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.

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.

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!

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

Tuesday at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 - Must See Session: “Jump-starting Integration Projects with Oracle AIA Foundation Pack”

Don’t miss this “CON8769 - Jump-starting Integration Projects with Oracle AIA Foundation Pack“session:

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct 2
  • Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Location: Marriott Marquis - Salon 7
  • Speakers:
    • Robert Wunderlich - Principal Product Manager, Oracle
    • Munazza Bukhari - Group Manager, AIA FP Product Management, Oracle

The Oracle Application Integration Architecture Foundation Pack development lifecycle prescribes the best practice methodology for developing integrations between applications. The lifecycle is supported by a toolset that focuses on the architects and developers. Attend this session to understand how Oracle AIA Foundation Pack can jump-start integration project development and boost developer productivity. It demonstrates what the product does today and showcases new features such as support for building direct integrations.

Objectives for this session are to:

  1. Understand how to boost developer productivity
  2. Hear about support for direct integrations
  3. Learn what’s new in Oracle AIA Foundation Pack

Monday at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 - Must See Session: “Using the Right Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Integration Projects”

Don’t miss this “CON8669 - Using the Right Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Integration Projects“ session with Timothy Hall - Sr. Director, Oracle:

  • Date: Monday, Oct 1,
  • Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Location: Moscone South - 308

Every integration project brings its own unique set of challenges. There are many tools and techniques to choose from. How do you ensure that you have a means of consistently and repeatedly making decisions about which tools, techniques, and technologies are used? In working with many customers around the globe, Oracle has developed a set of criteria to help evaluate a variety of common integration questions. This session explores these criteria and how they have been further organized into decision trees that offer a repeatable means for ensuring that project teams are given the same guidance from project to project. Using these techniques, the presentation shows how you can reduce risk and speed productivity for your projects

Objectives for this session are to:

  1. Discuss common questions that arise at the start of integration projects
  2. Review various decision criteria and approaches for getting to a consistent set of answers
  3. Explore how these techniques can be used to reduce risk and speed productivity

Monday Sep 17, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Hands-on Lab: “Leading Your Everyday Application Integration Projects with Enterprise SOA”

Sharpen your Oracle skill sets and master Oracle technology in Oracle OpenWorld Hands-on Labs.
In self-paced, practical learning sessions covering everything from business applications to middleware, database, storage, and enterprise management solutions, you'll discover new ways to derive maximum benefits from your Oracle hardware and software solutions
Oracle experts will be available in person to answer questions and guide you through each lab.
Hands-on Labs fill up early, and seats are limited, so don’t be late.
This  HOL10093 - Leading Your Everyday Application Integration Projects with Enterprise SOA is scheduled for:
  • Date: Monday, Oct 1
  • Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Location: Marriott Marquis - Salon 5/6
In this Hands-on Lab, Experience firsthand how Oracle Enterprise Repository, Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Foundation Pack, and Oracle SOA Suite work together to help you drive your enterprisewide integration projects.
From asset management, discovery, and management in Oracle Enterprise Repository to integration of content in Oracle AIA Foundation Pack operating on the Oracle SOA Suite platform, discover how you can develop integrations to support business agility.
Take advantage of Oracle-delivered integration assets and validate your services for compliance, within Oracle JDeveloper. You will get your hands on the tools and talk with Oracle experts in this hands-on lab.
Objectives for this session are to:
  1. Use Oracle Enterprise Repository to manage application interfaces, composite applications, and business processes
  2. See how Oracle Enterprise Repository can benefit every service-based application integration project
  3. Learn how to govern services through the software lifecycle and validate your services for compliance

Thursday Sep 13, 2012

Focus On SOA & BPM for Oracle OpenWorld Now Available

To help our valued customers & partners make the most of time spent at Oracle Openworld, please check out the Focus On Oracle Fusion Middleware documents.  Over the years, we've learned that these provide a great roadmap to must-attend sessions, demos, partner exhibits, and networking events during Oracle OpenWorld.

In addition to those “Focus On..” documents, session details (speakers, abstracts) can be found in the Content Catalog at: https://oracleus.activeevents.com/connect/search.ww?event=openworld

We strongly recommend our customers to attend the following sessions:

  • Service Integration (SOA) & BPM: “Using the Right Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Integration Projects” 
    • Monday, 10/1/2012; 3:15 PM; Moscone South - 308
  • BPM Suite: “Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite 11g Overview and Roadmap”
    • Monday, 10/1/ 2012; 12:15 PM; Moscone South – 308
  • SOA Suite:“Oracle SOA Suite, the Most Capable Tool for Every Possible Integration Challenge”
    • Monday, 10/1/2012; 10:45 AM; Moscone South - 102
  • Foundation Pack: “Jump-starting Integration Projects with Oracle AIA Foundation Pack”
    • Tuesday, 10/2/2012; 1:15 PM; Marriott Marquis - Salon 7
  • Oracle Enterprise Repository: “Gaining Victory over SOA and Application Integration Complexity”
    • Tuesday, 10/2/2012; 1:15 PM; Moscone South - 310

See you in San Francisco!

Not attending the show?  Some of the general and key sessions will be available online - so please stay tuned for those announcements as Oracle OpenWorld gets closer.

Thursday Sep 06, 2012

Sign up Today for User Feedback Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2012

You’re Invited to Sign Up for Oracle Usability Feedback Sessions

SIGN UP TODAY to get the most from your conference experience by participating in a usability feedback session where your expertise will help Oracle develop outstanding products and solutions. The Oracle User Experience team is conducting a Usability Evaluation on publishing and accessing Oracle Enterprise Repository content when building SOA projects in JDeveloper.

We are asking Developers and Architects who build or integrate applications using SOA Suite to take a look at the interaction between JDeveloper with the Enterprise Repository. 

We are looking for feedback on the interaction between JDeveloper and Oracle Enterprise Repository so that we may improve the User Interface in a future release.

The feedback sessions will be conducted during the Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Conferences, at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Sessions will last 1 hour and will be held on Monday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

This event fills up quickly, and space is limited. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to gozel.aamoth@oracle.com with the following information:

  • Identification
    • Name: _________________________________
    • Company Name:  _________________________
    • Job Title:
    • Email:
    • Phone Number (work, mobile, include country code):
  • Which conference are you attending? _____Oracle OpenWorld _____JavaOne
  • Have you ever participated in usability activities with Oracle or any of its subsidiaries?
    • ____Yes; specify __________________________________________________
    • ____No
  • Are you currently using JDeveloper?
    • ____Yes ; specify version(s): _______________________________
    • ____No
  • How long have you used JDeveloper?
    • ____ Less than 1 year
    • ____ 1 - 2 years
    • ____ 3 - 4 years
    • ____ 4 + years
  • Are you currently using SOA features in JDeveloper?
    • ____Yes
    • ____No
  • How long have you used SOA features in JDeveloper?
    • ____ Less than 1 year
    • ____ 1 - 2 years
    • ____ 3 - 4 years
    • ____ 4 + years
  • How often do you use SOA features in JDeveloper?
    • ____ Daily
    • ____ 2 - 3 times a week
    • ____ Once a week 
    • ____ Once a month or less
  • Briefly describe the types of SOA tasks you use JDeveloper to perform:
    • _____________________________________
    • _____________________________________

Please list your availability If you know your availability; please let me know which day you would prefer to participate, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Limited sessions are available on each day, and each session lasts 1 hour.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.  It will help us match you to the best suited feedback session. Once we receive your email, we will contact you to set up a time and day for participation.

You'll find more information about our on-site lab on the VoX (Voice of User Experience) blog, and on our Events page at Usable Apps.

Tuesday Aug 21, 2012

A Real-World Experience using AIA Productivity Tools

In his latest blog post, Rajesh Raheja puts a spotlight on a not-well publicised (and highly underestimated tool) called the XSL Mapping Analyzer (a.k.a XMAN).

Please read here for more details.

Using Cloud OER to Find Fusion Applications On-Premise Service Concrete WSDL URL

In his latest blog post, Rajesh Raheja explains how on-premise customers without a dedicated OER can find a concrete service WSDL URL for their specific environment using the cloud hosted OER instance. Please read here for more details.

Monday Aug 20, 2012

SOA Adoption and Architecture Fundamentals course is now generally available!

Numerous companies have begun a SOA initiative with the assumption that implementing web services is synonymous with employing a service-oriented architecture. They have gone on to discover various barriers to SOA success and have not seen the returns a successful SOA implementation can provide.  These companies lacked an understanding of SOA adoption and architecture fundamentals.  This course presents those fundamentals with an Enterprise Architect's view of Oracle's SOA Enterprise Technology strategy, to equip the student with skills for handling both business and IT concerns throughout the entire SOA life cycle, from both the program and the project perspectives.

This course takes the student far beyond the limited view of SOA as simply a collection of web services. Students learn how to assess an organization's SOA capabilities in eight separate business and technical domains, and how to analyze the gap between those capabilities and their SOA vision. From that maturity assessment, they learn steps to develop a multi-year SOA road map for an organization and a framework for SOA project selection. A deep-dive exploration of SOA Reference Architecture from the conceptual, logical, product mapping, and physical perspectives is presented before the course transitions its focus to the service engineering life cycle.

As the course introduces the service engineering life cycle, it stresses the importance of analysis, architecture, delivery and management. Lessons present criteria and techniques for service identification and discovery, and guidelines for consistent access to enterprise information. Requirements management is discussed, and the decomposition of functional requirements, business processes, applications and data requirements is presented. The identification, discovery, justification and validation of services is covered, and is followed by an exploration of service delivery. Additional course topics include a discussion of the principles of service-oriented integration, and the reasons and guidelines for establishing a SOA governance framework.

Learn to:

  • Assess an organization's SOA maturity
  • Identify and prioritize service candidates
  • Define a high level conceptual and logical architecture
  • Create an SOA road map for an organization
You can find more information HERE
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