Showing all available MySQL data types when creating a new table with MySQL for Excel

In this blog post we are going to talk about one of the features included since MySQL for Excel 1.3.0, you can install the latest GA or maintenance version using the MySQL Installer or optionally you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zone.

If you are familiar with the Export Data feature in MySQL for Excel you know the Excel data being exported to MySQL is meant (more...)

Oracle HCM Cloud Customers Activision, National Instruments, & Newfield Exploration Company Are Honored

| Jul 23, 2014

During an exciting event at Oracle Headquarters, Chris Leone, senior vice president, Application Development, presented Colin Schiller VP, IT PMO & IT Strategy, Activision; Wendy Cottrell, Senior HRIS Manager, National Instruments; and Blane Kingsmore, HRIS Director, Newfield Exploration Company, with an Award in Appreciation of their Outstanding Oracle HCM Cloud Advocacy.  These individuals received their award in recognition for their continued partnership with Oracle and successful Oracle HCM Cloud implementations.

Chris Leone (more...)

Oracle 12cR1 : Ya está aquí! Base de datos Oracle In-Memory

El día de ayer oficialmente salió la ultima version de la Base de Datos 12c (, y lo peculiar de esta versión, es la inclusion de una nueva tecnología de base de datos que implementa en memoria un formato de datos columnar ,para ofrecer un procesamiento de SQL extremadamente rápido.

Entre las primeras preguntas que surgen con esta característica del RDBMS 12c, es si necesito tener toda mi base de (more...)

Integration of Application & Data Grid Tier

Are you interested in a simplified and streamlined development and management environments of distributed applications?

Learn how you can build a new archive type (Grid Archive aka GAR), which can be deployed and managed via standard WebLogic Server best practices.

Check out this free Webcast, compliments of Oracle Partner Network

New JD Edwards Mobile Applications general available

Now generally available: Oracle Mobile Applications for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1

Extending its commitment to powering the world’s increasingly mobile workforce, Oracle is introducing 24 new JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Enterprise Applications. Available from Apple’s App Store and Google Play for Android, the applications extend Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to smartphones and tablets, enabling users to accelerate business execution and help their businesses find new ways (more...)

Developing Java EE applications with Maven and WebLogic 12c

Like many other developers, Zemian Deng is finding the new Maven support in WebLogic 12c quite slick.

Check out his post at to learn a few useful tips.

Adam Bien’s Java EE Sessions at JavaOne 2014

| Jul 23, 2014

For the Java EE track at JavaOne 2014 we will highlight some key sessions and speakers to better inform you of what you can expect.

To this end we recently interviewed none other than Adam Bien. In the very unlikely case that you don't know who Adam is he is a key Java EE advocate, independent consultant, Java EE expert member, highly popular speaker, blogger and author. To add to Adam's extensive credentials he is (more...)

EM12c Release 4: Upgrading Agents with Ease

Now that Enterprise Manager 12cR4 has been out for a little while, more people are getting around to upgrading their agents.  Since the monthly Patch bundles were released we already have a few Agent side patches that we want to apply to our newly upgraded agents.  I’ve written about simplifying your agent patching before, but this feature still seems to fly under the radar.  It’s days like these that I miss (more...)

Just a Little Bit of Technology Awesome: Oracle HQ & Java Host Launch CMU event

| Jul 23, 2014

By Misha Vaughan, Oracle Applications User Experience

I got to see a giant monkey robot.

In June at the Launch CMU event, a research and technology startup showcase at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, Calif, the giant monkey robot was part of an event called “Revealing Roboburgh.” There were about 150 attendees, mostly alumni from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).  According to Michelle Kovac, Director, Java Marketing, the goal of the event (more...)

Attention EBS Payroll Customers – Legislative Patches Released!

The following legislative patches were released recently:

Saudi Payroll (SA)
 In SA Localization, effective 01-Sep-2014, GOSI Contribution has increased from 9% to 10% for both employee and the employer and the Unemployment Insurance must be recorded separately in an Information element.

This patch updates the GOSI percentage effective 01-Sep-2014 from 9% to 10% for both the employee and employer for Saudi local nationals. Employee/Employer Unemployment Fund balances hold the corresponding deduction of 1%.

The following (more...)

Life of an Oracle HCM Sales Rep

| Jul 23, 2014
This time we asked Régis to speak about his experience at Oracle. He joined the company a year and a half ago as a HCM Sales Representative, covering the French Market.

“I have been in the Software Industry for 4 years now. My previous job was as a Field Sales Rep on SMB Accounts in Paris and now I’m a HCM Inside Sales Rep for Named Accounts. Being at Oracle allows me to sell (more...)

Oracle APAC Alliances & Channels Platform Innovation Programs – Partners’ Immersion and PartnerCasts

| Jul 23, 2014

Contributors: Kean Chye Lim, Li Chiun Sally Liong, Juliana Button

What’s new this FY15 (June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015) for Oracle Asia-Pacific (APAC) Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) & Technology (Tech) partners?

Within the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Alliances & Channels team, the newly formed Platform Innovation Team is focused on working with partners around 3 key initiatives to help our customers as they undertake cloud and digital transformation strategies in the year ahead 

1. Mobility (more...)

Oracle Linux 7 is now available

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business critical applications across the data center and into the cloud. Features include:

  • Btrfs Oracle Linux 7
  • XFS 
  • Linux Containers (LXC)
  • DTrace
  • Ksplice for zero-downtime kernel security updates and bug fixes
  • Xen enhancements
  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3
  • systemd, a new service and system manager
  • Grub2 as (more...)

OUD R2PS2 Bundle Patch available

The first bundle patch for OUD 11gR2PS2 ( is available for download from My Oracle Support.

Search for the support note 1905631.1 (Doc ID 1905631.1 : Information And Bug Listing of Oracle Unified Directory Bundle Patches: (11gR2PS2))  that describes its content and download instructions (patch 18662903)

Partner Webcast – Oracle Database 12c Recovery Manager (RMAN): Next Generation Backup and Recovery

Oracle is offering a comprehensive set of Database High Availability capabilities that seamlessly work together to help reduce both planned and unplanned downtime. Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) provides with a best practices blueprint that can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of database high availability deployments. In our webcast we will provide an overview of the latest technologies for backup and recovery of the Oracle Database, guiding you through Oracle Recovery Manager, common configuration (more...)

Distinct Icons per Java Type in NetBeans IDE

| Jul 23, 2014

For details:

Many thanks Hermien Pellissier from South Africa for raising this issue! It will be available from NetBeans IDE 8.0.1 onwards.

Ovum Whitepaper: ‘Total Cost of Ownership of Cloud and Premise-Based Contact Centre Systems’

Have you befriended the Cloud? Or, perhaps you're still a bit skeptical about the benefits it can bring?

Well, this independent report from Ovum takes all the legwork out of the cost assessment for cloud and premise-based contact centre deployments ranging in size from 50 to 750 seats, so that you can examine for yourself:

  • The benefits of both cloud and premise-based contact centres
  • Five-year cost (more...)

New Demo Environment available

Global Sales Engineering (GSE, formerly DSS) is pleased to announce the availability of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 Sales Version 6 SDE demonstration environments.  This sales version delivers a limited number of environments with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Release and RV 2014-2 Applications Update demonstration capability to Sales Consultants.  The non-mobile portion of these demo environments are now running on (more...)

CRM Product Family Latest Patches For 12.1.3

See the table below for recent 12.1.3 RUP patching information for the CRM family products. 

Product Details
Lease and Finance Management Patch 19142659:R12.OKL.B:OLFM : 1213 RUP3 DELTA 24 Doc ID 1906489.1
Core Service
Patch 18843305:R12.CS.B: 12.1.3:BUG FIXES FOR CS:JUNE'14 RUP PATCH Doc ID 1608427.1
Install Base
Patch 18479621:R12.CSI.B - ORACLE INSTALLED BASE 12.1.X CONSOLIDATION Doc (more...)

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 ( is now available

Das neue Patchset steht auf und OTN für die Plattformen Linux x86-64 und Solaris zur Verfügung. Nicht nur einige Fehlerbehebungen ( Bug Fixes) sind Teil des Patchsets, sondern auch zahlreiche Erweiterungen, wie zum Beispiel: