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Cloning EBS 12.1.3 Environments Integrated with Oracle Access Manager

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:05:00 +0000

We have documented procedures for cloning EBS 12.1.3 environments.  We also have documented procedures for integrating EBS 12.1.3 environments with Oracle Access Manager (OAM) and Oracle Internet Directory (OID).  The next logical question would be: do we have documented procedures for cloning EBS 12.1.3 environments that have been integrated with OAM and OID?

Yes, we have published this here:

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This Note provides a certified process and detailed steps to:

  • Clone EBS using Rapid Clone
  • Deregister the cloned EBS instance from OAM and remove AccessGate
  • Remove OID from the cloned EBS instance
  • Integrate the cloned EBS instance with OID
  • Integrate the cloned EBS instance with OAM
  • Reconfigure SSL

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Fee on-demand SOA Suite 12 and BPM Suite 12c Bootcamps

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:31:18 +0000

In March and April we offer free on-demand Bootcamps for SOA Suite 12c and BPM Suite 12c. For details and registration please visit the training calendar: Date Training Location By Focus 06-31.03.2017 SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand OPN Tech 06-31.03.2017 BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand OPN Tech 03-28.04.2017 SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand OPN Tech 03-28.04.2016 BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand OPN Tech SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand What will we cover Oracle SOA Suite 12c is the latest version of the industry's most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution. With simplified cloud, mobile, on premises and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c delivers faster time to integration, increased productivity and lower TCO. The Oracle SOA Suite 12c Implementation Boot Camp provides relevant insight to current and prospective SOA implementers and for those companies interested on becoming Oracle SOA Suite 12c Specialized. Participants will learn how to develop and implement solutions using SOA Suite 12c that will drive their customer organizations run more effectively and efficiently. Learn to Create, deploy, and manage cross-application process orchestration with BPEL Process Manager Describe tasks for users or groups to perform with Human Task Service Define and modify business logic without programming by using Business Rules Create dashboards, alerts, and reports in real time with no coding using Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) Implement SOA Services with Web Services Manager Manage and monitor integration flow with Enterprise Manager Use Adapters to connect to enterprise applications · Convert complex point-to-point application integration into simplified, agile, and reusable shared service application infrastructure with Service Bus For details and registration please visit the training calendar. Can access the training calendar? Become a community member www.oracle.,com/goto/emea/soa BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand What will we cover This boot camp is an ideal starting point for an implementer who is planning to learn Oracle BPM Suite 12c and use it on BPM projects. The course provides a combination of lecture segments that present conceptual and feature background and hands-on labs that provide practice with the tooling. It introduces process developers to Oracle BPM Suite 12c. It covers the key concepts, features and processes needed to begin using the design-time and run-time capabilities on BPM projects. Throughout the training, you will benefit from hands-on exercises based upon two case studies. At the conclusion of the course, you should feel comfortable to start using BPM Suite 12c for process modeling, simulation, analytics, business rules and human workflow. Learn to Use BPMN modeling notation to document business process Simulate a process model to identify bottlenecks Create business rules that condition flow through a model Develop a sophisticated human workflow task routing Define key performance metrics Build a dashboard containing charts that show key performance metrics For details and registration please visit the training calendar. Can access the training calendar? Become a community member www.oracle.,com/goto/emea/soa 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tag[...]



Webcast: "Oracle E-Business Suite Integration Best Practices"

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:51:37 +0000

(image) Oracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for an overview of options for integrating EBS with other applications, see:

Oracle is investing across applications and technologies to make the application integration experience easier for customers. Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address various application integration challenges and styles. Vijay Shanmugam, Director Product Development, shares more about Oracle’s integration offering for cloud, data, event-driven, business-to-business, and process-centric integrations. In this session, you will get a better understanding of what Oracle integration technologies you can use and how, when, and where you can leverage them to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including the Oracle Applications portfolio in the cloud. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.




Announcing Oracle Linux support for Clair and Vuls

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:04:43 +0000

As containers gain attention and traction for both development and operational purposes, it becomes increasingly important to monitor the security of running containers. In order to facilitate simple scanning of Docker and Rkt images based on Oracle Linux, we have added support for Clair and Vuls in both upstream projects.

Clair by CoreOS

From the CoreOS website: "Clair is an open source project for the static analysis of vulnerabilities in appc and docker containers.

Vulnerability data is continuously imported from a known set of sources and correlated with the indexed contents of container images in order to produce lists of vulnerabilities that threaten a container. When vulnerability data changes upstream, the previous state and new state of the vulnerability along with the images they affect can be sent via webhook to a configured endpoint. All major components can be customized programmatically at compile-time without forking the project."

Clair is most obviously seen by the integrated and automated scanning provided by CoreOS' public registry, Quay.io. Likewise, Clair is also integrated in CoreOS' Quay Enterprise product. Both support Oracle Linux as a scanning target and will report vulnerabilities detected in uploaded images.

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There are also various client tools including Clairctl, Klar and Reg that integrate the public Docker Hub, private Docker registries and Clair to provide command-line image scanning capabilities.

Vuls

Vuls (VULnerability Scanner) is an open source scanner written in Go. It's designed to scan images on a Linux or FreeBSD host and supports several target operating systems including Oracle Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Amazon Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, FreeBSD and Raspian.

Vuls is an agentless scanner which only requires a single host configured with SSH access to all target machines. It includes a text-based report viewer and can provide reporting to web-based engines like VulsRepo.

Support

As these are third-party products, no support is provided by Oracle for any of the products mentioned in this article. If you have any issues with the Oracle Linux integration for one of these products, please open an issue with the product directly via their GitHub repository.

Is your preferred container security product missing? Let us know! Start a new discussion in the Oracle Linux space on the Oracle Technology Network Community.




Final patches NOW Available! New Zealand Statutory Updates Effective April 2017

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:19:14 +0000

(image) The New Zealand Inland Revenue has published the confirmed Payroll Specification for 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

The following patches are available via My Oracle Support for New Zealand Statutory updates effective April 2017.

Release 12.1 : Patch 25516214:R12.PER.B
Release 12.2 :
Patch 25516214:R12.PER.C

These patches are mandatory for New Zealand Payroll Customers as per the following Notes:

APAC HRMS Mandatory Patches - Release 12.2 Note 1670198.1

APAC HRMS Mandatory Patches - Release 12.1 Note 874563.1

If you encounter any issues with this patch, please contact by logging a Service Request on My Oracle Support, product: Oracle HRMS (New Zealand)

Thank you.




Welcome to the PaaS Partner Community Forum XXIV

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:21:59 +0000

When you read this you arrived safely in Split and we would like to thank you and your management for investing the time to attend the PaaS Partner Community Forum XXIV. There will be more than 200 delegates from more than 40 countries, which will give you the opportunity to learn from other cloud minded partners and network with partners from different regions as we also have representation from Africa, Asia, North America, South America and the Middle-East. Many Oracle employees will attend and we would like to invite you to challenge them how we can support you to grow your business and maintain profitability on your investment with Oracle. This year’s conference marks a turning point in our journey. Cloud Computing is leading on all service levels. SaaS solutions became a standard model for enterprise customers. Infrastructure as a Service is used to deploy all kind of workload flexible in the cloud. Platform as a Service (PaaS) is crossing the chasm. At our community workspaces you can get a slide deck with more than 70 PaaS live production references. PaaS often is used to integrate SaaS solutions with other SaaS solutions or on-premises. Cloud platforms like Application Cloud Container (ACC) enable developers to build cloud native applications utilizing a microservices model. Often this applications are optimized for mobile devices. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) play a key role in the digital transformation. New cloud services like machine learning and chatbots are arising. During this event you will see presentations from Product Management, Pre-Sales Consultants and Partners, that will share their real life experiences with you how to implement Oracle PaaS & Middleware solutions and to see the business drivers behind these projects. Focus of the 24th Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum will be Platform as a Service (PaaS) Cloud Computing. During the last months many of the new PaaS service became mature. The Partner Community Forum is one of the best opportunities to get details and hands-on trainings about Integration Cloud Service (ICS), SOA Cloud Service (SOA CS), API Platform Cloud Service (API CS), Process Cloud Service (PCS), Mobile Cloud Service (MCS), Internet of Things Cloud Service (IoT CS), Java Cloud & Developer Cloud Service, Application Builder Cloud Service (ABCs) and Application Container Cloud Service (ACCs) and Content and Experience Cloud Service. Oracle PaaS Services give partners many new opportunities to build, customize and integrate applications in a public cloud environment. Our joint customers will benefit from this new cloud offering by fast time to market, higher availability and flexibility, lower project cost an risks. With hybrid cloud computing Oracle offers a unique value proposition for customer and partners. You can choose where to host your cloud solutions in the data center of your choice. Cloud marketplace gives you as a partner new opportunities to build, deploy and promote and market offerings on the Oracle PaaS Cloud. The Oracle Cloud Partner Program reflect the focus on cloud computing. The Enrich SaaS with PaaS initiative is designed for Oracle SaaS applications partners. The underlying PaaS platform enables customers to enrich and differentiate SaaS solutions. Connect SaaS solutions with other SaaS solutions and on-premises, analyze data and extend applications. As part of the conference multiple session and a two days hands-on training are offered to Enrich SaaS solutions with PaaS. Each conference attendee was granted access to free PaaS demo service before and during the conferences. As an Oracle gold partner or above you can request free PaaS demo services via demo.oracle.com or our partner communities any time – make use of it! On the first conference day you can learn from ACEs implementing successful PaaS solutions at our joint cus[...]



Oracle JET v3.0.0 released

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:01:08 +0000

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Last week saw the release of version 3.0.0 of the Oracle Java Extension Toolkit (JET).  This is a major release of the toolkit, containing significant updates to JET components, cookbook, tooling and themes, along with updates to 3rd party libraries.

Please refer to the Release Notes for detailed information about the changes and how they may affect you.

Please refer to the Migration Guide and note the reference to the Developer Guide for steps required when migrating your Oracle JET application to v3.0.0 if you are using Oracle JET tooling.

And for a bit of inspiration, take a look at the new Success Stories section of the oraclejet.org website.




Running NetBeans IDE 9 Development Build on JDK 9 EA Build 162

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:41:40 +0000

For the adventurous, interesting times ahead since you're able to try out the NetBeans IDE 9 development build on top of JDK 9 EA, in my case, Build 162.

When you configure that in your 'etc/netbeans.conf' file, the first thing you see on start up is this error, which appears to be related to the Darcula plugin that I'm using. Of course, since it's awesome despite this aspect for the moment, I'm using the Darcula plugin, which you can download and install from here, i.e., simply use the latest release of the plugin for 8.2, works fine in 9 development builds, except for this error.

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After seeing the above, simply click Cancel, and, so far, despite the above, things are pretty good!

There are two big advantages to running the NetBeans IDE 9 Development Build on top of JDK 9.

The first is that the fonts are automatically a lot better, at least, on Windows and, at the very least, on my system (click to enlarge the below, where you see NetBeans IDE 9 Development Build on JDK 9 on the left versus on JDK 8 Update 121 on the right):

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The second advantage is that you automatically have JShell integration (choose Tools | Open Java Platform Shell), as shown below. Excellent enhancement here is that, since the last time I used it, there's now a code fold for the text at the top of the JShell.

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Until further notice, this is the environment I'll be using. 




More chaos as an OWSM policy by Jeroen Ninck Blok

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:57:42 +0000

Errors & failures So it is very easy to implement a happy flow. However handling errors, rolling back transactions and recovering from errors and failures can be quite challenging. It is not possible to find all the possibilities during development or design. Some errors or failures will only occur when very rare circumstances come into play together. Then all the parts of the application either will handle the error and will ensure that no data is lost and the application survives or not. In the last case people lose data, applications crash and managers get upset. A very good read on this topic is the book Release It!. A policy Most of the time I write services in either Oracle Service Bus or Oracle SOA Suite. I can mock expected error behaviour, however sometimes having errors when you don’t expect them can give you new insite into the stability and resilience of the application. To create (unexpected) errors a Managed Server can be stopped, data sources can be removed or entire virtual machine’s can be deleted. However these Managed Servers are quite heavy and when I ask somebody if I can break something during a test I am usually asked to get a cup of coffee ;) So I wanted a different method (unfortunately not implemeted at a customer) so I created an Oracle Web Service Manager (OWSM) policy. I was inspired by the Chaos Monkey application made by Netflix. The Chaos Monkey application creates havoc. The OWSM policy should also create problems, but in a very modest way. It generates an error on a random basis. The OWSM framework is not really meant for this kind of policies, but it is a start! The sources can be found on my GitHub repository. Building & installing the policy The policy is build using JDeveloper. I build it using JDeveloper 12.2.1.1, but I think it can be back ported to 12.1.3. There are two deployment profiles: Read the complete article here. 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Configuring Amazon RDS as the Oracle SOA Suite Database by Fabio Douek

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:50:17 +0000

We are proud to announce that RDS support is fully integrated and certified against MyST 3.8.2, which was released on 15/Jun/2016. To know more about MyST visit: http://myst.rubiconred.com 1. Overview We started to provision Oracle Fusion Middleware platforms against AWS in anger about three years ago. From the beginning we took advantage of the ability to create the AWS infrastructure within minutes. We could also use MyST to provision complex Oracle Fusion Middleware EDG (Enterprise Deployment Guide) Compliant platforms in less than an hour. One challenge that we faced, was that we couldn’t use Oracle RDS as the database for our Oracle Fusion Middleware installations. This was primarily because the RDS master user didn’t have the database privileges required to run the Oracle Repository Creation Utility (RCU). As a result, we implemented our own automation for provisioning the Oracle Database running on EC2 instances. Whilst this works for running Dev and Test workloads in AWS, when it comes to implementing Production workloads, Oracle RDS provides a number of additional benefits. This includes simplified administration tasks, including backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling. In addition, the Multi-AZ deployment option simplifies the implementation of a highly available architecture, as it contains built-in support for automated fail-over from your primary database to a synchronously replicated secondary database in an alternative Availability Zone in case of a failure. This all started to change late last year, with a number of our customers looking at running Oracle SOA workloads in Production on AWS. Being an AWS Technology Partner, we provided this feedback to AWS, who in return invited us to collaborate with the RDS team. We spent the last 4 months of this year working with the AWS Oracle RDS Team (a big thank you to Michael and Jinyoung) to test the RCU capability within MyST. This went extremely well, and the RDS team worked closely with us to support the go-live of our first customer on Oracle SOA 12.2.1 on AWS using RDS – what we believe to be a world first! Our very first customer go-live on RDS was a few weeks ago in June-2016. More recently, Amazon has now announced that RCU is officially supported by Oracle RDS. This is great news for us and our customers. We can can now provision an Oracle Fusion Middleware EDG HA compliant environment within minutes and take advantage of RDS to simplify on-going operations. The following diagram depicts a typical highly available Oracle Fusion Middleware deployment in AWS. Note that the number of compute nodes, as well as the components may vary depending on the requirements. 2. Oracle RDS Compatibility Before getting started with Oracle RDS, its important to check its compatibility with RCU and the corresponding Oracle Fusion Middleware components. The following AWS Oracle RDS edition/version options support RCU. Read the complete post here. 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Huawei Announces Oracle Linux Certification for Huawei FusionSphere

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:37:01 +0000


Huawei announced today that the Huawei FusionSphere cloud operating system has been awarded Oracle Linux Hardware Certification and now supports the Oracle Linux operating system as a guest operating system. With this announcement, Huawei’s FusionSphere cloud platform further extends its compatibility by supporting popular enterprise Linux operating systems.

FusionSphere is an OpenStack-based cloud operating system designed for customers from a wide range of industries. It offers powerful virtualization and resource pool management functions, rich cloud components and tools, and open infrastructure and APIs. FusionSphere accelerates enterprise IT cloud transformation, realizes cloud-based key services and innovative service applications, and provides a high-performance, high-reliability cloud platform.

Robert Shimp, Group Vice President, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management said, “We are pleased to be working with Huawei on the certification of their systems with Oracle Linux and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Engineered for open cloud infrastructure, Oracle Linux delivers leading performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications. This Huawei certification provides enterprise customers with added choice and flexibility in deploying a low-cost, highly reliable Linux infrastructure for their on-premises cloud environments.”

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For more information about the Oracle Linux certification list, visit this site.




SOA Suite Code Quality: SonarQube Quality Gates, XML Plugin and custom XPath rules by Maarten Smeets

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:42:34 +0000

There are several ways to do code quality checks in SOA Suite. In this blog post I will describe a minimal effort setup which uses Jenkins 2.9, SonarQube 5.6 and the SonarQube XML Plugin 1.4.1. SonarQube is a popular tool to check and visualize code quality. An XML Plugin is available for SonarQube which allows you to define custom XPath rules. At the end of this post I will shortly describe several other options which you can consider to help you improve code quality by doing automated checks. Using SonarQube and the XML Plugin to do code quality checks on SOA Suite components has several benefits compared to other options described at the end of this post. It is very flexible and relatively technology independent. It allows you to scan any XML file such as BPEL, BPMN, OSB, Mediator, Spring, composite.xml files It requires only configuration of SonarQube, the SonarQube XML Plugin and the CI solution (Jenkins in this example) It has few dependencies. It does not require an Oracle Home or custom JAR files on your SonarQube server. The XML Plugin has support (by SonarSource) so high probability it will still work in future versions of SonarQube. Writing rules is simple; XPath expressions. it does not require you to write Java code to create checks. What we can’t do with this setup is check relations between files since the XPath expressions are executed on single documents (defined with an Ant-style file-mask). Usually though when compiling or deploying SOA Suite composites, it will fail if there are references to files which are not present. Jenkins / SonarQube setup Setting up the environment In this setup I’ve used Git, Jenkins, Maven, SonarQube. I’ve used an Ubuntu Server 16.04 install. The installation of the tools is pretty straightforward. Git and Maven are easiest: sudo apt-get install git maven. Jenkins is also pretty easy since there is a Debian package available. See here. For SonarQube I’ve installed a MySQL server (sudo apt-get install mysql-server). Next I’ve used the following manual. After the installation I’ve set the default admin password to admin (see here). I have also got Sonatype Nexus 3 installed on the server. This required a bit more effort. Nexus 2.x and Nexus 3.x use different API locations. Maven needed to be able to find Nexus (settings.xml file used for Nexus 2 cannot be used OOTB for Nexus 3). The init.d script had some different installation steps. See here. Of course most people will know how to use Git. I prefer a setup in which the server has a single Git user who owns the repository and grant other users access with SSH keys to that repository. You can see how this is done here. SonarQube I’ve used the XML Plugin in SonarQube to define XPath rules. This first needs to be installed. Administration, System, Update Center and install the plugin: You have to define a project in SonarQube. Administration, Projects, Management, Create Project. Read the complete article here. 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Implementing Chatbots

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:04:52 +0000

Wikipedia: A chatbot (also known as a talkbot, chatterbot, Bot, chatterbox, Artificial Conversational Entity) is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods.  Per my previous post on Artificial Intelligence,  this topic is nothing less than fascinating! Oracle has been making strong moves into the world of intelligent chatbots, its impact with consumers, within the enterprise ecosystem and specifically, what it takes to successfully implement them. At the recent QCon London 2017,  Lyudmil Pelov, Lead Architect with the Oracle A-Team, had a great talk titled: Implementing Your Own Chatbot Platform!  I know, that's the past, but you can check out the slides posted on SlideShare.  And by the way, Oracle President Thomas Kurian recently kicked off the first Oracle Code event (San Francisco), which covered Oracle's overall Cloud offerings and strategy for developers. His slides are also available on SlideShare here. I know, I know - you're thinking, slides are just slides! Where's the beef?  You want to get your hands dirty at a live event right?  Check out the 20 city tour Oracle Code events, specially tuned by developers, for developers. And if one of those isn't nearby, you should check the locally led field events at events.oracle.com and search for your location.  Now if you still can't find a live event nearby, or simply can't spare the day on a "technical research outing" you can tune in to the free Oracle Mobile Platform YouTube channel, where technical videos about mobile (and chatbots too) are covered in detail! You're welcome.  :) Follow us @OracleMobile and to join our Oracle Mobile Group on LinkedIn. [...]



New: JDK 9 Jigsaw Modular Projects in NetBeans IDE

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:43:22 +0000

The NetBeans IDE 9 development builds now enable you to create Java Modular Projects, i.e., Jigsaw projects that can contain multiple Jigsaw modules, which can be compiled together as a unit:

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They're visualized as follows, for example, in this case, for the Jigsawified Anagram Game (discussed here):

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Details: 




Get ready for the PaaS Partner Community Forum – Cloud Computing & PaaS resources

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:55:54 +0000

The PaaS Partner Community Forum will be all about Platform as a Service Cloud Computing. Infographic: 5 Best Practices for Platform as a Service Success iPaper: Public Platform as a Service for Dummies IDC Research: Empower Digital Transformation with Platform as a Service Webcast: Harvard Business Review Research: Cloud Computing Comes of Age Try it: Register for the Demo.oracle.com system http://tinyurl.com/opndemo and access it here. Good trip to Split Jürgen Kress 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Maximize Your Cloud Investment with Oracle's Unlimited Cloud Learning Subscription (UCLS)

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:39:14 +0000

Customers who have purchased multiple Oracle Cloud Services can now experience increased flexibility and engaging role-based training options with one solution: The Unlimited Cloud Learning Subscription (UCLS) This gives you access an entire year of 24/7 access to all Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions which contain constantly updated digital courses. Administrators, developers, business analysts and technical engineers who maintain a hybrid of Cloud/On premise systems get all the support they need in a one-stop convenient learning option. Choose from PaaS, Marketing, HCM, Sales, Financial, Planning and Budgeting and more. With this subscription, you'll learn exactly what you need to know. Access digital training and hands-on-practices through lab environments and demonstrations. New training is developed at cloud speed to keep pace with quickly evolving technology.  Content is continuously added to ensure you get the latest access to the hottest training. Learn more about the Unlimited Cloud Learning Subscription (UCLS). This learning solution is available 24/7, making it an optimal solution for those getting up to speed with Oracle Cloud Solutions. [...]



Auto REST with ORDS: An Overview and What’s Next?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:18:11 +0000

In the current issue of Oracle Magazine, you can read all about how to get started with the Auto REST feature of Oracle REST Data Services…or in other words, how to automatically make Tables and Views available via REST APIs. A table or view is very easy to consider as a resource in the REST model. What ORDS does... [Read More]



Reminder: Upgrade BPEL 11.1.1.7 to 11.1.1.9 Before December 2018

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:48:17 +0000

Oracle Fusion Middleware products get new Patch Set updates.  When a new Patch Set has been released, a 12 month Grace Period for the previous Patch Set begins.  Once that Grace Period ends, no new patches for the previous Patch Set will be released.

For more details, see:

Oracle BPEL Process Manager is part of Oracle SOA Suite 11.1.1.x.  Note 1290894.1 does not have a separate listing for Oracle SOA Suite; it refers to "Oracle Fusion Middleware" (FWM) instead. The references in that document to "FMW" implicitly include SOA Suite.

SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 was released in April 2013.  SOA Suite 11.1.1.9 was released in May 2015, which means that the Grace Period for SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 will end after December 2018. 

All E-Business Suite users running BPEL Process Manager in SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 should upgrade to BPEL Process Manager in SOA Suite 11.1.1.9 to remain under Error Correction Support. SOA Suite 11.1.1.x is covered by Premier Support to December 2018, and covered by Extended Support to December 2021.

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Efficient Statistics Maintenance for Partitioned Tables Using Incremental Statistics – Part 3

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:56:35 +0000

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Can I Use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on Oracle Cloud?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:56:05 +0000

This frequently asked question comes in several variants, including: Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud? Can I use Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with EBS? Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to replicate my EBS database to Oracle Cloud? Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to perform a live migration of my EBS database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud? We will answer each question in turn.   Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud? Yes. We have certified the use of Oracle GoldenGate to create and run an EBS reporting environment for on-premises. A reporting environment is a secondary (duplicate) instance, which contains selected tables replicated from the primary EBS database. This enables read-intensive, custom reports to be run without using resources on the primary Oracle E-Business Suite database. While we have not formally certified use of GoldenGate to create and run an EBS reporting environment in Oracle Cloud, this is technically feasible and would work the same way as on-premises. If you wish to explore this option, refer to our standard documentation for guidance and recommendations: Using Oracle GoldenGate to Replicate Data from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (Doc ID 2004495.1) Deploying Oracle Golden Gate to Achieve Operational Reporting for Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 1112325.1) Important points to be aware of: Refer to the product documentation to understand the limitations and restrictions that apply Successful use of Oracle GoldenGate requires an expert understanding of the EBS data model You can use Active Data Guard as an alternative operational reporting solution to Oracle GoldenGate We recommend using VPN to facilitate secure communication between Oracle Cloud and on-premises environments Can I use Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with EBS? No. The use of Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with Oracle E-Business Suite is not currently certified. Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to replicate my EBS database to Oracle Cloud? No. Oracle GoldenGate cannot be used to replicate an EBS database, because it does not support replication of all the datatypes used by EBS. Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to perform a live migration of my EBS database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud? No. Oracle GoldenGate cannot be used to perform live database migrations from on-premises to Oracle Cloud, again due to restrictions with EBS datatypes. References Using Oracle GoldenGate to Replicate Data from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (Doc ID 2004495.1) Deploying Oracle Golden Gate to Achieve Operational Reporting for Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 1112325.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) Related Articles Essential Resources for EBS on Oracle Cloud [...]



Training Thursdays: Self-Paced OpenStack Training New Available On-Line

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:31:42 +0000

Now is the moment to get started on OpenStack. You can take the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux: Getting Started seminar at your own pace through the Training-on-Demand format. You can start training immediately, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and consulting comprehensive demos.

This course introduces you to the key OpenStack concepts and services and guides you through installation and deployment as well as sharing troubleshooting tips.

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SOA Suite Unit test with Groovy (11g, 12c) – part 1 by Carlos Giraldo

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:52:26 +0000

It's going to be a little long but if you stay until the last line, you are going to know what i did to create dynamic xml requests and responses usign the unit test framework of the Soa Suite with groovy. (yes, groovy!) I'm going to give some background of the problem and later my own personal solution. Lets begin :D [Update 30/06/2016] Wrote a second blog about subject with more functionality for the tests; JUnit test execution, pre load of dat and post processing of information. http://carlgira.blogspot.com.es/2016/06/oracle-soa-suite-unit-test-with-groovy.html PROBLEM I was trying to create Unit Test for some Bpel with several Web Service calls, human task, JCAs to database, and i get really frustated trying to create dynamic requests or responses using the tool within the Jdeveloper. I wanted to re-create some fields, update dates etc. The only thing i found was something that the TestSuites supports but the graphic wizards dont show. You can use small Xpath functions to replace values of the payloads in your TestSuite. The next image shows the initiation message of a TestCase. You can see that after the payload, there is an element called "update". This element only receives two attributes, the "updateLocation" that refers a XpathLocation of a field to update, and the "updateXpathFunction" with the xpath function with the new value. Read the complete article here. 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Webcast: "Installation, Cloning and Configuration of EBS 12.2"

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:51:41 +0000

(image) Oracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for an overview of how to install, clone, and configure EBS 12.2, see:

Max Arderius, Senior Principal Product Manager covers the technology stack for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server (Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g) and Oracle Database functionality. Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation options, configuration options, and new tools for automated cloning. Also learn how Online Patching (based on the Oracle Database Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes. This material was presented at OOW 2015.




SOA & BPM Community Newsletter March 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:27:04 +0000

Dear SOA & BPM Partner Community, We are excited to announce the keynote presentations during our PaaS Partner Community Forum 2017. Ed Zou will start the conference with an overview of the PaaS platform including live demos. API Cloud Service & Integration and Process Cloud Service is part of Vikas Anand demo. For all Developers Mike Lehmann will highlight the Cloud-Native / Microservice programming model for application development and How Oracle fits here with its cloud offering. Remember when we included WebCenter solutions as part of the conference? This year we will welcome back David le Strat to give us insights into Content and Experience. Frank Nimphius will introduce Chat Bot solution. In the last session the annual community award winners will be announced. We will close the day with our social networking dinner a great opportunity to share your experience and to chat with the product management team. Demo.Oracle.com will also play a key role at our conference. Each attendee will use it to build cloud solutions. Every day Demo.Oracle is used by the Oracle pre-sales team for thousands of customer presentations around the world. As part of the system pre-configured and scripted PaaS demo services are available free of charge for Oracle Gold Partners or higher. To learn more about Demo.Oracle.com please visit OPN and request your PaaS free trial via the partner community here (membership required). In case you will not be able to attend our conference in Split make sure you watch the latest Cloud announcements by Thomas Kurian. To understand how to position successful PaaS services with your customer base please see the PaaS live Customer Stories and get the info graphic Five Best Practices for Platform as a Service Success. In preparation of the API Cloud Service launch read the blog article on ICS to API Platform and visit our community workspace (membership require). Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Designer Content Filters – ICS Definitive Tip #1 & Teaching how to use the Integration Cloud Service Connectivity Agent & Using Integration Versioning – ICS Definitive Tip #2 & SOA Suite 11g and SOA Suite 12c Bundle Patches January 2017 & SOA 12.2.1.2.0: Schedule your Integration Workload Statistics (IWS) Report by Command Line & Automated Fusion Middleware 12c Migration - Part 1 - Introduction & Service Bus: Pipeline alerts in Splunk using SNMP traps In this newsletter edition two Internet of Things articles are published Uncovering Decaying Supply Chain Links with IOT Asset Monitoring and Delivering the Enterprise to the Edge. Thanks to the community for sharing all the BPM articles: Migrating your Oracle BPM assets into Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS) & PCS 17.1.3 leveraging ICS & BAM Database & Renew BAM demodata & BAM Data Objects In our last section Architecture & Enrich SaaS with PaaS the latest presentations are available to Enrich SaaS with PaaS updates presentations for CX, ERP and HCM. A must watch is the User Experience Lab Tour Oracle HQ. The US Team highlights Oracle Cloud World – SaaS momentum continues & JD Edwards EnterpriseOne with Oracle Process, Document, and Social Cloud Services & Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team. For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTu[...]



Manage Data Driven Applications, Develop Cloud Applications & More with Oracle PaaS Cloud Learning Solutions

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:01:43 +0000

“Platform as a Service (PaaS) to be adopted by 72% of companies by 2017.” -Deepti Sharma, CRMIT Solutions Leverage a broad portfolio of cloud-based technologies with Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) Cloud Learning Solutions. Oracle’s leading Database and Middleware technologies are part of this broad portfolio of integrated Cloud Services to enable a cohesive approach to learning. Oracle University offers digital and classroom learning for these PaaS solutions, which are based on the same technologies. Get trained whether you're learning on premise or in the Cloud. Develop expertise in the following areas: Administration Application development Business analytics Content and collaboration Data management DevOps Integration Purchasing an Oracle Platform as a Service Learning Subscription gives you 12 months of access to constantly updated digital PAAS courses, 24/7.  Quickly get up to speed on multiple PaaS learning topics by watching interactive, on demand learning channels. Explore Oracle PaaS Cloud Learning Solutions as your organization works to lower development costs and simplify tasks with cloud-based data and development assets. Learn how to manage data driven applications, develop applications for the cloud, adapt to delivery and infrastructure changes and activate, monitor and manage Cloud solutions today! [...]



An Insider’s View of MySQL Group Replication—Now Available in Oracle MySQL Cloud Service!

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:30:51 +0000

MySQL is the #1 open source database. Because of MySQL’s high performance, scalability, and availability, it has been widely popular for Web applications and has become the foundation for IT platforms that support high-traffic social media portals, e-commerce applications, and fast-growing organizations. As business... [Read More]



Using Job Role Separation with ASM and EBS 12.2

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:45:23 +0000

A job role separation configuration of Oracle Database and Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) is a configuration with groups and users to provide separate groups for operating system authentication.

This is now a certified option for E-Business Suite 12.2 environments. The EBS Rapid Install now supports the use of job role separation to manage operating system permissions for ASM, Oracle Grid Infrastructure, and Oracle software installations.

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The following guides have been updated to reflect this newly-certified configuration option:

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Publishing Oracle SOA Maven plugin by Maarten Tijhof

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:55:45 +0000

When setting up a continuous integration solution for Oracle SOA Suite code, it is best to work with mavenized projects, and thus rely on Oracle-provided maven plugins to do the tough job of compiling and deploying artifacts. This way of working has been introduced by Oracle in the 12c range of products. There are no Maven plugins available for 11g Oracle products. This post describes how to set up the plugin in a Binary Repository for Maven to be able to fetch it when the time has come to compile a SOA Composite. Prerequisites: Installed software Maven Oracle SOA Suite (e.g. 12.1.3) Binary repository User + password Right to publish to repository Binary Repository The Oracle SOA Maven Plugin needs to be published to a Maven repository, this can be a local repository or a remote repository. Here, we’ll discuss a remote repository, as publishing to your local repository is similar and even easier! Make sure your binary repository is set up, and you have a user and password with sufficient rights to add binaries to the repository. Maven Settings Edit your Maven Settings file, it is located at ~/.m2/settings.xml. Make sure that you set up a profile, and that the profile/id matches activeProfiles/activeProfile. Also make sure that repository/id matches server/id for the credentials to be used when communicating to the server. Combined, the settings.xml file would look something like this: Read the complete article here. 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



SQLcl – Setting Up the Formatter

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:41:27 +0000

Just because you’re in a command line interface doesn’t mean you’re stuck with ugly code! Wait, if it’s my code, you’re stuck with ugly code. But if it’s YOUR code, then you’re not stuck with poorly formatted code. You can of course use the FORMAT command to format what’s... [Read More]



The latest in Oracle Partitioning - Part 2: Multi Column List Partitioning

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:24:04 +0000

This is the second blog about new partitioning functionality in Oracle Database 12c Release 2, available on-premise for Linux x86-64, Solaris Sparc64, and Solaris x86-64 and for everybody else in the Oracle Cloud . This one will talk about multi column list partitioning, a new partitioning methodology in... [Read More]



Oracle Database 12c Release 2: Analytic Views & SQL Developer

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:01:23 +0000

One of the major new features in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 is Analytic Views. An analytic view is a type of view that can be used to easily extend the content of a star schema with aggregated data, measure calculations and descriptive metadata, and to simplify the SQL needed to access data. Analytic views layer a... [Read More]



MONDAY SPOTLIGHT: Whitepaper about Oracle Linux Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:50:15 +0000

Happy Monday to all Linux fans. Today we would like to highlight an updated whitepaper available here.  This whitepaper describes the comprehensive Oracle Linux management capabilities available in Oracle Enterprise Manager and has been updated for the latest version of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c enables customers to have complete visibility into their Oracle Linux environment. If the IT environment consists of a large investment in Oracle hardware, Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c assists with managing the hardware, in addition to Oracle Linux, to maintain a single view of the Oracle technology stack. If the IT environment is more focused on Oracle Database and Oracle Applications, installed across a variety of hardware systems, Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c is the preferred tool to manage the Oracle Linux layer along with the Oracle technology (hardware and software) stack. A significant percentage of Oracle Linux customers are also Oracle Database and Oracle Applications customers and are likely already using Oracle Enterprise Manager in some capacity. Many user flows found within Oracle Enterprise Manager assist in that direction.

The whitepaper provides details on the following management features:

  • Discovery, inventory and monitoring of Oracle Linux instances
  • Oracle Linux administration on groups or individual hosts
  • Oracle Linux patching
  • Oracle Linux provisioning
  • Reporting and deployment of key Oracle Linux configuration files
  • Configuration drift analysis
  • Compliance monitoring to enterprise rules

The whitepaper shows (using example screenshots) how Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c enables administrators to accomplish multiple Oracle Linux system management tasks securely from a single console.

Therefore, to get started with secure, enterprise class single pane of glass management for Oracle Linux read this link.




SOA vs Microservices Architecture by The SOA mythbusters

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:48:08 +0000

So, are you interested in SOA & Service Orientation technologies?, that’s great because we also are, and work with those every single day since a long time ago. As integration professionals, we’ve seen the SOA stack grow, change, incorporating new products and technology with each passing year. We’re  Arturo Viveros and Rolando Carrasco, the SOA Myth Busters from Mexico, and as we go with this series we will  put to the test a number of questions, myths and urban legends regarding SOA, Digital Transformation and much more, in seek of finding out which myths are true and which are not. Introduction Microservices Architecture is one of the disruptive technologies which have definitely taken center stage in these early days of the Digital Transformation era. Its fundamentals and value proposition are very appealing and in context with many of the architectural and functional needs of modern platforms and initiatives, so let’s begin by taking a quick overview: ed deployment machinery. There is a bare minimum of centralized management of these services, which may be written in different programming languages and use different data storage technologies”“In short, the microservice architectural style is an approach to developing a single application as a suite of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with lightweight mechanisms, often an HTTP resource API. These services are built around business capabilities and independently deployable by fully automat The above definition by Martin Fowler is fairly simple and at first sight doesn’t really introduce any extraordinary or revolutionary concepts. However, the best way to understand this architectural style as well as its differentiators and potential benefits, is contrasting it to what we may call traditional “monolithic” architectures: With the term “monolith” being one of the most dreaded in IT lore, the design principles for which Microservices stand for become even more impactful: Read the complete article here. 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Rogers Group Construction & Mobile Cloud Service: An Update

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:32:27 +0000

We spoke about Rogers Group Inc, a road and highway construction company based out of Nashville, Tennessee, back in November, but wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the company's progress and to share two new pieces of content... an article from Forbes, and a very cool video featuring Dawna Roberts, Rogers Group's IT Infrastructure Manager.

As you may recall, Rogers was looking for a way to increase both productivity and efficiency at its job sites. All of the company's on-site data, was recorded, entered, and tracked, using paper forms and spreadsheets, and an office clerk processed everything manually on the back-end into Oracle E-Business Suite applications. This led to construction site reporting delays and productivity loss.

Using a solution developed by AuraPlayer, an Oracle Partner that helps companies to integrate, extend, modernize and mobilize their E-Business Suite and Forms applications, as well as Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Rogers was able to "wrap" its existing EBS infrastructure and expose it as a web service without changing any code.  The company then collaborated with Sofbang, an Oracle Platinum Partner, to create a mobile app that would allow on-site managers to visualize and manipulate the now-exposed E-Business Suite data.  For the full story of how the solution helped construction foremen, construction managers, estimators, and even IT managers, read the Forbes article!

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With this solution set to go live in April at job sites around the US, Rogers anticipates that data collection and processing time will be reduced from one week down to one day, and that on-site managers will be able to make instantaneous decisions by comparing real-tme production costs to their planned budgets for each project.  We'd call that a win for both speed and productivity!

Don't forget to follow us @OracleMobile and to join the conversation on LinkedIn.





Real-Time Integration Business Insight: Working with Dashboards – free tutorial

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:01:27 +0000

This is the third of several tutorials in the Oracle Real Time Integration Business Insight series, where you take the role of a business user to explore preconfigured dashboards for an Insight model and create custom dashboards to gain business insight into the data captured by the AstraTeq Help Desk application. Get the tutorial here. 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



PaaS & Middleware Partner YouTube Update March 2017

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:18:16 +0000

frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" style="position: absolute; width: 100%; height: 100%; left: 0px;" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qSnk4QHCUPs?ecver=2"> The March edition of the PaaS & Middleware Partner Update contains three key topics: Demo.Oracle free PaaS Trial Services PaaS Partner Community Forum 2017 SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcasts March 21st 2017 Please like and share the video at LinkedIn and Twitter For regular updates please subscribe to our YouTube channel here. For the latest SOA & BPM Partner Community information please visit our Community update wiki here(Community membership required). 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook WikiTechnorati Tags: PaaS,PaaS for SaaS,SaaS,YouTube,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,Jürgen Kress,Middleware Update,Partner Update [...]



CI, DevOps and ALM for Oracle SOA Suite with Oracle Developer Cloud Service by Shay Shmeltzer

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:20:08 +0000

We have a lot of developers who are using JDeveloper to develop applications with Oracle SOA Suite, and in this blog I wanted to show them how the combination of JDeveloper along with Oracle Developer Cloud Service can help automate their whole development and delivery lifecycle. One unique aspect of Developer Cloud Service is that it has an instance of JDeveloper available in the build environment. This allows customers who are building Oracle SOA artifacts to leverage the OJDeploy mechanism to package their applications as part of a continuous integration cycle just like they do during development time. With the improved DevCS integration that we added in JDeveloper 12.2.1, developers can go beyond integration with the Git server offered by DevCS and can now interact with the DevCS task tracking system directly as well as associate code changes to specific tasks they are working on.  In this 10 minutes video I show: Creating Ant based builds for Oracle SOA artifacts Automating Continuous Integration build and packaging for Oracle SOA from Developer Cloud Service Managing SOA project code with Git and Developer Cloud Service Tracking tasks from JDeveloper and monitor agile development in Developer Cloud Service Read the complete article here. 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



EBS Support Implications for Discoverer 11gR1 in June 2017

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:57:47 +0000

What happens to Discoverer support in June 2017? The Oracle Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Fusion Middleware Products document states: Premier Support for Discoverer 11gR1 ended on June 30, 2014.  Extended Support for Discoverer 11gR1 ends on June 30, 2017.  No new patches for Discoverer 11gR1 or its E-Business Suite (EBS) Discoverer-based content will be created after June 30, 2017.  EBS customers will continue to have access to existing released patches and other published resources. Which EBS releases are affected? E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 included workbooks, business areas, and folders built for Discoverer 11gR1.  Both EBS 12.1 and 12.2 are affected by this. What should EBS users use for analytics now? This document was published in March 2014: Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Statement of Direction (Note 1634827.1) That Note recommends that Discoverer users migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence for Applications (OBIA), or Oracle Endeca Information Discovery. Are there automated tools for migrating from Discoverer to other Oracle analytics tools? No, there are no automated tools for migrating Discoverer content to OBIEE, OBIA, or Oracle Endeca Information Discovery. Can EBS customers request new patches after June 2017? No, Oracle will not produce new patches or documentation for Discoverer, EBS content for Discoverer, or Discoverer certifications with EBS 12.1 or 12.2 after June 30, 2017.  Can EBS customers access existing Discoverer-related resources after June 2017? Yes, EBS customers will still be able to download existing Discoverer patches.  For example, Discoverer 11.1.1.7 was certified in June 2013 and is certified for EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  Customers will continue to be able to download Discoverer 11.1.1.7 and Discoverer-related documentation for EBS environments (Note 1380591.1 for EBS 12.2, Note 1074326.1 for EBS 12.1). Can EBS customers continue to use Discoverer after June 2017? Yes, but Oracle's ability to assist with questions will be increasingly-limited as environments with Discoverer are retired.  Customers should minimize changes to their Discoverer-related infrastructure with the goal of keeping Discoverer environments stable: e.g. limiting changes that might affect load, hardware infrastructure, or business processes. Will Discoverer work with new desktop client updates after June 2017? This is unknown.  No new certifications for Discoverer will be performed after June 2017.  Desktop client updates such as new JRE releases, new Windows updates, and new browsers may have unpredictable effects on Discoverer.  Oracle will not issue new compatibility patches for these types of issues after June 2017. [...]



Accessing and Analyzing Twitter Feeds with Oracle Stream Analytics (Part 2) by John Featherly

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:28:32 +0000

In Part 1 of this series we saw how to setup a connection in Oracle Stream Analytics to Twitter and create a Tweet stream. In this part we will investigate using the OSA map and geo-spatial exploration features to display the tweet point of origin on a map. Location Aware Tweets Notice that tweets do not by default include the location information (latitude and longitude) of the post. Missing location data is set to minus one on the tweet as shown below. In order to include location information, post from a mobile device that has location (GPS) hardware. Enable location on the tweet and turn on “Share precise location” as shown below. Now that we have tweets with location information the next step is to create a map display in OSA to get visual display of point of origin. OSA Maps and Patterns The map item allows you to set a rectangular region of the globe and “geo fences” which will display highlighted markers if location data in the stream is contained within the fence. Start by creating a new Map item. Read the complete article here. 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Updated SQLcl: 2 New Commands, Bug Fixes, and 12cR2 Oh My!

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:11:41 +0000

You have a new version of SQLcl to download this morning. Lots and lots of bug fixes – again, thanks everyone in the community for providing feedback so we can make continuous improvements. A few things of note: Two New Commands They do pretty much what you’d expect. FIND and WHICH – hopefully will... [Read More]



Provisioning EBS on Oracle Cloud: Latest Enhancements

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:17:25 +0000

With recent enhancements to our automation, you now have more options available when you automatically provision a new Vision demo or fresh install of Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. At a high level, you can choose whichever of the following two procedures meets your specific needs: Procedure 1: Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation across Multiple Cloud Service Instances In this method, you use the EBS Cloud Admin Tool to provision your desired topology in Oracle Compute Cloud Service, with an option to place your database on Oracle Database Cloud Service. Procedure 2: Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on a Single Node on Oracle Cloud In this method, you employ an EBS marketplace image to create a single Oracle Compute Cloud Service virtual machine containing the Oracle E-Business Suite application and database tiers. These methods are described more fully in the following two sections. Procedure 1: Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation across Multiple Cloud Service Instances In this method, you first create a virtual machine from the "EBS Provisioning Tools" Marketplace image to deploy the EBS Cloud Admin Tool. You then launch the EBS Cloud Admin Tool and choose your desired topology. Depending on your choice, the tool accesses the appropriate binaries hosted on the EBS Cloud Public Container to provision your environment. When you provision your environment, you may choose from the following EBS and database release combinations: EBS 12.2.6 with Database 12.1.0.2 (Vision Demo or Fresh Install) EBS 12.2.6 with Database 11.2.0.4 (Vision Demo or Fresh Install) Distributed Yard Management 12.2.6 with Database 12.1.0.2 Distributed Warehouse Management 12.2.6 with Database 12.1.0.2 You will then be offered applicable Oracle Cloud service deployment options from the following: Application tier Single-node application tier in: Oracle Compute Cloud Service Multi-node application tier in: Oracle Compute Cloud Service: Shared file system Non-shared file system Database tier Single-node database tier in: Oracle Compute Cloud Service: Database 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 Database Cloud Service: Database 11.2.0.4 Two-node Oracle RAC database tier in: Database Cloud Service: Database 11.2.0.4 We will be expanding the available release combinations and service options soon, so stay tuned. Detailed instructions can be found in the [...]



Training Thursdays: Oracle Linux is Engineered for Oracle Cloud

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:53:16 +0000

Oracle Linux is engineered for Oracle Cloud. This operating system: Is designed for business-critical workloads in the cloud Uses latest technologies such as Docker Is a major contributor to mainline Linux cloud features Powers Oracle Engineered Systems and Oracle Cloud To get the most out of Oracle Linux, take the Oracle Linux advanced administration training. If using Oracle Linux 7, take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course in one of the following formats: Training-on-Demand: Start training straight away, following lecture materials at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to get hands-on experience when suits your needs. Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Events are added to the schedule to suit different time-zones. Live virtual events currently on the schedule include 27 March, 9 and 23 April, 15 May and 19 June 2017. In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend an event. Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule.  Location  Date  Delivery Language Brisbane, Australia 20 March 2017 English Sao Paolo, Brazil 8 May 2017 Brazilian Portuguese Paris, France 20 March 2017 French Hamburg, Germany 15 May 2017 German Munich, Germany 26 June 2017 German Milan, Italy 3 April 2017 Italian Miami, Fl, United States 24 April 2017 English Belmont, CA, Unites States 8 May 2017 English Columbus, OH, United States 22 May 2017 English Roseville, MN, United States 22 May 2017 English Those using an earlier version of Linux can take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course in one of the following formats: Training-on-Demand: Live-Virtual Event: Events are added to the schedule to suit different time-zones. Live-virtual events on the schedule include 24 April 2017 and 17 July 2017. In-Class Event: Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule.  Location  Date  Delivery Language Sao Paulo, Brazil 19 June 2017 Brazilian Portuguese Munich, Germany 8 May 2017 German Pretoria, South Africa 26 June 2017 English Irving, TX, United States 22 Ma[...]



An Introduction to Oracle Stream Analytics by Robin Moffatt

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:59:33 +0000

Oracle Stream Analytics (OSA) is a graphical tool that provides “Business Insight into Fast Data”. In layman terms, that translates into an intuitive web-based interface for exploring, analysing, and manipulating streaming data sources in realtime. These sources can include REST, JMS queues, as well as Kafka. The inclusion of Kafka opens OSA up to integration with many new-build data pipelines that use this as a backbone technology. Previously known as Oracle Stream Explorer, it is part of the SOA component of Fusion Middleware (just as OBIEE and ODI are part of FMW too). In a recent blog it was positioned as “[…] part of Oracle Data Integration And Governance Platform.”. Its Big Data credentials include support for Kafka as source and target, as well as the option to execute across multiple nodes for scaling performance and capacity using Spark. I’ve been exploring OSA from the comfort of my own Mac, courtesy of Docker and a Docker image for OSA created by Guido Schmutz. The benefits of Docker are many and covered elsewhere, but what I loved about it in this instance was that I didn’t have to download a VM that was 10s of GB. Nor did I have to spend time learning how to install OSA from scratch, which whilst interesting wasn’t a priority compared to just trying to tool out and seeing what it could do. [Update] it turns out that installation is a piece of cake, and the download is less than 1Gb … but in general the principle still stands – Docker is a great way to get up and running quickly with something In this article we’ll take OSA for a spin, looking at some of the functionality and terminology, and then real examples of use with live Twitter data. To start with, we sign in to Oracle Stream Analytics: Read the complete article here. 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Webcast: "Secure Configuration for EBS in Oracle Cloud"

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:06:00 +0000

(image) Oracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for an overview of how to secure an EBS environment running in Oracle Cloud, see:

Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, provides an overview of Oracle E-Business Suite secure configuration guidelines and security features available when deploying Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud.  Knowledge of Oracle's Cloud Services, including IaaS and PaaS, is assumed. This material was presenterd at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.




Node-oracledb 1.13.0 is available on npm

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:18:56 +0000

Node-oracledb 1.13.0, the Node add-on for Oracle Database, is on npm. Top node-oracledb feature: a fetchAsBuffer mode for fetching BLOBs. A side note: Oracle Database 12.2 is also here! And Oracle Instant Client 12.2 is available too. Node-oracledb works with 12.2 client libraries (as well as 11.2 and 12.1). ... [Read More]



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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:54:01 +0000

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Learn How to Effectively Administer Your Oracle WebLogic Server 12c

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:10:18 +0000

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is a part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c line of offerings, which consist of several Oracle products spanning content management, integration services, collaboration tools and business intelligence. Products like Oracle Fusion applications and Oracle SOA rely on Oracle WebLogic Server to run their code. The Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is easy to install; however, administrators need to know the following: Which tasks to perform when configuring and administering server instances How to deploy security, performance, web applications and more By investing in Oracle University courses, you'll learn how to complete these tasks, while also developing the skills to interpret the concepts surrounding the WebLogic Server. This new knowledge and skill development will help you determine how key components are to be applied when deploying these mission-critical applications. Below, you'll find Oracle WebLogic Server courses to help you get started. Please review the certification descriptions as well to understand the requirements to get certified as an Oracle WebLogic 12c Server administrator. Oracle WebLogic Server Training Courses Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration I Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Administration II Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Performance Tuning Workshop Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Troubleshooting Workshop Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Enterprise Manager Management Pack Oracle WebLogic Server Certifications Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator [...]



ACA, New Patch Released for Authoritative ACA 1094-C XML (AIRSH100 XML schema) validation

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:04:08 +0000

For those reporting for Affordable Care Act, a new patch released
for (image) Authoritative ACA 1094-C XML (AIRSH100 XML schema) validation.

The Patch Numbers:

  • For release 12.1:  Patch 25653693:R12.BEN.B - ACA : 2016 : AIRSH100 - XML SCHEMA VALIDATION FAILED - NOT WELL FORMED OR MISSIN
  • For release 12.2:  Patch 25653693:R12.BEN.C - ACA : 2016 : AIRSH100 - XML SCHEMA VALIDATION FAILED - NOT WELL FORMED OR MISSIN

Review the readme for all prerequisite requirements and patch install instructions.

If you experience any issues or questions regarding this patch, log a Service request with My Oracle Support,




AI Technologies & Bots – The Future World of Work & Opportunities

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:57:47 +0000

In recent computing, "Automation" is the most commonly used word. This word often has a negative connotation, as it brings up worries related to job loss and job replacement, but here's the reality. To analyze what we're trying to automate and how humans will evolve to create new forms of work, we need to: Collaborate with robots/bots Build new patterns of productivity  Create differentiated opportunities and markets This is the best time to participate in building the future of work solutions for the next 20 years. The future is about “working along with robots” not “working against automation or robots." This generation of humans will be become smarter and will evolve to create new solutions. There will be an increasing demand for those who can understand the future world and technologies like AI and Deep Learning. Yes, the mundane, repetitive, recurring jobs will go away; but that is to be expected in any form of computing. So why has the discussion around AI, Machine, Deep Learning and BOTS been significant during the last 2 years? 1. Infrastructure processing abilities have enabled voice based chat processing. This conversational interface integrates with applications and enables end users to interact in new ways. The cloud platform and infrastructure helps with design, development and integration of solutions. 2. We're bringing machines closer to human thinking. As we research contextual human working patterns, and natural interfaces, we're thinking of new ways to compute. The algorithms and data patterns are already available at data sets. The neural network, a programming architecture that can deal with multiple inputs and uses layers of nodes that model neurons, functions like the nervous system. 3. Robots have helped us build human pattern intelligence and algorithms to augment the future world. 4. The technology enablement of extending the five senses (see, hear, feel, touch, taste) in a unified solution is creating a new world of application possibilities. The virtual, augmented and mixed reality world will change the customer experience. Furthermore, emotional APIs are being built to augment human behavior. For example, CRM applications that understand how the customer is feeling about your service, without any paper form or discussion, are not far away. 5. With organizations examining productivity and customer cost pressures for business innovation, automation will become the norm with AI technologies. We need resources to enable, architect and execute the automation to determine which tasks are repetitive and mundane in order to [...]



Why API Management Matters

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:24:59 +0000

Why does Application Programming Interface (API) Management matter? This short overview video introduces the challenges of poorly managed APIs and how Oracle API Platform Cloud Service uniquely simplifies, secures, and monetizes your APIs. Share this video with you customers! API Platform Cloud Service makes it easy to manage, secure, and publicize APIs by offering innovative solutions for these concepts: Security          Ensure that only the right consumer can access the right resources          Prepare a defense from potential attacks on your infrastructure Analytics and Insights          Understand how your API is discovered, used and by whom          Stay aware of important happenings in your API ecosystem Agility          Scope interfaces by resource, method, and field          Manage access quantity by application, API, resource, and plan          Route requests to the optimal service  Watch the video here 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. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]