August 2020 Update & New Release Cycle by Antony Reynolds

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Well it is update time again, and we have new features for you and a new release cycle. New features include a New Home Page, Data Stitch and new Adapters. The new release cycle will provide a more predictable update for your instances.

Release Cycle

We are introducing a new release cycle into Oracle Integration. We will be releasing new functionality every 3 months, in February, May, August and November. We are doing this to make it easier for customers to know when their instances will be updated and what new features they will be getting. We chose February, May, August and November because these are the months most Fusion Apps customers update their Fusion Apps instances. We will be doing additional releases to provide security patches to our platform but we will generally not be providing new functionality except at the quarterly update.

We are working with OCI customer notification services to improve our ability to warn you of updates ahead of time. We are sending emails and adding notifications in the OCI console. We know that emails get lost because our inboxes are too full, or the addressee has left the company, in addition a lot of customers always go direct to the OIC console. To accommodate mis-routed or overlooked emails and to support customers who rarely go into the OCI console we are working on enhancements to OIC console to provide information about upcoming or recently completed updates. This in-OIC notification will not be available for the August release but will be in a future release.

New Features

There are a number of new features in the August release.

New Home Page

When you log into an Oracle Integration instance, the first page you see is the OIC Home Page. This page helps you navigate to the areas of the product you need, provides relevant metrics and status and shows your current tasks and actions. We have redesigned the Home Page for Generation 2 instances to provide the most relevant information as well as to expose new functionality in the product. Read more about it in this blog by my colleague Michael Meiner.

Data Stitch

Often customers need to manipulate an existing message. The Map activity replaces the target message with a new message, this does not allow us to accumulate results for example. The new Data Stitch will allow us to iteratively update a message. There are a number of blogs available for you to get a preview of what is coming: 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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