Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing V2.5.0.2. Now Available

The Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing V2.5.0.2

It is ready for customers and partners to download and install via Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and My Oracle Support.

Key features in this release include:

  • Support for integrating with Customer Experience (CX) Solutions:

o    Oracle Social Cloud or Social Relationship Management applications: Enables utilities to receive notifications of social (more...)

Save the Date: 2017 Oracle Utilities America’s Edge Customer Conference Product Forum

Come join Oracle Utilities management, product experts from both product management and product development teams, customers, and partners.

The Product Forum and User Group meetings provide you a unique opportunity to talk directly to the Product Management and Product Development teams, to hear about the roadmaps for each product and to network with other customers who are using the applications in your specific industries.

Where: Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak | Hotel Registration

When: The week (more...)

Global Oracle Cloud Platform Webinars for Partners

Learn customer use cases of Oracle Compute and Storage Cloud, how to bring DevOps and AppDev to a Modern Cloud Platform, Integration Cloud Service (ICS), PaaS BI Cloud Service, Data Visualization Cloud Service and Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service, Data Integration Solutions (DIS), Oracle Database as a Service (DBaaS), Document Cloud Service (DOCS), Sites Cloud Service (SCS) and Process Cloud Service (PCS). 

Learn more here.

Subex achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized status with applications ROC Revenue Assurance 5.3 and Fraud Management 8.3

Subex achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized status with applications ROC Revenue Assurance 5.3 and Fraud Management 8.3.

See Proof of Value results here.

SEI Groupe LKS achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized status with NODHOS-OPTIMATE

SEI Groupe LKS achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized status with NODHOS-OPTIMATE, SEI's Supply Chain ERP solution.

See Proof of Value results here.

Checkr’s Background Check Platform Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Checkr, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that its solution for background screening and verifications is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Checkr enables businesses to conduct pre-employment background and drug screening at scale with a mobile-optimized, compliant process that can maintain accuracy while reducing time-to-hire. 

Read more.

Attend the North America Cloud Partner Technical Forum-West – Aug 15-19

Now is the time to start or expand your technical knowledge and expertise on Oracle Cloud Services.

Join us for an in-person, up-to 5 day highly technical and hands-on event, with labs and demos in Redwood Shores from August 15-19. Thomas Kurian will kick off the meeting and you will be able to network with your peers and develop relationships with key Product Management staff.

Register now!

Virtual Summer Camps PaaS & Middleware for Partners

You are working on large Fusion Middleware & PaaS opportunities & projects? Oracle is pleased to invite you to the Virtual PaaS & Fusion Middleware Summer Camps 2016.

Discounted Registration Available: Advanced Financials Cloud Implementation Case Study

Register now to a hands-on case study course at a discounted rate to have the opportunity to walk through a simulated implementation configuration!

You will be able to work independently or together with other students to solve the challenges presented by the case study.

Register here

JBoss Data Virtualization with Oracle JET

I met with Cojan van Ballegooijen who is involved with the Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization project. Read about that here:

http://www.jboss.org/products/datavirt/overview

I'm interested in setting up a scenario where Oracle JET could provide a dashboard on top of a VDB (virtual database).

Here's the steps we took to get started.

  1. We started by downloading the 6.3.0 Beta of JBoss Data Virtualization: http://developers.redhat.com/products/datavirt/download.

  2. After running "java -jar" on the (more...)

Data Guard Broker : 11g and 12c

vault-154023_640I’ve been using standby databases, on and off, since Oracle 8i. I first wrote about Data Guard for Oracle 9i. I’ve had an article on 11gR2 Data Guard for ages, but up until recently I’ve always used the manual setup.

We’ve got a project coming up that *may* use Data Guard and *may* be installed by a 3rd party, so I figured I better get up to speed with the Data Guard Broker, in case they (more...)

Training Thursdays: Firewall Services in Oracle Linux Training

The default firewall service in Oracle Linux 7 is firewalld. In previous versions of Linux, you use iptables. firewalld offers several advantages over iptables:
  • Changes do not require restart of the firewalld service.
  • Networks can be separated into different zones based on the level of trust.

Firewall services is one of the many topics covered in Oracle's Linux system administration training. You can learn about firewalld and many other topics by taking the Oracle Linux (more...)

BPEL 12.1.3 Certified for Prebuilt EBS 12.1.3 SOA Integrations

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite can either be custom integrations that you build yourself or prebuilt integrations from Oracle.  For more information about the differences between the two options for SOA integrations, see this previously-published certification announcement.

The prebuilt BPEL business processes in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3  are:

  • Oracle Price Protection (DPP)
  • Advanced Supply Chain Planning (MSC)
  • Oracle Transportation Management: Oracle Warehouse Management (WMS)
  • Oracle Transportation Management: (more...)

BPEL 12.2.1 Certified for Prebuilt EBS 12.1.3 SOA Integrations

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite can either be custom integrations that you build yourself or prebuilt integrations from Oracle.  For more information about the differences between the two options for SOA integrations, see this previously-published certification announcement.

The prebuilt BPEL business processes in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3  are:

  • Oracle Price Protection (DPP)
  • Advanced Supply Chain Planning (MSC)
  • Oracle Transportation Management: Oracle Warehouse Management (WMS)
  • Oracle Transportation Management: (more...)

Node-oracledb 1.10.1 Released to NPM

| Jul 20, 2016
We've pushed out a patch release of node-oracledb to GitHub and NPM. It has a bind fix that didn't land in time for 1.10.0. A memory leak regression with REF CURSORs was also fixed, as was a pre-existing memory leak in the unexpected case of a REF CURSOR failure. The changes in node-oracledb 1.10.1 are: Fixed a... [Read More]

BIAC Connected Communities, Connected Lives Hackathon

A couple weeks ago Noel (@noelportugal) and I were invited by the Oracle Apps UX Innovation Labs team to collaborate as technical mentors and judges in BIAC Connected Communities, Connected Lives hackathon.

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What would be the best place to hold a hackathon? Cancún. Beautiful weather, beautiful beach, Mexican food, what else could I ask for?

This hackathon was organized around the 2016 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy (more...)

Trained Millennial = Happy Millennial

Written by Rena Mayer, PR Online Editor, Oracle University


Growing up in a tech-filled, utterly online, and socially-networked world, millennials are the generation that has received the most attention.

Having been raised with the mantra "you can do anything you set your mind to", millennials tend to be confident.

While largely a positive trait, millennials can be difficult to impress, and even harder to keep in the company.

Companies have been struggling to (more...)

Where is the Data Warrior Now?

Hi folks. Time to update y’all on some upcoming speaking engagements for this summer and fall. Here are a few talks recently scheduled: Houston DAMA When: August 9, 2016 1:30 PM Where: Salon Consulting, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1450 , Houston, TX Topic: Harnessing the Elasticity of the Cloud for Analytics with Snowflake and Tableau Register: Houston […]

LittleArduinoProjects#219 DS18S20 1-Wire Reading

Another way to measure temperatures, this time the DS18S20 - an inexpensive 1-Wire digital thermometer with a range of -55°C to +125°C, at ±0.5°C accuracy from -10°C to +85°C.

It comes in TO-92 packaging and may be powered directly (using three pins), or take parasitic power from the data line (using two pins). This makes it ideal for pin-starved microcontrollers that need a decent ambient temperature reading. In this project, I'm just exercising the (more...)

ORA-15418: Appliance Mode Not Supported For Compatible.asm 12.1.0.0.0

The other day, I was upgrading a compatible.asm parameter to 12.1 on Exadata and I faced this error for the first time :

View the code on Gist.

Indeed, a diskgroup can have this parameter set to TRUE or FALSE :

View the code on Gist.

I then found this note on Metalink : EXADATA : What Is Oracle ASM appliance.mode Attribute (Doc ID 1664261.1) which explains that starting from Exadata (more...)