Important findings from the Oracle Middleware Summit

Important findings from the Oracle Middleware Summit

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On January 9, 2020, Qualogy organized its first Oracle Middleware Summit. Our main goal? To discuss with our clients the challenges and solutions brought by cloud to those who use on premise middleware stacks, mainly Oracle SOA Suite and Service Bus. And illustrate its usage through customer use cases.

In this article, I happily share the four different sessions in which I participated. Enjoy!

Session 1: Keynote: Oracle Middleware – Vision and Strategy

Keynote speaker Michel Schildmeijer, Enterprise Architect at Qualogy, started off the event by informing the audience about current updates in the fusion middleware products that are based on Weblogic.

As announced in 2018, the open source project Weblogic Kubernetes Operator is already available to clients that use the product in a containerized way.

The most important developments are:

  • Domain partitions will be deprecated.
  • Weblogic remains the foundation.
  • All cloud versions will be released for on premise.
  • Focus on containers and orchestration.
  • Focus in cloud native trends.

o   Microservices, serverless

o   Private and public clouds

o   OS Containers, orchestration frameworks

  • Other FMW follow the same path, both cloud and on premise.
  • Those who are still on premise try to migrate to a more containerized landscape.
  • Develop more cloud native.
  • Hybrid situation: Weblogic, FMW, microservices, serverless.
  • Do active lifecycle management.
  • Weblogic Operator is engineered to work together

Want to know more about this topic? Please read Michel’s post.

Session 2: Oracle Integration Roadmap

The second session revolved around the Oracle Integration Roadmap. As already presented in my post after the OOW19, the highlights are:

  • How Oracle envisions the new product architecture – more persona-based user experience – that helps business analysts, applications IT, and integration specialists to work collaboratively.
  • The strategies recommended by Oracle when moving SOA Suite stacks to the cloud or the PaaS offer (Oracle Integration Cloud).
  • How Oracle envisions the integration portfolio in a hybrid/multi-cloud scenario, This includes centralized management and de-centralized run-time

Session 3: Elaborating on customer use cases

Fluke and Rabobank are two client cases in which I was directly involved. Fluke uses SOA Cloud Service positions its product as a layer to integrate EBS and other applications. If you wish to read more about this topic, please read my previous blog.

Rabobank uses the Oracle API Platform and Oracle Integration Cloud as a solution to the hybrid integration scenario. If you are interested in those topics, I recommend reading my previous posts about the Oracle API Platform and the Oracle Integration Cloud.

Session 4: OIC as a solution to cloud integration on premise apps

Colleague Richard Velden gave another client use example, namely the Rotterdam municipality project. Gemeente Rotterdam uses Oracle Integration Cloud as a solution to cloud integration on premise applications. Additionally, Gemeente Rotterdam creates forms through Visual Builder that support its team in its communications with clients.

What's next?

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Eduardo Barra Cordeiro
About the author Eduardo Barra Cordeiro

Eduardo is a Fusion Middleware Consultant with more than 20 years in IT world. In the last 9 years he has been working in the Oracle Fusion Middleware space, starting as a developer, then a developer lead in a global team, with team members from Brazil, India and USA. Since 2014 he started working in the architecture role, along with development teams for BPEL projects, supporting BPEL, OSB, BPM and BAM environments and supporting high availability WebLogic domains. Eduardo has more than 10 years of experience working in the agile world, achieved being a certified SCRUM Master and sometimes the role of Product Owner. In 2018 he started a new challenge moving to the Netherlands to work with Qualogy clients using his technical and soft skills.

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