Today the sessions were more “high level” so don’t expect deep information and concrete implementations.

Roadmap to Cloud Infrastructure and Service Integration with cloud application foundation and SOA Suite

Frances Zhao-Perez and Simone Greib(Oracle)

Here Frances was talking about CAF (Cloud Application Foundation) which regroup products like weblogic, coherence and so on. She introduced the Oracle’s strategic investments list for this topic:

– #1 Mobile
– Fusion Middleware and applications
– Continuous availability
– Multitenancy for Density/Utilization
– Cloud management and operations

She also talk about future features in 12cR2 such as:

– Multi Datacenters support
– Coherence federated caching
– Recoverable caching
– Full Java EE7
– Java SE8
– Available in Cloud

Frances also briefly talk about ODA and OHS roadmaps but it was only from marketing side 🙂

Then Simone took the lead and made a recap’ of SOA key features such as:

– Operation made simple (startup acceleration, tuned profiles…)
– Developer productivity (Debugger and tester, Java database instead of full big one…)
– Mobile standards (REST, Json…)
– Cloud: SAP/JDE adapters

A new feature in the cloud is MFT (Managed File Transfer) for file-based integrations.

She also remind us about how simple it is to upgrade from SOA suite 11g to 12c and began with new incoming features such as:

– Business Insight: Business Process Monitoring (Business process simplified without JDeveloper)
– Internet of Things (IoT): Events driven actions
– BAM predictive analytics & BI Integration: it could build trends using our business data. For example it could predict the market for next weeks.

Mobile enabling your enterprise with Oracle SOA Suite

Simone Greib and Yogesh Sontakke(Oracle)

This session was more oriented on the mobile part of SOA. Yogesh and Simone explained that you can support SOAP and REST on mobiles and they demonstrated how simple it is to build UI and business behind by exposing as a service.

They talked about architecture of mobile UI and their integration with a lot of adapters for different products. They took “Kiloutou”, in France, as an example of mobile application user as they use an application to manage their stocks, commands and services.

They also made a real live demo of how to use JSon or XML to manage events and communications between elements or services.

Maximun Availability in he Cloud: Oracle Weblogic Server and Oracle Coherence

Frances Zhao-Perez(Oracle)

This session was heavily oriented on MAA (Maximum Availability Architecture) and Frances strongly underlined that Oracle is investing in maximum availability.

The goals of MAA are the following:

– Prevent business interruption
– Prevent data loss
– Deliver adequate response time
– Cost: Reduce deployments, managements and support costs
– Risk: Consistently achieve required service level

Here are the High Availability requirements for Oracle:

– Outage protection
– Recovery time
– Testing frequency
– Typical data loss
– Complexity in deployments
– ROI (Return on Investment)

Frances talked about Multi-data MAA solutions such as stretch cluster/domains, cache safety, Tx Logs in database, database Global Data Services, federated caching, recoverable caching and storage replication.

She introduced fastly Oracle Site Guard which provides recovery automation. And talked about next version features.


– No Tlog option – Phase 1 (other phases will be implemented at each new releases)
– XA Transactions recovery across site

12.2.1 (will be a huge update next year):

– Cross site Txn recovery
– Density for GridLink deployments
– Application continuity (Optimize connection harvesting on down events)

She finished on Coherence caching recovery allowing recover data from cache directly.