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Rewards Demo With the latest release of JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.3.1 we have been given the chance to deploy it on JBoss EAP 6, the lightning fast product that will change our development lives forever. I could not pass up a chance to update my existing demo projects and here you will find the results. Architecture The new project setup deploys JBoss BRMS 5.3.1 deployable ee6 wars into the JBoss EAP 6 application platform. The project has been updated completely to facilitate this install. You just need to get a copy of the project, provide copies of the products as described in the README files, and run  the provided init.sh script. A target directory will be created, installing JBoss EAP 6.0.1, deploying JBoss BRMS 5.3.1 components, copying over configuration and security setting through the support/* files, and you are ready to rumble! Quickstart Once you have the ... (more)

Ready to Rumble with JBoss IIE Home Loan Demo?

The original Home Mortgage Demo project started out with Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform (SOA-P) and Red Hat JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) to integrate rules, services, ESB, and BPEL orchestration to pre-qualify home loan requests. In later versions we took this demo project forward with the more recent versions of both JBoss SOA-P and JBoss BRMS, but the final step was to leverage the existing components, such as the decision services and the BPEL orchestration services. Part I – introduction and project setup We walk you through the setup and contents of the Red Hat... (more)

The Attack of Oracle Guest

Last October I published a post that identified the features that both JBoss Data Grid and Oracle Coherence provide (link). My goal was to establish a baseline for the features that a data grid should provide. It was not to state that one data grid was better than the other. Little did I know an Oracle employee would respond by attacking Red Hat, its engineers, and myself. It is fear? Is it hostility? I don’t know. I have engaged in discussions with competitors before. Roman and I engaged in a competitive discussion in response to one of my posts comparing IBM WebSphere and JBo... (more)

Evolution and Innovation in Middleware

2013 middleware predictions by Red Hat's Craig Muzilla. This post originally appeared on Dec. 18, 2012. Last year, I offered my thoughts on trends and developments that the market would see in 2012. At that time, I felt that we were looking at a continued emphasis on cloud, while mobile and backend integration technologies would rise in prominence within enterprise IT. I think the industry made progress in all three areas: analysts indicate huge adoption of mobile technologies as a substitute for what would have typically been a laptop or desktop computer; at Red Hat we saw an u... (more)

Big Data and the Flying V

Big Data in Theory What is it? It’s big data. Right? I’m not sure if I like the term Big Data. I think it’s right up there with the term Cloud. I do, however, like the framework created by Doug Laney: Volume, Velocity, and Variety. It’s the de facto description of Big Data, and it predates the Big Data phenomenon. That, and I like both alliteration and the KISS principle. Who doesn’t? Here is my, albeit short, interpretation of the 3Vs. Volume – More data. Velocity – Data (in), faster. Information (out), faster. Variety – More data sources and / or formats. What about the Flying V... (more)