Tuesday Nov 18, 2008

Advanced Deployment Architectures for Oracle E-Business Suite (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'm (still) highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics. A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

E-Business Suite sysadmins know that there are a lot of different ways to deploy their system in production.  You can split EBS services across multiple application tier and database tier server nodes, you can scale up with load-balancers and Real Application Clusters, you can integrate your E-Business Suite instance with optional external services like Oracle Single Sign-On and the Oracle SOA Suite, and much, much more.

Sample physical architecture diagram showing E-Business Suite integrated with Single Sign-On and Oracle Internet Directory with firewalls separating DMZs

The number of architectural options can be pretty bewildering, and it can be difficult to get a high-level overview of the relative benefits of each option.  We have lots of detailed documentation and introductory blog articles on, say, implementing RAC, but it's very difficult to get a sense of whether you can combine a reverse proxy in front of a load-balanced cluster with a RAC-enabled database tier (this is feasible, by the way).

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Monday Nov 17, 2008

Sneak Preview: Portlet Generator and Business Service Object Generator for EBS (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'm going to get through my OpenWorld backlog eventually.  If I'm lucky, I'll be done just in time to start working on my OAUG/Collaborate backlog for next year's conference in Florida.

I'm (still) highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics. A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

Ramkumar Sekar, a manager in our Applications Technology Group, gave sneak previews of two new developer-oriented tools for extending OA Framework applications in this session:

Architecture diagram showing new Portlet Generator and Business Service Object Generator for extending OA Framework applications

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Tuesday Nov 04, 2008

Humana Case Study: Implementing a Highly Available Oracle E-Business Suite Architecture (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'm highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics. A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

Every EBS system administrator knows that you need to consider high-availability requirements when planning your E-Business Suite implementation.  You need to account for the peak number of concurrent users who will be using the E-Business Suite at any given time.  You also need consider worst-case scenarios and your plans if one or more servers in your environment go down.

Elke Phelps, co-author of the Oracle Applications DBA Field Guide (mini-review), discussed Humana's recent experiences in upgrading their E-Business Suite for high availability in this session:

Physical architecture diagram showing Humana High Availability disaster recovery E-Business Suite deployment between two data centers using Oracle DataGuard replication and Real Application Clusters

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Friday Oct 31, 2008

Tuning All Layers of the Oracle E-Business Suite (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'm highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics. A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

We have an Applications Performance Group whose raison-d'etre is to ensure that the E-Business Suite runs at peak performance in all circumstances.  This team has helped tune the world's largest companies and their E-Business Suite environments to handle staggering amounts of transactional volume in enormous databases.  This is the same group that publishes all of the official Oracle Apps benchmarks, white papers, and performance metrics.

Their OpenWorld sessions are a perennial favourite with hardcore Apps DBAs looking to squeeze out the last ounce of performance out of their existing hardware.  Isam Alyousfi and Lester Gutierrez from our Applications Performance Group share their hard-won performance tuning tips in this in-depth session:

Table showing sample AWR report of top 5 timed events used for tuning EBS database tier performance

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Integration Simplified: Native Service-Oriented Architecture in Oracle E-Business Suite (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'm highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics. A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

It's possible to integrate the E-Business Suite with external applications via a number of different interfaces and methods, including interface tables, concurrent programs, XML messages, EDI messages, PL/SQL APIs, Business Service Objects, and Business Events.  There are over 2,500 service enabled integration points for the E-Business Suite today, with more being added regularly.

Veshaal Singh and Neeraj Chauhan from our Applications Technology Group discuss the latest techniques for integrating EBS with external applications using web services in this session:

Diagram showing Service Invocation for EBS plug-and-play services via Business Event subsystem and web services

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

Java Authentication + Authorization Services (JAAS) for E-Business Suite (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'm highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics. A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

Our Applications Technology Group announced an important set of new authentication capabilities for Java-based E-Business Suite extensions and custom programs at OpenWorld this year.  Veshaal Singh, Director in our Applications Technology Group, discusses the new capabilities and how they relate to the E-Business Suite's existing security model in this presentation:

Architecture diagram showing authentication and authorization flow for new JAAS LoginModule for E-Business Suite

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EBS 12: Install + Cloning Techniques Deep Dive (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'm highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics. A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

If you're looking for a good overview of how Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 environments can be cloned, you should check out the following presentation from Max Arderius, Development Manager in the Applications Technology Group, and Biju Mohan, Product Manager in the Applications Technology Group:

Graphic showing differences between Rapid Clone and automated cloning via Applications Management Pack AMP

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2008

E-Business Suite Technology Essentials (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'll be highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics.  A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

The E-Business Suite technology stack can be a bit intimidating at first.  Lisa Parekh, Vice President of Applications Technology Integration, provides a crisp overview of the key technologies and concepts that every Apps manager or DBA should be familiar with in this presentation:

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Monday Oct 27, 2008

Case Study Redux: Oracle's Own Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Upgrade (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'll be highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics.  A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

One of the most-popular sessions at OpenWorld every year is our discussion about Oracle's own E-Business Suite implementation. Donna Buhlig and Nigel Cooper, from our Applications IT (AIT) group, have expanded upon previous years' presentations with a bigger and more in-depth look at our internal Global Single Instance deployment:

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Friday Oct 24, 2008

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 : Technology Direction + Highlights (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'll be highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics.  A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

Santhosh George, Vice President of the Applications Technology Group, gave the following presentation:

Screenshot illustrating new OA Framework Personalization features

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Using Oracle Application Server 10g with E-Business Suite (OpenWorld 2008 Recap)

I'll be highlighting OpenWorld 2008 presentations that cover some of the most popular E-Business Suite technology stack topics.  A catalog of all of the Applications Technology track sessions with links to the presentations is available here:

Here's a spotlight on one of my own OpenWorld sessions:

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Tuesday Sep 16, 2008

GE Infrastructure + AMP Case Study at OpenWorld 2008

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Our OpenWorld preparations are at a fever pitch right now and I can barely see the top of my inbox. One of my colleagues, Biju Mohan, has an OpenWorld session that will be useful if you're evaluating the Applications Management Pack. As part of his session, Biju and a Program Manager from GE Infrastructure will be discussing how GE Infrastructure running multiple Oracle E-Business Suite production systems was able to save $200k and also reduce DBA time by 84% by using Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite (AMP).

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Monday Sep 08, 2008

Filling Up Your OpenWorld 2008 Calendar

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Apparently, there's this big Oracle conference coming up in a few weeks... A recent wave of emails have been requests to profile certain OpenWorld 2008 events. In addition to the sessions that I'll be personally involved in, in some capacity or another, here are some EBS techstack-related things going at OpenWorld this year that you'll want to add to your calendar:

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Thursday Aug 14, 2008

Want to Meet at OpenWorld 2008?

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[Aug 19, 2008 Update: Added time and location for the Middleware Special Interest Group, added the new Meet the Experts session]

OpenWorld 2008 is coming on us a bit earlier this year. It's going to be another big show. If you plan to join us for this year's conference and haven't signed up yet, I hear that hotels are filling up fast. As usual, I will be presenting on several of the popular topics covered on this blog, participating in various Special Interest Group sessions and expert panels, and having personal meetings with you to discuss E-Business Suite architecture topics of your choice. Want to get together to talk at OpenWorld?

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Tuesday Nov 20, 2007

Oracle OpenWorld Presentations Now Available

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Wednesday Oct 25, 2006

10 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for Oracle Fusion Applications

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Tuesday Oct 24, 2006

Oracle Techcast Featuring... This Blog

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Vital OpenWorld Techstack sessions for today

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Monday Oct 16, 2006

Free Passes to OpenWorld X-Treme

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Thursday Aug 03, 2006

Gearing Up For OpenWorld 2006

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Thursday Jun 08, 2006

OpenWorld 2006: Call for Customer Case Studies

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Tuesday May 30, 2006

Registration for OpenWorld 2006 San Francisco

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