Tuesday Oct 01, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-rama for October 1, 2013

  1. OOW13: Internet of Things... and Big Data | Eric Bezille
    You may have noticed lots of chatter about the Internet of Things, but do you know what that phrase actually means. Architect Eric Bezille's post offers a concise overview.
  2. OOW13: First glimpses of the new SOA Suite 12c | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema combines information from various Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and Demo Grounds presentations for this overview of new features in the latest release of Oracle SOA Suite 12c.
  3. High availability considerations for WebCenter Portal and ADF | Yannick Ongena
    Yannick Ongena's post addresses some key considerations for high availability in large WebCenter installations. "Even if you are not implementing with HA in mind, these guidelines will help make your application perform better and more stable," says Yannick.
  4. Oracle Business Intelligence: MDS XML in RPD | Arun Guha
    Did you know that the repository within Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) can be integrated with third-party SCM software? Oracle Fusion Middleware solution architect Arun Guha explains how in this post.
  5. Podcast Show Notes: Cloud Expert Panel Audience Q & A - Part 3
    When is managing a cloud environment like playing Sim City? The third and final segment of the live Architect Day audience Q&A with cloud computing experts Dr. James Baty, Anbu Krishnaswamy, and Markus Michalewicz covers this and other questions.

Thought for the Day

"If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement."

Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States
(Born October 1, 1924)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

Video: Rittman and McGinley on Oracle BI Apps

Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1, a new OTN article by Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman and business intelligence specialist Kevin McGinley, is a step-by-step guide to installing, configuring, and loading an initial set of tables within Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1, using data sourced from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3. In this short video interview I asked Mark and Kevin about their rationale for writing the article, and about upcoming speaking engagements.

Interested in additional interviews with members of the OTN architect community? You'll find them here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTwx5YGQHdjlvZrZ47I0IrfRj8V7Cdxhe

Also note the Kevin McGinley and his colleague Stewart Bryson produce their own YouTube video series, Real Time BI with Kevin and Stewart. It's well worth watching.

Monday Sep 09, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for September 1-7, 2013

4,111 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the steady stream of community generated content presented there. The list below represents the top 10 most popular items shared there for the week of September 1-7, 2013.

  1. ADF Task Flow Template Improvements in 12c | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis discusses some of his favorite new task flow features in Oracle ADF 12c, and shares a sample application.
  2. Free Video Tutorial: Oracle BPM 11g: Adaptive Case Management Quick Start Series
    This free two-part video series by Marion Pillar offers an overview of adaptive case management and delves into the anatomy of a case management project.
  3. ADF Architecture Made Simple: Small, Medium, Large | Sten Vesterli
    "There are lots of ways of building ADF applications, so there is a very large number of possible architectures," says Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli . He describres three in this post.
  4. 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."
  5. Integrating ODI with OBIEE: How to invoke ODI scenarios & Load Plans from OBIEE | Benjamin Perez-Go
    Benjamin Perez-Goytia's article shows you how to execute an ODI scenario from OBIEE using ODI Web Services. Benjamin says the same steps can be followed to execute ODI load plans.
  6. 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.
  7. Oracle Service Bus 11.1.1.7 installation: Overview and Key Points | Atul Kumar
    This post from Oracle ACE Atul Kumar covers high level installation steps for OSB 11g (11.1.1.7).
  8. 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.
  9. 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, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), and more.
  10. 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.

Thought for the Day

"There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there."

Colonel Sanders, fried chicken magnate
(September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 4, 2013

  1. ADF Task Flow Template Improvements in 12c | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis discusses some of his favorite new task flow features in Oracle ADF 12c and shares a sample application.
  2. ADF Architecture Made Simple: Small, Medium, Large | Sten Vesterli
    "There are lots of ways of building ADF applications, so there is a very large number of possible architectures," says Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli . He describes three in this post.
  3. Integrating ODI with OBIEE: How to invoke ODI scenarios & Load Plans from OBIEE | Benjamin Perez-Goytia
    Benjamin Perez-Goytia's article shows you how to execute an ODI scenario from OBIEE using ODI Web Services. Benjamin says the same steps can be followed to execute ODI load plans.
  4. Case Management In Practice: “HelloWorld” | Mark Foster
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Mark Foster continues his BPM Suite Case Management series with a step by step look at building a simple case management project.
  5. Using Non-Oracle, and Cloud-Hosted Databases with OBIEE 11g | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman looks at alternatives to licensing Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, and whether running these alternatives in the cloud is a practical option.
  6. How to find Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) IP Address on Exalytics | Sunil S. Ranka
    Oracle ACE Sunil Ranka shares a tech tip that just might come in handy for those upgrading an Exalytics box from PS1 to PS3 for OBIEE 11.1.1.7 patch-set.
  7. Book Review: "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c - Advanced Administration Cookbook" by Dalton Iwazaki
    Check out Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele's review of "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c - Advanced Administration Cookbook," a new book from Dalton Iwazaki.
  8. How to Understand and Diagnose ODI Connectivity Issues | Christophe Dupupet
    "Understanding connectivity issues in an ODI environment requires a good grasp of the ODI architecture, as well a good understanding of where to look for information when such problems arise," says Fusion Middlware solution architect Christophe Dupupet. His post is a great place to start.

Thought for the Day

"Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you're the one who stops yourself."

Damon Wayans, actor/comedian
(Born September 4, 1960)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Sep 02, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for August 25-31, 2013

4,069 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Here's the Top 10 list of the most popular community content shared on that page for the week of August 25-31, 2013.

  1. Oracle Weblogic : Tuning JDBC Data Source parameters | Harinderjit Singh
    Harinderjit Singh gives a brief overview of how JDBC connections are made, then drills down into some of the "parameters and factors which affect JDBC performance in Weblogic Server."
  2. Considerations for optimum use of the Oracle Fusion Middleware File and FTP Adapters when acquiring files | Andy Knight
    "Careful consideration needs to be given to the manner in which files are created and written for (read) processing by the File and FTP Adapters," says Andy Knight. He explains why and how in this post. Considerations for optimum use of the Oracle Fusion Middleware File and FTP Adapters when acquiring
  3. YouTube Video: Design - Task Flows, Overview and Task Flow Oriented Architecture | Frank Nimphius
    In this ADF Architecture TV video Frank Nimphius helps you understand task flow oriented architecture and design concepts so you can master the art of the task flow.
  4. Coherence 12.1.2 Overview | Brad Posner
    Want a video overview of what's new in Oracle Coherence 12.1.2? You're in luck! Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Brad Posner's post includes several videos from the Oracle Coherence YouTube channel.
  5. WebLogic Server 12.1.2 and Coherence 12.1.2: New Technical Whitepapers | Brad Posner
    Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Brad Posner shares links to not one, not two, but five new technical white papers covering WebLogic Server 12.1.2 and Coherence 12.1.2. You will need your Oracle.com login to access these documents.
  6. Case Management In-Depth: Cases and Case Activities Part 2 – Case Rules | Mark Foster
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Mark Foster continues his Case Management series with a look at case rules, which Mark describes as "the glue that connects case artefacts together at the level of the case."
  7. 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.
  8. Oracle Service Bus JMS Deployments Utility | Mike Muller
    Click the link and you're only three short paragraphs from a better understanding of the Oracle Service Bus OSBUtils utility.
  9. 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."
  10. YouTube Video: Design - ADF Reusable Artifacts | Chris Muir
    In this ADF Architecture TV video Chris Muir discusses "the primary moving pieces that you need to consider when defining the design of your application."

Thought for the Day

"The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way."

Keanu Reeves, actor
(Born September 2, 1964)

Source: brainyquote.com

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