Sunday, December 28, 2014

Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management for Big Data

When talking about big data the term data lake is often used, the term is originally introduced by James Dixon, Pentaho CTO. The term refers to gathering all available data so it can be used in a big data strategy. By introducing this term James Dixon was correct and part of collecting all data can be part of your big data strategy. However, there is a need to ensure your data lake is not turning into a data swamp. Gartner states some warning on the data lake approach in the “Gartner Says Beware of the Data Lake Fallacy” post on the Gartner website.

In my recent post on the Capgemini website I go into details on Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management and other Oracle products that can be used in combination with the Capgemini Big Data approach to ensure enterprises do get the best possible benefits from implementing a Big Data strategy.

Capgemini promotes a flow which includes Acquisition, Marshalling, Analysis and Action steps all supported by a Master Data Management & Data Governance solution.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Using Oracle Weblogic for building Enterprise Portal functions

Modern enterprises more and more demand from their IT organizations to take the role of a service provider, provide them services with a minimum of lead-time and on a pay-per-use model. Enterprise business users and even the IT organizations do have a growing desire to be able to request services, in the widest sense of the word, directly in a self-service manner. Modern cloud solutions and especially hybrid cloud solutions provide in potential the answer to this question.

Building a portal to help enterprises answer this question can be done by using many techniques and many architectures. In a recent blogpost at the Capgemini website I launched the first step to create a open blueprint for an Enterprise portal. The solution is not opensource however the architecture is open and free for everyone to use. The solution is based upon Oracle Weblogic and other Oracle components. The intention is to create a set of posts over time to expand on this subject.

The full article, named "The need for Enterprise Self Service Portals" can be found at the Oracle blog at among other articles I wrote on this website.