Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS): Overview of integration options by Maarten Smeets


Oracle Mobile Cloud Service has a lot of options which allows it to integrate with other services and systems. Since it runs JavaScript on Node.js for custom APIs, it is very flexible.

Some features allow it to extent its own functionality such as the Firebase configuration option to send notifications to mobile devices, while for example the connectors allow wizard driven integration with other systems. The custom API functionality running on a recent Node.js version ties it all together. In this blog article I’ll provide a quick overview and some background of the integration options of MCS.

MCS is very well documented here and there are many YouTube video’s available explaining/demonstrating various MCS features here. So if you want to know more, I suggest looking at those.

Some recent features

Oracle is working hard on improving and expanding MCS functionality. For the latest improvements to the service see the following page. Some highlights I personally appreciate of the past half year which will also get some attention in this blog:

  • Zero footprint SSO (June 2017)
  • Swagger support in addition to RAML for the REST connector (April 2017)
  • Node.js version v6.10.0 support (April 2017)
  • Support for Firebase (FCM) to replace GCM (December 2016)
  • Support for third party tokens (December 2016)

Feature integration

Notification support

In general there are two options for sending notifications from MCS. Integrating with FCM and integrating with Syniverse. Since they are third party suppliers, you should compare these options (license, support, performance, cost, etc) before choosing one of them.

You can also use any other notification provider if it offers a REST interface by using the REST connector. You will not get much help in configuring it through the MCS interface though; it will be a custom implementation. Read the complete article here.

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