Friday Oct 24, 2014

Recap of the Data Integration Track at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Data Integration track at OpenWorld 2014 contained important product announcements, many content-rich presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on-labs around big data analytics, data governance, and cloud.

On Monday, Jeff Pollock, VP of Product Management for Oracle Data Integration presented the session "Unlocking Big Data Silos in the Cloud", where he gave an overview of Oracle’s data integration offering and explained several best practices and architectural approaches to implement a full or partial cloud solutions. He presented real life example such as the UK Conservatory using Oracle Data Integration in the cloud. Following Jeff's session came product feature updates for Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate. Our PM team demonstrated that in addition to integrating the products tightly and expanding products’ heterogeneous capabilities, there are several key features supporting cloud environments and big data analytics solutions. Customer testimonials from various well known brands like DIRECTV, Canon and LinkedIn further demonstrated Oracle’s success in the data integration market.

On Tuesday, product updates continued with Oracle Enterprise Data Quality. Audience learned how Oracle is now extending its capabilities considerably into the metadata management space to help govern and bring transparency to data within the organization. Which brings us to the new product announcement I mentioned earlier: Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management, is a new addition to the Oracle Data Integration product family. We launched it at the beginning of this week but many lucky OpenWorld attendees were able to learn about it in the data integration sessions and demo grounds. This new product helps organization looking to seriously tackle data governance, productivity improvement and lifecycle management challenges. To learn more about it, I invite you to attend our upcoming webcast: Big Data Governance and Metadata Management on Thursday, October 30th at 10am PT.

On Wednesday "Tapping into the Big Data Reservoir with all Data" session with Jeff Pollock was a big hit for big data market followers. Jeff presented how customers can implement a big data reservoir using Oracle GoldenGate for real-time transactional data feed into the reservoir and Oracle Data Integrator for data transformations within the reservoir.

We kicked off the last day of OpenWorld with the cloud topic. In the Oracle Data Integration: A Crucial Ingredient for Cloud Integration’ session Julien Testut from Data Integration product management team presented with Sumit Sarkar from Progress DataDirect. Julien provided an overview of the various data integration solutions for cloud deployments, including integration between databases and applications hosted on cloud,  as well as loading cloud BI infrastructures. Sumit followed Julien with a live demo using Oracle Data Integrator and the Progress DataDirect JDBC drivers for loading and transforming data on Amazon Redshift, and extracting data from Salesforce.com. All of us in the audience were amazed that the demo worked seamlessly using only the OpenWorld wi-fi network.

Achieving Zero Downtime During Oracle Applications Upgrades and System Migrations was in the Fusion Middleware AppAdvantage track and featured Oracle GoldenGate’s zero downtime upgrades and migration solution with customer Symantec and partner Pythian. In this session, Doug Reid from the PM team presented GoldenGate's 3 different deployment models for zero downtime application upgrades.  In his slides, Doug highlighted GoldenGate’s certified solution for Siebel CRM, and mentioned the support for zero downtime application upgrade for JD Edwards and Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) as well. Following Doug, Symantec’s Rohit Muttepawar, came to stage and talked about their database migration project for their critical licensing database. And Pythian’s  Gleb Otochkin and Luke Davies presented how using Oracle GoldenGate in a 6-node active-active replication environment helped Western Union in achieving application releases with zero downtime, database patches and upgrades with zero downtime, and a real-time reporting database with no impact to online users.

The other key GoldenGate session on Thursday was Managing and Monitoring Oracle GoldenGate. Joe deBuzna in the GoldenGate product management team provided an overview of the new monitoring and management capabilities included in the Oracle GoldenGate Plug-in for Enterprise Manager, and Oracle GoldenGate Monitor. The Data Integration track at OpenWorld closed with " Insight into Action: Business Intelligence Applications and Oracle Data Integrator". Jayant Mahto from ODI Development team, and Gurcan Orhan from Wipro Technologies focused  on the Oracle BI Applications latest release that embeds Oracle Data Integrator for data loading and transformations, and provides the option to use Oracle GoldenGate for real-time data feeds into the reporting environment.

In case you missed it, I'd like to remind you on the press announcement that went out on September 29th and gives a summary of the key developments in the Fusion Middleware product family and Oracle's data integration offering. And again, you can find the Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management press release here


Monday Jul 21, 2014

Enterprise Mobility - Follow the Data

Author: Craig Mikus, Sr. Director, Enterprise Mobile Solutions

I always enjoy talking to customers about their enterprise mobile strategy.  Unfortunately, all too often, our conversations are about their short term plans to build one or two mobile apps, as opposed to considering a more comprehensive enterprise mobile strategy around one platform to develop, integrate, secure, manage and deploy hundreds of mobile applications. But that’s OK, most companies have to crawl before they can walk, and then walk before they run.

To start our mobile conversations, I usually like to understand the problem being solved, or on the flip side, how mobile applications will help their company innovate and create real competitive differentiation.   Regardless of our discussion entry points, I always end up talking about their backend data, and not just in terms of integration or security.  Enterprise mobility is not just about a vendor’s technology to develop, integrate, and secure mobile applications.  It’s also about their business processes and accessing or generating critical data from a mobile device.  In many cases, if you “follow the data”, you can uncover the root cause of why a company is really building mobile apps, and it may surprise everyone,  especially those who tasked to develop the mobile applications.   

For example, I was speaking with a customer recently that wanted to understand our mobile development products.   I asked why they were building mobile apps and they responded that they wanted a new way to interact with their customers.   After several more questions, it turns out the company really didn’t know their customers.  You see, this company wholesales their products to a big retailer, who in turn sells their products to the ultimate consumer.  The only way this company knows their ultimate customer is when the buyer responds to a support issue or they register the product for its warranty.  As it turns out, this company only knew about 20% of their actual customers.  To make matters worse, their back end systems (i.e. support and warranty systems) were not integrated so they didn’t have one master customer record, which caused massive data quality issues, especially when they tried to analyze their data. 

To solve these data quality issues, the business was determined to build a mobile application to allow customers to easily register their products and simultaneously build a master customer record.  With a single customer master saved, the company could feed the data into other transactional systems.  This knowledge would then help the business proactively interact with their customers by leveraging the new mobile apps to drive promotions, product updates, product feedback, customer loyalty programs, etc.   

Once everyone understood the primary driver of the mobile app, the company execs re-established the objectives of the mobile project and recruited differentfolks from within the company to be involved in this mobile project.  In the end, the company was able to align this mobile project to an overall company goal and just as important, everyone understood and shared the goal.

My lesson learned and advice to others when outlining an enterprise mobile strategy “Follow the data”.  The data willtypically uncover  opportunities, identify potential problems and root causes, help answer questions around integration and security, and expose what will really drive valued enterprise mobile solutions.

Monday Jul 14, 2014

Enterprise Mobility - Follow the Data

Author: Craig Mikus, Sr. Director, Enterprise Mobile Solutions

I always enjoy talking to customers about their enterprise mobile strategy.  Unfortunately, all too often, our conversations are about their short term plans to build one or two mobile apps, as opposed to considering a more comprehensive enterprise mobile strategy around one platform to develop, integrate, secure, manage and deploy hundreds of mobile applications. But that’s OK, most companies have to crawl before they can walk, and then walk before they run.

To start our mobile conversations, I usually like to understand the problem being solved, or on the flip side, how mobile applications will help their company innovate and create real competitive differentiation.   Regardless of our discussion entry points, I always end up talking about their backend data, and not just in terms of integration or security.  Enterprise mobility is not just about a vendor’s technology to develop, integrate, and secure mobile applications.  It’s also about their business processes and accessing or generating critical data from a mobile device.  In many cases, if you “follow the data”, you can uncover the root cause of why a company is really building mobile apps, and it may surprise everyone,  especially those who tasked to develop the mobile applications.   

For example, I was speaking with a customer recently that wanted to understand our mobile development products.   I asked why they were building mobile apps and they responded that they wanted a new way to interact with their customers.   After several more questions, it turns out the company really didn’t know their customers.  You see, this company wholesales their products to a big retailer, who in turn sells their products to the ultimate consumer.  The only way this company knows their ultimate customer is when the buyer responds to a support issue or they register the product for its warranty.  As it turns out, this company only knew about 20% of their actual customers.  To make matters worse, their back end systems (i.e. support and warranty systems) were not integrated so they didn’t have one master customer record, which caused massive data quality issues, especially when they tried to analyze their data. 

To solve these data quality issues, the business was determined to build a mobile application to allow customers to easily register their products and simultaneously build a master customer record.  With a single customer master saved, the company could feed the data into other transactional systems.  This knowledge would then help the business proactively interact with their customers by leveraging the new mobile apps to drive promotions, product updates, product feedback, customer loyalty programs, etc.   

Once everyone understood the primary driver of the mobile app, the company execs re-established the objectives of the mobile project and recruited differentfolks from within the company to be involved in this mobile project.  In the end, the company was able to align this mobile project to an overall company goal and just as important, everyone understood and shared the goal.

My lesson learned and advice to others when outlining an enterprise mobile strategy “Follow the data”.  The data willtypically uncover  opportunities, identify potential problems and root causes, help answer questions around integration and security, and expose what will really drive valued enterprise mobile solutions.

Monday Apr 21, 2014

How can you Add Value to your Mobile Apps?

Author: Craig Mikus, Sr. Director, Enterprise Mobile Solutions

Seems like every customer is either building or planning to build mobile apps, especially customer facing apps.   Why?  Inevitably, all companies want to improve their customer experience through more quality interactions that drive satisfaction, loyalty, new revenue streams, and even improve the way they service their customers.    What better way to improve the experience than with mobile apps?  "Right?"

But how can customers add more value to these mobile applications to drive more business benefit?  Look closely, the answer just might be right in front of you.   What are the first 4 letters of mobile;  MO-BI?   Or pronounced differently, "MOre BI" (More Business Intelligence).

That’s right;  add more business intelligence to your overall mobile strategy.   In today’s customer-centric world where customer interactions and personalization are critical, it's important to leverage a Business Intelligence strategy that complements your mobile strategy.  For example, I was recently talking to a customer that was implementing a data warehouse project focused on customer analytics.  Their goal was to: understand their best customers; develop targeted profiles; identify trends & patterns; recommend cross sell opportunities; and much more.  Next, the company wanted to feed this information to marketing for targeted campaigns and programs.   As we continued to talk, I asked my contact if they had plans to feed this information into their customer facing mobile apps to personalize the apps, target their interactions, and hopefully drive customer loyalty and new revenue streams?   Two minutes later, my contact was calling his mobile development teams.

So my advice to everyone,  as you establish your enterprise mobile strategy and goals, remember that “MO-BI” is a critical component to add value to your mobile apps! 

As I come to think of it, did you ever notice that Big Data also starts with BI? 

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.

Tuesday Oct 01, 2013

Oracle GoldenGate AppAdvantage in Action at Land O’Lakes, Smuckers, and Veolia Water

Author: Irem Radzik, Senior Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle

Originally Published on Data Integration Blog

On Tuesday at OpenWorld we had the honor to host a panel with GoldenGate customers: Land O’Lakes, Smuckers, and Veolia Water. Besides giving us yummy nutrition and healthy water, these companies have another aspect in common. They all use GoldenGate to boost their ERP application.

Veoila Water’s Pierre Kerrinckx came from their HQ in France for this panel and spoke to us about the database migration project for their JD Edwards ERP system. Using GoldenGate Veolia was able to migrate from Oracle Database 10gR2 on AIX 5.3 Oracle 10g R2 to Oracle Database Aix 7.1 Oracle 11g R2 and did so with only 2 hours of interruption to JD Edwards end users. Pierre mentioned, the other benefit of GoldenGate was the ability to switch back to the old environment if needed.

Land O’Lakes’ Mark Kohls talked about their use of GoldenGate for their JD Edwards ERP system supporting the Purina business line. Land O’Lakes had to migrate enterprise-wide JDE Xe ERP system to new database and application server platform with minimal downtime to the business. While their goal was to have less than 8 hours of downtime, with GoldenGate they limited downtime to 30 minutes.

Both Veolia and Land O’Lakes used GoldenGate in an Active-Passive fashion, meaning that the new environment was not used simultaneously with the old one, and the users migrated all at once. GoldenGate provides Active-Active migration model too, if the company prefers to do a phased migration and truly zero downtime.

Smuckers's Neal Indermuhle had a different story to share. He talked about operational reporting for their critical Oracle E-Business Suite and how using Oracle GoldenGate helped the company to achieve the near real-time data they need in making critical business decisions. Neil shared that the replication latency averages less than 10 seconds and Oracle GoldenGate Veridata is leveraged to validate synchronization.

I would like to thank Pierre, Mark, and Neal for sharing their best practices, and taking tough questions from the audience. If you would like to learn more about Oracle GoldenGate’s solutions for JD Edwards, E-Business Suite and other key Oracle Applications please check out our new resource center with recorded video presentations and detailed white papers.

Sunday Aug 04, 2013

Partnering With Your Applications. The Oracle AppAdvantage Story.


“But that’s like saying a smartphone is good for making and receiving phone calls” said Howard Beader, senior director of product marketing for Oracle Fusion Middleware, when I recently sat down with him to discuss the role of middleware as a foundation for business innovation with enterprise applications and follow-up on his recent update in Middleware Minutes. Howard’s point was that Oracle Fusion Middleware is much more than an application infrastructure foundation or the platform for Oracle Fusion Applications. “Leverage Oracle Fusion Middleware to enhance and extend the value of your business applications and you will realize the potential of the innovation platform. And, that is what Oracle AppAdvantage is all about.”

Here is the excerpt of my recent conversation with him on Oracle AppAdvantage.

Q. Has the role of middleware evolved over the course of these years?

Howard: Traditionally middleware has been referred to as the “glue” or “plumbing” that connects two sides of an application and passes data between them. But that’s just half the story. When you start to think about your business applications in mobile, social, cloud and big data context, the only way you can avoid bringing in customizations or making changes to your core-ERP systems is by using standards-based middleware technologies and leveraging middleware as the business application development platform. And it is those use cases that we talk about in Oracle AppAdvantage.

Q. What is Oracle AppAdvantage?

Howard: Oracle AppAdvantage is the approach Oracle Applications customers can take to extend and enhance the value of their existing investment across all Oracle Applications including E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel.

Based on your immediate need(s), whether that is extending your applications to mobile devices, building a customer self-service portal, creating a dynamic collaboration front with partners, taking applications to the cloud or securely extending them to serve your specific needs, you can take the extension or customization work out of your applications and seamlessly extend with Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies as required. Plus, middleware ensures zero downtime for your applications during upgrade and migrations; something that we all passionately care about.

So, with Oracle AppAdvantage, you are using IT to achieve business objectives by combining the power of Oracle Applications and Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions to simplify your IT infrastructure, differentiate from competition and innovate for the future by embracing new technology trends.

Q. Can you elaborate, how does Oracle AppAdvantage help align IT and business initiatives?

Howard: In my conversation with executives of our customer organizations, regardless of industry or region, there seems to be one common objective – improve our company’s bottom-line. You do that by one, creating business value and two, decreasing the total cost of operations (TCO). Oracle AppAdvantage allows you to use and extend your business applications to create business value for your organization and, at the same time, take the customization and management burden out of core applications and into the “process” layer leading to dramatic reduction in the cost of operations.

Oracle AppAdvantage takes a layered approach to aligning IT strategy with business strategy – Simplify IT, Differentiate from others in the industry and Innovate for business growth.

Q. Can you please provide examples of the layered approach with Oracle AppAdvantage?

Howard: Sure. Much thought has been given to how we create value for Oracle Applications customers. Where our customers are looking to Simplify IT, they are focusing on real-time data integration for maximum performance and availability and ensuring zero downtime during upgrades and migrations, enforcing secure, centralized access across all applications and leveraging engineered systems for higher reliability, reduced TCO and streamlined IT support.

Opportunity exists for businesses to Differentiate from competition by offering value-added services. These you do by developing and extending your composite applications to create value, bringing agility to your business by modeling at the business processes level or by leveraging cloud and on-premise deployment as dictated by the business needs.

To bring Innovation to bear and stay ahead of the industry, organizations might be looking to enable mobility – extending their services via mobile, creating exceptional user experiences with online engagement and offering intuitive, streamlined self-service for employees, partner or even your customers.

Each of these layers are, thus, supported by a breadth of business value entry points designed to impact cost reductions and/or fuel business growth.

Q. What, according to you, are the 3 most compelling things about Oracle AppAdvantage?

Howard: You will find that Oracle AppAdvantage is unique in 3 respects:

1. Oracle AppAdvantage offers guided paths for organizations looking to leverage their existing investment in Oracle Applications and extending it to create value in a manner that is scalable and sustainable. You can choose your own path across a myriad of ways. We have highlighted 9 of the most common business value entry points. There is no throwaway work involved.

2. This truly is a program that aligns IT spending and resources with business objectives and demands. For example, if your goal is to improve customer satisfaction and better the engagement model, you would look at how to better your online engagement and/or self-service model. With Oracle AppAdvantage, you are able to show a direct correlation between your IT investment and business growth.

3. As part of the Oracle AppAdvantage program, we are building an AppAdvantage IT Leader network to showcase industry thought leadership and their innovative thinking. The idea is to build models for other organizations to leverage and emulate based on their business objectives. This should allow for cross-pollination of ideas and overall industry development.

Q. How do you recommend organizations get started with exploring if Oracle AppAdvantage is the right fit for them?

Howard: Knowledge is power. Please arm yourself with information on Oracle AppAdvantage program, the philosophy and the alignment with your business objectives. A good place to start would be to browse http://www.oracle.com/appadvantage and download our latest White paper: IT-Business Alignment: Why We Stumble and the Path Forward (PDF). Then, I suggest, you take a look at the Readiness Assessment there and get engaged in a strategy discussion with the experts.

Q. Would we hear more about Oracle AppAdvantage at Oracle OpenWorld?

Howard: Absolutely. We recognize that leveraging IT to create business value is a need that most organizations have and Oracle is honored to be a partner in your business transformation journey. We have an entire track of sessions dedicated to Oracle AppAdvantage at Oracle OpenWorld this year. And, you’ll hear about it across middleware and applications discussions and sessions. Over the course of next few weeks, my team will start to share comprehensive guides that should help you find the sessions, experts and resources on Oracle AppAdvantage while at Oracle OpenWorld and online.

Thank you, Howard, for spending some time with us and sharing information on Oracle AppAdvanatge and giving us some insights on what keeps you and the team busy nowadays.

Here are the quick links to materials on Oracle AppAdvantage that Howard alluded to during his interview:

Visit Oracle AppAdvantage webpage

Get started with the Readiness Assessment guide

Download the informative whitepaper: IT-Business Alignment – Why We Stumble and the Path Forward

Monday Jun 17, 2013

Happy National Small Business Week

This week is all about you – small businesses that have made it or are looking to make it from the ground up. This week we are celebrating your creativity, your courage, your endurance and resilience. You do what you love and share with us and for that, we applaud you.

As you waddle through the challenges of operating small businesses and look to scale your operations, at Oracle, we are busy thinking of how to make your lives somewhat easier. Here are a few ways Oracle Fusion Middleware can add value to your growing businesses:

Build business mobility: If thinking of taking your business applications mobile, scale with declarative development of native on-device mobile applications, enable seamless access across multiple mobile devices and operating systems with Oracle Identity Management and connect back-end systems to mobile devices with Oracle SOA Suite for mobile integration for your enterprise.

Enable online collaboration: Connecting online with your customers, vendors, et al? Take control of the web experience! Deliver a consistent, superior and targeted online experiences across web, mobile and social channels. As you look to go global, integrate social collaboration tools, content and experience management technologies with your existing sales, marketing and customer applications.

Move your applications to cloud: If you are looking to leverage cloud to take advantage of low operational costs, better efficiency, enable business agility, consider simplifying your application integration strategy by adopting a service-oriented architecture and enforcing security to mitigate any risk.

Extend your business applications: Get the customizations out of your ERP applications and alleviate the costs & effort involved with upgrading and maintaining customized applications. Bring it all to the logic (process) layer and build composite applications that improve your speed to market and give you the agility you need to build your business while managing data across all systems.

The idea: you worry about running your business, let Oracle Fusion Middleware take care of your back-end systems. Happy National Small Business Week!

Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

Leveraging Master Data to the Max

MDM Product Marketing Team Blog

We hoped you enjoyed our recent screencast, “Master Your Data. Master the Enterprise”, and got to learn about how enterprises are bombarded by data both internally and externally and how Oracle MDM can help. In case you missed the screencast, you can catch the replay here.

You can now download our latest article from CRM Magazine about how CIOs are tuning in to MDM and Data Quality and read about:

  • How Master Data Management and Data Quality make a powerful combination for consolidated trusted data
  • How MDM is critical to creating a single view of the customer, product, supplier or site while identifying data relationships for better governance
  • How data quality is composed of key capabilities that combine to form an enterprise solution

Download the paper here.

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Monday Apr 15, 2013

Master Data Management Reaches Far and Wide in the Enterprise

MDM Product Marketing Team Blog

Mastering Data has never been easy. Here’s why it matters – it provides a process and clear path for consolidating relevant information across data domains. Multiple, inconsistent sources of data lead to embarrassing reports to management, inaccuracies in external reporting and poor decision-making based on low-quality data. Mastering data is key to getting a handle on the customer, product, supplier, partner and contact information which are all vital for customer management, new product introduction and daily business operations.

Tune into this screencast titled New Business Imperative: Social, Mobile, Cloud Series and hear how Oracle MDM is an initiative that spans beyond IT and across multiple lines of business because mastering your data means mastering the enterprise.

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Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

Demystifying Data Integration for Cloud

Data Integration Product Marketing Team Blog

In our screencast on Tuesday, we presented how to use data integration products to move to cloud computing successfully. If you missed the screencast you can watch it here.

In this screencast, we explained 3 key ways Oracle’s data integration products can support and enhance your cloud computing architecture. These solution areas are:

(1) Consolidation/migration to cloud without downtime and enabling highly available data infrastructure

(2) Providing data services for data-layer application integration as part of platform-as-a-service

(3) Real-time application data synchronization within private cloud, and between non-cloud and private cloud systems

In our white paper “Demystifying Data Integration for Cloud” we explain these solutions in more detail. The white paper goes into specific uses such as loading bulk data into cloud, and integrating data between on-premise systems and public cloud, as well as how to meet availability and performance related SLAs.

You can download this white paper here along with other assets describing our cloud oriented solutions.

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Monday Apr 08, 2013

Leveraging Data Integration for Successful Cloud Deployments

Data Integration Product Marketing Team Blog

Cloud adoption has been rising in recent years. According to our survey conducted with Oracle users, 38% of the respondents already have implemented a private cloud architecture. It is not surprising if you consider the benefits of cloud computing, ranging from agility and scalability to cost savings. Faced with today’s cost pressures and demand for innovation, companies choose to move to cloud architectures; private, public, or hybrid (consisting of both). And, you may be part of one of the many organizations that already started or plans to move to cloud.

The question we want to tackle is: what happens to your enterprise data when you move to a private or public cloud? In today’s screencast we will be discussing data integration technology’s critical role for cloud.

We invite you to view this screencast part of The New Business Imperative: Social, Mobile, Cloud series to learn more about choosing the right data integration technology for cloud computing, and how Oracle Data Integration products can make your cloud implementation a success.

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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

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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

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Thursday Oct 27, 2011

Enabling Data Governance with Oracle Enterprise Data Quality

Data Governance is one of those terms in the IT ecosystem with a pretty nebulous definition. It can mean different things to different people and depending on who you ask it's as simple as extra monitoring of your business process with some additional auditing for IT processees.  On the other hand, it can be defined as the point where data quality, data management, data policies, business process management, and risk management converge in terms of the handling of data in an organization.  Data Quality is an important component of Data Governance, for that matter to any type of IT initiative - Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing or Master Data Management, and enables organizations do a better job of governing their data in the following ways:

  • Brings clarify and transparency to data
  • Ensures high data quality for enterprise IT systems that need it
  • Provides data control and standardization

Oracle Enterprise Data Quality is a data quality solution that handles both customer and product data and has unique approaches geared to handling the unique characteristics of each data domain.  In addition, it plays an important role in helping organizations manage data quality as part of data governance projects by ensuring that data of poor data quality is cleansed, standardized and ready to meet compliance mandates, there by making sure that "dirty data" does not cascade throughout the enterprise and infiltrate IT systems.  Join us on a webcast on this very topic - October 27, 2011 at 10 AM PT and learn how Oracle Enterprise Data Quality can help give you the tools you need to drive your Data Governance projects forward to completion.  Register today for this webcast.

For more information on Oracle Enterprise Data Quality visit us here.

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