Kubernetes Dashboard Deep Dive…

In this blog, you will get familiar with the Kubernetes Cluster UI Dashboard and with the various components that are pre-deployed in your sandbox environment.

Kubernetes Dashboard UI is a web-based interface that lets you visually see all the different components of the Kubernetes cluster, as well as to deploy and manage Applications via Containers running on Pods. It also provides ability to overview the health of the various components and troubleshoot your various components specifications.

The Kubernetes Dashboard UI comes with a vertical menu. Let’s review the main sections in this menu:

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Kubernetes 101: Get familiar with Kubernetes…

This Kubernetes workshop aims to get you familiar, via experimentation, across the various components that make up the important aspects of Kubernetes, as a platform to host and manage the life-cycle of Microservices.

Kubernetes is an open-source platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts, providing container-centric infrastructure

Kubernetes provides a container-centric management environnement. It orchestrates computing, networking, and storage infrastructure on behalf of user workloads. This provides much of the simplicity of Platform as a Service (PaaS) with the flexibility of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and enables portability across infrastructure providers.

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Oracle Live Hands-On Workshop Series (Sep – Nov 2018)

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Autonomous Data Warehouse Workshop:

Think self-driving is just for cars?   Think again.

Join us in this exclusive event and get hands-on with the self-driving Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse cloud.  See how Oracle is changing how businesses manage data and use analytics in the new era of automation.  Discover the combined power of Oracle’s autonomous strategy as we show you how to unlock the value of data and reduce risk in your data management platform.

Start the day with a briefing on how autonomous data management helps to empower you to differentiate your business through smarter insights, faster analytics and discover new ways to capitalize on your most valuable asset — your data.  Following the briefing is a chance to get roll up your sleeves and get hands on with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud.

The Hands-on Lab:

In this hands-on lab you will get first-hand experience with Oracle’s new Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud.

• You will provision a new ADWC database and see how you can connect your tools to your database.
• You will work with Database Services and the sample data sets provided.
• You will load a local file from your computer to your Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Database, see how you can connect a data visualization tool and build dashboards with the tool.
• You will scale your database and experience the elasticity of Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud.

Hands on Lab Pre-requisites:

A laptop able to connect via wireless with a minimum of 8GB of Memory and 3GB of storage (Windows laptops preferred with administration rights required to install Oracle SQL Developer and Oracle Data Visualization Desktop)

• Oracle SQL Developer
• Oracle Data Visualization Desktop
• (above software will be provided if needed)

Presenter:   Alex Blyth / Michael Charbonnier


Event Locations & Registration:

SYDNEY – ORACLE OFFICE – Tuesday 21st August
MELBOURNE – ORACLE OFFICE – Wednesday 22nd August
BRISBANE – ORACLE OFFICE – Thursday 23rd August
CANBERRA – ORACLE OFFICE – Friday 24th August
PERTH – ORACLE OFFICE – Tuesday 28th August
ADELAIDE – ORACLE OFFICE – Wednesday 29th August
WELLINGTON – CLIFTONS – Thursday 30th August
AUCKLAND – ORACLE OFFICE – Friday 31st August



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Autonomous AppDev Workshop:

As organisations focus on delivering innovation fast, they want a secure set of comprehensive, integrated cloud services to build new applications and run their most demanding enterprise workloads.

Built with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and groundbreaking machine-learning (ML) algorithms, Oracle Cloud Platform autonomous services offer self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing capabilities, enabling organisations to lower cost, reduce risk and accelerate innovation.

In this short workshop, you’ll see applications being built using a variety of modern App Dev technologies and principles, using the following agenda:

  1. From Data to Available Datasets with REST APIs, 3 ways
  2. User Experience via Development Tools (Web/HTML5, Mobile, Bots)
  3. Blockchain Enabling Critical Elements
  4. Integrating Applications, supporting Modern App Dev

Audience:  IT Managers, Architects, Developers

Optional Hands-on Session:
At the end of this workshop, there will be a hands-on element specifically with the Autonomous Visual Builder Cloud Service, therefore will need to bring your Wi-Fi enabled laptop and mobile phone with you.


Event Locations & Registration (registration links TBC)

SYDNEY – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Wednesday 5th September

BRISBANE – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Thursday 11th September
CANBERRA – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Wednesday 12th September
MELBOURNE – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Thursday 13th September
PERTH – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Tuesday 18th September
ADELAIDE – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Thursday 20th September
WELLINGTON – CLIFTONS  –  Tuesday 25th September
AUCKLAND – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Thursday 27th September

 



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Autonomous Mobile Workshop:

“A chatbot is a computer program which attempts to maintain a conversation with a person”. – Wikipedia

Intelligent bots are computer programs that leverage artificial intelligence to enable natural conversations with people.  The recent advancements in machine learning and the convergence of compute power and big data are bringing artificial intelligence into the mainstream.

The Oracle Bots platform helps organisations engage with their customers and employees through common instant messaging and chat clients, like Facebook Messenger and WeChat, or by adding conversational features to their mobile apps. Chatbots are an extension of the Oracle Mobile Cloud Platform .

Join us for this Workshop to find out more about how Oracle is approaching this innovative and transformative technology to help build the next generation mobile channel.

Audience:   Business Managers, User Experience Managers, Developers, Architects

Presenter:   TBC


Event Locations & Registration:   (registration links TBC)

BRISBANE – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Tuesday, 23 October
SYDNEY – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Thursday, 25 October
MELBOURNE – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Tuesday, 30 October
CANBERRA – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Thursday, 1 November
PERTH – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Tuesday, 20 November
ADELAIDE – ORACLE OFFICE  –  Thursday, 22 November
WELLINGTON – ORACLE OFFICE  –  TBC
AUCKLAND – ORACLE OFFICE  –  TBC


 

Autonomous Data Warehouse – Live Workshop Series

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Think self-driving is just for cars?  Think again.

Join us in this exclusive event and get hands-on with the self-driving Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse cloud. See how Oracle is changing how businesses manage data and use analytics in the new era of automation. Discover the combined power of Oracle’s autonomous strategy as we show you how to unlock the value of data and reduce risk in your data management platform.

Start the day with a briefing on how autonomous data management helps to empower you to differentiate your business through smarter insights, faster analytics and discover new ways to capitalize on your most valuable asset — your data. Following the briefing is a chance to get roll up your sleeves and get hands on with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud.

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Teaching How to Provision Oracle Autonomous API Platform and API Gateway

Oracle is adding a secret recipe to all their Cloud Services with a nice touch of Machine Learning. This makes it possible to have the new series of “Autonomous” Cloud Services that are self-driving, self-healing and self-securing. Stay tuned, because we are going to keep listening a lot about them.

In this blog I am going to show you how to provision an Autonomous API Platform environment and then provision and register an API Gateway, running on a separate Oracle Linux VM on IaaS.

This is a graphical view of what I will be doing in this blog:

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Live workshop – Need to understand how Containers, Kubernetes and the Modern App Dev Platforms fit together?

 

The importance of application development is going beyond IT, helping organisations build out their core value, and innovating their business models to stay competitive. With modern application development platforms, organisations can rapidly build solutions that help to innovate how they operate and serve their customers.

 

Modern application development platforms enablement organisations to develop and deploy applications in the cloud that support business agility which has the added advantage of significant cost savings.

 

In this workshop, you’ll see applications being built using a variety of modern application development technologies and principles.

 

In this session we will cover:

 

  • Data samples to available datasets with RESTAPIs
  • User experience via development tools (web,HTML5, mobile, bots)
  • Blockchain enabling critical elements
  • Integrating applications, supporting modern application development
  • Blending real-time external data with machine learning and autonomous datasets

 

Optional Hands-on Session

At the end of this workshop, we’ll be running a hands-on session and you will need to bring your Wi-Fi enabled laptop and mobile phone with you.

 

Register now to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Event Locations & Registration

 

SYDNEY

Tuesday 31st July

9:00am – 12:00pm

Register

Teaching How to Provision Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) with Cloud Stack and Terraform

We have covered multiple blogs on how to use Terraform to help automate the provisioning of environments and treat your Infrastructure as Code. Until now, for PaaS stacks, we have used Terraform together with Oracle PaaS Service Manager (PSM) CLI. This gives us great flexibility to script our own tailored PaaS stacks the way we want them. However, with flexibility comes responsibility, and in this case, if we choose to use PSM CLI, it’s up to us to script the whole provisioning/decommission of components that make up the stack. As well as what to do if we encounter an error half-way through, so that we leave things consistently.

A simpler way to provision PaaS stacks is by making use of Oracle Cloud Stack, that treats all components of the stack as a single unit, where all sub-components are provisioned/decommissioned transparently for us. For example, Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) stack, is made of Oracle DB Cloud Service (DBCS), Integration Cloud Service (ICS), Process Cloud Service (PCS), Visual Builder Cloud Service (VBCS), IaaS, storage, network, etc. If we use Oracle Cloud Stack to provision an environment, we only have to pass a YAML template with the configuration of the whole stack and then, Cloud Stack handles the rest. Pretty awesome huh?

Similarly, as we have done in the past, we are going to use a “Build Server”. This will be used as a platform to help us provision our PaaS stacks. When provisioning this “Build Server”, I will add all the tooling it requires as part of its bootstrap process. For this, I am using Vagrant + Terraform, so that I can also treat my “Build Server” as “infrastructure as code” and I can easily get rid of it, after I built my target PaaS stack.

This is a graphical view of what I will be doing in this blog to provision an OIC stack via Cloud Stack:

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