Wednesday, November 21

DOAG2007: Day 1. Impressions

A very interesting keynote, presented by Jürgen Kunz, the CEO was about Oracle Fusion and its strategy. The key information of this presentation that I can remember after 8 hours of conference is the following

Application Unlimited 2006 -> Application Integration Architecture 2007 -> Fusion Application 200?

My impression is that Oracle Fusion Application is not right there. They need a step between. This step is called AIA (Application Integrattion Architecture). Last year they titled it SOA or SCA. Maybe they mean the same thing with different names???

Another interesting information I remember from the keynote and from another session about ofm is:

COM - Build a Common Object Model ! Is this not a Mircosoft term ?

Oracle Fusion Architecture by Example
Regis Louis, Oracle Corporation

Mr. Loius showed a case study with the most important technology from the fusion middleware stack.

To shortly caracterize the prototyp:

- Implementation of the Expenses Report from eBusiness Suite.
- Build in 6 Weeks, 6 Developer
- Web Service based on eBusiness Suite Schema
- Event Driven Notification Portlet
- Customizing UI - only Styles - no Column reorder, no MDS
- Nice ui components from BI Enterprise Suite
- Rules / Policies implemented with Oracle Business Rules
- BAM based on BPEL Process Events
- A little bit Web Center
- Prototyp build on BPEL, ADF BC, ADF Model, ADF Faces

Important statments:

The used technology is the basis for Oracle Fusion Application. We evaluate.
50-60% the developer talk about service interface and model.

Development Live Demo:

- Simple JSF Applikation basis for ADF BC
- Trigger a BPLE Process als Web Service
- Integrating a Portlet inside the WebCenter using Rich Text Portlet

Preview: ADF Rich Client Faces are the base on Fusion Middleware

Oracle Web Center Suite: Integrating Composite Applications and Web 2.0 into the Enterprise
Christian Hauser
Oracle Coporation

This was the first live demo i have seen from Oracle Web Center with a lot of my desired features ( that I requested for a long time). The demo showed Web Center Spaces an Oracle Web Center Application.

My keynotes are:

- Web Center are is not interesting on backbone services like email, cms .. its all about UI
- Web Center Applications, Page Templates and other things are registered as resources inside the Enterprise Manager
- Will there be a new type of infrastructure services bundled with EM coming up with the next AS 11g release ?
- Web Center integration in Microsoft Office 2007 possible

The Web Center demo on OOW2007 in San Francisco needs 5 servers running backbone services like wiki, email, instance messager, universal content server. So I hope it will be possible to start SMALL with Web Center.

I think use or not use Web Center is central strategy decision of CIO similar to SOA. Only the main focus is different. It is the UI. The only thing we can do now is to wait for the next version of OracleAS 11g in 2008.

But I already read in some blogs about oow 2007 there will maybe a holiday present in form of a new JDeveloper TP3 with BPEL, Web Center and other new Fusion Middleware technologies.

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