OPN Fusion Middleware Community Forum 2016: my summary

I just boarded on my flight back to Amsterdam and  I'd grab a chance to put down my first impressions of this week.

Apart from catching a flu, it was a great event. As could be expected the word describing the weather fenomena I'm about to enter resonates throughout the whole event. (For those who didn't catch my vague description: it's 'Cloud, Cloud,  Cloud).

One of the presenters put that Oracle needs to go for (more...)

BPM QuickStart 12c on Windows 10

As many people probably did, I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10. Actually after that I re-installed even windows 10, since I installed an SSD drive (a Samsung EVO 850, which is really fast).

Earlier I wrote about installing SOA/BPM QuickstartInstaller, using silent install. All goes well, but where in 12.1.3 you actually can succesfully create a domain, with 12.2.1 you can't. I don't know why I got it working with (more...)

Digital natives still yearn for an analogue life – FT.com

Digital natives still yearn for an analogue life - FT.com:

Vinyl record sales increased by more than 50 per cent last year, writes Stephen Witt

Automatic install SOA/BPM QuickStart under Linux

Earlier I wrote about the automatic or silent install of JDeveloper. As a preperation for an automatic install of the complete SOASuite I translated this to Linux.

To do so in Linux you'll need to adapt the sudoers file.

Log in als root via het commando
[oracle@darlin-vce-db ~]$ su -
Password:
Last login: Fri Feb 26 06:44:05 EST 2016 on pts/0

Then edit the sudo-ers file:
[root@darlin-vce-db ~]# vi /etc/sudoers
Uncomment the lines for the (more...)

BPM/SOA 12c: Symbolic Filebased MDS in Integrated Weblogic

In BPM/SOA projects, we use the MDS all the time, for sharing xsd's and wsdl's between projects.

Since 12cR1 (12.1.3) we have the QuickStart installers for SOA and BPM,  that allows you to create an Integrated Weblogic domain to use for SOASuite and/or BPMSuite.

In most projects we have the contents of the MDS in subversion and of course a check out of that in a local svn working copy.

My whitepaper mentioned (more...)

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozrbIskgyDY)

Using SKIP LOCKED feature in DB Adapter polling

Last few days I spent with describing a Throttle mechanism using the DB Adapter. Today the 'Distributed Polling' functionality of the DB Adapter was mentioned to me, which uses the SKIP LOCKED clausule of the database.

On one of the pages you'll get to check the 'Distributed Polling' option:
Leave it like it is, since it adds the 'SKIP LOCKED' option in the 'FOR UPDATE' clausule.

In my example screendump I set the Database Rows (more...)

Darwin-IT 2016-01-12 11:27:00

End of last november I wrote about the BPM 12cR2 quickstart download, describing that the links weren't updated. For a new install I did a new download and found that in the meantime the links are updated.
You can download the quickstart here.

Thanks Oracle.

Automatic install of JDeveloper

A few weeks ago I wrote a little script to do a silent install of SOA/BPM QuickStart.
Yesterday I enhanced the script to also do an automatic install of Java and adapt the environment settings to have the JDeveloper settings specific placed in C:DataJDeveloperSOA.

To run the script you should have the following files placed in one folder (for instance c:tempsoabpm):
Download the jdk-8u65-windows-x64.exe from here. If you use another version adapt the script (more...)

Oracle as the new IBM — has a long decline started?

When I find myself making the same observation fairly frequently, that’s a good impetus to write a post based on it. And so this post is based on the thought that there are many analogies between:

  • Oracle and the Oracle DBMS.
  • IBM and the IBM mainframe.

And when you look at things that way, Oracle seems to be swimming against the tide.

Drilling down, there are basically three things that can seriously threaten Oracle’s market (more...)

Basis Goes Social: Bragging Rights Baby!

I love the new social side of the Basis fitness and sleep tracker. I’ve already documented by device setup travails earlier and how I was eventually rewarded for my efforts.

At the time, I and other QS heads rather smugly enjoyed the lack of social media sharing capability. After all, it’s quantified “self.“ Self. Got it?

Yet, I admit I was a fan of fitness selfies and sharing them on social media. So, after (more...)

Fashtech Update: Vector Watch Rocks Fashion, Form and Function

The Vector Watch is a British design, with development and product offices in Bucharest and Palo Alto. It looks awesome, something that can be worn by the most fashionable people around, and packs a mighty user experience. 

The sophisticated, stylish appearance of the watch screams quality. Perhaps this is the qualitative self to match the quantitative side of our sense of well-being, but regardless, the Vector Watch tells us that wearable tech is coming (more...)

Glance Across Time

Seems like Queen Elizabeth I may have been they wearable tech pioneer of sorts, as alluded to by Chris  Horn (@chrisjhorn) in his Irish Times article, History of wearable devices links watches and Fitbit range. That this innovative device was a clock, or watch should come as no surprise. Timekeeping devices have been evolving for milenia, and the story of the wristwatch is fascinating.

Where better to explore glanceable UIs now the UX du jour (more...)

Remote debugging on SOA 12c.

In SOA Suite 12c it is now possible to do step-by-step debugging of your composites, including introspection of your messages and variables.
This is enabled by default in the DefaultDomain of the SOA QuickStart.
But how to do so with a remote server? It is not enabled by default on seperate servers.

A moment ago I saw this tip on the community forum, which states that you have to enable it by adding the (more...)

The Infogram is Moving!

See us at our new site: Oracle Priority Support Infogram.

Readings in Database Systems

Mike Stonebraker and Larry Ellison have numerous things in common. If nothing else:

  • They’re both titanic figures in the database industry.
  • They both gave me testimonials on the home page of my business website.
  • They both have been known to use the present tense when the future tense would be more accurate. :)

I mention the latter because there’s a new edition of Readings in Database Systems, aka the Red Book, available online, courtesy of (more...)

Silent install SOA/BPM 12c QuickStart

Since september 2014, SOA & BPM Suites are available. As you may know, the biggest difference in developer experience is the introduction of the QuickStarts, that installs a JDeveloper including a preconfigured IntegratedWeblogic that has the SOA and BPM components have installed. So there is no direct need for a complete Development Server to run and test your developments. By the way, in a project I do think you'll still need a Development Environment to (more...)

Transitioning to the cloud(s)

There’s a lot of talk these days about transitioning to the cloud, by IT customers and vendors alike. Of course, I have thoughts on the subject, some of which are below.

1. The economies of scale of not running your own data centers are real. That’s the kind of non-core activity almost all enterprises should outsource. Of course, those considerations taken alone argue equally for true cloud, co-location or SaaS (Software as a Service).

2. (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 25-NOV-2015 1000th posting!


This marks the 1000th post to the Infogram. I am awarding myself a low-carb lollipop.

Data Warehouse


Oracle VM

Oracle VM Performance and Tuning - Part 4, from Virtually All The Time.

Fusion

Changing Appearances: Give The Apps Your Corporate Look, from Fusion Applications Developer Relations.

SmartScan

BPM 12c R2 (12.2.1) download

For a few weeks, BPM 12cR2 is released, next to SOA 12cR2. But if you go to the download area of BPM on OTN, you'll find that the downloads suggest Release 12c (12.1.3.0.0).

Just now on community.oracle.com, I found  an answer to the question I had quitely my self for a few weeks: where to download BPM12cR2?

I didn't check-out edelivery.oracle.com my self yet, but you (more...)