Oracle have announced Oracle Integration Cloud, the next evolution in their cloud integration capabilities. So how does it relate to the existing Cloud based integration products and what is the future of different products?
Category: General Integration
We have seen the question a number of times (such as here) regarding whether or not the ICS Connection agent or (Execurtion) Worker Agent can run on Windows. Presently when establishing an agent ICS provides a Bash shell executable (BSX) file.
We’ve not heard any suggestion this is likely to change – but when you consider that the Agent is essentially a WebLogic server with parts of ICS incorporated into it. You can see that from a production perspective, demand for Windows support isn’t going to be huge.
That said, when researching, testing, developing and testing a lot of people do use a Windows platform. So being able to use the agent is attractive. So what options are available for a Windows environment?
This post provides a fairly detailed introduction to registering and creating a trial instance of Oracle Messaging Cloud Service. We have written this as in our book Introducing Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) we use Oracle Messaging Cloud Service(OMCS) in chapter 8 to illustrate message based integration outside of ICS. Whist we describe the process for OMCS, the mechanics are similar for a number of the iPaaS offerings from Oracle including ICS, PCS but not SOA CS as this is a far more complex product and the fee charging structure is rather different.
In the screenshots of the process that follows, we have blurred out key credentials, this is purely for personal security reasons.
The first step is to create the trial of OMCS, to do this you need an Oracle account. This can be done from the main Oracle site. If you already have an account with Oracle Technology Network (OTN) or Oracle community then you are already sorted as Oracle operates a single sign on.