Thursday Feb 26, 2015

Getting to Know the Oracle Developer Cloud Service by W Brian Leonard

clip_image002Oracle Developer Cloud Service is included as a free entitlement with Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Messaging Cloud Service. The Developer Cloud Service includes all the tools you need to support the team development lifecycle. There are popular open source tools such as Git, Maven and Hudson. There's also task management, code reviews and a wiki.

The easiest way to experience the Oracle Developer Cloud Service is through a trial of the Oracle Java Cloud Service - SaaS Extension (click the "Try It" button).

In this article I will introduce the Developer Cloud Service by using Maven to create a new web application, Git to manage the application source and Hudson to build and deploy my application to the Java Cloud Service.

Prerequisites

If you plan to follow along, this tutorial also assumes you already have Maven and Git installed. I will be using the Git Console from my desktop to interface with the Developer Cloud Service. The tutorial also assumes, of course, that you have access to the Developer Cloud Service!

Create a New Project

As a first step, log into the Developer Cloud Service and create a new project. Read the complete article here. & Watch the online training Developer Cloud Service: Git Integration with Oracle JDeveloper

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Sunday Feb 08, 2015

SOA Suite 12c: Getting started with the Spring Component by Maarten Smeets

clip_image001The Oracle SOA Suite Spring component has been present since SOA Suite 11.1.1.3 (11gR1 PS2). This component allows easy integration of Java code with other SOA Suite components such as (among others) BPEL, BPM and Business Rules. In SOA Suite 12c (12.1.3.0) this component is still present. In This blog post I will provide a short example on how it can be used and how the first problem I encountered with this component can be avoided.

Implementation

First create a SOA Application and an empty project. Next create a Java class with a public method and extract an interface with the public method. You can also supply JARs in the SCA-INF/lib folder of the project with the class/interface.

The result in this example. The Java class extends the interface. Read the complete article here.

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Tuesday Feb 03, 2015

Tame the Cloud Integration Beast

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View the eBook: Integrate the Cloud.
Software as a service is widely known for its ease of deployment. Less understood is the integration rat's nest that can result when many SaaS applications are introduced within a company without a cohesive strategy.

Dain Hansen, director of integration product marketing for Oracle, says problems result when organizations bring in various cloud apps without a well-planned strategy that also takes into account on-premise software and systems.

"It's just so hard to get things to talk together," says Hansen.

SaaS offerings have become very popular because they can be implemented quickly and easily by business units and individual users. Yet, because some of that implementation is outside the purview of IT organizations and others are simply stand-alone, it has led to a proliferation of online technology assets that are isolated from on-premise systems, unable to tap into valuable data stores or other sources of business expertise. Read the complete article here.

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Monday Feb 02, 2015

Fusion Middleware 12c on the Amazon Cloud by Luigi Banzato

FMW 12c on the Cloud - Part 1: Prepare the Environment

FMW 12c on the Cloud - Part 2: Installation and Configuration

clip_image002Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c is out there. And now it bring the wonders of SOA/BPM quick start, where you can get you development environment setup in 4 clicks. However, at some stage everyone always needs to setup a server, so I've been taking a look at how to do that in the cloud.
This is the part 1 of of the tutorial on how to install and configure Fusion Middleware 12c on the Cloud.

Create the EC2 Instance

To create the EC2 instance, on the EC2 Console, click on "Launch Instance":

Now select the desired Operational System, here I'll be using the Amazon Linux:

Read the complete article series here.

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Cloud Adapter – Advanstar Customers Insights Webcast Went Live Today

clip_image002When your company tagline is "Connecting our Customers with Theirs", you can't afford to get integration wrong.   Watch this brief on-demand webcast now to learn why Advanstar chose Oracle integration including the new Oracle Cloud Adapters to replace their legacy integration solution to simplify IT and provide real time synchronization between cloud and on-premise applications.

As you may have seen at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, there has been tremendous interest in the new Oracle Cloud Adapters for simplifying the cloud to on-premises integration challenge.  In this webcast by Advanstar and OSI Consulting, you will learn how Advanstar used the "Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com" to connect their sales reps to Oracle E-Business Suite.  As described in the webcast, here were some of the challenges that drove them to the Oracle Solution:

Challenges Prior to the Oracle Solution:

  • Informatica batch integration using a cloud replication service was not acceptable
  • Lack of real-time integration
  • Data replication jobs ran into each other causing conflicts
  • High volume caused increased problems

Oracle Integration Solution Benefits:

  • Simplified cloud integration using the new Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com
  • Faster integration of future applications
  • Instant updates for sales reps - real time data synchronization

Read the complete article here.

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Sunday Feb 01, 2015

Cloud Computing Definition & Architecture for Cloud Service Brokers

With the launch of the Oracle Cloud PaaS Platforms we will make the SOA & BPM Partner Community cloud ready. In this article series we will lay the foundation for cloud computing including definition and concepts.

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Cloud Computing Hype Introduction

Cloud Computing Definition and Criteria

Concepts in Cloud Computing

Industry focus & use case Cloud Computing Providers & Consumers

Differences between Cloud Definitions

NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture

Cloud Broker

Types Cloud Broker

Challenges Cloud Broker


Cloud Computing Hype Introduction

image Why is everyone talking about cloud computing? Drawn-out, expensive IT projects that are planned and implemented with few benefits for the business stakeholders are commonplace. In contrast, cloud computing offers business users the chance to immediately implement services with usage-based billing that are tailored to their requirements, often without the need to consult with the IT department.

However, aspects including security, architecture, availability, and standards are often not evaluated. Cloud consumers find themselves at the mercy of the cloud provider. Scenarios that require changing cloud providers after a cloud provider goes bankrupt, and the associated moving of data and/or applications, have not yet been sufficiently tested. Business continuity should play a key role from the start of a cloud evaluation process.

One of the greatest challenges here is the integration of existing data and systems into the cloud solution. Without integration spanning clouds and on premise systems, processes can only be executed in isolation, leading to cloud-specific silos of isolated solutions. Important information for users is not available across processes and systems. Problems that would have occurred in the company's internal IT are now shifted to the cloud provider. To prevent "legacy clouds" or solutions that are hard to maintain, it is important to manage the entire architecture proactively and, in particular, the integration into the cloud. Even if cloud providers want us to believe otherwise, not every aspect of IT can be outsourced to cloud solutions!

Cloud Computing Definition and Criteria

Cloud computing is a model for usage-based network access to a common pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage systems, applications, and services) that can be provided and used quickly. IP-based services are requested via self-service and used online independently. A prerequisite for this is a broadband Internet connection with low latency. The IT resources are bundled into pools and provided as required. Billing is based on the services used. *1

Concepts in Cloud Computing

In cloud computing, the following models are differentiated on the basis of horizontal scaling:

· Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) - provides a hardware platform as a service, such as Amazon EC2 or Oracle Compute Service (now in preview)

· Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) - provides a software platform as a service, such as Google Apps Engine or Oracle Java Cloud

· Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) - allows applications and functions to be outsourced by virtualizing cloud providers' hardware and software and providing the functions as services, such as Salesforce CRM [REF-1] or Oracle Sales Cloud

In deployment models, distinctions are made according to availability and installation location. Public clouds are services that are available to the public on the Internet. Private clouds are internal company services. Hybrid clouds and community clouds represent mixtures of these models, such as when Amazon computing power is used in the event of a failure or overload of an internal company cloud application.

Industry focus & use case Cloud Computing Providers & Consumers

clip_image005Large companies for which IT plays a central role or represents a competitive advantage often build internal company cloud solutions in their own data centers “private clouds”. Small and medium enterprises frequently use public cloud services. A further distinguishing feature is the cloud consumer focus. In the business-to-business segment, private clouds are predominantly used, while in the business-to-consumer segment the majority are public clouds (Figure: 1).

Differences between Cloud Definitions

Thomas Erl, Ricardo Puttini and Zaigham Mahmood define cloud computing in his latest book “Cloud Computing Concepts, Technology & Architecture”. Based on the NIST cloud computing definition they add “ubiquitous access” as a cloud characteristic, to reflect the trend that more and more services are used on mobile devices. As cloud computing becomes more and more adopted also in b2b services, companies run mission critical applications on a global level in the cloud, resiliency of this services becomes important. Therefore Thomas Erl Ricardo Puttini and Zaigham Mahmood add also “resiliency” to the cloud characteristics.*2

Wikipedia defined cloud computing more from a consumer perspective. The article highlights that cloud computing is often used as a jargon term without a commonly accepted non-ambiguous scientific or technical definition.*3. From my perspective the NIST definition is widely accepted between b2b vendors. Many software vendors try to brand their solutions as cloud solution, or cloud enabled solutions without to respect the NIST cloud definition. This reflects the change of the IT industry caused by cloud computing.

NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture

Together with the “The NIST Cloud Definition of Cloud Computing” the “NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture” lays the theoretical foundation of cloud computing. The NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture extends the definition by a reference architecture and a taxonomy. An additional actor and role model is introduced. The cloud provider offers IaaS, PaaS or SaaS services to the cloud consumer. Between them a cloud broker might offer service intermediation, service aggregation and service arbitrage. These services become more important as cloud services need to be integrated with on premise and integrated or exchanged between different cloud providers. A cloud carrier transports the cloud services from the cloud provider to the cloud consumer. A cloud auditor might support the cloud consumer and cloud provider in security, privacy impact and performance audits*4

Cloud Broker

NIST and Gartner define three different types of cloud brokers:


Service Intermediation

Provides value added services on top of a cloud platform. An example is the Force identity service from Salesforce. This identity service can be used to identify users across several cloud services.


Service Aggregation

Ensures the interoperability between different cloud services. An example is Boomi from Dell. The service let cloud consumers integrate for example a Salesforce CRM system with a Netleger billing system and or an on premise solution. As IT System are often historical grown and rally build on a green field approach cloud aggregation becomes key for cloud adoption.


Service Arbitration

A cloud service arbitrage provides flexibility and an “opportunistic choices” by offering multiple similar services to select from.*5 Heroku for example lets the cloud consumer choose between different cloud services. The cloud consumer might increase service level agreements or reduce the dependency from one cloud provider by a service arbitration service.

Key Benefits of Cloud Brokers

Key benefits of cloud brokers might include:

• Cloud interoperability: Integration between several cloud offerings

• Cloud portability: Move application between different cloud vendors

• Different data models between cloud offerings

• Modular services between several cloud offerings e.g. security, document or notification services to increase developer productivity and user usability & security

• Increase business continuity by reducing dependency from one cloud provider

• Increase SLAs by leverage multiple cloud provider


Challenges Cloud Brokers

Large leading cloud providers e.g. Google or Salesforce try to offer comprehensive services & platforms for cloud consumers. Often they are not interested to enable cloud broker services which might enable cloud consumer to choose or broker between different cloud providers. Sometimes their strategy can be characterized as a vendor log-in. Today no industry wide standard for cloud brokers is developed. To enable seamless service aggregation on a process level, between different cloud providers a meta-data model between them needs to be established. This model needs to include joint business objects and services to ensure seamless processes across multiple cloud providers.

Cloud consumers Dependencies based on Service Layer

The risk of such a vendor login might be based on the service model the cloud consumer chooses. The higher the service model, less has to build by the cloud consumer, more is provided by the cloud provider, the higher the risk of vendor login:

Service Model

Risk vendor login

Advice

SaaS

High

Same application on-premise available

PaaS

Medium

Standard programming language available several clouds

IaaS

Low

Operating & Virtualization technologies

With the need of cloud Brokers versus the trend to build whole cloud Economies by one dominant player this might be one of the most challenging and exciting areas of cloud computing in the next years. Today cloud consumers might carefully evaluate this in the cloud selection phase to ensure business continuity.*6


References

  1. NIST Definition Cloud Computing
  2. „Cloud Computing Concepts, Technology & Architecture” Thomas Erl, Zaigham Mahmood, Ricardo Puttini, PRENTICE HALL June 2013
  3. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
  4. NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
  5. Gartner
  6. NIST Definition Cloud Computing

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Saturday Jan 31, 2015

Computer World Cloud Report

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Please see below the link to a recent ComputerWorld report sponsored by Oracle about customer requirements and adoption as it relates to Platform as a Service.
Great asset to read and share with your customers & prospects. Get the cloud report here.

Additional at Financial times Oracle published a special page for cloud computing, visit it here.

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Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

Applications Cloud Release 8 User Experience Rapid Development Kit

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If you’re building or integrating the Oracle Applications Cloud or building SaaS through PaaS, use the User Experience Rapid Development Kit laid out here to get the guidance you need and point you to the right tools to use.

The Oracle Applications User Experience team has released a User Experience Rapid Development Kit on simplified user interface (UI), the same user experience design in Oracle Applications Cloud release 8. The kit is designed to help Oracle ADF developers get up to speed quickly so they can start designing and building the Oracle Applications Cloud simplified UIs, which are the tablet-friendly UIs for Oracle Sales Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud, in a matter of hours.

The User Experience Rapid Development Kit contains the following tools:

  • Coded ADF page templates.
  • Coding tips from Oracle’s developers.
  • ADF screen overlays showing the use of components in the simplified UI.
  • An eBook on user experience (UX) design patterns and guidelines(right), and example wireframe stencils of page types and components in Microsoft Visio and Balsamiq Mockups formats.
  • Sample wireframe of a simplified UI page flow.

How would you like to get started?

Tell me more about the simplified user interface for Oracle Applications Cloud.

Show me demos of simplified UI in the Oracle Applications Cloud.

What’s coming next in the Oracle Applications Cloud user experience?

Start Designing and Building a Simplified User Interface

Learn more

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Monday Jan 19, 2015

Smart Combo – Cloud Integration Webcast January 26th 2015

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Cloud Integration – Unified and Comprehensive Cloud and On-premise Integration Discover the Value for Partners

Simplify cloud integration with a unified and comprehensive solution to integrate disparate cloud and on-premise applications. Oracle cloud integration leverages Oracle Cloud services as well as components from Oracle’s SOA, BPM, and data integration technologies.

Speakers will be:
– Olivier Tordo, Channel Sales – Senior Director
– Richard Lefebvre, Director CRM Partner Programs EMEA
– Yogesh Sontakke, Principal Product Manager

Details and registration: » 26 January – 2 PM CET (1 hour)

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