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What is Oracle Beehive?

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What is Oracle Beehive?

  1. 1. Ahmed Aboulnaga Technical Director Raastech, Inc. What is Oracle Beehive?
  2. 2. Slide 2 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. 1. Introduction 2. Oracle Collaboration Suite 3. What is Oracle Beehive? 4. Collaboration Suite vs. Beehive 5. Beehive Services & Clients 6. Microsoft Outlook Integration 7. Demo 8. Collaboration & Real-World Scenarios 9. Migration from Oracle Collaboration Suite 10. Summary Agenda
  3. 3. Slide 3 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. INTRODUCTION
  4. 4. Slide 4 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. ORACLE COLLABORATION SUITE
  5. 5. Slide 5 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g  Last updated in 2005  Premiere Support ended August 2010  Collaboration Suite “failed to put a dent in the universe” http://pbokelly.blogspot.com/2008/09/oracle-collaboration-suite-10g-product.html Old School Technologies
  6. 6. Slide 6 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Oracle Collaboration Suite 9i
  7. 7. Slide 7 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g
  8. 8. Slide 8 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. WHAT IS ORACLE BEEHIVE?
  9. 9. Slide 9 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Document & Content Management  Discussions  Email  Instant Messaging  Calendaring  Web/Voice Conferencing  Mobile Access  Voice Mail  Wiki What is Oracle Beehive?
  10. 10. Slide 10 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  A single, unified platform for all your collaboration needs such as email, instant messaging, conferencing, document management, and more  Data is centralized, easily manageable, and secure  Provides a true Service Oriented Architecture and enables true process-centric collaboration  3-year project written from scratch  Oracle Beehive Server Release 2 (2.0.1) What is Oracle Beehive?
  11. 11. Slide 11 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. COLLABORATION SUITE VS. BEEHIVE
  12. 12. Slide 12 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. OCS Beehive Team Wiki, RSS Feed  Workspaces   Desktop Integration   Administration   Security   Directory Integration   Document Sharing, Discussions   Email, Calendar, Task   Web Conferencing   Instant Messaging   Mobile Support   Standards-based Protocols    Functionally… little difference Collaboration Suite vs. Beehive + + + + +
  13. 13. Slide 13 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Technically… – OCS consisted of multiple disparate applications: Content Services, Files, Email Server, Calendar, etc. – OCS consisted of Multiple Data Stores – OCS had limited APIs – OCS had an “all or nothing” approach  Beehive is none of the above Collaboration Suite vs. Beehive
  14. 14. Slide 14 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. BEEHIVE SERVICES & CLIENTS
  15. 15. Slide 15 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Open Standards  Single Unified Platform  Single Coherent Data Model  Single Data Store Beehive Services
  16. 16. Slide 16 of 45 © IPN Web, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved. Beehive Services Clients Instant Messaging  Gaim/Pidgin, iChat, Oracle Messenger, Trillian Pro
  17. 17. Slide 17 of 45 © IPN Web, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved. Beehive Services Clients Calendaring  Apple iCal, Mozilla Lightning, Mozilla Sunbird
  18. 18. Slide 18 of 45 © IPN Web, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved. Beehive Services Clients Email  Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Zimbra
  19. 19. Slide 19 of 45 © IPN Web, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved. Beehive Services Clients Others  FTP/FTPS – CuteFTP, WS_FTP, SmartFTP  WebDAV – Microsoft Windows WebFolders, Internet Explorer
  20. 20. Slide 20 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. MICROSOFT OUTLOOK INTEGRATION
  21. 21. Slide 21 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Through the Beehive Plugin Microsoft Outlook Integration
  22. 22. Slide 22 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Microsoft Outlook Integration Workspaces exposed as Outlook accounts Document Management
  23. 23. Slide 23 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Individual Productivity Features – Email – Calendar/Scheduling – Tasks – Contacts – Notes – Address Book/Directory  Team Productivity Features – Beehive concepts map to Outlook – Personal/Team workspaces exposed as Outlook accounts – Documents Access/Management/Sharing – Notifications Microsoft Outlook Integration
  24. 24. Slide 24 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. DEMO
  25. 25. Slide 25 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Beehive Central
  26. 26. Slide 26 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Zimbra Webmail Client
  27. 27. Slide 27 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Workspace Home
  28. 28. Slide 28 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Wiki
  29. 29. Slide 29 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Library
  30. 30. Slide 30 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Workspaces  Basic Team Workspace Template  Community of Practice Workspace Template  Project Workspace Template
  31. 31. Slide 31 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Beekeeper – Admin Console
  32. 32. Slide 32 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. DEMO (FOR REAL)
  33. 33. Slide 33 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. COLLABORATION & REAL-WORLD SCENARIOS
  34. 34. Slide 34 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Do you want teams or teamwork? – 80% of an enterprise’s “information” is unstructured – 70% of the average employee’s day is spent in tactical collaboration  It is becoming more important for geographically diverse teams and organizations to work together effectively  The bottom line… – Collaboration works towards virtual integration – Collaboration improves information organization and access – Collaboration improves communication flow and knowledge exchange The Importance of Collaboration
  35. 35. Slide 35 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Most Beehive features are exposed as services – This enables Rapid Application Development and building of packaged composite applications  The Beehive platform can generate events – Beehive is built on an Event Driven Architecture. – Can trigger various business process (e.g., approvals or notifications)  The Beehive platform packages BPEL Process Manager – With BPEL, it is possible to integrate collaborative processes across the across the enterprise – BPEL processes can also leverage Beehive Services for true collaboration and task management A Process-Centric Collaboration Platform
  36. 36. Slide 36 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Custom Java application  Leverages Beehive Document Management for storing timecards  Leverages Beehive Business Process Integration using business events to email timecards and acquire approvals Real-World Scenario – Timecard Application
  37. 37. Slide 37 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. MIGRATING FROM ORACLE COLLABORATION SUITE
  38. 38. Slide 38 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  A big effort  Must engage Oracle Support  Alternative is “Beehive On Demand”  $0 in license transfer in most cases  Look into the Oracle Beehive Migration Tool (BMT) http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/beehive/overview/ oracle-collaboration-suite-email-mi-131922.pdf Migrating from Oracle Collaboration Suite
  39. 39. Slide 39 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. SUMMARY
  40. 40. Slide 40 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Beehive is a complete out-of-the-box collaboration infrastructure – Beehive can leverage existing enterprise business processes  Central security, audit, and policy management  Supports a long list of standards-based clients – Users can use their preferred tools and clients  Mobile support; BlackBerry, iPhone, Microsoft SmartPhone  Based on scalable Oracle technology How Oracle Beehive Can Help
  41. 41. Slide 41 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Oracle’s 4th attempt to crack the collaboration market  The Oracle sales pitch is “security” and “performance” – Is Oracle plainly behind the game? – Are new features really that earth shattering? – Has Oracle addressed reasons why OCS failed? Beehive Disadvantages
  42. 42. Slide 42 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Oracle at a market share disadvantage  Customers mostly from their current install base*  Definitely not targeted to small or mid-sized companies  No push from Oracle after OpenWorld 2008  Being rolled into WebCenter  Lack of faith from the industry: “After two unsuccessful forays into the collaboration market, Oracle is back with the next generation of Oracle Collaboration Suite. Gartner believes Beehive is unlikely to be any more successful than past efforts.” http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/09/not_getting_stu.html;jsessionid=1VY215KQFZAJNQE1 GHOSKHWATMY32JVN Beehive Disadvantages
  43. 43. Slide 43 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  “Users should wait until Oracle can produce detailed documentation on deployment scenarios and large- scale references before committing to strategic deployments of Beehive.”  “Consider Beehive for tactical deployments where security, compliance, process integration or multiplatform support are critical.”  “Oracle customers should carefully evaluate what Beehive offers vs. Oracle WebCenter. OCS customers should evaluate Beehive’s new facilities, although upgrade requirements will not be transparent.” http://www.gartner.com/it/content/761600/761613/oowatcpresentation.pdf Gartner Assessment
  44. 44. Slide 44 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.  Think Exchange, SharePoint, and BizTalk all in one  Technically, it is a great product  Open standards; centralized, unified architecture  Compared to other competitors, licensing terms are extremely attractive  Administratively, don’t have to learn a new technology set, as it is based on core Oracle infrastructure  Would I recommend it? Yes, if you are an Oracle-centric operation – But be prepared to invest in a product that may potentially have a shelf life of 5 years Final Thoughts
  45. 45. Slide 45 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved. Contact Information Ahmed Aboulnaga Technical Director ahmed.aboulnaga@raastech.com
  46. 46. Slide 46 of 45 © Raastech, Inc. 2011 | All rights reserved.

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