Portal Architecture, Design and Implementation Issues

This paper resulted from building a large scale enterprise portal for a major bank. It covers performance aspects (caching, request handling, Java problems) as well as architectural issues (fragment architecture, data-warehouse connection, personalization and rule engine integration). Quite technical. 100+ pages.

Enterprise Portal Technology

Starting with reliability problems of large scale portals, this workshop deals with performance, physical and logical architecture, information and distribution models, Java peculiarities and personalization. Can take anywhere between 4 hours minimum and 2-3 full days if going into details of physical architecture (security, loadbalancing) too.