Top 10 customer referenced documents for JDeveloper/ADF/MAF Aug 2014 thru Oct 2014

The following are the top 10 customer referenced documents, for JDeveloper/ADF/MAF issues, during 8/2014 thru 10/2014. JDeveloper/ADF

1599898.1 Supportability on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) with Oracle ADF   Currently, Oracle ADF is NOT CERTIFIED with Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.  There are plans to certify it for Oracle ADF, and versions, first half of 2014, subject of change.
1328698. (more...)

USA War Casualties maintains documented list of all fatalities for Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Analysing the USA dataset, we summarize the results by the year



USA war fatalities by year

We are approaching the levels of 2002 and hope for the best that we don’t have to suffer another wars.

Here is another view by year and month



The dataset contains the age of each (more...)

Utrecht holds the new EMEA record now! Plus: Updated Slide Deck

OMG ... 154 people in an Database Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c workshop! That's the EMEA record so far for workshop attendance rates for our workshops in the past 7 years. I'm really impressed. Really!!! And you were such a great audience. I've had plenty of fun, lots of good discussions during the breaks and after the workshop.

As the auditorium room at the Oracle location in Utrecht fits just 120 people the local marketing folks (more...)

Cloud Application Foundation Rocks OpenWorld

| Oct 31, 2014
Author: Jens Eckels, Princial, Technology Product Marketing, Oracle
Halloween is upon us, so of course we're all wearing orange, carving pumpkins and planning our evenings to either go trick or treating with the kids, stay home and hand out candy or leave town and avoid the neighborhood crowds like a Halloween Grinch. We're also busying ourselves in the aftermath of OpenWorld 2014, where WebLogic, Coherence and (more...)

Oracle EMEA News Digest – October 2014

Oracle Applications

Oracle staged an important event in London, Oracle Modern Marketing Experience Europe, from 14 - 16 October. The company used it as the platform for some significant announcements:

New video section on the In-Memory blog

Just a quick post to let you know we have added a new video section to the In-Memory blog on the lower right hand side.

The new section has links to some of our favorite videos on Oracle Database In-Memory as well as the first details on the new Software-on-Silicon project and how it will optimize Oracle Database In-Memory.

We will continue to post new content as we get it but for now Happy Viewing!



With the recent publicity about the POODLE bug, many web masters are turning off SSLv3 support. Depending on your Oracle database version/patch, that can present a bit of a problem for people using UTL_HTTP to access HTTPS resources, as described here.

  • UTL_HTTP Package Fails With ORA-29273 ORA-28860 When Using TLSv1 (Doc ID 727118.1) : Basically, older releases only allow SSLv3 access from UTL_HTTP. If you want TLSv1 access you need (more...)

Demantra Upgrading to 12.2.x? Critical Known Issues and Lessons Learned

Oracle Demantra customer, are you considering an upgrade to you Oracle Demantra software?  There are three ciritical MOS notes that you may want to review.

  • 12.2.1, 12.2.2, 12.2.3 and 12.2.4 Install Upgrade ADVISOR: Demantra (Doc ID 1664177.2)
  • DEMANTRA WARNING Have you OR are you Planning to Upgrade to Release 12.2.2? Upgrade from 12.2.2 to 12.2.3 or 12.2.4 (more...)

New White Papers in Development Sponsored White Paper Library!

Hello Demantra Customers!  There is a new Development sponsored Value Chain Planning and Demantra library!  This library is exclusive to Demantra Development and Oracle Proactive Support.  There are excellent white papers and more!  See Development and Proactive Services Document Library White Papers (Doc ID 1669052.1)

 As of today, we provide

    Value Chain Planning
    - ASCP Data Collections
    - Demantra Demand Planning  * see below
    - Strategic Network (more...)

Solaris Containers (zones)

In 1939, Ernest Wright published a 50,000+ word novel without using the letter 'e', the most common letter in English.
The point here is that he had to TRY VERY HARD to avoid any mention of that commonly used letter.

Well, here we have an article on containers, Are Containers the Beginning of the End of Virtual Machines?, and NOT ONE MENTION of Solaris containers (or "zones", if you prefer), that have been in (more...)

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week – Oct 24-30, 2014

This man, one of 5,717 people following the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, became so engrossed in the articles, videos, and podcasts regularly featured there that he forgot to finish shaving.

Here is this week's list of the Top 10 most popular items on that page, October 24-30, 2014.

  1. Creating Domains with WLST | Martin Heinz
    This sample chapter from Advanced WebLogic Server Automation: Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX, by Martin HeinzlThe (more...)

Demantra Development Sponsored White Paper Library, NEW ADDITIONS!

Hello Demantra Customers!  As you know we a Development and Proactive Services document library.  These are hand picked, powerful notes.  Two new notes have been added;

Custom Hierarcies and Demantra SSO using Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11g - synchronization between Demantra and Oracle Identity Management / Oracle Virtual Directory (OID/OVD).

Look under Demantra Worksheets and Demantra Integration.  See My Oracle Support note 1669052.1.

Videos: Oracle Open World 2014 SQL Developer Talks

For this year’s Open World, SQL Developer got lots and lots of love from the conference organizers and keynote speakers. I think SQL Devleoper was mentioned, demoed, or both in at least 3 of the executive keynotes.

We had many successful, and FULL, hands on labs – led by the lovely Ashley Chen.

And our SQL Developer talks were in the top 10 most popular in the Database/Tools tracks. Some Steven Feuerstein guy beat me (more...)

New Development Sponsored White Paper Single Sign On Using OAM OID and OVD

Hello Demantra Customers!   There is a new Development sponsored white paper! Single Sign-on Setup for Demantra Using the Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11g - synchronization between Demantra and Oracle Identity Management / Oracle Virtual Directory (OID/OVD) (Doc ID 1940438.1).  This doc will guide you through the steps to achieve integration.  


This white paper covers the following topics and much more.   Complete with references and guides.

  • Prerequisites
  • Configuring Single Sign-on
  • Configure (more...)

Interesting observations executing SLOB2 with ext4 and xfs on SSD

My lab server has 2 SSDs, one is connected using SATA 2 and another is connected using SATA 3. I’d expect the SATA 3 connected device to be equally well equipped or even better to do work than the “old” interface. I ran SLOB on these devices to find out if there was a difference. To my great surprise the SATA2 – connected SSD performed a lot better than the SATA 3 device, as shown (more...)

New Learning Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite

It's not always easy to stay up-to-date with the technical and functional aspects of EBS.  The application changes and evolves, your areas of focus may change over time; maybe you have new team members that need an update.  Oracle University now has a new learning solution designed to help you to stay in touch when and where you want.  It's called the Oracle Learning Stream.  There are different streams by product (more...)

13 Un-scary Tips to Get You More Twitter Retweets

| Oct 31, 2014

Do you have Twitter-envy?  Come on, admit it.  You’ve been tweeting like a madman for months and have rounded up a grand total of 35 followers.  Meanwhile your friend just started tweeting last week about nothing but pickles and already has 20,000 followers.  And those followers are giving him retweets that help boost his fan base even higher.  

How are they doing it!?  Are there ancient secrets being (more...)

USB Device Access for Java SE and OSGi

| Oct 31, 2014

One of the challenges in creating the content for the Java One 2014 Java SE Embedded Internet of Things Hands-on-Lab concerned interacting, via Java and OSGi, with a USB temperature sensor.   Unfortunately a USB communications API is not part of the Java SE standard (as of this post: Halloween 2014).  So the question is, how can Java/USB communication be established, and furthermore and how does this work within the OSGi framework?

In looking (more...)

top tweets WebLogic Partner Community October 2014

Send us your tweets @wlscommunity #WebLogicCommunity and follow us on twitter Please feel free to send us your news!

clip_image001OracleSupport_WLS@weblogicsupport Start out with a free trial of WebLogic-in-the-cloud solution #Cloud #Security #Optimize #Performance

clip_image002Adam Bien@AdamBien ·My end of year #java events: … #javaee #javafx #nashorn #speaking

clip_image003Lucas Jellema@lucasjellema The main overview of Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in (more...)

What is a Database Processor

What's next

Now that we have accelerated the speeds of the Oracle processors (frequency), added more pipelines (cores) to process in more efficient way concurrent tasks, enlarged the various low-level memory size (Caches),  started to have the database entirely in memory, started to introduce DB optimisation at the Operating system level, what is next ? if you are curious about it, you might have a look at this short video,  where some details on how (more...)