Integration – Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA and BPEL

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Oracle Corporation has recently published a white paper written by M&S Consulting, where we take the opportunity to outline an integration approach to using Oracle BPEL.

A Technical Case Study – Creating an Oracle BPEL adapter to integrate with – Feb 2009

Below is the introduction to the article, which goes on to detail (with step-by-step screenshots) how to achieve integration with…

SOA with M&S: Demystify, Discipline, and Deliver

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SOA Labels

Among their many characteristics, all too often SOA projects have been labeled in their worst moments as:

  • Overly complex in architecture, design, and communication to the organization
  • Lacking the ability to control costs during implementation and maintenance
  • Difficult to attract and retain talent with valuable experience, deep skills, and real success

It’s Not SOA’s Fault

Guess what. None of these are characteristics of SOA, but instead…

BPA Windows Install with XE

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I have just had a heck of a time with installing BPA (Architect) Evaluation on a Windows Server 2003 machine. There were no inherent issues with the product itself, but some gotchas that I thought I might point out. For the following, I assumed you are installing on a single machine for testing/evaluation purposes like I was.

For one, if you were familiar with BPA, there is no longer an auto-installable olite database option. You must use Oracle XE Universal (or better) and you should have it installed locally prior to installing BPA. Note: You should use XE Universal specifically so you get the AL32UTF8 character set that is expected by the BPA install.

After I got the character set squared away, I continued to receive a database connection error

Oracle BPA Suite and SOA Suite – Combined

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Oracle has made some great strides with their BPM and SOA offerings. For M&S, combining process and technology has become even more exciting with Oracle’s tools. For the first time, Oracle has made it possible for our consultants to more easily bring together best of breed solutions (IDS Scheer’s ARIS and Oracle SOA) and leading industry standards (BPMN, BPEL, and BPEL4People) to our implementations, which typically involve some level of process management/improvement and technology automation (workflow and reporting). Following is a quick image of how each person in an organization fits into our approach when combining process with technology using … Read More

BPA Suite Download

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Oracle BPA Suite is now available from Oracle and has some excellent enhancements, especially in the way of transformation and integration with Oracle BPEL: Oracle BPA Download for Windows The download comes with: Oracle Business Process Architect (Windows) Oracle Business Process Publisher (Windows) Important Note: Unlike the previous Oracle BPA downloads on, the download does NOT contain the Oracle Business Process Repository Server (Windows and Solaris). We have been using BPA Suite since beta, but for those of you who don’t already know, Oracle BPA Suite provides tools for process modeling and simulation, with integration … Read More

BPEL Worklist Application Error

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I wanted to note that our team has received an error when managers logged into the Worklist Application on one of our implementations. There is very little information available for this online, but we were able to work with Oracle Support to get a patch. So, if you experience an error like the following, reach out to Oracle Support or even us. We’ll be happy to help. Internal Error in Verification Service for user ADAM. getRoleBasedGroupActions. If you need more information, please check with your administrator with the following exception-identifier: “2007/09/28_10:43:42:782_ADAM” Note: We had this error using BPEL, but … Read More

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g beta

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I have been involved in the Fusion Middleware 11g beta program as well as participating in other ways as a member of the Advisory Board for Oracle Portal and Oracle SOA Suite. Although I can’t say much at this time since not much has been publicized, I can tell you that there is some exciting new features coming for developers, administrators, and end-users. Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g will prove to be a very large release that is both deep and broad, covering major enhancements that really span the entire Fusion Middleware Suite. As more information becomes public (or I am … Read More