2016-10-05T13:48:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Oracle Integration Cloud Service?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle Integration Cloud Service, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Venkatraman Bhat - PeerSpot reviewer
Deliver Head - Database and Infrastructure cloud services at Tech Mahindra Limited
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2022-10-28T13:22:11Z
Oct 28, 2022

I'm an Oracle partner. We deal with the most up-to-date version of the product. One has to understand their requirements before deploying the solution. You need to analyze it and see whether it is available for them to leverage its capabilities. Most of the interfaces are already in place. You just need to provision it and configure it. That's it. This is a relatively new product. It may still need maturing, however, it is already quite good. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

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Nirav Sangahvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Oracle SOA Lead at VividEdge Corp
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2022-08-09T16:04:00Z
Aug 9, 2022

It's worth evaluating all options including on-prem ones as well as other products in the market, like MuleSoft and Microsoft Azure, comparing features and cost. You might choose a product based on cost and then find there will be limitations in terms of the features it provides. I rate this solution seven out of 10.

VinayG - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Consulting Manager at Huron
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2022-07-13T09:38:31Z
Jul 13, 2022

My advice to others is if you are looking for integrations with other Oracle solutions, then this is a great choice. Otherwise, you can explore other middleware platforms. I rate Oracle Integration Cloud Service an eight out of ten.

SandeepGoyal - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at Genpact - Headstrong
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2022-06-08T19:56:00Z
Jun 8, 2022

We are an implementor. I'm also an Oracle Prime customer. I'm currently using that Oracle for many years and I have a complete ecosystem in Oracle. Earlier, due to instability, at that time I would never suggest that anyone go with that OICS, integration cloud service. However, now that Oracle has improved a lot in the OIC part, I would recommend it. However, it depends on that ecosystem. If the surrounding technology is related to Oracle, it's a great integration tool. I would always prefer that OICS. However, some SAP or some other tools might not be as available and we would have to build some custom solution. Of course, rather than the customized adapter, we would prefer to go with a standardized one. It really just depends on the environment. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

Rishabh Singhal - PeerSpot reviewer
Business and Technology Delivery Associate Manager at Accenture
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2022-06-03T18:23:00Z
Jun 3, 2022

Even if you have no prior experience with Oracle product integrations, it is easy to learn and use because it is mostly, drag and drop. If you are not familiar with coding or development or Java or JavaScript, you can easily learn Oracle Integration Cloud. This is mostly a configuration-based development, and you only need to use your mind and logic to implement it better in a performance-tuned way, but it's very simple. I would recommend that you use it. It makes integration so quick and simple. I would rate Oracle Integration Cloud Service an eight out of ten. There is always room for improvement, but eight is definitely a good rating. We are partners with Oracle.

Arun Andavar Nagarajan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers
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2022-05-29T12:55:00Z
May 29, 2022

In general, there are multiple platforms with the Oracle platform. For example, in Google Cloud, one of the services is a database. Oracle can also have multiple services, corresponding database service, that is an Oracle database service. But, to the best of my knowledge, that framework is not available in Oracle. Google is more Java-based, so they have a lot of Java frameworks that can be used. We will recommend this to all of our clients because it is a feature that Oracle is promoting, and it is working well for us. We recommend that you use this product. I strongly advise them to use this if they are using Oracle-related solutions, and they can definitely try it because, in addition to Oracle, it has other connectivities, such as I mentioned Concur, Coupa, and SAP. They have connectors for that as well, they should try it out. I would rate Oracle Integration Cloud Service an eight out of ten. The remaining two are due to pending items. It's a bit lightweight. When it comes to heavy volume data handling, they should improve something, but the rest is fine. We are Oracle's golden partners. We implement Oracle products.

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Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers
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2022-04-27T11:56:39Z
Apr 27, 2022

We are the implementers of the product. We are using the latest version of the product. If a company is integrating this product with file-based integration, then it is very good. It provides good monitoring and tracking as well. B2B capabilities earlier were not there, however, now they are coming up with the B2B capabilities where EDI-related interfaces can be handled well. That said, bulk processing is still a challenge I'd rate the product an eight out of ten.

KS
Technical Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2022-01-05T08:23:40Z
Jan 5, 2022

For those who have Oracle on-premise, Oracle Cloud is the best solution because when we tried to migrate to Azure and Google cloud, we could not meet their expectations. The native Oracle application can easily migrate to Oracle Cloud. If you're trying to migrate to AWS, Google, or Azure, we need a lot of effort and there are is a challenge to redesign everything. If it is a popular application, it is a bit tough to redesign applications to be compatible with Azure, Google, or AWS. I rate Oracle Integration Cloud Service a seven out of ten.

AK
Software Engineer
Real User
2021-05-22T10:50:28Z
May 22, 2021

When comparing AWS to the Oracle Cloud, I don't see an equivalent platform. There is no ESB as such currently on AWS. AWS has a lot of other services like a queuing service, national servers, SQL Servers, etc. If you want to integrate with Oracle and SAS applications, then this is a pretty good solution. On the flip side, OIC has a limited number of resources, including support — there are just one or two courses to go by. I wasn't happy with the instructions that we received and the number of materials and resources; it made it hard for us to learn how to properly use it. All things considered, it's a fairly good platform. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Oracle Integration Cloud Service a rating of seven. If they improved the amount of support and resources available, I would give them a higher rating.

Jang-Vijay Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Consulting Software Engineer at Singhpora Consulting
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2021-01-28T02:57:00Z
Jan 28, 2021

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Jang-Vijay Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Consulting Software Engineer at Singhpora Consulting
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2021-01-27T16:55:10Z
Jan 27, 2021

I would rate Oracle Integration Cloud Service a nine out of ten. It basically works.

GS
Customer Solutions Architect at S&P Global Market Intelligence
Real User
2020-08-06T06:44:45Z
Aug 6, 2020

In general, the solution is functioning well. We already have Informatica Cloud established and we've been using it for a few years as our integration tool. We bought PaaS specificlaly for this project. Our challenge now is to test the comparison between Informative Cloud and PaaS. Informatica is a set price whereas PaaS has the meter running every time the database is extended in the virtual machine. On the other hand PaaS has the front client, the workflow, Ariba, everything. We're still evaluating. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

Jeremy Lee - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder/Owner at Catalyst Commerce Systems Sdn Bhd
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2020-06-03T06:54:51Z
Jun 3, 2020

This is a good product and I recommend it. My advice to anybody who is implementing Oracle Integration Cloud Service is to attend oracle University for training or at least some seminars before getting started. It is best to have some level of preparation. There is a lot of planning and discussion that takes place prior to implementation. Overall, we are pretty happy with the product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

PC
Director Of Analytics at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
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2020-03-04T08:49:00Z
Mar 4, 2020

It works for basic stuff but if you're looking for a turnkey solution, Oracle Integration Cloud would not work. So it all depends on how heavily customized you are within the application that you already have. And there is no customization inside. You need an integration partner. That is well worth it. Your own customization has a license, Oracle Integration Cloud. I would rate Oracle Integration Cloud at a six on a scale out of ten.

VK
Architect at a recruiting/HR firm
Real User
2019-12-12T07:48:00Z
Dec 12, 2019

We mostly use the public cloud deployment model, but it depends on the requirements of the client. I'd advise others that they need to be really clear on what integrations they need and the complexity of the integrations their client requires. As long as users identify the source target systems and the integration pattern that they would like to put in place, they will be fine. This needs to be the first step, so users may need a longer implementation phase. It would help provide a quicker outcome for them if they put the work in upfront. Those implementing the solution need to ensure they have the right partner with the right skillsets. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

RJ
DevOps Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
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2019-12-09T10:58:00Z
Dec 9, 2019

I would rate it a six out of ten. They need to add more features and better integration.

PK
EMEA Service Delivery Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-08-21T06:36:00Z
Aug 21, 2019

We mostly use the private cloud deployment model. I would recommend that new users not just dump all the data streams into the tool. Rather they should start small and then scale it depending on the use cases. I would rate the solution seven out of ten. It's one of the very good counter price integration tools available on the cloud right now.

Phil Wilkins - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Integration Architect at Capgemini
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
2016-10-05T13:48:00Z
Oct 5, 2016

Look carefully at the adaptors, they aren't always fully featured when announced.

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Phil Wilkins - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Integration Architect at Capgemini
Nov 3, 2021
Integration Cloud is more focused on event-driven integration models. It is also an OCI native service.  ODI is primarily suited to bulk data activities such as data loads, data migration. Now ODI has two flavours: native OCI with a small feature set aimed at enabling cloud migration and then the traditional ODI.  The traditional version is the same product as used on-premise but packaged to run a VM. As a result, it is offered on the Oracle cloud marketplace.
Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech blogger
Nov 8, 2021
Oracle Integration Cloud Service has a fairly easy initial setup, and Oracle offers initial support and guidance for those who might find the setup to be challenging. There are complications that come up, though, as far as integrating and maintaining the system. Organizations that choose this product will need to bring experts on board to oversee the security and system administration. Those aspects are so complex that to keep the system running smoothly and effectively, you need to employ people who know the proper IT procedures to manage them. Ultimately, an organization will have to make additional investments to get proper use out of Oracle Integration Cloud Service. Oracle Data Integrator offers a comparable level of set up complexity to Oracle Integration Cloud Service. The program for the initial setup does offer step-by-step instructions which make deployment easier. However, additional software such as Agent Setup is required for ODI to function fully. Therefore, while an organization can follow a guide to set up ODI, additional steps beyond the initial deployment are necessary before one can use the product fully. Oracle Integration Cloud Service offers different pricing models for their licenses. Among the easiest for businesses to deal with is a pay-as-you-go option. This provides organizations with great flexibility in choosing what they want to pay and the type of services that they want to receive. Organizations will be able to spend their resources more effectively when they control the prices that they are paying. ODI has a price which is not exactly the most expensive solution on the market. However, it is not the cheapest either. There is no flexibility in ODI’s pricing like there is for Oracle Integration Cloud Service. Organizations really only have two options: they can pay the price or use another product. ODI does not allow for the kind of customization that Oracle Integration Cloud Service offers. Conclusion Oracle Integration Cloud Service and Oracle Data Integrator are comparable as far as the difficulty that an organization might have in setting them and deploying them. In both cases additional resources are needed after the initial setup stages in order to get them set up properly. The area in which they truly differ is in the ability of Oracle Integration Cloud Service to be customized, both in terms of price and in terms of services obtained. ODI lacks this flexibility.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 28, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Oracle Integration Cloud Service? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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RJ
DevOps Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Dec 9, 2019
The most important part would be the use of connectors. The significant number of cloud connectors available for active integration is its value.
VK
Architect at a recruiting/HR firm
Dec 12, 2019
It's very easy to get started on the solution. It's also easy to maintain, scale, and integrate according to cost factors.
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I think one of the top leader in this space 'Boomi' is missing in the list.
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