One of the major issues businesses face today is the demand to juggle multiple types of software, processes and technology, both in the workplace and in the cloud. Difficulties emerge when you are looking to combine all these factors together, as integration solutions are majorly complex, take time and can be expensive.
This happens due to the IT team’s short-term struggles to manage current technology along with looking after the organisational databases. Moreover, there are some long-term issues, like the requirement to continually adapt to changes in the integration solution, implement testing, and roll-out updates. Depending on the number of integrations, the entire process can be complex and tricky, which will incur a considerable cost.
Oracle Integration Cloud manages to minimise these issues by offering a platform that can build integrations between your technology, apps, and processes, without having to oversee your databases, connections, and infrastructure. Hence, your business can focus on growth, instead of focusing on troubleshooting.
What is Oracle Integration Cloud?
Oracle Integration Cloud or commonly known as OIC is a cloud integration product that connects your systems and applications with third-party enterprise software and various cloud-based programs. It manages to do so in real-time and leverages industry-leading security to provide business safety at all times. As an advantage, it doesn’t require much coding experience to set up, monitor and maintain cloud integration. Oracle Integration Cloud offers your business unparalleled levels of sync which can significantly enhance your business productivity.
Oracle Cloud Integration seamlessly integrates on premise applications with Oracle Cloud (SaaS integration) or Cloud applications with other cloud applications. Similar to other integration tools like (Dell Boomi), OIC unites all the abilities of Application Integration, Process Automation, Visual Application Building, and Integration Analytics in a single cloud service.
Oracle Integration Cloud now offers batch-based integration, structured and unstructured processes, case management, stream analytics and integration insight enabling customers to service end-to-end integration easily in a unified platform. This allows the users to develop and offer capabilities required to realize a true digital business transformation.
How does Oracle Integration Cloud work?
Oracle introduced the Oracle Integration Cloud which is the next development in their cloud integration capabilities and OIC depends on Adapters to build connections with endpoints. End points mean source and destination objects within which data is supposed to be exchanged.
You can think of OIC as a pipe which is able to transform, map data between two different objects like Adapters connect to these objects. In Oracle Integration Cloud, the data is read, mapped, transformed, orchestrated from Source using Connection Adapters with fault Handling available and is transported to the Destination using Connection Adapters.
Oracle Integration Cloud Key Features
Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) offers a range of distinct existing solutions merged in a single offering. These products include:
- Integration Insight – The Service offers you the required information along with dynamic dashboards that do not require coding, configuration, or modification. It is easy to set up and get access to a solution that delivers deep insight in your business.
- Process Automation – It is possible to bring agility to your business with a simple, visual, low-code platform that streamlines daily tasks by providing employees, customers, and partners the services needed to work anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
- Visual Application Design – Quickly create and host engaging business applications with a visual development environment from your web browser.
- SaaS and On-Premises Integration – Instantly connect with thousands of SaaS or on-premise applications using 50+ native app adapters or technology adapters. You get support for Service Orchestration and rich integration patterns for real-time and batch processing.
- Stream Analytics – Stream processing to detect inconsistencies, react to Fast Data. It is scalable with Apache Spark and Kafka.
How to Configure Oracle Integration Cloud using Custom Options
Step 1: Open the navigation menu. Under Developer Services, you will find an option of Application Integration. Click on Integration.
Step 2: After Step 1, click on Create Integration Instance.
Step 3: Mention the details suggested by prompts and confirm the selections, finally click on Create.
Step 4: Wait till the end of provisioning. After the provisioning is completed, click on the created instance to verify the details.
Oracle Integration Cloud is an industry leader in Application Integration and Process Automation. According to Gartner and Forrester, Oracle iPaaS is a leader for the vision and strategy in their 2017 reports. Oracle Integration Cloud is the sole product that seamlessly connects all the critical elements of SaaS Extension and Integration in a single product. The service seamlessly integrates with the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service for API design and expose Integrations as APIs. If you would like to read more such interesting topics, you can visit our blog or get in touch with Conneqtion Consulting Pvt Ltd.
Dhruvil is a Marketing and Strategy Manager at Conneqtion Group, a Oracle iPaaS and Process Automation company. He comes with a vast experience of working in the Marketing, Branding and Content Marketing in various industries including IT service, SaaS, Natural Gases & Equipments, Food and United Nations. He has completed his MBA in Marketing from Western Sydney University and has worked for more than 7 years with Indian and Australian startups. He has a good acumen of business and marketing in the Indian startup ecosystem and has worked with BOC Gases, a leading Gas company handling their APAC Marketing.