Thursday Sep 26, 2013

At the Java Demogrounds: The Internet of Things at JavaOne 2013

Throughout JavaOne (and Oracle OpenWorld) the movements of attendees were being tracked in an impressive demonstration that powerful applications of the Internet of Things can be rapidly put together in order to gather a host of data with relatively little expense or effort. Throughout the conference, IoT in Motion has been efficiently counting and tracking conference attendees in various locations to reveal the power and utility of end-to-end data collection and management technologies. IoT in Motion is a collaboration among Oracle, Eurotech, Hitachi Communication Technologies America (CTA), and Hitachi Consulting.

Oracle’s Jennifer Douglas provided a concise overview of the technology: “We have Hitachi Consulting, who helped build the actual application that is running the data, using an Oracle Exalytic box over at Open World and the Oracle BI (Business Intelligence) dashboard. People from the Oracle BI team also contributed to this. Hitachi CTA has their SuperJ running in conjunction with Oracle’s Java SE embedded through a gateway to the Eurotech Everyware Cloud, which collects the raw data. Then the Exalytic box compiles the data and converts it into something we can actually utilize.” All of the technology is running on Java.  

IoT in Motion is not to be confused with security tracking using face recognition software which can recognize and identify the movements of individual people. While it can distinguish a dog or a vehicle from a person, the stereoscopic camera merely registers and counts people going in and out of the spaces without monitoring any features of individual people. No one’s privacy is violated in the process of tracking.

Oleg Kostukovsky of Oracle’s Java Embedded Global Business Unit, articulated the importance of IoT in Motion for the Java developer. “This solution from end to end is built on Java,” explained Kostukovsky, “all the way from the embedded device to the back end. So a Java developer can leverage existing Java skills to develop the application. All of the underlying pieces and blocks to enable application development are already in place, so if you are customizing an application running on a gateway, there is a Java framework available for that. It’s the type of environment your typical java programmer is used to so they don’t need to know about any specific embedded stuff or connectivity with sensors. On the back end, we are leveraging Oracle middleware products – pure Java based. You can develop Java code and connect Java adapters to different sources of data. So there is nothing you need to know except your basic Java development skills – it’s very similar to a Java enterprise scenario. So the learning curve is very low.”

Oracle’s Internet of Things Platform

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Internet of Things with Partners

Oracle, Eurotech, Hitachi Communication Technologies America and Hitachi Consulting Collaborate to Present a Live, Conference Attendee People Counter Solution

A joint initiative between Oracle, Eurotech, Hitachi Communication Technologies America (Hitachi CTA) and Hitachi Consulting has led to the creation of a new demonstration of the Internet of Things (IoT) concept: “IoT in Motion – Driving Business Value from Edge Device to Application”. The people counter solution is based on a unique blend of cutting-edge Eurotech hardware, Hitachi SuperJ® Applications Ecosystem, Oracle Java SE Embedded, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Business Intelligence products and will be showcased at the JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2013 conferences, running September 22-26.

IoT in Motion will also be shown on a running basis throughout JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld 2013 at:

  • Java DEMOgrounds and OTN Lounge at JavaOne (#5207)
  • Eurotech booth at JavaOne (#5616)
  • Hitachi CTA booth at JavaOne (#5507)
  • Hitachi Consulting booth at Oracle OpenWorld (#1901 Moscone South)

JavaOne 2013 Session ID: CON7824 - The Enterprise of Things: Extending the Enterprise from the Data Center to Devices on Thursday, September 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Hotel Nikko, Monterey I/II

  • 17 Eurotech People Counters will be installed at a variety of locations at JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld including:
  • Moscone North, Hall D – JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld keynotes
  • Java Exhibition Hall (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
  • JavaOne registration area (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
  • Java DEMOgrounds and OTN Lounge at JavaOne (#5207)
  • Eurotech booth at JavaOne (#5616)
  • Hitachi CTA booth at JavaOne (#5507)
  • Hitachi Consulting booth at the Oracle OpenWorld exhibition hall (#1901 Moscone South)

Oracle Press Release: Industry Leading Companies to Showcase How Customers Can Achieve Business Value from the Internet of Things at JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2013

Tuesday May 07, 2013

Live OPN PartnerCast: Java Update

Tune in on May 8th at 10:00am Pacific for a LIVE PartnerCast focused on Java updates, hosted by Geoff Morton, Group Vice President of Worldwide Java Sales.


The agenda is:

- Oracle Java Embedded Technologies with Edward Zou, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle
- Oracle's Device to Data Center Platform with Henrik Stahl, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle
- Eurotech M2M Technical Building Blocks Based on Oracle Java Embedded technologies and Hitachi SuperJ OSGi platform with Hilary Tomasson, VP Marketing, Eurotech North America

Viewers will be able to participate in the live Q&A during the show by asking questions through twitter @oraclepartners and using #OPN.

To watch this event, please visit Oracle PartnerNetwork homepage on May 8th, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST.

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