Process Cloud – first impressions by Luc Gorissen


clip_image002As of this week, Oracle has released the Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS): This PaaS cloud service offers a development platform for implementing business processes. Underpinning technology for this cloud service is the Oracle Fusion Middleware BPM stack. As a result, using the Process Cloud Service should be easy for people that are already familiar with Oracle Fusion Middleware BPM. For example, familiar platform components like BPM Composer and BPM WorkSpace are also present in PCS. With that in mind, we decided to give it a go!

This article outlines the steps for implementing a simple process in the Oracle Process Cloud Service. We were inspired during a discussion with a customer on SOA Governance, more specifically: how to handle/grant access to specific services. The customer mentioned that ‘he had people were complaining that it was unpredictable how long it took before access to a specific service in a specific environment was granted’. These types of processes can be handled very well within the Oracle Process Cloud. So, the ‘ServiceAccessApproval’ process will be shown in this example.

Sample process ServiceAccessApproval

The process ServiceAccessApproval in short consists of the following steps: Read the complete article here.

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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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