05BPM 11g and Human Workflow Shadow Rows
by Adam Desjardin 3/5/14
During the OFM Forum last week, there were a few discussions around the relationship between the Human Workflow (WF_TASK*) tables in the SOA_INFRA schema and BPMN processes. It is important to know how these are related because it can have a performance impact. We have seen this performance issue several times when BPMN processes are used to model high volume system integrations without knowing all of the implications of using BPMN in this pattern.
17It is Not "BPM vs. BPEL"
by Dan Atwood 2/17/14
I'm not trying to sway the BPM vs. BPEL argument one way or the other, but I'd simply like to say that it is not a "vs.". Both have uses and both are synergistic with the other. If you use Oracle BPM, you're able to use BPEL as well for what it's best at. Your project might not need BPM, but here's my take on the BPM / BPEL fit and the overlaps as it applies to Oracle BPM and BPEL.
12Flex Fields in Oracle BPM 11g
by Dan Atwood 2/12/14
It is not your fault if you have struggled with Flex Fields in Oracle BPM. I know I'm not the quickest bunny in the forest, and I was reminded of that fact this week when asked by a customer how to use Flex Fields in their Oracle BPM project. Unless you use them on a very regular basis, it is very easy to completely forget how they are created and used. In this post, I'll go over Flex Fields and how you can learn how they are used with Oracle BPM 11g. As you might be aware, Flex Fields are a little convoluted to create and and use. They are not well documented, and the blogs and presentations I've seen have quite a bit of incorrect information. Flex Fields in Oracle BPM are important because:
30BPMInstitute.org's Brainstorm DFW
by Dan Atwood 1/30/14
Just a quick note to let you know that AVIO is planning on participating in BPMInstitute.org’s upcoming event in DFW. I'm a fan of the BrainStorm events and I believe that this might be the first one in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. BrainStorm DFW will feature their most popular Business Process Management and Business Architecture training courses as well as BPM certification and an evening mixer at the Hyatt Stockyards in Fort Worth over February 10-14. - Learn more about BrainStorm DFW - View training courses available - Learn more about BPM Certification - View details about the evening mixer
28What are Your SOA and BPM New Year’s Resolutions?
by Kris Nelson 1/28/14
As we enter 2014, it is always good to take stock of our accomplishments as well as lay out new goals for the New Year. There is so much activity in the SOA/BPM space that it can be challenging to focus on the key activities that will best help you reach your business and IT goals. Below are some ideas to get you started for your 2014 SOA and BPM New Year’s resolutions: