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Regardless of how skilled an in-house development team can be, working on complex and bespoke technology projects can require specialist integration skills to deploy proprietary applications into customer application environments.

When SWAT was faced with a need for highly specific Oracle expertise for a customer with zero tolerance for deployment risk, they brought c2b2 onto the project to support its team in the project design, create a proof of concept framework, provide hands-on expertise throughout implementation, and ensure that the production environment was optimised for stability and performance. 

 

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One of SWAT's clients is a FTSE 100 listed UK software company that had contracted them to provide highly bespoke SaaS development work, which required the deployment of an Oracle Service Bus (OSB) based ESB infrastructure. Requiring specialist Oracle knowledge, SWAT engaged c2b2 to provide OSB and WebLogic consultancy.

With a risk-averse client facing a significant integration project that would affect their operations, it was vital for SWAT to partner with a credible UK Oracle specialist with expertise in delivering business-critical cloud integrations. 

The challenge was not only technical, but service-oriented. SWAT depend on their partners to deliver high levels of service both for themselves, and their clients. With extensive experience of supporting the customers of multi-national software vendors, and having the flexibility to work with different teams, c2b2 were the ideal choice. 

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  • Overcoming a lack of in-house Oracle Fusion Middleware expertise
  • Mitigating the risk of a business-critical customer SaaS deployment
  • Proving the design of an OSB and WebLogic integration
  • Effective ESB infrastructure implementation
  • Delivering a highly stable and manageable production environment
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Senior c2b2 consultants spent four weeks on-premises, working with SWAT architects to design, implement and document the proof of concept service bus. Using their specialist OSB and WebLogic knowledge – and their understanding of the customer infrastructure – the consultants provided best-practice guidance relating to the configuration, deployment, performance tuning, testing and troubleshooting of a clustered OSB environment.

After providing initial design advice on the hardware and software infrastructure needed for a OSB environment, the team built a clustered OSB development system, deploying a large number of the customers’ existing Web Services into the ESB, and performance testing the services running in the ESB against the native services.

All issues encountered (such as .NET/Java integration issues) during the engagement were resolved and fully documented to ensure that the customer would be able solve any subsequent issues.

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  • Comprehensive application environment assessment
  • Designing an Oracle Service Bus proof-of-concept 
  • Designing and deploying target architecture
  • Performance tuning the production environment
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Case Study

Special Work & Technology

Our Oracle Middleware consultants provide Oracle Service Bus and WebLogic integration expertise to support the SWAT in-house team throughout a customer-facing SaaS deployment project.

SWAT engaged C2B2 to support a very tactical initiative. C2B2 demonstrated their ability to scale up and engage with incredible efficiency and proved their value from the outset. C2B2 are a highly skilled and professional consultancy able to hit the ground running - SWAT will have no hesitation in using C2B2 again.
Matt Fisher, SWAT Director

Regardless of how skilled an in-house development team can be, working on complex and bespoke technology projects can require specialist integration skills to deploy proprietary applications into customer application environments.

When SWAT was faced with a need for highly specific Oracle expertise for a customer with zero tolerance for deployment risk, they brought c2b2 onto the project to support its team in the project design, create a proof of concept framework, provide hands-on expertise throughout implementation, and ensure that the production environment was optimised for stability and performance.