Here are my highlights from the 2 day conference.
|Geertjan Wielenga (Oracle) with some slick, live JET demos|
|AMIS developer Maarten Smeets on ICS Adapters|
2) Why Build an Oracle Cloud Adapter: Maarten Smeets (AMIS) talked through the challenging development of new Oracle Cloud based adapters for Oracle's Integration Cloud Service. More information on ICS adapters from Oracle here including a list of currently available adapters. Probably best not to build one that someones already built. You can find Maarten's excellent presentation here along with his example source code.
|Prof. Steinbuch blows our minds with robotics|
3) Keynote: The future of cars, robots and humans: Professor Maarten Steinbuch from Eindhoven University of Technology gave a thought provoking and captivating insight into robotics currently available, prototypes in the pipeline and what the future might look like. He affirmed Moore's Law still to be valid and expects computing power to continue to double every few years. If you want to understand what that might look like then if you take a 35 steps and double the size of the step each time then you'll have traveled around the world several times!!! This is fun to do with grains of rice on a chessboard too. He discussed self drive cars (now a reality thanks to Tesla) and AI robot pets for the elderly who are too frail to keep a pet and the truly amazing robots that can assist a surgeon to stitch together 2mm diameter blood vessels. Whether you agree with this level of advancement or not it's happening.
|Reactive Programming Intro - Paco Van Der Linden|
|Database on Oracle VM Magic from ACE Director Francisco|
5) Oracle VM for Oracle Databases. Francisco Munoz Alvarez (ACED). So here's a conundrum. Which should be faster?
- Oracle database running on dedicated hardware (using Linux),
- Oracle database running on the same hardware but on a virtual machine (using Linux) inside Oracle VM hypervisor
Interestingly enough.... the answer is (2) - the database running inside Oracle VM !!!! At least... it is according to Oracle ACE Director Francisco Alvarez. How can introducing another layer of software (the hypervisor) possibly increase the performance? No one seemed to know... but this was a fascinating deep dive into the value of visualization to Oracle databases. Given that Oracle VM is free to use it might just be worth some time testing it for yourself.
All the other sessions from the AMIS conference can be found on the AMIS Technology blog.
OTN Cloud Developer Challenge
My project for the Cloud Developer Challenge was to demonstrate 100% PeopleSoft Patching in the Oracle Cloud. This involved:
- building a PeopleSoft Demo Database using Oracle Database Cloud Service
- provisioning a PeopleSoft Update Image instance in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service using an image from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace
- provisioning a Windows 2012 r2 server instance in the Oracle Compute Cloud on which to run PeopleSoft Change Assistant.
I'm gong to tell this story in detail very soon.
|OTN Cloud Developer Challenge teams hard at work|
|Honestly Geertjan.... we are listening to your product briefing|
|Super Cool, inflatable session rooms.|