Wednesday Oct 16, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for October 16, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."

Oscar Wilde, Irish writer and poet
(October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900)


Thursday Oct 10, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: IoT Challenges and Opportunities

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast program was recorded on September 24, 2013, in a hotel room just blocks away from Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. I was able to crowd seven guests into that room for a free-ranging conversation on the challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Things, including the technical details behind successful IoT intiatives at Verizon Telematics and Sascar.

Basheer Khan, Cristian Simons, Kely Vieira (L-R)

Ron Batra, Mike Vadney, Ali Sharif-Emami, Harish Gaur (L-R)

The Panelists

(listed in order of appearance)
  • Mike Vadney, Senior VP and Chief Technical Architect, Verizon Telematics LinkedIn: LinkedIn
  • Cristian Simons, Systems Development and Business Solutions Manager, Sascar LinkedIn
  • Kely Plucinski Vieira, Development Tracking Coordinator, Sascar LinkedIn
  • Basheer Khan, Founder, Information Technology Architect, KNEX Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Ron Batra, Director, Cloud Computing, AT&T
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Ali Sharif-Emami, Global Client Advisor, Oracle Corporation LinkedIn
  • Harish Gaur, Director, Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware Blog LinkedIn

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: Architects from Verizon Telematics (Mike Vadney) and Sascar (Cristian Simons) describe the nuts and bolts of their respective Internet of Things solutions.
  • Listen to Part 2: Meeting Internet of Things challenges — massive data streams, security and privacy issues, evolving standards and protocols.
  • Listen to Part 3: Mobile devices as gateways in M2M communication, emerging solutions to security challenges, and the bright future for the Internet of Things.

Coming Soon

  • SOA, Mobile, the Cloud, and Everything: A panel featuring several SOA / Fusion Middleware experts discusses the state of SOA and the convergence of today's technological trends.
  • SOA and B2B: The authors of Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial discuss Business to Business capabilities in Oracle SOA Suite 11g.

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Monday May 20, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for May 12-18, 2013

2,298 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page to stay connected with the latest technical content created by and for members of the Oracle Technology Network IT architect community. Here's the list of the top 10 most popular items for the week of May 12-18, 2013.

  1. Tom Kyte Keynote at GLOC 2013
    A photo of Tom Kyte giving his keynote presentation at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference (neooug) at Cleveland State University.
  2. Introduction to the BI Apps – Product Architecture & New Configuration Tools | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman takes a closer look at the architecture behind release Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1..7.1 and a detailed look at "how the various bits of ODI functionality replace the workflows, mappings, transformation operators and execution plans provided in earlier releases by Informatica and the DAC."
  3. Enterprise API Management | Jeff Davies
    If you think API Management is about publishing application interfaces, SOA expert Jeff Davies says you're dead wrong, and that that kind of thinking is wasting money.
  4. Kai Yu: High Availability
    Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu talking about High Availability architecture at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference./li>
  5. Podcast Show Notes: Mobile Architectures and Oracle ADF Mobile
    Oracle ADF Mobile experts Andrejus Baranovskis, Lucs Bors, Steven Davelaar, and Shay Schmeltzer weigh the pros and cons of Native, Web, and Hybrid mobile architectures in Part 1 of this 3-part program.
  6. Great Lakes Oracle User Conference
    On Tuesday and Wednesday this week (May 14-15) I'll be attending the Great Lakes Oracle User Conference (GLOC), organized by the Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group. Keynote speakers include Tom Kyte and C.J Date, with technical presentations by a significant roster of local and regional experts. Registration is still open, so come on down!
  7. Automate Oracle WebLogic 12c Deployment | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk shows " a step-by-step example of how to set-up a high available tuned Java EE environment by using scripts."
  8. Extended Support for Oracle Warehouse Builder 10.2 to expire
    Heads up! Extended Support for Oracle Warehouse Builder 10.2 expires on 31 July 2013.
  9. Busy Week in Cleveland
    Busy week for me here in Cleveland. In addition to the Great Lakes Oracle Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 14-15)in downtown Cleveland, I'll also be attending the Enterprise/Solution Architect Meet-up in Independence, OH on Wednesday night. Speaker for the evening is Anthony Meyer, director of enterprise architecture for the Westfield Group. This is a vendor-neutral event, and best of all - it's free!
  10. I have seen the future of ERP | Sten Vesterli
    Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli recently attended a confidential demo by the Oracle UX team. "If I told you the details I’d have to kill you," Sten says. "But what I can say is this: The future of ERP is as a platform, not an application."

If you're an architect and you blog about your work with Oracle technologies, please let me know so I can share your content with the OTN audience.

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-20

Thought for the Day

"There does not now, nor will there ever exist, a programming language in which it is the least bit hard to write bad programs."

— L. Flon


Friday Jun 15, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-15

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


Monday Apr 30, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 20 for April 22-28, 2012

The Top 20 most popular links for the week of 4/22-28/2012, as shared via my social networks.
  1. WebLogic Startup Mode: Development or Production? | Frank Munz
  2. Call for Nominations: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2012
  3. IT Architects gather in Metro D.C.; Virtualization Decisions; Oracle Architect Certification
  4. Register Now: Oracle Technology Network Architect Day Reston, VA - May 16. Free event.
  5. Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group 2 Day Seminar - May 14-15 - Cleveland, OH
  6. Oracle Cloud Conference: dates and locations worldwide
  7. Oracle BPM and Java objects | Jan Kettenis
  8. WebCenter Portal Pretty URL Beyond Limits | George Maggessy
  9. Event: OTN Developer Day: MySQL - New York - May 2
  10. The Frustrated Architect | Simon Brown
  11. WebLogic Scripting Tool on Capsaicin... | Frank Munz
  12. Architecture Without an End State | Michael Nygard
  13. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c – Building a Virtual Data Center | Scott Elvington
  14. Let a financial type run your data center? Survey says it may happen | Joe McKendrick
  15. OAM 11g - IPM Integration | @FusionSecExpert
  16. Custom transformation provider for OIM GTC connector | @FusionSecExpert
  17. Publish EDN JMS events from ADF BC | Edwin Biemond
  18. Deep Dive slides — Deploying Oracle Database 11gR2 for High Availability | Alex Gorbachev #collaborate12
  19. Enabling Coherence for Content Presenter in WebCenter Portal PS4 | George Maggessy
  20. OAM and OIM Config changes for Split Profile (Split Profile Configuration -Part 2) | Uday Sambhara

Thought for the Day

"No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back."

— Turkish proverb


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

H/T to

Thursday Apr 05, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-05

Thought for the Day

"The best meetings get real work done. When your people learn that your meetings actually accomplish something, they will stop making excuses to be elsewhere."

Larry Constantine

Wednesday Mar 21, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-03-21

Thought for the Day

"Spring is the time of plans and projects."
Leo Tolstoy

Monday Mar 12, 2012

ArchBeat Top 20 for March 4-10, 2012

The most popular items shared via my social networks for the week of March 4-10, 2012. Listed in descending order of popularity. From the OTN Photo Booth
  1. Oracle Weblogic Server 12c is available on Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86)
  2. WebLogic Server Weekly for March 5th: Virtual Developer Day, Java EE 6, Appc from Ant, more...
  3. Oracle Hardware Systems: The Extreme Performance Tour - Dates and Locations Worldwide
  4. Java Champion Jonas Bonér Explains the Akka Platform
  5. Who is afraid of the big bad "MVC"? | Chris Muir
  6. Introducing JSR 357: Social Media API | The Aquarium
  7. Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software Version 2.0 Released | Cristóbal Soto
  8. When IT Architects Describe EA to other IT Architects | Nick Malik
  9. The Maturity of a Service-Oriented Architecture | Douwe Pieter van den Bos
  10. Is it security or privacy or both that we should think about? | Andy Mulholland
  11. Upgrading to GlassFish 3.1.2 | The Aquarium
  12. SOA: Start Small, Grow Fast | Edwin Biemond, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, and Demed L'Her.
  13. Application-Driven Virtualization with Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder | Ronen Kofman
  14. Toward Agile Strategic Planning | Linda Parker Gates
  15. Oracle Fusion Middleware Community Forum Event Follow-Up
  16. Oracle Cloud Conference: dates and locations worldwide
  17. Webcast: Top 10 Tips to Accelerate Oracle VM Deployments
  18. White Paper: An Architect’s Guide to Big Data | Dr. Helen Sun, Peter Heller
  19. Unit Testing Asynchronous BPEL Processes Using soapUI | Daniel Amadei
  20. Oracle WebCenter Interaction: What’s New in 10gR4 (10.3.3) Release | Igor Polyakov



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