Oracle Magazine July - August, 2014
Be sure to check out the July - August issue of Oracle Magazine. It includes articles on the next generation of SPARC servers, the Cloud, Big Data Integration, the new Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express and much more.
Recently I was implementing the ADF Performance Monitor at a customer site and doing a detailed performance analysis. This customer had severe (and less severe) performance problems but was unable to pinpoint the exact pain points. Frequently, end-users were complaining because they were experiencing first a very good performance (response times less than a second), and then suddenly experiencing a drop in performance for a certain period of time (an hour or so) with response times between five to twenty seconds.
If there’s anyone out there still hoping to close a deal or impress customers with a message about how “mobile is a game changer”, then the words of Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) might clarify just how outdated such positioning is:
Cellphones “are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of (more...)
Storytelling and being able to empathize with users is a critical part of user experience. So how should we gauge and communicate just how easy it is to use modern enterprise apps?
Consider this for an idea: If you can use a bank ATM or an inflight entertainment system on an plane then you be well qualified to pick up a tablet and start using the application on it immediately too. That’s the level of (more...)
July 15, 2014
Oracle Critical Patch Update for July 2014
Dear Oracle Security Alert Subscriber,
The Critical Patch Update for July 2014 was released on July 15th, 2014.
Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.
The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities for (more...)
Editor’s Note: Hey, a new author! Colleague and Friend of the ‘Lab, Joyce Ohgi, a principal usability researcher here at Oracle Applications User Experience, joined several of our guys and tall man, all-around good dude and Friend of the ‘Lab, Rafa Belloni (@rafabelloni), to form a super-powered hackathon team last week.
This is her story, as told from the inside. Enjoy.
I earned $600 in a hackathon without writing a single line of code.
I had great fun—and learned a lot in the process—by taking part in an internal Oracle hackathon using Estimote beacons. I joined a team developing a find food fast app using sensors, cleverly named iBacon (iBeacon, iBacon, geddit?).
iBacon didn’t win.
But what we achieved in those three days of the hackathon really knocked me out. It taught me a lot about teamwork and flexible working, and gave me a real-world insight into how (more...)
Oracle is announcing today what it’s calling “Oracle Big Data SQL”. As usual, I haven’t been briefed, but highlights seem to include:
- Oracle Big Data SQL is basically data federation using the External Tables capability of the Oracle DBMS.
- Unlike independent products — e.g. Cirro — Oracle Big Data SQL federates SQL queries only across Oracle offerings, such as the Oracle DBMS, the Oracle NoSQL offering, or Oracle’s Cloudera-based Hadoop appliance.
- Also unlike independent (more...)
Oracle Open World 2014, San Francisco, CA
Oracle Open World will be held September 28 - October 2, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. Learn about the latest technology innovations from Oracle experts. Register now as spots fill up fast. Go to the Open World home page to learn more about available sessions, key notes and to register.
As part of my series on the keys to and likelihood of success, I outlined some examples from the DBMS industry. The list turned out too long for a single post, so I split it up by millennia. The part on 20th Century DBMS success and failure went up Friday; in this one I’ll cover more recent events, organized in line with the original overview post. Categories addressed will include analytic RDBMS (including data (more...)
During the last two weeks I have had the opportunity to work on a proof of concept that uses the Google Glass. In this post I will share my experiences with this device from a developers perspective.
Probably everyone has heard about the Google Glass, a wearable computer developed by Google X. The Google Glass has already opened up new possibilities and raised numerous concerns. This post will not be about any of that. This (more...)
In my recent post I already mentioned it a little bit: Integrating your manual Data Guard Broker configuration in OEM Cloud Control can become a sort of climbing a Mountain. And it doesn’t have to be.
But first a short description of the situation. I have a working Data Guard broker configuration between two Cluster Databases running Oracle 220.127.116.11 on linux x86-64. Both clusters have an Cloud Control agent (18.104.22.168) (more...)
It is July 2014 and the AMIS Blog celebrates it’s 10th anniversary. While diving in the history of the AMIS Blog it is very interesting (amusing and somewhat shocking) to see were we came from. Using the Internet Archive (https://archive.org) I made some screenshots of the AMIS blog depicting the different styles. We made 3 major steps in the design of the blog. Please join me for this trip through memory lane….
In 11g Fault Policies were added so that you could easy intervene when a (SOAP/BPEL) fault was thrown. But you could only create them in source mode, there was no graphical editor. With the release of SOA Suite 12c a new visual editor for creating Fault Policies is added to JDeveloper. With the Fault Policy Editor you can now Design and Edit Fault Policies. Besides the already existed functionality a lot of new features are (more...)
For some of our own internal applications, we (AMIS) are using 2 products of Oracle that do not require any license to be payed: ADF Essentials and the Oracle XE database.
These applications were initially deployed to a Tomcat 6 server, only when trying to deploy new applications we encountered issues with conflicting libraries. As the Glassfish Open Source edition is also free and well documented and supported I decided to investigate a switch.
In SOA Suite 12c and 11g there are several options to obtain composite resources such as WSDL’s and WADL’s. In this blog post I will demonstrate some of them and provide some background information. First I’ll describe how URL’s can be used to access composite resources. Next I’ll describe how and when the EM test console and the Webservice test client can be used to gain information about composite WSDL’s and XSD’s.
One of my clients has been running an Oracle RDB database on VMS for decades.
This RDB database stores mission critical data and interfaces with COBOL applications and Oracle 8i databases.
(If you wonder what RDB is; it’s a RDBMS created by DEC in 1984 and bought by Oracle in 1994)
While modernizing the IT landscape, the client expressed the desire to reduce complexity and migrate the mission critical data in RDB to an Oracle (more...)