Hybrid integration architectures can be easily implemented, leveraging OIC and SOA Suite.
This will be very interesting for existing SOA Suite customers who are moving to the cloud.
For example, a customer could have existing integrations running on SOA Suite on-premise that implement orders 2 cash use cases. The customer may adopt a cloud based CRM e.g. Oracle Engagement Cloud or SFDC. She can now leverage OIC and SOA Suite to implement an Opportunity to Cash scenario. OIC responds to the event - new Opportunity created and calls the on-premise integration to do the rest.
Naturally, the interoperability between OIC and SOA Suite is bi-directional.
Let's begin with OIC invoking composites, running on SOA Suite.
OIC invoking SOA Suite Composites
My setup for this example is as follows -
1. OIC in the Oracle Cloud
2. SOA Suite installed on my laptop - JDeveloper 188.8.131.52 Quickstart.
3. OIC Connectivity Agent installed and running on my laptop
As usual, there is an accompanying doc for the adapter. I am not one for reading manuals, but, on this occasion, I am glad I did. I strongly you do so too. Available here as pdf
Step 1 is to create a new SOA Suite user and assign the roles Deployer and Operator. This is detailed on page 2-1 of the aforementioned doc.
Now I create a connection in OIC, leveraging this user.
It is configured as follows -
Note the url yourSOASuite/soa-infra
You can check it out -
It lists the composites deployed -
I only have one deployed - Test_processOrder -
As you can see, it doesn't do much.
Next to the integration -
I drop the SOA Suite Connection and configure as follows -
SOA Suite invoking OIC integrations -Today is Friday and I have just created a connection to OIC in JDeveloper 184.108.40.206.
How did I do this?
How did I define it?
I test -
Now to leverage this in a SOA Composite -
Note: One can call integrations in OIC that have a REST trigger -
Check out the Ora docs, detailing how to call OIC from SOA Suite, here
So I create a REST binding in my composite -
And now, all that's left is to wish you all bon weekend!