Technical whitepapers list as at March 2011

The following Oracle Utilities Application Framework technical whitepapers are available from My Oracle Support at the Doc Id's mentioned below. Some have been updated in the last few months to reflect new advice and new features.

Unless otherwise marked the technical whitepapers in the table below are applicable for the following products (with versions):

Doc Id Document Title Contents
559880.1
ConfigLab Design Guidelines This whitepaper outlines how to design and implement a data management solution using the ConfigLab facility.
This whitepaper currently only applies to the following products:
560367.1
Technical Best Practices for Oracle Utilities Application Framework Based Products Updated! Whitepaper summarizing common technical best practices used by partners, implementation teams and customers.
560382.1
Performance Troubleshooting Guideline Series Updated! A set of whitepapers on tracking performance at each tier in the framework. The individual whitepapers are as follows:
  • Concepts - General Concepts and Performance Troublehooting processes
  • Client Troubleshooting - General troubleshooting of the browser client with common issues and resolutions.
  • Network Troubleshooting - General troubleshooting of the network with common issues and resolutions.
  • Web Application Server Troubleshooting - General troubleshooting of the Web Application Server with common issues and resolutions.
  • Server Troubleshooting - General troubleshooting of the Operating system with common issues and resolutions.
  • Database Troubleshooting - General troubleshooting of the database with common issues and resolutions.
  • Batch Troubleshooting - General troubleshooting of the background processing component of the product with common issues and resolutions.
560401.1
Software Configuration Management Series  Updated! A set of whitepapers on how to manage customization (code and data) using the tools provided with the framework. The individual whitepapers are as follows:
  • Concepts - General concepts and introduction.
  • Environment Management - Principles and techniques for creating and managing environments.
  • Version Management - Integration of Version control and version management of configuration items.
  • Release Management - Packaging configuration items into a release.
  • Distribution - Distribution and installation of  releases across environments
  • Change Management - Generic change management processes for product implementations.
  • Status Accounting - Status reporting techniques using product facilities.
  • Defect Management - Generic defect management processes for product implementations.
  • Implementing Single Fixes - Discussion on the single fix architecture and how to use it in an implementation.
  • Implementing Service Packs - Discussion on the service packs and how to use them in an implementation.
  • Implementing Upgrades - Discussion on the the upgrade process and common techniques for minimizing the impact of upgrades.
773473.1
Oracle Utilities Application Framework Security Overview Updated! A whitepaper summarizing the security facilities in the framework. Now includes references to other Oracle security products supported.
774783.1
LDAP Integration for Oracle Utilities Application Framework based products A generic whitepaper summarizing how to integrate an external LDAP based security repository with the framework.
789060.1
Oracle Utilities Application Framework Integration Overview Updated! A whitepaper summarizing all the various common integration techniques used with the product (with case studies).
799912.1
Single Sign On Integration for Oracle Utilities Application Framework based products A whitepaper outlining a generic process for integrating an SSO product with the framework.
807068.1
Oracle Utilities Application Framework Architecture Guidelines Updated! This whitepaper outlines the different variations of architecture that can be considered. Each variation will include advice on configuration and other considerations.
836362.1
Batch Best Practices for Oracle Utilities Application Framework based products Updated! This whitepaper outlines the common and best practices implemented by sites all over the world.
856854.1
Technical Best Practices V1 Addendum Addendum to Technical Best Practices for Oracle Utilities Customer Care And Billing  V1.x only.
942074.1
XAI Best Practices Updated! This whitepaper outlines the common integration tasks and best practices for the Web Services Integration provided by the Oracle Utilities Application Framework.
970785.1
Oracle Identity Manager Integration Overview This whitepaper outlines the principals of the prebuilt intergration between Oracle Utilities Application Framework Based Products and Oracle Identity Manager used to provision user and user group security information.
1068958.1
Production Environment Configuration Guidelines A whitepaper outlining common production level settings for the products based upon benchmarks and customer feedback.
1177265.1 What's New In Oracle Utilities Application Framework V4? Updated! Whitepaper outlining the major changes to the framework since Oracle Utilities Application Framework V2.2.
1290700.1 Database Vault Integration New! Whitepaper outlining the Database Vault Integration solution provided with Oracle Utilities Application Framework V4.1.0 and above.
1299732.1 BI Publisher Guidelines for Oracle Utilities Application Framework New! Whitepaper outlining the interface between BI Publisher and the Oracle Utilities Application Framework
1308161.1 Oracle SOA Suite Integration with Oracle Utilities Application Framework based products New! This whitepaper outlines common design patterns and guidelines for using Oracle SOA Suite with Oracle Utilities Application Framework based products.
1308165.1 MPL Best Practices Oracle Utilities Application Framework New! This is a guidelines whitepaper for products shipping with the Multi-Purpose Listener.
This whitepaper currently only applies to the following products:
1308181.1 Oracle WebLogic JMS Integration with the Oracle Utilities Application Framework New! This whitepaper covers the native integration between Oracle WebLogic JMS with Oracle Utilities Application Framework using the new Message Driven Bean functionality and real time JMS adapters.

Comments:

These whitepapers have been very helpful in my presales work! keep up the great work!

Posted by guest on May 17, 2012 at 04:01 PM EST #

The Aug2012 Production Environment Configuration Guidelines recommend creating a "cisbatch" database users so resource profiles can be used to tune database optimizer parameters between batch and online needs (pp 23-24). Can you point to a reference on how to create these resource profiles?

Posted by guest on January 31, 2013 at 10:53 AM EST #

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Anthony Shorten
Hi, I am Anthony Shorten, I am the Principal Product Manager for the Oracle Utilities Application Framework. I have been working for over 20+ years in the IT Business and am the author of many a technical whitepaper, manual and training material. I am one of the product managers working on strategy and designs for the next generation of the technology used for the Utilities and Tax markets. This blog is provided to announce new features, document tips and techniques and also outline features of the Oracle Utilities Application Framework based products. These products include Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing, Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management, Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management and Oracle Enterprise Taxation and Policy Management. I am the product manager for the Management Pack for these products.

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