PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter March 2018

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

Thanks to all attendees, presenters and trainers to make the Oracle PaaS Partner Community Forum 2018 a superb success. With 232 attendees from 40 countries and a long waiting list the conference was booked out a month in advance. Watch Amit Zavery’s community welcome briefing here. In case you could not attend in Budapest presentations and training material will become available at our community workspace (membership required)

The next series of Integrate and Extend SaaS free hands-on bootcamps are schedules for Istanbul, Utrecht and Warsaw. Registration for the April edition of the free on-demand SOA Suite 12c and BPM Suite 12c bootcamps is open here. Or attend one of the upcoming Oracle developer meetups across Europe.

API Management played a key role in Budapest as adoption is souring. Thanks for sharing the best practices on API policy versioning, tracing execution and gateway installation.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Oracle PaaS – the Whole Platform Story by Ian Reed & Ed Zou & Teaching how Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) simplifies Application Integration, Process Automation and API Management & Teaching How to Design and Secure an API with Oracle API Platform & Connect the Cloud free eBook& Teaching How to Recover Errored Instances with Oracle Integration Cloud & Integration Cloud Service (ICS) – Lets POC and get our feet wet & Provision Oracle Integration Cloud Using Stack Templates & Rubicon Red Uses Oracle Cloud to Grow Green Business & Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite 12.2.1.3.0.

BPM was a prominent theme across the PaaS Partner Community Forum. Form best practices to extend SaaS with processes, dynamic processes, joint present by UiPath and Oracle about robotics process automation, all the way to hands-on labs. Including an excellent discussion on the role of BPM in a microservices architecture. Thanks to Richard, Marcel and Marc for the next series of articles: Jarvis Pizzeria: Setting up the Dynamic Process & Jarvis Pizzeria: The logic underneath the Dynamic Process & Jarvis Pizzeria: Activating activities and attaining milestones & Jarvis Pizzeria: The various Decisions of a Decision Model & Jarvis Pizzeria: Fourth step in Implementing the Order Processing, Decision Model.

In our last innovation and architecture section blockchain continues to be a prominent topic. During the PaaS Partner Community Forum partners had the opportunity to try the cloud service hands-on. Get started listen the blockchain podcast.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The March edition highlights free on-demand training, Oracle Developer meetups and Oracle OpenWorld call for papers. . This month’s community webcast will be an update on Oracle JET, please join our monthly PaaS Partner Community Webcast – March 27th 2018.

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Additional new material WebLogic & Developer Community

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· Automate Test Pipeline and Infrastructure Lifecycle with Oracle Developer Cloud Abhishek Gupta takes you step-by-step through an example of how to use Oracle Developer Cloud to create a pipeline that incorporates unit and integration testing. Read the article.

· Podcast: Zombie Devices and the Moons of Jupiter In this two-part program Mastering Lambdas: Java Programming in a Multicore World author Maurice Naftalin shares his thoughts on the impact of the Internet of Things, chatbots, and other technologies. Then Sean Phillips, principal software engineer with A.I. Solutions, talks about his work with JavaFX and the development of the Deep Space Trajectory Explorer (DSTE) software designed for NASA. Listen to the podcast.

· Video: Microservices and Modern Software Development Where is Oracle with regard to microservices? Mark Cavage and Chad Arimura from Oracle’s software development organization offer an update, hint at things to come, and chat about Werker, Kubernetes, and more in this interview recorded at Oracle Code Atlanta. Watch the video.

· Video: Think in a Functional Style to Produce Concise Code The addition of lambda and Streams to Java 8 made it much easier for developers to think in a functional style to produce concise, readable code. Josh Backfield, a senior software engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, digs into the details. Watch the video.

· Three New Open Source Container Utilities Three tools developed by Oracle to help with building and operating containers have been open-sourced and are now available. You’ll find Smith, Crashcart, and Railcar on the Oracle Github page. Read the article.

· Introducing Application Cache Client Java SDK for Oracle Cloud Oracle Application Container Cloud’s Application Cache provides caching for applications. You simply specify the amount of memory you want to cache and whether you need basic non-HA cache for DevTest, or reliable caching for production, and the appropriate infrastructure is automatically provisioned. Read the article.

· Oracle to ‘Earn Our Spot’ In Kubernetes Community As two Oracle technologists took the stage to announce Oracle�s support for the Kubernetes open source software initiative, they were clearly aware of one fact: Open source folks aren�t much impressed with announcements. Read the article.

· Oracle Code Online Session Replays The complete list of session videos from the Oracle Code Online event in June is now available. Choose from among 17 complete sessions in 5 tracks: Full Stack, Mobile, Server-side, Database, and DevOps/Systems. Wiew the complete session playlist

· Oracle OpenWorld 2017 It’s back! The big event for those in the Oracle universe returns to San Francisco, October 1-5, 2017. Registration is now open, as is the conference call for speakers.. Learn more.

· JavaOne 2017 Be there as JavaOne returns to San Francisco, October 1-5, 2017, featuring hundreds of in-depth technical sessions acrosss eight tracks. Registration is open, and you can now submit your session proposals Learn more.

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter February 2018

Dear PaaS Partner Community

With more than 250 registration, the PaaS Partner Community Forum 2018 is almost booked out take the opportunity to become an expert in the latest PaaS services including machine learning, blockchain, IoT and Microservices. Looking forward to welcome you in Budapest!

In case you can’t attend the conference we offer in February and April free on-demand bootcamps for SOA Suite 12c and BPM Suite 12c. For details and registration please see the community training calendar (membership required).

With the raise of 3rd generation API Management the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service is a leader. Start with Apiary for a design first approach. Use API Platform Cloud Service to manage, connect and secure APIs. With the policies and gateway you can validate your deployments. Great opportunity for partners to start the digital transformation of your customers and generate service revenue. For more information get the API partner resource kit here.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Teaching How to Recover Errored Instances with Oracle Integration Cloud & REST API for Oracle SOA Cloud Service & Recipe in Oracle Self-Service Integration & FMW Oracle Service Bus (OSB) Domain Monitoring Solution and Features & Which SOA Product Support Ends in 2018 & Purging of SOA Composite Revisions with FlexDeploy & Streamline Development in Oracle Projects.

Oracle and UiPath join forced to accelerate Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Watch a short RPA video here and visit the UiPath session and information point during our PaaS Partner Community Forum. This month pizza becomes a dynamic process, Richard, Marcel and Marc served the next round of Jarvis pizza Jarvis Pizzeria in Case Management Style & Getting Started with Dynamic Processes (ACM) & Setting up the Dynamic Process & Third step in Implementing the Order Processing, Correlation.

In our last innovation and architecture section it is all about blockchain. A great starting point is the NIST blockchain report for business beginners. Every developer should be aware of blockchain specially for industrial use.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The February edition highlights the PaaS Partner Resource Kits for chabots, API CS, OIC and to Integrate SaaS. This month’s community webcast will introduce Visual Builder Cloud Service, please join our monthly PaaS Partner Community Webcast – February 28th 2018. A great use case for Visual Builder Cloud Service is to extend HCM.

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My private Corner expand the community

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Across Europe partners develop so many excellent solutions and celebrate customer success. It’s fantastic to see how the ACE and Developer Advocate team shares their knowledge within the community – Thanks! Across Europe we created the first five developer meetups to give you the opportunity to get the latest information. All groups are hosted by our partners. Want to attend one of the upcoming free meetups? Join the groups! Want to create a local group in your city? Let us know!

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter January 2018

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

Registration for the PaaS Partner Community Forum 2018 is open. This year we offer four conference tracks Enterprise Process & Integration and API Management, Application Development with Microservices and Containers, Mobile & Chatbot & Content Management and Innovation: blockchain and machine learning. As part of the conference we also give you as a partner to exhibit solutions based on the Oracle cloud. In case you are interested please contact us. Looking forward to welcome you in Budapest.

You have implemented success a PaaS solution at your customer? Let us know – we want to promote you as a partner Oracle internal. As a first step please complete the partner success template here. This information is under NDA and Oracle internal only to promote your success within Oracle.

Oracle Universal Cloud Credits are a big advantage for customers and partners. Watch the on-demand webcast to get the details. The Cloud Cost Estimator supports you with sample configurations, missing something? Let us know!

In the integration section Stefan published an excellent article series on business events within Oracle SaaS. Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Troubleshooting Oracle API Platform Cloud Service & Oracle Integration Cloud Update & Migrating to the Cloud and Side-by-Side Upgrade in the Cloud for Oracle SOA Cloud Service and Oracle MFT Cloud Service & Virtual Box VM for SOA Suite 12.2.1.3.0 NOW AVAILABLE & Undeploy non default, retired or inactive soa suite composites using java & OSB: Disable Chunked Streaming Mode recommendation.

Richard, Marcel and Marc served the next round of Jarvis pizza: Deploying and reverting to Snapshots & First step in Implementing the Order Processing, Interface Definition & Send Task vs Throw Message Event & Second step in Implementing the Order Processing, Multi Instance Subprocess & Creating a Custom Tasklist for PCS. Thanks to Martien for the BPM 12.2.1.3: Exception when deploying BPM project with Human tasks article.

In our last innovation and architecture section the UX team released the latest update, Maarten published 10 reasons why you should not yet implement blockchain and you can attend a hands-on customer experience workshop.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The January edition highlights the PaaS Partner Community Forum, a chatbot partner resource kit and our community webcast. To get an Oracle container native application development platform introduction please join our monthly PaaS Partner Community Webcast – January 23rd 2018.

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When Creating APIs, Focus your API Gateway on What it Does Best by Robert Wunderlich

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When talking with customers and prospects, I often hear about two requirements; converting REST to SOAP or SOAP to REST and Caching of data for performance.

These are great opportunities for an API Gateway, but should be used with extreme caution. Misuse of either of these features can cause performance problems in your gateway or even worse, putting your sensitive data at risk!

Using an Integration Platform with an API Platform provides the opportunity to follow some best-practice approaches to data isolation as well as scaling of certain heavy-weight operations. Furthermore, by separating these concerns, sensitive data is better protected

First, let’s look at the key purposes of an API Platform and an Integration Platform. The API Platform is responsible for the following: Read the complete article here.

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter December 2017

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

Once a year we host the PaaS Partner Community Forum, your opportunity to become a champion in the latest PaaS cloud services from Oracle. On the first conference day the ACEs and the community will share best practices and customer success stories. During keynotes including live demos the Oracle team will introduce PaaS innovations like blockchain or machine learning. On the third day you can choose between four conference tracks Enterprise Process & Integration &API Management and Application Development with Microservices & Containers and Mobile & Chatbot & Content Management and Innovation: blockchaine & machine learning. The last two days of the conference you can code & try the cloud services hands-on! Most important the conference is an excellent networking opportunity with Oracle partners, ACEs, product development and the A&C team. Since we host the Partner Community Forum the conference was always booked out, secure your seat today!

Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) including a partner resource kit. Special thanks to Niall Commiskey for the nice OIC articles series Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) – the Grand Tour & Integration Insight in Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) & Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) – the cloud platform for Integration and Automation. OIC pricing is based on OCPU want to know much it is? Try the Cloud cost estimator which also provides sample configurations.

There are more than five reasons why our joint customer base should choose Oracle’s PaaS. One of them is Oracle’s third generation API Platform cloud service. Another reason is Oracle’s support of standards also for APIs.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Integrate Sugar CRM & Eloqua in few hours using Oracle Integration Cloud Service & Create Connection using external WSDL in Oracle Integration Cloud Service & PaaS – How to setup an Oracle Integration Cloud instance & Enable WebService test client on SOA/BPM production mode environments & Good SOA Pipeline Plumbing Gregory Hughlett & SOASuite 12c: keep running instances using ANT & OSB: Disable Chunked Streaming Mode recommendation & Oracle Management Cloud: Find SOA Suite issues quick and easy

We all like Pizza, now we also understand the process how to make and deliver Pizza. Special thanks to Richard & Marcel for the latest posts Different presentations for the same WebForm & Notification Task in PCS & Human Tasks: Design First WebForms in PCS & Workaround for XSD list-element issue in WebForms & Deploying and Reverting to Snapshots. Defiantly will service you a pizza one day! User Interfaces are key for user adoption, as BPM is about human based processes it’s even more important. Thanks to the Mark for Best Practices in UI and Process Designs. With the BPM 12c REST APIs an customized UI can be build easily.

In our last section is it all about the future and innovation. Machine learning is at the forth front of innovation. Another example are innovative use cases of IoT, Mexico City is a great example. To achieve innovation our UX team released new UX tools.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The December edition highlights the Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) Partner Resource kit and the PaaS Partner Community Forum. To access our free PaaS trial services and get a community update please join our monthly PaaS Partner Community Webcast – December 15th 2017.

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter November 2017

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) was announced during Oracle OpenWorld. OICs a comprehensive offering for integration, processes and to build user interfaces. An OIC partner resource kit including presentations in ppt format, demos, faq and documentation is available for community members. To get all OIC details please join our monthly PaaS Partner Community Webcast – November 21st 2017. The latest Ovum report highlights Oracle leadership in cloud integration.

Thanks to the partner community for the excellent Oracle OpenWorld summaries. Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld 2017 & My key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne 2017 & Amis Oracle Open World highlights & My Oracle Open World 2017 contributions in a nutshell & Some random thoughts on OOW17. Please use the material to update yourself, and our Oracle OpenWorld in a box kit (community membership required) to update your customer base.

Cloud hands-on training is key to deliver successful customer projects. For SaaS partners we offer a two days hands-on training to integrate and extend SaaS at 8 location across EMEA For details please visit the registration page here. Specially for SaaS partners an updated ICS pricing was announced. ICS is now available on the SaaS price lists for Oracle SaaS to SaaS integration. For details please get the latest price list here. For middleware partners we offer a one day hands-on training to build Microservices architectures based on API Platform Cloud Service at 5 locations across Europe. For details please visit the registration page here. In case you can’t attend one of this training watch the Microservices and API Management video here. Read the article about innovative disruption and the API article series (part 1, part 2, part 3) from Onkar Shoper.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Integration Cloud Service, SOA Cloud Service or Integration Cloud, are you confused? & Seamless SaaS Integration using Oracle Integration Cloud Service & ICS Best Practices : Before going live and post go-live & ICS –> NetSuite to Zendesk integration & ICS Netsuite adapter configuration & Provisioning Oracle SOA Cloud Service & Fixed SOA Suite CS Error in Oracle Cloud: Validation Failed – Unable to Create Service / Invalid Storage Container

Thanks for Richard and Marcel about the excellent Jarvis Pizzeria article series! The latest publications include: Handling SOAP Faults in PCS & Testing in PCS against the Development or Production environment & Using an imported XSD in PCS & Deployment and using the workspace & Using the REST interface to start a Process

Thanks to the community for sharing all the business process management articles: Using a Multi-Instance & Subprocess as a Complex Gateway in Oracle PCS & Process Cloud Service (PCS) System Error Exception Handling Oracle BPM 12.2.1 ADF Auto-Generation Issue Solutions.

Platform as a service is driving innovation at our customers. Artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain are the newest service part of the Oracle PaaS platform. Therefore we will add this topics to the Architecture section of this newsletter. We start with the Blockchain announcement and a first Blockchain impression from Lonneke.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The November edition highlights the Oracle OpenWorld kit Universal Cloud Credits and hands-on trainings to integrate & extend SaaS and API Platform Cloud Service. To get an update on Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) please join our monthly PaaS Partner Community Webcast – November 21st 2017.

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Uncovering Decaying Supply Chain Links with IOT Asset Monitoring by Supreet Oberoi

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A Tale of Two Wines
I’ve spent most my life in the Bay area. The weather is mild, and the traffic not. Over time, I’ve become fond of a particular French wine sold in a chain grocery store. The wine had good character and depth, but its price initially made me think I’d be drinking vinegar! So, when I had to relocate to (hot! hot!) Arizona for two years, I found the same chain grocery store to buy my wine. Everything inside the store was arranged in exactly the same way as in California.  More surprising, they had all the same products, including perishables, as in my California store. And there it was — my favorite cheap wine! I thanked the supply chain gods for making this happen.

I took my wine to the corporate housing, feeling very much like I was home. I opened the bottle and let the wine breathe. First sip… it tasted not just like vinegar, but bad vinegar! Second sip… still the same. I went back and got another bottle… same taste. Obviously, somewhere during the transit of the cargo, this delicate, cheap wine was exposed to the hostile Arizona heat for too long. That killed it. I was so disappointed.
So what does this really have to do with the supply chain process you ask?

Decayed Links in the Supply Chain Process

When we started doing IoT development at Oracle, one of the most common customer concerns was reducing theft and waste in the transport of perishable goods (for example, groceries, poultry) and semi-perishable goods (such as wine). Though we offer the best practices to tune your supply chain logistics to reduce your hazards when moving your perishable goods, we realized many risks still weren’t being  addressed.

Risk 1: Asset Is Missing

What do we mean by assets? An asset may be a keg waiting to be loaded in a yard, or it could be an excavator, a loader, lathe, drill, blood infusion pump, or a patient bed. Assets could be goods moving through the supply chain system, or a tool enabling the movement of those goods. Some of us sheltered within our software world don’t ever consider the loss of physical assets – it takes us by surprise. How can an asset get lost? Read the complete article here.

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Service Bus: Pipeline alerts in Splunk using SNMP traps by Maarten Smeets

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Oracle Service Bus provides a reporting activity called Alert. The OSB pipeline alerts use a persistent store. This store is file based. Changing the persistent store to JDBC based, does not cause pipeline alerts to be stored in a database instead of on disk. When the persistent store on disk becomes large, opening pipeline alerts in the Enterprise Manager (12c) or Service Bus console (11g) can suffer from poor performance. If you put an archive setting on pipeline alerts (see here), the space from the persistent store on disk is not reduced when alerts get deleted. You can compact the store to reduce space (see here), but this requires the store to be offline and this might require shutting down the Service Bus. This can be cumbersome to do often and is not good for your availability.

If you do not want to use the EM / SB console or have the issues with the filestore, there is an alternative. Pipeline alerts can produce SNMP traps. SNMP traps can be forwarded by a WebLogic SNMP Agent to an SNMP Manager. This manager can store the SNMP traps in a file and Splunk can monitor the file. Splunk makes searching alerts and visualizing them easy. In this blog I will describe the steps needed to get a minimal setup with SNMP traps going and how to see the pipeline alerts in Splunk. Read the complete article here.

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