We have all built an Oracle Middleware box from scratch once. But, if you ever build an Oracle Middleware box from scratch twice, you’re doing it wrong! (click to tweet). Okay, maybe that is a little extreme. Surely there are some business requirements that justify building multiple Middleware deployments from scratch, but you should certainly do everything in your power to avoid it. Here’s how you should be implementing Oracle Middleware with today’s tools. (If you don’t feel like reading, jump to the end to see how Blue Medora makes your life a whole lot easier).
Oracle Middleware is designed from the ground up to be both vertically and horizontally scalable. Unfortunately, most implementations of Oracle Middleware do not effectively leverage these capabilities and many admins focus only on scaling vertically. To maximize your Oracle Middleware investment, you must have an appropriate strategy to horizontally scale within your private/public crowd.