Monday Sep 09, 2013

Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year's Most Impressive Customer Projects 2013 Oracle Excellence Award Ceremony for Fusion Middleware Innovation

If you are planning to attend Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco or plan to be in the area, we hope you will join us at our Award Ceremony for Fusion Middleware Innovation. These awards honor customers for their most innovative and cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. This was a highly competitive year with record numbers of nominations. This is their opportunity to be recognized for this great achievement and be honored by their industry peers. You are invited to attend and join in the celebration.

Oracle Fusion Middleware:
Meet This Year's Most Impressive Customer Projects
2013 Oracle Excellence Award Ceremony
for Fusion Middleware Innovation.

Session ID: CON8082
Monday September 23, 2013 @ 4:45 pm (PST)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Lam Research Theater (next to Moscone North)
700 Howard St., San Francisco, CA, 94103


Oracle OpenWorld Badges are required to attend this event. You can register for this event through the Schedule Builder on the Oracle OpenWorld website or if you are not attending but will be in the area and would like to join the celebration – please RSVP HERE and we will provide a complementary Discovery Pass code that you can use to register, pick up your badge and attend the Award Ceremony session.

We hope to see you there.

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 Training

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.

Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

Last Call for Nominations: Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2013 submissions - Only 2 weeks to go

You have less than 2 weeks left (June 18th) to submit Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2013 nominations.

As a reminder, these awards honor customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Either a customer, their partner, or an Oracle representative can submit the nomination form on behalf of the customer.

Please visit www.oracle.com/us/corporate/awards/middleware/index.html for more details and nomination forms.

Our Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture & Business Process Management” category covers Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle BPM Suite, Oracle Event Processing, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle B2B Integration, Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA), Oracle Enterprise Repository...

To submit your nomination, the process is very simple:

For more information, please refer to previous blog article: Call for Nominations: Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2013


Monday Apr 15, 2013

Call for Nominations: Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation 2013

Oracle is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation. Jointly sponsored by Oracle, OAUG, QUEST, ODTUG, IOUG, AUSOUG and UKOUG, the Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation honor organizations using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business value. This year, the awards will recognize customers across 8 distinct categories:

  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • Oracle Cloud Application Foundation
  • Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture & Business Process Management
  • Oracle WebCenter
  • Oracle Identity Management
  • Oracle Data Integration
  • Oracle Application Development Framework and Fusion Development
  • Business Analytics (Oracle BI, Oracle EPM, and Oracle Exalytics)

If you consider yourself a pioneer using these solutions in innovative ways to achieve significant business value, submit your nomination for the 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation by Tuesday, June 18th, 2013, for a chance to win a FREE registration to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 (September 22-September 26) in San Francisco, California.

Top customers will be showcased at Oracle Open World 2013, get a chance to mingle with Oracle executives, network with their peers and be featured in Oracle Publications.

To submit your nominations, please follow the following steps:

  1. Download and complete the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards nomination form for SOA/BPM with as much detail as possible. Please do not leave any information blank.
  2. Submit completed form and any relevant supporting documents to Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com.
    • Email subject: <Category_CompanyName_InnovationAwards2013> when submitting your nomination.
    • Name all supporting documents with “companyname_solutionname_filename.xyz”

To maximize your selection chances, please have a look to this blog article.

For additional details, go HERE.

Tuesday Apr 02, 2013

Oracle Application Integration Architecture Release 11.4 is now available

Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Pre-built Integrations Release 11.4 is available as of March, 26th 2013.

This release includes 1 new pre-built integration option for Product MDM, along with updates to 9 previously released integrations.

  • New Integrations in 11.4:   
    • Oracle Product MDM Integration Pack Option for Oracle Communications Design Studio       
  • Updated integrations in 11.4:   
    • Communications Pre-built Integrations
      • Oracle Communications Order to Cash Integration Pack for Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management      
      • Oracle Communications Order to Cash Integration Pack for Oracle Communications Order and Service Management    
      • Oracle Communications Order to Cash Integration Pack for Siebel CRM
      • Siebel CRM Integration Pack for Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management: Agent Assisted Billing Care
    • Product Master Data Management Pre-built Integrations
      • Oracle Product Master Data Management Integration Base Pack       
      • Oracle Product Master Data Management Integration Option for Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management       
      • Oracle Product Master Data Management Integration Option for Oracle E-Business Suite       
      • Oracle Product Master Data Management Integration Option for Siebel CRM       
    • Value Chain Planning Pre-built Integrations
      • Oracle Value Chain Planning Integration Base Pack

You'll find "System Requirements and Supported Platforms" information for Oracle Application Integration Architecture 11.4 on the "Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations" page or directly HERE.

Oracle Foundation Pack 11gR1 (11.1.1.7.0) - Released

Part of Oracle Fusion Middleware11g R1 (11.1.1.7.0), Oracle Foundation Pack 11g R1 (11.1.1.7.0) was made generally available on April 1, 2013.

For more information, please look at the Oracle Foundation Pack page on Oracle Technology Network (OTN):

This Oracle Foundation Pack 11g R1 (11.1.1.7.0) release introduces the following new features:

  • Direct Integration support via Project Lifecycle Workbench & Service Constructor (JDev plug-in)
  • Error Resubmission Tool
  • Code Compliance Inspector: Built-in, design-time rule validation, e.g. WS-I BP compliance & FP Best Practices
  • Preview Feature: Web-based Transformation Mapper

For more information on those new features, please click here.

Friday Mar 22, 2013

Community Management: The Next Wave of SOA Governance and API Management

While SOA Governance, as a discipline, has been around for a number of years, not every company that embarks on the adoption of SOA has decided to embrace it. In some cases, the runtime management of service is implemented, but not the design-time aspects. Now, with the introduction of Cloud Computing and the proliferation of mobile devices, the “new” discipline of API Management is surfacing. This session explores why API Management has emerged, its relationship with SOA governance, and why both of these disciplines will ultimately take a page from the business-to-business world and evolve into a new discipline called “Community Management”.

Tim Hall, VP of Oracle Product Management discusses, compares and contrasts SOA Governance and API Management, explaining why he believes they will evolve into a new discipline called “Community Management”.

You can access the video HERE or download the slides HERE.

Thursday Mar 21, 2013

OOW 2013 speakers: maximize your selection chances

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is approaching fast and the call for papers is now open: http://bit.ly/YbEURG (note that it will close on April 12th). Each year the event is growing larger and the paper selection process is becoming more and more competitive: many great submissions but only so many slots to fill! In the end this is for the better as this just raises the overall quality of the conference. It also means that you should pay extra attention when submitting your papers to ensure they get the attention they deserve.

Here are some tips to maximize your chances of selection:

  • We want to hear the voice of customers and end users above anything
    (i.e. if you are an Oracle partner or employee, try to co-present with a customer or at least secure their approval to use their name and specifics)
  • Focus on a specific problem or project and don't try to cover it all
    (vague and high-level abstracts with an endless laundry list of integrated systems tend to be eliminated first)
  • Provide specific details of the customer implementation
    (attendees want to learn something that will help them, not just listen to another fluffy marketing pitch. Integrated specific apps? Make sure to mention them.)
  • Provide concrete ROI metrics or other concrete measurement of the impact of the project (productivity, business, etc.)
  • Cover either a widespread problem or an innovative one with clear business impact
    (i.e. a clever rocket science project that dealt with an unusual project could make an interesting blog entry but probably not a great OOW session)
  • Touch upon one of the following topics that attract a lot of attention these days: 
    • Mobile enablement 
    • Fusion Applications integration 
    • Cloud integration
    • Deployment of SOA in virtualized environments (OVM)
    • B2B projects, especially replacement of legacy solutions (Sterling, Gentran, etc.)
    • Fast Data for innovative marketing or customer experience solutions

Hopefully this guidance will be useful. Feel free to comment and ask for more details.

I'm looking forward to your submissions and to seeing you in San Francisco in September!

Wednesday Mar 20, 2013

New Oracle Foundation Pack pages on OTN

We're pleased to announce a new set of pages for Oracle Foundation Pack on OTN.

Those new pages include useful information such as white papers, presentations, articles, blog entries....

The 2 main pages are:

Learn More About Oracle Foundation Pack: Oracle Learning Library, Training, Books , ...
Advanced Oracle Foundation Pack: this is the home page for advanced Oracle Foundation Pack content. To access it, just click on the different sub-pages links:
    • The Oracle FMW AIA Architects team, fondly known as the A-Team, shares findings, workarounds, blog posts and ideas for the Oracle 11g/10g Fusion Middleware with the wider Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Community.
    • This page gives you direct links to the most relevant and useful content from My Oracle Support (MOS): Information Centers, Notes...
    • You'll find here only a selected few out of numerous valuable blog posts published by our partners and Oracle field.

Enjoy!

Friday Mar 15, 2013

New SOA Suite 11g Database Performance Tuning White Paper

We're pleased to announce a new SOA Suite 11g Database Performance Tuning White Paper.

This Fusion Middleware 11g white paper discusses performance optimizations in the SOA database to derive maximum value from your implementation.

These recommendations are for SOA 11g running under Oracle database release 11.1.0.1 and above. The SOA database can be hosted in a non- RAC configuration and RAC configuration.

It’s available on one of the SOA Suite OTN Advanced pages or directly HERE.

Enjoy!

Monday Mar 11, 2013

Announcement: Oracle AIA 11g Performance Tuning White Paper

We're pleased to announce a new Oracle AIA 11g Performance Tuning White Paper done by the Oracle A-Team.
This document describes the guidelines and results for the performance tuning of AIA 11.x.
It is organized into the following main chapters:

  • Guidelines
    • Provides a step by step approach to tuning AIA deployments.
    • It should be noted that the guidelines suggested are just one approach to tuning AIA. They also provide the list of the most important tuning knobs available to tune AIA.
    • Apart from tuning Oracle FMW components, this whitepaper covers all the relevant areas of tuning that would apply to an AIA deployment including infrastructure database tuning, application server (Weblogic) tuning and Java Virtual Machine (JVM) tuning.
  • Test Configuration
    • Describes the hardware, software and topology used to perform the performance tuning exercise.
    • The performance tuning exercise was done on Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers running Oracle Solaris 10.
  • Performance Tuning of Asynchronous Flow and Performance Tuning of Synchronous Flow
    • Showcase performance tuning for both asynchronous and synchronous integration flows.
    • The performance tuning exercises for an asynchronous flow were done on an out-of-the-box Communications Order to Cash (O2C) Integration Pack for Siebel CRM, Oracle Order and Service Management, and Oracle Billing and Revenue Management.
  • Conclusion
    • Summarizes the performance tuning results.

While you may pick certain points of interest from this white paper, we recommend that you read it from end-to-end to get the full context.

The document is organized as a flow, from generic to specific.

To access this new white paper, just click HERE.

Enjoy!

PS: You'll find this new white paper and other useful documents in our "Advanced Oracle Foundation Pack: Oracle White Papers, Presentations, Tutorials" page.

Friday Nov 02, 2012

Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle (AFPO)

The Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle (AFPO) is a pre-built, tested reference application, common services framework and development accelerator for Oracle’s Fusion Middleware 11g product suite that can help to reduce development time and cost by up to 30 percent.

AFPO is a unique accelerator that includes documentation, day one deliverables and quick start virtual machine images, along with access to a skilled team of resources, to reduce risk and cost while improving project quality. It can be delivered all at once or in stages, on-site, hosted, or as a cloud solution.

Accenture recently released AFPO v5 for use with their clients. Accenture added significant updates in v5 including Day 1 images & documentation for Webcenter & ADF Mobile that are integrated with 30 other Oracle Middleware products that signifigantly reduced the services aspect to standing these products up.

AFPO v5 also features rapid configuration and implementation capabilities for SOA/BPM integrated with Oracle WebCenter Portal, Oracle WebCenter Content, Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Identity Management and Oracle ADF Mobile. 

AFPO v5 also delivers a starter kit for Oracle SOA Suite which builds upon the integration methodology, leading practices and extended tooling contained within the Oracle Foundation Pack. The combination of the AFPO starter kit and Foundation Pack jump-start and streamline Oracle SOA Suite implementation initiatives, helping to reduce the risk of deploying new technologies and making architectural decisions, so clients can ultimately reduce cost, risk and the time needed for an implementation. 

You'll find more information at:

 Contacts:

Friday Oct 19, 2012

Oracle SOA Governance EMEA Workshop for Partners & System Integrators: Nov 5-7th | Madrid, Spain

The EMEA Fusion Middleware Product Management team is delighted to announce an exciting and a much-awaited workshop on our market-leading SOA Governance offering.

Oracle SOA Governance solution is Oracle Fusion Middleware's strategic approach to governing SOA. Whether just embarking on an SOA program, or expanding from project or pilot to broader deployment, the Oracle SOA Governance solution closes the loop on measuring SOA success from project inception through to realization, and providing the proof of ROI on SOA.

Would your prospects and customers like to:

  • Align their SOA Vision and Execution
  • Improve Decision Making
  • Effectively Manage Business and Technology Change
  • Enable Control
  • Foster Enterprise-wide Collaboration
  • Reduce Development Costs
  • Track their SOA Investments and Returns
  • Demonstrate business value and ROI of SOA

This FREE hands-on workshop is dedicated to EMEA Partners & System Integrators (SIs).

It'll be delivered by Oracle HQ Product Management and will primarily focus on :

  • SOA Governance as a Strategy and Methodology
  • Hands-on with Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER) and Oracle Service Registry (OSR)
  • When, how and whom to position our SOA Governance offerings
  • Our SOA Governance Rapid Start Service
  • Hands-on sessions for the most popular customer use cases

Seats are limited, book now - you cannot afford to miss this training!

If you're interested please contact Yogesh Sontakke: yogesh.sontakke@oracle.com.

Sunday Sep 30, 2012

Tuesday at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 - Must See Session: “Oracle Fusion Applications: Best Practices in Integration Design Patterns”

Don’t miss this “CON8685 - Oracle Fusion Applications: Best Practices in Integration Design Patterns “ session:

  • Speakers:
    • Rajesh Raheja - Senior Director, Development, Oracle
    • Ravi Sankaran - Director, Applications Development, Oracle
  • Date: Tuesday, Oct 2
  • Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Location: Palace Hotel - Telegraph

Oracle Fusion Applications provide various ways to integrate their functional capabilities with other Oracle applications as well as third-party and legacy applications. In this session, you will learn the patterns used when communicating with Oracle Fusion Applications with a SOA approach. It addresses items related to identifying the integration artifacts available, also known as assets, in Oracle Enterprise Repository; how to invoke synchronous and asynchronous Web services; importing and exporting bulk data; and any integration issues to look out for. The patterns will be applicable to on-premises and SaaS/cloud deployment modes and are indicated as such.

Objectives for this session are to:

  1. Highlight the various ways to integrate with Oracle Fusion Applications
  2. Showcase use of Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies for integration
  3. Describe best practices and design patterns for integration

Friday Sep 28, 2012

Wednesday at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 - Must See Session: “Cloud and On-Premises Applications Integration, Using Oracle Integration Adapters”

Don’t miss this “CON8642 - Cloud and On-Premises Applications Integration, Using Oracle Integration Adapters“ with Ramkumar Menon - Senior Product Manager, Oracle:

  • Date: Wednesday, Oct 3
  • Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Location: Moscone South – 310

Oracle integration adapters in Oracle Fusion Middleware offer organizations a service-oriented approach to unlocking the information assets that have evolved in most IT environments. This session provides a detailed overview of their features and product architecture and an update on the 11g release. It also examines the changing application and technology landscape and how the integration adapters will continue to provide connectivity and harness information from diverse enterprise applications and technologies—both on-premises and in the cloud.

Objectives for this session are to:

  1. Present an Oracle integration adapters overview
  2. Describe key use cases
  3. Provide an update on the 11g release and future roadmap
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