Oracle Cloud

AWS vs Oracle Cloud – My Experience

Preamble Having had a good impression from my use of Amazon Web Services (AWS), I decided to take a look at Oracle Cloud. AWS is of course the market leader but Oracle, Microsoft et al have joined the fray with competing services. What follows is nothing like a Gartner report, rather it is my personal […]

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Simple DevOps Chain

A Simple DevOps Chain

A Pipeline of Tasks Illustrating a Simple DevOps Chain DevOps is the amalgalm of development activities and the business continuity provided by operations teams.  It unites the efforts of what are still two teams, with different competencies, into one value chain. DevOps creates and sustains a unified process for transforming technical requirements into live code […]

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Impressive Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Impressive Amazon Web Services: First Glance

Amazon Web Services: Background Amazon Web Services (AWS) have revolutionised the way we view IT provisioning.  AWS makes so many things easier, and often cheaper too.  The benefits scale from the SME right up to corporates; no segment is left out.  Complexity is abstracted away, and with a little effort, large and/or complex systems can […]

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The Illusion of Retirement

A Retirement Myth? In a previous article, “Making the best of your 9-5“, I mentioned my dad.  Along with hundreds of other employees of a national monopoly, he was forced into retirement in his 50s. But he still had a lot to live for and so continued in active self-employment as a travel agent for […]

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Oracle BPEL Subprocess

There are quite a few new features in Oracle BPEL 12c and here is one that I really like; the BPEL subprocess – a task/algorithm that is an association (not composition) of an activity/process. The concept has been around for decades and it has featured in process diagrams and BPMN notation for quite a while, […]

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The Fundamentalist SOA

Rhema-Bytes: The Fundamentalist SOA Fundamentalism in SOA is to see everything as a service. Raise this thinking to the strategic level and one starts to ask questions of services, such as: “is this a core competence”, and “do we provide it as effectively as others”. At the technological level, the questions that come to mind […]

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Rhema Bytes: The Business to SOA Nexus

I have a little confession to make, one of many; it is that I maintain a simplistic view of business. In my simple view, a business starts as an idea or vision, depending on your Weltanschauung, and this idea articulates some value (services or products) that the business will provide to the community – Business […]

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Service Factory

Factory Approach to Service Engineering

Rhema Bytes: A Factory Approach to Service Engineering When most people think of a factory, the imagery that is conjured is one of mindless repetition, and the generation of large numbers of low-value items. A good example is a nut & bolt factory. In this world, value accrues to the investors from the little profit […]

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Making the best of your 9-5

Work smart, not hard. I did a survey of the generation of my dad and his friends recently, and I made an interesting discovery. Most of the “fun” guys are still alive, but the serious and really hard working ones are all gone! I have decided not to end up like the latter group. The […]

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SOA Services Abstraction

There are many ways to conceptualise SOA services within an enterprise, and there are many ways to organise the implementation units. Here is an illustration of the SOA services architecture of a recent client. I think it is a tidy model, but as in my recent post on governance, “Rhema Bytes: Governance a Rope that […]

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