Creating the Business Service

For outbound adapters, we will a business service configured to use JCA transport.  If it’s an inbound adapter a proxy service is used.

In our case, we’d create the business service from the JCA configuration file created earlier.  Right Click on the .jca file |Service Bus| Generate Business Service.

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In an earlier blog I showed how to service enable a database on OSB 12c . The business service created as we saw is strongly coupled to the database. A change on the database (table name, data type or column name) would impact the interface created. This is something that we want to avoid when using the service in a larger context in Service –Oriented Architecture (SOA).

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In Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, the solution adopted to decouple a database often used an Oracle SOA Suite 11g project with JCA adapter and Mediator.

One of the difficulties when using the JCA adapter framework within the Oracle Service Bus is the two different IDE’s being necessary. The adapter wizards are only available in Jdeveloper and therefore for the definition of the adapters Jdeveloper needs to be used. After that only the artifacts generated by the adapter wizard (WSDL, XSD, JCA config, toplink mappings,...) are necessary.

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The world of Data Visualization

What is your data Vision?

Technology keeps evolving and changing on a daily basis and at the same time data; You hear of terms like a data warehouse, data analytics, big data, data science, data visualisation, to some people they might just be buzz words.


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It is amazing how technology has made life simpler, its impact on daily living cannot be denied, and a lot of these impacts has been positive. We get to see technology and gadgets that we only saw in Bond movies, being employed in everyday use now. Making a video call seamlessly from your smart mobile device to someone, thousands of kilometres away seemed impossible more than a decade ago, but all that is the standard practice.

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80/20 Rule

It is interesting how many things in life apply the 80/20 theory as a rule of thumb. If you are unfamiliar with the rule, it is the same as the Pareto principle; the law of a vital few which states that 80% of outcomes come from 20% of the origins. The concept was developed to illustrate the income distribution and wealth among the population. For example, he opined that 20% owned approximately 80% of land in Italy

In Sales, 80% of sales come from 20% of buying customers and the same law can be applied in economics, relationships, science, business, software and data management. Previously in data management, 80% of data used to be structured while 20% was unstructured. Today, individuals are more connected digitally in the society using more devices. With this connected or networked society, there has been a reclassification of data, 80% is now unstructured, while 20% structured. This connectedness has given rise to the internet of things (IoT), a continued exponential growth in data, and that growth is expected to be in billions by 2021 with more devices being utilised. Organisations faced with this increasing amount of data, possibly lack the infrastructure and tools to succeed in the management of this big data, let alone their environment. The result is an increase in capital expenditure, lack of focus on their core business and cloud computing can help with this growing concern.


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Changing Landscape

In the current business climate, executives need to be strategic, and one of the challenges they face is the ability to make timely and relevant decisions to aid them in achieving this goal. Executives will tell you the business environment ten years ago is different from what it is today. Technology has evolved in the past decade, and with the advent of new technology, competitiveness has increased.

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Innovative Technology Solutions for Sustainable Not-for-Profit Organisations
PART ONE: What is a sustainable Not-For-Profit Organisation?
Sustainability – is one of the many words trending the world over; a typical internet search of the word yields one hundred and fifteen million hits alone. This excludes variants such as its use in phrases like sustainable development, sustainable economy, sustainable politics, sustainable ecosystems and even demographics. Indeed the word and its meaning mimic the proverbial elephant where every stakeholder sees it from their view point. So what is sustainability?

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How Technology can aid a sustainable Not-For-Profit Organisation?

Technology – today when one talks about technology, the default reasoning seems to go to computers, mobile phones, the internet to mention but a few. However, the origins of the word technology can be traced to a conjunction of the Greek word  ‘tekhne’ (for art, craft) and ‘logia’ (plural for word) to form ‘tekhnologia’ (for systematic treatment).

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Examples where Technology enable a sustainable Not-For-Profit Organisation?

In this section we aim to highlight innovative information technology solutions for sustainable CSOs. The reference of this is based on ICT solutions derived from what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of social, mobile, cloud and big data. With this 3rd platform, the usual notion that one needs Enterprise ICT as we knew it holds sway gives way to the new era of the commoditization of ICT. We will also be doing this in conjunction with the business model canvass mentioned in the previous section.

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