Features Flag in Oracle Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain


This article will explain features flag in Oracle Integration Cloud.

Oracle Integration Cloud allows enabling specific functionality to the specific OIC instance as required which is called feature flag model. The codebase will remain the same for all instances but feature flag control the features.

Each new feature is assigned a specific flag that is used to control the feature. For example, if you want to call already activated integration inside another integration, there is a feature flag oic.ics.console.integration.invoke.local.integration assigned to this specific feature. If this flag is enabled in the OIC instance then only this feature can be used. Flags are controlled from a central system and can be updated in real-time by Oracle development and operations. This means that feature flags can be turned on very quickly, and also if a problem occurs they can be disabled.

See one example of feature flag here which calls OIC Integration

The life cycle of Feature Flags

Below diagram depicts the different phases of the Feature Flags. Let’s go ahead and understand the meaning of each phase

Internal Only:

When the specific feature enters to the stage then this feature is available to Oracle only and not available to customers. It is because Oracle trying to test the feature end to end before turning them on for any customers. Once Oracle satisfied with the feature internally then they start releasing the feature to the selected customers and feature move to the Feature Controlled Stage. Please note that this change in stage does not require any code changes, it just requires an approval process to turn on the feature. 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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