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BPMN 2.0 Concepts and The Sales Quote Process

by Heidi Buelow Manas Deb Manoj Das Meera Srinivasan Prasen Palvankar | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

The adoption of Business Process Management (BPM) is increasingly becoming one of the most popular approaches for boosting overall organizational excellence. Built on Oracle's SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Suite infrastructure, BPM Suite 11g provides enhanced support for application integration services and business events, Web 2.0 and E2.0 style collaborations, and high scalability. It is a full-featured, enterprise-grade BPMS that has sufficient easy-to-use features to make it also suitable for small departmental quick-win projects.

This article by Heidi Buelow, Manoj Das, Manas Deb, Prasen Palvankar and Meera Srinivasan, authors of the book Getting Started with Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1, provides a brief overview of Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) concepts with particular emphasis on the BPMN 2.0 additions. In addition, it describes the steps involved in modeling the Sales Quote Process.

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Debatching Bulk Data on Microsoft Platform

by Mike Sexton | September 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Debatching data is the process of turning one huge pile of data into many small piles of data. There are multiple tools for debatching large bulk data loads including BizTalk Server and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). One can use such tools to break up large batches of data, manipulate it as needed, and send it on to its next reincarnation (for example, into an API, a relational database, or a text file). In this article by Mike Sexton, co-author of Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, we will take a look at options for processing large data sets and explain how to take giant sets of data and insert them into databases for analysis.

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Introduction to Parallel Programming and CUDA with Sample Code

by Daniel Bolella | September 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Parallel programming is becoming one of the hottest topics in software today as multi-core CPUs decrease in price and increase in power. Parallelism in programs allows multiple processes to be executed concurrently using separate threads and processing units. This is appealing to developers and users alike, because it can help reduce runtimes while still producing the same results as if it were run in serial. This article by Daniel Bolella gives us an overview to Parallel Programming and CUDA and is accompanied with a sample code to present the concept.

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Building the Content Based Routing Solution on Microsoft Platform

by Richard Seroter | September 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In the previous article, Content Based Routing on Microsoft Platform, we took a look at how to send data messages to the correct target system.

In this article by Richard Seroter, co-author of Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, we will actually construct a working version of the proposed solution, which will leverage core components of .NET 4.0 (WCF and Windows Workflow Services) as well as the AppFabric extensions to IIS. Note that for this demonstration, we are only building the first aspect, which accepts orders, not the second piece which supports querying the status of a given order.

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Content Based Routing on Microsoft Platform

by Richard Seroter | September 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Communication between enterprise systems is an essential part of an organization's architecture. How you decide to link these systems and by which criteria you distribute data, is something that you will be faced with time and again. In this article by Richard Seroter, co-author of Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, we will look at how to send data messages to the correct target system.

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Using Oracle Service Bus Console

by Marcel Krizevnik Matjaz B. Juric | September 2010 | BPEL Enterprise Articles SOA Oracle

In this article, by Matjaz B. Juric & Marcel Krizevnik, authors of WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with Oracle SOA Suite 11g, we will learn:

  • Creating a project and importing resources from OSR
  • Configuring a business service
  • Testing a business service
  • Creating an Alert destination
  • Creating a proxy service
  • Testing a proxy service
  • Publishing a proxy service to the Oracle Service Registry
  • Re-wiring an SOA composite application
  • Oracle Service Bus use case
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Introduction to Oracle Service Bus & Oracle Service Registry

by Marcel Krizevnik Matjaz B. Juric | September 2010 | BPEL Enterprise Articles SOA Oracle

In this article, by Matjaz B. Juric & Marcel Krizevnik, authors of WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with Oracle SOA Suite 11g, we will get familiar with Oracle Service Bus (OSB), the Oracle strategic ESB. First, we will look at the OSB architecture and features. Then we will demonstrate the use of OSB on our Travel business process. We will show the combined use of OSB and Oracle Service Registry (OSR) to provide very high fexibility. Therefore, we will frst publish the EmployeeTravelStatus service to the OSR. Then, we will open the Oracle Service Bus Console, create a new project, and import the service and all related artifacts from OSR. Next, we will create a proxy service for the EmployeeTravelStatus service. We will show how to defne the proxy service message fow. We will also demonstrate some advanced features of OSB, such as service result caching. Then, we will deploy the new version of EmployeeTravelStatus service with a slightly different interface and show how OSB can absorb these changes by simply adding an XSL transformation. Finally, we will publish the new proxy service to OSR and modify the corresponding reference binding component in our SOA composite, so that it will retrieve the proxy endpoint address from OSR in runtime.

In this article, we will discuss the following:

  • Oracle Service Bus architecture and features
  • Publishing services to OSR
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Process Driven SOA Development

by Harish Gaur Matjaz B. Juric | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles SOA Oracle

This article by Matjaz B. Juric and Harish Gaur, co-authors of Oracle Fusion Middleware Patterns highlights how SOA can help IT align with key business processes. SOA reduces the semantic gap between IT and business by introducing a development model that aligns the IT development cycle with the business process lifecycle. This article introduces reader to organizational and technical aspects of SOA development. It then describes how Elektro Slovenija, Slovenia's state-owned power distribution company, transformed its procurement process using Oracle BPA and Oracle SOA Suite.

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An overview of Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting

by Edward J. Cody | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Interactive Reporting is an extremely robust and powerful business intelligence tool providing ad-hoc querying, data analysis, dashboards, and other reporting capabilities. Business analysts access the software through the EPM Workspace, a central location for viewing and managing content across all of the Hyperion products. The product is extremely flexible and provides analysts with the ability to quickly analyze data and produce deliverables. The software provides a consistent platform for managing content, where documents can be customized, saved, and shared across an organization. The focus of this article is to provide an overview of the Interactive Reporting Web Client and EPM Workspace, providing the business analyst with the skills necessary to work with the tool on a daily basis.

The content in this article by Edward J. Cody, author of The Business Analyst's Guide to Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting 11, covers:

  • Navigating the EPM Workspace
  • Installing the Web Client
  • An Overview of the Web Client interface
  • Methods for opening and saving documents
  • Methods for importing and provisioning files
  • Steps to edit file properties
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BPEL4People

by Marcel Krizevnik Matjaz B. Juric | September 2010 | BPEL Enterprise Articles SOA Oracle

In the previous article, Human Interactions in Business Processes, we learnt about the the basic human workflow concepts, features, and architecture. Then discussed the Human Task service component.

In this article, by Matjaz B. Juric & Marcel Krizevnik, authors of WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with Oracle SOA Suite 11g, we will learn about BPEL4People.

We will specifically cover:

  • Brief look at WS-HumanTask
  • Brief look at BPEL4People
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