SOA Suite 12c partner resource kit

Technical resources

MAF free on-demand trainings by Grant Ronald

I've just release the next 10 episodes of the official Oracle MAF online training series. That brings us up to a total of 25 videos so far with another 10 (on data and web services) being release next week. You can access the YouTube channel at this link. If you want to get up to speed on the technology underpinning Oracle's mobile strategy, this is where you need to be. Get more online trainings here.

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Script to compare plan performance

Here’s a zip of a script I modified today: zip

Here’s an example output:

 QUERY_NUM SQL_ID        PLAN_HASH_VALUE EXECUTIONS AVG_ELAPSED OPTIMIZER_COST AVG_FETCHES  AVG_SORTS AVG_DISK_READS AVG_BUFFER_GETS   AVG_ROWS    AVG_CPU AVG_IOWAIT AVG_DIRECT_WRITES AVG_PHYS_READS AVG_PHYS_WRITES
---------- ------------- --------------- ---------- ----------- -------------- ----------- ---------- -------------- --------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------------- -------------- ---------------
         1 gxk0cj3qxug85      2051250004   39504258  31630.2852             15  4.71993394 .444248288     4.07294381      440.124393 41.3960784 3447.83137 28056.5262                 0     .006406626               0
         1 gxk0cj3qxug85       548353012   24360619   (more...)

Oracle’s Depot Repair Implementation: Driving Product Take-Back and Recycling at Oracle

By Elena Avesani, Principal Product Strategy Manager, Oracle

As more and more companies establish sustainability initiatives in their reverse supply chains, it is increasingly clear that there is a positive correlation between environmental and financial benefits. The more sustainable the reverse supply chain is, the more cost efficient it becomes. Companies can reduce procurement costs and resource depletion through parts harvesting and recycling, improve customer satisfaction, and achieve fewer returns because of improved product designs. (more...)

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Solaris Multi-Node Docs

For most evaluations, running OpenStack on a single node is ideal. It gives you a chance to understand the different cloud services that make up OpenStack, understand how they are configured, and how to troubleshoot errors that you may come across. We've provided an OpenStack Unified Archive to help make that much easier to do - simply modify your Automated Installer manifests to point at this archive, or use the archive to create an Oracle (more...)

Join the OUM User Community on LinkedIn and Twitter

| Oct 21, 2014

As a member of the Oracle Unified Method (OUM) User Community you are able to share your knowledge and insight and benefit from the advice and experience of the global OUM user community.

You can quickly locate information; find other knowledgeable users; and provide answers, feedback, and experiences.

The OUM Group on LinkedIn and OUM on Twitter help to facilitate communications among members of the OUM Professional Community.

If you haven't already, we encourage you (more...)

Zone Creation on T5-8 SuperCluster

My customer had 140 application zones to create on his T5-8 SuperCluster. We did the first 2 by hand, it took about 1 hour per zone. We decided that we needed to automate the process. In short we needed a script.

We decided on a table driven approach. We came up with the following design:

The script creates a zone with an iscsi lun for root.
The zone may have a vnet IPMP device for (more...)

First Up! Augmented Reality

It's been a wild ride the last few weeks getting ready for Oracle Openworld, where we were part of a big UX Expo.  We got to share a lot of cool stuff with customers, partners, analysts, and our peers from other teams within Oracle.  One of the demos my team was showing, the Forecast Shaper, came out of one of the developer challenges we held last year.  This year, Thomas Kurian even featured it in (more...)

Oracle PSRM v2.4.0 Batch Benchmark Data Sheet

| Oct 21, 2014

A recent batch performance benchmark was performed on Oracle PSRM v2.4.0 to ensure that prior benchmark results were at least maintained if not improved upon when using the latest version of the product. The benchmark showed that Oracle PSRM v2.4.0 processed the same amount of data in a shorter period of time with better scalability and throughtput compared to Oracle PSRM v2.3.1.

See this data sheet for more information (more...)

Announcing General Availability of Oracle Linux 6.6

We're happy to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 6 Update 6, the sixth update release for Oracle Linux 6. You can find the individual RPM packages in our public yum repository now; ISO installation images will be freely available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud soon.

Oracle Linux 6 Update 6 ships with the following kernel packages:

  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3 (kernel-uek-3.8.13-44.1.1.el6uek) (more...)

To PIM or not to PIM – What is that Abbreviation?

Ahhh, go back to a simpler time...you arrived for your first day at a real job after graduating with your degree in Manufacturing Operations. One of the EBS Products you worked with was the Advanced Product Catalog (APC). You really liked the product and things couldn't have been better. You enjoyed your job and became an APC dynamo. One day you heard some analysts and consultants talking about PLM when referring to APC. You (more...)

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets – October 14-20, 2014

If the guys in the photo appear to be relaxed, it is undoubtedly because they follow @OTNArchBeat and are therefore confident in their knowledge about what's going on across the OTN architect community. Or maybe they've had several drinks. Either way, here are the Top 10 @OTNArchBeat tweets for th last seven days, October 14-20, 2014.

  1. RT @frankmunz: Uploaded my @OracleWebLogic #oow2014 presentation with @dave_cabelus to #slideshare
    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM
  2. #JavaSE8 (and (more...)

There is Still Time To Take The Discounted Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration Exam (1Z1-105)

Beta testing continues for the Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration exam (1Z1-105) at the significantly discounted price of $50 USD. Passing this exam results in the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator certification.

This certification allows you to differentiate yourself in the marketplace. Gain a competitive edge through proven expertise on the only Linux distribution that's fully optimized for Oracle products and for running on Oracle's engineered systems including Oracle Exadata Database (more...)

Configuring & Running Specific Methods in Maven Projects in NetBeans IDE

| Oct 21, 2014

In yesterday's blog entry, you saw that a specific test method, i.e., the currently focused test method, can be run, instead of all the test methods, i.e., you have fine-grained control over specifically which test method is executed. However, is it possible to configure that test method, passing in JVM arguments for that specific test method, for example?

Right-click the application and choose Properties, or choose Properties from the File (more...)

Build a Mobile App, Win Cash

The Oracle Mobile Application Challenge invites you to create an app to extend an enterprise application and deploy to a handheld device using the Oracle Mobile Application Framework. 1st prize is $6,000USD! (2nd prize is $3,000USD and 3rd prize is $1,500USD).

  1. Create a mobile app deployable to either an Android or iOS device using Oracle Mobile Application Framework.
  2. Submit your working app and code via email.
  3. Submit a link to a video of your (more...)

Migrating EBS Environments to Unicode

It is possible to migrate an E-Business Suite database to a new character set. You might need to do this when you expand your EBS deployment to additional countries, or when preparing for an upgrade to an EBS release that will be used globally.

You will generally migrate your EBS character set to Unicode (AL32UTF8).  You must use the Database Migration Utility for Unicode (DMU) to scan for data conversion issues.

Instructions for using (more...)

Re-Cap: Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Partner Activities and Announcements

| Oct 21, 2014
This year Oracle OpenWorld 2014 had been a busy one for us and our Partners. It had been one of the most successful showcases we had organized so far with 15 Partners actively demonstrating their solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.  Many of our ISV and IHV partners announced solutions around Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. During the Showcase, we recorded some of our partners who talked about (more...)

Business Enablement and Supply Chain Transformation at Land O’Lakes

| Oct 21, 2014

An article published this month titled

"Land O'Lakes Reinforces the Business Through IT" by Lisa Terry in Consumer Goods Technology provides some great insights on how Land O’Lakes, Inc., ( http://www.landolakes.com/ ) transformed their business and supply chain through IT leadership.   Land O’Lakes, Inc. is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from farm production to consumer foods - Dairy Foods: The makers of the LAND O LAKES brand (more...)

Re-Cap: Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Partner Activities and Announcements

| Oct 21, 2014

This year Oracle OpenWorld 2014 had been a busy one for us and our Partners. It had been one of the most successful showcases we had organized so far with 15 Partners actively demonstrating their solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.  Many of our ISV and IHV partners announced solutions around Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. During the Showcase, we recorded some of our partners who talked about (more...)

Webcast: Your Roadmap to Modern Customer Service this Thurs., 10/23 at 2 pm ET by Kelly Costlow

| Oct 21, 2014
Want to become a Modern Customer Service organization but don't have a roadmap for getting there? Then join us for a modern customer service success. 

You will learn how to align your service initiatives with your overall customer experience strategy to achieve:
  • Better service at lower cost
  • Greater ease attracting and keeping customers
  • Larger profits in your contact center


About the speakers:

JP Saunders, Senior Director, Customer Experience (CX) Product Strategy at Oracle 

JP is responsible for evangelizing Oracle Customer Experience (CX) product strategy and leading its go-to-market programs. He has been helping organizations deliver better customer experiences for two decades.


Tom Cloos, Senior Director, Client Success at Oracle 

Tom is responsible for the North American Client Success Group, ensuring Oracle Customer Experience (CX) clients achieve business success by realizing the full value of their SaaS investments. Tom has been helping companies drive more business value from their technology solutions for over 20 years.