SOA Suite 12c Quick Start

Lets get started!

In the below tutorial, we will show you just how easy it is to get a "basic" SOA Suite 12c environment up, running and ready for development to commence!

Oracle announced last month, the release of Oracle SOA Suite 12c which marks a major step forward in supporting “industrial” SOA, and offer the industry’s most highly integrated middleware platform. With the rapid adoption of Cloud, Mobile and Internet of Things, the need for a robust, proven and standards based SOA platform has become central to an organisations ability to deliver on these key initiatives.

SOA Suite 12c offers a significantly improved development experience. One such example of this is the "quick start" installer which contains everything required to get started developing for SOA Suite 12c in under 30 minutes!

So what is in included in the "Quick Start" installer?

  • WebLogic Application Server
  • Coherence  In-Memory Grid
  • SOA Suite including:
    • Oracle BPEL
    • Oracle Mediator
    • Oracle Human Workflow
    • Oracle Service Bus
    • Oracle Rules
    • Technology Adapters
  • Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control
  • Lightweight In-Memory Database
  • ...and of course, JDeveloper IDE
    • with all of the mandatory plugins pre-installed!

Please Note: B2B, Healthcare & Oracle Event Processing are separate downloadable add-ons to SOA Suite.

What about Enterprise Deployment?

It is important to note that the SOA Suite 12c "quick start" installer will not give you a production ready environment. It is merely designed to meet the development or evaluation use cases.

When it comes to Enterprise Deployment of SOA Suite 12c, there are a number of important steps to take and the SOA Suite 12c Enterprise Deployment Guide (EDG) is the best place to start!

The EDG can be a daunting guide at first with some 250+ pages but there is no need to be afraid! In a series of posts Rubicon Red will guide you in your journey to SOA Suite 12c production. We'll show you how to ensure reliable, repeatable and consistent environment delivery that meets the requirements outlined in the EDG. With the Rubicon Red MyST declarative-based provision tool, you'll see how a highly-available, secure and robust environment can be realised without the pain, sorrow and despair... With SOA Suite 12c and MyST, the Journey is the Reward.

MyST 2.5.2 Released: Support for Oracle SOA Suite 12c

MyST With the release of Oracle SOA Suite 12c just under 2 weeks ago, Rubicon Red are pleased to announce the release of version 2.5.2 of MyST, which provides full support of Oracle SOA Suite 12c.

MySt is the leading delivery automation tool for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Applications. The MyST platform combines the automated Install and Configuration of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform, with the automated Build, Deployment and Configuration of code artefacts to the FMW platform across all phases of the software development life-cycle, reducing the cost of FMW application development, accelerating application time to market and bridging the gap between Development and Operations.

Provision Oracle SOA Suite 12c in less than an hour

During the lifetime of a project, multiple Oracle SOA Suite environments will be required, such as Development, SIT, UAT, Pre-Prod and Production. The manual installation and configuring of each of these environments, requires several hundred steps that is nearly impossible to get right in one go, and especially difficult to get right consistently across each environments.

Yet, an in-correct installation is one of the most common causes of issues when developing, deploying and operating Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions. Small in-consistencies between environments, such as different patches levels, disparities in the configuration of components, can cause issues which are difficult to diagnose and rectify; often requiring many wasted weeks of man effort to resolve.

With the latest release of MyST, organisations can now fully automate the provisioning of Oracle SOA domains; enabling an activity that manually takes 5-10 days to complete per environment, to be performed in less than one hour.

MyST and DevOps

Rubicon Red MyST can be a vital part of building your DevOps culture and practices. Using MyST, you can do things like fully automate the provisioning and on-going maintenance of your Fusion Middleware environments (dev, sit, qa, prod, etc.), as well automate the deployment and configuration of code across those environments to support key DevOps best practices, such as continuous delivery.