Oracle Managed File Transfer lets you perform the following operations during the transfer process:
· Attaching inline or referencing
· Compression and decompression
· Encryption and decryption
· Archiving, renaming, and deletion
· Purging transfer instances and files
· Pausing and resuming
Oracle Managed File Transfer lets you track and troubleshoot file deliveries (transfer instances) based on the following:
· Success, frequency, and failure statistics
· Metrics, recent errors, file finder, and active deliveries
· Error information table
· Active delivery progress table
· Reports for individual deliveries
Oracle Managed File Transfer lets you transfer files to and from many endpoint types:
· File and FTP based endpoint types:
· File: Transfer files from or to directories accessible to the Oracle Managed File Transfer server.
· FTP Embedded: Transfer files from the embedded MFT FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or FTPS (FTP with Secure Socket Layer) server by copying the file into one of the embedded server directories.
· sFTP Embedded: Transfer files from the embedded sFTP (Secure Shell FTP or SSH-FTP) server by copying the file into one of the embedded server directories.
· FTP Remote: Transfer files from or to a remote FTP or FTPS server.
· sFTP Remote: Transfer files from or to a remote sFTP server.
· SOAP web-services based endpoint types:
· SOAP: Transfer files from or to Simple Object Access Protocol web service endpoints inline or by reference to a folder location.
· SOA: Transfer files from or to Oracle SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) web service endpoints.
· Service Bus (OSB): Transfer files from or to Oracle Service Bus web service endpoints.
· ODI: Transfer files from or to Oracle Data Integrator web service endpoints.
· B2B based endpoint types:
· B2B: Transfer files from or to Oracle B2B (Business to Business) trading partners.
· Healthcare: Transfer files from or to Oracle B2B for Healthcare endpoints.
Oracle Managed File Transfer is especially good for
· Transfer of large files limited in size only by the operating system and capacity of the file system.
· Transfer from a single source with fan-out to many targets.
· Detailed auditing and recording of all transfers.
· Advanced security for transfers.
· Advanced transfer management, such as restart and pause/resume.
· Use of an embedded FTP or sFTP server.
Oracle SOA Suite is especially good for:
· Orchestration or complex integration, such as fan-in from multiple sources.
· Integration with enterprise systems such as messaging or ERP.
· Manual tasks, content based routing, or transformations.
B2B is especially good for:
· Scenarios in which document format is relevant (for example, HL7, EDI, and so on).
· Scenarios in which additional semantics, such as AS2, are required.
Designers: Designers perform these tasks:
- Create, read, update and delete file transfer sources.
- Create, read, update and delete file transfer targets.
- Create, read, update and delete transfers, which link sources and targets in file delivery flows.
- Deploy and test transfers.
Monitors: Monitors perform these tasks
· Use the Dashboard and reports to ensure that transfer instances are successful.
· Pause and resume lengthy transfers.
· Troubleshoot errors and resubmit transfers.
· View artifact deployment details and history.
· View artifact dependency relationships.
· Enable and disable sources, targets, and transfers.
· Undeploy sources, targets, and transfers.
· Start and stop embedded FTP and sFTP servers.
Administrators: Administrators perform these tasks:
· All file handler tasks
· All designer tasks
· All monitor tasks
· Add other users and determine their roles
· Configure user directory permissions
· Configure the Oracle Managed File Transfer server
· Configure embedded FTP and sFTP servers, including security
· Configure B2B and Healthcare domains
· Backup and restore the Oracle Managed File Transfer configuration
· Purge transferred files and instance data
· Archive and restore instance data and payloads
· Import and export metadata
The top-level pages are:
· Designer: Use this page to create, modify, delete, rename, and deploy sources, targets, and transfers.
· Monitoring: Use this page to monitor transfer statistics, progress, and errors. You can also use this page to disable, enable, and undeploy transfer deployments and to pause, resume, and resubmit instances.
· Administration: Use this page to manage the Oracle Managed File Transfer configuration, including embedded server configuration.
· FTP Embedded
· sFTP Embedded
· FTP Remote
· sFTP Remote
· SOAP Web Service
· Service Bus
· FTP Remote
· sFTP Remote
· Service Bus
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