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This week Oracle released it sixth patchset (188.8.131.52) of the SOA Suite and it’s IDE JDeveloper. In this new release there are some small changes in the IDE, but there are also some mayor changes like two new adapters; healthcare and the UMS (User Messaging Service). This blog will look into the use of the UMS adapter as a inbound and outbound service in a SOA Composite. This adapter was already available as beta in PS5 but now it is an official adapter.
By using the UMS (User Messaging Service) adapter as an inbound service you can initiate a instance of a SOA composite by receiving a email message on one or more configured recipients. By using the UMS adapter as an outbound service you can send email messages to one or more recipients with an optional option to send data message as an attachment. (more…)
Using the Oracle WebLogic Technology Adapters with custom Java – Message Driven Bean (MDB) triggered by File Adapter (part of the story)3
Oracle’s product portfolio contains the Technology Adapters. A set of JCA Connectors that provide a bridge between various technologies – such as JMS, AQ, Database (SQL and PL/SQL), FTP and File System – on the one hand and the world of JEE on the other. The SOA Suite 11g and Oracle Service Bus leverage these adapters to connect to and from these technologies. For example: through the adapters, instances of composite applications can be instantiated through the appearance of a file on the file system or a new record in a database table. And, in the outbound direction: OSB and SOA Suite can call out to PL/SQL procedures, send messages to JMS Topics or an AQ queue and write files to an FTP server.
The technology adapters comply with the JEE standard specification of JCA (Java Connector Architecture). They are deployed as a special type of resource – JCA Adapter – on WebLogic Server. And they can be connected to custom Java components – in addition to their better known usage with SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus.
I have tried to use the File Adapter in an inbound fashion to trigger a Message Driven Bean when a new file is received in a specific directory. This article describes my More >
In the past few weeks, I have encountered a similar discussion in various organisations. Each organisation uses either SOA Suite (11g) or Oracle Service Bus (11g) at the core of their SOA infrastructure – either for integration purposes, for workflow and process orchestration or for both. In each organisation, the role of one or more databases is crucial and interaction between the SOA environment and the database is one of the most common and therefore important functions in their enterprise IT environment.
Given the importance, it is only logical that the way(s) chosen for linking the SOA component to the database is carefully selected – and evaluated every now and again. Technology may have progressed, experience may have taught us a lesson or two, the knowledge and skills may have evolved.
Interestingly enough, the number of ways for SOA Suite and OSB to communicate with the database is quite high. This article includes an illustration that shows over 20 different interaction channels that we can choose from with a fairly wild variation of attributes, required skills, productivity and performance characteristics.
Among the choices we face is the question of the communication More >