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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.
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»
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 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.
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»
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.
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»
* 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»
* 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»
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 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.
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»
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.
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.
* 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»
In the current version of SOA Suite 22.214.171.124.8, 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.
* 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»
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»
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»
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»
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...
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...
I love technology ... I love opening up stuff and fiddling with the guts. I don't promise that I can put everything back together again or that it will work if I do but as the chinese proverb goes it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive....
Phil Wilkins is an Enterprise Integration Architect with leadership, delivery and consulting experience in customer, vendor and consulting organisations in a variety of domains from real-time mission critical systems to back office retail.
His current role at Capgemini is focused on consulting... more>>
Consultant Principal on: MuleSoft Expert, Oracle Fusion Expert, webMethods Expert; Dev, SA, EA, PM
Consultant Principal: MuleSoft Expert, Oracle Fusion Midddleware & SOA Expert, SAG webMethods Expert.
Current MuleSoft Premier Partner for proven expertise: www.MuleSoftExperts.com. I provide MuleSoft Implementations and Managed Services. Expert on MuleSoft AnyPoint, API, ESB,... more>>
I am a thought leader with more than 15 years of experience implementing IT solutions, designing complex digital architectures and also leading large technical teams across the globe. Currently a principal architect at HCL my main focus is the creation of digital solutions and strategies that can... more>>
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>>