T H March Adopts Modern Best Practice to Deliver Priceless Customer Service

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – maximizing your week – Cloud, Enterprise Manager

As an Oracle OpenWorld attendee for over 15 years, I usually find myself busy wrapping up projects before I arrive to the event. Sound familiar? read on.

Then after I arrive, the week goes by so quickly and on the last day of the event, I find there were activities I could have taken advantage if I had known about them. It wasn't that they weren't published somewhere, but found later buried in an email communication, mentioned in (more...)

Join NetBeans Community at JavaOne

Geertjan Wielenga is a NetBeans product manager working at Oracle, focused on Java and HTML5 development with NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform. He is a Java technology enthusiast primarily interested in Java desktop technologies—in particular, application development on the NetBeans Platform. Wielenga tweets at @NetBeans and @geertjanw and blogs at https://blogs.oracle.com/geertjan/ 

Q: Tell us about NetBeans Community Day

Wielenga: NetBeans Community Day features the NetBeans community from around the world. Thirty speakers (more...)

Oracle Database High Availability at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – Download Your Schedule Now !

Learn how to maximize High Availability and Data Protection for your Oracle Databases at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. This year's conference offers 15 Oracle Database High Availability sessions that cover the entire spectrum of the Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) - from database-integrated backup and recovery to zero data loss disaster protection to zero downtime maintenance. Discover how Oracle MAA and the latest HA enhancements with Oracle Database 12c can help you meet your availability service (more...)

ZFS Storage at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

| Sep 22, 2014
Join my colleagues and myself at this year's Oracle OpenWorld. We have five hands-on lab sessions available to attend. These are all heavily focused on 12c, MySQL, and the new RESTful API for the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.

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HOL9715 - Deploying Oracle Database 12c with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance 

September 29, (Monday) 2:45 PM - Hotel Nikko - Mendocino I/II
September 30, (Tuesday) 5:15 PM - Hotel Nikko - Mendocino I/II
HOL9718 - Managing and  (more...)

You are invited! See the Power of Innovation with Oracle Fusion Middleware

The Oracle Fusion Middleware team is very excited to recognize the 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation winners with a special Awards Ceremony on Tuesday September 30th during Oracle OpenWorld.

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards honor customers with cutting-edge use of Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies to solve unique business challenges or create business value. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, (more...)

Are You Working with Robots?

| Sep 22, 2014

By Anadi Upadhyaya

This post is not about robotics but about the humans who are prisoners of patterned thinking which blinds them from leveraging the next big idea. Let’s start with a timeless tale which is very well connected to people from different walks of life.

Two large mynah birds spied a ripe mango hanging from a tree; the fruit was perfect, sheltered from the sun, nourished by the rain and ready to eat. The (more...)

Oracle R Enterprise 1.4.1 Released

Oracle R Enterprise, a component of the Oracle Advanced Analytics option to Oracle Database, makes the open source R statistical programming language and environment ready for the enterprise and big data. Designed for problems involving large data volumes, Oracle R Enterprise integrates R with Oracle Database.

R users can execute R commands and scripts for statistical and graphical analyses on data stored in Oracle Database. R users can develop, refine, and deploy R scripts (more...)

30 SQL Developer Posts in 30 Days, Day 22: It’s All in the Font

As much as I like the traditional explain plan support in SQL Developer, and even the ability to pull cached plans out by the SQL_ID – sometimes you just want to get the plan the old fashioned way.

The New Way

Note the drop-down control added to the Explain Plan button in the worksheet toolbar.

Note the drop-down control added to the Explain Plan button in the worksheet toolbar.

The Older Way

Ask for plan, show plan.

Ask for plan, show plan.

Ugh. That’s a little icky to read.

Remember – you need to (more...)

OOW – Focus On Support and Services for Siebel CRM

| Sep 22, 2014
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Conference Sessions

Customer Success Story: State of Michigan, MAGI Case Study
Beth Long, Project Manager, Cgi Technologies and Solutions Inc.
Sue Doby, Senior Director, Public Sector Consulting, Oracle
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2/3* CON2747
Best Practices for Maintaining Siebel CRM
PREM Lakshmanan, Senior Director Customer Support, Oracle
Iain Mcgonigle, Senior Director, Customer Support, Oracle
12:45 PM - (more...)

Partner Webcast – Beyond the Dashboard with Oracle BI Publisher, Oct 9

Join us on October 9th to find out more about the Oracle BI Publisher and the last release new features and how you can get started by seeing a demo. End users can easily create report layouts using the BI Publisher Layout Editor directly in a Web browser or with familiar desktop tools such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Adobe Acrobat. Data from anywhere, deliver to anywhere, communicate with the world with Oracle BI publisher (more...)

Oracle Buys Front Porch Digital

On September 14, Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a leading provider of content storage management solutions that help companies migrate, manage, and monetize large-scale media assets. The combination of Oracle with Front Porch Digital is expected to create the most comprehensive enterprise-grade cloud and on-premise content storage management solution to help organizations efficiently manage the growing complexities associated with the migration, integration, storage, and delivery of rich (more...)

New Exam: Oracle Social Relationship Management 2014 Implementation Essentials

Social media is exciting, energizing, and effective. Earning the respect and recommendation of your customers, fans and friends puts you and your clients on the path to building a thriving, profitable business – and this can all be done with Oracle’s Social Relationship Management solutions. Learn more and get certified as Oracle SRM 2014 Implementation Specialist today!

Top Exastack ISV Partner Headlines – Week Ending September 19

  • Calypso Technology announced that Calypso version 14 has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status through OPN. “In simulations of data-intensive straight through-processing tasks, Calypso achieved performance gains of up to 500% using Exadata hardware.” – Read more
  • Wandisco's "Non-Stop Hadoop for Oracle Big Data Appliance", an application which helps customers capture and analyze large volumes of unstructured data, achieves Oracle Big Data Appliance Ready Status – Read more

Oracle Enterprise Manager Extensibility Exchange Session Is Now Available!

Access Oracle University to uncover the latest updates to the Oracle Enterprise Manager Extensibility Exchange!

Oracle Mobile Security Suite 11g Essentials Exam

Now in beta testing, the Oracle Mobile Security Suite 11g Essentials exam is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in implementing Oracle Mobile Security Suite. Request your free exam voucher today!

Oracle Sales Cloud And OPN Central @ Openworld Update PartnerCast – Replay Available

Missed the September 10 PartnerCast focused on Oracle Sales Cloud Implementation Best Practices and OPN Central @ OpenWorld? Watch the replay on demand!

Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Build Oracle Apps Private Clouds with VM Templates on Engineered Systems

The 2 Minute Tech Tips keep coming with this one from Nishit Rao (Sr. Director, Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Engineered Systems).

Nishit Rao's Oracle OpenWorld Session

JAXB 2.1.17 released

We have released JAXB 2.1.17.

It has several bug fixes:
- Fixed HashMap unmarshalling bug.
- Fixed wrong ref element generation.

But the main reason for the release was broken Maven dependency for builds 2.1.15/16. Because of missed dependency com.sun.xml.bind.core jar. Now it should be OK :)

Have you heard of Quest’s UPK Special Interest Group (SIG)?

Calling all UPK veterans, amateurs and those newly acquainted with the User Productivity Kit! 

Have you heard of Quest’s UPK Special Interest Group (SIG)? It’s a great way to interact with UPK peers and be an influence within the UPK community.

The Quest UPK SIG is focused on building awareness of UPK and sharing the potential it has for all application’s training, support, and testing.