What’s New in Oracle SOA Cloud Service

Learn about the new and changed features of Oracle SOA Cloud Service.

Note:

You can find a list of new features in the constituent Oracle SOA Suite products in the “What’s New in This Guide” chapter of each product’s guide. See the Oracle Help Center to find the guides you need.

August 2020 — Release 20.3.1

Field Description
New topic for adding ingress rules if you are not able to access the WebLogic Server Admininistration or OTD Console URLs from your browser after provisioning an instance after 1 August 2020.

See Access WebLogic Server Administration and OTD Consoles in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

New topic replacing an existing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database with a new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database.

See Replace an Existing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database with a New Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

May 2020 — Release 20.2.1

Field Description
Support for Oracle SOA Suite 12c (12.2.1.4)

Oracle SOA Cloud Service can be provisioned to use Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.4 for the SOA with SB & B2B Cluster service type. See About the Components of Oracle SOA Cloud Service in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

You can also provision new Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances to use Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.3. However, you cannot provision new Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances to use Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.2 or 12.1.3.

The Oracle Help Center pages and Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment include links to the 12.2.1.4 guides.

Support for Oracle Managed File Transfer 12c (12.2.1.4)

Oracle SOA Cloud Service can be provisioned to use Oracle Managed File Transfer 12.2.1.4 for the MFT Cluster service type. See About the Components of Oracle SOA Cloud Service in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

You can also provision new Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances to use Oracle Managed File Transfer 12.2.1.3. However, you cannot provision new Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances to use Oracle Managed File Transfer 12.2.1.2 or 12.1.3.

The Oracle Help Center pages and Using Oracle Managed File Transfer Cloud Service include links to the 12.2.1.4 guides.

Change to ports in an existing subnet

If you provision your Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance in an existing subnet, the ports that you must open explicitly before provisioning changed:

  • Administration Server: from 7001/7002 to 9071/9072
  • Managed Servers to load balancer subnet from 7003/7004 to 9073/9074

See Configure Security Lists in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

JDeveloper or Maven deployments for new instances require network channel protocol t3 or t3s To deploy SOA applications from JDeveloper or Maven to new Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances provisioned with 20.2.1 or later, WebLogic Administration Server network channels of type http or https protocols must be modified to t3 or t3s. See Modify Network Channels to Deploy from JDeveloper or Maven in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

October 2019 — Release 19.4.1

Feature Description
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing database support with the SOA with SB & B2B Cluster service type

You can select an Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing database to use with the SOA with SB & B2B Cluster service type when provisioning an Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance.

See Database Configuration in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Business Activity Monitoring service type

You can select Business Activity Monitoring as the service type when provisioning an Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance.

See Select Service Type in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

September 2019 — Release 19.3.5

Feature Description

My Services replaced with Platform Services in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console

After signing into Oracle Cloud, account administrators use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console to access SOA under Platform Services. Previously you accessed these services from the My Services Dashboard.

See Access Oracle SOA Cloud Service in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

May 2019 — Release 19.2.3

Feature Description
Oracle-managed load balancer You can select an Oracle-managed load balancer when creating an Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. See Configure Load Balancer in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

March 2019 — Release 19.2.1

Feature Description
Private subnet support for Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure You can create an Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance attached to a private subnet on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. See Create an Oracle SOA Cloud Service Instance Attached to a Private Subnet on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

January 2019 — Release 19.1.3

Feature Description

Update storage credentials

You can now update the storage container for backups from the instance administration page. See Update Backup and Recovery Credentials in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Oracle SOA Suite 12c (12.2.1.2) being phased out

Oracle recommends that you use newer versions of Oracle SOA Suite as support for new instances that use Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.2 is being phased out. See Specify Basic Service Information - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Specify Basic Service Information - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

December 2018 — Release 18.4.5

Feature Description

Bare Metal database support for Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in the Provisioning Wizard

You can now select the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Bare Metal database when provisioning an instance by using the Oracle SOA Cloud Service provisioning wizard. See Database Configuration in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

November 2018 — Release 18.4.3

Feature Description

Switch from non-BYOL to BYOL and vice-versa

You can now switch between Bring Your Own License (BYOL) billing and non-BYOL billing. See Change the License Type for an Oracle SOA Cloud Service Instance in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Support Oracle SOA Suite 12c (12.2.1.3) for quick start instances

Quick start instances can be created using Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.3. See Quickly Try Out an Instance in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Bare Metal database support for Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

You can create a Bare Metal database in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and use it when provisioning an Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance. See Provision an Oracle SOA Cloud Service Instance to Use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Native Database in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

September 2018 — Release 18.3.5

Feature Description

Database service validation

You can choose to validate the database service when scaling up your Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance. See Scale an Oracle SOA Cloud Service Node in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

August 2018 — Release 18.3.3

Feature Description

Stack templates support

You can create Oracle SOA Cloud quick start instances using stack templates. See Create an Oracle SOA Cloud Service Instance with Stack Manager in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Support for Oracle Managed File Transfer 12c (12.2.1.3)

Oracle SOA Cloud Service can be provisioned to use Oracle Managed File Transfer 12.2.1.3 for the MFT Cluster service type. See About the Components of Oracle SOA Cloud Service in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

The Oracle Help Center pages and Using Oracle Managed File Transfer Cloud Service include links to the 12.2.1.3 guides.

July 2018 — Release 18.3.1

Feature Description

Oracle Database Cloud Service data volume requirements

Oracle SOA Cloud Service database requirements have changed with this release. See Database Configuration in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

June 2018 — Release 18.2.5

Feature Description

Support for Oracle SOA Suite 12c (12.2.1.3)

Oracle SOA Cloud Service can be provisioned to use Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.3 for the SOA with SB & B2B Cluster service type. See About the Components of Oracle SOA Cloud Service in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

The Oracle Help Center pages and Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment include links to the 12.2.1.3 guides.

Database password reset

You can reset the database password in the Oracle SOA Suite My Services Console. See Change the Database Schema Password in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

May 2018 — Release 18.2.3

Feature Description

Oracle SOA Cloud Service Quick Start

You can quickly provision Oracle SOA Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service with a single click.

See Quickly Try Out an Instance in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

March 2018 — Release 18.1.5

Feature Description

Oracle JDeveloper deployment

You can deploy SOA composite applications and Oracle Service Bus applications from Oracle JDeveloper.

See Deploy SOA Composites and Oracle Service Bus Applications from Oracle JDeveloper to Oracle SOA Cloud Service.

Oracle SOA Cloud Service automatic service migration

You can configure automatic service migration for a 12.2.1.2 Oracle SOA Cloud Service cluster.

See SOA Cloud Service Automatic Service Migration.

Supports Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service as a backend database to create SOAINFRA schemas. See Database (for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic) in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

February 2018 — Release 18.1.3

Feature Description

B2B Adapter for EDI support in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The B2B Adapter for EDI is supported in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure environments.

See About SOA Cloud Service Instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

January 2018 — Release 18.1.1

Feature Description

Support for provisioning on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

You can provision Oracle SOA Cloud Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure combines the elasticity and utility of public cloud with the granular control, security, and predictability of on-premises infrastructure to deliver high-performance, high availability, and cost-effective infrastructure services.

See About SOA Cloud Service Instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Support for IP reservations

Oracle SOA Cloud Service supports IP reservations. You can reserve IP addresses for the VMs in your service instance during provisioning.

See Create and Manage IP Reservations and Explore the Oracle SOA Cloud Service IP Reservations Page in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

November 2017 — Release 17.4.3

Feature Description

Support for the EDI Adapter is now available for the SOA with SB & B2B service type.

The EDI Adapter provides a comprehensive platform for the implementation and management of business processes utilizing EDI and its related standards. The adapter can be enabled during provisioning for use with the SOA with SB & B2B service type on 12.2.1.2 and the SOA & B2B Cluster service type on 12.1.3.

The B2B adapter for EDI is only available for use with the Universal Credits billing model and is billed as an additionally metered amount on the Oracle SOA Cloud Service OCPUs at the instance level during provisioning or scaling.  You cannot add the B2B Adapter for EDI to existing instances, nor can you remove it from an instance that it is assigned to.  The adapter can only be set during the initial provisioning process and can only be removed by deleting the instance.  Billing can be paused by stopping the instance, since Universal Credits model is billed by the hour. See How Billing Works.