Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.20 Released

| Nov 21, 2014

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Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.20 has just been released. This maintenance release of VirtualBox 4.3 improves stability and fixes regressions.

For more details see the ChangeLog, or just simply download it now at the community or Oracle download sites.  

- The Oracle VM VirtualBox team

Best of OTN – Week of November 16th

For this Best of we'll focus on a core benefit of being an OTN Member - Oracle Technology Network Community.  Have you taken part in in the Community lately?  Have you asked a question?  Answered a questions?  Engaged in a technical discussion?  If not, make sure to get involved today!  

If you have specific product/technology interest see below -
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Be One of the First WebLogic Server OCPs. Take the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator II Beta Exam (1Z1-134)

Earn Oracle's first Professional-level certification on WebLogic Server - Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator. Preparing for this certification gives you the skills to perform advanced system administration tasks in a complex environment and proves fluency in and a solid understanding of Oracle WebLogic Server Administration. With Oracle WebLogic Server 12c being more cloud-ready than ever before, new features like Dynamic Clusters and Elastic JMS make it easier to deploy WLS in a private (more...)

Friday Spotlight: Designing a Robust Oracle VM Deployment Architecture for Storage Repositories

| Nov 21, 2014

Storage is such a fundamental component within an Oracle VM deployment, and there are many factors that go into designing a robust, scalable and low maintenance deployment architecture for your storage repositories. In today's blog, Greg King, Principal Best Practices Consultant from Oracle VM product management team, shares his thought into the way you design and deploy Oracle VM storage repositories to gain maximum flexibility, scalability and recoverability. You can read more here.

Oracle PSRM Self Service v1.1 Service Pack 1 demonstration database is now available

| Nov 21, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Oracle PSRM Self Service demonstration database for PSRMSS v1.1 Service Pack 1 is now available. You may download it from MyOracleSupport using patch ID 18978475.  The download is password protected, please contact Oracle Support if you need to download it.  

 This release of PSRM Self Service demo data includes configuration data for the new PSRMSS v1.1 and PSRM v2.4 features.  The demo data for (more...)

Friday Spotlight: Get The Story Straight From The Source

Happy Friday!

One of the great things about webcasts is that you get to hear directly from Oracle experts and even ask questions about your own environment. They are a great way to get in-depth information straight from the source, especially if you weren’t able to come out to Oracle OpenWorld this year.

Coming up next Tuesday, we have an excellent webcast hosted by Oracle Linux Product Management Director Avi Miller, “Spacewalk and Ksplice: Keep (more...)

Oracle Cloud extended to Industry Vertical solutions

Oracle has a very aggressive plan to build Industry Vertical Solutions on top of its CX Public Cloud (SaaS) products.

Check this YouTube microsite in order to watch mockup demo's of the first vertical add-on's that will be available to industry customers in Consumer Goods, Financial Services, High Tech & Industrial Manufacturing and Communications

Modern Marketing Essentials: Data Management Guide

From cleansing basics to Sci-Fi worthy activation, your data just want to be loved...

No matter what state your marketing data is in, there's always room for improvement and empowerment.

Read the: Modern Marketing Essentials Guide to Data Management

In these pages, you'll find just the right data you need to:

  • Analyze what state your data is in now
  • Discover what potential is just waiting to be (more...)

New Ways To Embrace The Power Of The Crowd

By Nikki Goth Itoi

When Apple announced its new smartwatch this fall, it may well have stolen all the headlines. But this deep-pocketed giant was by no means first to market with a device of this kind. Pebble, a start-up that in 2011 raised a then-record $10.26 million on Kickstarter, was first to market in 2013, a year ahead of Apple. In fact, Pebble was on its second smartwatch, Pebble Steel, when Apple rolled (more...)

Empowering the 21st century sales force

Some top tips for creating a more efficient, effective and successful sales force from Ian Tickle, Vice President, Software as a Service, EMEA, at Oracle. 

It is now old news that the buying habits of your customers have fundamentally changed. We are operating in the era of the empowered customer where, to quote Forrester Research, ‘buyers are more demanding, informed, value sensitive, and have more choices available to them than at any other point (more...)

New leafmisscount Option in Flex Cluster 12c

In the Oracle RAC previous version we have worked with the option “misscount” of crsctl, which applies for all the servers because there was only one kind of servers, but in the new version of Oracle (12c) we have a new kind of RAC configuration, the “Flex Cluster”. With Flex Cluster we have two kinds of servers “Hub nodes” and “Leaf Nodes”, the Hub Nodes have the same concept of the normal nodes in the previous versions, however (more...)

Upcoming Event: ShipIt in our Mexico Development Center

We're getting ready to run the first ShipIt in our Mexico Development Center (MDC) in Guadalajara on December 10-11th.   Normally, our events have a much bigger lead time, but we wanted to get one under our belt in MDC before the end of the year.  

In case you're not familiar with ShipIts, they're a 24 hour event where you build something.  The purpose is to let your team "scratch an itch" -  (more...)

Tyrus 1.9

| Nov 21, 2014

Long time no see! After a while (longer than anticipated, sorry about that), we cut off Tyrus 1.9 release. Not much changed in the code since last release, but we were able to squeeze in some stability updates and performance improvements. I’ll highlight some of the features or fixes in next paragraphs:

What’s new?

Petr worked on new feature tracked as TYRUS-289 – Debug mode. Now you can enable more verbose logging on server, (more...)

It always good to have team ===> www.ssartech.com

Hi All,
   I would like to introduce www.ssartech.com as our new address. Four experts in Oracle arena come under one umbrella called SSAR Tech. As the same goes it has four team members Sundeep Siddarth Aman Ritesh which forms SSAR. Need your help and support in our new venture.

Keep Troubleshooting!!!
 

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week – Nov 14-20, 2014

What are you looking at? If you're one of the 5,949 people following the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the chances are good that over the last seven days (November 14-20, 2014) you were looking at one of these Top 10 most popular items.

  1. Getting Started with the A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator | Steven Davelaar
    The Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA) is a lightweight persistence and data synchronization framework that works on (more...)

Oracle at Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit

| Nov 21, 2014
Author: Eric Jacobsen, Senior Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle


Did you miss Oracle Open World?  If so, here is your chance to meet Oracle Product Experts and hear about some of the new Mobile and Platform as a Service announcements at Open World.  Oracle is a Platinum sponsor of the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit this December 8 – 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. 

The Gartner Application Architecture, Development & (more...)

Insights Straight From #WOMMASummit

Business Continuity with Weblogic 12c – WebCast December 4th 2014

imageBusiness Continuity is the vast important feature of the modern enterprises and organizations. Modern IT infrastructure should meet strong objectives and requirements in order to continue to deliver products and services despite on serious incidents or disasters. Oracle suggests the full stack of FMW products which allow your organization to follow business continuity concepts.

The «heart» of this stack is Oracle WebLogic Server 12c - the industry's best application server for building and deploying enterprise (more...)

#DOAG2014 bits of info for DBAs

Just wanted to share some pieces of information from the recent DOAG annual conference that you may find interesting.

From Mike Dietrich’s presentation about Database Upgrade:

Mike Dietrich

Database Replay is extremely useful to predict after-upgrade performance on a test system,

especially we can record the production load on 10g even.

From Carsten Czarski’s talk about XML DB:

Carsten Czarski

With 12c, XML DB is mandatory and it provides an easy way to upload BLOBs via ftp into the (more...)

Visit the iProcurement Item Analyzer

The iProcurement (IP) Item Analyzer is a great way to find out why items you expect to see in your iP Shopping page are not displaying.  This simple tool will perform multiple checks then provide clear instructions.  Below is a sample:

The analyzer also performs iProcurement health checks providing valuable recommendations on patching, invalids, profile options and more.

See Doc Id 1586248.1 to access the analyzer.

Want to see more?  Check (more...)