Thursday Jun 18, 2015

Cloud Platform PaaS Launch Event on Monday June 22nd 2015

Launch Webcast: Integrate, Accelerate and Lead with the Oracle Cloud PlatformWatch live as Larry Ellison, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, Oracle, unveils new Oracle Cloud Platform services.
Discover how you can drive innovation with the leading enterprise Cloud platform:

  • Integrate with next-generation Cloud services.
  • Accelerate application development and deployment.
  • Lead the transformation of your business.

Tune-in early -- live interviews start at 10:00 a.m. Register today.
Join the conversation: #OraclePaaS #soaCommunity

Agenda

10:00 a.m. Live coverage and interviews with SiliconANGLE’s theCube hosts John Furrier (@furrier) and Dave Vellante (@dvellante)

1:00 p.m.
Larry Ellison, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, Oracle
Thomas Kurian, President, Product Development, Oracle
Expert Panel moderated by Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President, Paas, BI, EPM Business Groups, Oracle

For details please visit the registration page here.

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Friday May 15, 2015

Thomas Kurian on the Role of Today’s CIO in Cloud & Business Transformation

clip_image002Expectations of business-driven IT are higher than ever and changing rapidly.  Words like agility, mobility, digital, data, cloud and customer centricity are common and constant from Line of Business (LOBs) executives like CMOs. Today’s business must move at the pace of – scratch that – ahead of the pace of today’s consumer. Businesses must anticipate customers’ needs to be truly customer-centric organizations.  Innovation through the cloud is a big force driving customer experience and customer centricity.

Here’s another word of importance: collaboration.  And collaboration is essential to make a successful business-led technology transformation. Today’s CIO will play a pivotal role in crafting that collaboration between IT and business leaders. Unfortunately, the process hasn’t taken root just yet.

According to a recent ZDNet article, research shows that confidence and collaboration between LOBs and IT is not strong. The article cites a new CIO Magazine survey showing that 54% of business leaders view IT “as an obstacle to their mission.” Forrester research shows that less than half of marketing managers collaborate with IT when developing a technology strategy. And our Oracle study revealed that less than 1/3 of marketing and IT executives surveyed reported collaborating “frequently,” while at the same time noting greater success when they do collaborate.

Kurian believes the CIO will play a pivotal role with collaboration, cloud and business transformation. In this video he states “cloud actually empowers CIOs to take the lead with innovation.” He goes on to say that today’s CIO role is not diminished just different, requiring a new business mindset. The CIO is very much essential to this new digital, customer-centric business revolution.

ZDNet reporter Dion Hinchcliffe had some great insights on the future role of CIOs: “The CIO should have – or should quickly ascertain – a better sense of how to translate the current business into today’s emerging digital marketplaces and channels. And yes, that means knowing more about how to apply digital to various parts of the enterprise than line of business executives. Relentless education and experimentation is required here to be successful. The CIO should be the visionary and evangelist that can get business – from the management team to the workforce – fully on board with digital business.”

Cloud is the future of business transformation; CIOs will play a key role. As Kurian says, CIOs are extremely important to their executives and businesses, and the cloud empowers them to take the lead.  The best CIOs in the industry are beginning to grasp that and train their staff to become experts in cloud technologies. For more on cloud innovation, read Oracle CEO Mark Hurd's recent piece on how cloud is revolutionizing business in four key areas.

This is just one entry in a series of blog videos with Kurian. Oracle Social Cloud Group VP Meg Bear spent the day recently with Kurian discussing everything from the changing role of today’s CMO and CIO, to data and innovation, to the importance of user experience. Check back each week as we feature a new video with insights from Kurian on how Oracle is partnering and co-innovating with our customers to help pave a path of success and deliver consistent, rewarding and exceptional experiences for their customers. Watch the video here.

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Monday Mar 02, 2015

Next Generation SOA: A Concise Introduction to Service Technology & Service-Orientation

Innovative service technologies are becoming valuable assets for businesses that need to stay competitive in the face of increasing globalization and market complexity. While computer processing power is becoming faster and cheaper, search engines, instant messaging, and social media channels are generating floods of information that escalate demands for consumable and accessible data.

clip_image002As the world's economies engage one another through offshoring, outsourcing, and supply chaining, localization is required to accommodate different currencies and languages. Globalization, recession, invention, and communication are some of the driving forces behind a next generation of technologies and practices that revolve around software programs designed in accordance with the paradigm of service-orientation. Such programs, referred to as "services," are expected to do more for less with greater efficiency in order to meet business challenges head-on.

We have reached a stage in the evolution of service-oriented computing where modern service technology innovation is building upon mature service platforms at the same time that proven delivery techniques and design patterns are building upon an established service-orientation paradigm. These developments have made it possible to create service-oriented solutions of unprecedented sophistication.

Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: An Overview of SOA & Service-Orientation
  • Chapter 3: A Look at How Services are Defined and Composed
  • Chapter 4: An Exploration of Service-Orientation with the
    SOA Manifesto
  • Chapter 5: An Overview of Service Technology
  • Chapter 6: A Look at Service-Driven Industry Models
  • Chapter 7: A Case Study
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A: Additional Reading for Applying Service-Orientation
  • Appendix B: Additional Reading for Planning & Governing
    Service-Orientation
  • Appendix C: Additional Reading for Cloud Computing

For more information please visit http://servicetechbooks.com/nextgen

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Monday Sep 29, 2014

Middleware PaaS Services launched by Thomas Kurian Middleware OOW Keynote

Make Oracle Fusion Middleware a cloud platform for digital business!

Key announcements include: Mobility, Identity Management, Service Integration, Content Management and WebLogic

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Enterprise Mobility

Take bespoke Apps, Packaged Apps or Cloud Apps and build REST API to make them available for mobile devices.

Solutions: Mobile Application Framework, Mobile Security, Mobile Cloud Service

Identity Management

Centralize the user identity and access control

Integrated in cloud social and any device

Solutions Access Management Mobile Security Container Identity Governance

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Service Integration

Cloud based service integration & Multi channel enablement

Solutions: Process Cloud Service, Service Process Cloud Service


Content Management

Solutions: Document Cloud Service & Social network Cloud Service

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Shift workloads between your Public Cloud Service back and forth to your Private Cloud Service

Solutions: Java Cloud Service and WebLogic

With this new cool über middleware PaaS service Larry will be able to build an application in his Wednesday keynote! Otherwise stop by at 7-Eleven they can help you!


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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Call for content SOA Magazine & Service Technology Magazine & OTN

We want to publish your SOA & BPM content in the Service Technology Magazine and the SOA Magazine and OTN!

You write about SOA and BPM best practices, code samples, reference cases, governance, code samples, mobile integration, cloud integration? Let us know we are very keen to publish your articles! Please send them to:

Service Technology Magazine Contribution

OTN Contribute


SOA Magazine Contribute


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Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

SOA, Cloud + Service Technology Symposium call for presentations

The 6th International SOA, Cloud + Service Technology Symposium is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, Mexico on November 5-6, 2013. This year’s event will attract speakers, keynotes, authors and industry experts from around the world to foster the sharing of knowledge and know-how in the ever-broadening service technology fields. Topic areas will include Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Cloud Computing, Big Data, Contemporary Virtualization, Capacity Planning, Semantic Web, and many more. Tracks and preliminary agenda information will be published soon. Be sure to stay informed of the many upcoming news items and announcements by connecting to the Symposium’s Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Group accounts.

Call for Presentations
The call for presentation is open, make sure you submit your success story about Oracle SOA Suite, BPM Suite, ACM, SOA Governance, b2b, adapters and cloud computing papers.  Any interesting customer success story and the lessons learned from these implementations is highly welcome. Also presentations about latest hot topics like API management, big & fast data, BPM & ACM are highly welcome!

If you want to learn more about the conference and sponsorship opportunities please visit the website http://www.servicetechsymposium.com/

Presentation proposals should be submitted by filling out the speaker form and sending the completed form to call@servicetechsymposium.com. To download the speaker form, please click here: Download the Symposium Speaker Form.

For additional call for papers please visit our wiki!

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Friday Aug 30, 2013

Enterprise Service Bus article part of Industrial SOA series

Everyone seems to need to use an enterprise service bus (ESB) nowadays, but there is so much confusion about its actual benefit and the various concepts this term entails. This uncertainity is revealed in statements like, "Help! My boss says we need an ESB," or "Why do I need an ESB at all? Can't I achieve the same thing with BPEL or BPMN?" or even "We can do everything ourselves in language X." This article is an attempt to answer some of the most important questions surrounding this term using concrete examples, so that the areas of application that can be deemed "correct" for ESBs can be clarified:

  • What exactly is the definition of an ESB? Is it a product or an architecture pattern?
  • What are some practical uses for an ESB?
  • Do I need an ESB to build an SOA platform?
  • Which requirements do I need to satisfy?
  • Which criteria can I use to select the ESB that is most suitable for my needs?

Defining the ESB
An accepted definition for this term has yet to be firmly established that is most likely caused by a lack of industry standards, whereas standards like BPEL and BPMN 2.0 exist for process engines and other components. The term “Enterprise Service Bus” was coined by Gartner in 2002, and further introduced by the analyst Roy Schulte to describe a category of software products that he observed were available on the market at that time. Ten years later, there is still very little agreement on what exactly an ESB is or what it should deliver. There are different definitions depending on the manufacturer or source. Among other things, an ESB is defined as:

"A style of integration architecture that allows communication via a common communication bus that consists of a variety of point-to-point connections between providers and users of services."

"An infrastructure that a company uses for integrating services in the application landscape."
Read the full article here.

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Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

SOA Maturity Alongside Contract Standardization Published – Service Technology Magazine Issue LXXIII

Introduction: In Search of the Holy Grail of SOA

In this article, we present and explore the fundamentals of applying the factory approach to modern service-oriented software development in an attempt to marry SOA industrialization with service contracts. As service developers and designers, how can we successfully fulfill factory requirements and achieve the essential characteristic of industrialized SOA while remaining compliant with standards on the service contract level? img

Thinking in terms of contracts has been found to be requisite for granular sourcing strategies that virtualize underlying implementations. Contracts also function as a common language between business units and IT teams, across cloud computing technologies, and for future-proof and agile enterprises in general.

Let's imagine that today's "pre-industrialized" world has become one in which contracts are been replaced by organizational and technical silos and the best solutions available. In today's SOA landscape, functional components are created for specific applications, often redundantly and lacking organization-wide standardization at the interface level. These components work well in a "silo" landscape in which the "application SOA" architecture is particularly suitable within the context of single applications.

Figure 1 illustrates the simplicity of combining services within applications that results from standardized design and structures being used as the framework for interfaces and exchanged data: Read the full article here.

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Tuesday Jul 23, 2013

Cloud Computing Concepts, Technology & Architecture

Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & ArchitectureDuring my holiday I read a book on “Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture". I found this book as an excellent resource for IT professionals and managers who want to learn and understand cloud computing, and who need to select or build cloud systems and solutions. It lays the foundation for cloud concepts, models, technologies and mechanisms. As the book is vendor-neutral, it will remain valid for many years. I will recommend this book to Oracle customers, partners and users for their journey towards cloud computing. This book has the potential to become the basis for a cloud computing manifesto, comparable to what was accomplished with the SOA manifesto - Jürgen Kress.

Clouds are distributed technology platforms that leverage sophisticated technology innovations to provide highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely utilized by organizations in a multitude of powerful ways. To successfully build upon, integrate with, or even create a cloud environment requires an understanding of its common inner mechanics, architectural layers, and models, as well as an understanding of the business and economic factors that result from the adoption and real-world usage of cloud-based services.

In Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, Thomas Erl, one of the world's top-selling IT authors, teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. In doing so, the book establishes concrete, academic coverage with a focus on structure, clarity, and well-defined building blocks for mainstream cloud computing platforms and solutions.

Subsequent to technology-centric coverage, the book proceeds to establish business-centric models and metrics that allow for the financial assessment of cloud-based IT resources, and their comparison to those hosted on traditional IT enterprise premises. Also provided are templates and formulas for calculating SLA-related quality-of-service values and numerous explorations of the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS delivery models.

With over 260 figures, 29 architectural models, and 20 mechanisms, this indispensable guide provides a comprehensive education of cloud computing essentials that will never leave your side.

The book is available at Service Tech Books or at Amazon. Looking for additional SOA books or if you have published a book, please feel free to add it to our publications wiki!

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Tuesday Jun 11, 2013

Cloud Computing Book Concepts, Technology & Architecture published by Thomas Erl & Ricardo Puttini

imageDuring my holiday I read this book, here is my quote “Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture is an excellent resource for IT professionals and managers who want to learn and understand cloud computing, and who need to select or build cloud systems and solutions. It lays the foundation for cloud concepts, models, technologies and mechanisms. As the book is vendor-neutral, it will remain valid for many years. We will recommend this book to Oracle customers, partners and users for their journey towards cloud computing. This book has the potential to become the basis for a cloud computing manifesto, comparable to what was accomplished with the SOA manifesto." Jürgen Kress

Clouds are distributed technology platforms that leverage sophisticated technology innovations to provide highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely utilized by organizations in a multitude of powerful ways. To successfully build upon, integrate with, or even create a cloud environment requires an understanding of its common inner mechanics, architectural layers, and models, as well as an understanding of the business and economic factors that result from the adoption and real-world usage of cloud-based services.

In Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, Thomas Erl, one of the world's top-selling IT authors, teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. In doing so, the book establishes concrete, academic coverage with a focus on structure, clarity, and well-defined building blocks for mainstream cloud computing platforms and solutions.

Subsequent to technology-centric coverage, the book proceeds to establish business-centric models and metrics that allow for the financial assessment of cloud-based IT resources, and their comparison to those hosted on traditional IT enterprise premises. Also provided are templates and formulas for calculating SLA-related quality-of-service values and numerous explorations of the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS delivery models.

With over 260 figures, 29 architectural models, and 20 mechanisms, this indispensable guide provides a comprehensive education of cloud computing essentials that will never leave your side.

The book is available at Service Tech Books or at Amazon. Looking for additional SOA books or You published a book feel free to add it to our publications wiki!

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