Main Point: Leadership extends to 11g, this new releaseScript:That leadership position extends into the 11g release, a release that we have titled “The Foundation for Innovation”. That innovation refers not just to the engineering advancements and improvements, but also the innovations that our customers benefit from: 1) Across the business from how you work and improve your business internally---whether you’re in manufacturing, financial services, government or any other industry 2) Within IT, improving the cost efficiency of systems and people and enabling IT-driven innovation that will benefit the business
Main Point: WebCenter Spaces are new and provide easy to create and use team spacesChallenge: Enabling users to work together across teams, enterprises and beyond creates IT bottleneck, lowers business response & agilityKey Design Theme: Pre-Packaged, Rapidly Customizable Team SitesScript:The challenge facing organizations is enabling users to work together across teams, enterprises and beyond creates IT bottleneck, lowers business response & agilityIn WebCenter Suite 11g, the Key Design Theme to address this challenge is providing Pre-Packaged, Rapidly Customizable Team Sites. WebCenter Suite 11g has a new group collaboration capability called WebCenter Spaces that enables business users to quickly build an out-of-the-box team website. Websites that they can use and modify and customize themselves from a browser-based environment. This makes it easy to get up and running quickly, while connecting users with other people and the information and processes they need. These spaces can be developed rapidly, and the dynamic communities that emerge from them can be scaled to the department or even enterprise-level
Main Point:With Oracle Identity Manager, organizations can automate the on-boarding and off-boarding of employees so that folks get access to systems as soon as they join, and their privileges are revoked promptly when the leave. Script:Identity Administration helps solve the provisioning/de-provisioning challenge and many other common issues. Oracle Identity Manager automates all aspects of administering user identities. It’s key capabilities can be broadly broken down into 3 bucketsIt automates provisioning and de-provisioning of users. Typically when an employee joins the company, they are entered into the HR system. OIM can automatically detect this addition/change, and kick off a workflow process for provisioning them with access to the systems they would need. After receiving the necessary approvals, OIM automatically creates accounts for this user in all the relevant applications. Similarly, when an employee departs, since OIM knows everything she has access to, it can quickly revoke access from all systems. Additionally, as folks change roles they are automatically de-provisioned from systems they no longer need, and added to new ones relevant to their new role. This ensures that users do not “collect” privileges over time, another common security vulnerability. Another immediate benefit organizations realize as soon as they implement OIM is they’re quickly able to identify and remediate orphaned accounts – live accounts whose owners are no longer with the organizationOIM also provides much improved visibility across enterprise-wide security controls, quickly able to produce reports such as “who has access to what”. As we’ll discuss later, this also greatly eases the cost of compliance.Finally, another great source of cost savings is through end user self-service. Users can use a web interface to reset forgotten passwords, request new accounts and more, thus eliminating a significant volume of help-desk calls
Main Point: New threats such as Phishing and Malware require stronger and more adaptive security models. Oracle Access Management Suite provides a risk-based access control system that determines a risk score for every login/transaction and can prompt for further validation if the risk score is high. Script: Oracle Access Management Suite offers an additional layer of security above typical single sign-on to protect against newer threats such as Phishing attacks, key loggers that steal passwords from a client desktop, and such. This solution offers them two key layers of defense, over and above what a typical web access management system could provide. First, users are trained to look for a personalized image at the login page. This “Secure Mutual Authentication” piece delivers a crippling blow to phishing attacks and any other potential hackers The second layer of defense that Access Management Suite offers is highly advanced risk-based authorization. The system can intelligently calculate a risk score based on several factors such as the fingerprint of the device a user is logging in from, their location, time of day, and type of activity. By comparing it to “normal” behavior, the system generates a risk score, and if the score is too high, the system can prompt the user for further validation. This could range from knowledge-based validation to mobile text messaging, and even voiceprint recognition. The system can also alert system administrators immediately of highly suspect activity. What is really exciting and unique about this solution is its ability to “auto-learn” normal behavior for a user so that it can detect anomalies in real-time, thus stopping fraudulent activity in its tracks.
Main Point: Reinforce the point that WLS is a performance leaderScript:WebLogic Server holds the world-record benchmarks in all the SPECjAppServer industry standard benchmark categories including single node, dual node, mult-node (shown here). We are also the leader in JOPS per core, meaning that we’re not only the fastest but also the most efficient.
From this you address <click> efficiency with lower operational costs, competitiveness by enabling your business to outperform competitors with responsiveness and innovation, and <click> simplification by consolidating to a consistent foundation that has many synergies with the rest of the stack—particularly the Oracle stack.
Main Point: Greater flexibility and scalability have been added in 11gScript:There are two main innovations in 11g with Coherence, which help drive even better performance and scale. Further optimizations mean that you can now pull as much as a terabyte of data into memory. This is a huge amount of data and it will help your applications scale-out at peak performance.Another reinforcement of our Hot-pluggable strategy, we’ve added support for multiple languages to Coherence to support heterogeneous environments. So, you can pull a data set into memory and access it from C, C++, .NET, as well as Java. This gives you the ability to have a common data access layer across all of your different applications. Additional detail: A terabyte is a very large amount of data. Most data warehouses are a few terabytes, but you know, most transaction systems are not. They only store gigabytes of data so you can pretty much do all of your access in memory if you need to. We can dynamically partition data in Coherence across a very wide cluster. As you combine 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit JDKs with the ability to cluster a set of machines together, you could pull as much as a terabyte of data into memory. The first and most important one is that we can dynamically partition data in Coherence across a very wide cluster and as you combine 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit JDKs with the ability to cluster a set of machines together, you could pull as much as a terabyte of data into memory, okay. A terabyte is a very large amount of data. Most data warehouses are a few terabytes, but you know, most transaction systems are not. They only store gigabytes of data so you can pretty much do all of your access in memory if you need to.
Let’s start with the big picture of cloud computing and how Oracle Fusion Middleware fits into it. First there is the distinction between public and private cloud. You’re probably more familiar with public cloud, whether it’s applications offered over the Web as a service such as Salesforce.com or infrastructure offered as a service such as Amazon’s EC2. Oracle Fusion Middleware, including WebLogic Server, is very well set up to be run on public cloud infrastructure. On the other hand is private cloud, the idea of setting up a cloud internal to your enterprise, gaining cloud’s deployment agility, resource efficiency, and elastic capacity while enabling that integration and control over quality of service and security that deter many enterprises from using public clouds. Again, Fusion Middleware, with application grid in particular, is an important enabler for setting up private clouds.
Moving up the stack, there’s an exciting new innovation in Oracle Fusion Middleware that allows you to get even more out of server virtualization: WebLogic Server Virtual Edition. WebLogic Server Virtual Edition is a variant of WebLogic Server designed to run directly on a virtualized server with no operating system. This is significant because, not only does it greatly improve the performance of Java apps running in virtualized environments, it makes the appliances themselves substantially smaller given the absence of the OS. WebLogic Server Virtual Edition appliances are thus faster and easer to create since there’s no OS to configure, faster to deploy since a much smaller appliance image is being transmitted to and started on the virtual server, and faster to live-migrate, since again there are fewer bits to transfer. These appliances are also easer to administer since there is no OS to patch and upgrade, and more secure since there is no OS presenting opportunities for breech.
Now, let’s take this whole concept of prepackaging components with exposed extension points to the next level. As nice as an appliance is, the reality of typical enterprise applications is that they are not self-contained, single-element entities but rather comprise multiple distributed elements that are connected together. [click] Each element might be an appliance, but the application overall consists of multiple appliances connected in a certain way. Here’s where we introduce the notion of an assembly, a sort of “meta appliance” that consists of multiple appliances plus information about how to connect them. [click] Oracle Assembly Builder is a tool that takes such a multi-tier, distributed application and packages it up into an assembly that can be reused in a way similar to the way appliances are used. [click] the assembly, like an appliance virtual image, is essentially a file that contains the images of the constituent appliances as well as metadata about how those appliances get configured, connected, and started up.
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