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


  • 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


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

  • 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.


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


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


WellPoint and their partner InterRel
  • Largest Health Insurer in America and 1st company in the world live on Oracle EPM 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


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

  • 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


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


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


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

Thursday Sep 19, 2013

Inside the OOW Session: BPM, SOA, and Oracle ADF: Patterns Learned from Oracle Fusion Applications

Author: Mohan Kamath, Senior Director, Oracle

Oracle Fusion Applications have been built using standards-based foundation comprising of Fusion Middleware Technology. They can be deployed and accessed on-premise, on a private cloud or via the Oracle Cloud. Critical enterprise business processes would need to integrate ERP data from the cloud as well as on-premise systems. These processes can span company boundaries. Business users comprising of employees, customers and partners would need to access and transact data from wherever they are using Web and Mobile UIs. Customizability and extensibility are also very important to meet the unique needs of a company or a business unit.

BPM, SOA and ADF are important technologies used in Fusion Applications for addressing many of these requirements. Join us at Oracle OpenWorld for:

CON9439: BPM, SOA, and Oracle ADF: Patterns Learned from Oracle Fusion Applications
Tuesday, Sep 24, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Moscone West, Room 2014

This session will focus on patterns learned from building fusion applications as well as on-boarding new customers and addressing their business needs. Specific topics that will be covered include:

  • Cloud Access / Integration Patterns: Composite Applications, Loose Coupling, Security, Hybrid (On-premise/Cloud) integration
  • Customizability / Extensibility Patterns: Data Customization, Process Customization, UI Customization, Application Extensibility
  • Mobile Access Patterns: REST Services, Mobile Applications

If you have already started, evaluating or considering moving to cloud applications don’t miss this session that will provide insight into a variety of topics and how they are being addressed in the world of Fusion Applications.

Learn about this and other Oracle AppAdvantage sessions at OpenWorld in the Focus on AppAdvantage Guide.

Monday Sep 16, 2013

AppAdvantage Customers Take the Stage

As you build your schedule for OpenWorld, be sure to attend the Oracle AppAdvantage General Session, Transform the Enterprise: Optimize Applications Investment with Middleware, at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24. Amit Zavery, Group Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware will host the General Session and he will be accompanied on stage by executives from leading organizations. Amit will share his observations on organizations that are achieving incremental value from their existing investment in Oracle Applications with the addition of Fusion Middleware. As a testament to this, customer executives will share their real world experience achieving business benefits with Oracle AppAdvantage.

Underscoring the Simplify IT with Oracle AppAdvantage theme, Ron McCutchen, VP IT Solution Delivery & Enterprise Architecture at McAfee will share his own experience creating a highly available 24/7 platform accessible across all geographic regions for order processing.

World Fuel Services’ CIO, Massoud Sedigh will awe attendees with his organization’s plans to Differentiate and lead the industry by providing aviators with a Fuel Finder application tailored for mobile devices. The solution will provide fuel price comparison, order and purchase capability, all from one device and the comfort of the cockpit. Imagine that!

Exemplifying Innovation, Rick Hassman, Director of Corporate Applications with Pella Corporation, will describe how the leading designer, manufacturer and installer of windows and doors is capturing market share with a superior customer experience and engagement strategy.

Finally, Sendur Kathir, CIO and Head of Infrastructure at the University of Melbourne plans to speak about his organization’s business transformation that has enabled the #1 University in Australia to deliver IT as a Service to individual departments.

But that’s just a preview of things to catch at this session. Join us Tuesday, September 24 at 12pm to learn how organizations are solving business challenges of today by leveraging Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies with Oracle Applications:

General Session: Transform the Enterprise—Optimize Applications Investment with Middleware [GEN9301]
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013; Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM; Location: Moscone West – 2002/2004

I will see you there!

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.

Thursday Jun 13, 2013

Calling All You Innovative Thinkers - Last Week to Nominate for Innovation Awards

Doing something unique with Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies within your organization? If your organization is leveraging Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions and delivering business value that is innovative in its approach or implementation, then this call is for you.

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards honor customers like you with cutting-edge use of Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies to solve unique business challenges or create business value. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture. Aside from recognition from the middleware community and Oracle executives, customer winners receive a complimentary pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco (September 22-26) and will be honored during a special awards ceremony at Oracle OpenWorld. 

Visit this page for Award categories and more information on the nomination process. And remember, the call for nominations for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Award closes next week - 5 pm PDT on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. So, do complete the entry form soon and we hope to see you (with an award in hand!) at Oracle OpenWorld 2013.

Monday Sep 24, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld Series: All Things Mobile

I caught up with Joe Huang, Senior Principal Product Manager, Mobile Application Development Framework to hear about his recommendations for Oracle OpenWorld. Use this Focus On document, which provides a roadmap to must-attend sessions and demos.

By Joe Huang

This year’s OpenWorld promises to be “THE” event for anyone interested in mobile enterprise applications.  Although Oracle has had a rich portfolio of mobile products for many years now, there is a much stronger focus on mobile this year.  Every single one of our customers is looking to develop a mobile strategy and bring key business processes to mobile users, and as you will see in the various keynotes, sessions, and demos during OpenWorld, Oracle is clearly the leader in mobile technologies and applications.

Look for mobile development technologies being demonstrated in the Oracle Red Lounge located at Moscone North Upper Lobby, where innovative technologies from Oracle are being showcased.

 A few select sessions where mobile development technologies will be highlighted:

Monday, 10/1

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

GEN9398: The Future Development for Oracle Fusion – From Desktop to Mobile to Cloud

See the latest and greatest in Oracle development technologies.  A key customer will be demonstrating the application they built using beta version of ADF Mobile.

Marriott Marquis, Salon 8

Monday, 10/1

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

GEN11554: Extend Oracle Applications to Mobile Devices with Oracle’s Mobile Technologies –

See how to leverage Oracle’s development technology like ADF Mobile to mobilize Oracle applications.

Moscone West, 3002/3004

Monday, 10/1

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

GEN11451: Building a Mobile Applications with Oracle Cloud

See how Oracle offers a simpler way of developing and deploying cross-device mobile applications, enabling you to access applications, data and services from mobile channels in an easier way.

Moscone West, 2002/2004

Tuesday, 10/2

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

CON3824: Mobile-Enabled Oracle Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Applications with Oracle ADF

See how Oracle Fusion Middleware and ADF Mobile together delivers a complete and powerful platform for enterprise mobile applications.  A key customer will also be demonstrating a application built using ADF Mobile beta, that extends Oracle application to mobile devices.

Moscone South, 306

Additional Information

·         Relevant Blogs: Oracle OpenWorld Countdown Begins ,  Best of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Fusion Middleware for Enterprise Applications, Amit Zavery’s General Session, Hasan Rizvi's General SessionOracle OpenWorld Blog

·         Focus On Docs: Best of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Fusion Middleware for Enterprise Applications,  Mobile

·         Product Information on Oracle.com: Oracle Fusion Middleware

·         Subscribe to our regular Fusion Middleware Newsletter

·         Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Tuesday Sep 18, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld Series: Amit Zavery’s General Session

Join Amit Zavery, Vice President of Fusion Middleware Product Management in this strategy and roadmap session for Fusion Middleware, Innovation Platform for Oracle Apps, including Oracle Fusion Applications (GEN9504) on Monday, October 1st at 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM in Moscone West, 3002/3003. Learn the value of Oracle Fusion Applications’ architecture and the role of Oracle Application Development Framework, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle WebCenter, and Oracle Identity Management.

Hear how customers like Boeing, Electronic Art and Underwriters Laboratories have implemented Oracle Fusion Middleware to improve productivity and lower IT costs today with Oracle Applications and lay a foundation for business innovation.

Boeing, world’s largest aerospace company will talk about their need to automate, streamline, and standardize a common process for Order Capture through Orchestration and Financial/ Contract Closeout activities, while dramatically reducing costs.

Electronic Arts, leading global interactive entertainment software company will talk about their challenge with overwhelming amount of data arriving in different formats and their need to rationalize their architecture to handle this transformation.

Underwriters Laboratories, world’s leading provider of product safety and certification testing services will that about their challenge to build a scalable infrastructure to support business growth from $1B to $5B in 5 years and to meet performance requirements of supporting  600,000 listed products.

Additional Information

·         Relevant Blogs: Oracle OpenWorld Countdown Begins ,  Best of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Fusion Middleware for Enterprise Applications, Oracle OpenWorld Blog

·         Focus On Docs: Best of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Fusion Middleware for Enterprise Applications

·         Product Information on Oracle.com: Oracle Fusion Middleware

·         Subscribe to our regular Fusion Middleware Newsletter

·         Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Tuesday Sep 11, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld Series: Best of Oracle Fusion Middleware

With so many Keynotes, General Sessions, Customer Sessions and Demos, where do you begin? We have created a Best of Oracle Fusion Middleware Focus On document to help provide a roadmap to must-attend sessions and demos. If you are an Oracle Enterprise Application customer, visit our blog on Thursday to see Oracle Fusion Middleware for Enterprise Applications.  

Interested in hearing firsthand from customers? Here is a list of some of our customers speaking at Oracle OpenWorld:

Monday, 10/1

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Customer Panel with Monsanto, Nike, Pegasus and Union Pacific in CON8915 – Scaling Infrastructure to Handle Business Growth: Oracle Coherence Customer Panel

Moscone South, 309

Monday 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Customer Panel with Bank of America, St. Jude Medical and TALX in CON8882 – Real-World Zero-Downtime Operations with Oracle GoldenGate: Customer Panel

Moscone West, 3005

Monday, 10/1

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Customer Hotelbeds is speaking in CON8934 – Evaluating Cloud Infrastructures: Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Coherence Versus JBoss

Moscone South, 307

Monday, 10/1

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Customer Panel with European Commision DG RTD, McAfee, Nagravision and University of Melbourne in  CON8284 – Business Success with BPM: Customer Experiences

Moscone South, 308

Tuesday, 10/2

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Customer Toyota is speaking in CON9282 – Mobile Access Management (Identity Management)

Moscone West, 3022

Wednesday, 10/3

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Customer Panel with Cisco (WebEx division), Cencosud and Tucson Electric Power  in CON8318 –Successful Application Integration and SOA Projects: Customer Panel

Moscone South, 308

Wednesday, 10/3

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Customer Panel with Banca Transilvania  and Hyundai in CON9161Oracle Exalogic Customer Panel

Moscone South, 307

Wednesday, 10/3

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Customer Panel with Etiya, Hawaii Dept. of Education and Herbalife in CON3535 - Oracle ADF: Lessons Learned in Real-World Implementations

Moscone South, 309

Wednesday, 10/3

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Customer Mazda is speaking in  CON9282 – The Art and Practice of Mainframe Migration and Modernization (Tuxedo) -

Moscone South, 309

Wednesday, 10/3

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Customer Panel with Allianz, Credit Suisse, Reed Elsevier and Supervalu in CON9694 - Oracle Customer MDM Applications: Implementation Best Practices, Data Governance, and ROI

Westin San Francisco – Metropolitan I

Thursday, 10/4

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Customer University of Louisville is speaking in CON8899 – Becoming a Social Business: Stories from the Front Lines of Change (WebCenter)

Moscone West, 3001

Additional Information

Thursday Sep 06, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld Countdown Begins

Oracle OpenWorld is a little over 3 weeks away and it is bigger than ever!  We are very excited to meet with you and share our exciting innovations around Oracle Fusion Middleware. To help you navigate, there will be a series of blogs to help you make the most out of the event.

Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development will be delivering his keynote, “The Oracle Cloud: Oracle’s Cloud Platform and Applications Strategy” on Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM in Moscone North, Hall D. Be sure to attend this session and gain insight on how Oracle’s complete suite of cloud applications are transforming how customers manage their businesses.

Here are the top 5 Oracle Fusion Middleware General Sessions you don’t want to miss:

Monday, 10/1

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

GEN9504 - General Session: Innovation Platform for Oracle Apps, Including Fusion Applications

Amit Zavery, Vice President, Fusion Middleware Product Management

Moscone West, 3002/3004

Monday, 10/1

1:45PM – 2:45 PM

GEN11554 – General Session: Extend Oracle Applications to Mobile Devices with Oracle’s Mobile Technologies

Moscone West, 3002/3004

Monday, 10/1

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

GEN11422 – General Session: Building and Managing a Private Oracle Java and Middleware Cloud

Moscone West, 3014

Tuesday, 10/2

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

GEN9394 - General Session: Oracle Fusion Middleware Strategies Driving Business Innovation

Hasan Rizvi, Executive Vice President of Product Development

Moscone North, Hall D

Tuesday, 10/2

11:45 AM – 12:45AM

CON9162 – Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year’s Most Impressive Customer Projects

Moscone West, 3001

Here is what else you can expect to see on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Blog leading up to Oracle OpenWorld 2012:

§  Week of 10-14 September: Best of Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Fusion Middleware for Enterprise Applications

§  Week of 17-21 September: What to expect in Hasan Rizvi’s (Executive Vice President of Product Development) and Amit Zavery’s (Vice President of Product Management) sessions

§  Week of 24-28 September: All Things Mobile and Fusion Middleware Lineup

Saturday Nov 19, 2011

Missed OpenWorld 2011 or JavaOne? See the Key Announcements Today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register now!

Wednesday Oct 12, 2011

Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

By Juliana Button

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The Winners of the 2011 Innovation Awards were announced today at Oracle OpenWorld.

The Award recognizes customers for achieving significant business value through innovative uses of Oracle Fusion Middleware.  The program has grown over the past 5 years, and this year we are excited to have received over 230 submissions from customers around the globe, making it very difficult for the panel of internal and external judges to select this year’s most compelling projects.

This year we recognize 30 customers, across 7 product categories representing 11 countries and a diversity of industries around the world, for their innovative use of Oracle Fusion Middleware and their significant results.

This year’s winners are using Oracle Fusion Middleware to drive critical business transformation and IT modernization across their enterprises. Customers have adopted loosely-coupled, service-based architectures to deliver modern, enterprise-class global applications and portals, streamlined business processes and high performance integration platforms.   They are finding new ways to leverage social media and telecommunications to enhance interaction with their customers and are transforming business and financial analysis to deliver faster visibility into performance. Through cloud-based deployments customers are increasing their time to market, and have the infrastructure to support growth of their businesses, as needed.

The impact of these projects has been tremendous - improving performance by up to 15%, reducing budget cycle times by 50% and, increasing time to market by up to 60%. Our winners have seen savings in operational costs by as much as 25% and reduced their total cost of ownership by up to 50%.

 Winners were announced today by Hasan Rizvi, to an audience that included press and analysts, keen to learn about this year’s most impressive Middleware projects.  Congratulations to all our winners!

Application Development Framework

Herbalife International

Etiya Bilgi Teknolojileri

Callista Software Services Pty Ltd

Honorable Mention: KCI


Choice Hotels International

Siram S.p.A

Turk Telecom

Electronic Arts

Honorable Mention: Premium Wine Brands




Dutch Prosecutors Office (Openbaar_Ministerie)

Honorable Mention: Schneider National Inc

Application Grid and Exalogic

Banco de Chile


Telecom Italia


Honorable Mention: Haier



State of Maryland – Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention

Telenor ASA

The Clorox Company

Honorable Mention: Dunkin Brands

Data Integration

Sabre Holdings



Identity Management

ING North America Insurance

College Board


Honorable Mention: Manpower

Visit this website to view the winners of the Fusion Middleware Awards for 2011:


Sunday Oct 02, 2011

Oracle Powers the Cloud, Middleware Edition: Buckle-up for Thursday

With all the energy and buzz around Cloud at OpenWorld on Oracle Powers the Cloud for Thursday, I thought I’d outline what would be good to focus on around Middleware to make sure you’re live for some of the important sessions that disclose our new Cloud roadmap. More details are not to be missed on the Focus On Cloud Computing

Get the inside scoop about Oracle's comprehensive cloud roadmap. Register now* for your Oracle Powers the Cloud Pass and be there as Oracle reveals breakthrough cloud news during Oracle OpenWorld on Thursday, October 6

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Friday Sep 30, 2011

Fusion Middleware Countdown to #OOW11

The countdown has begun….Oracle OpenWorld 2011 is just around the corner and you might be wondering what sessions can’t you miss in the Fusion Middleware stream , what’s happening in the Oracle Technical Network Lounge at Howard Street Tent and how do I keep up with all the goings-on?  Here’s a look at some of key sessions, activities and places you won’t want to miss:

Keynotes  or General Sessions Not to Be Missed:

Sunday, October 2, 2011  5:30-7:00 PM:

 Oracle OpenWorld Opening Keynote:  Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle - Moscone North Hall D

Monday, October 3, 2011:

8:00-9:45 AM: Oracle OpenWorld Keynote: Mark Hurd, President, Oracle and Thomas Kurian – Executive Vice-President, Development, Oracle and Joseph M. Tucci, Chairman, President and CEO, EMC  - Moscone North Hall D

11:00-12:00 PM: General Session: Oracle Fusion Middleware – Foundation for Innovation, Hasan Rizvi, SVP, Oracle – Moscone West – Rm 3014

2:00-3:00 PM: General Session: An Inside Look into Oracle Fusion Applications and Oracle Fusion Middleware, Markus Zirn, VP, Oracle – Moscone West 2002/2004

2:00-3:00 PM: General Session: Extreme Data Management – Are You Ready? , Andrew Mendelsohn, SVP, Oracle,Moscone North Hall D

Tuesday, October 4, 2011:

8:00-9:45 AM:  Oracle OpenWorld Keynote: Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell , John Fowler, Executive Vice-President, Systems and Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle – Moscone North Hall D

10:15-11:15 AM: General Session: Oracle Applications – Steve Miranda, SVP, Oracle – Moscone North – Hall D

11:45-12:45 PM: General Session: Oracle is the Technology  That Powers the Cloud, Robert Shimp, Group Vice-President, Oracle – Moscone South – Rm 103

11:45-12:45 PM: Innovation Awards: Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year’s Most Impressive Customer Projects – Moscone West – 3007

Wednesday October 5, 2011:

8:00-9:45 AM:  Oracle OpenWorld Keynote: Steven Miranda – Senior Vice-President, Oracle Applications, Oracle and John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco – Moscone North Hall D

2:30-4:45 PM: Oracle OpenWorld Keynote: Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle – Moscone North Hall D

Thursday October 6, 2011

 9:00-10:00 AM: Oracle Cloud Computing Keynote: Foundation for Public and Private Clouds, Robert Shimp, Group Vice-President, Product Marketing – Novellus Theater, Yerba Buena Center

OTN Lounge:

Come join us at the Oracle Technical Network Lounge (Howard St. Tent) for Oracle Fusion Middleware’s Power Hours on Tuesday, October 4th from 4-6 PM.  Meet experts, learn about what’s on the horizon for Middleware products or just hang out and learn a thing or two from our product experts. 

Social Media:

Check out our Simulive updates on Twitter to keep you up-to-date on sessions that are coming up and feedback and commentary from sessions – live as they happen. Plus, follow us on Twitter at #Middleware and #OOW11 for the latest goings-on in Fusion Middleware. 

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It’s going to be a great show this year and we look forward to seeing you at the sessions, keynotes, demogrounds and HOLs.  

For more information see the Fusion Middleware Focus on document                                                                  

Wednesday Sep 07, 2011

Focus on Fusion Middleware at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 takes over San Francisco in just a few weeks, and it’s time to start planning how to get the most from Oracle Fusion Middleware events and sessions. Attendees can choose from more than 2,000 sessions in all, with more than 400 sessions in the middleware and develop streams.

So what should you look for?

First, be sure to attend the middleware general session, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g—Foundation for Innovation on Monday, October 3, 11:00 a.m., Moscone—Hall D. Oracle Senior Vice President Hasan Rizvi discusses the latest innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware involving Oracle Exalogic and Cloud computing.

New this year: The Oracle Develop Stream

Learn about cutting-edge development technologies with dozens of in-depth technical sessions and advanced how-tos on topics such as Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF), Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Database, Oracle Solaris operating system development, and more.

Look for: Cloud Coverage

Cloud computing is bigger than ever, and this hot topic will cross sessions, streams, and demonstrations. From customer stories to general sessions, you’ll hear about visionary new strategies for using Fusion Middleware to innovate through the Cloud.

Learn from: Customer Stories
Leading Oracle customers share their innovative uses of Oracle Fusion Middleware technology. Look for Dell on business intelligence, Sabre Holdings on data integration, Qualcomm on SOA and BPM, and Land O’Lakes on its use of Oracle WebCenter. And don’t miss our biggest customer-oriented session yet. The coveted Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards will be announced at the session Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year's Most Impressive Customer Projects on Tuesday, October 4, 11:45 a.m., Moscone West—3007.

Don’t Forget to: Connect
Oracle OpenWorld is about connecting with peers and experts face-to-face. Stroll through the Oracle DEMOgrounds in Moscone South and see exclusive Oracle Fusion Middleware demos highlighting everything from the latest in development tooling and extending business applications to cloud computing. Or visit the OTN Lounge located in the Howard Street Tent to enjoy live Oracle techcasts, giveaways, refreshments, and even a place to charge your laptop. And with live social media coverage throughout the show, this year promises more blogs, Facebook posts, and tweets than you can shake a hashtag at. To join the buzz, follow #OOW11 and #middleware, of course you'll want to subscribe to this Oracle Fusion Middleware blog, or join the other middleware channels on Twitter and Facebook.

Take It with You: Focus on Show Roadmaps
Download these middleware Focus On documents to take with you throughout the show—they highlight what to see and where to go within each stream and track. I’ve also listed several of the key middleware focus on documents here:


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