Oracle Application Integration Architecture ( AIA) FP:

  • Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Foundation Pack to integrate heterogeneous application portfolio to build cross-functional business processes.
  • Foundation Pack will help to overcome the most common yet critical application integration challenges by providing you with a set of prebuilt enterprise objects and services, application integration management infrastructure and a proven application integration methodology.

Foundation Pack Components:

  • Enterprise Business Objects (EBO)
    • Standard business data object definitions and reusable data components representing a business object such as Sales Order, Party, Item, Customer, etc
    • Delivered as XML Schema Definition (XSD) files.
  • Enterprise Business Services (EBS)
    • Represent the application independent web service definition for performing a business task.
    • Define standard business level interfaces among the applications that want to participate in the integration.
  • SOA Governance Tools
    • Set of tools to manage and govern your entire integration lifecycle.
    • Business Service Repository (BSR) : Catalog of the objects, messages, and services that compose the integration scenarios.
    • Composite Application Validation System (CAVS) : Enables to test integration web services without the deployed participating applications in place.
    • Composite Application Error Management and Resolution : Way to manage errors across technologies in integration layer.
  • Reference Process Model and Architecture
    • Documented application independent business process models that act as a blueprint for mapping business processes.

AIA Version History and Tech Stack Implementation:

  • First stable version was 2.x series i.e 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5
  • AIA 2.x versions was deployed on SOA 10g  i.e OAS 10gR3 or Weblogic Server 9.2
  • Oracle service registry for SOA or Aqualogic service registry for Weblogic were mandatory components for 2.x series.

AIA 11g R1 :

  • Latest AIA release for Fusion Middleware Stack.
  • Weblogic 10.3 is the core base stack for deployment.
  • Deployed on SOA 11g R1 (11.1.1.2.0) which intern can install only on Weblogic 10.3
  • Use of service registry is optional, where as this was mandatory for AIA 2.x release.
  • Powered by Fusion Middleware 11g

How to Use AIA FP in Real Time World:

  1. Pre-built Integrations
    1. Direct Integrations (DI): Pre-built integrations that manage data flows and data synchronizations between Applications.
    2. Process Integration Packs (PIPs):  Pre-built composite business processes across enterprise Applications.
  2. Custom Integrations
    1. New process definitions and Entrprise Business Flow ( EBF ) using FP’s EBO and EBS.
    2. Non-Oracle application integrations with Oracle Enterprise [for those PIP is not available]

PIP – Process Integration Pack :

Pre-built composite business process, business objects and services for specific application integration. Its a ready made pack that can use to resolve complex IT needs for integration.

Here are few commonly used PIP in the current industry:

  • Siebel CRM Integration Pack for Oracle Order Management
  • Agile Product Lifecycle Management Integration Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Oracle Design to Release Integration Pack for Agile Product Lifecycle Management and JD Edwards Enterprise
  • Agile Product Lifecycle Management Integration Pack for SAP
  • Oracle Customer Master Data Management Integration Option for Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Siebel CRM Integration Pack for i-flex FLEXCUBE Account Originations
  • Siebel Call Center Integration Pack for Oracle Adverse Event Reporting System
  • Oracle Application Integration Achitecture for Communications
  • Oracle Primavera to the Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Oracle CRM On Demand to Oracle’s JD Edwards World

You can expect AIA FP installation and deployment, few common integration using PIP etc  in the coming posts…

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