Oracle Implementation Certifications

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Enablement and certification are key to cloud success. At the Oracle Competence Center and Online Learning Library partners can attend free on-line classes and certifications. Additional we offer the latest implementation exams ($245 or free vouchers) for:

· Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration 2020 Specialist | 1Z0-1042-20

· Oracle Cloud Platform Digital Assistant 2020 Specialist | 1Z0-1071-20

· Oracle Cloud Platform Application Development 2019 Associate I 1Z0-1043

· Oracle Cloud Platform Enterprise Analytics 2019 Associate | 1Z0-1041

· Oracle Cloud Platform Content and Experience 2019 Associate | 1Z0-1040

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Oracle Named a Leader for Four Consecutive Years in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service

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For the fourth straight year, Oracle was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)” report.

Thanks to all partners who supported us by your successful customer projects!

The fast growing iPaaS market demonstrates that enterprises are continuing to invest substantially in their cloud and digital transformation strategies. Oracle believes that its leadership in this market is a testament to the success that large and midsize organizations have achieved with the cost effective, agile connectivity enabled by Oracle Integration.

Oracle Integration runs on Oracle’s highly secure, high performance Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and is a complete and comprehensive application integration service that connects SaaS and on-premises business applications. The service offers prebuilt adapters, prebuilt business accelerators and recipes, as well as machine learning powered auto mapping. In addition, enterprises have access to low code tools for citizen integrations that rapidly deliver business value and simplify the technical complexity of dealing with low-level APIs. Oracle Integration also includes cloud native file transfer, support for B2B e-commerce integrations and business-friendly dashboards to monitor business-level metrics using web-based dashboards.

Oracle’s success stems from being able to eliminate the barriers between business applications through a combination of machine learning, pre-built application integration, visual process automation and intuitive, real-time analytics. Oracle’s embedded AI capabilities, such as self-defining integrations and prediction of SLA violations enable enterprises to execute any number of integration development processes.

“The success our customers have seen on their business transformation journey, speaks volumes to the level of innovation and speed achieved by integration processes,” said Suhas Uliyar, vice president, Digital Assistant and Integration, Oracle. “To us, being recognized as a Leader for the fourth year in a row demonstrates that our customers rely on our partnership to help them continue to gain efficiencies and build business resiliency.”

Thousands of organizations of all sizes, across industries and regions, have adopted Oracle Integration to accelerate their digital transformation by connecting and extending any SaaS, on-premises, or custom application. For customers with on-premises Oracle applications, databases, and middleware, only Oracle offers the ability to move their workloads to the cloud as-is. Customers who have selected Oracle SaaS and are taking advantage of quarterly innovation updates in machine learning, AI, digital assistants, and analytics, can rest assured that their extensions and connections will continue to work. With pre-built adapters for any application, database, or enterprise messaging approach, Oracle Integration offers the speed, ease of use, and full range of connectivity capabilities needed to automate end-to-end enterprise processes.

Download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s September 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” here.

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    Use of correlation sets in SOA Suite by Martien van den Akker

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    Years ago, I had plans to write a book about BPEL or at least a series of articles to be bundled as a BPEL Course. I stranded with only one Hello World article. This year, I came up with the idea of doing something around Correlation Sets. Preparing a series of articles and a talk. And therefor, let’s start with an article on Correlation Sets in BPEL. Maybe later on I could pick up those earlier plans again.

    You may have read "BPEL", and tend to skip this article. But wait, if you use BPM Suite: the Oracle BPM Process Engine is the exact same thing as the BPEL Process engine! And if you use the Processes module of Oracle Integration Cloud: it can use Correlation Sets too. Surprise: again it uses the exact same Process Engine as Oracle SOA Suite BPEL and Oracle BPM Suite.

    Why Correlation Sets?

    Now, why Correlation Sets and what are those? You may be familiar with OSB or maybe Mulesoft, or other integration tools. OSB is a stateless engine. What comes in is executed at once until it is done. So, services in OSB are inherently synchronous and short-lived. You may argue that you can do Asynch Services in OSB. But those are in fact "synchronous" one-way services. Fire & Forget, as you will. They are executed right away (hence the quoted synchronous) , until it is done. But the calling application does not expect a result (and thus asynchronous in the sense that the caller won’t wait).

    You could, and I have done it actually, create asynchronous request response services in OSB. Asynchronous Request Response services are actually two complementary one way fire & forget services. For such a WSDL both services are defined in different port types: one for the actual service consumer, and one callback service for the service provider. Using WS-Addressing header elements the calling service will provide a ReplyTo callback-endpoint and a MessageId to be provided by the responding service as an RelatesTo MessageId. Read the complete article here.

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    Data Stitch: Repeating element path does not have a predicate for selecting 1 instance – Warning by Jorge Herreria

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    The "Repeating element path does not have a predicate for selecting 1 instance." warning message will come up on some stitch statements; specially on the "Variable" field.   It means the Location Path XPath expression will select more than one instance and then the operation (Append or Assign) will fail at runtime.

    In this blog I’ll try to explain how to read the warning and how to fix the expression.

    There is a lot of XPath and XSD Schema lingo in this post; however I’ll try to explain it with less lingo that I can. Wish me luck.

    Expect twisted humor here and there; more of then than none.

    A quote that I like: "If you want to be free, stay anonymous…"

    The meaning of the warning

    Lets start peeling the onion (warning) into heads and tales and then put it back together… I’m going to use an example and simulate a conversation with you.

    The example orchestration the $input_RESPOSE is a Shopping Cart.  The Stitch statement with the warning is trying to assign 123.99 to the item’s price. See the pic below. Read the complete article here.

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    Data Stitch: Append and Assign for repeating elements by Jorge Herreria

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    Data Stitch has ASSIGN, APPEND and REMOVE operations. Some use-cases are easy to grasp; some others require a little thinking… On this blog I‘ll explain behaviors I deem they are not straightforward to derive the outcome for using Data Stitch in a OIC Orchestration:

    · Assigning into unbounded elements (aka – Repeating Elements)

    · Appending instances into an unbounded element and how to complete the data.

    I assume you are familiar with XPath Expressions and XSD Schemas, because there is a lot a lingo in this post…

    You will not see many screen shots. My goal is to give you the concepts so you become a good data “tailor?”

    Expect some twisted humor here and there; more often that none.

    I love this quote:  Perfection is boring; therefor laugh at your mistakes.

    Syntax

    For Data Stitch Sentences

    (TO XPath expression).OPERATION(FROM XPath expression)

    Example:

    ($v1/ns0:customer/ns0:name).ASSIGN(“Jorge Herreria”)

    On explanations you will see step/step/step/… in location paths. I’m going to omit the namespace prefixes, and just put the local-name on each step; looking to make it easy to read… However on actual XPathExpressions you’ll see prefixes. Read the complete article here.

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    Recursive calls in Oracle Integration Flows (Scenario: Paginated API calls for large Data Sets) by Jang-Vijay Singh

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    A number of use-cases can be implemented cleanly using a recursive approach. This post is not to debate the pros and cons of recursion versus looping but provides a simple approach to achieve this.

    For scenarios such as the ones listed below, and possibly more, this approach is quite efficient, concise, maintainable, and most importantly, it is highly scalable. It also leaves a smaller runtime footprint with a smaller execution time per instance than a looping flow instance. This also makes error handling easier as I will describe later.

    • Polling (continuously monitoring an FTP location, a database, or an API output)
    • Paginated API’s (when the target system exposes an API with a paginated* interface such as the eBay findProducts operation)
    • Retryable flows
    Paginated Calls

    Many software systems store large sets of data. For instance, a vendor might have hundreds of thousands of products and product-prices listed on EBay or an eCommerce store. They might have millions of transactions in their PayPal account.

    There might occasionally be legitimate scenarios to fetch all of this data. The software system can provide various interfaces to export such data in bulk. Such a bulk data export interface could be raw data files, access to a database, but also a standard API like a Rest Service.

    For reasons of performance and good practice, such Rest API’s (typically a GET operation) would limit the amount of data returned in any one call by using a pagination strategy. An eCommerce store could list hundreds of thousands of products for instance, and it wouldn’t be appropriate to return such a large data set in a single call. A pagination strategy would involve setting parameters like pageNumber and pageSize. Read the complete article here.

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    Global Variables and Data Stitch in Oracle Integration by Ankur Jain

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    This article covers the two most important features which Oracle announced recently. One of the features allows us to create Global Variables that are available throughout the integration. The feature is part of feature flag “oic.ics.console.integration.complex-variables“. The variable can be one any types as below:

    • String
    • Boolean
    • Date
    • Date Time
    • Object
    • Number

    Global Variables

    • Another feature is Data Stitch which allows us to create assignments of complex type (Object) variables. This feature is part of feature flag “oic.ics.console.integration.stitch-action“.

    The minimum Oracle Integration version required for the feature is 200113.1400.33493.

    Enable two feature flag on your OIC instance to enjoy these features:

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    Integrate SaaS hands-on Bootcamps Webtraining for Asia, South America, India and US

    imageDo you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate systems and data faster using a modern cloud integration platform? Attend the Oracle Integration Bootcamp, a three days hands-on training for Oracle partners!

    Oracle Product Management is pleased to invite Oracle Partners to attend a 3-days hands-on workshop on how to integrate with ERP & HCM applications using Oracle Integration Cloud. This Invite-Only hands-on workshop will be delivered at No-Fee to Partners. It will consist of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs.

    Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) offers Integration, Process Automation and Visual design capabilities that help business analysts and IT specialists to automate end to end business processes across departments. Oracle Integration Cloud offers a simple recipe to be successful in this application integration and process automation journey: Build, Integrate and Engage.

    Schedule:

    Get the latest OIC training material here (community membership required).

    For additional location please visit our website here.

    Can’t attand a hands-on bootcamp? Watch on-demand webcast:

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    Testing REST trigger-based Integrations in OIC Console by Sumit Tomar

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    Test Integration feature allows users to test an App-driven integration with REST trigger by invoking it directly from OIC without relying on a third party software.

    How it works

    Activate the Integration.

    Click on "Run" link.

    A popup will be displayed as below.

    Click on Test link to go to Test Integration page.

    Test Integration page will have 3 sections: Operation, Request, and Response.

    Operation and Request section will have the endpoint’s metadata populated.

    Operation

    Operation section contains Operation option(if Integration trigger is configured with multiple operations) along with HTTP method and relative URI (for the selected operation in case of multiple operations). Read the complete article here.

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    OIC –> Netsuite Asynchronous Request Processing by Niall Commiskey

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    Another feature supported by the OIC Netsuite adapter – With asynchronous requests, your client application sends a request to SOAP web services, where it is placed in a processing queue and handled asynchronously with other requests. Your client application does not wait for a response but goes on to other work. After a job is submitted, a job Id is returned in the SOAP web services response. Your client application can then check on the status and result of the request by referencing the job Id.
    Asynchronous processing may be advantageous in the following situations:
    – If you expect your connection to NetSuite to be slow or unstable.
    – If your job is large, and its processing can be postponed until off-peak hours.
    Be aware that asynchronous responses may not be returned immediately. Before committing to using
    asynchronous operations, you should consider this factor and decide whether it fits in with your business logic.
    Above description taken from the Netsuite Web Services doc here

    Here is a very simple example of leveraging this feature, when creating a new customer.
    This is the synchronous version of such an integration, now to change this to asynchronous –

    Step 1 – Add an Assign Activity to create the following 2 variables.
    They will be used later on. Read the complete article here.

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