The Business Analyst's Guide to Hadoop
Rapidly emerging as a transformative technology framework for storing and processing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, Apache Hadoop plays a central role in ......
March 2008- There is only one good way to approach the adoption and facilitation of SOA and Web services, and that is to establish, right from the beginning, a corporate Center of Excellence to guide the revolution from making a compelling business case to putting in place a long-term solution for measuring and improving on every success.
June 2008- Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) promise unlimited agility and organizational flexibility. However, achieving these benefits is entirely contingent upon the ability to effectively manage the SOA environment across the enterprise. This paper presents an overview of strategies and practices for governing the transformation to, and the evolution of, SOA. In particular, it explores the role of governance throughout the SOA lifecycle as well as the technology enablers that help organizations develop and maintain an SOA that delivers ...
August 2008- Whether your organization’s service-oriented architecture (SOA) has 50 services being used by one customer, or 50 customers using one service, you need SOA governance; increased business agility depends on it. SOA governance provides the ability to quickly and continuously translate and transmit business strategy and requirements into the processes, policies, and controls that will guide the evolution of your infrastructure and your enterprise. Failure to provide effective SOA governance exposes your organization to serious risks resulting ...
August 2009- The challenges faced by today’s government agencies and commercial operations are many and varied—and to stay afloat, these organizations must not only promote change from within, but they must also be agile enough to quickly adapt to evolving markets, policies, regulations, and business models. Fortunately for them, the convergence of a trio of technologies and business practices—business process management (BPM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and Web 2.0—is providing a solution.
August 2008- More and more organizations are looking to service-oriented architecture (SOA) as the basis of their future computer architecture. Recognizing that legacy application design and implementation approaches have led to applications that are costly to operate and maintain, hard to change, and rely on a dwindling set of skills, organizations are hoping that SOA provides a key component of the answer to these problems. At the same time organizations are asking three important questions: 1) Since I ...
April 2008- In a recent Forrester study, upgrades made the top concerns list of ERP customers together with Improving Integrations and Shifting the Process Orientation. This is not surprising, given that Applications upgrades are prone to cost overruns, delays and unexpected outages. Maintenance costs, for major point releases as well as more frequent patches, is a topic that catches the attention of most ERP and CRM customers. A study by SOA Industry Analyst Zapthink shows that maintenance ...
September 2008- To successfully adopt SOA, a company must create a plan that addresses the full extent of the changes required for SOA. For the past five years Oracle has been working with a wide variety of companies that are in various stages of SOA adoption. This experience has been captured in the Oracle SOA Maturity Model such that this collective experience can be used to measure the progress of an SOA initiative and, more importantly, can ...
February 2009- Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition is built on several components all working together around a centralized metadata repository. These components — graphical modules, runtime components, and a Web interface — in conjunction with other advanced features, make ODI-EE a lightweight, legacy-free, state-of-the-art integration platform. Read this technical brief to learn more about the Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition architecture in detail.
February 2009- Integrating data and applications throughout the enterprise and presenting them in a unified view is a complex proposition. Not only are there broad disparities in technologies, data structures, and application functionality, but there are also fundamental differences in integration architectures. Many organizations address these diverse needs with a broad palette of tools and technologies, resulting in disjointed integration projects with no leverage or unity between them. This white paper provides a technical overview of a ...
February 2009- When properly architected and executed, Data Services can provide the missing link that unifies conventional data systems with the emerging SOA paradigm. By offering a decoupled data facade and an easily virtualized API, Data Services can give SOA the opportunity to establish system control without always forcing enterprise data through an inefficient XML layer.
August 2008- In today’s rapidly changing business environment, organizations of all types face one common and persistent challenge: how to become—and remain—agile enough to satisfy ever-increasing customer expectations and accommodate new compliance mandates, all while staying ahead of the competition. The solution is building business based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles.
March 2008- The more configurable business processes are, the more agile the organization. A new approach to Business Process Management (BPM) is the use of BPM and SOA together in a layering strategy. This unique approach is based on context and content and offers organizations improved agility, increased productivity and time-to-market. This white paper explores the BPM layered concept and offers a case study of how ABN AMRO, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, has ...
September 2005- Business decisions and the rules that drive them is key to business change and growth. This paper will explore how business rules are developed and how Oracle Business Rules rules enable additional application functionality for applications during the application development lifecycle
January 2005- Efficient business processes are one of the main competitive differentiators for any successful company. These processes orchestrate interactions between systems, services, people and partners to achieve key strategic and operational objectives. The definition and flawless execution of business processes enable an organization to provide quality products and services, reduce costs, improve customer service and react quickly to changing market conditions.
July 2008- Oracle’s unique offerings make it the vendor of choice to deliver complete solutions to companies ready to capitalize on the synergies between IT and the business that are only available through interaction and collaboration and that enable the foundation for strategic business transformation.
August 2008- Read this white paper for an explanation of how business process management melds with complex event processing. The combination nets intelligent business processes that react to changing business conditions in real time, providing continuous visibility-in short, an instantly responsive enterprise.
August 2008- Over the last few years, BPM has seen rapid growth because it succeeds where earlier approaches have failed -— uniting business strategists and technologists together with a shared set of tools to accomplish common goals. The future promises even more explosive growth as BPM products continue to mature, early success stories are shared, and enterprise-class vendors bring stability and scale to the market.
June 2008- The adoption of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems over the past two decades have led to landmark increases in business productivity. Now, however, many companies find themselves hamstrung by these same systems. The problem is two-fold: While ERP systems are very good at streamlining internal business operations, they are poorly suited for managing external processes with customers and suppliers beyond the four walls of the enterprise. The second problem is that ERP systems lack the ...
December 2009- Dramatically reduce data center sprawl and drive down operational costs by instituting an application grid methodology. Access the methodology to reduce costs here.
March 2010- According to Gartner, to be positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for enterprise architecture (EA) tools, vendors must demonstrate both "completeness of vision" and an "ability to execute."
March 2010- Clients need to manage change and transformation. Learn how to leverage the capabilities of enterprise architecture to support executive decision making. It's about knowing what is in your enterprise and being able to guide it in the direction you want it to go.
Guardianship Program of Dade County is a non-profit private agency that provides guardian services for indigent adults in Miami-Dade County in South Florida. Guardianship Program is involved in all decisions - paying bills, medical treatments, rent - for each person in its system. Keeping track of each decision for each individual was not a simple task.
To manage all of this, Guardianship Program implemented an Oracle Database and Oracle Developer Tools, installed and ...
February 2010- In today’s challenging and globalized business, drastic IT technology growth has enabled organizations to do business around the globe in a virtual boundary less environment. Enterprise Architecture, along with SOA, re-models a global organization views as a set of business process and services that has wide scalability and adaptability in terms of re-use of the business processes and services. With this SOA approach, Enterprise Architecture can transform a global organization to achieve high agility ...
Today's enterprise environment is rapidly changing. The disparate mix of operating systems, applications and databases for businesses and organizations increasingly characterizes the IT system landscape, exacerbated by consolidation across nearly all industry sectors. Service-agnostic cloud computing and frameworks to efficiently harness, provision, launch, debug, and manage distributed services virtualized across the enterprise poses both, a great challenge and an opportunity to streamline business operations.
As enterprise applications and technologies grow in complexity and ...
Database consistency is one of the most widely used integration patterns. In this pattern, an update to a table in a source database (DB1) results in an update to another table in a target database (DB2) running on a different machine. Information flow is one-way, from source to target, and asynchronous.
Find answers to your most important questions:
• Differences between Asynchronous and Synchronous data flows and how this impacts throughput and efficiency;<...
January 2010- Service management, as part of the supply-chain management, is the link between the sales department and customers. Its goal is to optimize the service-intensive supply chains, which tend to be more and more complex. Service management is usually linked to operations support systems. Systems that use service management can include order management, inventory management, activation, maintenance, performance diagnostics, and several other types of support systems. A well-run service management process ensures that these systems are ...
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