Friday Feb 21, 2014
Thursday Jan 23, 2014
By Ruma Sanyal on Jan 23, 2014
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.
Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
By Ruma Sanyal on Jan 14, 2014
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.
Wednesday Nov 06, 2013
News Flash: Hong Kong Housing Society Improves Governance Control, Reduces Costs by 25%, Speeds up Approval by 30%
By Ruma Sanyal on Nov 06, 2013
Friday Nov 01, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal on Nov 01, 2013
IDEXX Laboratories is the global market leader in diagnostics and IT for animal health [with 50,000 veterinary practices worldwide], and water and milk quality. Watch this video where Brett Curtis, Senior System Administrator from IDEXX, discusses their business applications and laboratory information management systems. IDEXX uses Oracle WebLogic Server, SOA Suite, Coherence, Enterprise Manager and more. Enterprise Manager is used to manage their entire stack and has enabled IDEXX to achieve an astounding 90% reduction in time to find root cause of problems in their application infrastructure.
Wednesday Oct 30, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal on Oct 30, 2013
Here is another great YouTube video by our product manager Monica Riccelli. She talks about installers now being standardized in Oracle for greater consistency -- no more WebLogic native installers. Also, JDK is no longer a part of the WebLogic install. The various installers she discusses include OUI, ZIP, OEPE, Coherence and more. Monica then takes us through a step by step install process.
After the install process is complete the video takes us through the configuration wizard. The ZIP installer is then discussed and its effectiveness, such as it being the smallest downloadable option, easy, and very popular with our customers and limitations (such as for development only and not to be used in production) highlighted. Monica then takes us through the configuration wizard, its usage, and when to use WLST scripts. The video then discusses NodeManager and its usage and discusses how to reconfigure a WebLogic domain on upgrade – through our GUI tools or through command line interface. Lastly, it highlights Opatch – a patch application tool used by our customers and standardized across all Oracle products. Really detailed video. Check it out!
Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Wednesday Oct 16, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal on Oct 16, 2013
It has been said that a chain is as strong as its weakest link. Well, this is also true for your application infrastructure. Not only are the various components that constitute your infrastructure, like database and application server critical, the integration between these things [whether coming out of the box from your vendor or done in-house] is paramount. Imagine your database being down and your application server not knowing about it and as a result your application waiting indefinitely for a database response – not a great situation if high availability is critical to your application. Or one of your database nodes is very busy, but your application server doesn’t have the intelligence to decipher that – it keeps pinging the busy node when it can in fact get a response from another idle node much faster. This is what Oracle WebLogic and Database integration provides: Intelligent integration out of the box. Tight integration between Oracle WebLogic and Database makes your infrastructure robust enough that not only does each of your infrastructure component provide you with improved RASP [reliability availability, scalability, and performance] but these components work together to offer improved performance & availability, better resource sharing, inherent scalability, ease of configuration and automated management for your entire infrastructure. Oracle WebLogic Server is the only application server with this degree of integration to Oracle Database.
With Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, we introduced Active GridLink for Real Application Clusters (RAC). In conjunction with Oracle Database, this powerful software technology simplifies management, increases availability, and ensures fast connection failover with runtime connection, load balancing and affinity capabilities. With the release of Oracle Database 12c this summer, even tighter integration between Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.2) and Oracle Database 12c has been achieved and this further optimizes the integration for a global cloud environment.
Read about these capabilities in detail in the Oracle WebLogic-Database Integration Whitepaper. Get in depth ‘how-to’ details from this YouTube video on the topic from our resident expert, Monica Roccelli.
Monday Oct 14, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal on Oct 14, 2013
With tight budgets organizations throughout the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) see the appeal of the open source model. Open source software (OSS) includes operating systems, applications, and programs in which the source code is published and made available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute that code without paying royalties or fees. Open source “products” typically evolve through community cooperation among individual programmers as well as very large companies. An open source license permits anybody in the community to study, change and distribute the software for free and for any purpose.
At first glance it might seem that DoD organizations can avoid buying commercial software products simply by starting with open source software and developing their own applications. As this white paper shows, total cost of ownership (TCO) for open source software often exceeds that of commercial software. While minimizing capital expenses by acquiring “free” open source software is appealing, the up-front cost of any software endeavor represents only a small fraction of the total outlay over the lifecycle of ownership and usage. And while cost effectiveness is important, it must be carefully weighed against mission-effectiveness.
This paper seeks to answer two questions:
1. What are the tangible and intangible costs that the government should bear under an open source licensing model?
2. What are the tradeoffs and risks associated with open source licensing models in relation to commercially available software?
Download this whitepaper today to ensure you are considering the various cost drivers of owning and operating an application environment.
Thursday Oct 03, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal on Oct 03, 2013
Friday Sep 20, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal on Sep 20, 2013
Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 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.
In this session, we will discuss how WebLogic is deployed on Database Appliance virtual environment and what the benefits of deploying to this platform are.
Session Id: CON8980
Time: Monday, Sept 23rd 2013, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis, Room: Golden Gate A
Speakers: Simon Haslam (Veriton), Frances Zhao-Perez (Oracle)
Monday Sep 16, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal on Sep 16, 2013
Therap Services, LLC. 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 offers an easy and efficient alternative to the immense amount of paper work that is done manually by the care providers. Therap’s software suite is relevant to all the different kinds of service organizations that support and care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Therap is used in over 1,000 agencies, in small agencies serving as few as one individual to multi-state providers serving thousands of individuals. The modules can be categorized under Individual Support, Staff Support and Billing and Attendance Support. Therap uses Oracle Database and had been using JBoss as the application server for their mission critical application. As Therap has grown, they have experienced several performance issues with JBoss – specifically problems with JBoss Messaging. As Therap continues to expand their business, they felt the need for a more robust solution for their core business application. Additionally, Therap needed a more advanced monitoring solution for both internal and external transactions on multiple layers: application, database, application server. They chose Oracle WebLogic Server for three main reasons: 1) Extremely high confidence level in the Oracle Product Management team expertise, 2) Access to a better support system with product integration and best practices, and 3) Oracle’s proven reliability history. Come join Therap Services CTO Masum at OpenWorld to hear about how Therap leverages Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle Enterprise Manager to really take their applications to the next level. In addition, while at OpenWorld don’t miss other Cloud Application Foundation Innovators. You can join the session whether you are an OpenWorld attendee or not.
Friday Aug 30, 2013
Monday Aug 19, 2013
By Will Lyons on Aug 19, 2013
We have just published a new technical whitepaper covering WebLogic Suite. It is available here.
This whitepaper provides an overview of the major features, functions and capabilities in WebLogic Suite, with a primary emphasis on WebLogic Server. It includes a description of the new features in WebLogic Server and WebLogic Suite 12.1.2, and how they help to provide a modern development environment, native cloud management capabilities, and a mission-critical cloud platform.
We hope this whitepaper will be useful to you whether you are just learning about WebLogic Server, or have experience with WebLogic Server and WebLogic Suite, and want an overview of what has changed in the 12.1.2 release. It is intended to complement the business whitepaper mentioned by Ruma Sanyal in her recent blog post.
For detailed "how to" instructions on using WebLogic Server 12.1.2, please refer to the product documentation updated on July 11:
Tuesday Feb 12, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal on Feb 12, 2013
Do you need to optimize your middleware performance and manageability? Are you looking to consolidate your application infrastructure to a modern shared-services or cloud infrastructure? To answer these questions and more we hosted a live webcast with Mike Lehmann, Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle iAS recently.
The live webcast was a major success thanks to all of you who attended and participated. It generated great enthusiasm and many questions most of which we answered during the live session. However, by popular demand, we have enclosed a link below to the all of the questions and answers from the webcast.
It’s not too late
If you missed the live webcast, don’t worry. You can view it on demand at:
Listen to Mike discuss iAS to WebLogic upgrade paths, tools, and best practices for various data center configurations and highlight the benefits of upgrading to WebLogic and describes some of its rich capabilities including:
- Lightweight, Modern Development Experience
- High Density, High Performance Virtualization
- Complete Visibility, Diagnosibility and Management of WebLogic and iAS
For more information, follow WebLogic on:
– Twitter: @OracleWebLogic
– LinkedIn: http://www.linkd.in/oracle_weblogic
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oracleweblogic
– YouTube: www.youtube.com/oracleweblogic
- Part III: WebLogic-Database Integration Podcast Series
- Part II: WebLogic-Database Integration Podcast Series
- Part I: WebLogic-Database Integration Podcast Series
- WebLogic Suite: Foundation Infrastructure for Oracle Internet Application Server (iAS) Customers -- Part II
- WebLogic Suite: Foundation Infrastructure for Oracle Internet Application Server (iAS) Customers
- WebLogic, Database Integration Webcast: Q&A Recording
- Future-Proof Your Applications
- Weblogic and Database 12c Integration for Developers: Webcast
- Announcing WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance 2.7
- NCH's Industrial Chemicals Business With Scalable WebLogic