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Dear PaaS Partner Community,

Thanks to the partner community for the excellent contribution in the last 12 months. Are you ready to kickoff the new fiscal year?

3 steps to grow your PaaS business with the Oracle Cloud:

  1. Attend the PaaS kickoff webcast on July 5th 2018 Understand how to grow your service business and build solutions based on Oracle PaaS

  2. Come to Lisbon for the PaaS Summer Camps August 27th – 31st 2018 Hands-on training to become a certified Oracle PaaS expert.

  3. Regular Oracle cloud updates & free cloud trials Join the PaaS and Developer partner community to receive the monthly newsletter, access training material and attend our webcast & trainings. For community members we offer free cloud trials here.

With the new fiscal year Oracle introduces Introducing Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud (AIC). AIC is a managed service version of Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) formerly know as Integration Cloud Service (ICS). With the launch of AIC pricing is available based on messages.

Nomination for the customer Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards is open. Please submit your cloud PaaS success – we want to keep the awards in EMEA.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Autonomous Integration Cloud - the Value Add & How API control ensures integration success & Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service: Design, deploy, and manage your APIs in Oracle’s new API Platform & Oracle API Platform Cloud Service: using the Management Portal and creating an API (including some policies) & API Platform Cloud Service article series & Documenting APIs on the Oracle API Platform & A comparison of push vs phone-home communication approaches between API Gateways and Management Services & Oracle Integration Cloud: New! The Data Mapper Activity & Integrating and Extending SaaS Applications & Extending analytics for Integration cloud using Elastic stack & Lessons in Oracle Cloud Password Management & SOA Suite 12c in Docker containers. Only a couple of commands, no installers, no third party scripts.

The Jarvis Pizzeria team Richard Olrichs & Marcel van de Glind & Marc Kuijpers published a new article about Business Reports & Dashboards. Thanks to the community for sharing all the process articles: Dynamic Process, Conditions and Scope & AIC - VB CS calling Process & The Power of Process Automation: The Linchpin to Digitization and AI Adoption.

In our innovation and architecture section we published an article why Blockchain can be a better option than a traditional centralized system. And Phi Wilkins described why microservices and monoliths are not simple.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The June edition highlights the PaaS kickoff and the PaaS Summer Camp, This month’s community webcast will introduce the Oracle Blockchain cloud service, please join our monthly PaaS Partner Community Webcast – June 29th 2018.

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

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Table of Contents Table of Contents
Announcements & Community Section
> PaaS Partner Opportunities – FY19 PaaS kickoff webcast July 5th 2018
> PaaS Summer Camp 2018
> Nominations Open: 2018 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards
> New Home for Oracle PaaS and IaaS Customer Forums
> Bill Swales and Siddhartha Agarwal kick off and in-depth series that explores the most common journeys to the cloud
> Oracle Developer Meetups in Utrecht, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Cologne and Oslo
> Register for FY19 Oracle Global Partner Kickoff June 26 & 27
> Introducing Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud
> PaaS free trial accounts ICS, SOA CS, API CS, PCS, IoT and PaaS for SaaS
Integration Section
> Autonomous Integration Cloud - the Value Add
> How API control ensures integration success
> Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service: Design, deploy, and manage your APIs in Oracle’s new API Platform
> Oracle API Platform Cloud Service: using the Management Portal and creating an API (including some policies)
> API Platform Cloud Service article series
> Documenting APIs on the Oracle API Platform
> A comparison of push vs phone-home communication approaches between API Gateways and Management Services
> Oracle Integration Cloud: New! The Data Mapper Activity
> Integrating and Extending SaaS Applications
> Extending analytics for Integration cloud using Elastic stack
> Lessons in Oracle Cloud Password Management
> SOA Suite 12c in Docker containers. Only a couple of commands, no installers, no third party scripts
Business Process Management Section
> Jarvis Pizzeria: Business Reports & Dashboards
> Dynamic Process, Conditions and Scope
> AIC - VB CS calling Process
> The Power of Process Automation: The Linchpin to Digitization and AI Adoption
Architecture & User Experience & Innovation Section
> Where and How Blockchain can be a better option than the traditional centralized systems? — A straightforward
answer for a very common question
> Why microservices and monoliths are not simple
Additional new material PaaS Community
> Top tweets SOA Partner Community – June 2018
> Training Calendar SOA & BPM Partner Community
 
 
 

Announcements & Community Section


 

 

 

PaaS Partner Opportunities – FY19 PaaS kickoff webcast July 5th 2018


Thanks to the partner community for the excellent contribution in the last 12 months. Are you ready to kickoff the new fiscal year? Join the PaaS Partner Community Webcast July 5th 2018 to understand how to grow our joint cloud success. Oracle Cloud Platform Sales Plays bring new opportunities to you as a partner:

  • System Integrators: Generate consulting revenue with hybrid PaaS
  • Outsourcing companies: Offer private and hybrid cloud solutions
  • Independent Software Vendors: Build solutions based on PaaS
  • SaaS partners: Extend, Integrate, extend and secure SaaS solutions with PaaS
  • Hardware partners: Combine hardware with PaaS and IaaS to increase margins

Monday July 5th 2018 17:00 – 18:00 CET
Join the Webcast here


Presenters:
Ed Zou
Ed Zou
Vice President
Oracle HQ Product Management
Jürgen Kress
Jürgen Kress
PaaS Partner Adoption
Oracle EMEA

For more information please visit OPN Sales Central here and the PaaS Partner Community workspace here and the Developer Partner Community workspace here. For free Partner Community registration please visit OPN here.



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PaaS Summer Camp 2018


Paas free trial

The Oracle PaaS Summer Camp is a one week training for cutting-edge software consultants, engineers and enterprise-level professionals. The #PaaSSummerCamp brings together the world’s leading Oracle experts in the fields of integration, API management, process management, microservices, mobile, chatbot and blockchain.

You can only choose one training for the whole week, you cannot change between the trainings!

Training

Trainer

Cloud Services

Profile

Application Development with Microservices and Containers: See details here

Andrea Morena
Geertjan Wielenga

Oracle JET, Project FN, Container Cloud Service, JCS, ACC

Developer coder

Chabot & APIs: See details here

Frank Nimphius

Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise, API CS

Mobile developer

Integration & API Management: See details here

Niall Commiskey & Robert Wunderlich

Oracle Integration Cloud Service, API CS

Integration Developer

Innovation blockchain and robotic process automation: See details here

Chris Peytier & Jens Lusebrink

Blockchain
Oracle Integration Cloud (cases, robotics process automation, self service integration)

Consultants & process experts

Integrate and Extend SaaS: CX + ERP + HCM Integration patterns: See details here

Anand Potti & Niall Commiskey

PaaS & SaaS

SaaS implementer

Hackathon build an Oracle Cloud (PaaS/SaaS) solution: See details here

Angelo Santagata & Dolf Dijkstra & A-Team

Content & Experience Cloud, Project FN, Container Cloud Service, Oracle Integration Cloud , Visual Builder Cloud,  PaaS & SaaS (SalesCloud, HCMCloud, Eloqua)

Developer coder, Integration Developer, Architect

Location & Schedule: August 27th – 31st 2018

Lagoas Park Hotel
Lagoas Park - Oeiras
2740-245 Porto Salvo
Portugal

For details please visit the registration page here.



Oracle Blockchain - PaaS Partner Community Webcast – June 29th 2018

webcast
Attend our June edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on June 29th 2018 at 16:00 CET.

Blockchain and Oracle: A match made in heaven!

Blockchain is a burning hot topic! Organisations from small to large are all exploring how they can leverage Distributed Ledger Technologies to redefine existing or invent new business models. The market potential is therefore huge and the interest by customers is ever-increasing. Oracle is entering the market in full force with a great product and several successes - projects already in the works. Join us to discuss Oracle’s proposition and how Oracle successfully opened up the market with new projects and case-studies

Presenter:
Thrasos Thrasyvoulou
Director Business Development

Thrasos Thrasyvoulou Visit the registration page here.
Call ID: 5566478 and Passcode: 254947
UK: +44 (0) 208 118 1001 & United States: 140 877 440 73
More Local Numbers

Schedule:
Wednesday June 29th 16:00 - 17:00 CET
Visit the registration page here.

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

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

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PaaS Partner YouTube Update June 2018


The June edition of the PaaS & Middleware Partner Update contains three topics:

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  • PaaS sales plays kickoff
  • PaaS Summer Camp 2018
  • PaaS Community Webcast Oracle Blockchain

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 SOA & BPM Partner Community information please visit our Community update wiki here (Community membership required).

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Nominations Open: 2018 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards


Oracle Excellence Awards

Are you using Oracle’s Cloud Platform to deliver unique business value? If your organization is leveraging Oracle Cloud Platform solutions, and delivering business value that is innovative in its approach or implementation, then your business could be a 2018 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation AWARD WINNER!

This year's Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Excellence Awards will honor customers and partners who are leveraging the Oracle Cloud Platform in innovative and visionary ways. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture.

Winners receive an Oracle Excellence Awards trophy, and a complimentary pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2018 in San Francisco!

Think you have done something unique and innovative in any the following areas?:

  • Oracle Integration
  • Oracle Application Development
  • Transformational Technologies
  • Data Integration & Governance
  • Oracle Security and Identity
  • Oracle System Management
  • Oracle Business Analytics
  • Oracle Content and Experience
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Oracle Data Management

We'd love to hear from you! Find more information and submit your nomination in the appropriate category.

The deadline to submit a nomination is July 20, 2018. Further questions, please send an email to: innovation-cloud-platform_ww_grp@oracle.com.

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New Home for Oracle PaaS and IaaS Customer Forums


Cloud Customer Connect

The Oracle PaaS and IaaS customer forums have moved to Oracle Cloud Customer Connect and now include over 20 discussion forums covering a wide range of Oracle platform and infrastructure services. We encourage you to be active in these forums as a way to network with the Oracle customer community and build your reputation as an Oracle Cloud expert. Please join today.


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Bill Swales and Siddhartha Agarwal kick off and in-depth series that explores the most common journeys to the cloud



journeys to the cloud

Watch the videos here.

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Oracle Developer Meetups in Utrecht, 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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Register for FY19 Oracle Global Partner Kickoff June 26 & 27


As we transition into a new fiscal year, Oracle is very excited about the opportunities ahead with our partners.

FY19 Oracle Global Partner Kickoff

Please join us for our annual Global Partner Kickoff, and learn directly from Oracle executives on how to prepare for a successful FY19Global Partner Kickoff is a must-attend virtual event led by senior Oracle leaders. This year, speakers include: Dave Donatelli, Thomas Kurian, Inderjeet Singh, Brian Hamel, Camillo Speroni and Kimberly Lasseter.

Leading up to and during the virtual event, join the #FY19PKO conversation on Twitter by recognizing @oraclepartners and/or #OPN in your tweets.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to kick off the fiscal year with Oracle and discover new ways to accelerate revenue and align your business with Oracle's cloud offerings.


NA / EMEA / LAD

Tuesday, June 26 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT

Register Here

APAC / JAPAN

Wednesday, June 27 @ 11 a.m. SGT

Register Here

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Introducing Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud by Vika Mlonchina


The future of integration has arrived with Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud. With new autonomous capabilities, Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud accelerates the path to digital transformation by eliminating barriers between business applications through a combination of machine learning, embedded best-practice guidance, and prebuilt application integration and process automation.

Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud

What is Autonomous Integration?

Autonomous Integration Cloud delivers exciting capabilities today with more coming soon.

Self-Driving: Provides machine learning recommendations and “best next actions” to eliminate errors associated with complex data mapping between applications and suggests best user selections for process flows.

Self-Designing: Artificial intelligence driven generation of integration flows by mining successful execution of thousands of integrations at runtime

Self-Repairing: Senses application integration connectivity issues for corrective action. Notifies when integration database or other storage has exceeded allowable threshold

What does Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud offer?

Pre-Integrated with Applications – A large library of pre-integration with Oracle and 3rd Party SaaS and on-premises applications through application adapters eliminates the slow and error prone process of configuring and manually updating Web service and other styles of application integration.

Pre-Built Integration Flows – Instead of recreating the most commonly used integration flows, such as between sales applications (CRM) and configure, price, quoting (CPQ) applications, Oracle provides pre-built integration flows between applications spanning CX, ERP, HCM and more to take the guesswork out of integration.

Unified Process, Integration, and Analytics – Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud merges the solution components of application integration, business process automation, and the associated analytics into a single seamlessly unified business integration solution to shrink the time to complete end-to-end business process lifecycles. Read the complete article here.

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


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):

Paas free trial

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


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Autonomous Integration Cloud - the Value Add by Niall Commiskey


The next iteration of our cloud based integration platform has been released recently.

Are we going to get another acronym - AIC? Let's wait and see.

But firstly, what are the deltas between the customer managed OIC and AIC? OIC customer managed, means what it says - you are responsible for the environment, provisioning pre-requisites etc. You are responsible for patching, DB backup/recovery etc. AIC is more like a SaaS experience, you just log in and use the stuff.



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to read more.

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How API control ensures integration success by Joost Volker

A connected enterprise drives innovation and enables organisations to deliver the superior experience that customers demand. With streamlined cloud platforms and APIs enabling simpler and faster connections at scale, businesses of all sizes can connect and extend their services while staying in total control throughout the integration lifecycle.

Previously, we’ve talked about how integration and innovation are linked. Truly innovative ideas aren’t necessarily about bringing new solutions or tools to your organisation—it’s about connecting existing systems, touchpoints, and data in new ways.


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to read more.

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Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service: Design, deploy, and manage your APIs in Oracle’s new API Platform book by Luis Weir, Phil Wilkins, Sander Rensen and Andrew Bell


Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service moves from theory to practice using the newest Oracle API management platform. This critical new platform for Oracle developers allows you to interface the complex array of services your clients expect in the modern world.

First, you'll learn about Oracle’s new platform and get an overview of it, then you'll see a use case showing the functionality and use of this new platform for Oracle customers. Next, you’ll see the power of Apiary and begin designing your own APIs. From there, you’ll build and run microservices and set up the Oracle API gateways.


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to read more.

 

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Oracle API Platform Cloud Service: using the Management Portal and creating an API (including some policies) by Marc Lameriks



At the Oracle Partner PaaS Summer Camps VII 2017 in Lisbon last year, at the end of august, I attended the API Platform Cloud Service & Integration Cloud Service bootcamp.

In a series of article’s I will give a high level overview of what you can do with Oracle API Platform Cloud Service.

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API Platform Cloud Service article series By Ankur Jain


API Platform Cloud Service

A great API Management solution supports agile API development, and also makes it easy to keep an eye on KPIs covering every aspect of the API lifecycle. True hybrid API deployment – in the Cloud or on-premises – means that your API solution is modern and adaptable, all while employing the most up-to-date security protocols.

Get started with API Platform Cloud Service:

Creating an Oracle API Platform Cloud Service (CS) Instance

Service Account in Oracle API Cloud Service(CS)

Creating an API in Oracle API Platform Cloud Service (API CS)

Oracle API Physical Gateway installation and register with Oracle API CS

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Documenting APIs on the Oracle API Platform by Phil Wilkins

The last week or two I have been working on a new API Platform utility to add to my existing tools (see here). This tool addresses the question of generating documentation. Much as been said about API documentation and the quality of it, check out these articles :


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to read more.

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A comparison of push vs phone-home communication approaches between API Gateways and Management Services by Luis Weir

API Gateways deliver critical runtime capabilities in enterprise-wide API management infrastructures. However, such runtime capabilities must also be complemented with other design-time and governance capabilities in support of activities such as APIs lifecycle management, API design, policy definition and implementation, deployment, retirement, monitoring, and so on.


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to read more.

 

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Oracle Integration Cloud: New! The Data Mapper Activity by Jan Kettenis

In a previous blog I discussed a work-around for not having a Script activity in Oracle Integration Cloud's Process Builder. In this blog I will discuss another work-around which is actually not a work-around, but the real thing: the Data Mapper!


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to read more.

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Integrating and Extending SaaS Applications by John Klinke

Knex Technology, a consulting firm based in Irvine, California, helps companies architect, integrate, implement and tune cloud applications to drive business success.


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to read more.

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Extending analytics for Integration cloud using Elastic stack by Mani Krishnan

Introduction

Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) offers industry-leading SaaS integration capabilities. It provides extensive monitoring, tracking and reporting features out-of-the-box. Occasionally, enterprises do have reporting and analysis needs those are better met by additional reporting and analytics products. This article discusses couple of such use cases and describes how to implement one of them using Elastic stack. Information in this article is applicable to release 18.1.3 of integration cloud.


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to read more.

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Lessons in Oracle Cloud Password Management by Phil Wilkins

Oracle Cloud is growing and maturing at a tremendous rate if the breadth of PaaS capabilities is any indication. However, there are a few gotchas out there, that can cause some headaches if they get you. These typically relate to processes that impact across different functional areas. A common middleware stack (API CS, SOA CS, OIC etc) will look something like the following:


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SOA Suite 12c in Docker containers. Only a couple of commands, no installers, no third party scripts by Maarten Smeet

For developers, installing a full blown local SOA Suite environment has never been a favorite (except for a select few). It is time consuming and requires you to download and run various installers after each other. If you want to start clean (and you haven’t taken precautions), it could be you have to start all over again.


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Business Process Management Section

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Jarvis Pizzeria: Business Reports & Dashboards by Richard Olrichs & Marcel van de Glind & Marc Kuijpers

Within the workspace there are some out of the box dashboards that you can use to monitor your instance. When you go to My Tasks and click Dashboard, by default the Health dashboard is shown.


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to read more.

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Dynamic Process, Conditions and Scope by Jan Kettenis

In Oracle Integration Cloud's Dynamic Processes activation/termination conditions can be based on case events. These events are related to the scope of the components they relate to, which implies some restrictions. The below explains how this works, and how to work around these restrictions.


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to read more.

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AIC - VB CS calling Process by Niall Commiskey


VB CS

Very simple scenario here -

I create a new organization in a VB CS generated UI. From this UI, I can kick off a PCS Process to approve the new organization.

It is very easy to create Business Object definitions in VB CS. the first 4 fields above are created by default (creationDate etc). VB CS knows about the processes deployed in my AIC instance, in my case, only the one. Read the complete article here.

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The Power of Process Automation: The Linchpin to Digitization and AI Adoption by Daryl Eicher

“How we respond to the opportunities and challenges of the outside world now determines how much the outside world values us.”

- Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


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Architecture & User Experience & Innovation

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Where and How Blockchain can be a better option than the traditional centralized systems? — A straightforward answer for a very common question by Andre Boaventura

After having written this article explaining a variety of consensus mechanisms for Blockchain available today, I have received hundreds of comments and positive feedback from those were struggling to understand what makes cryptocurrencies and blockchain securely working in a decentralized way, after having reading my article and thus have clearly understood the foundation supporting Blockchain implementations (thanks for all my readers by the way).


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Why microservices and monoliths are not simple by Phil Wilkins

Microservices are inherently more complex because they are distributed and shared less, and therefore, require a better foundation.

It’s a bit controversial to say that microservices are not simple given how much is said about using them to simplify and accelerate software delivery. So can this statement even be made? It is, in Chris Richardson’s excellent new book, “Microservice Patterns” (here) and indirectly in Eric Evan’s “Domain-Driven Design” (here). Martin Fowler also agrees that they come at a premium in one of his blogs (here). So, I’m not the first to say it, and I won’t be the last.


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Additional new content PaaS Partner Community


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Top tweets SOA Partner Community May 2018

tweets

June 2018 top tweets by soaCommunity

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

Training Calendar SOA & BPM Partner Community

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

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Training Highlight

PaaS Summer Camp 2018 August 27th to 31st 2018


My private Corner – FY19 Happy New Year



PaaS three step to success

Thanks to the partner community for the excellent contribution in the last 12 months. Are you ready to kickoff the new fiscal year? To grow our joint business join our three steps to success:

  1. Attend the PaaS kickoff webcast on July 5th 2018
  2. Come to Lisbon for the PaaS Summer Camps August 27th – 31st 2018 and
  3. Join the PaaS Partner Communities & free cloud trials

Our partner communities and partner program are a proven road to joint cloud success.

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