Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy EditorSource and Hire the Best Talent
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So, back in January, Noel (@noelportugal) took a team of developers to the AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon in Las Vegas.
Although they didn’t win, the built some very cool stuff, combining Google Glass, Philips Hue, Internet of Things, and possibly a kitchen sink in there somewhere, into what can only be described as a smart holster. You know, for guns.
You read that right. This project was way out of our usual wheelhouse, which (more...)
My client Teradata bought my (former) clients Revelytix and Hadapt.* Obviously, I’m in confidentiality up to my eyeballs. That said — Teradata truly doesn’t know what it’s going to do with those acquisitions yet. Indeed, the acquisitions are too new for Teradata to have fully reviewed the code and so on, let alone made strategic decisions informed by that review. So while this is just a guess, I conjecture Teradata won’t say anything concrete (more...)
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor
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then the words of Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) might clarify just how outdated such positioning is: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...)
They’re baaack! Time for quarterly patching:
| || |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...)
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy EditorOracle 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...)