Wednesday Jun 24, 2015

Video: Tuning Use Cases for PaaS4SaaS Success | Julian Orr

Gearing up for a PaaS4SaaS project? This 2 Minute Tech Tip from Oracle senior usability engineer Julian Orr describes key steps you can take to insure that you're not just building the thing right, but that you're building the right thing.

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Friday Feb 27, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 20-26, 2015

Say hello to the Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, February 20-26, 2015.

  1. Introducing Oracle Big Data Discovery Part 1: "The Visual Face of Hadoop" | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman kicks off a new series with this look at how Big Data Discovery is architected and how it works with Cloudera CDH5.
  2. Oracle has introduced API Manager! | Maarten Smeets
    Certified Oracle SOA / Java / BPM integration specialist Maarten Smeets shares his perspective on the recently released Oracle API Manager.
  3. Calling All WebLogic Users: Please Help Us Improve WebLogic Documentation! | Reza Rahman
    Reza Rahman shares information on a new, 2-page survey you can complete to help improve WebLogic documentation.
  4. Jumpstarting Development on the Cloud – Part 2: Packaging and Build | Ashish Singh
    This article by solution architect Ashish Singh demonstrates how to use the Developer Cloud Service to automate your Maven based development lifecycle, with a focus on how the Maven Repository can be populated with Weblogic or other custom jars, and how the Hudson build jobs and deployments can be configured.
  5. Extending Your SaaS Applications with PaaS | Debra Lilley
    Oracle ACE Director Debra Lilley recaps what she learned in a workshop focused on building PaaS extensions using the Rapid Development Kit, a collection of ADF artifacts.
  6. Jumpstarting Development on the #Cloud – Part 1 : Standardizing a Workflow | Jeevan Joseph
    Solution architect Jeevan Joseph's article introduces you to a standardized multi-user workflow for the Oracle Developer Cloud Service. The intent is to showcase a how a team starting on the Service would collaborate on code to address various requirements and use-cases in a typical SDLC model.
  7. Oracle Weblogic SAML2 Authorization | Luis Rodriguez
    CERN's Luis Rodriguez illustrates how to authorize your users in Oracle Weblogic once they have been authenticated.
  8. 4 New OTN Tech articles on JDeveloper, BPM, ADF
    What do Wilfred van der Deijl, Richard Olrichs, Antonis Antoniou, and Ganesh Kamble do when they're not actually working with JDeveloper, ADF, and Oracle BPM? They write detailed technical articles to help you in your work with JDeveloper, ADF, and Oracle BPM. Here are four great examples.
  9. Data Presenter Framework - Webcenter Portal PS7 | Rohan Walia
    Rohan Walia's article provides an overview of WebCenter Data Presenter and step-by-step instructions for creating data controls and task flows at runtime.
  10. Honing a Cloud Transformation Strategy: Part III: The Critical "How" | Ron Batra
    According to Oracle ACE Director and cloud expert Ron Batra, "The How" is where the rubber really meets the road in your cloud transformation strategy. "Things become infinitely more interesting," he says. Read the latest installment in his ongoing series.

Friday Jan 30, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 23-29, 2015

The Top 10 most popular articles and other content shared with the 6,425 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days, January 23-29, 2015.

  1. Building a Scalable, Highly Available Oracle API Gateway 11g Infrastructure in a Cloud Environment | Marcelo Parisi
    With its focus on service protection, and its authentication mechanisms, message encryption, and security/policy functionalities, Oracle API Gateway (OAG) 11g can be a very powerful tool in the secure provisioning of services in the cloud. This article shows you how to create a cloud-based OAG infrastructure, with high-availability and scalability support.
  2. Archive Podcast: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges
    This four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast from January 2013 gives you a seat at a roundtable discussion with four experts on 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.
  3. Virus-Proofing Oracle WebCenter Content 11g with Oracle API Gateway 11g | Marcelo Parisi
    Marcelo Parisi's article is a proof-of-concept for a basic infrastructure re-architecture and software configuration needed to implement a basic virus-checking routine on files before they get to Oracle WebCenter Content.
  4. Spinning-up a Coherence Cluster with Weblogic Scripting (WLST) | David Felcey
    The WebLogic scripting and management features available with Coherence 12c Managed Servers make it easy to create Coherence clusters and manage applications. Using the Weblogic Scripting Tool (WLST), the whole lifecycle of Managed Coherence Servers can be controlled, from creating and starting a Coherence cluster to deploying Coherence applications. This article from David Felcey outlines how to do just this, using some sample WLST scripts.
  5. SOA Suite 12c: In-depth look into Managed File Transfer (1/3) | Robert van Molken
    Managed File Transfer is a simple and secure End-to-End Managed File Gateway, with support for large files, encryption, auditing, monitoring and pass-by-reference. Robert van Molken's article looks at Oracle Managed File Transfer (MFT) as a solution to the growing problems with the use of FTP in the enterprise.
  6. Disaster Recovery for On-Premise Fusion Applications | Roland Koenn
    Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are key requirements with most business critical on-premise Fusion Applications environments. Disaster Recovery for FA can be broken down into two layers that have to be synchronized to achieve full recoverability: Shared storage and databases. The solution described in Roland Koenn's article supports simple full site switchover / failover and will satisfy most business requirements.
  7. 3 Sessions on Data Integration and Warehousing | OTN Virtual Tech Summit, Feb 11
    The middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit on February 11, 2015 includes three sessions on Data Integration and Warhousing: "Real-Time Data Replication to Hadoop using GoldenGate 12c Adaptors," " Bringing Oracle Big Data SQL to Oracle Data Integration 12c Mappings," and "An Introduction to Oracle Enterprise Metadata Manager." The event is free, so register now!
  8. Trends in Data Management: Unlock the True Value Proposition of Big Data | Ron Batra
    "The typical reference architecture has shifted significantly over the years," says Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra in this article from Profit Magazine. "Due to the rich variety of data sources...we see systems and architectures that are net-new to the average enterprise—for example, machine learning, data mining, predictive analytics, and big data visualization."
  9. iOS Setup and Requirements Guidelines for MAF 2.1.0 | Martin Deh
    With the release of Oracle MAF 2.1.0 there are a few important items that will need to be considered when upgrading the iOS environment and with JDeveloper. This article from solution architect Martin Deh covers installation guidelines and other details.
  10. How FXLoader Integrates Oracle PaaS and SaaS | Peter Care
    This concise article by Peter Care from FXLoader presents the details on his solution that combines Oracle PaaS, SaaS and the Cloud Marketplace.

Friday Dec 12, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Dec 5-11, 2014

The man in the photo wants to keep his identity a secret because he is embarrassed about not being one of the 6,171 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Among those fans, the following posts were the Top 10 most popular over the last seven days, December 5-11, 2014.

  1. Top 10 ArchBeat Podcasts for 2014
    The OTN ArchBeat Podcast is the second most popular Oracle podcast over the past 6 months. Want to know why? Here are the Top 10 most popular programs from that podcast for 2014.
  2. Recap of Oracle GoldenGate 12c for the Enterprise and the Cloud webcast | Irem Radzik
    rem Radzik's detailed recap of the recent " Oracle GoldenGate 12c for the Enterprise and the Cloud' webcast includes a compilation of the live Q&A from the event.
  3. Exploring DevOps with Chef and WebLogic Server | Steve Button
    Steve Button takes you along on the first leg of his journey to explore the use of WebLogic Server within a DevOps regime.
  4. Video: Using Fusion Middleware Control to Manage WebLogic Server | Mark Lindros
    Another free educational resource from the Oracle Learning Library, created by Oracle Senior Principal Curriculum Developer Mark Lindros.
  5. ADF Mythbusters - UKOUG Tech 2014 | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares the slides from the session he and colleague Florin Marcus presentation at the UKOUG Tech14 conference.
  6. Migrating Oracle Service Bus 11g to 12c (and the XQuery 1.0 upgrade) | Jan van Zoggell
    You can easily import an Oracle Service Bus 11g project archive (JAR) in your JDeveloper 12c SB application. Oracle ACE Jan van Zoggel's concise post gives you a heads-up on aspects of the migration process.
  7. Treasures From The Road: Insight on SaaS
    Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter -- a road warrior if there ever was one -- shares SaaS insight gained over all the miles he's logged since Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  8. Top 10 Most Popular OTN SOA Articles in 2014
    What OTN articles covering SOA and web services attracted the most eyeballs in 2014? Here's a list of the Top 10.
  9. Securing Access with OAuth2: How to deal with OAuth Scopes | Vadim Lander
    Oracle uses OAuth2 to secure access to Web Services exposed by Oracle Public Cloud services. While the standard itself is relatively straightforward, there are a couple of areas that each implementation must address on its own. In this article, Vadim Lander, Oracle's Chief Identity Strategist, looks at one such area: OAuth scopes.
  10. Coherence Special Interest Groups [SIGs] Coming to Asia-Pacific!
    The Coherence Special Interest Groups [SIGs] are coming to APAC,Click the link for locations, dates, and times.

Monday Oct 28, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for October 20-26, 2013

What are the 4,460 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page talking about? The list below represents the Top 10 most popular articles, blog posts, and other content from across the community.

  1. Enterprise Grade Deployment Considerations for Oracle Identity Manager AD Connector | Firdaus Fraz
    Oracle Fusion Middleware solution architect Firdaus Fraz illustrates provides best practice recommendations for setting up an enterprise deployment environment for the OIM connector for Microsoft Active Directory.
  2. A Roadmap for SOA Development and Delivery | Mark Nelson
    Do you know the way to S-O-A? Mark Nelson does. His latest blog post, part of an ongoing series, will help to keep you from getting lost along the way.
  3. The road ahead for WebLogic 12c | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond shares his thoughts on announced new features in Oracle WebLogic 12.1.3 & 12.1.4 and compares those upcoming releases to Oracle WebLogic 12.1.2.
  4. Oracle GoldenGate 12c - New Release, New Features | Michael Rainey
    Rittman Mead's Michael Rainey takes you on guided tour through the GoldenGate 12c features that "are relevant to data warehouse and data migration work we typically see in the business intelligence world."
  5. Reproducing WebLogic Stuck Threads with ADF CreateInsert Operation and ORDER BY Clause | Andrejus Baranovsikis
    Another post from Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovsikis on dealing with WebLogic Stuck Threads. This one includes a test case application you can download.
  6. The Impact of SaaS - The Times They Are A-Changin' | Floyd Teter
    Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter shares some truly interesting insight gained in conversations with three Fortune 500 CIOs.
  7. Configure Oracle Identity Manager AD/LDAP Authentication | Arda Eralp
    A step-by-step how-to from a member of the Fusion Middleware Applications Consultancy team.
  8. Java-Powered Robot Named NAO Wows Crowds | Tori Wieldt
    Tori Wieldt interviews a robot and human.
  9. Updated ODI Statement of Direction | Robert Schweighardt
    Heads up Oracle Data Integrator fans! A new product statement of direction document is available, offering "an overview of the strategic product plans for Oracle’s data integration products for bulk data movement and transformation, specifically Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB)."
  10. Oracle BI Apps 11.1.1.7.1 – GoldenGate Integration - Part 2: Setup and Configuration | Michael Rainey
    Michael Rainey continues his series with another technical article for you GoldenGate fans.

Thought for the Day

"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next."

Jonas Salk, American medical researcher and virologist
(October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Oct 24, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for October 24, 2013

Thought for the Day

"All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say 'No' and said 'Yes'."

Moss Hart, playwright, screenwriter
(October 24, 1904 – December 20, 1961)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Aug 06, 2013

Eyes Wide Open for Cloud Happiness

Writing in 5 ways to take the opaqueness out of cloud contracts ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick cites data from Gartner in predicting that "Eight out of 10 enterprise Software-as-a-Service buyers will not be happy with the contracts they sign."

McKendrick's post offers several excellent suggestions for turning those cloud frowns upside down. But as several experts point out in The Cloud Computing Prenup, a May 2011 post on this blog, the way to avoid the Punch and Judy act with any cloud provider is to enter into that relationship, like any other, with your eyes wide open.

Monday Jan 07, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: Oracle Cloud Update

The first OTN ArchBeat Podcast for 2013 brings you the latest news from the Oracle Cloud in a discussion with three key people behind that effort.

The Panelists

  • Rick Greenwald: Director of Product Management for Database Cloud Initiatives at Oracle
  • Mike Lehmann: Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware, Java Application and Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Dom Lindars: Cloud architect for Oracle.

The Conversation

Coming Soon

If you read this blog or follow my updates on Twitter and Facebook you've probably seen references to Oracle ACEs and Oracle ACE Directors. But do you really know what that designation means? You'll find out in the next OTN ArchBeat Podcast as I talk to three four people deeply involved in that program.

Friday Jun 22, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-22

  • Guide to integration architecture | Stephanie Mann
    "The landscape of integration architecture is shifting as service-oriented and cloud-based architecture take the fore," says Stephanie Mann. "To ensure success, enterprise architects and developers are turning to lighter-weight infrastructure to support more complex integration projects."
  • FY13 Oracle PartnerNetwork Kickoff - Tues June 26, 2012
    Join us for a one-hour live online event hosted by the Oracle PartnerNetwork team as we kickoff FY13. Other dates/times for EMEA/LAD/JAPAN/APAC. Click the link for details.
  • Why should you choose Oracle WebLogic 12c instead of JBoss EAP 6? | Ricardo Ferreira
    Okay, you would expect an Oracle guy to make this argument. But Ferreira takes a very deep, very detailed technical dive into the issue. So hear the man out, will ya?
  • Hibernate4 and Coherence | Rene van Wijk
    According to Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk, "there are two ways to integrate Hibernate and Coherence." In this post he illustrates one of them.
  • Simple Made Easy | Rich Hickey
    Rich Hickey discusses simplicity, why it is important, how to achieve it in design and how to recognize its absence in the tools, language constructs and libraries in this presentation from QCon London 2012.
  • Starting a cluster | Mark Nelson
    Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Mark Nelson looks at Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle BPM, and Oracle Coherence, three products that are " commonly clustered, and which have somewhat different requirements."
  • Why building SaaS well means giving up your servers | GigaOM
    The biggest benefit to PaaS, reports GigaOM's Derrick Harris, "might be a better product because the company is able to focus on building the app rather than managing servers."
  • Personas - what, why & how | Mascha van Oosterhout
    "To be able to create a successful, user-friendly website or application," says Mascha van Oosterhout, "every decision you take, whether you are part of the marketing team, the design team or the development team, should be based on what you know about the user."

Thought for the Day

"Machines take me by surprise with great frequency."

Alan Turing
(June 23, 1912 - June 7, 1954)

Source: Brainy Quote

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