Thursday Sep 03, 2015

Opera, Innovation and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

By Denise Grills, Vice President, JD Edwards Content and Communications Engineering

In my last blog, I told you about my recent trip to the Santa Fe Opera and what I learned about orchestration and its meaning for technology. However, this year’s Santa Fe opera experience sparked another thought process, this time about tradition and innovation, and it’s not what you might think.

The current summer season of the Santa Fe Opera includes a world premiere of the opera Cold Mountain. A world premiere is a big deal in opera. Imagine being in the audience when Strauss brought Salome to the stage.

However, with anything new there is no shortage of controversy and different opinions. My husband is not a fan of contemporary opera. In Cold Mountain, he was waiting for the big stand-and-sing or “Park and Bark” arias of the classics (as was the reviewer from the New York Times). Other reviewers and opera fans, myself included, like the newer opera formats that tell the story with orchestra and singing in a way different than the traditional. Regardless, the traditional opera basics are still there: a conductor leading singers and musicians, a story broken into acts, and wonderful scores. Innovation continues building on the foundation of the past.

In the Oracle’s JD Edwards development organization, we have worked to take the tradition and strength of the JD Edwards architecture and stretch and expand it for new audiences. Where our earlier users were typically found in an office or manufacturing plant, we now have new users on mobile devices in the field. JD Edwards software has long allowed power users to make their software perform with quick shortcuts they had memorized. Now, however, new users and those on mobile devices want fewer screens to reach their operational objectives. Some users may not be humans at all but devices. Harmony results from ease of use and a better user experience. It’s precisely, the powerful, flexible technology foundation with strong industry functionality that enables us to modernize and innovate JD Edwards software to meet the demands of the next generation.

Opera and technology may, at first glance, inhabit different ecosystems, but both actually demonstrate that innovation thrives best with a strong tradition at its back.

If this comparison between opera and technology seems a bit of a stretch, wait until 2017 when the Santa Fe Opera will premiere a new opera “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” with music by Mason Bates. Bates is known for combining electronic sounds and traditional instruments.

It’s a bit of a wait – fortunately, you won’t have to wait long for the next great innovation from JD Edwards.

Thursday Jun 12, 2014

ERP in a Flash! Latest News on JD Edwards and Oracle VM Templates

Oracle Announces the Availability of Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 Update 2 and Tools 9.1 Update 4.4

Continuing the commitment to rapid and predictable deployments of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle announces the general availability of Oracle VM templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Application release 9.1 Update 2 and Tools release 9.1 Update 4.4.

These templates can be used with Oracle VM for x86, on the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and on the Oracle Database Machine. Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne accelerate the process of setting up a working environment compared to the traditional installation process. The templates can be a key component to a well-managed cloud infrastructure, allowing system administrators to quickly provision fully functional JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environments for evaluation, development, or production use.

The templates contain preconfigured images of the major JD Edwards EnterpriseOne server components, including:

• Enterprise server

• HTML server

• Database server

• BI Publisher (for use with One View Reporting)

• Business Services Server and ADF Runtime (for use with Mobile Smartphone Applications)

• Application Interface Services (new with this release, for use with Mobile Enterprise Applications)

• Server Manager (new with this release)

The virtual server images are built on a complete Oracle technology stack, including Oracle VM for x86, Oracle Linux, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Database, and Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher. The templates can be installed into an Oracle VM for x86 system running on standard x86 servers, the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and the Oracle Database Appliance as a composite “all-in-one” system. The database can be deployed as a fully preconfigured VM template, or it can be deployed to a preexisting database server, for example, the Oracle Exadata Database Machine or the Oracle Database Appliance.

This latest set of templates includes the following applications and technology components:

• JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Release 9.1 Update 2 with ESUs as of April 8, 2014

• JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 Update 4, maintenance pack 4 (

• Oracle Database 12c ( • Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.2)

• Oracle Linux 5 Update 8, 64-bit

• Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, for use with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting

• JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Business Services Server and Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF), for use with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Applications.

The delivery also includes a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne deployment server preconfigured to match the content of the templates. This edition of the templates also includes enhanced configuration utilities that greatly simplify the process of configuring the templates for deployment into a running system.

The templates are immediately available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

For more information see:

• My Oracle Support article 884592.1

Oracle Technology Network


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