Rittman Mead BI Forum 2015 Call for Papers Now Open!

I’m very pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the Rittman Mead BI Forum 2015 is now open, with abstract submissions open to January 18th 2015. As in previous years the BI Forum will run over consecutive weeks in Brighton, UK and Atlanta, GA, with the provisional dates and venues as below:

  • Brighton, UK : Hotel Seattle, Brighton, UK : May 6th – 8th 2015
  • Atlanta, GA : Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, Atlanta, USA (more...)

Treasures From The Road

Reading departure signs in some big airport
Reminds me of the places I've been.
Visions of good times that brought so much pleasure
Makes me want to go back again.
If it suddenly ended tomorrow,
I could somehow adjust to the fall.
Good times and riches and son of a b*****s,
I've seen more than I can recall
                      — From Jimmy Buffett’s "Changes in (more...)

PeopleSoft Update Image as a Service – Proof of Concept

Together with PeopleSoft 9.2, Oracle announced the new Continuous Delivery model for delivering patches, based on PeopleSoft Update Manager. The new model allows customers to choose which fixes or enhancements they are interested in, and then just extract the objects related to them and their prerequisites.

The following diagram outlines the process of applying an update using this new delivery model:



In order to apply a change in your Development environment, you would to follow (more...)

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Evènement : Atelier Enterprise Manager 12c / DBaaS


Rejoignez-nous le 2 ou 3 Décembre 2014 pour expérimenter pendant une journée les aspects liés à la planification, le déploiement, le suivi et la gestion d’une solution de Cloud Privé d’Entreprise.
Pendant cette journée, vous aurez l’occasion de découvrir les points suivants :
  • Considération architecturale et concepts d’une solution de cloud privé
  • Consolidation base de données & Planification des ressources
  • Approche Base de données en mode service
    (Database as a service)
  • Clone de bases de données
  • (more...)

Complément : Webséminaire DBaaS


Jobs To Be Done. Or #JTBD. We’ve been road testing this…



Jobs To Be Done. Or #JTBD. We’ve been road testing this framework lately.  I like it. Could it be a good fit for the busy cloud developer who wants to build a usable solution that solves a real problem and doesn’t want to deal with the generalizations of personas or overhead of user profiles (a debate in itself)?

Seems like a good fit for the agile world too. Pictured is Julian Orr (left) (more...)

Lessons of product development at Netflix

Lessons of product development at Netflix

Just a month after sharing my post on Spotify engineering culture, I found a post on Startup lessons from Netflix. That was written inspired by a talk on fast delivery devops by Adrian Cockcroft. Who spent a long time building up Netflix’s cloud infrastructure and spearheaded the development of many new cloud-related technologies and techniques at the company.

Adrian Cockcroft’s lessons of product development at Netflix

Adrian’s lessons (more...)

PeopleSoft’s paths to the Cloud – Part III

In my previous posts on this series, I have covered how cloud computing could be used to reduce costs and maximize the flexibility of PeopleSoft Development and Production environments. In both cases, I focused on one specific area of cloud computing, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Today I will explain what kind of benefits can be expected by using another important area: Database as a Service (DBaaS). Instead of using an IaaS provisioned server to (more...)

Blog : Cloud Community France

Intéressé par les solutions Cloud (IaaS & PaaS / Public & Privé) d'Oracle ?
Suivez le blog : https://blogs.oracle.com/Cloud-Community-France/

UTOUG, An East Coast Girl Heads Out West to Spread the Forms Love

What a view!

I just returned from my first trip to Utah where I briefly (I was only there for 28 hours!) touched down in Salt Lake City to attend the UTOUG Fall Symposium.

Before I give you the run down, if you just want to cut to the chase, here are the session slides:

Evolving From Legacy to Mobile and Beyond

The Next Two Years: What Should I Do NOW with My Oracle Forms (more...)

Evènement : Oracle & Mirantis

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DOAG14 Conference: Germany, Here Comes the Oracle Forms Masters!

Waitress-photoSomehow it is already November, which means I haveto start gearing up for all the travel that I will be doing this month. I just got back from my first trip to Utah for the super UTOUG Training Days. The team treated us like royalty and it was fun being able to bring a bit of the legacy to mobile message to the Salt Lake City. Now in less than 2 weeks….Germany here I come!

(more...)

Annonce : Web Séminaire DBaaS


Accélérer considérablement vos délais de mise à disposition des services DB avec une infrastructure de Cloud Privé pour vos bases de données
(Database as a service).

Mardi 18 novembre 2014 ; de 11h à 12h

Les solutions Oracle (more...)

PeopleSoft’s paths to the Cloud – Part I


Nowadays, all paths seem to lead to cloud computing. In the business applications world, Oracle is pushing hard to position the Oracle Cloud Applications in an increasingly competitive market. The reasons that favor Software as a Service (SaaS) applications over their on premise counterparties are significant, even though there are still a good number of circumstances under which the latter should normally be the preferred option.

Our beloved PeopleSoft (yes, I like PeopleSoft, so what? (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Summary: Oracle Lifted Us Up To The Cloud !

The AuraPlayer Team at OOW

The AuraPlayer Team Selfie at OOW

Another Oracle OpenWorld is behind us (when did it become October?) and as usual, it was fun to catch up with the members of my Oracle developer community, my ODTUG buddies and fellow ACEs. Cloud was definitely the hot topic on everyone’s mind this year, especially because Oracle announced their upcoming Oracle Mobile Cloud Services and released their Oracle Developer Cloud Service to production a few weeks before the (more...)

New: Oracle Cloud Adapter SDK

A cool thing I heard at Open World 2014: we all know in SOA there are all these adapters you can use in your SCA components. In Oracle Integration Cloud Services (ICS) there are a lot of new SaaS adapters to integrate with SaaS applications like SalesForce for example. These adapters are build using a Cloud Adapter SDK and written in Java.

This exact SDK will be available for users as well, so we all (more...)

Good UX – Don’t Leave Home Without It

There was a time when I asserted that User Experience would be a differentiator for Oracle in selling Fusion Applications.  Lots has changed since then, so I think it’s time to change my own thinking.  What’s changed?


  • Oracle has a cloud platform
  • Fusion Applications is now Cloud Application Services
  • We’re seeing well-designed user experiences throughout Oracle’s offerings: Simplified UI in moving into the Applications Unlimited products, and is also evident throughout Oracle’s cloud (more...)

Complément : Chargeback

A lire, l'article de Cap Gemini sur Enterprise Manager 12c, le Metering et le Chargeback :
http://www.capgemini.com/blog/capgemini-oracle-blog/2014/09/oracle-cloud-billing-with-metering-and-chargeback

The Best Question So Far

So I was in a session here at OOW14 on “User Group Sunday” when one of the attendees asked what I consider to be the best question I’ve heard in a long, long time.

If the Oracle Cloud is so wonderful, why haven’t all of Oracle customers moved to it already?

Great, great question.   Goes straight to the heart of one of Oracle’s primary messages.  The answer played out as something close to (more...)