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...)

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...)

Oracle Cloud – Keeping Your Perspective

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
             - Douglas Adams, The Salamander of Doubt: Hitchhiking The Galaxy One Last Time

Oracle OpenWorld kicks off tomorrow.  My (more...)

U2 and the Power of the Cloud: It’s Not About the Device

A reminder, based on the recent furor over the distribution of a U2 album from the cloud on to Apple devices. Cloud power, for sure.

But, cloud power is not about the device.

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Shame this ad turned out to be a hoax. It contains (more...)

★ Oracle to Unveil Database Cloud Service 2.0 at OpenWorld

Oracle Database Cloud Service

Michael Hickins:

At Oracle OpenWorld 2014, the company will roll out its new Database Cloud Service — a new multi-tenant database-as-a-service offering that will let customers migrate their existing apps and databases to the cloud “with the push of a button,” said Ellison. Data will be compressed ten to one and encrypted for secure and efficient transfer to the cloud, with no reprogramming. “Every single Oracle feature — even our latest high-speed in-memory processing — is included in (more...)

Partners and Developers: Cloud APIs from Dublin to San Francisco

Today’s developer ecosystem is one defined by the cloud. APIs, web services, GitHub, EngineYard, Heroku, PaaS, IaaS, Ruby, Python, PHP and more, are all part of today’s developer conversation; words unheard of just a few years ago.

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The ability to build and integrate in the cloud is a developer differentiator. The old client-server assumptive days of developers writing UIs on top of each operating system and then making calls to static and (more...)

Development Community in Ireland: Scaling the Summit

I first attended the Web Summit in 2009. Since then, it’s grown not only in breadth of the stages offered, but in depth too, and now includes even sport, music, film and food summits too.  There’s something for everyone in tech to relate to, in practical ways.

Web Summit logo, by permission

I’m glad to see that the developer outreach figures so prominently during the event with the introduction of the Builders Summit, and that diversity is at the (more...)

Complément : Sauvegarder une instance dans le Cloud Publid Oracle

Depuis avril 2014, Oracle propose une solution de sauvegarde Cloud, appelée Oracle Database Backup Service :

https://cloud.oracle.com/database_backup?lmResID=1394421723860&tabID=1394421714895 


La console Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c vous permet de piloter vos sauvegardes et restaurations directement sur Oracle Database Backup Service.


Plus d'informations :


Complément : Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure


OOW : Préparer son parcours

Adapt – Learn New Things

Nothing lasts forever.  Sand-piles crumble.  Companies rise and fall.  Relationships change.  Markets come and go.  It’s just the nature of things.  Adapt or die.  Personally, I like this feature of life…can’t imagine anything worse than stagnation.  There’s nothing better to me than exploring and learning new things.

As Oracle continues their push into cloud-based enterprise applications, we’re seeing some of that fundamental change play out in the (more...)

Blame It On The Drugs

Bronchitis.  I catch it a lot.  Rotten experience.  It's like an invisible elephant is sitting on your chest.  And the drugs are mind-numbing.  Got it now.  Shivering under a blanket in 90 degree weather.  But, it'll pass.  And, in the meantime, if I write something weird...well, let's blame it on the drugs, OK?

Had a chat with a dear old friend this week.  Middle-manager for a Fortune 500 corporation.  Big Oracle customer.  Lots of (more...)

Whistler, Microsoft and how far cloud has come

In six years Microsoft has come from almost zero corporate knowledge about how cloud computing works to it being an integral part of their strategy.  Sure back in early 2008 there were some pieces of Microsoft that knew about cloud but that really wasn't a corporate view it was what a very few people inside the company knew. How do I know this? Well back in 2008 I was sitting on the top of a

Complément : Construire un catalogue de services

Complément : EM12c pour mettre en place une solution MWaaS

Stitching Matters

photo credit to Deseret News Education Travel

Stitching matters.  Stitching holds disparate components and materials together in a form something close to what we had in mind as a solution to a problem. Could be clothes.  Could be wicker baskets.  In the tech world, stitching things together typically involves integrating components or services together into a unified solution.  And it matters. A lot.

I have a few applications on my mobile platforms that rely on integrated (more...)

They Took Away My Cloud

On Monday, a U.S. judge gave Microsoft control of 22 domains owned by domain hosting service No-IP.com. Microsoft intended to filter out some domains used by malware, but promptly screwed up. The result was that millions of legitimate users could not access their servers.

This will happen again and again as infrastructure moves to centralized cloud providers. What do you think will happen if the server just above yours in the server rack (more...)