Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c ( Released


We are proud to announce the release of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c ( Media is available for download on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), My Oracle Support (MOS) and the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (OSDC). This includes the following products:

  • Oracle SOA Suite and Business Process Management 12c (
  • Oracle B2B and Healthcare 12c (
  • Oracle Service Bus 12c (more...)

Oracle Microservices Platform Partner Webcast – tomorrow October 25th 2016 16.00 CET


Attend our October edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on October 25th 2016 at 16:00 CET.

Microservices architectures, lightweight and script-based applications, and cloud-native application development join the ranks of agile methodology to build better software faster.

Develop cloud native, 12-factor style applications on a modern polyglot platform with Java SE, PHP, Node.js and more.image

Mike Lehmann

Vice President Product Management, Oracle Cooperation

Visit the registration page here.

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SOA & BPM Community Newsletter October 2016

Dear SOA & BPM Partner Community,

Thanks to all partners for making Oracle OpenWorld 2016 again a huge success! In case you have been not able to attend the conference in San Francisco you can get the latest PaaS update in the on-demand webcast with Ed Zou here. Make sure you read the excellent blog articles from ACE’s and PaaS experts or watch the OpenWorld on-demand keynotes videos. At our community workspace (membership required (more...)

PaaS & Middleware Partner YouTube Update October 2016

The October edition of the PaaS & Middleware Partner Update contains three key topics:

· Oracle OpenWorld 2016 summery

· PaaS Summer Camps training material & cloud accounts

· SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcasts October 25th 2016

For regular updates please subscribe to our YouTube channel here. For the latest SOA & BPM Partner Community information please visit our Community update wiki here (Community membership required)

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Integration Cloud Service – Promote Integrations from Test to Production (T2P) by Shreenidhi Raghuram


The purpose of this blog is to provide simple steps to move Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) integrations between different ICS environments. Oracle ICS provides export and import utilities to achieve integration promotion.

A typical use-case is to promote tested integrations from Test ICS Environment to Production ICS Environment, in preparation for a project go-live. Usually the Connection endpoints used by the integrations will be different on Test and Production Environments.

The main steps involved (more...)

Leveraging the Twitter Adapter in ICS – Tweeting through Oracle Integration Cloud Service by Lucas Jellema


The Oracle Integration Cloud Service – ICS – comes loaded with a rich collection of Cloud Adapters. These adapters facilitate the integration with SaaS applications and internet services of various natures. These include Oracle SaaS applications (such as RightNow, Eloqua, ECommerce Cloud, ERP Cloud, HCM Cloud), on premises ERP applications (SAP, EBusiness Suite, Siebel) and assorted third party applications such as SalesForce, Facebook, Google Mail and Task, LinkedIn and Evernote. Through these adapters, interacting with (more...)

Create an Integration on ICS to expose a REST API for a SOAP Connection for an external web service by Lucas Jellema


In this article, I will show a little bit more of ICS – the Integration Cloud Service. In a previous article, I have introduced some concepts – such as Connection, Integration, Business Identifier. I have shown how to create an integration connecting two connections – an inbound and an outbound one (both of type SOAP).

In picture, that looks like this:

In this article, I will create a new connection (REST API style) and (more...)

OTN Appreciation Day : OBIEE’s BI Server

Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is one you'll be familiar with if you do anything with Oracle software, from downloading the installers, reading the documentation, using the online forums, 2 Minute Tech Tip videos, whitepapers, and much more!. Tim Hall (a.k.a. Oracle Base) blogged recently about a fun idea to recognise and show appreciation from the Oracle community for OTN. Across the world bloggers throughout the Oracle community will (more...)

howto: github – talks branch

A couple of months ago I did a presentation and decided to put the files up in github ( just because I wanted to move away from dropbox for my scripts and resources. Well, that was very convenient because the audience can just download the master zip file and that’s it! But then I figured I don’t want to have the next presentation on another repo and it would look pretty messy (more...)

my Time/Task/Goal/Habit (TTGH) management

There was a post last night on oracle-l on the topic of task/project/time management, and I’m a big fan of productivity hacks and the whole GTD idea or method The reason for adopting this method is I’ve been on consulting business my entire career and I always get swamped with a lot of work from multiple customers or research stuff and it’s really difficult to prioritize and focus without a system. The same (more...)

OOW14 day 0

w00t! One compound word? Mind-boggling!

As a first time OOW participant, when I arrived at Moscone this morning, the sheer size, grandeur and general over-the-top-ness hit me like a brick. Seeing it in pics and on youtube is one thing but experiencing first KScope back in June was a family party in comparison! Which isn't a bad thing by the way

For me, Sunday was all about getting my bearings and participating - (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 14 Day -1

Saturday was a rather quiet day. After having spent 2 hours on Friday night, trying to get the connectivity working in my hotel room, Friday started out with another almost 2 hours which culminated on a recabling of the room and replacement modem to finally get things working. After that I was able to put the finishing touches to my presentation.

Lunch was...american. Very american. Think 50s-type diner. Think chili-chedder-hot-dog. Think fries. LOVE IT! (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.


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 BP8, patched (more...)