Fishbowl Solutions Leverages Oracle WebCenter to Create Enterprise Employee Portal Solution for National Insurance Company

An insurance company that specializes in business insurance and risk management services for select industries was struggling to provide their 2,300 employees with an employee portal system that kept users engaged and informed. They desired to provide their employees with a much more modern employee portal that leveraged the latest web technologies while making it easier for business users to contribute content. With the ability for business stakeholders to own and manage content on the (more...)

Best Way to Celebrate the Old Certus – A grand Finale – Vote for Us




In May Certus was acquired by Accenture and I posted then about how it was a fitting outcome, much deserved.

Technically we move to Accenture on 1st October, so today we are still Certus, and it is business as usual.

It would be fantastic to have a grand finale and celebrate all that Certus has achieved.  A wonderful way to do that could be success in the UKOUG Partner Awards which will be announced at (more...)

Last Week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 30.7.2018

This is the 123rd edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics!

As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week:

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

News and Blog Posts

General

Apache Kafka / Kafka (more...)

Where to find the oracle-database-ee-18c-1.0-1.x86_64.rpm package?

After writing about the release of Oracle database 18c i wanted to download
oracle-database-ee-18c-1.0-1.x86_64.rpm
to try the rpm-based installation.
But this rpm is not included in
LINUX.X64_180000_db_home.zip
The oracle documentation shows:
 But on OTN and Delivery Cloud only the zipfile without the rpm can be downloaded...

So let's see, when the download pages are updated...

Oracle Weblogic 12c: Extracting the complete configuration via wlst.sh python script

If you want to get all information out of a weblogic server via wlst.sh than you can use the following script:
# written by Dietrich Schroff 2018
import sys


OutputFile='myfile.txt'
sys.stdout = open(OutputFile,'w')
connect('weblogic','mypasswd','t3://localhost:7001')
depth=0

def loopOverAllSubdirectories(goIntoThisDirectory,depth):
    depth=depth+1
    cd(goIntoThisDirectory)
    print depth," "*depth*2,goIntoThisDirectory
    try:
            completeInput=ls()
            inputArray=completeInput.split('\n')
        allParameters=[ x for x in inputArray if (not ("dr--" in x) or ("drw-" in x)) ]
(more...)

Rant – OPN and ADDM!


I should have good statistics for this blog, it should appeal to many different communities, OPN or the Oracle Partner Network will spark the interest of one community I work in and ADDM or Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor will have my technical friends thinking I have crossed to the other side. 

Actually the acronyms need to be used together: OPNandADDM

Oracle Product Names and Acronyms Drive Debra Mad!

I'm an Oracle ACE Director, a software (more...)

Could RedHat’s absolute commitment to OpenShift put them into difficult waters?

As a middleware (to use a fading term) or technical architect, I preferred not to get too involved in the detailed OS layer considerations when it can be helped (my Infrastructure Architect colleagues will always know more about NICs, port bonding, kernel versions etc etc than I ever will) and why I prefer to work with PaaS over IaaS.

But there is an undeniable trend where having a greater understanding of the OS is necessary, (more...)

Oracle 18c database is released for Linux (on premise)

After my posting nearly a week ago about the published 18c documentation on monday the binaries for Oracle 18c database were released:


and

 Here the link to the download page: oracle.com

In one of the next postings i will try a rpm installation...

Last Week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 23.7.2018

This is the 122nd edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics!

As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week:

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

News and Blog Posts

General

API Developer Podcast

The authors of the API Platform book, got to record an Oracle Developer Podcast together in support of the book – the recording can be here at here or at here

As ever, thanks to Bob Rhubart for giving us this opportunity.

 

Fishbowl Solutions’ ControlCenter Drives Down Project-Related Costs by $400,000 for National Builder and Real Estate Management Company

A large builder, developer, and real estate management company with over 600 million employees and $1 billion in revenue reached out to Fishbowl Solutions for help with their employee onboarding and project-related content management processes.

Approximately eight percent of their employees were projected to retire by 2020, 43 percent of new hires were under the age of 35, and 41 percent of the workforce had less than two years tenure. The salary cost to onboard (more...)

Thank you to all at UKOUG


My time on the board of UKOUG came to an end in March, and although I am still an active volunteer and have not left the organisation, I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you.

First for the opportunity to grow both as an individual and in my professional career. I would recommend volunteering to anyone in our community, it will motivate and educate you.

I was very touched to receive a (more...)

Last Week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 16.7.2018

This is the 121th edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics!

As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week:

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

News and Blog Posts

General

Fixing the R13 Announcements Panel

In the R13 upgrade the announcements panel seems to have taken a retrograde step. It used to have a solid white background, have rounded corners and a semi-transparent border, and the contents of the announcement were indented nicely. Something like this:

announcements in r12

In R13 we’ve lost the border, the rounded corners, the opaque background and the indent on the contents. It now looks like this:

announcements in r13

We do have the option of switching to a banner layout, (more...)

Oracle Database 18c: Documentation released!

Today i surfed to docs.oracle.com and there i found the documentation for oracle database 18c:


In march 2018 i wrote about the new installation procedure of oracle database 18c via rpm, which was announced inside the "new features".

The installation guide for Linux contains now the commands for installing the database via rpm. Here a screencopy of chapter 11:
 rpm -ivh oracle-ee-db-18.1.0.0.0-1.x86_64.rpm
This command creates the (more...)

Oracle SOA Suite: Profiles (SOA Foundation, BPEL only, Orchestration, Enterprise, BPM Classic, …)

Inside the Enterprise Manager (URL: http://yourhost:7001/em) you can configure SOA Suite profiles:

Choose "Common Properties"

Click on "Change Profile"
The oracle documentation shows the following:

The full set of adapters:
  • file,
  • FTP, 
  • database, 
  • JMS, 
  • MQSeries, 
  • AQ, 
  • E-Business Suite, 
  • User Messaging Service, 
  • socket, 
  • LDAP, 
  • Coherence, 
  • MSMQ,
  • JDE
The limited set of adapters:
  • file, 
  • FTP, 
  • database, 
  • JMS, 
  • MQSeries, 
  • AQ, 
  • E-Business Suite,
  • User Messaging Service

Chatbot Tech Round Table: Three Real Life Use Cases on How Chatbots Can Be Integrated into Cloud Applications

Watch this video to gather more insight into chatbot capabilities.

Chatbots are increasingly becoming an excellent tool for organizations to consider when developing their user experience. They provide a fast and engaging way for users to access information more efficiently. In this video, you will learn just a few ways of how chatbots can be used by being integrated into cloud applications. Fishbowl’s John Sim, an Oracle Ace, demonstrates three different scenarios in which chatbots (more...)

Fishbowl Solutions Helps Global Communications Company Leverage Oracle WebCenter to Create a Consumer-Grade Portal Experience for its Employees

An international communications, media, and automotive company based in the United States, with over $18 billion in revenue 60,000 employees globally, wanted to implement a new, consumer-grade portal to provide a digital workplace where employees can access company-wide information, as well as share tools and resources.

Business Objective

The company was challenged with having to manage and maintain four different portals across their divisions. Each of these had its own set of features including separate (more...)

The Struggles of Personalization in ADF

A Mike Heeren & Richard Olrichs co-production

ADF comes with the out-of-the-box features of personalization. This means that whenever you configure personalisation, users can persist changes they make to the application across sessions and personalize their experience with the application. We have seen that this feature can also confuse some of our users, so it is not always wise to use this. It depends on the use case you have. However, when recently implementing personalization (more...)

Docker: Networking with docker swarm: creating new subnets/gateways/…

In this posting i explained how to configure the network for a container on a docker machine.
If you want to do this for a docker swarm, you have to change the commands. The network driver "bridge" does not work in swarm mode:
(How to run a container inside a swarm take a look here)

docker service create  --network mybrigde --name helloworld alpine ping 192.168.178.1

Error: No such network: mybrigde
Even (more...)