CIOReview: 100 Most Promising Oracle Solution Providers 2016

Rubicon Red are honored to be featured in this month’s CIOReview: 100 Most Promising Oracle Solution Providers 2016, an annual listing of 100 companies that are at the forefront of providing solutions around the Oracle platform and impacting the marketplace.

Rubicon Red are honored to be featured in this month’s CIOReview: 100 Most Promising Oracle Solution Providers 2016, an annual listing of 100 companies that are at the forefront of providing solutions around the Oracle platform and impacting the marketplace.

“This edition of CIOReview aims to give the readers insight on major Oracle solution and service providers that have demonstrated strong capabilities in helping organizations navigate this complex, yet promising landscape.” CIOReview, November 14, 2016.

Matt Wright, CTO, discusses how Rubicon Red MyST enables clients in the adoption of agile practices by automating the DevOps process. Rubicon Red MyST is an end-to-end, advanced, and intuitive DevOps solution built specifically for Oracle Middleware that enables customers to quickly establish a standardized, repeatable, and automated process for provisioning and managing their Oracle Middleware infrastructure.

“We remove the bottlenecks from the current build and deployment process for our clients through MyST,” affirms Matt. MyST enables development and operations to work together as a single team so that the code is developed quickly and moved safely to production, resulting in faster delivery of solutions to market while reducing risks by eliminating human error and cutting costs.

Rubicon Red continues to innovate and evolve with new technologies in the Oracle Cloud space allowing clients to support development in hybrid environments for example, moving Dev and Test environments to the Cloud.

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About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading DevOps software, cloud and consulting solutions for Oracle Middleware. A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Rubicon Red is recognized as a global thought leader, delivering innovation and unrivaled expertise, with focus on Cloud, DevOps and 12c Migration.

Founded in 2009, by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red's mission is to lead customers on their Oracle Middleware journey. The origin of our name is derived from helping customers “cross the Rubicon”, in their successful adoption of Oracle Middleware. With offices in the US, Australia and India providing 24x7 support and development services, Rubicon Red offers a range of services to architect, deliver, maintain and host your Oracle Middleware platform.

MyST 5.0 Now Available

We are very excited to announce a major new release of our DevOps solution, Rubicon Red MyST.   MyST version 5.0 is now available introducing lots of great new features and improvements to streamline DevOps for your Oracle Middleware, importantly, making it super easy to migrate environments to the cloud and upgrade to SOA 12c! Check out the blogs for all the details - What’s New in MyST 5.0.

Continuous Delivery Release Pipeline

MyST 5.0 Release Pipelines allows you to quickly establish a standardized and repeatable process for managing the deployment and promotion of Oracle Middleware applications and platform configurations through each stage of the Software Delivery Pipeline.  Release Pipelines enables you to combine multiple applications into a single pipeline, as well as manage a release that spans multiple production WebLogic domains.  The Release Pipeline Dashboard provides a ‘single pane of glass’ to monitor and manage the promotion of application changes and platform configuration changes through staging environments and into Production.

Platform Introspection

MyST allows you to introspect and capture the configuration of an existing WebLogic domain and use that to generate an equivalent Platform Blueprint. To create a Platform Blueprint based on an existing WebLogic domain, we simply point MyST at the servers hosting the WebLogic domain; MyST will introspect the domain and create a corresponding Platform Blueprint. This supports a number of use cases, including:

  • Lift and Shift to the Cloud - We can introspect an existing 11g/12c environment and then use MyST to provision an equivalent environment to the cloud.
  • Side-By-Side Upgrade - We can introspect an existing 11g environment, extract the key configuration information and then use this to automatically provision an equivalent 12c environment in minutes.
  • Replicate PROD Environment - We can introspect an existing 11g/12c environment, for example Production and then use this to provision equivalent non-prod environments (e.g. DEV, SIT, UAT, PRE), and thus quickly ensure all environments are identically configured and eliminate configuration drift.

Platform Blueprint Upgrade

Side-by-Side Upgrades made simple:  Rubicon Red MyST provides a simple and automated process for side-by-side upgrades. MyST allows you to introspect an existing 11g environment, extract the key configuration information and then use this to automatically provision an equivalent 12c environment in minutes. When performing a side-by-side upgrade, you simply point MyST at an existing 11g environment, MyST will introspect the platform instance and create a corresponding 11g Platform Blueprint. Next, just specify the Oracle Middleware 12c version required. MyST will automatically convert the blueprint to one that is compliant with the Oracle Enterprise Deployment Guide for SOA 12c, whilst preserving your 11g configurations. Finally, specify the target environment(s), for the new SOA 12c domain. Then at the click of a button, MyST will automatically provision an equivalent 12c Oracle Middleware platform.

Platform Lifecycle Enhancements 

This release introduces key new enhancements to provide more control over platform updates, specifically versioning scheme and state.  MyST uses a declarative approach to automation, meaning users simply define the target state of the Oracle Middleware infrastructure to be deployed; which, at the push of a button, is automatically provisioned in minutes by MyST. Within MyST, the target state is captured in the “platform definition”, which is divided into two layers (i) Platform Blueprint and (ii) Platform Model.  This declarative approach to defining target state enables MyST to treat Oracle Middleware infrastructure as code.  Platform Blueprints and Models are put under version control, allowing us to easily propose, review, test, promote and deploy configuration changes. This means incremental configuration changes are simple to make and propagate across all environments. We just update the required target state; MyST will determine and perform the required steps to apply the necessary changes.

Additional New Features

This major release includes many other new features including:

  • OBIEE 12 Support: Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) 12.2.1 and 12.2.1.1 are now supported by MyST Studio and MyST Command Line Interface version 5.0.
  • BAM Artifact Deployment: For Oracle BAM users, deployment of BAM (12.2.x) artifacts is now supported by MyST Studio and MyST Command Line Interface.
  • MFT, B2B Artifact Deployment: MyST Studio now supports important new SOA 12c features Managed File Transfer and B2B artifact deployment.
  • SAF Support: MyST now supports the automatic configuration of Store and Forward (SAF) providers to make integration with external JMS providers or enabling Web Services Reliable Messaging that much easier.
  • Work managers support
  • Archiva is now supported: We have certified support for Archiva Binary Repository in MyST Studio. We now have support for the three main Maven repositories in the market: Archiva, Artifactory and Nexus.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading DevOps, cloud and consulting solutions for Oracle Middleware. A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Rubicon Red is recognized as a global thought leader, delivering innovation and unrivaled expertise, with focus on Cloud, DevOps and 12c Migration.

Founded in 2009, by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red's mission is to lead customers on their Oracle Middleware journey. The origin of our name “Rubicon Red”, is derived from helping customers “cross the Rubicon”, in their successful adoption of Oracle Middleware. With offices in the US, Australia and India providing 24x7 support and development services, Rubicon Red offers a range of services to architect, deliver, maintain and host your Oracle Middleware platform.

Configuring Amazon RDS as the Oracle SOA Suite Database

Rubicon Red Architect, Fabio Douek, has been very busy, over recent months, testing and providing feedback to AWS, supporting efforts to certify Oracle Repository Creation Utility (RCU) for Amazon RDS. The AWS team have been phenomenal to work with, and ultimately have supported a recent go-live for our first customer, running Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1 on AWS RDS.

In addition, we are proud to announce that our latest MyST release, MyST 3.8.2, released on 15th June, 2016, is fully integrated and certified against AWS RDS. Rubicon Red MyST provides an automated process for the installation, configuration, build and deployment of Oracle Middleware, transforming a resource intensive and often highly error prone process into one which is automated, predictable and low risk.  Want to know more about MyST? http://myst.rubiconred.com

Take the time to read Fabio's comprehensive Blog - he explains (i) the benefits of using RDS as the Oracle Fusion Middleware data repository; (ii) RDS database compatibility with Oracle RCU; (iii) RDS compatibility with Fusion Middleware components; (iv)  how to create an HA Oracle RDS instance from scratch using the AWS Console; and (v) how to run Oracle RCU against AWS RDS.

We hope you find Fabio's blog as useful as we have!

Keep an eye open for his next blog installment.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading cloud, devops and consulting solutions for Oracle Fusion Middleware customers. An Oracle Platinum Partner and recognized global leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Rubicon Red delivers thought leadership, innovation and unrivaled expertise. Founded in 2009 by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red is an Oracle Certified SOA and BPM Specialist, and has been awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Top Technical Champion APAC on multiple occasions.

Rubicon Red Proud Gold Sponsor
AMIS Oracle Conference

Rubicon Red are proud to support our key European partner AMIS, at the AMIS Oracle Conference June 2-3, 2016, near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, AMIS go ‘beyond the horizon’ and offer a two-day conference filled with Oracle knowledge.

Matt Wright, Rubicon Red CTO, will be presenting two sessions:

  • DevOps Best Practice For Oracle SOA and BPM
  • Moving Integration To The Cloud - Why, What, How and When?

Stop by our booth in the Experience Zone to learn how you can simplify your Oracle Middleware deployments through automated provisioning, configuration management and continuous delivery with Rubicon Red MyST.

With 100+ sessions featuring expert speakers from AMIS, Oracle, and Oracle ACE Directors and plenty of networking opportunities, this promises to be a jam-packed two days. We hope to see you there!

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading cloud, devops and consulting solutions for Oracle Fusion Middleware customers. An Oracle Platinum Partner and recognized global leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Rubicon Red delivers thought leadership, innovation and unrivaled expertise. Founded in 2009 by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red is an Oracle Certified SOA and BPM Specialist, and has been awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Top Technical Champion APAC on multiple occasions.