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    What happens to Discoverer support in June 2017?

    The Oracle Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Fusion Middleware Products document states:

    • Premier Support for Discoverer 11gR1 ended on June 30, 2014. 
    • Extended Support for Discoverer 11gR1 ends on June 30, 2017. 

    No new patches for Discoverer 11gR1 or its E-Business Suite (EBS) Discoverer-based content will be created after June 30, 2017.  EBS customers will continue to have access to existing released patches and other published resources.

    Which EBS releases are affected?

    E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 included workbooks, business areas, and folders built for Discoverer 11gR1.  Both EBS 12.1 and 12.2 are affected by this.

    What should EBS users use for analytics now?

    This document was published in March 2014:

    That Note recommends that Discoverer users migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence for Applications (OBIA), or Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.

    Are there automated tools for migrating from Discoverer to other Oracle analytics tools?

    No, there are no automated tools for migrating Discoverer content to OBIEE, OBIA, or Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.

    Can EBS customers request new patches after June 2017?

    No, Oracle will not produce new patches or documentation for Discoverer, EBS content for Discoverer, or Discoverer certifications with EBS 12.1 or 12.2 after June 30, 2017. 

    Can EBS customers access existing Discoverer-related resources after June 2017?

    Yes, EBS customers will still be able to download existing Discoverer patches.  For example, Discoverer 11.1.1.7 was certified in June 2013 and is certified for EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  Customers will continue to be able to download Discoverer 11.1.1.7 and Discoverer-related documentation for EBS environments (Note 1380591.1 for EBS 12.2, Note 1074326.1 for EBS 12.1).

    Can EBS customers continue to use Discoverer after June 2017?

    Yes, but Oracle's ability to assist with questions will be increasingly-limited as environments with Discoverer are retired.  Customers should minimize changes to their Discoverer-related infrastructure with the goal of keeping Discoverer environments stable: e.g. limiting changes that might affect load, hardware infrastructure, or business processes.

    Will Discoverer work with new desktop client updates after June 2017?

    This is unknown.  No new certifications for Discoverer will be performed after June 2017.  Desktop client updates such as new JRE releases, new Windows updates, and new browsers may have unpredictable effects on Discoverer.  Oracle will not issue new compatibility patches for these types of issues after June 2017.



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    imageWe have a lot of developers who are using JDeveloper to develop applications with Oracle SOA Suite, and in this blog I wanted to show them how the combination of JDeveloper along with Oracle Developer Cloud Service can help automate their whole development and delivery lifecycle.

    One unique aspect of Developer Cloud Service is that it has an instance of JDeveloper available in the build environment. This allows customers who are building Oracle SOA artifacts to leverage the OJDeploy mechanism to package their applications as part of a continuous integration cycle just like they do during development time.

    With the improved DevCS integration that we added in JDeveloper 12.2.1, developers can go beyond integration with the Git server offered by DevCS and can now interact with the DevCS task tracking system directly as well as associate code changes to specific tasks they are working on. 

    In this 10 minutes video I show:

    • Creating Ant based builds for Oracle SOA artifacts
    • Automating Continuous Integration build and packaging for Oracle SOA from Developer Cloud Service
    • Managing SOA project code with Git and Developer Cloud Service
    • Tracking tasks from JDeveloper and monitor agile development in Developer Cloud Service
    • Read the complete article here.

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    The March edition of the PaaS & Middleware Partner Update contains three key topics:

    • Demo.Oracle free PaaS Trial Services
    • PaaS Partner Community Forum 2017
    • SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcasts March 21st 2017

    Please like and share the video at LinkedIn and Twitter For regular updates please subscribe to our YouTube channel here. For the latest SOA & BPM Partner Community information please visit our Community update wiki here(Community membership required).

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    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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    This is the third of several tutorials in the Oracle Real Time Integration Business Insight series, where you take the role of a business user to explore preconfigured dashboards for an Insight model and create custom dashboards to gain business insight into the data captured by the AstraTeq Help Desk application.

    Get the tutorial here.

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    We spoke about Rogers Group Inc, a road and highway construction company based out of Nashville, Tennessee, back in November, but wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the company's progress and to share two new pieces of content... an article from Forbes, and a very cool video featuring Dawna Roberts, Rogers Group's IT Infrastructure Manager.

    As you may recall, Rogers was looking for a way to increase both productivity and efficiency at its job sites. All of the company's on-site data, was recorded, entered, and tracked, usingpaper forms and spreadsheets, and an office clerk processed everything manually on the back-end into Oracle E-Business Suite applications. This led to construction site reporting delays and productivity loss.

    Using a solution developed by AuraPlayer, an Oracle Partner that helps companies to integrate, extend, modernize and mobilize their E-Business Suite and Forms applications, as well as Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Rogers was able to "wrap" its existing EBS infrastructure and expose it as a web service without changing any code.  The company then collaborated with Sofbang, an Oracle Platinum Partner, to create a mobile app that would allow on-site managers to visualize and manipulate the now-exposed E-Business Suite data.  For the full story of how the solution helped construction foremen, construction managers, estimators, and even IT managers, read the Forbes article!

    With this solution set to go live in April at job sites around the US, Rogers anticipates that data collection and processing time will be reduced from one week down to one day, and that on-site managers will be able to make instantaneous decisions by comparing real-tme production costs to their planned budgets for each project.  We'd call that a win for both speed and productivity!

    Don't forget to follow us @OracleMobile and to join the conversation on LinkedIn.



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    imageSo, are you interested in SOA & Service Orientation technologies?, that’s great because we also are, and work with those every single day since a long time ago. As integration professionals, we’ve seen the SOA stack grow, change, incorporating new products and technology with each passing year.

    We’re  Arturo Viveros and Rolando Carrasco, the SOA Myth Busters from Mexico, and as we go with this series we will  put to the test a number of questions, myths and urban legends regarding SOA, Digital Transformation and much more, in seek of finding out which myths are true and which are not.

    Introduction

    Microservices Architecture is one of the disruptive technologies which have definitely taken center stage in these early days of the Digital Transformation era. Its fundamentals and value proposition are very appealing and in context with many of the architectural and functional needs of modern platforms and initiatives, so let’s begin by taking a quick overview:

    ed deployment machinery. There is a bare minimum of centralized management of these services, which may be written in different programming languages and use different data storage technologies”“In short, the microservice architectural style is an approach to developing a single application as a suite of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with lightweight mechanisms, often an HTTP resource API. These services are built around business capabilities and independently deployable by fully automat

    The above definition by Martin Fowler is fairly simple and at first sight doesn’t really introduce any extraordinary or revolutionary concepts. However, the best way to understand this architectural style as well as its differentiators and potential benefits, is contrasting it to what we may call traditional “monolithic” architectures:
    With the term “monolith” being one of the most dreaded in IT lore, the design principles for which Microservices stand for become even more impactful: Read the complete article here.

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    Happy Monday to all Linux fans. Today we would like to highlight an updated whitepaper available here.  This whitepaper describes the comprehensive Oracle Linux management capabilities available in Oracle Enterprise Manager and has been updated for the latest version of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c.

    Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c enables customers to have complete visibility into their Oracle Linux environment. If the IT environment consists of a large investment in Oracle hardware, Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c assists with managing the hardware, in addition to Oracle Linux, to maintain a single view of the Oracle technology stack. If the IT environment is more focused on Oracle Database and Oracle Applications, installed across a variety of hardware systems, Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c is the preferred tool to manage the Oracle Linux layer along with the Oracle technology (hardware and software) stack. A significant percentage of Oracle Linux customers are also Oracle Database and Oracle Applications customers and are likely already using Oracle Enterprise Manager in some capacity. Many user flows found within Oracle Enterprise Manager assist in that direction.

    The whitepaper provides details on the following management features:

    • Discovery, inventory and monitoring of Oracle Linux instances
    • Oracle Linux administration on groups or individual hosts
    • Oracle Linux patching
    • Oracle Linux provisioning
    • Reporting and deployment of key Oracle Linux configuration files
    • Configuration drift analysis
    • Compliance monitoring to enterprise rules

    The whitepaper shows (using example screenshots) how Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c enables administrators to accomplish multiple Oracle Linux system management tasks securely from a single console.

    Therefore, to get started with secure, enterprise class single pane of glass management for Oracle Linux read this link.


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    One of the major new features in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 is Analytic Views. An analytic view is a type of view that can be used to easily extend the content of a star schema with aggregated data, measure calculations and descriptive metadata, and to simplify the SQL needed to access data. Analytic views layer a... [Read More]

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    This is the second blog about new partitioning functionality in Oracle Database 12c Release 2, available on-premise for Linux x86-64, Solaris Sparc64, and Solaris x86-64 and for everybody else in the Oracle Cloud . This one will talk about multi column list partitioning, a new partitioning methodology in... [Read More]

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    Just because you’re in a command line interface doesn’t mean you’re stuck with ugly code! Wait, if it’s my code, you’re stuck with ugly code. But if it’s YOUR code, then you’re not stuck with poorly formatted code. You can of course use the FORMAT command to format what’s... [Read More]

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    When setting up a continuous integration solution for Oracle SOA Suite code, it is best to work with mavenized projects, and thus rely on Oracle-provided maven plugins to do the tough job of compiling and deploying artifacts.

    This way of working has been introduced by Oracle in the 12c range of products. There are no Maven plugins available for 11g Oracle products.
    This post describes how to set up the plugin in a Binary Repository for Maven to be able to fetch it when the time has come to compile a SOA Composite.

    Prerequisites:

    • Installed software
      • Maven
      • Oracle SOA Suite (e.g. 12.1.3)
    • Binary repository
      • User + password
      • Right to publish to repository

    Binary Repository

    The Oracle SOA Maven Plugin needs to be published to a Maven repository, this can be a local repository or a remote repository. Here, we’ll discuss a remote repository, as publishing to your local repository is similar and even easier!

    Make sure your binary repository is set up, and you have a user and password with sufficient rights to add binaries to the repository.

    Maven Settings

    Edit your Maven Settings file, it is located at ~/.m2/settings.xml.

    Make sure that you set up a profile, and that the profile/id matches activeProfiles/activeProfile. Also make sure that repository/id matches server/id for the credentials to be used when communicating to the server.
    Combined, the settings.xml file would look something like this: Read the complete article here.

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    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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    A job role separation configuration of Oracle Database and Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) is a configuration with groups and users to provide separate groups for operating system authentication.

    This is now a certified option for E-Business Suite 12.2 environments. The EBS Rapid Install now supports the use of job role separation to manage operating system permissions for ASM, Oracle Grid Infrastructure, and Oracle software installations.

    Job Role separation table for ASM in EBS environments

    The following guides have been updated to reflect this newly-certified configuration option:

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      MySQL is the #1 open source database. Because of MySQL’s high performance, scalability, and availability, it has been widely popular for Web applications and has become the foundation for IT platforms that support high-traffic social media portals, e-commerce applications, and fast-growing organizations. As business... [Read More]

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      “Platform as a Service (PaaS) to be adopted by 72% of companies by 2017.”
      -Deepti Sharma, CRMIT Solutions

      Leverage a broad portfolio of cloud-based technologies with Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) Cloud Learning Solutions.

      Oracle’s leading Database and Middleware technologies are part of this broad portfolio of integrated Cloud Services to enable a cohesive approach to learning.

      Oracle University offers digital and classroom learning for these PaaS solutions, which are based on the same technologies. Get trained whether you're learning on premise or in the Cloud.

      Develop expertise in the following areas:

      • Administration
      • Application development
      • Business analytics
      • Content and collaboration
      • Data management
      • DevOps
      • Integration

      Purchasing an Oracle Platform as a Service Learning Subscription gives you 12 months of access to constantly updated digital PAAS courses, 24/7. 

      Quickly get up to speed on multiple PaaS learning topics by watching interactive, on demand learning channels.

      Explore Oracle PaaS Cloud Learning Solutions as your organization works to lower development costs and simplify tasks with cloud-based data and development assets.

      Learn how to manage data driven applications, develop applications for the cloud, adapt to delivery and infrastructure changes and activate, monitor and manage Cloud solutions today!


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      Dear SOA & BPM Partner Community,

      We are excited to announce the keynote presentations during our PaaS Partner Community Forum 2017. Ed Zou will start the conference with an overview of the PaaS platform including live demos. API Cloud Service & Integration and Process Cloud Service is part of Vikas Anand demo. For all Developers Mike Lehmann will highlight the Cloud-Native / Microservice programming model for application development and How Oracle fits here with its cloud offering. Remember when we included WebCenter solutions as part of the conference? This year we will welcome back David le Strat to give us insights into Content and Experience. Frank Nimphius will introduce Chat Bot solution. In the last session the annual community award winners will be announced. We will close the day with our social networking dinner a great opportunity to share your experience and to chat with the product management team.

      Demo.Oracle.com will also play a key role at our conference. Each attendee will use it to build cloud solutions. Every day Demo.Oracle is used by the Oracle pre-sales team for thousands of customer presentations around the world. As part of the system pre-configured and scripted PaaS demo services are available free of charge for Oracle Gold Partners or higher. To learn more about Demo.Oracle.com please visit OPN and request your PaaS free trial via the partner community here (membership required).

      In case you will not be able to attend our conference in Split make sure you watch the latest Cloud announcements by Thomas Kurian. To understand how to position successful PaaS services with your customer base please see the PaaS live Customer Stories and get the info graphic Five Best Practices for Platform as a Service Success.

      In preparation of the API Cloud Service launch read the blog article on ICS to API Platform and visit our community workspace (membership require). Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Designer Content Filters – ICS Definitive Tip #1& Teaching how to use the Integration Cloud Service Connectivity Agent& Using Integration Versioning – ICS Definitive Tip #2& SOA Suite 11g and SOA Suite 12c Bundle Patches January 2017& SOA 12.2.1.2.0: Schedule your Integration Workload Statistics (IWS) Report by Command Line& Automated Fusion Middleware 12c Migration - Part 1 - Introduction& Service Bus: Pipeline alerts in Splunk using SNMP traps

      In this newsletter edition two Internet of Things articles are published Uncovering Decaying Supply Chain Links with IOT Asset Monitoring and Delivering the Enterprise to the Edge.

      Thanks to the community for sharing all the BPM articles: Migrating your Oracle BPM assets into Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS)& PCS 17.1.3 leveraging ICS& BAM Database& Renew BAM demodata& BAM Data Objects

      In our last section Architecture & Enrich SaaS with PaaS the latest presentations are available to Enrich SaaS with PaaS updates presentations for CX, ERP and HCM. A must watch is the User Experience Lab Tour Oracle HQ.

      The US Team highlights Oracle Cloud World – SaaS momentum continues& JD Edwards EnterpriseOne with Oracle Process, Document, and Social Cloud Services& Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team.

      For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The March edition of the PaaS Partner Update contains details about Demo.Oracle free PaaS Trial Services, PaaS Partner Community Forum 2017

      and the upcoming community webcast about Implementing DevOps and Agile Methodologies in Oracle Projects on March 21st 2017. See you in Split!

      Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #soaCommunity!

      My personal goal is to reach 10.000 partner community members, therefore I need your support! Please make sure that you invite your teams to join the SOA & BPM Partner Community and the WebLogic & Developer Partner Community.

      To read the newsletter please visit http://tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsMarch2017(OPN Account required)

      Please like and share the newsletter at Twitter and LinkedIn.

      Jürgen Kress

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      Oracle EMEA
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      Install EBS 12.2Oracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for an overview of how to install, clone, and configure EBS 12.2, see:

      Max Arderius, Senior Principal Product Manager covers the technology stack for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server (Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g) and Oracle Database functionality. Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation options, configuration options, and new tools for automated cloning. Also learn how Online Patching (based on the Oracle Database Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes. This material was presented at OOW 2015.


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      imageIt's going to be a little long but if you stay until the last line, you are going to know what i did to create dynamic xml requests and responses usign the unit test framework of the Soa Suite with groovy. (yes, groovy!)
      I'm going to give some background of the problem and later my own personal solution. Lets begin :D
      [Update 30/06/2016] Wrote a second blog about subject with more functionality for the tests; JUnit test execution, pre load of dat and post processing of information. http://carlgira.blogspot.com.es/2016/06/oracle-soa-suite-unit-test-with-groovy.html

      PROBLEM

      I was trying to create Unit Test for some Bpel with several Web Service calls, human task, JCAs to database, and i get really frustated trying to create dynamic requests or responses using the tool within the Jdeveloper.
      I wanted to re-create some fields, update dates etc.
      The only thing i found was something that the TestSuites supports but the graphic wizards dont show. You can use small Xpath functions to replace values of the payloads in your TestSuite.
      The next image shows the initiation message of a TestCase. You can see that after the payload, there is an element called "update". This element only receives two attributes, the "updateLocation" that refers a XpathLocation of a field to update, and the "updateXpathFunction" with the xpath function with the new value. Read the complete article here.

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      Now is the moment to get started on OpenStack. You can take the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux: Getting Started seminar at your own pace through the Training-on-Demand format. You can start training immediately, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and consulting comprehensive demos.

      This course introduces you to the key OpenStack concepts and services and guides you through installation and deployment as well as sharing troubleshooting tips.

      Resources:


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      This frequently asked question comes in several variants, including:

      • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud?
      • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with EBS?
      • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to replicate my EBS database to Oracle Cloud?
      • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to perform a live migration of my EBS database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud?

      We will answer each question in turn.  

      Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud?

      Yes. We have certified the use of Oracle GoldenGate to create and run an EBS reporting environment for on-premises. A reporting environment is a secondary (duplicate) instance, which contains selected tables replicated from the primary EBS database. This enables read-intensive, custom reports to be run without using resources on the primary Oracle E-Business Suite database. While we have not formally certified use of GoldenGate to create and run an EBS reporting environment in Oracle Cloud, this is technically feasible and would work the same way as on-premises.

      If you wish to explore this option, refer to our standard documentation for guidance and recommendations:

      Important points to be aware of:

      • Refer to the product documentation to understand the limitations and restrictions that apply
      • Successful use of Oracle GoldenGate requires an expert understanding of the EBS data model
      • You can use Active Data Guard as an alternative operational reporting solution to Oracle GoldenGate
      • We recommend using VPN to facilitate secure communication between Oracle Cloud and on-premises environments

      Can I use Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with EBS?

      No. The use of Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with Oracle E-Business Suite is not currently certified.

      Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to replicate my EBS database to Oracle Cloud?

      No. Oracle GoldenGate cannot be used to replicate an EBS database, because it does not support replication of all the datatypes used by EBS.

      Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to perform a live migration of my EBS database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud?

      No. Oracle GoldenGate cannot be used to perform live database migrations from on-premises to Oracle Cloud, again due to restrictions with EBS datatypes.

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      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Introduction This post covers how Oracle has improved incremental statistics for partitioned tables in Oracle Database... [Read More]

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