Oracle Service Bus for Integration and Virtualization
September 12, 2018

Oracle Service Bus for Integration and Virtualization

Shalindra Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Service Bus

My Organization is a consulting firm and I implement Oracle Service Bus (OSB) at various end customer and I use it by myself as well.

This is an integration tool to provide a pipe to integrate between applications. OSB follows Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). OSB is very popular for virtualization requirement. OSB's components like Proxy Service and Business Service made virtualization easy. OSB addresses Integration and virtualization by a single tool.
  • Virtualization - By using this feature, customers need not expose their real services to the outside world and similarly while consuming the third party services, internal server URL or IPs are published or exposed. Customers can make use of Proxy Services and Business Services to achieve virtualization.
  • Integration - OSB is middleware that provides Agility, Scalability, flexibility and better performance. This also avoids customer to do point to point integration and hence avoid spaghetti architecture. OSB provides all component of middleware like message transformation, adapters, routing etc.
  • Orchestration - OSB is not a tool to do complex orchestration for your integration. Oracle recommends Oracle SOA Suite or BPEL Process Manager for the same.
  • Bulk data Integration - OSB is not meant for Bulk batch integration. For example, transferring bulk data from an application to the data warehouse. Use Oracle Data Integration (ODI) or DIPC to handle such a requirement.
  • Integration has always best ROI not only for integration project but for overall business and all systems get connected for good. OSB brings a great value here as OSB is an enterprise-grade integration tool and can be used for company-wide integration & virtualization requirement.
  • OSB also works well with other Oracle tools like Oracle SOA Suite and ODI.
I worked on various other products like OSB at a various engagement at customer end and I found OSB is lightweight and effective for virtualization.
OSB is a great tool and works well for both Integration and virtualization. Now OSB is available on the cloud as part of SOACS. The customer has a choice either to go with a cloud version or an on-premise version. There is another newer cloud-based integration platform (iPaaS) called Oracle Integration Cloud. OSB may not be the best fit for Bulk and batch integration as well as for complex integration/orchestration.