Monday Sep 16, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for September 8-14, 2013

4,175 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for updates on the latest content produced by community members. The list below represents the top 10 most popular items shared on that page for the week of Septebmer 8-14, 2013.

  1. Contract Based Provisioning Powered By OIM 11g R2 | Alex Lopez
    This article by solution architect Alex Lopez article describes a potential strategy to implement Contract Based Provisioning (CBP) using OIM 11g R2 capabilities.
  2. Archive of Oracle #BPM Suite case management articles from the Fusion Middleware A-Team
    Interested in Case Management in Oracle BPM Suite? You'll find a collection of excellent technical articles in this list from the Fusion Middleware A-Team.
  3. Architecture, Architects and Java at #JavaOne | Yolande Poirier
    The JavaOne schedule includes nearly 220 sessions for architects. Big thanks to Yolande Poirier for putting together this sample list of some of those sessions.
  4. New Feature in OEM Cloud Control 12cR3 - Exalytics Server Management | Mark Rittman
    The BI Management Pack in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12cR3 includes support for adding and monitoring Exalytics systems. This post from Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman explains how this feature works and what’s involved in setting it up.
  5. Java SE 7 Update 40 Released | Tori Wieldt
    Tori Wieldt's blog post include links for release notes, downloads, and two videos covering new features.
  6. Oracle SOA Suite #oow13 Customer Panel: Unifying Cloud Applications with On-Premises Applications
    Going to Oracle OpenWorld? Here's a session to add to your schedule! Panelists include Andrew Randall (Senior Manager of Information Technology, JDSU), Asheesh Srivastava (Manager of IT Delivery, Xerox), and Bharat Raval (Manager, IEEE). Tuesday, 24 Sept at noon. Click the link for more information.
  7. WebCenter: af:commandLink or af:goLink for Navigation | Martin Deh
    Solution architect Martin's Deh's post emphasized the use of af:goLinks instead of af:commandLinks for ALL WebCenter based navigation, where the navigation is based on the WebCenter navigation model.
  8. OIM Reset Password Customization Example | Daniel Gralewski
    Part of the ongoing OIM Academy series, this post shows options for customizing password reset functionality based on end user data.
  9. Kscope13 Top Speaker Award | Tim Tow
    Congratulations to Oracle ACE Director and business intelligence specialist Tim Tow on being named one of the Top 5 Speakers at Kscope13 for his presentation, " Introducing the Outline Extractor NG (Next Generation)."
  10. Model-driven Development in the Context of Technical SOA
    Michael Rauch and Christoph Gutmann explain how Eclipse Modeling technology is successfully applied to establish forward engineering in the domain of technical SOA in this presentation from the Code Generation conference.

Thought for the Day

"As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."

Amy Poehler, American actress and comedian
(Born September 16, 1971)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

Video: Luis Weir on Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation

Luis Augusto Weir is a co-author, along with Andrew Bell, of "Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation" (Packt Publishing). In this video Luis talks about the products and case studies covered in the book, and about key issues in effective SOA governance.

You'll more video interviews with members of the OTN architect community here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTwx5YGQHdjlvZrZ47I0IrfRj8V7Cdxhe

Thursday Jul 11, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 11, 2013

Thought for the Day

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."

E. B. White
(July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Jul 02, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - June 23-29, 2013

2,947 people now follow OTN ArchBeat on Facebook. Here are the Top 10 items shared on that page for June 23-29, 2013.

  1. Podcast Show Notes: DevOps, Cloud, and Role Creep
    After some confusion (my bad) all three CORRECT parts of this podcast are now available. The panelists for this discussion are all Oracle ACE Directors: Ron Batra, Basheer Khan, and Cary Millsap.
  2. SOA Suite 11g Developers Cookbook Published | Antony Reynolds
    "The book focuses on areas that we felt we had neglected in the Developers Guide, says co-author Antony Reynolds. "There is more about Java integration and OSB, both of which we see a lot of questions about when working with customers."
  3. Using Oracle TimesTen With Oracle BI Applications (Part 2) | Peter Scott
    Peter Scott follows up an earlier post with a look at some of the OBIA structures and a discussion of some of the features of TimesTen.
  4. Linux-Containers — Part 1: Overview | Lenz Grimmer
    OTN Garage blogger Lenz Grimmer kicks off a series and expands your mind with deep detail on Linux Containers
  5. Slides from my ODTUG Kscope13 Presentation | Zeeshan Baig
    Oracle ACE Zeeshan Baig shares the slides from his KScope13 presentation, "Build Your Business Services Using ADF Task Flows."
  6. Fun with Enterprise Manager | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk shares some background and some tuning and other tech tips for working with Oracle Enterprise Manager.
  7. Using VirtualBox to test drive Windows Blue | The Fat Bloke
    The Fat Bloke shares a tech tip for those interested in giving Windows Blue a try on Virtual Box.
  8. Podcast Show Notes: The Fusion Middleware A-Team and the Chronicles of Architecture
    In this three-part series Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team members Jennifer Briscoe, Clifford Musante, Mikael Ottosson, and Pardha Reddy talk about the origins and mission of the FMW A-Team and about the great technical content you'll find on the recently launched Oracle A-Team blog. Part one is now available.
  9. 5 Best Practices - Laying the Foundation for WebCenter Projects | John Brunswick
    Oracle WebCenter expert John Brunswick shares best practices that "enable the creation of portal solutions with minimal resource overhead, while offering the greatest flexibility for progressive elaboration."
  10. Oracle Magazine - July/Aug 2013
    The digital edition of the July/August edition of Oracle Magazine is now available. This issue includes my architect community column, "The CX Factor." which features insight from community members on "why and how CX has become a significant factor in enterprise IT." h

Friday Oct 12, 2012

Updated Agenda for OTN Architect Day Los Angeles (Oct 25)

Here's the latest information on the session schedule and content for Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Los Angeles on October 25, 2012. Registration is open, but seating is limited.

When: Thursday October 25 12, 2012
8:30am – 5:00pm
Where: Sofitel Los Angeles
8555 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Agenda

Time

Session Title

Room

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Comments | Bob Rhubart

Beverly Ballroom

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Engineered Systems: Oracle's Vision for the Future | Dhanraj Pondicherry

Oracle's Exadata and Exalogic are impressive products in their own right. But working in combination they deliver unparalleled transaction processing performance with up to a 30x increase over existing legacy systems, with the lowest cost of ownership over a 3 or 5 year basis than any other hardware. In this session you'll learn how to leverage Oracle's Engineered Systems within your enterprise to deliver record-breaking performance at the lowest TCO.

Beverly Ballroom

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Monitoring and Managing Applications in the Cloud | Basheer KhanOracle ACE Director

Oracle offers a broad portfolio of software and hardware products and services to enable public, private and hybrid clouds to power the enterprise. However, enterprise cloud computing presents new management challenges, that need to be addressed to realize the economic benefits of cloud computing. In this session you will learn about the methods and tools you can use to proactively monitor your end-to-end Oracle Applications environment in the cloud, define service-level objectives, gain insight into your end users, and troubleshoot performance problems from a single console.

Beverly Ballroom

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Cloud Computing - Making IT Simple | Dr. James Baty

The road to Cloud Computing is not without a few bumps. This session will help to smooth out your journey by tackling some of the potential complications. We'll examine whether standardization is a prerequisite for the Cloud. We'll look at why refactoring isn't just for application code. We'll check out deployable entities and their simplification via higher levels of abstraction. And we'll close out the session with a look at engineered systems and modular clouds.

Beverly Ballroom

  • Innovations in Grid Computing with Oracle Coherence | Ashok Aletty

Learn how Oracle Coherence can increase the availability, scalability and performance of your existing applications with its advanced low-latency data-grid technologies. Also hear some interesting industry-specific use cases that customers had implemented and how Oracle is integrating Coherence into its Enterprise Java stack.

Hollywood Room

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Enterprise Strategy for Cloud Security | Dave Chappelle

Security is high on the list of concerns for many organizations as they evaluate their cloud computing options. This session will examine security in the context of the various forms of cloud computing. We'll consider technical and non-technical aspects of security, and discuss several strategies for cloud computing, from both the consumer and producer perspectives.

Beverly Ballroom

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager | Perren Walker

This session examines new Oracle Enterprise Manager monitoring, administration, and management features for Oracle Exalogic. It focuses on two management themes: cloud management related to virtualization and applications-to-disk management. For private cloud management, it discusses virtualization management features providing an enhanced set of application deployment capabilities enabling IaaS as well as PaaS interactions. Then from an end-to-end perspective, it covers the specific capabilities and—where applicable—best practices for machine, cloud, middleware, and application administration.

Hollywood Room

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Beverly Ballroom Lounge

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion - Q&A with session speakers

Beverly Ballroom

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Oracle Cloud Reference Architecture | Anbu Krishnaswamy

Cloud initiatives are beginning to dominate enterprise IT roadmaps. Successful adoption of Cloud and the subsequent governance challenges warrant a Cloud reference architecture that is applied consistently across the enterprise. This presentation will answer the important questions: What exactly is a Cloud, why you need it, what changes it will bring to the enterprise, and what are the key capabilities of a Cloud infrastructure are - using Oracle's Cloud Reference Architecture, which is part of the IT Strategies from Oracle (ITSO) Cloud Enterprise Technology Strategy ETS).

Beverly Ballroom

  • 21st Century SOA | Jeff Davies

Service Oriented Architecture has evolved from concept to reality in the last decade. The right methodology coupled with mature SOA technologies has helped customers demonstrate success in both innovation and ROI. In this session you will learn how Oracle SOA Suite's orchestration, virtualization, and governance capabilities provide the infrastructure to run mission critical business and system applications. We'll also take a special look at the convergence of SOA & BPM using Oracle's Unified technology stack.

Hollywood Room

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion

Beverly Ballroom

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing Comments & Readouts from Roundtables

Beverly Ballroom

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Networking / Reception

Beverly Ballroom Lounge

Note: Session schedule and content subject to change.

Wednesday Sep 19, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-19

Thought for the Day

"I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way, did not become still more complicated."

Poul Anderson
(November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Tuesday Sep 04, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for August 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the month of August 2012.

  1. Now Available: Oracle SQL Developer 3.2 (3.2.09.23)
    New features include APEX listener, UI enhancements, and 12c database support.
  2. The Role of Oracle VM Server for SPARC in a Virtualization Strategy
    In this article, Matthias Pfutzner discusses hardware, desktop, and operating system virtualization, along with various Oracle virtualization technologies, including Oracle VM Server for SPARC.
  3. How to Manually Install Flash Player Plugin to see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Performance Page | Kai Yu
    So, you're a DBA and you want to check the Performance page in Oracle Enterprise Manager (11g or 12c). So you click the Performance tab and… nothing. Zip. Nada. The Flash plugin is a no-show. Relax! Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu shows you what you need to do to see all the pretty colors instead of that dull grey screen.
  4. Relationally Challenged (CX - CRM - EQ/RQ/CRQ) | Chris Warticki
    Self-proclaimed Oracle Support "spokesmodel" Chris Chris Warticki has some advice for those interested in Customer Relationship Management: "How about we just dumb it down, strip it to the core, keep it simple and LISTEN?! No more focus groups, no more surveys, and no need to gather more data. We have plenty of that. Why not just provide the customer what they are asking for?"
  5. Free WebLogic Server Course | Middleware Magic
    So you want to sharpen your Oracle WebLogic Server skills, but you prefer to skip the whole classroom bit and don't want to be bothered with dealing with an instructor? No problem! Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk, a prolific Middleware Magic blogger, has information on an Oracle WebLogic course you can take on your own time, at your own pace.
  6. Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.20 released
    Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.20 was just released at the community and Oracle download sites, reports the Fat Bloke. This is a maintenance release containing bug fixes and stability improvements.
  7. Optimizing OLTP Oracle Database Performance using Dell Express Flash PCIe SSDs | Kai Yu
    Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu shares resources based on "several extensive performance studies on a single node Oracle 11g R2 database as well as a two node 11gR2 Oracle Real Application clusters (RAC) database running on Dell PowerEdge R720 servers with Dell Express Flash PCIe SSDs on Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.2 platform."
  8. Oracle ACE sessions at Oracle OpenWorld
    With so many great sessions at this year's event, building your Oracle OpenWorld schedule can involve making a lot of tough choices. But you'll find that the sessions led by Oracle ACEs just might be the icing on the cake for your OpenWorld experience.
  9. MySQL Update: The Cleveland MySQL Meetup (Independence, OH)
    Oracle MySQL team member Benjamin Wood, a MySQL engineer and five year veteran of the MySQL organization, will speak at the Cleveland MySQL Meetup event on September 12. The presentation will include a MySQL 5.5 Overview, Oracle's Roadmap for MySQL, including specifics on MySQL 5.6, best practices and how to overcome development and operational MySQL challenges, and the new MySQL commercial extensions. Click the link for time and location information.
  10. Parsing XML in Oracle Database | Martijn van der Kamp
    Martijn van der Kamp's post deals with processing XML in PL/SQL code and processing the data into the database.

Thought for the Day

"Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen."

Edward V. Berard

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Wednesday Aug 29, 2012

Architect Day: Boston - Agenda Update

Here's the latest information on the session schedule and content for Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Boston, MA on September 12, 2012. Registration is open, but seating is limited.

When: September 12, 2012
8:30am – 5:00pm
Where:

Boston Marriott Burlington
One Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803

Register now

Agenda

Time

Session Title

Room

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Salon E Foyer

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Comments | Bob Rhubart

Salon E

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Engineered Systems: Oracle's Vision for the Future | Ralf Dossmann

Oracle's Exadata and Exalogic are impressive products in their own right. But working in combination they deliver unparalleled transaction processing performance with up to a 30x increase over existing legacy systems, with the lowest cost of ownership over a 3 or 5 year basis than any other hardware. In this session you'll learn how to leverage Oracle's Engineered Systems within your enterprise to deliver record-breaking performance at the lowest TCO.

Salon E

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Securing Public and Private Clouds | Anton Nielsen

Long before the term "Cloud Computing" existed, Oracle technologies supported and promoted the concept. Centralized data with remote users has been at the core of these technologies for decades. The public cloud, and extending private clouds to the internet, though, has added security challenges never imagined decades ago. This presentation will examine a real life security breach and introduce architecture, technologies and policies to secure public and private clouds. 

Salon E

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Cloud Computing - Making IT Simple | Scott Mattoon

The road to Cloud Computing is not without a few bumps. This session will help to smooth out your journey by tackling some of the potential complications. We'll examine whether standardization is a prerequisite for the Cloud. We'll look at why refactoring isn't just for application code. We'll check out deployable entities and their simplification via higher levels of abstraction. And we'll close out the session with a look at engineered systems and modular clouds.

Salon E

  • Innovations in Grid Computing with Oracle Coherence | Rob Misek

Learn how Coherence can increase the availability, scalability and performance of your existing applications with its advanced low-latency data-grid technologies. Also hear some interesting industry-specific use cases that customers had implemented and how Oracle is integrating Coherence into its Enterprise Java stack.

Salon C

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Enterprise Strategy for Cloud Security | Dave Chappelle

Security is high on the list of concerns for many organizations as they evaluate their cloud computing options. This session will examine security in the context of the various forms of cloud computing. We'll consider technical and non-technical aspects of security, and discuss several strategies for cloud computing, from both the consumer and producer perspectives.

Salon E

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager | Avi Huber

Much more than a DB management tool, Oracle Enterprise Manager provides management and monitoring coverage for the entire Oracle stack, and beyond. This session will concentrate on the middleware management functionality in OEM, starting with Real User Experience monitoring, through AppServer management, and into deep-dive Java diagnostics. We’ll discuss Business Driven Application Management (BDAM) and the benefits of top-down monitoring. Lastly, we’ll demonstrate how to trace a specific user experience problem, through a multitier SOA application, to its root cause, deep in the JVM.

Salon C

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Salon E Foyer

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion - Q&A with session speakers

Salon E

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions (pick one)

  • Oracle Cloud Reference Architecture | Anbu Krishnaswamy

Cloud initiatives are beginning to dominate enterprise IT roadmaps. Successful adoption of Cloud and the subsequent governance challenges warrant a Cloud reference architecture that is applied consistently across the enterprise. This presentation will answer the important questions: What exactly is a Cloud, why you need it, what changes it will bring to the enterprise, and what are the key capabilities of a Cloud infrastructure are - using Oracle's Cloud Reference Architecture, which is part of the IT Strategies from Oracle (ITSO) Cloud Enterprise Technology Strategy (ETS).

Salon E

  • Business Integration for the 21st Century | Peter Belknap

Service Oriented Architecture has evolved from concept to reality in the last decade. The right methodology coupled with mature SOA technologies has helped customers demonstrate success in both innovation and ROI. In this session you will learn how Oracle SOA Suite's orchestration, virtualization, and governance capabilities provide the infrastructure to run mission critical business and system applications. And we'll take a special look at the convergence of SOA & BPM using Oracle's Unified technology stack.

Salon C

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion

Salon E

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing Comments & Readouts from Roundtables

Salon E

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Networking / Reception

Salon E Foyer

Note: Session schedule and content subject to change.

Tuesday Aug 28, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-28

  • You may be tempted by IaaS, but you should PaaS on that or your database cloud journey will be a short one
    "The better option [to IaaS] is to rationalize the deployment stack so that VMs are needed only for exceptional cases," says B. R. Clouse. "By settling on a standard operating system and patch level, you create an infrastructure that potentially all of your databases can share. Now, the building block will be database instances or possibly schemas within databases. These components are the platforms on which you will deploy workloads, hence this is known as Platform as a Service (PaaS)."
  • 'Shadow IT' can be the cloud's best friend | David Linthicum
    "I do not advocate that IT give up control and allow business units to adopt any old technology they want," says Infoworld cloud computing blogger David Linthicum. "However, IT needs to face reality: For the past three decades or so, corporate IT has been slow on the uptake around the use of productive new technologies." Do you agree?
  • 9 ways cloud will impact IT employment | ZDNet
    ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick condenses information from a recent report on how cloud computing will impact IT jobs. Number one on the list: New categories of jobs arising from cloud computing, which include "private cloud developers and administrators, departmental liaisons, integration specialists, cloud architects, and compliance specialists." Yeah, that's right, cloud architects.

    For more on cloud architects, including what you need to up your game to thrive in the cloud, check out "The Role of the Cloud Architect" on the OTN ArchBeat Podcast.
  • Decisions, Decisions: The art, science, and politics of technology selection
    "When the time comes for a solution architect to make the final decision about the technologies, standards, and other elements that are to be incorporated into a particular project, what factors weigh most heavily on that decision? It comes as no surprise that among the architects I contacted, business needs top the list."
  • Managing Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
    Anand Akela's byline is on this post, but "Dr. Jürgen Fleischer, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Engineering" appears at the end of the post, so it's anybody's guess as to who wrote this thing. But the content includes a complete listing of the Exalogic 2.0.1 Tea Break Snippets series written by a member of the Exalogic team who goes by the name "The Old Toxophilist." So maybe the best thing to do here is ignore the names and focus on the very useful conent.
  • Boost your infrastructure with Coherence into the Cloud | Nino Guarnacci
    Nino Guarnacci describes a use case that involved managing a variety of data caches that process complex queries and parallel computational operations, in order to maintain the caches in a consistent state on different server instances.

Thought for the Day

"No one hates software more than software developers."

Jeff Atwood

Source: SoftwareQuotes

Thursday Jul 19, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-19

Thought for the Day

"Practicing architects through eduction, experience and examples accumulate a considerable body of contextual sense by the time they're entrusted with solving a system-level problem."

Eberhardt Rechtin
(January 16, 1926 – April 14, 2006)

Source: SoftwareQuotes

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