Thursday Mar 05, 2015

Podcast Show Notes: API Management Roundtable

The topic of API Management is getting hotter by the minute. In this four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast four experts discuss what’s behind the increased interest, and offer some suggestions on how you can make API Management… well, manageable.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • Mark Dutra, Senior Principal Product Manager for API Management, Oracle
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  • Andre Evensen, Integration Architect, Acando Norge
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  • Yogesh Sonntakke, Principal Product Manager, Integration, Oracle
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  • Oracle ACE Luis Augusto Weir, Oracle Fusion Middleware Global Lead and Principal Architect, HCL Technologies
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: API Management is nothing new... or is it? This panel of experts discusses what's percolating in API Management, and offers tips on making it all more manageable.
  • Listen to Part 2: The big picture: It's important to manage APIs, but don't lose sight of other assets in your portfolio.
  • Listen to Part 3: Roll up your sleeves: The panelists discuss their experience using Oracle's new API management tools in the real world.
  • Listen to Part 4: The round table concludes with a discussion of service-oriented architecture, SOA governance, and the roots of API Management.

Additional Resources

Relevant Products

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Thursday Jan 30, 2014

Podcast: Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges

Truly successful service oriented architecture involves a lot more than having a portfolio of services. The development and use of those services and other software assets within the SOA architecture must be guided by specific principles to insure that when, where, and how those services and other assets are used drives the organization toward its goals. That guidance is what SOA Governance is all about.

This four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast series gives you a seat at a roundtable discussion with four experts on the current state in the evolution of SOA Governance: what old problems persist, what new problems have presented themselves, and what can be done to implement an efficient and effective SOA governance program.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • Mark Dutra,Senior Principal Product Manager for API Management, Oracle
  • Manuel Rosa,SOA Governance Practice Leader, Link Consulting
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  • André Sampaio,Enterprise Architect, Senior Consultant, Link Consulting
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  • Luis Weir, Senior Oracle Solution Director, HCL AXON
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: What are we talking about when we talk about SOA Governance? What are the key components and objectives?
  • Listen to Part 2: Some things never change. Exploring the most persistent SOA Governance challenges.
  • Listen to Part 3: The most common SOA Governance mistakes and why organizations make them.
  • Listen to Part 4: Cloud, mobile, IoT - what new challenges face SOA Governance in the rapid evolution of enterprise IT?

Additional Resources

  • Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation [2013, Packt Publishing]
    by Luis Weir and Andrew Bell
    Define the key goals and objectives for SOA governance, assess the current SOA maturity level within your organization, and understand the key challenges faced by organizations prior to implementing SOA governance.
  • SOA Governance Through Enterprise Architecture [December 2013]
    by Manuel Rosa and André de Oliveira Sampaio
    This article presents a strategy for increasing the visibility and viability of SOA governance as part of a global enterprise architecture.

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Wednesday Jan 22, 2014

Your SOA Governance Homework for the Week

Starting next week the OTN ArchBeat Podcast will present a series of programs recorded during a virtual roundtable discussion featuring four experts on SOA Governance. That roundtable included Manuel Rosa and André de Oliveira Sampaio, co-authors of the article SOA Governance Through Enterprise Architecture (now available on OTN), and the gentlemen you see in the videos below.

Oracle ACE Luis Weir is senior Oracle solution director (EMEA & APAC) for HCL AXON and the co-author (along with Andrew Bell) of Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation

Mark Dutra is senior principal product manager for API Management at Oracle and a member of the Oracle Enterprise Repository product team.

So while you're waiting for part one of the podcast series (it'll be available one week from today), you can read Manuel and Andre's article, read Luis's book, and watch the interviews with Luis and Mark.

That should keep you busy.

Thursday Jan 09, 2014

Video: Integration with Fusion Applications

Now available on OTN, Integration with Fusion Applications is a 54-page sample chapter from The Oracle Fusion Applications Development and Extensibility Handbook, (2013, Oracle Press), by Vladimir Ajvaz, Oracle ACE Anil Passi, and Dhaval Metha.

If "free" isn't enough of an incentive for you to read that sample chapter, you can at least spend a few minutes watching this video interview with Vladimir Ajvaz and Anil Passi in which they describe in detail what that chapter covers and what you'll get out of it.

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.

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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 installation: Overview and Key Points | Atul Kumar
    This post from Oracle ACE Atul Kumar covers high level installation steps for OSB 11g (
  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)


Tuesday Aug 06, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 6, 2013

Thought for the Day

"It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual."

Alexander Fleming
(August 6, 1881 – March 11, 1955)


Monday Nov 05, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for October 28 - November 3, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Eventually, 90% of tech budgets will be outside IT departments | ZDNet
    Another interesting post from ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick about changing roles in IT.
  2. ADF Mobile - Login Functionality | Andrejus Baranovskis
    "The new ADF Mobile approach with native deployment is cool when you want to access phone functionality (camera, email, sms and etc.), also when you want to build mobile applications with advanced UI," reports Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis.
  3. Mobile Development Platform Strategy Chart: ADF Mobile, WebCenter Sites, Portal, Content and Social
    "Unlike desktop web focused efforts, the world of mobile has undergone change at a feverish pace," says social enterprise expert John Brunswick. His extensive post charts various resources that will help you keep up.
  4. ADF Essentials - The Bare Necessities | Floyd Teter
    The experiment is over… And now Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter shares his impressions after spending some time with Oracle ADF Essentials, the free version of Oracle ADF.
  5. A review of Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator’s Handbook | RedStack
    "More so than any other single piece of content that I have seen on the topic, it provides the information that a SOA administrator needs to know in order to successfully configure, manage, monitor, troubleshoot and backup an Oracle SOA environment." So says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Mark Nelson of Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator’s Handbook, by Ahmed Aboulnaga and Arun Pareek.
  6. Expanding the Oracle Enterprise Repository with functional documentation
    Capgemini middleware specialist Marc Kuijpers shares information on how Oracle Enterprise Repository can be configured "to contain functional assets, i.e. functional designs, use cases and a logical data model" to aid in SOA governance efforts.
  7. Podcast: Are You Future Proof? - Part 2
    In Part 2, practicing architects and Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra (AT&T), Basheer Khan (Innowave Technology), and Ronald van Luttikhuizen discuss re-tooling one’s skill set to reflect changes in enterprise IT, including the knowledge to steer stakeholders around the hype to what’s truly valuable.
  8. Easy way to access JPA with REST (JSON / XML) | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond shows you "what is possible with JPA-RS, how easy it is and howto setup your own EclipseLink REST service."
  9. Clustering ODI11g for High-Availability Part 1: Introduction and Architecture | Richard Yeardley
    "JEE agents can be deployed alongside, or instead of, standalone agents," says Rittman Meade's Richard Yeardley. "But there is one key advantage in using JEE agents and WebLogic: when you deploy JEE agents as part of a WebLogic cluster they can be configured together to form a high availability cluster." Learn more in Yeardley's extensive post.
  10. 2012 IOUG Virtualization SIG – Online Symposium on Nov 7 and Nov 8 | Kai Yu
    Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu shares information on this week's IOUG Virtualization SIG online event. Does that make it a virtual virtualization event?

Thought for the Day

"If McDonalds were run like a software company, one out of every hundred Big Macs would give you food poisoning — and the response would be, 'We’re sorry, here’s a coupon for two more.'"

Mark Minasi


Thursday Nov 01, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Edition

Power outages in the Cleveland area made it impossible to publish posts on Tuesday and Wednesday. In my neighborhood most are still without power. The sound of howling winds that dominated on Monday and Tuesday has been replaced by the sound of of portable generators. My internet connection was restored only after AT&T U-Verse crewmen hooked up a portable generator to power the relay station up the street. Bear in mind that Cleveland is 500 miles from the Atlantic coast.

Thought for the Day

"Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both."

Anderson Cooper

Source: BrainyQuote

Monday Oct 08, 2012

OTN ArchBeat Top 10 for September 2012

The results are in...

Listed below are the Top 10 most popular items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the month of September 2012.

  1. The Real Architects of Los Angeles - OTN Architect Day - Oct 25
    No gossip. No drama. No hair pulling. Just a full day of technical sessions and peer interaction focused on using Oracle technologies in today's cloud and SOA architectures. The event is free, but seating is limited, so register now. Thursday October 25, 2012. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
  2. Oracle Fusion Middleware Security: Attaching OWSM policies to JRF-based web services clients
    "OWSM (Oracle Web Services Manager) is Oracle's recommended method for securing SOAP web services," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Andre Correa. "It provides agents that encapsulate the necessary logic to interact with the underlying software stack on both service and client sides. Such agents have their behavior driven by policies. OWSM ships with a bunch of policies that are adequate to most common real world scenarios." His detailed post shows how to make it happen.
  3. Oracle 11gR2 RAC on Software Defined Network (SDN) (OpenvSwitch, Floodlight, Beacon) | Gilbert Stan
    "The SDN [software defined network] idea is to separate the control plane and the data plane in networking and to virtualize networking the same way we have virtualized servers," explains Gil Standen. "This is an idea whose time has come because VMs and vmotion have created all kinds of problems with how to tell networking equipment that a VM has moved and to preserve connectivity to VPN end points, preserve IP, etc." H/T to Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall for the recommendation.
  4. Process Oracle OER Events using a simple Web Service | Bob Webster
    Bob Webster's post "provides an example of a simple web service that processes Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER) Events. The service receives events from OER and utilizes the OER REX API to implement simple OER automations for selected event types."
  5. Understanding Oracle BI 11g Security vs Legacy Oracle BI 10g | Christian Screen
    "After conducting a large amount of Oracle BI 10g to Oracle BI 11g upgrades and after writing the Oracle BI 11g book,"says Oracle ACE Christian Screen, "I still continually get asked one of the most basic questions regarding security in Oracle BI 11g; How does it compare to Oracle BI 10g? The trail of questions typically goes on to what are the differences? And, how do we leverage our current Oracle BI 10g security table schema in Oracle BI 11g?"
  6. OIM-OAM-OAAM integration using TAP – Request Flow you must understand!! | Atul Kumar
    Atul Kumar's post addresses "key points and request flow that you must understand" when integrating three Oracle Identity Management product Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Access Management, and Oracle Adaptive Access Manager.
  7. Adding a runtime LOV for a taskflow parameter in WebCenter | Yannick Ongena
    Oracle ACE Yannick Ongena illustrates how to customize the parameters tab for a taskflow in WebCenter.
  8. Tips on Migrating from AquaLogic .NET Accelerator to WebCenter WSRP Producer for .NET | Scott Nelson
    "It has been a very winding path and this blog entry is intended to share both the lessons learned and relevant approaches that led to those learnings," says Scott Nelson. "Like most journeys of discovery, it was not a direct path, and there are notes to let you know when it is practical to skip a section if you are in a hurry to get from here to there."
  9. 15 Lessons from 15 Years as a Software Architect | Ingo Rammer
    In this presentation from the GOTO Conference in Copenhagen, Ingo Rammer shares 15 tips regarding people, complexity and technology that he learned doing software architecture for 15 years.
  10. WebCenter Content (WCC) Trace Sections | ECM Architect
    ECM Architect Kevin Smith shares a detailed technical post covering WebCenter Content (WCC) Trace Sections.

Thought for the Day

"Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se."

Charles Eames
(June 17, 1907 – August 21, 1978)





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