by Jürgen Kress published in SOA Magazine 2

 

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:

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by Jon Petter Hjulstad published in SOA 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

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by Danilo Schmiedel published in SOA 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

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by Torsten Winterberg published in SOA Magazine 2

IoT will be the next game changer. We’re entering a world, where Billions of devices will be able to play in role in higher level processes. There will be many more machines using our todays internet than humans will do. This is a summary of an Openworld session on Oracle IoT strategy.

IoT Definition from Wikipedia:

Equipping all objects in the world with minuscule identifying devices could be transformative of daily life. For instance, business may no longer run out of stock or generate waste products, as involved parties would know which products are required and consumed.One's ability to interact with objects could be altered remotely based on immediate or present needs, in accordance with existing  end-user agreements.

Some major challenges have to be addressed:

  • Complex value chain
  • Lack of standardization to build, deploy & manage IoT applications
  • No consistency in managing security of data and identity of devices
  • Need to analyze Fast data in real time
  • No integration platform to convert data into business automation

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by Manuel Rosa published in SOA 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

Downloads Oracle 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.

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by Luis Weir published in SOA 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 by Conway’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:

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by Martin Günther published in SOA 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.

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by Dan Atwood published in SOA 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:

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