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Best Of JBoss World

Over the years, several session speakers have emerged as event celebrities and several subjects have emerged as must-see attractions, garnering standing-room-only crowds. This track serves as a home to their sessions.

Expert Forum - JBoss World

Hosts:

Ashesh Badani — Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

Panelists:

Mark Little — Senior Director Engineering, Middleware, Red Hat
Rich Sharples — Director of Middleware, Product Management, Red Hat
Bob McWhirter — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Dan Allen — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Mark Proctor — Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat
Burr Sutter — Product Management, Red Hat
Jason Greene — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Join this Q&A panel, hosted by Ashesh Badani, senior director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, to help you make decisions on the technologies and standards driving your next-generation JBoss Community projects and JBoss Enterprise Middleware products. Questions for our all-star panel will be driven by the audience (using a walk-up mic), along with attendee questions that were asked throughout the week via Twitter (#jbforum) and a question drop-box located on the Harbor Level.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Enterprise Insights: JBoss World

This track will break down how open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge. We'll show you why open source software is more secure, has a lower cost and higher value, is interoperable with thousands of ISVs, and is essential for the success and growth of your organization.

The JBoss Recipe: Heaps of Java & Middleware Seasoned with Open Source & Cloud

Ashesh Badani — Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

It has been five years since JBoss became a part of the Red Hat family. While some has stayed the same, much has changed in the industry. Java has become more open than ever. Millions of developers and thousands of enterprises depend on Java everyday for simple web applications and complex low latency transaction processing. JBoss has transformed from supporting a single J2EE appplication server to providing a complete enterprise-class middleware portfolio.

What were the successes and challenges in that journey? How has the product set and open source market evolved? How has developer perception changed? What have been the business drivers and technology triggers? Who is the middleware competition? What is the future role for Java? Where will JBoss be five years from now? In this session, Ashesh Badani will try and address these and many more such questions.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 1.0 / 5.0

It's Important to Get Middleware Right

Clay Olbon — Senior Manager, Accenture
Steve Fisher — Senior Manager, Accenture

Hear two real-world middleware case studies from Accenture that feature leading edge, highly customizable, complex Red Hat implementations.

Redhat.com: Accenture is helping transform Red Hats online web presence, building a common portal and web content management environment to improve the customer experience. The redesigned site is being built on top of the latest version of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform and JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Site Publisher. This session will focus on some of the key innovations involved in creating a highly customized, fully content-managed web presence for a very large global site. Key topics will include: workflow customization using JBoss jBPM and internationalization/localization of content for multiple sites and languages.

Business rule management system on SOA: Accenture is helping an insurance client deliver a new strategic architecture to support quote, purchase, and mid-term adjustments through direct web, call centre, and aggregator channels. A key business requirement is agility and supporting the business to initiate change without requiring any IT involvement. This session will focus on how JBoss Enterprise BRMS (Business Rules Management System) was used as the underlying rules technology, and how Accenture is working with Red Hat to integrate the Rules Engine into the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) component of the architecture.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Jumpstart Your SOA with JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform

Chuck Mosher — Principal Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Although the benefits of adopting a service-oriented architecture (SOA) are many, in practice enterprises experience major challenges in migrating their IT environments toward agile, SOA-based frameworks. Our experience has shown that one of the key stumbling blocks in SOA adoption is fundamental dealing with all the disparate data already present in the enterprise.

Analysts estimate that over 70 percent of the “services” in an SOA are actually data services. One of the reasons that this creates a challenge is because of the impedance mismatch between the different types of data: SOA-oriented data is for the most part XML-based, whereas the vast majority of data already present in the enterprise is in the form of relationally-structured data in a database.

In this session, Chuck Mosher will introduce JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform, an optional new add-on to JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform that addresses this challenge. JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform is based on the industry-leading data integration technology that Red Hat acquired from MetaMatrix in 2007. Now completely open source (based on the Teiid project at jboss.org/teiid), JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform is fully integrated with JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform and provides a powerful set of tools that elegantly solve one of the hardest problems in SOA development getting to the data.

This session will include:

  • A discussion about the overall design and architecture of the technology
  • An introduction to the tooling for rapidly creating data services
  • An overview of common data integration use cases/patterns
  • A live demo

Come and hear how to jumpstart your SOA with data services!

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform BoF

Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat
Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is the next-generation ESB and business process automation infrastructure that enables superior business execution, responsiveness, and flexibility in a cost-effective, open platform. In this session, Ken Johnson and Pierre Fricke will discuss the future roadmap for JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, as well as changes in our industry that are impacting application integration and SOA infrastructure as we move toward cloud computing.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business?

Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat

Over the past year, enterprises have been placing an increasing number of their applications and business services in the cloud to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud model. However, other applications and business services remain behind the firewall or in gated communities for reasons of control, domain isolation, and culture.

More enterprises are developing strategies to integrate these applications and services, wherever they may be deployed, to support their specific, proprietary, and public business processes while enabling greater flexibility and business agility. That strategy increasingly centers on service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration and business process automation.

Join Pierre Fricke and Ken Johnson for this informative session and explore the progress since JBoss World 2010 in:

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • How SOA and business process automation maximize the value of cloud and on-premise deployments
  • Benefits for the enterprise and its value chain
  • Hurdles that have been overcome

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business? (replay)

Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat

Over the past year, enterprises have been placing an increasing number of their applications and business services in the cloud to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud model. However, other applications and business services remain behind the firewall or in gated communities for reasons of control, domain isolation, and culture.

More enterprises are developing strategies to integrate these applications and services, wherever they may be deployed, to support their specific, proprietary, and public business processes while enabling greater flexibility and business agility. That strategy increasingly centers on service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration and business process automation.

Join Pierre Fricke and Ken Johnson for this informative session and explore the progress since JBoss World 2010 in:

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • How SOA and business process automation maximize the value of cloud and on-premise deployments
  • Benefits for the enterprise and its value chain
  • Hurdles that have been overcome

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 2.0 / 5.0

What's New: JBoss World

Linux in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest in open source virtualization, middleware, infrastructure, security, desktop technology, messaging, storage, and more.

ESB Reloaded - Project SwitchYard

Keith Babo — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

The Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) has emerged as an indispensable tool for building and hosting applications within a service-oriented architecture (SOA). ESBs have evolved from their early roots as a runtime platform for SOA to full-featured middleware platforms in their own right. While there are plenty of examples as to why this has been a positive development for developers and architects, there is a also a dark side. Feature creep in the ESB market has created bloated and inflexible runtimes, closed development environments that limit technology choice, and convoluted service models that produce applications that are hard to develop, test, and govern.

Not to worry though Project SwitchYard is here to save the day! Brought to you by the same team that created JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, SwitchYard is a new project with a fresh look at what an ESB can do. SwitchYard provides a service development and runtime framework that helps define, test, and manage the important details of your service it’s contract, policies, configuration, composition, and management.

In this session, Keith Babo will provide a whirlwind tour of all things SwitchYard, beginning with a technology overview to get you oriented and quickly moving to guided examples of using SwitchYard to develop service-oriented applications.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Cloudy Middleware

Mark Little — Senior Director Engineering, Middleware, Red Hat
Tobias Kunze — Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

At Red Hat, we’ve been working hard toward a broad and open cloud stack that covers everything from IaaS through PaaS to SaaS. Among these, PaaS will likely be of most interest to the JBoss developer. But what exactly is this “platform”? What am I, as a developer, going to code against? And what am I, with my operator hat on, going to monitor and manage?

In this session, Mark Little and Tobias Kunze will give attendees a look into the work that Red Hat has been doing around PaaS with community efforts such as SteamCannon and with product efforts such as the Makara platform, which Red Hat acquired last year.

Mark and Tobias will also demonstrate how you can develop your JBoss applications in the usual manner and then transparently migrate them to a JBoss-oriented PaaS using Makara. And they’ll show you how to set your applications to scale up and down based on evolving needs. They’ll also discuss where Red Hat is going with PaaS in the future.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

JBoss Operations & Management in the Cloud

Charles Crouch — Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat
Alan Santos — Product Manager, Red Hat

The march toward cloud-enabled applications, services, and middleware is relentless. Did you know that your currently managed applications and services could be cloud-enabled with no new development? Whether you are planning entirely new deployments in the cloud, virtualizing legacy applications, or opportunistically expanding portions of your IT off-premise, JBoss Operations Network will virtualize and automate your existing resources to simplify and accelerate that march.

In this session, Charles Crouch and Alan Santos will share best practices, and will discuss and demo the upcoming operational features common to all managed JBoss products, including:

  • On- and off-premise configuration and performance management
  • Off-premise elasticity with responsive, policy-driven provisioning and configuration
  • Application-oriented virtualization with JBoss Enterprise Middleware

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss

Hosts:

Maureen Fleming — Program Vice President, Business Process Management and Middleware, IDC

Panelists:

Snigdha Ganta — Manager, Java Application Servers (Java Hosting), Systems Engineering, IT, Union Pacific Railroad
Vasu Vattipalli — Principal Architect, Ground Systems, DigitalGlobe, Inc.
Vijay Varre — Senior Architect, Architecture & Engineering, PNC Financial Services Group

In this interactive panel discussion, JBoss customers will offer their views and opinions on issues relevant to today’s marketplace, and discuss emerging trends and their individual experiences working with JBoss Enterprise Middleware. This session will include brief presentations from each panelist, a hosted discussion on industry topics, and an opportunity for the audience to interact directly with the panelists. Gain new perspectives on industry trends, bring your middleware questions, and learn from the experts.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2.0 / 5.0