Oracle Integration Cloud Trials
Just log into cloud.oracle.com
and click Try for Free
You provide your credit card details as proof of identity.
NO money is deducted from your account.
Your credit card data can also be used,
IF you decide to Upgrade to Paid
, at the end of the trial.
You will be informed anyway, by email, shortly before the trial period ends.
So what does $300 in credits get me in respect of OIC?
From a trial perspective - 1 ocpu for 30 days= $75. Ergo, you have 4 ocpus for 1 month
This is sufficient to set up an OIC env with 1 ocpu
for DB CS, 2 ocpus for OIC (Integration and Process), 1 ocpu for
Integration Insight. Both Insight and Integration/Process can leverage the same DB CS instance.
So I enter my details -
My cell number for a verification code -
Now I can enter my credit card details - remember the trial is FREE,
this is purely for verification purposes.
I do the necessary and click Complete
I check my Inbox -
I click to Get Started
I set up a new password -
I now see the Guided Journey page -
The starter page for trials. Here you can click on an icon, answer a couple of questions -
and the desired trial will be provisioned for you. Currently there is no icon for Integration
, but that is on the way.
As we say in Ireland, there are many ways to skin a cat, not that I've ever done that myself.
In the case of OIC we can just pick a stack template that will install OIC and its dependents,
or else provision the individual components separately. Naturally, the stack template
is the way to go, but I will discuss both in this post.
But firstly, some words about the various OIC flavours -
Oracle Integration Cloud Flavours -
OIC can be provisioned in 3 ways - i.e we have 3 feature sets -
- for someone who just needs ICS style functionality, e.g. connecting SaaS apps to
SaaS apps or SaaS to on premise, using the technology adapters. Technology adapters include Oracle DB, File, JMS, SOAP, REST etc.
2. Integration and Process
- for those who just don't want to connect apps. Maybe they have SaaS apps they want to extend, or other business process needs. This will include PCS style functionality.
This version is also required, if you want to leverage the Integration on-premise app adapters, such as SAP, EBS, Siebel, JDE etc.
3. Integration Analytics
- add business user visibility into integration and processes to the mix. For example, in an order processing scenario - what is the average processing time for an order, what are the top products? etc. Our component in this space is known as Integration Insight
and provides OOTB business user dashboards. You can also create your own, if these do not suffice.
So now to the provisioning -
Option 1 - Leverage the Stacked Template
The above will set up an instance for you with OIC (Integration/Process) and
an instance running Integration Analytics
You see 2 integration icons - clicking on each of these and you see what they contain.
Click on the Template tab and you will see the instructions -
You see that the featureSet
default is set to "Integration and Process
You see the allowed values are -
- Integration and Process
- Integration and Process + Integration Analytics
You like the setup? You want to install it? You just click on the following icon.
That's all there is to it.
Simple! Now to the more pedestrian approach -
Option 2 - Provision the individual components
Here I create the storage, then provision the DB CS instance and, finally, OIC.
0. Create Storage
You could do the above, or just create the storage when creating the DB CS instance
1. Create DB CS Instance
You can follow the progress here -
Take a coffee break -
2. Provision OIC
Now that we have the DB CS instance, we can provision OIC -
Check out the flavours available - the 3 feature sets discussed earlier.
Follow progress -
Soon the Integration Cloud
Service appears in my cloud services dashboard -
I click on Integration Cloud
- and then open the Service Console -
Now I can navigate to the OIC home page.
I bookmark this link.
I click on the Process Builder
I return to the Integration Cloud Home
and click on the Integrations
Note the pre-seeded integrations packaged with OIC.