Restricting Access to Oracle Analytics Cloud by IP Range

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction Customers may want to restrict access to their Oracle Cloud Services to a set of IP ranges, for instance to only allow connections coming from their corporate office.  That type of restriction is not possible within Oracle Analytics Cloud itself, but it possible to set up using […]

Connecting Oracle Analytics Cloud Essbase to the Autonomous Data Warehouse

Introduction The latest releases of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)-Essbase now support connections to the Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW). This post is a step-by-step guide to creating the connections. Links to documentation are provided for all steps where possible. Screen shots are provided for the ADW Connection steps. It is the latest addition to the A-Team Chronicles ADW […]

Network separation of Production and Non-Production Environments using the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle VM

Overview We are currently seeing rapid adoption of Fusion Applications in the SaaS@Customer model. This and the strong Fusion Applications On-Premise installation base have been further secured by establishing strict rules for separation of Production Systems and Non-Productions Systems. Usually the mandate is to separate the network traffic on the logical level as well as […]

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) REST call walkthrough with curl

  Introduction This post will walkthrough the elements required, and purpose of each, to make a curl request to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) REST services. While there are a variety of tools offered that make this task far easier than manually constructing a curl request, the purpose of this post is to provide an explanation […]

Add a Logout Function to the Default Log Out Menu Item in Oracle Integration Cloud Visual Builder

Introduction Each Visual Builder (VBCS) web application in Oracle OICS (Oracle Integration Cloud Service) comes with a default shell. The default shell displays a simple title, username (as a menu button) and a Log Out menu item. See picture below.   However, if you click the Log Out button, nothing happens. This is because no […]

Trigger OIC Integration Using OAuth

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 […]

OIC Connectivity Agent Installation Pointers

The connectivity agent has been a feature of Oracle’s integration cloud strategy from the beginning to address the challenge of the cloud/on-premise integration pattern. However, the implementation of the agent differs between Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). With both offerings, the pattern for setup remains the same: 1. Create Agent […]

Performance of MFT Cloud Service (MFTCS) with File Storage Service (FSS) using a Hybrid Solution Architecture in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

Executive Overview MFT Cloud Service clusters in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI-C) are provisioned with database file storage system (DBFS) for shared storage as discussed in one of our earlier blogs[1]. In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), customers also have the option of using File Storage Service (FSS) for shared storage. FSS can be used for […]

Best practices to model prospects, customers, suppliers, partners in an Oracle Fusion cloud implementation

Introduction Three major entities of every business/enterprise in most industries, are Customers, Suppliers and Products. In reality, customer, supplier and product data is required to be stored in all applications and each application might have different data model and data structure requirements. If customer data and product data are not consistently stored in all applications […]

MFTCS: Production and DR in the Cloud

  Introduction Oracle Managed File Transfer (MFT) Cloud Service is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) computing platform solution for running a high performance, standards-based, end-to-end managed file gateway in the cloud. It features design, deployment, and monitoring of file transfers using a lightweight web-based design-time console that includes transfer prioritization, file encryption, scheduling, and embedded […]

Cloud Security: User Provisioning to Fusion Applications Cloud

Introduction The notion of a user is the most common reason for misunderstanding and confusion. When we mention a user, we often think of the person who is allowed to use an application. However, nearly every application has a different user structure implemented. The challenge is to find a common ground for these differing user […]

Mobile App Development with OAuth 2.0 and IDCS: A High Level Approach

Introduction IDCS is used by enterprises and organizations to allow secure access to their applications.  IDCS uses various open standards such as OAuth 2.0, SAML etc. to protect these applications.  One of the many features of IDCS is to facilitate client applications accessing backend (REST) APIs using OAuth 2.0 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6749).  Client applications come in different […]

Set up Fusion SaaS BI Cloud Connector (BICC) to use Cloud Storage

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction This article walks through the steps to set up a Cloud Storage Container, for use with the Fusion SaaS BI Cloud Connector. This may be of particular interest to Oracle Analytics Cloud customers, wanting to use the new Data Replication functionality from Fusion SaaS (for more details, […]

Content and Experience Cloud ContentSDK: npm package

The 18.3.5 release of Content and Experience Cloud includes full support for the Delivery REST API. The REST API is documented. Next to the REST API is a lightweight JavaScript wrapper around this API released. This wrapper is delivered as a minified JavaScript file as well as an NPM package. This package is not available […]

Disaster Recovery with Oracle Kubernetes Engine

Overview of Scenarios This document describes how applications that are built on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) can continue operating even if an entire geographic region of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is lost. A basic knowledge of OCI is assumed. Each scenario builds upon the previous ones, describing the incremental design differences that arise in more […]

Hybrid DNS in OCI

It’s a common scenario to have DNS name resolution between FQDNs in OCI and your on-prem… or between multiple OCI VCNs.  How do we make this happen today?  By using a hybrid DNS solution, of course! What is a hybrid DNS solution?  It’s essentially a DNS overlay on top of the built-in OCI VCN DNS.  […]

SaaS Data Replication in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC, and OAAC)

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction In the recent Oracle Analytics Cloud release, exciting new SaaS data replication functionality was added.  This allows Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC and OAAC), to replicate data, on a schedule, from a number of Oracle’s SaaS offerings.   For many use cases, this will mean that a separate […]

Achieving DR in the cloud using Oracle Dyn

Recently a colleague of mine (Kumar) and myself were facing a scenario where we needed to provide a solution providing disaster recovery (DR) functionality between two OCI regions.  It is a fairly common requirement to support some sort of disaster recovery (DR) between different geographical locations.  It has been a common practice in traditional enterprise […]

Fusion SaaS – Finding The View Object You Need for Data Extracts

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction For good reason, the database of Fusion SaaS products is not available for ETL tools to work directly against. The recommended approach to extract data for most use cases, is through the BI Cloud Connector tool.  This pulls data from ‘View Objects’ in the Business Intelligence layer […]