Monday Feb 13, 2012

Your Presentation at the “Oracle SOA & BPM Customer Insights Online Summit”

Interested in being one of the customer presenters at our first online SOA & BPM customer summit to share your success with Oracle SOA, BPM, and/or Governance? This event provides a great opportunity to broadcast your work as well as network with other presenters and attendees who are doing similar projects or have already implemented what you plan to explore next.

The “Oracle SOA & BPM Customer Insights Online Summit” (date to be announced soon) will have 30-minute customer sessions on SOA, BPM and Governance. To learn more about this event and to discuss topics you may be interested in presenting, please contact

Friday Dec 23, 2011

Cover Story: Solving the SOA Governance puzzle: Taking a "Bite-Sized" approach

An article titled "Solving the SOA
Governance puzzle: Taking a "Bite-Sized" approach" authored by Oracle's Jyothi Swaroop was published as the
cover story in the December issue of Service Technology Magazine.

SOA Governance initiatives help organizations optimize their service-oriented architecture (SOA) by providing a means to reduce risk, maintain business alignment and show the business value of SOA investments. But all too often these initiatives can be seen as daunting projects that are overly broad and complex, require too many resources and are too time consuming.  In this article, Oracle’s Jyothi Swaroop will explain how organizations can take an incremental approach to SOA governance initiatives to meet their specific needs. This will include an overview of how SOA governance technologies can support specific tactical level projects and yet ensure the organization is able to optimize the entire lifecycle of its SOA.

Read the complete article

Thursday Nov 17, 2011

Finding the Value in SOA by Stephen Bennett

Here's an excerpt from a very interesting article on CIO update titled "Finding the value in SOA" by Stephen Bennett of Oracle

"Because of this, SOA must not be seen as a solution development approach that starts and ends once a solution is delivered. It must be seen as an on-going process that, when coupled with a strategic framework, can change and evolve with the business over time. Unfortunately, many enterprises adopt SOA without utilizing a strategic framework, causing a host of challenges for their business.

Just a few of the challenges I have seen include:

  • More complexity and moving parts

  • Increased costs

  • Projects taking longer than before

  • Solutions more fragile than ever

  • Little or no agility

  • Difficulty identifying and discovering services

  • Exponentially growing governance challenges

  • Limited service re-use

  • Duplication of effort leading to service sprawl

  • Multiple siloed technology focused SOAs

  • Funding for service oriented projects being cut"

Read the complete article

Tuesday Nov 15, 2011

Demo: Business Transaction Management with SOA Management Pack

Oracle Enterprise Manager SOA Management Pack EE is the ONLY solution available in the market that can help you assess the business impact of transaction anomalies and fix hung transactions. Watch this demo on Oracle's Business Transaction Management to learn how.

Thursday Nov 10, 2011

Customer Video: Delta Dental of Michigan implements SOA with Oracle SOA Suite, Weblogic and Webcenter.

Here's a video of how Delta Dental of Michigan streamlined their IT with Oracle SOA Suite, Weblogic and Webcenter technologies.

Monday Oct 31, 2011

Oracle Named a Leader in SOA Governance Magic Quadrant by Leading Analyst Firm

News Facts

Gartner, Inc. has placed Oracle SOA Governance in the Leaders Quadrant of its
2011 report, “Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies.” (1)

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports position vendors within a
particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to

According to Gartner, “Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
governance technologies, much like any other set of technologies, are striving
to address needs beyond SOA to initiatives not having the SOA label, but are
built according to a service-oriented model. Process governance, governing
cloud interactions and interactions with business partners (e.g. integration
brokerages) are part of the functionality set, or at least are on the radar for
most technology providers.”

By delivering an end-to-end SOA governance solution, Oracle SOA Governance 11g helps customers more
efficiently and effectively manage the SOA lifecycle under a unified governance

Oracle SOA Governance 11g is a key component of the Oracle Public Cloud.

A component of Oracle
Fusion Middleware 11g
, Oracle SOA Governance 11g
consists of Oracle Enterprise RepositoryOracle Enterprise GatewayOracle Web Services Manager,SOA Management Pack Enterprise Edition and Oracle Service Registry.

Supporting Quote

“Organizations are increasingly trying to eliminate the
complex and expensive processes associated with managing numerous software
artifacts in SOA, application integration projects and cloud environments,”
said Michael Weingartner, vice president, product development, Oracle. “We
believe that Oracle’s position as a leader in this Gartner SOA Governance Magic
Quadrant is recognition of our commitment to providing an end-to-end solution
that helps customers reduce risk, maintain business alignment and show the
business value of SOA and cloud investments.”

Supporting Resources

Gartner: “Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies, 2011”

Oracle SOA Governance 11g

Fusion Middleware 11g

(1) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance
Technologies,” by Paolo Malinverno, Daryl C. Plummer, October 17, 2011

Tuesday Oct 25, 2011

Oracle Announces Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration

Oracle announced the launch of Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration today. The new launch helps reduce costs and speed time-to-market for healthcare customers.

News Facts

  • To provide healthcare customers with comprehensive healthcare integration capabilities within a unified enterprise application infrastructure platform, Oracle today announced Oracle SOA Suite for healthcare integration.

  • Oracle SOA Suite for healthcare integration delivers healthcare message standards support, dashboards and monitoring for healthcare collaboration, and a toolkit for rapid HIPAA 5010 upgrade and compliance.

  • Oracle SOA Suite for healthcare integration helps healthcare organizations lower operating costs and speeds time-to-market by delivering a consistent user interface, management console and monitoring environment, as well as healthcare libraries and templates for healthcare customer projects.

  • Oracle SOA Suite for healthcare integration capabilities are part of the Healthcare Adapter for Oracle SOA Suite 11g.

A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gOracle SOA Suite 11g is an integrated, best-of-breed suite that helps organizations rapidly design and assemble, deploy and manage, highly agile and adaptable business applications.

Read the full Press Release

Thursday Oct 20, 2011

The Making of "Java Rap"

Many of you liked the Java Rap video. For those of you that liked it, here is The Making of the "Java Rap". Enjoy!

PS - We will get back to talking SOA and SOA Governance soon! :-)

Tuesday Oct 18, 2011

Have you seen the "Java Life" Rap Music video yet?

Go Java!


Monday Oct 17, 2011

OTN TechCast - Oracle SOA Governance demystified for Architects

Here's an OTN TechCast video recorded during Oracle Open World featuring Cathy Lippert, Director of Product Management interviewed by Bob Rhubart from OTN. Cathy and Bob discuss why SOA Governance is important to different aspects of IT including on-premise applications and the cloud. 

Saturday Oct 01, 2011

Sessions not to miss @ Oracle Open World 2011!

Mark your calendars for these very popular and exciting SOA Governance sessions at Oracle Open World 2011.

1. Save date: Oct 5 @11:30 am SOA Governance Rapid start: Unlock SOA's true potential! #oow11#soa #soagovernance

2. Save
date: Oct 4 @ 10:15 am Demystifying SOA Management: Real-Life Customer Use Cases. #oow #soa

3. Save
date: Oct 4 @ 10:15 am Learn how to ease App Integration problems with OER #oow11 #soa

Complete list of SOA Governance sessions can be found here

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

Focus On SOA Governance @ Oracle Open World

Here's the complete list of all SOA Governance sessions at Oracle Open World.

Mark your calendars now!

We look forward to seeing you participate in some of the most exciting sessions for SOA and SOA Governance enthusiasts.

 View the document - Focus On SOA Governance

Thursday Sep 22, 2011

Innovation Awards 2011 Preview: See us at OpenWorld

Every year at OpenWorld, Oracle announces the winners to its most prestigious awards in Middleware, the Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards. This year, we’ll be announcing the winners and highlighting a few of their original implementations during this key session in the Middleware stream:

October 4th, 11:45 AM, Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year's Most Impressive Customer Projects,Moscone West - 3007

In addition, we’ll give a sneak peak of a few winners during the Fusion Middleware General Session with Hasan Rizvi at 11AM, Monday October 3rd, Moscone West, 3014. Checkout the Fusion Middleware Focus On document for more details on both of these activities and more in the Middleware stream.

What kinds of customers win the Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards? 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. The winners are selected by a panel of judges that score each entry across multiple different scoring categories. This year, the following categories included:

  • Application Grid, Oracle Exalogic

  • BI and EPM

  • Data Integration

  • Fusion Development and Application Development Framework

  • Identity Management


  • WebCenter

Last year at OpenWorld 2010 we announced over 33 innovative customers that won the award, including companies like Verizon, Avea, Herbalife, OnStar, ING, Credit Suisse, State of NY, SunGard, Northern Trust, Telenor, Crocs,Amgen, and many others.

Did you miss your chance this year to nominate your company? Come join with us in the awards session to get an edge in your next year’s submission and watch for the next opportunity for 2012 on this blog. There’s other awards as part of Oracle’s Excellence awards program or subscribe to our regular Fusion Middleware newsletter to get the latest reminders.

Wednesday Sep 21, 2011

Overcome application upgrade-phobia with SOA

Did you know 57% of the companies out there are still not on the current release of ERP software?

Reason: They suffer from upgrade-phobia.

Watch this quick video where Maneesh Joshi, Director, Product Marketing, Oracle explains how SOA can help organizations overcome application upgrade phobia.

Watch Video

Thursday Sep 15, 2011

SOA Governance in the real world - Oracle customer Pacific Life tells us how

Listen to Lalit Ahuja from Pacific Life talk about how Oracle SOA Governance has increased visibility and control of their SOA infrastructure.


Latest news, updates, best practices and thoughts on Oracle SOA Governance products

Oracle SOA Governance includes Oracle Enterprise Repository, Oracle SOA Management Pack and our API Management Solution


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