Mobile Cloud Service & Chat Bots Webcast live on February 28th at 16:00 CET

Attend our February edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on February 28th at 16:00 CET.

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Mobile is the technology which is literally at everyone’s finger tips.  Whether you are taking first steps with mobile, or full embracing a Mobile-first strategy, what you can’t do is ignore mobile.
In this session will focus around Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) and give a firsthand look at how Oracle customers are embracing Oracle Mobile through a mobile integration architecture, low/no-code mobile application development, multi-channel access through AI driven chatbots and intelligent customer/employee insights.  Attendees with also get an insight into current products that support a successful mobile strategy, and share details on the latest innovations, Oracle’s Mobile strategy, and roadmap.

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Call ID: 5566478 Call Passcode: 333111

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Schedule:

February 28th 2017 at 16:00-17:00 CET

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Missed our SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

· b2b January 31st 2017

· Community Resources & free Cloud trails December 20th 2016

· SOA 12 & BPM Suite 12c Roadmap update November 29th 2016

· Microservices October 25th 2016

· Oracle OpenWorld 2016 update September 27th 2016

· API Cloud Platform Service August 30th 2016

· BPM Suite & PCS Update July 26th 2016

· Integration Cloud Service June 28th 2016

· Sales Plays Webcast June 9th 2016

· Real-Time Integration Business Insight May 31st 2016

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Integrating with Oracle Cloud to Streamline Business Processes

imageRedstone is a Platinum level system integrator and value added reseller focusing on Oracle’s Digital Experience and Cloud solutions.

Client Testimonial

"The Oracle Cloud has enabled us to better connect many facets of our business and expand our use of technology.  We are now able to seamlessly integrate our web experience management solution with our cloud-based document storage solution.  Additionally, we are able to expand the solution footprint by connecting third-party applications through a RESTful API. We have always utilized Oracle products to improve our customer’s businesses, and now we have modernized our own business with Oracle Cloud.”
~John Klein, Redstone Content Solutions, United States.

Challenges Facing Redstone

  • Maximize productivity and streamline workflow by enabling internal staff, customers and partners to easily and securely sign documents in the cloud through a web interface
  • Empower project teams and sales reps with anywhere/anytime/any device content access to enhance customer and partner collaboration
  • Improve business productivity by enabling web development team to access, store, and host web content in a ‘single source of truth’ repository

Benefits Provided by Oracle Cloud

  • ​ Implemented Oracle Documents Cloud, Oracle Sites Cloud, Oracle Process Cloud and Oracle Application Container Cloud in order to maintain compliance and adhere to security regulations
  • Improved business process efficiency with the ability to create web content in Oracle Sites Cloud and storing in Oracle Documents Cloud.  This enhancement has eliminated the risk of duplicate content and prevents incorrect data from being shared with the public via our website. Read the complete case study here.

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Process Cloud Service –> Quickstart apps by Niall Commiskey

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Nice feature this…
As the docs says –
Choose a QuickStart App to quickly create an application and learn about Process Cloud Service. QuickStart Apps include all the implementation details needed to play and deploy them. Use these applications as a ready-to-use application to deploy or as a starting point to adapt by making changes such as editing task titles, modifying the web form, or adding new task actions. Read the complete article here.

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Process Cloud Service – Web Form Design Approaches by Antonis Antoniou

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Oracle Process Cloud Service uses a standards-based technology called "Web Forms" for defining the user interface in business processes. It’s based on standards such as XHTML, CSS and JavaScript and allows business analysts and developers to create an end-user interface by just using the browser.
There are three approaches that can be employed when designing web forms:
Form-First: You can follow a "Form-First" approach where you create the form first before any data elements are defined and you let PCS by just drag and dropping components from the component palette to the page. Oracle PCS will automatically generate the schema that defines the data required by the web form.

The schema that is automatically generated by Oracle PCS is based on the web form controls added to the web form and can be located under "Business Types" section.

When you assign the web form to a human task activity, the schema generated by Oracle PCS will automatically be used to define the human task data structure.
Data-First: A data-first approach implies a bottom-up approach where you create a web form based on data sources or business objects by just drag and dropping the objects on the form to create controls.

Oracle Process Cloud Service uses a standards-based technology called "Web Forms" for defining the user interface in business processes. It’s based on standards such as XHTML, CSS and JavaScript and allows business analysts and developers to create an end-user interface by just using the browser.
There are three approaches that can be employed when designing web forms:
Form-First: You can follow a "Form-First" approach where you create the form first before any data elements are defined and you let PCS by just drag and dropping components from the component palette to the page. Read the complete article here.

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IoT Cloud Service Real Time Analytics: From Sensor Data to Business Value by Luc Bors

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This session will show you how to use Oracle IoT Cloud Service for Real Time Analytics. You’ll learn how to connect devices to the IoT Cloud Service and how to display sensor data from those devices in a web application. You’ll also learn how to use the stream explorer analytics capability of IoT Cloud Service to analyze the data that is retrieved from devices connected to Oracle IoT Cloud Service, including how to implement stream exploration and how to add filtering. Finally, you will learn how to publish the analyzed stream and show the results in a web application. Watch the free on-demand training here.

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Oracle Cloud Platform Test Drive March 22nd in Madrid and March 23rd in Barcelona

Avanttic - Oracle Cloud Plarform Test Drive (Madrid, 22-03-17 - Barcelona, 23-03-17)

Evento: Hands-on para explorar los nuevos servicios de Oracle en la nube

El Cloud ha llegado para quedarse y sabemos que su departamento de IT escogerá la manera más óptima de acceder a él. Nuestro objetivo es enseñarle cómo combinar las tecnologías on-premise con herramientas nacidas en Cloud, para conseguir una arquitectura híbrida que le proporcione lo mejor de ambos mundos.

Por este motivo avanttic y Oracle hemos organizado una sesión práctica, a través de la cual tendrá acceso a varios de los Servicios Cloud del PaaS de Oracle y dónde expertos profesionales le guiarán en esta inmersión en el cloud: definiendo procesos, configurando integraciones y desplegando aplicaciones.

Los escenarios propuestos no serán complejos y no se precisa experiencia previa. Utilizando su propio portátil podrá conocer cada servicio y cómo encajan en un ecosistema moderno e híbrido.

¡Le invitamos a disfrutar de esta experiencia o a compartir esta invitación con alguien del equipo de arquitectura o de desarrollo de su organización!

Avanttic - Oracle Cloud Plarform Test Drive (Madrid, 22-03-17) Madrid Miércoles, 22 Marzo 2017

Avanttic - Oracle Cloud Plarform Test Drive (Barcelona, 23-03-17) Barcelona Jueves, 23 Marzo 2017

For details please visit the registration page here.

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Importing SOA VM to Amazon Cloud – Part 1 by Grzegorz Lysko

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Introduction

Aldough Oracle is pushing it’s own cloud solutions agresivly there are still other cloud providers in the market that can be used to build similar functionality. Migration of existing infrastructure to the comercial cloud is a scenario worth considering. Today I will show how to use Amazon Cloud Services (AWS) to move an existing SOA suite VM to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). For this porpuose I will use a Oracle Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite 12.2.1 and import it to AWS. After the import I will create a running instance that can be used further deployment and development of integration solutions.

Prerequsites for the tasks

  1. Installed 7 zip
  2. Oracle VM Virtualbox
  3. Amazon web services account with administrative rights

Downloading and preparing the VM

Before importing the VM from oracle some adjustemnts have to be made for the import to succed. The main reason for the adjustment is the fact that the import task will not allow Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Also aldough previous versions where of the VM where in the OVA format the current version is in an OVF (Open Virtualization Format) package. For the amazon import OVA is better so after adjusting the VM i will prepare an OVA file.

  • Download the VM
  • After the download extract the files using 7 zip
Importing and starting the VM in Oracle VM Virtualbox
  • Start Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • Import the VM ( go to File-> Import Appliance)
  • Chose the Integration_12.2.1_OTN.ovf file and start the import

Read the complete article here.

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Cloud Integration Part 4: Design Patterns by Joel Perez and Arturo Viveros

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In this fourth and last chapter of the Oracle Cloud Integration Series, we will go through a series of design patterns, which should facilitate the implementation of scenarios similar to those explained in chapters 2 and 3.

These patterns are proven solutions to the multiple challenges posed by Cloud Integration requirements. Besides explaining them, we’ll also attempt to establish a relationship between them and the toolset provided by the Oracle stack.

We’ll review the following patterns:

Multi-Device Broker

  • Service State Management
  • Service Agent Architecture

All of these patterns also support and comply with the characteristics, deployment and delivery models mentioned in the first chapter, so let’s describe them one by one:

Multi-Device Broker

Cloud integration will most likely require our services, whether they are cloud-based or on-premise, to interact with multiple devices, components, channels and protocols. This can automatically lead to lack of inter-operability among the various elements of such scenarios, necessitating conversion/transformation logic as part of our integration workflows, and surfacing hidden integration costs–and, in some cases, tight coupling and vendor lock-in.

Take a look at the following interface-enabled, Enterprise Application Integration(EAI) style architecture for a cloud integration scenario: Read the complete article here.

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Integration Cloud Service (ICS) – How to use Upsert Operation by Shalindra Singh

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Oracle launches ICS around April, 2015 and is being accepted by customer well. As customers started using ICS for  Salesforce Integration,  one question was observed and asked by lots of customers, is related to Upsert operation usage. We will dig deep into this in this blog.

Salesforce to ERP Integration common scenarios are –

  1. Account and Contact Sync
  2. Product and Price Sync
  3. Opportunity or Quote to Order (Sales Order)
  4. Order Status Update back to Salesforce.com
  5. Invoice Data Transfer to Salesforce.com

Other Integration flows include, History, Attachments,  Warranty, Cases, etc…

In most of the scenarios where data needs to be inserted or updated into Salesforce.com, recommended operation is Upsert to be used. When Upsert Operation is leveraged, Salesforce SOAP API automatically check based on external Id defined whether incoming record exists or not; if it does exist then record gets updated or else inserted. Click here for more information on upsert operation.

But when you start using Upsert operation with any standard or custom objects from Salesforce.com, by default, external id is not defined in Salesforce.com. So if you have decided to use upsert operation in an integration flow, first thing to do is to define / create external id in the object(s) you are planning to use with upsert operation.

Creation of External ID:

External Id is important parameter for upsert operation. To avoid data duplication external id should be created with utmost care. Best practice suggests to use foreign key (unique key) as an external key. if foreign key is composite key, external key should also be composite. It allows you to create or update a record and relate it to another existing record in a single step instead of querying the parent record ID first.

Let’s take an example here. consider I am working on Account Sync and I am bringing customers master data from ERP to Salesforce.com. So to create external id in Account object, login to Salesforce.com and then navigate to setup -> App Setup -> Customize -> Account -> Fields. To create a new fields, click on new button on this page. Select the data type (for example Text) and click to Next. Provide name for this external id field (appending ext_id in the name is considered best practice) and select external id check box on this page as shown in the below diagram. Read the complete article here.

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Integration Cloud Service (ICS) Security & Compliance by Greg Mally

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The attached white paper is the product of a joint A-Team effort that included Deepak Arora, Mike Muller, and Greg Mally.  Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) runs within the Oracle Cloud where the architecture is designed to provide customers with a unified suite of Cloud Services with best-in-class performance, scalability, availability, and security. The Cloud Services are designed to run on a unified data center, hardware, software, and network architecture. This document is based on the Cloud Security Assessment section of the Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success V2.0 document, which is produced by the Cloud Standards Customer Council where Oracle is a member. Read the complete article here.

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