Last week, I attended the SROAUG conference in Newport Beach, California. The event was excellent with decent turnout and I had the opportunity to chat with current and future ITC customers.
The main focus of the sessions was around the new Oracle Fusion Middleware products and updates to the SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) that is now available with the Oracle 12i EBS environment for Oracle Applications.
Below is a synopsis of the two main sessions that I attended and participated in at the SROAUG conference.
R12 Upgrade Panel
My favorite session at SROAUG was the R12 Upgrade Panel. As an Oracle DBA, I had a particular interest in current issues surrounding the upgrades from 11i EBS environments to R12 for E-Business Suite Applications. Experts from the Oracle EBS team including Deep Ram whom I had the pleasure to meet provided answers to tricky upgrade gotchas from 11i EBS to 12i EBS. One new item will be the requirement to use the OATM (Oracle Applications Tablespace Model) for new R12 upgrades and implementations. The OATM simplifies database administration by consolidating the hundreds of tablespaces and datafiles in a standard EBS environment into only 12 tablespaces, thus making administration and maintenance a lot easier to take into account. I plan to give a presentation in the future on how to deploy the OATM model. Stay tuned!
Oracle Application Integration Architecture
The main focus of the sessions was around the new Oracle Fusion Middleware products and updates to the SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) that is now available with the Oracle 12i EBS environment for Oracle Applications. In a nutshell, the new Fusion Middleware tools will increase productivity for current and future E-Business suite users with the Foundation Packs.
ITC has an excellent team of SOA consultants who are experienced in all facets of EBS suite implementations and SOA architecture implementations.