New Digital Training for August 2014

| Aug 28, 2014

By Amit Kumar, Senior Director for Oracle University Digital Training

Getting the knowledge you need quickly can be instrumental to the success of your projects.

Oracle University is committed to delivering more online training to help you get the information you need, right when you need it.

Here’s a summary of what’s new this month:

Training On Demand

Our Training On Demand courses give you hands-on product (more...)

Paragon Data Enhances Its Customer and Employee Experience Across 450 Bookstores Following 10-Day Migration

Paragon Data GmbH runs the data center for its parent company, Deutsche Buch Handels GmbH & Co. KG (DBH), a book-trading market leader in Germany. Paragon provides high-performing, secure, and stable IT infrastructure to more than 450 bookstores across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland—each with up to 80,000 items in stock and more than 10 million deliverables. 

“Deploying Oracle Exadata Database Machine—combined with the integrated management capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c—has greatly reduced the (more...)

Oracle Internet of Things Platform: Java 8 connecting the world Webcast – September 11

This webcast is a follow up session for the “Oracle Internet of Things Platform: Solutions for a Connected World” partner webcast and a continuation of the “Revolution of Oracle Java 8” introductory session. Register now!

This time we will take a closer look at the Java ME Embedded 8 platform which is a true game changer for the development of intelligent on-device applications. Completely new and re-designed with the IoT idea in mind, yet fully (more...)

Validating LDAP Group Membership for WCS Contributors


If you are integrating WebCenter Sites with LDAP it becomes necessary to create a lot of LDAP Groups that map onto WebCenter Sites ACLs and Roles.

If a user reports access issues we need a simple way to validate if they have the necessary access. Below are two options that we use regularly on the and projects.

Option 1: Create a JSP that outputs the users Roles/ACLs

Below is (more...)

How Do You Know if You Have a Data Quality Issue?

| Aug 28, 2014

By: John Siegman – Applications Sales Manager for Master Data Management and Data Quality & Murad Fatehali – Senior Director with Oracle’s Insight team and leads the Integration practice in (more...)

‘Simple is the new cool’ in the Oracle Sales Cloud user experience

| Aug 28, 2014
By Misha Vaughan, Oracle Applications User Experience

Oracle has pivoted quickly to embrace elegant, streamlined, simplicity in its cloud user experience strategy.  These user experience designs required no changes in the Oracle technology stack.  The Applications User Experience team, which is responsible for the simplified UI in the Oracle Applications Cloud, took a hard look at what Oracle already had and said, ”How do we move this into the future?”

Oracle Vice (more...)

Spotlight on GlassFish 4.1: #8 WebSocket Client Reconnect

| Aug 28, 2014
Spotlight on GlassFish 4.1' is a series of posts that highlights specific enhancements of the upcoming GlassFish 4.1 release. It could be a new feature, a fix, a behavior change, a tip, etc.

#8 WebSocket Client Reconnect 

There are various libraries to improve the WebSocket capabilities of a client in the JavaScript space. WebSockHop is one of them, one of its feature is a 'automatic reconnect' facility. That's useful for JavaScript WebSocket client (more...)

EUS4DBAs: Oracle Enterprise Security für DBAs mit MS AD und Kerberos

| Aug 27, 2014

Auf meinem privaten Blog habe ich einen detaillierten Post veröffentlicht, der beschreibt wie man Enterprise User Security für eine Oracle Datenbank aufbaut, MS AD mittels Oracle Unified Directory anbindet und als Authentisierung Kerberos benutzt.

Das Ziel ist genau die genannten gesetzlichen Anforderungen im Bereich der DBAs umzusetzen und gleichzeitig vorhandene Investitionen zu nutzen und dadurch erhebliche Aufwände im Betrieb einzusparen. Aber auch eine erhöhte Sicherheit zu implementieren, die klare Konzepte verfolgt (mehr Transparenz, mehr Kontrolle, (more...)

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Strategic Finance

The Hyperion Product Management have advised the release of a Patch Set Update (PSU) for Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF)

This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Strategic Finance PSU
Patch 18831805

This PSU is can be applied to the following releases of existing HSF installations:

Solaris 11 DTrace Session at Hyderabad

| Aug 27, 2014
I owe a special one to Brendan Gregg and Jim Mauro for their classic work on DTrace, which made my life easy at Hyderabad while delivering a three day OU course on Solaris 11 DTrace for a bunch for my friends from IBM. That they were mind blown by some of the DTrace scripts picked up from the very famous DTrace Book is gratefully acknowledged by each one of them.

top tweets WebLogic Partner Community August 2014

Send us your tweets @wlscommunity #WebLogicCommunity and follow us on twitter Please feel free to send us your news!

clip_image001WebLogic Community WebLogic 12.1.3 available – first partner feedback

clip_image002Rohan Seeded Customizations using MDS in Oracle ADF … @JDeveloper @wlscommunity @oadfb #OracleADF #Customizations

clip_image003Monty Latiolais Great issue of @OTechMag … featuring #odtug #kscope14 Check it out!!

clip_image004Adam Bien #netbeans rocks: installation and setup: (more...)

6 Tips on How to Choose and Implement an ERP System


Lyle Ekdahl, Senior Vice President General Manager, Oracle’s JD Edwards

Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle

The chief purpose of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is to integrate all departments and functions, such as accounting and finance, human resources, sales management, supply chain management, customer relationship management, and more, into a single computer system that can serve all of the different departments’ needs.

Although choosing and implementing an ERP system is (more...)

Dr. Who!!

I confess, I'm a whovian... (or however it's spelled).

Totally kick behind preview of the next Dr. Who.


Top tweets SOA Partner Community – August 2014

Send your tweets @soacommunity #soacommunity and follow us at

clip_image001[4]Yogesh Sontakke Latest Gartner MQ 2014 is out RT @dainsworld: Oracle is a leader in On-Premise Integration … #soasuite12c @soacommunity

clip_image002[34]SOA Community SOA’s Role in Simplifying Mobile Enablement

clip_image002[35]SOA Community Who attends the #ofmSummerCamps ? Send us a picture of your trip to Lisbon - good trip @soacommunity # (more...)

Time to Plan Your Week at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

The Schedule Builder Is Live

There’s plenty to see and do at Oracle OpenWorld. And you don’t want to miss a thing, right? We’ve got just what you need: the Oracle Conferences San Francisco Schedule Builder.  

Make the most of your time with this handy tool. You can:

  • Create a personalized agenda, including sessions, partner exhibits, and Oracle demos that interest you
  • Reserve space in a session
  • Get an automatic update if a session (more...)

Best Practices for Oracle Solaris Network Performance with Oracle VM Server for SPARC

| Aug 27, 2014
A new document has been published on OTN: "How to Get the Best Performance from Oracle VM Server for SPARC" by Jon Anderson, Pradhap Devarajan, Darrin Johnson, Narayana Janga, Raghuram Kothakota, Justin Hatch, Ravi Nallan, and Jeff Savit.

Partner Webcast – Oracle Internet of Things Platform: Java 8 connecting the world

How Will the Internet of Things Change Your Life? - Infographic

The Internet of Things Revolution is gaining speed. There are more and more devices, data and connections, thus more and more complexity to handle. But in the first place it brings complete new opportunities to innovative companies. Learn why Java is the answer for many of today and future IoT challenges.

Explore new capabilities of Java ME Embedded 8 which has been specifically designed to run modern IoT platform. Understand the immediate opportunities Java brings (more...)

Multi-node Solaris 11.2 OpenStack on SPARC Servers

In this blog post we are going to look at how to partition a single Oracle SPARC server and configure multi-node OpenStack on the server running OVM Server for SPARC (or LDoms).

If we are going to partition the server into multiple Root domains and, optionally, IO domains (not with SR-IOV VFs),
then configuring Solaris OpenStack Havana on these domains is very similar to setting up OpenStack on multiple individual physical machines.

On the other (more...)

To Oracle Database 12c or Not to Oracle Database 12c – Carts and Horses (A reoccurring series – Number two)

Oracle Database 11gR2 is moving from Premiere Support to Extended Support in January 2015. What does this mean to you?

Here is the basic definition of the services provided by Premiere Support:

* Major product and technology releases
* Technical support
* My Oracle Support
* Updates, fixes, security alerts, data fixes, and critical patch updates
* Tax, legal, and regulatory updates
* Upgrade scripts
* Certification with most new third party products/versions
* Certification (more...)

Schedule Builder is Live Today

Plan and optimize your experience with the Schedule Builder.  Search, filter, choose, mix, pre-enroll, change and track sessions, Birds of a Feather (BOFs) and Hands-On Labs (HOLs).  Additional key features are:

    * Personalize your schedule for a really busy week
    * A recommendation engine provides a list of "recommended sessions" that are most relevant to you
    * A newsfeed stream with the latest news on JavaOne.

You need to (more...)