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Oracle Managed File Transfer – 12c
Increased awareness of SOA has made industry to adopt several of the SOA technologies in the
Enterprise Integration. The business has found multiple evolutions with the inception of SOA. Real-time
transfer of files as part of the business has made the MFT (Managed file transfer) as a de facto
candidate to fulfill many usecases. The plain transfer of files (FTP) comes with its own limitations along
with, which makes it difficult to manage, monitor, secure and several of transfer usecases.
Oracle MFT (12c) product is catering to all the above said challenges with the rich interface around it.
The intuitive user interface makes it easy, even to a non-technical resource to Design, Monitor and
manages the file transfer
Challenges in the current transfer mechanism
Several of questions that come to mind.
- Is the transfer using Oracle MFT is secured?
- Is it possible to schedule the transfer of files to automate the process?
- Can the transfer be paused and resumed on a need base?
- Can the transfer be audited?
- Is there a dashboard to view the overall transfer?
- Can MFT be easily integrated with other SOA components?
- Is it possible to transfer the large files?
- And so on…
Oracle Managed File Transfer
Sophisticated monitoring option –
The rich monitoring feature
provides a dashboard with all
active, completed, failed and total
transfer. This will help to track the
transfer status between source
Secured transfer mechanism –
Avoids the hassle of external
access to the files. Adds additional
using PGP. The Embedded
FTP/sFTP Servers use the security
roles, users of weblogic servers
Pause/resume the transfer –
Enables to pause the transfer of
files and resume at a later point of
time. This feature become handy
when there is a resource crunch,
and resume when the resources is
Built in scheduling mechanism – Integrated with Oracle Enterprise Scheduler Service (ESS), enables to schedule the
transfer. With this,
o the transfer can be scheduled at off peak hours for a better performance
o Bulk transfer can be achieved to the target system to improve the operation challenges
o Plan a large file transfer from/to target system
Pre-Process/Post Process – enables to compress, decompress, PGP encrypt/decrypt can be added as a pre or post
process the transfer
Restricted access to the payload
with the roles, users of weblogic
Seemless Integration with all the SOA components – MFT has been very well integrated with Oracle B2B as well as
other SOA components. The below screenshot provides the snapshot of integration with Oracle B2B. Eventhough
MFT is a separate install from SOA, the instance tracking feature present in SOA is also extended to MFT. Hence the
instances messages, that involve MFT can also be tracked using SOA. Various components which can be integrated
with MFT are
o Oracle B2B
o Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare
Resubmit feature – The resubmit present in MFT, enables the system to resubmit the transfer incase of any error
scenarios, or the resubmit upon the request from the target system
Notification during negative usecases – The –ve usecases can be integrated with notification feature which further
can be handled upon manual intervention
With the growing challenges in the EAI world, it is important to ensure the file transfer usecases are still
to gain the confidence on security, reliability and manageability of file transfer. Oracle MFT fulfils all
such challenges with added rich features around this. By implementing Oracle MFT solutions, the
enterprise file transfer usecases automated, scheduled and increase the effectiveness and performance.