Friday Jun 27, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - June 20-26, 2014

Among the 5,200 people fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page these are the Top Ten posts for the last seven days, June 20-26, 2014.

  1. Mark Your Calendar! OTN Virtual Technology Summit - July 9
    Register now for the OTN Virtual Technology Summit, featuring four tracks and more than a dozen sessions. The middleware track focuses on "The Architecture of Analytics: Big Time Big Data and Business Intelligence," with four sessions by BI experts, covering OBIEE, ODI, Endeca Information Discovery, and so much more.
  2. Leveraging Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Within a Big Data Architecture | Kevin McGinley
    This session by Oracle ACE Director Kevin McGinley is just one of four in the middleware track in the free OTN Virtual Technology Summit, July 9. The middleware track focuses on Big Data, Business Intelligence, and the Architecture of Analytics.
  3. Virus-Proofing Oracle WebCenter Content 11g with Oracle API Gateway 11g | Marcelo Parisi
    Marcelo Parisi's article is a proof-of-concept for a basic infrastructure re-architecture and software configuration needed to implement a basic virus-checking routine on files before they get to Oracle WebCenter Content.
  4. Video: Advanced WebLogic Server Automation | Martin Heinzl
    Want to learn how to use WLST and JMX to automate the administration and monitoring of Oracle WebLogic Server? Then you've hit the jackpot! This post on the OTN ArchBeat blog includes a video interview with expert Martin Heinzl and a sample chapter from his book, Advanced WebLogic Server Automation.
  5. Monitoring OIM R2 PS2 Orchestration | Daniel Gralewski
    A-Team solution architect Daniel Gralewski illustrates how to use the new feature in Oracle Identity Manager R2 PS2 ( that allows monitoring of OIM orchestration processes through Enterprise Manager console.
  6. Diagnosing Intermittent Authentication Failures and User Lock Outs in Oracle WebLogic | Shailesh K. Mishrah
    Shailesh K. Mishrah shows you how login failures in Oracle WebLogic can be diagnosed with the help of available debug flags and log files.
  7. Video: Manos libres y vista al frente: Con el futuro puesto
    Orejas peludas? Lentes chistosos? Que no te engañen -- La tecnología ponible es un negocio serio. En este video los Desarrolladores en UX de Oracle, Sarahi Mireles y Noel Portugal hablan un poco sobre algunos dispositivos que ya se encuentran en el mercado y como la tecnología está cambiando la manera en que las personas -- y las compañías -- interactúan con la información.

    [Watch the English-language version of this video: Heads Up and Hands Free: Wearing the Future]
  8. OIM Catalog Metadata Based Tagging | Alex Lopez
    Oracle Identity Manager can be customized to enable filtered catalog searches based on Catalog Item’s Metadata (CIM). A-team architect Alex Lopez's article discusses the details of the API's that can be used to retrieve the metadata from a Catalog Item and set the user defined tags value.
  9. ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - June 13-19, 2014
    Over the past week I've shared links to a variety of blogs, articles, videos and more, covering topics and technologies of interest to architects and developers, including ADF, GlassFish, Java EE, OBIEE, WebCenter, and WebLogic. Click the link for that week's list of the ten most popular items.
  10. Podcast: Going Mobile - Developing Enterprise Mobile Apps
    This four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast series is devoted to a discussion about bringing mobility to the enterprise, and how architects and developers can take advantage of the opportunities in the evolution of mobile application development.

Thursday Jun 26, 2014

Video: Advanced WebLogic Server Automation | Martin Heinzl

Martin Heinzl is a principal consultant with MH Enterprise Consulting in Germany, a specialist in Java EE, Oracle WebLogic, and middleware infrastructure architecture, and the author of Advanced WebLogic Server Automation: Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX, available from Rampant TechPress.

In this interview Martin offers a great deal of detail about what you'll find in his book. And if you want even more, check out Creating Domains with WLST, a sample chapter from the book.

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Tuesday Jun 24, 2014

Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - June 17-23, 2014

As determined by the clicks and retweets of those among the 2,909 people following @OTNArchBeat, these are the Top 10 tweets for the last seven days, June 17-23, 2014.

  1. RT @CaryMillsap: I am very excited about my #KScope14 presentation Thursday 9am. Some of the most detailed advice I've ever presented. @Enkitec @MethodR
    Jun 18, 2014 at 05:52 PM
  2. Oracle’s Architect Community Newsletter - June 2014 #weblogic #adfmobile #OBIEE profile of @MyFear
    Jun 18, 2014 at 09:08 AM
  3. Free OTN Tech Summit July 9. Middleware track speakers include @markrittman @kevin_mcginley @tomlinsonr
    Jun 18, 2014 at 08:54 AM
  4. Fusion Middleware Summer Camps IV 2014 – August 4-8, 2014 - Lisbon | @soacommunity
    Jun 18, 2014 at 08:14 AM
  5. RT @simon_haslam: Notes about yesterday's #ukoug Middleware SIG @fmwSIG
    Jun 18, 2014 at 05:50 PM
  6. RT @OracleWebLogic: Register Now - OTN's Virtual Technology Summit
    Jun 18, 2014 at 05:54 PM
  7. Video: Oracle #ADF Deployment Options | @ChrisCMuir #weblogic
    Jun 17, 2014 at 04:30 PM
  8. @kevin_mcginley on #OBIEE and #BigData >> Part of the FMW track in the OTN Virtual Tech Summit - July 9
    Jun 20, 2014 at 09:10 AM
  9. RT @stewartbryson: #RealTimeBI with @kevin_mcginley & @stewartbryson Ep. 019: Announcements, #Kscope14, and @RedPillA
    Jun 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM
  10. Podcast: #Cloud on the Street: Evolving Conversations w/ @ronbatra @kellygoetsch @bkhan @lemmes
    Jun 19, 2014 at 02:34 PM

Friday Jun 20, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - June 13-19, 2014

Among the 5,178 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the following items were the Top 10 most popular for the week of June 13-19, 2014.

  1. Aggregating WebCenter Sites Content as a Service | Michael Sullivan
    A technical how-to article from Oracle Fusion Middelware A-Team solution architect Michael Sullivan.
  2. Example of Application Version Management Using Oracle Traffic Director | Donald Forbes
    Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) has a rich functional set that allows it to perform traffic management/shaping. In this post Donald Forbes shows you how it can be used for application version management.
  3. Video: Deployment - WLS and ADF Topologies | Chris Muir
    Thinking about setting up Oracle WebLogic to host your ADF applications? Then you might want to check on on ADF Architecture TV host Chris Muir as he dives into WLS topologies and ADF Runtime libraries.
  4. SampleApp v406 - Automatic startup of OBIEE | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman shares his insight and technical tips for using the latest release of SampleApp, a VirtualBox appliance the Mark describes as, "a one-stop-shop for a demonstration of pretty much any conceivable thing that OBIEE is capable of."
  5. Fusion Middleware Summer Camps IV 2014 – August 4-8, 2014 - Lisbon | Jurgen Kress
    Jurgen Kress shares information on the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps IV, August 4-8, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. The free five-day event includes hands-on training for Oracle SOA Suite and BPM Suite, plus an Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon and a Mobile Framework hackathon. Click the link for registration details.
  6. Book Review: Java EE 7 with GlassFish 4 Application Server by David Heffelfinger | Markus Eisele
    "Go get it!" says Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele.
  7. ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - June 6-12, 2014
    What were the most popular articles, blog posts, and videos shared on the OTN ArcBeat Facebook page for the past week? Check out this Top 10 list.
  8. Per Domain Node Manager | Frank Munz
    Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz shares more Oracle WebLogic 12c tips in the lastest in his series of videos based on the latest edition of his book, Oracle WebLogic Servier 12c: Distinctive Recipes.
  9. Podcast: Cloud on the Street: Evolving Conversations
    When you get past the headlines and the hype, what do members of the Oracle community really talk about when they talk about cloud computing? This OTN ArchBeat Podcast series asks members of the team behind the cloud computing track at Collaborate 2014 about the evolving conversations, questions, and perceptions.
  10. Archive Podcast: Mobile Architectures and Oracle ADF Mobile
    From the ArchBeat Podcast Archive. This program from May 2013 features Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis, Oracle ACE Luc Bors, FMW A-Team solution architect Steven Davelaar, and Oracle development tools product manager Shay Shmeltzer in a discussion about mobile architectures and Oracle ADF Mobile

Thursday Jun 19, 2014

Podcast Show Notes: Cloud on the Street: Evolving Conversations

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast series features a conversation about conversations about Cloud Computing.

Need an explanation? OK.

Three of the four panelists for this discussion were directly involved in the planning and execution of the Cloud Computing track at Collaborate 2014, the conference held in Las Vegas this past April under the auspices of the International Oracle User Group, the Oracle Applications User Group, and Quest.

The fourth panelist is an expert in cloud computing who presented at Collaborate, though his presentation on engineered systems was not part of the cloud track.

I pulled these four people together for this panel discussion because I wanted to hear from them about the conversations that took place in and around the Collaborate cloud computing track in order to get a sense of what members of the Oracle community are talking about when they talk about cloud computing. The insight from the panelists offers a great snapshot of the street-level reality of cloud computing. And the reality is that despite some lingering misperceptions, cloud is indeed a reality.

Listen for yourself.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • Ron Batra, an Oracle ACE Director, is product director for Cloud Computing at AT&T, and was the Chairman of the Cloud track at Collaborate 2014.
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Kelly Goetsch a product manager for the Oracle Fusion Middleware Cloud Application Foundation, is the author of eCommerce in the Cloud published in April by O'Reilly Media [Read a sample chapter]. Kelly was a presenter at Collaborate 2014.
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  • Basheer Khan, an Oracle ACE Director, is an IT architect and the principal at Knex Technology. Basheer was a presenter in the Collaborate 2014 Cloud track.
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Steve Lemme is Director of Partner Enablement at Oracle, and he's one of the founders of the IOUG Cloud Special Interest Group, the group behind the Collaborate 2014 Cloud track.
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: Organizers of the Cloud Computing Track at Collaborate 2014 discuss the evolving maturity of questions, conversations, and presentations about Cloud.
  • Listen to Part 2: Cloud awareness and understanding has matured, but some questions and confusion remain among those coming late to the cloud party.
  • Listen to Part 3: Is the Cloud hype cycle over? Real world experience suggests that the hype wasn't hype.
  • Listen to Part 4: Cloud represents a new way to do IT. But will it become the only way to do IT?
  • Listen to Part 5: Looking to the future: anticipating cloud conversations at Oracle Open World.

A Noteworthy Change

Each program in the OTN ArchBeat Podcast consists of a multipart series. The original panel discussion for each program runs about 30 minutes, and is then cut into shorter segments for listener convenience, typically 6-10 minutes each. Since the podcast's launch in 2009 the individual segments in each series have been released on a weekly basis. Starting with this series, I'm releasing all segments at once. So now you can binge-listen to the entire series, or spread the segments out on your own schedule. Let me know what you think of this new strategy.

Additional Content

Be a Guest Producer for an ArchBeat Podcast

Want to be a guest producer for an OTN ArchBeat podcast, put your topic and panelist suggestions in a comment on this post, or contact me at @OTNArchBeat.

Friday Jun 13, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - June 6-12, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days.

  1. Logging in OIM custom code | Daniel Gralewski
    Daniel Gralewski, a principal solution architect with Oracle, shows you how to leverage the Oracle Fusion Middleware infrastructure in which OIM runs in order to create proper logging information from custom code.
  2. Video: Things to Keep In Memory About Oracle Database In-Memory | Tom Kyte
    What do you know about Oracle Database In-Memory? Tom Kyte recaps his Great Lakes Oracle Conference keynote with four key points to keep in your own memory.
  3. Where did my MDB concurrency go? | Eric Gross
    A-Team solution architect Eric Gross analyzes and solves a customer-reported problem with Message Driven Bean (MDB) concurrency in WebLogic Server.
  4. Video: Mobile App Development with Oracle ADF Mobile | Shay Shmeltzer
    Oracle Development Tools Director of Product Management Shay Shmeltzer talks about mobile application development and Oracle ADF, the core subjects of his presentations as part of the ADF and Fusion Development track at ODTUG KScope, June 22-26, 2014 in Seattle, WA.
  5. Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - June 3-9, 2014
    Among the 2,872 people who follow @OTNArchBeat on Twitter, these 10 tweets were the most popular for the week of June 3-9, 2014. Topics covered include: #em12c #kscope14 #exalogic #javaee #weblogic
  6. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets – Create Assets Evolution | Andrew Hopkinson
    Tech tips and code samples from A-Team architect Andrew Hopkinson.
  7. Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4 (12cR4) Articles | Tim Hall
    Always busy Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall has written two article recent articles that offer his insight into OEM12R4.
  8. Podcast: Developing Enterprise Mobile Apps - Parts 1-4 Now Available
    The complete, four-part OTN ArchBeat podcast on developing mobile applications for the enterprise is now available. This panel discussion features Oracle development tools experts Chris Muir, Steven Davelaar, Frank Nimphius, and Oracle ACE Luc Bors. Listen!
  9. Common usecases and techniques when integrating a 3rd party application with Oracle Sales Cloud | Angelo Santagata
    Architect and middleware expert Angelo Santagata shares examples of four common use-cases he has seen that illustrate how how partners are embedding their applications into Sales Cloud.
  10. End-to-End ODI12c ETL on Oracle Big Data Appliance Pt.1 : Flume to Initial Hive Table | Mark Rittman

    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's post focuses on a virtualized example of an Oracle Big Data Appliance using the Oracle Big Data 3.0 software set to explain how to create an example ETL flow through the system showing how ODI could be used to initiate and control the process.

    NOTE: Mark is a featured presenter in the Middleware Track during the free OTN Virtual Technology Summit, July 9. Register now!)

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

OTN Virtual Technology Summit - July 9 - Middleware Track

The Architecture of Analytics:

Big Time Big Data and Business Intelligence

This four-session track, part of the free OTN Virtual Technology Summit on July 9, will present a solution architect's perspective on how business intelligence products in Oracle's Fusion Middleware family and beyond fit into an effective big data architecture, offering insight and expertise from Oracle ACE Directors and product team experts specializing in business Intelligence to help you meet your big data business intelligence challenges.

Register now!


Oracle Big Data Appliance Case Study: Using Big Data to Analyze Cancer-Genome Relationships

Tom Plunkett, Lead Author of the Oracle Big Data Handbook

What does it take to build an award winning Big Data solution? This presentation takes a deep technical dive into the use of the Oracle Big Data Appliance in a project for the National Cancer Institute's Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. The Frederick National Laboratory and the Oracle team won several awards for analyzing relationships between genomes and cancer subtypes with big data, including the 2012 Government Big Data Solutions Award, the 2013 Excellence.Gov Finalist for Innovation, and the 2013 ComputerWorld Honors Laureate for Innovation. [30 mins]

Getting Value from Big Data Variety

Richard Tomlinson, Director, Product Management, Oracle

Big data variety implies big data complexity. Performing analytics on diverse data typically involves mashing up structured, semi-structured and unstructured content. So how can we do this effectively to get real value? How do we relate diverse content so we can start to analyze it? This session looks at how we approach this tricky problem using Endeca Information Discovery. [30 mins]

How To Leverage Your Investment In Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Within a Big Data Architecture

Oracle ACE Director Kevin McGinley

More and more organizations are realizing the value Big Data technologies contribute to the return on investment in Analytics. But as an increasing variety of data types reside in different data stores, organizations are finding that a unified Analytics layer can help bridge the divide in modern data architectures. This session will examine how you can enable Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to play a role in a unified Analytics layer and the benefits and use cases for doing so. [30 mins]

Oracle Data Integrator 12c As Your Big Data Data Integration Hub

Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman

Oracle Data Integrator 12c (ODI12c), as well as being able to integrate and transform data from application and database data sources, also has the ability to load, transform and orchestrate data loads to and from Big Data sources. In this session, we'll look at ODI12c's ability to load data from Hadoop, Hive, NoSQL and file sources, transform that data using Hive and MapReduce processing across the Hadoop cluster, and then bulk-load that data into an Oracle Data Warehouse using Oracle Big Data Connectors.

We will also look at how ODI12c enables ETL-offloading to a Hadoop cluster, with some tips and techniques on real-time capture into a Hadoop data reservoir and techniques and limitations when performing ETL on big data sources. [90 mins]

Register now!

Monday Jun 09, 2014

Kscope 2014 Preview: Oracle's Mobile Platform - Shay Shmeltzer

"There's no question anymore that you need to do mobile development," says Oracle Development Tools Director of Product Management Shay Shmeltzer, "but most people are trying the figure out the right architecture." Shay talks about the choices and about Oracle's mobile development platform in this interview, a preview of his three presentations at ODTUG Kscope, June 22-26, 2014 in Seattle, WA.

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