ITBrief shares the details of several major announcements by Rubicon Red, that will help the company grow to new heights, putting it on track for a bumper year.
Rubicon Red has achieved a major go-live at an Australian Tier 1 financial institution, has achieved Oracle BPM 12c Specialisation and will feature as a sponsor of the upcoming inaugural Oracle Cloud Summit in Melbourne.
The fintech ‘go-live’ will transform the lending fulfilment process for both fulfilment staff and 2000-5000 bankers across the country.
The new system will allow banking customers to potentially experience the green light on loan approvals up to three times faster, and with better customer service.
Rubicon Red has also achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialisation for Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c. This suite was the major delivery method that enabled the new banking system.
“As Oracle BPM and SOA Specialists, maintaining our staff expertise and ongoing enablement has always been important for Rubicon Red and we recognise the added value of specialisation for us and our customers,” comments Rubicon Red’s CEO John Deeb.
“With our focus now on helping our customers with their digital transformation and transition to the Cloud, we are also investing heavily in building and maintaining our expertise in Oracle Cloud,” Deeb says.
While working on the customer site, I am sure most of us would have encountered the following questions(or more) from the clients (especially the DBA team):
How to track the table space growth for fusion middleware products and SOA-INFRA in particular?
When a new business process is deployed in to an environment, how to determine the amount of table space its instances will require over time?
What will be the impact of increasing the SOA audit level on the table space growth ?
Its very difficult to answer the above questions upfront, but if we implement a monitoring solution on the table space growth, we could potentially be able to answer them. This blog aims at providing a solution that monitors the database growth both at the table and tablespace level.
This solution can be scheduled at a weekly/Monthly frequency on production to monitor how the table space is growing (or) can be used to capture the snapshot before & after a load test to understand how much growth the table space has undergone. This could act as a vital statistic for increasing the table space whenever a new business process is rolled out to production.
The solution contains two tables to hold the db growth statistics :
SCH_TBL_SIZE_STATS_HDR - Captures the table space level growth statistics
SCH_TBL_SIZE_STATS_DTL - Captures the table level growth statistics
The below script creates the above mentioned tables and ideally requires to be created under a schema that has the DBA privileges to monitor any required tablespace:
Once the script finishes, lets check the generated data:
SELECT * from SCH_TBL_SIZE_STATS_HDR
The above result set shows the statistics for 25th & 26th September 2014 and it can be seen that there is a growth of 20 MB over all in the schema. Querying the detail table should give us the statistics at the table level:
SELECT * from SCH_TBL_SIZE_STATS_DTL WHERE SCH_TBL_SIZE_STATS_HDR_ID = 9 ORDER BY TABLE_SIZE_IN_MB DESC
Above is the snapshot of table-level growth for 26th September and simple queries can be written to calculate the difference based on the previous run dates to identify how much the table has grown in rows/size.
In the below tutorial, we will show you just how easy it is to get a "basic" SOA Suite 12c environment up, running and ready for development to commence!
Oracle announced last month, the release of Oracle SOA Suite 12c which marks a major step forward in supporting “industrial” SOA, and offer the industry’s most highly integrated middleware platform. With the rapid adoption of Cloud, Mobile and Internet of Things, the need for a robust, proven and standards based SOA platform has become central to an organisations ability to deliver on these key initiatives.
SOA Suite 12c offers a significantly improved development experience. One such example of this is the "quick start" installer which contains everything required to get started developing for SOA Suite 12c in under 30 minutes!
So what is in included in the "Quick Start" installer?
WebLogic Application Server
Coherence In-Memory Grid
SOA Suite including:
Oracle Human Workflow
Oracle Service Bus
Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control
Lightweight In-Memory Database
...and of course, JDeveloper IDE
with all of the mandatory plugins pre-installed!
Please Note: B2B, Healthcare & Oracle Event Processing are separate downloadable add-ons to SOA Suite.
What about Enterprise Deployment?
It is important to note that the SOA Suite 12c "quick start" installer will not give you a production ready environment. It is merely designed to meet the development or evaluation use cases.
When it comes to Enterprise Deployment of SOA Suite 12c, there are a number of important steps to take and the SOA Suite 12c Enterprise Deployment Guide (EDG) is the best place to start!
The EDG can be a daunting guide at first with some 250+ pages but there is no need to be afraid! In a series of posts Rubicon Red will guide you in your journey to SOA Suite 12c production. We'll show you how to ensure reliable, repeatable and consistent environment delivery that meets the requirements outlined in the EDG. With the Rubicon Red MyST declarative-based provision tool, you'll see how a highly-available, secure and robust environment can be realised without the pain, sorrow and despair... With SOA Suite 12c and MyST, the Journey is the Reward.
Premium Wine Brands Pty Ltd Leverages SOA for Process Automation and Application Integration; increasing Return on Investment while Reducing Cost of Ownership
Premium Wine Brands and implementation partner Rubicon Red were recently recognized for their innovative use of Oracle Fusion Middleware at the Oracle Innovation Award ceremony held at Oracle Open World 2010 in San Francisco.
By using Oracle SOA Suite 11g on Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, Premium Wine Brands has been able to build an environment leveraging service reuse (via a Central Service Repository) to reduce complexity and total cost of ownership. Oracle Service Bus 11g is central to this aspect of the architecture.
Rubicon Red enables Powercor to simplify their SOA deployment and reduce time to market with Oracle Directory Services
Powercor is a leading electricity generating company in Australia.
To make it easier to communicate with electricity end-users in particular as Powercor updates the electrical meters, they deployed a new IT infrastructure based around Oracle technologies. This includes Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Identity Management.
The foundation of this deployment is Oracle Directory Services which is used to provide authentication, user contact information and makes it easy for applications to connect to the data via standard interfaces such as LDAP and DSML.
This has made it simpler for Powercor to deploy their new infrastructure and reduced time to market.
This case study shows how Rubicon Red used Oracle Directory Services to enable Powercor to simplify their SOA deployment and reduce time to market.