Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $49.85
  • Save: $4.20 (8%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Middleware and Cloud Comp... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Middleware and Cloud Computing: Oracle on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace Cloud and RightScale (Volume 1) Paperback – April 28, 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$45.65
$32.00 $0.98
click to open popover


Editorial Reviews

Review

"This cloud book is worth looking first... My curiosity has led me to explore chapters that I wouldn't feel concerned about, simply because the book naturally invites you to read it." --Willy Tarreau, Developer of HAProxy

"... 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)

From the Publisher

Independent, comprehensive and engaging.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Munz & More Press (April 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980798000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980798005
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,185,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Jim Boles on February 3, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you want the lay-of-the-land of the cloud space, then Frank Munz's sweeping volume is for you. As you would expect from a Ph.D. the expansive yet down-to-earth thesis begins with a definition of terms and builds to a comprehensive synopsis of cloud architecture.

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
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I bought "Middleware and Cloud Computing" as a complementary book when I ordered the classic AWS book written by Amazon itself.
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.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
With the explosion of Internet content, especially that for the IT industry, it leaves an interesting question hanging over the worth (if any) of IT textbooks. When you can find an answer on just about anything online, what's the point of shelling out money, especially for IT texts that have been overpriced for sometime?

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 ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I was likely to gain this book directly form Frank Munz and I am delighted. It explodes a point of view committed and independent on the keys of a transition towards Cloud.

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 !!!!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Middleware and Cloud Computing: Oracle on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace Cloud and RightScale (Volume 1)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Middleware and Cloud Computing: Oracle on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace Cloud and RightScale (Volume 1)