Recap of yesterday’s Arizona Oracle User Group (AZORA) meeting

Yesterday was the first meeting of the newly restarted Arizona Oracle User Group, AZORA.  It was a good first meeting to kick off what I hope will turn into an active club.

We met in the Tempe Public Library in a large downstairs room with a projector screen and plenty of seating with tables so it was easy to take notes.  We also had snacks.  I got a Paradise Bakery chocolate chip (more...)

Best of OTN – Week of October 19th

Systems  Community Video

Will Cloud EOL System Administration? Part 1

Oracle ACE Seth Miller and CTO of Collier IT Brian Bream discuss the impacts of cloud adoption on system administration and how sysadmins can adapt.

Will Cloud EOL System Administration? Part 2

CTO of Collier IT Brian Bream and Oracle ACE Seth Miller continue their conversation about the impact of cloud on system  administration, comparing it to the adoption of virtualization technologies over a decade (more...)

Porting from the Browser to Nashorn/JavaFX (Part I)

| Oct 24, 2014

During the JavaOne Nashorn: JavaScript for the JVM session, I showed a couple examples of converting JavaScript browser examples to use Nashorn and JavaFX. The first example was using CKEditor, a rich text/HTML editor. This editor is written entirely in JavaScript using the browser DOM interface. In this case, it did not really make sense to convert all the DOM code over to FX. Instead, I used the JavaFX WebView which supports all the (more...)

5 Reasons Why You Need to Reinvent Your Recruitment Process

| Oct 24, 2014

By Gessica Chies

Looking at the new waves of change in the way people are approaching the job marketplace, let’s summarize here the reasons why you should re-consider your Recruitment process and make it evolve, using the new challenges as opportunities:

1) Top skilled talents are not looking for a job

If you are searching for new skilled talents to join your company, well, it’s better if you realize that most of them are already (more...)

Reduce IBM Customer Risk with RISC

IBM announced this week that it was paying Global Foundries US$1.5B to take over control and operations of its semiconductor division, including IBM Power8 and future Power processor development and manufacturing. 

Was this an accounting move?  Divestiture?  Strategic repositioning?

Regardless of what IBM states (or what we think at Oracle), this move introduces a big element of risk for IBM systems customers.

And if you’re in sales, risk = opportunity. 


Java ME Embedded is able to run with 256Kb of RAM only

Around a JavaOne conference timeframe we announced Java ME Embedded 8.1 EA3 release.  This release is bringing Java ME Embedded to a microcontrollers with ARM Cortex M architecture with mbed RTOS. Java ME Embedded is now capable to run on Freescale K64F board. The FRDM-K64F is an ultra-low-cost development platform for Kinetis K64.  The K64F board has a form-factor which compatible with the Arduino™ R3 pin layout, providing a wide range of (more...)

Learn How to Use OpenStack on Oracle Solaris From the Comfort of Your …

| Oct 24, 2014

You're probably heard by now that Oracle Solaris provides a complete implementation of the OpenStack platform. Here's a quick view of the integration, courtesy of Glynn Foster:

Horizon Cloud Management Dashboard
OpenStack Component Nova Compute Node Neutron Cloud Networking Cinder/Swift Cloud Storage Glance Image Deployment
Solaris Component Zones and Kernel Zones Elastic Virtual Switch ZFS Filesystem Unified Archives

Glynn has prepared two labs showing you how to get OpenStack running on Oracle Solaris. OTN is (more...)

Minimising Parse Time in Application Engine with ReUseStatement

This article explains how to determine the overhead of using literal values rather than bind variables in SQL submitted by PeopleSoft Application Engine programs. Using a combination of PeopleSoft Application Engine Batch Timings and Oracle Active Session History (ASH), it is possible to determine where it is most effective to change to alter this behaviour by setting the ReUse attribute.

ReUse Statement Flag

I originally wrote about the Performance Benefits of ReUseStatement in Application Engine (more...)

Practice Exams for Oracle Solaris, Linux, and SPARC Servers

For those individuals who are preparing for the OPN certification exam(s) for Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Linux 6, or SPARC T4/T5-based systems, we have practice exams available that give you a feel for the type and style of questions on the formal, proctored exam.

To access the practice tests:

You need to be an (more...)

Glorious Data Visualizations for Your Friday

If you’ve read here for more than a hot minute, you’ll know that I love me some data visualization.

This love affair dates back to when Paul (@ppedrazzi) pointed me to Hans Rosling’s (@hansrosling) first TED talk. I’m sure Hans has inspired an enormous city of people by now, judging by the 8 million plus views his TED talk has garnered. Sure, those aren’t unique view, but even so.

There’s an interesting (more...)

APEX Tabular Forms Deep Dive at #ORCLAPEX NYC Meetup

Ever heard of APEX$ROW_NUM, APEX$ROW_SELECTOR and APEX$ROW_STATUS? Did you know you can reference tabular form columns using bind variable syntax in your page processes? Are you familiar with the execution scope of tabular form proecesses for modified vs submitted rows? Ever struggled using apex_application.g_fxx arrays with checkboxes? And do you really need to use the apex_item APIs? In APEX 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 we've introduced lots of new tabular form features, (more...)

Upgrading to Database 12c – Upcoming Workshops

"Upgrade, migrate & consolidate to Oracle Database 12c" workshops" in the coming weeks:

How to Customize Your Field Service Wireless Application

For some time now customers have been asking for the ability to customize the Field Service Wireless application so that custom pages can be added.  The Field Service development team listened and have now incorporated that functionality into the product in 12.1.3+.

The application now allows you to add a custom page built using JSP technology using AOL/J infrastructure.

Refer to Doc ID 1936276.1 for full instructions, including sample JSP code.

Data Modeling via Excel?

Click on the table node to create a new table based on your data file.

Click on the table node to create a new table based on your data file.

In SQL Developer if you use the Import Data feature from the main tree node, it will create a new table based on a delimited text or Excel file.

We’ll look at the data and create some columns for you.

In version 4.1, we’ll recognize numbers as numbers, dates as dates, and try to get a best guess for (more...)

OCP 12C – Resource Manager and Performance Enhancements

Use Resource Manager for a CDB and a PDB Managing Resources between PDBs The Resource Manager uses Shares ans Utilization limit to manage resources allocated to PDBs. The more “Shares” you allocate to a PDB, the more resource it will have. Shares are allocated through DBMS_RESOURCE_MANAGER.CREATE_CDB_PLAN_DIRECTIVE. One directive can only concern one PDB and you can’t [...]

The post OCP 12C – Resource Manager and Performance Enhancements appeared first on Oracle DBA Scripts and (more...)

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week – Oct 17-23, 2014

Are there androids among the 5,578 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page? We may never know. But those fans made the following posts the Top 10 most popular for the past seven days (October 17-23, 2014).

  1. OTN Virtual Tech Summit Middleware/Mobile Track: By the Numbers
    What's up with the Middleware track in the upcoming OTN Virtual Technology Summit (Nov 18)? 2 sub-tracks, 8 sessions, including 2 hands-on labs -- all focused on Mobile Architectures (more...)

Download Oracle VirtualBox VM with Database version

Somehow missed the announcement that the Oracle Development team refreshed (9/26/2014) the VirtualBox Oracle Database…

Optimizing Queries with Attribute Clustering

Attribute clustering is a feature that’s new to Oracle Database (Enterprise Edition). It was designed to work with other features, such as compression, storage indexes, and especially with a new feature called zone maps, but since attribute clustering has some useful benefits of its own I’ll cover them here and make zone maps the subject of a later post.

So what is attribute clustering? It is simply a table property - (more...)

Oracle recognizes Cedar Consulting for Expertise in Oracle HCM Cloud

Oracle HCM Cloud Specialisation (white bkgnd - small)We are delighted to announce that Cedar Consulting has achieved OPN Specialized status for Oracle HCM Cloud.

To achieve this a number of our consultants had to pass a set of exams on Oracle HCM Cloud and as a business we had to have a certain amount of clients. This means that we can proudly display this logo on relevant collateral.

Graham, one of Cedar’s Directors, said:Graham (normal)

“This Specialized status, which follows extensive investment in our Oracle (more...)

Oracle ACE Program: Follow Up

I just wanted to write something as a follow up to my recent and provocatively titled Oracle ACE = Oracle’s Bitch? post. Obviously, that subject has been preying on my mind a little… I said before, it is hard to be objective about yourself, so maybe some aspects of the “being an Oracle ACE changes you” debate may be true. It would be wrong of me to deny that outright, but I think there are some (more...)