Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Video Interview: "eCommerce in the Cloud" author Kelly Goetsch

"Adopting cloud in any form is...challenging. There are many considerations, and it's as much about the people and the organization as it is about the technology." So says Kelly Goetsch, the author of eCommerce in the Cloud: Bringing Elasticity to eCommerce available from O'Reilly Media.

In this interview Kelly talks about how cloud computing is helping organizations meet the unique challenges of ecommerce, weighs in on the public versus private cloud debate, and discusses some of the products that form the basis of Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation.

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Friday Apr 18, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 11-17, 2014

Among the blog posts, articles, events, and other items shared with the more the 5,000 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days, the following items were the most popular:

  1. OIM Clustering: Keeping separate environments separate | Simon Kissane
    For testing and development purposes, it is common to have multiple distinct OIM environments co-existing on the same subnet. In that scenario, it is essential that the distinct environments utilize separate multicast addresses, so that they do not talk to each other. How-to from solution architect Simon Kissane.

  2. SOA and Cloud
    The final article in the Industrial SOA article series takes a look at the relationship between SOA and Cloud Computing, and offers insight into how SOA principles can help to insure the long-term success and business value of the migration to the Cloud.

  3. ODI Agents: Standalone, JEE and Colocated | Christophe Dupupet
    Oracle Data Integrator version 12 offers three flavors of agents: JEE, Colocated and Standalone. Christophe Dupupet's post compares and contrasts the benefits of each in order to help developers and architects select the best options for implementation.

  4. Python in NetBeans IDE 8.0 | Geertjan Wielenga
    How's this for concise? Geertjan's post uses just 9 screenshots and a scant 123 words to explain how to use Python in NetBeans IDE.

  5. Oracle Identity Manager: Implementing Additional Request Information | Nitin Patel
    Nitin Patel's article offers detailed step-by-step technical instructions for implementing the Additional Request Information feature in Oracle Identity Manager.

  6. Groovy in ADF | Arda Eralp
    The latest release of JDeveloper provides integrated support for Groovy. Read this post by Arda Eralp for some nuts-and-bolts details on using Groovy syntax in Oracle ADF.

  7. Webcast: Managing Complexity in the Internet of Things
    In this free webcast representatives from companies including Cisco, Hitacthi, Verizon Telematics, and V2Com will discuss how their organizations are tapping into the Internet of Things. Thursday April 24, 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET.

  8. Video: ADF - Designing for Internationalization - Resource Bundles | Frederic Desbiens
    In this episode of Oracle ADF TV Frederic Desbiens discusses options for implementing ADF resource bundles in order to manage translated text strings in a structured manner.

  9. Understanding Where to Install the ODI Standalone Agent | Christophe Dupupet
    With no middle tier required in the ODI architecture, the most common question from people who are new to ODI is where to install the standalone agent: source, target or middle tier systems? Read this post by Fusion Middleware architect Christophe Dupupet for a look at possible architectures and recommendations for best choices.

  10. Humantask Assignment: Names and Expressions Assignment via Rules | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind continues his series with a post that offers an example of task assignment by Names And Expressions using Oracle Business Rules.

Podcast Show Notes: SOA and Cloud - Where's This Relationship Going?

Opinions vary on the relationship between service oriented architecture and cloud computing. Some say SOA is essential to the cloud. Others say cloud is entirely possible without SOA. In this three-part program three members of the Masons of SOA, the group behind the Industrial SOA article series, offer their insight into the issue.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • Jurgen Kress, Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, founder of the Oracle SOA and BPM community, the Oracle WebLogic Partner Community, and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils.
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Facebook
  • Hajo Normann, SOA / BPM Lead for ASG at Accenture, Oracle ACE Director
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Guido Schmutz, Technology Manager for SOA/BPM and Architecture Board at Trivadis, Oracle ACE Director
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1 (program #244): What is the relationship between SOA and Cloud Computing? How is that relationship changing? Is the Cloud changing SOA?
  • Listen to Part 2 (program #245): What effect does the ease of acquiring services in the cloud have on the existence of development silos? What role can SOA principles play in bridging those silos?
  • Listen to Part 3 (program #246) [available May 1]: Many services suffer from poor architecture, say these experts. There is a better way.

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Thursday Apr 03, 2014

Video: Collaborate 2014 Previews

Collaborate 2014 gets underway in Las Vegas in a matter of days, April 7-11. The video interviews below are just a tiny sampling of the expertise and activities that will be a part of that event.

According to the website, registration is still open, which should make master procrastinators happy. Come on! It's Vegas!

Track the Collab action on Twitter: #C14LV


Oracle ACE Director and Cloudera solution architect Gwen Shapira talks about her role in organizing the Big Data track for Collaborate 2014, discusses which of her skills is the most valuable in a Big Data world, and uses the word "Hadoopy" in a sentence.

Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra, Director of Cloud Product Solutions at AT&T, is a member of the IOUG Cloud Computing special interest group and headed the committee for the Cloud Computing track at Collaborate 2014. In this interview Ron talks about the sessions in this year's Collaborate Cloud track, and about how that track has evolved since last year's event.

Steve Lemme, Director of Partner Enablement at Oracle and a former member of the board of the International Oracle Users Group (IOUG), talks about the IOUG Cloud SIG and some of the Cloud SIG activities planned for Collaborate 2014.

Chris Ostrowski, an Oracle ACE and a solution architect with Avout, talks about service oriented architecture principles, SOA applications, Oracle BPM. JDeveloper, and other topics he'll cover in his three presentations at Collaborate 2014.
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