"The Grid Engine team is still here," says DanT, "as is the Oracle Grid Engine product. In fact, in my almost a decade working on this product, we've never been in a better position. One thing Oracle does very well is to be clear about their intentions. Either your product has a road map, or it doesn't. We have a road map. We have a rather exciting road map, in fact, and I'm looking forward to using our new home in Oracle as a launching pad for the next generation of the Grid Engine technology."
"Come on," asks Sonal Shah. "how can you not have an appreciation for something that was incubated for almost 3 years and included nearly 13 million hours of testing?"
"The journey to successful outsourcing is long and in order for it to be successful requires the enterprise architecture team to commit to long term strategies and emotional labor in order to make it successful,' says James McGovern. "The definition of long term in this context may require thinking past five years..."
Concise, helpful advice from Rittman Mead Consulting's Peter Scott.
"I see quite a bit of 'More Cowbell' syndrome in enterprise apps, a big emphasis on small functionality details that tend to overwhelm otherwise solid products" says Oracle ACE Floyd Teter. "As I see more and more of this, my appreciation grows for clean and simple design."
"There is a good chance you'll need to accommodate technologies in your architecture in a year or two that don't even exist right now," says guest blogger Frank Buytendijk. "Your users will come up with requirements you can't foresee. How can you make the right choice today when you know that the future will look different?"
"So, it’s finally in the wild, at least inside the firewall, reports Jake Kuramoto. "Rich (@rmanalan) and Anthony (@anthonyslai) put the finishing touches on the WebCenter Chrome extension, and it’s now in beta testing."
Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovski gets specific about "how to manage ADF Security Permissions without application redeployment."
Oracle ACE Director Guido Schmutz offers what he describes as a simple approach to integrating the definition of the JCA adapter with the OSB proxy service and business service development.
Another step-b-step guide from the prolific Atum Kumar.
"When MDM deployments are coordinated with the data warehousing / analytical side of the business, the improved data quality benefits accrue to Enterprise Performance Management and all Business Intelligence (BI) systems," says David Butler. "This makes MDM the glue that ties analytical systems to what is actually happening on the operational side of the business."
If you're interested in SOA and you're heading for OpenWorld 2010 in San Francisco in a few weeks, you'll want to check out Jurgen Kress's post.