Oracle SOA Suite 12c Implementation Specialists Bootcamp 30 Jan – 24 Feb 2017– free on-demand training & certification

Training On-demand: Oracle SOA Suite 12c Implementation Specialists

  • This Boot Camp is now open for registration to all partners taking specialist certification exams in the next 90 days. Please DO NOT REGISTER, if you are not taking a certification exam.
  • All registrations must be done using a company email. Personal emails will be rejected
  • In order to submit your registration you will be asked to login using your OPN (Oracle PartnerNetwork) account credentials. In case (more...)

Default Changes SPFILE Parameters – Oracle 12.2

Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 - part 4 of the series: New SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Obsolete SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Deprecated SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Default SPFILE Parameter changes between Oracle Database 11.2.0.4,... [Read More]

Oracle Business Process Management Bootcamp 12c 30 Jan – 24 Feb 2017– free on-demand training and certification

Training On Demand: Oracle Business Process Management 12C

  • This Boot Camp is now open for registration to all partners taking specialist certification exams in the next 90 days. Please DO NOT REGISTER, if you are not taking a certification exam.
  • All registrations must be done using a company email. Personal emails will be rejected
  • In order to submit your registration you will be asked to login using your OPN (Oracle PartnerNetwork) account credentials. In case (more...)

Are approximate answers the best way to analyze big data

Image courtesy of pixabay.com In my previous post I reviewed some reasons why people seem reluctant to accept approximate results as being correct and useful. The general consensus is that approximate results are wrong which is very strange when you consider how often we interact with approximations as part of our... [Read More]

WebLogic Server: Logging the SOAP action in the access.log

WebLogic Server allows you to customize your access.log. This can be very powerful if you want to monitor for example service response times in a tool like Splunk (see here). When working with SOAP services though, especially those with many operations, it can be insufficient to monitor services to the level of the individual endpoint. You want to also know with which intent the endpoint is called. In this blog I will show (more...)

Building OSB 12c releases on resource level using Maven

A while ago I published a Whitebook (in Dutch) about building OSB 12c releases on resource level using Maven. In the Whitebook, you could read which functionality we were missing in the regular Oracle Service Bus plugin for Maven and how we were able to create this functionality using a custom Maven plugin.

I have added the code of this custom Maven plugin to the following public repository: https://bitbucket.org/whitehorsesbv/servicebusplugin

Used settings

The custom Maven plugin (more...)

How to create a SOA 12.2.1 docker image on OracleLinux (Now Oracle Certified) by Fabio Persico

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Introduction

What is docker?

Unless you’ve been living without internet access for the last two years, it would be hard not to at least heard of Docker. But, as an emerging technology not everyone has taken the time to work out what Docker is, where it fits in and how it can benefit you.
So, what exactly is Docker? Here’s what Docker themselves describe it as:
Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins (more...)

Easily Migrate Workloads to the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c R2 New Features Training

With so much happening in the cloud these days, you don’t want to miss the Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for 12c R1 Administrators Training

Why Take Oracle Database 12c R2 New Features Training?

Oracle Has the Worlds #1 Database for Cloud Scale Simplicity

New data management capabilities enable companies of all sizes to confidently and easily migrate workloads to the cloud. Its massive cloud (more...)

SOA / BPM 12c – Useful Upgrade Content by Danilo Schmiedel


clip_image002With this post I'd like to provide a list of useful material regarding Oracle SOA 12c Upgrade.

SOA Expert Series presentation available by David Shaffer & Team

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We’ve been talking about this for a couple years now, but finally did it. The idea is to take the very popular Open World panel session called “Oracle SOA Suite Tips and Tricks from Oracle Engineering and A-team” and bring this content to a much wider audience via webinar. We tested the waters with the first webinar in Jan, 2016 and it was even more successful than we had hoped.

We are now extending this (more...)

Since it provides many components, it is an extensive toolkit for developers who can use it for complex functionality with little coding. by Maarten Smeets

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Valuable Features:
  • The technology adapters (Database, REST, LDAP, File, many more), which allow easy integration with technologically diverse systems.
  • BPEL and Service Bus, which allow diverse integration patterns to be easily implemented.
  • The extensive Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control which provides management and monitoring capabilities.
  • The high availability features (mostly important for performance and stability).

Since the SOA Suite provides many components, it is an extensive toolkit for a developer, who can, with relatively little (more...)

Oracle Data Integrator Best Practices from the A-Team: Using Reverse-Engineering on the Cloud and on Premise

Thanks to Benjamin Perez-Goytia of the A-Team – find out more about using the reverse engineering features of Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) through this ARTICLE.

Do you need step by step instructions? This might just do the trick!

There are three sections to this article. The first section covers the various options available in ODI to reverse-engineer metadata from a data server. The second section discusses (more...)

The integration possibilities with other Oracle Fusion middleware products is the most valuable feature of the SOA Suite solution. By Andreas Chatziantoniou

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Valuable Features:

The integration possibilities with other Oracle Fusion middleware products is the most valuable feature of the SOA Suite solution.

Improvements to My Organization:

I'm a contractor, so my client organizations are the ones who benefit from SOA Suite. With it, it's quite visible the number of both internal and external processes that are more integrated. Another organizational benefit is that less human intervention is required when running the suite of products in SOA.

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Check Oracle Preinstallation/Validated RPM Logs

Quick and dirty note to self.

Grid Infrastructure Installation Guide
https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/install.112/e41961/prelinux.htm#CWLIN2928

Check the RPM log file to review the system configuration changes. For example:

Oracle Linux 6:
/var/log/oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall/results/orakernel.log

Oracle Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 4:
/var/log/oracle-validated/results/orakernel.log

Here are the results for 12c with Oracle Linux 6
[root@arrow1 ~]# cd /var/log/oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall/
[root@arrow1 oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall]# ls
backup results
[root@arrow1 oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall]# ll *
backup:
total 8
drwx——. 2 root root 4096 Apr 26 (more...)

Simplifying your data validation code with Database 12.2

Image courtesy of pixabay.com Doesn’t matter who much testing you do (well, it actually does but that’s a whole different issue) you can almost guarantee that at some point your beautiful data validation code, that parses data input from a web form or loads data from some external file, will pop up with... [Read More]

Using eBS Adapter in Integration Cloud Service – Part 2: Configure and Test ISG REST Services by Stefan Koser

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Introduction

Integration Cloud Service (ICS) enables connecting applications in the cloud or on-premise. It also provides an adapter for Oracle eBusiness Suite. This eBS adapter is different than the eBS adapter in SOA Suite – it does not use a database connection. Instead it uses the REST services provided by eBS as part of Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG).

This article describes the steps needed to get eBusiness Suite including ISG REST services ready – either (more...)

Business Rules: Sums and Averages in Test Conditions by Jaideep

Sometimes in test conditions in rules, there may be a need to test for sums or averages of a collection of values, and these kinds of aggregated values may not be directly available as input facts. For example, in an expense report, you may want to test if the total expenses are above a certain value and then take some action. This is easy if the total value is available directly in the expense report (more...)

BPM/SOA Human Task: Java code in jsp source files is not allowed in ojsp.next mode by Antonis Antoniou


clip_image002Today I came across an exception while trying to load one of my task details (v12.2.1).

Error: OracleJSP error: oracle.jsp.parse.JavaCodeException: Line # 14, oracle.jsp.parse.JspParseTagScriptlet@66e50889
Error: Java code in jsp source files is not allowed in ojsp.next mode

What was really strange to me was that I did not do anything different from what I used to do with previous versions.
After some research I found out (more...)

WebLogic Server: Automate obtaining performance metrics from the DMS

Oracle provides the Dynamic Monitoring Service (DMS) as part of WebLogic Server which is extremely useful if you want to obtain aggregated data of an environment in case of for example a performance test. The data which can be obtained from DMS is extensive. This varies from average duration of service calls to JVM garbage collects to datasource statistics. DMS can be queried with WLST. See for example here. On example script based on this (more...)

Cloning 12c SE2 Oracle Home for Windows 2012 R2

Process is pretty much similar to *nix environment with a few exceptions.

It was harder that it should be since I wanted to perform task using CLI vs GUI.

This does not cover zip and unzip of OH and I cannot believe how junky Winzip has become since I have typically been using 7-Zip.

Cloning 12c SE2 Oracle Home for Windows 2012 R2