Bigger Than Ever – Oracle’s Commerce Solutions at OpenWorld 2015

There are a lot of great reasons for Oracle Commerce customers to attend OpenWorld at the end of October including in-depth product updates, (more...)

Oracle’s Jeff O. Henley: CFOs Should Have Much to Say on the Matter of Cloud Computing

Not that he needs me to establish his credibility…but I know for a fact that Henley has personally met with thousands of CFOs from organizations of all sizes, types, and global locales during his tenure as Oracle’s CFO, Chairman, and now Executive Vice Chairman.

In this month's Oracle Profit Magazine, Outside In, he share's his firsthand observations on how the CFO role has evolved.


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Change in Certificate Policy for Retired Certifications

Do you hold a retired certification? If so, starting September 1, 2015, your certificate will be available only via eCertificate in CertView.

Of course, official certification verification remains available through CertView.

  • Go to 'Certification Activity.'
  • Select 'Publish Credentials to 3rd Parties.'
  • Select the certification(s) you wish to verify.
  • Enter the recipient's email address.
  • Select the check box.
  • Publish.
  • The recipient receives two emails - 1) a secure URL and 2) a password. The secure (more...)

Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2015

Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2015

The data presented by Digital Evolution Index seems supported by data from the European Commission. The EU defined a Digital Economy and Society Index to support and measure progress on the digital agenda for Europe:

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness.

The Digital (more...)

Adaptive Query Optimization in Oracle 12c : Ongoing Updates

I’ve said a number of times, the process of writing articles is part of an ongoing learning experience for me. A few days ago my personal tech editor (Jonathan Lewis) asked about a statement I made in the SQL Plan Directive article. On further investigation it turned out the sentence was a complete work of fiction on my part, based on my misunderstanding of something I read in the manual, as well as the assumption that (more...)

Latest Oracle Field Service Cloud Release: Improving the User Experience to Enhance Service

Many organizations have recognized that customer experience is a key way to differentiate their brand, and gain a competitive advantage. And, now that mobile and social have become so integral to our daily lives, customers expect for service organizations to respond to and interact with them on multiple channels, regardless of time or place. In a post last week, vice president of product management for Oracle Service Cloud, Stephen Fioretti, highlighted the importance of providing (more...)

Interview about NetBeans

Yesterday I sat down with Geertjan Wielenga for the latest in our series of JavaOne Interviews. Geertjan is a Product Manager for NetBeans, so in this interview, you can hear the latest and greatest in NetBeans news and about NetBeans Day at JavaOne. We also covered the sessions that he’ll be co-presenting on this year and his favorite thing about JavaOne. Check out the interview embedded below or at this link

And don’t forget (more...)

Just-in-Time Compilation with JITWatch

Want to optimize the performance of your code? Ben Evans and Chris Newland wrap up their three-part series about using JITWatch to understand the just-in-time (JIT) compilation techniques used by the dynamic compiler in Oracle’s Java HotSpot VM. JITWatch is a free, open source tool developed by Newland that analyzes the complex compilation log file output generated by Java HotSpot VM. Among other things, it can help you visualize and understand the optimization decisions made (more...)

2 Min Tech Tips at Oracle OpenWorld: Are You Ready for Your Close-Up?

At last year's Oracle OpenWorld I had more fun than should be allowed by law recording 2 Minute Tech Tip videos with about two dozen community members -- about twice the number I had originally scheduled. People just kept showing up! And that number doesn't include the Tech Tip videos I recorded in the weeks leading up to OOW14, featuring people who were speaking at the event and wanted to help promote their sessions by (more...)

New Partner Solutions on WebLogic and the Oracle Database Appliance

With the latest release of WebLogic on ODA, which now supports the X5-2 hardware, we have come to a new chapter. Oracle partners around the world have been developing customized solutions using WebLogic on ODA for years now. Many of them started with the wizard-driven templates produced by the Oracle WebLogic engineering team, and then went on to design their own customized solutions by expanding on and embellishing these templates for their customers' unique (more...)

Tumblr Joins Expanding Lineup of Social Properties Supported by Oracle Social’s SRM Platform

Big news: Tumblr is joining Oracle Social’s SRM Platform! 

Tumblr is much more than your average micro-blogging site. In today's image-focused, socially driven environment, Tumblr is gaining in importance with brands. As our partner NBC Sports noted in AdWeek, "Tumblr is a visually rich, social-friendly platform" that they found a "perfect" place for SuperBowl content. According to Tumblr, there are 251.8 million blogs publishing 80 million posts in 16 different languages (more...)

Summer Projects and a Celebration

If you follow us on Twitter (@theappslab) or on Facebook, you’ve seen some of the Summer projects coming together.

If not, here’s a recap of some of the tinkering going on in OAUX Emerging Technologies land.

Mark (@mvilrokx) caught the IoT bug from Noel (@noelportugal), and he’s been busy destroying and rebuilding a Nerf gun, which is a thing. Search for “nerf gun mods” if you don’t (more...)

Oracle MSCE 2016 Call For Papers: Enter Now to Attend as a Speaker

Time is running out to submit your presentation abstract to speak at the top supply chain event of the year. The Call for Papers for the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016 (previously Oracle Value Chain Summit) is open now until September 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PT. We are accepting submissions on all supply chain related topics, with a focus on emerging technologies, captivating supply chain trends, and real-world experience. Accepted abstracts will (more...)

Oracle Partner Webcast: Java Cloud Service and Oracle OpenWorld Highlights

Oracle Cloud Platform has invested deeply in the area of Java applications and has built out a full solution in the Java Cloud Service which includes enterprise class Java capabilities that enables easy onboarding of existing applications and a fast agile platform for new applications. 

Please join us for this Webcast, where we will give a technical update on the Java Cloud Service and cover positioning and opportunities for partners using the Java Cloud (more...)

How Many Systems Can Ops Center Manage?

I saw a question about how many systems you can manage through Ops Center. This is an important question when you're planning a deployment, or looking at expanding an existing deployment.

In general terms, an Enterprise Controller can manage up to 3,000 assets. A Proxy Controller can manage between 350 and 450 assets, although you'll get better performance if there are fewer assets.

The Sizing and Performance guide has more detailed information about the requirements (more...)

JD Edwards Partner News – August 2015

Check out here the latest news regarding JD Edwards solution from our August edition of the newsletter!

Top Exastack ISV headlines – Week Ending August 21

  • Powel DeltaXE, an Energy Trading and Risk Management solution headquartered in Norway, achieves Oracle Database Appliance Optimized Status. Powel DeltaXE reduced total cost of ownership by up to 40 percent running Oracle for European power scheduling. Read more.

Register for OU’s “Value of Training: 2015 Trends & Best Practices” Webinar – August 31

Join Oracle University and Training Industry, Inc. on August 31 at 10 am PT for an informative session on the value of training within your organization. Topics include current trends impacting workforce development, strategic information on the business of learning, and the latest training tools and technology available. Register today! 

Japanese Translation for OPN Certification Now Available

The OPN Certification Exam 1Z0-418 for Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources 2014 Essentials is now available in both Japanese and English. Language preference can be selected on site at Pearson VUE testing centers. Have your partners check the exam page for more preparation details.