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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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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Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

Project Avatar, Avatar js, and Nashorn | David Delabassee

Spend 9 minutes with this video interview with David Delabassee, Glassfish and Java EE Principal Product Manager at Oracle and you'll get a lot of detailed background info on's Project Avatar, sister project Avatar.js, and OpenJDK Project Nashorn.

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Tuesday Jan 14, 2014

ArchBeat Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 Tweets January 7-13, 2014

The Top 10 tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days.

  1. RT @omebos: I proudly present: OTech Magazine Winter 2014
    Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:51:56
  2. Podcast: Finding a Shorter Path to #SOA - Part 1 w/ @lonnekedikmans @simon_haslam @rluttikhuizen
    Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:41:55
  3. It's The End Of The BI World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) | @Kevin_McGinley
    Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:27:16
  4. Video: Integration with Fusion Applications >> Interview with Vladimir Ajvaz and @AnilPassi
    Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:06:23
  5. Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets 12.31.13 - 01.06.14 #obiee #oem12c #oraclevm #weblogic
    Tue, 07 Jan 2014 13:57:05
  6. OTN's Top 10 most popular articles for architects for 2013 #obiee #soa #oracleace >> Kudos, authors!
    Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:25:15
  7. @FTeter reviews Oracle Fusion Applications Development and Extensibility Handbook
    Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:47:43
  8. Oracle Applications User Experience and AMIS: Applied Vision and Strategy Together | @ultan #adf #OAUX
    Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:17:44
  9. Free Tutorial: #JavaEE7: Applying JPA to Stored Procedures | @OracleLL
    Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:47:23
  10. Using Oracle Data Pump in Oracle Data Integrator | Benjamin Perez-Goytia
    Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:13:06

Thought for the Day

"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."

Albert Schweitzer, theologian, philosopher, physician
(January 14, 1875 – September 4, 1965)


Friday Sep 06, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 6, 2013

  1. Podcast: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development - Complete 3-part series
    The entire three-part roundtable discussion is now available, featuring JavaFX evangelist Stephen Chin, Oracle product manager and EclipseLink project lead Doug Clarke, Oracle JDeveloper and ADF product lead Frederic DesBiens, and Java EE/ GlassFish evangelist Reza Rahman in a discussion that focuses on leveraging Java development skills in mobile app development.
  2. Thanks, Listeners! OTN ArchBeat Podcast is #1!
    In August 2013 the OTN ArchBeat Podcast hit an important milestone. Click the link for details.
  3. Video Tutorial: Deploying ADF Applications to Oracle Cloud by Using OEPE - OLL Live Webcast
    This video tutorial from Oracle Learning Library shows you how to use Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) and SQL Developer to develop ADF applications using Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service.
  4. Oracle Service Bus installation: Overview and Key Points | Atul Kumar
    This post from Oracle ACE Atul Kumar covers high level installation steps for OSB 11g (
  5. Oracle WebCenter Tools for Loading Content and Workflow Automation | Jason Lamon
    Jason Lamon shares recaps of "Integrating Enterprise Content with WebCenter" and "Leveraging Workflows for Process Automation," two presentations he gave earlier this week as part of Fishbowl Solutions summer webinar series.
  6. YouTube Video: Simplicity and Elasticity with WebLogic 12.1.2 Dynamic Clusters | Dave Cabelus
    No piano-playing cats. No spectacular skateboard wipeouts. Just 14 minutes of how-to technical video focused on working with dynamic clusters in Oracle WebLogic 12.1.2,
  7. Webcast: SANS Institute Analyst Review: Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall
    Tripping up on database monitoring? According to industry data, most organizations do a poor job of monitoring unauthorized database change. In this webcast SANS Analyst Program, Sr. Instructor Tanya Baccam will discuss the importance of monitoring database activity for security and compliance and and talk about Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, a solution for fixing that problem. (Registration required.)

Thought for the Day

"Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food."

Robert M. Pirsig, American writer and philosopher
(Born September 6, 1928)


Thursday Sep 05, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 5, 2013

  1. Trade-Offs In The Cloud | Floyd Teter
    In examining the upside/downside of the public cloud Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter concludes that, "In the end, it's up to each of us to evaluate the technology and make the best determination for each of our unique situations."
  2. Tech Article: Understanding Service Compensation
    Chapter 7 in the Industrial SOA article series will help you gain a deeper understanding of the implications of transactions and compensation within a service-oriented architecture.
  3. Recommended Oracle BPM 11g books
    One of the fine people behind the Oracle BPM blog shares a short list of must-read books for those working with Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g.
  4. Basic WebLogic Deployment Plans for your ADF Application | Duncan Mills
    Duncan Mills shows you "how easy it is to create and use a deployment plan from within JDeveloper and to embed it into a deployment profile that can be used either from the IDE or via OJDeploy in your build system."
  5. Java EE 7 Essentials Book by Arun Gupta | Tori Wieldt
    Tori Wieldt provides a peek between the covers of Java Evangelist Arun Gupta's new book, Java EE 7 Essentials, now available from O'Reilly Press.
  6. How Important Is Metadata To An Information Management Strategy? | Ian Thomas
    Architect Ian Thomas delves into aspects of information management strategy, starting with metadata, and working his way to Oracle Metadata Services (MDS), Oracle Enterprise Repository, racle Data Integrator (ODI), and more.
  7. Youtube Video: Design - Advanced Task Flow Concepts, Good Design Practices | Frank Nimphius
    In this new episode of TV ADF Architecture TV Frank Nimphius discusses sizing strategies for task flows.
  8. Finding Value in Big Data | The Economist
    This 11-page PDF, a summary of an Economist discussion on Big Data sponsored by Oracle, offers a high-level business perspective on Big Data. But it's broken down into short sections that offer insight into the Big Data strategies at several companies, as well as a look at how Big Data is reshaping IT. That's the kind of information Architects may find interesting.
  9. Optimizing content cache performance in WebCenter Portal | Yannick Ongena
    WebCenter Portal can increase content delivery performance by leveraging Coherence cache for content integration. Solution architect Yannick Ongena's post explains the different parameters for the cache and how they work together with WebCenter Content to deliver an optimized content cache.

Thought for the Day

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."

John Cage, American composer
(September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992)


Friday Aug 30, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 30, 2013

  1. Smart View hangs on Studio Drill through issue | Glenn Schwartzberg
    Business Intelligence expert and Oracle ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg shares insight gained in discovering that the solution to a problem was something that made no sense.
  2. Visualizing the Coherence Datagram Test | Andy Nguyen
    Where does he find the time? Here's another post from solution architect Andy Nguyen, this time covering the Coherence Datagram Test, a tool that "sends and receives UDP packets between two ore more machines to evaluate the health and performance of the network between those machines."
  3. Podcast: "Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration"
    In this Oracle Author Podcast, Krishnaprem Bhatia, Alan Perlovsky, and Scott Haaland talk about their new book, "Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial."
  4. Bulk loading a Coherence cache from an Oracle Database | Andy Nguyen
    Solution architect Andy Nguyen shares tech tips on using the Coherence Invocation Service when pre-loading data from an Oracle Database table into an Oracle Coherence cache.
  5. Webcast: SANS Institute Analyst Review: Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall
    Most organizations do a lousy job of monitoring unauthorized changes to their databases. In this webcast SANS Institute senior instructor Tanya Baccam will discuss the importance of monitoring database activity for security and compliance and will offer her review of Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall.
  6. How to Recover the RPD Repository Password in Fusion Applications or OBIEE | Richard Williams
    Without an RPD Repository Password the BI Administration tool can't open the RPD file, and the RPD file cannot be published. Solution architect Richard Williams' article provides the steps on how to retrieve the password should it be lost or forgotten.
  7. Podcast: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development - Part 2
    Two Java evangelists, an Oracle ADF expert, and an EclipseLink project lead walk into a room... There's no punchline, but there is 10 minutes of insightful conversation about how Java developers can leverage their existing skills to get their piece of the mobile app development pie.

Thought for the Day

"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken."

Warren Buffett, American business magnate
(Born August 30, 1930r)


Friday Aug 23, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 23, 2013

  1. ADF Essentials 12c ADF BC 'BO_SP' ORA-01086 Error | Andrejus Baranovskis
    This post from Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis could save you a trip to the pharmacy for more aspirin.
  2. Podcast Show Notes: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development
    This 3-part program features Stephen Chin, Doug Clarke, Frederic DesBiens, and Reza Rahman in a wide ranging conversation that starts with Java EE 7 and ends with the future of mobile app development. Listen to Part 1 now.
  3. YouTube Video: Steffo Weber on Identity Management and Oracle API Gateway
    Oracle Identity Management Architect Steffo Weber talks Oracle API Gateway and about his new OTN article, Protecting IdPs from Malformed SAML Requests.
  4. Force dehydration in Oracle BPM | Jan van Zoggel
    A quick tech tip from middleware specialist Jan van Zoggel.
  5. JDeveloper installer very small on Mac OS X | Wilfred van der Deijl
    Oracle ACE Wilfred van der Deijl shares the solution to a JDeveloper installation issue he encountered.

Thought for the Day

"One of the few certainties in life is that persons of certainty should certainly be avoided."

Playwright Willy Russell
(Born August 23, 1947)


Thursday Aug 22, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development

What happens when you put a couple of Java evangelists in the same room with a couple of product managers? Listen to the latest OTN ArchBeat Podast to find out.

The interview for this three-part series was recorded on June 13, 2013, during QCon New York. The four people involved in this wide-ranging conversation were all session speakers at QCon. This particular conversation, however, took place in a hotel room about ten floors above QCon. Java EE7 is at the center of the conversation, but as you’ll hear the talk expands to cover HTML5, mobile app development, and Oracle ADF Mobile.

The Panelists

(listed alphabetically)
  • Stephen Chin: Oracle JavaFX evangelist, author, speaker, and open-source hacker.
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  • Doug Clarke: Java persistence focused developer co-leading the EclipseLink project and Director of product Management for Oracle.
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  • Frederic DesBiens: Product Manager in the Oracle Application Development Tools group, specializing in Oracle JDeveloper and the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF).
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  • Reza Rahman: Java EE/GlassFish Evangelist at Oracle, author, speaker, open source hacker.
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: The panel discusses the evolution of Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Lambda.
  • Listen to Part 2: A discussion of the development gap and the need to adapt existing developer skills for evolving business requirements
  • Listen to Part 3: A look at the forces shaping mobile app development and how Java developers can take advantage.

Coming Soon

  • The Q&A session from the Oracle Technology Network Architect Day event at Oracle HQ, July 9, 2013.

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Monday Aug 05, 2013

ArchBeat Top Tweets for July 2013

The @OTNArchBeat Twitter stream included 174 tweets in July. These are the Top 10 most popular.

  1. RT @highscal: The Architecture Twitter Uses to Deal with 150M Active Users, 300K QPS, a 22 MB/S Firehose
    Jul 09, 2013 at 10:01 AM
  2. RT @glassfish: Java EE 7 Maven Repository Coordinates: For those of us doing Java EE development with Maven
    Jul 24, 2013 at 08:57 AM
  3. RT @lucasjellema: MATCH_RECOGNIZE is a cool new feature in Oracle #db12c SQL for spotting patterns. My article describes a use case
    Jul 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM
  4. Podcast: Data Warehousing and ODI w/ @ubethke @CameronLackpour @mRainey and guest producer @gurcan_orhan
    Jul 25, 2013 at 01:31 PM
  5. RT @simounma: The Lambda architecture: principles for architecting realtime #bigdata systems
    Jul 16, 2013 at 07:51 PM
  6. Next Generation #Essbase Outline Extractor Released! | @timtow
    Jul 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM
  7. #IndustrialSOA Chapter 5: Enterprise Service Bus by @soacommunity @hajonormann @gschmutz @t_winterberg et al
    Jul 02, 2013 at 01:30 PM
  8. RT @sunil_ranka: Oracle Apache Hadoop Hive ODBC Driver For OBIEE  #BigData #OracleBda #OBIEE
    Jul 03, 2013 at 08:54 AM
  9. oracladmin: @simon_haslam 's Oracle Fusion Middleware blog #OracleCAF #oracleace
    Jul 31, 2013 at 01:42 PM
  10. RT @oraclemagazine: IOUG has the answers that are “nowhere to be found on #Google.” @OracleCloudZone
    Jul 31, 2013 at 04:13 PM

Thought for the Day

"The one thing I regret was that my work required an enormous amount of my time, and a lot of travel."

Neil Armstrong
(August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)


Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 30, 2013

  1. Storing Detail-Level Data in Oracle Exalytics | Mark Rittman
    Is it possible to store an entire reporting dataset in TimesTen? Business Intelligence expert and Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman breaks it down.
  2. Webcast: A Big Data Conversation with MIT’s Andrew McAfee
    Architects are all about making sure IT meets business needs. So if you're an architect you'll want to catch this live webcast featuring Andrew McAfee (Principal Research Scientist, Center of Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management) and Oracle Big Data Strategist Paul Sonderegger. It's free!
    Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET
  3. ADF 12c – The Hierarchical Mystery Tour – Treemap, Sunburst, Treetable, Hierarchy Viewer and Thematic Map | Lucas Jellema
    This post by the very prolific Lucas Jellema, and Oracle ACE Director, demonstrates the use of a number of Oracle ADF 12 components to present population statistics for cities, countries, continents and regions. ADF 12c: The Hierarchical Mystery Tour – Treemap, Sunburst, Treetable, Hierarchy Viewer and Thematic
  4. Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.2 Patch 6 and Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1.1 Patch 21
    Information on two new bundle patches for Oracle GlassFish Server and Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server
  5. Performing server maintenance in the Exalogic Virtual Datacenter - part II | Jos Nijhoff
    Jos Nijhoff continues his series with a demonstration of a real-life scenario using "clustered Oracle environments (Traffic Director, Oracle Service Bus 11g) and some non-clustered stuff (Cloud Control, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Traffic Director admin server, Fusion HCM demo node) hosted on our Exalogic X2-2 system."
  6. Video: CERN's Artur Wiecek on WebLogic 12.1.2 Features
    Give yourself one minute and forty-sx seconds to watch this video CERN's Artur Wiecek talking about new features in Oracle WebLogic 12.1.2.
  7. Oracle Learning Library Live Event Recordings
    In the last few weeks Oracle Learning Library has done live video webcasts on Oracle Business Rules Engine, on Deploying ADF Applications to Oracle Cloud by Using JDeveloper, on the new WebSocket and JSON API available in Java EE 7, and on Securing ADF Applications to Oracle Cloud by Using JDeveloper, If you missed any of these programs, no worries! They're all available free on demand.
  8. Has the Cloud changed the way developers do their jobs? Not yet.
    Experts aren't sure if the cloud has had any real impact on how developers do their jobs. But the clock is ticking...

Thought for the Day

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."

Henry Ford
(July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)





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