Monday Sep 09, 2013

Oracle ACE-led sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle ACEs are individuals recognized by Oracle for their outstanding contribution to the Oracle community. These active, highly engaged community leaders regularly share their insight and real-world experience through blogs, articles, books, and conference presentations. This is especially true at Oracle OpenWorld.

The list below represents #oow13 sessions that will be presented by members of the Oracle ACE community. As you browse through the OpenWorld content catalog and take advantage of schedule builder to maximize your time at Oracle OpenWorld, be sure to include some Oracle ACE-led sessions to your schedule.

Oracle ACEs are a good bet for a great Oracle OpenWorld experience.

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Session ID

Title

Full Name

CON5730

Enabling Optimized Integrations at Amway with Oracle SOA Suite

Ahmed Aboulnaga

CON7593

Under the Hood of Pluggable Databases

Alex Gorbachev

UGF9810

Big Data Panel Discussion

Alex Gorbachev

CON6104

Exploring PL/SQL New Features and Best Practices for Better Performance

Ami Aharonovich

CON3439

Are Indexes Unnecessary in Oracle Exadata

Arup Nanda

CON8788

Maximizing Database Performance with Database Replay

Arup Nanda

UGF9764

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle Database 12c, and You

Bobby Curtis

UGF9772

I Have to Patch Again? Patch Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Bobby Curtis

UGF9808

Oracle Enterprise Manager Panel Discussion

Bobby Curtis

CON2412

How UK Universities Are Using Oracle Advanced Analytics to Protect Their Income

Brendan Tierney

CON8677

Your Data Is Talking to You: Customers Describe How In-Database Analytics Drives Their Business

Brendan Tierney

CON6876

Displaying Enterprise Content in Oracle WebCenter Sites and WebCenter Portal

Brian Huff

UGF9799

Oracle WebCenter Portal: Displaying Documents and Site Studio Content in Sites and Portal

Brian Huff

UGF9900

The Top 10 Web App Vulnerabilities and Securing Them with Oracle ADF

Brian Huff

UGF9758

Flashback Techniques for Oracle Database 11g and 12c

Carl Dudley

UGF10009

Thinking Clearly About Performance

Cary Millsap

UGF9932

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 1

Cary Millsap

UGF9948

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 2

Cary Millsap

UGF9756

Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

Charles Kim

UGF9809

Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion

Charles Kim

UGF10009

Thinking Clearly About Performance

chet justice

UGF9925

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11.1.1.7.1: Are We Really Better Off?

Christian Screen

CON6189

Maximize Data Warehouse Performance with Parallel Queries

Christo Kutrovsky

UGF9931

What’s New in Oracle Business Analytics Supporting Cast

Christopher Barbieri

CON7442

Optimizer Statistics: A Fresh Approach

Connor McDonald

CON7457

SQL Tuning 101

Connor McDonald

UGF7455

Analytic Functions

Connor McDonald

UGF9776

Optimizing Internal Serialization Control with Latches and Mutexes

Craig Shallahamer

HOL10074

Big Data, Bigger Insights with Oracle Advanced Analytics and Oracle SQL Developer

Dan Vlamis

CON5936

Building Oracle Application Express Applications That Can Survive Without the Internet

Daniel McGhan

CON11164

Shaping Your Tomorrow: Planned Upgrade/Migration to Oracle Fusion Financials/Oracle Fusion HCM

Debra Lilley

UGF10239

Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: FOP and Oracle Application Express Listeners

Doug Gault

CON4811

Innovations in BI: Oracle Business Intelligence Against Oracle Essbase and Relational Databases

Edward Roske

CON6456

Maximize Oracle Hyperion Planning Performance with Oracle Exalytics

Edward Roske

UGF9945

Welcome to Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.3, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7

Edward Roske

CON2169

Roll Out a Complete Oracle Fusion Middleware Environment in Less Than 10 Minutes

edwin biemond

CON8620

Customer Panel: Data Warehouse and Big Data

Ferhat Sengonul

UGF8869

Overcoming Oracle E-Business Suite Challenges for Latin America

Fernando Garcia

CON8493

Oracle Fusion Applications: Tailoring Your User Experience in the Cloud

Floyd Teter

UGF9898

Oracle on Your Browser or Phone: Design Patterns for Web and Mobile Oracle ADF Applications

Floyd Teter

CON9492

Reporting in Project Portfolio Management: Past, Present, and Fusion

Floyd Teter

CON6630

Demystifying MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers

George Trujillo

UGF9722

Data Movement in Enterprise Platforms

George Trujillo

UGF9929

Oracle Essbase 11.1.2.3, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7: What’s New

Glenn Schwartzberg

UGF9947

Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office, Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3: What’s New

Glenn Schwartzberg

CON7553

PeopleSoft PeopleTools REST Web Services: Everything You Need to Know

Graham Smith

CON2253

BPM and SOA Are Going Mobile: An Architectural Perspective

Guido Schmutz

CON4067

Oracle Data Quality Solutions, Oracle GoldenGate, and Oracle Data Integrator on Oracle Exadata

Gu­rcan Orhan

CON4070

How to Handle DEV&TEST&PROD for Oracle Data Integrator

Gu­rcan Orhan

UGF8869

Overcoming Oracle E-Business Suite Challenges for Latin America

Gustavo Gonzalez

CON11326

Extend Oracle Database Management with Quest Tools from Dell

Guy Harrison

UGF2984

Oracle, Hadoop, and the Big Data Revolution

Guy Harrison

CON3488

It’s a Solid-State World: How Oracle Exadata X3 Leverages Flash Storage

Gwen Shapira

CON6160

Data Wrangling with Oracle Big Data Connectors

Gwen Shapira

UGF9753

Wrangling Data with Oracle Big Data Connectors

Gwen Shapira

CON5054

Oracle Java Cloud Service: The Java PaaS Alternative

Harshad Oak

UGF4169

Why Do I Need Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler?

Heli Helskyaho

CON8544

Making the Move to Oracle Data Integrator

Holger Friedrich

CON2976

Designing Data Warehouses in the Cloud

ian Abramson

BOF8958

Extreme Availability: Oracle WebLogic/Application Continuity with Oracle Database 12c

Jacco Landlust

UGF1840

Oracle Exadata from Installation to Go-Live: Banking and Retail Experiences

jason arneil

CON5792

HR Analytics at Wells Fargo Bank

Jeff McQuigg

UGF9911

Build a Performance Layer for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g

Jeff McQuigg

CON6629

Making Workflow Flow

Jerry Ireland

CON6900

Oracle Database 12c New Features for Developers

John King

UGF7001

Oracle ADF Task Flow Beyond the 10-Minute Demo

John King

UGF9765

Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 New Features for Developers

John King

CON4092

Oracle Application Express WebSocket (or When Push Comes to Shove)

John Scott

UGF9798

Oracle WebCenter Portal: Designing for Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet

John Sim

UGF9908

Oracle WebCenter and Oracle ADF: Responsive, Adaptive Design for Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet

John Sim

CON9346

CMS Automates and Strengthens Internal Controls with Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance

John Stouffer

CON8643

Oracle Optimizer Boot Camp: 10 Optimizer Tips You Can’t Do Without

Jonathan Lewis

CON1715

The Important Things DBAs Should Do Before and After an Oracle Database Upgrade

Julian Dontcheff

CON1759

The Least-Known Features of Oracle Database, Part 2

Julian Dontcheff

CON2131

DBA Best Practices for Performance Tuning in a Pluggable World

Julian Dontcheff

CON11257

Best Practices for Deploying Highly Scalable Virtualized Oracle Applications

Kai Yu

UGF9803

Clustering/High Availability with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: 360 Degrees

Kai Yu

UGF9809

Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion

Kai Yu

UGF9790

Where Did My CPU Go?

Karl Arao

CON2828

Upgrade in Three Months: Secrets to a Rapid, Cost-Effective Upgrade

Kashif Manzoor

CON2038

Oracle Exadata, Oracle Data Integrator, and Parallel Data Load: A Real-World Case Study

Kellyn Pot'Vin

UGF9966

Oracle Instant Database Cloning

kyle hailey

CON6031

An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

Lonneke Dikmans

UGF9898

Oracle on Your Browser or Phone: Design Patterns for Web and Mobile Oracle ADF Applications

Lonneke Dikmans

CON6031

An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

Lucas Jellema

SIG2946

Oracle Unstructured Data and Multimedia SIG (OMMUD) Meeting

Marcelle Kratochvil

UGF8861

Experiences with Evangelizing Java Within the Database

Marcelo Ochoa

UGF9739

Physical Ordering of Data: Is It Ever Useful?

Mark Farnham

BOF11055

Best Practices for Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database for Oracle Exalytics

Mark Rittman

CON9420

Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence Applications on Oracle Data Integrator: A Deep Dive

Mark Rittman

CON9572

Make the Most of Your Oracle Exalytics and BI Investments with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Mark Rittman

UGF9754

Deep Dive into Oracle Business Intelligence Applications with Oracle Data Integrator 11g

Mark Rittman

UGF9944

Overview of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g

Mark Rittman

CON1926

Oracle Java Cloud Service for Java EE Developer

Markus Eisele

UGF9932

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 1

Markus Eisele

UGF9948

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 2

Markus Eisele

CON5469

How to Instrument PL/SQL and Oracle Application Express Code

Martin D'Souza

BOF2205

The Future of Oracle Forms Applications and Developers

Mia Urman

UGF9756

Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

Michael Ault

SIG9680

OAUG Database SIG Meeting

Michael Brown

CON1900

Partitioning and Compression for Performance and Manageability

Michael Messina

CON3704

Data Tracking: On the Hunt for Information About Your Database

Michael Rosenblum

CON2808

Oracle WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance

Michel Schildmeijer

CON7695

Upgrade-Ready for Oracle Database 12c

Michelle Malcher

UGF9771

The Essence of Great Leadership

Michelle Malcher

UGF2580

Oracle VM: For Enterprise DR Solutions

Murali Vallath

UGF2675

Deploy Oracle RAC 12c on Oracle VM VirtualBox in 60 Minutes

Murali Vallath

UGF4622

Security in the Cloud: A Complete Guide

Oded Raz

CON7267

Oracle ADF On-Ramp: What You Need to Know to Use the Core Oracle ADF Technology Stack

Peter Koletzke

CON9587

Manage Beyond Limits: Oracle Enterprise Manager CLI and Other Extensibility Features

Ray Smith

UGF9773

Oracle Enterprise Manager Command-Line Interface Illustrated

Ray Smith

UGF9801

DBA Expert Panel

Ray Smith

UGF9808

Oracle Enterprise Manager Panel Discussion

Ray Smith

CON4270

Oracle Database 12c Best Tuning Features

Rich Niemiec

CON4305

Tuning Oracle Database with Oracle Database Cloud Control 12c

Rich Niemiec

UGF9760

Oracle Database 12c Best New Features

Rich Niemiec

UGF9771

The Essence of Great Leadership

Rich Niemiec

CON1944

End-to-End Automatic Testing of Your Oracle Application Express Application

Roel Hartman

UGF10238

Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Roel Hartman

CON6344

Fine-tuning the Installation/Provisioning of Oracle Fusion Applications 11.1.x

Ron Batra

CON7596

Cloud Computing Economics: Making a Business Case

Ron Batra

CON6031

An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

Ronald van Luttikhuizen

CON8420

Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1: Technical/Functional Panel

Sandra Vucinic

UGF10237

Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: PL/PDF

Scott Spendolini

UGF10241

Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: Q&A Panel

Scott Spendolini

CON6031

An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

Simon Haslam

CON8980

Oracle WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance: Combining High Availability and Simplicity

Simon Haslam

CON4156

Top 10 Secrets of Successful Oracle Application Development Framework Projects

Sten Vesterli

UGF9932

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 1

Sten Vesterli

UGF9948

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 2

Sten Vesterli

CON2271

PL/SQL Goodies in Oracle Database 12c

Steven Feuerstein

CON4811

Innovations in BI: Oracle Business Intelligence Against Oracle Essbase and Relational Databases

Stewart Bryson

CON8544

Making the Move to Oracle Data Integrator

Stewart Bryson

UGF9721

Agile Real-Time BI with Oracle Business Intelligence/Oracle Data Integrator/Oracle GoldenGate

Stewart Bryson

UGF9909

Deep Dive into Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Part 1: Configuration

Stewart Bryson

UGF9910

Deep Dive into Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Part 2: Data Integration

Stewart Bryson

UGF9756

Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

Syed Jaffar Hussain

CON7586

Moving Data Between Oracle Exadata and Hadoop. Fast.

Tanel Poder

CON11257

Best Practices for Deploying Highly Scalable Virtualized Oracle Applications

Tariq Farooq

UGF9756

Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

Tariq Farooq

UGF9803

Clustering/High Availability with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: 360 Degrees

Tariq Farooq

UGF9809

Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion

Tariq Farooq

CON7387

Scaling to Infinity: Making Star Transformations Sing

Tim Gorman

UGF9740

RDBMS Forensics: Troubleshooting with Active Session History

Tim Gorman

CON2253

BPM and SOA Are Going Mobile: An Architectural Perspective

Torsten Winterberg

CON5122

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Integration with Oracle Hyperion Datasources

Venkatakrishnan Janakiraman

UGF5107

Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management Integration

Venkatakrishnan Janakiraman

UGF9860

Worst Practices for Developing an Oracle ADF Application

Wilfred van der Deijl

UGF9741

You Probably Don’t Need the Oracle RMAN Catalog Database

Yury Velikanov

Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

Oracle Cloud Webcast Smorgasbord!

Join Oracle experts Rick Greenwald and Anand Kothari as they dive into hands-on development sessions with Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Java Cloud Service.

Watch this technical webcast 4 part series to learn how Oracle Platform Services can help you:

  • Enjoy all the productivity of Java, without the IT
  • Quickly extend your Oracle Database experience to the cloud
  • Jump-start your mobile app development efforts
  • Discover new tips and tricks for enhancing your current projects

Register and Watch at your leisure HERE

Thursday Jun 27, 2013

It's Not TV- It's OTN: Top 10 Videos on the OTN YouTube Channel

It's been a while since we checked in on what people are watching on the Oracle Technology Network YouTube Channel. Here are the Top 10 video for the last 30 days.

  1. Tom Kyte: Keeping Up with the Latest in Database Technology
    Tom Kyte expands on his keynote presentation at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference with tips for developers, DBAs and others who want to make sure they are prepared to work with the latest database technologies.
  2. That Jeff Smith: Oracle SQL Developer
    Oracle SQL Developer product manager Jeff Smith (yeah, that Jeff Smith) talks about his presentations at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference and shares his reaction to keynote speaker C.J. Date's claim that "SQL dropped the ball."
  3. Gwen Shapira: Hadoop and Oracle Database
    Oracle ACE Director Gwen Shapira @gwenshap talks about the fit between Hadoop and Oracle Database and dives into the details of why Oracle Loader for Hadoop is 5x faster.
  4. Kai Yu: Virtualization and Cloud
    Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu talks about the questions he is most frequently asked when he does presentations on cloud computing and virtualization.
  5. Mark Sewtz: APEX 4.2 Mobile App Development
    Application Express developer Marc Sewtz demos the new features he built into APEX4.2 to support Mobile App Development.
  6. Jeremy Schneider: RAC Attack
    Oracle ACE Jeremy Schneider @jer_s describes what you can expect when you come to a RAC (Real Application Cluster) Attack.
  7. Frits Hoogland: Exadata Under the Hood
    Oracle ACE Director Frits Hoogland (@fritshoogland) talks about the secret sauce under Exadata's hood.
  8. David Peake: APEX 4.2 New Features
    David Peake, PM for Oracle Application Express, gives a quick overview of some of the new APEX features.
  9. Greg Marsden: Hugepages = Huge Performance on Linux
    Greg Marsden of Oracle's Linux Kernel Engineering Team talks about some common customer performance questions and making the most of Oracle Linux 6 and Transparent HugePages.
  10. John Hurley: NEOOUG and GLOC 2013
    Northeast Ohio Oracle User Group president John Hurley talks about the background and success of the 2013 Great Lakes Oracle Conference.

Monday Jun 24, 2013

Virtual Developer Day: MySQL - July 31st

Virtual Developer Day: MySQL is a one-stop shop for you to learn all the essential MySQL skills. With a combination of presentations and hands-on lab experience, you’ll have the opportunity to practice in your own environment and gain more in-depth knowledge to successfully design, develop, and manage your MySQL databases.

This FREE virtual event has two tracks tailored for both fresh and experienced MySQL users. Attend the sessions on July 31st and sharpen your skills to:

  • Develop your new applications cost-effectively using MySQL
  • Improve performance of your existing MySQL databases
  • Manage your MySQL environment more efficiently

When? Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Mumbai 10:30 a.m. (GMT +5:30) - 2:30 p.m.
Singapore 1:00 p.m. (GMT +8:00) - 5:00 p.m.
Sydney 3:00 p.m. (GMT +10:00) - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Feb 21, 2013

Enhance Your MySQL Skills with Virtual Developer Day: MySQL - March 12th

MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database, and powers websites and applications of numerous leading and fast-growing organizations.

On March 12, we’re hosting the first Virtual Developer Day: MySQL at 9am PST to give you a one-stop shop to learn all the essential MySQL skills and the latest features in MySQL 5.6 GA. With a combination of presentations and hands-on lab experience, you’ll have the opportunity to practice in your own environment and gain more in-depth knowledge to successfully design, develop, and manage your MySQL databases.  Besides the great content you'll also be able to ask questions of Oracle’s MySQL engineering, support, product management, and sales consulting teams.  

This FREE virtual event has two tracks tailored for both fresh and experienced MySQL users. Attend the live sessions and sharpen your skills to:

  • Develop your new applications cost-effectively using MySQL
  • Improve performance of your existing MySQL databases
  • Manage your MySQL environment more efficiently
If you’re in Europe, Middle East or Africa, don’t worry! We have another live event for you on March 19 at 9:00 GMT so you can join the sessions and get better with MySQL during your business hours. Don’t miss this opportunity so reserve your spot today for either event!

Monday Dec 03, 2012

Oracle ACEs / ACE Directors in the OTN Lounge - JavaOne Latin America 2012

What's an Oracle ACE? Oracle ACEs and Oracle ACE Directors are community members who have demonstrated both community leadership and expertise with Oracle technologies. You'll get a chance to interact with several Oracle ACEs and Oracle ACE Directors in the mini theater in the OTN Lounge this week during JavaOne Latin America 2012 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Presentation

Presenter

Presenter title and company

4:30 – 4:50

Co-existence between Applications' Unlimited and Fusion Applications

Gustavo Gonzales, Oracle ACE Director

CTO, IT Convergence

4:50 – 5:10

Pipeline Table Functions

Marcelo Ochoa, Oracle ACE

CTO, Scotas.com

5:10 - 5:30

Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR) Day-to-Day

Rodrigo Almeida, Oracle ACE

CDS - Condomínio de Soluções Corporativas

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Presentation

Presenter

Presenter title and company

4:30 – 4:50

TBA

4:50 – 5:10

Oracle VM Template - Facilitating the Construction Environment.

David Siqueira, Oracle ACE

CDS Condominio de Soluções

5:10 – 5:30

Database Migration with Minimal Downtime

Marcus Vinicius Miguel Pedro, Oracle ACE

Discover

Tuesday May 01, 2012

Virtual Developer Day: Hands-on Database App Development (May 15) - with Big Data and Cloud Sessions

We have just opened registration for the newest edition of Virtual Developer Day: Hands-on Oracle Database 11g Application Development. This experience comes to you online on May 15, in the Americas TZ-friendly time of 9am-1pm PT.

In this workshop you'll learn the key tools, frameworks, techniques, and best practices for building database-backed applications through presentations and hands-on labs (which you can download and save) demonstrating innovative and performance-enhancing methods - all from your desk! Oracle experts will be on hand to answer your questions via real-time chat. 

As you can see from the agenda below, the day will include sessions on using Oracle NoSQL Database, using Oracle Database alongside Hadoop, as well as the forthcoming Database Cloud Service. Something for everyone!

Get on board, time is tight! 

Friday Sep 02, 2011

The Return of "Easy": Oracle Database 11g Express Edition

We don't usually make a big deal about new product releases. But this one is an exception.

Oracle Database XE, which was initially based on Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code when it was released in 2007, was a major success in introducing Oracle Database technology to new users. It was easy to install, easy to manage, and easy to build lightweight Web apps with. And, no small thing, it was free (gratis) - to use or distribute.

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Express Edition, now available, picks up where the previous release left off. For a quick summary, see this TechCast we recently recorded during the Beta period with Kris Rice, XE's chief architect:

We think you'll enjoy the "easy" ethos of this new release as much as you did with the previous one. Plus, you'll get an introduction to Oracle Database 11g Release 2 features such as Universal Connection pooling - see here for a full list.  Note that the storage limit has increased to 11GB (from 4 GB) as well.

Friday Apr 01, 2011

Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Beta - Feedback Needed!

Generally speaking we do not post product-oriented news here, but this particular news is so closely tied to the OTN community that we can't resist.

You've waited patiently, and now that patience pays off: the Oracle Database 11g Express Edition (XE) Beta release is here. Download it and give us your feedback today!

Just as you expect, Oracle Database 11g XE brings you an entry-level, small-footprint RDBMS based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 code base that's free to develop on, deploy, and distribute. It's a great way to get started with 11g Release 2 features like Edition-Based Redefinition!

If you want to revisit what those features are, Arup Nanda's "Top Features" series is a great way to go!

Friday Dec 03, 2010

Hot: Pre-built Developer VMs from OTN

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For those of you who haven't already played with it, Oracle VM VirtualBox is an awfully cool desktop virtualization tool. Even better, it's free.

We OTN-ers like it even more than you will though because it allows us to freeze-dry entire software stacks into VM images. Developers can simply download a few files, assemble them with a script we provide, and then import and run the resulting pre-built VM in VirtualBox. Voila, instant (insert name here) stack.

These VMs are particularly handy in support of in-person workshops, but there's no reason we can't make them available for everyone. Which we have done, in Java, database, and SOA/BPM flavors. (All "ingredients" are listed at the referenced link, and they are extensive.)

Now that we have the kinks worked out, other flavors are sure to become available in 2011.

Now go get 'em!