Back in Black: More Analytics Wisdom from Oracle’s Lisa Black

We all know big data can be intimidating - but sometimes the analysis of big data is even scarier. Today’s Influencer is Lisa Black, Oracle Social Cloud Product Manager and an expert in analytics. We spoke with Lisa last year and in light of the rapidly changing social sphere, we asked her back for more. As we said before, “When you have someone who actually gets this excited about analytics, good things keep getting added (more...)

Is Your Digital Transformation Stalled?


Digital Transformation is more popular than Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper movies are right now and that's saying something. Organizations that exploit the enabling technologies of cloud, analytics, social, mobile, Big Data, and IoT are running circles around their competition in their self-driving cars.

But not every organization is rocketing down the digital highway and I believe the culprit is the lack of a good navigation system.

Read the rest of my guest post in (more...)

Is Your Digital Transformation Stalled?

Digital Transformation is more popular than Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper movies are right now and that's saying something. Organizations that exploit the enabling technologies of cloud, analytics, social, mobile, Big Data, and IoT are running circles around their competition in their self-driving cars.

But not every organization is rocketing down the digital highway and I believe the culprit is the lack of a good navigation system.

Let's All Get On the Same Page

The Face of Frog ProtectinDepending (more...)

WebLogic 12.2.1 & Coherence Roadmap

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· New Video: WebLogic Roadmap
WebLogic is currently in its 12.1.3 release, but exciting things are coming in 12.2.1 and beyond. Get the scoop in this video from Oracle OpenWorld.

· New Video: Coherence Roadmap
In another OpenWorld video session, we explore the history, present-day and futures for Oracle Coherence.

WebLogic Partner Community

For regular information become a member in the WebLogic Partner Community please visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/wls-emea ( OPN (more...)

Partner Webcast 9th April – Oracle Database 12c: Maximum Availability for Consolidation and Cloud

Join us on this webcast as we show you how to achieve higher availability, fault tolerance, scalability in your IT infrastructure and ensure that you services will be available 24/7/365 with Oracle Database 12c, but also introduce innovative new capabilities that revolutionize data protection and recovery.

Agenda:

  • High Availability Business Challenge
  • Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA)
  • Oracle Database 12c Key High Availability Features
  • Customer Deployments & Examples
  • Summary and Q&A

For more information click here!

Java 7とJava 6の今後について

Oracle Java Platform Group 公式ブログより抄訳(原文はこちら

今年4月に公開が予定されている、Java 7 update 80は、オラクルのJDK 7ファミリーにおける最後の公式リリースとなります。Javaユーザーは、公にサポートされている、JDK 8にアップグレードするか、引き続きJDK 7やJDK 6のアップデート継続を希望する場合は、Java SE Advancedの商用サポート契約を取得する必要があります。

公にサポートされている各JDKバージョンの公式アップデート終了時期は以下のとおりです。

Oracle Java SE 公式アップデート
( 2015.3.26現在)
メジャー・リリース
リリース日
アップデート終了時期
商用サポート期限
JDK 5
May 2004
Oct 2009
Java SE Advancedでご提供します。最新情報は、Oracle Java SE サポートロードマップをご覧ください。
JDK 6
Dec 2006
Feb 2013
JDK 7
Jul 2011
Apr 2015
JDK 8
Mar 2014
ロードマップ参照

公式アップデート終了後も古いバージョンのJavaを必要とする企業は、Java SE Advancedの利用で、セキュリティ対応といった更新を受けられます。

JDK 6の最後の公式リリースは、2013年の2月に公開されたJava 6 update 41になります。Java SE Advancedの契約をお持ちでないユーザーは、JDK 8といった公にサポートされているJDKを使用することを推奨します。Java SE (more...)

ANSI expansion

Here’s a quirky little bug that appeared on the OTN database forum in the last 24 hours which (in 12c, at least) produces an issue which I can best demonstrate with the following cut-n-paste:


SQL> desc purple
 Name                                Null?    Type
 ----------------------------------- -------- ------------------------
 G_COLUMN_001                        NOT NULL NUMBER(9)
 P_COLUMN_002                                 VARCHAR2(2)

SQL> select p.*
  2  from GREEN g
  3    join RED r on g.G_COLUMN_001 = r.G_COLUMN_001
  4    join PURPLE p on g.G_COLUMN_001 = p. (more...)

Oracle Team USA: Volle Fahrt voraus!

Oracle Team USA beim Training vor San Francisco Bildquelle: Oracle Team USA Instagram; Photo by Balazs Gardi

2017 findet der 35. America's Cup in Bermuda statt. Die Vorbereitungen für die renommierteste und gleichzeitig älteste noch heute ausgetragenen Segelregatta der Welt sind in vollem Gange. Der Herausforderer von Titelverteidiger Oracle Team USA wird dabei im Zuge einer Serie von Qualifikationsrennen bestimmt. Längst befindet sich alle Teams in intensiven Vorbereitungen, denn der erste Härtetest steht kurz bevor. (more...)

UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) Systems Event, London, May 20th

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From the evolution of Engineered Systems Event, Operating Systems Event and Exa Event comes... UKOUG Systems Event 2015.

Taking place on the 20th May in London, the event will cover the following topics; Solaris & Linux Administration, Storage & Network Administration, Engineered Systems, including Exadata, Exalogic, Virtualization, OVM, SPARC and Supercluster.

This is a key event for DBAs, OS, Network and Storage Administrators who support an Oracle Infrastructure.

Agenda now live, register your place today

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) for Oracle Enterprise Data Quality (EDQ) now available

With Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 8.0.7 there is a new module available for Oracle Enterprise Data Quality.

This new RDA module allows to collect diagnostic information for EDQ 11g and EDQ 12c on top of WebLogic Server (WLS) and Fusion Middleware (FMW) 12c.

MOS note How To Run RDA For Oracle Enterprise Data Quality (EDQ) [1992174.1] describes the details of the new RDA module.
More information about RDA can be found in (more...)

Series: JSON within the Oracle Database – Introduction

Database Version: 12.1.0.2+

Availability: All Database Editions (Note: Only Enterprise Edition is released at the moment)

Starting with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Oracle did not only introduce the Oracle In-Memory Option but also native JSON support within the Oracle Database. Just as with XML in the past, Oracle is now aware of JSON data structures. That means that you can now persist JSON data in its native structure within the (more...)

Creando al Cliente Ideal

| Mar 27, 2015

Personalice cada experiencia para aumentar el compromiso, la promoción y los ingresos.

Los directores de marketing se enfrentan a un gran dilema: Mientras que el 75% de los directores generales quieren que su Departamento esté más enfocado en el ROI y que sus esfuerzos tengan resultados financieros atribuidos, están también presionados a innovar y liderar sus empresas hacia la era digital.

La explosión de los canales digitales ha fragmentado experiencia del cliente. Sólo el 21% (more...)

ASH

There was a little conversation on Oracle-L about ASH (active session history) recently which I thought worth highlighting – partly because it raised a detail that I had got wrong until Tim Gorman corrected me a few years ago.

Once every second the dynamic performance view v$active_session_history copies information about active sessions from v$session. (There are a couple of exceptions to the this rule – for example if a session has called dbms_lock.sleep() it will appear (more...)

Storage: Data on SSD is Stored Dangerously

 



Solid state discs are generally considered as reliable. A third of users have nevertheless already experienced technical problems with SSD storage. Nearly two thirds of these cases resulted in data loss for the company.

The data rescue company Kroll Ontrack followed up their suspicion that SSDs are nowhere near as reliable as always assumed, with a survey of 2000 IT decision makers across the world. The complexity of SSDs also places special demands on (more...)

OpenWorld 2015: lehet jelentkezni előadónak

Már megnyitották a pályázási lehetőséget az Oracle OpenWorld 2015-ös éves nagy konferencia előadásaira.
Itt lehet jelentkezni:  https://www.oracle.com/openworld/call-for-proposals.html#general

Már lehet regisztrálni is az Oracle OpenWorld 2015 és JavaOne 2015 rendezvényekre:


Business Control Solutions Integrity is Oracle Exadata and Oracle SuperCluster Optimized


Business Control Solutions is a provider of GRC control software to the financial services sector based in London, with a development center in Peterborough.

Recently they earned Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), demonstrating that BCS integrity version 3.8 has been tested and tuned with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle SuperCluster to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers.

By achieving Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 26-MAR-2015


Cloud


Solaris

From Solaris 11 Maintenance Lifecycle: iSCSI improvements

OVM


NetBeans

From Geertjan’s Blog: Mobile Boilerplate and NetBeans IDE

Fusion

RECOVER DATABASE TEST

I logged into an Oracle 12.1 database and ran the ALTER DATABASE BEGIN BACKUP command. This told Oracle I was about to start a hot backup:

C:UsersAdministrator>sqlplus / as sysdba
 
SQL*Plus: Release 12.1.0.1.0 Production on Thu Mar 26 10:08:51 2015
 
Copyright (c) 1982, 2013, Oracle.  All rights reserved.
 
Connected to:
Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release 12.1.0.1.0 - 64bit Production
With the (more...)

Configuring Oracle #GoldenGate Monitor Agent

In a few weeks I’ll be talking about monitoring Oracle GoldenGolden using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c at IOUG Collaborate in Las Vegas.  This is one of the few presentations I will be giving that week (going to be a busy week).  Although this posting, kinda mirrors a previous post on how to configure the Oracle GoldenGate JAgent, it is relevant because:

1. Oracle changed the name of the JAgent to Oracle Monitor Agent
2. Steps (more...)

PowerPoint 2013 Always Starts Minimized

This post has nothing to do with Oracle or Enterprise Manager at all, so if that’s all you’re interested in you can stop reading now. :)

Yesterday I ran into the situation where PowerPoint would only open minimized on the task bar and nothing I could do would get it to budge from there. The only way I could get PowerPoint to start and be displayed on any monitor was to start it in safe mode. (more...)