Podcast Show Notes: Author Roundtable: SOA Suite 12c Administration by Bob Rhubart

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What is the role of the SOA Suite Administrator? What are the key responsibilities and challenges? These and other questions are addressed in the latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast in a wide-ranging discussion with the authors of the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Administrator’s Guide (2015, Packt Publishing).

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The Panelists

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Arun Pareek, Principal Consultant, Rubicon Red

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Ahmed Aboulnaga, Oracle ACE, Technical Director, Raastech Inc.

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Harold Dost, Oracle ACE Associate, Principal Consultant, Raastech Inc.

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Additional Resources

  • Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Startup and Shutdown
    This 18-page sample chapter from the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Administrator’s Guide focuses exclusively on the startup and shutdown of the Oracle SOA Suite infrastructure and how to verify the completion of each component.
  • Community Discussion: Oracle SOA Suite
    Have a technical question about SOA Suite? Have insight to share? The Oracle SOA Suite community space includes nearly 20,000 discussions about all aspects of SOA Suite. Jump in!

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SOA Suite 12c Administrator’s Guide Released

 

clip_image002Your blogger, for the past few years have piled up more things that he can chew.  As a result the blog posts have dried up a little as blogging involves both time and novelty and I have been a little short on the first lately. Of that may activities that consumed me, none was more time taking, challenging and difficult as writing the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Administrator’s Guide . The book was announced a month ago and is finally out and available. Here is a sneak peak a the cover.

Oracle SOA Suite 12c is the most comprehensive and integrated infrastructure on the market today that is used for building applications based on service-oriented architecture. With the vast number of features and capabilities that Oracle SOA Suite 12c has to offer comes numerous complexities and challenges for administration. Oracle SOA Suite 12c Administrator’s Guide covers all the core areas of administration needed for you to effectively manage and monitor the Oracle SOA Suite environment and its transactions, from deployments, to monitoring, to performance tuning, and much, much more.

Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot SOA composites and OSB services from a single product set. Understand core administrative activities such as deployments, purging, startup and shutdown, configuration, backup, and recovery. Also learn about new features such as Oracle Enterprise Scheduler, lazy loading, work manager groups, high availability, and more. Get the SOA Administrator’s Guide here. For additional SOA books visit our wiki here.

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Adaptive Case Management Methodology published in Best Practices for Knowledge Workers (digital edition)

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Working on an Adaptive Case Management (ACM) opportunity? Read the ACM Methodology published in the Best Practices for Knowledge Workers (Digital edition) book.

BPM-based solutions have brought major advances to work organization and automation. However, given BPM’s strong basis on formal workflow definition, oftentimes BPM solutions are not well suited for work scenarios where a precise workflow cannot be strictly defined. Work in such scenarios is highly dependent on knowledge-based decisions about activities and outcomes, leading to multiple work paths and business rules that can become quite complex or even unfeasible to model and completely automate. In these cases, a different technology support approach is required. The focus is not to isolate and automate decisions and rules, but rather to deliver opportunistic information support to the knowledge worker to accomplish them. Adaptive Case Management (ACM) rises as a successful design pattern for this. Get the eBook here.

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Thriving On Adaptability: Best Practices for Knowledge Workers by Keith Swenson

clip_image001Adaptive Case Management is ultimately about allowing knowledge workers to work the way that they want to work and to provide them with the tools and information they need to do so effectively.

As Surendra Reddy points out in his foreword:
“Imagine a fully integrated ACM system layered into the value stream of an enterprise. The customer support team is able to focus on customer needs, with easy access to the entire company’s repertoire of knowledge, similar cases, information, and expertise, as if it were a service. To truly accommodate customers, companies must vest real power and authority in the people and systems that interact directly with customers, at the edge of the organization and beyond. ACM augments business processes to deliver true data-driven process infrastructure entering enterprises into the age of intelligent machines and intelligent processes. ACM empowers the knowledge worker to collaborate, derive new insights, and fine tune the way of doing business by placing customers right in the left where they belong, to drive innovation and organizational efficiencies across the global enterprise.
“ACM also helps organizations focus on improving or optimizing the line of interaction where our people and systems come into direct contact with customers. It’s a whole different thing; a new way of doing business that enables organizations to literally become one living-breathing entity via collaboration and adaptive data-driven biological-like operating systems. ACM is not just another acronym or business fad. ACM is the process, strategy, framework, and set of tools that enables this evolution and maturity.
“ACM, in my opinion, is the future blueprint for the way of doing business.”

Thriving on Adaptability describes the work of managers, decision makers, executives, doctors, lawyers, campaign managers, emergency responders, strategists, and many others who have to think for a living. These are people who figure out what needs to be done, at the same time that they do it.

In award-winning case studies covering industries as a diverse as law enforcement, transportation, insurance, banking, state services, and healthcare, you will find instructive examples for how to transform your own organization.

This important book follows the ground-breaking best-sellers, Empowering Knowledge Workers, Taming the Unpredictable, How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done, and Mastering the Unpredictable and provides important papers by thought-leaders in this field, together with practical examples, detailed ACM case studies and product reviews. Get the book here.

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Next Generation SOA: A Concise Introduction to Service Technology & Service-Orientation

 

Innovative service technologies are becoming valuable assets for businesses that need to stay competitive in the face of increasing globalization and market complexity. While computer processing power is becoming faster and cheaper, search engines, instant messaging, and social media channels are generating floods of information that escalate demands for consumable and accessible data.

clip_image002As the world’s economies engage one another through offshoring, outsourcing, and supply chaining, localization is required to accommodate different currencies and languages. Globalization, recession, invention, and communication are some of the driving forces behind a next generation of technologies and practices that revolve around software programs designed in accordance with the paradigm of service-orientation. Such programs, referred to as "services," are expected to do more for less with greater efficiency in order to meet business challenges head-on.

We have reached a stage in the evolution of service-oriented computing where modern service technology innovation is building upon mature service platforms at the same time that proven delivery techniques and design patterns are building upon an established service-orientation paradigm. These developments have made it possible to create service-oriented solutions of unprecedented sophistication.

Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: An Overview of SOA & Service-Orientation
  • Chapter 3: A Look at How Services are Defined and Composed
  • Chapter 4: An Exploration of Service-Orientation with the
    SOA Manifesto
  • Chapter 5: An Overview of Service Technology
  • Chapter 6: A Look at Service-Driven Industry Models
  • Chapter 7: A Case Study
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A: Additional Reading for Applying Service-Orientation
  • Appendix B: Additional Reading for Planning & Governing
    Service-Orientation
  • Appendix C: Additional Reading for Cloud Computing

For more information please visit http://servicetechbooks.com/nextgen

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Book review: Oracle BPM Suite 12c Modeling Patterns by Jon Petter Hjulstad

 

clip_image002This is a book review on the book “Oracle BPM Suite 12c Modeling Patterns” written by Vivek Acharya – on PACKT. For more information visit this link.

This is the first book on Oracle BPM 12c and is a good resource for those who want to get more familiar with how different patterns can be modeled in Oracle BPM.

It is not a book for beginners – or those that want to know more about BPM – this is more for those of us that are already convinced.

Book Details:

ISBN 139781849689021

Paperback  454 pages

This is a book that is more on the advanced side – and BPMN modeling is not always easy. This book gives some examples on how you can solve different process scenarios. Therefore the author limits the scope – and I think that is a good choice:

  • This book is designed to provide information on BPMN Modeling Patterns only
  • This book does not contain all the information available on the subject.
  • The primary focus is to showcase BPM patterns which are generic and can be read by anyone allied with any BPM offering.

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$5 eBooks by Packt Publishing – prepare for the holiday season & read a SOA Suite & BPM Suite book!

imageYou want to learn more about Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle BPM Suite? Make sure you read a eBook from Packt Publishing during the holiday season. Packt Publishing offers $5 eBooks until January 6th 2015, for details please visit the website here. Don’t know which book to choose here is our list of Oracle SOA Books and list of Oracle BPM Books. Let us know via twitter which book you are reading!

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Book Review: Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration by Jon Petter Av Hjulstad

Before last OOW my only experience with Oracle B2B was Ronald van Luttikhuizen’s presentation at OUGN this year. After some sessions at OOW, and reading this book on the plane back I now know more about it. Unfortunately I do not have any practical project experience yet.

I like this book – it gives a good summary of what B2B is and what the Oracle B2B product can do. Not all of you will come across B2B, but when you need it – then you really need it. B2B functionality is not something you would like to code yourself from scratch. I like that it is a "Hands-On Tutorial", so you can try it out using the virtual image of the Oracle SOA Suite patch release PS5 (11.1.1.6).

Here are the book details:

Publisher: PACKT
Title: Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial
Link to site: here
Language : English
Paperback : 332 pages
Release Date : July 2013
ISBN : 1849688869, ISBN 13 : 9781849688864
Author(s) : Krishnaprem Bhatia, Alan Perlovsky, Scott Haaland

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SOA Governance 11g Implementation book by Luis Augusto Weir & Andrew Bell

This book will show the reader how to successfully implement SOA Governance using Oracle’s SOA Gov ernance Suite 11g based on practical examples and real world use cases.

This book is intended for Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Technical Architects and SOA consultants who want to successfully implement SOA Governance using the Oracle SOA Governance Suite of products. The book assumes that although the reader may have previous experience and/or exposure to the Oracle SOA Suite 11g, and may have general knowledge of SOA Governance, the reader doesn’t have practical experience implementing the Oracle SOA Governance Suite.

Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation: RAWKey Features:

  • Understanding SOA Governance, its key concepts, goals and objectives and how to implement these using the Oracle SOA Governance Suite.
  • Execute a SOA Maturity Assessment in order to capture the SOA Governance challenges specific to your organization.
  • Implement Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER) and Oracle Service Registry (OSR) to address your organisation’s SOA Governance Design-time and Runtime requirements.
  • Implement Runtime Governance using Oracle Web Service Manager (WSM) security policies and by leveraging Oracle Enterprise Manager’s (OEM) key management features.
  • Achieve close-loop governance by feeding OER with runtime operational metrics and enforcing service reuse in OER.

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SOA Made Simple by Lonneke Dikmans , Ronald van Luttikhuizen

SOA Made SimpleSOA is an industry term which is often preached like a religion rather than taught like a technology, and over time, grasping the concept has become unnecessarily difficult.

Many companies proclaim that they do not know where to begin with SOA, while others have begun their SOA effort but have not reaped the benefits they were convinced it would bring.

SOA Made Simple” explains what SOA is in simple terminology and by using real-life examples. Service-orientation is already a very natural way of thinking for business stakeholders that want to realize and sell services to potential clients, and this book helps you to realize that concept both in theory and practice. After reading “SOA Made Simple” you will have a clear understanding of what SOA is so you can implement and govern SOA in your own organization. If you are an architect who wants to be completely clear in your understanding of what SOA is, then this book is essential. In fact, anyone (designer, developer, administrator or team lead) who is implementing or about to implement an architecture in an IT environment should not miss out on “SOA Made Simple”.

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