Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Webinar Replay Available

The replay of the Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Webinar that was held on March 17, 2014 is now available.

In this free webinar, Senior Database 12c DBA, Oracle Certified Master and Oracle University instructor Gwen Lazenby offered guidance on preparing for your Oracle Database 12c Certification upgrade exam. She provided tips on identifying knowledge gaps, best practices for exam preparation, and preparation tools available to you.

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Sometimes the best features get "hidden" by product development teams, and they need to be uncovered in order to be appreciated.  I know from personal experience that some of my favorite features on my Android phone are 4-6 menus deep in the "Settings" and I have to search the internet for tips on how to enable them.  

There's a powerful feature on the My Oracle Support (MOS) system that is relatively hidden, that (more...)

New Environment-as-a-Service Demo

Environment-as-a-Service provides a comprehensive approach to delivering turnkey application environments, giving organizations the flexibility to quickly deploy, maintain and decommission environments, while lowering the total cost of software delivery, and reducing the time required for delivery of new application releases.

This tremendous flexibility allows enterprises to clone existing environments in a matter of minutes, which otherwise takes hours or days. In today's SaaS world, vendors must accommodate frequently changing versions of their applications. Exalogic, (more...)

Question of the Day: “Big Solaris Launch… for a Dot Release??”

| Apr 22, 2014

"This is only a dot release, right?" the question goes. Well, yes and no.

For those who tuned in late: on April 29th, we'll be launching Oracle Solaris 11.2 in New York City and on the web. But don't let the dot fool you—there is some very significant stuff that we're putting in.  Significant enough that yes, the idea of calling this "Oracle Solaris 12" did come up.  But, c'mon, gratuitously (more...)

Error Connecting to Planning Application from Smartview

| Apr 22, 2014
When the OU of a user is changed in the external provider, users can potentially have issues connecting to Planning applications from Smartview.  However, users can still log into Planning just not Smartview.

Below are the error messages found in Smartview, Essbase and Shared Services when the OU of a user is changed in the external provider and not synced with Essbase security:

  • Planning user connecting to Smartview error:
“Cannot open cube view.  Essbase error  (more...)

IOUG Cloud Computing SIG Techcast: Database as a Service (DBaaS): How to Create a Database Cloud Service Catalog

| Apr 22, 2014

Please join us on Tuesday 6 May 2014 at 10:00 am PT for an IOUG-sponsored webcast on Service Catalogs for Oracle Database deployments.  Our audience is anyone interested in providing Oracle Database as a service to their consumers.

A good service catalog is essential for IT service delivery.  We will give an overview of service catalogs, and explain what makes a good catalog in general, and specifically for DBaaS.

We will then present (more...)

ETL Scheduling in a Multiple Data Source Environment

A multiple data source environment is where the Star schema is populated by either multiple P6 instances or a single P6 instance has been split into unique sources of data.  You could split a single P6 instance based on a specific criteria. Maybe you want a group of projects under an EPS to be updated in Star only on Friday's, but another group of projects need to be updated daily.  You could split into separate (more...)

UPDATED Demonstration VM for BI Partners (BIC2g 2014-03 Download)

Most of this Demo VM is now very similar to the OTN SampleApp V309, but BIC2g has BI-Apps (with ODI) with all the extra Vision-demo data, plus it has Endeca v3.1 (the SampleApp is still v3.0 Endeca), and it includes the standard Test-Drive kits.

Compared to the prior version, the new BIC2g 2014-03 has:

Ø Updates to the Executive Vision Demo (EVD).

Ø Merged SampleApp content with both EVD (more...)

Mark Your Calendars: Registration is here for Ricoh Americas webcast

If you  haven't registered already -- then go ahead and register for this customer-led webcast with Ricoh and hear how Oracle AppAdvantage powered by Fusion Middleware is more than just a solution a but a strategy for maximizing your application investment. In this webcast you will learn how Ricoh provided value-added mobile services to their customers and how they developed a services-oriented integration architecture designed to be flexible and drive innovation.  To register for this (more...)

OTN Garage: Which Type of Virtualization Should I Use?

| Apr 22, 2014

Rick posted a nice article on his OTN Garage that trys to give some guidelines to the question "Which Type of Virtualization Should I Use?".

We all know that there are a lot of technologies and products available to provide different kind of virtualization solutions and very often with overlapping functions. Knowing this, the relevance of the above question increases.

Take some minutes and have a look to "Which Type of Virtualization Should I (more...)

Register Today for Virtual Developer Day!

| Apr 22, 2014

Virtual Developer Day: Java 2014 is on May 6th (Americas), May 14th (EMEA), and May 21st (APAC).

Hear from experts on Java SE 8, Java EE 7, and Java Embedded.

Watch tutorials from the experts to improve your expertise in Java, and ask questions during live chats. This FREE virtual event will cover:

  • Java SE 8 New Features: Lambdas and more
  • The latest on the Java EE 7
  • How Java makes it easy for you (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
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Maldives Police Empowered by Exadata: Hassan’s Story

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javax.lang.model backed by core reflection

| May 20, 2013

Back when the javax.lang.model API was being designed as part of JSR 269, while the API was primarily intended for use at compile-time with annotation processing, the expert group also wanted the API to be usable in other contexts as well, including at runtime.

JEP 119, javax. (more...)

Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon Japan 2013

| May 20, 2013

LinuxCon Japan is the premiere Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the (more...)

Introducing Java EE 7: June 12 Kickoff

| May 20, 2013

Java EE 7 has been approved, and the final bits with be available soon. We'll have a live webcast on June 12 to kickoff Java EE 7in style. The Java EE team will provide an overview of the release, and lots of technical details from the experts. 

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Test Drive Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Today!

Are you looking for a place to test Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c features? Amazon Web Services new Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c – Monitoring Essentials Test Drive is the perfect solution for anybody who’s interested in testing out OEM 12c before upgrading or deploying! Through a partnership (more...)

Introducing Java EE 7: June 12 Kickoff

| May 20, 2013

Java EE 7 has been approved, and the final bits with be available soon. We'll have a live webcast on June 12 to kickoff Java EE 7in style. The Java EE team will provide an overview of the release, and lots of technical details from the experts. 

(more...)

Empowering Marketers with Web Experience Management

Unable to get new digital marketing initiatives to market as fast as you would like?  Tired of dealing with IT bottlenecks that prevent you from making routine site updates or launching new digital marketing campaigns quickly?  Your customers have little patience for a brand that fails to meet (more...)

Information Management and Big Data Master-class Webcasts

Watch this great series of 5-minute webcasts to get a good insight into our best practice Information Management and Big Data Reference Architecture.

To view these webcasts, please click here:

  • IM Master Class 1: Architecting the Central Nervous System
  • IM Master Class 2: An Overview of Information Management Components
  • (more...)