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Community Newsletter Service Oriented Architecture August 2014
Thanks to all Fusion
Middleware Summer Camps 2014 attendees. If you couldn’t attend our
trainings in Lisbon please make sure you attend one of our up-coming
OFM 12c trainings. All trainings are published in our Community trainings calendar (SOA
Community membership required). Additional we posted all OFM
Summer Camp training material at our community workspaces:
Middleware Community Reception at
Oracle OpenWorld 2014
You attend Oracle
Open World 2014? Make sure you attend the SOA & BPM stream! You are invited to join
our traditional Fusion Middleware Partner Community Reception at
OpenWorld. The Reception will be held on Tuesday September 30th 2014 in
San Francisco! Don't miss this unique opportunity to:
·Network and exchange information with fellow Oracle
Middleware Partners & ACEs
·Meet with members of the Global Oracle Middleware Product
Management team and Oracle EMEA Alliances and Solutions Partner Programs
·Learn more about Oracle OpenWorld activities
Tuesday September 30th 2014 20:00 (California time)
The first local launch event in the Netherlands by our partner Amis was
with more than 80 attendees a super success! Thanks and congratulations
to Lucas & team! Some nice quotes and pictures from the event:
SOA 12C and BPM 12C where the C stands for Cloud and also stands for
Suite 12c Launch Webcast Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Cloud and Mobile Integration
Want to learn how to simplify integration for your cloud, mobile, and
Internet of Things? Attend
this online launch event to get the latest update on
major new enhancements in Oracle SOA Suite 12c including new Cloud integration
support, mobile service enablement, and productivity enhancements. Hear
success stories directly from Oracle customers Dell, JDSU, and Keste and
why they are excited about using Oracle SOA Suite 12c to simplify and
differentiate their business.
workshop covers all the capabilities you need to build robust, reliable
and agile SOA solutions. It covers the key themes/ components of SOA12c,
such as developer productivity, adapters, Cloud integration, monitoring
and management, Managed File Transfer(MFT), Enterprise Scheduler (ESS),
B2B, Oracle Event Processing (OEP) and Business Activity Monitoring
(BAM). The workshop labs include an end to end example, leveraging
components such as BPEL, OSB, Adapters, MFT, ESS and B2B. They also cover
the use of Enterprise Manager for FMW (EM) for monitoring and fault
After attending this
Oracle Suite 12c workshop, you should be in a position to build
industry-focused solutions, customer-facing demos, proof-of-concepts
(POCs), pilot implementations and reference architectures on this
platform. You will also be in a position to extend your current SOA
implementations with MFT, B2B, Cloud adapters and open your platform for
mobile applications. You cannot afford to miss this workshop, if you are
a SOA or BPM developer/ consultant.
SOA 12c Overview
OSB, Restful Services
Managed File Transfer
Migration from 11g to
Quick Start SOA
Build Restful services
Coherence and UMS
MFT to Transfer Files
B2B to Share Documents
A good understanding of
SOA Suite 11g and composite application development
Completion of SOA 11g
Foundation course or on-demand training
Attendees must bring their own laptops.
The laptops must meet the following minimum hardware/software
16GB RAM and 60GB free disk space
to date version of the browser of your choice.
permissions on the laptop in order to install software
most recent version of Oracle Virtual Box software.
will be provided with a workshop VM when the class begins.
What's New in SOA Suite 12c - Rapid
Installation by Bruce Tierney
By now, you have
probably read about the biggest release of Oracle
SOA Suite in the last 5 years...Oracle SOA Suite 12c with major
enhancements in the areas of Cloud Integration, Mobile Integration and
more. This "What's New in SOA Suite 12c" blog focuses on one of
the many other new features that developers will be thrilled to
experience, the rapid installation feature. Tired of spending an entire
afternoon installing Oracle SOA Suite 11g? Then switch to Oracle SOA
Suite 12c and the rapid installation for development is completed in less
than 30 minutes.
Here is an excerpt from the "What's New in Oracle SOA Suite
12c" White Paper by Oracle's Simone Geib. Download it now to learn
about this and many other features:
Crucial first steps in every SOA development cycle are the installation and
of a SOA developmentenvironment,
including the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the SOA
run-time and infrastructure database. For pre-12c versions of Oracle SOA
Suite, these steps were challenging, starting with the download of
several components and a complicated install and configuration process.
With Oracle SOA Suite 12c, this process has been dramatically simplified
with the introduction of the new Quick
Start installer. The download consists of a single file
that can be obtained from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). The user
only needs to answer a few questions, such as defining the location for
Oracle Home, and the installation usually completes in less than 30
minutes as shown in the image to the below.
The Quick Start
install provides the foundation for a single user development
environment, which includes all Oracle
SOA Suite core components - Oracle BPEL Process Manager, Oracle Human
Workflow, Oracle Business Rules, Oracle Mediator, Oracle Service Bus,
Oracle Technology Adapters, Oracle Enterprise Scheduler, SOA Spring
Component and Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control. In addition,
Oracle JDeveloper is installed with all SOA IDE extensions and an
integrated WebLogic Server.
Download the White
Paper here and register for the Oracle SOA Suite 12c
Webcast for more information
What's New in SOA Suite 12c - Unified
Interface for Service Bus and Event Processing By Bruce Tierney
second in a blog series on "What's New in SOA Suite 12c"
focuses on another new feature of this major release of Oracle SOA Suite.
In Oracle SOA Suite 11g, the user interface was unified across most of
the components with the exception of Oracle Service Bus and Oracle Event
Processing. When I talk to existing customers and Oracle technical
specialists, I hear a wide range of responses when asked "What is
your favorite feature of Oracle SOA Suite 12c". Cloud and Mobile
integration are at the top of the list, but one of the other common
responses is "Oracle Service Bus" using the same JDeveloper
interface as Oracle SOA Suite. This major enhancement has been in the
works for years and is now delivered in 12c to allow users to learn one
interface for all the components of integration, simplifying integration
and providing faster time to integrate, especially when projects span
many components of integration.
Here is an excerpt from the "What's New in Oracle SOA Suite
12c" White Paper by Oracle's Simone Geib on the unified interface.
Download it now to learn about this and many other features:
A key differentiator of Oracle SOA Suite 11g relative to other
integration platforms has always been the unified design interface across
most of the components for Oracle SOA Suite. Oracle SOA Suite 12c takes
this differentiator a big step forward by integrating the remaining major
components for Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus and Oracle Event
Processing, into a single unified experience. This feature simplifies integration
by eliminating the need to train developers, administrators, architects
and others on separate components for every aspect of integration, which
lowers cost and provides a faster time to integrate.
The images below show the main component palette for Oracle SOA Suite
which now includes "Service Bus" at the top as well as adapters
for technology components, on-premise and cloud applications and other
advanced features. On the right, is the same JDeveloper drag and drop
component palette showing the objects to be used for Oracle Event
Processing. Read the complete article here.
GSE is very pleased to announce the
availability of SOA 184.108.40.206 Solutions - Mobile Payments demo
has been the buzz term of the payments world for the past few years.
Mobile payments is one major area of innovation allowing people to make
real-time payments on mobile phones thus making it easier to pay for
goods and services without the need for cash or inputting credit card
For example if you’re around a table at dinner and want to split the
bill, you could use your mobile phone to send your contribution to your
friend’s bank account in less than a couple of seconds.
In this demonstration we have built a mobile to mobile payment service
using Oracle’s ADF Mobile framework (MAF) allowing a mobile phone user to
make a payment to another mobile phone user requiring only the
recipient’s mobile phone number. The solution utilizes Oracle’s SOA suite
to integrate a mobile application with payment services and for business
activity monitoring of the payment process.
This demo showcases key technologies for a mobility platform.
·Develop using Oracle JDeveloper and Application
Development Framework Mobile, to provide tight device services
integration and native user experience.
·Connect and integrate to backend systems via Service
Oriented Architecture – Business Process Execution Language/Oracle
·Monitoring your application flows in Real Time Dashboards
using Oracle Business Activity Monitoring.
·The demo mobile application is available for Android or
·Click the binoculars to watch this 2 minute video showing what this demo
release is about
This major release
of Oracle SOA Suite expands Oracle’s leadership to be the most unified and
comprehensive solution for simplifying cloud, mobile, and IoT
Integration. Learn about all the new assets described below to better
understand how Oracle SOA Suite 12c eliminates the need for disparate
niche integration toolsets for mobile integration, cloud integration, and
IoT integration by unifying into a single platform.
Thanks to Vivek for
all his blog posts about SOA Suite 12c:
With the release of
Oracle SOA 12c, Oracle introduces SOA Debugger in Jdeveloper which helps
developer to test and debug the composite. This makes developer life
really easy. Earlier in 11g we follow below development cycle.
·Build code in Jdeveloper
·Deploy it to Server
·Test it in EM console and debug it using flow traces
If we see any issue
with the code then again we have to repeat above steps. But with the
introduction of SOA Debugger development cycle got reduced as trouble
shooting environment is provided with in Jdeveloper only. We can add
breakpoints in the code and troubleshoot it in debug mode. During
debugging you can also change value of the variable or xml element. In
this post, I will show how this SOA Debugger works. We will use
HelloWorld sample which we built in previous post. Follow below steps to
debug your composite using SOA Debugger. First we need to start the
debugger if already not started. You can start the debugger in two ways.
Either by right-clicking composite file and click on Debug or click on
red button in menu bar as highlighted in below screen shot. Read the complete article here.
What's New in Oracle SOA Suite 12c? by
With the recent release of SOA Suite 12c, it seems appropriate to give a
quick rundown of some of the new
features and improvements made to it from the last release. For those of
you who don’t know, SOA Suite is a software collection (or suite, if you
prefer) that can be used together to realise a Service-Oriented
Oracle have implemented loads of new features and improvements in this
latest release, far more than this blog could reasonably explain, so if
you want the full list you can find it in this white paper published by
Oracle: What's New in Oracle SOA Suite 12c
Read on for an overview of some of the main features…
As with much of the 12c range being released by Oracle, a big push has
been made in the Cloud department to keep up with the industry and its
current fascination with cloud computing.
Oracle BPM Suite 12c and SOA Suite 12c
at eProseed World 2014
most of you know, Oracle officially released SOA Suite 12c (12.1.3) and
BPM Suite 12c (12.1.3) a couple of week ago. Exciting times for people
like us, who have worked extensively with BPEL Process Manager, Oracle
ESB, SOA Suite 10g, and SOA Suite 11g! The same week that 12c was released,
eProseed World 2014 took place. During this event all eProseed employees
meet for a fun couple of days full of social and work-related sessions.
Because Vennster is merging into the eProseed Netherlands office we will
soon migrate this blog to an eProseed domain. For us it was an excellent
chance to meet all our new colleagues. In between the tour of Luxembourg
city and an afternoon full of Highland Games (nobody got injured :-),
multiple sessions where organized to present and discuss Oracle BPM and
SOA 12c. Get the presentation here.
introduced couple of new features in Oracle SOA Suite 12c. I have listed
couple of new features that Oracle introduced for developer in my post. These new features really make
developers life easy as these reduce development cycle.
Here we discuss about MDS and what all featured introduced in that. As we
know MDS is used to store artifacts like WSDL, XSD, XSLT etc. we have two
types of MDS, File based MDS and DB based MDS. In Oracle SOA 12c, when we
use default server which is integrated with Jdeveloper then we can use
only Design Time MDS (File Based MDS), Run Time MDS (DB Based MDS) is not
supported. Check this post to create design time MDS connection. In
Oracle SOA 12c release, Oracle provided couple of new options that we can
use when we use Design Time MDS, these options were not there in 11g.
Below are options available with Design Time MDS.
we have to decide which directory structure we are going to use. Below an
example is given in which the binaries (that create the run-time) are
separated from the configuration. Read the complete article here.
You will need to have access to the database on which the SOA_INFRA
schema is hosted. In this recipe we’ll be using a command line local to
the host on which we installed the database.
You’ll also need access to the SQL scripts bundled with SOA Suite, if you
have SOA Suite installed on the host running the database you can find
them under: MW_HOME/SOA_ORACLE_HOME/rcu/integration/soainfra/sql/soa_purge
If the database is running on a separate host then you can simple copy
the soa_purge directory from the WebLogic Admin server to a directory on
the database host, we’ll be using e:\soa_purge for this purpose.
How to do it...
Follow the steps below to run the soa_purge scripts
1. First log into sqlplus as a user with sysdba privileges, and grant the
following permissions to the dev_soainfra user then exit the shell Read the complete article here.
Extending the Oracle Sales Cloud with
SOA Suite by Gerhard Drasch
The Oracle Sales
Cloud provides an extensive set
of features for extending the user interface, the underlying data model,
and allows the use of Groovy scripts to extend or adjust the default
business logic. If customers have requirements that go beyond these
capabilities, Java Cloud Service is a viable option
to build new user interface allowing a seamless UI level integration (see
the samples here). If an extension is not driven by
UI requirements but rather backend orchestration and integration needs,
introducing the Oracle SOA stack is a logical option to consider.
describes how business logic implemented in Oracle SOA Suite can be
invoked in a secure way while ensuring that the additional logic in SOA
Suite can execute in the Sales Cloud user’s security context.
services for the Sales Cloud
For simplicity, we are showing here a basic SOA composite with a BPEL
component that is doing nothing than receiving a JWT token from the Sales
Cloud and then calling back a web service in the Sales Cloud leveraging
this token. Here is an overview of the composite: Read the complete article here.
In this post, let’s
look at how we can run SCA test suites from Maven. To get started, we are
going to need a test. Let’s set up our process to add two numbers. Go
ahead and open the XML Schema for the inputs and outputs and change it to
take two int’s as input and return a single int as output, as shown
Now update the
assign activity’s copy rule in the BPEL process to add the two numbers
together. The “from” part of the copy rule should look like this: Read the complete article here.
You’ve Got Mail: Inbound Email
Processing in WLS/OSB integration scenarios by The Cattle Crew
an integration project we are currently replacing an available
integration platform using Oracle Service Bus 11g. Different incoming and
outgoing message formats and protocols (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, etc.) are used
from the external partners of our customer and therefore have to be
supported. With OSB no problem at all, but polling a MS Exchange server
for new e-mails is simply not possible with OSB standard tooling. Debt is
a bug in MS Exchange server, which advertises that it supports plain
authentification for login, but it does not (, search for AUTH=PLAIN).
So when trying to access an exchange inbox from a proxy service ends up
with failures, which cannot be worked around.
So we decided to implement a custom Java service that does the polling,
because with plain Java the bug can be worked around by setting the
corresponding Java Mail session parameters described in . The
challenge from a implementation perspective is that in a clustered
environment, a service is in general active on all cluster nodes and so
parallel access and therefore multi processing for one specific e-mail is
possible. So the service has to be implemented as a Weblogic Singleton
service  to avoid this. A Singleton service is physically deployed to
the cluster and so available on all nodes, but it is only active on one
specific cluster node. In case of problems on the node where the service
is active, it might be activated on another node in the cluster
automatically, depending on the failover configuration in the cluster. Read the complete article here.
Adding an ADF Human Task User
Interface to our SOA Maven build by Mark Nelson
the new Maven support in 12c, it is much simpler now to include our ADF
projects in our SOA Application build. Continuing on from this earlier post, we will now add the
You can do this by opening the Human Task (from the composite view) and
clicking on Form
Then in the popup Create Project dialog box, give the project a name, I
and click on OK.
It will take a few minutes to generate the project. When it is done, do a
for good measure.
Now if you want to take a look, you will see that you have three POM
files – one for the SOA Project (composite), one for the ADF project, and
also your application level POM. If you open the application level POM
(that’s the one under Application Resources/Build Files, you will see
that is is a multi-modules project that lists the other two, as you can
see in the image below. It also has some configuration to tell Maven
where to find ojdeploy. In this release, we still need to run ojdeploy to
build and package the ADF projects, so you do need to have JDeveloper
available to your build server if you want to build ADF projects there. Read the complete article here.
Using Oracle Service Bus Oracle Service Bus 12c enables enterprises
to deliver on mobile as an extension of the integration platform .
Developers can create REST /JSON APIs and simplify the process of
creating customizable applications from reusable components. Oracle
Service Bus 12c makes it easy to extend onpremise and cloud applications
to the mobile channel. Read the datasheet here.
Oracle Service Bus
12c enables enterprises to deliver on mobile as an extension of the
integration platform. Developers can create REST/JSON APIs and simplify
the process of creating customizable applications from reusable
components. Oracle Service Bus 12c makes it easy to extend on-premise and
cloud applications to the mobile channel.
The Oracle Mobile Suite utilizes standard technologies and tools to
expose many data formats for exchange data and functions with any mobile
application and includes Oracle Service Bus and Oracle Mobile Application
Framework. Oracle Service Bus supports all types of connections between
applications on mobile devices and back end business systems including
the popular REST/JSON.
Using Service Bus, organizations can shield front-end mobile applications
from changes that might occur in the backend. They can also shield mobile
developers from often intricate and complex details of underlying
implementations of back-end applications, such as legacy protocols. In
addition, Service Bus can simplify and reduce the information exposed by
API interfaces to ensure both optimization of bandwidth and greater
control on information shared with mobile users.
Oracle Service Bus is a part of Oracle SOA Suite 12c. It introduces a
REST binding within JDeveloper to simplify mobile enablement by exposing
traditional SOAP services, Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs), JCA adapters
connecting backend applications or just about any other underlying
implementation through REST/JSON. The REST binding is available for SOA
composites and Oracle Service Bus services and allows the configuration
of REST interactions as exposed service or proxy service. It also allows
the invocation of externally available REST services.
learn more on Oracle Service Bus 12c for Mobile Integration:
Interoperability between Microsoft and
SOA Suite 12c by Ricardo Ferreira
During the design of SOA applications it is inevitable that from time to
time you will need to interface with Microsoft-based applications. While
technologies like SOAP and REST do a great job when request-reply communication is needed,
most people struggle when a messaging-based
communication is required. This blog will present two approaches to get
messaging working between Microsoft and SOA Suite 12c.
Which Choices Do I
SOA Suite 12c offers a complete set of tools to integrate with Microsoft
applications using messaging. Which one to use is a simple question of
asking where the messaging system resides. If the messaging system to be
accessed sits on SOA Suite side (WebLogic JMS) then you should use the WebLogic JMS .NET Client. If the
messaging system to be accessed sits on Microsoft side (Microsoft Message
Queuing) then you should use the JCA adapter for MSMQ. Using the WebLogic
JMS .NET Client allows code written in .NET to access the WebLogic JMS
server using the T3 protocol, just like any other Java application. Using
the JCA adapter for MSMQ allows SOA composites and OSB applications to
send/receive messages to/from MSMQ queues.
Using the WebLogic
JMS .NET Client
The implementation of the WebLogic JMS .NET Client is very
straightforward. All you have to do is deploy your .NET application with
the WebLogic.Messaging.dll assembly file. You still need to code how your
application will send/receive messages to/from the WebLogic JMS
destinations. You can easily find the WebLogic.Messaging.dll assembly
file in the following location:
/wlserver/modules/com.bea.weblogic.jms.dotnetclient_x.x.x.x. In the same
location you can find the WebLogic JMS .NET Client API documentation. For
those of you that are familiar with the JMS API, it will be easy to
understand since the API design is almost the same. For beginners, I have
provided the following C# sample code that shows how to publish messages
to an WebLogic JMS queue. Read the complete article here.
Today at the Oracle Fusion Middleware Summer Camp in Lisboa I experiencedsome SIGSEGV JVM crashes. It happened
when trying to use JDeveloper 12.1.3 under MacOS with the SOA Suite
Development installer – right after the installation when starting up the
server from within JDeveloper. (Most of the experienced SOA Suite
developers went the beaten path using Windows).
My installation used a fairly recent
JDK 1.7_45, but SOA Suite 12c is supported on MAC OS only for a single
user development installation starting with JDK 1.7_51.
Setup GMail as mail provider for SOA Suite 12c –
SMTP certificate in trust store By Lucas Jellema
On this subject, there are already
many fine articles. I have borrowed from at least a dozen to understand what should happen
and to make it work. You will find them listed under resources.
It all started with me trying to have the UMS Adapter send an email. The
setup of the email driver was done in EM FMW Control (see below) and I
expected my email to be sent successfully. After a considerable and
increasingly anxious wait at my mail client, I decided to check the log
file for my WebLogic domain. There it was, in the soa_server1.out for my
SOA Suite managed server: Read the complete article here.
Business Events are used to notify
the interested parties (subscribers) about an occurrence of activity
which is of important to them. On raising the business events, the
subscribers would consume them and process it based on their business
flows. All these things would happen in a highly loose coupled manner and
business events producers may not be aware of the subscribers. So when
designing an application based on business events one of the aspects
requires attention is, Will
there be any loss of event?
This is very important as subscribers
are not in a position to request providers to raise event again, even if
they do its going to be a duplicate event (occurrence) for other
subscribers. Technically speaking, the loss of event can be translated
into any of these following scenarios:
Subscriber received the
business event but faulted during processing.
Subscriber is unavailable
when the business event is published.
The hosted server itself
is down when the business event is published.
SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration By Mala Ramakrishna
Delivering on your
Leveraging the Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare integration allows
connecting clinical and administrative processes. It delivers reliable,
secure, and cost-effective ways to exchange information and provides
payers and providers with a versatile platform for enterprise-wide
information sharing. SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration provides the
Improves time to market
and maximizes business agility with healthcare domain expertise
inbuilt into your platform
Delivers on unparalleled
performance and better visibility across the board on your
Lowers total cost of
ownership with a unified healthcare integration framework
In order to stay abreast of new
industry developments related to electronic medical records, health
insurance exchanges, and fee-for-performance care models, health care
organizations need to build, buy and integrate many types of software
applications. Having a consistent SOA infrastructure helps these
organizations to leverage essential business processes so that these
software applications can interact and exchange information in a
As the standards governing healthcare practices mature and the
implementation of EHR systems becomes more ubiquitous, the benefits of
having an interoperable infrastructure will become progressively more
important. Oracle SOA Suite for healthcare integration provides essential
capabilities required for doctors, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies,
and other entities by facilitating the sharing of information in a secure
and standards-based way.
To learn more, leverage this new resource kit on SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration. It is a one stop for a deep understanding on the
offering. It includes white papers, case studies, customer stories, and
technical resources that help increase quality, efficiency and
accountability of healthcare.
To learn more on what's new in Oracle SOA Suite 12c, join us at the live
webcast on Wednesday, July 30 at 10am. To find out more: Introducing Oracle SOA Suite 12c.
SOA Suite 12c – Quick Start Domain Configurations by
This article is first of four part
series on Oracle SOA Suite 12c Domain Configurations. Here we will
discuss the new types of domain configurations released in this release
of Oracle SOA.
SOA Suite 12c Quick Installer Distribution allows you to install Oracle
SOA domain in a development or evaluation environment quickly. These
domains are not supposed to be used or migrated to the production
environments. The typical usage of them is to deploy and test
applications during the development phase. The step-by-step installation of
SOA Suite 12c Quick Start distribution is given in this post.
Following are the key characteristics:
Use on a single host
Use only for development
or evaluation purposes
Limited to one
Administration server with no option to add managed servers
Cluster not supported
Not recommended for
Use Java DB to store
might need schemas to be stored in Oracle databases
Are you considering, or starting to deploy, SOA Suite
12c? You should be talking to O-box!
Is an automatically configured
solution to enable customers to install a highly available and robust
Oracle SOA Suite platform (with multiple independent environments) for a
fixed price, and in very short time-scales.
The O-box SOA Appliance greatly
reduces risk and allows IT administrators to focus on SOA project
deployment, rather than platform installation. It has the capability to
grow with your business depending upon the initial configuration option
chosen, up to the point where larger hardware, such as Exalogic, may be
Our pricing makes O-box SOA Appliance an attractive option when compared
to the cost and risk of implementing SOA as a consulting project or if
you are considering doing it yourself, especially when hardware and
software costs are also taken into account. Read
the complete article here.
Resolving deployment issues with Service Bus 12c –
OSB-398016 – Error loading WSDL by Lucas Jellema
I was completely stuck with Service
Bus 12c project deployment from JDeveloper to the Service Bus run time.
Every deployment met with the same fate: Conflicts found during publish –
OSB-398016, Error loading the WSDL from the repository: The WSDL is not
semantically valid: Failed to read wsdl file from url due to —
java.net.MalformedURLException: Unknown protocol: servicebus.
I was completely lost and frustrated
– not even a simple hello_world could make it to the server.
Introducing Oracle BPM Suite 12c
Webcast Wednesday, September 17, 2014
are at the heart of what makes or breaks a business and in today’s
digital age, capitalizing on disruptive technologies like mobile, social,
big data, cloud and internet of things (IOT) to transform your business
and drive innovation will be the key to differentiating yourself from the
competition. The new release of Oracle Business Process Management Suite
12c not only helps business optimize and automate processes, but it
focuses on building connections that will drive engagement to help
companies drive innovation and transformation.
Register for the webcast to learn how successful digital business are
design processes that enable rich multi-channel digital experience for
customers and employees enabling their expansion into new markets. For details please visit our registration page.
is a FREE hands-on workshop covers all the
capabilities you need to build robust, reliable and agile BPM solutions.
It covers the key themes/ components of BPM12c, business architecture,
verbal rules, requirements capture, new UI for easy to design dashboards
and many developer features. The workshop labs include an end to end
example, leveraging components such as BPMN, Adapters, OBR and Content
Server. They also cover the use of Enterprise Manager for FMW (EM) for
monitoring and fault analysis. After attending this Oracle BPM Suite 12c
workshop, you should be in a position to build industry-focused
solutions, customer-facing demos, proof-of-concepts (POCs), pilot
implementations and reference architectures on this platform. You will
also be in a position to extend your current BPM implementations with
ACM, OBR, BAM and open your platform for mobile applications. You cannot
afford to miss this workshop, if you are a SOA or BPM developer/
BPM Composer including web-forms
multi-instance and array-handling
Handling -- includes new error handling support
Business Rules -- using business phrases and other new features
good understanding of BPM Suite 11g and application development
completion of BPM 11g Foundation course.
Attendees must bring
their own laptops. The laptops must meet the following minimum
16GB RAM and 40GB free disk space
to date version of the browser of your choice.
permissions on the laptop in order to install software
most recent version of Oracle Virtual Box software.
New release of Solution Accelerators
now available on OTN By Cesare Rotundo
new release of Solution (aka: Process) Accelerators is now available on OTN. This new release has been focused
on improving existing accelerators with most customer demand while adding
a new accelerator to the catalog which showcases Adaptive Case Management
(ACM): Complaints Management.
Complaints management has become a strategic focus area in many
industries where customer service is the top priority. It has impacts on
customer satisfaction and retention, and may involve compliance
penalties. However, processes and solutions that support employees dealing
with complaints are ad-hoc, custom, and fraught with manual steps and
The Complaints Management Accelerator, built using the best BPM, ACM, and
Content platform available today, enables effective and efficient
customer complaints resolution. Using ACM we have organized the
complaints settlement process across four phases: Filing, Review,
Investigation, and Resolution, while enabling churn likelihood control
via R-generated indexes. The Complaints Management accelerator thus
enables knowledge workers to choose the best actions leading to efficient
complaint resolution, also taking into account unscheduled events such as
the receipt of a new document from the customer.
Customers can quickly input their products, complaints types, and other
data specific to them using out-of-the-box Administrator UIs, and refine
the resolution processes and cases configured in the Accelerator
according to their requirements, exploiting ACM’s model to flexibly fit
their needs and exceed customer expectations.
Other accelerators have also been improved, including:
Onboarding has been enhanced to provide WebCenter based imaging to
allow compliance documents (I-9, W-4) to be scanned and associated
with the onboarding instance for the new hire
Management, now with the option to remotely deploy a Citizen eForm
Service Requests, now with examples of department-specific approval
Approval Management for Microsoft Excel® (AME), which generalizes
the model of performing a complete BPM-driven approval cycle from
within Excel, first introduced with the Financial Reports Approval
continues to include out-of-the-box integration scenarios with Oracle
Applications Products, including Siebel, PeopleSoft, and the E-Business
Suite. Read the article here.
BPM 12.1.3 Process Documentation
Sample available on java.net
Two weeks ago I blogged about the new features and
improvements to process documentation in Oracle BPM 12.1.3. A sample is now available on java.net for
download. This sample includes:
lab document explaining how to use the import feature in Oracle BPM
Composer and Studio to convert Visio, XPDL, BPMN 2.0, Oracle
Workflow, and Tutor documents into BPM processes. A sample Visio
file is included in the download so you can see how the feature
same lab document leads you through adding process documentation via
the business properties
are also guided through using the narrative view to edit your sample
the lab prompts you to create process reports to bring all of your
process documentation together in one HTML or PDF document
The sample also
includes a lab solution so you can import the project with all of the
process documentation already added.
Oracle BPM & Adaptive Case
Management By Michael Snow
Palvankar speaks on Adaptive Case Management
Oracle BPM Suite offers in-built adaptive case management capabilities to
manage unstructured processes and empower the knowledge workers to
improve customer experience. Watch the video here.
BPM 12c - Process Asset Manager (PAM)
by Antonis Antoniou
An entirely new
feature has been introduced in Oracle BPM 12c called “Process Asset
Manager” (PAM) which makes it really simple and reliable to share
projects between BPM Studio and BPM Process Composer, providing a unified
lifecycle management of BPM projects across BPM Process Composer
and BPM Studio tools and offering seamless collaboration across the
various personas in a BPM project.
PAM comes with an integrated subversion source control system for version
management of BPM assets and can be integrated with OPSS for security and
can reference the MDS for run-time artifacts.
So let’s see the
lifecycle of PAM from the two different interfaces, starting with the
Oracle BPM 12c Installation
Improvements and Issues with Mac by Andrejus Baranovkis
Oracle BPM 12c is
improved with a great
installation process - simplified and stable. You only need to download
single installation package, run a wizard and after several clicks it
gets installed. All required products are installed for you out of the
box, no extra configuration is needed - JDeveloper, BPM/SOA extensions,
BPM/SOA schemas in Java DB. Developer can focus on his development tasks,
no need to spend days to install and configure development environment.
You should read official guide - Quick Start for Oracle Business Process Management
Installer works on
Mac OS platform, you can install entire Oracle BPM 12c infrastructure and
run domain. However, it fails to open Human Task wizard, while running
JDEV on Mac OS. I have developed extremely basic Oracle BPM 12c sample
application, to test Human Task wizard with JDeveloper installed on
Oracle Enterprise Linux and on Mac OS - BpmApplication.zip.
It works fine to load Human Task wizard with JDeveloper 12c installed on
The same Human Task fails to open with JDeveloper 12c installed on Mac
OS. There is Null Pointer exception generated, thrown from JDeveloper IDE
class: Read the complete article here.
Process Documentation in Oracle BPM
12.1.3 by Mike Keane
Your ability to add
process documentation has been greatly enhanced in BPM 12.1.3. Some of the key
narrative view allows you to write and/or edit in plain language.
The narrative view is always in sync with the graphical view so you can
see immediately the impact of your changes on the model. You can
also add documentation to activities in-line.
properties can be added to processes and activities, and then you
can create process reports that will show all properties for processes
and activities in one document.
process reports have been added to allow you to create a variety of
different business reports to share.
Once upon a time,
no one really cared how if their house smelled like lavender after they
Thanks to the scientists behind Febreze and an innovative marketing
campaign, now our cars and garbage bags smell like lavender too.
Innovation changes everything—down to the very way we live. A wealth of
it brings companies to the top. A lack of it drags companies to the
We’ve all experienced those moments when an idea springs to life that
could change something for the better. What usually follows that moment
though, is the realization that there are very real obstacles that stand
in the way of turning that great idea into reality.
Business innovation, whether product- or process-based, starts as an
idea. Imagine what could your business do with more support in place for
collective creativity? Today’s leading companies recognize that they
can’t just take a piece-meal approach to Business Process Management
(BPM) and innovation. They need to develop enduring BPM strategies that
support ongoing innovation.
Using a high-quality BPM solution is one of the most effective ways to
turn those innovative ideas into reality. BPM technology helps businesses
stay relevant by quickly and efficiently implementing good ideas when
they happen. Read our recent newsletter article, BPM: The North Star of Business Innovation Today,
to learn more.
My Favorite PeopleSoft Flavor: Vanilla
by Vivek Ahuja
This post provides
an overview of how Oracle BPM can be used with PeopleSoft to
gain more out of your ERP. It also covers how to go about separating the
process and personalization/customization layers from your ERP, to
encourage leveraging more vanilla, out-of-the-box ERP functionality,
rather than an over customized, costly to maintain version. Oracle BPM
takes out the process inefficiencies associated with your ERP. It
provides you with a range of different governance and workflow
capabilities, which allows you to efficiently operate in your ERP with
robust drill down features. This enables your process users and key
stakeholders to uncover operational gaps that may be hindering your
business from attaining efficiency gains or untapped revenue channels.
Powers Oracle by Debra Lilley, ACE Director
you have decided on your initiative to drive value from Oracle
Applications using Oracle Fusion middleware you need to think about the
skills you need. Are you going to use a Systems Integrator, in house
capability, or increasingly some form of cloud offering? Whichever you
decide on you will still have a learning curve which is where I believe
community is the answer. Not all learning has to be formal classroom led,
look at the skills needed and select the formal training for the base
skills, but for the areas you need an understanding of, and these won’t
even be all be technical and then to learn more about the formal skills,
I recommend community learning.
The Oracle Community is an enormous wealth of groups all offering their
members a different angle on learning, through education, through sharing
and through asking questions.
This blog, has the strapline, ‘Inside Oracle’s Middleware Community’ and
is the sharing of knowledge from a wide range of contributors.
Oracle itself has Oracle Technology Network (OTN) which is
a phenomenal resource. It is ‘the world's largest community of
developers, admins, and architects using industry-standard technologies
in combination with Oracle its articles, blogs and forums cover most of
the technology’. Check out this infographic to appreciate the impact OTN
has on the community. Read the complete article here.
OpenWorld is almost upon us again. You've been a special participant in
Oracle Applications User Experience efforts before, so we are offering you
the first opportunity to register for the OAUX Applications Cloud
Exchange that our team is coordinating for Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
This is a reprise of our expo event last year, but with longer hours and
an added bonus: we are inviting partners and Oracle Sales Ambassadors
(SAMBA) to bring customers with them, who must be escorted and under a
non-disclosure agreement. This is a premium, exclusive event.
1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
Oracle OpenWorld 2014: 888 Howard Street, Intercontinental Hotel, San
Francisco, CA 94103
Location: Spa Terrace
You have been invited
to an exclusive event showcasing the Oracle Applications Cloud user
experience. Oracle is giving select attendees -- Oracle partners, Oracle
cloud customers, and a few analysts -- a look at what's coming next in
the Oracle Applications Cloud user experience at the Oracle OpenWorld
2014 OAUX Applications Cloud Exchange, hosted jointly by the Oracle
Applications User Experience (OAUX) team, the Oracle Partner Network (OPN),
For more information on other activities that highlight the work of the
Oracle Applications User Experience team, such as OpenWorld sessions,
demo stations, onsite product usability testing, and usability lab tours
during OpenWorld, please visit the Usable Apps OpenWorld 2014 Events page.
ORACLE HCM CLOUD:
So, how is the Oracle
HCM Cloud User Experience? In a word, smokin’! Misha Vaughan
of the Oracle Applications User Experience (UX) team writes about the
Oracle HCM Cloud user experience and its light-weight interactions,
tailored to the task you are trying to accomplish, on the device you are
comfortable working with. http://bit.ly/1sotpkv
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
PATTERNS: The Simplified User Interface Design Patterns for
the Oracle Applications Cloud eBook is now easily accessible
from the Usable Apps website, as well as the Usable Apps blog. Use it to learn about
the user experience design patterns and guidelines used to build the
simplified UIs for the Oracle Applications Cloud. If you are looking to
understand how to leverage user experience in PaaS4SaaS – start here.
This free eBook comes from the Oracle Applications User Experience team
and McGraw-Hill. Easy-to-follow patterns and color examples from the
Oracle Sales Cloud and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud will
have you building your own simplified UIs quickly. Foreword by Oracle UX
champions Floyd Teter and Sten Vesterli. tinyurl.com/SimplifiedUI
Oracle Applications User Experience Vice President Jeremy Ashley talks
magazine about one of the driving forces behind the evolving
Oracle user experience – simplicity. http://bit.ly/1oC4kBn
Want to know what people were talking about at the Bay Area MakerCon and
Maker Faire in May? Watch this video, which features a prominent
appearance by Jeremy Ashley, Vice President of the Oracle Applications
User Experience team. http://bit.ly/1mspdis
Additional new content SOA & BPM
·The UKOUG Technology Conference and Exhibition 2014
agenda is now live. We have loads of Weblogic content, including sessions
from Frances Zhao– Perez, Simon Haslam and Peter de Vaal amongst others.
Take a look at the agenda and register now. Tech14 is the biggest
event for the Oracle Technology community in the UK, so if you operate in
this market, make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to position
you brand and generate leads. Contact Kerry in our sales team now to discuss.
·SOA Suite 12c
Round-Up During the first 100 hours after the release
of Oracle SOA Suite 12c bloggers from the AMIS Technology Blog held a
50-hour blog-a-thon, writing about new features, and tracking the
community conversation. This post by AMIS's Robert van Molken compiles
highlights from that event. Read the article.
Oracle SOA Suite 12c New in this release are
enhancements to the Oracle Cloud Adapters for SaaS applications,
simplified mobile integration with support for the REST/JSON standards
and easy to use transformation tools to translate between traditional
enterprise SOAP interactions and REST. Get the details.