C++ rules enforced in Studio 12.4

Studio 12.4 has improved adherence to the C++ standard, so some codes which were accepted by 12.3 might get reported as errors with the new compiler. The compiler documentation has a list of the improvements and examples of how to modify problem code to make it standard compliant.

Accessing an OpenStack Image

After years of total silence, I am back! After blogging about the Grid, I would like now to blog about the Cloud! And first I would like to document some of the steps I went thru to set up OpenStack starting with launching and accessing an instance.

Setting up devstack was straightforward on Ubuntu. Just make sure the appropriate proxies are set up if you are behind a corporate firewall. Launching an instance was also (more...)

Virtual Technology Summit: Integrating Oracle Database with Hadoop using Oracle Big Data Connectors

Thanks to those who attended the Big Data Connectors session at the Virtual Technology Summit.   Here are relevant links to try the examples yourself:


Instructions to run the examples

They can all be run in the Oracle Big Data Lite VM

Cloud Content Sharing and Collaboration Use Cases in an Enterprise

We are gearing up for the big executive video webcast on Documents Cloud Service featuring Oracle Chief Information Officer, Mark Sunday, IDC Program Vice President for Content and Digital Media Technologies, Oracle Product Management executives including our webcast host and Vice President for Oracle Middleware, Scott Howley interviewing David Le Strat who drives product management for WebCenter and BPM, and Alexander Hooshmand, Vice President for Oracle Marketing Cloud. Don't forget to register for the live event, (more...)

Enterprise Performance Clearly Explained With a Collaborative, Intuitive, Reporting Solution

In today’s Digital Age, the ability for management to clearly explain the quality and sustainability of corporate performance has become more important than ever.  Increasingly, the ability to value and explain the value of intangible assets is becoming a competitive differentiator.  Global and regulatory mandates around narrative reporting are also emerging, with the EU Directive on Non-Financial Reporting and SEC interest in making financial disclosure more effective.  

While there is a clear (more...)

SQL Developer version 4.1 Feature Recap

We’ve been working on version 4.1 since last Fall, and I’ve been blogging about the new stuff all the while. In case you missed it, we officailly released version 4.1 yesterday :)

Here’s a quick index of all of those version 4.1 posts you may have missed:

Locating OBIEE Maintenance Resources

(in via Ian)

We are pleased to report the publication of the KM note:

OBIEE: Resources for Maintenance Strategy
Doc ID 2003308.2 )

As can be guessed from its name, this interactive KM note is a collection of resources and information related to the maintenance of OBIEE systems.

Its main chapters refer to 

  • Patches
  • Certification Information
  • Lifetime Support Policy
  • Error Correction Policy and
  • Upgrade Information and Upgrade Advisors

It definitely is one (more...)

Avoid the “Big Bang” Approach to Legacy System Replacement by Utilizing Business Process Management Solutions along with Oracle Insurance Policy Administration

Insurance companies have long recognized that they have a need to adapt quickly to new market opportunities, regulations, and technologies as well as customer and corporate needs. Many have to carefully navigate modifications to their existing complex infrastructures and processes with the introduction of new ones. Business Process Management (BPM) allows for the introduction of new technologies and streamlined business processes that can improve costs and visibility while at the same time protecting investments in (more...)

Welcome to Jigsaw and JDK 9

This is the first of a series of blog entries about Jigsaw, a major feature of JDK 9. We'll let you decide the topic of the next one. Which of the following do you want to know more about?

  1. How to get your applications to compile and run under JDK 9
  2. What do if your applications depend on internal APIs, like the sun.* packages
  3. In-depth details about Jigsaw's module system

Post a comment (more...)

Oracle is Coming to EMC World on May 5-8

| Apr 28, 2014

EMC World 2014 returns to Las Vegas May 5-8 at The Venetian!
As data growth explodes, EMC creates the infrastructure that enables you to
manage (more…)

OPN Webcast: SPARC M6-32 & Supercluster M6-32 Channel Sales Training

Join us for
this informative session to hear
about Oracle’s new SPARC M6-32
server and SuperCluster M6-32. In
this session you’ll learn about
the new products and more
importantly, how to position and
sell them. We will also cover
important information pertaining
to resell rights, Specialization
and Sales & Marketing

Maldives Police Empowered by Exadata: Hassan’s Story

Hope you are all having a great summer!