Oracle Open World 2016 – Recommended Customer Talks

At OOW 2016 there are some customer talks from customers we worked with or at least were involved in their project plans. We highly recommend the talks below. British Telecom has such an ambitious upgrade and migration project for really MANY databases. I'm looking forward to David's talk. We met at UKOUG TECH15... [Read More]

Basicfile LOBs

There are probably quite a lot of people still using Basicfile LOBs, although Oracle Corp. would like everyone to migrate to the (now default) Securefile LOBs. If you’re on Basicfile, though, and don’t want (or aren’t allowed) to change just yet here are a few notes that may help you understand some of the odd performance and storage effects.

Of course, there are a lot of variations in how you declare the LOB – pctversion (more...)

How to resolve missing dependency on exadata-sun-computenode-minimum

I’ve been really busy last few months – except spending a lot of time on M25 I’ve been doing a lot of Exadata installations and consolidations. I haven’t posted for some time now but the good news is that I got many drafts and presentations ideas.

This is a quick post about an issue I had recently. I had to integrate AD authentication over Kerberos on the compute nodes (blog post to follow) but had (more...)

I’m Logesh Balasubramaniam and this is how I work

The next profile in our ‘How I Work‘ series is Logesh Balasubramaniam. Logesh is one of the newer bloggers – posting on his LeanIT Designs site – however he provides great content and is usually one of the first to tackle new functionality. He has sometimes even managed to blog about new features before Oracle’s official post.

If you’re a fan of Logesh’s work it looks like he’s been selected to present at OOW this (more...)

Introduction to Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service – Webcast August 23rd 2016

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Introduction to Oracle Internet of Things Cloud service 16.3.3 and IoT Asset Monitoring Mini-App

Speakers: Harish Gaur and Florian Tournier

Please join the Oracle Product Management team in an introduction to version 16.3.3 of the Oracle Internet Cloud Service. This webcast will provide an overview of the exciting new features available in this release.

It will feature a demo of the new, readily-deployable Asset Monitoring application for rapid integration of IoT (more...)

Partner Webcast: Introduction to Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service 16.3.3 – August 23rd, 2016

Please join the Oracle Product Management team in an introduction to version 16.3.3 of the Oracle Internet Cloud Service. 

  • Date & Time: August 23rd, 2016 @ 9:00 - 10:00 AM PT
  • Speakers: Harish Gaur and Florian Tournier, Oracle Product Management

This webcast will provide an overview of the exciting new features available in this release. It will feature a demo of the new, readily-deployable Asset Monitoring application for rapid integration of IoT (more...)

Have you Registered for the OPN Test Fest? Take Certification Exams Free of Charge!

Register now for the OPN Test Fest and you can take up to two certification exams at no cost.

The OPN Test Fest takes place at the Courtyard San Francisco Downtown Hotel, Soma 3 Room, 299 2nd Street, San Francisco, USA, from Monday, September 19th until Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 and comes with 70+ exams and ten testing sessions to select from.

The selection contains industry recognized partner certification exams focused on (but not (more...)

Red Summer School is on! – run a PaaS workshop for your university!

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Want to recruit new employees? Want to try PaaS? Run a Summer School training like Link Consulting.

Link Consulting’s Red Summer School on Oracle technologies on the Cloud is on! Teams Alfa, Beta and Delta have been working hard, mentored by our BPM and ECM business manager, Oracle ACE Associate and founder of Red Mavericks, José Rodrigues.

Earlier on this week they learnt the concept of REST APIs using Postman and SoapUI and testing interaction (more...)

Training Thursdays: Completing Your Skills to Become an Oracle Linux 7 Administrator

Are you ready to adopt Oracle Linux 7. If you already have knowledge of:

  • Installing Oracle Linux 5 or 6
  • Configuring and managing services in Oracle Linux 5 or 6
  • Configuring networking in Oracle Linux 5 or 6
  • Configuring storage in Oracle Linux 5 or 6

then you are ready to acquire the skills to become an excellent Oracle Linux 7 system administrator by taking the Oracle Linux 7: What's New for Administrators course.You (more...)

Sign Up Free, Today: Oracle JET MOOC

A lot of work has gone into the preparation of something completely different—an enterprise JavaScript MOOC (massive open on-line course) via Oracle JET, which will start coming Monday, 22 August. Oracle JET is a set of best practices, recommendations, architectures, templates, and components for enterprise JavaScript applications.

There are over 1,000 subscribers to the MOOC so far. The MOOC will take 3 weeks of your time, the first week starting on Monday, 22 August. (more...)

Configuring Multiple local_listener

I was working on configuring multiple local listeners and having difficulties setting local_listener using full address list.

How would you set up local_listeners?

Demo:

There are 4 listeners, 1-4.

$ lsnrctl status listener1

LSNRCTL for Linux: Version 11.2.0.4.0 - Production on 17-AUG-2016 21:34:31

Copyright (c) 1991, 2013, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

Connecting to (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=IPC)(KEY=EXTPROC1551)))
STATUS of the LISTENER
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Alias                     listener1
Version                   TNSLSNR for Linux: Version 11.2.0.4.0  (more...)

Cool Essbase MDX Stuff – Dimension Properties Edition

I have always liked MDX as it exposes very powerful operations for creating member sets.  It has this amazing ability to take a set of members, union it with another set of members, intersect it with yet another set of members, and then exclude members from yet another set.  This is very powerful.

Recently, I was talking with a customer about some creative uses for MDX and they told me about some cool things they (more...)

Approvals 1.5 for E-Business Suite Now Available

Approvals for EBS mobile screenshotA new version of the E-Business Suite Approvals mobile app is now available for iOS and Android.

Approvals for EBS 1.5 is part of a coordinated release of 18 E-Business Suite mobile apps.  These apps are designed to work with EBS 12.1.3 and 12.2 and are available for iOS and Android. 

This is our sixth set of updates to this family of EBS smartphone apps (a.k.a. "Release (more...)

360 Degree DB Programming & Analytics 2016-08-17 11:39:00

Host I/O Queue Depth with XtremIO and SLOB Session Count. A Granular Look.

In my recent post about aggregate host I/O queue depth I shared both 100% SQL SELECT and 20% SQL UPDATE test results (SLOB) at varying LUN (ASM disk) counts. The LUNs mapped to XtremIO volumes but the assertions in that post were really applicable in most All-Flash Array situations.

I received quite a bit of email from readers about the granularity of session counts shown in the charts in that post. Overwhelmingly, folks asked to (more...)

VirtualBox 5.1.4

VirtualBox 5.1.4 has been released.

Downloads and changelog in the usual places.

I’ve upgraded on my Windows 7 office PC. I’ll give it a go on El Craptian and Oracle Linux 6 when I get home.

Cheers

Tim…


VirtualBox 5.1.4 was first posted on August 17, 2016 at 3:04 pm.
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Quick note on using nc (netcat)

Due to security hardening, telnet is not available.

$ rpm -q --whatprovides nc
nc-1.84-24.el6.x86_64

$ yum list nc
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security
epel/metalink                                                                                                           |  11 kB     00:00
epel                                                                                                                    | 4.3 kB     00:00
epel/primary_db                                                                                                         | 5.9 MB     00:03
public_ol6_UEKR3_latest                                                                                                 | 1.2 kB     00:00
public_ol6_latest                                                                                                       | 1.4 kB     00:00
Installed Packages
nc.x86_64                                                    1.84-24.el6                                                     @public_ol6_latest

$ nc -v -z -w 3 stackoverflow.com 80; echo $?
Connection to stackoverflow.com 80 port [tcp/http] succeeded!
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API Cloud Platform Service Introduction – SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – August 30th 2016

Attend our August edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on August 30th 2016 at 16:00 CET.

Come learn about our new API Platform Cloud Service and how it provides the modern API Management Experience!

Robert Wunderlich, PM for API Management and Integration will join us to discuss this new offering that is coming soon! 

For more information please visit the registration page here.

Join Us! JDE Tech Task Force: Script Builder – Aug 21st

Creating robust and long lasting automated test scripts generally require programming skill sets with ability to read & write code. With the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Script Builder, you can now enable your functional users and business analysts to create most of the automated test scripts.

Attend this session to learn more.

Session details here

Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite 12.2.1.1.0

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Overview

Please note that this appliance is for testing purposes only, as such it is unsupported and should not to be used in a production environment.

This VirtualBox appliance contains a fully-configured, ready-to-use SOA Suite 12.2.1.1.0 installation.

All you need is to install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your desktop/laptop and import the SOA Suite appliance and you are ready to try out SOA Suite 12.2.1.1.0 -- (more...)