Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Master Data Management: How to Avoid Big Mistakes in Big Data

Written By: Neela Chaudhari, Principal Product Marketing Director - Master Data Management & Fusion Middleware

The paradigm-changing potential benefits of big data can't be overstated—but big changes can deliver big risks as well. For example, exploding data volumes naturally create a corresponding increase in data correlations, but as leading experts warn, correlations should not be mistaken for causes.

To avoid drawing the wrong conclusions from big data, organizations first need a way to assemble reliable master data to analyze. Then they need a way to put those conclusions and that data to work operationally, in the systems that govern and facilitate their day-to-day operations.

Master data management (MDM) helps deliver insightful information in context to aid decision-making. It can be used to filter big data, isolating and identifying key entities and shrinking the dataset to a manageable size for parsing, tagging, and associating with operational system records. And it provides the key intersecting point that enables organizations to map big data results to operational systems that are built on relational databases and structured information.

Adopting master data management capabilities helps organizations create consolidated, consistent, and authoritative master data across the enterprise, enabling the distribution of master information to all operational and analytical applications, including those that contain customer, product, supplier, site, and financial information.

Oracle Master Data Management drives results by delivering the ability to cleanse, govern, and manage the quality and lifecycle of master data.

To learn more about the importance of MDM as an underlying technology that facilitates big data initiatives, read an in-depth Oracle C-Central article, "Masters of the Data: CIOs Tune into the Importance of Data Quality, Data Governance, and Master Data Management."

And don't miss the new Oracle MDM resource center. Visit today to download white papers, read customer stories, view videos, and learn more about the full range of features for ensuring data quality and mastering data in the key domains of customer, product, supplier, site and financial data.

Monday Sep 09, 2013

Get Ready for a Memorable Experience with Oracle Fusion Middleware at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Author: Claire Dessaux, Vice President, Oracle

Oracle Fusion Middleware is going to be in the spotlight at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 with one fully-dedicated content stream and seven tracks totaling five keynotes, 200+ conference sessions, 60+ demos, and 15+ hands-on-lab sessions throughout the week.

All of this content has been carefully prepared to give you the latest news on Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c and get you educated on the different solutions that Oracle Fusion Middleware empowers – including Oracle AppAdvantage, Enterprise Mobility, Cloud and Middleware as a Service, Fast Data, and Internet of Things.

As you are gearing up for your trip to San Francisco and preparing your schedule, we wanted to share our “Top Five” tips to make sure you get the most out of this year’s conference from a middleware perspective.

Here it goes:

#1 – Consult the Focus On documents for Oracle Fusion Middleware

These documents list the schedule for primary keynotes, general sessions, relevant conference sessions, and Hands-On-Lab available throughout the week – all in one place, making it easy for you to create your own schedule. You can find them on line here. Focus On documents are organized per top-level solution (Big Data and Business Analytics, Cloud, CX, HCM, Mobile, Oracle Partner Network) and per product lines under Oracle Fusion Middleware (e.g. Oracle Coherence).

#2 – Enter your schedule in Scheduler Builder before the event

Map out your week and pre-enroll in conference sessions using Schedule Builder here. Given the popularity of some of our Oracle Fusion Middleware sessions, we strongly recommend that you pre-enroll in the sessions you’d like to attend before traveling to San Francisco.

#3 – Plan on attending the Oracle Fusion Middleware General Sessions

The Oracle Fusion Middleware General Sessions help you kick-off your week at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 and map your plans for the rest of the conference.

The Oracle Fusion Middleware General Sessions are listed in the table below:

Areas

General Session Title

Date & Time

Location

Fusion Middleware

Accelerate Business Innovation with Oracle Fusion Middleware (GEN9600)

Monday, Sep 23

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Moscone North Hall D

Oracle AppAdvantage

Transform the Enterprise – Optimize Applications Investment with Middleware (GEN9301)

Tuesday, Sep 24

Noon-1:00 p.m.

Moscone West - 2002/2004

Business

Intelligence

Oracle Business Intelligence Executive Briefing (GEN9350)

Monday, Sep 23

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Moscone South - 306

Development Tools

Emerging Trends in Application Development – The Oracle Perspective (GEN9618)

Monday, Sep 23

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m

Marriott Marquis – Salon 8

Cloud and MWaaS

Oracle Fusion Middleware – Designed to Power Your Cloud Strategy (GEN12064)

Tuesday, Sep 24

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Moscone West - 3024

Engineered Systems

Oracle Engineered Systems Principles and Architecture (GEN9730)

Tuesday, Sep 24

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Moscone North Hall D

Enterprise Mobility

Mobile Development and Deployment Platform Enabled by Oracle Fusion Middleware (GEN8994)

Tuesday, Sep 24

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Moscone South - 309

 Make sure to pre-enroll for these sessions early using Schedule Builder here. They will fill up quickly.

#4 – Be sure to meet the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovators

Reserve time to network with those customers who implemented innovative and cutting-edge solutions with Oracle Fusion Middleware at the 2013 Oracle Excellence Award Ceremony for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation. The ceremony is on Monday September 23, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. at the YBCA, Lam Research Theater, just next door to Moscone North (CON8082).

#5 – And of course…wear comfortable shoes

Did you know that in average an Oracle OpenWorld attendee walks three miles during the week? And with all those content-rich sessions we’ve prepared for you on the middleware side, you may well hit some new records this year!

We are looking forward to hosting you at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco and create many Oracle Fusion Middleware memories. See you soon and safe travels.

Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

Focus on AppAdvantage at Oracle OpenWorld

Heading to Oracle OpenWorld this year? With the conference less than a month away, as you start to build your schedule, we wanted to make sure you had some key information handy.

If you are an Oracle Applications customer or looking to modernize your company’s IT infrastructure, or are interested in finding out how current and expected industry trends like social, mobile, cloud, big data and more are impacting IT plans for organizations today, you may want to look at the Focus on Oracle AppAdvantage document and attend one or more of these sessions.

This year, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle AppAdvantage sessions are designed to give you a 360-degree perspective on business transformation and IT platform modernization implementations. Hear first-hand from your peer organizations, implementation experts, consultants and technology experts on how you can bring a successful implementation to bear. You will especially find multiple sessions focusing on how Oracle Fusion Middleware is augmenting the value you are deriving from your Oracle Applications implementation. Oracle AppAdvantage sessions this year are all about how the sum of Oracle Applications and Oracle Fusion Middleware is greater than the individual parts.

We suggest you bookmark the Focus On Oracle AppAdvantage document link. The document lists the schedule for primary Keynotes, General Sessions, relevant Oracle AppAdvantage conference and Hands-On-Lab sessions that you will find at Oracle OpenWorld.

And here are the top must-attend sessions we recommend for our readers:

CON9600: General Session: Accelerate Business Innovation with Oracle Fusion Middleware
Monday, Sep 23, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Moscone North, Hall D

CON8082: Innovation Awards Ceremony: Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year’s Most Impressive Innovators
Monday, Sep 23, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
YBCA - Lam Research Theater

CON9301: General Session: Transform the Enterprise—Optimize Applications Investment with Middleware
Tuesday, Sep 24, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Moscone West - 2002/2004

CON9302: Enterprise Application Innovation: Business Impact of Oracle Fusion Middleware
Tuesday, Sep 24, 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Moscone West, Room 2014

For complete information, please view the Focus On document.

We recommend you log in to Schedule Builder to search sessions, view schedules, browse exhibits and demos, and add events to your calendar.

A complete listing of Focus On documents across all solutions and product areas can be found here

Wednesday Jul 31, 2013

Middleware Minutes with Howard Beader - August Edition

It’s been a while now since I have blogged myself and given the importance I have placed on the social channel, I thought it was time to reacquaint myself with the wonderful world of blogging.

First let me introduce myself, I am Howard Beader and I lead the Oracle Fusion Middleware product marketing organization. Basically this means my team is responsible for creating all the online marketing content and activities across the Fusion Middleware Suite, and for all the content you see at our in-person events. As you can imagine, we are involved heavily in driving new product launches, in Oracle Open World and of course in driving our social media activities across all these various assets including the blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

For those of you that may not be aware, Oracle Fusion Middleware includes a complete portfolio of market leading products including Oracle Weblogic Suite, Oracle Coherence, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle BPM Suite, Oracle Data Integration, Oracle GoldenGate, and Oracle WebCenter. Also rolled into this area are our Developer tools, Master Data Management and Java.

As I am sure you have heard many times by now, the world is becoming “Mobile”. Well, let me be one of the first to assure you, that this is most definitely the case and the time has truly and finally come for enterprise mobility. For those that have known me for a while, they know that I have been involved in helping enterprise customers mobilize their enterprise systems for almost 13 years now, yes… even before there were smart phones! As I write this, perhaps I should ask my children if they remember time before the iPhone and how we had to actually pressed real buttons on a cell phone in order to dial a number or that there was no texting, tweeting way back then. Okay, back to the story - at that time, “way back then” in 2000, the devices were under powered, the network was not yet capable of managing the speeds for the data required, the IT infrastructures were not optimized to support service based integration and we didn’t know what we know today about user experience design. Fast forward to today, can you imagine not being able to check email every 15 seconds, or the same with Facebook?

It should be just as easy for a salesperson to check on a customer’s order, for a service person to log in and order a replacement part for a repair order, or for an executive to look at her management dashboard and know that the company is on track to hit their targets. These types of capabilities are expected today across anywhere on any device, 24/7 and a required part of being competitive in today’s economy. Enterprise mobility is a focus area for Fusion Middleware in FY14, and one that you will see lots of activity around, so definitely keep your eyes peeled for more.

Another area of focus is cloud. Specifically, we are seeing customer interest in a number of areas including platform as a service, PaaS, and this, of course, is another top focus area for Oracle and for Fusion Middleware in FY14.  We are excited by the latest release of our Cloud Application Foundation and hope you have the opportunity to learn more by checking out the latest webcast.

Cloud integration is a hot topic, customers are always asking for the best solution to integrate their cloud solutions with their on-premise applications.  In a survey that Oracle conducted we found that a stunning 64% said they were unable to integrate their cloud apps with other enterprise apps. More information on cloud integration and the study can be found here.

Fast Data is an exciting topic that we introduced at OpenWorld last year, and is an area that we are continuing to see tremendous interest in across our customer base. Fast Data is a complimentary approach to Big Data for managing large quantities of “in-flight” data that helps organizations get a jump on those business-critical decisions. Fast Data is the continuous access and processing of events and data in real-time for the purposes of gaining instant awareness and instant action. You will be seeing much more from us in this area, but if interested feel free to check out our Fast Data article on Forbes located here.

Mobile, Cloud, Big/Fast Data are all top of mind initiatives we are hearing from our customers and partners. Oracle Fusion Middleware provides significant benefits across these areas and more especially for our application customers. In FY14, we have developed a focused program, Oracle AppAdvantage, to help our customers maximize their investments across Oracle Applications.

With Oracle AppAdvantage we are addressing the topics we are hearing from our application customers. As an example, our customers often ask - I have E-Business Suite Peoplesoft, JD Edwards and or Siebel, how can we develop more agile processes, how can we optimize our platform, how can we have better engagement with our customers, employees and partners, or how can we mobilize our applications to name just a few. The answer is... Oracle AppAdvantage!

Stay tuned to learn more about the program, and if you are coming to Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco you will hear a lot more about the above topics across our Oracle Fusion Middleware sessions, hand-on labs and demos so if you are there stop by and say hello we definitely want to hear from you!

Monday Dec 26, 2011

Oracle Fusion Middleware Newsletter - November Edition

Haven't had a chance to check out the latest copy of the Oracle Fusion Middleware newsletter?  We have some exciting content in the Nov/Dec. edition, covering a range of topics starting with Big Data, Cloud and last but not least the Oracle Social Network.  That's just the beginning.  We've added new features to this edition including a Blogosphere section and a Featured Video for you to take a look at.  As always, customer wins, product announcements are part of this edition, but we've highlighted the recent Oracle Weblogic Server 12c launch (December 1st).  Wondering what's new in Oracle Fusion Middleware? Read all about it in the latest issue available at: http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/h2fy11/100025522-index-oem-1369805.html

INFORMATION INDEPTH
Oracle Fusion Middleware Newsletter
Oracle Corp
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Saturday Nov 19, 2011

Missed OpenWorld 2011 or JavaOne? See the Key Announcements Today

Learn more about Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Key Announcements through our six On Demand Webcasts or Podcasts. Your time is precious and you can't make time to watch all keynotes and sessions on demand. Want to get a concise overview on the Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne key announcements?

Presented by Oracle experts in EMEA, these six webcasts will help you decide which keynotes, general or solution sessions on Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne could be of more interest to you.

Six informative, on-demand sessions are available as podcasts and webcasts, on Oracle Hardware and Software, each taking just 15-20 minutes. Be updated in an hour on Oracle OpenWorld on…

  1. Oracle Exadata and Exalogic Engineered Systems with Oracle Applications
  2. Oracle Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine, the industry's first in-memory hardware and software system
  3. Oracle Big Data Appliance, the end-to-end solution for Big Data
  4. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, the industry's first solution to combine management of the full Oracle stack with complete enterprise cloud lifecycle management
  5. Oracle Fusion Applications, a complete suite with 100+ modules
  6. Oracle Public Cloud with subscription-based, self-service access to Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Database

Watch the Six JavaOne Key Announcement Webcasts anywhere you can access the Internet and learn more about:

  1. Plans for advancing the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) and an update on Java SE 8
  2. Plans announced for the evolution Java Platform, Micro Edition
  3. Availability of JavaFX 2.0
  4. The NetBeans IDE Availability for Windows, Mac, Linux and Oracle Solaris
  5. Latest developments in the evolution of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE).
  6. Oracle Java Cloud Service.

Follow other informative, on-demand sessions on Oracle Hardware and Software on topics like Cloud, Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics, Big Data Appliance, Enterprise Manager 12c, Hardware - SuperCluster, Server - and Storage, Oracle Fusion Applications

Register now!

Monday Oct 03, 2011

OpenWorld Recap Day 1: Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Exalogic, Cloud Application Foundation

So much buzz in a single day. I have to say I was quite blown away with the starting videos by Mark Hurd outlining our success thus far, and then ending with Thomas Kurian in the morning detailing a number of key advancements around Enterprise Manager 12c, Big Data, and Exalytics. The theme of Oracle OpenWorld (if you haven’t been paying attention to our banners) is all about Engineered for Innovation.

Hasan Rizvi during his General Session today discussed such innovations in Fusion Middleware highlighting Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Cloud Application Foundation which help provide a foundation for Cloud applications, make IT more efficient and business users more productive.

Rizvi outlined how Oracle is the leader in Fusion Middleware, with the #1 position in the market –with over 120,000 existing customers having added 9,500 new customers in the last 12 months.

In fact, Oracle runs on Oracle; running its own applications on Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle invests heavily in integrating its products together into cohesive solutions, reducing professional services costs compared to competition while reducing time-to-market for on-boarding new services from 3 months to 2 weeks.

Oracle also runs its most innovative business software, Fusion Applications, on Oracle Fusion Middleware - leveraging its modern user interface, in context Business Intelligence, integrated SOA, centralized security, and built for on-premise and on-Cloud.

Rizvi also discussed in detail the advantages of Oracle Exalogic,

  • Exalogic provides up to 5X processor utilization advantage for applications: Java EE, 25% processor utilization advantage for standard Linux or Solaris applications.
  • Unmatched throughput, responsiveness and efficiency on Oracle Exalogic: Oracle SOA runs 9X faster, Oracle ADF runs 10X faster.
  • For Business Applications it means better throughput, lower response times, more TPS, more users.

Ultimately that means: Oracle Exalogic provides customers a solution which relies on less hardware and software, is easier to deploy, manage, maintain, while at the same time runs faster.

In fact many Exalogic customers experienced dramatic gains. Rizvi quoted a few important customer examples:

  • Haier: 7X faster than IBM P750/AIX at ½ the cost.
  • Square Two: 9X improved response time with 5X gain in concurrent users
  • Deutsche Post DHL: ¼ rack of Exalogic 360X faster than 600 existing servers
  • Xi’an Software Pak: 22X faster performance than existing systems
  • Banco de Chile: 4X better performance over the competing solution.

In addition, Rizvi outlined new advancements in Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software which are worth highlighting:

  • Elastic Cloud Software now available on newly announced SPARC SuperCluster thereby bringing its benefits to an even larger audience
  • Virtual Assemblies for Exalogic bring together VM images and deployment configurations in order to reduce the costs of rapidly deploying new applications
  • Cloud Management provides complete cloud lifecycle management with automatic scale-up and scale-down along with metering and chargeback
  • Additionally, Cloud Management benefits from deep integration with hardware, software, and applications management to offer automatic, proactive support that monitors the day to day health of the system, provides patch recommendations, and can even contact support automatically when a problem is detected.
  • Oracle VM 3.0 for Exalogic offers the lowest overhead in the market combine with the greatest scalability for x86 architectures
  • Oracle Exabus offers high speed network virtualization, providing direct memory I/O for Java and C++ applications that results in 400% increase in process to process throughput
  • Example Exalogic Benefits for Fusion Middleware Customers: SOA 11g experiences a 9X improvement in response time, improves Tuxedo response time by 7X, and increases throughput of Oracle Universal Content Management by 300%
  • Resulting improvement in response time of sample business processes in Oracle Applications: E-Business Suite 300-800%, PeopleSoft 300%, Siebel 800%, JD Edwards 300%, Utilities Master Data Management 200%, and ATG 300%.

Looking forward to Tuesday? See the Keynote delivered by Dell: 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., Moscone North, Hall D

Stay with us on twitter if you aren’t already. Follow #OOW11 and #Middleware to be apprised of all the latest news when it happens. Join us in sessions in the Middleware stream by going to our Fusion Middleware Focus on Document.

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