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Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

By : Andrew Bell, Sander Rensen, Luis Weir, Phil Wilkins
Book Image

Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

By: Andrew Bell, Sander Rensen, Luis Weir, Phil Wilkins

Overview of this book

Implementing Oracle API Platform Cloud Service moves from theory to practice using the newest Oracle API management platform. This critical new platform for Oracle developers allows you to interface the complex array of services your clients expect in the modern world. First, you'll learn about Oracle’s new platform and get an overview of it, then you'll see a use case showing the functionality and use of this new platform for Oracle customers. Next, you’ll see the power of Apiary and begin designing your own APIs. From there, you’ll build and run microservices and set up the Oracle API gateways. Moving on, you’ll discover how to customize the developer portal and publish your own APIs. You’ll spend time looking at configuration management on the new platform, and implementing the Oauth 2.0 policy, as well as custom policies. The latest finance modules from Oracle will be examined, with some of the third party alternatives in sight as well. This broad-scoped book completes your journey with a clear examination of how to transition APIs from Oracle API Management 12c to the new Oracle API Platform, so that you can step into the future confidently.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)


The ball game has changed for the IT industry. Organizations that today don't offer access to their products and services seamlessly through multiple channels, are not just considered outdated but are seriously seeing a decline in their market share. They are being disrupted.

This inflection point, arguably kick-started by the huge popularity of smartphones inevitably making mobile apps the benchmark for user experience, ended up introducing considerable pressure for businesses to modernize their IT landscape and therefore, keep up with the competition (digital giants and startups) and new demands of users in general (customers and employees):

The iPhone


For digital giants such as Google, Apple, and Facebook, or even for a startup, this doesn't represent a real challenge. As many have said already, such organizations were born digital and therefore they are not directly exposed to such disruption, and if they were, they are ready to quickly respond to the challenge (that is, Snapchat vs Facebook, Waze vs Google Maps). For traditional organizations, on the other hand, which is the vast majority worldwide, this represents a huge challenge as they can't simply wipe their existing IT landscape and start from scratch.

Such organizations must carefully devise plans and strategies to modernize their business. They must make available considerable investments to digitally transform their operations and adapt to modern business models capable of engaging customers through digital channels in a more intimate and dynamic way.

But as organizations embark on the journey of digital transformation, it soon becomes evident that without reliable access to core information assets, delivering relevant and modern solutions that put the customer at the center is a real challenge.