is accelerating the delivery of all of its Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions to gain market share in the cloud space. The Oracle Process Cloud Services (PCS), a Paas Solution, is one of the new services that is delivered now in controlled availability to a selected set of customers, and will be general available in the near future. With this service we are entering a new era for development and management of processes with Oracle technology. The cloud based delivery and management model of the processes is aimed at simplification and improvement of time-to-market. 

    PCS builds on top of the already existing Oracle BPM technology. The delivery of functionality towards the cloud will be gradually extended in the coming releases. We see this product as a potential game-changer in the market, because of the simplicity and possible mash-up scenarios with other Oracle PaaS offerings and on-premise applications.

    In this article we will have a quick glance at what the Process Cloud offers, look at typical use cases and see the look-and-feel of development.

  • Rajesh Raheja

    With 20 years delivering multiple on-target, cross-industry releases of world-class software, Rajesh is a creative, entrepreneurial leader with a passion for innovative technology solutions. Using his 12-year background in integration architecture, SOA transformation, SDLC, and Agile, Rajesh provides organization-wide technology leadership for integration initiatives as an advisor to Oracle Fusion Apps, AIA and acquired BU teams. With the acquisition fury across the software industry, Rajesh sees new vistas at the nexus of SOA, integration technologies, cloud platforms, and enterprise apps, beyond simply their consumerization.

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  • Robert van Mölken

    RobertMoelkenRobert is a experienced Fusion Middleware / SOA developer for nearly 7 years. He focuses in particular on building service-oriented business processes. He is mostly very good in IT technologies like Java / JEE, Oracle and SOA. Where his specialty is with BPEL, SCA, SOAP, XPath, XML, OEP, Java, JAX-WS, Advanced Queueing, and PL / SQL.

     

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  • Rolando Carrasco

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    Rolando Carrasco is a SOA Architect, co-founder and part of the S&P Solutions team in Mexico and Latin America. He’s been working with Oracle SOA since 2003/2004, and his professional career has been focused in the integration space. He worked for HP and Oracle.

    In Oracle he was part of the Product Management team with responsibilities in the Latin-American region. Rolando is also co-director of the Oracle Users Group in Mexico – ORAMEX. This user group is focused on Oracle Technology, and since 2012 has been coordinating activities oriented to deliver events for the community, and among other things to coordinate the OTN Tour.

    The projects where Rolando has participated involve the usage of SOA, BPM, Webcenter, Identity Management, Weblogic, Exalogic, and Webcenter. All of those technologies have been implemented successfully in different customers, industries and even countries (Costa Rica, Peru, and Honduras). Rolando has several published articles/videos at his own blog (oracleradio.blogspot.com) and also in the Oracle Technology Network in Spanish.

    Rolando is also an Oracle ACE.

     

     

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  • Simon Haslam

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    I enjoy designing and building infrastructure solutions to meet business improvement programmes. These typically employ components of Oracle Fusion Middleware on top of the Oracle Database, and are used for call-centre and web/mobile applications, as well as integration and orchestration services. They are almost invariably highly available, clustered systems built to Oracle's MAA and Enterprise Deployment guidelines (or similar).

    As part of these roles I am often engaged to help in designing, or reviewing, the system architecture including server hardware, network design (especially application delivery controllers/load balancers), storage and virtualisation platform.

    I have been working with Oracle products since 1995 and, more specifically, Oracle middleware since 1999.

    I am an active member of the UK Oracle User Group and have been speaking at their events since 2000. Currently I am chair of the UKOUG Application Server & Middleware special interest group, which holds 3 meetings a year and is dedicated to the needs of Oracle middleware administrators and architects. I have also delivered technical presentations at a variety of other conferences including Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG, DOAG, OUGN, Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Forum and others.

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  • SOA Governance Through Enterprise Architecture

    by Manuel Rosa published inSOA Magazine 2

    Achieving a global enterprise architecture vision that provides mechanisms and tools to enrich the information required for application, process, and project portfolio management

    DownloadsOracle Enterprise Repository

    Abstract

    The ownership cost of technology assets can, and usually does, become significant. The need to centralize, monitor and control the contribution of each technology asset becomes a paramount responsibility for most organizations.

    In Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), it is vital to manage the service, the main component of this architectural strategy, and its components. The service's reuse benefits can easily be diminished without correct analysis of its dependencies and impacts.

    Using Oracle Enterprise Repository as the central point of SOA artifacts' cataloguing makes it possible to obtain a holistic vision and develop synergies between different SOA assets, empowering their re-utilization and analyzing the impact on the organization caused by IT changes. When the SOA domain is considered, the issue of governance should therefore always come into play.

    Although SOA governance and its tools are mandatory to achieve any measure of SOA success, their value still passes incognito in most organizations, mostly due to the lack of visibility and the detached view of the SOA initiatives. A number of problems jeopardize the visibility of these initiatives, primarily understanding and measuring the value of SOA governance and its contribution: SOA governance tools are usually inadequate for anyone outside of the technical domain (business analysts, project managers, or even some enterprise architects), and are especially harsh at the CxO level.

  • SOA Magazine edition II

    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 Marcello Marinho (Portuguese articles) & Jürgen Kress (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 Architectureand 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.

    Get the SOA Magazine edition two here

    Ricardo Puttini & Jürgen Kress

     
  • SOA Magazine edition II

    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 Marcello Marinho (Portuguese articles) & Jürgen Kress (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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • SOA MythBusters - Episode #1: “BPEL vs. OSB”

    mythbuster1by Rollando Carrascoand Arturo Viveros published inSOA Magazine IV

    Introduction

    So, do you work with Oracle SOA Suite?, that’s great because we also do, 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.

    We’re Rolando Carrasco (Oracle ACE) and Arturo Viveros (Oracle ACE Associate), 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 both SOA & the Oracle SOA Platform in seek of finding out which myths are true and which are not.

    BPEL vs OSB

    In this episode, we will dive into one of the hottest arguments Oracle SOA Practitioners have been sustaining over the years: BPEL against Service Bus. Can and should they work together? Is one of them better than the other? Are there any well-founded guidelines that I can rely on in order to decide between them? And what about SOA Suite 12c? Around this subject there seem to be plenty of myths, misunderstandings and misconceptions, so let’s get it on and uncover as much of the truth as possible.

    Let’s get started

    First and foremost, the two things we are comparing are pretty much standards before products.

    BPEL – Business Process Execution Language. It’s a standard for services orchestration, delivered and maintained by OASIS. It became popular in the early 2000s. Many software companies, like IBM, Oracle, have been actively working on the improvement of the standard. Many software companies offer products that support this standard. For example: Oracle BPEL PM.

     

  • SOA MythBusters Episode #2: “SOA & Web Service Technology”

    soamyth5by Roland Carrasco and Arturo Viveros published inSOA Magazine V

    Introduction

    So, do you work with Oracle SOA Suite?, that’s great because we also do, 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.

    We’re Rolando Carrasco (Oracle ACE) and Arturo Viveros (Oracle ACE Associate), 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 both SOA & the Oracle SOA Platform in seek of finding out which myths are true and which are not.

    SOA & Web Service Technology

    It’s a secret to nobody that Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services go hand by hand. However, the relationship between these two is very often and very awfully misunderstood. Thus, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding this particular topic, which we will attempt to tackle and clarify within this episode.

     

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

    soab2b1by Bruno Neves Alves published inSOA Magazine IV

    Introduction

    Stop. Think. Ok…, in the meanwhile 2 seconds has passed and 250 messages more were processed by a mission critical hub built with Oracle B2B and SOA Suite which connects thousands of trading partners and processes millions of messages per day, handling 40% of Global Air cargo Traffic.

    In this article, you will find described high availability solution architecture, covering B2B and core SOA Suite components as BPEL, along with Business Rules, Mediator and BAM integration, as well as lessons learned in conducting such complex and mission-critical project starting from a set of legacy applications.

    Imagine now how many messages were processed when you finish reading it.

    Mission and scope

    The mission was to build a high available and performant message hub between different intervenients in the air cargo industry integrating 15 thousand trading partners exchanging 3 Billion messages every year and execute complex document validation, multi-factor identification, correlation and batching, dynamic routing, transformations and monitoring.

  • Sven Bernhardt

    Sven Bernhardt

    Sven Bernhardt is a leading SOA/BPM architect and works as a Solution Architect for OPITZ CONSULTING Germany GmbH. In his role, he follows his passion to design and build future-oriented, robust enterprise applications based on pioneering technologies. Sven is involved in diverse large SOA and BPM implementations, dealing with challenges in the area of Business Process Automation or Enterprise Application Integration. Sven is an Oracle ACE (ACE=Acknowledged Community Expert) and a frequent speaker at numerous IT conferences. He also has long-term experience as SOA/BPM coach and engages as a trainer at the Oracle University Training center in Gummersbach.

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  • Top 10 Things You Should Know About BPM 11g/12c

    BPMMarkCoverby Mark Fosterpublished inSOA Magazine IV

    With the help of my A-Team colleagues (Sushil Shukla, Siming Mu, John Featherly, Pete Farkas), and based on collective experiences visiting numerous BPM customers worldwide, I have put together my “Top 10″ list of things everyone should know when embarking on a BPM project.

    You might agree, you might disagree, most of all, feel free to comment.

     

  • Torsten Winterberg

    Torsten Winterberg is active in several roles at OPITZ CONSULTING all with a strong focus on delivering value to the customer: Being part of the business development & innovation department he searches and evaluates emerging trends and technologies to deliver innovative and differentiating solutions to customers. As a director of the competence center for integration and business process solutions he follows his passion to build the best delivery unit for customer solutions in the area of SOA and BPM. Torsten has long-time experience as developer, coach and architect in the area of building complex mission critical Java EE applications. His competence and passion lies in the design and architecture of complex IT systems with regard to BPMN, BPEL, ESB, BAM and service oriented architecture in general. He is a known speaker in the German Java and Oracle communities and has written numerous articles on SOA/BPM related topics. Torsten is part of the Oracle ACE director team (ACE=Acknowledged Community Expert) and leads the DOAG middleware community.

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