Redstone is developing, testing and deploying Oracle Content and Experience (OCE) asset connectors in a similar fashion to Oracle’s WebCenter Content, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Dropbox connectors for OCE. The purpose of the asset connectors is to allow end users the ability to browse for assets stored in 3rd-party repositories, and then ingest those assets into OCE.
Redstone will leverage Oracle’s new content integration framework (CIF) to support asset connector development. The CIF provides a means for integrating OCE with remote content stores to allow it to function as a true content hub for enterprise content.
The framework abstracts existing consumer service functionality, currently provided by the 3rd-party tool. This abstraction is made possible by providing the OCE REST APIs interface to configure the connector, as well as providing the ability to call content-related APIs from the existing consumer service. Redstone will provide advanced functionality, such as browsing a remote file system and copying content to OCE.
Connectors are binaries which can be deployed as RESTful services for the remote content stores implementing the REST interfaces defined by OCE. Connectors will be developed in order to be deployed and run anywhere and can be implemented using your technology stack of choice so long as they can be called through the OCE REST API.
We plan to collaborate with Oracle to make sure we are in sync on:
Every connector will have its own requirement to connect to a remote content store. Note. Each connector will be developed to provide a custom properties list to the OCE server, and should any property need to be filled in by an OCE Administrator during configuration, the connector framework will automatically surface these properties in the OCE Administrator UI.
Our goal is to make it easy for OCE users to locate and retrieve assets that are currently stored across disparate repositories or utilize digital agencies for the creation of content such as images. Today, it is not uncommon for agencies to share images via Dropbox or other consumer services.
Our plan is to provide these connectors to Oracle for inclusion in OCE.
Let’s schedule time to discuss your specific needs and how Oracle’s Content and Experience solution can assist your company drive improved customer experiences.
Please contact me at 563-505-9998 or email@example.com.
John Klein – Principal
Redstone Content Solutions