BAM Data Objects by Marcel van de Glind

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In previous posts, I’ve focused on the components around BAM (starting with Impact of ACM Implementation on BAM). Now is will start with a number of posts that are related to the components of BAM. Hereby I will use the image below. The image comes from the BAM documentation of Oracle. This post will mainly be about Data objects.

A BAM data object models data for use within BAM. It contains the data to be monitored. The data can be saved in raw format in a database or in an external table. The data can also be a stream from an ongoing activity.

A data object is structured like a table, with columns and rows. A column can be one of these types:

  1. A measure column contains numeric data, such as procedure costs or case processing times.
  2. A dimension column contains data used to group or partition numeric data, such as departments or case type.
  3. An attribute column contains information that can be used for filtering or references, such as an ID or a timestamp.

A hierarchy is a set of dimension columns in a data object with a hierarchical relationship, such as Judicial system, Department, Team and Employee.

The following types of data objects exist:

  1. A simple data object is used as is. It can contain indexes and hierarchies, but no other column additions or modifications. It corresponds to a database view in the BAM database. Other data objects can use or refer to simple data objects.
  2. A derived data object extends a simple data object or another derived data object. It inherits the columns and hierarchies of the parent data object and adds its own columns. Read the complete article here.
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BAM Database by Marcel van de Glind

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Recently I did a POC with BAM 12c at the customer. In a series of post’s I will describe my findings/experiences.
In the first post I described the initial situation (Impact of ACM Implementation on BAM). And in the second post I described the solutions we have recognised/examined to make Management Information (MI) available to the ACM implementation.

During this examination we also looked in detail to the BAM database. The relevant findings of this are described in this post.

In this description we begin from BAM. The Data Objects of the ACM case with associated Case Activities can be found in the processanalytics directory of BAM. See figure below.

The default Data Object ‘Activity ‘ looks like this.

Where it is about here is that there is a reference to the used database view (BEAM_VIEW_25). We also see that the ALIAS field is not filled in. In the following custom Data Object we see that there is an ALIAS filled in.

The filled in alias is the ‘Synonym’ of the view on the database. In the list below we see that there is a synonym on the database for beam_view_116 and for beam_view_25 that this is not the case. Read the complete article here.

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PCS 17.1.3 leveraging ICS by Niall Commiskey

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Now we have even tighter integration between PCS and ICS. Together they provide us with an unbeatable process and integration platform.
Let’s start with a simple example –
Here is my ICS process – all it does is create an organization in Service Cloud.

Now to PCS – I can "register" my ICS environment in Workspace (Administration – Services).

Now to my process – this is a simple order process. The order comes from an organization.
A confirmation email is sent to the Org email address, once the order has been approved. Read the complete article here.

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Migrating your Oracle BPM assets into Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS) by Andre Boaventura

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If you are already an Oracle BPM user, it is likely that you might have heard or even ventured in its respective cloud version called Oracle Process Cloud Service (aka PCS). Essentially, Oracle PCS is a solution that enables you to rapidly design, automate, and manage business processes, as well as it is done with Oracle BPM, however the major advantage is that you can do everything in the cloud, without any concerns with infrastructure installation, setup and provisioning while keeping IT teams focused on high-value projects rather than endless tuning, monitoring, troubleshooting and workarounds, as regularly it is required to be done for on-premise projects, which in turn, allows you to focus on the business value of your solution, that is what really matters whenever we  talk about Business Process Management.

I have been working with several Oracle BPM customers in the last few years in my current role as Senior Principal Product Manager, and I have seen along these years, an increasing demand of Oracle customers wishing to move to cloud as soon as possible, given all the very known benefits that are spurring adoption such as lower costs, greater agility, improved responsiveness and better resource utilization among other technical and business drivers.

Also, there are lots of new customers that want to get started with a streamlined solution to model, design, implement, run and monitor their processes. Thus, as you can notice, Oracle PCS is the perfect match to address all of these customer requirements mentioned above. Read the complete article here.

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Delivering the Enterprise to the Edge

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Introducing an integrated, end-to-end solution for the Internet of Things (IoT) from Oracle and Wind River®. Extend the enterprise to the edge.

Industrial companies can now spend less time managing device connectivity, manageability, and security.

Oracle IoT Cloud Service has integrated with Wind River Helix Device Cloud to automate the contextualization of sensor data at the edge with enterprise applications. Device data can be quickly connected to back-end ERP, CRM, and asset management, and other domain-specific enterprise applications. This integration offers a simple configuration and deployment experience, so customers can power-on a device and have it securely direct data to their enterprise applications.

This new integrated platform for industrial customers reduces time spent on infrastructure construction and device management, so more focus can be placed on realizing IoT business outcomes. Read the complete article here.

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Uncovering Decaying Supply Chain Links with IOT Asset Monitoring by Supreet Oberoi

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A Tale of Two Wines
I’ve spent most my life in the Bay area. The weather is mild, and the traffic not. Over time, I’ve become fond of a particular French wine sold in a chain grocery store. The wine had good character and depth, but its price initially made me think I’d be drinking vinegar! So, when I had to relocate to (hot! hot!) Arizona for two years, I found the same chain grocery store to buy my wine. Everything inside the store was arranged in exactly the same way as in California.  More surprising, they had all the same products, including perishables, as in my California store. And there it was — my favorite cheap wine! I thanked the supply chain gods for making this happen.

I took my wine to the corporate housing, feeling very much like I was home. I opened the bottle and let the wine breathe. First sip… it tasted not just like vinegar, but bad vinegar! Second sip… still the same. I went back and got another bottle… same taste. Obviously, somewhere during the transit of the cargo, this delicate, cheap wine was exposed to the hostile Arizona heat for too long. That killed it. I was so disappointed.
So what does this really have to do with the supply chain process you ask?

Decayed Links in the Supply Chain Process

When we started doing IoT development at Oracle, one of the most common customer concerns was reducing theft and waste in the transport of perishable goods (for example, groceries, poultry) and semi-perishable goods (such as wine). Though we offer the best practices to tune your supply chain logistics to reduce your hazards when moving your perishable goods, we realized many risks still weren’t being  addressed.

Risk 1: Asset Is Missing

What do we mean by assets? An asset may be a keg waiting to be loaded in a yard, or it could be an excavator, a loader, lathe, drill, blood infusion pump, or a patient bed. Assets could be goods moving through the supply chain system, or a tool enabling the movement of those goods. Some of us sheltered within our software world don’t ever consider the loss of physical assets – it takes us by surprise. How can an asset get lost? Read the complete article here.

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Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) – PaaS Partner Community Webcast – November 21st 2017

imageAttend our November edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on November 21st 2017 at 16:30 CET. In the webcast Niall Commiskey will update you on the new Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) service.

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Call ID: 5566478 Call Passcode: 245555

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Oracle Integration Cloud simplifies application integration, process automation, adaptive case management, and more! Use recipes, pre-built integrations, 100+ SaaS adapters, a visual development environment, and operational and stream analytics — all available in a unified, seamless platform.

Schedule:

Tuesday November 21st 2017 16:30 – 17:30 CET

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Missed our PaaS Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

· Adaptive Case Management in PCS November 31st 2017

· Oracle OpenWorld 2017 September 25th 2017

· Cloud Compliance & Certification August 2017

· Wercker July 21st 2017

· Sales Play webcast June 28th 2017

· Process Cloud Service update – DMN capabilities May 23rd 2017

· Drive DevOps Agility and Operational Efficiency with Oracle Management Cloud April 25th 2017

· Implementing DevOps and Agile Methodologies in Oracle Projects March 21st 2017

· Mobile Cloud Service & Chat Bots February 28th 2017

· b2b January 31st 2017

· Community Resources & free Cloud trails December 20th 2016

· SOA 12 & BPM Suite 12c Roadmap update November 29th 2016

· Microservices October 25th 2016

· Oracle OpenWorld 2016 update September 27th 2016

· API Cloud Platform Service August 30th 2016

· BPM Suite & PCS Update July 26th 2016

· Integration Cloud Service June 28th 2016

· Sales Plays Webcast June 9th 2016

· Real-Time Integration Business Insight May 31st 2016

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Service Bus: Pipeline alerts in Splunk using SNMP traps by Maarten Smeets

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Oracle Service Bus provides a reporting activity called Alert. The OSB pipeline alerts use a persistent store. This store is file based. Changing the persistent store to JDBC based, does not cause pipeline alerts to be stored in a database instead of on disk. When the persistent store on disk becomes large, opening pipeline alerts in the Enterprise Manager (12c) or Service Bus console (11g) can suffer from poor performance. If you put an archive setting on pipeline alerts (see here), the space from the persistent store on disk is not reduced when alerts get deleted. You can compact the store to reduce space (see here), but this requires the store to be offline and this might require shutting down the Service Bus. This can be cumbersome to do often and is not good for your availability.

If you do not want to use the EM / SB console or have the issues with the filestore, there is an alternative. Pipeline alerts can produce SNMP traps. SNMP traps can be forwarded by a WebLogic SNMP Agent to an SNMP Manager. This manager can store the SNMP traps in a file and Splunk can monitor the file. Splunk makes searching alerts and visualizing them easy. In this blog I will describe the steps needed to get a minimal setup with SNMP traps going and how to see the pipeline alerts in Splunk. Read the complete article here.

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Automated Fusion Middleware 12c Migration – Part 1 – Introduction

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SOA 12.2.1.2.0: Schedule your Integration Workload Statistics (IWS) Report by Command Line by Dirk Nachbar

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From Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1 on, Oracle added a nice feature – The Integration Workload Statistics, which you can compare to an Oracle Database AWR report for your SOA Suite.
Kevin King from AVIO Consulting has released for this a really good blog post about the IWS http://www.avioconsulting.com/blog/no-more-hidden-soa-performance-problems
As I am more coming from the Administration site, I prefer to have script-based solutions.
Here I will show you how to scheduled an automated way for the generation of your Integration Workload Statistics including mailing of the report for UNIX platforms:
On your server which is hosting your SOA suite simply perform following steps as SOA Suite Software owner: Read the complete article here.

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