May 2015 issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter

The May 2015 issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter is now available here.

NEWS

New IOUG Survey Reveals Latest Trends in Database Manageability

Released in April 2015, a new Independent Oracle Users Group survey reveals the opportunities and challenges that database administrators face today. Find out what’s on the minds of more than 300 data managers and professionals.
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Top Three Challenges Driving Adoption of Database as a Service

The market for cloud (more...)

Modern Service Experience Conference Highlights! by Stephen Fioretti

| May 20, 2015

Over 500 customer service professionals joined the Oracle Service Cloud team in Las Vegas recently to kick off the Modern Service Experience Conference! The event featured nearly 40 customer speakers including Kohl’s, LinkedIn, and Nintendo outlining the latest trends in engaging customers, empowering employees and adapting quickly to constantly changing business and customer needs. 

The conference also featured industry thought leaders from Forrester, Constellation Research, Beagle Research, and The 56 Group talking (more...)

Meet our Systems Product Development Team in Paris! June 10, 2015

Be a part of thinking about IT Transformation for the next decade!
We invite you to this unique opportunity to meet with our Product Development Teams across Oracle's Systems portfolio:  Engineered Systems, SPARC and  x86, Storage and Archiving Solutions, and Media and Entertainment with Front Porch.

Key points of our agenda will be the overview of the Systems strategy and a sneak peak into the new products and features we will introduce in the (more...)

Virtual Compute Appliance X5-2 Demo Equipment Purchase Initiative

Oracle is pleased to announce that, for a limited time, Oracle VARs may purchase Virtual Compute Appliance X5-2 units for demonstration purposes at reduced price.

Submit your order today for a Virtual Compute Appliance X5-2 unit and you can start showcasing this product in customer demonstrations and proof-of-concepts. The offer also allows VARs to sell the demo configuration after a six month demonstration period.

For more information contact your VAD and see the official announcement (more...)

Python: Old Dog Learns New Trick

I'm now a confident Python programmer. I've recently wrapped up a sequence of 2 online classes that focus on programming with Python.

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MITx: 6.00.1x Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python - Covered Python data types, flow control, iteration, numerical methods, functions, scope, recursion, Python data structures such as lists, sets and dictionaries, comprehensions, debugging, assertions and exceptions, efficiency (Big O), sorting, search, hashing, trees, classes, object oriented programming, and inheritance.
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MITx: (more...)

Celebrating 20 Years of Java


“Over the past 20 years Java has grown and evolved to become one of the most important and dependable technologies in our industry” explains Georges Saab, Vice President of the Java Platform Group at Oracle. 

We are celebrating the 20th year since the first version of Java was released for the public use. There are over 9 million Java developers working across all major industries. The Java community is constantly driving innovation and changing (more...)

Strategic HCM—Creating Value Through Your People

| May 20, 2015

By Jim Lein


Rush hour traffic. Tuesday morning. The Mission District of San Francisco.

I’m riding shotgun in a Lincoln Town car, on my way to meet Ron Storn, VP of People for Lyft, for breakfast. Ron would be presenting in our customer experiences session at Oracle OpenWorld ’14 later that week.

Aaron, my driver, takes the advice of his navigation app and leaves the clogged freeway to follow a series of detours that (more...)

Webcast: Getting Started with Document Sequencing in Oracle Receivables

Webcast_icon.jpgGetting Started with Document Sequencing in Oracle Receivables

Date: May 20, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 3:00 pm GMT, 8:30 pm, India (Mumbai)

This one-hour Advisor Webcast is recommended for functional and technical Receivables users who are interested in the implementation and functionality of document sequencing in the Transactions and Receipts forms.

Topics will include:

  • Automatic numbering versus document sequencing
  • Implementing document sequencing
  • Related tables and data structure
  • Known issues and fixes
  • (more...)

Java: Die ersten 20 Jahre

Ein ganz persönlicher Rückblick von Adam Bien*, Java Champion und Java Entwickler der ersten Stunde:

Porträt von Adam Bien

C++ war super. Die include.h-Dateien trennten die Schnittstelle von der Implementierung und Templates hatten gerade angefangen, richtig Spaß zu machen.

Auf der Suche nach “OO”-Ressourcen im Internet bin ich auf Java gestoßen. Angeblich sollte es sich hier um eine “richtige” OO-Programmiersprache handeln. 

Die Version JDK 1.0beta (damals noch oak) wollte ich mir genauer anschauen. Aber bei (more...)

NetBeans Day Twente

Today NetBeans Day was held in Twente, which is an area in the east of the Netherlands, with a high population of grass and farm animals. The turnout was great, exactly as expected, though the narrow focus on MooTools, while relevant for the audience, limited active participation to cows only:

The photo above was taken during the workshop "JavaScript Developers Are Basically Sheep", which had as a subtitle "Weakly Typed Languages Are For (more...)

Interview Simone Geib, Oracle Director of Product Management, during her visit @AMIS

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Simone Geib is responsible for the SOA Suite 12c release and visited AMIS to share her knowledge with AMIS, its customers and the AMIS SOA community. Lucas Jellema, CTO at AMIS, interviewed her during the AMIS community event. Watch the video here.


SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required (more...)

Docker – Take Two – Starting From Windows with Linux VM as Docker Host by Lucas Jellema

clip_image002My first attempt with Docker was from my Windows host machine using boot2docker, as described in this article: https://technology.amis.nl/2015/03/15/my-first-steps-with-docker-starting-from-windows-as-the-host/. Boot2docker is a great tool for being able to work with Docker on a Windows machine. However, I ran into limitations – such as not being able to create containers with the GUI applications running in them. Besides, Linux seems to be – for now at least – the more natural environment for Docker. (more...)

ASR pour les serveurs : configurer un SuperCluster


Cet article décrit la procédure pour configurer un SuperCluster pour ASR.

Il n'y a pas de procédure spécifique pour configurer l'ensemble d'un SuperCluster pour ASR.
Il faut configurer un à un chaque élément du SuperCluster.
Les éléments du SuperCluster supportant ASR sont les suivants :

  • Sparc Server
  • Exadata Storage Server
  • Switch Infiniband
  • ZFS Storage

Un manager ASR est nécessaire pour configurer les Sparc Servers, Exadata Storage Servers et Switchs Infiniband (pour installer un manager ASR, (more...)

DOCS and APEX integration through REST API

Meet our Systems Product Development Team in Paris! June 10, 2015

Be a part of thinking about IT Transformation for the next decade!
We invite you to this unique opportunity to meet with our Product Development Teams across Oracle's Systems portfolio:  Engineered Systems, SPARC and  x86, Storage and Archiving Solutions, and Media and Entertainment with Front Porch.

Key points of our agenda will be the overview of the Systems strategy and a sneak peak into the new products and features we will introduce in the (more...)

In-Memory: DBMS_COMPRESSION to estimate compression ratio

Here's a tip for using this package procedure. And this will likely apply whether you are using Database In-Memory or not.

DBMS_COMPRESSION

DBMS_COMPRESSION.GET_COMPRESSION_RATIO (
scratchtbsname IN VARCHAR2,
ownname IN VARCHAR2,
objname IN VARCHAR2,
subobjname IN VARCHAR2,
comptype IN NUMBER,
blkcnt_cmp OUT PLS_INTEGER,
blkcnt_uncmp OUT PLS_INTEGER,
row_cmp OUT PLS_INTEGER,
row_uncmp OUT PLS_INTEGER,
cmp_ratio OUT NUMBER,
comptype_str OUT VARCHAR2,
subset_numrows IN NUMBER DEFAULT COMP_RATIO_MINROWS,
objtype IN PLS_INTEGER DEFAULT OBJTYPE_TABLE);

If you google it, you'll find (more...)

Oracle VM VirtualBox: 3.2, 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 Maintenance Releases

Oracle has just released VirtualBox 4.2.30, 4.1.38, 4.0.30 and 3.2.28, maintenance releases which improve the stability and fix regressions. All changelog details available at the following links: 

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog-4.2
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog-4.1
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog-4.0
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog-3.2

You can download the binaries here:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.30
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.1.38
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.30
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.2.28

You can find all informations related to "Venom Security Issue" on Oracle VM VirtualBox releases here

It's always suggested, whenever possible, to use our latest Oracle VM VirtualBox major release/maintenance pack.

The Oracle VirtualBox Team


Making OpenStack Secure and Compliant for the Enterprise

Fresh video from today's session at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver: Markus Flierl, Vice President, Oracle Solaris Core Technologies, discusses Oracle's OpenStack offerings and how they're ideally suited for mission-critical cloud computing.

As the title suggests, there's an emphasis on both security and compliance issues, topics frequently on the mind of public and private cloud developers and administrators.

Learn more:

Java ME Embedded 8.1 Developer Preview

Last fall, Oracle released the Java ME Embedded 8.1 developer preview for Freescale Freedomís FRDM-K64F development platform for the ARM Cortex M based Kinetis K64, K63, and K24 microcontrollers, which was followed shortly thereafter by the release of Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1.

In his recent blog, Terrence Barr announced the release of the Java ME Embedded 8.1 developer preview for STMicroelectronics STM32429I-EVAL board, which is a development environment for the (more...)

Which Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Exam is Right for You?

With so many Oracle Database upgrade options available, you may be unsure which exam is right for you. Review this easy-to-use guide to help you determine which exam is best to help you upgrade your Oracle Database Administrator certification to Oracle Database 12c.

To make it simple, there are only two exams from which to choose.

Choose Exam

Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c |1Z0-060

if:

Choose Exam

Upgrade Oracle9i/10g/11g (more...)