Wearables Should be Stylish

To no one’s surprise, Apple announced the Apple Watch today.

Very apropos because I just read Sandra Lee’s (@SandraLee0415) post over on VoX about fashionable tech, one of Ultan’s (@ultan) main talking points about wearables.

Ultan, our wearables whisperer, has style and flair; if you’ve ever met him, you know this. His (and Sandra’s) point about wearable tech needing to be stylish is one that Apple has made, again, to (more...)

Oracle Infogram 2014-09-08 12:12:00

Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

My Oracle Support Patch Conflict Checker Tool
A new My Oracle Support Conflict Checker tool is available from the My Oracle Support Patches & Updates Patch Search results page.

This tool enables you to upload an OPatch inventory and check the patches that you want to apply to your environment for conflicts. If no conflicts are found, you can download the patches. If conflicts are found, the tool (more...)

Yolo: Get Your Wearable Tech On for the #OOW14 and #JavaOne Meetup

Just ordered a Tikker and a Moto 360 . I’ve now run out of wrist space for  smartwatches and fitness bands of all sorts, so maybe it’s time I retired something! Then again…

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Motorola Moto 360 image from WSJ.com

The Motorola Moto 360 was launched last week (4-Sept-2014) and has sold out online already. Luckily,  I’ll be able to pick one up in store in my local Best Buy. The initial reviews are so-so (more...)

An idealized log management and analysis system — from whom?

I’ve talked with many companies recently that believe they are:

  • Focused on building a great data management and analytic stack for log management …
  • … unlike all the other companies that might be saying the same thing :)
  • … and certainly unlike expensive, poorly-scalable Splunk …
  • … and also unlike less-focused vendors of analytic RDBMS (which are also expensive) and/or Hadoop distributions.

At best, I think such competitive claims are overwrought. Still, it’s a genuinely (more...)

Lecture : Oracle Magazine Septembre / Octobre 2014

L'Oracle Magazine  de Septembre / Octobre est disponible.

On Disney Parks, Data Science, Drones and Wearables

As the parent of a toddler, I have no choice but to pay attention to Disney and its myriad of products and services.

Case in point, this Summer we took our daughter to Disneyland for the first time, which was a whole thing. Pause to h/t Disneyland expert, Friend of the ‘Lab and colleague Kathy for all her park and travel protips.

Being who I am, I found myself wandering around Disneyland and California Adventure thinking (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 04-SEP-2014


OpenWorld

Each week leading up to OpenWorld we will be publishing various announcements, schedules, tips, etc. related to the event.


From Brendan Tierney - Oralytics Blog: me at Oracle Open World 2014.

RDBMS


SQLNet

The network part of the DBA’s job often gets short shrift. That’s not a good thing, since it can be what (more...)

Behold: The Simplified UI Rapid Development Kit

Editor’s note: The recent release of the Oracle Applications Cloud Simplified User Interface Rapid Development Kit represents the culmination of a lot of hard work from a lot of people. The kit was built, in large part, by Friend of the ‘Lab, Rafa Belloni (@rafabelloni), and although I tried to get him to write up some firsthand commentary on the ADF-fu he did to build the kit, he politely declined. 

We’re developers (more...)

Oracle Infogram 2014-09-02 11:32:00

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Support and Services at OpenWorld
Oracle Support and Services will have many sessions and activities during Oracle OpenWorld, September 28th - October 2nd.  Topics include Tips and Best Practices from the Front Lines, Best Practices for Proactively Supporting E-Business Suite, Near Zero Downtime Database migration and more.  Click HERE for the complete list.  

Complément : Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure


Context in UX – What it is, what it isn’t, and why it’s important

Our location is relentlessly tracked by our mobile devices. Our online transactions – both business and social – are recorded and stored in the cloud. And reams of biometric data will soon be collected by wearables.  Mining this contextual data offers a significant opportunity to enhance the state of human computer interaction. But this begs the question: what exactly is ‘context’ ?

Consider the following sentence:8594672237_09fb6c89b3_z

“As Michael was walking, he observed a bat lying on the ground. (more...)

OOW : Préparer son parcours

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 28-AUG-2014


OpenWorld

Each week leading up to OpenWorld we will be publishing various announcements, schedules, tips, etc. related to the event.


And a few presentations both at OpenWorld and other conclaves: Upcoming Big Data and Hadoop for Oracle BI, DW and DI Developers Presentations


RDBMS

From The ORACLE-BASE Blog: A few more 12c articles. From (more...)

Complément : Analyse des performances sur du long terme

Oracle Infogram 2014-08-25 11:53:00

Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrades and Platform Migration


Customers increasingly face the prospect of upgrading older versions of the Oracle E-Business Suite product while considering hardware/operating systems upgrades and possible migrations across platforms - advances in technology as well as the formalization of lifecycle and support timelines for their hardware and software investments are prompting an increased interest for guidance and how to approach these multiple upgrade scenarios.

Note:1377213. (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 21-AUG-2014


OpenWorld

Each week leading up to OpenWorld we will be publishing various announcements, schedules, tips, etc. related to the event.

This week:


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Performance

Personal Assistant or Creepy Stalker? The Rise of the Cognitive Computing

I just got back to my hotel room after attending the first of a two day Cognitive Computing Forum, a conference running in parallel to the Semantic Technology (SemTech) Business Conference and the NoSQL Conference here in San Jose. Although the forum attracts less attendees and has only a single track, I cannot remember attending a symposium where so many stimulating ideas and projects were presented.

What is cognitive computing? It refers to computational systems that (more...)

More First World Problems

I’ve been traveling a lot lately, which is bad. I’ve been consuming a lot of in-flight wifi, which is good, because there really should be no place on Earth where I’m unable to work.

Plus, it’s internets at 35,000 feet. How cool is that?

Today, I found myself in the throes of a decidedly first world problem. Of the many devices I carry, I couldn’t decide which one to use for the airplane wifi, which is, (more...)

Oracle Infogram 2014-08-18 14:00:00

Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services

Seamless data availability, optimal application performance, and reduced IT risk are critical to business success. Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services delivers tailored, mission critical support services to help you maintain and maximize the performance of all mission critical Oracle systems.

Our partnership with Oracle Support and Oracle's engineering teams combined with a collaborative, long-term relationship with your IT team provide a highly integrated (more...)

Quadcopters and the Internet of Things

Jerry-rigged attachment of a 808 keychain camera to the underside of a Syma X1 quadcopter.

Low tech attachment of a 808 keychain camera to the underside of a Syma X1 quadcopter.

Editor’s note: Hey a new author! Here’s the first one, of many I hope, from Bill Kraus, who joined us back in February. Enjoy.

One of the best aspects of working in the emerging technologies team here in Oracle’s UX Apps group is that we have the opportunity to ‘play’ with new technology. This isn’t just idle dawdling, but rather play with a (more...)