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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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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.
The best feature is that it's one integrated product and very supportive of different technologies, so it supports the best-standard products such as SOA, BPM, and PeopleSoft. These are industry standards, not just Oracle standards. Once you... more»
If I have to be very precise, I would say that is one of the best integration platforms in terms of the fact that it has support from pretty much every technology as well as business connections available. For instance, imagine if you want to... more»
The product is very capable, it has a lot of features, but that makes it very complex to manage, maintain, install, patch, and monitor. Since we are moving into an age of DevOps and smart automation I'd like Oracle to invest in ways where it... more»
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»
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»
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»
* The technology adapters (Database, REST, LDAP, File, many more), which allow easy integration with technologically diverse systems. * BPEL and Service Bus, which allow diverse integration patterns to be easily implemented. * The extensive... more»
We implement SOA Suite at different customers. The product helps them achieve their goals in terms of integration requirements (functional and non-functional). This ranges from service-enabling legacy systems to integrating COTS products in a... more»
Managing (infrastructure) database growth and performance tuning can be a challenge. The product provides many options for implementing integrations, which is a strength, but sometimes it is also a challenge choosing the best solution.
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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.
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.
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.
The most valuable features for us are the integration with Oracle Fusion middleware products and the native support. Bringing all the data to central warehouse and generating reports that helps business to forecast business strategy is one of... more»
We have manual sales order processing for customers and book new PO to supplier. Using Oracle forecasting tools and SOA Suite we have integrated our Order Management System and Forecasting System. BI reports helps business users to generate... more»
I'd like to see more plug-and-play adapters, preferably similar to Cloud Integration's browser-based adapter. It saves time to cope with the ever growing business and to meet requirements in more a more agile manner.
The Service Bus is a solid tool with native throttling out of the box capabilities. Using this feature one can ensure that at any point an application getting "rogue" will not overrun the capabilities of the main back end and by doing so... more»
This application impacts upon the overall architecture and directly influences directly the governance within the organisation. From my experience, having a middleware solution implemented, allows the organisation to organically move into a... more»
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»
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»
With relation to integrations, we have a few cloud solutions. We have Salesforce which we need to connect to. We have Taleo, an Oracle recruiting tool. So to connect to both of those, we try to use the SOA Suite. The SOA Suite is a very reliable solution. We have a clustered environment, like in our production instance. So even if one of the services, or one of... more»
Right now, we plan to go into the 12C version of it, at this point, we're doing a side-by-side upgrade. We like a few features of the 12C version which we are coming up with. The Salesforce adapter, which comes along with it, and as we keep growing and want to add more services, we will be looking at the new features which are available in 12C.
* Easy to install and configure SOA 12c development environment by using SOA 12c new Quick Start Installer. There is no need to think of creating a database to store repository of SOA to use this particular installer. It is now possible to install and configure an environment for a developer under 30 to 45 minutes. * Number of changes in Enterprise Manager... more»
In general, any Oracle Fusion Middleware product 12c, has a requirement of database for creation of repository to store metadata of the product as part of installation requirement. SOA 12c also has the same requirement inline with Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c stack. In my view, Oracle should rethink it's overall strategy to store product repository in a file... more»
The features of this product that are most valuable to me are the dashboard creation ability of BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) product. Also the flexibility of using the JDeveloper development tool for web service and Oracle Service Bus... more»
One example of how this product has improved my organization functions is in the shortening of the development time to market in delivering custom solutions. Another example is in the technical agility and flexibility to adapt to business... more»
This product has helped a lot with major integrations with different partners and clients. It's now easy to manage customers, order, bills, invoices, etc. We depend on it for registering devices and to sync their data. For example, we sell... more»
As this is not the best product, it comes with minor or major bugs which Oracle keeps improving from time to time. For example, it loads and works slowly, using huge amounts of CPU and RAM. It'd like to see it work more smoothly in the next... more»
We now have a place that allows our integration to happen, whether that's through the agile API running that process or by having our web team develop something that reaches back into the database to grab data. This is important because we... more»
While the product is technically good, my biggest complaint is that there's a lack of the ability to find good support in the IT community for it. This isn't an issue with Oracle support, but rather with finding someone who manages it and who... more»
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»
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»
The most valuable features are BPEL orchestrations, mediations and tight integration with Oracle Service Bus, and adapters. A very useful feature in SOA Suite 12c has been REST adapters, which have now been upgraded so that there is no... more»
SOA Suite 12c can significantly simplify the integrations and orchestration, including human workflow. In complex IT environments, it can lead to loosely-coupled architecture and reduce the integration complexity considerably. Also, it can... more»
We're an SI, so I can only comment on behalf of our customers. By implementing SOA, underpinned by Oracle SOA Suite, we have been able to help customers save thousands of dollars by optimizing business processes, shortening software... more»
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Arun Pareek is an IASA certified software architect currently working as a SOA and BPM consultant across Australia. Over the past six years, he has worked in the capacity of consultant and architect in the implementation of a variety of SOA and BPM based projects for customers across the globe.... more>>