Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g next launch phase – what a week of product releases! Feedback from our ACE Directors and key Partners

  Product releases:

BPM Suite 11gR1 Released by Manoj Das

Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1 became available for download from OTN and eDelivery. If you have been following our plans in this area, you know that this is the release unifying BEA ALBPM product, which became Oracle BPM10gR3, with the Oracle stack.

Some of the highlights of this release are:studio-process

  • BPMN 2.0 modeling and simulation
  • Web based Process Composer for BPMN and Rules authoring
  • Zero-code environment with full access to Oracle SOA Suite’s rich set of application and other adapters
  • Process Spaces – Out-of-box integration with Web Center Suite
  • Process Analytics – Native process cubes as well as integration with Oracle BAM

You can learn more about this release from the documentation.

Notes about downloading and installing

Please note that Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1 is delivered and installed as part of SOA 11.1.1.3.0, which is a sparse release (only incremental patch). To install:

  • Download and install SOA 11.1.1.2.0, which is a full release (you can find the bits at the above location)
  • Download and install SOA 11.1.1.3.0
  • During configure step (using the Fusion Middleware configuration wizard), use the Oracle Business Process Management template supplied with the SOA Suite11g (11.1.1.3.0)
  • If you plan to use Process Spaces, also install Web Center 11.1.1.3.0, which also is delivered as a sparse release and needs to be installed on top of Web Center 11.1.1.2.0
SOA Suite 11gR1 Patch Set 2 (PS2) released by Demed L’Her

We just released SOA Suite 11gR1 Patch Set 2 (PS2)!

You can download it as usual from:

11gR1 PS2 is delivered as a sparse installer, that is to say that it is meant to be applied on the latest full install (11gR1 PS1). That’s great for existing PS1 users who simply need to apply the patch and run the patch assistant – but an extra step for new users who will first need to download SOA Suite 11gR1 PS1 (in addition to the PS2 patch).

11gR1-PS2d

What’s in that release? Bug fixes of course but also several significant new features. Here is a short selection of the most significant ones:

  • Spring component (for native Java extensibility and integration)
  • SOA Partitions (to organize and manage your composites)
  • Direct Binding (for transactional invocations to and from Oracle Service Bus)
  • HTTP binding (for those of you trying to do away with SOAP and looking for simple GET and POST)
  • Resequencer (for ordering out-of-order messages)
  • WS Atomic Transactions (WS-AT) support (for propagation of transactions across heterogeneous environments)

Check out the complete list of new features in PS2 for more (including links to the documentation for the above)!

But maybe even more importantly we are also releasing Oracle Service Bus 11gR1 and BPM Suite 11gR1 at the same time – all on the same base platform (WebLogic Server 10.3.3)!

(NB: it might take a while for all pages and caches to be updated with the new content so if you don’t find what you need today, try again soon!)

Are you Systems Integrations and Independent Software Vendors ready to adopt and to deliver?

Make sure that you become trained:

Time to download the software and test the new features!
Jürgen Kress, SOA Partner Adoption EMEA

 

First feedback from our ACE Directors and key Partners:

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Now, these are great times to start the journey into BPM!

Hajo Normann

 

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Reuse of components across the Oracle 11G Fusion Middleware stack, BPM just is one of the components plugging into the stack and reuses all other components.

Mr. Leon Smiers

 

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With BPM11g, Oracle offers a very competitive product which will have a big effect on the IT market.

Guido Schmutz

image We have real BPMN 2.0, which get’s executed. No more transformation from business models to executable models – just press the run button…

Torsten Winterberg

 

image Oracle BPM Suite 11g brings Out-of-box integration with WebCenter Suite and Oracle ADF development framework.

Andrejus Baranovskis

 

image With the release of BPM Suite 11g, Oracle has defined new standards for Business Process platforms.

Geoffroy de Lamalle

 

image With User Messaging Service you can let Soa Suite 11g do all your Messaging Edwin Biemond

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What is your feedback?  Who installed the software? please feel free to share your experience at http://twitter.com/soacommunity

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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