By jasonw on Sep 14, 2011
I will be at Open World this year,so give me a shout if you are going. Don't forget to check out the Oracle Bookstore while you are there and see the great stuff that has been published this year.
I'm reprinted a bit of an interview. You can find the interview at the following link.
How would you sum up the Oracle Information, Integration, Migration and Consolidation book?
"At it's core this book is about how you architect an organization with disparate data sources to play well together. We understand that every shop is not a pure Oracle, IBM or Microsoft house and because of this we need to help organizations build systems, interfaces and processes to create information out of data so that businesses can react. We do feel that Oracle has best of breed tools and products to get this done and we show you when and how to migrate, integrate and consolidate."
What made you want to write this book?"Every organisation, large and small, are faced with the challenge of creating that single version of the truth. I have been to so many customers that can see the end game, but don't know the best path to get there. My intent with this book was to allow people to see a path to completion by providing hands-on examples. The book doesn't cover every scenario, but does a good job of explaining many concrete examples. The reader will come away with a good model for how to get integration work done and what tools are available to accomplish this goal."
How would you describe your writing style?
"People often ask me when I have the time to write - I fly a lot and I find that the time on the plane or in a hotel room is conducive to getting words in my head on paper. I have four kids at home, so writing there can be a bit of a challenge! It means you have to write fast and furious, but once you get into the groove, the words flow"
What do you see for the future of this Oracle technology area?
"Data integration and consolidation will continue to be a huge project focus for customers in the foreseeable future. There are continued economic pressures to reduce costs yet provide robust services. The next, and growing trend is Big Data, which cannot be accomplished if organizations can't get a handle on integration and migration. So, this will continue to be a core issue for years to come"