Tagged ORACLE INTEGRATION

Connecting Oracle Integration Cloud Service (aka OIC) to API Platform Cloud Service


Integration

Oracle Integration Cloud Service is an integration platform consisting in several tools such as:

  • Integration: a low code but extensible integration environment with many out of the box connector adapters and many more in the marketplace
  • Process: a Business Process Managament and Business Rules environment
  • Visual Builder: a visual low code development environment

API Management

Oracle API Platform Cloud Serviceis a API life cycle management solution. It allows you to plan, specify, implement, deploy, entitle, policy enforcement, publish, grant and observe (analytics) your API’s.

Putting things together

OIC has a setup that allows connecting it to an API Platform instance easily. Let’s have a look:

  1. Create an ICS and an API platform service instances. Grab the fdqn url of the API Platform instance portal
  2. Go to your ICS service instance portal and, in the [Integrations] menu, go to [Configuration] and then [API Platform]
  3. Enter the information of the existing API Platform instance you created before and click on [Save]

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Config is ready, and now what else?

Go to the lists of integrations in ICS and select one that is finished and ready to activate and click on the [Activate] button or menu.

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As you can see, the connection between ICS and API Platform is working, and we are proposed to choose what to do. We can activate the integration (only in ICS) or activate in ICS and publish to API Platform.

Let’s clink on [Activate and Publish…]

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You have two options, create a new API or add to an existing one. Leave unchecked the Deploy and Publish options. Once you have finished entering the values, click [Create]. Integration is activated and a new option appears in the hamburger menu:

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Now, go to the API Platform portal instance and notice the new API created:

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We haven’t deployed the API to a gateway, therefore it is not yet ready for consumption thought API Platform, that is something we’ll explain in coming post. For the moment let’s keep in mind that the integration implemented in ICS has been deployed to API platform and is ready for start applying several API management best practices, such as applying security, traffic, interface or routing policies.

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That’s all folks!

Enjoy 😉

 

 

The Increasingly Important Role of API Management in the Adoption of Integrated SaaS Solutions Together with the Onprem and Third-party Systems


As the adoption of the cloud by companies progresses, we see how an ecosystem of cloud providers is being formed that must be integrated with each other and with the legacy systems of our customers. That is, it confirms what was already intuited, the cloud will be hybrid and multi-provider.

In this order of things it is necessary to incorporate mechanisms that help to govern the entire ecosystem.

This is not new, in the previous decade paradigms emerged to solve the integrations between the different systems that the companies were developing / implementing  mostly onprem. One of the failures that such practices unleashed was not adequately implement mechanisms for the government of the integrations between the different systems.

Nowadays, with the new paradigms of microservices, the concept of API management appears as a new attempt to bring order to the potential chaos that may end up happening if things are not done with common sense.

And it is certainly observed that it is more necessary than ever to adopt mechanisms that allow governing the wide range of APIs that are currently available for any purpose.

The management of APIs must cover the entire life cycle of the same, from its design to its withdrawal, through publication, securization and monitoring.

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Oracle API Platform is Oracle’s offer to manage the life cycle of all APIs that a company publishes and consumes.

Oracle also provides a complete set of integration technologies and tools (data integration and ETLs, IoT, SOA, BPM, low code development…)

Enjoy 😉