February 2021 Oracle Integration Update by Antony Reynolds

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It is time for the February quarterly update to Oracle Integration. Lilly, the Oracle integration mascot, has lots of exciting new features and improvements to share with you. Note that testing is still underway for these features and, although unlikely, it is possible that some will not meet our quality standard and be deferred to a later release.

Announcements & Update Windows

Currently tenant administrators get notified of OIC Gen 2 updates via notifications in the OCI console. OIC Gen 2 administrators can also see the same upgrade notice in the OIC console, so watch out for the date of your upgrade.

Remember, you can also mark your Gen 2 instance for update in either the first or second upgrade window, as explained in Choose Your Update Window. If you previously tagged your instance, then there is no need to tag it again. If it is not yet tagged for window 1, then the deadline for tagging for February is 14 January. Tags added after this date will take effect for the May release.

API Led Integration

We are making it easier to work with Oracle API products. Previously we supported only Oracle API Platform. We are now building out support for Oracle API Gateway.

  • Auto-generation of API gateway deployment from OIC
    • You can now create an Oracle OCI API Gateway Deployment from a REST based Integration at the click of a button. The API deployment will be created with routing rules pointing to the activated integration. Integrations with multiple verbs/paths will have a rule created for each verb/path.

Developer Productivity Enhancements

We are making the following improvements for developers:

  • Support for attachments in Integration Test UI
    • The testing tool built within Oracle Integration now offers the support for attachments. This will help developers test Integrations with attachment support without having to leave Oracle Integration UI.
  • Ability to edit XLST code in Oracle Integration Mapper
    • Developers can now edit XLST code within the Mapper while building their Integration flows. This will tremendously help them with complex XLST transformations. Avoiding the need to copy the XSLT and then import it back into the mapper. Read the complete article here.

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On-demand Integration Platform Partner Advisory Council 2020

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You missed the 12th edition of the annual global Partner Advisory Council by the Oracle Integration Product Management team? On-demand recordings are available.

Why should watch it? Get the latest product updates and roadmap details from the Oracle Integration Product Management team. Provide feedback based on your customer project experience and discuss with the Oracle team product improvements & future directions.

Who should attend? Senior consultants architects, technical leaders & CTOs, who implemented successful Oracle Integration.

Keynotes watch here:

Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President, Oracle Data Management Strategy

Bryan Thompson, VP of Product Management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Day 1 watch here:

OIC- Vision and Roadmap and Release Management – Amit Saxena & Team

Extreme Scalability and Enhanced Resilience – Antony Reynolds

Day 2 watch here:

SOA Modernization – Sandhya Lakshmi Gopalan & Ravi Pinto

Adapters & Accelerators & Recipes – Michael Meiner

API Management – Robert Wunderlich

Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Shay Shmeltzer

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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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Integrate SaaS hands-on Bootcamps Webtraining -South America (Spanish) March 30th – April 1st 2021

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Do 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:

South America (Spanish) March 30th – April 1st 2021

Europe Middle East & Africa (English) April 6th – 8th 2021

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

For additional location please visit our website here.

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Integrate SaaS hands-on Bootcamps Webtraining for Oracle Partners Europe Middle East & Africa (English) April 6th – 8th 2021

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: Europe Middle East & Africa (English) April 6th – 8th 2021

For details please visit the registration page here.

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Additional new content PaaS Partner Community

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· Dec 2020 – new OIC articles

· Cloud advantage Finance teams at two companies—Trident Maritime Systems and furniture company Knoll—use cloud applications to slash the time and complexity to finish the monthly close and improve insights, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

· Customer connection It takes more than technology for Oracle to help businesses meet their customer service goals—it takes knowledge of specific industry needs. Here’s how Oracle plans to combine the two elements.

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Microprocess Consequences by Jan Kettenis

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In a previous blog article I introduced the Microprocess Architecture. The article below discusses the consequences of maintaining, managing and running applications that are build according to this architecture.

We are applying the Microprocess Architecture to some 4 Dynamic Process applications that are being built with the Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) for some one and a half year already, but none of them went production so far. We can clearly see the benefits of applying the Microprocess Architecture, but also realize the consequences. I have addressed most of these with some pointers for dealing with them in a follow-up article on the subject.

As the go-live date slowly but inevitably is nearing, people obviously start wondering what the consequences regarding maintaining, managing and running such applications mean in the context of OIC. The below discusses this, referring to a “business process” as the main application that is made up by a collection of microprocesses.

The following picture shows the core concepts of the Microprocess Architecture in the context of a case application: The case application with its activities is separated from the components that do the "actual work": the microprocesses. The case application does only the choreography and therefore is restricted to rule logic. The microprocesses are relatively small and simple stand-alone process application doing service calls and handling human tasks. Read the complete article here.

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My private Corner – are you an expert?

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Archiving and Purging Process Automation Data in Oracle Integration by Arvind Venugopal and Nilakshi Soni

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What data is generated by Process in Oracle Integration

Large volumes of data are generated during the life of each process instance. This data collected can be broadly divided into two. Instance data and Analytics data.

  • Instance Data:    This is instance specific data generated at each step during execution. It includes the payload, comments, execution and audit information. 
  • Analytics Data:   Additional system metrics and user defined business metrics are also collated and stored at predefined events during the lifecycle of an instance. This data exists independently of the instance data
Archive Process data in Oracle Integration

Archiving is taking data which is no longer actively used and storing it in an external secondary storage where it can be retained for extended time. This archived data can be accessed, if needed, for compliance, audit, and analytics. Archiving the right data can not only save businesses money, but also intelligence derived using this will add value to the business. The following questions are often asked when users are setting up archive: what all data should be archived, how to setup archiving and finally how to retrieve data from the archived file. The purpose of these blogs is to discuss couple of options which will answer these very questions.
When planning an archiving strategy best suited for your needs one must give thought to some basic questions like

  • how often you would need to retrieve data from the archive
  • what data needs to be available for legal and regulatory compliance
  • what data set could be analyzed to add value to the business over time etc.
  • what insights are relevant for your business. Read the complete article here.

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