Honglin Su shares a list of newly released Oracle VM Templates available for download.
Oracle ACE Director Mark shares some statistics from BI Survey 9, "a vendor-independent, in-depth survey of BI customers and implementers that aims to understand the success factors behind BI Projects, and also what can make them go off the rails."
Kellsey Ruppel shares info on "14 demo stations dedicated to Enterprise 2.0 that will be staffed by Oracle experts ready to lead you through interactive product demonstrations."
"The confusion, I'm sure, comes from IT's abuse of the word 'architecture.' I really wish the term 'architecture' hadn't made its way into IT. I think it does nothing to clarify the huge language gap between technologists and the business. It's a confusing term because you automatically want to turn it into a metaphor, but, in fact, what IT means by architecture extends beyond that." -- Loraine Lawson
Is it even possible to have enterprise architecture without considering service orientation on some level?
"Rather than focusing on highly-specialized frameworks and highly-tuned runtimes, the application platform innovation is redirected towards the goals of extreme cost efficiency, high reliability, consistent security and scalability-by-default. These become the main objectives of the application platform administrator. In that perspective, the focus of the application architect and the application administrator needs to switch from taking advantage of the customizability of the runtime to optimize local-node performance towards taking advantage of the dynamism of the application platform to optimize for scalability and economy." -- William Vambenepe
" I struggle to understand why SIG meetings are not flooded with people coming to them. It is free training in effect. . .All the presenters are experts, often presenting similar talks to those given at Oracle Open World or the UKOUG Conference. OK, it is a day not working in the office but as well as the free training you meet up with other people who have similar work issues as you. I find it invaluable to have a circle of external people I can occasionally ask 'What do you think of this?'" -- Marin Widlake
Location: Reading | Oracle, Thames Valley ParkDate: 05.10.2010Time: 09:30 - 16:30