Thursday Dec 11, 2014

Top 10 ArchBeat Podcasts for 2014

Launched in March 2009, the OTN ArchBeat Podcast has produced 283 individual programs. Each podcast starts as a 30 minute panel discussion (give or take a few minutes) featuring anywhere from two to six panelists, drawn from my ever-growing list of what I call "the usual suspects." Those 30-minute programs are then cut into roughly 10-minute segments. To date, those 283 individual segments have been downloaded nearly 300,000 times. The recording, editing, and overall production is done right here in my home office.

Consistently one of the most popular Oracle podcasts, listeners have kept OTN ArchBeat in the #2 position for the past six months, second only to the Oracle Database Podcast.

That's the history. But the real purpose of this post is to highlight the Top 10 most popular programs over the past year. Many, many thanks to the panelists who keep the programs interesting, and to the listeners who keep the podcast alive.

  1. Big Data Architecture [March 2014]
    Panelists:
    • Brian MacDonald - Oracle enterprise architect and analytics specialist focused on Big Data
    • Bruce Nelson - Oracle principal consultant and NoSQL Big Data lead specializing in Hadoop.
    • Thomas Plunkett - Oracle principal consultant and adjunct computer science instructor at Virginia Tech.
    • Gwen Shapira - Oracle ACE Director; solution architect and Hadoop specialist with Cloudera.
  2. Redefining Information Management Architecture [August 2014]
    Panelists:
    • Andrew Bond - head of Enterprise Architecture at Oracle
    • Stewart Bryson - Oracle ACE Director; Owner and Co-Founder of Red Pill Analytics
    • Mark Rittman - Oracle ACE Director; CIO and Co-Founder of Rittman Mead
  3. Going Mobile - Developing Enterprise Mobile Apps [May 2014]
    Panelists:
    • Luc Bors - Oracle ACE; Principal Consultant at AMIS Services, specializing in Oracle ADF and ADF Mobile; Board member, Dutch Oracle Users Group
    • Steven Davelaar - Consulting Solutions Architect with the Oracle A-Team, specializing in ADF and WebCenter.
    • Chris Muir - Senior Principal Mobility and Development Tools Product Manager, Oracle.
    • Frank Nimphius -Principal Product Manager for application development tools, Oracle
  4. Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Disruptive Tech [February 2014]
    Panelists:
    • Ron Batra - Oracle ACE Director; Independent consultant
    • Basheer Khan - Oracle ACE Director; Founder, Information Technology Architect, KNEX
    • Floyd Teter - Oracle ACE Director; Solution architect specializing in ERP and Oracle Applications
  5. Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges [January 2014]]
    Panelists:
    • Mark Dutra - Senior Principal Product Manager for API Management, Oracle
    • Manuel Rosa - SOA Governance Practice Leader, Link Consulting
    • André Sampaio - Enterprise Architect, Senior Consultant, Link Consulting
    • Luis Weir - Oracle ACE; Senior Oracle Solution Director, HCL AXON
  6. ODI and the Evolution of Data Integration [November 2014]
    Panelists:
    • Stewart Bryson - Oracle ACE Director; Owner and Co-founder of Red Pill Analytics
    • Christophe Dupupet - Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware Architects Team focused on ODI
    • Cameron Lackpour - Oracle ACE Director; Independent Oracle EPM Consultant; Board Member, Oracle Development Tools User Group
    • Gurcan Orhan - Oracle ACE Director; Data Migration Architect at Wipro Technologies
    • Michael Rainey - Oracle ACE; Principal Consultant at Rittman Mead
  7. Finding a Shorter Path to SOA [January 2014]
    Panelists:
    • Lonneke Dikmans - Oracle ACE Director; Managing Partner at eProseed
    • Simon Haslam - Oracle ACE Director: Consultant and founder, Veriton LTD
    • Ronald van Luttikuhuizen - Oracle ACE Director; Managing Partner at eProseed
  8. Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development [August 2013]
    Panelists:
    • Stephen Chin - Oracle JavaFX evangelist, author, speaker, open-source hacker
    • Doug Clarke - Java persistence focused developer co-leading the EclipseLink project; Director of Product Management for Oracle.
    • Frederic DesBiens - Product Manager, Oracle Application Development Tools group, specializing in Oracle JDeveloper and the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF)
    • Reza Rahman - Java EE/GlassFish Evangelist at Oracle, author, speaker, open-source hacker
  9. IoT Challenges and Opportunities [October 2013]
    Panelists:
    • Mike Vadney - Senior VP and Chief Technical Architect, Verizon Telematics
    • Cristian Simons - Systems Development and Business Solutions Manager, Sascar
    • Kely Plucinski Vieira - Development Tracking Coordinator, Sascar
    • Basheer Khan - Oracle ACE Director; Founder, Information Technology Architect, KNEX
    • Ron Batra - Oracle ACE Director; Independent consultant
    • Ali Sharif-Emami - Global Client Advisor, Oracle
    • Harish Gaur - Director, Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware
  10. The Case for Adaptive Case Management [September 2014]
    Panelists:
    • Nico Van Benthem - Senior consultant, eProseed
    • Manas Deb - President and COO, eProseed
    • Lonneke Dikmans - Oracle ACE Director; Managing partner, eProseed
    • Danilo Schmiedel - Oracle ACE Director; Solution architect, Opitz Consulting
    • Torsten Winterberg - Oracle ACE Director; Business development and innovation, Opitz Consulting
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Friday Oct 10, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Oct 3-9, 2014

Among the 5,415 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the following Top 10 items drew the most attention over the past seven days, October 3-9, 2014. Do you have a favorite?

  1. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: PL/SQL Performance Tuning - Art or Science? | Michael Rosenblum
    Do you approach PL/SQL performance tuning as an art or as a science? Oracle ACE Michael Rosenblum's tech tip addresses why you should know the difference. Watch it now.
  2. Video: Tweeting for Beer at #OOW14 | Marco Maciel
    Java Embedded Consultant Marco Maciel demonstrates the Tweet for Beer project he developed with Bruno Borges. Recorded on my iPhone in the OTN Lounge at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  3. Applications for Security Audits – Part 1 | Olaf Heimburger
    The underlying identity management components in Fusion Apps -- Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) and Oracle Access Manager (OAM) -- come with predefined reports that provide a good starting point for your security audits. This is the first of three articles that cover how to extend your Fusion Applications environment with these pre-packaged reports. http://ora.cl/qm9 Prepare Your Fusion
  4. BPM 11g: Instance Patching Revisited: Inability to Create New Instances | Mark Foster
    A-Team solution architect Mark Foster digs into Instance Patching with a look at the unforeseen consequences when a customer made a small change to a BPM process.
  5. Oracle Mobile Application Framework Challenge
    Work your mobile mojo with Oracle MAF for a shot at a $6000 first prize! The Oracle Mobile Application Challenge invites developers to demonstrate how the Oracle Mobile Application Framework can be used to create and/or extend an enterprise application through mobile technology and then deploy that application on a mobile device. Click the link for more details and registration.
  6. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Using Oracle ADF Libraries | Sten Vesterli
    Looking for expert advice on using Oracle ADF? Here's a 2-minute tip from the author of Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development – Made Simple: Second Edition (Packt Publishing). Recorded on my trusty iPad at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli shares a quick tip on using ADF libraries and building a solid foundation for ADF applications. SOURCE: ORA.CL
  7. Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - October 1-7, 2014
    Lots of #OOW14 stuff in this week's Twitter Tuesday Top 10 List.
  8. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Tools for SOA Governance and API Management | Luis Weir
    Can Oracle ACE Luis Weir list 20 tools for SOA governance, API management, and configuration management in two minutes or less without oxygen? See for yourself. Recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  9. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Using the Direct Database Request Feature in OBIEE | Kevin McGinley
    Oracle ACE Director Kevin McGinley's tech tip focuses on using the direct database request feature in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to empower super-users to query databases directly, bypassing the OBIEE metadata layer.
  10. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle Data Integrator Flexibility | Gurcan Orhan
    Can you spare one minute and four seconds for a tip from the recipient of the 2011 Oracle Excellence Award for Enterprise Architect of the Year? Oracle ACE Director Gurcan Orhan knows his stuff.

Friday Apr 18, 2014

Podcast Show Notes: SOA and Cloud - Where's This Relationship Going?

Opinions vary on the relationship between service oriented architecture and cloud computing. Some say SOA is essential to the cloud. Others say cloud is entirely possible without SOA. In this three-part program three members of the Masons of SOA, the group behind the Industrial SOA article series, offer their insight into the issue.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • Jurgen Kress, Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, founder of the Oracle SOA and BPM community, the Oracle WebLogic Partner Community, and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils.
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Facebook
  • Hajo Normann, SOA / BPM Lead for ASG at Accenture, Oracle ACE Director
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Guido Schmutz, Technology Manager for SOA/BPM and Architecture Board at Trivadis, Oracle ACE Director
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1 (program #244): What is the relationship between SOA and Cloud Computing? How is that relationship changing? Is the Cloud changing SOA?
  • Listen to Part 2 (program #245): What effect does the ease of acquiring services in the cloud have on the existence of development silos? What role can SOA principles play in bridging those silos?
  • Listen to Part 3 (program #246): Many services suffer from poor architecture, say these experts. There is a better way.

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Monday Jan 21, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for the week of January 13-20, 2013

Here's the list of the Top 10 items posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of January 13-20, 2013.

  1. Architect Poll: What's Your Title?
    It has been my observation that among the participants at OTN Architect Day events only about 30% have titles or are in roles that include the word "architect." Does the same hold true for followers of this page? Let's find out. Does your role, title, or job description include the word "architect?"
  2. Automate WebLogic Installation and Configuration | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE René van Wijk's example uses JRockit, WebLogic Server, Oracle Service Bus, and the Repository Creation Utility to illustrate how to create automation scripts for setting up middleware environments.
  3. How To Implement a Gapless Sequence in ADF BC | Andrejus Baranovskis
    "We all know how to insert new records using ADF BC," says Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis. "But if you have a sequence in the DB for a primary key attribute and there is a requirement to make sure assigned sequence values are always gapless - few extra steps are needed." Don't worry, Andrejus shows you how in this post.
  4. Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum 2013 | Guido Schmutz
    Oracle ACE Director Guido Schmutz met the co-authors for his OSB cookbook at the Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum in 2011. What might develop when you expand your network at this year's event in Faro, Portugal, February 19-20, 2013. You're going, right? Right?
  5. WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes (Architecture, Development and Administration) | Dr. Frank Munz
    WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes (Architecture, Development and Administration) is the follow-up to Dr. Frank Munz's 2012 book Middleware and Cloud Computing.
  6. Podcast: ACE in the Whole -- An inside look at the Oracle ACE program
    Oracle ACE program manager Vikki Lira shares background information on the program, and program members Debra Lilley, Alex Gorbachev, and Tim Hall talk about how and why they became Oracle ACE Directors.
  7. Oracle Linux 5.9 | Wim Coekaerts
    Wim Coekaerts' brief post has information on where you can get the latest release of Oracle Linux.
  8. Oracle Enterprise Manager at Collaborate13 | Joe Diemer
    If you're attending Collaborate 13 in April and you're interested in Oracle Enterprise Manager, you'll find Joe Diemer's extensive list of OEM sessions at Collaborate very useful indeed.
  9. "GlassFish for Business" Updates - GlassFish 3.1.2 and 2.1.1 Patch Releases | The Aquarium
    "You might consider these releases minor," says Reza Rahman, "but to operations they're the crucial ones - highly compatibles with timely fixes (some of which came as a result of customer escalations)."
  10. Roadmaps and Guardrails
    IT governance is a touchy subject. Few architects would argue the importance of at least some form of governance, so why did five minutes of research on Google Trends confirm that interest in IT governance has steadily declined since 2004?

Thought for the Day

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

Source: BrainyQuote

Friday Dec 14, 2012

Podcast Show Notes: DevOps and Continuous Integration

The topic on the table for the latest OTN ArchBeat series of programs is DevOps. The panelists for this conversation are three gentlemen who, by no small coincidence, have some expertise on the topic.

The Panel

  • Tim Hall is the Senior Director of product management for Oracle Enterprise Repository and Oracle’s Application Integration Architecture.
  • Robert Wunderlich is Principal Product Manager for Oracle’s Application Integration Architecture Foundation Pack.
  • Peter Belknap is director of product management for SOA Integration at Oracle.

The Conversation

Coming Soon

Early in the new year OTN ArchBeat will bring you an update on the Oracle Cloud, with details on how you can test drive the Java and Database cloud services.

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