Friday Oct 12, 2012

Updated Agenda for OTN Architect Day Los Angeles (Oct 25)

Here's the latest information on the session schedule and content for Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Los Angeles on October 25, 2012. Registration is open, but seating is limited.

When: Thursday October 25 12, 2012
8:30am – 5:00pm
Where: Sofitel Los Angeles
8555 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Agenda

Time

Session Title

Room

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Comments | Bob Rhubart

Beverly Ballroom

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Engineered Systems: Oracle's Vision for the Future | Dhanraj Pondicherry

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.

Beverly Ballroom

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Monitoring and Managing Applications in the Cloud | Basheer KhanOracle ACE Director

Oracle offers a broad portfolio of software and hardware products and services to enable public, private and hybrid clouds to power the enterprise. However, enterprise cloud computing presents new management challenges, that need to be addressed to realize the economic benefits of cloud computing. In this session you will learn about the methods and tools you can use to proactively monitor your end-to-end Oracle Applications environment in the cloud, define service-level objectives, gain insight into your end users, and troubleshoot performance problems from a single console.

Beverly Ballroom

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Cloud Computing - Making IT Simple | Dr. James Baty

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.

Beverly Ballroom

  • Innovations in Grid Computing with Oracle Coherence | Ashok Aletty

Learn how Oracle 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.

Hollywood Room

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.

Beverly Ballroom

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager | Perren Walker

This session examines new Oracle Enterprise Manager monitoring, administration, and management features for Oracle Exalogic. It focuses on two management themes: cloud management related to virtualization and applications-to-disk management. For private cloud management, it discusses virtualization management features providing an enhanced set of application deployment capabilities enabling IaaS as well as PaaS interactions. Then from an end-to-end perspective, it covers the specific capabilities and—where applicable—best practices for machine, cloud, middleware, and application administration.

Hollywood Room

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Beverly Ballroom Lounge

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion - Q&A with session speakers

Beverly Ballroom

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).

Beverly Ballroom

  • 21st Century SOA | Jeff Davies

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

Hollywood Room

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion

Beverly Ballroom

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing Comments & Readouts from Roundtables

Beverly Ballroom

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Networking / Reception

Beverly Ballroom Lounge

Note: Session schedule and content subject to change.

Wednesday Jul 25, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-25

Friday Jun 29, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-29

Thought for the Day

"The most important single aspect of software development is to be clear about what you are trying to build."

Bjarne Stroustrup

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Wednesday Jun 27, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-27

Thought for the Day

"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."

C. A. R. Hoare

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com/

Tuesday May 15, 2012

OTN Architect Day Presentation Slides

The following presentations correspond to the various sessions that are part of the agenda for Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Reston, VA (May 16, 2012). These presentations are accessible via Slideshare.

  • 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.
  • High Availability Infrastructure for Cloud Computing | Kai Yu Oracle ACE Director
    Infrastructure high availability is extremely critical to Cloud Computing. In a Cloud system that hosts a large number of databases and applications with different SLAs, any unplanned outage can be devastating, and even a small planned downtime may be unacceptable. This presentation will discuss various technology solutions and related best practices that system architects should consider in cloud infrastructure design to ensure high availability.
  • Cloud Computing - A Pragmatic Approach to Cloud Adoption | 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.
  • Innovations in Grid Computing with Oracle Coherence | Bjorn Boe
    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.
  • 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.
  • Cloud Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager | Joe Diemer
    Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) provides complete lifecycle management for the cloud - from automated cloud setup to self-service delivery to cloud operations. In this session you'll learn how to take control of your cloud infrastructure with EM features including Consolidation Planning and Self-Service provisioning with Metering and Chargeback.
  • 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 questions such as what exactly a Cloud is, why you need it, what changes it will bring to the enterprise, and what 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).
  • 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 and BPM using Oracle's Unified technology stack.

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