Need a chatbot in your custom app? – Here you go!

Introduction Oracle offers a state-of-the-art intelligent chatbot which is not only already embedded in several Oracle applications but also can be used in any custom app. Oracle provides specifc chatbot SDK’s for Javascript, IOS and Android, but Oracle’s chatbot can easily be used with any other platform as well. This blog article discusses how the […]

Silently federate from your SAML IdP or OpenID Connect Provider to IDCS

Introduction As you may know IDCS can operate as both a SAML IdP and a SAML SP at the same time – a use case known as an IdP Proxy or IdP Chaining. This is useful in a bunch of situations, but the most common is when you want users to login to your on […]

Advanced HCM data loader (HDL) processing using OIC HCM adapter.

Introduction Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) Integration provides adapter for most popular SaaS applications, including Oracle HCM Cloud.  This post focuses on integrating with HCM data loader (HDL) tool of HCM using OIC HCM adapter, multiple HDL file processing and fault handling. Information in this post is applicable to release 18.3.1 of OIC. HCM Adapter basics […]

API Gateway SSL configuration in Production

Introduction This blog provides steps to configure SSL certificate in Oracle API Gateway node’s trust store. It becomes necessary when API gateway in installed in “production” mode. Without SSL certificate you won’t able to deploy an API to gateway node, because in production mode gateway must communicate with APIP management tier over SSL. Another use-case […]

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 […]

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 […]

A production pattern for frequent updates with PGX

Oracle’s PGX (Property Graph analytiX) is an in-memory representation of Oracle Property Graph data. Analytics against the data are parallelized and as such can be extremely fast (especially compared to typical database queries). Such powerful analytics are ideal for recommendations or real-time accept/reject financial transactions for example. A list of the built-in analytics can be […]

Connecting ODICS and DIPC Studios to the Exadata Express Cloud

Introduction This post details the steps required to create connections in Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service (ODICS) and Data Integration Platform Cloud (DIPC) to the Exadata Express Cloud. It demonstrates both the Thin and OCI versions of the Oracle JDBC driver. It is a companion post to Connecting Oracle Data Integrator Studio to the Exadata Express Cloud which uses ODI Studio on Windows. For […]

NetSuite Integration Series: Part 1: Using User Event Scripts for real time integration using Integration Cloud

Introduction Every time a customer is created in System X, it should trigger an integration which creates the customer in System Y as well.   This is a very common requirement, and different applications address it differently. For example, Oracle Sales Cloud (OSC) and E-Business Suite (EBS) provide business events; Commerce Cloud has WebHooks. You […]

Calling an ICS/OIC service from BI Publisher

Introduction Although Oracle SaaS such as Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle HCM, and Oracle Sales Cloud has a rich set of Webservices and APIs that can be called to retrieve data from these applications, there is always a need to generate data to downstream systems that are not available through these exposed Webservice and APIs. This […]

Using Oracle Developer Cloud Service for semi-automated environment promotion handoffs

Continuous Integration and Continous Delivery (CICD) promise great rewards if your organization can embrace the significant challenges involved. However, traditional production environment management practice is often favoured in enterprise environments, because other concerns are much more important to the enterprise than the “latest features”. Here I am going to discuss a way to potentially bring […]

Deploying OSB projects from DevCS to SOACS

This blog is a companion to David Craft’s excellent series on using DevCS with SOACS to deploy SOA composites to a SOACS instance. Discussion There are several challenges in deploying OSB from DevCS to SOACS. Typically a self-signed certificate environment. Unless otherwise configured, SOACS defaults to a generated self-signed certificate. Because non-SSL communication is usually […]

Hybrid Cloud Integration with MFT Cloud Service and VPN Gateway in Oracle Public Cloud

Executive Overview MFT customers often receive files via SFTP in the MFT Cloud Service (MFTCS) and have a need to send those file across to an on-premise server. This can be achieved by using a secure VPN tunnel between the MFTCS Compute VM and the on-premise server. This blog describes a possible way to setup such a […]

Adding a Rich Text Editor Component to Oracle PCS Web Form

Introduction Oracle PCS Web Forms allow PCS developers to construct a web-based interface for users to interact with process instances. The Web Form comes out of the box with some basic UI components such as input fields, text areas, buttons, tables, etc. One frequently used web-based text editing tool: Rich Text Editor, however, is missing. […]

Consuming HCM atom feeds in ICS

Introduction Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud provides several ways to extract changes to propagate to other systems, such as EBS or another coexisting application. These alternatives are compared in depth in documentation at this link. Using atom feeds is a quick and least resource-intensive approach. Refer documentation at this link for more information on HCM […]

Setup of PaaS Computes (SOACS/MFTCS/DBCS) over IP Network for VPN Connectivity

Executive Overview PaaS customers, in the past, have been able to provision their instances only over the flat network of Oracle Public Cloud (OPC). However, at present, support for PaaS computes with IP networks has been released. As a result, customers now have a choice to provision PaaS instances, e.g. SOA Cloud Service (SOACS), MFT […]

Automate Compute Service Management on BMCS with Python and Ansible

Introduction A while ago, I published a post on automating Oracle Compute Service Cloud instances using Python and Ansible. Now that the Bare Metal Cloud Service is available, you can create a compute instance as well as other resources such DB instance on BMCS. In this post, I, again, use Python and Ansible to demonstrate automation […]

A Simple Utility Program for Modifying PCS Application Reference Properties

Introduction As part of the development, test, and deployment process, PCS customers often need to move PCS applications from one environment to another. Currently (as of version 17.2.3) this is a manual process. Customers have to export applications from a source PCS environment, make necessary changes in connectors and then import the applications to a […]

Remounting DBFS Shared Storage in SOACS and MFTCS Clusters

Executive Overview Oracle Database File System (DBFS) is used in providing shared storage mount points within SOACS and MFTCS clusters. DBFS provides a standard file system interface for directories and files on top of database tables[1] . So, by using the database running in the DBCS instance associated with any SOACS or MFTCS instance, DBFS […]

Working with Oracle HCM Cloud Talent Data

The blog post “Load Data into Oracle HCM Cloud Using ICS” describes loading and importing XML based Talent Profile data into HCM using ICS. This post supplements the aforementioned post by providing more detailed information on the HCM Talent Profile and its related HCM data objects. Some background information and a disclaimer A few weeks […]

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