People will commonly ask me this question, which has a very wide range as the answer. You can get an app build on oDesk for nearly free - i.e. $2000 or less. Will it provide the functionality you need? It might! Do you need a website that does the same thing? Do you need a database (i.e. something beyond the app) to store your data for your customers?
I am a Software Architect working for Capgemini The Netherlands. I've done some 20 years now of Software Engineering, mainly with Oracle technology. The last years I've done a lot of work in the RFID world, making Software Architectures and finding my way in the SOA world.
I'll use this blog to filter my ideas around Software Engineering, Oracle and some of hobbies, hiking, geology and birding
WLI is no more. Well, not exactly, not yet at least, but Oracle made it pretty clear : WLI will have a 9 year support but after that, clients will have to move toward BPEL PM. Knowing that WLI 8.1 is the most widely used version, that changes the whole situation since it will ceased to be supported … next year … (September 2011)
The latest enterprise version of MongoDB (3.2) includes a new BI Connector to enable business intelligence, analytics and reporting tools, that only "speak" SQL, to access data in a MongoDB database, using ODBC.
If you are using the MongoDB Connector for Hadoop and you have enabled authentication on your MongoDB database (eg. auth=true) you may find that you are prevented from getting data in to or out of the database.
Here is a very interesting blog entry from Mia Urman . It is a treasure for those who (don't want to) fight with that installation steps. See particularly the " Installation & Configuration: Tips & Tricks for installing Weblogic and Oracle Forms 11g"...