The SOA Magazine V edition focuses on Cloud Computing. More precisely, it highlights Platform as a Service (PaaS). Oracle is in process to launch three new PaaS Cloud Services: Process Cloud Service (PCS), Integration Cloud Service (ICS), and Java Cloud Service (JCS). JCS is the underlying foundation and enables you to build, deploy and run Java Applications. With ICS, partners and customers can build integrations between Applications. For example, an integration between Eloqua marketing and Salesforce CRM including an on-premises SAP system. PCS is the platform to build and execute BPMN process in the Cloud. Oracle’s key unique selling point is that the same software is available as on PaaS as on-premises. For example, you can start building your process in PCS export your application and run it on Oracle BPM Suite on-premises in a private Cloud. This enables customers to start and try a service in PaaS and, if required, move it to a data center of their choice.
The second major trend in IT besides Cloud Computing is Mobile. In this Magazine edition, Luca Jellema published an Tutorial to build a Flight application including mobile integration and application. This application is a great example for the complete Red Stack and we want to encourage your to make use of it! It includes all key components from the underlying WebLogic Server, SOA Suite and Service Bus for IT driven integration and BPM Suite for human based processes up to mobile integration with REST. With this application you will learn to utilize the stack and to gain productivity.
Adaptive Case Management is ultimately about allowing knowledge workers to work the way that they want to work and to provide them with the tools and information they need to do so effectively.
After seven months of traveling Curiosity lands on Mars. The engineers in NASA mission control are excited to start scientific research. These scientists have a special challenge; the Mars rover is so far away and the signal takes so long, that they need to rely on automation in order to maintain control in the wildest scenarios. There are many decisions that must be made on a daily, and even on a minute-to-minute basis. Involving the scientist in every possible decision, given the round trip time to consult and answer, would slow the research to – literally – a crawl.
The scientists who operate the rover are knowledge workers. Just like knowledge workers in a business setting, they must figure out how to accomplish goals, as they uncover new information that affects their goals. The automation that they use built into Curiosity is very much like the business processes that businesses use to achieve their goals: the process works fine as long as the situation matches what was expected. But what happens to a business process when confronted with something unexpected? This chapter takes us on an exploration of how to adapt to the unexpected--including a Little Green Man--using the Mars Curiosity as an entertaining, but highly enlightening example.
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Authors: Thomas Erl,Clive Gee,Jürgen Kress,Berthold Maier,Hajo Normann,Pethuru Raj,Leo Shuster,Bernd Trops,Clemens Utschig-Utschig,Philip Wik,Torsten Winterberg
Innovative service technologies are becoming valuable assets for businesses that need to stay competitive in the face of increasing globalization and market complexity. While computer processing power is becoming faster and cheaper, search engines, instant messaging, and social media channels are generating floods of information that escalate demands for consumable and accessible data.
As the world's economies engage one another through offshoring, outsourcing, and supply chaining, localization is required to accommodate different currencies and languages. Globalization, recession, invention, and communication are some of the driving forces behind a next generation of technologies and practices that revolve around software programs designed in accordance with the paradigm of service-orientation. Such programs, referred to as "services," are expected to do more for less with greater efficiency in order to meet business challenges head-on.
We have reached a stage in the evolution of service-oriented computing where modern service technology innovation is building upon mature service platforms at the same time that proven delivery techniques and design patterns are building upon an established service-orientation paradigm. These developments have made it possible to create service-oriented solutions of unprecedented sophistication.
Release: OTN & Service Technology Magazine 4.2013
Authors: Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmiedel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig und Torsten Winterberg
SOA and service-orientation have laid the foundation for a variety of emergent service technology innovations such as cloud computing and Big Data, while the original building blocks of SOA and service-orientation (which include BI, BPM and MDM, among others) continue to evolve by embracing fundamental service technologies, concepts and practices.
Cloud service broker definition
Cloud service broker role & services
Cloud service broker market opportunity
Challenges cloud service broker
Examining the cloud broker market opportunity & role of IP
Cloud broker IaaS
In the SOA Magazine III “Cloud Computing Definition & Architecture for Cloud Service Brokers” we introduced the cloud computing definition, concepts and the idea of Cloud Service Broker. In this article we discuss the Cloud Service Brokers in details including their roles, services, market opportunity and challenges.
Cloud service broker definition
The paper “Defining Cloud Services Brokerage: Taking Intermediation to the Next Level” written by Daryl C. Plummer, Benoit J. Lheureux, Frances Karamouzis and published by Gartner in October 2010, defines cloud services brokerage (CSB) as "A cloud services brokerage is a business model in which a company or other entity adds value to one or more (generally public or hybrid, but possibly private) cloud services on behalf of one or more consumers of those services." The authors do not define cloud brokers in categories like the NIST definition in 2011 (Service Intermediation & Service Aggregation & Service Arbitration). Instead the paper highlights the types of CSBs by backup & recovery, integration, customer development, governance or service marketplace. In recent papers Gartner follows the NIST cloud broker categories.
With the help of my A-Team colleagues (Sushil Shukla, Siming Mu, John Featherly, Pete Farkas), and based on collective experiences visiting numerous BPM customers worldwide, I have put together my “Top 10″ list of things everyone should know when embarking on a BPM project.
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