Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics 8/30/2016

This is the 29th installment of my blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics.

As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last week:

News and Blog Posts

General

Integrating Critical Patch Updates (CPU) into your WebLogic Server on Docker

Bruno Borges is doing a great job providing Docker Images for various Oracle WebLogic scenarios within the GitHub Repository https://github.com/oracle/docker-images/tree/master/OracleWebLogic

The provided samples are a real good starting point to create your Oracle WebLogic Servers and Domains including sample application.

But I personally miss one point within the Installation process of the Oracle WebLogic Server, applying Critical Patch Updates.

The integration is really simple.
As an example I will take Bruno's build file https://github. (more...)

Oracle Forms Stand-alone Application Launcher (FSAL)

Since Oracle Forms 12c its possible to start your Oracle Forms without invoking a browser, this is called Oracle Forms Stand-alone Application Launcher (FSAL).

As pre requirement you will need either a JRE or JDK on your desktop, which should execute the Oracle Forms.

For this new Feature Oracle has integrated a short description Website within your installed and configured Oracle Forms & Reports Server 12c. The description website can be reached under following URL (more...)

Why taking good holidays is good practice

Back when I was a fairly recent graduate I received one of the best pieces of advice I've ever received.  The project was having some delivery pressures and I was seen as crucial to one of the key parts.  As a result my manager was putting pressure on me to cancel my holiday (two weeks of Windsurfing bliss in the Med with friends) with a promise that the company would cover the costs.  I was

Journalismus, den die Welt braucht. Teil 3 | Pearls of journalism. Part 3

Yippie! I got a new release of IT-BUSINESS:
 And inside there was really nice article:
aha. I did not get this, but there is a magic weapon called chain management. Let's see what Google Translate does with this text:
Channel conflict threatens

The comparison of the "delivery price of Distribution" (blue line) with the average "sales price of Channels" (green line) makes it clear that price reductions on (more...)

Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics 8/22/2016

This is the 28th installment of my blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics.

As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last week:

News and Blog Posts

General

Global Innovation Index 2016

Global Innovation Index 2016

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2016 is an annual publication which features a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. The GII covers 141 economies around the world and uses 79 indicators across a range of themes. The Global Innovation Index 2016 was created by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The theme of the (more...)

Need Your Help Again


This is my third UKOUG Partner Awards whilst working at Certus and in that time I have had the privilege to work with some amazing customers. I know Certus deserve your vote in the UKOUG Partner Awards, especially in the  Cloud Applications category.

I could just ask you to vote for us. Vote Gold and if you want to just do that then thank you so much. But if you want to know why, (more...)

Journalismus, den die Welt braucht. Teil 2 | Pearls of journalism. Part 2

Two weeks ago i started a first experiment with translating strange articles by Google (see here).
This was the next snippet (from IT-BUSINESS), which was a little bit weird:
Aha. Fog Computing...

Let's see, what Google Translate means to this:

Fog Compuing

The Fog is all symbolize the cloud around. It is all about the primary processing of data close to the data encoder, such as in the car or in the refrigerator (more...)

Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics 8/15/2016

This is the 27th installment of my blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics.

As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last week:

News and Blog Posts

General

Apache Kafka / Kafka Streams

Use Oracle JET to monitor Weblogic queues

At a customer we are working in an Oracle Fusion Middleware environment. In this environment we created queues. These queues are configured with an error queue when messages could not be delivered.

Because there are a number of error queues, monitoring is a lot of work. You have to check each queue independently. Recently I ran into this blog of Frank Munz (link). In this blogpost he talks about the framework Jolokia. This (more...)

OTNTourLA – The Long Trek Home


After an amazing day sightseeing the area around Pereira, it was a very late night but my first flight wasn't until almost midday.

I met up with Tim for breakfast and then made my way to the airport. There isn't really a waiting area airside, just two boarding areas, so you have to wait till your flight is the next one to be called. The area landside was very busy with whole families seeing individuals (more...)

Oracle Reports 12c – The missing configuration steps

Oracle Forms & Reports 12c is released since a quite long time and I had now some chance to have a more detailed look on the Oracle Reports 12c component.

After you have successfully installed and configured the Oracle Forms & Reports 12c, you might find out that your Oracle Reports 12c is not working ... because its not yet configured, even you completed the Configuration Assistent successfully :-)

The following steps are describing the necessary (more...)

OTNTourLA – Final Sight Seeing


Alexis wife Clara, sat next to me at dinner Thursday evening and was telling what a beautiful location Pereira was the centre off, and how I should explore it. Then Pablo who had done so during the day showed me some photos and I was determined to do something on the Friday as I was not speaking.

Alexis asked me if I wanted to go with him to see some places, and that Deiby was (more...)

OTNTourLA – Last Stop Colombia


Sleep is a wonderful thing and in a much better frame of mind, we managed to get a taxi to the university for the event kick off. Once we arrived I was very impressed with the facilities which included sports halls, pool, stadium etc of almost Olympic quality.

The university appeared to be set in a bamboo forest which is very pre learnt locally, in fact we also saw a toll booth the next day (more...)

OTNTourLA – The Journey to Colombia


The journey was not my finest hour, I had a total sense of humour failure.

I think I was never going to enjoy the journey, there was 3 legs we had always seemed excessive but then we heard from local peers on the tour that there was the option to do a much simpler Guatemala, Panama, Periera than the Guatemala, San Salvador, Bogota, Periera than we were doing! This would also have allowed Tim to (more...)

OTNTourLA 2016 – Guatemala

Oracle User Group Guatemala 

Guatemala was probably the most laid back leg of our tour. Having the event in a hotel, and then staying in that hotel means there isn't too much to worry about logistics.

We arrived mid afternoon and I took the opportunity to bank a few hours sleep. Then Tim, Alex and I went for a very nice local meal. Our hotel I am guessing was classified as an airport hotel as (more...)

Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics 8/9/2016

This is the 26th installment of my blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics. So this is basically the first 1/2 year of this blog series. Hope to at least continue for another 26 weeks to make it a full year:-)

This week I especially like to mention the 5 tips by Chris Raphael on using Streaming Analytics Software:

  1. What’s the business value?
  2. Analyze and enrich multiple streams of data
  3. Make local decisions
  4. Filter (more...)

OTNTourLA 2016 – Mexico




Oracle User Group Mexico 

One of the problems of travelling with Tim Hall (there are many more) is that he always gets his blog out first, and I  have to struggle to write something different. Tim described the event as a mini Oracle Open World, and that is exactly how it looked, all red and white with a central marquee that was surrounded by the breakout rooms and the main hall. 


A partner (more...)

OTNTourLA 2016 – Costa Rica


Costa Rica User Group 

This was my third user group event in Costa Rica, first in 2012 and again in 2014, on both those occasions I had the chance to explore the country, which in part made up for the fact that this was a flying visit. Arriving Tuesday afternoon, speaking Wednesday, leaving Thursday morning.

The journey to Costa Rica was quite uneventful, and it wasn’t too long in the taxi to the hotel, which (more...)