SOA Cloud Service OverviewFirst, Oracle has categorized this new offering as an Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) alternative, and rightly so. Let’s look at Gartner’s definition for iPaaS:
“…a suite of cloud services enabling development, execution and governance of integration flows connecting any combination of on premises and cloud-based processes, services, applications and data within individual or across multiple organizations”
This is a very broad definition for a cloud-based solution, where Oracle has positioned a lightweight and simplified option in ICS; nevertheless, the need for integration within the cloud increases by the day, which definitely leaves room for much more.
So, this is where SOA Cloud Service comes in, as a ready-made platform for running not only the bona fide functionalities of SOA-Infra and Service Bus, but also API Manager; a recent and very valuable addition to the Fusion Middleware stack (we’ll come back to this later).
Let’s take a look at the components available in this first release: Read the complete article here.