Don’t Miss Out! JDE Tech Task Force Meeting (6/23/16)

Please join us for the upcoming JD Edwards Technical Task Force session on Thursday, June 23rd, where we will feature an update on a the JDE Labs.

The session will be hosted by Manish Somani, Senior Director of JDE Strategy, Tools & Technology. Hope you will join us!

Click here for details.

New OMM Deal Registration Process for Public Sector Customers EMEA, APAC, Japan

Effective June 27, 2016 in EMEA, APAC and Japan, Oracle announces a change to the OMM resale registration process as it applies to registrations for public sector customers.

In addition to standard deal registration requirements, partners will also be asked to provide details on the value-based sales activities that they have completed or have planned for the opportunity. 

Learn more.

Network considerations on an ODA X5-2

When you buy an Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) X5-2 off the shelve, you will get a machine with four times 10Gb copper Ethernet (bonded into two interfaces) for public communication and two 40Gb InfiniBand (bonded into one interface) for interconnect communication between the two ODA_BASE’s. You would think that should be more than enough. Well in most cases it is. The interconnect running through InfiniBand is stunning for RAC and the public interface should be (more...)

Granular detail from a summary

We had an interesting question on AskTom a few days ago.  Given a set of 12 values (forecasts in this case), one for each month of the year , can we manufacture a set of weekly forecasts for the same period.  Now it is perhaps a little dubious to “invent” detailed data out of summarised data, but we can come up with a reasonable algorithm for doing so.

We could simply divide each (more...)

Discounted Passes for Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Still Available

Are you planning on going to San Francisco this September 18-22 for Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne? The conference is less than 3 months away, but there’s still time to take advantage of discounted pass rates. Register before July 17 to save up to $500 with the Early Bird discount.   

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Oracle Cloud Wins Around the World

The cloud is indeed everywhere. Check out this special “Cloud Worldwide” edition of Profit magazine and flip through the collection of Oracle Cloud customer stories to get a sense of the depth and scale of Oracle’s cloud business.

Read more.

That’s a Wrap! FY17 Global Partner Kickoff Webcast Replay Available

We hope you were able to join us for the hugely successful OPN FY17 Global Partner Kickoff earlier this week. If you missed the live webcast, read the recap blog post or watch the replay to catch up on Oracle’s cloud strategy and objectives for the year ahead. You can choose to watch your region’s whole show, or select a specific segment from the “Regional Resources” section at the bottom of the page.

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UKOUG 2016 Agenda Planning Day


It's over, the milestone of Agenda planning Day has been reached, which for me means we have a conference for December.

I feel a bit guilty having said that, as the office have so much to do, check, checking, confirming speakers, reserves, letting people know if they were not selected, and chasing the volunteers for the sessions we still have to source.

But it really is a major achievement. Last Friday so many volunteers got (more...)

Bump Your Fonts Up Already

I try to keep my fonts ‘big’ – for folks reading my posts and for folks attending my sessions. I do lots and lots of live demo’s, and there’s a lot of code on the screen to keep track of. But I’ve generally not followed my own advice when working in a cmd shell. Oops! (adsbygo... [Read More]

Intro to Database Security – Part 4

In the previous parts I talked about database security and the infrastructure part of database security. In this post I will discuss the development aspect of the database. Links to the previous posts: Part 1 – general introduction to security Part 2 – introduction to database security Part 3 – infrastructure aspect of database security […]

Cluster Sets using SQL with Oracle Data Mining – Part 3

This is the third blog post on my series on examining the Clusters that were predicted by an Oracle Data Mining model. Check out the previous blog posts.

In the previous posts we were able to list the predicted cluster for each record in our data set. This is the cluster that the records belonged (more...)

Node.js tutorial part 1; setting up your environment

In a previous post I explained what Node.js is and how it works. Now, I’ll help you install it and create your first Node.js powered webpage.

I make the assumption you have some basic HTML and Javascript knowledge.

Node.js is installed as part of the npm installation. npm is a very powerful Javascript package manager that will save you tons of work when used properly. We at Whitehorses do not suffer from the “not invented here” (more...)

SOA Cloud Service & Hybrid Integration updated presentations

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At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) we posted the latest details about SOA Suite Cloud Service:

· SOACloudGoLiveOfficeHours-Final.pptx

· Hybrid Integration - CloudWorld-MexicoCity.pptx

· SOA Suite customer success deck 09.2015.pptx

· Oracle Integration Office Hours - PM ICS Roadmap and Demo.ppt

For more information please visit the SOA Cloud Service tag here.

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become (more...)

HP Systems Management vacancies – Bradford , West Yorkshire

I have recently taken over our Systems  Management team and we have several vacancies for people used to working with the HP toolset. I know my blog is read almost entirely by DBAs but I am sure some of you work with Systems management teams and hopefully you can pass a link on to anyone you think might be interested.

The main tools used are

  • HP Service manager 9.x
  • HP Operations manager for Windows, (more...)

Oracle Excellence Awards 2016 – Nomination Deadline Extended

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year & Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year

Regional and global award winners receive a FREE Oracle OpenWorld 2016 pass. Nominate your partners today!

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year Award recognizes partners listed in Oracle Cloud Marketplace for delivering innovative solutions that run with Oracle Cloud Services.

Nomination criteria:

  • Oracle PartnerNetwork member at Gold level or higher and be a partner in good standing
  • Partner must (more...)

Training Thursdays: BTRFS in Oracle Linux 7

Here are some facts about BTRFS for Oracle Linux users:

  • BTRFS is available as a partitioning scheme during the installation of Oracle Linux 7.
  • BTRFS is "production ready" with Oracle Linux.

  • The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) includes numerous BTRFS improvements.

  • While BTRFS might have slower write performance than XFS due to its data integrity and copy-on-write functionality, it’s benefits often outweigh this impact. This is particularly true for the root filesystem and the filesystem that (more...)

Vector Watch: Lovin’ New Customer Experience Yet Needs More Personalization

I’m still loving my Vector Watch and use it daily, worldwide. The smartwatch continues to attract attention with a great wow factor that impacts those around me as I travel about. The watch is definitely a good fit for my global work/life style, packing an awesome combination of stylish looks, activity tracking capability, long battery life, robustness and a well designed app that adds up to a neat smartwatch user experience that takes a lot (more...)

Kill DB sessions the easy way with SQLcl

| Jun 22, 2016
Seems I can not tweet these animated GIFs anymore. So this is another very short blog post to show real case for adding a new command into SQLcl which can be downloaded here. It's hard annoying tedious to find SID and SESSION then alter to kill that when needed.  What if there was a simple kill command. Here a sample one that takes in the 2 options:   kill sid serial#   Example :   kill (more...)

Kill DB sessions the easy way with SQLcl

Seems I can not tweet these animated GIFs anymore. So this is another very short blog post to show real case for adding a new command into SQLcl which can be downloaded here. It's hard annoying tedious to find SID and SESSION then alter to kill that when needed.  What if there was a simple kill command. Here a sample one that takes in the 2 options:   kill sid serial#   Example :   kill (more...)

Provisioning backend services to mobile with Oracle MCS

MCS, or Mobile Cloud Services, is Oracle’s relatively new PaaS tool for provisioning your data to mobile devices or IoT  devices. And actually, it’s a pretty simple tool. MCS aims at simplifying the creation of mobile API’s (especially REST API’s) on existing or newly build web services. It delivers an enterprise Mobile Backend-as a-Service (MBaaS).
On top of that, mobile applications can be created. MCS supports natively build apps, hybrid apps or one of the no-code app development (more...)