Business Value of Engineered Systems

Engineered Systems are optimized to run PeopleSoft, E-Business Suite, JD Edwards and Siebel which provides customers with extreme performance improvements over any other platform.  While performance is a key driver for customers to consider Engineered Systems there are many additional business benefits that are just as important.  These additional benefits include:

  • Reduced risk
  • Simplified monitoring and management
  • Consolidation
  • Business agility
  • IT spending less on day to day activities and more time adding value (more...)

Purging Data From the BPEL Store by Matt Brasier

In this recipe, taken from the book Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook (ISBN: 9781849688840, Packt Publishing) we will remove old BPEL dehydration data and state from the SOA infrastructure database.
Getting ready
You will need to have access to the database on which the SOA_INFRA schema is hosted. In this recipe we’ll be using a command line local to the host on which we installed the database.
You’ll also need access to the (more...)

Collected advice on Unix CLI Design & Implementation

| Oct 31, 2014

Last week, a blog post by made the rounds. It presented nine suggestions on what makes a command a good citizen of the Unix command-line ecosystem, especially for fitting into pipelines and filters.

This reminded me of a longer list of guidelines I recently gathered as part of our efforts to train new hires in Solaris engineering. I polled long time engineers, trawled the Best Practices documents of (more...)

T H March Seeks to Redefine the Jewelry Insurance Customer Experience

A young couple stands in front of a jewelry store window, holding hands and gazing in wonder at the life changing purchase they are about to make—a stunning engagement ring. It’s a timeless scene until the bride-to-be snaps a selfie with her smartphone to share on social media and the future groom checks the establishment’s reviews on Yelp. Welcome to buying jewelry in the digital age. (more...)

Internet of Things— Superfood for your Business

By Ward Quarles - JD Edwards Director

Popeye is depicted as capable of creating solutions to problems that everyone else thought were insurmountable. After consuming his superfood, spinach, solutions were possible because of his superhuman strength.  Will the Internet of Things become superfood to our businesses?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next frontier in technology and business development. JD Edwards customers are exploring IoT technologies that allow them to capture, transmit and (more...)

Friday Spotlight: Oracle Linux will be Featured at Dell World 2014

| Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween everyone!  

This year, like in the past, Oracle Linux is featured in DellWorld at Austin, Texas, November 4-6. There are two Breakout Sessions and Oracle Stand you can visit to get more information about the Dell Integrated Systems with Oracle Databases (DISOD) based on Oracle Linux.

Session MT11: Lowering the cost via appliances and Dell engineered solutions 

How can you lower your total solution costs, improve performance and availability and reduce (more...)

Multiple vulnerabilities in Bash

CVE DescriptionCVSSv2 Base ScoreComponentProduct and Resolution
CVE-2014-6271 OS Command Injections vulnerability 10.0 Bash
Solaris 11.2
Solaris 10 SPARC: 126546-07 X86: 126547-07
Solaris 9 SPARC: 149079-03 X86: 149080-02
Solaris 8 SPARC: 150512-01 X86: 150513-01
CVE-2014-6277 OS Command Injections vulnerability 10.0
CVE-2014-6278 OS Command Injections vulnerability 10.0
CVE-2014-7169 OS Command Injections vulnerability 10.0
CVE-2014-7186 Buffer Errors vulnerability 10.0
CVE-2014-7187 Buffer Errors vulnerability 10. (more...)

Friday Spotlight: Managing Oracle VM 3.3 from Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

| Oct 31, 2014

In the previous blog, we announced that the new virtualization plug-in ( for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control was available. With the latest virtualization plug-in update, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c works seamlessly with Oracle VM Manager 3.3. In today's blog, Daniel Ritzman, Principal Best Practices Consultant from Oracle VM product management team, covers how to use the new plug-in to (more...)

Best of OTN – Week of October 26th

Java Community -

Your spooky pirate, Tori Wieldt, OTN SR. Java Community Manager

JavaOne sessions available - This year at JavaOne we captured video of some of the biggest sessions. For the rest of the sessions we captured the audio and synched it with the presentation deck. We'll be rolling out sessions every couple of weeks, so check back often for the latest content and follow the JavaOneConf twitter handle for announcements.

Java SE 8 (more...)

Best Practices: Implementing SSL in Oracle Identity Manager

Implementing SSL in OIM 11g R2 PS1

Infosys Limited (NYSE:INFY) is a global leader in technology, consulting and services and an Oracle (Diamond) Partner that has graciously agreed to present on best practices garnered from experience working on Large Enterprise IDM deployments in a four part series hosted here in the Identity Management Blog.

In this blog post, part three of the four part series, Infosys shares its experience with enabling SSL between Oracle Identity (more...)

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Plug-in for Enterprise Manager (v2.0) Now Available

Version 2.0 of the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Plug-in for Enterprise Manager is now available.  The plug-in supports the capture and display of metrics from any number of ZFS Storage Appliances in the Enterprise Manager interface.  Also available through the interface are all tunable settings (including support for provisioning of projects and shares).

As noted in the 2014 IOUG Database Storage Survey, for a vast majority of customers, the current vendor-supplied storage management tools (more...)

Solaris 9 exiting Extended Support period

Solaris 9 is exiting Extended Support and entering Sustaining Support.

In accordance with the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Software and Operating Systems, (Page 37), and (Pages 6 and 9), all patches created during the Extended Support period will revert to "Operating System" access entitlement on MOS so they are available to all customers will a valid support contract, not just those that purchased Extended Support.

There (more...)

Portic Barcelona uses WebLogic for Private PaaS, Achieves 32x Performance Improvement

| Oct 31, 2014

Portic Barcelona S.A. (Portic) is a service provider used by the logistics community of the Port of Barcelona. Portic’s mission is to improve the competitiveness of the Port of Barcelona Logistics Community through a technological platform that facilitates interaction between its members through its information services to logistics agents and other customers.

Portic's goal was to establish a hardware-independent, cost-effective, centralized platform support and maintenance with a single, strategic supplier to reduce complexity and (more...)

Top 10 customer referenced documents for JDeveloper/ADF/MAF Aug 2014 thru Oct 2014

The following are the top 10 customer referenced documents, for JDeveloper/ADF/MAF issues, during 8/2014 thru 10/2014. JDeveloper/ADF

1599898.1 Supportability on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) with Oracle ADF   Currently, Oracle ADF is NOT CERTIFIED with Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.  There are plans to certify it for Oracle ADF, and versions, first half of 2014, subject of change.
1328698. (more...)

Utrecht holds the new EMEA record now! Plus: Updated Slide Deck

OMG ... 154 people in an Database Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshop! That's the EMEA record so far for workshop attendance rates for our workshops in the past 7 years. I'm really impressed. Really!!! And you were such a great audience. I've had plenty of fun, lots of good discussions during the breaks and after the workshop.

As the auditorium room at the Oracle location in Utrecht fits just 120 people the local marketing folks (more...)

Cloud Application Foundation Rocks OpenWorld

| Oct 31, 2014
Author: Jens Eckels, Princial, Technology Product Marketing, Oracle
Halloween is upon us, so of course we're all wearing orange, carving pumpkins and planning our evenings to either go trick or treating with the kids, stay home and hand out candy or leave town and avoid the neighborhood crowds like a Halloween Grinch. We're also busying ourselves in the aftermath of OpenWorld 2014, where WebLogic, Coherence and (more...)

Oracle EMEA News Digest – October 2014

Oracle Applications

Oracle staged an important event in London, Oracle Modern Marketing Experience Europe, from 14 - 16 October. The company used it as the platform for some significant announcements:

New video section on the In-Memory blog

Just a quick post to let you know we have added a new video section to the In-Memory blog on the lower right hand side.

The new section has links to some of our favorite videos on Oracle Database In-Memory as well as the first details on the new Software-on-Silicon project and how it will optimize Oracle Database In-Memory.

We will continue to post new content as we get it but for now Happy Viewing!


Demantra Upgrading to 12.2.x? Critical Known Issues and Lessons Learned

Oracle Demantra customer, are you considering an upgrade to you Oracle Demantra software?  There are three ciritical MOS notes that you may want to review.

  • 12.2.1, 12.2.2, 12.2.3 and 12.2.4 Install Upgrade ADVISOR: Demantra (Doc ID 1664177.2)
  • DEMANTRA WARNING Have you OR are you Planning to Upgrade to Release 12.2.2? Upgrade from 12.2.2 to 12.2.3 or 12.2.4 (more...)

New White Papers in Development Sponsored White Paper Library!

Hello Demantra Customers!  There is a new Development sponsored Value Chain Planning and Demantra library!  This library is exclusive to Demantra Development and Oracle Proactive Support.  There are excellent white papers and more!  See Development and Proactive Services Document Library White Papers (Doc ID 1669052.1)

 As of today, we provide

    Value Chain Planning
    - ASCP Data Collections
    - Demantra Demand Planning  * see below
    - Strategic Network (more...)