By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Oct 16, 2014
Verizon Communications and TUI Travel are winners of the Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion
Middleware Innovation for the Cloud Application Foundation category at this year's OpenWorld. They were honored at the Oscar-like ceremony held on Tuesday, Sept 30th. [You can find an overview of the Fusion Middleware
Innovation Awards Ceremony and the full list of winners across all 12
categories in the following blog post: And The Winners Are.... ].
Verizon's goal was to build a robust,
high-availability solution that provides responses in less than 500
milliseconds while ensuring data integrity across multiple data centers. They wanted to create a common service layer and expose the in-memory grid as a service,
which will allow other systems to leverage this platform and provide a better
customer experience. The Verizon system now caches
the entire customer base on Oracle Coherence grid (5 TB across multiple
data centers) which reduces the load on the back-end Oracle Database by about
60 percent and improves the response time from 2.8 second to approx. 0.3
seconds. The Coherence grid-as-a-service enables customer information to be stored in
one place and provides a 360-degree view of the customer from ordering to
The use case for TUI Travel, as expected, is very different. TUI's new transfer redesign
project included a complete new set of functionalities to ensure that transfers
during travel could be sold door to door or from any place to any place. In
order to achieve this, a point in polygon algorithm is loaded in the Coherence
Grid. This can detect if a given GPS point is inside the subset of polygons loaded
into each Coherence grid node. Instead of refreshing (polling) the data from
the database to Coherence, TUI Travel uses Golden Gate HotCache to push the
changes to Coherence as soon as they happen. WebLogic 12c helps TUI to do side
by side deployments and enables horizontal scaling. WebLogic also enabled TUI to reduce risks in
the deployment and minimize total time for deployment.
Congratulations to Verizon and TUI Travel for winning this year's
Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation in the Cloud Application Foundation category!
Oracle overall develops database and middleware software, application software, and hardware systems for their customers. But, we also eat our own "dog food" when it comes to the cloud, security and Big Data principles. As you learned at Open World 2014, we're focused on driving transformation in the cloud
and bringing a unified platform to the market that will allow maximum flexibility, availability and choice. We can do that by leveraging the same products we sell (like WebLogic) but leveraging their strength in our own internal services.
For example, Oracle is enabling near-real-time analysis of its cloud systems’ behavior by various means, including Oracle WebLogic Server Diagnostic Framework, Oracle Enterprise Manager Monitoring Templates and corrective actions, and by collecting and analyzing hundreds of metrics and log files on a near-real-time basis.
Further, Oracle is using big data to improve cloud environment performance and ensure service-level-agreement compliance, which includes latency of less than one second. For example, it can now rapidly and effectively track and analyze how Java Virtual Machines in Oracle Public Cloud are using heap memory.
Maybe start out with a free trial of our WebLogic-in-the-cloud solution, Java Cloud Service.
|In these types of ways, by utilizing the products we already have, we're demonstrating a commitment to stability, ease of use, security and usefulness of the Oracle Cloud.
It's easy to try - Larry even gave a demo of it during one of his keynotes and noted how he was confident it would work in a live situation. And of course, it went off without a hitch.
More details on this topic can be found in a broader Oracle case study
- on ourselves.