Promote Standards to Create Great APIs by Robert Wunderlich

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When I moved from Development to Product Management, one of my first assignments was to create tools that helped developers build SOA services following prescribed patterns. Simply put, we had a "best practice" and we wanted to help developers leverage it easily and repeatedly. My main motivation was to lift the burden of compliance through automation. I still believe that automation promotes compliance.

Fast-forward to the present with microservices, and APIs, we see the need for a design-first approach with standards is even more critical than ever. This was one of the many reasons I was excited when Oracle acquired Apiary because I knew that Apiary enables teams to create great APIs.

A great example of this is presented in Creating the New: Adidas APIs from the Nordic APIs 2017 platform summit that took place in Stockholm, Sweden on October 11th of this year. Oldrich Novak from Adidas, and Zdenek "Z" Nemec from GoodAPI gave a great presentation about implementing a well defined approach to APIs.

I’d like to highlight some of the points from their session, but I really do suggest you find the time to watch it for yourself to learn even more. Read the complete article here.

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2nd vs 3rd Generation API Platforms – A Comprehensive Comparison by Luis Augusto Weir

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Earlier in the year, June to be exact, I published the OTN article 3rd-Generation API Management: From Proxies to Micro-Gateways -based on a concept I presented in an Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Presentation titled API management in the year 2026.
In summary, the article talks about how in the digital era requirements have changed when it comes to getting access to information. Fact that modern applications demand information in real time and expect it to be available 24×7, and also the side effect of cloud adoption which is causing information to become more and more federated amongst multiple cloud applications (from different vendors) and on-premises systems -as they won’t go away that easily.
The article continues by explaining that although REST APIs play a critical role in providing such critical access, the underlaying technology stack that have traditionally enabled SOA architectures, typically based on monolithic middleware, will struggle to satisfy the aforementioned needs. The article concludes by explaining that a new form of platform, one that is light-weight, portable, hybrid and cloud-agnostic, REST/JSON native, Microservices Architecture ready, a 3rd generation, is ultimately required.
You might recognised the following picture from some tweets and articles: Read the complete article here.

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter August 2018

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

The Next-Generation Cloud of autonomous services becomes available. For an overview of the Autonomous PaaS Platform watch the on-demand webcast here. You can also attend an upcoming hands-on Innovate & Integrate and Extend SaaS Bootcamps across Europe. This Bootcamps are designed for consultants who implement CX, ERP or HCM Cloud solutions and for developers who want to get a PaaS overview.

In case you missed our Autonomous Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) kickoff webcast on demand recording is available here. You can also attend an Integration Day across the US. Thanks to Niall who published an OIC technical overview series part I and part II. Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: ICS to OIC Migration & Digital Success Demands Integration Excellence & Vibrant and Growing: The Current State of API Management & Apply SSL certificate on API CS physical Gateway node & Read XML file using Oracle ICS / OIC FTP adapter & SOASuite12c – BPEL: JTA transaction is not in active state

In the BPM section we published an article from Barry on How robotics can humanise your workforce.

UiPath and Oracle joined a partnership to offer a complete robotic process automation (RPA) platform. For partners we offer a partner resource kit. To start with RPA join our monthly community webcast.

Blockchain Cloud Service is a transformation technology. With the availability of Blockchain Cloud Service we published a partner resource kit here. This kit includes sales material including a customer presentation in ppt format, cheat sheet and elevator pitch, references, training material and free cloud trials. For an Blockchain introduction watch Joost and Robert’s videos

Thanks to the community for sharing all innovation articles: Analyzing the Blockchain Advantage & Prepping for the Oracle AI Cloud: Machine Learning & Oracle Cloud – Using AI cloud Platform to find a parking spot & What’s new in Oracle IoT Production Monitoring – Summer 2018 edition.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The August edition highlights the availability of Blockchain Cloud Service, Chabot and Innovate SaaS hands-on training’s. This month’s community webcast will introduce the Robotic Process Automation, please join our monthly Partner Community Webcast – August 21st 2018.

 

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Jürgen Kress

PaaS Partner Adoption
Oracle EMEA
Tel. +49 89 1430 1479
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Cloud cost estimator

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With the change to universal cloud credits many cloud services changed the matric to a UCPU based mode. To keep up with all the changes the cloud cost estimator is a good resource. The configurator additional offers sample configurations. Try it here!

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Five Reasons Why You Should Choose Oracle’s PaaS by Jay Chugh

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The Power of Oracle PaaS

From cloud computing discussions, you know that Platform is THE underlying force that turns bright enterprise ideas and prototypes into fully functional applications. It’s the platform that decodes all layers of complexity to rapidly build a new application or cost-effectively modernize an existing application.

The platform offers front-end tooling with various frameworks and languages to tee-up the application logic. It ties in data services such as relational databases, NoSQL databases, Big data platforms such as Hadoop and Spark to manage large volumes of data, and ensures integration with other applications and systems through open source and proprietary tools and technologies. The platform also makes the app ‘intelligent’ by building analytics driven by AI and ML. When the entire power of the platform is offered as a fully-managed and cohesive set of cloud services, it becomes Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Mindshift to a DevOps Culture

There’s a fundamental mind shift happening in enterprise IT today. Development and IT have traditionally had distinct charters; Development focused on building and deploying the application while operations was mainly concerned about standardization, security, and performance.

But with digital transformation as the mega movement, there was a need to change how applications were built and deployed. Enterprises cared about faster time-to-market, developers cared about faster release cycles by automating the build-deploy-operate process with CI/CD, and IT operations cared about standardization and performance.

All of this converged with the DevOps tool ecosystem, and a new DevOps culture and organizational design inside the enterprise. Consequently, businesses such as Instacart, Lyft, and others are taking on a DevOps and microservices approach by building and releasing features rapidly while keeping operational constraints in mind. But now the platform has to be flexible enough to support the needs of the new DevOps organization.

Oracle PaaS – Designed for the Modern DevOps Enterprise

You’ve heard about Oracle’s SaaS and database offerings. We even announced the world’s first self-driving database at the Oracle OpenWorld 2017. But the underlying ‘force’ that enables you to extract even greater value from your SaaS and on-premises applications is Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS). It is a highly differentiated platform that enables enterprises to accelerate innovation for all applications and IT needs. The Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS) is a comprehensive, standards-based, fully integrated combination of Oracle and other open source technologies to build, deploy, migrate and manage a variety of different application workloads in the cloud at a significantly lower operational cost.

And, we’re going to offer five reasons why you should choose Oracle PaaS for your Application Development needs. Read the complete article here.

 

 

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Oracle PaaS live customer examples

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At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) we posted the latest PaaS customer references:

Oracle PaaS 55 live customer examples.pptx

Oracle Cloud Platform Win Stories by Industry.pptx

Thanks to all Partners who supported this early adapter references.

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Additional new content PaaS Partner Community

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· How Developers Can Deliver Chatbots That Propel a Broader AI Strategy
Where should you begin with an intelligent chatbot project? There are four key challenges, says Oracle VP Suhas Uliyar, and they relate to channel complexity, machine learning, authentic dialogue, and enterprise integration. How to address each of the challenges.

· A Huge Utility Plugs In to Chatbots for Better Customer Connections Exelon, the US’s largest utility company by customer count, has created a chatbot that will soon let customers text Exelon a question such as "When’s my power bill due?" And it built the prototype in only two weeks.

· Oracle Works to Help Startups Succeed A new Oracle program connects startup companies with Oracle global customers to nurture an ecosystem of codevelopment and coinnovation among startups, customers, and Oracle. Why Oracle launched an Industry Innovation Advisors team.

 

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The Cloud User Experience Rapid Development Kit

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The Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience Rapid Development Kit (RDK) is a set of free resources that will help you learn faster, design simpler and build better.

Use the RDK to leverage the
PaaS for SaaS
advantage
.

New versions of the RDKs are now available. Read about the latest enhancements in this OAUX blog post

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Cloud is driving IT transformation and Oracle innovation by: Eric Bezille

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Today was again a very fully packed day at Oracle Open World. Starting with Mark Hurd, providing the vision of Oracle CEO on the global market and how Enterprises are forced to re-invent themselves or to face disintermediation, due to new comers leveraging the technologies to their benefits: doing the same thing but differently. Enterprise have to simplify and stop spending 80% of their IT budget to keep the light on. That’s where the Cloud model kicks in.

As Oracle we could not keep up if we were running Oracle Cloud like a traditional IT does, with multiple heterogeneous layers and vendors to integrate, patch and upgrade. The fact that we own all the stack from disk, to servers, to operating systems and even higher up with the Database and application stacks make a huge difference. We have one thing to manage, like Exadata to run the Oracle Database. That’s why Cloud is driving IT transformation and our innovation. (full video replay here).

This was clearly illustrated during Oracle Systems General Session, re-emphasis on the tight integration benefit of hardware and software, leading to unique optimizations, including one key aspect that was already touch on by Larry Ellision opening Keynote: Security (check here and here)… A new topics that is now also on CEO agenda.

And this tight integration is leading us to unique innovation capabilities helping us to scale, and you as well, as our technology is available in 3 deployments models. Again this was also demonstrated today with the launch of Exadata X7, applying in-memory technology in storage not to accelerate analytic but OLTP workloads: something pretty counter intuitive for pure hardware vendors of storage, but possible as soon as you combine hardware and software up to the Database layer. That makes a huge difference. Read the complete article here.

 

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My First Blockchain in the Oracle Cloud by Lonneke Dikmans

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Being an integration person I am very interested in Blockchain architecture as an alternative for ‘traditional’ integration options like ‘Enterprise SOA’ and Centralized Master Data Management.

This blog will not discuss the architecture of blockchain, but describes how you can get started as a developer with blockchain using Oracle Cloud. It assumes you have an instance of Oracle Compute Cloud at your disposal and describes how to get started wth MultiChain.
I executed the following steps:

  1. Create two instances of Oracle Compute Cloud
  2. Install MultiChain
  3. Create the first chain
Create two instances of Oracle Compute Cloud

To show the concept of the block chain you need to create at least two nodes. In this case I created two instances of Oracle Compute Cloud Classic. Read the complete article here.

For more information please see the Blockchain Partner Resource Kit here.

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