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Oracle Fusion Applications is a very complex product that relies on a number of components. One of them is Oracle Fusion Middleware for Oracle Identity Management, which in turn is built using Oracle Forms, Reports, WebLogic, HTTP server and other products. Here we are briefly describing installation of the WebLogic. Oracle Fusion Middleware components are not included in Oracle Fusion Application Media Pack - they need to be downloaded separately. Once you unpack components and start installer you will be presented with the following WebLogic welcome screen: After you provide answers to all the questions and installation is completed WebLogic Quick Start will help you create sample domains: When domain is created you will be presented with the summary screen confirming success: ... (more)

Oracle Fusion Applications - Installation and First Impressions (Part 5)

Oracle Forms and Reports are Fusion Middleware components needed for OFA installation. Forms is a GUI tool used to develop, generate and run database front end applications. Reports is a GUI tool used to develop, generate and run database reports. For the purposes of Oracle Fusion Applications installation we will secure Forms and Reports with Identity Management. Once you download and unzip  Oracle Forms and Reports software and run installer you will be presented with the welcome screen: Forms installer will recognize WebLogic software we deployed in one of the previous steps ... (more)

Oracle Fusion Applications - Installation and First Impressions (Part 6)

Oracle HTTP Server provides HTTP listener services for Oracle WebLogic. Once you download software ( it is a part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Media Pack; HTTP server resides in Oracle Fusion Middleware Web Tier Utilities 11g DVD ), unzip it and run installer you will be presented with welcome screen: Installer will recognize the existing WebLogic installation: You can select components you want to get installed - we picked both HTTP server and Web cache: Here we provided HTTP component details: Here is screen that shows installation progress: This is installation complete... (more)

Oracle Fusion Applications - Installation and First Impressions (Part 7)

Oracle Fusion Applications Provisioning is the überinstaller for OFA. Based on your input and its knowledge about OFA dependencies it will prepare and deploy OFA components to appropriate target locations. Provisioning Plan is driving the installation process. It is created when you select this option from Provisioning Wizard:   Here you pick components Provisioning Plan is created for - we chose Oracle Financials module: Wizard will show you topology summary and details about the chosen configuration: Here we provide Access Manager details: Here we supply Oracle Identity ... (more)

Column Store, In-Memory, MPP Databases and Oracle

( For latest information on Oracle 12c database update please refer to the following article: Oracle 12c Database and How It Relates to SAP Hana ) RDBMSs are stable and mature products. While there is nothing radically new on horizon that would challenge Codd's relational theory and related advances in data processing there are some developments that force established vendors like Oracle to come up with new features and products. Column Stores and Oracle Column store concept has been around for quite a while. Vendors like HP Vertica grabbed some market share in data warehousing seg... (more)