This is my second day at San Francisco. I slept very well in the hotel Phoenix despite the sounds of police siren (a little bit noisy). The plan for my second day is as follows:

  1. Transforming Businesses with Big Data and Analytics
  2. Best Practices for a Private Cloud with Oracle Fusion Middleware
  3. Arrow ECS : Differentiation that Drives business
  4. Break Down Silos and Build a Customer-Centered Culture
  5. Accelerate Business Innovation with Oracle Fusion Middleware
  6. Oracle NoSQL Database : Schemas and Data Modeling

In this blog post I will focus on the sessions Big Data and Analytics, Private Cloud with Oracle Fusion Middleware as well as on a keynote: Accelerate Business Innovation with Oracle FMW.

Big Data

Big Data is one of the main new concept discussed at the OOW 2013. Nowadays, managers needs to have the right information to improve their business. Data is not only collected and put into data warehouses in star schemas. It has to be organized, analyzed and restituted as fast as possible, in real time to deliver added value to the business to be competitive.

This process has to be done in real time, with the most accurate data, and delivered at the right person, at the right time and at the right place.
Next to this introduction, Oracle provided information about their big data solution and insisted on the Information As A Service architecture, which, according to them, will be the future.
Notice that Oracle Enterprise Manager will be the single point of administration for all Oracle Big Data solution as well as other Oracle products.

Private cloud with Oracle Fusion Middleware

I expected new findings in the conference “Best practices on how to implement an Oracle Private Cloud with Oracle Fusion Middleware”.

Unfortunately, this session first was an introduction to Oracle Public Cloud and its components. Just a reminder, another one ;-). The speaker also reminded what is the Oracle Vision for the cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).
The most interesting point of this session was the demonstration.
The speaker demonstrated how the Oracle Enterprise Manager is now able to capture Oracle Fusion Middleware components on an existing host (create a profile) and how it’s possible, out of the box, to provision any existing target with the same configuration.

He showed that OEM is now able to create a WLS provisioning profile (snapshot) in ~37 minutes and provisioning host in around ~11 minutes (put binaries and start all WLS server).
This new feature has to be fully tested in order to know how it works and what are its limitations (is it really able to capture a server environment with the custom scripts?).
This new feature is a self-provisioning Middleware as a Service (MWaaS) component through Oracle Enterprise Manager (12cR3).

The general session: Accelerate business innovation with Oracle Fusion Middleware

The speaker provided information about innovation and work done around all Oracle Fusion Middleware components.
The goal of Oracle 12c Fusion Middleware products is to completely move the user interface to the web using Java and service-based architecture.
There was also interesting information on innovation in application development such as mobile application development, business application development such as WebCenter, SOA Suite, BPM (etc.), and cloud application foundation stack.