My presentations at OOW 2014 (See you there!)

Here’s where I will hang out (and in some cases speak) during the OOW:

Sunday, Sep 28 3:30pm – Moscone South – 310

Monday, Sep 29 8:30am – 4:00pm (more...)

big thanks to Jim Czuprynski for NEOOUG meeting presentations

Jim the smooth talking always motivated Oracle Ace Director did two great presentations for us here at NEOOUG on Friday September 19th.

His presentations can be found 12c SQL that almost tunes itself and 12c How hot is your data?

Thanks Jim!

U2 and the Power of the Cloud: It’s Not About the Device

A reminder, based on the recent furor over the distribution of a U2 album from the cloud on to Apple devices. Cloud power, for sure.

But, cloud power is not about the device.

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Shame this ad turned out to be a hoax. It contains (more...)

Don’t Miss This! Leverage Endeca extension with iProcurement to Increase Operating Profit

Presenting at Sangam14 - Sunday November 9th 2014 in Bangalore, India

is our own

AnbuKartikeyan Jagadeeswaran.


Join him as he presents his white paper 'Leverage Endeca extension with iProcurement to Increase Operating Profit'.

Sangam is the largest independent Oracle Event in India and this is its 6th Annual Oracle Users Conference.  Beginning Friday, November 7th there are a variety of great topics and events. 

To get more information and to Sign Up Now! (more...)

OOW 2014 #CLONEATTACK Comes to OTN Lounge

Yes, Monday, 9/29 from 3:30 - 5:00 We'll be hosting a #CLONEATTACK at the OTN Lounge in Moscone South Lobby.

#CloneAttack is your chance to install a complete Delphix lab environment on your Windows or Mac laptop for you to play with and experiment at any time. Experts Kyle Hailey, Steve Karam, Adam Bowen, Ben Prusinski, and Tim Gorman will help attendees install virtual machine OVA files for the lab environment, and will work one-on-one (more...)

SPARC M7 Sneak Peek

Following the publicly available SPARC processor roadmap, Oracle recently disclosed technology details of its upcoming SPARC processor, known as the SPARC M7, at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California. 

The M7's most significant innovations revolve around what is known as "software in silicon," a design approach that places software functions directly into the processor for faster application performance.  Examples include Database Query Acceleration, Data Compression/Decompression, and Application Data Integrity.

While the SPARC (more...)

Become a Better Oracle Linux System Administrator With Professional Certification From Oracle

Install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Oracle Linux 6 more precisely, with fewer performance issues as an Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator.

Beta testing is now underway for the new Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration exam (1Z1-105) for the greatly discounted rate of US$50.

The Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator certification is required in addition to passing this exam to earn the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Linux 6 (more...)

Interesting observation about standby redo logs in Data Guard

Some of you might have followed the discussion around the number of standby redo logs on twitter, but since 140 characters are woefully short for the complete story here’s the writeup that prompted the question. This is a test with 12.1.0.2 on virtualised Linux, repeated on a proper platform with physical hardware.

First of all here’s my setup. I have a dbca-based database (CDB, but doesn’t matter) that features 3 groups for (more...)

Do your customers know more than your agents? Shift the equation with this webcast Thurs, Sept 25 at 2 pm ET featuring Amberleaf

| Sep 22, 2014

Have you ever called a contact center and known more about the company’s products and services than the agent? Or been bounced around to several different agents before you got the right answer?

That’s a recipe for customer service disaster. Don’t let that happen to your organization.

Tune into this webcast on Thursday, Sept 25 at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET to become the Master Chef of customer service with best practices (more...)

SystemTap into Oracle for Fun and Profit

Topic: This post is about using SystemTap for investigating and troubleshooting Oracle RDBMS. In particular you will learn how to probe Oracle processes and their userspace functions. These techniques aim to be useful as well as fun to learn for those keen into peeking under the hood of the technology and improve their effectiveness in troubleshooting and performance investigations.


Introduction


Userspace probing is a very powerful technique that can be used to complement the available (more...)

LDoms 3.1.1.1 is available

| Sep 22, 2014

Yes, you read that right, 3.1.1.1. Despite the numbering, there are a few important new features in this version. A summary is available in Oracle's Virtualization Blog, with more details in this OTN entry.

Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2014 Cometh

This time next week, we’ll be in the thick of the Oracle super-conference, the combination of Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne.

This year, our team and our larger organization, Oracle Applications User Experience, will have precisely a metric ton of activities during the week.

For the first time, our team will be doing stuff at JavaOne too. Anthony (@anthonyslai) will be talking about the IFTTPi workshop we built for the Java team for MakerFaire back in May (more...)

2014 Annual Bloggers Meetup

The Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup, one of our favorite events of OpenWorld, is happening at usual place and time thanks to Oracle Technology Network and Pythian.

What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2014

When: Wed, 1-Oct-2014, 5:30pm

Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (street view). Please comment with “COUNT ME IN” if coming — we need to know the attendance numbers.

Read more are at Alex (more...)

Join NetBeans Community at JavaOne

Geertjan Wielenga is a NetBeans product manager working at Oracle, focused on Java and HTML5 development with NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform. He is a Java technology enthusiast primarily interested in Java desktop technologies—in particular, application development on the NetBeans Platform. Wielenga tweets at @NetBeans and @geertjanw and blogs at https://blogs.oracle.com/geertjan/ 

Q: Tell us about NetBeans Community Day

Wielenga: NetBeans Community Day features the NetBeans community from around the world. Thirty speakers (more...)

Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: You Have Exalogic – Now What?

Some people don't even need the full two minutes to deliver their tech tip. Case in point, this tip from Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud product manager Bharath Reddy.

Bharath Reddy's Oracle OpenWorld Sessions

Click here to watch the complete list of 2 Minute Tech Tip videos.

T H March Adopts Modern Best Practice to Deliver Priceless Customer Service

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – maximizing your week – Cloud, Enterprise Manager

As an Oracle OpenWorld attendee for over 15 years, I usually find myself busy wrapping up projects before I arrive to the event. Sound familiar? read on.

Then after I arrive, the week goes by so quickly and on the last day of the event, I find there were activities I could have taken advantage if I had known about them. It wasn't that they weren't published somewhere, but found later buried in an email communication, mentioned in (more...)

Join NetBeans Community at JavaOne

Geertjan Wielenga is a NetBeans product manager working at Oracle, focused on Java and HTML5 development with NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform. He is a Java technology enthusiast primarily interested in Java desktop technologies—in particular, application development on the NetBeans Platform. Wielenga tweets at @NetBeans and @geertjanw and blogs at https://blogs.oracle.com/geertjan/ 

Q: Tell us about NetBeans Community Day

Wielenga: NetBeans Community Day features the NetBeans community from around the world. Thirty speakers (more...)

Oracle Database High Availability at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – Download Your Schedule Now !

Learn how to maximize High Availability and Data Protection for your Oracle Databases at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. This year's conference offers 15 Oracle Database High Availability sessions that cover the entire spectrum of the Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) - from database-integrated backup and recovery to zero data loss disaster protection to zero downtime maintenance. Discover how Oracle MAA and the latest HA enhancements with Oracle Database 12c can help you meet your availability service (more...)

ZFS Storage at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

| Sep 22, 2014
Join my colleagues and myself at this year's Oracle OpenWorld. We have five hands-on lab sessions available to attend. These are all heavily focused on 12c, MySQL, and the new RESTful API for the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.

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HOL9715 - Deploying Oracle Database 12c with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance 

September 29, (Monday) 2:45 PM - Hotel Nikko - Mendocino I/II
September 30, (Tuesday) 5:15 PM - Hotel Nikko - Mendocino I/II
HOL9718 - Managing and  (more...)