The Digital Transformation is just startingWe got an update about Oracles overall cloud & mobile strategy that drives the digital transformation. Nowadays there is a huge demand on business agility due to disruptive technologies and market shifts.
Oracles answer to these requirements are the upcoming Cloud Services
- Integration Cloud Service (ICS)
- Process Cloud Service (PCS)
- Mobile Cloud Service (MCS)
and SaaS solutions running on Oracles PaaS (Database Cloud Service, Java Cloud Service). The main focus for the upcoming releases for Oracle SOA/BPM/ACM 12c is on stability & improvements.
The nice thing about the ofmForum is that there wasn't just slides but on the most products real working demos. On day 2 there were 3 parallel tracks dedicated for SOA, BPM/ACM and WebLogic&Mobile. The experts gave demos on API Catalog, API Manager, StreamExplorer, Event Processing, Mobile Alta UI & OSB Integration for SOAP to REST transformations, MAF, ICS, PCS, MCS and the Java Cloud Service (JCS) plus Developer Cloud Service. Really a lot of new acronyms to learn ;)
Day 3/4 was dedicated to 4 parallel Workshops with a lot of hands-on sessions. (SOA, BPM/ACM, Mobile Application Framework (MAF), Multichannel Enablement). I attended the Multichannel workshop. Based on an existing SOAP-Webservice we used OSB 12c to transform it (without coding) to a REST JSON based service. On top of that we built a mobile app with MAF. In the end I had a running MAF application on my real iOS device.
Networking & Get-together
Besides the cool and new technologies there were a lot of chances to network and get in touch with Oracle Product Managers and Partners. I enjoyed it a lot meeting persons I only knew from twitter or blogs. Thanks for all the great conversations! Further, Budapest is an amazing city! Good food, wine & bars and historical locations. Thanks Jürgen and Oracle for the nice dinner in the spoon restaurant. And if you are in Budapest check out the Simpla Kertmozi, a pretty cool "ruin bar":)
I am really looking forward for the next OFM Forum 2016. Which location will be next?
See more cool pictures of the event in the twitter stream #ofmForum