Monday Sep 09, 2013

Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year's Most Impressive Customer Projects 2013 Oracle Excellence Award Ceremony for Fusion Middleware Innovation

If you are planning to attend Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco or plan to be in the area, we hope you will join us at our Award Ceremony for Fusion Middleware Innovation. These awards honor customers for their most innovative and cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. This was a highly competitive year with record numbers of nominations. This is their opportunity to be recognized for this great achievement and be honored by their industry peers. You are invited to attend and join in the celebration.

Oracle Fusion Middleware:
Meet This Year's Most Impressive Customer Projects
2013 Oracle Excellence Award Ceremony
for Fusion Middleware Innovation.

Session ID: CON8082
Monday September 23, 2013 @ 4:45 pm (PST)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Lam Research Theater (next to Moscone North)
700 Howard St., San Francisco, CA, 94103


Oracle OpenWorld Badges are required to attend this event. You can register for this event through the Schedule Builder on the Oracle OpenWorld website or if you are not attending but will be in the area and would like to join the celebration – please RSVP HERE and we will provide a complementary Discovery Pass code that you can use to register, pick up your badge and attend the Award Ceremony session.

We hope to see you there.

Friday Mar 22, 2013

Community Management: The Next Wave of SOA Governance and API Management

While SOA Governance, as a discipline, has been around for a number of years, not every company that embarks on the adoption of SOA has decided to embrace it. In some cases, the runtime management of service is implemented, but not the design-time aspects. Now, with the introduction of Cloud Computing and the proliferation of mobile devices, the “new” discipline of API Management is surfacing. This session explores why API Management has emerged, its relationship with SOA governance, and why both of these disciplines will ultimately take a page from the business-to-business world and evolve into a new discipline called “Community Management”.

Tim Hall, VP of Oracle Product Management discusses, compares and contrasts SOA Governance and API Management, explaining why he believes they will evolve into a new discipline called “Community Management”.

You can access the video HERE or download the slides HERE.

Thursday Oct 18, 2012

Oracle SOA Governance EMEA Workshop for Partners & System Integrators: Nov 5-7th | Madrid, Spain

The EMEA Fusion Middleware Product Management team is delighted to announce an exciting and a much-awaited workshop on our market-leading SOA Governance offering.

Oracle SOA Governance solution is Oracle Fusion Middleware's strategic approach to governing SOA. Whether just embarking on an SOA program, or expanding from project or pilot to broader deployment, the Oracle SOA Governance solution closes the loop on measuring SOA success from project inception through to realization, and providing the proof of ROI on SOA.

Would your prospects and customers like to:

  • Align their SOA Vision and Execution
  • Improve Decision Making
  • Effectively Manage Business and Technology Change
  • Enable Control
  • Foster Enterprise-wide Collaboration
  • Reduce Development Costs
  • Track their SOA Investments and Returns
  • Demonstrate business value and ROI of SOA

This FREE hands-on workshop is dedicated to EMEA Partners & System Integrators (SIs).

It'll be delivered by Oracle HQ Product Management and will primarily focus on :

  • SOA Governance as a Strategy and Methodology
  • Hands-on with Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER) and Oracle Service Registry (OSR)
  • When, how and whom to position our SOA Governance offerings
  • Our SOA Governance Rapid Start Service
  • Hands-on sessions for the most popular customer use cases

Seats are limited, book now - you cannot afford to miss this training!

If you're interested, please contact Yogesh Sontakke from Product Strategy & Management.

Monday Oct 08, 2012

Fast Data: Go Big. Go Fast.

Cross-posting Dain Hansen's excellent recap of the Big Data/Fast Data announcement during OOW:

For those of you who may have missed it, today’s second full day of Oracle OpenWorld 2012 started with a rumpus. Joe Tucci, from EMC outlined the human face of big data with real examples of how big data is transforming our world. And no not the usual tried-and-true weblog examples, but real stories about taxi cab drivers in Singapore using big data to better optimize their routes as well as folks just trying to get a better hair cut. Next we heard from Thomas Kurian who talked at length about the important platform characteristics of Oracle’s Cloud and more specifically Oracle’s expanded Cloud Services portfolio. Especially interesting to our integration customers are the messaging support for Oracle’s Cloud applications. What this means is that now Oracle’s Cloud applications have a lightweight integration fabric that on-premise applications can communicate to it via REST-APIs using Oracle SOA Suite. It’s an important element to our strategy at Oracle that supports this idea that whether your requirements are for private or public, Oracle has a solution in the Cloud for all of your applications and we give you more deployment choice than any vendor.

If this wasn’t enough to get the juices flowing, later that morning we heard from Hasan Rizvi who outlined in his Fusion Middleware session the four most important enterprise imperatives: Social, Mobile, Cloud, and a brand new one: Fast Data. Today, Rizvi made an important step in the definition of this term to explain that he believes it’s a convergence of four essential technology elements:

  • Event Processing for event filtering, business rules – with Oracle Event Processing
  • Data Transformation and Loading - with Oracle Data Integrator
  • Real-time replication and integration – with Oracle GoldenGate
  • Analytics and data discovery – with Oracle Business Intelligence

Each of these four elements can be considered (and architect-ed) together on a single integrated platform that can help customers integrate any type of data (structured, semi-structured) leveraging new styles of big data technologies (MapReduce, HDFS, Hive, NoSQL) to process more volume and variety of data at a faster velocity with greater results. 

Fast data processing (and especially real-time) has always been our credo at Oracle with each one of these products in Fusion Middleware. For example, Oracle GoldenGate continues to be made even faster with the recent 11g R2 Release of Oracle GoldenGate which gives us some even greater optimization to Oracle Database with Integrated Capture, as well as some new heterogeneity capabilities. With Oracle Data Integrator with Big Data Connectors, we’re seeing much improved performance by running MapReduce transformations natively on Hadoop systems. And with Oracle Event Processing we’re seeing some remarkable performance with customers like NTT Docomo. Check out their upcoming session at Oracle OpenWorld on Wednesday to hear more how this customer is using Event processing and Big Data together.

If you missed any of these sessions and keynotes, not to worry. There's on-demand versions available on the Oracle OpenWorld website. You can also checkout our upcoming webcast where we will outline some of these new breakthroughs in Data Integration technologies for Big Data, Cloud, and Real-time in more details.

Sunday Sep 30, 2012

Tuesday at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 - Must See Session: “Oracle Fusion Applications: Best Practices in Integration Design Patterns”

Don’t miss this “CON8685 - Oracle Fusion Applications: Best Practices in Integration Design Patterns “ session:

  • Speakers:
    • Rajesh Raheja - Senior Director, Development, Oracle
    • Ravi Sankaran - Director, Applications Development, Oracle
  • Date: Tuesday, Oct 2
  • Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Location: Palace Hotel - Telegraph

Oracle Fusion Applications provide various ways to integrate their functional capabilities with other Oracle applications as well as third-party and legacy applications. In this session, you will learn the patterns used when communicating with Oracle Fusion Applications with a SOA approach. It addresses items related to identifying the integration artifacts available, also known as assets, in Oracle Enterprise Repository; how to invoke synchronous and asynchronous Web services; importing and exporting bulk data; and any integration issues to look out for. The patterns will be applicable to on-premises and SaaS/cloud deployment modes and are indicated as such.

Objectives for this session are to:

  1. Highlight the various ways to integrate with Oracle Fusion Applications
  2. Showcase use of Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies for integration
  3. Describe best practices and design patterns for integration

Friday Sep 28, 2012

Tuesday at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 - Must See Session: “Jump-starting Integration Projects with Oracle AIA Foundation Pack”

Don’t miss this “CON8769 - Jump-starting Integration Projects with Oracle AIA Foundation Pack“session:

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct 2
  • Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Location: Marriott Marquis - Salon 7
  • Speakers:
    • Robert Wunderlich - Principal Product Manager, Oracle
    • Munazza Bukhari - Group Manager, AIA FP Product Management, Oracle

The Oracle Application Integration Architecture Foundation Pack development lifecycle prescribes the best practice methodology for developing integrations between applications. The lifecycle is supported by a toolset that focuses on the architects and developers. Attend this session to understand how Oracle AIA Foundation Pack can jump-start integration project development and boost developer productivity. It demonstrates what the product does today and showcases new features such as support for building direct integrations.

Objectives for this session are to:

  1. Understand how to boost developer productivity
  2. Hear about support for direct integrations
  3. Learn what’s new in Oracle AIA Foundation Pack

Monday at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 - Must See Session: “Using the Right Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Integration Projects”

Don’t miss this “CON8669 - Using the Right Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Integration Projects“ session with Timothy Hall - Sr. Director, Oracle:

  • Date: Monday, Oct 1,
  • Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Location: Moscone South - 308

Every integration project brings its own unique set of challenges. There are many tools and techniques to choose from. How do you ensure that you have a means of consistently and repeatedly making decisions about which tools, techniques, and technologies are used? In working with many customers around the globe, Oracle has developed a set of criteria to help evaluate a variety of common integration questions. This session explores these criteria and how they have been further organized into decision trees that offer a repeatable means for ensuring that project teams are given the same guidance from project to project. Using these techniques, the presentation shows how you can reduce risk and speed productivity for your projects

Objectives for this session are to:

  1. Discuss common questions that arise at the start of integration projects
  2. Review various decision criteria and approaches for getting to a consistent set of answers
  3. Explore how these techniques can be used to reduce risk and speed productivity

Monday Sep 24, 2012

Partner Webcast: Oracle SOA Governance - 4 October 2012

Oracle is pleased to invite you to a webcast on "Oracle SOA Governance Strategy" intended for our partners. SOA Governance is the framework that enables you to define and enforce rules for communication, collaboration, service development, management and usage across the enterprise and among the decision makers. It also allows you to define metrics to assess the quality of services and to measure their cost and benefits for your organization.

Service Oriented Architecture comes with a promise! A promise to make your business more agile by the ability to create reusable services developed and deployed in cooperation between the business and IT.

This promise can only be kept, if all the involved parties in your enterprise, across departments communicate and collaborate efficiently on establishing and maintaining and developing the service oriented assets. Such collaboration requires guidance and control.

In this webcast you will hear about the key factors needed to establish successful SOA governance both from organizational as well as from technical point of view.

Agenda:

  • Introduction to SOA
  • Challenges of SOA governance
  • SOA governance principles
  • Governing Service lifecycle
  • Rules for choosing a service
  • Q&A session

Delivery Format
This FREE online LIVE eSeminar will be delivered over the Web. Registrations received less than 24hours prior to start time may not receive confirmation to attend.

Duration: 1 hour

Register Now




Also make sure to checkout the relevant SOA Governance Resource Kit

For any questions please contact us at partner.imc@beehiveonline.oracle-DOT-com

Monday Sep 17, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Hands-on Lab: “Leading Your Everyday Application Integration Projects with Enterprise SOA”

Sharpen your Oracle skill sets and master Oracle technology in Oracle OpenWorld Hands-on Labs.
In self-paced, practical learning sessions covering everything from business applications to middleware, database, storage, and enterprise management solutions, you'll discover new ways to derive maximum benefits from your Oracle hardware and software solutions
Oracle experts will be available in person to answer questions and guide you through each lab.
Hands-on Labs fill up early, and seats are limited, so don’t be late.
This  HOL10093 - Leading Your Everyday Application Integration Projects with Enterprise SOA is scheduled for:
  • Date: Monday, Oct 1
  • Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Location: Marriott Marquis - Salon 5/6
In this Hands-on Lab, Experience firsthand how Oracle Enterprise Repository, Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Foundation Pack, and Oracle SOA Suite work together to help you drive your enterprisewide integration projects.
From asset management, discovery, and management in Oracle Enterprise Repository to integration of content in Oracle AIA Foundation Pack operating on the Oracle SOA Suite platform, discover how you can develop integrations to support business agility.
Take advantage of Oracle-delivered integration assets and validate your services for compliance, within Oracle JDeveloper. You will get your hands on the tools and talk with Oracle experts in this hands-on lab.
Objectives for this session are to:
  1. Use Oracle Enterprise Repository to manage application interfaces, composite applications, and business processes
  2. See how Oracle Enterprise Repository can benefit every service-based application integration project
  3. Learn how to govern services through the software lifecycle and validate your services for compliance

Thursday Sep 13, 2012

Focus On SOA & BPM for Oracle OpenWorld Now Available

To help our valued customers & partners make the most of time spent at Oracle Openworld, please check out the Focus On Oracle Fusion Middleware documents.  Over the years, we've learned that these provide a great roadmap to must-attend sessions, demos, partner exhibits, and networking events during Oracle OpenWorld.

In addition to those “Focus On..” documents, session details (speakers, abstracts) can be found in the Content Catalog at: https://oracleus.activeevents.com/connect/search.ww?event=openworld

We strongly recommend our customers to attend the following sessions:

  • Service Integration (SOA) & BPM: “Using the Right Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Integration Projects” 
    • Monday, 10/1/2012; 3:15 PM; Moscone South - 308
  • BPM Suite: “Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite 11g Overview and Roadmap”
    • Monday, 10/1/ 2012; 12:15 PM; Moscone South – 308
  • SOA Suite:“Oracle SOA Suite, the Most Capable Tool for Every Possible Integration Challenge”
    • Monday, 10/1/2012; 10:45 AM; Moscone South - 102
  • Foundation Pack: “Jump-starting Integration Projects with Oracle AIA Foundation Pack”
    • Tuesday, 10/2/2012; 1:15 PM; Marriott Marquis - Salon 7
  • Oracle Enterprise Repository: “Gaining Victory over SOA and Application Integration Complexity”
    • Tuesday, 10/2/2012; 1:15 PM; Moscone South - 310


See you in San Francisco!

Not attending the show?  Some of the general and key sessions will be available online - so please stay tuned for those announcements as Oracle OpenWorld gets closer.

Thursday Sep 06, 2012

Sign up Today for User Feedback Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2012

You’re Invited to Sign Up for Oracle Usability Feedback Sessions

SIGN UP TODAY to get the most from your conference experience by participating in a usability feedback session where your expertise will help Oracle develop outstanding products and solutions. The Oracle User Experience team is conducting a Usability Evaluation on publishing and accessing Oracle Enterprise Repository content when building SOA projects in JDeveloper.

We are asking Developers and Architects who build or integrate applications using SOA Suite to take a look at the interaction between JDeveloper with the Enterprise Repository. 

We are looking for feedback on the interaction between JDeveloper and Oracle Enterprise Repository so that we may improve the User Interface in a future release.

The feedback sessions will be conducted during the Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Conferences, at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Sessions will last 1 hour and will be held on Monday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

This event fills up quickly, and space is limited. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to gozel.aamoth@oracle.com with the following information:

  • Identification
    • Name: _________________________________
    • Company Name:  _________________________
    • Job Title:
    • Email:
    • Phone Number (work, mobile, include country code):
  • Which conference are you attending? _____Oracle OpenWorld _____JavaOne
  • Have you ever participated in usability activities with Oracle or any of its subsidiaries?
    • ____Yes; specify __________________________________________________
    • ____No
  • Are you currently using JDeveloper?
    • ____Yes ; specify version(s): _______________________________
    • ____No
  • How long have you used JDeveloper?
    • ____ Less than 1 year
    • ____ 1 - 2 years
    • ____ 3 - 4 years
    • ____ 4 + years
  • Are you currently using SOA features in JDeveloper?
    • ____Yes
    • ____No
  • How long have you used SOA features in JDeveloper?
    • ____ Less than 1 year
    • ____ 1 - 2 years
    • ____ 3 - 4 years
    • ____ 4 + years
  • How often do you use SOA features in JDeveloper?
    • ____ Daily
    • ____ 2 - 3 times a week
    • ____ Once a week 
    • ____ Once a month or less
  • Briefly describe the types of SOA tasks you use JDeveloper to perform:
    • _____________________________________
    • _____________________________________

Please list your availability If you know your availability; please let me know which day you would prefer to participate, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Limited sessions are available on each day, and each session lasts 1 hour.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.  It will help us match you to the best suited feedback session. Once we receive your email, we will contact you to set up a time and day for participation.

You'll find more information about our on-site lab on the VoX (Voice of User Experience) blog, and on our Events page at Usable Apps.

Monday Aug 20, 2012

SOA Adoption and Architecture Fundamentals course is now generally available!

Numerous companies have begun a SOA initiative with the assumption that implementing web services is synonymous with employing a service-oriented architecture. They have gone on to discover various barriers to SOA success and have not seen the returns a successful SOA implementation can provide.  These companies lacked an understanding of SOA adoption and architecture fundamentals.  This course presents those fundamentals with an Enterprise Architect's view of Oracle's SOA Enterprise Technology strategy, to equip the student with skills for handling both business and IT concerns throughout the entire SOA life cycle, from both the program and the project perspectives.

This course takes the student far beyond the limited view of SOA as simply a collection of web services. Students learn how to assess an organization's SOA capabilities in eight separate business and technical domains, and how to analyze the gap between those capabilities and their SOA vision. From that maturity assessment, they learn steps to develop a multi-year SOA road map for an organization and a framework for SOA project selection. A deep-dive exploration of SOA Reference Architecture from the conceptual, logical, product mapping, and physical perspectives is presented before the course transitions its focus to the service engineering life cycle.

As the course introduces the service engineering life cycle, it stresses the importance of analysis, architecture, delivery and management. Lessons present criteria and techniques for service identification and discovery, and guidelines for consistent access to enterprise information. Requirements management is discussed, and the decomposition of functional requirements, business processes, applications and data requirements is presented. The identification, discovery, justification and validation of services is covered, and is followed by an exploration of service delivery. Additional course topics include a discussion of the principles of service-oriented integration, and the reasons and guidelines for establishing a SOA governance framework.

Learn to:

  • Assess an organization's SOA maturity
  • Identify and prioritize service candidates
  • Define a high level conceptual and logical architecture
  • Create an SOA road map for an organization
You can find more information HERE

Friday Aug 17, 2012

OpenWorld Preconference Training - Oracle SOA Suite, ADF, etc.

Additional Learning Opportunity at OpenWorld with Preconference Training

Finding time to squeeze training into your schedule is never easy so if you are headed to Oracle OpenWorld this year, you may want to consider attending Oracle University’s Preconference training event.  This is a one-day training event held on Sunday, September 30th from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Hilton or Hotel Nikko.  You can choose from several sessions that are delivered in an accelerated, seminar-style format.  Here are a few of the sessions that we’d recommend:

· Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administration

· Developing Secure Java Web Services

· How The Latest Java EE and SOA Help in Architecting and Designing Robust Enterprise Applications

· Oracle Fusion Applications: Security Fundamentals

· Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: Build Applications with ADF I

· Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Administer Forms Services

· WebLogic Server Administration Essentials

· Developing Portable Java EE Applications with the Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 API and Java Persistence API 2.0

Get the details for each of these sessions here.  To register for the training, just add it to your Oracle OpenWorld pass from the conference registration pages.

Tuesday Jul 03, 2012

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2012 submissions - Only 2 weeks to go

You have less than 2 weeks left (July 17th) to submit Fusion Middleware Innovation Award nominations.

As a reminder, these awards honor customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Either a customer, their partner, or an Oracle representative can submit the nomination form on behalf of the customer.

Please visit oracle.com/corporate/awards/middleware for more details and nomination forms.

Our Service Integration (SOA) and BPM” category covers Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle BPM Suite, Oracle Event Processing, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle B2B Integration, Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA), Oracle Enterprise Repository...

To submit your nomination, the process is very simple:

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