August 6, 2015: Oracle ERP Cloud Customer Forum―The Rancon Group

Join us for another Oracle Customer Reference Forum on August 6, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. PT to hear Steven Van Houten, CFO at The Rancon Group. The company is a leader in Southern California community development, commercial building, and land use.

During this Customer Forum call, Van Houten will share with you The Rancon Group’s lessons learned during its implementation and the benefits it is receiving by using Oracle ERP Cloud. He will explain how Oracle ERP Cloud (more...)

Singletons, Singletons…

Choose the right Singleton pattern for your project. Learn about the different ways to implement the Singleton pattern, and how to use the pattern to create a database connection whose parameters can be updated after a Java application has been compiled. 

Payene Denis Kombate explores the pros and cons of various ways to implement the Singleton pattern in his article titled Effective Ways to Implement and Use the Singleton Design Pattern. His comparison includes (more...)

Java University at JavaOne

By David Lopez

Looking to catch up on your Java knowledge before this year’s JavaOne conference? Or are you looking to get even more Java knowledge out of your trip to San Francisco? Either way, check out this year’s Java University Sessions held on Sunday October 25th just before JavaOne. 

These sessions are a full day of pre-conference training taught by Java Experts. You’ll be able to really dive in to the material during (more...)

Recap: Oracle ERP Cloud Summit 2015

More than 200 Partners attended the Oracle ERP Summit which took place at Oracle headquarters in Redwood City on July 13-15.

We’d like to thank everyone for their participation, enthusiasm and incredible support.

Here are a few takeaways from the Summit.

Day One

Day one kicked off with a recap of our FY16 goals and opportunities, and we heard some excellent insights from Russell Pike, Group Vice President for Sales Consulting. Russell described the objectives (more...)

CVSS Version 3.0 Announced

Hello, this is Darius Wiles.

Version 3.0 of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) has been announced by the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST). Although there have been no high-level changes to the standard since the Preview 2 release which I discussed in a previous blog post, there have been a lot of improvements to the documentation.

Soon, Oracle will be using CVSS v3.0 to report CVSS Base scores (more...)

Partner Webcast – Solving Today’s Problems with Oracle Integration Cloud

Getting Started with Oracle Integration Cloud Service onlineCompanies have faced big challenges for attempting to simplify application integration between SaaS and on-premise applications. They want to accelerate application Integration across the Cloud and On Premises. They want to improve agility while cutting IT cost. What can Integration service provide to allow you to move easily into a cloud computing environment, and what value can you gain in return.

Have you been thinking of an architecture for today and for the future, Oracle (more...)

The July 2015 Oracle Linux Newsletter is Now Available

The July 2015 edition of the Oracle Linux Newsletter is now available! In this issue, read about:

  • Getting Started with Docker on Oracle Linux
  • LinuxCon North America
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0
  • Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.0.5
  • Oracle OpenStack SlideShare site
  • And much more!

You can read the latest edition online right now, or subscribe to get it automatically sent to your inbox. Enjoy!


Branded manufacturers ready for next-gen direct to consumer eCommerce sites

The last couple of years brought a crop of first-generation websites from manufacturers going direct to consumer. After some initial hesitancy, big names in apparel, electronics, (more...)

Creating Scheduled Services in Oracle Solaris

In the previous post, we introduced the idea of scheduled services in Oracle Solaris as an alternative to cronjobs.  Here, we'll do a deep dive into the scheduling model and create a basic service.

Scheduling Model

Scheduled Services and cronjobs have fundamentally different scheduling models.  The model that cron(1M) uses is based on pattern matching. Each line in a crontab specifies a set of conditions specifying when a job should run. Each minute, (more...)

BOM Calendar – Is Your MRP Bucket Half Full?

Oracle Master Resource Planning (MRP) uses ‘bucketing’ to help keep control of forecasts for demand for a particular product. The forecasts estimate future demand for items using any combination of historical, statistical, and intuitive forecasting techniques.

The forecasts can be gathered together in Time Buckets. You can forecast with daily buckets in the short term, weekly buckets in the midterm, and periodic buckets in the longer term.

Do you you need to manage your buckets (more...)

Puppet on Oracle Solaris Automates Data Center Operations

Glynn Foster describes the open-source configuration management utility Puppet and recent enhancements to further integrate it into Oracle Solaris.

Learn more: Getting Started with Puppet on Oracle Solaris 11

To get the latest news on the latest Oracle Solaris videos, subscribe to the Oracle Solaris YouTube channel.

Overcoming Customer Profile Fragmentation with Recognition and Understanding

Unifying the customer journey is complex challenge for marketers.   A majority of consumers have multiple online personas created from navigating the web from multiple computers, multiple browsers on those computers and mobile devices.  Even from within those devices our household members may access different content on the same mediums which leads to fragmentation - the idea that multiple customer profiles on one device.  

Data driven marketers strive to connect their messages with the (more...)

Partner Webcast: Mobile Cloud Service August 12th 2015

Partner Webcast: Mobile Cloud Service

Wednesday, August 12th @ 9:00AM - 10:00AM  (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

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Overview: Oracle Mobile Cloud Service
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OPN Competency Center
Mobile Cloud Service Guided Learning Paths

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WebLogic Partner Community

For regular information become a member in the WebLogic Partner Community please visit: ( OPN account (more...)

Book Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Training Now

The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview has just been released

Through lecture material and an extensive selection of demos, this 1-day seminar introduces you to essential concepts for administration and operation of the virtualization environment hosted by the Private Cloud Appliance, helping you to manage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

This seminar prepares you for creating, deploying and managing virtualized servers in an installed Private Cloud Appliance by providing an overview of the preconfigured hardware (more...)

System Duty Cycle Scheduling Class

It's well known that ZFS uses a bulk update model to maintain the consistency of information stored on disk. This is referred to as a transaction group (TXG) update or internally as a spa_sync(), which is the name of the function that orchestrates this task. This task ultimately updates the uberblock between consistent ZFS states.

Today these tasks are expected to run on a 5-second schedule with some leeway. Internally, ZFS builds up the (more...)

Live storage migration for kernel zones

From time to time every sysadmin realizes that something that is consuming a bunch of storage is sitting in the wrong place.  This could be because of a surprise conversion of proof of concept into proof of production or something more positive like ripping out old crusty storage for a nice new Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance. When you use kernel zones with Solaris 11.3, storage migration gets a lot easier.

As our fine manual (more...)

DX Marketing Selects Oracle Cloud as the Foundation for its Data-Driven Marketing Platform

Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Marketing Cloud help firm reduce time to market by up to 70 percent.

DX Marketing

To build a new environment for its direct marketing solutions in a limited time frame while maximizing ROI for its customers, DX Marketing, one of the country’s most comprehensive data-driven marketing firms, has selected Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Marketing Cloud Service.

Read the release for full details.

Docker coming to Oracle Solaris

It seems like you can't stop the good news at the moment, hopefully you've already seen the announcement about Oracle joining the Open Container Initiative, to follow that appetiser today we announced that we will be bringing Docker over to Oracle Solaris.

For me the last year or so has been fascinating as the other parts of the industry first discovered and then got really excited about OS virtualization and containers, something we've had (more...)

The 6 P’s of Effective Commercialization: Webcast feat. Mary Kay

In the crowded consumer goods industry, innovation is a necessity. Unfortunately, many companies are struggling to commercialize their new product initiatives effectively.

In fact, 80% of new products fail to meet expected performance levels. We've broken down the most important elements to improve your odds, in what we call the 6 P's of Effective Commercialization:

#1.  Proposals

New product ideas are just the beginning, but you have to get them off to the right (more...)

Updated Specializations Catalog – July 29

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations.


  • Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 no longer qualifying;
  • Oracle HCM Cloud: Oracle Fusion Talent Management Cloud
  • Oracle HCM Cloud: Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service expected in Q2.