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Sven Bernhardt
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… 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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is necessary to evaluate the requirement regarding the platform usage and what the main operation area of the platform will be. Because depending on that, the initial… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

There was nothing in place previously.

What other advice do I have?

Collect your requirements and be clear with what you need. Before starting a concrete project or even before doing the final sizing, talk with others who have already… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options have been evaluated.
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Consultant
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 04 2019

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… more»

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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is WebLogic based, hence it can be both resource hungry as well as expensive from a licensing point of view.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No previous solutions were used.

What other advice do I have?

For integrating with Oracle solutions, such as Oracle EBS, which has an integrated SOA Gateway which can connect to an instance of Oracle SOA Suite to automate various… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have a mandate to work with various Oracle products, hence we did not evaluate it against any competing products. However, some of our customers did compare this… more»
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Syed F Ahmed
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the option to design, and the development can happen at the same time. Also, it can be done by business users as Oracle SOA Suite allows designing the logical flows that get translated into the actual implementation for the integration. We have automated… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution is specifically suitable for applications or systems that would not provide any option to share data or integrate with each other. Having data from applications like a parking system imported into the financial system reduces the revenue processing cycle by ninety percent, with the… more»

What needs improvement?

With respect to the feature that allows each process to be accessible and reviewed at a later time, it is a great debug option, but we did notice the database size getting larger by the day. Is there any option available that will allow the process history to be moved to a different schema? If so… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have evaluated MuleSoft and other ETL products. We found Oracle SOA Suite to be the most suitable for our needs, with Cloud features and Database compatibility.
User
Enterprise Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Conceptually, how it integrates a lot of essential enterprise process components. That's the most valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

It consolidates various other software applications into the one solution.

What needs 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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to use SMT, which then became obsolete, so we changed to SOA Suite. We had high hopes of deploying SOA architecture, which didn't go anywhere because it's a lot of money and effort, so things are on hold. It is too big of solution… more»

What other advice do I have?

We bought what we bought because of what we thought we were going to use it for. Hindsight, we would have never purchased it. So I would say be very clear and have a good understanding of your roadmap and your business strategy. See where… more»
Daniel Lemeszenski
Consultant
Senior Technical Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 09 2019

What is most valuable?

* SOAP and REST services implemented with BPEL * Database/JMS/file adapters and authentication policies * Proxy, business services and pipelines of Oracle Service Bus.

How has it helped my organization?

SAP Hybris e-commerce needed to access orders, customers, inventory and products data on SQL server database. We developed a REST API using BPEL and OSB. We also use BPEL… more»

What needs improvement?

The product is very good considering tracing, ease of use and troubleshooting. However, the development environment requires a big machine with potent CPU/memory, and SOA… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

High price, now with Oracle cloud, there are more options of pricing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

yes, Mule ESB.

What other advice do I have?

Check also Oracle ICS and PCS on the cloud.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The client already had the Oracle license.
WALDYR CERRON
User
retired
Jul 11 2018

What is most valuable?

Many years ago I started doing intermediate software that allows database sharing of different manufacturers based on Microsoft Access data and DBF or SQL Server databases.

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle SOA Suite allows for integrated systems and facilitates report making for quick decision making, although the bad administrative management software is on Microsoft platforms, while free software with MySql. However, it was decided to align the academic and administrative systems to Microsoft platforms.

What needs improvement?

This solution should allow for data output to spreadsheets and other formats. During training, it is necessary to be closer to the end user to properly manage the product.
Real User
Systems Architect, IT Project Leader at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
May 03 2018

What do you think of Oracle SOA Suite?

What is our primary use case?

Integrations.

How has it helped my organization?

It simplifies integration.

What is most valuable?

Cost and scalability.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think it's quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is medium, mainly because of cost.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been good.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was not really straightforward. I think it was medium complex.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Oracle, Dell Boomi, Software AG.

What other advice do I have?

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor are cost and scalability. I rate this solution at seven out of 10 because there are better options out…
AndrewHUANG
User
General manager
Jan 23 2018

What do you think of Oracle SOA Suite?

What is our primary use case?

Developing middleware with an EC platform, which enables our Product Manager to post products to different outside EC platforms with only one interface and one process.

How has it helped my organization?

With Oracle SOA, middleware jobs developing for the EC, ERP, and shipping systems become easier.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Cloud Adapter for Oracle ERP Cloud Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce Oracle Managed File Transfer

What needs improvement?

The installation and adjustment process seems too complex. Would it be possible for the software to be installed in a short click?

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

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What is Oracle SOA Suite?

Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive, standards-based software suite to build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The components of the suite benefit from consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security and unified metadata management. Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. Its easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support further reduces development and maintenance cost and complexity.

For more information on Oracle SOA Suite, visit Oracle.com

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