Oracle Self-Service Integration SSI by Niall Commiskey

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Introduction to SSI

So what is Self-Service Integration – SSI?
SSI is light weight integration service, that works on a simple trigger and action paradigm.

It is targeted at line of business folks – simple to use, yet very effective.

These people use a wide range of cloud apps to accomplish their daily tasks. For example, a marketing specialist may use tools such as Survey Monkey to collect customer responses, he or she may also use Eventbrite to organize, yes, you got it, events. So a simple requirement could be to get those customers who responded to the survey into the company’s CRM system.

I.T. could provide such an integration solution, but that takes time etc. So what about enabling the LOB folks to do such integrations themselves?

The fact that most productivity/SaaS apps offer REST APIs make it very easy to integrate with them. SSI uses these under the hood.

So let’s start off with a simple example –

In this scenario, I want to integrate EventBrite with my marketing app, Eloqua. The use case is that discussed previously.

So let’s look at how SSI helps us – 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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