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 Jan 23, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 16-22, 2015

Here it is! Among the 6,417 fans of the  OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the following items were the Top 10 most popular for the last seven days, January 16-22, 2015.

  1. 3 Middleware Expert Sessions on Integration and Open Source
    Oracle experts Brian Oliver (Architect, Oracle Coherence team), Mikael Fries (Director of Product Management for Oracle Application Testing Solutions) and Mark Nelson (Architect, Oracle Platform Engineering) will each present sessions on Integration and Open Source, part of the Middleware track in the free Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit, February 11, 2015. Register now!
  2. Loading Data in Oracle Database Cloud Service | Arvind Srinivasamoorthy
    The Oracle Database Cloud Service (DbCS) does not provide a JDBC interface for external applications and tools (such as SQL developer) to work directly with data in DbCS. However, there are multiple options available bringing data into DbCS. This article by A-Team solution architect Arvind Srinivasamoorthy discusses these options in the context of loading data.
  3. Reading MAF iOS Simulator Logging Output | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shows you how to locate and open the application.log file so you can read Oracle Mobile Application Framework logging output from the iOS simulator.
  4. SOA and BPM 12.1.3 BP1 Released | Mark Nelson
    Here's a brief post from RedStack blogger Mark Nelson with information on the release of the Oracle SOA and BPM 12.1.3 Bundle Patch 1 (BP1).
  5. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: New Enterprise Manager Release Delivers Adaptive Private PaaS | Yoav Eilat
    Yoav Eilat's post looks at three areas where database and middleware users and managers will benefit from Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c's expanded capabilities around Platform as a Service (PaaS) delivery in private clouds.
  6. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Jan 9-15, 2015
    The January 16 edition of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Friday Top 10 list included links to articles covering Authentication, Business Intelligence, eCommerce, Endeca, GoldenGate 12c, Maven, WebLogic, and more. Catch up on what you might have missed!
  7. OTN Virtual Technology Summit: Middleware Track: Open Source and Integration Agenda
    The Middleware track in the OTN Virtual Technology Summit coming up in February is itself split into two sub-tracks. This post from the OTN ArchBeat Blog presents the agenda for the sessions in the Open Source and Integration sub-track, which features sessions covering WebLogic, Coherence, Maven, Java EE, and more.
  8. OTN VTS Middleware Track Session Resources
    If you plan to participate in the middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit on Feb 11, you'll want to take a look at this list of supplemental resources. Included in the list are guides for the hands-on labs for the Oracle Maven Repository,
  9. Inside Fusion Middleware 12c: Increasing Scalability with JMS Adapter 12c | Stefan Koser
    This article by A-Team solution architect Stefan Koser illustrates how the JMS Adapter in the new Fusion Middleware 12c release can be configured in high throughput scenarios to use fewer threads than in previous versions.
  10. OTN Virtual Technology Summit: Middleware Track: Data Integration and Analytics
    One of two sub-tracks in the Middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit coming up in February, Data Integration and Analytics features sessions by Oracle ACE Directors Mark Rittman and Stewart Bryson, and Oracle ACE Michael Rainey. The sessions will cover, ODI, GoldenGate, Oracle Enterprise Metadata Manager, Hadoop, and more. Get the complete agenda in this post on the OTN ArchBeat blog.

Friday Jan 16, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Jan 9-15, 2015

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, January 9-15, 2015.

  1. Sampler: "eCommerce in the Cloud" | Kelly Goetsch
    A sampler of content from the book by Kelly Goetsch that helps architects leverage recent technological advances that make it possible to run and entire enterprise-level ecommerce platform from a cloud.
  2. Video: WebLogic Server Plug-in for Java Mission Control: Installation | Tony Vlatas
    In this short video Weblogic technical team member Tony Vlatas shows you how to install the WebLogic Server Plug-in in Java Mission Control.
  3. Why and How to use Oracle Metadata Management 12c. Part 1: Getting Started | Edelweiss Kammermann
    Oracle ACE Edelweiss Kammermann kicks off an article series on Oracle Metadata Management 12c with this look at installation and requirements.
  4. A Dirty Dozen Questions on Oracle SOA 12c You Need Answered, but Feared to Ask | IT Convergence Blog
    The fine folks at IT Convergence put together this transcript of the Q&A from their “Simplify Multichannel Integration with Oracle SOA Suite 12c” webcast.
  5. The Future of User Authentication | Prateek Mishra
    "The best authentication model is useless if customers or employees find it difficult to use," says Prateek Mishra. "This is the key reason why it has proven so difficult to transition away from passwords."
  6. WebLogic Server and the Oracle Maven Repository | Steven Button
    "From a WebLogic Server perspective, the Oracle Maven Repository provides publicly accessible, online, on-demand access to the full set of Maven product artifacts that have been provided in the 12c (12.1.2, 12.1.3) releases," explains Steve Button. "This includes the WebLogic Server APIs, the client libraries and the WebLogic Server Maven Plugin." Check it our for yourself!
  7. Oracle GoldenGate 12c Tutorial: Oracle to Oracle Replication with Oracle Multitenant V12.1 | Tracy West
    This tutorial by solution architect Tracy West provides a quick overview of Oracle to Oracle database replication using Integrated Extract and Integrated Replicat for version 12c and above. Extraction from a Multitenant database is only supported by Integrate Extract.
  8. Notes on Querying Endeca from within an ATG Application | Mark Scarton
    On a few projects in 2014, the issue of Endeca’s performance came up. Specifically, applications were seeing a large number of queries and were also generating large response sizes from Endeca. These queries were not being generated by the Assembler API, but were one-off queries created to bring back other information from Endeca.This article will give some tips on how to optimize those queries.
  9. Honing a Cloud Transformation Strategy: Part I | Ron Batra
    Self-awareness -- knowing your business -- is key to successful cloud transformation, according to Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra. "With so much innovation happening in the Cloud...it is easy for the best of leaders to get distracted," says Batra. "We all can suffer from the 'shiny object' syndrome, especially in the case of a diverse multi-product business."
  10. Using a Gold Environment as a Part of Your Production to Test Content Movement Toolkit | Jerry Mabry
    Solution architect Jerry Mabry shows you how to introduce a straightforward, easily repeatable methodology for performing frequent content movement/environment refreshes in your Fusion Applications (FA) system.

Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

Podcast Show Notes: Microservices Roundtable

Microservices. Big deal? No deal? For more than a year the conversation about microservices has been percolating -- and on occasion boiling over. This new series of OTN ArchBeat Podcast programs jumps into that conversation with a panel of community members who have skin in game, and well-reasoned opinions on the potential impact microservices will have on enterprise IT.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • Richard Attermeyer, Solution Architect, OPITZ Consulting
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  • Sven Bernhardt,Oracle ACE, Solution Architect, OPITZ Consulting
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  • Lonneke Dikmans,Oracle ACE Director, Managing Partner, eProseed
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  • Eberhard Wolff, Freelance Consultant and Trainer, Head of the Technology Advisory Board at Adesso AG
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: The panel discusses basic differences and similarities between microservices and service-oriented architecture.
  • Listen to Part 2: The discussion of basic differences and similarities between microservices and SOA continues.
  • Listen to Part 3: The Ivory Tower and the Street: Two views of Microservices.
  • Listen to Part 3: Where do we go from here? How much impact will microservices have in 2015?

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Friday Jan 09, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - January 2-8, 2015

The OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page started 2014 with 4,764 fans, and ended the year with 6,348, an increase of over 33%. Many thanks to all those who are paying attention!

But that was then, and this is now. So here's the first Facebook Friday post of 2015, with the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of January 2-8.

  1. Fusion Applications WebCenter Content Integration: Automating File Import/Export | Jack Desai
    This article by solution architect Jack Desai provides an introduction, with working sample code, to programmatically exporting content from Fusion Applications to automate the outbound integration process to other applications in the cloud or on-premise. A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) composite is implemented to demonstrate the concept.
  2. Archive Podcast: Finding a Shorter Path to SOA
    Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans, Simon Haslam, and Ronald van Luttikuhuizen discuss strategies for dealing with some of the problems that can thwart SOA efforts in some organizations.
  3. Sometimes development is just work | Peter Paul van de Beek
    "No matter how cool your job is, no matter how many people are looking at you or your company for best practises, sometimes developing software is just work," says Peter Paul van de Beek. Read his post for some notable examples.
  4. Public Cloud: The Next Frontier for Enterprise Architecture
    Thomas Kurian, Oracle's executive VP of product development, shares insight on the challenges enterprise architects face in establishing an effective architecture for cloud deployments.
  5. It's Spring for Oracle ACM APIs | Martien van den Akker
    "It is not so hard to make the API's available as services," says Martien van den Akker. "The trick is to wrap them up in a set of Java-beans, with one class with methods that do the jobs and create 'request and response beans' for the input parameters of the methods and the response." More detail in his post.
  6. Minecraft and Identity Management: What an Identity Management guy learned from managing a world populated by tweens and teens | Clayton Donley
    In the span of two years, Oracle Identity Management and Mobile Security product management VP Clayton Donley has learned a lot about managing a system where the bulk of the users have pre-teen or early teen levels of maturity. He shares lessons learned in this informative and entertaining article.
  7. ">Test-driven development using Oracle SOA Suite | Attila Németh
    Oracle SOA/BPM Suite is a powerful tool suite for integration. This article by Attila Németh shows how test-driven development can be done with the Oracle tooling.
  8. AI is coming to IoT, and not all the brains will be in the cloud | Derrick Harris
    "As consumers get used to buying so-called smart devices, they're eventually going to expect them to actually be smart," says GigaOm writer Derrick Harris. "They might even expect them to be smart all the time."
  9. Oracle Mobile Suite Service Bus REST and ADF BC SOAP | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describe Oracle Service Bus as "One of the key parts of Oracle Mobile Suite 12c." In this post he explains the role OSB plays in an ADF BC application he created.
  10. Business Analytics: In-Memory Analytics Speeds Business Intelligence | Mark Rittman
    This extensive how-to article from Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman illustrates how you can supercharge business intelligence with Oracle Database In-Memory.
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