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Als sluitstuk van de jaarlijkse Oracle OpenWorld conferentie brengt AMIS een whitepaper uit. Een handzaam document waarin het volledige verhaal van Oracle OpenWorld 2012 is gebundeld.
Een team van AMIS was tijdens de conferentie in oktober nadrukkelijk aanwezig; als sponsor, deelnemer, netwerker en spreker – en als aandachtig luisteraar en analist.
Zeven Oracle-specialisten van AMIS hebben deze whitepaper samengesteld waarin de visie, plannen en aankondigingen van Oracle zijn gebundeld. In het maar liefst 47 pagina’s dik document wordt niet alleen het verhaal van Oracle samengevat, maar geeft AMIS ook haar eigen duiding en waardering van het verhaal.
De whitepaper is hier gratis te downloaden.
There is no beauty contest to determine which Fusion Middleware product shone the brightest during Oracle Open World. And it is a matter of taste any way. In this case, my taste. So, subjective as it is, my verdict in terms of the MVP (most valuable product) in the category FMW during this year’s OOW conference: BPM!
The main reason for this assessment is the rapid evolution that BPM has shown in the recent passed and is defining for the near future. After having been integrated with JDeveloper and SOA Suite 11g PS3 (April 2010), the Feature Pack 4 release (August 2011) and later the PS5 release (Spring 2012) demonstrated a lot of progress. The roadmap for 2013 looks very promising too.
BPM is one of the best examples of business meeting directly with IT – taking the (existing) business processes and the organization’s strategy and structuring them in a way that allows for clear discussion, optimization and refinement, simulation and even implementation through automated means. With the many (and still expanding) options in Oracle BPM for Design Time at Run Time, the interaction between Business and IT (systems) becomes even more direct. At run time, through simple, (business) More >
Yesterday (16th October), 10 days of the end of the yearly Oracle show in San Francisco, AMIS organized its ‘Review from Oracle Open World 2012′ session with an overview of news, trends, announcements, special finds and interesting rumors . This session was ‘sold out’ (even though it was free). For close to 4 hours, the AMIS crew at OOW enlightened the audience about their main conclusions and greatest inspirational moments from the conference. Our slides from the seven presentations that together made up this interesting evening are now available on SlideShare to further digest.
1. Overview, Introduction, Keynote Highlights, Java and Developer Cloud Service, Release Overview and the Innovation Tour – Lucas and Paul AMIS OOW Review 2012- Deel 1 – Lucas Jellema & Paul Uijtewaal from AMIS Services
Yesterday evening we had the annual “We went to OOW and this is what’s new in the world we call Oracle” at AMIS. Starting around 5pm and ending around 10pm a lot of information was presented by several AMIS colleagues. My contribution to the evening was (amongst others) a little bit of new features in SQL and PL/SQL, only a little bit as there is too much to cover in just 20 minutes. It’s the little things that make me happy. What is the little thing that I like? When you define a table you can assign a default value to a column (here it comes) based on a sequence. Take a look at the following (taken from the presentation Tom Kyte did during OOW): First a sequence is created, with the resounding name S. Next the table (named T) is created where the column X has a default based on the NEXTVAL of the sequence S. Just to repeat the line of interest:x int default s.nextval primary key
How cool is that? No longer will you need to create a trigger to fill the column with the nextvalue from a sequence, you just declare it this way and you’re done.
Maybe it’s just syntactic sugar, I don’t know (yet) and frankly I don’t care. I like the fact that this feature makes it more More >
Lucas Jellema already mentioned in his excellent overview of JavaOne 2012 that the Java Caching API (JSR 107) will be part of JEE 7. “Cool! Does that mean that this JSR (the longest running JSR ever!) is finally complete?” – No, not really. – “That’s ok, I guess the draft review process is going quite well, eh?” – Ehh, not really, the first draft has yet to be released. – “?!?!”
The draft is ready though, it has been ready since February 2012. It turns out that the ‘performance issues’ of this caching JSR are caused by the legal departments of Oracle and Terracotta. I heard that the release is expected any moment now. Next, a quick reminder of the features of the Java Caching Standard (the current status).
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 >