Thursday Jul 09, 2015

Virtual Technology Summit July 14th 2015 – free online WebLogic 12c training

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The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is excited to invite you to the next Virtual Technology Summit, July 14th, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm PT. Learn first hand from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts, as they share their insight and expertise on using Oracle technologies to meet today’s IT challenges. Learn through Hands on Labs and Technical Presentations / Demo’s.

Middleware - It's All About Oracle WebLogic!: The Middleware track brings together three experts on Oracle Fusion Middleware to present how-to technical sessions on WebLogic Server's role in today's middleware architectures. The sessions will focus on security and authentication, service monitoring and exploration, and on WebLogic 12c's new APIs and tools for application development. Other products and technologies covered include Oracle SOA Suite, Service Bus, JMX, JAX-RS, JSON, WebSocket and more.

Java - It's All About Innovation: In its 20th year, Java is used by over 9 million developers world-wide in every major industry. Learn all about Java innovation. You will discover how to program a parallel application with Java 8 lambdas, build a robot with 3D printed parts and use Docker, a best-in-class platform to test and manage releases.

For details please visit the registration page here.


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Wednesday Jul 08, 2015

Java Cloud Service: Elevate Your Apps

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Java apps are key to your business, but what if you could enjoy the flexibility of cloud using the same. Easy, rapid and agile deployment of any Java application. Experience full control and flexibility of your application in public cloud. Watch the video here.

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Tuesday Jul 07, 2015

Creating an Java Cloud Service Instance by Erick Jones

clip_image002In my previous blog article I described the steps for creating a database instance within the Oracle Database Cloud Service. In this article I will describe the steps for creating a WebLogic instance within the Java Cloud Service, and connecting it to the database instance created previously.

Using the credentials provided to you by Oracle when you purchased your subscription, login in to the My Services console for the Oracle Cloud. Then navigate to the Oracle Java Cloud Services Console.

Click the Create Instance button. Read the complete article here.

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Thursday Jun 11, 2015

Java Cloud Service – initial impressions for WebLogic architects and administrators by Simon Haslam

clip_image003There's no doubt that "the cloud" is coming, even in the relatively conservative world of mission-critical Oracle platforms.

At the end of 2012 I took a trial of what was then "Java (or WebLogic) as a Service" (now known as "SaaS Extension"). Back then I wasn't hugely impressed - yes, I could deploy a simple web app, but the WebLogic environment was very heavily constrained and almost entirely hidden from the administrator - no WebLogic console, no WLST, minimal logs. As a result as soon as I tried to deploy something non-trivial, in this case Apache Roller (the software running this blog), I ran into all sorts of class white-list issues and with little debug information so I quickly gave up in despair!

Anyway here we are, over 2 years later, and Oracle's latest "Java Cloud Service" (JCS) is looking far more promising, so here are my initial impressions of what I've seen and read. First things first: JCS comes in 3 variants:

  • Java Cloud Service - SaaS Extension: essentially this is product I tried previously which is now targetted at extending Oracle's SaaS applications (including cloud-based Oracle Fusion Applications), presumably with relatively simple ADF apps.
  • Java Cloud Service - Virtual Image: this is a single instance WebLogic VM intended for development use and simple testing.
  • Java Cloud Service: the "full" version (Oracle doesn't seem to have a distinct name to differentiate it) which can be clustered and is designed for production workloads.

For this article I'm only going to focus on the last of these options, i.e. fully clustered WebLogic with root level access to the VMs but automated provisioning and management provided by Oracle! clip_image001

Pricing

Before we get into too much technical detail, let's get an idea of pricing for a single, production-grade environment. To keep it simple I'm going to make some assumptions:

  1. I need WebLogic Suite for all its various benefits, as well as the option to run SOA Suite, etc.
  2. I'm only considering a 2 node cluster of 2 x 2 vCPU (or 2 x 4 vCPU) running in a single data centre.
  3. The cluster is of static specification and running 24/7 for a year.
  4. I need a load balancer to front my cluster and for SSL termination.

Oracle has come up with a term called the Oracle (OCPU) for billing purposes. 1 OCPU equates to the "CPU capacity of an Intel Xeon E5-2600 ... processor core with hyper threading enabled. Each OCPU corresponds to two hardware execution threads, known as vCPUs." Elsewhere (I can't find it now) I've seen it called a "2012 model 3.0 GHz Xeon core", which would be an E5-26xx (v1) processor, though, like Amazon EC2, I suspect there will be some variability - if you're lucky you might "land" on a new E5-26xx v3-based server. Very sensibly Oracle are allocating those vCPUs from the same cores (see below) - modern hyper-threading gives you a performance boost but it's a long way from double the single core performance, and having vCPUs on hyper-threads on different, fully populated, cores would be very bad for performance.

The virtual machines, aka instances, come in what Oracle called "shapes". A shape is a very similar concept to Amazon's EC2 instance type and describes fixed vCPU/memory permutations. There's a full table of VM shapes here but, for this article, we're interested in the following:

  • OC3: 2 vCPU, 7.5 GB => 1 OCPU (general purpose)
  • OC1M: 2 vCPU, 15 GB => 1 OCPU (high memory)
  • OC2M: 4 vCPU, 30 GB => 2 OCPU (high memory)

Read the complete article here.

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Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

Developer Cloud Service: Develop, Collaborate & Deploy in the Cloud

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A Platform as a Service Development Environment for the Enterprise.

Simplify development with an automatically provisioned development platform that supports the complete development lifecycle.

Watch the video here.

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Tuesday Jun 09, 2015

Creating and Managing a Java Cloud Service-Coherence Instance

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This tutorial tells you how to create an instance of Oracle Java Cloud Service that has Oracle Coherence enabled. You also learn about other tools and software (WebLogic Server Administration Console, Fusion Middleware Control, Oracle Coherence, and Oracle Traffic Director) that help you manage your instance in the cloud.

Time to Complete

Approximately 30 to 45 minutes, plus the time needed for Oracle Cloud to provision your instance. (Provisioning is the process of allocating cloud resources for your service.)

Introduction

Oracle Java Cloud Service is part of the platform service offerings in Oracle Cloud. Powered by Oracle WebLogic Server, it provides a platform on top of Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure for developing and deploying new or existing enterprise Java applications. You have the option of adding an Oracle Coherence caching and data grid tier to your deployment.

With Oracle Java Cloud Service, you can quickly create and configure Oracle WebLogic Server instances that are preconfigured to Oracle Database Cloud Service, set up your enterprise Java application environment without worrying about the underlying infrastructure, and thus get your application users up and running faster.

Scenario

You have subscriptions to Oracle Java Cloud Service, Oracle Database Cloud Service, and Oracle Storage Cloud Service. You have already provisioned instances of Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service, and now you want to get started with Oracle Java Cloud Service. This tutorial takes you through that process. When you are finished, you will have an instance of Oracle Java Cloud Service that you can use to deploy applications and provide access to users. With Oracle Coherence enabled, you can also use Coherence caching and data grid functionality.

In this tutorial, you will create an instance with the following configuration:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.3)
  • One Oracle Compute Unit (OCPU) and 7.5 gigabytes of memory allocated for the service instance in the Virtual Machine (VM)
  • One storage-disabled WebLogic Server cluster with two Managed Servers
  • One storage-enabled WebLogic Server cluster with three Managed Servers (this is the Coherence data tier)
  • An SSH public key (associated with a private key) that you have in a file stored locally
  • A load balancer, configured with the policy Least Connection Count

Get the Tutorial here.

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Monday Jun 08, 2015

Java Cloud Community Webcast on-demand

clip_image002Oracle Java Cloud Service is a part of the platform service offerings in Oracle Public Cloud Services. Powered by Oracle WebLogic Server, it provides a platform on top of Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure for developing and deploying new or existing Java EE applications. In this eSeminar we will provide both an overview presentation and a short demo that will cover the new Oracle Java Cloud Services - Platform as a Service offerings and the integration with other Oracle Cloud offerings like: Developer Cloud Services, Database Cloud Services, Documents Cloud Services and more. Do you want to learn more about innovative features, capabilities and roadmap of Oracle Java Cloud Services? Then this technical overview is for you. Watch the Webcast on-demand here. Slides from the Webcast are posted at our WebLogic Community Workspace (WebLogic Community membership required) here.

For more information visit the JCS tag here.

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Tuesday May 05, 2015

Deploying ADF application in Oracle Cloud by Waslley Souza

clip_image001Have you ever thought about run your ADF application on cloud? In this blog post I will show how to deploy local database tables and ADF application to Oracle Cloud using JDeveloper 11g. I would like to thank to my friend Jürgen Kress that gave me an Oracle Cloud’s licence. If you want you can get a free trial here: Oracle Cloud PaaS & SaaS Trials.

Each Oracle Java Cloud Service instance must be associated with an Oracle Database Cloud Service instance that hosts the schemas required by JRF. This way, when you request an Oracle Java Cloud Service, you will receive an Oracle Database Cloud Service Instance too.

Before you start to create your ADF application, you need to download and install JDeveloper 11.1.1.7.1 for Java and ADF deployment on Oracle Cloud.

Download the sample application: ADFCloudApp.zip.

I created a simple ADF application called ADFCloudApp that manages data of employees.

ADFCloudApp uses “EMPLOYEES” and “JOBS” tables, so we need to deploy these tables to cloud.
In the main menu, choose View > Database > Database Navigator.
In the Database Navigator window, right-click the Cloud Connections node and create a new Cloud Connection. Read the complete article here.

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Friday Apr 24, 2015

Run your ADF & Java applications in the Oracle Java Cloud Service – Webcast April 24th 2015

image Join our Java Cloud Webcast on April 24th 2015 to learn how to deploy Java and ADF applications in the Oracle Java Cloud Service. Oracle Java Cloud Service is a part of the platform service offerings in Oracle Public Cloud Services. Powered by Oracle WebLogic Server, it provides a platform on top of Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure for developing and deploying new or existing Java EE applications.

Schedule: April 24th 2015 15:00-16:00 CET (Berlin time)

Presenters: Cosmin Tudor & Jürgen Kress

Registration: please visit our registration page here

In this eSeminar we will provide both an overview presentation and a short demo that will cover the new Oracle Java Cloud Services - Platform as a Service offerings and the integration with other Oracle Cloud offerings like: Developer Cloud Services, Database Cloud Services, Documents Cloud Services ...

Do you want to learn more about innovative features, capabilities and roadmap of Oracle Java Cloud Services? Then this technical overview is for you.

Presentation Outline – 1 hour

  • Java Cloud Services:
    • Java Cloud Services PaaS and PaaS – Virtual Image
    • Java Cloud Services SaaS Extensions
    • Management and Administration:
      • Provisioning
      • Backup & Recovery
      • Patching
      • Scaling
      • REST API
    • Coherence Cloud Services
    • Storage Cloud Services
    • Compute Cloud Services
  • Developer Cloud Services
  • Database Cloud Services

Audience

  • Java/JavaEE/WebLogic Consultants & Architects

For details please visit our registration page here.

Note: We can only ship the book to winners in Europe, Middle East and Africa!

Note: In case you win one of the books we ask you to write a book review on Amazon.com

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Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

Java Cloud Webcast April 24th 15:00 CET 2015 - win a free copy of “WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes”

image Want a free copy of “WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes”? Join our Java Cloud Webcast on April 24th 2015 and win one of 5 books!

Oracle Java Cloud Service is a part of the platform service offerings in Oracle Public Cloud Services. Powered by Oracle WebLogic Server, it provides a platform on top of Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure for developing and deploying new or existing Java EE applications.

Schedule: April 24th 2015 15:00-16:00 CET (Berlin time)

Presenters: Cosmin Tudor & Jürgen Kress

Registration: please visit our registration page here

In this eSeminar we will provide both an overview presentation and a short demo that will cover the new Oracle Java Cloud Services - Platform as a Service offerings and the integration with other Oracle Cloud offerings like: Developer Cloud Services, Database Cloud Services, Documents Cloud Services ...

Do you want to learn more about innovative features, capabilities and roadmap of Oracle Java Cloud Services? Then this technical overview is for you.

Presentation Outline – 1 hour

  • Java Cloud Services:
    • Java Cloud Services PaaS and PaaS – Virtual Image
    • Java Cloud Services SaaS Extensions
    • Management and Administration:
      • Provisioning
      • Backup & Recovery
      • Patching
      • Scaling
      • REST API
    • Coherence Cloud Services
    • Storage Cloud Services
    • Compute Cloud Services
  • Developer Cloud Services
  • Database Cloud Services

Audience

  • Java/JavaEE/WebLogic Consultants & Architects

For details please visit our registration page here.

Note: We can only ship the book to winners in Europe, Middle East and Africa!

Note: In case you win one of the books we ask you to write a book review on Amazon.com

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Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

free Java Cloud test accounts for partners – join our webcast April 24th 15:00 CET 2015

image Want a free account to try Java Cloud Service? Join our Webcast on April 24th 2015!

Oracle Java Cloud Service is a part of the platform service offerings in Oracle Public Cloud Services. Powered by Oracle WebLogic Server, it provides a platform on top of Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure for developing and deploying new or existing Java EE applications.

Schedule: April 24th 2015 15:00-16:00 CET (Berlin time)

Presenters: Cosmin Tudor & Jürgen Kress

Registration: please visit our registration page here

In this eSeminar we will provide both an overview presentation and a short demo that will cover the new Oracle Java Cloud Services - Platform as a Service offerings and the integration with other Oracle Cloud offerings like: Developer Cloud Services, Database Cloud Services, Documents Cloud Services ...

Do you want to learn more about innovative features, capabilities and roadmap of Oracle Java Cloud Services? Then this technical overview is for you.

Presentation Outline – 1 hour

  • Java Cloud Services:
    • Java Cloud Services PaaS and PaaS – Virtual Image
    • Java Cloud Services SaaS Extensions
    • Management and Administration:
      • Provisioning
      • Backup & Recovery
      • Patching
      • Scaling
      • REST API
    • Coherence Cloud Services
    • Storage Cloud Services
    • Compute Cloud Services
  • Developer Cloud Services
  • Database Cloud Services

Audience

  • Java/JavaEE/WebLogic Consultants & Architects

For details please visit our registration page here.

WebLogic Partner Community

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Monday Apr 20, 2015

Java Cloud Service Webcast April 24th 15:00 CET


clip_image002Oracle Java Cloud Service is a part of the platform service offerings in Oracle Public Cloud Services. Powered by Oracle WebLogic Server, it provides a platform on top of Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure for developing and deploying new or existing Java EE applications.

Schedule: April 24th 2015 15:00-16:00 CET (Berlin time)

Presenters: Cosmin Tudor & Jürgen Kress

Registration: please visit our registration page here

In this eSeminar we will provide both an overview presentation and a short demo that will cover the new Oracle Java Cloud Services - Platform as a Service offerings and the integration with other Oracle Cloud offerings like: Developer Cloud Services, Database Cloud Services, Documents Cloud Services ...

Do you want to learn more about innovative features, capabilities and roadmap of Oracle Java Cloud Services? Then this technical overview is for you.

Presentation Outline – 1 hour

  • Java Cloud Services:
    • Java Cloud Services PaaS and PaaS – Virtual Image
    • Java Cloud Services SaaS Extensions
    • Management and Administration:
      • Provisioning
      • Backup & Recovery
      • Patching
      • Scaling
      • REST API
    • Coherence Cloud Services
    • Storage Cloud Services
    • Compute Cloud Services
  • Developer Cloud Services
  • Database Cloud Services

Audience

  • Java/JavaEE/WebLogic Consultants & Architects

For details please visit our registration page here.

WebLogic Partner Community

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Thursday Apr 16, 2015

Java Cloud Service Webcast April 24th 15:00 CET


clip_image002Oracle Java Cloud Service is a part of the platform service offerings in Oracle Public Cloud Services. Powered by Oracle WebLogic Server, it provides a platform on top of Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure for developing and deploying new or existing Java EE applications.

Schedule: April 24th 2015 15:00-16:00 CET (Berlin time)

Presenters: Cosmin Tudor & Jürgen Kress

Registration: please visit our registration page here

In this eSeminar we will provide both an overview presentation and a short demo that will cover the new Oracle Java Cloud Services - Platform as a Service offerings and the integration with other Oracle Cloud offerings like: Developer Cloud Services, Database Cloud Services, Documents Cloud Services ...

Do you want to learn more about innovative features, capabilities and roadmap of Oracle Java Cloud Services? Then this technical overview is for you.

Presentation Outline – 1 hour

  • Java Cloud Services:
    • Java Cloud Services PaaS and PaaS – Virtual Image
    • Java Cloud Services SaaS Extensions
    • Management and Administration:
      • Provisioning
      • Backup & Recovery
      • Patching
      • Scaling
      • REST API
    • Coherence Cloud Services
    • Storage Cloud Services
    • Compute Cloud Services
  • Developer Cloud Services
  • Database Cloud Services

Audience

  • Java/JavaEE/WebLogic Consultants & Architects

For details please visit our registration page here.

WebLogic Partner Community

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