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Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Foundation Pack 11gR1: Essentials

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Hariharan V Ganesarethinam

Oracle AIA provides pre-built integrations that manage data flows between applications, and this book helps you get to grips with it all thanks to a very accessible approach. The perfect introduction to deploying your enterprise integration solutions.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849684804
Paperback274 pages

About This Book

  • Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips with clear step-by-step instructions and real time examples to develop full-fledged integration processes.
  • Each chapter drives the reader right from architecture to implementation.
  • Understand the important concept of Enterprise Business Objects that play a crucial role in AIA installation and models.

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Business Analyst, Integration Architect or Developer, working in Oracle applications integration, looking forward to understanding Oracle AIA fundamentals and development practice, then this is the best guide for you.

This book assumes that you have a fundamental knowledge of Oracle SOA Suite and its components.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Oracle AIA
Various types of integration
Integration architectures
What is Oracle AIA?
What is Oracle AIA Process Integration Pack?
Oracle AIA Foundation Pack concepts
Components of AIA Foundation Pack
Oracle AIA Reference Architecture
The role of Oracle Fusion Middleware
Summary
Chapter 2: Enterprise Business Objects
Overview of Enterprise Business Objects
Exploring EBO
Core EBO
Core EBO groups
Structure of EBOs
Extending EBOs
Industry EBOs
Infrastructure components
Summary
Chapter 3: Enterprise Business Messages
Overview of Enterprise Business Message (EBM)
Exploring AIA EBMs
Structure of EBM
EBM use cases
Summary
Chapter 4: Enterprise Business Services
Overview of Enterprise Service Bus
Structure of the EBS definition
Exploring Enterprise Business Service Library
Types of EBS
Understanding the EBS architecture
EBS design principles
EBS implementation
Summary
Chapter 5: Application Business Connector Services
ABCS in AIA
ABCS Architecture
Key definitions of ABCS architecture
Design principles of ABCS
Developing ABCS
Summary
Chapter 6: Enterprise Business Flow
Overview of Enterprise Business Flow
EBF architecture
Building Enterprise Business Flow
Business use case for EBF
Summary
Chapter 7: AIA Security
Levels of security implementations
Security in Oracle SOA Suite
Implementing security in AIA
Securing ABCS
Summary
Chapter 8: Versioning
Importance of version management
Services version management
AIA versioning
Summary
Chapter 9: AIA Design Patterns
AIA message processing patterns
Asset centralization pattern
Asset extensibility patterns
Summary
Chapter 10: Error Handling and Logging
Fault handling in BPEL
AIA error-handling framework
Fault handling in AIA
Enabling error notification
Disable error notification
Updating MDS
Error logging
Summary
Chapter 11: Service Management using Oracle Enterprise Repository
SOA Governance
OER as AIA repository
Configuring OER as AIA repository
Accessing AIA contents in OER
Project lifecycle workbench and OER
Harvesting design-time composites into OER
Harvesting deployed composites into OER
Summary
Chapter 12: Composite Application Validation System
Composite Application Validation System testing framework
AIA architecture and CAVS components
Using CAVS user interface
Enabling ABCS to route through CAVS
CAVS routing
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Get to grips with integrating Oracle Applications such as Oracle EBS, Siebel or PeopleSoft with other web applications and third party applications.
  • Design and develop service contract and endpoints by using EBM and EBS
  • Identify and enable security for the AIA infrastructure by using various security models
  • Understand the need of version management
  • Learn how to use Oracle BPEL to design and develop integration processes as per AIA standard
  • Master the ways to build generic error handling mechanisms to make the integration more robotic and detail- oriented.

In Detail

Every Enterprise should have a learning curve in building better integration solutions from inaccuracy. Since Integration becomes the backbone of every corporate IT system, it is important to build the integration solution based on industry proven best practices. Oracle being a leader in enterprise solutions brings industry best practices and open standards as Oracle AIA framework. Oracle AIA Foundation Packs provide an open standard data model, templates and methodologies to build integrations and processes for enterprise applications. This book will guide you through the Oracle AIA fundamentals and development practices.

Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Foundation Pack 11gR1 focuses on the fundamentals of integration, the AIA approach to integration and various integration components in AIA. This book is developer- friendly as the structure of the book explains each component right from architecture to development.

This book covers Oracle AIA and its approach for better collaboration with integration teams. It covers all the components of the Oracle AIA Foundation Pack.

This book begins with AIA fundamentals, architecture, and components from Enterprise Business Objects (EBO), Enterprise Business Message (EBM), Enterprise Business Services (EBS), Application Business Connector Service (ABCS), and Enterprise Business Flow (EBF). However, this is not enough to build enterprise solution, so this book also covers AIA security, version management, design patterns, error handling, and centralized repository. In turn, this book doesn't leave out testing; it covers Composite Asset Validation System (CAVS). Finally, the last chapter ends with case studies that express real-time scenarios.

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