Installing Oracle Event Processing 11g by Antoney Reynolds

Earlier this month I was involved in organizing the Monument Family History Day. It was certainly a complex event, with dozens of presenters, guides and 100s of visitors. So with that experience of a complex event under my belt I decided to refresh my acquaintance with Oracle Event Processing (CEP).
CEP has a developer side based on Eclipse and a runtime environment.

Server install

The server install is very straightforward (documentation). It is recommended to use the JRockit JDK with CEP so the steps to set up a working CEP server environment are:image

  • Download required software
    • JRockit – I used Oracle “JRockit 6 – R28.2.5” which includes “JRockit Mission Control 4.1” and “JRockit Real Time 4.1”.
    • Oracle Event Processor – I used “Complex Event Processing Release 11gR1 (11.1.1.6.0)”
  • Install JRockit
    • Run the JRockit installer, the download is an executable binary that just needs to be marked as executable.
  • Install CEP
    • Unzip the downloaded file
    • Run the CEP installer, the unzipped file is an executable binary that may need to be marked as executable.
    • Choose a custom install and add the examples if needed.
      • It is not recommended to add the examples to a production environment but they can be helpful in development.

Developer Install

The developer install requires several steps (documentation). A developer install needs access to the software for the server install, although JRockit isn’t necessary for development use.
Read the full article by Antony Reynolds.

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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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