OFM Summer Camps V 2015: Cloud and above the cloud…

clip_image002The OFM Summer Camps 2015 is finished successful (August 17th – 21st 2015 Lisbon Portugal) and Oracle Fusion Middleware community could review new capabilities of Oracle Cloud Service in different areas. More than 100 participants attended the event, learning much new stuff about new features and enhancements of Oracle Cloud Computing.

The four hands-on training were organized about the following topics:

  • Mobile and Mobile Cloud Service
  • BPM Suite 12c and Process Cloud Service
  • Hybrid Integration (more...)

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service – External SOAP Service Connector

These days everything is about MCS/MAF. I'm also looking into this new area, but I'm trying to mix traditional ADF topics and new things. Who knows may be MCS/MAF is a new big thing and its good time to learn it. I was testing how it works to define my own custom SOAP connector to calculate currency conversion rate.

MCS developer portal allows to create and use new connector. Special wizard helps to complete this (more...)

Migrate to the Oracle Database Cloud Service

On the 6th of October the Oracle Cloud Day 2015 takes place in The Netherlands. iAdvise is proud to be a bronze sponsor on what promises to be a day filled with interesting sessions.

One of the main topics will be the Oracle Database Cloud service. In this blog post, which was published in the OGh Visie earlier this year, you can read what the Oracle Database Cloud Service is, which configuration possibilities there (more...)

Taking a Look at Oracle Big Data Preparation Cloud Service – Spark-Based Data Transformation in the Cloud

One of the sessions I’m delivering at the upcoming Oracle Openworld 2015 in San Francisco is entitled “Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service—Moving Your Complete BI Platform to the Cloud [UGF4906]”, and looks at how you can now migrate your entire OBIEE11g platform into Oracle Public Cloud including data warehouse and data integration routines. Using Oracle BI Cloud Services’ new on-premise RPD upload feature you can upload an existing RPD into BICS and run it from there, (more...)

Attending Tech Conferences



Now that I am in management, and have been for some time, I have still been attending tech shows and presenting at them a few times a year. When I came back to Pythian in February 2011, we had a handful of personnel doing sessions at the shows. Since then the number of people submitting abstracts and appearing at these shows has skyrocketed. I cannot take the credit single-handedly for that growth, but (more...)

Part 3: Comparing Oracle Cloud Database Backups Options

Comparing Oracle Database Backup Service (ODBS) and Oracle Secure Backups (OSB) to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

This is part 3 of a 3 part series on “Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Backups”.

  • Part 1 covers setting up RMAN to backup directly to the new Oracle Cloud Database Backup Service (ODBS).
  • Part 2 covers setting up RMAN to backup directly to the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3).
  • Part 3 compares and (more...)

Part 2: Oracle Cloud Backups to AWS S3

Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Backups – Amazon Web Services (AWS)

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on “Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Backups”.

  • Part 1 covers setting up RMAN to backup directly to the new Oracle Cloud Database Backup Service (ODBS).
  • Part 2 covers setting up RMAN to backup directly to the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3).
  • Part 3 compares and contrasts the two services.



Recommendations to Address Cloud Performance Issues via EM12c

So I’m going to start this post with an admission-  I don’t have access to a cloud environment to test this out, but I know what I would do first if I experienced slow response time on database creation or cloning via EM12c to the cloud and I would like to at LEAST post what I would do to give others the chance to test it out and see if it offers them some (more...)

Amazon S3 to Glacier – Cloud ILM

Falling in love with Kate Upton is easy but more easier is to be swept off your feet by information lifecycle management (ILM) in the Amazon Web Services (AWS). Simple, easily-configurable, fast, reliable, cost effective and proven are the words which describe it.

Pythian has been involved with ILM for a long time. With various flavors of databases and systems, Pythian has been overseeing creation, alteration, and flow of data for a long time until (more...)

Part 1: Oracle Cloud Database Backup Service

Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Backups – Oracle Cloud Database Backup Service (ODBS)

This is part 1 of 3 in a series on “Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Backups”.

  • Part 1 covers setting up RMAN to backup directly to the new Oracle Cloud Database Backup Service (ODBS) (part of the Oracle Public Cloud or OPC).
  • Part 2 covers setting up RMAN to backup directly to the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3).
  • (more...)

Favorite Way: Migrating to Exadata

There are lots of considerations to be taken into account when migrating databases to the Exadata. It’s like any other migration. DBAs and other stakeholders of the system have to evaluate what to migrate and what not to, physical and logical settings, versions and many other things.

I’m not delving into migration preparation or strategies and methods here, instead I want to mention which method I like the best to migrate databases to the Exadata. By (more...)

Developer Cloud Service: How it all works! by Timo Hahn

Timo Hahn has produced a 4 part series on Oracle Developer Cloud Service taking you from beginning to end of signing into DevCS, creating a project, collaborating with team members, building your first ADF application and deploying it to Oracle Java Cloud Service. Follow each post in order to get a step by step understanding of how Oracle Developer Cloud Service can help you to build better applications, developed faster and cheaper.

Coding in a cloud-based enterprise – designing for distributed architectures

One of my recent writings got posted on O'Reilly's Radar. It explores the future of development projects and teams while using all the new xPaaS services offered by today's clouds. While the article is more a thought leadership piece based on a vision Mark Little sketched earlier, it also has some aspects in it, which you can find in projects as of today already.

xPaaS - All The PaaS Offerings
Gartner uses the term xPaaS (more...)

Developer Cloud Service 15.3.3 is Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the release of Developer Cloud Service 15.3.3 with a number of new features.


Home Page Enhancements

  • Developer Cloud Service News Feed - Get regular updates to announcements, blog articles, upcoming events, and more.

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  • Graphs and Statistics - View project and user statistics for Open and Closed Issues, Commit Activities, and Merge Requests.

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Build/Deploy Enhancements

  • SOA 12c libraries are now pre-loaded in the Hudson CI build environment for (more...)

Taking an Eclipse Project to the Cloud

In this video I'll show you how to take a project created in OEPE and use DevCS to manage the lifecycle of the application. First, is to create a project in DevCS, create a connection to your cloud environment from your IDE and then simply drag and drop your OEPE project onto the git repo in your new DevCS project within the cloud view of your IDE. After this, it's business as usual creating/assigning/resolving tasks, (more...)

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service First Hands-On Experience

Thanks to SOA Community and Jurgen Kress, I had a chance to play with Oracle MCS (Mobile Cloud Service). This new Oracle product is promoted with full force by Oracle PM team, there is dedicated Youtube channel with videos to watch and learn - Oracle Mobile Platform. Mobile Cloud Service offers mobile enterprise repository to organize and support your mobile development. Mobile backend services, security, connectors, storage and etc. can be defined and managed in (more...)

Oracle Process Cloud Application Player

With Oracle Process Cloud you can forget these days when you was waiting long to deploy BPM process and test Human Task UI. No need to wait anymore, in Oracle Process Cloud you could use Application Player feature, this allows to run the process and test Human Task UI almost instantly.

To demonstrate Application Player functionality, I have implemented basic process of Data Entry for the Claim Handling:

This process is using Web Form in (more...)

The Pen Is Mightier With UX

If you work in enterprise user experience (UX) it will come as no surprise that the humble pen and paper remains in widespread use for everyday business.

Sales reps, for example, are forever quickly scribbling down opportunity info. HR pros use them widely. Accountants? Check. At most meetings you will find both pen and paper and digital technology on the table.

That’s what UX is all about, understanding all the tools, technology, and job aids, (more...)

Synology backup with CrashPlan 4.3.0

I recently upgraded to CrashPlan 4.3.0 which I use to backup my Synology to a remote location.

On Synology, you can only use CrashPlan in a headless manner, so I am running “the head”, the client, from my MacBook.
After the update to CrashPlan 4.3.0, I was unable to connect to the engine running on my Synology. And that is a pain, as I cannot control the CrashPlan setup anymore, which (more...)

Oracle Process Cloud Service – SOAP Web Service Integration

Oracle Process Cloud (https://cloud.oracle.com/process) allows to invoke SOAP services, along with REST services. You can define a library of SOAP services in Oracle Process Cloud application and use them within the process. This helps to integrate with business logic running on premise.

I have implemented regular SOAP service in ADF BC, just to test how it works to invoke it from Process Cloud:

SOAP service method accepts employee ID and checks (more...)