Oracle OpenWorld 2012 and JavaOne 2012

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 conference is in its full swing in San Francisco. More than 50.000 attendees from over 123 different countries registered for the conference and they have more than 2.500 available sessions to attend. More interesting facts about the conference can be found here: https://blogs.oracle.com/oracleopenworld/entry/oracle_openworld_by_the_numbers

The conference kicked off on Sunday, September 30, when Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison announced several new services. To existing PaaS and SaaS offering under Oralce Cloud, a new IaaS offering is available. Oracle Cloud also got an extension called Oracle Private Cloud. It provides clients with the same functionality as in the public cloud offering, but the location for hardware is provided by clients. Hardware is owned and managed by Oracle. Following the Private Cloud announcement, Ellison announced Oracle Database 12c, as the first multitenant database. The last major announcement was Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine. It uses 26 terabytes of memory and is designed to store entire databases in memory. Larry also gave a talk on Tuesday’s keyword informing the public about the importance of underlying cloud infrastructures on which SaaS applications are running. He pointed out that they are the only cloud provider who is giving their customers the choice of deployment. He predicted that many on-premise customers will move to the Oracle public cloud in the future.

For other information about the Oracle Open World conference visit the conference web site: http://www.oracle.com/openworld/index.html

In parallel to the Oracle OpenWorld 2012, Java One 2012 conference is taking place. Feel free to explore its website: http://www.oracle.com/javaone/index.html

 

 

 

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An Open API for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

The leading technology vendors  (CloudBees, Cloudsoft Corporation, Huawei, Oracle, Rackspace, Red Hat, and Software AG) have announced a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) management API specification. The specification is designed to ease management of applications across public and private clouds. You can read more here.

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Long Live SOA in the Cloud Era

An interesting article why Cloud and SOA are the perfect mix: InfoWorld

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Dynamic adaptation of Coach Views in IBM BPM v8.0

In a previous blog, we have shown  how to create a basic coach view. Since then, I have been doing some more experimenting to achieve dynamic adjustment of view components. It’s hard to admit, but I have spent quite some time, figuring out how to dynamically hide, show or disable a certain view component (e.g. text box), based on a value of a defined configuration option. In my defense, current IBM documentation didn’t offer as much help as it should. (more…)

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Coach Views in IBM BPM v8.0

Coach Views are new feature in version 8.0 and enable reuse of custom, user-defined coach controls, sections and templates. In practice, this means that we can build one control for a certain business object and use it on multiple user interfaces in multiple human tasks. Because business processes are usually all about modifying a business object through a series of steps, performed by various participants, this is an extremely useful option which saves us a lot of redundant work.

In this blog we will take a look at how to build them and how to use them within coaches.

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Few days ago, Oracle released pre-configured Oracle SOA/BPM Suite 11g PS5 (11.1.1.6) VirtualBox image that is available for testing and evaluation purposes.

The VirtualBox image contains the following software:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux (64-bit) EL 5 Update 5
  • Oracle XE Database 11.2.0
  • Oracle SOA Suite 11.1.1.6.0 (includes Service Bus)
  • Oracle BPM Suite 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle Webcenter Content (Enterprise Content Management) 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle Webcenter Suite 11.1.1.6.0
  • Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.1.6.0
  • JRockit R28.2.0-79-146777-1.6.0_29s
  • Sun Java SDK 1.6.0_29-b11

It is available for download on this link.

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Coming this summer: IBM Business Process Manager V8.0

At a recent Impact event, IBM announced a next step towards highly integrated, easily scalable business process management environment, IBM Business Process Manager V8.0.

IBM BPM 8 includes tooling and runtime for process design, execution, monitoring and optimization and is focused on continuous and simplified process improvement, adopted for process owners and business users.

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Cisco Workshop

We attended the workshop at Cisco European headquarters in Bedfont Lakes, Feltham (London, United Kingdom). The purpose of this visit was to evaluate Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System), CIAC (Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud), Cisco Nexus 1000v Series Switches and other Cisco technologies for the purpose of IaaS cloud development. We have done a deep dive into Cisco Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) products, such as Cisco Cloud Portal, Cisco Process Orchestrator, Cisco Network Services Manager and Cisco UCS Manager. The visit also included tour of Cisco’s Customer Proof-of-Concept Lab (CPOC).

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Recently, while I was trying to fit standard fault handling mechanisms to all of the invoke activities within a business process, using IBM WebSphere Integration Developer and Process Server 7.0, I have come across a very unpleasant problem:

CWWBF0135E: Starting the business process application ‘PRIO_SklepanjePoD_1.0.0App’ failed due to pending business process template updates. (more…)

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