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Middleware and Cloud Computing: Oracle on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace Cloud and RightScale (Volume 1) Paperback – April 28, 2012
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"... this is definitely an excellent book to start with." --E. Fuentes, Switzerland
"... it is certainly a more objective book than the others I've read, explaining Amazon, Rackspace and RightScale together with plenty of third-party tools..." --A. Diaz
... this book is great way to jump right onto the cloud. --Sung Woo Cho (Seoul, South Korea)
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As you might expect from Oracle's Technologist of the year there is a consistent focus on Oracle's rich middleware technology stack, but does not lose sight of other key technologies such as Oracle VM, Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, and of course database technologies.
This volume is far from being an extended Oracle sales white paper. The majority of the writing covers what cloud is today.
* It compares Rackspace to Amazon cloud offerings
* The importance of SOA and how it is implemented in real terms without sales gibberish
* An extensive coverage of middleware provisioning, domains, filesystems, deployment suggestions, availability and backup and recovery.
This is an architectural document. Don't expect step by step how-to tutorials. I found it refreshing to see a relatively unbiased presentation coving Amazon's, Racksapace's, and Oracle's technologies all in one volume. Important architectural topics such as capacity planning, system scaling, pricing, and load balancing and more are covered in adequate depth.
It is a book in my toolbox I know I'll pull out just to see what Frank said on the topic
After reading both books I am convinced that Amazon has done a brilliant job!
But "Middleware and Cloud Computing" is a better choice for me because its main focus is on architecture and it mentions all known limitations of current cloud technology.
Both books are suitable if you are new to AWS, but "Middleware and Cloud Computing" explains the most important trade-offs that you are facing in real projects (EBS / S3 backed images, AWS Linux or other Linux distributions, Cloud Databases, SNS/SQS vs. JMS, software load balancers such as HAProxy or Amazon's elastic load balancing). The book also covers the second most important IaaS provider Rackspace including apps running on the Rackspace cloud, their REST API and their content distribution network Limelight.
There are detailed chapters about availability, scalability (AWS auto scaling) and monitoring.
It covers as well Oracle WebLogic server, SOA and Oracle Fusion Middleware including all the possibilities and options that currently exist when running Oracle products in the cloud. I never understood any of this from the available Oracle documentation (although I was spending many hours) so I especially enjoyed reading this part.
Overall, it is certainly a more objective book than the others I've read, explaining Amazon, Rackspace and RightScale together with plenty of third-party tools and their benefits.
Frank Munz's Middleware and Cloud Computing: Oracle on Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Cloud book is a good reminder of one key fact about text books in context of an internet society, they can save you a lot of research and time on the internet looking for the nitty-gritty details.
The book is clearly aimed at system administrators & architects who are looking for details about moving Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) products to the cloud. A healthy dose of system admin knowledge is required of readers, with discussions on operating system (particularly Linux), us of command lines, and a knowledge of networking concepts would greatly assist too. FMW knowledge isn't assumed, with an introductory chapter included, but knowledge in Oracle's WebLogic Server (WLS) would be highly beneficial to readers, and a familiarity of Java EE technologies too.
Munz's book is broken into logical halves. The first is a general introduction into "as a Service" cloud computing concepts. For readers who have heard the terminology but haven't kept up with all the in's and out's of what a cloud service is, this provides an opportunity to learn the lingo and also learn how to critique the cloud offerings, which is (let's just say) over hyped by IT marketing.
The first part of the book also takes care to look in depth at Amazon Web Services (AWS), including images, instances, storage and even pricing.Read more ›
As usual the books of Frank Munz are very well structured, didactic and easy to read.
I recommend this book for any Middleware Architect or administrator wishing to rock towards the Cloud offers.
Thank you for all your work !!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
poor content, doesnt explain how to install and configure Oracle stack in AWS cloudPublished 2 months ago by gusdelact
I have just started reading and believe i got interested in book as soon as i started from first page
It covers all aspect of cloud technology from the basics to managing... Read more
This book provides a great introduction to the topic of cloud computing and middleware. We currently use this book to teach a class on the topic at a private university. Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by SU
Content of the book is rich so I found interesting chapters which are detailed described, but I don't like parts connected with Oracle and commercial software.Published on May 6, 2012 by krakus
Excellent book for both cloud practitioners and novice alike. For people who haven't experienced anything about cloud computing, it's not really easy to understand the concepts and... Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Sung Woo Cho
I wasn't sure quite what to expect when I first opened this book.
However, Frank Munz has done a great job with this book, starting with an introductory section on cloud... Read more
You have heard about the Cloud and the interesting things it could offer but you do not have a clear idea about how to start, which provider to choose, what are the different... Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by Edelmiro Fuentes
If you search for an up-to-date hands-on tutorial on how to design or to enable your Oracle application in the cloud, then this is the right book for you. Go for it. Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by just be