New B2B & Cloud integration & API management presentations & cheat sheets

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MDN Usage in AS2 by Scott Haaland

An MDN (Message Disposition Notification) is a transmission level acknowledgment used in the AS2 standard, so that the sender knows that the receiver successfully acquired the message in a B2B scenario. B2B (Business to Business) is an integration term used to describe the sending and receiving of business messages between business partners. When the business messages are being sent over the internet via HTTP or SMTP, it is critical to business operators to know that the messages were transmitted successfully to the right party. In order to give assurance to the business operators, specific B2B transmission standards have been developed. We call these standards "Message Exchange Standards".

These include AS1, AS2, AS4, ebMS and RNIF, to name a few. AS2 is a very common standard for EDI messaging. It is important for everyone using the standard to do so in the same way, or else inter-operation becomes very difficult or impossible. Here is a diagram showing a typical EDI interaction over AS2 between two fictitious partners named OracleServices and MarketInc. Read the complete article here.

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Podcast Show Notes: Oracle SOA B2B Integration by Bob Rhubart

In the latest OTN ArchBeat podcast features a conversation with the authors of Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial, as they discuss various aspects of the interplay between Oracle B2B and Oracle SOA Suite, evolving integration standards, and more.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)

  • Krishnaprem Bhatia, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Oracle B2B and Oracle SOA Suite
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  • Alan Perlovsky, Senior Principal Consultant for Fusion Middleware, Service Oriented Architecture, and Integration at Oracle.
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  • Scott Haaland, Principal Product Manager, B2B and Apps Integration components of Oracle SOA Suite.
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: A discussion of the basics of Oracle SOA B2B Integration.
  • Listen to Part 2: The authors discuss some of the automation possibilities with Oracle SOA B2B.
  • Listen to Part 3: EDI remains in wide use among old-guard companies, but newer companies are embracing ebXML and other alternatives. The authors look at the evolution of new integration standards.

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B2B – AS2 Best Practices for MDNs by Scott Haaland

An MDN (Message Disposition Notification) is a transmission level acknowledgment used in the AS2 standard, so that the sender knows that the receiver successfully acquired the message in a B2B scenario.  B2B (Business to Business) is an integration term used to describe the sending and receiving of business messages between business partners.  When the business messages are being sent over the internet via HTTP or SMTP, it is critical to business operators to know that the messages were transmitted successfully to the right party.   In order to give assurance to the business operators, specific B2B transmission standards have been developed.  We call these standards "Message Exchange Standards". These include AS1, AS2, AS4, ebMS and RNIF, to name a few.  AS2 is a very common standard for EDI messaging.  It is important for everyone using the standard to do so in the same way, or else inter-operation becomes very difficult or impossible.  Here is a diagram showing a typical EDI interaction over AS2 between two fictitious partners named OracleServices and MarketInc.

AS2 provides features such as Non-Repudiation of Origin, Non-Repudiation of Receipt, and Message Protection.  When sending a message, the sender includes a digital signature, and the receiver replies with an acknowledgement called an MDN (Message Disposition Notification) that includes the receiver’s digital signature.  Because each message is signed digitally, the receiver can be sure that original message has really been sent by the sender, and that the message has not been tampered with, which we call Non-Repudiation of Origin.  When the receiver replies with the signed MDN, the sender can be sure that the receiver obtained the message successfully, and that it was the correct receiver, which we call Non-Repudiation of Receipt.  When message encryption is turned on, then the message can be protected in flight because it can only be decrypted by the receiver. Read the complete article here.

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Book Review: Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration by Jon Petter Av Hjulstad

Before last OOW my only experience with Oracle B2B was Ronald van Luttikhuizen’s presentation at OUGN this year. After some sessions at OOW, and reading this book on the plane back I now know more about it. Unfortunately I do not have any practical project experience yet.

I like this book – it gives a good summary of what B2B is and what the Oracle B2B product can do. Not all of you will come across B2B, but when you need it – then you really need it. B2B functionality is not something you would like to code yourself from scratch. I like that it is a "Hands-On Tutorial", so you can try it out using the virtual image of the Oracle SOA Suite patch release PS5 (11.1.1.6).

Here are the book details:

Publisher: PACKT
Title: Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial
Link to site: here
Language : English
Paperback : 332 pages
Release Date : July 2013
ISBN : 1849688869, ISBN 13 : 9781849688864
Author(s) : Krishnaprem Bhatia, Alan Perlovsky, Scott Haaland

Read the complete article here. Looking for additional SOA books or if you have published a book, please feel free to add it to our publications wiki!

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Did you miss the OFM Summer Camps III? Get access to the b2b & adapters and SOA Governance training material

We posted the SOA Governance and b2b & adapters training material at our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required). We have no plans to post the ACM and Advanced SOA training material.

Special thanks to all the trainers who delivered superb workshops. Thanks to all the partners who invested time and utilization plus travel expenses to attend the camp. Special thanks to all the international partners who traveled a long way to sunny Lisbon – including our Mexican friends! The Summer Camp feedback was excellent, everybody answered the question if he would attend a future OFM Summer Camp with YES and the overall feedback is 4,79 out of 5 (best)!

For most of the trainings we had a waiting list with additional partners who want to attend. Make sure you use your middleware skills to deliver successful projects. It would be great if you can support your colegues and the community by sharing the lessons learned and best practice.

Thanks for great feedback at twitter please continue to send your pictures to our twitter feed @soacommunity #OFMsummercamps or post them at our Facebook page. Here is a selection of some tweets:

clip_image001Walter MontantesMéxico presence en #OFMSummerCamp Lisboa 2013 cc @soacommunity @AdquemTI pic.twitter.com/9NEFwsWCAq

clip_image002SOA Communitythanks for attending the #OFMSummercamp – save trip home 😉 Want to attend a future training register http://www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa #soacommunity

clip_image003C2B2 ConsultingLast day at the #OFMSummercamp Oracle SOA Suite Training in Portugal @soacommunity pic.twitter.com/6LZavVlvHc

clip_image004Patrick Sinke a FollowFriday for @Oracle_B2B because 19 followers is not enough #FF #OFMSummercamp

clip_image004[1]Patrick Sinke Yogesh Sontakke is talking about #SOA #Governance. #OFMSummercamp

clip_image006Nuno CanceloOracle SOA Governance – Quick Overview #OFMSummerCamp

clip_image006[1]Nuno CanceloLast coffee break. #OFMSummercamp pic.twitter.com/xZi9M5vAWz

clip_image007Scott Haaland Last day of #OFMSummercamp. It’s been a great productive week..great students eager to learn. @Oracle_B2B @soacommunity .

clip_image004[2]Patrick Sinke singletons are used to retain specific fetching order of files and records in multithread/multi-instance environment. #OFMSummercamp #SOA

clip_image004[3]Patrick Sinke SOA’s File Adapter is extremely versatile: It writes, reads and converts almost any type of file. #OFMSummercamp pic.twitter.com/XjtJF9Y5SH

clip_image004[4]Patrick Sinke Now deep-diving into Java EE Connector Architecture (JCA). Got to do some catching up at home on this subject. #OFMSummercamp #SOA

clip_image004[5]Patrick Sinke Today we start with security and OPSS at #OFMSummercamp Advanced #SOA training. Then some #OSB. #OFM #Oracle #whitehorses

clip_image008Remco CatsStarting the last day on #OFMSummercamp building ADF Mobile applications with BPM

clip_image006[2]Nuno CanceloWhile attending #OFMSummerCamp i notice even more the importance of designing software. Any tips in how to become an software architect?

clip_image004[6]Patrick Sinke Extensive information on Faullt handling and policies now in Advanced #SOA track. #OFMSummercamp #oraclesoa #middleware #whitehorses

clip_image003[1]C2B2 ConsultingGeoffroy de Lamalle speaking at the #OFMSummercamp @soacommunity pic.twitter.com/m4oOyzYB2q

clip_image004[7]Patrick Sinke Oracle Document editor is a huge tool (6GB), but contains every version and subset of EDI, HL7, etc definitions. Impressive. #OFMSummercamp

clip_image004[8]Patrick Sinke Oracle #B2B 11g presentation on #OFMSummercamp by Scott. Unfortunately only 2 hours in SOA advanced class. Very interesting.

clip_image002[1]SOA Community Bon dia #OFMSummercamp – if you are here in sunny Lisbon 😉 you can checkin at http://foursquare.com/ #soacommunity pic.twitter.com/PnmudJgJTZ

clip_image006[4]Nuno CanceloBeautiful day! #OFMSummercamp pic.twitter.com/nwByRM5YE1

clip_image006[5]Nuno CanceloRelaxing after lunch 🙂 #OFMSummercamp pic.twitter.com/hOJzebCM5p

clip_image002[2]SOA Community Posted pictures from OFM Summer Camp III at our facebook page – share yours! https://www.facebook.com/soacommunity #OFMSummerCamp #soacommunity

clip_image006[6]Nuno CanceloCoffee break: day3 #OFMSummercamp pic.twitter.com/97n1sAGhx4

clip_image004[9]Patrick Sinke #OFMSummercamp day 3; SOA Infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/ziivyw3L6q

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Bon dia day 3 at #OFMSummercamp in Lisboa. Nial presenting ACM roadmap pic.twitter.com/iN3gTCHSbA

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clip_image002[4]SOA CommunityHands-on time at the b2b & adapters training part of the #OFMSummercamp #soacommunity pic.twitter.com/9BzI7igrX8

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clip_image002[5]SOA CommunityLaptop replacement at #OFMSummercamp – big thanks to Oracle Portugal for the fast help! 10 seconds to cut the cable pic.twitter.com/nwd2Px73pa

clip_image002[6]SOA CommunityHard work long training until 18.00 now enjoy the beach #ofmsummercamp #soacommunity pic.twitter.com/StogfxJNFH

clip_image001[1]Walter MontantesPrimer día #OFMSummercamp pic.twitter.com/cTNDpzg5pL

clip_image017Miguel Delgadillo@walex86 Advanced SOA training by Geoffroy at #OFMSummercamp – full room hard working class pic.twitter.com/2SDz9FVhkh” si le sabes?

clip_image002[7]SOA CommunityWelcome to the #OFMSummercamp in sunny Lisbon 😉 Send us your pictures of the training and city @soacommunity pic.twitter.com/i2ErZaaFbb

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clip_image002[8]SOA CommunityAdvanced SOA training by Geoffroy at #OFMSummercamp – full room hard working class pic.twitter.com/uKjv0tV2bO

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clip_image006[3]Nuno Cancelo #OFMSummercamp afternoon break:) pic.twitter.com/pUaBvt2NIj

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Impressions of the event are posted at our facebook page.

If you missed Lisbon, make sure you attend one of our Additional Middleware Trainings in Europe:

We currently run 3 different training roadshows for Business Process Management & ADF & WebLogic across Europe make sure you sing-up for them: ADF & ADF Mobile or Business Process Management Suite or WebLogic Suite.

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Supporting multiple ebMS service versions in Oracle B2B by Ronald van Luttikhuizen

In recent years I’ve been involved in different Oracle B2B implementations and troubleshooting projects based on ebMS and AS2 protocols. Not so long ago, I came across a project that needed to support multiple versions of an ebMS service. Versioning is quite trivial for SOAP and RESTful Web Services using e.g. different namespaces, version indicators in endpoint locations, and so on. However, it is a bit different for ebMS-based services implemented in a B2B gateway.

Case
ebMS is one of the protocols supported by the Dutch government standard DigiKoppeling for exchanging information between governments such as municipalities, provinces, and departments. In this particular case, the existing integration flow that needed to support a new version of an ebMS service is as follows: Read the full article here.

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Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial

Krishnaprem Bhatia and Alan Perlovsky and Scott Haaland published their b2b book, with the highlights:

  • Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On TutorialDesign, implement and monitor B2B transactions quickly using this clear, detailed and practical guide
  • Wide coverage and detailed discussion of Oracle B2B functionality and features for the new and advanced users
  • Full of practical examples, illustrations and product screenshots explained with clear, step-by-step instructions

Enterprises engaging in B2B communications with their trading partners are facing increased pressure to increase automation and reduce costs. Increased compliance requirements and globalization of economies is fueling B2B adoption in every industry. Gateway solutions in Oracle SOA B2B enable these enterprises to connect easily with external trading partners.

Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial will show you how to use Oracle B2B platform to extend your current business processes to connect with your external trading partners in an automated, secure fashion, using industry standard B2B protocols. It will show you how to set up documents, partners and agreements and manage your B2B transactions end-to-end, all the way from application to trading partners and vice versa.

Starting with an introduction to the B2B industry you then be introduced to Oracle B2B and SOA platforms. You will then begin creat document definitions and get you started with trading partner management. Once you have a solid grounding you will then be taken into the more complex topic of SOA. Integration, reporting, and monitoring will all be covered in detail.

Then you will be shown how to secure your B2B distribution, security is an essential part of all businesses and B2B is no different. Finally you will be introduced to advanced topics that should give you the skills and knowledge to easily go out and do all of this again with next to no guidance.

Utilizing the combined experienced of one of the most knowledgeable Oracle B2B author teams assembled this step-by-step practical guide provides you with the essential information required to implement Oracle B2B solutions including multiple hands-on tutorials that will help you get up and running quickly. The book is available from Packt. Looking for additional SOA books or BPM books or you have published a book, please feel free to add it to our publications wiki!

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B2B & adapters training and SOA Governance training part of the OFM Summer Camps III

As part of our Fusion Middleware Summer Camps III in Lisbon we will offer a SOA Suite 11g B2B & Adapters training and a Oracle SOA Governance training.

Both technologies are key for SOA! SOA Adapters and b2b are used for cloud integration, a key topic for today and the future! SOA Governance is key in each SOA Project to ensure and proof success, technical and business!

SOA Suite 11g B2B & Adapters Highlights training

  • Introduction (High Level  Features, Categorization etc)
  • Essentials of EIS Connectivity and JCA
  • Adapters Integration with SOA Suite and OSB
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Threading, Transactions and Fault Handling Capabilities
  • High Availability
  • Performance tuning and Large Payload Considerations
  • Drill down into Technology Adapters
  • File/FTP Adapter
  • JMS Adapter
  • DB Adapter
  • MQ Adapter
  • AQ Adapter
  • UMS Adapter
  • Socket Adapter
  • Overview of Enterprise Application Adapters
  • Overview of Mainframe and CDC Adapters
  • Summary

Trainers: Scott Haaland and Ramkumar Menon.

For details and registration please visit our registration page OFM Summer Camps III.

SOA Governance Highlights training
The Oracle SOA Governance Session focuses on introducing you to the crucial discipline of managing your SOA/Integration projects using the Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER), based on SOA Governance principles.

Whether you are a Developer, an Architect or a Business Manager, OER has a lot to offer to help you make the most of your SOA initiatives – a Service Catalogue, Automated Publishing, Lifecycle Management, Policies and Reporting, to name a few. OER is a powerful and flexible tool that you can leverage to manage all aspects of SOA Governance – People, Processes and Tools.

What’s more – we will also talk about our popular OER Rapid Start 30-day program delivered exclusively by Oracle Partners or Oracle Consulting. OER Rapid Start is a 30-day program, delivered to many of our customers, to kick start their  SOA Governance initiative right from engaging the right stakeholders, defining lifecycles, publishing their services to tracking ROI on their SOA investments.

The session will be lab-based giving you hands-on experience on the most popular customer use cases with OER.

Trainer: Yogesh Sontakke.

For details and registration please visit our registration page OFM Summer Camps III.

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B2B training material

imageAt our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) you can find the latest B2B training material including training videos.

Visit our next B2B and Adapters partner training August 26th-30th 2013 in Lisbon

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