Thursday Jul 25, 2013

SOA Governance Training - August 26th–30th 2013 - EMEA (Lisbon)

As a part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Summer Camps III for our Partners, we are delighted to offer a SOA Governance Hands-on training session delivered by Oracle SOA Governance Product Management.

SOA Governance Hands-on TrainingSOA Assets

The Oracle SOA Governance Session focuses on introducing you to the crucial discipline of managing your SOA/Integration projects using the Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER), based on SOA Governance principles.

Whether you are a Developer, an Architect or a Business Manager, OER has a lot to offer to help you make the most of your SOA initiatives – a Service Catalogue, Automated Publishing, Lifecycle Management, Policies and Reporting, to name a few. OER is a powerful and flexible tool that you can leverage to manage all aspects of SOA Governance – People, Processes and Tools.

What’s more – we will also talk about our popular OER Rapid Start 30-day program delivered exclusively by Oracle Partners or Oracle Consulting. OER Rapid Start is a 30-day program, delivered to many of our customers, to kick start their  SOA Governance initiative right from engaging the right stakeholders, defining lifecycles, publishing their services to tracking ROI on their SOA investments.

The session will be lab-based giving you hands-on experience on the most popular customer use cases with OER.

Trainer:

Yogesh Sontakke, Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Additional trainings during the OFM Summer Camps III:

  • BPM: Adaptive Case Management & forms builder by Niall Commiskey
  • B2B & Adapters by Scott Haaland
  • Advanced SOA Suite by Geoffroy de Lamalle
All sessions will be given by our HQ Product Management and PTS  team. The sessions will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from August 26th to 30th 2013. Participation is limited to two people per company and training track. Registration will be handled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please note the skill requirements, the pre-requisitions and follow up. For details, please visit the registration page.

Wednesday Jul 24, 2013

Transitioning from TIBCO to Oracle SOA - Part 1

At the last Oracle OpenWorld, EA (Electronic Arts) presented "Winning at Digital: Build the World's Best Digital Playground, with fun for EVERYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE."  To achieve their required level of scalability for over 220 million registered users, EA transitioned from TIBCO middleware into an Oracle Fusion Middleware platform based on Oracle SOA Suite 11g.  As shown in the left-to-right project timeline below, their transition successfully went live on May 21 2012 in 30 countries and 14 languages across North America, Europe, and Asia:

Project Meridian at EA

The previous implementation (shown in the middle) used a combination of file uploads, SQL scripts, TIBCO and according to EA resulted in a platform that was not scalable to meet their future requirements.

The current Oracle Fusion Middleware implementation (indicated on the right side of the image above) now handles the following transaction volumes, business process, formats and message sizes:

Volume CharacteristicsPrior to their transition from a collection of disparate platforms and tools, regions of EA would sometimes independently update or change applications without synchronizing with other geographies which seriously impacted the enterprise.  The standardization on Oracle SOA Suite addressed this issue and also met their current and future scalability requirements.

In the Profit Magazine cover story, EA describes their transition to a "Future-Proof" solution to support their 30% growth in digital revenue, led by direct-to-consumer channels.  The article describes how "in the spring of 2011, EA management engaged Oracle staff to design and build the iHub, EA’s data integration solution, based on Oracle Fusion Middleware. The joint team reviewed the mission, desired outcomes, and target key performance indicators (KPIs) of the project. Then they reverse-engineered those outcomes to come up with a project plan. Meanwhile, millions of transactions kept rolling in daily, so there was urgency behind the initiative."Profit Magazine-EA

“Generally, when you’re on a project, it takes three months to build a team, set everything up, and start delivering these integration services,” Deepak Advani, VP of enterprise services says. “We basically took two weeks to set the project up, and we were delivering in four weeks. We were adjusting and building as we went.”

This blog focusing on Oracle SOA Suite scalability is a first in a series of upcoming blogs on "Transitioning to Oracle SOA Suite".  Stay tuned for more updates on how and why customers are migrating to Oracle SOA Suite.

To assess your scalability and other aspects of your integration platform, take the SOA Assessment by Oracle or for some cool gaming pictures, click on the image below:

FIFA Soccer Image


Saturday Jul 20, 2013

SOA at the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Shanghai

Oracle Open World 2013 Shanghai

If you are attending Oracle OpenWorld this year in Shanghai (starts Monday July 22nd), then be sure to attend these SOA and BPM sessions. See you there!


CON1609: Oracle SOA Suite, the Most Capable Tool for Every Possible Integration Challenge

7/23/13, 16:45 - 17:45 Expo Centre - Room 616

CON1625 - Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite 11g Overview and Roadmap

7/24/13, 08:45 - 09:45 Expo Centre - Room 420/421

CON1627: Using the Right Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Integration Projects

7/24/13, 14:00 - 15:00 Expo Centre - Room 420/421

I will be co-presenting with the CIO of Shanghai Pharma (one of the largest pharmaceutical distribution companies), Mr. Yang WeiMin.

CON1640: Oracle Fast Data: Delivering Big Data Business Value in Real Time

7/24/13, 17:15 - 18:15 Expo Centre - Room 616

CON2120: Gaining Victory over SOA and Application Integration Complexity

7/25/13, 9:00 - 10:00 Expo Centre - Room 425

CON1641 - Best Practices and Design Patterns for Pushing Fast Data to the Edge

7/25/13, 12:00 - 13:00 Expo Centre - Room 418/419

CON1647: Administration and Management Essentials for Oracle SOA Suite 11g

7/25/13, 14:00 - 15:00 Expo Centre - Room 425

CON1626 - Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite: Development Best Practices

7/25/13, 15:15 - 16:15 Expo Centre - Room 425


HOL2082: Hands-on Introduction to Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite 11g

7/23/13, 14:15 - 15:15 Expo Centre - Room 407/408

HOL1737: Oracle Event Processing and Oracle Business Activity Monitoring Best Practices

7/24/13, 12:00 - 13:00 Expo Centre - Room 407/408

HOL1739: Hands-on Introduction to Integration and Oracle SOA Suite 11g

7/25/13, 12:00 - 13:00 Expo Centre - Room 407/408

Monday Jul 15, 2013

Events: Oracle Simplifying Integration of Cloud and On-Premise

Join us for breakfast at an upcoming "Simplifying Integration of Cloud and On-Premise" event to hear Oracle Extending Integration to the Consumerintegration experts provide solutions to the challenges of increased integration complexity.   The relative simplicity of years past when integration was mostly on-premise without the requirements to integrate cloud applications, mobile devices, embedded devices, disparate data silos,  and enterprise business process is long gone.

As you plan your path to simplified integration, it's critically important to anticipate what's coming next.  During "The Future of Integration" keynote, hear about how the "Internet of Things" including extensive use of consumer-focused Location-Based Services is not a separate concern from enterprise integration but instead a near term extension of your current role in enterprise integration.

The image below presents one of the challenges resulting from the Accidental Cloud Architecture which is addressed during the event:

Connectivity by Accident

After the keynote, attend sessions covering:

  • SOA - Simplifying Integration for Cloud and On-premise Applications
  • BPM - Extend Applications and Manage Processes Across the Cloud
  • Data Integration - Dissolve Data Silos Within the Enterprise
  • Fast Data - Push Fast Data to the Edge with Event Processing

Starting in Asia-Pacific, the first 3 events will be in:

  • New Zealand - Wellington - July 23, 2013
  • Australia - Brisbane - July 24, 2013 (Booked to capacity)
  • Singapore - August 28, 2013
  • more to be announced

So please join us to increase your knowledge on how to simplify integration.  We hope to see you there.

Access the "Simplifying Integration" events at the following LINK

Thursday Jul 11, 2013

New B2B Book Published for Oracle SOA B2B 11g

Oracle B2B Book - Published 7/11/2013

Oracle Authors Krishnaprem Bhatia, Scott Haaland, and Alan Perlovsky have written a book to guideB2B Book Cover readers in setting up and operating an Oracle B2B system in conjunction with Oracle SOA Suite.  The book, published by PACKT Publishing, includes sample projects with step by step instructions so that the reader can gain valuable hands on experience, along with a general B2B overview, and specific topics such as Document Management, Partner Management, SOA Suite Integration, Exception Handling,  Security, and Preparing to Go live, just to mention a few.  You can find more information here for the book titled: Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial.

Monday Jul 08, 2013

Get Fast-Data Accelerator in Your Hands Today: Mobile Data Offloading for Telecom

Telecommunications providers look for ways to improve customer experience in highly congested areas when the networks get overloaded resulting in poor service. In addition, service providers look to capitalize on location-based, value-add services, which have higher contextual relevance in large gatherings for special events. For example, in a stadium, Wi-Fi can be configured to handle increased loads during times of high congestion such as at sporting events or concerts. In addition, when mobile users come to the stadium, value-added services related to the event can improve customer experience and increased monetization for the service provider. For example, messages can be automatically sent to customers, such as “Welcome to the ball park!  Come to the display on the upper deck for complimentary 6 month service upgrade.”

 Mobile data offloading provides policy-based offloading of mobile data to alternate wi-fi networks. It enables telecommunications providers to reduce congestion on cellular networks and lower cost of operations. It helps handle extremely high volumes of events and determines if a mobile device has entered an area covered by lower cost networking.

Mobile Data Offloading

The process is configured to receive device location events from the Telco gateway systems. Areas of interest are pre-defined and recorded in a database, but fed into Oracle Event Processing via industry leading in-memory database, Oracle Coherence where the zones are indexed in memory.

Oracle Process Accelerators are pre-built, end-to-end implementations of common and critical business processes that encompass domain expertise in different industries. And the best news is you can get your hands on them right now, the accelerator is free for download. Oracle recently released a process accelerator that articulates the value of Fast Data: turning high velocity data into value. This Fast Data accelerator targets telecommunications and leverages Oracle Event Processing and Oracle Coherence for delivering a Fast Data solution.

To read more about a real-life customer story on how this solution is leveraged for location based value-add services, please visit: Turkcell Delivers on  Extreme Scalable Mobile Networks

And to get your hands on Fast Data, visit us at: Oracle Process Accelerator for Mobile Data Offloading

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