Cloud Integration Patterns Using Oracle PaaS

Introduction Integration is a key aspect in any Cloud implementation. The integration usecases can be presented in many forms such as integrating cloud applications and on-premise applications in real-time or getting a data into an application from a file generated by a data-source or it can exposing APIs to an application which does not  expose […]

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 […]

Getting Started Using Terraform with OCI

Introduction Standing up infrastructure requires building networks, servers and storage entailing complex build and configuration management processes. Traditionally done with scripts or even manually, Terraform gives you a new alternative. Using Terraform you can write a declarative description of your infrastructure. Using the Terraform “compiler” the declaration is converted to a build plan and then […]

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 […]

ICS Connectivity Agent Concepts and Best Practices

ICS Connectivity Agent Concepts and Best Practices Introduction The on-premises connectivity agent enables you to create integrations between on-premises applications and Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) Read all about agents in the documentation link below – Integration Cloud Service (ICS) Connectivity Agent In this blog, I wish to explain some problems that may be encountered […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Using Eloqua for B2C? and Responsys for B2B?

By Emma Thomas and Michael J. Sullivan Introduction For many situations the choice of marketing platforms is clear. Given that it is well suited to companies that send large amounts of email, push, or SMS messages Responsys lends itself well for Business-to-Consumer (B2C) marketing. Eloqua with its deep integration with CRM, provision for comprehensive Sales […]

Using 3rd-party security virtual appliances in OCI

OCI offers a very robust and high-performance network firewall that’s integrated into the very core of the Virtual Cloud Network (VCN).  For some customers, this is sufficient, while other customers need more from their cloud security than is provided natively with the OCI VCN.  Some environments need application-level inspection (such as URL filtering, malware inspection, […]

Machine Learning with Oracle Database Advanced Analytics

TL;DR: Oracle DB + Oracle Data Mining + Oracle R Enterprise = Database Advanced Analytics (OAA) The Database Advanced Analytics option allows running Machine Learning algorithms within the database itself. The on-prem flavor of OAA is available as part of database Enterprise Edition 12c and upward releases. In OPC, OAA is available as part of […]

Oracle GoldenGate: Migrate to Microservices Architecture

Introduction Oracle GoldenGate Microservices Architecture (OGG-MA) is a Restful API microservices based architecture that provides functionality for the configuration, installation, and management of Oracle GoldenGate services using a web-based user interface. In this article, we’ll migrate an existing Oracle GoldenGate Classic (OGG) instance to an OGG-MA deployment. The concepts, scripts, and information presented in this article are […]

Intro to Graphs at Oracle

Oracle has had a long history with graph technologies, with support of RDF Triplestores going back more than ten years. During that period property graphs were introduced to big data solutions and more recently to Oracle RDBMS as well. All graph technology at Oracle are available via the Spatial & Graph product line, which extends […]

Creating a Connection in Data Visualization Desktop Version 4 to the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Introduction This post details the steps required to create a connection in DVD Version 4 (versions 12.2.4 and earlier) to the Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW). If using DVD Version 5 (12.2.5+) refer to Connecting Data Visualization Desktop Version 5 to the Autonomous Data Warehouse For additional details on ADW, visit the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud page. For additional details on […]

Fusion Cloud IP-Whitelisting

Introduction With the increasing adoption of Oracle Cloud among customers, one of the key challenges the customers’ security teams face is managing network access for the newly purchased SaaS services. The security teams are firm on enforcing the rules and regulations around IT security that are already in place, and they expect their new SaaS […]

ICS Best Practices : Before going live and post go-live

Integration Cloud Service, Oracle’s flagship iPaaS product, is increasingly being adopted by customers as their strategic integration platform, for implementing various Cloud-to-Cloud as well as Cloud-to-OnPrem integration projects. With every release of the product more and more features are being added, and there’s plenty of documentation available on using ICS for designing and developing various […]

Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Web Service Connections in SaaS Integrations

A Checklist for Success with TLS Why We Need This Despite the full feature sets and capabilities that Oracle builds into their software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud applications, there are still going to be occasional customers with business requirements that cannot be satisfied solely with a single SaaS subscription.  In these cases, it is possible to extend […]

BI Cloud Connector – Download Data Extraction Files from Oracle Fusion SaaS

Introduction The Oracle Fusion based SaaS offerings provide an interesting tool to extract data and to store them in CSV format on a shared resource like the Fusion SaaS built-in UCM server or a Storage Cloud: BI Cloud Connector (BICC). The extracted data can be copied from these cloud resources and downloaded to local resources, […]

Using Process Cloud Service REST API Part 3

Introduction In this the third and final part of the series on using the PCS Rest API we will take the single page HTML application we started with in Part 1 and use Oracle JET (Javascript Extension Toolkit) to create an HTML/js application. Oracle JET is also an MVVM (model-view-viewmodel) architecture as we saw in […]