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


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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Thursday May 10, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-05-10

Thought for the Day

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

Steve Jobs


Thursday May 03, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-05-03

  • Cloud by the Numbers | ArchBeat Blog
    Are "bean counters" driving cloud adoption? Survey says...
  • Webcast: Top Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Linux Deployments
    May 9, 2012
    Noon ET/ 9:00am PT
    Linux expert Greg Marsden shows you how to avoid common pitfalls, prevent problems and circumvent known issues to accelerate your deployment. Find out how to configure your Linux system the right way, learn diagnostics tricks, and get a wealth of best practices for running Linux in real-world enterprises.
  • Webcast Series: Data Warehousing Best Practices
    Next in the series: Best Practices for Extreme Data Warehouse Performance on Oracle Exadata
    Thursday, May 10, 2012
    10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET
    Gain a deeper insight into optimally balancing your Oracle Exadata hardware configuration, partitioning tables to facilitate better data management, utilizing the power of parallel execution, and harnessing hybrid columnar compression.
  • Split profile setup with AD and OID for Fusion Apps IDM | Uday Sambhara
    Uday Sambhara's two-part post discusses a split profile set up scenario for Fusion Applications IDM Environment with AD and OID, the creation of Adapters needed in OVD for consolidating the AD and OID directory servers, and the configuration changes needed in OAM, OIM, and WLS.
  • Architecting in the Gaps | Eoin Woods
    Eoin Woods suggests creating the architecture of a system by discovering the interactions between the components and focusing on the boundaries, helping with defining the interfaces and interactions.
  • Virtual Developer Day: Hands-on Database App Development (May 15) - with Big Data and Cloud Sessions
    Learn the key tools, frameworks, techniques, and best practices for building database-backed applications through presentations and hands-on labs demonstrating innovative and performance-enhancing methods - all from your desk!
  • Architecting for Failure at the | Michael Brunton-Spall
    Michael Brunton-Spall talks about various types of system failure that can happen, sharing the lessons learned at the Guardian and measures taken to prevent and mitigate failure.

 Thought for the Day

"Software complexity...grows to the limits of our ability to manage that complexity."

Boris Beizer


Thursday Apr 26, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-26

Thought for the Day

"Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining."

Jef Raskin

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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

Monday Apr 16, 2012

ArchBeat Top 20 for April 8-14, 2012

The top 20 most popular links as shared via my social networks for the week of April 8-14, 2012.

  1. Webcast Series: Data Warehousing Best Practices
  2. Oracle Cloud Conference: dates and locations worldwide
  3. Why My Slime Mold is Better than Your Hadoop Cluster | Todd Hoff
  4. Seven Secrets Every Architect Should Know | Frank Buschmann
  5. OTN: There's an App for That
  6. In the cloud era, let's start calling IT what it is: 'Innovation Team' | @JoeMcKendrick
  7. Five Best Practices for Going Mobile | @JohnBrunswick
  8. Roadmaps for the IT shop’s evolution | Andy Mulholland
  9. New Exadata Customer Cases | Javier Puerta
  10. Invoicing: It’s time to catch up! | Jesper Mol
  11. Drive Online Engagement with Intuitive Portals and Websites | Kellsey Ruppel
  12. ADF version of "Modern" dialog windows | Martin Deh
  13. Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group 2 Day Seminar - May 14-15 - Cleveland, OH
  14. Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that | @DavidLinthicum
  15. Registration is open: Oracle Technology Network Architect Day Reston, VA - May 16. Free event.
  16. Using SAP Adapter with OSB 11g (PS3) | Shub Lahiri
  17. Interactive Webcast and Live Chat: Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Launch - April 12
  18. Event: OTN Developer Day: MySQL - New York - May 2
  19. IOUG Real World Performance Tour, w/Tom Kyte, Andrew Holdsworth, Graham Wood
  20. What the new iPad means for design | @igorskee

Thought for the Day

"Everything really interesting that happens in software projects eventually comes down to people."

James Bach

Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-11

Thought for the Day

"Today, most software exists, not to solve a problem, but to interface with other software."

I. O. Angell

Thursday Mar 01, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-03-01

Today's Quote

"I define architecture as a word we use when we want to talk about design but want to puff it up to make it sound important."
Martin Fowler

Thursday Feb 23, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-02-23

Today's Quote

"Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
Samuel Butler



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