Friday Jun 20, 2014
Friday Mar 28, 2014
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Mar 28, 2014
Oracle is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation. The Oracle Excellence Awards honor organizations using Oracle Cloud Application Foundation products to deliver unique business value. If you consider yourself a pioneer in using WebLogic, Coherence, and/or Tuxedo, using these products in innovative ways to achieve significant business/technical value, submit your nomination for the 2014 Excellence Awards by Friday, June 20th, for a chance to win a FREE registration to Oracle OpenWorld (September 28-October 2, 2014) in San Francisco, California. Top customers will be showcased at Oracle Open World, get a chance to dialogue with Oracle executives, network with their peers and be featured in Oracle Publications. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture. For additional details, go here.
Tuesday Feb 04, 2014
NTT Communications Leverages Engineered Systems, WebLogic and Coherence for Real-Time Data Monitoring
By jeckels on Feb 04, 2014
The new system is able to process 1.4 million packets per second through in-memory streaming, and as a result, it can provide not only predictive failure detection, but also early alerts for unusual network situations. Some actions have also been automated, resulting in greater efficiency and significant annual cost reductions.
"As the leading telecommunication company in the world, we want to provide our customers with the best possible quality of service. By deploying Oracle Engineered Systems we wanted to not only improve our network services but also increase our ability to predict potential failures and maximize workload efficiency," said Tetsuya Funabashi, Senior Vice President, NTT Communications Corporation. "We were pleasantly surprised at how quickly the deployment happened. Because the Oracle Engineered Systems are designed to work together they are high performance, scalable and very efficient. Our new system also provides our customers with security according to inform their condition quickly. We're trying to create more new value and features to our customers with Oracle products."
NTT Communications was recognized at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2013 as one of the winners of the 2013 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards.
Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Nov 12, 2013
QCon [http://www.qconsf.com] started yesterday with the 3-day conference from Monday thru Wednesday, followed by 2 days of tutorials on Thursday and Friday. The conference features over 100 speakers in 6 concurrent tracks daily covering the most timely and innovative topics driving the evolution of enterprise software development today. Oracle and its Cloud Application Foundation products are well represented at this event. Yesterday, Joe Huang, responsible for outbound product management of Oracle's Mobile Application Development Framework (ADF Mobile), discussed hybrid mobile development with Java & HTML5 for iOS and Android. If you missed Joe’s session you can download the presentation from here. Michael Kovacs will be talking tomorrow about how to keep your application data highly available. Michael works with Oracle customers in a pre-sales role to help them understand when and how to use Oracle's technology to solve their business problems. His focus is on Java and technologies like WebLogic and Coherence. His session details can be found here. Lastly, we believe in having fun. So don’t miss the Oracle hospitality reception today at the Hyatt Atrium. See you there!
Tuesday Oct 08, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Oct 08, 2013
Interest in Cloud and Mobility drove
significant focus on Oracle Cloud Application Foundation products at this
year’s Oracle OpenWorld . In case you
missed it, here is a recap:
In the classic roadmap session by CAF vice president of product management Mike Lehmann, Mike focused on the recent 12.1.2 release. The session provided insights into how Oracle is evolving this infrastructure to be the next-generation application foundation for its customers to build on in a private cloud setting, Oracle's vision, product plans, and roadmap for this server infrastructure, and how it will be used in the rapidly maturing cloud infrastructure space. We hope the presentation helped you make key decisions about running your enterprise applications on Oracle's enterprise Java server foundation.
Oracle Coherence provided a many sessions at OpenWorld, focused around improving the customer experience with real-time data processing and application scalability to meet mobile and cloud demands. Many customers were excited to learn that Coherence can now update the data cache in real-time, delivering on the expectations of instantaneous updates. All sessions were well-attended, with several customers noting that the 12c release of Coherence was helping them solve strategic problems for both their organization and their own customers.
Developers, Mobile and Cloud!
Chris Tonas kicked off exciting development trends in his General Session “Emerging Trends in Application Development” which covered Oracle’s perspective in addressing the development opportunities in mobile and cloud environments. Mobile continues to be a dominant topic and Chris discussed real-world applications built with Oracle ADF Mobile, a Java based hybrid-mobile framework that helps Java developers build hybrid-mobile apps for iOS and Android from one code base. Java’s mantra to write once, deploy to many – lives on in the mobile arena!
Furthering Oracle’s focus on mobile and cloud computing trends, Chris introduced Oracle Mobile Cloud Services, a mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) that helps mobile app developers readily create more powerful, sophisticated applications that tap into enterprise backend services and simplify enterprise mobile connectivity. Learn more.
Even if you missed this years OpenWorld, you can watch all the keynotes and general sessions here. In addition, you can catch all the current trends and solutions by attending an Oracle Day 2013, the OTN Virtual Developer Day – Harnessing WebLogic and Oracle Coherence, and other Cloud Application Foundation events at following site (link)
Thursday Sep 19, 2013
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Sep 19, 2013
the information-packed and exciting sessions you will experience if you are
coming to Oracle OpenWorld next week, here is one you will not
want to miss. In this session on Oracle's most impressive innovators in Cloud Application
Foundation, you will hear some fascinating stories from diverse customers
- Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is revamping an ERP system for an industry in which margin is everything, and choosing the right platform is vital to success
- Hewlett-Packard has one of the largest WebLogic Server deployments in the world - take a closer look inside
- Deltek offers a very successful OEM solution built on WebLogic Server, with successful production deployments on WebLogic 12.1.1
- Amadeus will tell us about their infrastructure challenges and solutions in one of IT's most highly demanding industries - online reservation systems
We hope to see you there!
Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
By Ayalla Goldschmidt on Jul 10, 2013
In my last blog, I wrote about Cloud deployment model choices and how Oracle Cloud Application Foundation customers have choice between an on premise private cloud or a public 3rd party cloud environment for the perfect hybrid. Well, with the latest partnership announced between Oracle and Microsoft, Oracle customers have one more deployment option with Microsoft Windows Azure.
So as I was flying above the clouds on my weekend getaway passing through Oracle and Microsoft headquarters, I thought I’d share more details on how this partnership will benefit WebLogic customers.
As part of this partnership, WebLogic customers will be able to use their existing WebLogic licenses for cloud deployments on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. Licensing will work in the same fashion that is available today on Oracle Cloud. See more licensing details for Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment here. WebLogic licenses on Windows Azure will work in the same manner. Microsoft will also offer license and support for Java in Windows Azure.
With more 3rd party cloud options to run your Oracle Software on, including Oracle Cloud, Amazon AWS and the now adding Windows Azure, you may be wondering how to make the right choice. Well, you probably already guessed - there is no right or wrong answer, it all depends on your overall cloud strategy, business priorities and additional investments. As just one example, customers who are invested in Fusion apps or other Oracle SaaS offerings, may find Oracle Cloud as their safest bet for a 3rd party cloud.
As we’ve already established, choice is a good thing, so whether you already have an investment in Oracle Software, including WebLogic, on a 3rd party cloud or are considering it (read more about the benefits here), this announcement is good news from a choice and investment protection perspective.
To learn more about your cloud choices with Oracle Cloud Application Foundation, join the Online Launch Event on July 31st
Follow Cloud Application Foundation:
Thursday Mar 14, 2013
By R A Sanyal on Mar 14, 2013
The theme this week is ease of use. Cloud Application Foundation offerings are designed with ease of integration and ease of use in mind.
The WebLogic Server blog talks about why you should consider upgrading to WebLogic Server 12 c (WLS) and how easy it is to upgrade. Thousands of customers have already upgraded to WLS 12 c so the upgrade path is tested and well understood. In addition, Oracle provides powerful documentation and upgrade assistant tooling including WebLogic Smart Upgrade, Upgrade Assistant and JDeveloper Migrators. Check out the brief description below and, for more information, visit the WebLogic blog and sign up for the webcast, It Pays to Upgrade to Oracle WebLogic Server.
This week’s Tuxedo blog gives an overview of Oracle SALT, the Web services gateway for Tuxedo. It discusses the SALT Web service architecture; some of the benefits it provides, and links to a demo that shows how easy it is to call an existing Web service from Tuxedo. Check out the description in the Tuxedo section below and read the full Tuxedo blog by clicking here.
# # #
WebLogic Server 12c
Is it time to upgrade your application server?
There are a number of reasons you may want to consider upgrading your application server to WebLogic Server 12c. You are an upgrade candidate if you are:
- Running Mission-Critical Applications
- Running Web Applications with Session Management requirements
- Running Low Latency Applications
- Consolidating your Data Center
- Consolidating and eventually going to create a private Cloud infrastructure
- Using Oracle Database RAC
WebLogic Server 12c provides an on ramp to a strategic platform where new technical innovations are rapidly coming online. With WebLogic Server, you can seamlessly move from small implementations to the largest enterprise deployments while maintaining quality of service and manageability.
For more information about upgrading to WebLogic Server 12c
Webcast: It pays to Upgrade to Oracle WebLogic Server, March 27 at 10 am PT, 1 pm ET
# # #
Invoking an existing Web service is easy with Oracle Service Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo (SALT), a standards-based, bi-directional Web Services gateway.
Oracle SALT provides reliable, transparent access to existing Oracle Tuxedo service as standard Web services. Oracle Tuxedo applications can also call external Web services as Tuxedo services with the gateway transforming the call using SOAP over HTTP protocol. This provides widespread access to applications using Web services without having to use Web services specific coding. It also provides interoperability among distributed applications that span diverse hardware and software platforms.
For more information
Let us know what you think
Was the overview information provided in this blog useful?
What CAF topics would you like to hear more about?
Thursday Oct 06, 2011
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Oct 06, 2011
Oracle’s Cloud Application Foundation delivers the most complete platform with the highest performance and scale. Based on high performance engineered systems, it provides extreme enterprise scale, elasticity, and state-of-the-art management including support for multi-tenancy. It is based on standards based technologies for efficiency and ease of integration and provides efficient developer tools.
To make Cloud Application Foundation possible, Oracle brings together key industry-leading technologies: Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, the world’s best foundation for cloud, Oracle WebLogic Server for Java EE, Tuxedo for C/C++/COBOL, Coherence in-memory data grid, JRockit and Hotspot Java SE solutions, Enterprise Manager, and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder.
Oracle’s Cloud Application Foundation delivers:
· High Performance Cloud Runtime — Running on top of Exalogic Elastic Cloud, WebLogic Server and Tuxedo are the highest performing application servers with Coherence providing further elasticity, performance and reliability.
· Enterprise Scale and Cloud Elasticity — With WebLogic Server and Coherence providing predictable workload management with elastic scalability, Oracle’s Cloud Application Foundation provides high availability, elasticity, and disaster recovery for mission critical clouds
Complete Cloud Management — With Enterprise Manager for a complete management and administrative solution is provided for cloud management.
· Modern Standards based Cloud Development – With support for Java EE, JDeveloper, Eclipse, Netbeans, Maven, C/C++, and Scripting Languages, developer efficiency is tremendously improved.
Thursday Sep 29, 2011
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Sep 29, 2011
Come learn why Oracle offers the broadest, most complete integrated offerings for enterprise cloud computing. Unlike other companies that narrowly define the cloud as public software as a service or server virtualization, Oracle provides a comprehensive strategy that includes both private and public clouds, and all cloud layers—software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Now, you can get the inside scoop about Oracle's comprehensive cloud roadmap. Register now for your Oracle Powers the Cloud Pass and be there as we reveal breakthrough cloud news on Thursday, October 6, at Oracle OpenWorld.
You'll get access to:
- More than 25 cloud sessions and 15 cloud demos
- The cloud keynote with Robert Shimp, Group Vice President, Product Marketing, Oracle
- And It's a Wrap! closing event, sponsored by Tsingtao, with musical guests Berlin, featuring Terri Nunn, and The Five Hundreds
Come see why Oracle is the foundation for many of the world's public and private clouds—and why Larry Ellison says "Oracle is the technology that powers the cloud." Get your Oracle Powers the Cloud Pass today to learn more about Oracle's latest cloud offerings!
Wednesday Sep 28, 2011
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Sep 28, 2011
There are about 10 demos at this year for application grid products at Oracle OpenWorld. We realize that’s quite a bit to cover. However the good news is they are all located physically very close to each other at Moscone South Exhibit Hall on Level 1. Here are some of the must-visit demo pods.
Cloud Foundation and Java EE with WebLogic Server
Oracle WebLogic Server offers high availability, extreme scalability, streamlined management and more. See how to achieve near-continuous operation with extremely robust and automated fail-over within clusters. Learn how to scale-out applications horizontally and dynamically by adding additional nodes to live clusters and load-balancing across them. See how you can gain benefits from WebLogic Server's streamlined management capabilities to configure and monitor application server instances across clusters and domains from a unified environment.
Application Scale-Out with Oracle Coherence
Oracle Coherence is the industry's leading in-memory data grid solution, enabling large financial services, e-commerce, telecom, logistics, travel, and other enterprises to achieve predictable scalability, unmatched performance, and data reliability for enterprise-wide applications. Oracle Coherence enables applications to work with massive data sets in-memory while simultaneously simplifying the infrastructure of the application.
Oracle Tuxedo and Exalogic: Optimized Solution for Mainframe Migration demo for those of you interested in migrating your mainframe applications to the cloud.
For more information on these and other demo pods, location, and timing, please refer to our ‘Focus On’ document.
Saturday Sep 24, 2011
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Sep 24, 2011
We have a jam-packed and very exciting agenda for WebLogic at this year's OpenWorld. Here are some of the highlights (editor's pick, if you may):
Don't miss Mike Lehmann's classic presentation on WebLogic roadmap: Oracle Fusion Middleware Application Server Roadmap at Moscone South – 306 from 5-6pm.
Another classic, Best Practices for Managing Oracle WebLogic Server at Moscone South 306 as well from 2-3pm
The talk on Cloud Services Strategy maybe of interest to many of you thinking about how to setup your infrastructure for cloud computing. This is taking place at Moscone West 3005 from 11-12pm
Last but not least Adam Messinger, Oracle VP of Development, is discussing Java SE Roadmap at Moscone South 305 from 3.30-4.30pm.
Tuesday is full of our customers sharing their experiences. In the customer panel come and learn about this year’s most impressive customer projects, in Moscone West 3007 from 11.45-12.45.
Hear Agilent and M2Mi talk about their WebLogic vs JBoss and Tomcat experience in Moscone South 306 from 11.45-12.45. Alas, you will have to choose between these sessions!
Listen to P&G’s Journey into the Cloud: The what, how, and why of cloud computing in consumer goods at Palace Hotel (twin peaks north) from 10.15-11.15am.
Continuing on the theme of focusing on our customers, hear from Northern Trust about ‘Which Cloud Computing Approach is Right for you?’ in Moscone South 306 at 10.15am.
This is followed by a customer panel which includes Turkcell Teknoloji, CCC Information Services, Natura Cosméticos S/A also in Moscone South 306 at 1.15pm.
For the developer amongst us, listen to the session on ‘Working with the Spring Framework on WebLogic’ in Marriott Marquis Salon 7 at 11.45AM.
Another developer session focuses on WebLogic Server and Oracle RAC also in Marriott Marquis Salon 7 at 1.15pm.
Don’t miss Larry Ellisons's Keynote at 2.45!
Come to the session on virtualizing the application infrastructure which focuses on the unique Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder in Moscone South 305 at 9am. Again, a developer focused session of interest may be ‘Cloud Enabled Java Persistence with Oracle TopLink’ Marriott Marquis Salon 7 at 10.30AM.
Phew! But wait we are not done yet. Now for the JavaOne Sessions.
Monday, October 3
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Auto-scaling Cluster in the Cloud
Hotel Nikko - Carmel I / II / III
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Java EE Web Container in the Cloud
Hilton San Francisco - Imperial Ballroom A
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
State Management in Java
Hilton San Francisco - Plaza A/B
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Java EE 6 Tools Support: What Do You Need?
Parc 55 - Market Street
Tuesday, October 4
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cloud-Enabled Java Persistence
Hilton San Francisco - Imperial Ballroom B
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Is There Fresh Air in the Cloud for Application Servers?
Hilton San Francisco - Grand Ballroom B
Wednesday, October 5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Clusters in the Clouds: Dynamically Scaling Application Server Clusters with the Cloud
Hilton San Francisco - Imperial Ballroom B
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Road to Java EE 7: Is It All About the Cloud?
Hilton San Francisco - Imperial Ballroom A
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Java EE 6 Development in Eclipse
Parc 55 - Embarcadero
Thursday, October 6
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Java EE Cluster Management Strategies
Hilton San Francisco - Imperial Ballroom B
And don’t miss the hands on labs on WebLogic on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. These focus on developing with Weblogic Server, WebLogic Security, and production-time problem solving. Go visit the demo pods, which I am going to write about in detail in a couple of days.
For a complete guide to all WebLogic and cloud application foundation sessions read our Focus On document.
Tuesday Sep 20, 2011
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Sep 20, 2011
Is a 'free' application server the right fit for your datacenter? Consider this: What you’ll save on license fees will not balance the loss of benefits such as a thoroughly tested, integrated solution with a complete roadmap and upgrade path. Do you want to consolidate and eventually create a cloud-ready datacenter? A 'free' solution will cost you heavily in the long term.
Join the live webcast to hear first-hand from Geoff Brown, CEO, Machine-To-Machine Intelligence (M2MI) Corporation his experience comparing Oracle WebLogic to other application servers. Learn from Oracle experts how this enterprise-grade application server is designed for:
- Mission-critical applications that require absolute reliability
- Advanced administration and management, including automatic, dynamic scaling
- Enterprisewide deployment
- Full-stack virtualization, enabling your cloud initiatives
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM PDT
Wednesday Aug 24, 2011
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Aug 24, 2011
Crimson Consulting Group just published a whitepaper, titled “Cost of Ownership Analysis: Oracle WebLogic Server vs. JBoss”. In this whitepaper Crimson estimated that JBoss Application Server costs more than WebLogic Server after 2 years and as much as 35% more over 5 years. This cost differential is primarily due to the following reasons:
1. Oracle WebLogic Server enjoys significant ease-of-use and productivity advantages over JBoss, enabled by a robust array of available tools for configuration, administration, and management.
2. These ease-of-use and productivity advantages translate to savings in both the time and the cost of the people required to implement, administrate, and operate the system – resulting in the 35 percent savings versus performing the same activities with JBoss.
According to Crimson, “The cost advantage that JBoss enjoys by offering free software is cut in half by the time the application goes live for the first time, cut in half again by the end of the first year after purchase, and completely eliminated before the 18-months-from-purchase mark. From that point onwards, WebLogic Server is less expensive on a TCO basis – an advantage that grows every year, based on its 50 percent per year operating cost advantage.”
If the numbers are not convincing enough, please check out the customer quotes. All the quotes are from customers who have used or evaluated Oracle WebLogic Server and/or JBoss. The conclusions were based on in-depth interviews with staff of ten organizations representing 16 unique application server deployments that include Oracle WebLogic Server and JBoss.
Tuesday Jun 28, 2011
By Ruma Sanyal-Oracle on Jun 28, 2011
Running applications on IBM mainframes is expensive, complex, and hinders IT responsiveness. The high costs from frequent forced upgrades, long integration cycles, and complex operations infrastructures can only be alleviated by migrating away from a mainframe environment. Further, data centers are planning for cloud enablement pinned on principles of operating at significantly lower cost, very low upfront investment, operating on commodity hardware and open, standards based systems, and decoupling of hardware, infrastructure software, and business applications. These operating principles are in direct contrast with the principles of operating businesses on mainframes. By utilizing technologies such as Oracle Tuxedo, Oracle Coherence, and Oracle GoldenGate, businesses are able to quickly and safely migrate away from their IBM mainframe environments. Further, running Oracle Tuxedo and Oracle Coherence on Oracle Exalogic, the first and only integrated cloud machine on the market, Oracle customers can not only run their applications on standards-based open systems, significantly cutting their time to market and costs, they can start their journey of cloud enabling their mainframe applications.
- Oracle Tuxedo re-hosting tools and techniques can provide automated migration coverage for more than 95% of mainframe application assets, at a fraction of the cost
- Oracle GoldenGate can migrate data from mainframe systems to open systems, eliminating risks associated with the data migration
- Oracle Coherence hosts transactional data in memory providing mainframe-like data performance and linear scalability
- Running Oracle software on top of Oracle Exalogic empowers customers to start their journey of cloud enabling their mainframe applications
Join us in a series of events across the globe where you you'll learn how you can build your enterprise cloud and add tremendous value to your business. In addition, meet with Oracle experts and your peers to discuss best practices and see how successful organizations are lowering total cost of ownership and achieving rapid returns by moving to the cloud.
- WebLogic Server, Coherence, Development Tools 12.1.3 Released
- Top Five Best Practices for your Application PaaS
- Want a Free Pass to Oracle Open World?
- Calling all Cloud Application Foundation Innovators
- Fast Data in Action
- NTT Communications Leverages Engineered Systems, WebLogic and Coherence for Real-Time Data Monitoring
- Customer & Industry Expert Podcasts highlight WebLogic and Coherence 12.1.2 Releases
- QCon: A practitioner-driven conference for Developers
- Your Cinnamon Roll & Morning Coffee: Powered by Oracle Enterprise Manager
- Spotlight on an ACE: Edwin Biemond