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The large releases at Oracle OpenWorld 2014: Oracle Cloud Services

by Douwe Pieter van den Bos on September 30, 2014 · 0 comments

This years’ OpenWorld has a lot to do about new services that are added to the cloud portfolio of Oracle. There has been a large change in new releases offering more integration and flexibility to a heterogeneous application environment.

For instance the Oracle Integration Cloud Services will help organizations to combine various cloud (SaaS) services and their on-premise applications. Oracle is hereby the first of the large IT corporations that recognize the need for combining offerings.

The application portfolio of a random organization will never be consisting of silos of applications. The modern organization will always combine information streams to create a unique pattern for their environment. Silos are nonexistent. Therefore offering Software as a Service alone will not be enough for the modern workforce.

Challenges around security and privacy remain a key subject when we talk cloud. As it seems there are a lot of offerings that Oracle is adding to their portfolio that address these topics. Combining the power of Oracle Identity Management and Governance in the various cloud offerings (Integration Cloud Service, Mobile Service and Big Data Service) Oracle will have a large competitive advantage.

When looking into the topic of Enterprise Architecture it’s a common mistake that it is only about the rational element of change within an organisation. Enterprise culture and the will to change cannot be forgotten in the equation.

The past few weeks we’ve been talking about the maturity of Service-Oriented Architecture and creating Roadmaps in order to become more mature. In all the models that we’ve discussed organizational culture is not part of the measurement.

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SOA Maturity Models

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When talking Service-Oriented Architecture, we all have our specific view on things. This perception means that we can never have a full blown focus on where the complete architecture is headed to. Going from ‘service bus centric development’ to the utopia that’s a context-driven, event based organization. SOA isn’t something we achieve overnight. It isn’t […]

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Today I hosted a session on the Principles of Service-Oriented Architecture for my colleagues at Capgemini. A very interesting session because everyone had a very clear view on the Oracle SOA Suite and a technical background. What we wanted to do was creating a common view on what a Service-Oriented Architecture is, what the benefits […]

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Standardized IT-platforms are essential for Business Agility

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There’s a lot to do about Business Agility in our line of work (I realize I do a large assumption here, but I guess a save one). Software Development is more and more about facilitating change for the business. This is, as I see it, an essential move forward. But when looking at agility, we […]

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