Tuesday Oct 07, 2014

Reliving Oracle Open World 2014

The most exciting Oracle Open World conference to date, has me revelling in being a part of a ginormous, efficient, and intelligent Oracle army that is breaking shackles and helping organizations move onwards to the next frontier of innovation. An unbridled Larry Ellison in his new role as CTO showed hands-on demos to move on-prem to the cloud. Roadmap sessions revealed far more than powerpoint decks with exciting live demos of new technology with Integration Cloud Service, Mobile Cloud Service, API Management, and business driven event management for Fast Data. Outstanding customer and partner presentations, had a packed audience of more than 60,000 people sitting on the edge of their seats, grasping the immensity and reality of cloud, mobile, and the internet of things.

Oracle seems committed to the Cloud more than ever and it seems a matter of when rather than if a customer will move to the cloud. And across the board the repeat message that resonated was that moving to the cloud was going to be possible with a few pushes of a button rather than hiring experts and rewriting code. Some highlights of the Service Integration sessions at Oracle Open World 2014:

  •  72 total sessions for Oracle SOA Suite, including both Oracle-led, and external submissions across Cloud, Mobile, Fast Data, Internet of Things, and B2B.
  •  Unprecedented number of customers and partners speaking in our sessions: including Canon Imaging Systems, Ricoh Americas, Larsen and Toubro, Engineers Australia, Bristlecone, Ascension Health, Farmers Insurance, JDSU, Keste, Agilent, KPMG, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, LA County Department of Health, and many more. 
  • 10 live product demos; 7 hands-on labs, including Cloud, Fast Data, Managed File Transfer and several more.
  • Cloud and Mobile had spotlight this year with extensive coverage over all other solution areas including Managed File Transfer, B2B, Fast Data, and Internet of Things.

Here are some previous posts that summarize the sessions that were covered on Oracle SOA Suite this year:

Overall Oracle Open World 2014 was a mindblowing event with outstanding teamwork and exceptional delivery on every front from the customer, partner and employee base of the organization. I am personally very grateful to have been part of this amazing show. You can watch the Oracle SOA Focus On for uploads of speaker decks. And continue to learn more about Oracle SOA Suite here: oracle.com/soa

Monday Oct 06, 2014

API Integration Trends in the Enterprise

API Integration is attracting considerable interest from enterprise architects and is a hot topic at the Oracle OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco this past week. SearchSOA caught up with Oracle on how API integration trends are affecting the enterprise and recently published an interview.

Here is an excerpt: "The best API management solutions cover a range of functionality across mobile, cloud and on-premises situations and handle a variety of integration needs including SOAP, REST, B2B and managed file transfer. Other differentiators are: 

  • An integrated solution which can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.
  • A mobile-first mindset when it comes to designing APIs for mobile developers, including mobile application-specific infrastructure to speed time to market for new apps. 
  •  Enterprise-grade tools for building secure APIs for critical back-end services.
  • Comprehensive tools for collecting the APIs which should be exposed to developers. These tools should support a range of governance processes, ideally customizable, but should not introduce heavy process overload that can reduce time to market. 
  •  Effective tools for developers to find, test and track their own use of these APIs."

To read the rest of the interview: Examine API Integration Trends in the Enterprise

And to find out more on Oracle's solution: Oracle API Management

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Accelerate Healthcare Integration at Oracle Open World 2014

Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration is an integrated solution built on top of Oracle SOA Suite framework. It provides core healthcare integration capabilities while laying a strong foundation for the future. It supports all major Healthcare standards –HL7, HIPAA, NCPDP. It delivers enterprise-class reliability & scalability as it is built on OracleWebLogic Server. This standards-based product has an XSLT-based mapper and supports services with WSDL, SOAP, HTTP, XML. It includes zero-install, browser-based monitoring, and management dashboards.


Join us for customer led expert sessions Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration. We have Ascension Health, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Intermountain Healthcare, speaking on their implementation in the following sessions at Oracle Open World 2014:

Accelerate Healthcare Integration with Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration[CON7759]
Joe Finlinson, IS Director, Business Applications, Intermountain Healthcare
Jay Jenkins, Manager of Data Integration, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Steve Lobach, Principal Software Developer, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Steve Schenks, Integration Architect, Ascension Health
Suresh Sharma, Product Strategy Director, Oracle

Healthcare Modernization with Oracle SOA Suite[CON8008]
Kevin Mattingly, Integration Engineer, Ascension Health
Steve Schenks, Integration Architect, Ascension Health
Sean Keane, Director, Healthcare Interoperability, Oracle
Suresh Sharma, Product Strategy Director, Oracle

Ascension Health is in the process of adopting its next-generation healthcare integration platform requirements for its 25 Health Ministries (systems), using Oracle SOA Suite for healthcare integration. This session covers Ascension Health’s adoption process, its experiences, the architecture, the ROI, best practices, and lessons learned and focuses on the underlying technologies that make all this happen.

In addition to read white papers, datasheets, customer stories, and more, download our resource kit: Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration

Thursday Sep 18, 2014

What's New With Fast Data at Oracle Open World 2014?

Oracle Event Processing has a rich and exciting roadmap when it comes to making it business user friendly. Join us at Oracle Open World 2014 to explore the new business user functionality, best practices and usage patterns with Oracle Event Processing that can take your Fast Data delivery better integrated with your business. In addition Oracle SOA Event Delivery Network tightly integrates with the Oracle Event Processing platform in Oracle SOA Suite 12c, with out of the box adapters, enabling a whole new world of time-based real-time pattern analysis capabilities. You can find out more in the session on this next generation event deliver network as well as in the hands on lab on Oracle Event Processing. Customers Canon and Trivadis AG also discuss their implementation of Fast Data. To access all sessions related to Fast Data: Focus On Fast Data.

Fast Data: Business-User-Friendly Tooling, Best Practices, and Usage Patterns [CON7793]
Greg Ryan, Senior Director Marketing, Canon Information & Imaging Solutions, Inc.
Robin J. Smith, Product Management/Strategy Director - Oracle Event Processing, Oracle
Lloyd Williams, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Strategies and solutions for integrating real-time event streams with big data infrastructures have recently become more complete but are complex to build and use. This session reveals the latest Oracle Event Processing business-user-friendly tooling experience with Stream Explorer to excite and simplify your fast data solution creation experiences. It also showcases new self-learning predictive capabilities; intuitive distributed event-driven architectures based on Oracle Coherence; and integration with the very latest big data technologies, such as Flume, Hive, and HBase.

Fast Data: A Customer’s Journey to Delivering a Compelling Real-Time Solution [CON8453]
Guido Schmutz, Technology Manager, Trivadis AG
Rui Pereira, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle
Robin J. Smith, Product Management/Strategy Director - Oracle Event Processing, Oracle
This session showcases a fast data customer's evolutionary and innovative steps to implement a real-world event-processing, situational-awareness-based solution. It articulates its real business values and highlights the elegant and intricate architecture that combines strategic real-time technologies such as Oracle Event Processing, Oracle Real-Time Decisions, Oracle Endeca, and Oracle Coherence in a way that will empower new customers to evaluate and successfully implement similar solutions themselves.

Next-Generation SOA Event Delivery Network (EDN) Empowered by Fast Data [BOF9272]
Simone Geib, Director Product Management, Oracle
Lloyd Williams, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
The Oracle SOA EDN tightly integrates with the Oracle Event Processing platform, with “out of the box” adapters enabling a whole new world of time based real-time pattern analysis capabilities. This session showcases these capabilities and best practices for implementations and highlights event consumption/production outside of SOA with the ability to associate dedicated queues for any generated event.

How Fast Data Is Turned into Fast Information and Timely Action [CON3752]
Lucas Jellema - Solution Architect, AMIS Holding B.V.
Fast data is big data, continuously streaming in, from which information is to be learned in (near) real time. This session demonstrates how Oracle Event Processing is used to analyze live streams of data to find patterns, deviations, and aggregates. The findings are reported in the form of business events that are pushed in live dashboards to Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, which also evaluates business rules on the business events and takes action when required. Examples to be demonstrated in this session include car sensors, website traffic, Twitter feeds, and bank run detection. Oracle SOA Suite 12c, WebSockets, Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) active data visualization tools components, and JMS are used to process, forward, and act.

Hands-on Fast Data Development with Oracle Event Processing 12c [HOL9396]
Peter Belknap, Director, Product Management, Oracle
Sandeep Bishnoi, Technical Lead, Oracle
Robin J. Smith, Product Management/Strategy Director - Oracle Event Processing, Oracle
Bing Song, Senior Manager, Oracle
Prabhu Thukkaram, Director, Product Development, Oracle
Lloyd Williams, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Robin J. Smith, Product Management/Strategy Director - Oracle Event Processing, Oracle

Oracle Event Processing for Oracle Java Embedded, has become a core piece in delivering the Internet of Things. In the following IoT sessions take a look at this aspect of OEP.

 

All Fast Data related sessions can be accessed here: Fast Data Focus On


Monday Sep 15, 2014

Simplify Mobile Integration at Oracle Open World 2014

Oracle SOA Suite 12c offers an integrated development environment for mobile enablement using Oracle Service Bus. In this resource kit you can find datasheets, customer stories, podcasts, case studies, and more and discover the right enterprise strategy for your mobile: Oracle Mobile Integration Resource Kit

In addition, the following sessions at Oracle Open World 2014 will help you interact with experts on Mobile Integration and take your enterprise strategy to the next level.

 General Session: Enable Apps for the Cloud, Mobile, and Beyond [GEN8238]
Amit Zavery, GVP, FMW Product Management, Oracle
Ed Zou, VP, Product Management, Fusion Middleware, Oracle
With the emergence of cloud computing, mobile, and digital media, organizations now have the opportunity to innovate their business and engage with customers like never before. In this general session, you will learn how Oracle AppAdvantage provides the framework that easily extends Oracle Applications—including Oracle E-Business Suite; Oracle Fusion Applications; and Oracle’s PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel product families—to embrace this digital opportunity, all enabled by Oracle Fusion Middleware. You’ll hear how Oracle Applications customers are deploying multichannel experiences for their customers, innovating on their PaaS infrastructure, and integrating on-premises and cloud apps to modernize the IT platforms and leap ahead of the competition.

 General Session: Time for You to Rethink Mobile? Oracle Mobile Strategy and Roadmap [GEN6975]
Kylie Morris, Head of Creative Development & Customer Experience, Qantas Airways Limited
Peter Robertson, CEO, Intelligent Pathways
Suhas Uliyar, VP Mobile Strategy & Product Management, Oracle
Among today’s enterprises, 87 percent have a formal mobility strategy at the enterprise or unit level, yet 7 in 10 are struggling to keep pace with new mobile devices and systems. Every organization has some level of tactical mobile implementation, yet the cost associated with spending on mobile devices is expected to grow 54 percent over the next two years. So what next? How should enterprises approach mobility? In this session, hear from Oracle’s VP of Mobile Strategy about how enterprises are transforming their digital business with a mobile-first strategy: bringing together clients, context, content, and the cloud. In this session, learn how the Oracle Mobile Platform can help you rethink mobility and define your enterprise mobile strategy.

 Enhance Your Mobile Experience with Oracle’s Mobile Apps and Oracle Mobile Platform [CON7806]
Rimi Bewtra, Sr. Director, Oracle
Lyle Ekdahl, Senior Vice President General Manager JD Edwards, Oracle
Suhas Uliyar, VP Mobile Strategy & Product Management, Oracle
Across Oracle Applications, Oracle is delivering out-of-the-box mobile apps built on a consistent and common set of tools. Enterprises are adopting these mobile apps to extend and enhance their unique business processes. With Oracle, enterprises of all sizes are transforming their workforce, customer, and partner experiences by adopting a mobile-first strategy. Learn how Oracle can help you simplify enterprise mobility by leveraging these same tools to extend your enterprise applications and using the same skills to build new mobile apps across your enterprise. In this session, Oracle’s VP of Mobile Strategy shares Oracle’s mobile strategy and roadmap and discusses how it can be used to help you rethink mobility to transform your business.

 Mobile-Enabling Your Enterprise with Oracle Service Bus [CON7640]
Mala Ramakrishnan, Director Service Integration, Oracle
Srikant Subramaniam, Director, Product Management, Oraclle
Robert Wunderlich, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Mobile devices offer many new ways for business users to interact with enterprise systems. Attend this session to see how Oracle SOA Suite enables mobile device integration without your having to customize your enterprise back-end systems.

 Accelerate Enterprise Mobility with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service [CON7024]
Deb Ayers, Product Strategy Director, Oracle
Kaj Van de loo, VP SOA Development, Oracle
Enterprise mobility initiatives need a modern mobile platform to be successful. Come to this session to learn how Oracle Mobile Cloud Service will empower your developers, business, and IT to rapidly deliver enterprise-grade mobile apps to market. Oracle Mobile Cloud Service can secure, expose, and manage enterprise-level APIs and provide built-in mobile services with analytics for greater insight into your mobile strategy. You can focus on fulfilling your business needs while Oracle Mobile Cloud Service does the heavy lifting. The session includes a demo of how Oracle Mobile Cloud Service accelerates enterprise mobility.

 Integrating Mobile Applications in the Cloud Through Oracle SOA Suite [CON5564]
Rathina Sabapathi Dhandapani, Principal Architect, Cognizant
Shalini Jain, Functional and Technical Lead, Delivery, Agilent
Enterprise support for mobile applications pivots around the ability of the integration layer to provide seamless connectivity. The challenges are manifold if such mobile applications are hosted in the public cloud. Attend this session to hear about the factors that influence a cloud-hosted mobile application integration initiative. Interact during a case study walk-through that highlights outbound interaction between an internal ERP system and a hosted mobile application through Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus.

Cloud Integration Strategy and Framework with Mobile and Middleware Technologies [CON2550]
Kunal Khashu, Senior Associate, KPMG LLP
Chris Lynch, Director, KPMG LLP
Integration is top-of-mind for organizations moving their HCM and ERP applications to the cloud. This session discusses the imperatives for successful integration with other cloud and on-premises systems and demonstrates how mobile technologies and Oracle middleware are being deployed to solve integration challenges at some of the largest Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud customers. Some or all of the KPMG services described are not permissible for KPMG audit clients and affiliates.

Don’t Rewrite, Reuse! Architecture for Mobile Enablement [CON2571]
Jeff Davies, Sr. Principal Product Mgr, Oracle
This presentation goes over how Oracle Mobile Suite makes it possible for customers to mobile-enable their legacy systems without having to rewrite them. The session focuses on Oracle Service Bus best practices and how, with minimal effort, customers can mobile-enable their legacy systems with JSON/REST service interfaces.

Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Taking Enterprise File Exchange to the Next Level with Oracle Managed File Transfer 12c


Managed File Transfer(MFT) is a popular method for simplifying business-to-business communication scenarios, especially within industries that are moving away from legacy electronic data interchange systems. With Oracle SOA Suite 12c, Oracle recently announced Oracle Managed File Transfer 12c. You can now access all resources related to Oracle Managed File Transfer 12c over here: Learn How to Fully Integrate Your File Transfer Solution This resource kit includes white papers, datasheets, podcasts from our experts, customer stories, and more.

In addition, the following sessions at Oracle Open World 2014 will help you take a deep dive into MFT:

 Processing Large Files with Oracle Managed File Transfer and Oracle SOA Suite [CON7826]

            Presenters: Pandurang Ranjalkar, Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited & Dave Berry, Senior Manager, Oracle 

Abstract: Files are as prevalent in today’s enterprise integration solutions as they have ever been. Using event patterns that require no polling, files can be delivered with pass-by-reference, which minimizes the memory footprint in your integration processes. This session explores various use cases for solving the age-old problem of processing large files, including using standard Oracle Managed File Transfer compression to reduce the upload time for the end user; using Oracle Managed File Transfer to pass a directory to an Oracle SOA Suite application to process files individually; and, finally, using an Oracle SOA Suite application to debatch very large files delivered from Oracle Managed File Transfer.

Cloud File Delivery with Oracle Managed File Transfer [CON7976]

           Presenters: Dave Berry, Senior Manager, Oracle & Ed Macosky, Senior Director, Software Development, Oracle

Abstract: Organizations transferring files in a hybrid mode from on-premises to the cloud require special tooling to deliver files securely and reliably. Oracle Managed File Transfer supports cloud endpoint protocols, encryption, and user access, leveraging the Oracle WebLogic Oracle Platform Security Services security layer instead of the more typical operating system security model. This gives administrators the flexibility to define users, groups, and roles that match their security needs. In addition, new Oracle Managed File Transfer cloud endpoints extend the reach of the cloud to cloud integrations. This session and demo illustrate these Oracle Managed File Transfer cloud use cases.

To find more related SOA sessions at Oracle Open World, access Oracle SOA Suite Focus-On

Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Focus-on Oracle SOA Suite at Oracle Open World 2014 - Register Before Aug 1 and Save!

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is just around the corner and this year we have an exciting lineup of speakers who will take your IT to the next level. Oracle SOA Suite with its latest 12c launch has more to offer in every aspect including Cloud, Mobile, Internet of Things and Fast Data. Attending OpenWorld 2014 will give you the golden opportunity to interact with experts and fully leverage Oracle SOA Suite 12c, taking your IT to a whole new level. To find the lineup of Oracle SOA Suite presentations at Oracle OpenWorld 2014: Focus-on Oracle SOA Suite at Oracle OpenWorld.

Here are a few of the sessions you can expect this year on service integration:
General Session: Enable Apps for Cloud, Mobile, and Beyond by Amit Zavery, GVP, FMW Product Management at Oracle

Cloud Integration Drives Increased Sales for JDSU

Cloud File Delivery with Oracle Managed File Transfer

Customer Panel: Oracle SOA Suite Cloud Integration

 Extreme SOA: Secure, Fast, Scalable, and Reliable - Delivered on Oracle Exalogic

 Fast Data: A Customer's Journey to Delivering a Compelling Real-Time Solution

Healthcare Modernization with Oracle SOA Suite

From the Horses' Mouth: The Present and Future of Oracle PaaS and IaaS

Integrating Mobile Applications in the Cloud through Oracle SOA Suite

Mobile Enabling your Enterprise with Oracle Service Bus

 And many, many more: Focus-on Oracle SOA Suite at Oracle OpenWorld.

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is from Sep 28-Oct 2. Register before August 1st and save! Register Today!

And while you wait for Oracle OpenWorld 2014, don't wait to find out what's new in Oracle SOA Suite 12c. Join us at the live webcast on Wednesday, July 30 at 10am to find out more: Introducing Oracle SOA Suite 12c

Thursday Mar 27, 2014

Call for Nominations: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2014

Are your customers using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business value? If so, submit a nomination today for the 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation as their Oracle Sales Partner or encourage them to submit their own nomination. These highly coveted awards honor customers and their partners for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture. Customer Winners receive a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco (September 28-October 2) and will be honored during a special event at OpenWorld.  Award Winners become great references as well!

Categories include:

  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • Oracle Cloud Application Foundation
  • Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Business Process Management
  • Oracle WebCenter
  • Oracle Identity Management
  • Oracle Data Integration
  • Oracle Development Tools and Framework
  • Big Data and Business Analytics

Process

  • To be considered for this award, complete or have your clients complete the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation SOA nomination form and send to: Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com
  • Please complete this form with as much detail as possible.
  • Nominations that do not have the solution area identified and the disclaimer on the last page cannot be considered for award
  • Submit completed form and any relevant supporting documents to the email address above.
  • IMPORTANT: Include category and company name in your email subject line, for example:
    • SOA_CompanyName_InnovationAwards2014” when submitting your nomination.
  • Oracle may contact you to collect additional details, if necessary.
  • Winners will be notified in mid-August.

Timeline

The deadline to submit all nominations is 5pm Pacific on June 20, 2014.

Criteria

An ideal nomination should highlight criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Innovative and visionary use of SOA Suite 11g
    • Originality of architecture
    • Uniqueness of business use case
  • Level of impact such as ROI or other measurable business benefit
  • Solution in or close to production
  • Solution includes one or more of the following:
    • Cloud integration
    • Mobile enablement
    • Fusion Applications integration
    • B2B projects, especially replacement of legacy solutions (Sterling, Gentran, etc.)
    • Processing and integration of events from devices (Internet of Things)
  • Usage of complementary technologies such as Data Integration, BPM, Business Intelligence…

Benefits

To Award Winners

  • An Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation trophy
  • One free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2014
  • Priority consideration for placement in Profit magazine, Oracle Magazine, or other Oracle publications & press releases
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation logo for inclusion on your own Website and/or press release

To All Nominees

  • Consideration for participating in OpenWorld 2014 panels and speaking opportunities
  • Consideration for featured Customer Success Story on Oracle.com
  • Consideration for placement in Profit magazine and/or Oracle Magazine
  • Consideration for placement in an Oracle press release or Oracle Fusion Middleware podcast
For additional information, go HERE.
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