"Configuring a cluster is a bit more involved than configuring a single instance," writes Antony Reynolds, "but it is not massively more complicated and it does provide both scalability and high availability."
"In order for enterprise architecture to qualify as a science, it has to follow scientific method, " says Richard Veryard. "Now I am pretty broadminded about what counts as scientific method, but it's more than mere predictability. (Card games are predictable, but that doesn't make cribbage a science. Roger [Sessions] says if card games were predictable, he'd be a rich man. But if card games were not predictable, the casinos would go broke.)"
In the second post in his SOA and BPM best practices series, Oracle ACE Ronald van Luttikhuizen offers "a mix of general tips and more specific tips for Web Services that are implemented using Java and JEE."
"Of all the competitors, WebCenter is the newest architecture from the ground up," says Burton Group blogger Craig Roth. "Being the youngest has its advantages. Since WebCenter is newly architected it feels like it more seamlessly integrates new concepts like tagging, linking, social connections, and REST services than IBM and MSFT where it's more bolted on. So they're better at utilizing these features across the suite [than] Microsoft and a little bit better than IBM."