Are You Ready for Microservices?

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Oracle ACE Rolanda Carrassco, co-owner and principal SOA Architect at S&P Solutions joins his colleague, SOA Architect Leonardo Gonzalez, to pose two questions that might help you decide if your organization is ready for microservices. Watch the video here.

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Podcast Show Notes: Building a Real Cloud Solution

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Integrate Your HR System with a Talent Management System in the Cloud

SOA Cloud Service in a Nutshell [Article]

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A Quick Word About Modern Software Architecture by Francisco Arturo Viveros

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Designing effective software has always been a challenging endeavour, but "challenging" has taken on a whole new meaning lately with all the options, trends and influences flying around the IT landscape. Modernization has bred concepts such as Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Web APIs, IoT, Serverless, etc., which are proving to be much more than just buzzwords and are consistently altering both the business and the technical side of what we understand as Software Architecture.

From the perspective of a solution architect, many things have actually changed in just a few years. And "Change" is indeed the keyword here, as the ability to enable, manage, leverage and generally deal with it, has become a critical asset to thrive in this particular role. Also, with so much in our plates, we need to stay level-headed even as we mix it up in the search for the scalable, flexible and cost-effective solutions demanded by a hyper-competitive market.

But what do we really mean when we apply the term "Modern" to Software Architecture?; which qualities, attributes or else need to be there for a system to be labeled as "Modern"?. As always, there’s no silver bullet, panache or manifest which will let us achieve all of our goals and solve all of our problems. However, there are plenty of building blocks which in the right configuration can sketch out interesting paths towards innovation, modernization and beyond. There’s also no textbook definition which can suffice in this regard, for at the end of the day, the concept of a "Modern" Architecture can be much better understood under the light of our day-to-day reality and the ever evolving relationship between information systems and human society. Read the complete article here.

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3rd-Generation API Management: From Proxies to Micro-Gateways by Oracle ACE Director Luis Weir

 

imageBusinesses today understand that, in order to remain competitive in a market dominated by digital disruptors[i], they must innovate and gain business agility and speed. To this end, organizations of all sizes are adopting cloud (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)[ii] not only as the means to reduce TCO, but also as a vehicle to achieve digital transformation and customer centricity.

However, moving to cloud does not mean one cloud. Research suggests that organizations are opting for multi-cloud strategies[iii] as opposed to putting all their eggs in a single cloud vendor’s basket. This best-of-breed approach to cloud adoption means that on-premises monolithic system(s)[iv] (e.g., an ERP) and other on-premises applications are re-implemented in the cloud as discrete SaaS applications and integrated or extended with PaaS.

For those on-premises applications that either don’t have a cloud equivalent or simply don’t address the desired requirements, many organizations are also opting for application development in the cloud.[v] Microservices architectures[vi] have become predominant as an architectural style for implementing such cloud-native applications. To do this, a monolith is broken down into smaller pieces — each representing a business capability — and then implemented as a fully decoupled service (microservice),[vii] typically in PaaS.

As cloud adoption continues, information inevitably becomes more and more federated, not only across many different SaaS and PaaS applications (from different vendors), but also across many on-premises systems.

In order to achieve digital transformation, an organization must first either adapt or enhance its existing (on-premises) IT systems or attempt to replace them with modern ones (probably in the cloud), so products and services can be offered digitally via multiple channels (web, mobile apps, kiosks, partner online stores, bots, etc.).

Digital transformation makes co-workers more productive by enabling them to execute business processes whilst on the move through a seamless journey delivered by different device interactions.

It also enhances an organization’s partner ecosystem by giving them on-demand access to relevant business data and providing the means to execute business transactions electronically.

However, none of the above are possible if access to core business information assets is not availableÑand with information becoming federated, access can be a big problem.

Integration platform as a service (iPaaS)[viii] solutions address this issue. Their selling point is their ability to connect to any cloud and/or on-premises system and deliver the access required. A robust iPaaS platform should be capable of connecting to any cloud and/or on-premises application to deliver seamless access to information via RESTful Application Programming Interfaces (otherwise known as Web APIs[ix]).

The use of APIs as the means to deliver standard, consistent and secured access to information enables multi-channel applications to consume the assets they need when they need them. Read the complete article here.

 

For more information please visit https://www.capgemini.com/oracle and attend the

API Event April 26th 2018 in London www.tinyurl.com/CapgeminiOracle.

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Digital Transformation: Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

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API exposes and manages hidden information to create new solutions. Watch Luis Weir’s video here.

For more information please visit https://www.capgemini.com/oracle and attend the

API Event April 26th 2018 in London www.tinyurl.com/CapgeminiOracle.

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API CS is available for free trails at Demo.Oracle.com

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Please login to https://demo.oracle.com, choose store and search for “Enabling Digital Transformation with API Platform Cloud” and register a Demo!

For Oracle Partners we offer an API Platform Cloud Service resource kit (community membership required):

· Sales kit

· Online training and certification: API Platform Cloud Service Partner Sales Rep GLP and API Platform Cloud Service Partner Sales Consultant GLP

· API trial service

· API CS Whitepaper & API Platform Cloud Service Data Sheet & Apiary Data Sheet

· API Platform Cloud Service Documentation

· Upcoming API hands-on trainings

· API CS website & OTN page

· API free trials via Demo.Oracle.com choose store and search for “Enabling Digital Transformation with API Platform Cloud” and register a Demo!

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API Platform Cloud Service – PaaS Partner Community Webcast – April 17th 2018

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Attend our April edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on April 17th 2018 at 16:00 CET. In the webcast Luis Weir and Robert Wunderlich will update you on Oracle API Platform Cloud Service.

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Visit the registration page here.

Call ID: 5566478 Call Passcode: 250410

UK: +44 (0) 208 118 1001 & United States: 140 877 440 73

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Oracle API Platform Cloud Service:

A great API Management solution supports agile API development, and also makes it easy to keep an eye on KPIs covering every aspect of the API lifecycle. True hybrid API deployment – in the Cloud or on-premises – means that your API solution is modern and adaptable, all while employing the most up-to-date security protocols.

Schedule:

Tuesday April 17th 2018 16:00 – 17:00 CET

Visit the registration page here.

Missed our PaaS Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

· Oracle JET February March 27th 2018

· Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service February 28th 2018

· Container Native Application Development Platform January 23rd 2018

· Oracle free Cloud Demo Services December 15th 2017

· Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) November 21st 2017

· Adaptive Case Management in PCS October 31st 2017

· Oracle OpenWorld 2017 September 25th 2017

· Cloud Compliance & Certification August 2017

· Wercker July 21st 2017

· Sales Play webcast June 28th 2017

· Process Cloud Service update – DMN capabilities May 23rd 2017

· Drive DevOps Agility and Operational Efficiency with Oracle Management Cloud April 25th 2017

· Implementing DevOps and Agile Methodologies in Oracle Projects March 21st 2017

· Mobile Cloud Service & Chat Bots February 28th 2017

· b2b January 31st 2017

· Community Resources & free Cloud trails December 20th 2016

· SOA 12 & BPM Suite 12c Roadmap update November 29th 2016

· Microservices October 25th 2016

· Oracle OpenWorld 2016 update September 27th 2016

· API Cloud Platform Service August 30th 2016

· BPM Suite & PCS Update July 26th 2016

· Integration Cloud Service June 28th 2016

· Sales Plays Webcast June 9th 2016

· Real-Time Integration Business Insight May 31st 2016

For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (SOA Community membership required).

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Additional new content SOA & BPM Partner Community

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· Automate ERP Cloud Batch Uploads using Oracle MFT and Integration Cloud Service This article from Oracle Cloud Solutions architect Serene Tan illustrates a typical use-case for organisations that work with numerous vendors and want those vendors to bulk invoice them through an SFTP file drop. Read the article.

· Oracle API Platform Cloud Enables Customers to Drive Business Transformation and API-First Thinking Helps developers monetize new opportunities and deliver better customer experiences Learn more.

· Oracle Code Oracle Code is an event for developers building modern Web, mobile, enterprise, and cloud-native applications. The focus is on the latest software developer technologies, practices, and trends, including: Containers, Microservices/APIs, and DevOps; Databases; Open Source Technologies; Development Tools and Low Code Platforms; Machine Learning, Chatbots and AI. Click the link below for the complete schedule. Learn more.

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Expose a database to an Oracle BPM 12c Process using the Oracle SOA Database Adapter by Dan Atwood

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This is the 5th of a 5 part series that explains how to expose a database to an Oracle BPM 12c Process using the Oracle SOA Database Adapter and a Mediator.  In this, the Composite with the Database Adapter created in part 4 of this series is invoked by the Oracle BPM process using a Service activity.

Part 1 – Create a WebLogic JNDI Database Connection

Part 2 – Configure the Database Adapter’s Outbound Connection Pool

Part 3 – Configure the Database Adapter’s JNDI Connection to the Database

Part 4 – Create a SOA Composite Project to Invoke the Database Adapter through a Mediator

Part 5 – Invoke the Service Exposed from a Process in the BPM Composite Project

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Oracle BPM Suite 12.2.1.2 Quick Start: Installation, Configuration, BPMN 2.0 Business Process Deployment and Testing by Pavel Samolysov

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Oracle BPM Suite – a solution from Oracle for Enterprise Business Processes modeling with leveraging the BPMN 2.0 notation. Integrated development environment – JDeveloper is used for the modeling process. Oracle provides a special distributive of the solution for developers – Quick Start – which contains the Oracle WebLogic application server, BPM Suite, and JDeveloper.

This article highlights how to download Oracle BPM Suite 12.2.1.2 Quick Start from the edelivery.oracle.com web-site, install that on a developer’s PC, create the first business process using JDeveloper, configure the integrated WebLogic domain (BPM Suite, SOA Suite, and Oracle Service Bus are included, and Apache Derby is here for database management), deploy the business process on this domain and start a test instance of the process. Read the complete article here.

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The Art of Intelligence – A Practical Introduction Machine Learning by Lucas Jellema

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Watch the video here.

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