Closer look at the SOA 12c Feature: Oracle Managed File Transfer By Tshepo Madigage

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The rapid growth of cloud-based applications in the enterprise, combined with organizations' desire to integrate applications with mobile technologies, is dramatically increasing application integration complexity. To meet this challenge, Oracle introduced Oracle SOA Suite 12c, the latest version of the industry's most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution. With simplified cloud, mobile, on-premises, and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c helps (more...)

GlassFish is here to stay. We heard it from the Oracle by C2B2

clip_image001We are at JavaOne 2014 and one of the key reasons for me to attend was to catch up on the future of GlassFish. So on Sunday I went along to the GlassFish community update at the Moscone Center to consult with the Oracle on the future of GlassFish.
The reason I go to JavaOne is to hear the definitive view on GlassFish and JavaEE futures from the people that make the decisions. There's no (more...)

Kernel Zones in 5 minutes

| Dec 17, 2014

I was lucky enough to get some time to tell Rick Ramsay about Kernel Zones, unfortunately it was only 5 minutes ;-) You can see the result here (go on you know you want to):

You can also get started with Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones with the help of this howto guide.

Hardware Threading Makes a Difference in Clouds

Today’s server designs are based on multi-core and multithreaded processors, and these characteristics have a fundamental impact on the server performance that users observe when running enterprise workloads. Performance is not simply a factor of number of threads and performance per thread, but of balanced design and intelligent architectural choices.

A Bit of History

For decades, microprocessor designers improved performance by increasing clock frequency and adding capabilities (more...)

Rittman Mead BI Forum 2015 Call for Papers Now Open!

I’m very pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the Rittman Mead BI Forum 2015 is now open, with abstract submissions open to January 18th 2015. As in previous years the BI Forum will run over consecutive weeks in Brighton, UK and Atlanta, GA, with the provisional dates and venues as below:

  • Brighton, UK : Hotel Seattle, Brighton, UK : May 6th – 8th 2015
  • Atlanta, GA : Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, Atlanta, USA (more...)

Oracle Service Cloud December 2014 Newsletter is here!

The Oracle Service Cloud December 2014 Newsletter is out! Check it for the latest news on co-browsing, agent console productivity, eMail service, customer showcases and many more....

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.2.311

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Data Relationship Management (DRM) 11.1.2.2.311.

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

Hyperion Data Relationship Management (DRM) 11.1.2.2.311
Patch 20140150

Caution:
You are urged to carefully read and understand the following requirements.
Failure to comply may result in applying a patch that can cause your application to (more...)

Cyber security is goed, cyber-weerbaarheid (Cyber Resilience) is beter

Accepteer dat je wordt gehackt

Robbrecht van Amerongen

Robbrecht van Amerongen
Business Innovation Manager

Cyber security is een serieuze zaak. De bedreigingen die op ons afkomen beperken zich niet tot het missen van een aantal bestanden, het uitlekken van een adressenlijst of het uit de lucht halen van een website.

Inmiddels vormen IT-systemen een essentiële en serieuze rol in ons dagelijks leven. Het uitvallen of zelfs haperen van deze systemen kan drastische gevolgen hebben in de digitale en (more...)

OpenStack beim Solaris Tech Day am 13.01.15 in Köln

Am 13. Januar 2015 gibt es bei einem Oracle Tech Day in Köln eine ausgezeichnete Gelegenheit OpenStack im Allgemeinen und insbesondere die Implementierung in Solaris kennenzulernen. Mit Eric Saxe und Joost Pronk haben wir zwei Kollegen aus der Solaris-Entwicklung zu Gast, die OpenStack aus erster Hand vorstellen werden. Die Implementierung von OpenStack auf Solaris zeichnet sich insbesondere dadurch aus, dass sie in Nova die hocheffiziente Compute-Virtualisierung mit den Solaris Zonen und Kernel Zones einbringt und dazu (more...)

New Adventures in Virtual Reality

Back in the early 90s I ventured into virtual reality and was sick for a whole day afterwards.

We have since learned that people become queazy when their visual systems and vestibular systems get out of sync. You have to get the visual response lag below a certain threshold. It’s a very challenging technical problem which Occulus now claims to have cracked. With ever more sophisticated algorithms and ever faster processors, I think we can soon (more...)

Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Updates (2014/12/16)

| Dec 16, 2014
2014/12/16、Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Media Pack の更新は、前回 2014/12/10 に下記のメディアを更新しましたが、その際、一つ前の古いメディアが残ったままであったため、それを削除させていただきました。
  • Oracle Cloud Adapter for Oracle RightNow Cloud Service
以上です。

Celebrating Social Campaigns with Michelle Lapierre of Marriott Rewards

An Interview with Michelle Lapierre (pictured left) from Marriott Rewards conducted by Angela Wells, Oracle Social Product Manager

Have you checked out the best and brightest in marketing? The recent Global Markie Awards honored excellence in marketing across a whole range of marketing categories. We are so happy that Marriott Rewards, an Oracle Social Cloud customer, won the Markie award for Best Social Campaign. The category was based on: 1) Effective use of social (more...)

SQL Developer: Format SQL with CLI

| Dec 16, 2014

I think it is well known that SQL Developer can format SQL and even it's customizable.

» How to Make Your Code Look Like Steven Feuerstein’s in Oracle SQL Developer

ask SQL Developer to format your code,

I think lesser known is that this is possible with command line.
Here's a sample run on Solaris. I think /dev/stdin and /dev/stdout work on UNIXen.


~/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin$ ./sdcli format input=/dev/stdin output=/dev/stdout <<EOF
> select    col1,
>
> col2         (more...)

SLOB 2.2 Not Generating AWR reports? Testing Large User Counts With Think Time? Think Processes and SLOB_DEBUG.

I’ve gotten a lot of reports of folks branching out into SLOB 2.2 large user count testing with the SLOB 2.2 Think Time feature. I’m also getting reports that some of the same folks are not getting the resultant AWR reports one expects from a SLOB test.

If you are not getting your AWR reports there is the old issue I blogged about here (click here). That old issue was related to a (more...)

Let There be SMEs…

(With apologies to the tune of Let There Be Peace on Earth, circa 1955)

Let there be SMEs on earth and let them explain to me.

Let there be SMEs on earth, those SMEs that can really see.

We don't know our users; What they do is a mystery.

Let us think like the others, fulfilling business needs.

Let SMEs begin with me. Let this be the moment now.

With every word I write, let (more...)

Updated: Using Third-Party Identity Managers with E-Business Suite Release 12

This article is an updated version of two earlier articles: one written for EBS 11i + SSO + OID, and another written for EBS 12 + SSO + OID.  Oracle Single Sign-On has been superceded by Oracle Access Manager (OAM).  This latest article covers the latest options for using EBS Release 12.x (12.0, 12.1, and 12.2) and Oracle Access Manager with third-party authentication systems.

Like most of our (more...)

One for the books: MDC ShipIt!

This latest post is from our own Mindi Cummins, who is joining our panel of bloggers here. Mindi is a Principal Product Manager with Apps UX and this week was her first trip to Guadalajara for our ShipIt Event! Watch for more posts from Mindi in the future.

⁞⁞⁞Mindi, driving the lunch bus

Mindi driving the lunch bus

Dasteel: “Why Marketing Needs To Get Serious About Customer Success”

Let’s say you’ve narrowed your online search to two hotels near Times Square to celebrate New Year’s Eve. One of the websites gives you all the dimensions, distances, and details of the property. The other includes images of people having fun in the lobby, favorable quotes from customers, and a useful 'things to do and see' column. Which hotel has you, the customer, at the center of its marketing?

In this post published in Oracle Voice/Forbes, (more...)

The New B2B Buyer Experience Ecosystem

A Guest Post by Justin King, B2B E-Commerce Strategist (pictured left)

E-commerce has a unique value proposition in B2B organizations. Of course, it is about customer acquisition, conversion, and average order value. But it also serves a bigger long-term purpose.

Customers are in more control than ever before. With 43 percent of Americans retiring in the next eight years, the next generation of buyers is emerging. And B2B purchasers of all types want more online (more...)

How to dial a phone number from Oracle Mobile Application Framework?

Sometimes you need to dial a number from within a mobile app and for my surprise that functionality was not directly exposed through the Oracle Mobile Application Framework APIs.

The Oracle MAF provides a component called Link (Go) available under the General Controls palette that can be used for navigation between pages but it can also be used to enable linking to external URLs.

Using the tel: URL scheme with the Link (Go) component gives (more...)