Major take-aways from Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – some relevant conclusions

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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is over. Just under a week, full to the brim with information, events, people, energy, plans, hopes and expectations. I have learned many, many things. Small things, important facts, huge insights and many great people. In this article, I will attempt to sum up the largest themes of the conference as I have interpreted them. In subsequent publications, I will focus on some of them as well as discuss less grand but (more...)

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Google Translate, voice activated Italian translation shown on my Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. Powered by Android Wear. Nice!

Web- and Mobile-Oriented Architectures with Oracle Fusion Middleware – Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Mobile applications as well as a large class of modern HTML5 web applications are built on top of an architecture with special provisions, such as RESTful services; the personal cloud, to provide a cross-device experience; push; cache; localization; scalability; and secure interaction with the enterprise back end. Gartner refers to this as the web-oriented architecture. Oracle Fusion Middleware offers key products (Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Identity Management, and Oracle API Gateway) to implement this architecture, (more...)

How Fast Data Is Turned into Fast Information and Timely Action – Oracle OpenWorld 2014

At Oracle OpenWorld 2014, one of my presentations was about the world of real time information – derived from real time data (streaming data, events, big data on the move or fast data for short). In my presentation, I demonstrated and explained the use of the Oracle Event Processor for processing streaming data in real time. I also showed how OEP interacts with the SOA Suite 12c Event Delivery Network and with JMS, Web Sockets (more...)

Everything That Is Really Useful in Oracle Database 12c for Application Developers – Oracle OpenWorld 2014

A few days ago, I presented a session at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 about the most useful features for application developers in Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.1 and 12.1.0.2).

The main topics I demonstrated were JSON, Flashback, Temporal Validity, Match Recognize (pattern matching), In Line PL/SQL and the SQL Translation (Profiles) Framework.

The slides for this session can be downloaded from the OOW Content Catalog as well as from SlideShare: http://www. (more...)

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A short issue this week since the great majority of Oracle bloggers and twitterites were out at OpenWorld.

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A fresh issue of Chris Warticki’s #Oracle News, Info and Support is out.

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From AMIS: FTPS with PL/SQL

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That Jeff Smithbrings out the last installment of: 30 SQL Developer Posts in 30 Days, Day 30: Getting Your Data to the Web

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The Age of Tech: Diversity and Tech Employment in Silicon Valley

(A longer, original, version of my Silicon Valley Letter published in the Irish Times of July 10, 2014)

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Rodney Dangerfield cover art for No Respect album, sourced from WikiPedia as fair use. Copyright acknowledged.

“You’ll know all about it when you hit 40”, I joked, straining my eyes to spot my name on an ID badge for the International Multilingual User Group (IMUG) meetup at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.

After (more...)

Huddled Masses 2.0: Skype Dads and Instagram Moms

Empathizing with tech worker immigration in the Valley requires a broad perspective.

(A longer version of my Silicon Valley Letter, published in the Irish Times of September 4, 2014)

Emigrants Leave Ireland by Henry Doyle 1868. Public domain image sourced from WikiPedia.

After an event at Facebook HQ’s appropriately addressed 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park, I caught a corporate shuttle bus to Palo Alto train station.

I found myself in the (more...)

FTPS with PL/SQL

Doing a FTP-job with PL/SQL is not difficult.
A basic implementation of RFC 959 can be written in a few hundred lines. See for instance ORACLE-BASE, How to FTP with Oracle PL/SQL or Oracle FAQ’s
But what if you want to secure your FTP transmission. Google doesn’t find any PL/SQL solutions, only java solutions with a PL/SQL wrapper.
Securing FTP transmission can be done in two ways: SFTP and FTPS.
SFTP stands for SSH (more...)

Complément : Chargeback

A lire, l'article de Cap Gemini sur Enterprise Manager 12c, le Metering et le Chargeback :
http://www.capgemini.com/blog/capgemini-oracle-blog/2014/09/oracle-cloud-billing-with-metering-and-chargeback

Oracle Infogram 2014-09-29 11:36:00

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2014-7169

Security Alert  CVE-2014-7169 addresses a publicly disclosed vulnerability affecting GNU Bash. GNU Bash is a popular open source command line shell incorporated into Linux and other widely used operating systems. This vulnerability affects multiple Oracle products. This vulnerability may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e. it may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password. A remote (more...)

#FashTech Fail: Awaiting that Kate Moss Glastonbury Moment

This tumblr post is the full version of the Silicon Valley Letter published in the Irish Times on September 25, 2014.

Street-savvy readers of a certain age will remember the incongruity of an early rap gig in Ireland: Public Enemy at the Trinity Ball in 1988. Puzzlement at the time over the dinner-plate-sized clock worn around the neck of rapper Flavor Flav (a symbol for the preciousness of time ) resonates with current public bewilderment (more...)

Découverte : Workshop Enterprise Manager

Oracle France propose début octobre un workshop permettant de découvrir; à travers 6 ateliers de manipulation,  la solution Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control.

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OakTable always has a conference within the conference with some leading lights of the RDBMS world. From Kyle Hailey: Agenda for Oaktable World 2014, located at Creativity Museum

From Oracle Fusion Middleware: You are invited! See (more...)

Annonce : MySQL & Enterprise Manager

Oracle a annoncé l'extension des capacités d'Oracle Enterprise Manager à superviser des bases de données MySQL.

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Startups: When to Do The G-word Thing

Startups face a bunch of issues: fundraising, creating a vision, crafting a strategy, putting people and processes in place to make that MVP, tightening the product-market fit, and the rest. With all that going now, how do they avoid the lure of focusing only on local markets?

Yup, the G-word is coming. So, how do startups globalize? And, what can they learn from each other?

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There’s been great interest here in Silicon Valley on (more...)

JMS Properties in BPM Suite

Lately I needed to transfer messages from OSB to BPM Suite. The setup was that OSB calls a Webservice implemented by a Mediator component that publishes the message on a JMS queue. The webservice request contains a mesage header and a message payload. The payload published as the JMS message-content, but the message header elements were added as custom JMS-properties to the message. How to do that is quite easy and described for instance in (more...)

Service VersionInfo in OSB

When deploying a SCA project (SOASuite or BPMSuite) from JDeveloper you'll be asked to provide a version number. Often when deploying using a script (ANT or Maven) based deployment to a test, acceptance or production environment, the used deployment-framework may use a release number for the versions of the different composites. Besides the support of different versions of composites to reside side-by-side in SOASuite, this is convenient, because this way you know what version of (more...)

U2 and the Power of the Cloud: It’s Not About the Device

A reminder, based on the recent furor over the distribution of a U2 album from the cloud on to Apple devices. Cloud power, for sure.

But, cloud power is not about the device.

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Shame this ad turned out to be a hoax. It contains (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2014 Cometh

This time next week, we’ll be in the thick of the Oracle super-conference, the combination of Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne.

This year, our team and our larger organization, Oracle Applications User Experience, will have precisely a metric ton of activities during the week.

For the first time, our team will be doing stuff at JavaOne too. Anthony (@anthonyslai) will be talking about the IFTTPi workshop we built for the Java team for MakerFaire back in May (more...)