Tuesday Apr 08, 2014

Announcing WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance 2.9

Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 2.9 offers a complete solution for building and deploying enterprise Java EE applications in a fully integrated system of software, servers, storage, and networking that delivers highly available database and WebLogic services. The world's most popular database, Oracle Database and the industry's best application server, WebLogic Server have been combined in this industry-unique appliance to provide high availability and the simplicity of One-Button deployment. And to top it all off, it reduces IT cost with a unique capacity-on-demand software licensing model.

Here you can download the new version of WebLogic on ODA 2.9 which offers WebLogic templates for 11g  (10.3.6), 12c (12.1.1 and 12.1.2).


The following highlighted new features are included in this release:

  • Supports new X4-2 hardware with more capacity, faster processor, better networking with no price increase!
  • WebLogic on ODA provisioning tool now offers multi domain and multi cluster options in the wizard-driven templates.
  • New licensing options include a 'pool' of WebLogic licenses with min/max range, that can be allocated to WebLogic, Oracle Traffic Director and other Oracle Cloud Application Foudation products.
  • Provides a 'silent provisioning' option.
  • A new WebLogic on ODA provisioning wizard-driven template with a nicer GUI.
  • Shared storage repository option.

Friday Apr 04, 2014

Union Pacific Railroad Runs 36K Miles of Rail Track with Oracle Coherence

Union Pacific Railroad is the largest railroad in North America right now. A Fortune 150, $19B company, it owns and operates about 36,000 miles of rail track right now. It has about 4,000 sensors sending  millions of events, about where the train is, where the car is. Their 'Net Control' system catches these events and constantly re-plans the network state. This real time sense and detect and analyze and plan is supported by Oracle Coherence. Listen to Arun Giri, Enterprise Architect for Union Pacific, discuss their requirements, challenges, and the critical role that Coherence plays in their data center.

Watch this video and find out more details.

Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

Therap Services replaces JBoss with WebLogic: Improved Application Speed and Management

Therap Services is a web-based service organization that provides an integrated solution for documentation, reporting and communication needs of agencies providing support to people with developmental disabilities. It is a niche segment in the health sector. Its products and services are used by people in over 48 states in the US and by governments in at least five US states. Therap was using JBoss application server and managing it was becoming difficult. JBoss messaging proved difficult as well with out of band situations that it couldn't handle. Therap opted for WebLogic as their primary application delivery platform. Now Oracle Enterprise Manager [OEM] and JVM Diagnostics [JVMD] provide deep monitoring and visibility into the application stack. These tools have uncovered many bottlenecks in the Therap application that otherwise wouldn't have been found and fixed. "The benefits and results of Oracle solutions are huge", says Mojahedul Hoque Abul Hasanat (Masum), CTO, Therap Services. The performance relative to JBoss are order of magnitude higher, he says. Watch this video and find out more details.

Thursday Mar 13, 2014

WebLogic 12.1.3 Preview (Video)

We were recently pleased to present a webcast on the upcoming release of WebLogic 12.1.3. Steve Button on our product management team gives a nice overview of where we are, and where we're planning to go.

Watch the free video here in the "On-Demand" section.

Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Part III: WebLogic-Database Integration Podcast Series

Finally, the third and final section of our three-part series podcast: Oracle's WebLogic Database integration expert Monica Riccelli highlights capabilities from the brand new 12c integration such as Multitenancy and Global Data Services. Monica and I discuss the capabilities in detail along with customer use cases and benefits. Tune into the podcast.

Friday Feb 21, 2014

Part II: WebLogic-Database Integration Podcast Series

In this part two of a three-part series podcast, Oracle's WebLogic Database integration expert Monica Riccelli highlights capabilities from the brand new 12c integration such as application continuity and DRCP. Monica and I discuss the capabilities in detail along with customer use cases and benefits. Tune into the podcast.

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Part I: WebLogic-Database Integration Podcast Series

In this part one of a three-part series podcast, Oracle's WebLogic Database integration expert Monica Riccelli and I highlight this unique offering from Oracle. Monica highlights capabilities such a Application Continuity, Database Resident Connection Pooling (DRCP), and Multitenancy from the brand new 12c integration. She provides details of Active Gridlink for RAC and the improvements that NEC experienced with it. Take a listen.

Part II of this podcast series will be released next week. It will focus on specific 12c integration capabilities.  

Friday Feb 07, 2014

WebLogic Suite: Foundation Infrastructure for Oracle Internet Application Server (iAS) Customers -- Part II

In case you are wondering what the actual steps are to go about upgrading to the latest WebLogic rev, here is the video for that -- 5 Steps to WebLogic Nirvana. Enjoy!  

Wednesday Feb 05, 2014

WebLogic Suite: Foundation Infrastructure for Oracle Internet Application Server (iAS) Customers

WebLogic is the strategic application server infrastructure for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Applications. It is designed to provide a standards-based, mission critical and secure platform for organizations developing and deploying large-scale, cloud environments. Oracle iAS capabilities like Oracle TopLink and Oracle Coherence along with layered products such as Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle Discoverer and Oracle Portal and others have been certified with the WebLogic Server infrastructure. The J2EE runtime underlying Oracle Internet Application Server, Oracle Containers for J2EE (OC4J) has had key capabilities converged and certified with WebLogic Server. The goal has been to enable Oracle customer investments in Oracle Internet Application Server to move forward seamlessly. Watch the following video to learn more. 

Thursday Jan 23, 2014

Future-Proof Your Applications

Ever wonder why it makes sense to consolidate your application infrastructure on WebLogic?

The reasons are many. Firstly, WebLogic is Oracle’s strategic application server. Consolidating on the latest release provides better runtime capabilities and increased efficiency. WebLogic has one of the industry's best [if not the best] backward compatibility. Because thousands of customers have done it and they have been successful and in the process the kinks in the process have been ironed out......

Packed with customer success stories, this e-book provides insights, proof points, and best practices for you to drive the transition. Learn from many other WebLogic and Oracle iAS customers why it makes sense to consolidate on the latest WebLogic release, whether you are operating a traditional data center or transforming it to the cloud.

Register and download this ebook now!

Friday Jan 17, 2014

Weblogic and Database 12c Integration for Developers: Webcast

Please join us for a free developer webcast on January 23rd that takes a deep-dive look into how developers can take advantage of the advanced integration between these two commonly-paired products.

Speed and Productivity Boost from Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Oracle Database 12c Integration
10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST
January 23, 2014

Optimize database density for your middle tier, support multitenant applications with pluggable databases, and ensure continuous application and data availability - all with a focus on getting your job done faster, smarter and even more awesome. Hosted by senior technical staff member Stephen Felts.

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014

NCH's Industrial Chemicals Business With Scalable WebLogic

NCH is the leading global provider of industrial maintenance solutions. The company is focused on industrial cleaning and maintenance, water treatment and remediation, plumbing, pet care, and specialty industrial supplies.  NCH relies on Oracle Fusion Middleware and WebLogic provides process and application integration with superior scalability. Enterprise Manager provides integrated management. Predominantly an E-Business workshop user, initially NCH was slightly overwhelmed about using Fusion Middleware. However, they found that WebLogic is pretty easy to install and configure. "Basically, we have one managed server and two admin servers, and it hardly took us time to troubleshoot our issues", says Rameshwar Balanagu, Fusion Architect at NCH. Watch this video to learn more.

Tuesday Dec 17, 2013

Middleware & Database Integration Nirvana

With more transactions and data to handle than ever before, the demands on your infrastructure are increasing. So if your middle tier is costing you heavily in database resources, how will you scale?

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Oracle Database 12c provide a complete and highly integrated mission-critical platform to help meet demand—whether you are using conventional systems, a full cloud environment, or even something in between.

Join this webcast to learn how Oracle WebLogic Server is uniquely designed to take advantage of built-in cloud capabilities in Oracle Database 12c. Find out how to optimize database density for your middle tier by oversubscribing connection pools for cloud scale, support multitenant applications with pluggable databases, and ensure continuous availability and no lost transactions with transaction replay.

Learn how you can:

• Increase your performance by as much as 3x

• Provide seamless multitenancy

• Scale applications to drive elasticity

Friday Nov 08, 2013

Spotlight on an ACE: Dirk Nachbar

As part of our ongoing spotlights on Oracle ACEs, today we're highlighting Dirk Nachbar of Switzerland. Dirk currently works for Phillip Morris, and is recognized as an Oracle ACE for his expertise in both Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies and his Oracle Database prowess.
Dirk is currently working as a Senior Technical Analyst in the field of Oracle Technologies at Philip Morris International in Lausanne / Switzerland. He worked for several years for Consulting Companies in Germany and Switzerland with his major focus beingon Oracle Middleware Technologies (Oracle Application Servers & Oracle Fusion Middleware) for design, install, configure and troubleshooting, but also in the field of Oracle Database Administration. Moreover, Dirk holds Oracle certifications for Data Guard and Oracle WebLogic Server, and writes regular articles for the DOAG and SOUG newspapers.

Get in touch with Dirk by looking at his blog, on Twitter, or on LinkedIn.

Wednesday Nov 06, 2013

News Flash: Hong Kong Housing Society Improves Governance Control, Reduces Costs by 25%, Speeds up Approval by 30%

“We selected Oracle Fusion Middleware for its superior local support, higher performance, availability, reliability, and flexible enterprise architecture to cost-effectively integrate with existing Oracle applications", said Mr. C.W. Miao, Head of Information Technology, Hong Kong Housing Society in a press release today. To address the challenge of frequent downtime during peak periods and increasing cost in maintaining its legacy systems, Hong Kong Housing Society replaced its legacy systems with Oracle's WebLogic Suite, BPM Suite, and the ADF Framework. The Fusion Middleware solutions provide Hong Kong Housing Society with a flexible, reliable and cost-effective enterprise architecture that enables integration with existing Oracle applications including JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and PeopleSoft. The cost savings and performance results clearly demonstrate significant benefits. Read the PR for complete details.

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