Thanks for attending the Oracle Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019

imageThanks for your huge investment to spend a week attending the Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019 in Spain. Partners are key for Oracle’s PaaS & Fusion Middleware growth – Thanks for your Specialization & Contribution. Special thanks to all presenters and trainers your content rocks! With 785 attendee days the conference is the largest PaaS partner event in EMEA.

During the community day partners and ACEs presented best practices and customer success stories. As part of the business & OPN track partners received the latest updates on cloud pricing, marketing services to promote your service offerings, and the WEDO showcases. On Tuesday Ed Zou and Martijn Vlek introduced in their keynote the Oracle Cloud Platform including a blockchain and a visual builder live demonstration. The Oracle product management team updated you on the latest PaaS innovations like processes with embedded machine learning, integration SDK, digital assistant, content and experience cloud with embedded virtual reality and APIs. On Wednesday attendees could choose from four different track: Enterprise Process & Integration or Development tools & DevOps or Application Development or an Innovation track. For SaaS partners we offer a virtual Innovate, Extend and Integrate SaaS tack. Special thanks to Lucas Jellema and the ACE team who wrapped up the conference with a showcase using multiple PaaS services to build a shopping solution live on stage. Within the last two days different hands-on trainings take place. A two days integrate, innovate and Extend SaaS workshop. A two days Hackathon to build a rapid prototype. Or 12 different half day labs where attendees could make their own choice.

As a summery and call to action we would like to invite you to:

For some impressions please see twitter here and visit our Facebook page.

In case you could not attend in Spain all presentations and training material will become available at our community workspace (membership required).

 

Thanks for attending the conference & labs and a good trip home.

Jürgen Kress

 

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Special Report: Next-Generation Cloud

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Oracle announced its next-generation Oracle Cloud Platform services featuring built-in autonomous capabilities, including Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise, Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, and Oracle API Platform Cloud Service. With embedded AI and machine learning, these services automate operational tasks to enable organizations to lower cost, reduce risk, accelerate innovation, and get predictive insights.
Here, learn more about Oracle’s next-generation Oracle Cloud Platform services. Plus, find out more about Oracle’s newest cloud offerings, and get highlights from Profit’s spring issue about companies that are using the cloud to disrupt industries and meet rising customer expectations

 

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Demystifying Blockchain and Consensus Mechanisms – Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Never Told by Andre Boaventura

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It is likely that you’ve heard so far, many descriptions of what blockchain is, and that description probably is related somehow with money. Of course, this is not happening by chance, but actually due to many popular technologies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and many others currently available in the cryptocurrency marketplace, which have this solution based on DLT(Distributed Ledger Technology), as their core implementation foundation, which is the basis for trading cryptocurrencies and other assets through public & private markets. However, Blockchain technology goes much further than just cryptocurrencies. Today, blockchain is already adopted as part of many everyday B2B transactions, including those powered by enterprise applications such as ERPs, Supply Chain, Financial Services, Healthcare systems, etc, and the list is much longer than this one.

The Blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention – the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. But since then, it has evolved into something greater, and the main question every single person is asking is: What is Blockchain?

By definition, Blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp and transaction data. By design, a blockchain is inherently resistant to modification of the data. It is "an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way". For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires collusion of the network majority.

Generally speaking, a blockchain network is a system for maintaining distributed ledgers or facts and the history of the ledgers’ updates. This approach allows organizations that don’t fully trust each other to agree on the updates submitted to a shared ledger by using peer-to-peer protocols rather than a central third party or manual offline reconciliation process. Blockchain enables real-time transactions and securely shares tamper-proof data across a trusted business network. Read the complete article here.

 

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter March 2019

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

As part of the emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum April 8th to 12th 2019 we offer free hands-on trainings to become a cloud expert. You can choose either the two days Innovate SaaS (brand new content) workshop a two days Hackathon workshop or choose between several half day PaaS hands-on labs. The goal of these trainings is to prepare you for customer implementations and to become a certified implementation specialist. Lab topics include: Integration Cloud, Cases & Machine Learning & RPA, API CS, Lifecycle of Microprofile application development with Helidon.io, Managing and Deploying WebLogic Server into Kubernetes cluster, Serverless Application Development with Oracle Functions. Oracle JET, Visual Builder Cloud Service & SaaS, Content & Experience Cloud, Digital Assistant, Blockchain. For details please visit the registration page here.

In case you can’t make it to Spain attend one of our upcoming workshops to Innovate, extend and integrate SaaS in Espoo, Palma, Riyadh and London. All hands-on trainings require an Oracle free cloud trial. To request a free 30 days cloud trial, which can be extended or an additional month, please add yourself to our community wiki:

PaaS Demo Accounts (Community membership required).

You can promote, free of charge, your service offerings and solutions at the Oracle solution catalog and cloud marketplace. Now you can provision images, publish in the marketplace, in the Oracle cloud infrastructure.

Innovate, extend and integrate SaaS is one of our most successful sales plays. For successful SaaS integration please read the Cloud Integration Patterns Using Oracle PaaS and OIC for HCM. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Integration with API less Systems – Leveraging RPA – Definitive Tip #10 & Application services governance with API Platform in the GDPR compliance example & API Caching with the Oracle API Platform & Welcoming OpenAPI 3.0 to Apiary & Rain or Shine, Oracle Integration Has You Covered free on-demand training & Oracle Integration Cloud UiPath Connector & New Names for Oracle Integration Cloud Products & Integration: Heart of the Digital Economy Podcast Series – Moving Data to the Cloud and Autonomous Data Warehouse & Call REST API in Service Bus 12.2.1.2 (JSON Request/Response).

In the process & innovation section we offer a free on-demand training to introduce the Create a Decision Model for Your Business Process and Tom published an article about What are Embeddable Oracle Integration Cloud Process Components? Attend the Hitachi and Oracle Industry 4.0 – Believe the Hype webinar.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The March edition highlights the Oracle OpenWorld and Code One call for papers and the emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum, This month’s I will be on-holiday, take the opportunity to watch one of our community webcast on-demand here.

 

To read the newsletter please visit www.tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsMarch2019 (OPN Account required).

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Jürgen Kress

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Innovate, extend and integrate SaaS hands-on trainings for SaaS partners in Espoo, Palma, Riyadh and Reading

imageAre you working on Oracle SaaS implementations and want to integrate and extend them using PaaS?

Attend our 2 days hands-on training to understand how use Oracle PaaS service like Oracle Integration Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise & Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service in combination with Oracle SaaS solutions like Oracle ERP Cloud & Oracle Engagement Cloud. This session goes through extending SaaS services with PaaS.

The training is most suitable for developer and consultants who are trying to use SaaS and PaaS together. Though the example use case uses some basic banking services, methodology used in the use case is applicable to any domain having similar requirements.

We offer an all new innovate, extend and integrate SaaS hands-on training for partners. For details please visit the registration pages:

For additional information please see the integrate SaaS partner resource kit here.

 

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Where and How Blockchain can be a better option than the traditional centralized systems? — A straightforward answer for a very common question by Andre Boaventura

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After having written this article explaining a variety of consensus mechanisms for Blockchain available today, I have received hundreds of comments and positive feedback from those were struggling to understand what makes cryptocurrencies and blockchain securely working in a decentralized way, after having reading my article and thus have clearly understood the foundation supporting Blockchain implementations (thanks for all my readers by the way).

However, there are others that are still struggling to understand the benefits of a blockchain vs a traditional model based system, and where blockchain can be really a “breakthrough” when compared to what can be done and achieved by leveraging a centralized system model.

Among dozens of mails I have received regarding the same sort of questions, that is, where Blockchain can be better than those traditional systems that we have been using for decades, I have decided to share one of my answers to one of these colleagues, since I have noticed that this could benefit others that eventually could be questioning themselves about the same topic.

The Question

So, here is a sample question related to this concern mentioned above that I received from a colleague from the UK.

Hi Andre

I’ve read your comprehensive article and thanks for it being most useful and informative. I confess I may need to read it a second time to get a proper understanding of the intricate details and the “Proof of . . .” mechanisms and their pros and cons, but I think I understand the principle of Consensus Mechanisms.

My fundamental question (and the reason for this reply to you) is “what are the real-world applications of a blockchain, and (playing devil’s advocate, if you’ll forgive me, why is it any more than an interesting computer science project?”.

I can easily see its application to virtual currencies like Bitcoin (whose critics would decry it as no more than a baseless speculation mechanism), but I’m struggling to imagine real-world examples of why I’d need a blockchain, or why it’s better, in some way or other, than what already exists. Read the complete article here.

 

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Demystifying Blockchain and Consensus Mechanisms – Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Never Told by: Andre Boaventura

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It is likely that you’ve heard at least one description of what blockchain is, and that description probably had something to do with money due to many popular technologies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and many others currently available in the cryptocurrency marketplace. Blockchain has received a lot of attention for its “distributed ledger” technology, which is the basis for buying or selling cryptocurrencies and other assets through private markets. However, Blockchain technology has broader applications than cryptocurrencies. Today, blockchain is being already adopted as part of many everyday business-to-business transactions, including those powered by enterprise applications such as ERP, Supply Chain, Financial Services, etc.

The Blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention – the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. But since then, it has evolved into something greater, and the main question every single person is asking is: What is Blockchain?

By definition, Blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp and transaction data. By design, a blockchain is inherently resistant to modification of the data. It is "an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way". For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires collusion of the network majority. Read the complete article here.

 

For more information please see the Blockchain partner resource kit here.

 

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IDC: The Emergence of Blockchain

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Securely extend your business applications and processes while accelerating transactions across your entire ecosystem with the power of blockchain.

  • Understand the barriers to blockchain adoption and how to overcome them
  • Learn how blockchain can integrate with the rest of your technology stack
  • Realize the benefits a blockchain solution can have for your company
  • Get the paper here.

For more information please see the Blockchain partner resource kit here.

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Why there’s no innovation without integration by Barry O’Reilly & Joost Volker

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Innovation isn’t just about creating entirely new apps and services. It happens when organisations have the freedom to look beyond the constraints of new and old services, and use technology to connect and extend them together.

Every business that wants to succeed needs to innovate. For some, that’s going to mean creating new applications and services from the ground up, but innovation isn’t just about the “net new”—it’s as much about what you connect as it is about what you create.

Few companies can execute the same green-field approach to innovation used by start-ups, nor would they want to. Instead, true innovation for most organisations is about the way you connect the old with the new—extending and enhancing the existing brand. 

Modern tools and capabilities can help you connect existing investments to new services to deliver rapid innovation that helps you make use of both old and new applications, while generating greater value from both.

The different kinds of change

It’s easy to think of innovation as an entirely customer-facing concept. Some of the best-known examples of modern innovation are incredibly customer-focussed, from hyper-convenient new consumer experiences such as those delivered by Amazon Go, to the customer-focused UI experience built into Tesla cars that uses apps and APIs to connect drivers to the outside world.

The most powerful and transformational innovations are not mere gimmicks. They bring the strength and power of an organization to a new channel, to a new service offering, or to a new engagement platform. The approach and engagement with customers is new and innovative, but the existing strength and reliability of the brand is maintained through innovation. This is how established businesses are outmanoeuvring their start-up competitors.

By leveraging new integration tools, established businesses can create new integration points between existing investments to improve efficiency, reduce waste – and ultimately build innovation into both internal and external processes and channels while continuing to drive value from existing investments.

Enabling Innovation

In today’s fast paced market, every company, large or small, understands that innovation is a top priority. Across all industries and companies of all sizes, we are witnessing the adoption of start-up type models and approaches to innovate rapidly and innovate at low-cost. Just like start-ups every company needs to try new things. Many may not work but those that do could be revolutionary. Read the complete article here.

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IoT the business of everywhere

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May/June 2018 issue of Oracle Magazine is focused on coverage of the Internet of Things. This issue’s cover story looks at IoT’s evolution from emerging technology to business opportunity. Customers of Oracle Internet of Things, Oracle Service Cloud, and Oracle Marketing Cloud describe their IoT experiences and the value it’s delivering to their companies.

The Business of Everywhere

How data from myriad IoT devices is driving unprecedented innovation at Vinci Facilities & Concentrix

Building Business from Data

The data from IoT devices creates new business opportunities

 

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