Five Lessons Learned at the CRM Evolution

1. Customer Service is the New Marketing

We didn’t coin this phrase, but we certainly believe it. Traditional “customer service” has evolved beyond resolving issues; now, customer service builds brand loyalty. The engine behind this change is social media. As people turn to social media for customer service related questions, Oracle is leading the industry with innovative social service capabilities. We recently announced our expanded partnership with Twitter for enriched insights to create next-generation (more...)

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Training is Now Available for Customers wanting to Start Learning about this New Engineered System

Oracle Private Cloud Training

The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview Seminar introduces essential concepts for administration and operation of the virtualization environment, hosted by the Private Cloud Appliance helping you manage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Get the training you need by taking the S Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview Seminar Today!

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Facebook Friday: The Top 10 Posts for August 14-20, 2015

Feeling a little off-balance? Get yourself straight with this list of the Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, August 14-20, 2015.

  1. Implementing OAuth 2 with Oracle Access Manager OAuth Services (Part I) | Paulo Albuquerque
    Oracle A-Team solution architect Paulo Albuquerque's post explains the basics of OAuth 2.0 and how it can be used to protect resources by implementing some of the most common (more...)


I really have to say "Thank you very much" to the people out there alerting me about issues I haven't seen before. Just in the past week I've got to learn about three issues which are related to the upgrade - and I haven't seen before. Please don't expect me always to follow up with the progress of your SRs or the related bugs. But your experiences are such an important source for me - (more...)

Oracle Buys Maxymiser: Extends Oracle Marketing Cloud’s Leadership with the Industry’s Most Powerful Solution for Optimizing Web and Mobile Customer Experiences

On August 20, 2015, Oracle announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Maxymiser, extending Oracle Marketing Cloud's leadership with the industry's most powerful solution for optimizing web and mobile customer experiences. The transaction is expected to close in 2015. Maxymiser is a leading provider of cloud-based software that enables marketers to test, target and personalize what a customer sees on a Web page or app, substantially increasing engagement and revenue. Maxymiser optimizes over 20 (more...)

Live PartnerCast on August 26: Oracle HCM Cloud Update for Partners

Tune in on Wednesday, August 26 at 10 am PT to hear the latest updates on Oracle HCM Cloud strategy and partner opportunities. Stream the webcast live from the OPN homepage and join the conversation via Twitter by using @oraclepartners and #OPN. Missed the last PartnerCast on Oracle Database Cloud and Engineered Systems? Watch the replay!

Oracle Openworld + Javaone 2015: Early Bird Registration Extended

  • Good news! Early Bird registration pricing has been extended through August 30. Take advantage of this discount and save $500 off the onsite Oracle OpenWorld + JavaOne conference pass price.
  • Oracle has selected some of the best, most innovative sessions for Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Invite your customers to customize their schedules!

Облачный атлас. Часть 2: DBaaS. Что такое базы данных как сервис и в чем их преимущества

В прошлый раз мы разобрались с облачной терминологией и заложили основу для дальнейших рассказов об облачных сервисах и технологиях Oracle. База данных – это то, с чего корпорация Oracle началась. Поэтому вполне логично, что подробный разбор облачных сервисов Oracle мы решили начать именно с ее облачной реализации – Database as a Service, или DBaaS. Рассматривать мы будем вариант с частным облаком, но подход Oracle предполагает возможность бесшовных переходов между частными и публичными облаками, гибридные облака (more...)

Hello Perforce in NetBeans IDE

Figured out how to add the Perforce item below:

How to do it:

Below is the starting point, in the layer.xml, included in the Git repo above:

<folder name="VersioningOptionsDialog">
    <file name="Perforce.instance">
        <attr name="instanceClass" stringvalue="org.netbeans.perforce.PerforceAdvancedOption"/>

The rest follows from there, see the Git repo above that contains the entry point for configuring Perforce in NetBeans IDE.

Related info:

The Solaris Cluster 4.2 SRU5.1 is available with dependency to Solaris 11.2 SRU 13.6

Since some days the Solaris Cluster 4.2 SRU5.1 is available. A full list of all available SC4.2 SRUs can be found at:

  • Solaris Cluster 4.2 Support Repository Updates (SRU) Index (Doc ID 1922519.1)
  • Also Solaris 11.2 SRU13.6 released on the same day:
    - Oracle Solaris Support Repository Update (Oracle Solaris 11.2 SRU 13.6.0) Readme (Doc ID 2044330. (more...)

    Parallele DML Operationen (PDML)

    Schon lange stellt die Oracle Datenbank eine Parallel Execution Engine zur Verfügung, die ohne viel Zutun eine Parallelisierung von Operationen wie z.B. SELECT, DDL, Rollback, Recovery und auch DML ermöglicht. Wie kann man Parallel DML aktivieren? Wie kann man diese Statements überwachen? Warum läuft ein Statement nicht parallel? Wann soll überhaupt parallelisiert werden? Gibt es eine Alternative zu PDML?

    Da zu diesem Thema immer wieder Fragen bzw. Missverständnisse bei der Verwendung auftauchen, soll (more...)

    Overriding Default Context-Sensitive Action Enablement

    By default, when you create an Action that is context sensitive, via the New Action wizard, the NetBeans Platform looks out for the types that are of interest to you and, when they're in the Lookup, enables your Action. In the case below, when multiple Parts are in the Lookup, i.e., typically, multiple PartNodes are selected and their underlying Part objects are published, the Action will automatically be enabled:

            category  (more...)

    Oracle Integration & Process Cloud Service Implementation Workshops for EMEA Partners

    The Oracle team is pleased to invite your SOA, integration and BPM consultants, solution architects, and developers to a 3-days Oracle Integration and Process Cloud Service Implementation Workshop. Oracle will organize three 3-days Workshops between September-November 2015. We invite you to join the workshop InClass or Remotely (avoid travel time and travel costs by joining remotely).

    These Invite-Only hands-on workshops will be delivered by Oracle Development at No-Fee to Partners.

    A workshop consists of live (more...)

    Oracle Big Data Discovery 1.1

    Product Management have announced the release of
    Oracle Big Data Discovery version 1.1

    Oracle Big Data Discovery (BDD) is available for download from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

    Version 1.1 includes major new functionality as well as many enhancements.

    The Business Analytics Cumulative Feature Overview Tool provides a listing of the new features. Find out more about this tool via our previous Blog post.

    In addition, details of new features and references to related (more...)

    What’s New With Oracle Certification This Week? Week of August 17, 2015

    Are you waiting for a new Oracle Certification exam to be released? Interested in beta testing, or waiting for your beta exam score? 

    See what’s in beta now, view exams just released into production, get information on current promotions or learn about new certifications below. 

    Current Promotions

    Achieving SAML interoperability with OAM OAuth Server


    This post is long overdue and is in response to a large number of customer requests that want achieve interoperability between SAML and OAuth flows. Essentially the goal is that (more...)

    Virtual Technology Summit – Spotlight on Operating Systems, Virtualization Technologies and Hardware

    Register now for OTN's new Virtual Technology Summit - September 16, 2015. Hear from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions and Oracle Product Experts, as they share their insights and expertise through Hands-on-Labs, highly technical presentations and demos that enable you to master the skills you need to meet today's IT challenges. Chat live with folks and ask your questions as you attend sessions.

    Operating (more...)

    DevOps, Docker, Chef…

    What problems does DevOps solve, how is it used, and what are some of the tools? This new issue of the Java Magazine focuses on all things DevOps. 'DevOps has given developers more insight into how their code runs and helped admins become less risk-averse’  explains Patrick Debois, who created DevOps. Consider the example of Netflix, which reaped the benefits of using DevOps. Combine the implementation of Docker, Puppet and Vagrant to create a successful (more...)

    Save the date for the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016 (formerly Oracle Value Chain Summit)

    Interview with Track Co-Lead Simon Maple

    By David Lopez

    This week I sat down and spoke with Simon Maple, the Emerging Languages Track Co-Lead at JavaOne 2015. Simon is a developer advocate at ZeroTurnaround, a Java Champion, founder and organizer of the vJUG (Virtual Java User Group), and a featured speaker at this year’s conference. We discussed his experience on the track committee and how JavaOne’s track setup helps attendees find their focus at such a large conference. You’ll also hear (more...)