API Management – Why it matters! by Sven Bernhardt

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Digital transformation is on its way and the industry is required to adopt new concepts and techniques, like the Internet of things (IoT), Cloud and Enterprise Mobility. As a matter of that, new business models arise, which need to be evaluated by companies to not lose market shares and stay in touch with the competitors.
Gartner’s vision of Bi-modal IT seems to become more and more the reality, which besides all chances, also brings a lot of challenges companies have to deal with. One essential topic for implementing the ideas of Bi-modal IT is API Management – at least from our point of view. In addition, it is also a key enabler to define a solid strategy, in order to meet the challenges with respect to digital transformation.

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SOA & BPM Community Newsletter July 2017

Dear PaaS  Partner Community,

Thanks for your excellent contribution to make the Oracle PaaS business a huge success. Oracle just announced the fiscal year results with a 60% growth at total of 4.6 billion cloud revenue in FY17. Your partner contribution is key to growth and cloud utilization. So let’s get started in the new fiscal year and continue this cloud success. Want to increase the PaaS & Middleware Oracle business? Create new service offerings and solutions for the Cloud? Watch the Oracle Partner Overview Cloud Platform on-demand Webcast to bring new opportunities to you as a partner. As part of the on-demand presentation you get also an update on the Oracle cloud momentum highlight analyst reports and customer success, new and upcoming PaaS services and describe the sales plays – your opportunity to become a cloud champion!

We also updated the PaaS Sales kits including cheat sheets, demos and customer presentations (in ppt format). The Integration Sales Plays kits are available at via the community workspace (membership required).

This is your last opportunity to register for the upcoming PaaS Summer Camps VII, as the training is almost booked out! For SaaS partner we do offer hands-on trainings to integrate and extend SaaS in Paris, London and Lisbon.

In case you missed the API Platform Cloud Service launch webcast, you can now watch it on-demand here. It’s amazing to see the over helming amount of API CS articles published by the community: API Platform Cloud Service – The Next-Gen API Management Platform & Everything you Should Know about the API Platform Groovy Policy & My first experience with Oracle API Platform Cloud Service – part 1 & How Capgemini can enable the new Oracle API Management platform & Registries: Use Cases for API Management and Microservices.

In the Integration section the latest version Integration Cloud Service 17.2.5 become available. Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Building an Oracle Integration Cloud Service Integration in 2 Minutes by Robert van Molken and ACE Associate Phil Wilkins & ICS Pricing – ICS Definitive Tip #9 by Phil Wilkins

Interfacing with HCM (or other file source) via FTP – ICS Definitive Tip #8 & Integrating the Chatbot & Using Business Events in E-Business Suite to send messages to other applications via ICS & Oracle SOA Suite: Want performance? Don’t log so much and clean up your database! & When Oracle SOA Database Pollers Collide & Add client certificate for outgoing OSB call & An Introduction to Oracle Stream Analytics and Stream Processing Kafka Data.

In the Internet of Things an Introduction to Oracle Internet of Things became available.

Business Process Management is one of Oracle’s most successful PaaS services. Partners play a key role to analyze, design, implement and adapt customer processes. Often this processes support the key competences and competitive advantages of companies. Thanks to the community for sharing all the BPM articles: Putting BPM Change Management into the Hands of the Business & Month End Close & Adding a Link using the New PCS Web Form Tool & Migrating Oracle BPM customers to PCS – never say never & Dynamic Assignment of Human Task to a User, Application Role, and/or a Group & Expose a database to an Oracle BPM 12c Process using the Oracle SOA Database Adapter

In our last section Architecture & Enrich SaaS with PaaS Jeremy published a UX article in Forbes.com.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The July edition of the PaaS Partner Update highlights the PaaS Partner Overview Webcast and sales kits, PaaS hands-on training and the Wercker Community Webcast. To learn more about Application Development and Wercker please join our monthly SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – July 21st 2017.

Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #soaCommunity!

See you in Lisbon!

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Oracle EMEA
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Oracle PaaS Sales Kits for Partners

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PaaS Sales kits including cheat sheets, demos and customer presentations (in ppt format) are available at via the community workspace (membership required):

Integration Sales Plays:

· Connect and Extend SaaS

· Use Case. Extend and Enhance Oracle SaaS

· Use Case: Integrate and Automate Across Oracle and non-Oracle SaaS

· API Cloud Service

Where & how to position Oracle solutions with your customers? Oracle offers a huge “Persons directory” you can typical find in a company. This information include the job role, motivation, challenges, initiatives and decision maker, purchase preferences, vendor selection criteria, network and how to reach him details.

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PaaS Partner Overview Webcast on-demand & sales kits

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Want to increase the PaaS & Middleware Oracle business? Create new service offerings and solutions for the Cloud?

Watch the Oracle Partner Overview Cloud Platform on-demand Webcast to bring new opportunities to you as a partner:

» System Integrators: Generate consulting revenue with hybrid PaaS, IaaS& Middleware
» Outsourcing companies: Offer private and hybrid cloud solutions
» Independent Software Vendors: Build solutions based on PaaS, IaaS & middleware
» SaaS partners: Extend, Integrate and secure SaaS solutions with PaaS
» Hardware partners: Combine hardware with PaaS and IaaS to increase margins

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Wercker on the Oracle Cloud Platform – PaaS Partner Community Webcast – July 21st 2017

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Attend our July edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on July 21st 2017 at 16:00 CET.

Wercker – new Docker native Ci/CD solution with ability to deploy to Kubernetes cluster.

Presenter: Maciej Gruszka LinkedIn & Twitter

Visit the registration page here.

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UK: +44 (0) 208 118 1001 & United States: 140 877 440 73

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Schedule:

July 21st at 16:00-17:00 CET

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

· Sales Play webcast June 28th 2017

· Process Cloud Service update – DMN capabilities May 23rd 2017

· Drive DevOps Agility and Operational Efficiency with Oracle Management Cloud April 25th 2017

· Implementing DevOps and Agile Methodologies in Oracle Projects March 21st 2017

· Mobile Cloud Service & Chat Bots February 28th 2017

· 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

For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (SOA Community membership required).

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Implementing Oracle Integration Cloud Service book by Robert van Mölken and Phil Wilkins

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Businesses are built on data, and applications that access that data. In modern businesses the same cloud-based data stores and applications might be accessed by hundreds of different applications from thousands of different devices via APIs. To make this happen, APIs must be wired together i.e. integrated. Oracle Integration Cloud Service provides a complete method for integrating enterprise applications in the cloud. Integration Cloud Service (ICS) provides a cloud hosted means to integrate systems together using a graphical means to define and represent integrations.

This book will be a comprehensive, hands-on guide to building successful, high-availability integrations on ICS. This book sets out to demonstrate how ICS can be used to effectively implement integrations that work both in the cloud and on premise. It starts with a fast, practical introduction to what ICS can do for your business and then shows how ICS allows you to develop integrations not only quickly but in a way that means they are maintainable and extensible. Gradually it moves into more advanced integrations, showing how to achieve sophisticated results with ICS and work with external applications. Finally the book shows you how to monitor cloud apps and go beyond ICS to build even more powerful integrated applications.

By the end of the book, you will the knowledge on how to use ICS to solve your own integration needs and harness the technologies in a maintainable and sustainable manner. The book is available through Packt Publishing here. For additional SOA books please visit the wiki here.

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PaaS free trial accounts ICS and PCS, IoT and PaaS for SaaS

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As part of our communities we do offer free PaaS accounts (only for partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In case you are not part of EMEA please contact your local partner manager):

· Integration Cloud Service & Process Cloud Service & SOA Cloud & IoT & PaaS for SaaS Service PaaS Demo Accounts  (Community membership required)

· Java Cloud Service & Application Cloud Container Service & Mobile Cloud Service PaaS Demo Accounts (Community membership required)

Watch the GSE Overview Video! Get an overview of what GSE is and how you can use GSE to help you sell. You can also get long running dedicated PaaS instances, therefore please send us details about your use cases. For instant access please request a sandbox demo

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5 things I wish I’d known when I started developing PaaS Extensions for Oracle SaaS Applications by Kashif

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5 Points to consider before you start working to develop PaaS extensions on Java Cloud Service -SaaS Extension for your HCM, ERP or CX Cloud, these are based on my experience working on JCS-SX. Just to reiterate, Java Cloud Service is a PaaS component to use for development of any additional functionality required to meet business requirements while implementing Oracle SaaS/Cloud Applications HCM/ERP/CX.

1 – RESTFUL API Catalog

One of the important element of building PaaS extensions for Oracle SaaS Application is how it will talk to SaaS application (HCM, ERP) weather through Web services or any other method is available? When I started working on this, it took me some time to understand so here is my recipe for you to cook quickly and save your time.

Each SaaS application has exposed set of web-services to communicate to external applications and we should be aware about these available web-services, this is very important as any PaaS extension require call to the SaaS application.

You should have a comprehensive info on exposed web-services from Oracle SaaS products, refer these links to find out REST APIs

a – API Catalog to find out all exposed web-services. A place to find out all info on APIs for Applications, Platform and Infrastructure.

b- Go to https://docs.oracle.com/cloud and go to your desired Application, like HCM Cloud or ERP and click on Integrate (left side), you will get link to “Connect with REST APIs”. Read the complete article here.

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PCS 16.3.5 administration by Niall Commiskey

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Just a quick tour thru the admin tabs in PCS 16.3.5 and taking a look at archiving.

Services are those consumed by PCS, such as Docs etc.
They are divided into 2 sections Platform(PaaS) and Infrastructure.
So what are the PaaS services by PCS?
1. Integration Cloud Service (ICS). ICS can be called to integrate with SaaS and on-premise apps.
2. Document Cloud Service (Docs). Many processes require supporting documentation etc. e.g. export licenses for order processes etc.
3. Business Intelligence Cloud Service – to quote the ORCL docs –
Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BI Cloud Service) enables you to create,
manage, and deploy analytics data to create your own dashboards. These dashboards
are based on business data and allow you to get a broader and better perspective of
your business processes. 
Integrating BI Cloud Service with PCS enables you to archive business analytics from
PCS into BI Cloud Service. This integration lets you explore and access your archived
data in BI Cloud Service. Once the archive is complete, you can log into BI Cloud
Service and create charts or graphs by selecting data from multiple tables and creating
business analytics reports as per your need. Read the complete article here.

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Process Cloud Service Connectors (Part 2 of 2): REST Service Connector by Antonis Antoniou

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In the previous post we saw how you can use the Web Service Connector in Oracle Process Cloud Service to exchange data with an external application using the SOAP protocol.
Oracle Process Cloud Service also supports the REST architecture to retrieve, create, update and delete data using REST services and this is what we will look into in detail.
To create a REST service connection in Oracle Process Cloud Service, you need the following information:

  • REST Service definition (for example, WADL, RAML, YAML, etc.)
  • Resource URLs
  • Access to the resource URLs to retrieve JSON sample
  • List of operations to use on each resource
  • List of parameters for each operation
  • In case of a secured REST service, the credentials (username and password) to access the service

Without losing any time, let’s see how you can create a REST Service Connector in Oracle Process Cloud Service using a very simple scenario.
I will be using one of the many publicly available web services to retrieve the states and territories of a country. The service url is "http://services.groupkt.com/state/get/{countryCode}/all" and the service requires you to supply a country code in the form of a 3 character ISO code and will return a list of states in JSON format.
In a nutshell, what we will develop is a process that will invoke the REST service described above. The process will start with a form pattern, where the user will type in the 3 character ISO country code. The process will then invoke the REST service, passing it the country code entered by the user and using a second human task, we will display the first state of that country.
First thing that we will do is to create a new application in Oracle Process Cloud Service (I’ve named it "Rest Service Connector Demo App" under a new space called "aantoniou"). Read the complete article here.

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