Thursday May 24, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-05-24

Thought for the Day

"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked."

John Gall

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday May 21, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 20 for May 13-19, 2012

The Top 20 most-clicked links as shared via my social networks for the week of May 13-19, 2012.

  1. Webcast: Conquering Big Data with the Oracle Information Architecture Model - May 30
  2. Free Event: Modern #Java Development, in/outside the Enterprise - May 30 - Redwood Shores, CA
  3. Organizational Culture and the influence on Enterprise Architecture | Douwe Pieter van den Bos
  4. Lazy On-Demand Querying of Detail View Objects | Steven Davelaar
  5. Bay Area Coherence Special Interest Group (BACSIG) Meeting June 7
  6. Mobilize Your Business Process Applications | Pat Shepherd
  7. New York Coherence Special Interest Group (NYCSIG) - May 24
  8. Platform Approach to Identity in The Cloud | Naresh Persaud
  9. 2012 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards - Win a FREE Pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in SF
  10. Webcast series: Identity Management as a Platform
  11. Webcast: Achieving Product Innovation with Purpose-built MDM - May 22 - 9am PT / Noon ET
  12. Jim Highsmith on Adaptive Leadership
  13. CIO Webcast: Oracle Database Appliance Best Practices - May 23
  14. Enterprise Gamification: increasing workforce engagement, ROI... | John Sim
  15. Asymmetric read/write path — a trend for scalable architecture | Alexey Ragozin
  16. BPM Process Accelerator Packs | Pat Shepherd
  17. ODTUG Kscope12 - June 24-28 - San Antonio, TX
  18. SOA Maturity Models | Douwe Pieter van den Bos
  19. New Oracle security papers and Oracle forensics tool | Pete Finnigan
  20. How Does RTD Make Decisions? | James Knight

Thought for the Day

"Why are video games so much better designed than office software? Because people who design video games love to play video games. People who design office software look forward to doing something else on the weekend."

Ted Nelson

Source: softwarequotes.com

Friday May 18, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-05-18

  • Bay Area Coherence Special Interest Group (BACSIG) Meeting
    coherence.oracle.com
    Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012
    Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where: Oracle Conference Center – Room # 103
    350 Oracle Parkway
    Redwood, Shores, CA

    Presentations:
    • 6:00 p.m. - Coherence 101, The Evolution of Distributed Caching - Noah Arliss (Oracle)
    • 7:00 p.m. - Optimizing Performance for Oracle Coherence and TopLink Grid at OOCL - Matt Rosen, Leo Limqueco (OOCL)
    • 8:00 p.m. - Oracle Coherence Message Bus - Extreme Performance on Oracle Exalogic - Ballav Bihani (Oracle)
  • Platform Approach to Identity in The Cloud | Naresh Persaud
    blogs.oracle.com
    Naresh Persaud shares links to an on-demand replay of "Manpower Group Platform Approach to Indentity in the Cloud" by David Poll of Manpower Group and Naynesh Patel of Simieo Solutions, along with a transcript of Q&A from the original webcast.
  • Mobilize Your Business Process Applications | Pat Shepherd
    blogs.oracle.com
    Pat Shepherd shares two different approaches using ADF Mobile and Actionable Emails.
  • Jim Highsmith on Adaptive Leadership
    www.infoq.com
    Recorded at the 10th anniversary of the agile manifesto signing, Jim Highsmith discusses how he works with executive management teams to introduce and integrate agile techniques into enterprise organizations from both the business and IT sides.
  • New York Coherence Special Interest Group (NYCSIG) - May 24
    coherence.oracle.com
    Oracle Office
    520 Madison Avenue 30th Floor
    New York, NY

    Presentations:
    • The Top Ten Coherence Features You Are Probably Not Using (Patrick Peralta - Oracle)
    • Large-Scale Financial Risk Reporting with Coherence - Lessons Learned and a Vision for Cluster Management (Christoph Leinemann - Software Consultant)
    • Advanced Partitioning Concepts and Techniques in Coherence (Gene Gleyzer - Oracle)

Thought for the Day

"I understand what's it like to work all week and on Friday night just want to go and leave your brain at the door, buy some popcorn and be thrilled by something."

Don Cheadle

Source: Brainy Quote

Wednesday May 02, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-05-02

"If sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance."

Norman R. Augustine

Source: thinkexist.com

Friday Apr 20, 2012

Who's in Your Head?

Isaac Asimov
Guy Kawasaki
John Zachman
Steve Jobs
Daniel Pink
Michelangelo

In your role as an architect you are called on to make many, many decisions — decisions with significant consequences. You make those decisions based on your education, training, experience, and expertise. But do other factors also influence your architectural decisions? When pondering important architectural choices, is there another voice in your head? If so, who's in there? I'm not talking about crazy schizo stuff. I'm talking about role models.

In the latest edition of the Architect Community column in Oracle Magazine several community members reveal their role models — the movers and shakers whose lives and work continue to influence the decisions these architects make. As an added bonus, three of the architects featured in the article share additional thoughts about their role models in this short video:

The architects in the article and the video have revealed their role models. So who's in your head?

Thursday Apr 19, 2012

Pocast Show Notes: Oracle IT Architect Certification

The Conversation

Listen to Part 1
Listen to Part 2
Listen to Part 3

Read a transcript of the entire interview.

In October 2011 Oracle University launched a beta version of the Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials exam, the first component in what will be an expanding IT Architecture specialization and certification program. The beta process for that exam is nearing completion, and the final certification exam is scheduled to debut very soon.

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features a conversation with three members of the team behind this certification program that encompasses Oracle University, Oracle's Enterprise Architecture program, and the Oracle Partner Network.

If you're interested in adding Oracle IT Architect certification to your resume, or if you're simply interested in what goes into the creation of Oracle University exams and certification programs, you'll want to listen to this program.

The Panelists

  • Bob Hensle - Director, Oracle Enterprise Architecture Program
  • Paul Sorensen - Senior Director, Global Certification Programs, Oracle University
  • Lindsey Pickle - Director, Database Partner Enablement, Oracle Partner Network

You'll find more information about Oracle University's Certification programs at the links below:

And if you plan to take the exam, you're going to want to dive into IT Strategies from Oracle (ITSO), the extensive authorized  library of reference architectures, best practices, and other resources on which the certification exam is based. The ITSO library is free (Oracle.com registration is required).

Stay tuned: RSS

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

Thursday Mar 22, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-03-22

Thought for the Day

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."

Howard H. Aiken

Wednesday Mar 21, 2012

2 New Resources Added to IT Strategies from Oracle Library

IT Strategies from Oracle, an authorized library of guidelines and reference architectures, has just been updated to include two new documents:

  • A Pragmatic Approach to Cloud Adoption
    For enterprises that seek to transform their own IT capabilities and avoid adverse disruption in the process, a structured and pragmatic approach to Cloud computing is required. This practitioner guide details a framework that can be used within any organization for developing such an approach to Cloud adoption.
  • Oracle's Approach to Cloud
    Successful adoption of Cloud computing requires the definition of an approach that aligns with business drivers and operational capabilities. This is why Oracle has developed a pragmatic approach, based on experience with numerous companies, to help customers successfully adopt Cloud. This data sheet provides an executive overview of Oracle's proven approach to Cloud.

These two new resources join a collection of dozens of documents covering Service-Oriented Architecture, Event-Driven Architecture, Business Process Management, and Cloud Computing. Registration is required to access the material, but it's all free.

Friday Mar 16, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-03-16

Thought for the Day

"No matter what the problem is, it's always a people problem."
Gerald M. Weinberg
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