Wednesday Oct 08, 2014

News from OpenWorld: Oracle Announces New Innovations in Middleware

Whether or not you were actually at Oracle OpenWorld, I am sure you were tuned into the going-ons. One of the most successful OpenWorld conferences for middleware, this year we had a lot of new product announcements, showcases, customer stories and executive perspectives to share.

As you may know, Executive Vice President unveiled Oracle Fusion Middleware as the cloud platform for digital business in his Monday keynote. Thomas announced the latest innovations across Oracle's middleware portfolio and announced 6 cloud service offerings from middleware at his keynote. Highlights included  major updates across the entire Oracle Fusion Middleware stack, including new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and on-premises cloud offerings as well as mobile, security, content management, and data management and integration capabilities.

In case you missed it, here's the press release covering the announcements at Thomas Kurian's middleware keynote. Do expect to hear more from us on this over the coming days.

Thursday Oct 02, 2014

And The Winners Are....

On Tuesday we announced the winners of 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation in a special, Oscars-like Awards Ceremony at the beautiful Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Siddhartha Agarwal, VP of Product Management and Strategy at Oracle, hosted this special event and really entertained the large crowd with jokes after jokes, and interesting stories from several winners.

After a brief description of Oracle Fusion Middleware product family, its focus on excelling as "The Cloud Platform for Digital Business", and the history of the awards, he started announcing the winners of the 9 product categories.

And the winners for product categories are:

  • Oracle Development Tools and Framework: Dallas Airmotive, and Echo Entertainment Group
  • Business Process Management: State Revenue Office of Victoria, and Vertafore
  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: Grupo Fármacos Especializados and 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture: Benesse Corporation, Inc., and Securitas Direct
  • Oracle Cloud Application Foundation: Verizon Communications, and TUI Travel PLC
  • Oracle Identity Management: Safeway Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Oracle Data Integration: NET Serviços de Comunicação S.A. and Griffith University
  • Big Data and Business Analytics: B/E Aerospace, Inc. and Xtime Inc.
  • Oracle WebCenter: McAfee, Inc., and Banque du Liban

After we learned about each of these winner's impressive projects, Siddhartha talked about the key trends in the enterprise computing world and how it affects the key solutions we see our middleware customers implement. He discussed the big trends including cloud adoption, increased mobility and the need to modernize/extend legacy application. With that background info Siddhartha shared the surprise of the night: Starting this year, Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation added 3 new solution categories: Enterprise Mobility, Cloud, and Oracle AppAdvantage

And the winners of this year's 3 solution categories are:

  • Enterprise Mobility: National Pharmacies
  • Oracle AppAdvantage: Ricoh Americas Corp
  • Cloud: Eaton Corporation, and Bundesagentur für Arbeit

 Before closing the Awards Ceremony, Siddhartha thanked everyone, who contributed to the 2014 FMW Innovation Awards. A special thank you went to the partners that submitted more than 50% of ALL nominations this year.

Of course, this Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards program would not reach this success without the customers that implement cutting-edge technologies,  ground breaking solutions, and take the time to submit their nominations for this award...

Congratulations to all winners and their partners for achieving great results with Oracle Fusion Middleware, and thank you for your commitment to innovation! 

Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

Daily Gazette: Tuesday @ OpenWorld

Hope you did make it to yesterday’s Thomas Kurian’s Fusion Middleware keynote where he unveiled Oracle Fusion Middleware as the Cloud Platform for Digital Business with the launch of 6 new cloud services supported by Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Following up on Thomas’s keynote, here’s the don’t miss sessions for today:

Keynote: Cloud Services for the Modern Enterprise - presented by Executive Vice President, Thomas Kurian
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Moscone North Hall D

GEN8238: Enable Applications for the Cloud, Mobile and Beyond
Tuesday, September 30, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Moscone West 3018

Be sure to mark the session in your schedule builder today.

And here are some other sessions that we’d recommend if your interest is in using middleware to enhance and extend the capabilities of your applications.

Jazz Up Your Oracle SaaS with the #1 PaaS
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Moscone West 3004/3006

Bridging Mobile and Desktop: Enabling Multichannel Access to Oracle Applications (featuring customers JDSU and Agilent Technologies)
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Moscone West 3018

Oracle WebLogic Server Management and Operations in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m., Moscone West 3018

Zero Downtime for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Exalogic (featuring customers Amway, GE Power and Water and the Sherwin Williams Company)
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Moscone South, 270

Here is a listing of our popular Hands-On-Lab sessions:

Build Mobile Apps for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Mobile Platform
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Hotel Nikko - Nikko Ballroom II

Internet of Things with Oracle Fusion Middleware
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Hotel Nikko - Nikko Ballroom II

And don’t miss our red-carpet event showcasing award winners in all Fusion Middleware categories:

Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year’s Most Impressive Innovators

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., YBCA Theater

And don’t forget to engage with us @OracleMiddle using #AppAdvantage, #FMW.

Monday Sep 29, 2014

Monday @ OpenWorld: Technology Sessions for Application Customers

And it has begun! OpenWorld has painted San Francisco red. If you missed the Sunday keynote and highlights you can catch them all here.

And here’s what we have in store for you today:

Start your morning off with Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. Catch the live keynote in Moscone North, Hall D at 8:30 a.m. as he discusses “The Business Value of Cloud”.

Executive Vice President, Thomas Kurian will unveil the Cloud Platform for Digital Business at his general session in the afternoon.

GEN8589: Oracle Fusion Middleware - The Cloud Platform for Digital Business
Monday, September 29, 1:15 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Salon 7/8/9

And immerse yourself in sessions that discuss technology for applications:

Simplify SaaS and On-Premises Integration by Using Oracle Fusion Middleware

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Moscone West 3018

Using Oracle Fusion Middleware to Create Fast, Scalable Applications
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Moscone South 306

From the Horse’s Mouth: The Present and Future of Oracle PaaS and IaaS
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Moscone South 306

Mobilize Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Mobile Platform
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Moscone West 3018

Securing Oracle Applications and the Extended Enterprise with Identity Management
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Moscone West 3018

For a comprehensive listing, keep Focus on Oracle AppAdvantage for Oracle Applications handy. And keep your tweets on. Use #AppAdvantage and engage with us @OracleMiddle

Friday Sep 26, 2014

Thomas Kurian to Unveil The Cloud Platform for Digital Business

Author: Juliana Button, Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware

Want to know the inside scoop on Oracle’s middleware strategy? Don’t miss this great session with Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development, his key Product Management leads, and special guest, Steve Holland, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, 7-Eleven, as they walk you through this jam-packed session where Thomas will unveil Oracle Fusion Middleware as The Cloud Platform for Digital Business. You will hear the Oracle Fusion Middleware Strategy and see the new Middleware Cloud Services in action.

GEN8589: Oracle Fusion Middleware - The Cloud Platform for Digital Business
Monday, September 29, 1:15 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Salon 7/8/9

Steve Holland, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, 7-Eleven, will join Thomas on stage to discuss the “Digital Guest Experience” they have implemented on Oracle’s Platform-as-a-Service.

Come and hear about the Oracle Mobile Platform strategy and learn how Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) supports rapid development across multiple devices; Mobile Security Suite provides mobile security for BYOD and COPE, shared devices, bringing together identity and access management; and Mobile Cloud Service simplifies access to enterprise mobile services in the cloud.

You will get a sneak preview of the Mobile Application Framework and Mobile Cloud Service as Suhas Uliyar, Vice President Product Management, demonstrates building a mobile demo that runs across multiple devices, and containerizes the mobile app using Mobile Security Suite.

Oracle’s Identity and Access Management Strategy provides a unified solution for managing, authenticating, and auditing user access across enterprise, cloud, and mobile applications; Encrypts mobile application data and protects mobile APIs for apps running on both personal and corporate-owned devices. 

Thomas will explain how you can simplify integration of on-premise systems with bespoke and packaged cloud applications through the new Integration Cloud Service (iPaaS) and support multi-channel delivery of applications and services across Mobile, Web, B2B, and Cloud through new API Management functionality, and REST, JSON and SaaS Adapters.

Vikas Anand, Senior Director, Product Management will show you how easy it is to connect E-Business Suite to Oracle Service Cloud using the new Integration Cloud Service.

Oracle’s comprehensive BPM Platform delivers business driven process design, mobile applications, and advanced analytics. The new Process Cloud Service supports process innovation and optimization through process monitoring and analytics, process automation capabilities including workflow, events and rules and mobile forms and workspace.

Oracle delivers a unified Data Integration platform across all enterprise systems to provide high-speed data movement across relational databases, operational systems, warehouses, and Hadoop clusters. You can integrate Data Quality with business applications to ensure clean data in operational systems and provide data governance and comprehensive metadata management for trusted business data. Oracle announces Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management that covers the full breadth of metadata management and data governance needs in an organization - data lifecycle management, harvest and integrate 3rd party metadata, data governance, stewardship and standardization.

Oracle’s Content and Collaboration strategy enables collaboration in the context of business applications and integrates content management, collaboration, and process management into an agility platform for departments. The Documents Cloud Service (available under Controlled Availability) provides document sharing securely across devices and with others using secure workspaces. Oracle Social Network provides an enterprise social platform to facilitate collaboration within and across organizations.

You can check out Oracle Social Network and the new Documents Cloud Service in the demonstration by Gangadhar Konduri, Vice President Product Management. You will also see how easy it is to go online and buy a subscription to Documents Cloud Service.

Thomas will highlight Oracle’s highly differentiated public and private cloud IaaS and PaaS - a complete, integrated, best-in-class and standards-based platform-as-a-service to lower integration costs, provide self-service capabilities to drive productivity and uniquely deliver seamless workload portability between on-premise and cloud using standard DevOps and management tools.

Mike Lehmann, Vice President, Product Management, will show us how easy it is to deploy a standard Java application to the Java Cloud Service from JDeveloper and then discuss how easy it is to move this application from the Oracle Public Cloud into an on-premise private cloud.

If you want the lowdown on Oracle’s Middleware Strategy, this is one session not to be missed!

Thursday Sep 25, 2014

Bringing Applications and Middleware Together

Just 2 more days to go for Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Are you ready? As you prepare your bags, make sure to have your schedule builder filled out too.

If you are dealing with applications and looking to renovate, modernize or  build extensions these are some of the sessions we recommend:

GEN8589: Oracle Fusion Middleware - Cloud Platform for Digital Business
Monday, September 29, 1:15 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Salon 7/8/9

Oracle Executive Vice President, Thomas Kurian will present the Oracle Fusion Middleware keynote discussing the current industry trends and Oracle’s product enhancements and capabilities to address current and future needs of its customers. Don’t miss the executive live on the big stage next week. Catch the latest product advancements and hear directly from customer executives to learn why Oracle Fusion Middleware continues to be a leader in middleware.

GEN8238: Enable Applications for the Cloud, Mobile and Beyond
Tuesday, September 30, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Moscone West 3018

Group Vice President, Amit Zavery discusses a roadmap to get more from your existing investment in applications. IT Leaders from Ricoh Americas and Sherwin Williams will share their IT modernization and business transformation success stories, from business imperatives to implementation strategies and solutions to success metrics.

And don’t miss the opportunity to hear from our customers, partners and experts to learn how you can leverage middleware technologies to extend and enhance your existing Oracle and other enterprise applications. Here is just a sample listing of what’s in store for you.


Customer/Partner Participation

Monday, September 29, 2014

General Session: The Cloud Platform for Digital Business—Presented by Thomas Kurian

Simplify SaaS and On-Premises Integration by Using Oracle Fusion Middleware

Ricoh Americas Corporation

Mobilize Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Mobile Platform

Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Securing Oracle Applications and the Extended Enterprise with Identity Management

Sony Computer Entertainment America

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

General Session: Enable Apps for the Cloud, Mobile, and Beyond

Ricoh Americas Corporation, The Sherwin Williams Company

Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year’s Most Impressive Innovators

Multiple Customers

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Deliver Business Innovation while Reducing Upgrades’ Risk

El Paso County, Colorado, Certus Solution Consulting Services Ltd

Automate Financial Processes for PeopleSoft and Oracle E-Business Suite

LendLease Corporation, National Academy of Sciences, National Express Corporation

Industrial Innovation with the Internet of Things: JD Edwards and Oracle Fusion Middleware

Superior Industries

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Achieving Zero Downtime During Oracle Applications Upgrades and System Migrations

Pythian Group, Symantec

Breaking Down Government Silos

Chicago Parks District, SofBang

For a complete listing of sessions, product demos, hands-on-labs sessions and more be sure to take a look at Focus on AppAdvantage for Oracle Applications today.

See you at Oracle OpenWorld next week?And we will keep the #AppAdvantage at #OOW14 conversation going on twitter @OracleMiddle and on this blog so stay tuned.

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Jump Start Your Digital Strategy at Oracle OpenWorld

GEN8238: Enable Applications for the Cloud, Mobile and Beyond
Tuesday, September 30, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Moscone West 3018

Mark the session in your schedule builder today.

At Oracle OpenWorld next week, Oracle Group Vice President will be discussing how to get your applications infrastructure ready to tackle digital disruption. Digital is all the buzz this year and our customer organizations are building digital strategies. Here, we bring to you a recent interview with Oracle's Group Vice President, Amit Zavery to provide additional context to his AppAdvantage Keynote session at Oracle OpenWorld.

As published in September edition of Oracle Fusion Middleware newsletter. Subscribe today.

Twenty five percent of businesses will lose competitive ranking by 2017 as a result of digital business incompetence. Digital disruption has changed customer expectations of business-to-business and business-to-consumer enterprises. Organizations are using the cloud and mobile and social technologies to drive innovation and outsell their competition.

Oracle Fusion Middleware newsletter sat down with Amit Zavery, group vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware, to get details on how digital business is influencing Oracle's middleware portfolio and learn about customers' key business drivers for adapting to digital business.

Q: In the wake of the digital revolution, what are some of the strategic goals for Oracle Fusion Middleware?
A: The customers we've talked to are going through the process of modernizing their infrastructure to get the most out of cloud computing and mobile initiatives, so we have invested heavily and added a lot of functionality around cloud computing, mobile technology, and engineered systems, particularly around big data and fast data, the Internet of Things, Oracle AppAdvantage for Oracle Applications customers, and digital business.

With this in mind, our most recent product releases in Oracle Fusion Middleware have been architected to help our customers modernize their IT architectures—not only to allow them to build, extend, and deploy mobile applications more quickly, but also to enable them to more easily deliver information across different digital channels.

Q: What are the top three areas of focus for Oracle Fusion Middleware when it comes to mobile innovation?
A: Mobile technology continues to be top-of-mind for consumers and enterprises, and middleware is a big part of a successful mobility implementation. Our customers are deep into building and deploying mobile applications. The big goal here is to simplify enterprise mobility and enable our customers to build, integrate, secure, and deploy mobile applications across multiple operating systems and form factors without having to update each application whenever something changes on the mobile side. In a recent global survey published by CIO Strategic Marketing Services and Triangle Publishing Services, IT leaders cited that more than 70 percent of their time is spent on integration, security, quality assurance testing, and design work.

In an ongoing effort to simplify enterprise mobility, Oracle Mobile Suite has brought together Oracle's mobile application framework and integration capabilities into one packaged solution. Many vendors offer siloed products or different technologies for mobile versus cloud versus the on-premises systems that customers then have to tie together themselves. Oracle provides end-to-end development, deployment, and security for mobile applications that leverage the same industry-leading business innovation platform—Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Oracle is continuing to deepen its mobile offerings. For example, last year it acquired mobile containerization technology through the Bitzer Mobile acquisition, which is now integrated and offered as part of Oracle Mobile Security Suite. Today, Oracle's mobile security solution contains core components that support mobile application management, access management, and security.

Q: Cloud computing is also huge for many companies. Can you tell us about Oracle's vision to help CIOs with integration and platform optimization?
A: The big challenge we are seeing here is how to integrate cloud-based applications with on-premises applications. The integration functionality that Oracle SOA Suite 12c offers helps integrate applications, business processes, and information flow across on-premises and cloud services, whether it's Oracle applications and services, third-party cloud services, or third-party applications. As an aside, it is the same integration infrastructure you will leverage for mobile too.

Additionally, our middleware is available itself as a platform as a service, either as a public or private cloud. You can even run both—and you don't have to rewrite a single line of code. Oracle is the only company that can provide such transportability and flexibility between public and private cloud deployments.

Oracle's cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings help enterprise IT and independent software vendor developers rapidly build and deploy rich applications or extend Oracle Cloud software-as-a-service apps using an enterprise-grade cloud platform based on the industry's #1 database and application server.

Q: Another aspect of the cloud lies in companies' ability to leverage middleware components as a hosted service. What can you tell us about new middleware-as-a-service capabilities from Oracle?
A: What we hear is all about the need for speed—companies really want to get their applications out quickly. PaaS offerings such as Oracle Java Cloud Service let you spin up an instance in less than five minutes, while full-blown application-server-as-a-service offerings extend that with full administration and control. Expect to hear more from Oracle on cloud services over the next few months and at Oracle OpenWorld.

Want to learn more about the role of Oracle Fusion Middleware in enabling digital business? Register today for Oracle OpenWorld, taking place in San Francisco, California from September 28 to October 2, 2014. Read the Focus On documents to get full details about Oracle Fusion Middleware keynotes, sessions, demos, and more.

Looking for more information about Oracle product strategy? Be sure to check out the Oracle Day global event series coming to a city near you.

This content is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

Tuesday Sep 23, 2014

Oracle Fusion Middleware at OpenWorld: Don't Miss Sessions, Demos and More

Original content from the September edition of Oracle Fusion Middleware Newsletter

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is just around the corner, and that means you can look forward to some exciting announcements and innovations from the Oracle Fusion Middleware team. Just to start with, there are myriad sessions covering the entire range of Oracle Fusion Middleware products—from keynotes to panels to customer presentations. In addition, Oracle Fusion Middleware sessions feature in cross-product tracks on topics such as cloud computing, mobile technology, and Oracle AppAdvantage for Oracle Applications. This year you hear directly from Oracle customers about their achievements and innovations leveraging Oracle Fusion Middleware technology. Here's a sampling of some don't-miss events.

Oracle Executive Vice President Thomas Kurian talks about the modern cloud.Oracle Executive Vice President Thomas Kurian delivers the Oracle Fusion Middleware keynote, "A Modern Business Demands a Modern Cloud Platform—Oracle Fusion Middleware." Find out how companies are reinventing their business for the digital economy by modernizing their IT platforms to support mobile applications, integrate existing applications, redesign business processes for greater agility, collaborate with rich media and social tools, and effectively use big data.

Enabling apps for the digital economy. Oracle Group Vice President of Oracle Fusion Middleware Product Management Amit Zavery talks about when and how to use Oracle AppAdvantage to extend Oracle Applications to leverage innovative technologies such as the cloud, mobile computing, and social media—all through Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Time for you to rethink mobile? A full 7 in 10 of today's enterprises are struggling to keep up with mobility-related issues, from application development to integration, security, and deployment. Don't miss this mobile general session titled "Time for You to Rethink Mobile? Oracle Mobile Strategy and Roadmap," to find out how Oracle is continuing to simplify enterprise mobility, enabling organizations to rethink mobile—beyond establishing a mobile-first strategy.

Is the cloud working for you? Although cloud computing adoption is at an all-time high, the technology can also introduce significant enterprise IT headaches. Business units sign up for a software-as-a-service applications with a swipe of a credit card, leaving IT to deal with tools sprawl, code rewrites, accidental architectures, security compromises, and line-of-business complaints about a siloed experience and lack of insights. Find out how to use Oracle's cloud services to deliver on the cloud's promise without compromise.

The Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation. This annual award ceremony honors organizations from around the globe that achieve significant business value using Oracle Fusion Middleware products. Attend the prestigious ceremony and network with award-winners, innovative leaders, and Oracle executives.

Find out more about Oracle Fusion Middleware at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Read the Focus On Best of Middleware @OpenWorld and Focus On Oracle AppAdvantage for Oracle Applications documents for up-to-date information on relevant activities and sessions.

Friday Sep 19, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld: Fusion Middleware Customer Highlights

By: Juliana Button, Director, Oracle with contributions from Erik Zedelmayer, Tanu Sood and Moazzam Chaudry

As one of the biggest IT conferences on the global conference circuit OpenWorld is a great place to hear from global peers, across different industries. Check out these great Customer Panel Sessions at OpenWorld for a first-hand look at how these customers are using Fusion Middleware to transform and automate parts of their business and deliver compelling business results.

Customer Panel Session: Customer Use Cases with Oracle Fusion Middleware [CON8289]

Tuesday, Sept 30, 12:00-12:45, Moscone South 304

Attend this session to hear how several customers are using Fusion Middleware to achieve digital transformation and deliver exciting innovations to their organizations by leveraging middleware to deliver mobile and service integration capabilities.

National Pharmacies is implementing 'My Health My Rules' member portal, that has leveraged a mobile application as its primary engaging channel. Having a mobile channel that is architected to leverage and compliment consumer engagement in a world of multiple channels, including: online, in store, mobile, social, tv/radio, all aim to improve the customer experience for National Pharmacies members.

Ricoh implemented an integration services layer to deliver key new digital business channels – and online portal for dealers and sales people, a mobile portal ‘MyRicoh’ for customers and dealers, and a social collaboration network for the employees.

Faced with aging infrastructure Asiana Airlines constructed a consolidated passenger information infrastructure for reservations, ticketing and boarding, gradually consolidating all passenger data and allowing Asiana Airlines to analyze passenger information based on this to improve their customer service.

Exalogic and Exadata provides an optimized, scalable infrastructure and SOA Suite and Coherence provides integration between Amadeus and Asiana's internal systems

CON7529: Customer Panel: Automate Financial Processes for PeopleSoft and Oracle E-Business Suite

Wednesday, Oct 1, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM,
Moscone West - 3018

Don’t miss this panel session featuring IT executives from Lend Lease, Australia, National Academy of Sciences, US and National Express Corporation, US, discussing the business imperatives, experiences, success metrics and best practices for automating financial processes like invoice processing and accounts payables in Oracle Applications including E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft. Compare and contrast their implementation strategies, the business discussions preceding the deployment, the role of IT vs. line of business (LoB) and figure out the nuances of leveraging technology to extend and automate processes for and across Oracle E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft.

Learn firsthand how to architect an implementation strategy integrating intelligent document capture and enhanced imaging tools provided by Oracle WebCenter and the orchestration capabilities provided by Oracle Business Process Management (BPM) Suite and Oracle SOA Suite.

[CON7918] Exalogic Customer panel: Customer Innovations on Oracle Engineered Systems

Wednesday, Oct 1, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Moscone South - 304

This interactive customer panel session features three customers discussing the business drivers for their adoption of Oracle Exalogic (in physical and virtual environments), their progress so far, and anticipated benefits. You will learn about

  • The most common use cases for Oracle Exalogic, based on actual completed deals
  • Frequently encountered business problems that lead to Oracle Exalogic opportunities
  • Real-life Oracle Exalogic objection handling
  • What has worked for other customers
  • Sales cycle progression from prospect to closed business

Hear from 7-Eleven who would talk about their Digital Guest Experience solution includes implementation of real-time Enterprise Services Layer (“ESL”), CRM, Loyalty and Voice of the Customer programs producing valuable guest insights. This enables cross channel and cross brand commerce via mobile and connected networks creating a digital marketing network. Solution includes Enterprise Manager managing the Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata.

Ross Stores would share their challenges around business agility in bringing up new platforms and systems that they solve by deploying a large stack of Oracle middleware and applications on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata.

Lastly Sherwin Williams solution using Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalytics and Fusion Middleware to run a large private Cloud for business applications including applications based on Fusion Middleware technologies to provide optimized performance, stability and scalability.

Thursday Sep 18, 2014

Inside the OOW Session CON7646: Simpilify SaaS-On-Premises Integration

By: Srikant Subramaniam, Director, Product Management, Oracle

CON7646: Simplify SaaS and On-Premises Integration by Using Oracle Fusion Middleware

Monday, Sep 29, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM - Moscone West – 3018

Integration involves the exchange of information between systems to achieve a specific business objective such as synchronization of customer account data for fulfilling orders. The location of an application and its data, whether in the data center or under the auspices of a cloud provider, does not change this basic business need.

With the increasing popularity of Software as a Service (SaaS), many organizations are having to deal with newer cloud-based applications, in addition to their existing on-premise systems. Without proper planning, integrating these two sets of applications can often end up with an “accidental cloud architecture” characterized by point-to-point connections from the on-premise systems to their cloud counterparts, completely bypassing any well-established integration architecture principles. These custom interfaces result in brittle connections that are difficult to upgrade when endpoints change.

Attend this session to see how Oracle Fusion Middleware provides a single set of integration tools to handle all of these integration scenarios, with direct and interchangeable connections to cloud and on-premise systems. Learn how the new Cloud Adapters in SOA Suite 12c simplify the task of developing and managing connectivity and enable you to focus on building the business logic for the integration processes.

In addition, see how all these concepts come together via an actual customer example -- where we will discuss how Ricoh Americas used Oracle SOA Suite as the framework for their SaaS and on-premise integration to minimize complexity and bring new efficiencies to their business.

For more information on other Oracle AppAdvantage sessions at Open World 2014, refer to Focus on AppAdvantage.

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

Inside the OOW Session CON8645: Industrial Innovation with the Internet of Things: JD Edwards and Oracle Fusion Middleware

By Harish Doddala, Senior Product Manager, Oracle

It is estimated that the Internet of Things (IoT), excluding PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020 representing an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009*. IoT product and services are estimated to generate incremental revenues exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services, in 2020. Advances enabled by the Internet of Things will drive interesting innovations, enable new revenue streams, improve operational efficiencies, and increase organizational flexibility and time to market.

However, the problem with traditional systems to enable such advancements is that they are largely proprietary and inflexible. They require specialized hardware, expensive network connectivity, and high system integration expenditure to build the machine information into an enterprise business process. They also lack the security, system management, and analytics capability that organizations require.

  1. Real-time Analysis: Device data streams will need to be analyzed in real-time to derive insights
  2. Integration: The device data will need to be integrated with enterprise applications for billing, revenue management
  3. Monitoring: It is also essential to provide a UI/UX for IoT to monitor incoming device streams and also send command signals back to the devices and actuators.
  4. Security: Managing identities of users, devices and applications is also a key component of IoT

This session focuses on how Oracle Fusion Middleware along with Oracle JD Edwards applications can provide a working Internet of Things platform which will revolutionize the industrial world. The session will introduce you to the Internet of Things architecture and illustrate how you can implement this exciting technology today to further enhance your organization’s business process. The session also includes a live demonstration of an IoT scenario with Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle JD Edwards. You will also hear from a customer on an actual use-case.

Session details are as follows –

Industrial Innovation with the Internet of Things: JD Edwards and Oracle Fusion Middleware

Date: Wednesday, Oct 1,

Time: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Location: Moscone West – 3018

Speakers: Gurbinder Bali - Director, Oracle | Gary Grieshaber - Senior Director, Product Strategy, Oracle | Ed Zou - VP, Product Management, Fusion Middleware, Oracle

Abstract: New ecosystems of connected machines have the potential to increase efficiency, minimize waste, and help the people operating them make smarter decisions. Customers benefit from accurate location-based inventory management, real-time condition-based maintenance, or improved quality management. This session discusses how Oracle’s JD Edwards product family can drive manufacturing innovation and efficiency with the Internet of Things. It covers the reference architecture and adoption patterns and demonstrates an Internet of Things scenario with JD Edwards and Oracle Fusion Middleware. Don’t miss this session if you are a JD Edwards customer.

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Sep Edition Covers OOW, Middleware Strategy, BPM Launch and more

The September edition of Oracle Fusion Middleware Newsletter is out. Top stories in this edition include: Don't miss sessions at Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) 2014, coverage of the recent Oracle BPM Suite 12c launch and the key new features and an in-depth interview with Oracle Group Vice President, Amit Zavery as he answers questions about industry trends and Oracle's strategy to support and build digital businesses.

The newsletter is your one stop shop for information on recently published resources, latest industry buzz, Oracle news and upcoming events and activities. So, we highly recommend you subscribe to the newsletter today. Find out What's hot at the upcoming OOW conference, get more information on the BPM 12c launch and get ahead with your digital business strategy by staying abreast of all the happenings with Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Get your free September edition today, compliments of Oracle.

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

Oracle Identity Management: Customers Partners & OpenWorld 2014

Blog by: Eric Renaud, Senior Product Manager, Oracle

Join Oracle, our partners and customers at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 as we relate experiences with and demonstrate how Oracle's Identity Management solutions increase security and allow companies to homogenize and defragment identity information and services, which can result in faster deployment times, faster upgrades, and lower cost of ownership by providing consistent access controls and an optimized user experience across the extended enterprise. To help organizations offer more digital services, Oracle Identity Management provides the foundation to connect to the internet value chain and economies of scale to manage users across all channels of interaction including cloud, mobile, and social.

Listen in customer led sessions and hear about real world implementations of Oracle Identity Management solutions across multiple markets in these and more sessions with Oracle partners and customers.



Ready for the Digital Economy? Oracle’s Vision of How Identity Helps

Intuit, Safeway

Identity as a Service: 
Extend Enterprise Controls and Identity to the Cloud


Securing the New Perimeter: Strategies for Mobile Application Security


Customer Success Stories: 
How to Eliminate the Blind Spots in Enterprise Risk

Qualcomm, UL, Jeffries

Identity Governance Across the Extended Enterprise

Visa, SPAR, Dewpoint Inc.

The Age of Megavolume: 
Oracle’s Next-Generation Directory and Future Strategy

Qualcomm, City of Los Angeles

There and Back Again: Journey to a Successful Deployment

Deloitte & Touche LLP, Aptec LLC

Securing Oracle Applications and the Extended Enterprise with IdM

Simeio Solutions, Sony Computer Entertainment Amercia

Learn from the expert as they demonstrate the Identity Management solutions that can help reduce complexity and risk while lowering costs and providing improved user experiences. See all the Identity Management demos at OOW14 here.



Identity Management for the Cloud

Moscone South, Left - SLM-123

Identity Management Monitoring with Enterprise Manager 12c

Moscone South, Left - SLM-141

Oracle Mobile Security Suite: Secure Enterprise Applications

Moscone South, Left - SLM-136

Oracle Mobile Security Suite: Enable Secure Access to B2C Applications

Moscone South, Left - SLM-134

Access Management: Complete, Intelligent, and Scalable

Moscone South, Left - SLM-121

Access Management: External Fine-Grained Authorization

Moscone South, Left - SLM-122

Identity Governance: Increased Productivity with Business-Friendly Self-Service

Moscone South, Left - SLM-143

Identity Management executives and experts will be readily available for discussions and follow ups. Don’t forget to catch live demonstrations of our complete Oracle Identity Management solutions set while at OpenWorld.

To maximize your attendance at
Oracle OpenWorld 2014, running in San Francisco, CA from September 28th to October 2nd, be sure to review the complete listing of Oracle Identity Management Sessions and Demos. The Schedule Builder is an invaluable tool to use when plan your visit to the conference. Be sure to pre-enroll in sessions of your interest as rooms can fill up. You can search identity management sessions using the term “identity+management” in the Content Catalog

Before and during, follow the conversation about Oracle OpenWorld 2014 on Twitter with #OOW14 and, as always, engage with us @oracleidm and follow the Identity Managment blog. We hope to see you there!

Friday Sep 12, 2014

Group Vice President Asks: Are Your Applications Digital-Ready?

Digital has taken over our world. Whether you are in technology or not, you are surrounded by digital experiences from ordering on Amazon to using GPS, doing price comparisons on mobile before purchases to getting an Uber car. And that's just on the retail side. Cloud, mobile, internet of things, social and big data have revolutionized the way we can do business today.  According to a Forrester study though while 74%  of business executives say they have a business strategy, only 16% believe their company has the skills and capabilities to execute on that strategy. Question: is your company in that 16%? 

Get your applications infrastructure ready to tackle digital disruption. Be a disruptor. Embrace digital. Don't miss this session with Oracle's Group Vice President, Amit Zavery as he discusses strategies to extend and enhance the capabilities of your existing investments in Oracle Applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards and others application families.

GEN8238: Enable Applications for the Cloud, Mobile and Beyond
Tuesday, September 30, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Moscone West 3018

Mark the session in your schedule builder today.

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Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Thomas Kurian to Deliver Middleware Keynote at OpenWorld

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

GEN8589: Oracle Fusion Middleware - Cloud Platform for Digital Business
Monday, September 29, 1:15 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Salon 7/8/9

Don't miss the session that will set the tone for Oracle Fusion Middleware at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Today’s digital transformation is creating the need for an IT platform that helps organizations develop modern mobile applications, modernize and integrate existing applications, redesign business processes for greater agility, collaborate with rich media and social tools, and effectively use big data. This session, by Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President Product Development at Oracle, highlights cutting-edge products in Oracle Fusion Middleware that provide these capabilities on a secure, highly reliable, cloud platform.

Be sure to mark the session in your schedule builder today.


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