Oracle API Management 12c Implementation

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  • Understand how to manage a set of APIs
  • Discover the differences and similarities between API Management and SOA Governance, and where and how these two disciplines converge into Application Services Governance (ASG)
  • Grasp information about ASG and how to define an ASG governance framework
  • Understand the challenges for organizations looking to expose APIs to the external world. Identify common scenarios and how to solve them
  • Define an Oracle API management deployment topology
  • Install and configure Oracle API Catalog (OAC), Oracle API Manager (OAPIM), and Oracle API Gateway (OAG)
  • Learn about API subscriptions and API community management with the OAPIM portal
  • Implement Oracle API Manager (OAPIM) including creation, publishing, management and deprecation of APIs

Oracle SOA Governance is a comprehensive, service-orientated governance solution that is designed to make the transition to SOA easier. API management is the discipline that governs the software development lifecycle of APIs. It defines the tools and processes needed to build, publish and operate APIs including the management of the community of developers around it.

This book illustrates how to successfully implement API Management in your organization. To achieve this, the importance of defining an API management strategy and implementation roadmap so that capabilities are implemented in the right order and timeframes is described.

It starts by describing all of the fundamental concepts around API Management and related disciplines such as SOA Governance and DevOps in order to dispel the confusion surrounding these topics.

The book then takes you on the journey of implementing API Management, using a realistic case study of an organization that needs an API Management solution. You will start by identifying the key business drivers to implement APIs and then create an API Management strategy and a roadmap to realize this strategy.

You’ll then go through a number of use cases, each focused on addressing specific business requirements. These will help you understand each of the Oracle API Management products, how they fit into an overall architecture, and how to implement them.

The book concludes by providing some tips and guidelines around defining a deployment topology for the Oracle API Management products and the steps to install them.

  • Explore the key concepts, goals, and objectives of API Management and learn how to implement it using the Oracle API Management Solution
  • Understand the concepts and objectives of the Application Service Governance (ASG), along with the governance framework that encompasses people, processes, and technology
  • Get to grips with API Management readiness assessments, gap analysis, digital reference architecture, and implementation roadmaps
Page Count 320
Course Length 9 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781785283635
Date Of Publication 29 Sep 2015


Luis Augusto Weir

Luis Weir is an Oracle Ace Director and a Thought Leader in PaaS technologies and SOA. With more than 15 years of experience implementing IT solutions across the globe, Luis has been exposed to a wide variety of business problems many of which he has solved by adopting traditional SOA architectures, API management, and now Microservice Architectures. As CTO of Capgemini’s UK Oracle DU, his current focus is in setting up the strategic technology direction for the practice and also in assisting key client accounts define and implement strategic solutions using modern Oracle and open source technologies that can help realize business benefits.

Having always had a natural talent for software, computers, and engineering in general, Luis's career in software started from an early age. Even before starting university, Luis's entrepreneurial spirit led him to start several ventures, including one of the very first social media websites in his country of origin (Venezuela) as well as a small software development firm. Although none of these ventures turned into a multi-million corporation, the experience and knowledge gained during this period led him to develop the passion for distributed software computing that inevitably led to SOA.

Luis is the co-author of Oracle API Management 12c Implementation (2015, Packt Publishing), Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation (2013, Packt Publishing), as well as numerous articles and white papers. Luis is also a frequent speaker at industry events including Oracle OpenWorld, and most recently at Oracle Code London, Beijing, Sydney, and San Francisco. Luis holds an MS in Corporate Networks and Systems Integration from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) and a BS in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad Nueva Esparta.

Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell works at Capgemini, where he is a Senior Applications Consultant for the Oracle Practice. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT industry covering a wide range of software products and industry verticals.

Rolando Carrasco

Rolando Carrasco is a Fusion Middleware director for S&P Solutions, a consulting firm focused in Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Rolando has been working with Oracle Middleware for more than 13 years. Since the old days of Oracle AS, Oracle Interconnect, he's been working with Oracle Integration Products.

Rolando is an Oracle ACE and also one of the leaders/coordinators of the Oracle Users Group—ORAMEX—in Mexico.

Rolando has been implementing SOA with major companies of the telecom, finance, manufacturing, and retail industry for a long time. He has also been guiding them in governing their SOA implementation.

Rolando has strong presentation skills that have helped him to present at different forums throughout Latin America. He's been a constant speaker at the Oracle Technology Tour Latin America.

His blog is one of the most read in the Spanish-speaking community ( He is a constant contributor in the OTN in Spanish section of Together with Arturo Viveros, he is a creator of the SOA myth busters' blogs (

Rolando worked for Oracle from 2002 to 2010. From 2005 to 2010, he worked for Oracle Corporation as a part of the outbound product management team for Fusion Middleware.

His background is a mix of presales, consulting, and product management. He's been working with XML, web services, SOA, and Integration technologies since 2000.

During the past 2-3 years, Rolando has been focused on cloud technology and the concepts of API Management. Those are the two topics where he has found a new interest, and they are pretty much related with his strong SOA background.

Arturo Viveros

Arturo Viveros is an outstanding professional currently based in Mexico City with 11 years of experience in the development, design, architecture, management, and delivery of IT projects for a variety of industries, including banking, financial, telecom, insurance, government, construction, manufacture, healthcare, and retail. He is also an entrepreneur and a technology enthusiast, always looking to be in the cutting edge of technological innovation by attending multiple events and conferences worldwide, as well as by networking and collaborating constantly with some of the top IT professionals in the world. He is also adept at producing highly specialized technical articles, blogging and speaking regularly in technology-related forums, both in Mexico and abroad.

Arturo has several IT certifications, including Oracle IT Architecture SOA, Java Programmer, and Web Component Developer, and has been recently recognized as an Oracle ACE. He has also obtained the SOA Architecture and Cloud Architecture Certifications by Arcitura Inc. with honors, and is a certified trainer for both, having already delivered courses both in Spanish and English in Mexico, Colombia, and Peru.

Arturo is also a regular contributor for SOA Magazine, Service Technology Magazine, and OTN, as well as part of the Mexican Oracle User Group's (ORAMEX) directive board. He currently works in S&P Solutions, a 100 percent Mexican company with presence in all of Latin America, which specializes in providing advanced consultancy services related to Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies.