Maximize Your Cloud Investment with Learning from Oracle

Customers who have purchased multiple Oracle Cloud Services can now experience increased flexibility and engaging role-based training options with one solution:

The Unlimited Cloud Learning Subscription (UCLS)

  • This gives you access to all Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions and gives you an entire year of 24/7 access to constantly updated digital courses.
  • All administrators, developers, business analysts and technical engineers who maintain a hybrid of Cloud/On premise systems can get the support needed in (more...)

Can I Use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on Oracle Cloud?

This frequently asked question comes in several variants, including:

  • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud?
  • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with EBS?
  • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to replicate my EBS database to Oracle Cloud?
  • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to perform a live migration of my EBS database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud?

We will answer each question in turn. (more...)

Training Thursdays: Self-Paced OpenStack Training New Available On-Line

Now is the moment to get started on OpenStack. You can take the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux: Getting Started seminar at your own pace through the Training-on-Demand format. You can start training immediately, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and consulting comprehensive demos.

This course introduces you to the key OpenStack concepts and services and guides you through installation and deployment as well as sharing troubleshooting tips.


Single-Sign-On to Oracle ERP Cloud

More and more enterprises are using Single-Sign-On (SSO) for there on-premise applications today, but what if they want to use SSO for there cloud applications as well?

This blog post is addressing this topic for Single-Sign-On to Oracle ERP Cloud in a hybrid environment.

First of all lets focus on SSO on-premise and introduce some terminology.

A user (aka principal) wants to have access to a particular service. This service can be found at the (more...)

EECS – Oracle Exadate Express Cloud Service, Step 4 : APEX !

So what are my experiences using EECS doing some APEX work?

First of all, it is not blazing fast. Probably caused by the latency (as mentioned in my previous post). It is not slow, it is just ok('ish). 

Second, and way more important, it runs APEX 5.0.4! So whatever Oracle advertises about "Cloud first" ... it doesn't seem to apply to APEX (or APEX on EECS). So this fact alone makes (more...)

Oracle HCM Cloud Extensibility – The Easiest Win

I've been doing quite a bit of work lately with Oracle HCM Cloud user experience extensibility...presenting, helping partners and customers, etc.  Seems like a hot subject of late, with lots of folks wanting to know more.  So let's get into it a bit.

Working in the Oracle HCM Cloud Center of Excellence, I see quite a few opportunities for wins that come up repeatedly.  You know what kind of win I mean: something that's easy (more...)

Red Samurai and Oracle PaaS JCS Success – JET/ADF BC REST Cloud Production Application

I would like to share our success in Oracle PaaS service - Java Cloud (JCS). We have managed to implement JET/ADF BC REST system in short period of time and deploy it in production running on Oracle JCS. UI is implemented entirely with JET, while back-end REST services are running on top of ADF BC. Secure access is controlled by unique ID managed by server side ADF Security.

Production application implements custom invoice processing logic (more...)

Apache Kafka on the Oracle Cloud: My First experiences with Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service

Oracle recently made their ‘Kafka on Cloud’ service available: the Event Hub cloud service – offered as part of the Big Data Compute Cloud Service. In this article, I will briefly show the steps I went through to get up and running with this service. To be frank, it was not entirely intuitive – so this may be handy the next time I have to do it or perhaps when you are struggling. One obvious (more...)

AWS CloudWatch with Delphix AWS Trial

I love valuable metric data and I wanted to see what’s offered from different cloud providers.  Metrics are data and data ensures that when performance is impacted, we have the information we need to answer questions and resolve issues.

For my first adventure, we’ll start with a high level review of Amazon.  Cloudwatch is one of the main tools to inspect the workload on instances in (more...)

Training Thursdays: Oracle Linux is Engineered for Oracle Cloud

Oracle Linux is engineered for Oracle Cloud. This operating system:

  • Is designed for business-critical workloads in the cloud
  • Uses latest technologies such as Docker
  • Is a major contributor to mainline Linux cloud features
  • Powers Oracle Engineered Systems and Oracle Cloud

To get the most out of Oracle Linux, take the Oracle Linux advanced administration training. If using Oracle Linux 7, take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course in one of the following formats:

Webcast: “Secure Configuration for EBS in Oracle Cloud”

EBS security on cloudOracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for an overview of how to secure an EBS environment running in Oracle Cloud, see:

Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, provides an overview of Oracle E-Business Suite secure configuration guidelines and security features available when deploying Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud.  Knowledge of Oracle's Cloud (more...)

Swingbench with the AWS Trial

Swingbench is a one of the best choices for easy loads on a database.  I wanted to use it against the SH sample schema I loaded into my Oracle Source database and I haven’t used Swingbench outside of the command line quite a while back, (my databases seem to always come with a load on them!)  so it was time to update my Swingbench skills and catch (more...)

Manually Adding Sales History, (SH) Schema to

Most people know I like to do things the hard way… 🙂

When it comes to learning things, there’s often no better way to get a strong understanding than to have to take something apart and put it back together.  I wanted to use swingbench on my AWS deployment and needed the Sales History, (SH) sample schema.  I don’t have an interface to perform the installation via the configuration manager, (more...)

EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology – Part II

[Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps]

This article is a sequel to EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part I. The last article introduced the tools employed in the new and improved automation that was released in early March. In contrast, this article focuses on the specific capabilities of the tools.

These terms are used throughout our Oracle by Example tutorials, and will also be employed in communications such as future blog articles.

For (more...)

What Drives Linux Guru Wim Coekaerts?

... Have Fun, Build Things People Will Use.. 

In a recent Forbes article, Wim Coekaerts, SVP, Linux and Virtualization Engineering talks about what makes him happy. 

In his long career, he’s found joy working on early database appliances, and later guiding Oracle’s effort to make Linux, the open source operating system he’d played with since his school days in Belgium, its OS of record. Now, “Linux has become the operating system of the (more...)

3 Oracle Database 12c Courses You Need to Get Started

Three Oracle courses in particular will help you get started on Oracle Database 12c:

The Oracle Database 12c R1: New Features for Administrators training will provide you with up-front information about (more...)

Oracle Java Cloud – How to Create Access Rule for Managed Server

When you get fresh instance of Oracle Java Cloud, you are assigned with one admin and one managed server. If there is requirement to host multiple environments - demo, production, etc. - one managed server is not enough. Is better to run different environments on dedicated managed servers, this would simplify maintenance. WebLogic partitions are not supported yet for Fusion Middleware, so only choice we have right now - different managed (more...)

EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology – Part I

[Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps]

In this article, we tell you about some terms used in the new and improved EBS on Oracle Cloud automation that was introduced in early March. These terms are used throughout our Oracle by Example tutorials, and will be employed going forward throughout all our communications, including future blog articles and training material.

In this "Part I of II", we define some of the key tools and constructs (more...)

Implementing DevOps and Agile Methodologies in Oracle Projects – SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – March 21st 2017


Attend our March edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on March 21st 2017 at 16:00 CET.

Implementing DevOps and Agile Methodologies in Oracle Projects
This session will present Oracle's solution for managing development teams and project and for automating the code to deploy cycle.
Learn how Oracle Developer Cloud Service - which is available for free with most of the PaaS services - can help you achieve productive agile development (more...)

Getting started with Oracle PaaS Service Manager Command Line Interface (PSM)

Oracle PaaS Service Manager (PSM) provides a command line interface (CLI) with which you can manage the lifecycle of various services in Oracle Public Cloud. This opens the door for scripting (recurring) tasks – such as (re)deployment of applications on ACCS to provisioning new environments. PSM makes performing admin operations on the Oracle Public Cloud a lot easier and efficient, compared to using the the GUI.

Note that the CLI is a thin wrapper over (more...)