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.

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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]

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Monday Jun 02, 2014

Video: Rocking Hyperion at KScope 2014 with Oracle ACE Chris Barbieri

How does an ODTUG Kscope 2014 session on HFM implementation become a rock opera? Oracle ACE and business intelligence specialist Chris Barbieri explains in this short interview.

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Wednesday May 28, 2014

Kscope 2014 Preview: Data Modeling and Moving Meditation with Kent Graziano

Those attending ODTUG's Kscope event in Seattle, June 22-26, will spend several days up to their eyeballs in technical sessions by more than 200 experts in a variety of specialties and Oracle technologies. Oracle ACE Director Kent Graziano is one of those experts, with a focus on business intelligence and data warehouse architecture. But in addition to the two data modeling sessions he'll present, Kent will for the fourth year in a row lead Kscope early risers in daily sessions in Chi Gung, Chinese martial art that Kent describes as "moving mediation."

Want to learn more about Kent's Kscope 2014 data modeling sessions and how Chi Gung can help you get a great start on your day? Check out this video interview.

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Tuesday Apr 29, 2014

Video: Script or Die for Better BI - Interview with Cameron Lackpour

Oracle ACE Director Cameron Lackpour is an Oracle EPM Consultant, and a director on the board of the Oracle Development Tools User Group. As if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, Cameron is presenting two sessions at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference, May 12-14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this interview Cameron talks about his "Script or Die" session about good scripting practices and techniques to automate Oracle Essbase administration tasks, and about "A - Z of Essbase," his 3-hour workshop on what Essbase is, how it works, and what it's like to develop in Essbase.

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Thursday Apr 10, 2014

Video: Great Lakes Oracle Conference 2014 Preview

Once again this year the Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group (NEOOUG) is hosting the Great Lakes Oracle Conference, May 13-14, 2014, in Cleveland Ohio, on the campus of Cleveland State University.

The event draws hundreds of attendees from the Great Lakes region and beyond. This year's event includes more than 40 technical sessions, including keynote presentations by Tom Kyte and Oracle ACE Director Scott Spendolini. Session presenters include Oracle ACE Directors Steven Feuerstein, Alex Gorbachev, and Cameron Lackpour.

In this video interview Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group (NEOOUG) President and Oracle ACE John Hurley and Sr. NEOOUG Chairman Rumpi Gravenstein share details and a little background on the Conference.

For registration information and other details please visit 2014 Great Lakes Oracle Conference.

Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

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

  • 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.
  • Series: How to Kill the Architecture Department? Part 1 | Xebia Blog
    Don't let the title fool you. This is not an anti-architecture post. Rather, this post, part 1 of a now four-part series, offers suggestions for preserving architecture in a form that better supports agile organizations.
  • BPM Suite configure BAM Adapter | Peter Paul van der Beek
    "To have the BPM server push events to BAM – Business Activity Monitoring – we have to configure the BPM suite to use the BAM Adapter," says Peter Paul van de Beek. "The BAM Adapter is configured (like other SOA Suite and BPM Adapters) in the WebLogic Server Console." Peter Paul shows you how in this brief post.
  • A case for not installing your own software | James Gentsch
    "I look selfishly forward to cloud computing and engineered systems dramatically reducing the occurrence of problems triggered by unforeseen environmental situations in the software I am responsible for," says James Gentsch. "I think this is an evolutionary game changer that will be a huge benefit to the reliability and consistent performance of the software for my customers, and may make 'well, it works here' a well forgotten phase for future software developers."

Thought for the Day

"I'm a strong believer in being minimalistic. Unless you actually are going to solve the general problem, don't try and put in place a framework for solving a specific one, because you don't know what that framework should look like."

Anders Hejlsberg


Friday Oct 05, 2012

Podcast Show Notes: The Big Deal About Big Data

This week the OTN ArchBeat Podcast kicks off a three-part series that looks at Big Data: what it is, its affect on enterprise IT, and what architects need to do to stay ahead of the big data curve. My guests for this conversation are Jean-Pierre Dijks and Andrew Bond . Jean-Pierre, based at Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores, CA, is product manager for Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle's big data strategy. Andrew Bond  is Head of Transformation Architecture for Oracle, where he specialzes in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Big Data. Andrew is based in the UK, but for this conversation he dialed in from a car somewhere on the streets of Amsterdam.
  • Listen to Part 1
    What is Big Data, really, and why does it matter?
  • Listen to Part 2
    What new challenges does Big Data present for Architects? What do architects need to do to prepare themselves and their environments?
  • Listen to Part 3
    Who is driving the adoption of Big Data strategies in organizations, and why?

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Coming Soon

Are You Future Proof? A conversation about how the rapidly evolving enterprise IT landscape is transforming the roles, responsibilities, and skill requirements for architects and developers.

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Friday Jul 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-20

  • Podcast Show Notes: The Role of the Cloud Architect - Part 3/3 - Why architects need to up their game
    All three parts of my conversation with Cloud architects Ron Batra (Product Director, Cloud Computing, AT&T and an Oracle ACE Director) and Dr. James Baty (VP of Oracle's Global Enterprise Architecture Program) are now available. If you're interested in how cloud computing is changing the role of the solution architect, and what architects need to do to stay ahead of the cloud curve, you'll want to check out this interview.
  • Webcast: Lightweight #Java EE Architectures with @AdamBien - July 24 - 10am PT / 1pm ET
    Don’t miss this Webcast as Java Champion architect Adam Bien offers his perspective on Spring 3 Framework and Java EE. Adam will talk about how Java EE 6 creates modern, lightweight architectures for enterprise Java. He'll also cover Java EE 6 concepts as well as the Spring 3 Framework used with Java EE 6, comparing the pros and cons of using them together or independently. Part of the Oracle WebLogic DevCast series.
  • Business SOA: Thinking is dead | Steve Jones
    "Planning, architecture and design are being seen in parts of IT as bad things as a mentality develops around a concept that some how basic fundamentals such as TDD, contract design and doing things that are actually proven to work are in some way wrong," says Capgemini's Steve Jones. "Adoption of unproven technologies is rife as is the surprise when those technologies fail to deliver on the massively over hyped expectation and indeed fail to even come close to delivering at the level of dull old technologies that do the job but don't currently have the twitterati in thrall."
  • Oracle RTD Hardware Requirements and Components
    In the latest post in his series on Oracle Real Time Decisions (RTD), Rittman Mead's James Knight looks at components that live in the RTD black box and offers examples of some RTD environments.
  • Navigation Model dynamic switching of Locale | Martin Deh
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Martin Deh shares sample code for a solution for enabling dynamic Locale switching in WebCenter through a user interaction.

Thought for the Day

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are sure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

Bertrand Russell
(May 18, 1872 – February 2, 1970)

Source: SoftwareQuotes

Monday Jun 25, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 20 for June 17-23, 2012

The most popular item shared via my social networks for the week of June 17-23, 2012.
  1. Simple Made Easy | Rich Hickey
  2. InfoQ: Current Trends in Enterprise Mobility
  3. Cloud Bursting between AWS and Rackspace | High Scalability
  4. A Distributed Access Control Architecture for Cloud Computing
  5. Congrats to @MNEMONIC01 on his new book: Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: First Look
  6. BI Architecture Master Class for Partners - Oracle Architecture Unplugged
  7. Guide to integration architecture | Stephanie Mann
  8. Oracle Data Integrator 11g - Faster Files | David Allan
  9. Recap: EMEA User Group Leaders Meeting Latvia May 2012
  10. Starting a cluster | Mark Nelson
  11. SOA, Cloud & Service Technology Symposium 2012 London - Special Oracle Discount
  12. Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Building Social Business | Oracle WebCenter Blog
  13. FY13 Oracle PartnerNetworkr Kickoff - Tues June 26, 2012 | @oraclepartners
  14. Why should you choose Oracle WebLogic 12c instead of JBoss EAP 6? | Ricardo Ferreira
  15. Call for Nominations: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2012 - Win a free pass to #OOW12
  16. Hibernate4 and Coherence | Rene van Wijk
  17. Eclipse and Oracle Fusion Development - Free Virtual Event, July 10th
  18. Why building SaaS well means giving up your servers | GigaOM
  19. Personas - what, why & how | Mascha van Oosterhout
  20. Oracle Public Cloud Architecture | Tyler Jewell

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)





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