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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mongo DB NOSQL Database and the Enterprise





MongoDB Sharpens its Focus on the Enterprise







MongoDB Blog
http://blog.mongodb.org/?_ga=1.80882711.1467157912.1411462676


Originating Author: Jeff Kelly

MongoDB’s popularity with developers shows no signs of waning. This goes for both the NoSQL database itself and the company commercializing it, both of the same name. MongoDB, the database, is an open source document-oriented NoSQL database that enables developers to build and support scalable Web and mobile applications that draw on multi-structured data. MongoDB, the company, is a New York-based software vendor that sells software and support subscriptions to help enterprises run and manage MongoDB at scale in production.






The NoSQL database is the darling of application developers because of its aforementioned ability to handle data of varying structure and its ease-of-use. Developers can easily, for example, add or remove data fields and quickly build, test and iterate new applications with MongoDB. Speaking at MongoDB World this week, Mike Simone, head of data engineering at Citigroup, said a developer at the bank can spin up a three-node MongoDB cluster from his/her desk in less than 20 minutes and have a prototype app up and running in less than an hour. Such a process with traditional approaches would take days or weeks.




This popularity has resulted in over seven million downloads of the open source NoSQL database to date.





Despite its popularity with developers, however, MongoDB has proven less popular with enterprise operations teams used to supporting more traditional applications running against relational database management systems. Operations practitioners report difficulty running analytics and business intelligence-style reporting against data in MongoDB and maintaining consistent performance at scale. Security is also a concern. These operational knocks could inhibit MongoDB's growth in mainstream enterprises, particularly those in regulated industries.

Making MongoDB Enterprise-Grade
But MongoDB, the company, is turning these weakness into strength for its business by developing management, monitoring and security software and services to enable ops teams to run MongoDB at scale to support mission-critical applications. It is also turning to partnerships to fill in some of these functional gaps and to smooth MongoDB’s entrance into existing enterprise infrastructure.






MongoDB Management Service (MMS) is the monitoring and management application suite developed by MongoDB for operational professionals. MMS was initially only available via cloud subscription, but MongoDB introduced an on-premise version early this year. As part of its most recent upgrade, MongoDB 2.6, the company also made a number of important enhancements to MMS to appeal to operations professionals. They include the introduction of a query planner, improved reporting and visualization functionality, point-in-time recovery capabilities and incremental, continuous backup.

MongoDB also continues to work with the MongoDB community to improve the core database itself with a focus on enterprise-grade capabilities. For example, in the latest upgrade MongoDB changed the way writes are made to the system in bulk operations to improve performance. The company also works with its cloud partners to optimize performance on their infrastructure. MongoDB is working with AWS, for instance, to better configure MongoDB on EC2 to improve disk throughput.




MongoDB has also been busy on the partnership front.
To provide better analytics and BI capabilities, the company recently announced technology partnerships with Hadoop vendor Cloudera, data warehouse incumbent Teradata and data integration/BI provider Pentaho, among others. MongoDB also works closely with IBM, despite IBM’s acquisition of NoSQL rival Cloudant. MongoDB and IBM partnered last year to enable DB2 applications to draw on data in MongoDB, and the two are working together to integrate MongoDB security and monitoring capabilities, such as user-defined roles and field-level security, with IBM Guardium.

Short and Long-term Challenges
MongoDB currently has more than 1,000 paying customers, up more than 100% in the last two years. Customers include marquee names such as Citigroup, Verizon and Bosch. Based on Wikibon’s analysis, the company recorded $62 million in revenue in 2013, up from $37 million in 2012. It has amassed $230 million in funding to date, though Chairman Dwight Merriman recently told SVBJ profitability is at least a couple of years out.

The next 12-to-18 months are important for MongoDB. It must capitalize on its early success with developers to expand small deployments to larger departmental and eventually enterprise-wide deployments. Feedback from early customers indicates improving enterprise-grade features, as highlighted above, is one key. Citigroup’s Simone identified MongoDB’s business intelligence capabilities as one area that needs improvement and said the “application layer has more work to do.”

Another important element is simply reaching a wider user base. As such, MongoDB this week announced partnerships with Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine to offer MongoDB and MMS on their respective cloud platforms. MongoDB also prices its subscriptions extremely aggressively, with its basic subscription starting at $2,500 per user. MongoDB Max Schireson believes aggressive pricing is critical to the company’s early growth and that it will make up in volume what it leaves on the table in per unit pricing.

As with any hot market, MongoDB has no shortage of NoSQL competitors. Among them is Aerospike, which offers a flash-optimized NoSQL database for real-time operational workloads. Just this week, Aerospike announced a $20 million funding round and open sourced its eponymous database to spur adoption. Another competitor is Couchbase, which announced its own $60 million round of funding this week, bringing its total funding to $110 million. Then, of course, there’s Oracle, which has more to lose than any other incumbent database vendor from the NoSQL threat. Oracle offers its own NoSQL database but faces challenges incentivizing its field to sell NoSQL over the more lucrative Exadata.





Long-term, a challenge for MongoDB is continuing to cultivate the open source community, critical to its early success, while reining in its aggressive pricing. Speaking at MongoDB World, CEO Schireson acknowledged that the value its customers get from MongoDB is disproportionate to the price they pay the company for its software and services. That is a smart strategy while in growth phase, but pressure from investors to increase pricing will likely mount as MongoDB, the company, matures and eyes a potential IPO.



Action Item: Operations professionals tasked with supporting MongoDB deployments should take the time to learn about the latest enterprise-grade features introduced in MongoDB 2.6. Also, push MongoDB on its long-term plans vis-a-vis those features most important to maintaining performance at scale and improving security and analytics/reporting.



More information:

IBM and 10gen Collaborate to Bring Mobile to the Enterprise
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/41222.wss


An introduction to MongoDB
http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/dw/demos/jmongodb/index.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/offers/lp/demos/summary/j-jmongodb.html


Talks by mongodb
https://speakerdeck.com/mongodb


What's the big deal? NoSQL Databases like MongoDB and CouchDB are changing the Silicon Valley startup landscape

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/iic-san-mateo/entry/what_s_the_big_deal_nosql_databases_like_mongodb_and_couchdb_are_changing_the_silicon_valley_startup_landscape17?lang=en

Original source:
http://wikibon.org/wiki/v/MongoDB_Sharpens_its_Focus_on_the_Enterprise


Full Demo: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/signup.do?source=swg-BA_WebOrganic&form=558&S_TACT=101KR81W&S_PKG=ov4774&cmp=101KR&ct=101KR81W&cr=google&cm=k&csr=BI-Business_Intelligence-Branded-ROW-Search&ccy=us&ck=ibm%20bi&cs=p&mkwid=swiUkDO91-dc_57304293908_43246d30503&gclid=CLKy_rD79sACFc7HtAodWnAA9A


Eliot Horowitz on MongoDB (September 28, 2010)
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-gloverpodcast/index.html#Horowitz


Pentaho and MongoDB: Gain a Competitive Edge in Financial Services with MongoDB and Pentaho
http://www.pentaho.com/resource/big-data-webinar-mongodb-pentaho-financial-services


MongoDB and Cloudera cozy up; Oracle and IBM in crosshairs?
http://www.fiercebigdata.com/story/mongodb-and-cloudera-cozy-oracle-and-ibm-crosshairs/2014-05-05


Nucleon BI Studio
http://www.nucleonsoftware.com/Products/Nucleon-BI-Studio

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MOBILE WORKSPACES PROTECT CRITICAL BUSINESS INFORMATION WHILE EMBRACING MOBILITY


Mobile Workspaces Enable Organizations To Keep Up With a Changing Workforce


People are on-the-go like never before and they're demanding access to corporate resources from anywhere, on any device, to stay productive. The challenge for IT? Empower the mobile workforce with secure access to apps and data from a diverse set of mobile devices. Watch this webinar to learn how XenApp with HDX Mobile helps. Learn more at http://www.citrix.com/xenapp




More information:







Monday, August 11, 2014

Long-Awaited SUSE Linux 12 Enters Beta (scheduled to be release in the third quarter of 2014)



Long-Awaited SUSE Linux 12 Enters Beta


http://www.enterprisetech.com/2014/03/04/long-awaited-suse-linux-12-enters-beta/

SUSE Linux has opened up the beta testing of its next-generation Enterprise Server 12 operating, the first major update of its Linux platform since early 2009.

The pace of change for the server operating systems has slowed down considerably in recent years, but there is still plenty of work to be done to keep the software current. More importantly, each major release gives the operating system maker a chance to retool the software in a more substantial way to better reflect what is going on with systems, networks, and storage now and into the near-term, something that is not possible with a simple service pack update of an existing code base.

SUSE Enterprise Linux - Toward Zero Downtime



Whether planned downtime for system or hardware updates, or the more unpredictable unplanned downtime from failures or even nature disasters, your business is incurring business loss. You're under pressure to supply more uptime in data center to stay competitive and meet customer demands.

For more than 20 years, SUSE has been providing reliable and cost effective data center products and services to various industries. Minimize your server downtime with our solution.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications


Find out why over 70 percent of SAP customers on Linux prefer SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.


SUSE Linux is a division of Attachmate, a privately software conglomerate that bought Novell, the former owner of the commercial Linux distributor, a few years back. After the acquisition, the launch cadence for new software has not changed all that much. Generally, speaking, SUSE Linux does a major release every four to five years and tries to get a service pack update out the door once every year or so. The service packs allow for the kernel to be updated to support new processors, storage, and networking hardware while not breaking compatibility with the Linux kernel and therefore not requiring for software to be recertified to run on it. This certification process is an expensive and time-consuming undertaking, and something that enterprises only want to do rarely.

SUSE Linux Enterprise won’t just come in a server edition, but also in a version with high availability extensions and another version aimed at desktops. It is not clear if SUSE Linux will do a real-time variant of the kernel, as it did with SLES 11.

Among the features coming in SLES 12 is a new way to do full system snapshots and rollback to reduce planned downtime during upgrades. The operating system will also have features that can migrate running processes on the system from one chunk of processors or memory that might be failing to another chunk. The system installer is also going to be improved to only require one reboot instead of several, and will also not only have automated installation using AutoYast, but will allow companies to write their own customized installation scripts using Ruby if they want to do something non-standard. SLES 12 will come with a new network management tool, called Wicked, that will be able to deal with more complex network setups automatically.

On the virtualization front, the KVM hypervisor embedded inside of SLES 12 will be able to run Windows operating systems, and will include I/O improvements and storage and network device hotplugging. The Xen hypervisor will get improved scalability and lower latency tweaks, and the Open vSwitch virtual switch, a popular component for software-defined networks employing OpenFlow controllers, will be embedded with SLES 12 as well. SLES 12 will also sport the Samba 4.1 update to the clone of the Windows file system, and will important support the SMB 3.0 protocol embedded in Windows Server 2012.

Based on the release roadmap below, it looks like we should expect SLES 12 sometime around August or September of this year. More details will emerge as we get closer to launch date.






Like its Linux peers, SUSE Linux offers a very long-term support cycle for its code, so customers are not required to move to the latest version with anything resembling haste. The current SLES 11 and future SLES 12 will have ten years of general support plus an additional three years of long term support. You have to move up through the service packs to get that general support for a decade, but you can buy a special Long Term Service Pack Support contract for a supplemental fee if you want SUSE Linux to support a service pack for a long time. Plenty of mainframe and high-end server shops opt for this, and it stands to reason that many customers deploying SAP HANA as the in-memory database for both analytics and transaction processing will want to not change their systems once they are up, running, and tuned.


SUSE Cloud



This video provides an overview and describes the benefits of deploying a private cloud infrastructure with SUSE Cloud.

Cloud Fundamentals Video



This video covers the fundamentals of cloud computing and its importance to the future of enterprise computing.


SUSE Linux is the preferred Linux on IBM mainframes, with more than 80 percent of the virtual machines running on System z iron having the green chameleon on them. (Red Hat Enterprise Linux is also supported on IBM mainframes, but as yet Canonical’s Ubuntu Server is not yet available.) As for SAP, over 70 percent of the installations of SAP’s various ERP suites that are deployed on Linux are deployed on top of SUSE Linux, and the SAP HANA in-memory database is only available on Xeon E7-based servers running SUSE Linux. About half of the largest supercomputer clusters in the world use a variant of SUSE Linux (Cray and SGI both sell an adapted version of SLES on their high-end machines), and all told, SUSE Linux has more than 15,000 customers worldwide and is certified on more than 13,500 different pieces of hardware and with more than 9,000 different applications. In an interesting tidbit, of the commercial-grade Linuxes on the market, SLES is more popular than RHEL. (That is just for the licenses that people pay support contracts for; it is not the Linux installed base in China.)

SUSE Linux may not have built as large of a business as Red Hat has, but it is certainly doing better than any of the incumbent Unixes – Solaris, AIX, or HP-UX – are doing in the market by many measures. As far as EnterpriseTech knows, the upcoming SLES 12 will support the Itanium processor from Intel as well as X86 chips from Intel and AMD and Power and System z processors from IBM. (Red Hat dropped support for Itanium with RHEL 6 in November 2010, although you can still run RHEL 5 on Itanium.)

SUSE Linux is being somewhat tight-lipped about what it plans to do with SLES 12, but some details have emerged.

The SP3 update to SLES 11 last fall included updates for Intel’s future “Haswell” Xeon server chips as well as the “Centerton” Atom S1260 and the “Ivy Bridge” Xeon E5 chips aimed at two-socket and four-socket systems. The Ivy Bridge Xeon E5-2600 v2 chips came out last fall, while the Xeon E5-4600 v2 processors were quietly launched this week. SLES 11 SP3 also had updates for impending AMD Opteron 4000 and 6000 processors, which were launched earlier this year. The kernel supports up to 4,096 logical processors for Itanium and X86 processors and up to 1,024 for Power-based systems and up to 64 for System z machines. The Power and Itanium processors were enabled to support 1 PB of main memory, but in practice, the operating system is limited to 8 TB on Itanium servers and 512 GB on Power machines. X86 machine can address up to 64 TB (the only machine that does so is SGI’s “UltraViolet” UV 2000 system) and SUSE says it tops out at 16 TB practically speaking.

Our point in bringing this up is that SUSE Linux has plenty of scalability already. So don’t expect a lot of change here except what comes by virtue of the Linux 3.12 kernel that SLES 12 will be based on.

https://www.suse.com/products/server/

http://planet.opensuse.org/global/

http://www.novell.com/media/?topic=SUSE+Linux+Enterprise+Server

http://www.novell.com/docrep/2014/04/sles_12_on_ibm_power8_faq.pdf

http://www.vmware.com/nl/products/sles-for-vmware/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SUSE_Linux_Enterprise_Server

https://www.suse.com/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-SLES/12/

http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/Kernel_versions

http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/Cool_Solutions_Wiki_Main_Page

https://www.suse.com/solutions/platform.html

http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/feature/SUSEs-SLES-12-OS-and-computing-roadmap

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=sle

https://www.suse.com/company/press/2014/2/suse-linux-enterprise-12-beta-available.html

https://www.suse.com/communities/conversations/your-opportunity-to-shape-suse-linux-enterprise-12/

http://www.enterprisetech.com/2014/03/04/long-awaited-suse-linux-12-enters-beta/



SUSE Enterprise 12 Beta Testing - If you want to participate

https://www.suse.com/communities/conversations/your-opportunity-to-shape-suse-linux-enterprise-12/

https://www.suse.com/company/press/2014/2/suse-linux-enterprise-12-beta-available.html

SUSE has begun the beta testing phase of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, giving existing SUSE Linux Enterprise customers an early look at the latest iteration of the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Products based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12—including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12—are scheduled for release later this year.

The newest SUSE Linux Enterprise is based on Linux Kernel 3.12. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 will feature enhancements related to business continuity, local systems management, interoperability and cloud. For example, it will include snapshot and rollback for the full system including the Linux kernel to reduce system downtime. It will also have a new installer to make deployment faster and easier.

"SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 is designed to give our enterprise customers greater efficiency and expanded computing capabilities," said George Shi, SUSE product marketing manager. "We look forward to gathering invaluable feedback from our customers during this beta testing phase."

Organizations interested in joining the beta should contact SUSE at SLE12beta@suse.com. For more information on SUSE Linux Enterprise, visit www.suse.com/solutions/platform.html.

Copyright 2014 SUSE LLC. All rights reserved. SUSE and the SUSE logo are registered trademarks of SUSE LLC in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.




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Email: kbarney@suse.com



Your Opportunity to Shape SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

SUSE created the first Enterprise Linux distribution in 2000, and in 2014 you’re going to see the sixth generation of SUSE Linux Enterprise.

My team and our colleagues across SUSE are already spending a lot of time and energy preparing for the launch of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 – working on requirements, packaging, usability, code, and with the thousands of upstream projects such as the Linux kernel and openSUSE that feed our products.

And it is not too late for you to impact development!

There are many ways to help shape SUSE Linux Enterprise 12. You can start by taking 10 minutes of your time to fill out our survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QH9Y5Q9 .

We promise, we’ll listen carefully.

PS. Two weeks from now we’ll do a drawing and ten of you who provided contact data will win a nice plush geeko.




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Microsoft Dynamics AX BI 2012





Microsoft Dynamics AX CRM and BI 2012 R3


Microsoft Dynamics - Innovations




Connect with customers

Microsoft Dynamics business solutions help you strengthen customer relationships

Superior customer service can mean the difference between surviving and thriving. Retaining satisfied customers effectively and profitably has never been more important. Customer relationship management (CRM) tools, with strong links to financial management or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can deliver the customer satisfaction that builds businesses.

Are you looking for a customer relationship management (CRM) solution that can accomplish these critical objectives?


  • Tracking customer activity with all company touch points, sales, delivery, and service.
  • Tracking sales and marketing activities for better results and lower costs.
  • Providing cross-sell and up-sell opportunities to sales and service people in real time.
  • Delivering access to customer ordering and payment information.
  • Analyzing customer relationships and identifying highest-value customers.
  • Effectively targeting customers with offers that match their history and purchasing potential.
  • Monitoring sales activities to measure and improve sales effectiveness.
  • Giving service and contact center teams the ability to provide superior customer service.


Microsoft Dynamics AX Mobile Capabilities



The Microsoft Dynamics Agent 360 Solution




Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP software can give everyone on your team the information and tools they need to convert a customer encounter into an opportunity for building a stronger, more satisfying, more profitable relationship. In addition, Microsoft Dynamics CRM can monitor and measure sales, marketing, and service activities that impact customers. Here’s how:


  • Measuring all sales activities within your customer pipeline to identify strong performers or effective sales processes.
  • Assisting coordination between sales and marketing teams by tracking marketing efforts and linking customer response to specific campaigns or messages.
  • Centralizing records of all customer service activity so that representatives can resolve problems quickly and maintain customer satisfaction.
  • Giving contact-center teams rapid access to customer history, preferences, and offers or discounts targeted to specific customer needs.

Gain better business insight

Microsoft Dynamics solutions drive decisions that build your business

Biz talk user group, integrating with dynamics ax




Accurate information about how your business is performing is important at any time—but in difficult times, it is absolutely essential. Getting the right information to the right person at the right time has never been more critical to your business. Finding the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that can bring insight and intelligence into your business is a must.

Are you looking for a solution that can accomplish these critical objectives?


  • Giving employees quick insight into predefined views of data tailored to their jobs.
  • Enabling employees to do more ad hoc analysis without engaging IT staff.
  • Enabling sales people to create customized pricing while on the road or in customer's office.
  • Increasing customer satisfaction and reducing costs by giving customers and field staff online ordering capabilities and round-the-clock visibility into order status.
  • Providing real-time access to a common set of accurate business information and helping your business operate more efficiently.
  • Giving you access to business information stored on employee computers, or on systems that don’t easily link with each other.
  • Analyzing project or contract profitability more efficiently.
  • Helping you quickly analyze all aspects of your business so that you can make better business decisions in high-risk situations.


If any of these objectives are in your business plan, Microsoft Dynamics can help. Microsoft Dynamics offers a suite of solutions that can provide rich business intelligence capabilities to companies of all sizes, with specialized functionality for almost any industry. No matter what your business is, Microsoft Dynamics can erase boundaries between data silos and deliver the critical information needed for rapid, effective decision-making to key executives and staff, whether they’re on the road, in a customer's office, or at corporate headquarters.

Microsoft Corporate BI and SAP BI Integration - Microsoft Corporate BI Overview



Microsoft Dynamics can give you the business insight that will guide you to success. Here's how:


  • Accurate, up-to-the minute information about product costs, sales trends, and profit margins to inform strategic decisions about where to spend money, how to grow revenue, and how to strengthen margins.
  • Access to critical information about current sales—no matter where it's located.
  • Integrated sales and revenue forecasts from subsidiaries and recent acquisitions—even data in disparate systems—into all-up company reports.
  • Executive views of production schedules or resource availability on demand, without waiting for reports.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Business Process Overview





Business Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012




Reduce IT costs

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Microsoft Dynamics solutions help simplify and streamline IT management

Challenged to do more with less, many IT departments are finding that the cost of maintaining outdated, legacy business systems is simply too high. The cost of not having a system—or the wrong system—however, can be much higher. With the right tools in place, you can eliminate many of the costs associated with IT.

Control your IT costs with a business solution that can help you:


  • More easily manage data during implementation and initial migration, as well as across disparate systems.
  • Leverage common skill sets, helping to ease customization requirements and reduce training time for new IT staff.
  • Simplify and streamline common IT tasks by allowing self-service functionality.
  • Reduce support requirements by eliminating duplicate data entry.
  • Integrate your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with existing IT assets to increase productive use and maximize return on investment (ROI).


Microsoft Dynamics solutions are built to help IT teams simplify and streamline common IT tasks, ease integration to help your business get the most out of its existing IT investments, and help reduce costs. Here’s how:


  • Microsoft Dynamics runs on Microsoft products that you may already be using, such as Windows Server or Microsoft SQL Server. By reusing existing servers and licenses, your company may be able to lower its total cost of ownership.
  • Extending the reach of ERP with a series of programmable tools that enable quick integration with outside data sources, such as Web services and legacy applications.
  • The skills needed to deploy and maintain Microsoft Dynamics are readily available—often from your current IT staff.
  • Microsoft Dynamics works with Microsoft Essential Business Server, which enables you to view, monitor, and access your entire IT infrastructure, including Microsoft Dynamics, from a central console.
  • Handle custom configuration and modification easily by taking advantage of open architecture and an object-oriented development environment.
  • Providing employees with rich, self-service functionality and easy-to-use tools to ease the burden of tasks commonly placed on IT, such as updating personal information and reporting tasks.
  • Quickly scale your ERP system to accommodate new companies or multiple sites.


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Spring '14 SharePoint New Features




Overview of Microsoft Dynamics AX BI











More Information:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-xm/dynamics/default.aspx

http://demoshowcasesuite.com/Main/AllDemos

http://demoshowcasesuite.com/Main/Resources

http://demoshowcasesuite.com

http://community.axug.com/communities/resources/viewdocument/?DocumentKey=e35b2ecc-ace9-41d0-8407-07c222a68994

http://axugsummit.com/conference-presentations/

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dynamicsaxbi/

http://rcpmag.com/Articles/2011/02/01/The-2011-Microsoft-Product-Roadmap.aspx?Page=2

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc618242(v=ax.50).aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc590284(v=ax.50).aspx



Monday, July 21, 2014

Oracle SOA Suite 12c




Oracle SOA Suite 12c New Release


The rapid adoption of cloud-based applications by the enterprise, combined with organizations desire to integrate applications with mobile technologies, is dramatically increasing application integration complexity. Oracle SOA Suite 12c, the latest version of the industry’s most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution, meets this challenge. With simplified cloud, mobile, on-premises and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c delivers faster time to integration, increased productivity and lower TCO.



Product Overview

Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive, standards-based software suite to build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The components of the suite benefit from consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security and unified metadata management.
Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. Its easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support further reduces development and maintenance cost and complexity.





Introducing: Oracle SOA Suite 12c 





Introducing Oracle SOA Suite 12c with Demed L'her  

Demed L'her, Vice President of Product Management, talks about Oracle SOA Suite 12c.




Upgrading Oracle SOA Suite to 12c:  Overview of Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c (playlist)




Functional Capabilities and Components

The functional components of Oracle SOA Suite are grouped in four broad categories: connectivity, service virtualization, orchestration & analytics as illustrated on the below diagram.





Connectivity

Oracle SOA Suite features a very extensive connectivity layer, enabling connectivity to virtually any data source inside as well as outside the enterprise. Oracle Adapters are available for more than 300 packaged cloud or on-premise applications, technology legacy and mainframes. In addition, B2B & Managed File Transfer capabilities are included to extend processes to external business partners.

Cloud Applications Adapters

A new line of cloud adapters simplifies the task of developing and managing connectivity to popular cloud applications, unifying cloud and on-premise applications in a seamless fashion. Through graphical wizards they reduce the learning curve often associated with native web services integration, abstracting the differences of each cloud application.




Application and Technology Adapters

Hundreds of off-the-shelf adapters built for Oracle SOA Suite are available to connect to enterprise applications, such as ERP systems or CRM applications from a variety of vendors such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, etc. Technology adapters including SOAP, REST, FTP, Files, Database, AQ, Tuxedo, VSAM, CICS, IBM MQ Series and JMS allow you to unlock assets and virtually reach into any IT system.

Business-to-Business Connectivity

Integration can no longer be restricted to internal systems and needs to include functions provided by business and outsourcing partners. Because the interactions need to extend beyond the firewall they often require specific protocols and technologies. Oracle SOA Suite can leverage two key components in this category: Oracle B2B that handles a variety of protocols and formats such as EDI, ebXML, RosettaNet, etc. and Managed File Transfer (MFT), a new companion product to Oracle SOA Suite that provides a global and centralized infrastructure to manage and monitor file transfers typically handled by FTP today.

Service Virtualization

Oracle Service Bus is an enterprise service bus (ESB) that provides the key virtualization layer required for any sustainable integration architecture. Using Service Bus, organizations can shield service consumers from changes that might occur in the backend. They can also hide from developers the often intricate and complex details of underlying implementations of back-end applications, such as legacy protocols. A service bus is the lynchpin of any multi-channel strategy and more specifically mobile strategy: with just a few clicks, developers can create a standard API for any backend system, from mainframes to ERPs – for instance a REST/JSON API that developers could use in their mobile applications.


Orchestration

Oracle BPEL Process Manager provides an easy to use solution for assembling a set of discrete services into an end-to-end process flow, drastically reducing the cost and complexity of process integration.






Oracle BPEL engine is the most mature, scalable, and robust BPEL server available today. It executes standard BPEL processes and provides a “dehydration” capability so that the state of long-running flows is automatically maintained in a database, enabling clustering for both fail-over and scalability. The built-in human workflow capabilities of Oracle SOA Suite allow for people to be included in these processes for approvals and reviews.

Oracle Business Rules allows the externalization of specific business logic and parameters. Business analysts can easily define, update, and manage key parameters and decision trees that are likely to change based on business evolution (for instance discount levels, credit rates, etc.) - without having to involve IT and developers

Analytics

One of the side benefits of a consistent integration strategy is that it opens the door to unprecedented visibility into core business processes; visibility that was not even conceivable when information and processes were silo-ed in individual applications. Oracle SOA Suite includes powerful analytics tools to fully exploit this opportunity.

Business Activity Monitoring(BAM)




Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) enables the rapid composition of bi-directional graphical dashboard to not only gain real-time visibility into the performance of business processes but also the ability to respond to specific situations.



The user can also set personalized alert conditions that can be triggered and delivered to the user through e-mail, phone, or other convenient channels.






Oracle Event Processing

Oracle Event Processing (OEP) is a component of Oracle SOA Suite that correlates events across applications and streams of possibly very high volume (millions of events per second), detection of patterns, and processing of geo-spatial information in real-time with very low latency. Enterprises are deploying always-connected devices that tend to be very chatty, sending information that is typically of little value in itself but hugely valuable when correlated with other sources. OEP is the perfect tool for this IoT challenge and has been used to create new business opportunities, for instance by enabling real-time and highly precise contextual marketing, using information analyzed in real-time from phone applications, credit card transactions and user information stored in memory grids, NoSQL or HDFS stores.


Introduction to Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration





Creating Endpoints with Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration






For more information:

Oracle SOA website
http://www.oracle.com/soa

What is new in Oracle SOA SUITE 12c: (Whitepaper)
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/soasuite/overview/wp-soa-suite-whats-new-12c-2217186.pdf


Oracle SOA Suite 12c – A Detailed Look (Whitepaper)
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/soa/inside-look-soa-suite-wp-2217219.pdf

Oracle SOA Suite Customer Reference Booklet (PDF)
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/soa/soa-customers-reference-booklet-2213077.pdf


SOA Suite 12c QuickStart sample applications

Welcome to the SOA Suite 12c QuickStart sample applications.  This sample application is part of the End-to-End (e2e) demo for testing features of SOA Suite 12c.

For details about how to install and use this sample application, refer to ''Installing SOA Suite and Business Process Management Suite Quick Start for Developers (E51754-01)''

== Files for Download
  * [https://java.net/projects/oraclesoasuite12c/downloads/download/samples/e2e-1201-sample.zip  SOA 12c Sample Application]


===== See also the 12c Tutorial to learn more about 12c
  * [https://java.net/projects/oraclesoasuite12c/downloads/download/samples/SOASuite12c_Tutorial.zip  SOA 12c Tutorial]


https://java.net/projects/oraclesoasuite12c/pages/SOASuite12cQuickStartSampleApplications/text


Oracle SOA - Service-Oriented Architecture  Engineered to Adapt  Introducing Oracle SOA Suite 12c
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/soa/resources/index.html


Oracle SOA 12c Blog
https://blogs.oracle.com/SOA/

Oracle Fusion Middleware
https://blogs.oracle.com/fusionmiddleware/





Introducing Oracle SOA Suite 12c Webcast From Dell:



Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM PDT

Simplify Cloud and Mobile Integration

Want to learn how to simplify integration for your cloud, mobile, and Internet of Things? Attend this online launch event to get the latest update on major new enhancements in Oracle SOA Suite 12c including new Cloud integration support, mobile service enablement, and productivity enhancements. Hear success stories directly from Oracle customers Dell, JDSU, and Keste and why they are excited about using Oracle SOA Suite 12c to simplify and differentiate their business.

Join the webcast and learn:
- How to unify integration across Cloud, Mobile and the Internet of Things
- The business value of breaking down the divide between cloud applications and on-premises systems
- Best practices for mobile enablement within your existing IT environment

https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=791651&sessionid=1&key=5599B102C32C45D847BF8A2D0C0C68AB&partnerref=SOA12cFMW_NLInt&sourcepage=register

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