Are You Pursuing the Most Current Version of Oracle Identity Governance Certification?

The Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g Essentials exam | 1Z0-459 and Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g Certified Implementation Specialist certification retire on October 31, 2016. 

If you have been preparing for this exam, consider pursuing the more current Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g PS3 Certified Implementation Specialist. Earn this certification by passing Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g PS3 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-339.

Keep your skills current.

Updates to Big Data Lite 4.5

There are some updates to Big Data Lite 4.5 that you will want to take advantage of: Updated Big Data SQL configuration enables predicate pushdown to engage - which can have pretty dramatic performance benefits Update to the Big Data Spatial framework (fixes a configuration issue) New... [Read More]

LAST CALL: 2016 Excellence Awards – Nominate TODAY!

It is nomination time!!!

This year's Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation – Excellence Awards will honor customers and partners who are creatively using Oracle products. Think you have something unique and innovative with Oracle Data Integration & Governance products?

We'd love to hear from you! Please submit today in the Data Integration & Governance category.

The deadline for the nomination is Wednesday June 30, 2016. Win a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2016!

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Debugging PL/SQL Collections Revisited

I talked about using the debugger to inspect a collection in PL/SQL using SQL Developer a few years ago. It’s been so long in fact that when Steven asked if I had a post on it, I said ‘no.’ We had gotten a question from a reader on how to look at collections while you’re debugging them. If you... [Read More]

The Secret to Maximizing Your Oracle OpenWorld Experience

One day can make a huge difference. If you're already attending Oracle OpenWorld, get the most out of your conference experience by adding on Oracle University Preconference training.  

Oracle University Preconference training is a one-day event held on Sunday, September 18 at Golden Gate University near Moscone Center. Sessions run from 8:30 am-3:30 pm with an hour break for lunch.

Why attend? Because Oracle experts are on-hand to provide deep dives into accelerated technical (more...)

Master Oracle SOA Suite 12c by Lucas Jellema


Design, implement, manage, and maintain a highly flexible service-oriented computing infrastructure across your enterprise using the detailed information in this Oracle Press guide. Written by an Oracle ACE director, Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook uses a start-to-finish case study to illustrate each concept and technique. Learn expert techniques for designing and implementing components, assembling composite applications, integrating Java, handling complex business logic, and maximizing code reuse. Runtime administration, governance, and security are covered in this (more...)

Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year Award – Nomination extended until June 28th

Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year – recognizes OPN Exastack Optimized partners' commitment to delivering innovative solutions on Oracle Engineered Systems. Regional and global award winners receive free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2016! For more information on award benefits, visit the Oracle Excellence Awards website

ALL Out Security Achieves Oracle Validated Integration With Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

ALL Out Security, a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of the ALL Out toolset with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2.

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GT eForms™ Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s PeopleSoft

Gideon Taylor, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of GT eForms™ 3.0 with Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.2. GT eForms™ provides a powerful, configuration-based framework to help transform paper forms or manual processes into efficient, easy-to-use, workflow-enabled electronic forms. Organizations worldwide use GT eForms™ to deliver custom Oracle’s PeopleSoft forms for a wide range of business processes, including personnel actions, onboarding, time and leave, (more...)

Tieto Latvia achieves Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status with Card Suite

Tieto Latvia achieves Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status with Card Suite, Tieto's payment card system. With Oracle SuperCluster M7, Card Suite is a stable, scalable payment processing platform that delivers continuous service while processing high volumes of cards authorizations. 

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Don’t Miss Out! JDE Tech Task Force Meeting (6/23/16)

Please join us for the upcoming JD Edwards Technical Task Force session on Thursday, June 23rd, where we will feature an update on a the JDE Labs.

The session will be hosted by Manish Somani, Senior Director of JDE Strategy, Tools & Technology. Hope you will join us!

Click here for details.

New OMM Deal Registration Process for Public Sector Customers EMEA, APAC, Japan

Effective June 27, 2016 in EMEA, APAC and Japan, Oracle announces a change to the OMM resale registration process as it applies to registrations for public sector customers.

In addition to standard deal registration requirements, partners will also be asked to provide details on the value-based sales activities that they have completed or have planned for the opportunity. 

Learn more.

Discounted Passes for Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Still Available

Are you planning on going to San Francisco this September 18-22 for Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne? The conference is less than 3 months away, but there’s still time to take advantage of discounted pass rates. Register before July 17 to save up to $500 with the Early Bird discount.   

Register for OpenWorld

Register for JavaOne

Oracle Cloud Wins Around the World

The cloud is indeed everywhere. Check out this special “Cloud Worldwide” edition of Profit magazine and flip through the collection of Oracle Cloud customer stories to get a sense of the depth and scale of Oracle’s cloud business.

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That’s a Wrap! FY17 Global Partner Kickoff Webcast Replay Available

We hope you were able to join us for the hugely successful OPN FY17 Global Partner Kickoff earlier this week. If you missed the live webcast, read the recap blog post or watch the replay to catch up on Oracle’s cloud strategy and objectives for the year ahead. You can choose to watch your region’s whole show, or select a specific segment from the “Regional Resources” section at the bottom of the page.

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Bump Your Fonts Up Already

I try to keep my fonts ‘big’ – for folks reading my posts and for folks attending my sessions. I do lots and lots of live demo’s, and there’s a lot of code on the screen to keep track of. But I’ve generally not followed my own advice when working in a cmd shell. Oops! (adsbygo... [Read More]

SOA Cloud Service & Hybrid Integration updated presentations


At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) we posted the latest details about SOA Suite Cloud Service:

· SOACloudGoLiveOfficeHours-Final.pptx

· Hybrid Integration - CloudWorld-MexicoCity.pptx

· SOA Suite customer success deck 09.2015.pptx

· Oracle Integration Office Hours - PM ICS Roadmap and Demo.ppt

For more information please visit the SOA Cloud Service tag here.

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become (more...)

Oracle Excellence Awards 2016 – Nomination Deadline Extended

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year & Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year

Regional and global award winners receive a FREE Oracle OpenWorld 2016 pass. Nominate your partners today!

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year Award recognizes partners listed in Oracle Cloud Marketplace for delivering innovative solutions that run with Oracle Cloud Services.

Nomination criteria:

  • Oracle PartnerNetwork member at Gold level or higher and be a partner in good standing
  • Partner must (more...)

Training Thursdays: BTRFS in Oracle Linux 7

Here are some facts about BTRFS for Oracle Linux users:

  • BTRFS is available as a partitioning scheme during the installation of Oracle Linux 7.
  • BTRFS is "production ready" with Oracle Linux.

  • The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) includes numerous BTRFS improvements.

  • While BTRFS might have slower write performance than XFS due to its data integrity and copy-on-write functionality, it’s benefits often outweigh this impact. This is particularly true for the root filesystem and the filesystem that (more...)

Kill DB sessions the easy way with SQLcl

| Jun 22, 2016
Seems I can not tweet these animated GIFs anymore. So this is another very short blog post to show real case for adding a new command into SQLcl which can be downloaded here. It's hard annoying tedious to find SID and SESSION then alter to kill that when needed.  What if there was a simple kill command. Here a sample one that takes in the 2 options:   kill sid serial#   Example :   kill (more...)