Oracle Cloud World – SaaS momentum continues by Den Howlett

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Oracle believes the current enterprise cloud wars are being fought at the application or SaaS level. This is an arguable position given that some commentators believe that Amazon dominates the cloud world by some orders of magnitude. More on that in a later story but for now I’m concentrating upon the momentum Oracle is gaining based upon the presentations we saw at Oracle Cloud World last week.

The journey

Oracle’s SaaS journey is now more than 10 years old. If that seems like a lifetime then you’d not be wrong but it gives an indication of just how hard it is to build well formed enterprise class applications. For its part, Oracle has faced numerous challenges but from what we saw and heard from customers, it is well on the road to fueling the all important pipeline that replaces the on-premises revenue with cloud subscriptions. This is far from trivial. Mark Hurd, co-CEO Oracle pegs the company’s SaaS revenue at 95% of all cloud revenue.

As we have come to expect, Steve Miranda, EVP Application Development at Oracle was bubbly and confident, bringing on customers who spoke freely about their experience, detailing developments and discussing the momentum behind Oracle SaaS apps. Read the complete article here.

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Enrich SaaS with PaaS updates presentations for CX, ERP and HCM

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At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) the latest Enrich SaaS with PaaS material is available:

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your Oracle and Non-Oracle SaaS.pptx

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your CX Cloud.pptx

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your ERP Cloud.pptx

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your HCM Cloud.pptx

· Enrich SaaS with PaaS technical patterns.ppt

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PCS 17.1.3 leveraging ICS by Niall Commiskey

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Now we have even tighter integration between PCS and ICS. Together they provide us with an unbeatable process and integration platform.
Let’s start with a simple example –
Here is my ICS process – all it does is create an organization in Service Cloud.

Now to PCS – I can "register" my ICS environment in Workspace (Administration – Services).

Now to my process – this is a simple order process. The order comes from an organization.
A confirmation email is sent to the Org email address, once the order has been approved. Read the complete article here.

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Migrating your Oracle BPM assets into Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS) by Andre Boaventura

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If you are already an Oracle BPM user, it is likely that you might have heard or even ventured in its respective cloud version called Oracle Process Cloud Service (aka PCS). Essentially, Oracle PCS is a solution that enables you to rapidly design, automate, and manage business processes, as well as it is done with Oracle BPM, however the major advantage is that you can do everything in the cloud, without any concerns with infrastructure installation, setup and provisioning while keeping IT teams focused on high-value projects rather than endless tuning, monitoring, troubleshooting and workarounds, as regularly it is required to be done for on-premise projects, which in turn, allows you to focus on the business value of your solution, that is what really matters whenever we  talk about Business Process Management.

I have been working with several Oracle BPM customers in the last few years in my current role as Senior Principal Product Manager, and I have seen along these years, an increasing demand of Oracle customers wishing to move to cloud as soon as possible, given all the very known benefits that are spurring adoption such as lower costs, greater agility, improved responsiveness and better resource utilization among other technical and business drivers.

Also, there are lots of new customers that want to get started with a streamlined solution to model, design, implement, run and monitor their processes. Thus, as you can notice, Oracle PCS is the perfect match to address all of these customer requirements mentioned above. Read the complete article here.

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Delivering the Enterprise to the Edge

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Introducing an integrated, end-to-end solution for the Internet of Things (IoT) from Oracle and Wind River®. Extend the enterprise to the edge.

Industrial companies can now spend less time managing device connectivity, manageability, and security.

Oracle IoT Cloud Service has integrated with Wind River Helix Device Cloud to automate the contextualization of sensor data at the edge with enterprise applications. Device data can be quickly connected to back-end ERP, CRM, and asset management, and other domain-specific enterprise applications. This integration offers a simple configuration and deployment experience, so customers can power-on a device and have it securely direct data to their enterprise applications.

This new integrated platform for industrial customers reduces time spent on infrastructure construction and device management, so more focus can be placed on realizing IoT business outcomes. Read the complete article here.

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Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) – PaaS Partner Community Webcast – November 21st 2017

imageAttend our November edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on November 21st 2017 at 16:30 CET. In the webcast Niall Commiskey will update you on the new Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) service.

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Visit the registration page here.

Call ID: 5566478 Call Passcode: 245555

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

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Oracle Integration Cloud simplifies application integration, process automation, adaptive case management, and more! Use recipes, pre-built integrations, 100+ SaaS adapters, a visual development environment, and operational and stream analytics — all available in a unified, seamless platform.

Schedule:

Tuesday November 21st 2017 16:30 – 17:30 CET

Visit the registration page here.

Missed our PaaS Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

· Adaptive Case Management in PCS November 31st 2017

· Oracle OpenWorld 2017 September 25th 2017

· Cloud Compliance & Certification August 2017

· Wercker July 21st 2017

· 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

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Using Integration Versioning – ICS Definitive Tip #2 by Phil Wilkins

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In this Definitive Tip, we are going to look at the ability to use Versioning on Integrations to seamlessly deploy update integrations is an important requirement of any enterprise integration platform.

ICS supports the model of semantic versioning, perhaps better recognised as versioning as Major, Minor and patch.  Which is best described at http://semver.org/.

This post will demo a minor and then a major version change. So we can see how change as the behaviours change between the two. A major change indicates an likely change in definition and minor one reflects logical change.

Seeing Versioning in Action

To demonstrate versioning we need an integration that is currently active. Ideally, you will have some sort of data feed or test framework, such as SoapUI or even a simple cURL script regularly triggering the integration. We need this script running to demonstrate the impact of the cutover.

In our example we’re going to use the service from Definitive Guide #1 (DG1), but given that we are not going to really modify the service itself, this will work with any service you want. Read the complete article here.

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Teaching how to use the Integration Cloud Service Connectivity Agent by Carlos Rodriguez Iturria

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I have been Integrating applications for the last 15+ years and normally every integration is a new challenge. It really doesn’t matter what technology or standards you use or have used in the past, the reality is that integrations come a new set of challenges. In the past few years the pre-built adapters have simplified in a way these challenges, but with hybrid architectures a new set of challenges comes to the picture, for example; connectivity, security, simplicity, message reliability, etc.

I was very excited when I learned the way Oracle Cloud is using to solve this problem. It is with something called Oracle ICS (Integration Cloud Service) Connectivity Agents, that basically get installed close to the Application being integrated, for example on-premise or in IaaS. Then using ICS in a browser, you can introspect into the backend application as if it was close to ICS, in fact with this solution ICS is completely oblivious of the location of the actual backend application. The Connectivity Agent will in this case connect internally with the back-end applications and communicate to ICS by pushing out messages via Messaging Cloud Service.

This agent is installed and runs in an on-premises environment on the same network as internal systems such as Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Siebel, Oracle Database, and others. You download the on-premises agent installer from the Agents page in Oracle Integration Cloud Service to your on-premises environment for installation. Multiple agents can run on a single host. There can be multiple host systems, each running one or more agents, in a cloud/on premises topology. Read the complete article here.

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Designer Content Filters – ICS Definitive Tip #1 by Phil Wilkins

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Definitive Tips, like our Definitive Guide posts address features could not be incorporated into the book, either simply because the feature is new or simply down to the fact the new feature arrived since the book has been published. Unlike the Definitive Guide entries, the tips will always remain very short. The first tip will address content filters in the designer.

Designer Content Filters

Release 16.4.5 introduced a new filter feature to help improve the location of Integrations, Connections and other designer elements. If you visit the Integrations  parts of the designer for example, you will now see  additional options included in the banner as highlighted in the following screenshot:

Some of the designer views only have one filter option, although most have two. The following tables show the different filters available in each part of the Designer. Read the complete article here.

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OAUX Oracle OpenWorld highlights

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The OAUX team has lots to share post-OpenWorld, and we hope you’ll find it useful! For an overview of where we were and what product family executives were saying about UX, among other things, please take a look at the Storify post we’ve created that spans the week of activity. For a roundup of all of our content, see our recent blog post on the OAUX Blog. I’ve pulled out the top bits of content for you here:

And updates to the OAUX Rapid Development Kits (RDKs) were announced just in time for Oracle OpenWorld. A new blog post on the OAUX Blog gives the details on these platform-based kits that offer a faster development path. OAUX friend (and Oracle ACE Director) Tim Hall also wrote about the RDKs in this post.

And because we love chatbots, a new Conversational UI ebook is available. Go to tinyurl.com/OAUXConversationalUI for this specific RDK, including design guidance and a reusable wireframe template.

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