Virtualization – M&S Consulting

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At M&S, we are going virtual all the way. We have delivered a number of virtualized environments for customers. Some have been for Oracle Middleware solutions, some for complete Microsoft domains. Some for open source system. And many for development instances. We have tinkered with going totally virtual for own infrastructure over the years, but decided to avoid biting the bullet for a number of reasons: migration time/effort has typically been at the top of the list. But with the improvements in virtualization technology, advantages proven now over years, apparent “stickiness” of the leading players, our own maturity in this … Read More

Enterprise 2.0 vs Web 2.0

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These words are being used more and more. Of course, it was just a matter of time before the popularity and creativity of “Web 2.0” as a buzzword was reused, extended, and blatantly copied for other innovations in the technology space. Integration – Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA and BPEL

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Oracle Corporation has recently published a white paper written by M&S Consulting, where we take the opportunity to outline an integration approach to using Oracle BPEL.

A Technical Case Study – Creating an Oracle BPEL adapter to integrate with – Feb 2009

Below is the introduction to the article, which goes on to detail (with step-by-step screenshots) how to achieve integration with…

SOA with M&S: Demystify, Discipline, and Deliver

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SOA Labels

Among their many characteristics, all too often SOA projects have been labeled in their worst moments as:

  • Overly complex in architecture, design, and communication to the organization
  • Lacking the ability to control costs during implementation and maintenance
  • Difficult to attract and retain talent with valuable experience, deep skills, and real success

It’s Not SOA’s Fault

Guess what. None of these are characteristics of SOA, but instead…

Oracle Database vs Sun MySQL

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Well, this is a topic we have reviewed numerous times over the years for projects and customers. The fact is, like most important decisions, picking a winner is based mostly on your specific needs. Of the many aspects we review, we will discuss one line of thought in this article.

If there is in-house expertise in Oracle, and management is happy with the skills, productivity of existing staff, and license fees, stick with it. I don’t know many — actually, I don’t know any — CIOs or Directors in IT Management that have been berated for choosing Oracle as an enterprise-wide database platform.

That said, if the strategic decision to use Oracle database for all purposes hasn’t been made, MySQL is worth a very serious look, especially for …