Some thoughts on Oracle SOA Cloud Service

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Its been a few weeks now since Oracle released its new and highly fanfared SOA Cloud Service.

So what does this mean to Oracle SOA practitioners?. We personally think that this is an important moment in time, because the tide has finally led us to the existence of a fully fledged SOA platform offered in the form of an iPaaS, to go with a whole set of cloud services which already include: Integration, Process Automation, Document/Content Management, Mobile, Identity, etc.

There’s little doubt that digital disruption is and will continue fostering increasingly complex and sizable hybrid architectures. Web APIs have become the toast of the town and mobile-first strategies are at a premium for organizations looking to keep competitive and generate new revenue streams.

Besides the obvious use cases such as sandbox/dev environments and occasional production workload shifting, this is where SOA CS should jump in as a powerful, attainable and ready made enabler for companies looking to invest on digital transformation.

We just wrote a fairly detailed article about all this for Oracle OTN, including an excellent contribution from Dutch stalwart Robert van Mölken. Here’s the direct link:

SOA Cloud Service in a Nutshell

So please enjoy the article and don’t hesitate to ask any questions or post your comments about it. Watch the video 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.

2 Responses to Some thoughts on Oracle SOA Cloud Service

  1. Hasim Saiyed says:

    ICS Cloud service has few similar functionality like SOA CS. I dont know if ICS CS and SOA CS will eventually merge.

    • Hi Hasmin

      SOA Cloud Service is almost full SOA Suite 12c in the Cloud. Which includes functionality like Service Bus, BPEL, b2b, MFT, BAM and more.
      Integration Cloud Service is mainly used to integrate SaaS applications e.g. Eloqua with on-premises like e-Business Suite. ICS includes functionality like Service Bus and BPEL.
      Feel free to try both services via our partner communities for details please see here.

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