Облачный бизнес Oracle набрал обороты: 4 финансовых факта + 1 инициатива

Когда высшие руководители Oracle говорят о том, что «поставлено на кон» при перерождении технологической отрасли в облачную, – это не пустые слова.

«Переход в «облако» равнозначен смене поколений в сфере технологий, и это самый большой и важный шанс в истории нашей компании», — сказала СЕО Oracle Сафра Кац во время объявления итогов третьего квартала 2016 финансового года.

Источник: Oracle

Результаты свидетельствуют, что фокус Oracle на облачные сервисы SaaS, PaaS и IaaS окупается сполна. Здесь мы (more...)

New Oracle Engineered Systems Partner Playbook

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Engineered for Innovation
Introducing the Oracle Engineered Systems Partner Playbook

With innovation being one of the key components in our industry, we need to provide the relevant infrastructure that allows companies to invest in this innovation. At Oracle, we want to help companies simplify their IT environments and allow them to invest more in innovation by providing a comprehensive and fully integrated stack with Engineered Systems being at the heart of this.

In order to take advantage of (more...)

When IT Operations Became a Big Data Problem

When IT Operations Became a (Bigger) Big Data Problem
DBTA article by Dan Koloski, Senior Director in Oracle's Systems and Applications Management group.

Many customers are starting to understand the challenges and pressures of managing more and more data brought on by new and evolving technologies such as; bring-your-own-devices, the Internet of Things, microservices, cloud-native applications, social and mobile interactions. This article sheds more light on the issue and helps educate customers on how to (more...)

Announcing Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service

Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service is the much awaited real time data streaming cloud service that builds on top of Oracle's industry leading data replication technology.

Cloud platforms offer customers a secure, flexible and affordable choice to run their solutions and infrastructure. Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service is the first step to moving data in real time from heterogeneous databases running on -premises to the Oracle Cloud so that your customer’s cloud based analytics solutions and data (more...)

Oracle Exadata Cloud Service launch webcast – April 7

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Dear Partner,

You’re already familiar with the benefits of Oracle Exadata and now it’s available in the cloud.

It brings more opportunities for you to scale your business in innovative ways and at speed.

Moving to the Oracle Cloud is simplicity itself.

Just imagine – no re-coding of your applications; no additional staff or resources (more...)

Best Cloud Integration Solution

clip_image002The cloud has enabled a range of capabilities such as big data analytics, unlimited capacity for storage, and a range of other on-demand services.

But how do companies move their data quickly, efficiently and securely between clouds and on-premises systems? Cloud integration solutions offer the answer, integrating data between disparate cloud and on-premises platforms.

Cloud integration offers a variety of advantages over other methods such as accessing personal data in real-time on any device, allowing (more...)

Understanding The Groovy Whitelist

This article explains and illustrates how the use of some APIs and utility functions are restricted by a feature known as the groovy whitelist. This feature, introduced in Release 9, prevents the use of potentially malicious or destabilising APIs from within your groovy scripts. The feature checks the code before execution and raises an exception if it encounters a call which violates the predetermined whitelist.

There is some related documentation and this article looks at (more...)

April 20: Eastern Bank―Oracle HCM Cloud Customer Forum

Join us for an Oracle HCM Cloud Customer Forum call on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Ed Saras, Sr. Vice President Total Rewards & HR Operations from Eastern Bank, will talk about Eastern's journey to the cloud.

The company had disparate HR system solutions that were impacting its ability to fully understand its talent base, which made it difficult to effectively develop and grow the workforce. Reporting and analysis capability was limited, HR processes were cumbersome, and (more...)

Loading multiple binary files via ‘c-u-r-l’ with SQL*Loader in one shot(Part.1)

First of all, our blog server rejects the 'c''u''r''l' string. 'c-url' refers to the verty popular command which often is pronounced like 'See URL'. I apologize for the confusion.

In my past blog, I showed an example loading multiple files on GitHub with the help from c-url.

DB12c JSON and 'jq' comparison using GeoJSON data (Part.1)

DB12c SQL*Loader has "Express Mode" where you don't need control file.

Above was possible because I knew the (more...)

Partner Webcast – Oracle Java Cloud Service: Getting Started with

Oracle Java Cloud Service is a complete platform and infrastructure cloud solution for building, deploying, and managing Java EE applications. Your Businesses can maximize productivity and realize all the benefits of Platform as a Service including subscription-based, self-service access to reliable, scalable, and elastic cloud environments.

Use Oracle Java Cloud Service to rapidly provision an application environment with Oracle WebLogic Server as the application containerOracle Coherence as a caching and data grid tier, and  (more...)

Matrix multiplication using fixed thread pool executor service

In this article, we shall
  • Divide the job of matrix multiplication into tasks that can be executed in parallel.
  • Execute tasks in parallel using ExecutorService.

Executor Service

An instance of  ExecutorService can be obtained using static methods in Executors. For example, Invoking Executors.newFixedThreadThreadPool (3) shall return an ExecutorService that uses a maximum of 3 threads (workers) in parallel to perform the job. Using multiple threads to work in parallel shall reduce the time taken (more...)

Five Best Practices for Platform as a Service Success

clip_image002Research firm IDC estimates that the market for platform as a service (PaaS) solutions will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30 percent and reach $14 billion by 2017.1 PaaS provides application runtime, database, integration, messaging, and other services in the cloud, accelerating application development and reducing infrastructure acquisition and maintenance costs.

Here are five best practices for maximizing the business value of your PaaS solutions. Get the free paper here.

SOA (more...)

Announcing my new Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook from Oracle Press


Happy Easter to all of you and your families.

I am pleased to announce my new book "Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control" to be published by Oracle Press, and is now available as a pre-order from Amazon. The Amazon link is:


This practical Oracle Press guide “Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control” teaches cutting-edge techniques for building, configuring, (more...)

Programming in C: Few Tidbits #6

[1] Case-insensitive String Comparison

strcasecmp() is the case-insensitive version of strcmp(). When building, make sure to include strings.h (note the plural form).

strncasecmp() is the counterpart to strncmp().

#include <string.h>
void main(int argc, char** argv)
        printf("n"%s" and "%s" are ", argv[1], argv[2]);
        strcasecmp(argv[1], argv[2]) ? printf(" .. not identical") : printf(" .. identical");

% ./strcompare next NeXT
"next" and "NeXT" are  .. identical

[2] Initializing a Variable Length Array

As of the length of the (more...)

2 Min Tech Tips at Oracle OpenWorld: Are You Ready for Your Close-Up?

clip_image002At last year's Oracle OpenWorld I had more fun than should be allowed by law recording 2 Minute Tech Tip videos with about two dozen community members -- about twice the number I had originally scheduled. People just kept showing up! And that number doesn't include the Tech Tip videos I recorded in the weeks leading up to OOW14, featuring people who were speaking at the event and wanted to help promote their sessions by (more...)

CERN IT-DB group develops a new WebLogic Command Line Interface tool for CERN Java Middleware Services by Konrad Aleksand


clip_image002CERN WebLogic CLI tool[1] is written in Python. A project is being realized in an object oriented way to contribute towards flexibility, modularity and legibility of a solution and the modules of the system are designed to maximize end-user productivity. It is a comprehensive solution using WebLogic RESTful management services and providing a simple way of interacting with a user and possibility of integration with third party systems. The goal of the system (more...)

Skeleton Node Hierarchy with Login on GitHub

The series continues with a login scenario:


Here's what you get, initially the same as last time, though this time no child nodes are available. Right-clicking on the node brings up the popup menu below:

When clicking on the popup menu, the dialog below is shown:

And, finally, if, and only if "foo/bar" is the "user/password", a new first level node is created in the hierarchy, together with all the children of the (more...)

New ways of input still on the verge of the enterprise

OAUX team exploring young emerging tech of voice, gesture as input

By Sarah Smart, Oracle Applications User Experience

When the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team is researching emerging technologies, we want more than just the cool factor. Enterprise use cases can be hard to come by for some technologies, such as voice and gesture as input, but we need to keep up with the latest developments in those fields anyway so that we’re ready (more...)

Why didn’t Database In-Memory improve the performance of my query?

After I posted last weeks blog post on identifying analytic queries that benefit from Database In-Memory, I got the following question, Why didn't Database In-Memory improve the performance of my query?"

I've simplified the query in question down to the following,

SELECT Count(DISTINCT cust_id)
FROM ssh.sales
WHERE amount_sold > 1;

So, why didn’t Database In-Memory improve the performance of this query?

The answer is becomes a little clearer (more...)

NEW PODCAST: Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux

This week we have released a new podcast - quick summary of the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux - that we think you will find interesting. It provides an overview of the key features,  key MySQL components and availability enhancements.

Listen to the podcast

We also recommend subscribing to our podcasts (oracle linux feed) in iTunes.  

Have a great weekend and happy Easter!