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July 2021 Edition Oracle Integration & Process Partner Community Newsletter

Grow the Oracle Cloud business and connect, extend & innovate Oracle SaaS solutions.
Dear PaaS Partner Community
Oracle announced excellent Fiscal Year 2021 results, thanks for the wonderful partnership. Oracle Integration is the enabler to continue the SaaS (ERP, HCM and CX) growth. Oracle Digital Assistant innovates SaaS and custom applications. To start in the new fiscal year we summarized the steps to success and want to invite you to join our launch webcasts:

• Launch webcasts July 6th (EMEA and Asia time) and July 8th (Americas time) 2021
Integration hands-on training & certification Brazil, Asia, EMEA
Chatbot hands-on training & certification
Sales kits including customer presentation in ppt. format
• Join the Integration and Developer partner community

Would be great if you can forward the details to your Oracle practice. Looking forward to welcome you!

For all SaaS consultants we offer again the popular 3 days hands-on Integration bootcamp. New schedules include India, Brazil and Asia, EMEA and US for details please see the registration page here. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: 4 Things those with Digital Integration Hubs (DIH) do that others can’t – and how they fuel innovation & SOA Suite and OIC - how easy is it? Part 3 - co-existence & Improving the performance of Oracle Integration flows that use REST calls & OIC Salesforce Integration Demo & Using REST APIs to manage Connections in OIC & Some Ideas for OIC Fleet Management & SOA Suite Docker Image Release - 21.2.2.

Integration Insight now supports process automation. Alerts and Notifications in Integration Insight help Business users to monitor and analyze processes. Insight dashboards can also be embedded within applications.
Jürgen Kress
For a short summary of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The July edition highlights Oracle Fiscal Year Results 2021 and the Steps to Success.
In this month’s community webcast Arvind Venugopal will present how to connect your B2B ecosystem using Oracle Integration. Please join the Partner Community Webcast July 27th 2021. On-demand webcast recordings are available at the Oracle Video Hub.
Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #PaaSCommunity.

Keep safe!
Jürgen Kress
PaaS Partner Adoption
Oracle HQ
Tel. +49 89 1430 1479
E-Mail: juergen.kress@oracle.com
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How to connect your B2B ecosystem using Oracle Integration
Partner Community Webcast July 27th, 2021
Learn more about the B2B capabilities in Oracle Integration which now enables you to combine Application and Multi Enterprise Integrations with the same platform. We will walk through an overview of B2B Integration followed by a demo of an end to end Integration that showcases these capabilities.
Speaker: Arvind Venugopal
Schedule: July 27th, 2021, 16:30 - 17:30 CET (Berlin time)
For details please visit the registration page here.
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Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand.

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SOA Modernization
Cloud Native and Serverless SaaS Extensions
How Process Workflow can extend the role of Integration
Innovate Service Cloud with Chatbots
Integration Update & New Features
Chatbot Design best practices for Conversational UX
Connect, Innovate, Extend SaaS KickOff Webcast 2020
Cloud Platform KickOff Webcast 2020
NetSuite Integration
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ERP Integration with Application Adapters
HCM Integration with Application Adapters
Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service
Integration Adapters
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The July video includes three topics:

• Oracle Fiscal Year Results 2021
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    For SaaS trials please visit https://demo.oracle.com. For support please contact the OPN Team.
    Attend the Oracle Integration Bootcamp, a three days hands-on training for Oracle partners!

    Oracle Product Management is pleased to invite Oracle Partners to attend a 3-days hands-on workshop on how to integrate with ERP & HCM applications using Oracle Integration Cloud.
    This Invite-Only hands-on workshop will be delivered at No-Fee to Partners. It will consist of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs.

    This Invite-Only hands-on workshop will be delivered at No-Fee to Partners. It will consist of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs.

    Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) offers Integration, Process Automation and Visual design capabilities that help business analysts and IT specialists to automate end to end business processes across departments. Oracle Integration Cloud offers a simple recipe to be successful in this application integration and process automation journey: Build, Integrate and Engage.

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    Integration Section
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    Oracle Integration Playground
    Permanent service for Partners free of charge! Want to try, test and get trained on Oracle Integration? Use our OIC playground - a shared permanent environment.
    It’s a shared instance for Oracle Integration Partners community members only, so:
    - use your business email address as your user id (not yahoo or gmail)
    - don’t delete anything you didn’t create
    - do not store any customer data
    - do not give anybody external direct access to this instance
    - when you create any Integration artifacts e.g. connections, integration flows etc. put your initials in the name and your email address in the description. Once registered go here to access the instance. If asked for Cloud Tenant, then enter “bots4saas”.

    Remember to use the documentation, tutorials and learning material. Access here! Any issues, questions or feedback please use the Slack workspace
    4 Things those with Digital Integration Hubs (DIH) do that others can’t – and how they fuel innovation
    We’re excited to have Gartner’s Massimo Pezzini, VP Distinguished Analyst and Research Fellow Emeritus, and Suhas Uliyar, VP Digital Assistant, AI & Integration at Oracle, exploring how Digital Integration Hub design principles are shaping connected business strategy and accelerating innovation for your end-to-end ERP, HCM, and CX processes. In this webinar you will learn:
    • Which enterprise integration use cases and patterns matter most to connecting applications, data, and devices over the next three years.
    • How Packaged Integration Processes for commodity connectivity can create differentiation by accelerating delivery with prebuilt recipes.
    • How democratizing API-led integration enables self-service sharing of resources to speed delivery of your event streaming, IoT, RPA, Blockchain, and AI projects.
    • How DIH design principles are shaping best practices and off-the-shelf solutions to help you level-up your continuous innovation game.


    SOA Suite and OIC - how easy is it? Part 3 - co-existence by Niall Commiskey
    Many of our SOA Suite customers are in the process of "migrating" their software real estate to the cloud; think of folks moving from EBS to Fusion ERP, for example. These customers will have many EBS focused integrations, running on SOA Suite.
    These same integrations can now be leveraged from OIC.
    That same EBS customer may be adopting SFDC; her on premise SOA based integrations can now invoke OIC services to update SFDC Account details etc. Net, net - we have bidirectional interoperability. One can create SOA Suite connections in OIC, leveraging the SOA Suite adapter. One can also create OIC Connections in JDeveloper –
    Read the complete article here.

    Improving the performance of Oracle Integration flows that use REST calls by Nick Montoya
    Oracle Integration connects disparate SaaS and on-premises applications to help businesses move faster. This interaction between Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) and Oracle SaaS (or on-premise) applications needs to be carefully designed and planned for performance and scalability. Overloaded integration flows may run within acceptable timeframes during design phase. They may even pass User Acceptance Testing especially if testers are just going through functional testing. However, when testing for performance and scalability, problems may arise. It is imperative to design solutions that would meet expected peak volumes at runtime. This blog will provide some helpful pointers that you could use to make your solutions achieve better performance and scalability.
    Identify Peak Volume Profile and test downstream systems
    When designing an Oracle Integration solution for Performance and Scalability, it is very important to identify the peak-hour and peak-day volume. Knowing how many integrations will be running at peak hour will not only help you size your Production OIC environment accordingly, but also, it will help in the testing of your downstream (from OIC point of view) systems.
    Testing of downstream systems with expected volumes early in the implementation cycle will help you validate a scalable implementation and/or identify performance bottlenecks in your design. If these outbound calls take longer than a few seconds, then there is plenty of design work to do. Longer synchronous calls to outbound systems may cause OIC to wait for these calls to finish and it may block other processes from running in OIC. Therefore, end users may experience longer response times. Below, you can find several areas where you could explore to help improve the performance of your integration.
    Read the complete article here.

    OIC Salesforce Integration Demo by Deb Mukherjee

    In older editions of OIC while connecting to Salesforce we need to save and upload Enterprise WSDL, however this process has changed now.
    Its better to create developer account using https://developer.salesforce.com/signup as this developer edition of Salesforce provides more in aspect to Development capabilities. Once Done we need to do few things.

    Search ‘API’ in Quick Find and hit ‘Generate Enterprise WSDL’. Read the complete article here.

    Using REST APIs to manage Connections in OIC by Pranav Davar
    In cases, when we have many connections created on the OIC instance, it becomes hard to manage connections using the OIC console. Also, to achieve automation, manually going and updating each and every connection is never a feasible task. OIC provides various REST APIs to fetch connection details, update connection properties and delete connections. With the help of these APIs, we can overcome such scenarios.
    In this blog, we will be discussing how to use various OIC connections REST APIs. A postman collection in the public workspace, which contains some of the use cases for this and can be forked, updated, and used accordingly.
    Below are various REST APIs, that are covered in this blog.
    1. Retrieve Connections
    2. Retrieve a Connection
    3. Update a Connection
    4. Test a Connection
    5. Refresh Metadata for a Connection
    6. Delete a Connection

    In this blog, we will be using Postman to test and run various APIs. Below is the link to the Postman collection, which will be helpful to try and test different REST APIs. Documentation here.

    Authentication for REST APIs by Niall Commiskey
    To invoke OIC connections REST APIs, BASIC AUTH can be used to authenticate and authorize calls. The user whose credentials are used to call these APIs must have access to edit the connection.
    OAuth can also be used to authenticate to REST APIs. In this blog, we will be using Basic Auth to authenticate/authorize API calls. Read the complete article here.

    Some Ideas for OIC Fleet Management by Niall Commiskey
    As you can see, the above graphic is WIP. I am getting some ideas together on this and seeing how the OIC Monitoring APIs can help me out here. Use case is I have a fleet of OIC instances and need some intel on them.

    Connections:
    Here I want a list of my configured connections and their status - I will write the salient data to a file.
    I test these in Postman to get the response JSON for use in defining the OIC Invokes. I orchestrate the calls via an OIC integration - creating a REST connection to my OIC instance.

    SOA Suite Docker Image Release - 21.2.2 by Ravi Pinto
    The new release of SOA Suite Docker Image has landed in the repositories!
    Here is a look at the features in the new release
    • This Docker image supports Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.4 domains deployment, using April 2021 PSU and known bug fixes. It also leverages WebLogic Kubernetes Operator version 3.2.1.
    • On the underlying infrastructure front, this release is certified for deployment on Kubernetes version 1.19.7+. We are now supporting Calico v3.16.10 for networking.
    • And last but not the least, we have further tightened security with the access to the domain home and image restrictions.
    Download the latest image by logging in to your My Oracle Support account and access patch number 32794257.


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    Business Process Management & Innovation Section

    Alerts and Notifications in Integration Insight by Sandhya Lakshmi Gopalan
    With the May 2021 quarterly release of Oracle Integration, you can configure email notifications in Integration Insight to alert recipients when a milestone is passed or not passed, or when an indicator is assigned a specific value.
    What is an Alert?
    An alert is an indication that a particular event (or series of events) has occurred, or that an expected event has not occurred within a defined timeframe.
    The May 2021 release allows the definition of three types of alerts:
    1. Alerts based on the value of an Indicator, e.g "Order amount > $10,000".
    2. Alerts based on business transactions passing a specific milestone, e.g. milestone "Order Returned" was passed because the order has been returned.
    3. Alerts when a milestone is not passed within a specified timeframe. e.g. "Order Shipped" milestone is not passed within 2 days after "Order Confirmed".
    Alerts in Insight are configured as part of the Insight model as shown below: Read the complete article here.

    Embedding Oracle Integration Insight dashboards: Quickly and Easily by Sandhya Lakshmi Gopalan
    Integration Insight in Oracle Integration (or short Insight) empowers business users by providing a real-time view into their business processes. In addition to viewing Insight dashboards within the Oracle Integration console, Insight offers the capability to embed business dashboards in other applications.
    For example:
    • If your business involves order management and you already have your business users using Oracle Cloud ERP to manage your orders, you can embed Insight dashboards for the order process in Cloud ERP. This provides business users with a single consolidated view within Cloud ERP, without needing to sign into Oracle Integration to view the Insight dashboards.
    • If you have a financial business process, with a front-end application that is used by business users, Insight dashboards can be embedded in the front-end application to show real-time business process metrics that can assist in making business decisions
    Integration Insight provides three ways to embed dashboards in other applications:
    • URL builder for embedding dashboards in an iFrame.
    • Custom web component built using Oracle JET Composite Component Architecture.
    • Insight web components for Visual Builder Application.
    As shown below: Read the complete article here.

    Insight Mapping Improvements by Santhosh Kumar
    As part of the Oracle Integration May 2021 release, the Insight mapping experience has been updated to improve usability.
    These improvements are intended to achieve:
    - Consistent presentation of models and milestones in the Insight model editor and in the mapping UI in Integrations.
    - Model editing while mapping it to an integration.
    - Efficiency by reducing the need for context switching during the mapping process. When switching is necessary, it is now more context-driven (thus reducing the number of mouse clicks required). Read the complete article here.


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