Monday, November 21, 2016

Using Oracle cloud to integrate Salesforce and Amazon hosted SAP

Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) delivers “Hybrid” Integration. Oracle Integration Cloud Service is a simple and powerful integration platform in the cloud to maximize the value of your investments in SaaS and on-premises applications. It includes an intuitive web based integration designer for point and click integration between applications and a rich monitoring dashboard that provides real-time insight into the transactions, all running on Oracle Public Cloud. Oracle Integration Cloud Service will help accelerate integration projects and significantly shorten the time-to-market through it's intuitive and simplified designer, an intelligent data mapper, and a library of adapters to connect to various applications.

Oracle Integration Cloud Service can also be leveraged during a transition from on premise to cloud or by building a multi-cloud strategy. As an example, Oracle provides a standardized connection between Salesforce and SAP as shown above.

An outline of how to achieve this integration is shown in the below video which outlines the options and easy of developing an integration between Salesforce and SAP and ensure the two solution work as an integrated and hybrid solution.

As enterprises start to move more and more to a full cloud strategy ensuring you have a central ingratiation point already in the cloud positioned is ideal when moving to a more cloud based strategy. As an example, SAP can run on Amazon. During a test and migration path to the cloud you most likely do want to ensure you can test your integration between salesforce and SAP without the need of re-coding and re-developing integration.

By ensuring you use Oracle Integration Cloud Service as your central integration solution the move to a cloud strategy for your non-cloud native applications becomes much more easy. You can add a second integration during your test and migration phase and when your migration to, for example, Amazon has been completed you can discontinue your integration to your old on premise SAP instances.

This will finally result in an all-cloud deployment where you have certain business functions running in Saleforce, your SAP systems running in Amazon while you leverage Oracle Integration Cloud Service to bind all systems together and make it a true hybrid multi-cloud solution.
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