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Consultant Principal on: MuleSoft Expert, Oracle Fusion Expert, webMethods Expert; Dev, SA, EA, PM at Visual Integrator Consulting
Apr 03 2017

What is most valuable?

Some of the valuable features of SOA Suite are obviously integration, integrating two different systems together to be able to create web services on top of back end systems and expose those both internally and externally. To be able to do... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Some of the benefits of Oracle SOA are like I was talking about earlier, transformation of fields and data elements. Transaction management as you're integrating two different proprietary systems, being able to manage that transaction and an... more»

What needs improvement?

More cloud adoption would be good because SOA Suite has a lot of adoption for a lot of on-premise customers and they're just getting started with the cloud adoption model. We'd also like to see some more lightweight, light-scale versions of... more»
Real User
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 04 2018

What is most valuable?

A definitive differentiator is the very good integration capability the platform provides: It has a broad spectrum of connectivity adapters to integrate with third party enterprise information systems, like SAP, Siebel, and JD Edwards, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product allows you to visualize how a company is working currently by providing rich possibilities for analysis such as the audit trails and therefore shows where improvements might be valuable. This becomes more and more important for... more»

What needs improvement?

The Integrated Development Environment(IDE, which is JDeveloper in this case. Also, the integrated development environment could be better in some points such as the stability and the comprehensibility of errors. EDIT: The Maven integration... more»

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Enterprise Integration Architect at Capgemini
Mar 03 2017

What is most valuable?

There are many facets to this product, but we have primarily been making use of SCA, BPEL, Mediators, and JMS, along with a number of extension products. We are expecting to make extensive use of several other aspects of the SOA (and its... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed us to build integrations using an enterprise-class platform. It has also meant that we have been able to purchase prebuilt integrations from Oracle for their products, meaning we have been able to focus largely on our own... more»

What needs improvement?

Configuration of the product is a very complex and demands a lot of knowledge, but we do recognize this is the process to pay for a flexible platform. Nevertheless, providing simplified tools for common activities would be very helpful.
Real User
Sr. Manager Supply Chain Applications at Art.com
Jan 16 2017

What is most valuable?

We utilize SOA(Service Oriented Architecture) as a service tool to integrate between Oracle and the websites. Primarily as a service integration tool to communicate from many sources into our ERP system. Oracle SOA suite is the middle-ware... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's a very critical tool for us. It not only helps us import the orders from our eCommerce platform, but it also helps us to integrate to other third-party products. Those third-party products could be home grown, or other B2C sites or... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better mobile-friendly services. Desktop use is diminishing and customers have moved to smart phones and other Mobil devices . SOA has some mobile services already, but they're not very user-friendly (may be also depending... more»
Real User
Partner at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Mar 29 2017

What is most valuable?

I think in my role, the most valuable feature of the product is the declarative way of orchestrating your web server engines instead of having to code it all manually. Once it's in production, for the organization, I think the most valuable... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're Oracle partners, so we're implementing it for our customers. I think for them it means being able to reuse their current IT assets and having access to that information in their current systems. Another improvement to their... more»

What needs improvement?

It depends a little bit on the perspective. From my perspective, I think the development experience, the refactoring, could be improved. And the way that the design-side metadata storage is implemented. I think from an organizational... more»
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 06 2016

What is most valuable?

The ease of use, service virtualization capabilities, support for integrations with multiple communication protocols and applications, seamless integration with other Oracle products, mobile enablement, and cloud enablement are all features... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle SOA Suite has allowed for more productive development, allowing not only quicker release cycles, but also integration between systems and vendors that was previously done point-to-point. The monitoring capabilities granted the business... more»

What needs improvement?

An area with some room for improvement is the development tool used (JDeveloper) with regard to stability. Also, there are three administration consoles available with some overlapping functionality, which should be better segregated.
Real User
1ADM Risk and Controls Lead at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 30 2016

What is most valuable?

We use it as middleware to interface between our financial application, which is JD Edwards, and the database, as well as to legacy systems. It serves a critical functionality of linking the applications together to provide us the data we need.

What needs improvement?

The error reporting can be improved. When you get an email saying that something has gone wrong or something is not complete, it isn't very intuitive. It has to go to a very technical person to be able to tell you what actually the error is and what you need to know about it.
Consultant
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 31 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to stand up a highly available SOA Suite, which has full DR capabilities, in a remote center and synchronize the databases using Data Guard. From a sysadmin perspective, it is a very robust solution.

How has it helped my organization?

SOA Suite allows legacy applications to be connected to new applications using an intuitive interface. This defines workflows which are triggered based on various criteria and events. This enables our customers to switch from polled events or... more»

What needs improvement?

Various parts of SOA, BPEL, and so on, each have their own consoles which need to be accessed individually with different logins. It would be better from an admin perspective if all the consoles were accessible via a single login.
Real User
Developer at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 19 2017

What is most valuable?

Service orchestration using BPEL and OSB is the feature most used. JMS integration for reliable messaging is probably the most valuable feature. Pub/Sub is an integration pattern very commonly used. SOA/WebLogic provides easy-to-use JMS... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product allows loose coupling between applications. We no longer use point-to-point integration or tightly coupled integration. This provides reusability of services and ease of integration.

What needs improvement?

In the previous 11g release, there wasn't any straightforward support for calling or exposing REST services with JSON payloads. REST support was released with version 12c (12.1.3 to be specific). With this version, a REST adapter was... more»
Consultant
IT Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 10 2017

What is most valuable?

* Aurea has bundled well-known and widely used technologies like XSLT, JavaScript, XSD, WSDL, etc., which make programmers life easier as there is no need to learn any tool specific coding. * Build and deployment are really easy. * SDM:... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Before implementation of ESB/MQ middleware, the organization was fully dependent on a third-party vendor for a particular functionality. Now, with help of an implemented middleware platform, it has enabled us to move to any other... more»

What needs improvement?

* Aurea needs to seriously think on the advertising of this product. * They should not be frequently upgrading the product version. * It should include/add more services with the product as per market demand. It should include custom Java... more»
Real User
Architect at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 27 2016

What is most valuable?

We use two components within SOA suite: * Oracle Service Bus * Oracle SOA Suite (BPEL) It covers all uses for services with and without states. This solution is an Enterprise Service Bus for company strategy with all the expected features *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The bus virtualizes services with OSB (Oracle Service Bus) as it guarantees a secure and holding performance with throttling downstream. It allows us to hide systems like SAP, AS400 and more modern systems. SOA Suite takes over the services... more»

What needs improvement?

This version supports Maven for the first time. Some features need to be added for a complete support. A system trace for Oracle support would be useful.
Real User
Manager Of Applications at US Silica Company
Dec 19 2016

What do you think of Oracle SOA Suite?

Valuable Features The most valuable feature is its capability to integrate with a wide variety of other solutions. • Improvements to My Organization We have been able to automate a lot of manual processes for our invoicing. • Room for Improvement I’d like to see more integration with Salesforce. That's one thing that I think they're still in the inception phase. I think a more robust solution for Salesforce would be good. • Stability Issues It’s pretty robust and stable. • Scalability Issues One of the reasons why we went to Oracle SOA Suite is its ability to scale out to all the different platforms and technologies. I think it's doing pretty well. We have integrated with a couple vendors right now, and we plan to integrate another five or six in the pipeline. •...
Consultant
Technology Executive at Accenture
Dec 05 2016

What is most valuable?

I think adapting different protocols easily with no coding is the best feature of the middleware SOA Suite.

How has it helped my organization?

We have created an offering for our customers, leveraging industry standards in order to utilize the delivery for that.

What needs improvement?

It should provide better log management and an easier tool for configuration. There are still some problems that are not covered. The login mechanism still creates issues when it is not configured properly. The monitoring in general is... more»
Real User
Oracle SOA-FM Developer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 09 2016

What is most valuable?

It encompasses a lot of different apps. The key is that it combines a lot of commonly used apps, from a business perspective, for example, business logic implementation such as people or reporting. They made it lot easier. From a development perspective, the tools are pretty good.

What needs improvement?

My one big improvement would be to make the ID tool that the developers use to develop a lot of these applications better. It could be more stable and the performance can be improved. As a developer, me and my team face the most challenges installing it. It's very memory intensive and it crashes a lot. They could definitely improve on that.
Real User
Senior Integration Developer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 19 2016

What is most valuable?

* The EM console * The WebLogic Server * The SOA suite * The BPEL processes. * I think it's good, as we have done our POC on 12c, and it comes with great features, like all-in-one installation, management from one console, enhanced JVM for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product provides a robust and scalable integration solution for our organization’s business needs.

What needs improvement?

In the current version of SOA Suite 11.1.1.7.8, we are having fewer issues as compared to earlier versions. We have had severe issues being denied, and upon following up with Oracle these have not yet been solved.
Real User
ENK lead Developer (Java) at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* MQ: I liked that the transport layer was separated from the business layer. * ESB: Provides all kind of possibilities to resolve business needs. A lot of ready to use services plus custom Java services. I used a lot of them all. * SDM: Very... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We solved a lot of load balancing and fault tolerance issues, deployment issues, and improved business possibilities. Do not underestimate the Java custom service type possibilities.

What needs improvement?

You should not hurry with upgrades without testing the whole product completely. The 2015 version was a nightmare at the beginning compared with 2013 version.
Real User
Director of Training at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Nov 22 2016

What is most valuable?

The following features of this product are the most valuable to me: Integration to underlying applications and technologies via its OOTB adapters Scalability of deployed solutions Business Process Management (BPM) Business Activity Monitoring... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For my most recent customer, we automated an accounts payable process that integrated four different ERPs into an approval process.

What needs improvement?

Customers experience issues standing up environments. Unless an experienced administrator is involved, having an environment that is clustered and load balanced requires quite a bit of time. There are third-party tools to automate this... more»
Real User
Senior IT Analyst at Xilinx
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

I guess connecting to any and every application. Different sources: it can be a file source, a database, a web service. It's a single source for integration.

What needs improvement?

I think it has already improved quite a bit. At the system level, when you are running a website, it should be easier to diagnose the source of problems, for example, why the CPU is high, and make the error logs and log files easier to work with to find why an issue happens. Sometimes the Java can be a bit tricky to diagnose the actual problem. I think probably... more»
User
Enterprise Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 22 2017

What do you think of Oracle SOA Suite?

Valuable Features Conceptually, how it integrates a lot of essential enterprise process components. That's the most valuable. • Improvements to My Organization It consolidates various other software applications into the one solution. • Room for Improvement The interface is too complicated. Making modifications still requires too much technical knowledge. The user interface needs to be less technical so that business analysts can utilize or develop their process, design their process more easily, without technical knowledge of how SOA Suite works. • Stability Issues We're using it for a minimum of it's capabilities, so no stability problems. But we have talked to various other people who said that when they deploy more components in SOA Suite, they run into more...
Consultant
IT Cloud Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 30 2018

What do you think of Oracle SOA Cloud Service?

Primary Use Case In my company, we needed a system to integrate different systems. Some systems were on the cloud and other systems were on-premise. We chose Oracle SOA Cloud to build this integration. • Improvements to My Organization It automated the way we did system integrations. Now, information is available on different systems to the correct people. • Valuable Features The capacity to integrate between many different sources. There are adapters which make it easier to build integrations between different technologies. • Room for Improvement As PaaS solution in the cloud, it should be easy to maintain this solution. As a PaaS product, I expected less actions to maintain the server. • Use of Solution Less than one year. • Stability Issues The system is very...

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