Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Oracle Integration Cloud Service.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
It could be improved in the supply chain. I think some of these features are just available to their own consulting services, their own professional services arm. Not all features are available to the implementation partners. So especially the features that are related to leverage mission turning and artificial intelligence. They're still not available to the partners in reality. So in that case, if they make tools framework available for us, then we would give them an eight.
The solution could benefit from using things like AI and machine learning. For example, with certain orchestration fails it would be helpful to look at them as a way to either terminate or re-issue or restart the whole process again. Oracle-based automation blueprints for the majority of the integrations would be helpful to have in a future release. There are some default recommendations that shouldn't be done in some of the firewall integrations. At the end of the day, I don't use the product straight out of the box. Some of the finer integrations have problems like looping or standard patterns that we will have to integrate with Windows and Linux right away. It would be helpful if Oracle could provide one quick deployment method. The solution needs to provide good oversight over the entire integration platform, with more analytic capabilities.
The product has to mature a lot. I think they've created a lot of cloud integration platforms, and their integration cloud has to mature a lot more in terms of features and capabilities. There are other improvements for the integration cloud, like how it works with EPI. They should bring in more orchestration and integration because it's a cloud-based solution. Now the platform is not built in a way that you can define.
There could be much improvement in integration and automation within the solution. The solution needs better dashboarding. There should be reports on running reloads, how things are being deployed and what's in the pipeline. If there was a nice dashboard to have a look at this information, that would allow for more control of the tool itself. From a performance perspective, there could be more improvements done.
Some of the adapters could be enhanced to make integration even simpler. The example I would use is the GMail interface - it requires Base64 encoded content. But to make the interface simpler, the API should provide the encoding and the adapter simply accept plain text.