What is new in Oracle SOA Suite 11g R1 PS6? by Shanny Anoep

Oracle has released a new version 11.1.1.7.0 for their Oracle Fusion Middleware product line. This version includes Patch Set #6 (PS6) for Oracle SOA Suite 11g R1, with a big list of improvements and fixes for each component in that suite.

In this post we will highlight some of the interesting updates with regards to troubleshooting, performance, reliability and scalability.

Infrastructure/Purging scripts

Database growth is a common problem for large-scale Oracle SOA Suite deployments. Oracle already provides multiple purging strategies for the SOA Suite runtime database. This patch set includes two new scripts for purging most of the runtime data:

  • Table Recreation Script (TRS): This script can be used to reclaim as much database space as possible, while still retaining the open instances. It can be used as a corrective action for databases that grew excessively, for example when purging was not performed at all. This should be used as a single corrective action only; the script does not replace the normal purging scripts.
  • Truncate script: Remove all records from the SOA Suite runtime tables without dropping the tables. This script can be used for cloning SOA Suite environments without copying the instance data, or for recreating test scenarios by cleaning all the runtime data.

The Oracle SOA Suite Administrator’s guide contains a table with the available purging strategies.

Diagnostic dumps

Using WLST you could already dump diagnostic information about various components of the SOA Suite. This version adds support to retrieve more information on BPEL and Adapters from the command-line.

Diagnostic dumps for BPEL

New diagnostic dumps are available for BPEL to get information on thread pools, average processing time for BPEL components, and average waiting times for asynchronous instances. This information can be very useful for performance analysis or troubleshooting. With WLST this information can be retrieved from the command-line and included for monitoring or reporting. Read the full article here.

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Oracle Service Integration (SOA) Products What’s New in 11.1.1.7 (PS6)

The new version of SOA Suite PS6 is now available At our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) you can find the latest presentation, and its highlights include:

BPEL / Infrastructure:

  • Purge – Strategies for majority data removal – TRS/Truncate
  • Support for tokens and global variables
  • Idempotent setting at operation level
  • Recovery tab – Abort and Cancel
  • Certificate selection for dynamic partnerlinks
  • Uniform Approach to Marking Stale Instances

Business Rules:

  • Rules translation support
  • Usability improvements

B2B / Healthcare:

  • Simplified Installation
  • New standards
  • Performance
  • Cross-Product Integration
  • UI Enhancements

Event Processing:

  • Product artifact rename “Complex Event Processing” to “Event Processing”
  • Solutions/Packaging
  • Big Data Integration
  • User Defined CQL Fault Handlers
  • List-based Aggregations
  • Support for Eclipse Indigo (3.7.2)
  • Usability
  • Performance Optimizations

Business Activity Monitoring:

  • ODI 11g Support
  • BAM T2P Plugin
  • ICommand Export/Import handles report dependencies
  • Datetime Prompt Enhancements

Service Bus:

  • New config tool to package resources, T2P plugin
  • WS-Security with MTOM and SwA
  • SFTP specify Cipher Suite, Hash, Key
  • OWSM Policy for RESTful services
  • MQ Transport –native XA, timeout
  • HTTP Sticky Load-balancing

Adapters:

  • EBS Adapter – Business Event Groups, Custom CP, Flex Fields
  • Adapter Diagnostic Dumps
  • JMS Adapter – WLS UOO Support
  • UMS Adapter – Email Support
  • MQ Adapter – CCDT, RFH2 Support
  • NXSD – Multibyte Streaming Support
  • Certifications – DBAdapter/ProgressDB, JMS Adapter/SIBJMS, FTP Adapter/VMS
  • iWay Adapters – Improved Install/New Features

Foundation Pack:

  • Direct Integration support via Project Lifecycle Workbench & Service Constructor (JDev plug-in)
  • Error Resubmission Tool
  • Code Compliance Inspector (Built-in, design-time rule validation, e.g. WS-I BP compliance & FP Best Practices)
  • Preview Feature: Web-based Transformation Mapper

Enterprise Repository:

  • Code Compliance Inspector (centralized reporting published within OER)
  • Contracts Solution Pack
  • Harvesting enhancements
  • BI Publisher 11g support
  • And more

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SOA Suite PS6 (11.1.1.7) available for download

The new version of SOA SuitePS6  is available!  At our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) you can find the latest presentation, highlights include:

BPEL / INFRASTRUCTURE:

  • Purge – Strategies for majority data removal – TRS/Truncate
  • Support for tokens and global variables
  • Idempotent setting at operation level
  • Recovery tab – Abort and Cancel
  • Certificate selection for dynamic partnerlinks
  • Uniform Approach to Marking Stale Instances

BUSINESS RULES:

  • Rules translation support
  • Usability improvements

B2B / HEALTHCARE:

  • Simplified Installation
  • New standards
  • Performance
  • Cross-Product Integration
  • UI Enhancements

EVENT PROCESSING:

  • Product artifact rename “Complex Event Processing” to “Event Processing”
  • Solutions/Packaging
  • Big Data Integration
  • User Defined CQL Fault Handlers
  • List-based Aggregations
  • Support for Eclipse Indigo (3.7.2)
  • Usability
  • Performance Optimizations

BUSINESS ACTIVITY MONITORING:

  • ODI 11g Support
  • BAM T2P Plugin
  • ICommand Export/Import handles report dependencies
  • Datetime Prompt Enhancements
SERVICE BUS:

  • New config tool to package resources, T2P plugin
  • WS-Security with MTOM and SwA
  • SFTP specify Cipher Suite, Hash, Key
  • OWSM Policy for RESTful services
  • MQ Transport –native XA, timeout
  • HTTP Sticky Load-balancing

ADAPTERS:

  • EBS Adapter – Business Event Groups, Custom CP, Flex Fields
  • Adapter Diagnostic Dumps
  • JMS Adapter – WLS UOO Support
  • UMS Adapter – Email Support
  • MQ Adapter – CCDT, RFH2 Support
  • NXSD – Multibyte Streaming Support
  • Certifications – DBAdapter/ProgressDB, JMS Adapter/SIBJMS, FTP Adapter/VMS
  • iWay Adapters – Improved Install/New Features

FOUNDATION PACK:

  • Direct Integration support via Project Lifecycle Workbench & Service Constructor (JDev plug-in)
  • Error Resubmission Tool
  • Code Compliance Inspector (Built-in, design-time rule validation, e.g. WS-I BP compliance & FP Best Practices)
  • Preview Feature: Web-based Transformation Mapper

ENTERPRISE REPOSITORY:

  • Code Compliance Inspector (centralized reporting published within OER)
  • Contracts Solution Pack
  • Harvesting enhancements
  • BI Publisher 11g support
  • And more…

For download and details please visit SOA Suite website at OTN

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SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit  www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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