PeopleSoft Fluid UI

| Jul 18, 2014

The Fluid UI is one of the most exciting new features PeopleSoft has delivered in years.  With Fluid UI, app developers build responsive user interfaces that run on smartphones, mini tablets, tablets and even desktops/laptops using the same PeopleTools components, pages, records and peoplecode they’ve been using for years.  There’s one difference, with classic PeopleSoft, the UI is pixel perfect, meaning what you see on the page is exactly what you built in page (more...)

Process Documentation in Oracle BPM 12.1.3

| Jul 18, 2014
Your ability to add process documentation has been greatly enhanced in BPM 12.1.3. Some of the key enhancements are:
  • The narrative view allows you to write and/or edit in plain language. The narrative view is always in sync with the graphical view so you can see immediately the impact of your changes on the model. You can also add documentation to activities in-line.
  • Business properties can be added to processes and activities, and (more...)

Best Of OTN – Week of July 13th

Systems Community-

Blog - Get Your ZFS On
Five articles explaining how to use ZFS in the real world, by Oracle ACE Alexandre Borges.

Tech Article: Playing with ZFS Encryption -
Oracle Solaris 11 supports native encryption on ZFS so that it can protect critical data without depending on external programs. It's also integrated with the Cryptographic Framework. Alexandre explains the benefits of these and other Oracle Solaris encryption capabilities, and the different methods for (more...)

My Favorite Features (part 2)

In my last blog entry I showed you two of my favorites features in Service Bus 12c (included in Oracle Mobile Suite 12c and SOA Suite 12c). In this blog, I'll mention another new feature that is very powerful, giving enterprises the ability to create standardized service implementations. This feature is named, "Templating".

What is a template?

A template is a structured Service Bus pipeline. It allows your company to create standard service implementations. The (more...)

Students at the Center: Leading the Way for Student Success

What if you could build a personalized student center for at-risk students? What if this center could invite the student in and provide him or her with a clear pathway to success? Good news! Oracle provides you with the tools to do this as part of the Campus Solutions suite and another Oracle customer experience solutions.

You define your criteria for what constitutes an at-risk student--skipping a term, grades below a certain level, attendance, etc. (more...)

Infor LN on Oracle SPARC T5: 10X faster, 10X lower cost

The value any ERP system can deliver depends on real-world performance, not (more...)

Friday Spotlight: A Great Week and Latin America OTN Tour 2014

Happy Friday!

It's been an exciting week here! If you haven't read Ronen Kofman's (@RonenKofman) excellent write-up about Mirantis, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM, be sure to have a look.

And for our spotlight this week, I wanted to highlight a fantastic series of events coming up during August in Latin America:


Congratulations to the Latin America User Groups on assembling yet another great tour for 2014!!! Agendas are packed full of (more...)

Friday Spotlight: A Great Week and Latin America OTN Tour 2014

Happy Friday!

It's been an exciting week here! If you haven't read Ronen Kofman's (@RonenKofman) excellent write-up about Mirantis, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM, be sure to have a look.

And for our spotlight this week, I wanted to highlight a fantastic series of events coming up during August in Latin America:


Congratulations to the Latin America User Groups on assembling yet another great tour for 2014!!! Agendas are packed full of (more...)

Tech Article: Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service

| Jul 18, 2014

If you've decided PaaS is is what your application needs, see how you can swiftly build and deploy applications to Oracle Java Cloud Service using NetBeans IDE. In "Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service," Oracle ACE Harshad Oak shows you how to set up Oracle Java Cloud Service, then install and use the Oracle Cloud Plugin in the NetBeans IDE.


Oak explains "Considering the rapid adoption of cloud-based services, (more...)

CHROs: If You’re Not Planning Beyond 2015, You’re Already Falling Behind

| Jul 18, 2014

By Bertrand Dussert - Originally Posted on Forbes

The June 8 edition of the U.K’s Telegraph newspaper reported that for the first time ever a supercomputer has passed the Turing Test for artificial intelligence, a measure of a device’s ability display human intelligence. It did so by fooling more than 30 percent of the humans interacting with it that it was a 13-year-old boy. This is an important milestone in computing and a (more...)

Now Available – PSRM 2.4.0 Webcast

Watch the following webcast for an overview of new features in PSRM version 2.4.0. 

https://oracletalk.webex.com/oracletalk/ldr.php?RCID=b4aaa925d10c43af7b459a941471b6b5

Java ME Embedded with Raspberry Pi – now a public self-paced course!

| Jul 18, 2014

In March and May of this year, we successfully offered the first Oracle Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Develop Java ME Embedded Applications Using a Raspberry Pi to hundreds of Java developers.  The feedback from the MOOC has been extremely positive, and we will likely run additional MOOCs in the future.

Today I am pleased to announce that the materials that were presented in the MOOC are now available as a free, public, self-paced course (more...)

Watch a Great Oracle Public Sector Revenue Management Video

This short video provides a great overview of Oracle Public Sector Revenue Management:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMI_Ky1hfGA

Run Reports from PSRM Zones Against Logical Standby Database

Using a logical standby database to run dashboard or operational reports out of PSRM zones avoids impacting performance.  Below are simple steps to configure a zone that references the standby database:

  1. Set up a database link from the main database to the logical database
  2. Create synonyms in the main database for each table in the logical database
  3. Have the SQL queries read the logical standby tables via the synonyms

An alternative is to access the (more...)

A World Cup Lesson For Retailers

Congratulations to Germany - winners of the ultimate football prize!

Last Sunday's World Cup final saw Germany win THE football accolade for the 4th time - and we now want to take lessons from Germany's success and apply them to the retail world! 

Just like World Cup successes, truly outstanding retail experiences are achieved by businesses that align their systems, people and processes and work together with a goal of creating exuberant, delighted fans (more...)

Use Google Maps with Oracle Public Sector Revenue Management Analytics

Adding map configuration to Oracle Public Sector Revenue Management (PSRM) Analytics provides users an impactful view of revenue data.  See the attached document for steps to configure Google maps with Oracle PSRM Analytics.

https://blogs.oracle.com/tax/resource/PublicSectorRevenueManagementAnalyticsv20MapConfiguration.pdf

New Digital Training for July 2014

| Jul 18, 2014

By Amit Kumar, Senior Director for Oracle University Digital Training

Oracle University now gives you two great ways to get your training content in a digital format:

1.    Oracle Training On Demand: offers hands-on product training for in-depth learning

2.    Oracle Learning Streams: provides users with one year of access to continuously updated video content and live connections with instructors through live Meet the Expert events, forums and live (more...)

LinkedIn Inclusion Closes Chapter 1 of the Oracle Social SRM Platform

| Jul 18, 2014

With big news having rolled out this week, we turn today’s guest blogging duties over to Oracle Social Cloud Group VP Meg Bear.


Back in May of 2012, Oracle completed a series of social media acquisitions launching its commitment to enhanced, effective digital customer experiences for brand marketers. Peering into the future, we saw that the age of carpet-bombing consumers with messages urging them to come to the brand was doing as much harm as (more...)

Advanced WebLogic Server Automation: Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX – New Book by Martin Heinzl

All production environments need automated, auditable, and reproducible processes. This book discusses how to automate all aspects of WebLogic, an essential prerequisite for all production environments. The WebLogic Server platform is recognized as one of the leading J2EE application servers and is the foundation of the Fusion Middleware platform. It is well suited for a variety of different application architectures including modern grid and cloud infrastructures. A large number of WebLogic installations from a single (more...)

Hyperion BI+ Interactive Reporting – Statement of Direction

Hyperion BI+ Interactive Reporting
Statement of Direction

June 2014

Oracle Product Management have released the Statement of Direction for Hyperion BI+ Interactive Reporting (IR). This document is available to download from My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Oracle Hyperion BI+ Interactive Reporting Statement of Direction
Doc ID 1907819.1

For customers who are currently using Hyperion BI+ Interactive Reporting we highly recommend reviewing this document as it contains vital information about:

  • Oracle’s Product Strategy
  • Oracle’s (more...)