Thursday Dec 11, 2014

Top 10 ArchBeat Podcasts for 2014

Launched in March 2009, the OTN ArchBeat Podcast has produced 283 individual programs. Each podcast starts as a 30 minute panel discussion (give or take a few minutes) featuring anywhere from two to six panelists, drawn from my ever-growing list of what I call "the usual suspects." Those 30-minute programs are then cut into roughly 10-minute segments. To date, those 283 individual segments have been downloaded nearly 300,000 times. The recording, editing, and overall production is done right here in my home office.

Consistently one of the most popular Oracle podcasts, listeners have kept OTN ArchBeat in the #2 position for the past six months, second only to the Oracle Database Podcast.

That's the history. But the real purpose of this post is to highlight the Top 10 most popular programs over the past year. Many, many thanks to the panelists who keep the programs interesting, and to the listeners who keep the podcast alive.

  1. Big Data Architecture [March 2014]
    • Brian MacDonald - Oracle enterprise architect and analytics specialist focused on Big Data
    • Bruce Nelson - Oracle principal consultant and NoSQL Big Data lead specializing in Hadoop.
    • Thomas Plunkett - Oracle principal consultant and adjunct computer science instructor at Virginia Tech.
    • Gwen Shapira - Oracle ACE Director; solution architect and Hadoop specialist with Cloudera.
  2. Redefining Information Management Architecture [August 2014]
    • Andrew Bond - head of Enterprise Architecture at Oracle
    • Stewart Bryson - Oracle ACE Director; Owner and Co-Founder of Red Pill Analytics
    • Mark Rittman - Oracle ACE Director; CIO and Co-Founder of Rittman Mead
  3. Going Mobile - Developing Enterprise Mobile Apps [May 2014]
    • Luc Bors - Oracle ACE; Principal Consultant at AMIS Services, specializing in Oracle ADF and ADF Mobile; Board member, Dutch Oracle Users Group
    • Steven Davelaar - Consulting Solutions Architect with the Oracle A-Team, specializing in ADF and WebCenter.
    • Chris Muir - Senior Principal Mobility and Development Tools Product Manager, Oracle.
    • Frank Nimphius -Principal Product Manager for application development tools, Oracle
  4. Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Disruptive Tech [February 2014]
    • Ron Batra - Oracle ACE Director; Independent consultant
    • Basheer Khan - Oracle ACE Director; Founder, Information Technology Architect, KNEX
    • Floyd Teter - Oracle ACE Director; Solution architect specializing in ERP and Oracle Applications
  5. Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges [January 2014]]
    • Mark Dutra - Senior Principal Product Manager for API Management, Oracle
    • Manuel Rosa - SOA Governance Practice Leader, Link Consulting
    • André Sampaio - Enterprise Architect, Senior Consultant, Link Consulting
    • Luis Weir - Oracle ACE; Senior Oracle Solution Director, HCL AXON
  6. ODI and the Evolution of Data Integration [November 2014]
    • Stewart Bryson - Oracle ACE Director; Owner and Co-founder of Red Pill Analytics
    • Christophe Dupupet - Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware Architects Team focused on ODI
    • Cameron Lackpour - Oracle ACE Director; Independent Oracle EPM Consultant; Board Member, Oracle Development Tools User Group
    • Gurcan Orhan - Oracle ACE Director; Data Migration Architect at Wipro Technologies
    • Michael Rainey - Oracle ACE; Principal Consultant at Rittman Mead
  7. Finding a Shorter Path to SOA [January 2014]
    • Lonneke Dikmans - Oracle ACE Director; Managing Partner at eProseed
    • Simon Haslam - Oracle ACE Director: Consultant and founder, Veriton LTD
    • Ronald van Luttikuhuizen - Oracle ACE Director; Managing Partner at eProseed
  8. Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development [August 2013]
    • Stephen Chin - Oracle JavaFX evangelist, author, speaker, open-source hacker
    • Doug Clarke - Java persistence focused developer co-leading the EclipseLink project; Director of Product Management for Oracle.
    • Frederic DesBiens - Product Manager, Oracle Application Development Tools group, specializing in Oracle JDeveloper and the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF)
    • Reza Rahman - Java EE/GlassFish Evangelist at Oracle, author, speaker, open-source hacker
  9. IoT Challenges and Opportunities [October 2013]
    • Mike Vadney - Senior VP and Chief Technical Architect, Verizon Telematics
    • Cristian Simons - Systems Development and Business Solutions Manager, Sascar
    • Kely Plucinski Vieira - Development Tracking Coordinator, Sascar
    • Basheer Khan - Oracle ACE Director; Founder, Information Technology Architect, KNEX
    • Ron Batra - Oracle ACE Director; Independent consultant
    • Ali Sharif-Emami - Global Client Advisor, Oracle
    • Harish Gaur - Director, Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware
  10. The Case for Adaptive Case Management [September 2014]
    • Nico Van Benthem - Senior consultant, eProseed
    • Manas Deb - President and COO, eProseed
    • Lonneke Dikmans - Oracle ACE Director; Managing partner, eProseed
    • Danilo Schmiedel - Oracle ACE Director; Solution architect, Opitz Consulting
    • Torsten Winterberg - Oracle ACE Director; Business development and innovation, Opitz Consulting
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Tuesday Aug 21, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-21

Thought for the Day

"Aim high, and you won't shoot your foot off."

Phyllis Diller
(July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012)

Source: Brainy Quote

Friday Aug 17, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-17

  • WebCenter Portal & Spaces Boilerplate template and overview to responsive design | John Sim
    "With the majority of users using their mobile devices or even access the web we need to accommodate for our audience and provide a good user experience," says John Sim. "One of the ways this can be achieved is through responsive design – although you need to look carefully at your site to see if responsive is the right approach and provides the correct user journey for your audience." Sim shows you how to get there using Oracle WebCenter Portal Spaces.
  • Best practices for Oracle real-time data integration | Frank Ohlhorst
    "As with any IT project, the integration of real-time data into a data warehouse can benefit from best practices" says TechTarget's Frank Ohlhorst. "Luckily, many of the recommendations that work for data warehousing are also applicable to real-time data integration and follow some common-sense rules.
  • Installing Oracle SOA Suite10g on Oracle Enterprise Linux | Lonneke Dikmans
    As you'll learn when you read her post, Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans' experience with getting Oracle SOA Suite up and running on Linux was not without pitfalls and problems. Take advantage of her insight so you can avoid the headaches.
  • Live Webcast: Oracle WebCenter in Action: Keste and Qualcomm
    Qualcomm teamed with Oracle Partner Keste to deliver an integrated self-service portal that provides a single view of all processes. Get the details in this live webcast, Thursday, August 23, 2012, 10am PT / 1pm ET. Part of the Oracle WebCenter In Action webcast series.
  • DevOps:Evolving to Handle Disruption
    "Until recently," says JP Morgenthal, "IT was relegated to a support role speaking only when spoken to versus driving strategy. However, in the face of the emergence of consumerization of IT, mobile computing, big data, cloud computing, and a changing economic landscape, a traditional IT organizational structure is now an albatross around IT's neck."

    Note: DevOps and its impact on IT came up in my recent interview with cloud architects Ron Batra and James Baty. You'll find that interview here.

Thought for the Day

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

Douglas Adams
(March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001)


Friday Aug 03, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-03

  • Oracle Public Cloud Java Service with NetBeans in Early Access | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele got to take the Oracle Java Cloud Service for a test drive. Now that he's had a chance to kick the tires he shares in insight in this detailed post.
  • ADF BC Passivation/Activation and SQL Execution Tuning | Andrejus Baranovskis
    "There is an added cost to passivation/activation - additional SQL execution," says Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis. "During an activation event, it's not only temporary data that gets initialized, the complete VO SQL gets executed again." Baranovskis helps you avoid problems with this how-to post and sample application.
  • Real-time Oracle data integration takes forethought | Frank Ohlhorst
    "Bringing real-time processing and data integration into corporate Oracle databases can get complicated," says TechTarget's Frank Ohlhorst. "Building the business case can be straightforward, however, especially if IT professionals can fully explain to the business side the multitude of advantages real time offers."
  • Free Oracle/Infoworld "IT Transformation Guide"
    This "IT Transformation Guide" consists of two brief Oracle/Infoworld white papers. Strive for Simplicity describes IT infrastructures that cut through complexity to drive business benefits, and Transforming Business Through Extreme Performance discusses the "radical rethinking of traditional data warehousing" that is necessary to make better use of information as it moves through daily operations. The guide is free, registration is required.
  • Four Ways to Wrestle a Big Data Elephant | Dain C. Hansen
    Wrestling the Big Data elephant? "While Hadoop technologies are cool to say, and can seem to add an impressive buzz to your LinkedIn/Twitter profiles, a word of caution that not every big data technology may actually be necessary," says Dain Hansen.
  • Best Practices for Securely Deploying the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
    Glenn Brunette, Ramesh Nagappan, and Joel Weise examine the security capabilities designed into the SPARC SuperCluster, and describe architectural, deployment, and operational best practices for taking advantage of them in this new article from Oracle Technology Network.
  • Oracle Announces the Oracle Music Festival San Francisco 2012
    The roster of artists for the Oracle Music Festival at this year's Oracle Open World in San Francisco includes Macy Gray, Joss Stone, The English Beat, The 500s, American Steel, Blues Mix, Dirty Ghosts, The Dodos, Red Meat, Young Prisms, DJ Don Lynch, DJ Josh One, DJ Mei Lwun, DJ Panic City and DJ Zaq -- and that's only a partial list.

Thought for the Day

"The art of programming lies in that nether region between the hopeful wishes of an elegant architecture and the hard grindstone of technical details."

Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas


Thursday Jun 21, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-21

Thought for the Day

"Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to to, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do."

Donald Knuth

Source: Quotes for Software Engineers

Thursday Apr 19, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-19

Thought for the Day

"Building large applications is still really difficult. Making them serve an organization well for many years is almost impossible."

Malcolm P. Atkinson

Thursday Apr 12, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-12

Thought for the Day

"Why do we never have time to do it right, but always have time to do it over?"

— Anonymous

Wednesday Feb 08, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-02-08

Today's Quote

"Play is the exultation of the possible."
-- Martin Buber (February 8, 1878 – June 13, 1965)

Thursday Feb 02, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-02-02

Today's Quote

"Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future."
-- Ayn Rand (February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982)

Today's Links

Thursday Nov 10, 2011

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 101/10/2011




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