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April 22 – New OIC Articles

Article / LinkAuthorSubject MatterConnecting
OIC & OAuth 2.0 (Part 1, Part 2, Part3)Niall CommiskeyOIC 
OIC Responsys AdapterNiall CommiskeyOICResponsys
OIC On OCI Status PageElizabeth EarleOIC 
Create Schedule Service SOAP ConnectionKabir YadavOIC 
Schedule BI Publisher Report through OIC Kabir YadavOICBI Publisher
Subscribe to HCM Updates ( via ATOM Feed ) Kabir YadavOICHCM
Configure Oracle HCM Cloud Adapter ConnectionKabir YadavOICHCM
Subscribing to Business Events in OICYan ScorrerOIC 
Split a CSV file into multiple based on a column in OICAnkur JainOIC 
https://www.techsupper.com/2022/04/how-to-call-oracle-saas-ess-job-using-oracle-integration.htmlAnkur JainOIC 
How to create and test custom ESS job in Oracle SaaSAnkur JainOIC 
Reading the latest file from SFTP in OICAnkur JainOIC 

December 21 – New OIC Articles

December is always a quiet month having had updates in November, but this month has been particularly so. One bit of good news, the handy resource links have been updated with a lot more additional resources – see right of the page.

Article / LinkAuthorSubject MatterConnecting
CI/CD working with EiPaaS Oracle Integration (OIC)Cristian SilipigniOICCI/CD
Speed up your Accounting Closing Cycle with automated loading of Payable Invoices into Oracle ERP Cloud, using Oracle Integration CloudJuan CarlosOICCX/ ERP/ ServiceCloud
Quarterly UpdatesPhil WilkinsOIC 
Using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Streaming Service Adapter with Oracle IntegrationOICStreams
Build retry logic in Oracle IntegrationAnkur JainOIC 
Call VB Business Objects from Oracle IntegrationAnkur JainOIC 

Jan 21 – new OIC articles

Article / LinkAuthorSubject MatterConnecting
Invoke BI Report in OICKabir YadavOICBI
Read BI Report base64 encoded responseKabir YadavOICBI
OIC: The Micro Process Feature Making Life EasierJan KettenisOIC
API Gateway Integration: Quick and EasyVarinder KaurOICAPI
Automatic reactivation of Integration after a connection updateShubham AgrawalOIC
Replace Trigger in OrchestrationVijay KendaiOIC
Unlock new patterns of integration by controlling the HTTP Response status in OIC REST based integrationsAnuj KaushalOIC
February 2021 Oracle Integration UpdateAntony ReynoldsOIC
The OCI Designer Toolkit Documentation Generation (Not tested but assumed to also work with OIC)Andrew HopkinsonOCI
OIC February 21 New Features – B2B Trading Partner ManagementNiall CommiskeyOICB2B
OIC –> Process ArchivingNiall CommiskeyOICObject Storage
OIC –> JSON ObfuscationChris PeytierOIC
Simple Fusion ERP – OIC DemoNiall CommiskeyOICFusion Apps (ERP)
OIC – Tagging Instances for Feb 21 upgradeNiall CommiskeyOIC
OIC and Oracle Hospitality (OHIP)Niall CommiskeyOICOracle Hospitality
Protecting your OIC apis with OCI API GatewayNiall CommiskeyOICOCI API
Consolidate tasks from Oracle applications cloud and other applications into a single list of tasksMani KrishnanOICSaaS
Integration Insight in Oracle IntegrationThanos Terentes PrintziosOICInsights

July 20 – New OIC Articles

Its been a busy month when it comes to blogging for the folks at Oracle, as July saw a new quarterly release with new usability improvements and connectors.

Article / Link Author Subject Matter Connecting
Sugar CRM 2 Netsuite Integration with OIC REST Adapter Niall Commiskey (Oracle PM) OIC Sugar CRM, Netsuite
OIC integrating BigCommerce with Netsuite Niall Commiskey (Oracle PM) OIC BigCommerce, Netsuite
Shopify: (Adaptor Pagination, Product Inventory Updates) Niall Commiskey (Oracle PM) OIC Shopify
OIC – SurveyMonkey 2 Netsuite Synchronisation Niall Commiskey (Oracle PM) OIC Survey Monkey, Netsuite
OIC moving to a Quarterly Release Cycle Niall Commiskey (Oracle PM) OIC
OIC 4 Netsuite – Implementing a Generic Error Handler Niall Commiskey (Oracle PM) OIC Netsuite
See how OIC integrations are behaving at runtime Ankur Jain OIC
Oracle Integration Connectivity Updates August 2020 Prakash Masand (Oracle) OIC Various
Enhanced Integration with your Business Partners using OIC AS2 Adapter Michael Meiner (Oracle) OIC B2B
Convert Basic Routing style Integration to Orchestration style. Renukaradhya Dakshinamurthy (Oracle) OIC
User Friendly Names in Mapper Ishruthilaya Malarvizhi OIC
PeopleSoft Integration using Oracle Integration Cloud (Part 1, Part 2) Prakash Masand, & Jin Park (Oracle) OIC Peoplesoft
Jump-start your Integrations with the new Oracle Integration Home Page Michael Meiner (Oracle) OIC
Leveraging Oracle Integration File Server For File Based Integrations Kundan Vyas (Oracle) OIC
Promoting Your Code Antony Reynolds (Oracle) OIC
Adding Your Own Application Templates to Oracle Visual Builder Duncan Mills (Oracle) VBCS
Using OCI API signature authentication from Visual Builder Aparna Gaonkar (Oracle) VBCS
Invoking One Integration From Another – Call integration Action Harshit Yadav OIC
Visual Builder Studio Features (Part 1) Javier Mugueta VBCS/OIC
Integration b/w Oracle Engagement Cloud, Oracle CPQ & Oracle EBS Atul Kumar OIC Oracle Engagement Cloud, Oracle CPQ, EBS

May 20 – New OIC Articles

Plenty of good articles published in the last month …

Article / LinkAuthorSubject MatterConnecting
Automate ERP Purchase Order creation using Oracle IntegrationAnkur JainOICERP
HCM Data Extract Processing PatternNiall Commiskey (Oracle Product Mgmt)OICHCM
OIC for Netsuite –> mapping Custom FieldsNiall Commiskey (Oracle Product Mgmt)OICNetsuite
OIC May 2020 release – New FeaturesNiall Commiskey (Oracle Product Mgmt)OIC 
Integration, Process & Insight – Netsuite Data Sync Use CaseNiall Commiskey (Oracle Product Mgmt)OIC, InsightsNetsuite
Basic Error Handling in OIC & Testing of Basic Error Handling in OICAmit Kumar SumanOIC 
Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) In Oracle Cloud (OIC)Atul KumarOICEBS & SOA
Use REST Adapter With Multiple Resources & Verbs In Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC)Atul KumarOIC 
How To Export Business Data & Visual Builder Cloud Service (VBCS) & How To Import Business Data In Visual Builder Cloud Service (VBCS)Atul KumarVBCS 
Slack Adapter for OICDaniel Martins Teixeira (Oracle)OICSlack
Conditional Mappings in Oracle IntegrationThomas Hora (Oracle)OIC 
https://blogs.oracle.com/integration/4-ways-to-innovate-your-connected-erp-and-hcm-initiatives-with-accenture-and-oracleDaryl Eicher (Oracle)OICHCM, ERP
Triggering an OIC integration via OCI Events – the Oracle Functions ApproachStan TanevOICOCI
How to configure REST adaptor to extract bulk leads from MarketoShalindra SinghOICMarketo
How to Find Human Task by Correlation and How to Abort a Parallel TaskJan KettenisPCS 
OIC May 2020 release – New FeaturesNiall Commiskey (Oracle Product Mgmt)OIC 

Oracle Open World 18

Oracle Open World 2018 is upon us, and here are some suggested sessions:

  • Antipatterns for Integration: Common Pitfalls [PRO6175]
  • Deep Dive: Application Integration on Oracle Cloud [TRN6458]
  • Enhance your CX Applications with Oracle Integration Cloud [HOL6299]
  • Oracle SOA Suite Hybrid Options with Oracle Integration Cloud [TIP4530]
  • Accelerate DigitalOps with Oracle Integration Cloud and UiPath RPA [THT6590]
  • The Future of Integration with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence [TIP1372]
  • Extending and Connecting Applications with Oracle Integration Cloud [HOL6298]
  • FedEx Hybrid Cloud Integration Strategy [CAS3614]
  • Integrating Your ERP and HCM with Oracle Integration Cloud [HOL6314]
  • Simplify and Accelerate Digital Transformation with Oracle Integration Cloud [PRO4539]
  • The Path to a Digital Workforce with Oracle Integration Cloud [PRO4515]
  • American Red Cross Modernizes Disaster Relief with Oracle Integration Cloud [CAS4877]
  • Unleash Your Business Processes Your Way with Oracle Integration Cloud [PRO4536]
  • Quick Wins Your Business Will Love Using Oracle Integration Cloud [THT6824]
  • Simplify and Accelerate Digital Transformation with Oracle Integration Cloud [PRO4518]
  • Application Integration on Oracle Cloud [TRN6352]
  • DevOps: Oracle SOA, Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Integration Cloud, Oracle Java Cloud Service [CAS3896]
  • Get Insight into Oracle Integration Cloud/Oracle Java Cloud Service Performance [PRO4478]
  • AI-Powered Oracle Integration Cloud and Oracle API Platform Cloud Service [PRO6176]
  • Connect with Oracle ERP Cloud or Oracle HCM Cloud with Oracle Integration Cloud [PRO4538]
  • Oracle Integration Cloud Customer Panel: Real-World Digital Transformation Uses Cases [CAS5691]
  • Simplifying Oracle HCM Cloud Integrations [PRM3890]
  • Integrating with Oracle ERP Cloud Using Oracle Integration Cloud Service [THT6831]
  • Oracle Integration Cloud Best Practices Panel: Transforming to Hybrid Cloud [CAS5215]
  • Oracle Integration Cloud Customer Panel: Integrating SaaS into Your Application Network [CAS4491]
  • Broader, Better, Faster: Capgemini’s Blueprint for Oracle Cloud in UK Police [CAS3273]
In addition to the core ICS/ OIC / AIC sessions self service integration cloud is well covered this year.

ICS to OIC

We have had a number of interesting conversations of late about the transition from ICS to OIC and to spice the discussion whether it should be OIC or Autonomous OIC. The reality of the situation is that the transition between ICS and OIC is a relatively straight forward one using the export and import tooling.

The real challenge is the impact to organisations appears to be the change in licensing models as OIC works with the newer Universal Credit Model (UCM) where as ICS is in the older arrangement of traditional accounts where you buy the use of specific services, in some ways not too different from traditional Oracle traditional product licensing. For organisations that operate with corporate level buying teams this is organisationally more challenging. As just buying credits can feel like your giving the IT children pocket money and you don’t trust them to ensure the money is spent wisely and they don’t come running back a day later when they say spent all the money can we have some more.

IOC or Autonomous OIC

For the smaller customers where they’re generating less than 5000 Messages per hour (think Integration triggers where each message is <50k – which is fairly big for most needs. Although be aware but moving large files is going to eat through your messages as the transfer cost is file size / 50k = no. messages used (consumed or sent), of effectively 250MB per hour. The autonomous option is a no brainer for smaller use cases in terms of cost as it means on current pricing you have your integrations operating for a lot less than £500 per month (£0.5867 x 24 x 30 – using standard with the flex schemehttps://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/OIC/pricing). With that the SaaS adaptors are also included – that means you could operate say Workday to Oracle Financials for an SME without much problem.

Note: Presently June 2018 Edition of Oracle PaaS and IaaS Universal Credits Service Descriptions - does not clearly define KB and mixes KB and Kb. Having raised this with product management it has been confirmed to mean KiloBytes and NOT Kilobits

As the volumes increase, the differences are going to change, whilst we haven’t done the maths, we’d expect the increasing volumes to eventually favour traditional OIC.

The rules do go beyond simple messages when the Visual Builder (VBCS) and Process (PCS) elements gets involved. The formulas do boil down to users and message counts so the maths are relatively managable. Note the explination for concurrent users is a little more complex than may first appear, and worthy of a blog explination in its own right.

There are other considerations as well for Autonomous OIC vs standard OIC, such as whether you want to have more or less control on the processes such as absorbing updates, handling backups, whether you need to isolate the data from everyone else – and this is a question that is likely to be driven by compliance over anything else for most. Whilst we’ve just highlighted the list prices, when doing the calculations of the cost benefit, you need to factor in the skill sets involved in the different options and the ability to respond to dynamic demand.

Just to link it back to the book, whether its OIC or Autonomous OIC the integration engeine is essentially still the same as ICS. So reading about ICS is still going to help, of course there will be some cosmetic differences, but the fundamentals remain the same.

Deploying OIC – Definitive Tip #9

cloud-stack_CloudStack-cloud-270When ICS was launched it delivered on of the values of PaaS namely you didn’t need to worry about setting up storage, database and compute, it was all sorted out for you. Admittedly it come with a lack of elasticity when it came to resilience and scaling. In contrast Services such as SOA CS which required you to go through each of the layers, but gave you a degree of flexibility. The whilst simpler than building SOA on-premises it still represents a laborious and fiddly process that took time.

When OIC (Oracle Integration Cloud) arrived and the introduction Universal Credits we had a pricing model that made it a lot easier to be elastic in terms of approach to resourcing, but a deployment model that following SOA CS rather than ICS. To an extend, one step forward, and another back.

Fortunately we are seeing head way that means we have recovered that backward step.

Continued Evolution of OIC and this site

The transformation of Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) into Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) continues to progress. If you’ve read our earlier posts (such as this) on the subject you’ll remember that ICS becomes part of OIC, and depending on which version of OIC you take you will also see other components including:

  • Visual Builder Cloud Service (VBCS)
  • Process Cloud Service (PCS)
  • Insights

Whilst the product is evolving, the heart of  our book remains very relevant to the integratiobn capabilities of OIC, even if the screen shots have changed a little.  But what does this all mean to this website?  As authors we’ve been a bit preoccupied with our current writing projects as they come to a close (Implementing API Platform and Blockchain Across Oracle). But worry not, we will be adding content.  At the very least in the immediate time we have continued to capture and maintain the list of external articles we think are helpful and informative here.

On the subject of the of this catalogue, as the scope of OIC has grown and we’ll start to see lots of material around the PCS capabilities under the OIC title, and of course PCS in its pre-OIC form are still very relevant.  In the coming days we’ll incorporate into the catalogue an additional filter to separate sections to cover the different underlying products/capabilities and add start to pickup related content. it maybe necessary to go as far as plitting the catlogue as we already have over 100 referenced entries.

As for articles on this stie, we’ll continue to focus on the integration side of things.  For a good look at PCS, we’d recommend checking out the award winning Jarvis Pizzaria material – check it out here.

 

Oracle Integration Cloud Update

As previously mentioned, ICS is going to be incorporated into Oracle Integration Cloud.  Since we have had the announcement we have had some more information about OIC released.

The keypoints here are:

OIC Standard Edition

OIC Enterprise Edition

What we used to know as Integration Cloud Service, which includes …

  • Various integration patterns including Orchestration
  • All tech and SaaS adaptors available – more flexibility (not a licensing factor now)
  • MFT style features

Visual Cloud Builder – ability to build simple UIs

Standard Edition plus ..

Process Cloud capabilities

Analytics features – Streams and Insight product

Enterprise Solutions Adaptors – e.g. Seibel, EBS etc

Requires a DB Requires a DB

To support Integration and Stream Analytics …

  • Oracle Event Hub (Kafka)
  • Big Data Cloud Service – Compute Edition
  • Oracle Big Data Cloud Service – Compute Edition (needed for Spark)

 

This and related information can be found in a new presentation that can be seen at:

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