Implementing Oracle Integration Cloud Service

Implementing Oracle Integration Cloud Service

by Robert van Molken, Phil Wilkins

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Overview

Understand everything you need to know about Oracle's Integration Cloud Service and how to utilize it optimally for your business

About This Book

  • The only guide to Integration Cloud Service in the market
  • Focused on practical action to deliver business value
  • A professional's guide to an expensive product, providing comprehensive training, and showing how to extract real business value from the product
Who This Book Is For

This book is ideal for any IT professional working with ICS, any Oracle application or cloud solution developer or analyst who wants to work with ICS to deliver business value.

What You Will Learn

  • Use ICS to integrate different systems together without needing to be a developer
  • Gain understanding of what a number of technologies and standards provide – without needing to understand the fine details of those standards and technologies
  • Understand the use of connectors that Oracle provide from technology based connections such as file and database connections to SaaS solutions ranging from Salesforce to Twitter
  • Enrich data and extend SaaS integration to route to different instances
  • Utilize a number of tools to help develop and check that your integrations work before connecting to live systems
  • Introduce and explain integration concepts so that the integrations created are maintainable and sustainable for the longer term
  • Provide details on how to keep up to date with the features that Oracle and partners provide in the future
  • Get special connections developed to work with ICS
In Detail

Businesses are built on data, and applications that access that data. In modern businesses the same cloud-based data stores and applications might be accessed by hundreds of different applications from thousands of different devices via APIs. To make this happen, APIs must be wired together i.e. integrated. Oracle Integration Cloud Service provides a complete method for integrating enterprise applications in the cloud. Integration Cloud Service (ICS) provides a cloud hosted means to integrate systems together using a graphical means to define and represent integrations.

This book will be a comprehensive, hands-on guide to building successful, high-availability integrations on ICS. This book sets out to demonstrate how ICS can be used to effectively implement integrations that work both in the cloud and on premise. It starts with a fast, practical introduction to what ICS can do for your business and then shows how ICS allows you to develop integrations not only quickly but in a way that means they are maintainable and extensible. Gradually it moves into more advanced integrations, showing how to achieve sophisticated results with ICS and work with external applications. Finally the book shows you how to monitor cloud apps and go beyond ICS to build even more powerful integrated applications.

By the end of the book, you will the knowledge on how to use ICS to solve your own integration needs and harness the technologies in a maintainable and sustainable manner.

Style and approach

This book will take a pragmatic approach and will be a business-focused guide to delivering business value with ICS.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786469564
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 01/20/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 43 MB
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About the Author

Phil Wilkins has spent over 25 years in the software industry with a breadth of experience in different businesses and environments from multinationals to software startups and customer organizations. He started out as a developer on real-time mission critical solutions and has worked his way up through technical and development leadership roles primarily in Java based environments. He now works as an Enterprise Integration Architect for global optical healthcare provider using a range of Oracle technologies and applications as well as specialist non-Oracle cloud and on-premise solutions.

Outside of his work commitments, he has contributed his technical capabilities to supporting others in a wide range of activities from the development of community websites, to providing input and support to the development of technical books (particularly with Packt Publishing), and software ideas and businesses. He has also had a number of articles published in technical journals in his own right as well as being an active blogger.

Phil is also an active member of the Oracle community contributing particularly to the UK Oracle User Group in a number of ways including presenting at various events. As a result Phil has been recognized as an Oracle Ace Associate.

When not immersed in work and technology, he spends his down time pursuing his passion for music and time with his wife and two boys.

I'd like to firstly thank those who over the years have offered the opportunities, encouraged and supported my various activities particularly those within the Oracle ecosystem.

I'd like to thank my co-author Robert van Mölken not only for his hard work, but also passion and commitment that has turned an idea into a reality.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my wife Catherine and our two sons Christopher and Aaron for their tolerance for the innumerable hours that I've spent in front of a computer not only to this project, but the many that preceded and those that will surely follow.

Robert van Mölken lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands and is a Fusion Middleware specialist. He has over 9 years of experience in IT. Robert studied Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht and received his BCS in 2007. Before his graduation he started as a graphical designer and web developer, but soon shifted his focus on Fusion Middleware. His career started just before the release of Oracle SOA suite 10gR3 and progressed heavily from there.

Currently Robert is one of the expertise leads on Integration and Cloud at AMIS. Before he started working at AMIS he already had 4 years of experience in SOA Suite 10g and 11g. AMIS is specialised at most of the facets of the Oracle Red Stack and is initiator of the Red Expert Alliance, a group of well-known Oracle partners.

His main emphasis is on building service-oriented business processes using SOA Suite 12c, but lately his focus is shifting towards Cloud and On-Premises integrations. Using the Oracle Offerings and custom JEE solutions.

Robert is a speaker at (international) conferences and is a frequent blogger on the AMIS Technology blog, the Oracle Technology Network, and participates in OTN ArchBeat Podcasts. Robert one of the two SOA/BPM SIG leads for the Dutch Oracle User Group (OGh) and organizes these meetups. He works closely with the SOA Oracle Product Management team by participating in the Beta programs. In 2016, Robert was named Oracle ACE, promoted from ACE Associate, for SOA and Middleware because of these contributions. He served as a technical reviewer for the book "Applied SOA Patterns on the Oracle Platform". The book was published in 2014.

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