Thursday Apr 11, 2013

Thomson Reuters Oracle Customer Showcase, April 15-16, Eagan, MN

Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day hearing about how Thomson Reuters uses Oracle technology to transform their business.


The Thomson Reuters Oracle Customer Showcase is an interactive event that will be held April 15-16 at Thomson Reuter’s office in Eagan, Minnesota. The showcase features a variety of presentations from Thomson Reuters, Oracle Executives and line of business experts, including how Oracle Coherence and Oracle Database powered Thomson Reuter’s WestLaw project (described in more detail below). There will be tours of the Thomson Reuters data center, a hands-on solution pavilion, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. And to top it all off, attendees will be treated to a Minnesota Twins Baseball game.

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Improves Scalability and Performance with Oracle Coherence

Thomson Reuters Westlaw is one of the primary online legal research services for lawyer and legal professionals, providing proprietary data services and information from more than 30,000 databases of case law, statutes, synopses, treatises, best practices, news articles and public records.

A million times a day, Thomson Reuters Westlaw provides lawyers with the answers they need about historical law and the latest cases from a day, week or month ago so they can address their clients’ legal issues quickly and accurately.

With the nature of search changing almost daily, Thomson Reuters Westlaw decided to optimize their infrastructure around Web 2.0 to deliver cutting edge performance and capabilities. Their first challenge was to create an advanced search algorithm that would identify relevant documents using term matching, legal concepts, document characteristics and search patterns, so lawyers could do research faster with confidence they were not missing anything.

Next, the team created a sleeker interface and other features to improve workflow and help customer keep better track of the information they found.

Then, they had to find enabling software and hardware that would scale quickly, be available 24/7 and that was flexible enough to evolve and scale to meet constantly changing client needs. After meeting with many vendors and evaluating their offerings, Thomson Reuters Westlaw selected Oracle technology.

Oracle Coherence and Oracle Streams addressed Westlaw’s data consistency needs enabling them to maintain high availability despite being more computationally demanding than previous versions of the application. This was made possible because Oracle Coherence and Oracle Streams share the cache across all nodes so, if a particular node fails, another node picks up where the other left off. Oracle Coherence and Oracle Streams also provide data consistency across functions i.e. a lawyer wants to search terms highlighted on both onscreen and printed results.

Oracle Coherence also addressed Westlaw’s need to scale to an unprecedented degree immediately. Coherence provided the ideal solution for scalable data management. Scaling both capacity and throughput was easily achieved by adding more nodes to the Coherence cluster.

Find out more about how the improved performance, scalability and availability Oracle Coherence provides helps Thomson Reuters Westlaw better serve their clients and create unique competitive advantage.

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Register for: Thomson Reuters Oracle Customer Showcase

Read the article: Next Discovery: Thomson Reuters, Legal, sets new precedent for search performance

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Friday Mar 29, 2013

Be Part of the Conversation: Plan to present at Oracle Open World or JavaOne 2013



Have you ever attended conference sessions and thought, “Gee, I know more about this topic—I could be the presenter!” Or, have you ever thought, “This conference is missing some topics I’d like to hear more about. Why don’t they have a session on “x”?”

Now is your chance to change that.

The Call for Proposals for Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne, held September 22 - 26, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, is open until April 12.

We want to hear your stories. You are the one living these topics and the ones who have to apply the ideas back home in real life. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts, innovative ideas and experiences with your peers and other technology experts.

Here are some presentations from JavaOne 2012 to help get you inspired.

Using the new javax.cache Caching Standard.

Hear Greg Luck and Carmen Purdy’s describe how to:

Abstract your caching implementation

Use the rich and modern API

Use the new caching annotations from Java EE

Use javax.cache with existing Java EE 6 and Java SE applications

Plug in various implementations

Distributed Caching to Data Grids: The Past, Present, and Future of Scalable Java

Hear about the history of Java distributed caching and its most important innovations. Learn how this technology has become integral to enterprises building reliable and scalable large-scale distributed systems (including financial services, travel, online gaming, retail, and many others). Get a glimpse into how the technology might evolve and how enterprises will adopt it.

NoSQL Usage Patterns in Java Enterprise Applications

Chris Davis, Nike Engineering Director and Randy Stafford, Oracle Architect At-Large explore and codify numberous usage patterns that have emerged for NoSQL technologies in the context of modern enterprise application architectures, illustrated by examples drawn from launched production applications. They present a model and a vocabulary for describing various uses of NoSQL stores in Java EE applications and describe the consequences, both positive and negative, of each usage pattern.

Sharding Middleware to Achieve Elasticity and HIgh Availability in the Cloud

Cameron Purdy, VP Development, Oracle and Brian Oliver, Senior Solutions Architect, Oracle,
examine some of the fundamental and somewhat radical departures in system design when "sharding paradigm" is applied to traditional middleware. See how sharding is influencing the way enterprise products such as GlassFish, Oracle WebLogic, and Oracle Service Bus are designed.

Why There’s No Future in Java Futures

Hear Brian Oliver, Senior Principal Solutions Architect and Mark Falco, Consulting Member Technical Staff, examine how Java Future affects the design and implementation of highly concurrent multithreaded systems. Find out how, although being designed to facilitate concurrent programming, they often have the opposite effect, unnecessarily causing developers to burn threads and actually encouraging the development of blocking synchronous systems. Learn about several simple alternatives, including the notion of Deferreds and Collectors, together with a DSL-style framework for testing such implementations.

Submit your proposal today!

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Call for Proposals

JavaOne 2013 Call for Papers

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