Oracle Critical Patch Advisory — October 15, 2014

ATTN: Oracle DBAs: Oracle has published its Critical Patch Advisory Dated Oct 15, 2014.  Get the advisory here

Here's what you need to know:

This Critical Patch Update covers 154 new security fixes across a wide range of product families including: Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Java SE, Oracle Linux and Virtualization, Oracle MySQL, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle Business Applications and more.

REMEMBER: Critical (more...)

No Raise? No Development? No Way!

The other day, I was asked why we should be concerned about development if we're not getting raises or bonuses.  I asked the person if they were getting a ‘performance review’ or a ‘salary review.’ After chuckling, the person responded "Yea, but really, what's the point?"

What’s the point? Let me start with a story.

When I was in grade school, I told my mom that I thought I should get an (more...)

Oracle Employee Experience Journey Mapping at OOW

| Oct 20, 2014

By Hajer Mabrouk

We are very excited to let you know that the first Employee Experience journey mapping workshop took place at OOW this year!!!

We had 27 attendees participated to this dynamic workshop. They have embraced the concept immediately and have walked in the shoes of an employee to map his journey, identify the moment that matters, and focus on employee needs to build a better experience. 

Those workshops are designed to take (more...)

Thanks for coming to the Upgrade Workshops in Dublin & Belfast – and special thanks to my dear friends at LUFTHANSA


Thanks to everybody who came to our Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c on Oct 14/15 in Dublin and Belfast. You were great audiences, I had plenty of fun, excellent deep dive discussion during the breaks and afterwards during the customer visits day on Thursday.

And very special thanks to my colleagues from Oracle Ireland, especially Mina and Kelly-Marie, but also all the others who were involved in the events and visits and made it (more...)

Sorin Group: The First Company in Europe and the second company in the world to become UDI compliant

| Oct 20, 2014

In September 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that medical devices distributed in the United States must carry a unique-device identifier, or UDI, which will help the FDA identify product problems quicker, target recalls more effectively, and improve patient safety. The system established by this rule requires the label and device package of each medical device to include a UDI in a plain-text version and in a form that uses automatic identification (more...)

Advanced Index Compression in 12c

Leider schaffe ich es derzeit nicht, mir eigene Gedanken zu machen, so dass ich mich darauf beschränken muss, anderer Leute Ergebnisse zu reproduzieren. Einer der Autoren, bei denen ich das recht gerne mache, ist Richard Foote, der inzwischen wieder sehr regelmäßig neue Artikel schreibt. Zwei davon betreffen die in 12c eingeführte Advanced Index Compression:

New Java Champions: Mario Torre and Anton Arhipov

Congratulations to the new Java Champions Mario Torre and Anton Arhipov!

Mario Torre is also well recognized as a community member, being an active OpenJDK member since the project very initial conception, first as a GNU Classpath contributor and then as an OpenJDK contributor, and now as part of the the OpenJDK Adoption Group. 

Also, Torre has been the co-organizer of the FOSDEM Java Devroom since 2010. The Java Devroom is where the major players (more...)

OPN HW Resource Center Updates – Week Ending October 17th

A summary of last week's updates on the OPN Hardware Resource Center (available only to OPN Partners, registration is required).

Using Device I/O with Java Embedded Suite on a Raspberry Pi

| Oct 20, 2014

One of the "cool" features of Java ME Embedded 8 is the Device I/O (DIO) API. With DIO, you can write Java code to take advantage of the GPIO header on the Raspberry Pi, and connect LED's, switches, I2C and SPI devices, and serial devices that use a UART. This opens up the world of the Internet of Things to Java developers, and for less than $40 US!  See this tutorial series on Java (more...)

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Calculation Manager

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Calculation Manager

This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Calculation Manager PSU
Patch 19570557

This PSU can be applied to the following releases only:

NOTE: The PSU prequisite for Hyperion Shared Services 11.1.2. (more...)

Oracle Service Bus: Obtaining a list of exposed SOAP HTTP endpoints

The Oracle Service Bus is often used for service virtualization. Endpoints are exposed on the Service Bus which proxy other services. Using such an abstraction layer can provide benefits such as (among many other things) monitoring/logging, dealing with different versions of services, throttling/error handling and result caching. In this blog I will provide a small (Java) script, which works for SOA Suite 11g and 12c, which determines exposed endpoints on the Service Bus.Exposed SOAP HTTP endpoints

How to (more...)

Connecting to Pivotal Cloud Foundry Ops Metrics using Java VisualVM

The Pivotal Ops Metrics tool is a JMX extension for Elastic Runtime. Pivotal Ops Metrics collects and exposes system data from Cloud Foundry components via a JMX endpoint. Use this system data to monitor your installation and assist in troubleshooting. Below is the tile once installed and available with Pivotal Cloud Foundry Ops Manager

Once installed and configured, metrics for Cloud Foundry components automatically report to the JMX endpoint. Your JMX client uses the credentials (more...)

SQLShell accessing Pivotal GemFire XD 1.3

I stumbled open SQLShell recently as per the URL below. Below I will show how you can connect to Pivotal GemFireXD using SQLShell. I used this to export query results using CSV output.

Note: Assuming SQLShell is already installed and instructions below are for Mac OSX

1. Create a file in $HOME/.sqlshell/config as shown below, I just took the sample it ships with. Notice how I have added an alias (more...)

Y Combinator companies has more funding than the sum total of all remaining accelerators

After finishing our call with Bed Bugs , we decided to check out what the startup scene looks like. We used the data from seed-db to let our analytical juices flowing.

First we asked what is the top most program (duh!!) but by how much and who are next in the list and so on.

Like most Data scientists who believe in the power of simple bar graphs we used our first “chart (more...)

Plan depth

A recent posting on OTN reminded me that I haven’t been poking Oracle 12c very hard to see which defects in reporting execution plans have been fixed. The last time I wrote something about the problem was about 20 minhts ago referencing; but there are still oddities and irritations that make the nice easy “first child first” algorithm fail because the “depth” calculated by Oracle doesn’t match the “level” that you would get from (more...)

SQL Brainteasers: Guess the Country

Same concept, different theme. All the SQL statements below are clues to the English spelling of countries.

Can you get them all?

As always, put your answers in the comments!

select *
from   german_affirmative
join   cooking_vessel;

select *
from   nuts
where  anaphylaxis = 'sexually transmitted';

select *
from   olde_english_the
join   males;

select *
from   elements
where  atomic_number = 47;

select *
from   programming_languages
where  able_to = 'influence PL/SQL';

select *
from   places

Dallas Oracle Users Group Performance Meetup

I spoke at a one day DOUG meeting yesterday. It was pretty cool. Very small intimate group of about 50. The speakers were Nitin Vengurlekar, Charles Kim, Cary Millsap and myself. All are Ace Directors and either work at Viscosity or Enkitec. As a bonus, Tanel Poder showed up to weigh in on some open discussion. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I promised the group I would post my slides and a zip file with (more...)

How to setup git as a daemon

This is a quick post on using git on a server. I use my Synology NAS as a fileserver, but also as a git repository server. The default git package for Synology enables git usage on the command line, which means via ssh, or via web-DAV. Both require a logon to do anything with the repository. That is not very handy if you want to clone and pull from the repository. Of course there are (more...)

The Applications Previously Known as Fusion

When Oracle first mentioned Fusion I thought it was just going to be a project name, called something different on release. Oracle announced that they were going to take the best of the functionality from each of the applications they owned, their own original E business suite, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, and Siebel and the 'fusion', built
would give the . And they would build using modern technology and open standards and next generation suite (more...)

Learning Spark Lightning-Fast Big Data Analytics by Holden Karau, Andy Konwinski, Patrick Wendell, Matei Zaharia; O’Reilly Media

Apache Spark started as a research project at UC Berkeley in the AMPLab, which focuses on big data analytics. Spark is an open source cluster computing platform designed to be fast and general-purpose for data analytics - It's both fast to run and write. Spark provides primitives for in-memory cluster computing: your job can load data into memory and query it repeatedly much quicker than with disk-based systems like Hadoop MapReduce. Users can write applications (more...)