Monitoring large flow traces with Oracle SOA Suite (Part 1)

End-to-end monitoring of BPEL process instances across composite borders is a great feature of Oracle SOA/BPM Suite 11g. It is shown in nearly every PreSales presentation and when you were used to know SOA Suite 10g or to work with other kinds of distributed, heterogenous systems it is a real improvement. But when you implement […]

Oracle Open World 2013 – Wrap up

OOW 2013 is over and we’re heading home, so it is time to lean back and reflecting about the impressions we have from the conference. First of all: OOW was great! It was a pleasure to be a part of it. As already mentioned in our last blog article: It was the biggest OOW ever. […]

Options for removing data in MDS Repository

The two main database schemas in the Oracle SOA Suite database repository are: _SOAINFRA and _MDS. Composite instance and runtime information are stored in the SOAINFRA schema. Commonly used metadata like WSDLs, XSDs, rules, fault policies, etc. as well as composite deployments are stored within the MDS schema. With every deployment / import of the […]

Industrial SOA – Now chapters 1 to 5 available

You find us in Oracle Technet (OTN): http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/soa/ind-soa-toc-1934143.html And in Thomas Erl’s Service Technology Magazine: http://servicetechmag.com/index Content: Industrial SOA is a 13-part  article series focused on service orientation, written collaboratively by a group of recognized experts and community leaders in service oriented architecture. „SOA and service-orientation have laid the foundation for a variety of emergent […]

Purging of failed SOA components

In the previous post the preferred settings of heavily used SOA composites was demonstrated. It was shown that with the correct settings applied only failed component instances are persisted in the database. This post discusses the purging possibilities of such component instances. As stated in the earlier post, we are now facing a situation where […]

Improve performance and maintenance of heavily used SOA composites

As stated in a previous post, heavily used transient BPEL processes should be configured with some well-defined parameters in order to avoid storing too much data in the database, thus optimizing performance. However, even if BPEL processes inside the composite are configured this way, data of other components like mediators and the composite itself are […]

Access multiple SOA / BPM Virtual Machines from different computers in your network

In this article I’d like to explain how to share multiple instances of Oracle’s Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite and BPM Suite across different computers in your network. Three requirements we had to address: Call of external services like GeoNames (http://www.geonames.org/postal-codes/) from within the BPM Suite VM Connection to multiple BPM Suite VMs from […]

Wiederverwendung von Daten und Services in Oracle SOA / BPM Suite

Ein wichtiger Aspekt in einer Serviceorientierten Architektur ist die Veröffentlichung von Metadaten potenziell wiederverwendbarer SOA-Artefakte. Mit den Metadata Services (MDS) bietet die Oracle SOA/BPM Suite eine solche Komponente an, um die zentrale Verwaltung und Bereitstellung von Schnittstellen (WSDL), Daten (XSD), Geschäftsregeln (Rules), FaultPolicies (XML) und Geschäftsereignissen (EDL) zu ermöglichen (siehe nachfolgende Abbildung). Somit können Daten […]