Thursday Oct 18, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 10-18-2012

Thought for the Day

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience."

Archibald McLeish
(May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982)

Source: softwarequotes.com

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 10-17-2012

Thought for the Day

"Never make a technical decision based upon the politics of the situation, and never make a political decision based upon technical issues."

Geoffrey James

Source: softwarequotes.com

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 10-16-2012

  • 2012 Oracle Fusion Innovation Awards - Part 2 | Moazzam Chaudry
    Moazzam Chaudry has compiled a complete list of the winners of this year's Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards, as announced at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Congratulations to all the winners!
  • SOA governance standard goes global | ZDNet
    As reported by ZDNet SOA blogger Joe McKendrick: "The Open Group announced that its SOA Governance Framework is now an international standard, having passed its six-month ratification vote within the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechical Commission(IEC)."
  • Monitoring Spring in WebLogic | Rene van Wijk
    "The Spring console extension is based on RuntimeMBeans registered using the WebLogic Server infrastructure; therefore, it provides a cluster view of the Spring applications and more management functionality for Spring Beans," says Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk. In this post he shows you how to enable the Spring console extension.
  • BPM 11g - Dynamic Task Assignment with Multi-level Organization Units | Mark Foster
    "I've seen several requirements to have a more granular level of task assignment in BPM 11g based on some value in the data passed to the process," says Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Mark Foster. "Parametric Roles is normally the first port of call to try to satisfy this requirement, but in this blog we will show how a lot of use-cases can be satisfied by the easier to implement and flexible Organization Unit."
  • Architects of Reform: IT Modernization at the Oregon Department of Human Services
    In this article from Profit Magazine, David Baum reports on the essential role Enterprise architecture plays in establishing Oregon as a leader in healthcare reform.

Thought for the Day

"The architecture of our future is not only unfinished; the scaffolding has hardly gone up."

George Lamming

Source: thinkexist.com

Monday Oct 15, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for October 7-13, 2012

The Top 10 items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of October 7-13, 2012.

  1. OOW12: Oracle Business Process Management/Oracle ADF Integration Best Practices | Andrejus Baranovskis
    The Oracle OpenWorld presentations keep coming! Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares the slides from "Oracle Business Process Management/Oracle ADF Integration Best Practices," co-presented with Danilo Schmiedel from Opitz Consulting.
  2. Oracle's Analytics, Engineered Systems, and Big Data Strategy | Mark Rittman
    Part 1 of 3 in Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's series on Oracle Exalytics, Oracle R Enterprise and Endeca.
  3. Adaptive ADF/WebCenter template for the iPad | Maiko Rocha
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Maiko Rocha responds to a a customer request for information about how to create an adaptive iPad template for their WebCenter Portal application, "a specific template to streamline their workflow on the iPad."
  4. Following the Thread in OSB | Antony Reynolds
    Antony Reynolds recently led an Oracle Service Bus POC in which his team needed to get high throughput from an OSB pipeline. "Imagine our surprise when, on stressing the system, we saw it lock up, with large numbers of blocked threads." He shares the details of the problem and the solution in this extensive technical post.
  5. WebCenter Sites Gadget Development Concepts Quickstart | John Brunswick
    What are Gadgets? "At their most basic level they can be thought of as lightweight portlets that run largely on the client side of an architecture," says John Brunswick. "Gadgets provide a cross-platform container to run reusable UI modules that generally expose dynamic information to an end user, allowing for some level of end user customization."
  6. Oracle Fusion Middleware Security: OAM and OIM 11g Academies
    Looking for technical how-to content covering Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Identity Manager? The people behind the Oracle Middleware Security blog have indexed relevant blog posts into what they call Academies. "These indexes contain the articles we've written that we believe provide long lasting guidance on OAM and OIM. Posts covered in these series include articles on key aspects of OAM and OIM 11g, best practice architectural guidance, integrations, and customizations."
  7. Fusion Applications Technical Tips | Naveen Nahata
    "Setting memory parameters for Admin and Managed servers of various domains in Fusion Applications can be, let us say, a little daunting," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Naveen Nahata. "While all this may look complicated and intimidating, it is actually relatively simple once you understand how it all works."
  8. Updated Agenda for OTN Architect Day Los Angeles (Oct 25)
    In less than two weeks Oracle Architect Day rolls into Los Angeles, with a full slate of sessions devoted to cloud computing, engineered systems, and SOA. Follow the link for the updated event agenda.
  9. ORCLville: OOW 2012 - A Not So Brief Recap
    Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter, an Applications & Apps Technology specialists, shares his personal, frank, and and extensive recap or Oracle OpenWorld 2012.
  10. SOA Suite create partition in Enterprise Manager | Peter Paul van de Beek
    "In Oracle SOA Suite 10g, or more specific BPEL 10g, one could group functionality in domains," says Peter Paul van de Beek. "This feature has been away in the early versions of SOA Suite 11g. They have returned in more recent version and can be used for all SCA composites (instead of BPEL only). Nowadays these 10g domains are called partitions."

Thought for the Day

"I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away."

Helmut Jahn

Source: BrainyQuote.com

Friday Oct 12, 2012

Updated Agenda for OTN Architect Day Los Angeles (Oct 25)

Here's the latest information on the session schedule and content for Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Los Angeles on October 25, 2012. Registration is open, but seating is limited.

When: Thursday October 25 12, 2012
8:30am – 5:00pm
Where: Sofitel Los Angeles
8555 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Agenda

Time

Session Title

Room

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Comments | Bob Rhubart

Beverly Ballroom

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Engineered Systems: Oracle's Vision for the Future | Dhanraj Pondicherry

Oracle's Exadata and Exalogic are impressive products in their own right. But working in combination they deliver unparalleled transaction processing performance with up to a 30x increase over existing legacy systems, with the lowest cost of ownership over a 3 or 5 year basis than any other hardware. In this session you'll learn how to leverage Oracle's Engineered Systems within your enterprise to deliver record-breaking performance at the lowest TCO.

Beverly Ballroom

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Monitoring and Managing Applications in the Cloud | Basheer KhanOracle ACE Director

Oracle offers a broad portfolio of software and hardware products and services to enable public, private and hybrid clouds to power the enterprise. However, enterprise cloud computing presents new management challenges, that need to be addressed to realize the economic benefits of cloud computing. In this session you will learn about the methods and tools you can use to proactively monitor your end-to-end Oracle Applications environment in the cloud, define service-level objectives, gain insight into your end users, and troubleshoot performance problems from a single console.

Beverly Ballroom

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Cloud Computing - Making IT Simple | Dr. James Baty

The road to Cloud Computing is not without a few bumps. This session will help to smooth out your journey by tackling some of the potential complications. We'll examine whether standardization is a prerequisite for the Cloud. We'll look at why refactoring isn't just for application code. We'll check out deployable entities and their simplification via higher levels of abstraction. And we'll close out the session with a look at engineered systems and modular clouds.

Beverly Ballroom

  • Innovations in Grid Computing with Oracle Coherence | Ashok Aletty

Learn how Oracle Coherence can increase the availability, scalability and performance of your existing applications with its advanced low-latency data-grid technologies. Also hear some interesting industry-specific use cases that customers had implemented and how Oracle is integrating Coherence into its Enterprise Java stack.

Hollywood Room

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Enterprise Strategy for Cloud Security | Dave Chappelle

Security is high on the list of concerns for many organizations as they evaluate their cloud computing options. This session will examine security in the context of the various forms of cloud computing. We'll consider technical and non-technical aspects of security, and discuss several strategies for cloud computing, from both the consumer and producer perspectives.

Beverly Ballroom

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager | Perren Walker

This session examines new Oracle Enterprise Manager monitoring, administration, and management features for Oracle Exalogic. It focuses on two management themes: cloud management related to virtualization and applications-to-disk management. For private cloud management, it discusses virtualization management features providing an enhanced set of application deployment capabilities enabling IaaS as well as PaaS interactions. Then from an end-to-end perspective, it covers the specific capabilities and—where applicable—best practices for machine, cloud, middleware, and application administration.

Hollywood Room

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Beverly Ballroom Lounge

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion - Q&A with session speakers

Beverly Ballroom

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Oracle Cloud Reference Architecture | Anbu Krishnaswamy

Cloud initiatives are beginning to dominate enterprise IT roadmaps. Successful adoption of Cloud and the subsequent governance challenges warrant a Cloud reference architecture that is applied consistently across the enterprise. This presentation will answer the important questions: What exactly is a Cloud, why you need it, what changes it will bring to the enterprise, and what are the key capabilities of a Cloud infrastructure are - using Oracle's Cloud Reference Architecture, which is part of the IT Strategies from Oracle (ITSO) Cloud Enterprise Technology Strategy ETS).

Beverly Ballroom

  • 21st Century SOA | Jeff Davies

Service Oriented Architecture has evolved from concept to reality in the last decade. The right methodology coupled with mature SOA technologies has helped customers demonstrate success in both innovation and ROI. In this session you will learn how Oracle SOA Suite's orchestration, virtualization, and governance capabilities provide the infrastructure to run mission critical business and system applications. We'll also take a special look at the convergence of SOA & BPM using Oracle's Unified technology stack.

Hollywood Room

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion

Beverly Ballroom

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing Comments & Readouts from Roundtables

Beverly Ballroom

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Networking / Reception

Beverly Ballroom Lounge

Note: Session schedule and content subject to change.
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