API Management – Why it matters! by Sven Bernhardt

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Digital transformation is on its way and the industry is required to adopt new concepts and techniques, like the Internet of things (IoT), Cloud and Enterprise Mobility. As a matter of that, new business models arise, which need to be evaluated by companies to not lose market shares and stay in touch with the competitors.
Gartner’s vision of Bi-modal IT seems to become more and more the reality, which besides all chances, also brings a lot of challenges companies have to deal with. One essential topic for implementing the ideas of Bi-modal IT is API Management – at least from our point of view. In addition, it is also a key enabler to define a solid strategy, in order to meet the challenges with respect to digital transformation.

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Oracle PaaS Sales Kits for Partners

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PaaS Sales kits including cheat sheets, demos and customer presentations (in ppt format) are available at via the community workspace (membership required):

Integration Sales Plays:

· Connect and Extend SaaS

· Use Case. Extend and Enhance Oracle SaaS

· Use Case: Integrate and Automate Across Oracle and non-Oracle SaaS

· API Cloud Service

Where & how to position Oracle solutions with your customers? Oracle offers a huge “Persons directory” you can typical find in a company. This information include the job role, motivation, challenges, initiatives and decision maker, purchase preferences, vendor selection criteria, network and how to reach him details.

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Oracle Fusion Middleware Critical Patch Update for July 2017 Released

The Critical Patch Update for July 2017 was released on July 18th, 2017.  Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

 

Patches include:

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information.  It includes the list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities for each product suite, and links to other important documents. Supported products that are not listed in the "Affected Products and Components" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.
Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory for July 2017 is available at the following location:
Oracle Technology Network: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2017-3236622.html

 

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PaaS Partner Overview Webcast on-demand & sales kits

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Want to increase the PaaS & Middleware Oracle business? Create new service offerings and solutions for the Cloud?

Watch the Oracle Partner Overview Cloud Platform on-demand Webcast to bring new opportunities to you as a partner:

» System Integrators: Generate consulting revenue with hybrid PaaS, IaaS& Middleware
» Outsourcing companies: Offer private and hybrid cloud solutions
» Independent Software Vendors: Build solutions based on PaaS, IaaS & middleware
» SaaS partners: Extend, Integrate and secure SaaS solutions with PaaS
» Hardware partners: Combine hardware with PaaS and IaaS to increase margins

Watch the webcast on-demand here

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Wercker on the Oracle Cloud Platform – PaaS Partner Community Webcast – July 21st 2017

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Attend our July edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on July 21st 2017 at 16:00 CET.

Wercker – new Docker native Ci/CD solution with ability to deploy to Kubernetes cluster.

Presenter: Maciej Gruszka LinkedIn & Twitter

Visit the registration page here.

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

More Local Numbers

Schedule:

July 21st at 16:00-17:00 CET

Visit the registration page here.

Missed our SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

· 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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Implementing Oracle Integration Cloud Service book by Robert van Mölken and Phil Wilkins

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Businesses are built on data, and applications that access that data. In modern businesses the same cloud-based data stores and applications might be accessed by hundreds of different applications from thousands of different devices via APIs. To make this happen, APIs must be wired together i.e. integrated. Oracle Integration Cloud Service provides a complete method for integrating enterprise applications in the cloud. Integration Cloud Service (ICS) provides a cloud hosted means to integrate systems together using a graphical means to define and represent integrations.

This book will be a comprehensive, hands-on guide to building successful, high-availability integrations on ICS. This book sets out to demonstrate how ICS can be used to effectively implement integrations that work both in the cloud and on premise. It starts with a fast, practical introduction to what ICS can do for your business and then shows how ICS allows you to develop integrations not only quickly but in a way that means they are maintainable and extensible. Gradually it moves into more advanced integrations, showing how to achieve sophisticated results with ICS and work with external applications. Finally the book shows you how to monitor cloud apps and go beyond ICS to build even more powerful integrated applications.

By the end of the book, you will the knowledge on how to use ICS to solve your own integration needs and harness the technologies in a maintainable and sustainable manner. The book is available through Packt Publishing here. For additional SOA books please visit the wiki here.

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PaaS free trial accounts ICS and PCS, IoT and PaaS for SaaS

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As part of our communities we do offer free PaaS accounts (only for partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In case you are not part of EMEA please contact your local partner manager):

· Integration Cloud Service & Process Cloud Service & SOA Cloud & IoT & PaaS for SaaS Service PaaS Demo Accounts  (Community membership required)

· Java Cloud Service & Application Cloud Container Service & Mobile Cloud Service PaaS Demo Accounts (Community membership required)

Watch the GSE Overview Video! Get an overview of what GSE is and how you can use GSE to help you sell. You can also get long running dedicated PaaS instances, therefore please send us details about your use cases. For instant access please request a sandbox demo

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Additional new content SOA & BPM Partner Community

 

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· Integrating Oracle JET inside Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service Now you can extend the built-in functionality provided by Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service with new UI capabilities you can develop with Oracle JET. Shray Bansal shows you how. Read the article.

· Defining a Cloud Based Dev Test Strategy While the list of benefits makes cloud adoption seem like a no-brainer, it is advisable to have a vision for cloud computing and an IT strategy for achieving that vision. This white paper outlines several topics that pertain to establishing a strategy for cloud based development and testing. Read the white paper.

· Podcast: Building a Real Cloud Solution Recorded in hotel room on the outskirts of Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco, this podcast brings together seven experts, all members of the Oracle ACE Program, for a discussion of what a real cloud solution is and how to build one. Listen to the podcast.

· Video: Oracle Paas Services and SSH Key Management Where are your keys? Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam shares a quick tip about managing the SSH keys used to log in to the VMs that run underneath the PaaS services you use. Watch the video.

· Oracle Announces Platform Innovation Award Winners Thirty-one customers were recognized at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 for the unique and innovative ways they used Oracle PaaS and IaaS services to transform their businesses. Click here for more information.

· Oracle Cloud Day The Oracle Cloud Day series of live events features keynotes from Oracle Cloud executives and guest speakers, followed by individual sessions geared toward developers and IT managers, as well as business managers. Events are scheduled in cities around the globe. Click here for more information.

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5 things I wish I’d known when I started developing PaaS Extensions for Oracle SaaS Applications by Kashif

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5 Points to consider before you start working to develop PaaS extensions on Java Cloud Service -SaaS Extension for your HCM, ERP or CX Cloud, these are based on my experience working on JCS-SX. Just to reiterate, Java Cloud Service is a PaaS component to use for development of any additional functionality required to meet business requirements while implementing Oracle SaaS/Cloud Applications HCM/ERP/CX.

1 – RESTFUL API Catalog

One of the important element of building PaaS extensions for Oracle SaaS Application is how it will talk to SaaS application (HCM, ERP) weather through Web services or any other method is available? When I started working on this, it took me some time to understand so here is my recipe for you to cook quickly and save your time.

Each SaaS application has exposed set of web-services to communicate to external applications and we should be aware about these available web-services, this is very important as any PaaS extension require call to the SaaS application.

You should have a comprehensive info on exposed web-services from Oracle SaaS products, refer these links to find out REST APIs

a – API Catalog to find out all exposed web-services. A place to find out all info on APIs for Applications, Platform and Infrastructure.

b- Go to https://docs.oracle.com/cloud and go to your desired Application, like HCM Cloud or ERP and click on Integrate (left side), you will get link to “Connect with REST APIs”. Read the complete article here.

Want to learn more about how to integrate SaaS? Get our free partner resource kit at www.tinyurl.com/integrateSaaS

 

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PCS 16.3.5 administration by Niall Commiskey

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Just a quick tour thru the admin tabs in PCS 16.3.5 and taking a look at archiving.

Services are those consumed by PCS, such as Docs etc.
They are divided into 2 sections Platform(PaaS) and Infrastructure.
So what are the PaaS services by PCS?
1. Integration Cloud Service (ICS). ICS can be called to integrate with SaaS and on-premise apps.
2. Document Cloud Service (Docs). Many processes require supporting documentation etc. e.g. export licenses for order processes etc.
3. Business Intelligence Cloud Service – to quote the ORCL docs –
Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BI Cloud Service) enables you to create,
manage, and deploy analytics data to create your own dashboards. These dashboards
are based on business data and allow you to get a broader and better perspective of
your business processes. 
Integrating BI Cloud Service with PCS enables you to archive business analytics from
PCS into BI Cloud Service. This integration lets you explore and access your archived
data in BI Cloud Service. Once the archive is complete, you can log into BI Cloud
Service and create charts or graphs by selecting data from multiple tables and creating
business analytics reports as per your need. Read the complete article here.

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