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January 2019

 
 



Dear PaaS Partner Community

Registration for the PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019 is open. This year’s conference takes place from April 8th to 10th in Mallorca Spain. It’s a one week conference for cutting-edge software consultants, engineers and enterprise-level professionals. The #PaaSForum brings together partners who innovate SaaS and the world’s leading Oracle PaaS experts in the fields of integration, API management, process management, microservices & serverless, machine learning, digital assistant, content management and blockchain. As we want to give experts the opportunity to get the latest cloud and on-premises updates our goal is to open registration 100 days in advance – register here!

You want to promote your service offerings and solutions with the Oracle customer base? Feel free to submit your free listing for the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Want to become a certified application integration specialist? Book the Oracle University learning path – 53+ hours of content. Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: AFG Drives Frictionless Home Loans with Oracle Cloud & APIs and Microservices at Work in the Real World & Turn BYOL metering on or off in Oracle Integration Cloud & Implement Pagination in REST Service: Integration Cloud & OIC Integrations - re-submittable errors & Change connection in the Integrations: Oracle Integration Cloud & OIC DB Adapter for Oracle Database 18c & Poll File from Agent server leveraging File Adapter: Integration Cloud & Working with Create Error Activity & Upgrade on premise ICS agent & Trigger OIC Integration Using OAuth & Oracle SOA 12c Principles SOA Dehydration stores – Useful SQL Queries.

OIS supports both structured and unstructured processes. Attend the free on-demand training to get an introduction in dynamic processes. Thanks to Eduardo to publish an article what is the Value of Robotic Process Automation in the Process Automation Space.

Thanks to the community for sharing all innovation articles: Podcast Series: Tomorrow’s Enterprise, Today & At GE Digital, Hackfest Chases Big Ideas & Integration and Blockchain - Heart of the Digital.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The January edition highlights the PaaS Partner Community Forum and Oracle OpenWorld in London and Dubai. This month’s community webcast will be an introduction of FN Project, please join our monthly PaaS Partner Community Webcast – January 25th 2019.

Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #PaaSCommunity!

 

Jürgen Kress

Jürgen Kress
PaaS & Fusion Middleware Partner Adoption
Oracle EMEA
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Table of Contents Table of Contents
Announcements & Community Section
> PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019 April 8th-10th 2019 Spain
> PaaS Partner Community Webcast January 25th 2019
> PaaS Partner YouTube Update January 2019
> Cloud Marketplace: promote your service offerings and solutions free of charge with Oracle customers
> SaaS Administration survey
> Oracle Developer Meetups in Utrecht, Istanbul, Lille, Brussels, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Cologne and Oslo
> PaaS free trial accounts ICS, SOA CS, API CS, PCS, IoT and PaaS for SaaS
Integration Section
> Become an Application Integration Specialist
> AFG Drives Frictionless Home Loans with Oracle Cloud
> APIs and Microservices at Work in the Real World
> Turn BYOL metering on or off in Oracle Integration Cloud
> Implement Pagination in REST Service: Integration Cloud
> OIC Integrations - re-submittable errors
> Change connection in the Integrations: Oracle Integration Cloud
> OIC DB Adapter for Oracle Database 18c
> Poll File from Agent server leveraging File Adapter: Integration Cloud
> Working with Create Error Activity
> Upgrade on premise ICS agent
> Trigger OIC Integration Using OAuth
> Oracle SOA 12c Principles SOA Dehydration stores – Useful SQL Queries
Business Process Management Section
> Work with Dynamic Processes in Oracle Integration Cloud free online training
> What is the Value of Robotic Process Automation in the Process Automation Space
Architecture & User Experience & Innovation Section
> Podcast Series: Tomorrow’s Enterprise, Today
> At GE Digital, Hackfest Chases Big Ideas
> Integration and Blockchain - Heart of the Digital
Additional new material PaaS Community
> Top tweets PaaS Partner Community – January 2019
> Training Calendar PaaS Partner Community
> My private Corner – friends let’s meet
 
 
 

Announcements & Community Section


 
 

PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019 April 8th-10th 2019 Spain


The conference for Oracle PaaS & SaaS Partners

The Oracle Partner Community Forum is a one week conference for cutting-edge software consultants, engineers and enterprise-level professionals. The #PaaSForum brings together partners who innovate SaaS and the world’s leading Oracle PaaS experts in the fields of integration, API management, process management, microservices & serverless, machine learning, digital assistant, content management and Blockchain.

Conference tracks:



Location & Schedule:
Meliá Calviá Beach
Carrer Violeta, 1, 07181 Andratx, Illes Balears, Spain
April 8th to April 12th 2019

For details please visit the registration page here.

 

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Oracle Functions and Cloud Native - PaaS Partner Community Webcast January 25th 2019


Webcast

Attend our January edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on January 25th 2019.

Oracle Functions and Cloud Native Limited Availability
We announced Oracle Functions + Cloud Native Limited Availability Program at KubeCon North America 2018 on Dec 11, 2018. Join this session, presented by Oracle Functions Product Management, to get the latest information about the program and Oracle Functions service. Visit https://www.oracle.com/cloud/cloud-native to learn more and to sign up today!

Presenter: Sachin Pikle
Director Product Management

Visit the registration page here.

Call ID: 5566478 and Passcode: 262896
UK: +44 (0) 208 118 1001 & United States: 140 877 440 73
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Schedule:
Tuesday January 25th 2019 12:00-13:00 CET
Watch live here

Missed our PaaS Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (Community membership required).

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PaaS Partner YouTube Update January 2019


Webcast

The January edition of the PaaS & Middleware Partner Update contains three topics:
• PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019
• Oracle OpenWorld London & Dubai
• Fn Project Community Webcast

For regular updates please subscribe to our YouTube channel here. Thanks for your likes and sharing the video on YouTube and LinkedIn. For the latest PaaS Community information please visit our Community update wiki here (Community membership required).

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Cloud Marketplace: promote your service offerings and solutions free of charge with Oracle customers


Step 1 – Register for an Oracle Cloud Marketplace Publisher Account:

Go to cloud.oracle.com/marketplace and select Publishers > Become a Publisher and select the option to “Publish Services and Applications on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace”.

Step 2 – Complete the Oracle Cloud Interoperability Addendum to OPN

Go to Memberships > Other in partnerstore.oracle.com and submit the “Cloud Interoperability Addendum” – enter the names of your apps or services that will be integrated with the Oracle Cloud in the Partner Cloud Services field (do not list the Oracle Product names).

Step 3 - Create an Application Listing and Submit for Review:

Login to cloud.oracle.com/partner to create a new application listing.  Complete the listing content, and attach the technical review documentation in the Additional Information > Supporting Documents section (use the Get Templates to download the review documentation templates), and Submit for review. 

Step 4 - Publish the Listing

After the application review has successfully completed, login to cloud.oracle.com/partner to Publish the approved listing.

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SaaS Administration survey


Do you do Oracle CX or HCM Cloud  Service Administration? Or do you manage CX or HCM Cloud production environments, perhaps deploying/patching and acting as a release manager?  If you said yes to any of this, the Oracle design team would like to interview you (probably remotely via web conference for about an hour)  to ensure that we understand how you do these jobs today so that we can better design for you in the future. It will be fun – you just show us what you do, we ask some questions!

Participants will receive a gift code to the Oracle merchandise store. If you fit the profile and are interested in participating during the month of January, please contact Mary.beth.raven@oracle.com , specify your time zone, and we’ll arrange a day and time for the interview.

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Oracle Developer Meetups in Utrecht, Istanbul, Lille, Brussels, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Cologne and Oslo


Want to learn more about developing Enterprise-grade Cloud Native applications on the Oracle Cloud Platform, covering topics like Microservices Architecture, developing in Node, Python and PHP, using Low Code development tools to build Mobile apps, and much more? Join the Oracle Developer Meetup groups if you want to follow Oracle’s solutions in this area, or participate in the events and hands-on labs we organize:

Meetups

Please let us know in case you want to run an event at one of this location or you want to start your local meetup. We are looking forward to support you and sponsor the event with pizza and beer!

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PaaS free trial accounts ICS, SOA CS, API CS, PCS, IoT and PaaS for SaaS


Paas free trial

As part of our communities we do offer free PaaS accounts (only for partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In case you are not part of EMEA please contact your local partner manager):

Questions? Feel free to contact our Facebook chatbot - send us a message here.
Watch the GSE Overview Video! Get an overview of what GSE is and how you can use GSE to help you sell. You can also get long running dedicated PaaS instances, therefore please send us details about your use cases. For instant access please request a sandbox demo

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Integration Section


 

Become an Application Integration Specialist


Oracle Integration suite of Cloud services simplifies application integration, process automation, adaptive case management, and more! This Learning Path strings together the key courses that help you embark on a successful journey to master the Oracle Integration Cloud Services

  • Appreciate the need to adopt Oracle IoT Cloud Service
  • Appreciate the key highlights of SOA Cloud Service: Rapid Provisioning, Deployment Portability and Simplified Management
  • Model, collect, and monitor business-level metrics using the Real Time Business Insight instance in cloud
  • Build successful, high-availability integrations on Oracle ICS to deliver desired business value

Build all aspects of business applications in a low code 100% browser-based declarative environment

To successfully prepare for the 1Z0-934 - Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration 2018 Associate certification, in addition to content covered in the Integration Cloud Services Learning Subscription, you should have relevant hands-on job or industry experience of integrating application and data for your enterprise and automating business processes. Equivalent practice in labs or test environments will also suffice. Star the course here.

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AFG Drives Frictionless Home Loans with Oracle Cloud by Daryl Eicher


Andrew McGee, IT Manager of Business Services for AFG Home Loans, began his transformation journey with a simple question. How much of his IT spend was going to innovation? As a financial services company facing new competition from specialized fintech vendors, Andrew knew they needed to increase their innovation capacity, and he looked to the Oracle Cloud for answers. I got to speak with Andrew about his amazing journey and how it's transformed the way his team engages with business leaders. 

Moving their workloads to the cloud relieved IT from more mundane activities and saved on data center costs. In their quest to take the friction out of the end to end home loan process, Andrew and his team retooled with Oracle's Cloud Platform with Autonomous Services. Now, new hires are able to immediately contribute to innovation efforts, and based on a track record of quick wins that scale, his team spends more time obsessing on simplifying every aspect of approving and funding the 10,000 home loans per month AFG brokers manage.  

Andrew's vision of frictionless home loans is working for AFG. In the time he has led his team on this journey, he's seen a 3X increase in innovation capacity. With Oracle Cloud Platform's hybrid integration and automation , Andrew now has a practical path to adopt disruptive technologies such as conversational AIs, Blockchain, and Robotic Process Automation. And like his colleague shares in  3 Ways National Pharmacies is Creating the Future of Work , the result is more engaged and energized IT pros that find new ways to monetize and secure their digital future. Read the complete article here.

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APIs and Microservices at Work in the Real World by Bob Rhubart




Luis Weir (Capgemini) and Wes Davies (Co-op Group) discuss microservices, API management, and the technical aspects of their work on the project that won one of this year's Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation awards. As mentioned in the interview, Luis is a panelist in the latest Oracle Developer Podcast, "On Microservices Design and Implementation," available at: Watch the video here.

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Turn BYOL metering on or off in Oracle Integration Cloud by Scott Haaland


Toggle the BYOL (Bring your own license) setting for Oracle Integration Cloud

Oracle has a great licensing option for our existing customers called Bring Your Own License, which allows customers to get greatly reduced billing rates for some of our most popular cloud services.  In PaaS, many of the Fusion Middleware Licenses can be moved from on-premises use to cloud usage, which allows the customer to continue to glean extreme value from their licensing investments of the past.  There is another blog post here that has an FAQ for more details on BYOL:

https://www.oracle.com/cloud/bring-your-own-license/faq/

For Oracle Integration Cloud, this is a great option for our existing SOA Suite and BPM Suite customers.  If they have licenses that are either not being used (shelved) or have a ULA or other license type that allows additional usage on demand, these Weblogic Suite, SOA Suite and BPM Suite licenses can be applied to an Oracle Integration Cloud (or SOA Cloud) instance in the Oracle Cloud, and the hourly metering rate is dramatically reduced.  Details for which licenses are required can be found in the PaaS and IaaS Universal Credits Service Description document here. Read the complete article here.

 

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Implement Pagination in REST Service: Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain


There are situations in which we need to fetch a large number of records from the on-premise application in the Integration Cloud. For example, there are 100k+ records resides in the on-premise database table which we need to fetch and expose them into the REST service response. In this particular scenario, we are considering the database is installed behind the firewall. So to communicate with the on-premise application, connectivity agent is required. Connectivity agent has some limitation in which agent can parse payload of 10MB only for a single request. Exceeding the limit may cause stack overflow error in the agent which may bring the agent down.

So to handle a large volume of data from the on-premise application, we have to keep this limitation in mind and implement the solution accordingly. There might be multiple ways to handle such a situation. Here I'm gonna to handle this situation by implementing the pagination into the REST service which will fetch the data into the chunk.

To complete this article we should have below

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OIC Integrations - re-submittable errors by Niall Commiskey


This is an area customers often ask me about. Firstly, when is an error re-submittable? According to the docs –
You can manually resubmit failed messages. Resubmitting a failed message starts the integration from the beginning. All faulted instances in asynchronous flows in Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud are recoverable and can be resubmitted. Synchronous flows cannot be resubmitted.


Next question is - who do I know if my flow is asynchronous?

Again back to the docs -

Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud does not currently allow modeling an asynchronous request response service. However, all scheduled orchestration patterns internally use an asynchronous request response.

However, OIC does support Fire and Forget (one-way requests). Now you ask - how can I create a Fire and Forget interface for my OIC Integration flow? This is relatively simple - I use a SOAP trigger, based on a one-way wsdl. The one way wsdl, as the name strongly suggests, does not include a response. Read the complete article here.

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Change connection in the Integrations: Oracle Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain


There is the situation where we are required to replace the connection in the integrations. Integration cloud doesn't allow to change the connection from the integration canvas directly. So in this blog, we'll demonstrate two ways to solve this problem which will help us to easily switch the connection in the integrations.

Before we proceed further, let me explain the use case where we may require to change the connection in the integrations:

  • Let's suppose we have 10 integrations which are using the single DB connection and the name of the connection is DB_Conn. Considering, in the DB_Conn, we had configured the standard DB schema called apps. Later we realize the 5 integrations should not use standard schema to compile the package or procedures and should use some custom schema (custom_user). Then, in that case, we will have to create one more DB connection with the different name and configure custom_user and then use the DB connection in these 5 integrations.
  • We want to clone the integration and in the cloned integration wanted to use different connection
  • We are migrating the integration which uses one REST connection with name REST_Sample but we have REST connection on the different instance with a different name called REST_Conn

Below limitation need to keep in mind before we replace the connection

  • The integration should not be in locked or activate state
  • Only the connection of the same adapter type can be replaced. For example, if we have an integration using the REST adapter then we can't replace the connection of the SOAP adapter type. Read the complete article here.

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OIC DB Adapter for Oracle Database 18c by Greg Mally


I just installed the 18c DB on my laptop, now to leverage it from OIC - Create DB Connection Here is the DB connection configuration. Leverage the DB Connection in an Integration

I created an integration with a REST Trigger - Payload is custId and customerName. Then invoke the DB connection. Read the complete article here.

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Poll File from Agent server leveraging File Adapter: Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain


Oracle Integration Cloud provides a File adapter to deal with the files which reside on the local server. File adapter allows following operations on an on-premise location, using Integration Cloud connectivity agent:

  • File polling
  • Write 

The in and out directories should be locally accessible from the server where ICS connectivity agent is installed. Refer the blog to understand the difference between File and FTP adapter. Use Case: For the particular article, we'll leverage the File adapter to poll the file from the server where connectivity agent is installed and transfer the file on FTP server. Let's get started and see how to achieve the use case

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Working with Create Error Activity by Carli Gray


Want the ability to add an Create Error activity at any point in the execution of an integration flow?  Now you can.  You will need to enable "oic.ics.console.integration.throw-action" feature flag to enjoy this feature.

  • Create or Edit an Integration
  • Drag the 'Create Error' action
  • Notice the gray plus icons that appear over the connector lines
  • The error can be Dropped on any of those plus icons
  • Once dropped enter a Name and Description (optional) for the error
  • Read the complete article here.

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Upgrade on premise ICS agent by Ankur Jain


In one of my article, I have showcased how to install the on-premise agent on the Linux machine. This article will show you how to upgrade the existing on-premise agent. In this blog, we are upgrading the agent from 18.1.3.0.0 to 18.4.3.0.1 Below are the steps to upgrade the on-premise agent

  • Login into the ICS console and move to the Designer -> Agents page
  • Click on the Download -> Connectivity Agent
  • A file will be downloaded with name ics_conn_agent_installer_181022.0000.1074.zip
  •  Move the file on the server where the agent in up and running. In our case, we have moved the file to /home/AgentPatch/
  • Unzip the installer and notice below files:

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Trigger OIC Integration Using OAuth by Greg Mally


As businesses move to the cloud there is a high demand for securing/protecting their HTTP resources from unauthorized access. There are several approaches to protecting these resources which include SAML for SOAP service, OAuth for REST services, HTTP basic for both, and sometimes home grown proprietary mechanisms. It may not be widely known yet, but all Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) REST endpoints are OAuth protected and can be triggered from a client using OAuth 2.0 (August 2018 – https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/integration-cloud/rest-api/WhatsNew.html). Although there is online Oracle documentation that detail OAuth configuration on Oracle’s Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) as well as the aforementioned OIC What’s New link, the docs can be confusing especially if you have never used OAuth before. Therefore, this blog will demonstrate what is necessary for a client (in this example, Postman) can successfully trigger an OIC REST-based integration. Read the complete article here.

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Oracle SOA 12c Principles SOA Dehydration stores – Useful SQL Queries by Sanae BEKKAR


I share my main returns as part of a client request to extract the payloads of the instances in a given time interval, with payloads of instances in CLOB format. It’s an opportunity to explore the main SOA dehydration stores and queries the most used in 12c, and share them with you for such requests, I hope it will be useful,

I. Description  of the principal’s tables  used

Below mentioned tables are the important ones that will be used to locate the instances.
CUBE_INSTANCE
COMPOSITE_INSTANCE
SCA_SENSOR_VALUE
COMPOSITE_INSTANCE
Below are the important columns in composite instance tables.
ECID: Unique values for one end-to-end transactions across several tables.
ID: Instance ID that is visible in Enterprise Manager Console
PARENT_ID: This will be null for initiator composite and child composite will have the value of parent composite
COMPOSITE_DN: Composite name along with partition name
STATE: State of the instance like completed, running etc which is explained in details
CREATED_TIME: Creation time of an instance
List of states and its description: Read the complete article here.

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Work with Dynamic Processes in Oracle Integration Cloud free online training

Background

  • A key part of your business application is its business process or processes. In Oracle Integration Cloud, you can create two types of processes:
    • Structured
    • Dynamic

You use structured processes to automate structured or sequential tasks. However, many business processes don’t follow a structured or sequential path. The process may require expert knowledge or may depend on changing circumstances. Dynamic processes help you automate such unpredictable processes.

In this learning path, you’ll create a simple dynamic process using a hospital emergency room example. You’ll model its activities and properties, and configure advanced properties that take your simple dynamic process to the next level. Then, after learning all about creating, configuring, and testing a standalone dynamic process, you'll explore how to use a structured process within a dynamic process and vice versa.
What Do You Need?

  • To complete this learning path, you need:
    • Access to Oracle Integration Cloud. Use free credits to try Oracle Integration Cloud now.
    • Sign-in credentials (user name, password, data center/region, and identity domain) for your Oracle Integration Cloud user account.

You should also have working knowledge of the following concepts: Attend the free online training here.

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What is the Value of Robotic Process Automation in the Process Automation Space? by Eduardo Chiocconi

During the last two decades, much of the Process Automation efforts concentrated on using Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) as a means to document and digitize business processes. This technology wave helped the Process Automation space make a significant step forward. BPMS tools armed with Integration capabilities allowed organizations (and their business and IT stakeholders) visualize the processes they wanted to automate. From this initial business process documentation phase, it was possible to create a manageable digital asset to help “orchestrate” all business process steps regardless of its nature (people and systems). Without risking to exaggerate, most of Process Automation (or Business Process Management) practitioners would agree, that one of the hardest implementation areas is integrating with systems of information that the business process needs to transact with. BPMS vendors offered a wide array of application integration capabilities, usually in the form of application adapters, to integrate with these Enterprise and Productivity Applications. As more systems needed to be integrated from the business process, the hardest the implementation phase became. As much as we would like for Applications to enable all transactions via publicly available APIs, this is not the case and limits what integration service capabilities can do to integrate in an automated and headless manner.

Simplification in the integration space helps!

New Enterprise and Productivity Applications have started to really invest early in Application Programming Interfaces (API). REST based Web Services as an implementation mechanism and an API-First approach to offer Application functionality, certainly offered a simpler consumption of Application functionality and by transition it simplified the Process Automation implementation projects “hardest” last mile: integration. Integration vendors can leverage these APIs and offer a direct and easy way to transact against these Applications.

But is this not well enough?

Well… if your business processes create logic around new SaaS Applications you may be lucky. But for many organizations (and specially those that have gone the path of merger and acquisitions) it is not. Whether we like it or not, there are still many systems that are very hard to transact or interact with. This category of Applications include mainframe systems and homegrown to Enterprise Applications. But also, any kind of application that has gone some kind of customization where this functionality is only available through the application user interface (UI).

Robotic Process Automation (RPA): The new kid on the block!

What exactly is Robotic Process Automation? These questions may have many different answers. But to me, RPA offers a new mechanism to integrate and transact against Applications using the same UI that their users use. And via this non intrusive approach, it is possible to interact with the application as if it would be done by an person, but rather than a person doing the clicks and entering data, it is an automated application that we call a robot. Period!

Why do we talk about RPA in the context of Process Automation?

My first observation is that these two technologies are not the same. Secondly, that if you combine them to work together, it is possible to take Process Automation to the next level as RPA offers new ways to integrate with systems of record that could not be integrated before. The simplicity of the way in which it transacts with Applications also offers a first step of automation while a more robust and throughput optimal adapter or API approach is used. Read the complete article here.

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Architecture & User Experience & Innovation

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Podcast Series: Tomorrow’s Enterprise, Today

Throughout the world and across every industry, cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are disrupting the business landscape. Organizations are gearing up to prepare for the future today. But how do you continuously innovate, continuously adapt, continuously secure and continuously stay ahead of the curve? Tune in to this podcast series where we'll dig deeper into how some organizations are taking this challenge head-on to drive rapid and continuous innovation to better serve their customers, employees and partners and the different strategies and paths of technology adoption experts are seeing today.

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At GE Digital, Hackfest Chases Big Ideas

“We do hackathons a bit differently,” explains GE Digital’s Kamil Litman. “Instead of use cases being fed to the teams, we want part of it to be the ideation phase.” Not long ago, the company created a way to give energy buyers real-time pricing insights at GE oil and gas subsidiary Baker Hughes. Also helpful: Oracle demonstrated how other teams have used cloud technologies for their own projects. What came out of the three-day hackathon?

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Integration and Blockchain - Heart of the Digital Economy by Steve Quan

Digital transformation is inevitable if you are looking to thrive in today’s economy.  In the first three podcasts of the series “Integration: Heart of the Digital Economy,” we heard about how application and data integration play a central role in business digital transformations. 

In this new podcast, you’ll learn how the combination of Blockchain technologies, APIs, application and data integration extend enterprise backend systems for B2B or B2C business models.  Blockchains are a series of secured transactions between two parties called a block.  These blocks are linked together and used as a distributed ledger to store any information used in a business transaction. So as your company starts to develop blockchain specific applications, you’ll need to carefully plan and link your blockchain strategy with your integration strategy. This ensures that you can push (and pull) corporate data into (or from) their Blockchains.

Learn how different industries use Blockchain technology.  Listen to the podcast  Blockchain Integration: Powering the Smart Economy.

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Additional new content PaaS Partner Community


Machine Learning Made More Accessible To make machine learning more accessible to companies, Oracle is assembling a range of tools that different businesspeople—including managers, analysts, data scientists, developers, and IT staff—can put to work, says Oracle’s Chuck Hollis. For example, machine learning built into databases and applications can help IT managers predict the health of computer equipment and identify malicious code. Five other job types that could benefit.

Mitsubishi Electric’s Integrated IoT Using Oracle Cloud Platform “allowed us to make sense of all this machine data,” says Mitsubishi Electric’s Timothy Lomax. The company has increased uptime, boosted production, and reduced manual processes—all while decreasing floor space. The biggest gain?

Why Embed AI into Apps Oracle CEO Mark Hurd recently predicted AI in every cloud application by 2025. That’s very achievable, says Clive Swan of Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Apps, citing advances in Oracle’s intelligent enterprise resource planning, human capital management, and more. The payoff? Using AI capabilities embedded in applications your employees use every day—such as a time card app that learns work habits and can proactively fill out a timesheet for the employee to approve it. A framework for your AI strategy.

Why ‘Strategic IoT’ Is Key It might be tempting to “go crazy and build out all the machine learning or blockchain applications you’d like to,” says Oracle’s Rick Jewell, but then you must find, pay, and retain developers and data scientists. To provide an alternative, Oracle has rolled out five applications for specific functions in its IoT platform—to monitor assets, production, vehicle fleets, and customer service as well as ensure worker health and safety. More expert insight from Oracle OpenWorld

CargoSmart Brings Blockchain to Shipping CargoSmart thinks using blockchain in its logistics and shipping management business could bring a 65% time savings over handling paper, says Chief Operating Officer Lionel Louie. The benefit, he says, is a new level of “trust and transparency.” 

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Top tweets PaaS Partner Community December 2018


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January 2019 top tweets by PaaSCommunity
Send your tweets @soacommunity #PaaSCommunity and follow us at http://twitter.com/soacommunity. Make sure you share your content with the community!




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Training Calendar PaaS Partner Community

For the latest trainings please visit our PaaS Partner Trainings wiki (community membership required) feel free to add your offerings!

Training Highlight PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019

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My private Corner – friends let’s meet



With almost on thousand attendee days the PaaS Forum is the largest event for Oracle partners in Europe Middle East and Africa. It’s the opportunity for partners to learn about the latest and upcoming Oracle cloud services and to innovate, extend and integrate SaaS. Attendees not only rate the event every year excellent they also benefit from networking opportunities with the Oracle team and partners. Since the first conference 2007 in Copenhagen we not only meet regular and share experience we also became personal friends. Last year we meet in the beautiful city of Budapest, this year it’s again time for the beach. Looking forward to meet the community in Mallorca! #jkwc

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