The AMIS team reports from Oracle Open World – big and small announcements, guidance and tips

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Last night, the AMIS crew that visited the Oracle Open World conference reported their findings in a 3.5 hour session. In segments on SOA & BPM, Middleware, Database, Oracle Applications (AIA) and Development technology, we presented the highlights from close to 1900 sessions – no small feat. And utterly incomplete of course. However, all in all, for people who did not attend the "red party" the evening gave a very useful overview of what Oracle is doing and where it is heading.

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The biggest announcements we discussed:

  • The Oracle Database Machine
  • Oracle Beehive
  • The many changes triggered by the acquisition of BEA

A long list of big and smaller announcements:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Toplink (based on EclipseLink) 11g
  • Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE)
  • JDeveloper 11g/ADF 11g go production
  • RDBMS 11.1.0.7
  • BEA integration & roadmap
  • Oracle Application Testing Suite
  • eBusiness Suite R12.1
  • Enterprise Manager Real-User Monitoring(fka Moniforce)
  • Entitlements Server
  • WebLogic 10.3
  • WebCenter 10.3
  • BPM Suite – BPM, Rules, BAM, Enterprise Repository,..

Visual representation of JDeveloper 11g’s origins:


The key themes we discerned during the conference include:

  • DBA 2.0 – manageability out of the box
  • Advisors vs Deciders, The ‘infite database’, ASM, Data Guard
  • Enterprise 2.0 & Collaboration
  • Content Management
  • ED-SOA – Events & Services
  • Governance – Promote Reuse, Manage full lifecycle
  • Business Intelligence – operational, embedded, predictive
  • SaaS & The Cloud – on demand Software, Storage & Computing power
  • The Grid – Availability, Scalability, Performance

The most important short term recommendations presented at the end of the session:

1. (start to) Adopt for WebLogic

Start to say goodbye to OAS/OC4J

2. Take a close(r) look at Enterprise Manager

Oracle is piling so much functionality in EM: SOA Management, Real User Insight, Application Testing Suite

3. Use AIA (Application Integration Architecture) for tying together Oracle Applications (& Legacy)

4. Prepare the migration strategy for Forms developers

To the next enterprise application technology

5. If you do ADF: start/continue investigating ADF 11g

focus on Declarative Model settings, Task Flows, Rich Client Components and Data Visualization Tags

The slideshow from the 2nd October event (embedded from SlideShare)

Pictures from the event:

Picasa Web Album Report from Oracle Open World 2008

Watch the Slideslow: Slideshare Presentation

Download presentations:

Overview, SOA, Oracle Applications & AIA, Development Technology

ReportFromOOW2008_MiddlewareAndDBPartOne.pdf

Database (Part 2)

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About Author

Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware. Consultant, trainer and instructor on diverse areas including Oracle Database (SQL & PLSQL), Service Oriented Architecture, BPM, ADF, Java in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press book: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook. Frequent presenter on conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Devoxx and OBUG. Presenter for Oracle University Celebrity specials.

2 Comments

  1. Great summary, and something I’ll refer back to many times. Maybe next year AMIS can publish this and I won’t have to attend OOW ;-)

    Cheers,

    CM.