Friday Oct 19, 2012

Oracle SOA Governance EMEA Workshop for Partners & System Integrators: Nov 5-7th | Madrid, Spain

The EMEA Fusion Middleware Product Management team is delighted to announce an exciting and a much-awaited workshop on our market-leading SOA Governance offering.

Oracle SOA Governance solution is Oracle Fusion Middleware's strategic approach to governing SOA. Whether just embarking on an SOA program, or expanding from project or pilot to broader deployment, the Oracle SOA Governance solution closes the loop on measuring SOA success from project inception through to realization, and providing the proof of ROI on SOA.

Would your prospects and customers like to:

  • Align their SOA Vision and Execution
  • Improve Decision Making
  • Effectively Manage Business and Technology Change
  • Enable Control
  • Foster Enterprise-wide Collaboration
  • Reduce Development Costs
  • Track their SOA Investments and Returns
  • Demonstrate business value and ROI of SOA

This FREE hands-on workshop is dedicated to EMEA Partners & System Integrators (SIs).

It'll be delivered by Oracle HQ Product Management and will primarily focus on :

  • SOA Governance as a Strategy and Methodology
  • Hands-on with Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER) and Oracle Service Registry (OSR)
  • When, how and whom to position our SOA Governance offerings
  • Our SOA Governance Rapid Start Service
  • Hands-on sessions for the most popular customer use cases

Seats are limited, book now - you cannot afford to miss this training!

If you're interested please contact Yogesh Sontakke (yogesh.sontakke-AT-oracle-DOT-com)

Monday Oct 15, 2012

Oracle Open World 2012 SOA Presentations now available on OTN

Oracle Open World 2012 has been over for a bit more than a week now and we're catching up with post-OOW tasks while still marvelling over what I remember as the best Open World yet. We had a steady traffic at our demo pods, all hands on labs were fully booked (stay tuned for those labs), sessions were very well visited and we met innumerable customers for discussions, feedback and Q&A.

If you missed any of the sessions or want to share the information with your colleagues, you can go to the Oracle Open World website and search for the respective presentation.

To make it easier for you to find the SOA sessions, we posted all SOA presentations which were delivered or moderated by Oracle SOA Product Management on the Oracle Technology Network.

Enjoy!

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

Oracle Service Bus Customer Panel - Choice Hotel's Deployment Description at OpenWorld

Choice Hotels shared their Oracle Service Bus deployment during the recent Customer Panel on Oracle Service Bus.  Charlie Taylor of Choice provides an excellent in-depth description of architectural guidelines including project naming and project structure.  Below is a screenshot from the session highlighting the flow from proxy service to business service, transformation, orchestration and more:

Choice Hotels Service Bus Image

For more information about Oracle OpenWorld SOA & BPM Session, please see the Focus on SOA and BPM document 

Oracle SOA Suite customer panel: Successful Application Integration & SOA Projects

At the recent SOA Suite customer panel, Roger Brown from UNS Energy, Fabio Ravagni from Cencosud and Paras Jain from Cisco discussed their recent SOA Suite implementations, business drivers and challenges, architecture and lessons learned.

Roger started by describing how UNS redesigned their internet portal to improve their customer experience and reduce manual steps in their business processes.

Through the use of Oracle Service Bus, Oracle BPEL Process Manager and Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, they provided more self-service functionality, automated their business processes and increased the use of their web site by 12.98% for number of visits and 33.58% for average visit duration.

The screenshot below shows the UNS architecture:

>UNS SOA architecture

Next Fabio described the challenges Cencosud faced through continuous expansion of their business, different standards and levels of expertise and large volumes of information.

By introducing Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Enterprise Repository, and with the help of Oracle Consulting, they significantly simplified their integration model, reduced their maintenance effort and increased their integration governance.

The picture below shows the implemented solution with so far more than 400 services in production and more than 20 ongoing projects, which will make use of the new integration platform.

>Cencosud implemented solution

Last, but not least, Paras discussed the challenges the Webex division of Cisco faced with a highly manual service fulfillment process, multiple data sources and the resulting large room for errror and delay in customer time-to-service.

Through a redesign of their order fulfillment process and the introduction of Oracle SOA Suite (see below), they significantly improved their SLAs, eliminated duplicate orders, provided higher visibility into the order process and aligned business and IT.

Ciscos system flow

For more information about Oracle OpenWorld SOA & BPM Session, please see the Focus on SOA and BPM document

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld Healthcare Integration Session Highlights Challenges & Solutions

In today’s session co-presented by Steve Schenks, Integration Architect from Ascension Health and Oracle’s Sundar Shenbagam and Suresh Sharma (apparently your initials must be SS to present during this session), interesting insights in many different areas including Steve’s descriptions of the challenges with their previous environment:

Challenges prior to SOA

Disparate hardware and software is an issue common across healthcare and most other industries…Larry Ellison spoke on this topic during Sundays’ keynote address.

Anticipated features from SOA

In the last part of session, Suresh is planning to go over some of the best practices and lesson learned to implement successful healthcare applications and will discuss the different options to model Sequencing (FIF0) use cases (one of most common use cases in the provider market).

The session was “Implementing Successful Healthcare Applications with Oracle SOA Suite” – Session # CON8546. For more information about this session, please contact Senior Principal Product Manager Suresh Sharma

Extreme Performance and Scale Delivered by SOA on Oracle Exalogic

Demands to incorporate internet-scale applications, data, and social media traffic with existing IT infrastructure require extreme availability, reliability, and scalability. In this session on industrial-strength SOA, learn how Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata engineered systems address these requirements.

Topics covered:

(1) how SOA and BPM benefit from “hardware and software engineered for each other,”

(2) how Oracle Exadata provides the data tier with unparalleled scalability and performance for SOA and BPM running on Oracle Exalogic

(3) customer case studies

(4) best practices and topology guidelines

(5) information on tools that help operate, manage, provision, and deploy—to help reduce overall TCO. Extreme engineering at its best!

Session details: 10/2/12 (Tuesday) 11:45 AM - Moscone South -308

Amtrak's Mobile-SOA Oracle SOA Solution at OpenWorld

During yesterday's Mobile SOA Session, Innowave presented their ticketing solution implemented for Amtrak which uses Oracle SOA Suite for service-enablement with support for Microsoft Windows Mobile handheld devices.  Innowave's Hilal Khan described this chart and highlighted the value of a service-based approach since the data went to handhelds as well as to APEX reports with a single service implementation:

Innowave Mobile-SOA Solution

Mobile-SOA Integration by Oracle SOA Suite Customer Agilent

I attended an excellent session by Oracle SOA Suite customer Rajesh Gathwala from Agilent.  He said most mobile vendors have their own embedded toolsets but the problem arises when you have too many of these disparate toolsets in the organization..."How many toolsets do you want?".  He highlighted his solution which standardizes on Oracle SOA Suite for integration including mobile.  Here is a screenshot describing how the integration includes Oracle eBusiness Suite, Oracle Service Bus and the security solution from his presentation:

Agilent Mobile/SOA Solution

You can see a video of Rajesh speaking about Agilent's Oracle SOA Suite implementation from last years OpenWorld (prior to his mobile integration).

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