Thursday, December 12, 2013

First steps into the Oracle Database Cloud

Oracle provides a Database Cloud Service. In a previous post I've looked at the Oracle Java Cloud Service ( The database is of course also an important component used in most applications. In this blog post I'll describe my first experiences with the Oracle Database Cloud service. I've used two methods to connect to the Oracle Database Cloud service. The first one from SQLDeveloper. Next I created a webservice, deployed it to the Oracle Java Cloud service and fetched data from the Oracle Database Cloud service with it.

There are of course other methods to interact with the Oracle Database Cloud service. It is for example possible using SQLWorkshop from the Apex interface to expose RESTful services to access the database. See for example on how to create these services. By default, calls to the Oracle Cloud are encrypted. See on how to call services.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Oracle BAM. Looking at different integration options

In order to monitor process flow, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) can be used. Oracle BAM is part of the Oracle SOA Suite. What are the options for implementing Oracle BAM in the context of Oracle SOA composites? When should you use which method to integrate with BAM? In this post I'll describe the different methods of integration with Oracle BAM and the work required in order to get it working. The below screenshot was taken from; to illustrate what an Oracle BAM dashboard looks like.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

First steps into the Oracle Java Cloud

Integration on premise has been there for quite a while. Oracle SOA Suite provides many tools to help customers accomplish that. The area of integration however is expanding. More customers start using cloud services. Integration with cloud services differs in several aspects from on premise integration. Management of servers/accounts differs. Usually there is a limited interface which the cloud provider offers to customize the behavior/scaling of virtual servers/services. Also development differs. You deploy 'to the cloud' and not to a local (on the same network) server. Automation of a business process expands to beyond the borders of the business firewall so security and identity management become more important.

Since this is my first blog post about the Oracle Cloud, I will not go into much detail here but will describe my experience with creating a trial account for the Oracle Java Cloud, deploying a simple helloworld webservice and calling it from outside the cloud.