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...)
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.
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then the words of Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) might clarify just how outdated such positioning is: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...)
Get Proactive with Oracle Database
Check out Note:1389167.1 for Oracle Database. It contains a wealth of links to important topics such as: Oracle Database Resource Portfolio, Oracle Recommended Patches, RAC and DB Support Tools Bundle, Database Diagnostic Tools and Upgrade Advisor.
So, if you read Part 1, you’re all up to speed. If not, no worries. You might be a bit lost, but if you care, you can bounce over and come back for the thrilling conclusion.
I first showed the Taleo Interview Evaluation Glass app and Android app at a Taleo and HCM Cloud customer expo in late April, and as I showed it, my story evolved.
Demos are living organisms; the more you show (more...)
Back in April, I got my first exposure to Taleo during a sales call. I was there with the AUX contingent, talking about Oracle HCM Cloud Release 8, featuring Simplified UI, our overall design philosophies and approaches, i.e. simplicity-mobility-extensibility, glance-scan-commit, and our emerging technologies work and future cool (more...)
Advisor Webcast Recordings
Did you know that Advisor Webcasts are recorded and available for download? Topic covered include many Oracle products as well as My Oracle Support. Note:740966.1 has the details on how the program works.