Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

April 2014 FMW Proactive Patches Released

The following Fusion Middleware Productive patches were released April 15, 2014. You can get more information from here.

Bundle Patches :

Bundle patches are collections of controlled, well tested critical bug fixes for a specific product  which may include security contents and occasionally minor enhancements. These are cumulative in nature meaning the latest bundle patch in a particular series includes the contents of the previous bundle patches released.  A suite bundle patch is an aggregation of multiple product  bundle patches that are part of a product suite.

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1.7.140415 bundle patch
  • Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition (ODSEE) 11.1.1.7.1 bundle patch.
  • Oracle GlassFish Server (OGFS) 2.1.1.23 bundle patch.
  • Oracle Identity Analytics 11.1.1.5.7 bundle patch.
  • Oracle Sun Role Manager (SRM) 5.0.3.3 bundle patch.
  • Oracle Identity Management Suite Bundle Patch 11.1.1.7.1 consisting of 
    • Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 11.1.1.7.1 bundle patch
    • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11.1.1.7.1 bundle patch.
  • Oracle Identity Management Suite Bundle Patch 11.1.2.1.3 consisting of 
    • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11.1.2.1.3 bundle patch.
    • Oracle Adaptive Access Manager (OAAM) 11.1.2.1.2 bundle patch.
  • Oracle Identity Management Suite Bundle Patch 11.1.2.2.1 consisting of 
    • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11.1.2.2.1 bundle patch.
  • Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 11.1.2.1.6 bundle patch
  • Oracle OpenSSO Policy Agents 3.0.0.4 bundle patch.
  • Oracle SOA Suite (SOA) 11.1.1.7.3 bundle patch
  • Oracle WebCenter Portal (WCP) 11.1.1.8.3 bundle patch

Patch Set Updates (PSU)

Patch Set Updates (PSU)  are collections of well controlled, well tested critical bug fixes for a specific product  that have been proven in customer environments. PSUs  may include security contents but no  enhancements are included. These are cumulative in nature meaning the latest PSU  in a particular series includes the contents of the previous PSUs  released.  

  • Oracle Exalogic 2.0.3.0.6 (X3-2, X2-2) and 2.0.6.1.1 (X4-2) Physical Linux x86-64 PSUs.
  • Oracle Exalogic 2.0.4.0.6 (X3-2, X2-2) and 2.0.6.1.1 (X4-2) Physical Solaris x86-64 PSUs
  • Oracle Exalogic 2.0.6.0.1 (X3-2, X2-2)  and 2.0.6.1.1 (X4-2) Virtual PSUs.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6.0.8 , 12.1.1.0.7 and 12.1.2.0.1 PSUs. 
Critical Patch Update (CPU) :

The Critical Patch Update program is Oracle's quarterly release of security fixes. 

The following additional patches were released as part of Oracle's Critical Patch Update program:

  • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11.1.1.5.0.
  • Oracle Container for Java (OC4J) 10.1.3.5. 
  • Oracle Data Integrator Data Quality 11.1.1.3.0
  • Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 2.2.2 (Formerly Latitude)
  • Oracle Event Processing 11.1.1.7.0
  • Oracle OpenSSO Server 8.0.2.0.
  • Oracle WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.7.0
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.0.2.0

About me:

Mustafa Kaya is a Senior Consultant in Oracle Fusion Middleware Team, living in Istanbul. Before coming to Oracle, he worked in teams developing web applications and backend services at a telco company. He is a Java technology enthusiast, software engineer and addicted to learn new technologies,develop new ideas.

Follow Mustafa on Twitter,Connect on LinkedIn, and visit his site for Oracle Fusion Middleware related tips.

Thursday Jan 16, 2014

January 2014 Fusion Middleware Proactive Patches Released

The following Fusion Middleware Proactive patches were released on January 14, 2014. You can get more information from here.

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Bundle Patches :

font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Bundle patches are collections of controlled, well tested critical bug fixes for a specific product  which may include security contents and occasionally minor enhancements. These are cumulative in nature meaning the latest bundle patch in a particular series includes the contents of the previous bundle patches released.  A suite bundle patch is an aggregation of multiple product  bundle patches that are part of a product suite.

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1.7.140114 bundle patch
  • Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 12.1.0.2.1 bundle patch
  • Oracle Identity Management Suite Bundle Patch 11.1.1.5.6 consisting of
    • Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 11.1.1.5.10 bundle patch
    • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11.1.1.5.6 bundle patch.
    • Oracle Adaptive Access Manager (OAAM) 11.1.1.5.2 bundle patch.
    • Oracle Entitlement Server (OES) 11.1.1.5.4 bundle patch.
  • Oracle Identity Management Suite Bundle Patch 11.1.2.0.5 consisting of
    • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11.1.2.0.5 bundle patch.
    • Oracle Adaptive Access Manager (OAAM) 11.1.2.0.3 bundle patch.
    • Oracle Entitlement Server (OES) 11.1.2.0.2 bundle patch.
    • Note : This suite BP is delayed by few days
  • Oracle Identity Management Suite Bundle Patch 11.1.2.1.2 consisting of
    • Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11.1.2.1.2 bundle patch.
    • Oracle Adaptive Access Manager (OAAM) 11.1.2.1.2 bundle patch.
  • Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 11.1.2.0.13 bundle patch
  • Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 11.1.2.1.4 bundle patch
  • Oracle GlassFish Server (OGFS) 3.1.2.8 bundle patch.
  • Sun Java System Application Server 8.1.36 and 8.2.20 bundle patches.
  • Oracle iPlanet Web Server (OiWS) 6.1.18 and 7.0.19 bundle patches
  • Oracle iPlanet Web Proxy Server (OiWPS) 4.0.23 bundle patch
  • Oracle SOA Suite (SOA) 11.1.1.7.2 bundle patch
  • Oracle WebCenter Portal (WCP) 11.1.1.8.2 bundle patch

Patch Set Updates (PSU)

Patch Set Updates (PSU)  are collections of well controlled, well tested critical bug fixes for a specific product  that have been proven in customer environments. PSUs  may include security contents but no  enhancements are included. These are cumulative in nature meaning the latest PSU  in a particular series includes the contents of the previous PSUs  released. 

  • Oracle Exalogic 2.0.3.0.5 Physical Linux x86-64 , 2.0.4.0.5 Physical Solaris x86-64 PSUs and  Exalogic 2.0.6.0.1 Virtual.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6.0.7 PSU.

Critical Patch Update (CPU) :

The Critical Patch Update program is Oracle's quarterly release of security fixes.

The following additional patches were released as part of Oracle's Critical Patch Update program:

  • Oracle Container for Java (OC4J) 10.1.3.5.
  • Oracle Enterprise Data Quality  9.0.8 and 8.1
  • Oracle HTTP Server (OHS)  12.1.2, 11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.1.6.0 , 10.1.3.5 and 1.0.2.2
  • Oracle Help Technologies  12.1.2.0, 11.1.1.8.0,  11.1.1.7.0 and 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 11.1.1.7.0 and 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle Outside In Technology 8.4.0 and  8.4.1
  • Oracle Portal 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle Security Service 12.1.2.0.0
  • Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) 11.1.1.7.0 and 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle WebCenter Sites 11.1.1.8.0, 11.1.1.6.1 and 7.6.2      

About me:

Mustafa Kaya is a Senior Consultant in Oracle Fusion Middleware Team, living in Istanbul. Before coming to Oracle, he worked in teams developing web applications and backend services at a telco company. He is a Java technology enthusiast, software engineer and addicted to learn new technologies,develop new ideas.

Follow Mustafa on Twitter,Connect on LinkedIn, and visit his site for Oracle Fusion Middleware related tips.

Tuesday Jan 07, 2014

Manage Child Process Forms With Oracle Identity Manager API

Oracle Identity Manager allows you to manage roles, responsibility or group membership as an entitlement. An entitlement granted to an account on a target system enables the account user to a specific task or function.In Oracle Identity Manager, there is one process form for each account (resource) provisioned to an OIM User. Entitlement data is stored in child process forms of the process form.

You can manage child form with Oracle Identity Manager api such as remove and add data. For this operations, you can use tcFormOperationsIntf service.

First,you have process instance key for find the right child table. 

    import Thor.API.Operations.tcFormInstanceOperationsIntf;

    private tcFormInstanceOperationsIntf service;

    /**
     * Default constructor.
     */
    public ProcessFormManagerImpl() {
        service = getClient().getService(tcFormInstanceOperationsIntf.class);
    }

    public void addDataChildProcessForm(long processInstanceKey, String columnName,
                                 String columnValue) throws Exception {
//columnName example UD_ADUSRC_GROUPNAME
        long processFormDefinitionKey =
            service.getProcessFormDefinitionKey(processInstanceKey);
        int processParentFormVersion =
            service.getProcessFormVersion(processInstanceKey);
        tcResultSet childFormDef =
            service.getChildFormDefinition(processFormDefinitionKey,
                                           processParentFormVersion);
        long childKey =
            childFormDef.getLongValue("Structure Utility.Child Tables.Child Key");
        HashMap addAttr = new HashMap();
        addAttr.put(columnName, columnValue);
        service.addProcessFormChildData(childKey, processInstanceKey, addAttr);
    }

    public void removeDataChildProcessForm(long processInstanceKey,
                                           String childFormKey,
                                           String columnName,
                                           String columnValue) throws Exception {
        long processFormDefinitionKey =
            service.getProcessFormDefinitionKey(processInstanceKey);
        int processParentFormVersion =
            service.getProcessFormVersion(processInstanceKey);
        tcResultSet childFormDef =
            service.getChildFormDefinition(processFormDefinitionKey,
                                           processParentFormVersion);
        long childKey =
            childFormDef.getLongValue("Structure Utility.Child Tables.Child Key");
        tcResultSet childData =
            service.getProcessFormChildData(childKey, processInstanceKey);
        for (int i = 0; i < childData.getRowCount(); i++) {
            childData.goToRow(i);
            String groupName = childData.getStringValue(columnName);
            if (groupName.equals(columnValue)) {
                long rowKey = childData.getLongValue(childFormKey);
                service.removeProcessFormChildData(childKey, rowKey);
            }
        }
    }

About me:

Mustafa Kaya is a Senior Consultant in Oracle Fusion Middleware Team, living in Istanbul. Before coming to Oracle, he worked in teams developing web applications and backend services at a telco company. He is a Java technology enthusiast, software engineer and addicted to learn new technologies,develop new ideas.

Follow Mustafa on Twitter,Connect on LinkedIn, and visit his site for Oracle Fusion Middleware related tips.

Monday Dec 09, 2013

Account Provisioning With Oracle Identity Manager API

Oracle Identity Manager allows you to provision account using the OIM api. You can use Oracle Identity Manager to create, maintain, and delete accounts on target systems. Oracle Identity Manager becomes the front-end entry point for managing all the accounts on these systems. After the accounts are provisioned, the users for whom accounts have been provisioned are able to access the target systems without any interaction with Oracle Identity Manager. This is the provisioning configuration of Oracle Identity Manager.

oim provision

Sometimes you will need give account from remote operations (webservice or some remote connector).For this operations , you have to find right application instance for provision account. You can use findApplicationInstanceByName method of oracle.iam.provisioning.api.ApplicationInstanceService service for find application instance. Then,you can provision an application instance with OIM api, using oracle.iam.provisioning.api.ProvisioningService service.


import oracle.iam.provisioning.api.ProvisioningService;

import oracle.iam.provisioning.api.ApplicationInstanceService;


    public void provisionAccount(String userKey) throws ApplicationInstanceNotFoundException,

                                                                        GenericAppInstanceServiceException,

                                                                        UserNotFoundException,

                                                                        GenericProvisioningException {

  ProvisioningService service=getClient().getService(ProvisioningService.class); 

  ApplicationInstance appInstance=findApplicationInstanceByName("Application Instance Name");

                //serverName example : UD_ADUSER_SERVER

        //itResourceName example : Active Directory

        FormInfo formInfo = appInstance.getAccountForm();

        Map parentData = new HashMap();

        parentData.put(serverName, itResourceName);

        String formKey = String.valueOf(formInfo.getFormKey());

        AccountData accountData = new AccountData(formKey, null, parentData);

        Account account = new Account(appInstance, accountData);

        account.setAccountType(Account.ACCOUNT_TYPE.Primary);

        service.provision(userKey, account);

}


    public ApplicationInstance findApplicationInstanceByName(String applicationInstanceName) throws ApplicationInstanceNotFoundException,

                                                                                                GenericAppInstanceServiceException {

 ApplicationInstanceService service=getClient().getService(ApplicationInstanceService.class);

        ApplicationInstance appInstance=service.findApplicationInstanceByName(applicationInstanceName);

        return appInstance;

    }

About me:

Mustafa Kaya is a Senior Consultant in Oracle Fusion Middleware Team, living in Istanbul. Before coming to Oracle, he worked in teams developing web applications and backend services at a telco company. He is a Java technology enthusiast, software engineer and addicted to learn new technologies,develop new ideas.

Follow Mustafa on Twitter,Connect on LinkedIn, and visit his site for Oracle Fusion Middleware related tips.

Wednesday Nov 06, 2013

Hello With Oracle Identity Manager Architecture

Hi, my name is Mustafa! I'm a Senior Consultant in Fusion Middleware Team and living in Istanbul,Turkey. I worked many various Java based software development projects such as end-to-end web applications, CRM , Telco VAS and integration projects.I want to share my experiences and research about Fusion Middleware Products in this column.

Customer always wants best solution from software consultants or developers. Solution will be a code snippet or change complete architecture. We faced different requests according to the case of customer. In my posts i want to discuss Fusion Middleware Products Architecture or how can extend usability with apis or UI customization and more and I look forward to engaging with you on your experiences and thoughts on this. 

In my first post, i will be discussing Oracle Identity Manager architecture  and i plan to discuss Oracle Identity Manager 11g features in next posts.

Oracle Identity Manager System Architecture

Oracle Identity Governance includes Oracle Identity Manager,Oracle Identity Analytics and Oracle Privileged Account Manager. I will discuss Oracle Identity Manager architecture in this post. 

In basically, Oracle Identity Manager is a n-tier standard  Java EE application that is deployed on Oracle WebLogic Server and uses  a database . 

oracle identity manager architecture


Oracle Identity Manager presentation tier has three different screen and two different client. Identity Self Service and Identity System Administration are web-based thin client. Design Console is a Java Swing Client that communicates directly with the Business Service Tier.  Identity Self Service provides end-user operations and delegated administration features. System Administration provides system administration functions. And Design Console mostly use for development management operations such as  create and manage adapter and process form,notification , workflow desing, reconciliation rules etc.

Business service tier is implemented as an Enterprise JavaBeans(EJB) application. So you can extense Oracle Identity Manager capabilities. 
-The SMPL and EJB APIs allow develop custom plug-ins such as management roles or identities. 
-Identity Services allow use core business capabilites of Oracle Identity Manager such as The User provisioning or reconciliation service.
-Integration Services allow develop custom connectors or adapters for various deployment needs.
-Platform Services allow use Entitlement Servers, Scheduler or SOA composites.

The Middleware tier allows you using capabilites ADF Faces,SOA Suites, Scheduler, Entitlement Server and BI Publisher Reports. So OIM allows you to configure workflows uses Oracle SOA Suite or define authorization policies use with Oracle Entitlement Server. Also you can customization of OIM UI without need to write code and using ADF Business Editor  you can extend custom attributes to user,role,catalog and other objects.


Data tiers; Oracle Identity Manager is driven by data and metadata which provides flexibility and adaptability to Oracle Identity Manager functionlities. 
-Database has five schemas these are OIM,SOA,MDS,OPSS and OES. Oracle Identity Manager uses database to store runtime and configuration data. And all of entity, transactional and audit datas are stored in database.
-Metadata Store; customizations and personalizations are stored in file-based repository or database-based repository.And Oracle Identity Manager architecture,the metadata is in Oracle Identity Manager database to take advantage of some of the advanced performance and availability features that this mode provides.
-Identity Store; Oracle Identity Manager provides the ability to integrate an LDAP-based identity store into Oracle Identity Manager architecture. 

Oracle Identity Manager

Oracle Identity Manager uses the human workflow module of Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Suite. OIM connects to SOA using the T3 URL which is front-end URL for the SOA server.Oracle Identity Manager uses embedded Oracle Entitlement Server for authorization checks in OIM engine. 

Several Oracle Identity Manager modules use JMS queues. Each queue is processed by a separate Message Driven Bean (MDB), which is also part of the Oracle Identity Manager application. Message producers are also part of the Oracle Identity Manager application.

Oracle Identity Manager uses a scheduled jobs for some activities in the background.Some of scheduled jobs come with Out-Of-Box such as the disable users after the end date of the users or you can define your custom schedule jobs with Oracle Identity Manager APIs.

You can use Oracle BI Publisher for reporting Oracle Identity Manager transactions or audit data which are in database.

About me:

Mustafa Kaya is a Senior Consultant in Oracle Fusion Middleware Team, living in Istanbul. Before coming to Oracle, he worked in teams developing web applications and backend services at a telco company. He is a Java technology enthusiast, software engineer and addicted to learn new technologies,develop new ideas.

Follow Mustafa on Twitter,Connect on LinkedIn, and visit his site for Oracle Fusion Middleware related tips.

Wednesday Oct 02, 2013

News on Mobile You May Have Missed During Oracle OpenWorld

While we were at Oracle OpenWorld, we made some significant announcements. In case you missed it, last week Oracle announced Oracle Mobile Cloud Service. Part of Oracle Cloud, the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service leverages Oracle’s Mobile Platform that enables enterprises to rapidly build and secure any application for any device to any data source whether it’s custom, a packaged application or a cloud service.

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service reduces the complexities and cost of application development, streamlines and secures access across mobile devices and platforms and offers a unified user experience thereby reducing operational costs and maximizing business value for organizations.

For more information, do read the press release and visit our Mobile page on oracle.com.

Friday Sep 27, 2013

Global Perspective: ACE Director from EMEA Weighs in on AppAdvantage

Global Perspective is a monthly series that brings experiences, business needs and real-world use cases from regions across the globe. This month’s feature showcases a perspective from a well known ACE Director based in EMEA.

Author: Debra Lilley, Fujitsu

In 2008, just 5 years ago, a friend and I were stuck in an elevator in a hotel during Oracle Open World for a fair while, and at the time it caused quite a stir, not because we were in any danger but because we used social media to get attention. This was before anyone knew what social media was and the term used then was web 2.0. We became the OOW poster children for web 2.0 and came 3rd in Top Five Things you missed at OOW. The first was the HP / Oracle database machine, and we came just behind Beehive! How things have changed!

Looking at any technology we use today it is amazing how quickly things develop and yet, I always think, the uptake of technology in my world, Applications, takes so long. About the same as the web2.0 episode, I was as a user group leader trying to get applications users to understand the value of Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW). I ran a group called the Product Development Committee of the International Oracle Users Community and we wanted to get the message out that the technology behind Fusion Applications being developed at the time was available already. Oracle had a group named FMW4Apps who had a similar remit and we worked together to find examples of Applications customers who had adopted them. Out of this initiative came the Oracle Excellence Awards but I found that when talking to users the feedback was that these examples were the biggest customers who had enormous projects and not really very representative of most users.

Then I attended a SOA Partner Community event in The Netherlands where Dr Andrew Sutherland, SVP for Middleware EMEA, and one of my favourite Oracle executives, gave a presentation on customer adoption of FMW. Most people who attended the event remembered the app he used to draw on his iPad and the world’s worst iceberg which appeared on the screen behind him. But, what resonated with me was that he was giving an explanation to what I was seeing. He talked about there being 3 strategies for adoption:

  • Standardization of Mid Tier Architectures
  • Rationalization of Integration
  • Extending value of packaged Applications

Those projects wining awards tend to be in the last category but, at that time - early 2010, most were in the first two categories and, to be blunt, not very exciting to a marketer.

I kept thinking about this and wanting to prove it, I thought I would do something for Oracle Open World (OOW) that year. The first thing you have to do when submitting a paper for OOW is come up with a good title. A technical friend of mine suggested that anything with the number 42 would be good. So, I submitted an abstract with the title ’42 Real Life Examples of Fusion Middleware with Applications’, and she was right! It got accepted. So now, all I had to do was find 42 examples!

By this time I had just been asked to be an ACE Director and was quite in awe of all these really technical people and worried about how I would be received by them. These people were the experts in technology. So, I put together a questionnaire asking for examples and without exception everyone I asked said their projects were not really exciting, which proved my point. So I spoke to the group as a whole, explained my theory and asked them to submit their examples. I then wrote a white paper giving all the examples and got accepted by the group.

Giving the presentation was a big challenge initially. How could I cover 42 examples in 60 minutes? But in case you haven’t realised, the number 42 is from “The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams. "Forty-two," said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm, "The Answer to the Great Question, of Life, the Universe and Everything". And another friend said just present on that, so I talked about 3 case studies: Life or Life Sciences was based on ALMAC a pharmaceutical company, the Universe was CERN and, Everything was a Public Sector Shared Service.

I gave that paper at many a user group events around the world and real examples made more of a connection with the Applications communities, but over the last few years, FMW has become more mainstream and as I am often quoted “Fusion Applications are a window on FMW” so I am not sure the examples in my white paper are as relevant today. I have thought about repeating the questionnaire but apart from being an updated paper what would be the motivation? Then I was approached along with Mark by a team within Oracle with a new program charter called Oracle AppAdvantage, to discuss how we could work with them

“Oracle AppAdvantage is the incremental value gained by Oracle Applications customers leveraging Oracle Fusion Middleware” - exactly the area I am so passionate about, and the perfect excuse to re-run the questionnaire. The team, Mark and I will be talking to the ACE Directors during this year’s OOW and then collecting the new set of examples. Some, I hop,e will be the same organisations and how they have moved forward since and others will be new. Then, not only will we share the new white paper with this blog but showcase a few of the case studies and hopefully present again at events around the globe.

And, if you have an example I should be including, let me know.

About the Author:

Debra Lilley, Fujitsu Fusion Champion, UKOUG Board Member, Fusion User Experience Advocate and ACE Director.

Debra has 18 years experience with Oracle Applications, with E Business Suite since 9.4.1, moving to Business Intelligence Team Leader and then Oracle Alliance Director. She has spoken at over 100 conferences worldwide and posts at debrasoraclethoughts

Editor's Note: Debra has kindly agreed to share her musings and experiences in a monthly column on the Fusion Middleware blog so do stay tuned…

Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

Innovation Award Winners Celebrated at A Grand Ceremony at OOW: Event Highlights

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Lan Research Theater

Author: Michael Snow, Oracle

2013 Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation

We joined together on Monday afternoon at Oracle OpenWorld in the beautiful Lam Research Theater at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to celebrate the winners of Fusion Middleware Innovation.

Our relationship with our customers and partners is a relationship whereby we provide ongoing technology innovation and our customers and partners take that technology and teach us new ways to innovate.

Striving for success is what drives Oracle and its customers and partners to continually discover innovative uses for Oracle technology and to deploy successful and groundbreaking solutions and best practices.

This program started 7 years ago with the intent of recognizing customers for achieving significant business value through innovative uses of Oracle Fusion Middleware. When we first held the awards in 2007, we received 68 submissions across just a few categories and products. 

For the last 7 years we have recognized and honored close to 150 award winners spanning multiple categories across Fusion Middleware. This year, we received over 260+ nominations from Oracle Fusion Middleware customers across 8 categories. This year we selected 18 winners. The award is global and every year, we are grateful to receive submissions from around the world.

The success of the Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation program is due to the support of our Oracle leads, product teams, sales teams, marketing, senior management, judges, partners and user group communities. However, the true success of the award program has always been our customers that have taken the time to submit their nominations and compete intensely for the chance to become a recognized leader of Innovation.

Congratulations to all our Fusion Middleware Innovation Winners for 2013!

Oracle Excellence Awards Fusion Middleware Innovation


ORACLE FUSION MIDDLEWARE INNOVATION:
ORACLE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK AND FUSION DEVELOPMENT

Infotech
  • Mobile system includes 7/24 tracking, management, messaging & reporting services. Back tracking up to 6 months. More productive – less fuel expense and faster service delivery
  • 5,000 tps with multilingual solution supporting more than 50,000 mobile devices tracked. Number of vehicles in the system increased 3X in 6 months
  • Sales revenue has doubled while maintenance cost per mobile unit dropped by 50% with over 800 customers worldwide. Full Oracle technology stack implementation


Schneider National Inc
  • Decreased number of vendors that are part of the technology platform resulting in a complete Oracle Technology Stack
  • Lowered the cost of ownership to build and maintain their custom applications with 3X improvement in how applications were previously built
  • Met all user requirements across many applications and services with rich UI functionality leveraging ADF as the base for mobile development


ORACLE FUSION MIDDLEWARE INNOVATION:
SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE AND BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT

Telefonica Movistar Mexico and their partner S&P Solutions
  • Offered a Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) platform to their business partners leveraging Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Enterprise Repository on Exalogic integration with Tuxedo based applications
  • Supports both JSON/REST services for a self-service mobile (iOS, Android) application and SOAP services for other client applications
  • Achieved a 20% annual ROI and a 40% reduction in Time to Market


Wyndham Exchange and Rentals
  • Provides a 360-degree experience  for WER customers leveraging e-commerce, mobile commerce, social and cloud offerings on a SOA platform
  • Replaced  all heavyweight point-to-point WebMethods integrations to legacy mainframe API’s  with 100’s of stateless web services and orchestrations implemented with Oracle SOA Suite and hosted on Oracle Service Bus
  • Achieved 30% annual ROI, reduce time to market from 12 Months to 12 Weeks, and launched a mobile version of the site which contributes 6% of the overall traffic


Sicredi
  • Corporate portal based on Oracle WebCenter & BPM, unifying all tools and processes such as Loans Approval, running on Exalogic
  • Used Siebel CRM as front-end, connecting it with back-end core banking systems, and using BPM for process automation, WebCenter Content for content management, BAM for monitoring of Business KPI’s
  • All Sicredi employees (around 15,000) in more than 1,100 branches spread across Brazilian territory use this portal. Employees can now vote and approve a loan in less than one day; 300% improvement.

ORACLE FUSION MIDDLEWARE INNOVATION:
ORACLE DATA INTEGRATION

Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Oracle GoldenGate solves timeliness, quality and consistency challenges between critical Customer Grading operational systems and its analytics counterpart
  • Oracle Data Integrator makes changes available in analytics systems the same day they are deployed on the operational system with 100% data quality guarantee
  • Reduced time to market for solutions by 3 to 6 months, 100% data consistency between source and target systems, real-time availability of data, material reduction in Business Risk Weighted Assets


The Yalumba Wine Company and their partner Bristlecone
  • Drove rapid growth modernization requirements for existing manufacturing processes to meet globalization demands, overall time-to-market, and better operational efficiency objectives of product development
  • Oracle Data Integrator is leveraged to pull data from Salesforce.com and JD Edwards and other source systems for consumption by data warehouse
  • Provides better visibility for the business users, shorter data loading and transformation performance to their data warehouse with rapid incorporation of new data sources, and a solid future-proof foundation for their organization


ORACLE FUSION MIDDLEWARE INNOVATION:
ORACLE IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

Putnam Investments and their partner APTEC
  • Migrated 80 core applications from Sun Access Manager to Oracle Access Manager in a year’s time
  • Replaced a competitive Identity Management solution with Oracle Identity Manager to automate access requests and approval workflows
  • Allows Putnam to grow and expand into new market areas like mobile  through a common converged security infrastructure


ANZ Bank and their partner Oracle Consulting
  • Migrated their award winning mobile banking application from an Identity Silo over to the Oracle IDM Platform to provide device registration, authentication, authorizations and application SSO
  • Provides a consistent customer experience regardless of how they access the system (Mobile, Web, ATM…)
  • Using a single security layer resulted in extremely high levels of code reuse and 60% reduction of interfaces needed internally


ORACLE FUSION MIDDLEWARE INNOVATION:
BUSINESS ANALYTICS(ORACLE BI, ORACLE EPM, AND ORACLE EXALYTICS)

WellPoint and their partner InterRel
  • Largest Health Insurer in America and 1st company in the world live on Oracle EPM 11.1.2.3 on Exalytics
  • In response to the Affordable Care Act (2010), their implementation actually reduced the total cost of ownership by 50% with a simpler environment that is faster and easier to maintain
  • Increased performance by up to 4-fold while saving hundreds of thousands of dollars


Sita and their partner Infosys
  • Transformed finance & procurement for a complete end to end integrated reporting and analysis solution
  • Finance shared services center unification powered by Oracle BI Applications, EPM Applications, Essbase, SOA, DRM, Data Integration, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database
  • Just in time analysis of spending delivered to executives and business managers


ORACLE FUSION MIDDLEWARE INNOVATION:
ORACLE CLOUD APPLICATION FOUNDATION

Pegasus Solutions
  • Connects ~100,000 hotels globally to all global distribution systems (Sabre, Galileo, Wordspan, Amadeus) and major online distributors (Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, etc.)
  • Used sophisticated caching abilities of Coherence to provide excellent user experience, and decrease load to systems
  • Reduced time to complete transactions by 98% ; 25% increase in throughput; increased availability in event of partner service outage


NTT Docomo, Inc.
  • Implemented real time sales and contract management system enabling all services requested by customers for immediate activations before customer leaves the DOCOMO store
  • Business drivers: more robust DR strategy, room to grow the business, and ability to move custom Java development to a platform with built in standards - WebLogic Suite and JRockit
  • Results: better performance; better reliability; better stability: <100msec GC pause time; smooth migration


Telefonica
  • Delivers consolidation, performance, scalability, reduced complexity and OPEX with better monitoring and diagnostics
  • Running over 40,000 Tuxedo services, all fronted by WebLogic Server, managing over 250 M transactions per day; consolidated 26 servers onto 3 Exalogic half racks
  • Resulting in ZERO downtime, 10x performance increase; more than 6,500 million business services executed per month with peaks close to 10 billion


ORACLE FUSION MIDDLEWARE INNOVATION:
ORACLE WEBCENTER

Choice Hotels and their partner Thought-Matrix
  • Supporting $6B worth of Reservation Activity to 6000+ franchisees.  Over 6M website visits annually. Over 27M page views annually. 6 languages supported
  • Consolidated four different CMS platforms with WebCenter Sites and created a Content Center of Excellence. Local Teams around the world can now easily manage their content
  • Standardized on a platform thus reducing their Total Cost of Ownership and decreasing Time to Market


Statoil Fuel & Retail and their partner L&T InfoTech
  • Integrated a single end-to-end solution catering to customers across 8 different countries and languages and multiple profiles (with DB driven translations) to offer fuel and lubricants
  • Solution utilizing the best in class products: WebCenter Portal, WebCenter Content, IDM, SOA, JDE and CRM On-Demand to deliver a fast, secure, robust and scalable solution
  • Consolidated more than 10 existing SAP portals into a common personalized portal for Partners, Station Managers and Support Staff exposing JDE Enterprise One portlets for quick JDE access and integrated enterprise portal


ORACLE FUSION MIDDLEWARE INNOVATION:
ORACLE EXALOGIC ELASTIC CLOUD

University of Melbourne
  • Business transformation including platform refresh and new data center rollout
  • High performance Oracle Exalogic & Exadata platform provides an integrated infrastructure – Currently runs E-Business Suite, Student Portal, Integration & Identity Management
  • The Oracle Exalogic & Exadata solution has enabled 3 Million+ logins in 3 months, 5 seconds maximum response time for all transactions in Student Portal, 20% savings by reusing data services when building new applications


NTT Communications Corporation
  • Ranked No.1 in telecom industry in the Fortune Global 500 and going through business transformation from landline to mobile
  • Improved user experience, capacity, operational workload and provides competitive services and sales tools to support proactive sales activities
  • Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata solution achieved performance requirement of 84M transactions per minute for real time traffic monitoring without packet loss

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There were also 8 Partners recognized across Fusion Middleware as part of these winning nominations and so many others who worked hard to submit nominations that weren’t winning awards this year but certainly deserved one.

Congratulations to these Innovative Oracle Partners!

Oracle Excellence Awards Fusion Middleware Innovation Partners


Sunday Sep 22, 2013

Technology/Links to Have in Hand for Oracle OpenWorld

A set of quick links to make your Oracle OpenWorld experience a pleasant one:

  1. Download and install the free Oracle OpenWorld Mobile App to get all the latest news and information, a complete day-by-day agenda and schedule of activities, as well as lists of Oracle staff, expert speakers, partners, sponsors, and exhibitors.
  2. Check out this cool infographic on how you can stay connected (and social) during Oracle OpenWorld
  3. Navigate the Exhibition Halls and walk through Oracle OpenWorld Pavilions featuring technologies including Cloud Solutions, Mobile Enterprise, and more. Oracle Fusion Middleware demos are located in Moscone South (floor map).
  4. Don't forget to mix some fun and learning at Oracle OpenWorld Experiences while connecting with your peers.
  5. Stop by the Oracle Support Stars Bar to talk with support experts. Open daily, you can find it at Moscone West, Lobby Level 2
  6. The Oracle Excellence Awards Ceremony for Fusion Middleware Innovation will be a grand one attended by Oracle senior executives, customer award winners and our ecosystem. best of all, it is open to all Oracle OpenWorld attendees or Discover Pass holders. More information is available here.
  7. The sum total of all this information along with information on keynotes, events, customer showcases and more can always be found on Oracle OpenWorld site
  8. Build your Schedule Builder in advance. Given the scale of the conference, this will help you in on-site navigation and schedule management.
  9. You may want to have the links to the Focus On documents for topics of your interest handy. Here are a few that may be of use to you:
  10. For all things Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle AppAdvantage, do keep tracking our blog, Twitter and Facebook channels.

Hope you have a great conference!

Thursday Sep 19, 2013

Inside the OOW Session: Redefine Human Capital Management…with the Right Business Innovation Platform?

Author: Rimi Bewtra, Senior Director, Oracle

Enterprises of all sizes are recognizing that Human Capital Management needs to align organization’s people strategy as well as their company’s overall values and goals.  Ensuring that the full employee lifecycle of each of employee (from hire to retire) is aligned with the strategic goals of the business is a critical challenge – but this is exactly where right technology investments can help. Oracle Applications together with Oracle Fusion Middleware is helping businesses increase productivity and growth by developing and engaging employees and effectively managing their performance.

In this session I have invited one of Oracle Fusion Middleware’s most demanding customers – Peoplesoft! No kidding … for Oracle Fusion Middleware our most demanding customers sit in the buildings across from my office … they are the development and strategy teams for Oracle Applications. My colleague and customer, Peoplesoft Product Strategy Director, David Bain will join me to discuss key areas where Peoplesoft has been able to embrace Oracle Fusion Middleware to enhance and extend its capabilities.

Session: Oracle AppAdvantage: Orchestrate HCM Processes and Drive HR Efficiencies [CON9343]
Date:
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Moscone West - 2014


David and I will have an open dialog and discuss the benefits and challenges, demonstrate key capabilities, and showcase successes across Mobility, Security, Integration and much more ….

For more details on this and other sessions that explore how Fusion Middleware can enhance and extend the value of Oracle Applications download the Focus On Oracle AppAdvantage document.

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Time to Transform or Hit CTRL ALT + DELETE ?

Author: Rimi Bewtra, Senior Director, Oracle

Whether you are glancing at the Oracle Open World agenda or any publication, every headline seems to be about Mobile, Cloud, Social, Big Data, Fast Data. ... BUT, you’ve made investments in Oracle’s Enterprise Applications. Does this mean it’s time to hit <CTRL> <ALT> + <DELETE> or <command> Q (for us Apple users) to START OVER?

In this General Session, Oracle Group Vice President, Amit Zavery, provides you with real answers to your questions and discusses how you can maximize the value of your current investments. He will introduce Oracle AppAdvantage, a new program that enhances the business value for Oracle Applications customers —that have invested in Oracle E-Business Suite; Oracle’s PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel and or Oracle Fusion Applications product families. Join us to learn more:

Session: General Session: Transform the Enterprise—Optimize Applications Investment with Middleware [GEN9301]
Data:
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Moscone West – 2002/2004

You will hear directly from a few of our customers, including:

  • Pella, a recognized leader as a windows and doors manufacturer,
  • McAfee, Inc. a leading provider of complete virus protection and Internet security solutions, and
  • World Fuel Services, a global leader in fuel supply.

You will also get a first-hand look at how Oracle Fusion Middleware is helping organizations enhance and extend the value of Oracle Applications in key areas such as enterprise mobility, on-premise to Cloud integration and much more.

For more details on this and other sessions that explore how Fusion Middleware can enhance and extend the value of Oracle Applications download the Focus On Oracle AppAdvantage document.

Monday Sep 09, 2013

Breaking News: Thomas Kurian to Keynote the Oracle Fusion Middleware General Session

Author: Rimi Bewtra, Senior Director, Oracle

Oracle Executive Vice President, Thomas Kurian, to Keynote the Oracle Fusion Middleware General Session [GEN9600]

                                                                                                                                                   Session: GEN9600  General Session: Accelerate Business Innovation with Oracle Fusion Middleware
Date: Monday, Sept 23, 2013
Time: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Location: Moscone North – Hall D


Oracle Fusion Middleware is the leading business innovation platform for the enterprise and the cloud. Innovative businesses today are utilizing new platform technologies to transform their enterprise—embracing social networking, mobile, cloud, big data, and fast data technologies. The convergence of these technologies opens the door for business innovation—changing how customers interact, employees collaborate, and IT and business work together to define their enterprise technology strategies that accelerate business innovation. This general session reveals Oracle’s latest innovations across the next-generation Oracle Fusion Middleware platform and illustrates how customers are achieving their business innovation goals with Oracle Fusion Middleware.

For more details on this and other primary Fusion Middleware sessions, download the Focus on Best of Fusion Middleware document.


Monday Aug 19, 2013

Oracle Fusion Middleware Newsletter - August Edition

The August Edition of the Oracle Fusion Middleware newsletter is now available. This month's feature includes:

  • Oracle AppAdvantage Builds Pathways to Business Transformation
  • Oracle Cloud Application Foundation 12c Helps Customers Deliver Next-Generation Applications on a Mission-Critical Cloud Platform
  • Developer's Corner: ADF Mobile Tutorial, Oracle JDeveloper 12c and Oracle ADF 12c, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c and WebLogic Devcast Series

You will also find links to webcasts, podcasts, customer spotlights and more. Click here to access the latest newsletter.

Wednesday Jun 05, 2013

A Look Back - Embracing the New Social, Mobile, Cloud Imperative


Earlier this year, we launched one of the biggest social media programs in the company’s history. Titled “The New Business Imperative: Social, Mobile, Cloud”, the campaign showcased, week after week, how the new technology trends – social, mobile and cloud are transforming the way we do business today and discussed how Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies enable adoption of social, mobile and cloud by businesses. The series featured short screencasts, customer videos, informational materials on how Oracle Fusion Middleware offers the foundational platform for organizations looking to embrace these new trends to improve customer engagement, boost productivity, bring agility and improve the company’s bottom-line. If you missed a portion of this or would like to revisit, we suggest you bookmark this link.

We greatly appreciate your interest and feedback in this program. As the 5-month long program draws to an end, we wanted to recap the essence of this program by featuring an introductory screencast from Howard Beader, Senior Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware. 

And, download the whitepaper “The Enterprise Imperatives: Social, Mobile, Cloud” to learn how organizations today are embracing these new technology trends using Oracle Fusion Middleware.

To remind you, this is just a look back, not a goodbye. There is still more to come from this program so do stay tuned. As always, we look forward to hearing from you.

Monday Jun 03, 2013

Oracle Fusion Newsletter - June Edition

The June Edition of the Oracle Fusion Middleware newsletter is now available. We have some exciting content in this bi-monthly newsletter, covering a range of topics including: Java Platform, Cloud Application Foundation and Mobile. Wondering what's new in Oracle Fusion Middleware? Read all about it in the latest issue available here.

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