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Oracle Integration Cloud Service

Posted on July 11th, 2015 by Sanjit Anand ||Email This Post Email This Post

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Do you know , Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) is a simple and powerful integration platform in the cloud to maximize the value of your investments in SaaS and on-premise applications.IntegrationCloude

Oracle Integration Cloud Service lets you connect to both cloud and on-premises applications, and is fully integrated with other Oracle Cloud offerings.

UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ICS [MAJORITY OF SAAS APPLICATIONS ON ORACLE CLOUD ] AND SOA SUITE [MAJORITY OF APPLICATIONS ON-PREMISE / OR WITH SOME 3RD PARTY OR ORACLE CLOUD APPLICATIONS ] IN THE CLOUD

Most important , Oracle ICS is targeted for integration needs. Integration needs in the cloud, and also the cloud to on premise type of integration.

Take a example :

  • If a customer has a need to integrate the Oracle HR cloud with their on premise HR solution, then a very suitable solution is Oracle ICS. This will present an integration point in the cloud, and the on premise application can easily connect with it.
  • If the customer has a couple of Cloud applications, Oracle or non-Oracle, then Oracle ICS is very suitable. It will turn into the glue to integrate them.
  • As you can see, we are talking about integration points among different applications. It is not a long running orchestration, or it is not about to have a canonical model, Services with multiple operations, Business Activity Monitoring, etc….

dgreybarrowPLANNING TO IMPORT ORACLE SOA SUITE PROJECTS INTO INTEGRATION CLOUD SERVICE

  • If your question is can i import SOA Suites project to ICA , then aswer is NO .
  • For SOA Suite projects/services that you wish to run in the Cloud, Oracle SOA Cloud Service is a better option.

Oracle Integration Cloud Service is Oracle’s integration platform as a service (iPaas) and includes an intuitive web based integration designer for point and click integration between applications, a rich monitoring dashboard that provides real-time insight into the transactions, all of it running on a mature runtime platform on Oracle Cloud .

This will help customers accelerate their integration projects by pre-integrating with several SaaS Applications and will significantly shorten their time-to-market through a highly intuitive user interface and a large library of SaaS Adapters.

dgreybarrowOPTIONS OF INTEGRATION CLOUD SERVICE

Oracle integration cloud service offers two editions – Standard and Enterprise.

Both offer the same functional capabilities. Enterprise Edition offers larger number of connections – which essentially means that you can process larger number of messages, as well as integrate amongst more number of applications.

Current Pricing as follows

  • Standard Edition – This comes with 2 connections available out of the box and can be added up to 4 Additional connections . This cost $1300 / Month
  • Enterprise Edition -This comes with 6 connections available out of the box and can be added up to 4 Additional connections . This cost $3900 / Month

Additional connection cost $650 / Month eithier of Standard or Enterprise Edition .

dgreybarrow$$ SAVING

Within ICS , usage of pre-built integrations, the highly simplified designer interface, the rich and broad connectivity to applications are just a few ways you will accelerate delivery of integrations, reducing time and cost of designing integrations.

Within this service provisioning is fully automated, it runs on Oracle Cloud, and all of patching, backup, recovery, etc. are all managed by Oracle.

That means you do not incur the substantial costs of managing and maintain all of this infrastructure on-premise.

dgreybarrowWHAT YOU CAN DO

With Oracle Integration Cloud Service, you can:

  • Connect securely to applications and services in the cloud and on premises
  • Point and click to create integrations between your applications with a powerful browser-based visual designer-it even runs on your favorite tablet
  • Select from a growing list of integrations built by Oracle and Oracle partners
  • Monitor and manage your integrations
  • Manage errors

dgreybarrowKEY FEATURES

  • Simplified: Beacuse this is web based and you can get point & Click integration experience
  • Highly Visible: Very rich monitoring & error management Handling
  • Lifecycle : This support both on-premise, cloud lifecycle tools, thats is best part of this.
  • Highly Available: Data Guard, RAC Cluster
  • Managed: Oracle Backs Up, Patches, Upgrades
  • Fully portable : On-premise to Cloud

dgreybarrowBENEFITS

If you planning or exploring to use, you can get these benefits

  • Pre-integrated SaaS, PaaS Auto-Association
  • Integration Pre-builts: Help you to customize and activate
  • You can get rapid Mapping using Recommendations
  • This will have rich Connectivity with Cloud & On-premise Connectors
  • Most important , this is secure On-premise integration using lightweight Agent
  • Rapid and fully automated provisioning
  • Reduction of IT burden and TCO
  • API-readiness

dgreybarrowPRE-REQUISITES FOR INTEGRATION CLOUD SERVICE

There are no pre-requisites for subscribing to any cloud services while subscribing to Integration Cloud Service.

dgreybarrowWHAT IS SUPPORTED BY INTEGRATION CLOUD SERVICE

As mention above, Integration Cloud Service addresses literally all SaaS to SaaS and SaaS to On-premise integration use-cases including ranging from simple Customer data synchronization across applications, to more advanced integration flows for processing opportunities, quotes, orders etc.

The integration patterns range from real-time synchronous message exchanges between 2 applications to publish/subscribe message exchanges between multiple applications. Depending on the application, ICS also enables submission of a batch of requests to process a set of data objects (such as Incidents, Accounts etc) in one single interaction.
When operating in a hybrid model, the set of possibilities expand to even larger number of business use-cases.

dgreybarrowSECURITY OPTIONS IN INTEGRATION CLOUD SERVICE

Several dimensions of security is supported in Integration Cloud Service as below.

  • Physical/Data center security – provided by Oracle Cloud Data Centers.
  • ICS Product Security – ensuring that your ICS environment is secured from from external threats and also ensure security of any customer’s data and metadata within ICS ecosystem.
  • ICS capabilities to securely integrate with Oracle’s own SaaS apps on OPC seamlessly.
  • ICS capabilities to securely integrate with any third party Application (generic SOAP/REST API based interface)
  • ICS capabilities to securely integrate with on-premise applications

This makes ICS a highly secure environment for your enterprise in the Cloud.

dgreybarrowORACLE INTEGRATION CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDES NATIVE ADAPTERS TO:

  • Oracle Sales Cloud
  • Oracle Messaging Cloud
  • Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow)
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud (Eloqua)

You can also connect to:

  • Oracle HCM
  • Salesforce.com
  • Generic Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) services

Here are just a few examples of the types of interactions that you can model with Oracle Integration Cloud Service:

  • Oracle Service Cloud sends you an incident list in Oracle Sales Cloud for a full customer view.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud sends a notification that a lead has become an opportunity for Oracle Sales Cloud.
  • Oracle Sales Cloud publishes a customer-created event, and Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle Marketing Cloud subscribe to these events.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud and Oracle Sales Cloud subscribe to campaign fulfillment updates coming in from third parties through Oracle Messaging Cloud.

dgreybarrowLOOKING TO MODEL PROCESS ORCHESTRATIONS USING ICS

Currently , there is some limitaion , but the there is roadmap .

We have upcoming capabilities to build long running processes in the cloud. However, the use-cases will be tailored to ensure they do not bring in elements of complexity into the design experience. You can also integrate with an existing SOA BPEL based Web service built using SOA Suite on-premise or SOA Suite Cloud Service instead.

dgreybarrowIN NUTSHELL

  • Oracle ICS is expected to be the next big thing from Oracle for Cloud integration. It definitely comes across as a disruptive and innovative concept.
  • If anyone has Cloud based applications with Oracle or with another vendor and an integration need exists, then Oracle ICS is an excellent option.
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