UL Secures Customers’ Access to Certification Status While Protecting Intellectual Property

Equipped with requirements to provide customers with access to information on product-testing and certification status, as well as additional information on the company’s services, UL needed to ensure that it could provide this information without exposing confidential intellectual property information to the wrong parties. In pursuit of these goals, UL initiated a three-year security and identity-management evolution process relying on Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite to authenticate users and provide an access-control framework built (more...)

ADF BC View Object SQL Query Customization with MDS

This post is based on my previous article about MDS Seeded Customization - MDS Seeded Customization Approach with Empty External Project. Today I will focus on explaining how to customise SQL query for read-only VO. This is not so obvious as it sounds. However, it is doable - I will explain how.

Sample application - MDSCustomizationsApp_v2.zip contains both main and customisation projects. Main project implements read-only VO for Jobs data, it doesn't include Job (more...)

Oracle is a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Global Trade Management

Oracle is positioned as a leader in this first ever vendor assessment by IDC published in September of 2014.  Oracle has purchased redistribution rights to an excerpt from this report.  To get complete information as well as links to the excerpt please visit the Analyst Relations blog here

Discover popular uses for in-memory data grids – Webcast October 29th 2014

LogoTop Three Reasons to Use an In-Memory Data Grid
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM PDT
As data volumes and customer expectations increase—driven by social, mobile, and cloud devices—so does the need to manage more data, often in real time. Companies facing this challenge benefit from the in-memory data grid technology of Oracle Coherence due to its ability to offload overburdened databases and shared data services and provide real-time data updates to applications. (more...)

The Benefits of Integrating a Google Search Appliance with an Oracle WebCenter or Liferay Portal

This month, the Fishbowl team presented two webinars on integrating a Google Search Appliance with a WebCenter or Liferay Portal. Our new product, the GSA Portal Search Suite, makes integration simple and also allows for customization to create a seamless, secure search experience. It brings a powerful, Google-like search experience directly to your portal.

The first webinar, “The Benefits of Google Search for your Oracle WebCenter or Liferay Portal”, focused on the Google Search Appliance (more...)

Final Release of JRockit for Java SE 5 in January

Java SE 5 has been been with us for a very long time. In fact, as of last month, it has been over 10 years since its initial release in 2004. JRockit builds for Java SE 5 have also existed almost that entire time; our first Java SE 5 release for JRockit, codenamed "Dragon", was available in December of that same year. Java SE 5 was a revolutionary release that introduced many of the (more...)

Skanska – Oracle BI Cloud Service – Customer Video

Skanska discusses how the Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) gives their users self-service capabilities with a secure, reliable platform. Watch the 3-minute video on YouTube @ Skanska Explores Oracle BI Cloud Service.

See here, to find out more about how partners can work with Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service.

Maintenance Windows is too small? Autotask Jobs fail

Since Oracle Database 10g we have automatic maintenance jobs in the database running. Since Oracle Database 11g (and the same applies to 12c) we have:

  • Weekday Jobs being able to get executed from 10pm until 2am on MON-FRI
  • Weekend Jobs being able to get executed from 6am until 2am on SAT-SUN

A support colleague contacted me a while ago asking why at his customer the jobs don't start anymore as they have set the duration (more...)

My Oracle Support Upgrade Complete

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Over the weekend, we upgraded My Oracle Support. This upgrade brings changes to help you work more effectively with Oracle Support.

Among the areas you will notice enhancements are:

  • The My Oracle Support customer experience
  • My Oracle Support Chat
  • Knowledge Management
  • Cloud Portal
For details about the latest features visit the My Oracle Support User Resource Center.

Patch Set Update: Financial Close Management 11.1.2.2.353

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Financial Close Management (FCM) 11.1.2.2.x.

This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Financial Close Management PSU 11.1.2.2.353
Patch 17473661

This PSU can be applied to the following releases only:

  • 11.1.2.2.000
  • 11.1.2.2.300
  • 11.1.2.2.350
  • 11.1.2. (more...)

Connecting our Interns across the globe!

Our First ECEMEA Intern video conference by Jan Bureš

On Wednesday, October 24th we joined our first video conference call for the Eastern Central Europe, Middle East and Africa Internship Program.

It was a unique opportunity to get in touch with our colleagues all around the globe. The aim of the call was to share our experiences at Oracle so far, exchange ideas in relation to (more...)

Oracle Geek Chic(as!)

| Oct 23, 2014

My name is Karina, and I’m proud to be a woman working in IT! My 2 role models were my aunts, who studied Electronics & Computer Engineering and Informatics respectively. I grew up seeing women doing any career that they put their minds to, so I guess you could say they inspired me to choose this path.

Once in the University I choose Informatics cause was the first class I took that show me the (more...)

OCP 12C – SQL Enhancements

Extended Character Data Type Columns In this release Oracle changed the maximum sixe of three data types  In Oracle 12c if you set a VARCHAR2 to 4000 bytes or less it is stored inline, if you set it to more than 4000 bytes then it is transformed in extended character data type and stored out [...]

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SOA Suite 12c: Querying LDAP directories using the LDAP Adapter

SOA Suite 12c introduced a number of new adapters. One of them is the LDAP Adapter. In several earlier articles on this blog (for example http://technology.amis.nl/2014/08/08/oracle-soa-suite-12c-ldapadapter-tutorial/ by Maarten Smeets), we have described how to set up and configure the LDAP adapter and how to use it in conjunction with the ApacheDS open source LDAP directory. Of course, this adapter is also supported with Microsoft Active Directory and Oracle’s OID, OVD and OUD.

In (more...)

The APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT Function – A Test Case

The aim of this post is not to explain how the APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT function works (you find basic information in the documentation and in this post written by Luca Canali), but to show you the results of a test case I run to assess how well it works.

Here’s what I did…

I created a table with several numerical columns (the name of the column shows how many distinct values it contains), loaded 100 million (more...)

Find block in ASM

In the post Where is my data I have shown how to locate and extract a data block from ASM. To make things easier, I have now created a Perl script find_block.pl that automates the process - you provide the datafile name and the block number, and the script generates the command to extract the data block from ASM.

find_block.pl

The find_block.pl is a Perl script that construct the dd or the (more...)

Oct 2014 Oracle Enterprise Manager Base Platform PSU patches have been Released

Oct 2014  Oracle Enterprise Manager Base Platform PSU patches have been Released
Oct 2014 Oracle Enterprise Manager Base Platform PSU patches were released on Oct 14, 2014. This includes:
  • Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Grid Control (OMS)  10.2.0.5.10 PSU.
  • Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Grid Control (OMS)  11.1.0.1.11 PSU.
  • Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Cloud Control (OMS) 12.1.0.4.1 PSU.
Here is the related (more...)

Configure Oracle Exadata Write Back Flash Cache

In addition to improving read I/Os, Oracle Exadata Write back flash cache also provides the ability to cache write I/Os directly to PCI flash. Exadata storage software version 11.2.3.2.1 is the minimum version required to use write back flash cache. Grid infrastructure and database homes must run 11.2.0.3.9 or later to use with Write-back Smart […]

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PeopleSoft’s PS_HOME evolution

One of the new features of PeopleTools 8.54 is the portability of the PS_HOME directory. Before going into the analysis of its benefits, let's have a look back to how  PS_HOME has evolved.

One Directory for Everything

PS_HOME is the name of the environment variable holding the PeopleSoft installation directory. Before PeopleTools 8.50, the full PeopleSoft installation was done on a single directory, including PeopleTools binaries, application external files, customized files, logs, etc. (more...)

ORA-16534 When Converting to/from Snapshot Standby with DataGuard Broker

We here at Seilerwerks Industries (not really) have been using snapshot standby databases to refresh an array of unit test databases from a common primary. During the business day, these would be converted to snapshot standby databases for testing, then overnight they are converted back to physical standby and recovered up to the master again.

However we ran into one problem the other week. I noticed that the test3 database was still in physical standby (more...)