Today instead of posting something on technical side, I thought of sharing something on Oracle AIA (again), which is the current buzz in the market.
Oracle AIA (Application Integration Architecture) is developed to widely-accepted open standards. Like everything new from Oracle, AIA revolves around the service-oriented architecture (SOA) concept. It thus represents a first step toward Fusion Applications – one that can be taken without the need for massive conversions or retraining. Hundreds of specific cases where sophisticated application integration is needed have already been identified.
Most IT environments, especially within larger organizations, consist of a variety of applications from a mix of vendors, not to mention custom–made software. It is increasingly necessary to automate business processes that cross the boundaries between these applications. However, creating solutions that obtain data and use the logic of multiple divergent applications tends to be time consuming and complex. Application Integration Architecture (AIA) is Oracle’s proposed approach to reducing the cost and complexity of doing so.
WHAT IS IT?
Let’s define AIA: AIA is a set of standards and rules by which Oracle and its partners can create elegant bridges between applications. Oracle will use AIA to insure that all of them are built the same way using a common approach and set of standards .This is a framework which contains the functionality of various ERP applications owned by Oracle like - Oracle E-Business, Siebel, JD Edwards and PeopleSoft which can be recombined and tailored to enterprise needs.
Technical products inside Application Integration Architecture (Till date*)
1. BPEL Process Manager
2. BPEL Repository
3. E-Business Suite
6. Oracle Warehouse Builder
**More in AIA framework regarding JDE and PeopleSoft will be added soon.
COMPONENTS OF AIA:
• Best practices Processes
• Foundation Pack
• PIP (Process Integration Packs)
DISCOVER THE TREASURE:
To make your AIA treasure hunt much easier, here I am providing you with some of the useful links:
• Oracle AIA:
• AIA Documentation:
• Oracle AIA Foundation Pack:
• List of validated integrations: