Oracle Fusion Middleware Patterns

Oracle Fusion Middleware Patterns
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Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 224 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : September 2010
ISBN : 1847198325
ISBN 13 : 9781847198327
Author(s) : Harish Gaur, Markus Zirn, Srikant Subramaniam, Nam Doan-Huy , YiHong Xu , Narshimha Rao Kondapaka, Melody Wood, Matjaz B. Juric, Ross Sharman, Juliana Button, Matt Miller, Mark Simpson, Kiran Dattani, Milind Pandit, Nikhilesh Chitnis, Sandeep Banerjie, Mark Farabaugh, Sri Ayyeppen, John Chung, Mike Blackmore, Hamza Jahangir, Basheer Khan, Rex Thexton, Nishidhdha Shah
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Enterprise, Oracle, SOA

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Building Agile Applications using Fusion Development and Oracle Enterprise Architecture Principles
Chapter 2: Process-driven SOA Development
Chapter 3: Code-free Application Extensions and Integrations
Chapter 4: Data Tier Caching for SOA Performance
Chapter 5: Integrated Real-time Intelligence with Oracle's WebCenter, Coherence, and Business Activity Monitoring
Chapter 6: Achieving Business Insight by Integrating Relational and Multi-dimensional Data
Chapter 7: Building Intelligent Processes with Insight-driven Agility
Chapter 8: Building Enterprise 2.0 Applications
Chapter 9: Automating Enterprise Reporting with WebCenter, SOA, and Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher
Chapter 10: A Role-based Approach to Automated Provisioning and a Personalized Portal
  • Chapter 2: Process-driven SOA Development
    • Business Process Management and SOA
    • Organizational aspects of SOA development
    • Technology aspects of SOA development
    • Case study: Process modeling
    • Case study: Process implementation
      • Development of BPEL executable process
      • Development of business services
      • BPMN to BPEL Round-tripping
        • Guidelines on BPMN to BPEL mapping
    • Process execution
    • Process monitoring using BAM and optimizations
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Code-free Application Extensions and Integrations
    • Customer scenario: Travel and expense management
      • Native customization of backend travel and expense reimbursement system
      • Bolt-on niche application for travel authorization
      • Code-free extension and integration of a backend travel and expense reimbursement system
    • Programming code-free application extensions and integrations—the platform
      • E-Business Suite-iExpense
      • Application Development Framework (ADF)
      • SOA Composite
      • WebCenter
    • An MVC approach to creating a composite UI with ADF, SOA, and JDeveloper
    • Integrating with E-Business Suite using Oracle SOA and Oracle application adapter
    • Building business logic using Oracle SOA and Oracle Business Rules
    • Building the BI dashboard with Oracle BI Application Spend Analytics
    • Beyond the travel authorization solution—an approach for other applications
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Data Tier Caching for SOA Performance
    • SOA caching strategies
      • Providing a 360-degree customer view
      • Solution using Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Coherence
      • BPEL: Coherence integration architecture
      • Integrating Oracle BPEL PM with Oracle Coherence
        • Step 1: Create the schema for request and response, and WSDL for the cache service
        • Step 2: Create Java objects from the schemas
        • Step 3: Create the Java implementation class to call Coherence
        • Step 4: Create coherence_config.xml to configure Coherence
        • Step 5: Package Coherence.jar and Tangosol.jar within BPEL JAR
        • Step 6: Deploy and verify the process
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Achieving Business Insight by Integrating Relational and Multi-dimensional Data
    • Integration architecture
      • 1st Principle: Integrate heterogeneous data population
      • 2nd Principle: Build a common enterprise information model
      • 3rd Principle: Enable flexible reporting
    • Energy efficiency management and monitoring with EMMA
    • EMMA architecture
      • Heterogeneous data population
      • Common enterprise information model
      • Flexible reporting
    • University energy efficiency management
      • Step 1: Data from meter and security systems
      • Step 2: EMMA OLTP data structure
      • Step 3: EMMA data mart structure
      • Step 4: EMMA OLAP data structure
      • Step 5: Consolidated dashboards
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Building Intelligent Processes with Insight-driven Agility
    • Business Intelligence meets Service-Oriented Architecture
      • Business patterns and architecture for combining BI with SOA
        • Actionable business insight
        • Context-aware decisions
      • Technology requirements for combining BI and SOA
    • Building insight, actions, and context into processes
    • Business Scenario: Insightful processes for vehicle remarketing at Motability Operations
      • Syndication process and rule change based on business insight into sales channel and market performance
    • Solution architecture for vehicle remarketing
      • Solution benefits for Motability Operations
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Building Enterprise 2.0 Applications
    • Building blocks of Enterprise 2.0
    • Enterprise 2.0 integration
      • Integrating content management with the Web 2.0 layer
      • Enabling authentication for the content management and Web 2.0 layers
      • Integrating the Web 2.0 layer with Enterprise applications using SOA
    • Wind River's Enterprise 2.0 approach to online customer support
      • Content management
      • Web 2.0
      • Security
        • WebCenter security model
        • UCM security model
      • Integration
    • Summary

Harish Gaur

Harish Gaur has more than 13 years of experience in the enterprise software industry including 7+ years at Oracle. He is currently the Director of Product Management for Fusion Middleware at Oracle. In his current role, he works closely with strategic customers implementing SOA & BPM using Oracle Fusion Middleware. He is co-author of BPEL Cookbook (2007) and Fusion Middleware Patterns (Sept 2010)

Before Oracle, he worked as a Solution Specialist with Vitria Technology educating customers about the benefits of Business Process Management. Prior to that, he helped Fortune 500 companies architect scalable integration solutions using EAI tools like webMethods and CrossWorlds (now IBM).

Harish holds an engineering degree in Computer Science and is an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

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Markus Zirn

Markus Zirn is a Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware. In this role he heads the Strategic Customer Program, where he works with Oracle's leading and most innovative middleware customers. He has been part of the Enterprise Software industry for more than 10 years, including roles as Vice President of Product Marketing and part of the founding team of QUIQ and as a Management Consultant of Booz Allen & Hamilton's Silicon Valley High Tech Practice. Markus' passion for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and BPEL stems both from practical experience designing and optimizing business processes as part of process reengineering projects and from being part of the advent of "software as a service" before web services became mainstream. He holds a Masters of Electrical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and is an alumnus of the Tripartite program, a joint European degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, the University of Southampton, UK, and ESIEE, France.

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Srikant Subramaniam

Srikant is a product manager for Oracle Fusion Middleware. He is responsible for enhancing and evangelizing best practices for the middleware platform as it relates to Oracle Applications.

Nam Doan-Huy

Nam Doan-Huy is a Senior Manager in IT at Wind River Systems, a world leader in embedded and mobile software. In his role, Nam has responsibility for Oracle E-Business Suite architecture, Fusion Middleware including SOA, portals, Business Intelligence, and enterprise databases, supporting a wide range of business units. Prior to joining Wind River, Nam worked for a number of years in consulting as a technical lead for ERP implementations.

YiHong Xu

Yihong Xu, Wind River's Web Architect, has been with Wind River for 10 years. She started her career as a quality engineer and later switched to working with web technologies in 2003. As Web Architect, Yihong is responsible for developing web strategy, including translating business requirements into use cases, identifying and evaluating tools, selecting hardware and software platforms, and ensuring coherency across IT's heterogeneous web systems. Yihong has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering.

Narshimha Rao Kondapaka

Rao is a Project Manager in IT and has been with Wind River for 4 years. Rao has 11+ years of experience working with Oracle technologies and applications. He began his career as an Oracle Applications technical developer and switched to become an expert functional Business Analyst. Rao was recently promoted to Project Manager and played a key role in implementing the Online Support portal. Rao has a Master's degree in Computer Applications.

Melody Wood

Melody is a member of the Fusion Middleware Platform Product Management team, where she focuses on SOA and Web 2.0 customer deployment patterns. Melody joined Oracle in 1996, originally holding various partner management roles, where her increasing technical focus on Oracle product integrations across the database and middleware product stacks eventually led to her current role.

Matjaz B. Juric

Matjaz B. Juric holds a PhD in Computer and Information Science. He is a Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana and head of the Cloud Computing and SOA Competence Centre ( Matjaz is a Java Champion, IBM Champion, and Oracle ACE Director. He has more than 15 years of work experience. He has authored/co-authored "Do More with SOA Integration, WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware Patterns, Business Process Driven SOA using BPMN and BPEL, and Business Process Execution Language for Web Services "(English and French editions). He has also authored/co-authored "BPEL Cookbook: Best Practices for SOA-based integration and composite applications development" (award for best SOA book in 2007 by SOA World Journal), "SOA Approach to Integration, Professional J2EE EAI, Professional EJB, J2EE Design Patterns Applied", and .NET Serialization Handbook. He has published chapters in More Java Gems (Cambridge University Press) and in Technology Supporting Business Solutions (Nova Science Publishers). He has also published in several journals and magazines and presented at conferences. Matjaz has been involved in several large-scale projects. In cooperation with the IBM Java Technology Centre, he worked on performance analysis and optimization of RMI-IIOP, an integral part of the Java platform.

Ross Sharman

Ross is the Technical Director for Knowledge Global, where his work architecting and building the EMMA sustainability solution helped him to win the 2009 Green IT Architect Award from Oracle Magazine. Ross has an extensive background in technology and in electrical and electronic engineering, and has worked in large integration and Business Intelligence projects in Australia, the US, and Europe.

Juliana Button

Juliana is Director of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware. Since 1992, Juliana has held various technical and management positions in Oracle Corporation in Australia and at Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores. Her responsibilities include showcasing worldwide customer success with Oracle Application Grid products, as part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Strategic Customer Program.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller is Applications Director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at GroupM. At the time of writing, he was Head of Business Analysts and Testing at Motability Operations and was also responsible for delivery of the Vehicle Remarketing technology project detailed in this book. Throughout his career Matt has worked in a wide variety or technical roles with several large media companies, including IPC Media, Associated Newspapers, and EMI Music.

Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson is an Oracle ACE Director specializing in SOA and Middleware.  He leads the SOA technology practice for Griffiths Waite and is Solution Architect on Motability Operations Vehicle Remarketing SOA initiative. Mark has been an advisor on the deployment of SOA solutions at a host of leading organizations in the UK, and has led implementations based on Oracle Technology, including the first production Oracle SOA implementation in the UK and the first production Oracle Business Activity Monitoring implementation in the world.

Kiran Dattani

Kiran is Director of Archtecture Finance and Procurement for a major pharmaceutical company, where he is responsible for Global Architecture and Enterprise Integration projects. An accomplished speaker, he is a recognized expert in enterprise integration and supply chains in the life sciences and manufacturing industries.

Milind Pandit

Milind is an SOA Architect with Oracle Consulting Services, where he assists customers in deploying SOA-based architecture. He has eleven years of experience in software design, development, and implementation involving Enterprise Application Integration, J2EE, and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design.

Nikhilesh Chitnis

Nikhilesh is Senior Sales Consultant for Oracle Fusion Middleware. He is responsible for positioning and demonstrating the value of Oracle's middleware suite of products to global customers. Nikhilesh has extensive expertise in the design, development, and implementation of software solutions across multiple industry domains.

Sandeep Banerjie

Sandeep is Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware. His responsibilities include developing and executing Fusion Middleware product and go-to-market strategies for Oracle and non-Oracle applications across all industries. Sandeep has 17+ years of IT experience and is a frequent speaker on ERP, CRM, SCM, SOA, BPM, and Cloud Computing.

Mark Farabaugh

Mark is a VP of IT at DJO in Vista, CA., leading DJO's multi-year program to consolidate all legacy ERP applications to a global single instance of Oracle eBS R12. Mark has more than 20 years of experience as an IT professional, and has focused on implementing Oracle enterprise applications such as ERP, BI, CRM, an FP&A for large multi-national corporations.

Sri Ayyeppen

Sri is the co-founder and CTO at Keste, an Oracle Platinum Technology Partner, where he is responsible for the leading teams that deliver complex solutions with Oracle Applications, Technology and Infrastructure. Sri was recently recognized as one of Oracle's Deputy CTOs for the year 2010.

John Chung

John is Arcturus Realty Corporation's VP of IT and has over 10 years' experience in the real estate industry, with diversified knowledge in technology and programming covering a broad range of languages and environments.

Mike Blackmore

Mike, Enterprise Architect at British Telecom, is responsible for leading the high-level technical relationship between BT and Oracle, engaging with BT and Oracle teams to make successful product and technology decisions.

Hamza Jahangir

Hamza is a director of Enterprise Architecture at Oracle, and is co-author of Applied Oracle Security: Developing Secure Database and Middleware Environments (McGraw-Hill Osborne Media).

Basheer Khan

Basheer is an Oracle ACE Director and president and founder of Irvine, California-based Innowave Technology. Basheer was named Oracle Magazine's Integration Architect of the Year 2006 and Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) Member of the Year in 2003.

Rex Thexton

Rex Thexton is a managing director, and is a key leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Security and IdM practice in Oracle environments. Rex is an experienced IT professional with over 18 years of application development and IT management expertise. He has a proven track record for implementing strategic projects through a combination of effective relationship building with business leaders and technological aptitude. He was named and recognized as one of Oracle’s Deputy CTOs, a select group of practitioners in North America.

Nishidhdha Shah

Nishidhdha Shah works as senior consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has 10 years of experience in security and identity management. He holds CISSP and CISA credentials since 2006. He won ISC2 Cyber Security Awareness contest 2007 for his presentation on "Approach to security". Besides Schneider National, he also did a couple of large-scale OIM and ORM implementation in banking and retail.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Examine the key building blocks of Enterprise 2.0 architectures and then outline important integration considerations
  • Align IT with business processes that benefit from process-driven SOA development
  • Create a unified platform for fast, flexible data analysis by integrating relational and multi-dimensional data
  • Combine SOA and BI to build intelligent processes with insight-driven agility
  • Inject high performance into data services by using data-tier caching for SOA performance
  • Bring about change without developing code for application extensions and integrations
  • Provide next generation integrated real-time intelligence using Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Coherence, and Oracle Business Activity Monitoring
  • Build an automated reporting platform with SOA and Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher
  • Govern business demands and requirements by building agile applications using Fusion Development and Oracle Enterprise Architecture Principles

In Detail

In today's business environment, the needs of Enterprises are rapidly changing and these changes demand an unprecedented level of adaptation and innovation. There is a clear need for flexible solutions that support continuous adaptation to an ever-evolving, ever-expanding marketplace. This book catalogs a series of 10 case studies that reflect the experience of Enterprises who have met today's challenges by adopting a new style of development: the use of integrated tools in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Suite.

Every enterprise has specific business requirements that may require unique solutions. This book will give you the insights required to recognize the needs of your enterprise and implement Fusion solutions. These solutions are quick to build, implement, and productive when compared to traditional agile solutions.

This book introduces you to innovative custom-built solutions that enterprises can implement to overcome the challenges they face. Significant benefits are achievable through powerful insights and improved decision making; by combining "What" and "How" analyses – you will see how to go about this. You may already be using solutions for Identity Management, User Interaction, Content Management, Development Tools, SOA and BPM, Enterprise Performance Management, Business Intelligence, and Application Grid; this book will show you how to integrate them to provide innovative, effective solutions.

Real-world agile applications using SOA, BPM, Enterprise 2.0, Business Intelligence, Identity Management, and Application Infrastructure


This book is a compilation of ten real-world case studies, originally published on Oracle Technology Network, and shows how to design and develop business processes efficiently. Throughout the book the authors discuss the revolutionary solutions that are behind the changing face of enterprises.

Who this book is for

This book is aimed at Architects and IT managers involved in the design, implementation, and integration of composite applications and end-to-end business processes.

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