How Skanska built AI into Connected Compliance Webcast December 19th 2019

skanskaConnected Compliance with Oracle Integration

December 19th 2019 10:00 AM PT

Join Skanska’s Conny Bjorling, Head of Enterprise Architecture, along with Oracle executives to learn how they built fairness, human intelligence, and simplicity into their automated sanctions list checking.

  • Connect Oracle, third-party, and custom enterprise applications 6X faster with API-first thinking, visual design tooling, and prebuilt adapters
  • Crush the time to deliver custom analytics from 1.5 days to 5 minutes with self-service capabilities and ML-powered guidance 
  • Get from concept to global go-live with secure, scalable augmented analytics and intelligent process automation in weeks

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Oracle Integration & Process Customer Summit January 13 2020 in Dubai

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This event will include topics related to Oracle’s Integration & Process service offerings as well as Oracle Digital Assistant (ODA). The Summit is a platform that enables a dialogue between customers and Oracle – our HQ PM and engineering will give attendees exclusive access to our product roadmaps, as well as discuss upcoming innovations.

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Suhas Uliyar

Vice President, Product Management
Oracle Corporation

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Senior Director, Product Management
Oracle Corporation

Agenda

  • Product updates and roadmap presentations on Oracle Integration including Innovations such as Business Accelerators and Integration Insight.
  • Customer experience presentations.
  • Feedback sessions.
  • Networking with other customers.
  • Opportunities to interact 1:1 with Integration & Process engineering and product management.

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Oracle Integration has the best of breed RSO (Robotic Service Orchestration) support by Nicolas Damonte

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But before justifying it, let’s start by explaining what RSO is and the differences with RPA.

The What …

RSO (Robotic Service Orchestration) is basically managing bots in the context of a business process, just like they would manage people.

RPA (Robotic Process Automation) enables the automation of manual tasks using UI Scrapping technologies. The value proposition is using bots to perform repetitive manual tasks (like data entry) mainly on legacy systems (with no APIs).

The Difference …

RPA was designed to performs tasks, not to manage end to end services.
RSO is about end to end services, managing their full orchestration and fostering a continuous improvement lifecycle.

The Justification …

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SOA Suite 12c upgrade – Composite DVMs by Martien van den Akker

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Today I found something curious in a composite upgraded from 11g to 12c, regarding DVMs. I sometimes use DVMs in BPEL to prevent the use of complex xpath expressions with many conditions. For instance, if I need to know if a JMSType is in a certain range and if it is I need to continue, I can create a DVM that has those JVMTypes correlated to an indicator.

Now, in 12c we have a new project structure. Where in 11g, about every component is in the root of the project, in 12c those are moved to a subfolder. That is, if you would create a new project:

Folder like xsd, wsdl, xsl in 11g are renated to Schemas, WSDLs and Transformations in 12c. We decided to refactor the upgraded projects to the new structure in 12c. So our BPEL processes are moved to the BPEL subfolder. This means that when referencing a transformation (xsl) you would adapt your xslt functions as: Read the complete article here.

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Moving SOA to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by Robert Wunderlich

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Many customers are running their workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI-C), but the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) offers compelling benefits that customers should consider moving their workloads to the “gen 2 cloud“.  Additionally if the customer is not yet running SOA 12.2.1.3 or above, now is an ideal time to make the move.

A SOA implementation is typically large and serves mission critical requirements.  This means that a “side-by-side” migration is the best approach.  At a high-level the process is as follows:

  • Discover/map the existing OCI-C deployment.  Oracle provides a set of tools to help in migrating workloads to OCI.  You can learn more about this at Upgrade to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Branch your SOA projects: SOA projects can be deployed into a new environment and they will be upgraded on the deployment.  However, a better approach is to branch your version control and upgrade the projects in JDeveloper.  You can then validate the project to catch any potential issues. Read the complete article here.

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Use a process in an Oracle Visual Builder application

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In the Processes feature of Oracle Integration, create a process application and a process. In Oracle Visual Builder, create a web application that displays processes and tasks and executes them.

Create and Configure a Process Starting from Visual Builder, develop a process application and a simple process, creating and configuring the process elements so that they can easily be used by Visual Builder.

Use a Process in a Visual Builder Application Create and configure a Visual Builder web application that starts processes, displays processes and tasks, and lets you execute the tasks

Want to Learn More? Dive deeper into the capabilities of Processes and Visual Builder.

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Test Remote Asynchronous Request Response services by Martien van den Akker

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A few years ago, I described how you can test Asynchronous Request Response services.

The thing with Asynchronous Request Response services is, as I used to describe it, that they’re in essence two complementary Request-Only (Fire and Forget) services. That is, the client submits a request to the Asynchronous Request Response service, and at a certain point waits for the response by listening to an endpoint.
To make this work, the responding Asynchronous Request Response service should be told, which endpoint it should call with the response and which correlation id should be used. The WS-Addressing standard is used for that. All nicely explained in the before mentioned article.
In most customer-cases the problem is that your Client SoapUI or ReadyAPI project should catch the response, but the service is running on a SOA Suite in the datacenter and is not allowed to get to your local machine.
MobaXterm makes it very easy to create a tunnel. You can have a remote tunnel, that enables a local listening endpoint, that forwards every request to a remote service. Very handy if you have a Vagrant project with only a NAT NetworkAdapter, where Vagrant enabled a ssh endpoint on port 2222. You can easily create a Local tunnel on port 7101, for instance, to the remote ssh session on port 2222, that enables you to get to the weblogic console on the remote VM running on http://darlin-vce:7101/console. To create a tunnel, just open the MobaSSHTunnel – Grahpical port forwarding tool: Read the complete article here.

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Getting ready to run SOA on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform by Robert Wunderlich

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Oracle has a robust portfolio of cloud offerings ranging from SaaS to IaaS.  Some of the services like Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP), or Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) are fully managed by Oracle, lifting the burdens from DBAs and System Administrators.  These services run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) sometimes referred to as the “gen 2 cloud“.

Some of the services like SOA Cloud and Java Cloud that were originally delivered on OCI Classic (“gen 1 cloud”), can also run on OCI, but there are a number of prerequisites that must be completed before these services can be deployed.  For more information, see https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/iaas/Content/General/Reference/PaaSprereqs.htm

The prerequisites are well documented, but with the number of steps required, some mistakes can occur.  I experienced this when helping a partner troubleshoot an installation problem that turned out to be a simple typo.  This got me to thinking that Terraform by Hashicorp could help prevent these sort of problems, and make the process repeatable. Read the complete article here.

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Microservices Architecture pt.2: Why do we want Microservices architecture? By Lykle Thijssen

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After exploring what a microservices architecture actually is (see Microservices Architecture pt.1: Definition), we can ask ourselves why we want such an architecture. After all, it seems rather complex, discourages reusability, can lead to data inconsistency and any hype will be overtaken by something else in the future. However, there are benefits too and most of the downsides can be mitigated. It’s also not always necessary to go for the most hardcore version of an idea, some middle ground can be reached to come up with a reasonable solution.
The most important reason for microservices architecture is to get rid of dependencies. Many systems are very hard to manage and maintain, because a small change can create a massive butterly effect and the entire application may be at risk. With microservices architecture, you isolate business modules, so a change in the insurance part of the company will not affect their marketing application and vice versa. This also makes it easier to release changes and updates, because the bounded context protects you from unexpected and undesirable side effects.

Another reason is that many organizations are disappointed with the traditional approach to SOA. In many cases, implementing SOA has not led to more flexibility, but actually less, as now multiple layers need to be tweaked to make a single change and massive enterprise metadata repositories make it virtually impossible to change things without massive consequences. If all your services are using your Person.xsd and you need to make a change to that one, you’re going to be royally screwed. Besides, the Person.xsd will most likely contain everything from every context, which makes it unfocused and hard to work with. On the other hand, not using these metadata models also have downsides, as you need to make a lot of transformations. Microservices architecture can be a nice middle ground here, because you can isolate the Person’s context to the business module and there are no dependencies between the different business domains. So, the context of a person is completely different for insurances as it is for marketing and guess what… that’s totally okay and no longer an issue. Read the complete article here.

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Using Integration flows with File Transfers by Michael Meiner

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Oracle Integration (OIC) eliminates barriers between business applications through a combination of machine learning, embedded best-practice guidance, pre-built integration and process automation. Integration Cloud provides the means for integrating applications, automating processes and building applications visually. Integration Cloud can also consume, produce, and perform transformations, on files.

For use cases where an sftp server is needed, Integration Cloud can be coupled with Oracle Managed File Transfer (MFTCS) Cloud Service to build and end-to-end solution. MFTCS has an embedded sftp server, along with features not available in traditional sftp solutions. For instance, MFTCS can integrate with other endpoints including: SOAP, Storage Service, ODI, B2B and WebCenter.

When provisioning OIC and MFTCS, you’ll want to provision them in the same Oracle datacenter for maximum performance.

Use Case

In our use case, we perform a bulk data import of external transactions into ERP cloud.  We introduce the following marketing personas: Mary is responsible for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in Oracle EBS. We also introduce Bob, responsible for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in Oracle Fusion ERP. Mary and Bob need these systems to sync automatically, without human intervention. EBS will be generating content that needs to be consumed by ERP.

The demonstration uses Oracle’s cloud integration capabilities to automate the bulk data import process. A .csv file of transaction records is transferred to an SFTP server (i.e., MFTCS), where it is picked up and processed by the Integration Cloud. If necessary, the integration flow can add additional data to the inbound transactions prior to passing the data off to ERP cloud. Read the complete article here.

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