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Oracle Open World 2012 was the cloud conference. There can be no doubt about the central theme of the conference. In week that had clear skies throughout, Oracle kept telling the story of the Cloud. To be honest: much like it did last year. And after I signed up for the Oracle Java Cloud in October 2011 and received an email as confirmation – exactly nothing happened for the next 12 months. And nothing else has happened to this very day (10th October 2012). I will grant Oracle that the story is very impressive. And kind of logical as well. But I only know of a single person who has actually been on the Oracle Java Cloud – and of over a dozen who are still waiting to get access. So I will start believing the entire story when I get some tangible (as tangible as clouds get anyway) proof.
Let’s focus on the story. What is Oracle’s cloud story? Well, it is everything really – a really big cloud! The mission Oracle has defined around the cloud is ‘to make every part of Enterprise Technology and Business Applications available to any partner and any customer throughout the world – via the internet’ (wherever that makes sense – as for some products this may not be meaningful at all). So More >
The show is over, the visitors are on their way home. The process of digesting the announcements, roadmaps and rumors – confirmed or not – can proceed in full swing. What has become of last year’s plans, what are this year’s plans (for next year and beyond) and what has materialized in terms of Oracle’s product portfolio. For everyone, the answers to these questions and the conclusions will be somewhat different – depending on focus, expectations and requirements. However, some conclusions will be shared by most who attended Oracle Open World 2012.
Without a doubt, some of the important themes were and will be: cloud – and at respectable distance – the next generation of database technology (12c) and of engineered systems (Exa… X3-v2), of mobile availability of both standard applications (Fusion Applications and other Oracle Applications products) and custom Portals and applications (through ADF Mobile on iOS and Android)Facts and Opinions
The Facts may seem the easy part – since these are more or less objective – but as soon as interpretation and clarification enter the fray , the absoluteness of the facts is not assured. For example around availability: is the Oracle Cloud More >
ADF Mobile….. or not ?
I was hoping to hear that ADF mobile was going to be GA very soon, but Oracle ADF Mobile GA was NOT yet announced in this session. Thar leads me to conclude that it will not released during Oracle Open World. But nevertheless the product looks great.
A lot of nice demos, both on simulator and on device. I realy like Dennis’ demo where he shows of the summit application on device. The thematic map with custom image and hotspots really is very nice ! For sure Oracle will support Android and iOS, and if a third or even fourth platform is required, it will be supported….
Also there was a very quick mentioning of the fact that ADF Business Components can be exposed as REST very soon. Nothing more and nothing less on this statement. This makes sense from an ADF mobile perspective, as ADF mobile preferes REST services to connect to the Enterprise Database or Business Services.
Oracle Developer Cloud Service.
The development lifecycle goes into the cloud. The developercloud supports the full development lifecycle including versioning, wiki, issuetracking and build automation. Versioning uses GIT. The cloud WIKI is based on wikitech or confluence, and issue More >
For me it all started out very stressful. I overslept yesterday, or the day before, and noticed that it already was 08.25 AM. My flight would leave at 09.50, so the rush to the airport was very painful. Seriously hope I won’t have too many speeding tickets in my attempt to checkin somehow anyway on my drive from Utrecht to Schiphol near Amsterdam.
By some miracle, I made it, just in time with 5 minutes before boarding. Another thing that helped was the fact, due to security checks, the plane was delayed by 30 minutes or so. In the plane I caught up with a lot of good old friends like Markus Eisele, Frits Hoogland and Roel Hartman besides Lucas and Alex. After a 10 hour flight, a 30 minute drive by bus, we all arrived at the Sofitel Hotel near Oracle HQ were, bitten by the time difference, I went to bed early.
Thomas Kurian passionately speaking about Oracle during the ACED briefing
The next day at Oracle HQ, yesterday, we got our first ACE Director product Oracle product briefing and besides all info released about what’s going to be hot during Oracle Open World this year and what’s not, you can imagine while reading the following news released yesterday via Bloomberg, some More >
After a long wait Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, aka Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c is about to make it’s appearance. You can find information about the EM12c environment via following this link: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/grid-control/overview/index.html
This will not only bring you to the documentation and download URL’s but also to some ELearning YouTub movies that demonstrate some functionality like, Active Session History Analytics, Real Time ADDM, how to manage and view Coherence, SOA environments, Identity management and Database Cloud Self Service Portal demonstrations (see demos on demand link). In all Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c has become the overall “Red Stack” configuration and management tool for all Oracle products.
The direct link to this is (you will need an OTN login account):
Some first glance pictures here (via YouTube Oracle E-Learning):
I am presenting later today on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Forum (Spoorwegmuseum, Utrecht). The topic of today’s presentation is cloud computing – especially Platform as a Service – and how WebLogic provides the Platform in the cloud.
My presentation can be seen on SlideShare: And downloaded here: http://technology.amis.nl/blog/articles/articles-written-in-2011.