Monday Sep 22, 2014

Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Build Oracle Apps Private Clouds with VM Templates on Engineered Systems

The 2 Minute Tech Tips keep coming with this one from Nishit Rao (Sr. Director, Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Engineered Systems).

Nishit Rao's Oracle OpenWorld Session

Thursday Sep 18, 2014

Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Building a High-Performance Private Cloud | Tushar Pandit

Want to know how to build a high-performance private cloud on the Oracle Exalogic engineered system? Exalogic senior director of product management Tushar Pandit tries to explain it in two minutes. Does he succeed? You be the judge.

Tushar's tip is based on the sessions he will present at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.

Thursday Oct 11, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-10-11

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.com

Friday Sep 21, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-21

  • The Real Architects of Los Angeles: OTN Architect Day in LA - Oct 25
    No gossip. No drama. No hair pulling. Just a full day of technical sessions and peer interaction focused on using Oracle technologies in today's cloud and SOA architectures. The event is free, but seating is limited, so register now.
    Thursday October 25, 2012. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
  • Why IT is a profession in 'flux' | ZDNet
    I usuallly don't post two items from the same person in one day, but this post from ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick deals with some critical issues affecting those in IT. As McKendrick puts it: "IT professionals are under considerable pressure to deliver more value to the business, versus being good at coding and testing and deploying and integrating."
  • Cloud, automation drive new growth in SOA governance market | ZDNet
    "SOA governance tools and processes learned over the past decade are now underpinning cloud projects as they scale across enterprises," reports Joe McKendrick. But there remains a lack of understanding about SOA Governance.

    For a broader discussion of the importance of IT governance check out the lastest OTN Archbeat Podcast: By Any Other Name: Governance and Architecture
  • How I Simplified the Installation of Oracle Database on Oracle Linux 6
    Michele Casey's update of Ginny Henningsen's original article. This version shows how to simplify the installation of Oracle Database 11g on Oracle Linux 6 by installing the oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall RPM package.
  • Fault Handling Slides and Q&A | Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen shares the slides and a Q&A transcript from a presentation he and fellow ACE Director Guido Schmutz gave at the recent Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne preview event organized by AMIS Technology.
  • BPM ADF Task forms. Checking whether the current user is in a BPM Swimlane | Christopher Karl Chan
    "The tricky part here is that the ADF Task Details Form is in fact part of a separate J2EE application to the main workspace," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Christopher Karl Chan. "So if you try to use Java or Expression Language to get the logged in user you will only find anonymous and none of the BPM Roles you will be expecting. So what to do?" Don't guess—read the post and find out.

Thought for the Day

"The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture. "

Tadao Ando

Source: BrainyQuote

Thursday Sep 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-20

Thought for the Day

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

Helmut Jahn

Source: Brainy Quote

Monday Sep 17, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for September 9-15, 2012

The Top 10 most-viewed items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of September 9-15, 2017.

  1. 15 Lessons from 15 Years as a Software Architect | Ingo Rammer
    In this presentation from the GOTO Conference in Copenhagen, Ingo Rammer shares 15 tips regarding people, complexity and technology that he learned doing software architecture for 15 years.
  2. Attend OTN Architect Day – by Architects, for Architects – October 25
    You won't need 3D glasses to take in these live presentations (8 sessions, two tracks) on Cloud computing, SOA, and engineered systems. And the ticket price is: Zero. Nothing. Absolutely free. Register now for Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Los Angeles. Thursday October 25, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sofitel Los Angeles , 8555 Beverly Boulevard , Los Angeles, CA 90048.
  3. Cloud API and service designers, stop thinking small | Cloud Computing - InfoWorld
    "The focus must shift away from fine-grained APIs that provide some type of primitive service, such as pushing data to a block of storage or perhaps making a request to a cloud-rooted database," says InfoWorld's David Linthicum. "To go beyond primitives, you must understand how these services should be used in a much larger architectural context. In other words, you need to understand how businesses will employ these services to form real workplace solutions—inside and outside the enterprise."
  4. Adding a runtime picker to a taskflow parameter in WebCenter | Yannick Ongena
    Oracle ACE Yannick Ongena shows how to create an Oracle WebCenter popup to allow users to "select items or do more complex things."
  5. Oracle IAM 11g R2 docs are now available
    "One of the great things about the new doc set is the inclusion of ePub files," says Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Chris Johnson. "This means that if you have an iPad you can load up the doc library onto that and read the docs on the couch."
  6. Setting up a local Yum Server using the Exalogic ZFS Storage Appliance | Donald
    A concise technical post from the man named Donald.
  7. What's New in Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2? | The Fat Bloke Sings
    "One of the trends we've seen is that as the average host platform becomes more powerful, our users are consistently running more and more vm's," says The Fat Bloke. "Some of our users have large libraries of vm's of various vintages, whilst others have groups of vm's that are run together as an assembly of the various tiers in a multi-tiered software solution, for example, a database tier, middleware tier, and front-ends." The new VirtualBox release, a year in the making, addresses the needs of these users, he explains.
  8. Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence 11g MDS XML Source Control Management with Git Version Control | Christian Screen
    Oracle ACE Christian Screen developed this tutorial for those interested in learning how to configure the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.6) metadata repository for development using the new MDS XML source control management functionality.
  9. Identity and Access Management at Oracle Open World 2012 | Brian Eidelman
    Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Brian Eideleman highlights three Oracle Openworld sessions that will put Identity and Access Management in the spotlight, and shares a link to the "Focus On: Identity Management" document, a comprehensive listing of Openworld activities also dealing with IM.
  10. Starting and stopping WebLogic automatically using Upstart | Chris Johnson
    "In Ubuntu, RedHat and Oracle Linux there's a new flavor of init called Upstart that all the kids are using," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Chris Johnson. "It's the new hotness when it comes to making programs into daemons and wiring them to start and stop at appropriate times."

Thought for the Day

"The purpose of software engineering is to control complexity, not to create it."

Pamela Zave

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Sep 07, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-07

Thought for the Day

"Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday."

— Unknown

Source: Quote Garden

Thursday Sep 06, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-06

Thought for the Day

"Architect: Someone who knows the difference between that which could be done and that which should be done. "

Larry McVoy

Source: Quotes for Software Engineers

Wednesday Aug 29, 2012

Architect Day: Boston - Agenda Update

Here's the latest information on the session schedule and content for Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Boston, MA on September 12, 2012. Registration is open, but seating is limited.

When: September 12, 2012
8:30am – 5:00pm
Where:

Boston Marriott Burlington
One Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803

Register now

Agenda

Time

Session Title

Room

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Salon E Foyer

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Comments | Bob Rhubart

Salon E

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Engineered Systems: Oracle's Vision for the Future | Ralf Dossmann

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.

Salon E

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Securing Public and Private Clouds | Anton Nielsen

Long before the term "Cloud Computing" existed, Oracle technologies supported and promoted the concept. Centralized data with remote users has been at the core of these technologies for decades. The public cloud, and extending private clouds to the internet, though, has added security challenges never imagined decades ago. This presentation will examine a real life security breach and introduce architecture, technologies and policies to secure public and private clouds. 

Salon E

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Cloud Computing - Making IT Simple | Scott Mattoon

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.

Salon E

  • Innovations in Grid Computing with Oracle Coherence | Rob Misek

Learn how 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.

Salon C

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.

Salon E

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager | Avi Huber

Much more than a DB management tool, Oracle Enterprise Manager provides management and monitoring coverage for the entire Oracle stack, and beyond. This session will concentrate on the middleware management functionality in OEM, starting with Real User Experience monitoring, through AppServer management, and into deep-dive Java diagnostics. We’ll discuss Business Driven Application Management (BDAM) and the benefits of top-down monitoring. Lastly, we’ll demonstrate how to trace a specific user experience problem, through a multitier SOA application, to its root cause, deep in the JVM.

Salon C

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Salon E Foyer

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion - Q&A with session speakers

Salon E

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).

Salon E

  • Business Integration for the 21st Century | Peter Belknap

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. And we'll take a special look at the convergence of SOA & BPM using Oracle's Unified technology stack.

Salon C

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion

Salon E

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing Comments & Readouts from Roundtables

Salon E

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Networking / Reception

Salon E Foyer

Note: Session schedule and content subject to change.

Tuesday Aug 14, 2012

OTN Architect Day Coast-to-Coast

Two Oracle Technology Network Architect Days are on the calendar, bringing a full slate of live expertise and peer interaction to the East Coast (Boston, September 12, 2012) and the West Coast (Los Angeles, October 25, 2012).

Each event is an all-day affair, featuring a rich schedule of technical sessions, along with plenty of opportunity for interaction with Oracle experts on community leaders, and your peers.

Registration for all OTN Architect Day events is free, but seating is limited.

OTN Architect Day: Boston

OTN Architect Day: Los Angeles

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