Oracle is designated as a leader in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets."
Joe McKendrick asks, "Is it ever too soon to get governance underway?"
What is "SPLAP?" "It’s used by the creative underclass at Autodesk when dealing with company marketing people and executives, explains Jeff Erickson. "It means 'Speak Like a Person.'”
Jason Williamson offers a concise illustration of a reference architecture that is "a combination of both WebLogic (for Java) and Tuxedo (for the rehosted Cobol) as well as our SOA Stack for integration and new Business Processes. "
"What we’re claiming with application grid," explains Mike Piech, " is that it is a set of techniques of grid computing (the pooling and sharing of resources with dynamic allocation) that, applied at the level of application servers and related infrastructure and supported by the right capabilities, can bring benefits of efficiency and quality of service. The approach will bring different degrees of benefit in different environments, and different subsets of application grid’s techniques will be relevant in different environments. It’s not all-or-none, black-or-white; there’s a spectrum of “gridness” and an evolution that can take you from a starting point through increasing degrees of gridness.
You have skillz, yes? Then why share them, and pick up some extra coin in the process? Oracle ACE Chris Bucchere offers some very funny and very useful tips on turning yourself into a money-making public speaker.