The Hottest Tech Skills for 2017

Written by Nicole Fornacon, Oracle University Marketing Director, EMEA/APAC

New year, new you, new job?

2017 is here, and if your New Year’s resolution includes a career shift, a promotion or even landing your first job, then it's crucial to be aware of the skills employers seek.

To find out exactly which skills employers are looking for, and what it takes to successfully land a job, LinkedIn examined billions of data points and analyzed hiring (more...)

EBS 12.1 Data Masking Template Certified with EM 13c

We're pleased to announce the certification of the E-Business Suite 12.1.3 Data Masking Template for the Data Masking Pack with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c. You can use the Oracle Data Masking Pack with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c to mask sensitive data in cloned Oracle E-Business Suite environments.  Due to data dependencies, scrambling E-Business Suite data is not a trivial task.  The data needs to be scrubbed in such (more...)

Oracle E-Business Suite: 250 Security Vulnerabilities Fixed in the Last Year

Oracle has fixed 250 security vulnerabilities in the Oracle E-Business Suite from January 2016 to January 2017.  The past five Oracle Critical Update Updates (CPU) have included double or triple digit number of fixes for Oracle E-Business Suite.  Almost all these security vulnerabilities are exploitable in all versions of Oracle E-Business Suite including 11i, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2.  Many of the 250 security vulnerabilities fixed are high risk vulnerabilities (more...)

Oracle E-Business Suite 11i – Critical Patch Updates Extended for Tier 1 Support

As of December 2016, Oracle has extended Critical Patch Update (CPU) support for Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10 until October 2017 for additional fee Tier 1 support/Advanced Contract Support (ACS) customers.  Starting with the April 2016 Critical Patch Update (CPU), Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10 CPU patches are only available for customers with Tier 1/ACS support contracts.  See My Oracle Support Note ID 1596629.1 for more information.

Almost all security (more...)

Announcing the SQL Annual Championship for 2016

I've been making SQL quizzes for years now over at the Oracle Dev Gym (or PL/SQL Challenge as it started out as.) Every year I really have to work my few braincells hard when it is time for the annual championships. The players that have made it through at year and managed to rank in the top are awesome at SQL, so I have to write some really hard quizzes for the championship.

But (more...)

Oracle buys Apiary

On January 19, 2017, Oracle announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Apiary, which creates the most comprehensive API Integration Cloud by adding the leading API design and governance solution. The proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently.

Apiary's pioneering APIFlow solution provides the framework and tools for developing application programming interfaces (APIs) that share enterprise services and data and help create (more...)

web scale patterns in the bol.com back office – Event Sourcing

web scale patterns in the bol.com back office – Event Sourcing

Last week we started a series of blog posts we show you how we use “web scale” patterns to achieve scaleability and flexibility in our back office software. Last weeks pattern we discussed was CQRS. This week we will dive in to Event Sourcing. Showing you how this doesn’t just solve a technical problem, they helps us solve our business problems!

Event Sourcing

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Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter and Integration Cloud Service

[Guest author: Rekha Ayothi]

I wish you all a very happy New Year!

In my previous article, I gave an overview of Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter. In this article, I will focus on integrations using EBS Adapter.

Usually, integrations include a source (or trigger) connection that sends a request or message to ICS, and a target (or invoke) connection to which ICS sends a request or message. For (more...)

Details about this incident are available via debug id….



In Oracle Application Express, unexpected exceptions can occasionally occur.  Instead of communicating the technical details to an end user who is running the application, an error message will be issued of the form:

Contact your administrator. Details about this incident are available via debug id "NN".

But what actually happened?  Who is "your administrator"?  And what exactly are you supposed to do with this information?


What happened?

An internal exception occurred - it either wasn't properly (more...)

Time Series Visualisations: Kibana or Grafana?

Grafana has rapidly become one of the de-facto “DevOps” tools for real time monitoring dashboards of time series metrics. In addition to its powerful visualisations, Grafana is not tied to a particular stack or vendor, and supports multiple backend data sources including InfluxDB, Graphite, Elasticsearch and many others which can be added via plugins.

Another similar tool, Kibana is the data visualisation front end for the Elastic Stack, complementing the rest of the (more...)

Oracle VAR_SAMP Function with Examples

In this article, I’ll explain the Oracle VAR_SAMP function and show you some examples. Purpose of the Oracle VAR_SAMP Function The VAR_POP function will return the sample variance of a set of numbers, after excluding NULLs. What does this mean? The sample variation calculates the variation of a sample of numbers from the overall set. […]

https://paascommunity.com/2017/01/19/soa-bpm-community-newsletter-january-2017/

Dear SOA & BPM Partner Community,

Want to try Oracle PaaS solutions hands-on? Make sure you attend the PaaS Partner Community Forum which takes place March 27th & 28th & 29th 2016 in Croatia. During the Community Day partners will share their best practices and details about successful cloud implementations. Join us for a week full of keynotes, breakouts, hands-on sessions and networking opportunities.

On a regular base new versions of the (more...)

Training Thursdays: Stability and Performance with Oracle OpenStack

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux delivers the stability and performance customers expect for enterprise solutions and also aligns and integrates with Oracle products and total cloud strategy. Learn more about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux by taking the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux: Getting Started seminar.

You can take this one-day seminar as a:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Events are added to the schedule to suit (more...)

Re-evaluating APEX Authorization Schemes

Authorization schemes in Oracle APEX are used to control access to page, buttons, and all sorts of other components.

In my experience, these are best defined at a privilege level, where the same privilege could be allocated to multiple business roles, but that's for another post.

In this post, I want to mention a cool API function called apex_authorization.reset_cache, which helps control the behaviour of these authorization schemes.

Preface

While googling something else (more...)

Cloud Data Warehousing: Is it for real?

  Our industry is full of hype and hyped terms. Big Data. NoSQL. The Cloud. Self-service <whatever>. And Cloud Data Warehousing. Some of the offerings and solutions are real. Some less so. Newest on the scene is cloud data warehousing (or data warehousing in the cloud). As with all new tech, there are a variety […]

JRE 1.8.0_121 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

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Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_121 (a.k.a. JRE 8u121-b13) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows desktop clients.

All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release

Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops:

  • From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the (more...)

JRE 1.7.0_131 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

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Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_131 (a.k.a. JRE 7u131-b12) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients.

All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release

Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops:

  • From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on (more...)

JRE 1.6.0_141 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

Java logThe latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_141 (a.k.a. JRE 6u141-b12) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients.

All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release

Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops:

I’m speaking at Advanced Spark Meetup & attending Deep Learning Workshop in San Francisco

In case you are interested in the “New World” and happen to be in Bay Area this week (19 & 21 Jan 2017), there are two interesting events that you might want to attend (I’ll speak at one and attend the other):

Advanced Spark and TensorFlow Meetup

I’m speaking at the advanced Apache Spark meetup and showing different ways for profiling applications with the main focus on CPU efficiency. This is a free Meetup in San Francisco hosted (more...)

New Training and Certifications for January – Now Available!

Check out our newly available training and certification offerings for January 2017!

Our new training includes all digital Oracle Learning Subscriptions, as well as in-depth courses on specific topics. The following is a partial list of what we anticipate will be popular with our customers.

New Oracle Learning Subscriptions

New Training Courses