OpenWorld 2015 – Middleware & PaaS perspective


clip_image002Oracle OpenWorld 2015 market an important point for Oracle as all the Oracle PaaS services are in production, more are announced and integration starts. Let us start from the beginning of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) journey for Oracle; at last years OpenWorld Oracle announced several PaaS services in advance of availability. Based on Java Cloud Service, which is available for more than a year, Oracle grow the portfolio within the last 12 months. With the majority in the PaaS service, which became wildly available, the European Partners are leading the adoption to the cloud.

Let’s take a look why, with more 50% of the global specialized partners are based in Europe, it is easy for them to join the journey. Oracle offers the same middleware software on-premises as on the cloud. This enables customers and partners to adopt easy and to secure investments. Over the last 12 months, our partners like Amis have proven successful cloud adoption by building proof of concepts, projects and showcasing our PaaS service. Customer can choose from a variety of cloud service offerings and fist applications at the Oracle Cloud Marketplace for example the Amis Cloud Activator Service. Oracle crossed successful the PaaS Cloud Chasm.

What is the next step in our joint cloud journey? During Oracle OpenWorld 2015 the keynotes focused on the integrated hybrid cloud. Integrated with Developer Cloud Service and also within each other. A great example is the HCL predictive maintenance showcase. The use case includes the complete flow from fault recognition, gather and diagnose information, repair and settle and schedule preventive maintenance. The whole show case was build on the Oracle PaaS Platform including IoT, Integration, Process and Mobile Cloud Service. In the upcoming months integration between cloud services will be much tighter including hybrid scenarios.

The unique Oracle value proposition are the same middleware products on-premises as in the cloud. In case you missed it Oracle release key now on-premises versions including SOA Suite, BPM Suite and WebLogic. Key features include multi tendency in WebLogic 12.2.1, JSON support in SOA Suite 12.2.1, Java Script in Service Bus or in memory SOA to name some of the highlights. This new version make hybrid solutions much easier from deploying the same Java application on a private WebLogic instance or a Java Cloud Service to shifting workload of a running application. Or to start a process in the cloud and continue the same process in a private cloud.

At the same time we see the raise of the citizen developer. Business users with technical background will be able to build dashboards in Data Virtualization Cloud Service or applications by drag and drop including integrations. This cloud adapters can be deployed anywhere on-premises, private cloud or a public cloud. Citizen developers will shift their daily work for Outlook and excel to cloud enabled applications. At the same time we will continue to see consulting companies like Amis to build enterprise applications, for the core competences of our joint customer base, with full blown functionality, big data & warehouses and enterprise wide integration platforms. In this hybrid cloud world security is key.

For your own impressions, keynotes are available on-demand

· Oracle President Thomas Kurian on cloud

· Integrated Cloud Applications and Platform Services

· Larry Ellison on the secure cloud

At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) we posted the Oracle OpenWorld 2015 keynotes:

· Accelerating Digital Transformation OpenWorld General Session Inderjeet

· Sunday Keynote – Larry Ellison.pptx

· Tuesday Keynote – Thomas Kurian.pptx

· Tuesday Keynote Larry Ellison.pptx

· Cloud Platform Services Diagram Launched at OpenWorld 2015.pptx

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clip_image003Ronald Luttikhuizen Thanks to @soacommunity and @wlscommunity for fun #FMW Partner Community reception yesterday #oow15

clip_image006Ramclip_image008kumar Menon@ramkmeno Oct 28 San Francisco, CA

Juergen championing the partner community reception is on the 9th cloud! #ipaas #oow15

clip_image011Luis Auguclip_image010sto Weir ‏Amazing #OOW15 this year @hcltech @SamsungMobile -best part: @MarkVHurd seeing our #OPaaS PredictiveMaintenance demo

clip_image014Amit ZaveryKeep up the good work – great to see many of the #cloudplatform @oraclemiddle partners work so well together #oow15clip_image013

clip_image015Mala RamakrishnanInnovation awards winners #oow15 @OracleBPM @OracleWebCenter

Exciting times! Jürgen Kress

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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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