Podcast Show Notes: SOA and Cloud – Where’s This Relationship Going? By Bob Rhubart

ArchBeat Podcast Opinions vary on the relationship between service oriented architecture and cloud computing. Some say SOA is essential to the cloud. Others say cloud is entirely possible without SOA. In this three-part program, three members of the Masons of SOA, the group behind the Industrial SOA article series, offer their insight about the issue.

The Panelists
(Listed alphabetically)

  • Jurgen Kress, Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, founder of the Oracle SOA and BPM community, the Oracle WebLogic Partner Community, and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils.
  • Hajo Normann, SOA / BPM Lead for ASG at Accenture, Oracle ACE Director.
  • Guido Schmutz, Technology Manager for SOA/BPM and Architecture Board at Trivadis, Oracle ACE Director.

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1 (program #244): What is the relationship between SOA and Cloud Computing? How is that relationship changing? Is the Cloud changing SOA?
  • Listen to Part 2 (program #245): What effect does the ease of acquiring services in the cloud have on the existence of development silos? What role can SOA principles play in bridging those silos?
  • Listen to Part 3 (program #246): Many services suffer from poor architecture, say these experts. There is a better way.

Listen to the podcasts here. Missed the Industrial SOA series – visit our SOA Community website

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Drive-In Theater Webcast" Recap – Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com By Bruce Tierney

In case you had car trouble, the replay and slides are available here. As you learned, the new Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com takes the complexity out of integration by encapsulating session management, security and other tasks into the same intuitive wizard-based approach that has been so popular with our other adapters.  During the webcast, we started with a visual description of the challenges that can occur with a growth in disparate toolkits and then converged onto the Oracle solution for unifying cloud and on-premises integration with a single standards-based toolkit.   Then Vikas Anand gave a demo of Salesforce.com/E-Business Suite real time integration followed by a quick demo of how to set up the adapter.

We had over 150 questions and here are few selected questions and the answers:

  • Will this work with Oracle SOA Suite 11g or is this an upcoming 12c feature?
    The Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com is available today and works with SOA Suite 11g
  • What adapters are coming in the future?
    Check out the video from Oracle OpenWorld with Thomas Kurian and Demed L’Her available on Oracle Media Network (6:15)
  • Does the adapter work with Oracle Service Bus and Oracle BPM Suite?
    Yes, as of release 11.1.1.7
    Read the complete article here.

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Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com

What are LIMIT_EXCEEDED errors I encounter while using Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com?

Salesforce.com imposes different types of limits on users using the Salesforce.com APIs to connect to Salesforce.com. This is a common feature across all cloud vendors and it ensures optimal as well as balanced access to the hosted services. Two such restrictions are the “API usage limit” and “Storage Limit” imposed on each Salesforce.com “Organization” by Salesforce.com. This article briefly tries to explain these limits and how the Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com can help you to optimize your integration with Salesforce.com.

API Usage Limit
When the Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com communicates with Salesforce.com, it does so by making SOAP calls. The number of calls made during the execution of a SOA composite depends on the complexity of the orchestration and amount of data flow being handled by the adapter.

Limits are calculated against the total of all API calls made by a Salesforce.com“Organization” in a 24-hour period, and not on a per-user basis. When your Salesforce.com Organization exceeds the limit of its API calls, all users in the organization will be blocked from making additional calls until the 24-hour period is over and your organization’s call limits are reset.

This is when a user will get the REQUEST_LIMIT_EXCEEDED fault message while invoking the Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com. There is no work around for this fault and you will have to wait for the 24-hour period to lapse, and your organization’s limit to be reset by Salesforce.com.

For instance, if you are using the Enterprise Edition of Salesforce.com, your organization will have a per user limit of 1000 API calls in a 24-hour period up to a maximum of 1,000,000 API calls. To further simplify, say your organization has 100 users; Salesforce.com allows your organization to make 100,000 API calls per 24-hour period. When your organization reaches this limit, the users of this organization will be temporarily blocked from connecting to Salesforce.com via the API. Please note, that this has no effect on the users of your organization accessing Salesforce.com in their browsers. Read the complete article here.

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Cloud and On-Premises Integration for Oracle Applications

As cloud computing becomes an essential aspect of business operations for many companies, there is a pressing need to integrate cloud applications with on-premises applications. According to a recent study, however, companies frequently have significant cloud integration challenges, with 53 percent of respondents saying lack of integration with cloud applications is their main hindrance to innovation.1 The middleware solutions in the Oracle AppAdvantage program eliminate this hindrance by sharing standards and components among all enterprise applications. This high level of consistency between Oracle Applications and Oracle integration solutions are key enablers for innovation and competitive advantage.

For example, an enterprise that relies on an on-premises customer relationship management (CRM) application might acquire a company that uses a cloud-based CRM application. Account managers need to be able to access data from both systems cohesively, share data between these systems, and ultimately establish an authoritative system of record. HR systems, payroll systems, and incentive compensation systems also need to work in unison and exchange information so that employees are properly compensated and paid. Putting all this information together in a unified way is essential to delivering a consistent experience for people both inside and outside the firewall.

Oracle AppAdvantage for Cloud and On-Premises Integration
Oracle AppAdvantage is a program powered by Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies that helps customers strengthen their investment in Oracle Applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite as well as Oracle’s JD Edwards, Siebel, and PeopleSoft applications. Oracle SOA Suite – the central middleware component in this program for service integration and application integration – can connect on-premises enterprise systems to a private or public cloud in a cohesive way. It minimizes the distinction between cloud-based and on-premises applications by enabling a unified approach to service integration, process orchestration, application integration, and data integration – regardless of where those applications are deployed. Get the whitepaper here.

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Introducing Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com Integration

Screen Shot 2013-12-11 at 2.32.34 PM.png“A game changer”

As the CTO of Oracle partner Rubicon Red stated, this is a “game changer” for Oracle. There is no need for separate integration approaches for cloud and on-premises applications. “Oracle has reduced the cost and complexity with a simplified and unified approach”.

The “Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com” has been released today and lets Oracle take your Salesforce.com customers out of isolation and into a unified application environment spanning cloud and on-premises.

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Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com (11.1.1.7.0) Now Generally Available – Press Release.

  • This adapter is certified to work with Oracle SOA Suite 11.1.1.7.0

 

 

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Cloud to On-Premise Connectivity Patterns By Rajesh Raheja

Do you have a requirement to convert an Opportunity in Salesforce.com to an Order/Quote in Oracle E-Business Suite? Or maybe you want the creation of an Oracle RightNow Incident to trigger an on-premise Oracle E-Business Suite Service Request creation for RMA and Field Scheduling? If so, read on.

In a previous blog post, I discussed integrating TO cloud applications, however the use cases above are the reverse i.e. receiving data FROM cloud applications (SaaS) TO on-premise applications/databases that sit behind a firewall. Oracle SOA Suite is assumed to be on-premise with with Oracle Service Bus as the mediation and virtualization layer. The main considerations for the patterns are are security i.e. shielding enterprise resources; and scalability i.e. minimizing firewall latency. Let me use an analogy to help visualize the patterns: the on-premise system is your home – with your most valuable possessions – and the SaaS app is your favorite on-line store which regularly ships (inbound calls) various types of parcels/items (message types/service operations). You need the items at home (on-premise) but want to safe guard against misguided elements of society (internet threats) who may masquerade as postal workers and vandalize property (denial of service?). Let’s look at the patterns. Read the complete article here.

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