Using the Right Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Integration Projects
I can't remember the specifics at this point, but he did provide several flow-chart like decision trees to help you determine what is the right toolset for you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but Oracle has general guidelines on where each of its product sets fits.
This was a great presentation for those responsible for designing or architecting their integration middleware solutions.
Keep following the blog. Within the next few weeks, I'll be posting something more detailed related to this.
Managed File Transfer Use Cases and Oracle Fusion Applications Cloud
This was a presentation by Dave Berry (Senior Manager, Oracle), Rajesh Raheja (Senior Director, Development, Oracle), and Sundar Shenbagam (Development Director, Oracle).
The presentation abstract states: "Oracle Fusion Middleware delivers capabilities for industrial-strength, secure file transfers essential for cloud-based data integrations. This session describes usage scenarios for integrating managed file transfer with Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle B2B applications, Oracle Healthcare applications, and Oracle Fusion Applications."
Dave did a good job talking through requirements of managed file transfer in general before delving into the specifics of the Oracle Managed File Transfer product. I guess I was just excited that Oracle finally had a solution that fills in this gap.
Read my review of Managed File Transfer (MFT) here.
Tips and Tricks for Hardening Oracle Fusion Middleware
There's not a lot of hardening presentations out there in general, and this one focuses on my area of interest, so I couldn't resist. For those not familiar with the term "hardening", it refers to the securing of a system or application. For more information, check out this Wikipedia article.
I loved the format that Jacco Landlust (Director, iDBA) and Simon Haslam (Principal Consultant, Veriton Limited) used for the presentation, and even for seasoned Oracle Fusion Middleware professionals such as myself, I learned a lot of new things coming out of this presentation. Though some of the items are overkill (which the presenters at times also stated), the presenters covered areas of file system security (by separating binaries and configs through different owners), Node Manager security, filtering via WebLogic Server, restricting Admin Console access, JDBC over SSL, authentication via SQL tables, and much, much more.
Build and Deploy Automation with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
Excellent presentation from Geoffroy de Lamalle (CEO, eProseed Europe s.a.). In fact, he did something that nobody ever does.
I am often frustrated with the term "Oracle Fusion Middleware" because for some people it means WebLogic Server, and for others it refers to any of the middleware products such as SOA Suite, OBIEE, OAM, or WebCenter.
So naturally, I expected this to be a build-and-deploy presentation on either Java or SOA Suite. I mean, how can he possibly cover deployment across the multitude of Oracle Fusion Middleware products? But he did.
Geoffroy covered the entire build and deploy process through automation using SVN, Maven, Ant, Jenkins, and JMeter encompassing Java, ADF, SOA, OSB, BAM, BPM, ADF, and WebCenter Portal code! Though it might be a little too advanced for the average developer, the majority of the crowd were architects who likely benefited from Geoffroy's knowledge sharing. 10 out of 10.