Wrap-up SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl 2010 in Berlin

imageThanks for a superb SOA & Cloud Symposium 2010 in Berlin, Germany. We made Berlin the capital of SOA and Cloud computing! During the two day conference our customers and partners had the opportunity to attend many excellent presentations and use cases based on Oracle Middleware solutions. In the panel discussion the community exchanged ideas like how you can measure the business value of SOA , the use of  SOA design patterns or Correlating BPM, Workflow and SOA. eproseed logoNetworking with key stakeholder and keynote presentations like Thomas Erl, Ann Thomas Manes, Dirk Krafzik or Clemens Utschig-Utschig was marvelous. Special thanks to the committee members to select the very interesting mixture of technical, business, SOA, Cloud and BPM tracks.

Jointly with our Oracle SOA Specialized Partners Fujitsu, Opitz  Consulting and eProseed we presented imageat the Oracle booth the latest Oracle middleware solutions. It is key for us that we show our joint customers the value of SOA & Application Grid Specialization and that our partners become recognized.

Special thanks to the Oracle HQ Team Mohamad Afshar and Manas Deb to travel to Europe and speak in Berlin. Make sure you visit the website http://soasymposium.com all presentations and videos will be published there in the next days!

“Fujitsu has a large Oracle Practice which has traditionally been applications focused but more and more the technology is taking the lead. When Oracle announced their specialization program for Partners, SOA was our priority and we are very proud of being the first partner globally to achieve this specialization. Jürgen invited us to join his Oracle stand at this symposium and it was great to be able learn first hand what organizations are doing with SOA, their pain points and their aspirations around the Cloud. This will help Fujitsu ensure our service offerings meet those needs.”


Debra Lilley C Dir, CITP, C Eng

Principal Consultant & Fusion Champion

Oracle Applications Practice

Read more about my work on my Fujitsu page


Tuesday October 5th and Wednesday October 6th, the third edition of the SOA & Cloud symposium took place in Berlin. The location was really nice: at Alexander Platz, close to the train station and with plenty of hotels in the vicinity of the conference center.

I presented the case study Service Orientation in the Dutch Government. But I also attended many interesting sessions and talked to interesting people.

Lonneke Dikmans

Read more at the approach page

Peter Paul van de BeekWhat I really like about the SOA Symposium is its focus on content. It is one the events where I’m able to both broaden my horizon, and deepen my knowledge.

At the first day of the conference I presented “Using a Service Bus to connect the Supply Chain” (description , sheets ). The case is on the implementation of Oracle ESB at a wholesaler in the Netherlands. And of course there was enough time to meet people and discuss the practices and intricacies in integration and SOA projects.

Peter Paul van de Beek

Whitehorses – http://blogs.whitehorses.nl/

Blog http://www.deltalounge.net/wpress

imageThe purpose of testing in general is to assess applications quality. Many approaches existing for traditional software systems can be adapted or even reused for service-oriented systems. Service-oriented testing has many similarities with component-based testing.

But testing a SOA based solution is at least as important if not even more important than testing traditional software systems. SOA systems are often the backbone of an enterprise; they are used by many users so a failure will have a huge impact and visibility. Therefore you want to make sure that the different artifacts your SOA consists of are all tested and work correctly.

Guido Schmutz

imageSpecial thanks to Thomas Erl to be part of his SOA & Cloud Symposium podcast series!

In my presentation I highlighted the need of an SOA architecture as the base for cloud computing.

Todays Clouds: e either use public clouds for example Amazon EC2 for example for training or development purposes. This environments are only used for a limited time frame. The second cloud model are private clouds by cooperation in their own datacenters to increate the utilization of their servers across multiple applications.

Next generation of Clouds: Today we use either private or public clouds for certain use cases. To enable a wider adoption of business solutions, hybrid clouds will be the future model. Key will be integration as well on the data level, the service level and the process level. Processes might start in a private cloud continue in a public cloud and will be completed in a private cloud.

Role of SOA: SOA Integration: Integration on all levels will be key, to integrate data, services and processes between legacy systems, private cloud systems and public cloud systems to hybrid systems.

BPMN process change: Processes based on BPMN 2.0 across hybrid clouds can be adopted by the business owner to respond on flexible business requirements.

Swarm computing – future cloud solutions: Today cloud is limited to a small number of use cases e.g. test system or training systems. For a wider business adoption more intelligent systems are required. Meta data and ontology’s will be the enabler for intelligent systems which interconnect with each other

View more presentations from juergenkress.

Thanks for the whole team to make the conference such an success! Jürgen Kress

For more information on SOA & Application Grid Specialization become a member in the SOA Partner Community please feel free to register at www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required)

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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