ntegration Success Workshops: Cloud, Mobile and BPM

Integration Success Workshops are tools you can use when engaging with customers to generate pipeline or progress an existing opportunity – you can really use them at any stage of your customer engagement. They allow you to open doors and discuss the key areas of Cloud Integration, Mobility Integration and traditional Application Integration, all of which are hot topics in the market today.

Each workshop package consists of a presentation, a methodology to engage with (more...)

Simplified UI in Oracle Applications Cloud

The Simplified User Experience Design Patterns for the Oracle Applications Cloud Service eBook has been published recently. The free eBook provides the user experience design patterns that Oracle uses to build simplified user interfaces (UIs). Read more about it on the Usable Apps blog, or download it directly at tinyurl.com/SimplifiedUI.  You’ll also find a new article on the Usable Apps website about extensibility in the simplified UI: "Making the Complex Simple: (more...)

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts – July 18-24, 2014

,5,250 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Listed below are the Top 10 items shared on that page for the last seven days (July 18-24, 2014).

  1. You've Got Mail: Inbound Email Processing in WLS/OSB integration scenarios | Sven Bernhardt
    Sven Bernhardt explains how to combine the strengths of JEE and OSB to create "a flexible, maintainable and standard-based way to integrate inbound email processing."
  2. ODI 12.1.3: New Model and Topology (more...)

Humantask Assignment: Names and Expressions Assignment via Rules By Marcel van de Glind

Screenshot12This blog post is part of a series of posts about humantask assignment. You can find the starting point of this series by following the next link. In this post I will give an example of task assignment by Names And Expressions using Oracle Business Rules. I will use the same BPM process as in most of the other posts in this series.
Read the complete article here.

SOA & BPM Partner Community

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BPM 11g Timeout Heuristics by Niall Commiskey

Here are some basic heuristics to defensively deal with timeouts in your BPM processes.
The basic rule is - follow the hierarchy
JTA Timeout > BPM EJB Transaction Timeout > resource timeout
We can look at this as referring to the 3 different technical levels involved -

JTA Timeout - set at weblogic engine, this is the Java Transaction timeout. You want to avoid this ever happening. It can be set at weblogic domain level (more...)

Implementing deadline functionality with Oracle Adaptive Case Management by Léon Smiers

Oracle released Adaptive Case Management (ACM) in 2013 as part of the BPM stack. One of the functionality we needed in a project recently, was the handling of deadlines in the context of a case. There is (currently) no out-of-the-box solution to, for example, escalate or reassign a case when a specific deadline has expired. In this blog we describe how this functionality can be created with the out-of-the-box functionality of Oracle Case Management.

Dealing (more...)

BPM update adds Case Management Web Interface and REST APIs by Mark Nelson

Oracle has just released BPM 11.1.1.7 Bundle Patch 3 which adds the out of the box web interface for Advanced Case Management and REST APIs for working with BPM.

The patch is available from Oracle Support, it is patch number 18072286.

The Case Management interface looks a bit like this:
acm

And here is an example of using the REST API.  You can call the REST URL (GET) http://yourserver:port/bpm/services/rest/application.wadl to get (more...)

SOA Suite 12c launch events by IPT 27th of August in Bern & 28th of August in Zürich – Switzerland

SOA Suite 12c expands Oracle‘s leadership to be the most unified and comprehensive solution for simplifying cloud, mobile, and IoT Integration. Experience those new imagefeatures of SOA Suite 12c & at our launch event in 2014 hosted by IPT an Oracle Specialized Partner.

The IPT SOA Suite 12c Summits takes place on August 27th in Bern and August 28th in Zürich. For details please visit the IPT Bern & IPT Zürich registration page here.

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ACM training material


At our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) you can download the Adaptive Case Management training material from the Malta Community Forum: ACM bootcamp 02.2014. The material does not include the software image.

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support (more...)

Mobile BPM is Not An Option. It’s a Necessity by Brandon Dean

Mobile BPM will play an increasingly important role in the relationship between businesses, customers and external partners. Consumers wantmobile apps. As a group they download more than 11,000 iPhone apps, send 168 million emails and make 700,000 Facebook posts—in one minute. Businesses need to make sure apps align with their business processes.
Mobile apps require new architectural patterns and must support differing devices. Let’s take a quick look at some integration and data type technologies, (more...)

Oracle BPM Goes Mobile Demonstration


  • The BPM Workspace mobile application is now available - iTunes
  • You can approve, reject, assign and delegate tasks, perform bulk operations, view and edit task details, and add comments and attachments. You can add attachments from your device or use its built in camera to take a photo and attach it to a task.
  • The ability to continue to work offline is supported for when your device is disconnected. Task updates are automatically synchronized with (more...)

IDC Releases the MarketScape Worldwide Business Process Platforms Vendor Assessment 2014 report

soa-infra Workflow PropertiesThis IDC MarketScape focuses on 10 choices for business process (BP) platforms, which are product suites or portfolios that support the design and runtime environments for business process automation. BP platforms support the most sophisticated requirements of enterprises focused on a variety of initiatives that range from operational excellence to strategic growth through the delivery of innovative digital services.
Oracle is a leader with Oracle BPM Suite 11g
Other leaders include IBM, Tibco, Pegasystems and (more...)

OOW and OakTable World 2013

Today is the 1st day of OOW for me, and there are a lot of cool stuff going on.

Sessions:
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Later I’ll be doing an IOUG session at Moscone West talking about CPU on how to monitor and do capacity planning and sizing. This is a pretty interesting topic (more...)

Speaking at E4 2013! … and some Exadata Patents good stuff

I’ll be co-speaking with Tyler Muth at E4  and we will be talking about Performance Visualization… some of you may already know that I’m really a big fan of Tableau and just to give you an example on what the tool can do I’ve consolidated all the different viz that (more...)

RMOUG, IOUG Collaborate, KSCOPE, and E4 2013

I’ve been really busy lately doing a lot of stuff, and most of the time if I’m doing some intensive research on a topic I would just put them all in my braindump (wiki) so if you’ve been following this blog might as well subscribe on my wiki RSS because there are just a bunch of bits of research going-on (see this mindmap) and what usually happens is I put them all together to make an awesome presentation/white paper.

So this 2013.. I’ll be presenting at RMOUG, IOUG Collaborate, and KSCOPE 2013 ;)

If you’ll be at RMOUG next (more...)

OakTable World 2012

This Monday Oct 1, 2:00-2:50PM I’ll be presenting at the OakTable World which used to be called as Oracle Closed World, this year it’s a full two-day conference with awesome speakers lineup and very interesting topics… you can just watch this video by Mogens Norgaard to know more about the roots of this very technical event.

My presentation title is “Where did my CPU go?” – monitoring & capacity planning adventures on a consolidated environment .. and If you love to hack the ASH and AWR data and curious about CPU capacity planning then you’re really going to enjoy (more...)

Speaking at E4!

I’ll be co-speaking with Randy Johnson (one of the authors of Expert Oracle Exadata) at E4 to share about the war stories and detail on a bunch of technical stuff on a Peoplesoft and BIEE consolidation project we had on one of our clients. See the abstract below:

Randy Johnson & Karl Arao
A PeopleSoft & OBIEE Consolidation Success Story
In today’s competitive business climate companies are under constant pressure to reduce costs without sacrificing quality. Many companies see database and server consolidation as the key to meeting this goal. Since its introduction, Exadata has become the obvious choice for (more...)

RMOUG 2012 training days

In the next few days I’ll be at RMOUG 2012 training days! and I’ll be again presenting the topic so dear to my heart. Mining the AWR ;) I’ve updated the material with a couple of new research and findings, some of them are as follows:

  • CPU Wait (new metric in 11g Performance page)
  • Latency issues on virtualized environments

So if you are attending the RMOUG training days, stop by at my session @ room 401 Thursday 9:45 am-10:45 am

There will also be a RAC Attack at the exhibition area so that must be fun ;)

and don’t forget to follow (more...)

VirtaThon – Mining the AWR

Earlier I did a presentation at VirtaThon which is the same topic that I presented at Hotsos 2011.. Mining the AWR and Capacity Planning are very dear to my heart and up until now I’m using every research I did on that presentation to work on an “Exadata Provisioning Tool” which I’m planning to present at the next Hotsos 2012… well, the only thing that’s different this time is.. my attendees are virtual geeks all over the world ;)

I was at the Virtual Room #100, and the staff earlier were really helpful and most of all I had fun (more...)

Enkitec University – Exadata Courses for Developers and DBAs

It’s been a long time since my last blog and ever since I joined Enkitec I’ve been busy immersing myself in Exadata stuff. So most of the time I’m just posting my brain dumps on my wiki although I know there’s a lot of blog worthy scenarios and projects that I have worked on just like last week when we did an Exadata Half Rack X2-2 Split Configuration from the factory image without the use of Oracle’s ACS. We did all of the pre-config and config tasks like the onecommand, patched the database to 11.2.0.2 BP8, patched (more...)