Friday Sep 12, 2014

Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Understanding IP Ports | Simon Haslam

Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam, owner of Veriton Limited and technical director of O-Box Products, wants you to understand the importance of IP ports when building systems using Oracle Fusion Middleware. Can he get the job done in two minutes or less?

Simon Haslam's Oracle OpenWorld Sessions

Friday Aug 15, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - August 8-14, 2014

5,307 people pay attention to the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Here are the Top 10 posts from that page for the last seven days, August 8-14, 2014.

  1. Podcast: ODTUG Kscope 2014: Anatomy of a User Conference - Part 3
    There is more to a great user conference than a shared interest in Oracle products. In the final segment of this 3-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast panelists Danny Bryant , Chet "ORACLENERD" Justice, Cameron Lackpour, Debra Lilley, and Mike Riley discuss the nature and importance of community
  2. Oracle SOA Suite 12c: The LDAP Adapter quick and easy | Maarten Smeets
    Maarten Smeets' how-to post describes the installation and configuration of an LDAP server and browser (ApacheDS and Apache Directory Studio).
  3. Process level Exception Handling in BPM12c | Abhishek Mittal
    When an exception occurs while running a process flow you have two choices: 1) retry running the flow object that caused that process flow or 2) move the process instance to the next flow object in the main process flow. Abhishek Mittal shows you how to do both.
  4. Building a Responsive WebCenter Portal Application | JayJay Zheng
    Oracle ACE JayJay Zheng's article addresses the essentials of responsive web design, shows you how to design and develop a responsive WebCenter Portal application, and reviews key development considerations.
  5. Cloud Control authorization with Active Directory | Jeroen Gouma
    Jeroen Gouma takes you step-by-step through the user authortization process in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c.
  6. Video: CIOs Guide to Oracle Products and Solutions | Jessica Keyes
    The CIO's Guide to Oracle Products and Solutions author Jessica Keyes talks about why input from users and developers is essential to CIOs who want to avoid being escorted out of the building by security guards. Read A CIO's Guide to Oracle Cloud Computing, a sample chapter from the book.
  7. Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - August 5-11, 2014
    @OTNArchBeat followers from across the galaxy have spoken! Here are the Top 10 tweets for the past seven days. Topics include: Hyperion, OBIEE, ODI, Oracle MAF, and SOA Suite.
  8. Recap: Fusion Middleware Summer Camps - Lisbon 2014 | Simon Haslam
    Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam's recap of his experience at the Oracle Fusion Middleware Summer Camp in Lisbon, Portugal will make you wish you had been there.
  9. WebLogic Data Source Connection Labeling | Steve Felts
    The connection labeling feature was added in WLS release 10.3.6, and enhanced in release WLS 12.1.3. This post by Steve Felts describes two new connection properties that can be configured on the data source descriptor.
  10. Why Mobile Apps <3 REST/JSON | Martin Jarvis
    Martin Jarvis explores the preference for REST and JSON over SOAP and XML for mobile web services.

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

OTN Virtual Technology Summit - July 9 - Middleware Track

The Architecture of Analytics:

Big Time Big Data and Business Intelligence

This four-session track, part of the free OTN Virtual Technology Summit on July 9, will present a solution architect's perspective on how business intelligence products in Oracle's Fusion Middleware family and beyond fit into an effective big data architecture, offering insight and expertise from Oracle ACE Directors and product team experts specializing in business Intelligence to help you meet your big data business intelligence challenges.

Register now!

Sessions

Oracle Big Data Appliance Case Study: Using Big Data to Analyze Cancer-Genome Relationships

Tom Plunkett, Lead Author of the Oracle Big Data Handbook

What does it take to build an award winning Big Data solution? This presentation takes a deep technical dive into the use of the Oracle Big Data Appliance in a project for the National Cancer Institute's Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. The Frederick National Laboratory and the Oracle team won several awards for analyzing relationships between genomes and cancer subtypes with big data, including the 2012 Government Big Data Solutions Award, the 2013 Excellence.Gov Finalist for Innovation, and the 2013 ComputerWorld Honors Laureate for Innovation. [30 mins]

Getting Value from Big Data Variety

Richard Tomlinson, Director, Product Management, Oracle

Big data variety implies big data complexity. Performing analytics on diverse data typically involves mashing up structured, semi-structured and unstructured content. So how can we do this effectively to get real value? How do we relate diverse content so we can start to analyze it? This session looks at how we approach this tricky problem using Endeca Information Discovery. [30 mins]

How To Leverage Your Investment In Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Within a Big Data Architecture

Oracle ACE Director Kevin McGinley

More and more organizations are realizing the value Big Data technologies contribute to the return on investment in Analytics. But as an increasing variety of data types reside in different data stores, organizations are finding that a unified Analytics layer can help bridge the divide in modern data architectures. This session will examine how you can enable Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to play a role in a unified Analytics layer and the benefits and use cases for doing so. [30 mins]

Oracle Data Integrator 12c As Your Big Data Data Integration Hub

Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman

Oracle Data Integrator 12c (ODI12c), as well as being able to integrate and transform data from application and database data sources, also has the ability to load, transform and orchestrate data loads to and from Big Data sources. In this session, we'll look at ODI12c's ability to load data from Hadoop, Hive, NoSQL and file sources, transform that data using Hive and MapReduce processing across the Hadoop cluster, and then bulk-load that data into an Oracle Data Warehouse using Oracle Big Data Connectors.

We will also look at how ODI12c enables ETL-offloading to a Hadoop cluster, with some tips and techniques on real-time capture into a Hadoop data reservoir and techniques and limitations when performing ETL on big data sources. [90 mins]

Register now!

Thursday May 08, 2014

Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz Cooks Up New Recipes for WebLogic 12.1.2

An updated second edition of Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz's book Oracle WebLogic 12c: Distinctive Recipes hit the virtual shelves on May 1. This new edition includes a significant amount of new content based on new features in Oracle WebLogic 12.1.2.

In this interview Frank talks about what readers will find in the new edition of his book and the companion series of YouTube videos, and shares insight into what he feels are the most important changes in WebLogic 12.1.2.

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Monday Apr 28, 2014

Video: Preview of O-Tech Magazine Spring 2014 Edition with editor Douwe Pieter van den Bos

O-Tech Magazine is a free, independent online magazine created by Oracle ACE Douwe Pieter van den Bos, featuring articles written by leading authorities on the use of Oracle technologies. Based on the success of its inaugural Fall 2013 and follow-up Winter 2014 editions, O-Tech continues to evolve, with a new look and feel planned for the upcoming Spring 2014 edition. In this interview Douwe talks about those changes and about some of the articles you'll find in the new edition.

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Friday Apr 25, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 18-24, 2014

5,058 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Among those fans the following items were the most popular for the last seven days, April 18-24, 2014.

  1. BPM Workspace for iOS on iTunes | Mark Nelson
    Ahead of the official announcement, RedStack blogger and FMW A-Team member Mark Nelson shares a link to the new Oracle BPM Workspace mobile app for iOS.
  2. Podcast: SOA and Cloud - Where's This Relationship Going? - Part 2
    Industrial SOA article series authors Hajo Normann, Guido Schmutz, and Jurgen Kress continue the discussion of the relationship between SOA and Cloud with a look at how SOA principles can keep cloud computing on track.
  3. Software architecture: Five things every developer should know | Simon Brown
    "Software architecture plays a pivotal role in the delivery of successful software, yet it's frustratingly neglected by many teams," says Simon Brown. His article in ServerSide.com explains why developers should pay more attention.
  4. Ready-To-Use SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 Virtual Machine and Case Management Sample | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describes the new Virtual Box VM for the latest SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 as his favorite -- but that doesn't mean he loves everything about it. Want to know more? Read his post.
  5. How Oracle Identity Manager Uses MDS | Simon Kissane
    Do you really understand how Oracle Identity Manager (OIM), uses the Oracle Metadata Services (MDS) XML configuration store? You will after you read solution architect Simon Kissane's detailed explanation.
  6. Using Oracle WebLogic 12c with NetBeans IDE | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele walks you through installing and configuring all the necessary components, and helps you get started on a simple Hello World project.
  7. ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 11-17, 2014
    What were the Top 10 most popular blog posts, technical articles, and other items shared over the last 7 days with the 5,000 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page? Great question! Click the link for the answer.
  8. New Coherence GoldenGate HotCache Tutorial | Bassam Hijazi
    Looking for an introduction to Oracle GoldenGate HotCache and how to use it to keep Coherence caches in sync with back-end data sources? Look no further...
  9. Application Composer Series: Custom Object Web Services | Richard Bingham
    Richard Bingham's post is the first in a series focused on getting the most from the Application Composer tool available in Fusion CRM Applications, including Sales Cloud.
  10. Flexible Manipulation of Session Timeout for Oracle Identity Manager Web Applications | Firdaus Fraz
    Oracle Fusion Middleware Identity Management solution architect Firdaus Fraz's concise article focuses on soft session timeout configuration for Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2PS1.

Thought for the Day

"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar."

Edward R. Murrow, journalist
(April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 26, 2013

  1. Oracle ADF Virtual Developer Day 2013 | Luc Bors
    Oracle ACE Luc Bors and his colleague Frank Houweling will present sessions in today's OTN Virtual Developer Day covering Oracle ADF. Luc's post includes abstracts from both sessions, plus more info on this free online event.
  2. Where has your LDAP connection pool gone? | Andre Correa
    Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Andre Correa says you may be looking in the wrong place for your connection pool settings.
  3. How To Add A New LOV To The Simplified UI
    Spend 4 minutes and 32 seconds with this video tutorial to learn how to add a new LOV to the simplified UI in Oracle Fusion Applications.
  4. Controlling ADF BC Mandatory Attribute Validation Conditionally | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares a working sample of a solution for conditionally controlling ADF BC attribute validation.
  5. Rittman Mead Video Interview on ODI12c New Features
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman shares his insight on Oracle Data Integrator 12c in this video interview with Oracle Fusion Middleware Director of Product Management Kulvinder Hari.
  6. New Puppet 3 Weblogic provisioning module | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond has updated his Puppet WLS module, which now fully supports the power of Puppet 3. In this post he explains the new features and how the module works with Hiera.

Thought for the Day

"I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it."

Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip.
(November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Nov 25, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for November 17-23, 2013

More than 4,600 people follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for daily links to content created by community members. The list below represents the Top 10 items shared on that page for the week of November 17-23, 2013.

  1. Small Steps to Becoming a Better Architect
    Want to be a better architect? Working architects share tips and steps you can take today.
  2. Effect of Queue and JCA Settings on Message Retry by JMS Adapter | Shreenidhi Raghuram
    Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Shreenidhi Raghuram examines the effects of Queue Level Redelivery Settings and Adapter level Retry Settings on JMS Adapter message processing.
  3. Internet of Things - The Oracle platform | Torsten Winterberg
    Oracle ACE Director Torsten Winterberg (one of the authors of the Industrial SOA article series available on OTN) shares an informative summary of an Oracle Openworld presentation on the Internet of Things (IoT).
  4. Setting up Oracle JDeveloper for WebCenter Portal Asset Development | Mitchell Palski
    Oracle WebCenter Portal's round-trip development features allow you to download assets from Oracle WebCenter Portal and upload them to JDeveloper for maintenance or enhancement. In this article Mitchell Palski shows you how to set up your development environment for WebCenter 11.1.1.8.
  5. DOAG 2013 WebLogic 12.1.2 Talk | Frank Munz
    Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz shares the slides from his DOAG 13 presentation "10 Things You Should Know about WebLogic 12.1.2."
  6. Python for the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) | Frank Munz
    "To be able to code more than the most basic WLST scripts for WebLogic you should have reasonably good Python skills, " says Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz. He shares several resources for learning Python in this post.
  7. Changes In Attitude | Floyd Teter
    Preparing for the demise of the commercial version of GlassFish, Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter builds a new Oracle Linux VM, installs WebLogic 12.1.2 -- and shares insight gained in the process.
  8. Why ODI, DW and OBIEE Developers Should Be Interested in Hadoop | Mark Rittman
    "Hadoop is the classic disruptive technology," says Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman, "cheap, and starting-off with far less functionality than regular, relational databases – but it’s improving fast, and as BI&DW developers it offers the potential of both massive benefits." Get more of Mark's insight in his extensive post.
  9. YouTube Video: Design - Transactions and Data Controls | Chris Muir
    Chris Muir returns with another video from ADF Architecture TV. This video focuses on "the need for transactions and how they're implemented & supported via ADF Data Controls."
  10. Video Interview: Cloud Service Brokers - A SOA Symposium Preview
    In this video interview SOA community maven Jurgen Kress and Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco preview "Cloud Service Brokers," the session they will present as part of the Cloud Computing Architecture, Brokers & Patterns track at the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, December 4-5, 2013 in Mexico City.

Thought for the Day

"There is little success where there is little laughter."

Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist
(November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 19, 2013

Thought for the Day

"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."

James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States
(November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Oct 31, 2013

Community Profile: Steve Blackwell on Fusion Middleware in Avocent's Trellis DCIM Project

Steve Blackwell is VP of engineering at Avocent. I had a chance to sit down with Steve during Oracle OpenWorld 2013 to ask him about Avocent's Trellis project, a three-year Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) undertaking built on Oracle Fusion Middleware, including Oracle WebLogic Suite, Oracle Coherence, Oracle Complex Event Processing, and Oracle Service Bus. Steve shares a lot of background and technical detail on the project in this video, so check it out.


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