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    John Klinke
    November Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform
    Announcement posted November 28, 2018 by John KlinkeBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, last edited November 30, 2018, tagged Analytics, API Management, Big Data, Business Intelligence, CASB, Content and Experience, Data Integration, Data Visualization, Database, Database Backup, Developer, Exadata, Identity, Integration, Internet of Things, Java, Management, Mobile and Intelligent Bots, Process Automation, Visual Builder 
    November Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform

    We are pleased to announce new updates and enhancements to our comprehensive portfolio of PaaS solutions. A summary of Oracle Cloud Platform release updates for November 2018 are listed below. See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details.


    API Platform Cloud

    • Now you can set rate limits for specific actions in the API. See Setting a Rate Limit for an Entitlement
    • Support for Apiary Actions in the Interface Filtering and Method Mapping Policies has been added
    • You can now filter analytics results by plans, services, and methods. See Filtering Analytics
    • New element called “ScopeClaimDataType” now allows specifying the scope values in JWT
    • You can now add custom pages to the Developer Portal. See Managing Custom Pages


    Big Data Cloud

    • Now Apache Spark 1.6 is deprecated and will be removed in a future release, workloads should be migrated to Spark 2.x
    • The identity domain ID and the cluster ID specified in REST requests are now scanned for errors and issues


    Blockchain Cloud

    • You can now import and use certificates issued by client-only (external) CAs into an existing blockchain network
    • Now Chaincodes can get the identity of the REST proxy caller to safely use the authenticated identity
    • Use new QuickStart templates to quickly create instances in Developer, Enterprise-X1 & Enterprise-X4 configurations
    • You can now delete an organization from a channel using Edit Configuration option console’s Channels tab
    • Now you can use Oracle Identity Cloud Service federation with remote identity providers
    • You can asynchronously shadow blockchain transaction history for any channel ledger to an Oracle database
    • The Balance Transfer and Car Dealer sample chaincodes are now available in Node.js
    • Functionality has been added to display the chaincode’s endorsement policy and ensure chosen peers satisfy the policy


    CASB Cloud


    Content and Experience Cloud

    • The sites, templates, and assets user interface have been updated with new views
    • Now you can export assets for easy translation outside of Oracle CEC, and then import the translated files
    • You can now import content into your asset repository from third-party tools like Dropbox, Google, and OneDrive
    • New and improved analytics is available for administrative users
    • You can now download Sites Toolkit and set it up on your local machine to develop with Oracle DeveloperCS
    • The template has been added to Sites Toolkit to integrate Oracle VBCS apps with CEC


    Database Cloud

    • The July 2018 PSU, BP or RU, depending on DB version, are now integrated into base image for single-instance DB
    • Database Cloud patching time is now faster by approximately 50%
    • New versions for SQL Developer Web, ORDS, APEX and ORE have been integrated into base image for single-instance DB


    Database Exadata Express Cloud

    • All existing Exadata Express customers have been upgraded to APEX version 18.2. See New Features


    Database Schema Service

    • All Database Schema Service environments have been upgraded to Oracle Application Express (APEX) version 18.2


    Developer Cloud

    • You can now configure a job to trigger a Wercker pipeline when the job’s build runs
    • Now you can configure a job to run Fn commands on a Fn server when the job’s build runs
    • From the Environments page, you can now start, stop, and restart services instances of an environment
    • In the shell commands of a job, you can now use the internal URL of an external Git repository added to a project
    • OCIcli 2.4.32, Packer 1.2.4 and Fn 0.5 are now available in the build executors
    • A project owner can now configure the project’s Maven repository to overwrite artifacts
    • A Git repository’s URLs and download links are now available in the Clone drop-down menu
    • When you add a block comment to a wiki, an auto-watch is set and you get email notifications for changes made


    Digital Assistant

    • Now you can create your own digital assistant, a “master bot” that fields requests from multiple skills (chatbots).
    • You can now track conversation trends over time, identify execution paths, determine the accuracy of your intent resolutions, and much more.
    • Your ODA can initiate a conversation with your user whenever it receives a triggering event from another app.
    • New features for instant apps, including localization, bring-your-own CSS support, new styling and an updated look and feel.
    • New System.OAuth2AccountLink component, which completes all the steps for the three-legged OAuth2 flow and returns the OAuth2 access token
    • Now you can define parameters that start with “da” and use them by all the skills that are registered in the same digital assistant.
    • Properties of the System.Intent component, like confidenceLevel and winMargin, are now configured as settings through the UI, instead of from the dialog flow.
    • Entities have a whole set of new features, including pagination, fuzzy matching, and multiple value selection.
    • Composite bag entities can now include non-entity members.
    • ODA now lets you define your intents and custom entities in both English and Simplified Chinese, without having to first configure an auto-translation service.


    Event Hub Cloud

    • You can now create, delete and edit Oracle Event Hub Topics from Event Hub Console


    GoldenGate Cloud

    • You can now create Oracle GoldenGate Cloud instances with Oracle GoldenGate 18.1 classic and microservices versions


    Integration Cloud

    New Processes Features

    • You now have the option of customizing presentations in addition to cloning them. See Work with Presentations
    • Now you can initiate a POST operation while executing REST connector calls in form events and set request-body
    • New “Matches” function is available to check if two strings or expressions match, and returns a Boolean value
    • Now when configuring global connectors, you can select the new Ignore connector error option
    • You can now print forms that contain train component controls (Note that only the selected step is printed)
    • Now you can use the new Append action in the data association editor to add elements to a target array
    • Mapping data within structured processes, allows specifying fallback (default) value in addition to data source argument
    • You can now create decision tables with more than one output variable
    • Now update external business objects already being used in a process application by uploading a new XSD or JSON file
    • REST API options for retrieving dynamic process resources are added


    Internet of Things Cloud


    Java Cloud

    • Using the REST API, you can now create a service instance that is attached to a private subnet in OCI
    • Now service nodes created in OCI regions (release 18.4.2 or later), get nodes distributed evenly across fault domains
    • You can now update protected context roots after creating a JCS instance with IDCS enabled for authentication
    • Now you can use REST API to change the domain name in WebLogic Server console URL after service instance provision
    • For service instance creation in OCI region, you can choose OCI Load Balancing service as the managed load balancer
    • Now you can provision multiple WebLogic clusters when you provision an Oracle-managed load balancer for JCS on OCI
    • You can now upgrade the WebLogic Server release on which JCS was created to release


    Log Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • Now search for an extended field based on the how it was created, the type of base field, or with example content
    • You can search for a label based on any of the parameters defined for the labels like Creation Type, Input Field, etc.
    • Before adding a preprocessing function to a parser, now you can test the correctness of the field values and view results


    Mobile Cloud

    • Now you can quickly and easily migrate your mobile configurations to Oracle Mobile Cloud using scripts
    • To keep the volume of analytics data under control, now accumulated API calls are automatically deleted every 24 hrs


    See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details