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WebLogic Partner Community

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Blame It On The Drugs

Bronchitis.  I catch it a lot.  Rotten experience.  It's like an invisible elephant is sitting on your chest.  And the drugs are mind-numbing.  Got it now.  Shivering under a blanket in 90 degree weather.  But, it'll pass.  And, in the meantime, if I write something weird...well, let's blame it on the drugs, OK?

Had a chat with a dear old friend this week.  Middle-manager for a Fortune 500 corporation.  Big Oracle customer.  Lots of (more...)

Cloud Control authorization with Active Directory

About 2 months ago I wrote an article about setting up user authentication in Cloud control, based on their account in the Active Directory. As promised, here is the second part describing Cloud Control authorization with Active Directory.

A small recap about why this could be useful:

If your company is preferring Microsoft Active Directory (further named AD) as a source of truth (or at least you´re trying to) you should be using the AD (more...)

Whistler, Microsoft and how far cloud has come

In six years Microsoft has come from almost zero corporate knowledge about how cloud computing works to it being an integral part of their strategy.  Sure back in early 2008 there were some pieces of Microsoft that knew about cloud but that really wasn't a corporate view it was what a very few people inside the company knew. How do I know this? Well back in 2008 I was sitting on the top of a

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Complément : EM12c pour mettre en place une solution MWaaS

Stitching Matters

photo credit to Deseret News Education Travel

Stitching matters.  Stitching holds disparate components and materials together in a form something close to what we had in mind as a solution to a problem. Could be clothes.  Could be wicker baskets.  In the tech world, stitching things together typically involves integrating components or services together into a unified solution.  And it matters. A lot.

I have a few applications on my mobile platforms that rely on integrated (more...)

UXer Will Wireframe for Food. Well, Bacon.

I had great fun—and learned a lot in the process—by taking part in an internal Oracle hackathon using Estimote beacons. I joined a team developing a find food fast app using sensors, cleverly named iBacon (iBeacon, iBacon, geddit?).

iBacon didn’t win.

But what we achieved in those three days of the hackathon really knocked me out. It taught me a lot about teamwork and flexible working, and gave me a real-world insight into how (more...)

They Took Away My Cloud

On Monday, a U.S. judge gave Microsoft control of 22 domains owned by domain hosting service No-IP.com. Microsoft intended to filter out some domains used by malware, but promptly screwed up. The result was that millions of legitimate users could not access their servers.

This will happen again and again as infrastructure moves to centralized cloud providers. What do you think will happen if the server just above yours in the server rack (more...)

Oracle SOA Suite 12c is out!

Yesterday evening (dutch time) Oracle made the newest version of it’s middleware product SOA Suite available to the public.

SOA Suite 12c includes many new features. An overview can be found here: .
Downloads and more details can be found here:

Some of these new features include:

  • OSB development in jDeveloper
  • New adapters (SAP, Coherence, etc.)
  • Enhanced monitoring and debugging
  • More Cloud support
  • Memory Optimization
  • Mobile Integration
  • And many more…

These are just a few (more...)

Learning From The Earnings Call

So now that we've heard the Oracle FY14 Q4 financial results, what did we learn?  Most noticeably, Oracle continues to be a company in transition...and that transition is beginning to take hold.  Changing a company and an ecosystem as large as Oracle's is like turning a battleship...it takes time.  But we have some pretty clear evidence that the battleship is turning.

Let's look at the numbers for a minute.  Oracle's SaaS and PaaS (more...)

Wearable Tech: Expectations and User Experience Starts with the Box

I always remember Jeremy Ashley (@jrwashley), über-UX story teller and master setter of expectations—and VP of the Oracle Applications User Experience team—explaining to me early on that a good way of grasping what user experience was about was to recall those feelings experience of opening an Apple product’s box and peeking inside.

Jeremy pulled an awesome emotional trigger for me with that example. I immediately empathized. Of course, it helped that the (more...)

Complément : Cloud AR Systèmes & Enterprise Manager 12c

AR Systèmes propose une solution de services Cloud construite autour des technologies Oracle et complètement gérée par Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Dans la vidéo, Didier Rault (CEO) explique pourquoi la solution Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c est importante dans l'offre Cloud proposée par AR Systèmes :


Complément : Nouveautés d’Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4

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Annonce : Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4 (12.1.0.4) est disponible en téléchargement sur OTN.

Une version riche de nombreuses nouveautés :
  • Security Console
  • New roles (system role / private role)
  • Advanced threshold management
  • New interface for Job progress tracking
  • Improved integration with BI Publisher
  • Dataguard support for DBaaS
  • Diagnostic pre-check for Fusion Middleware
  • JVM Diagnostics as a Service
  • Java Flight recorder integration
  • Enterprise Data Governance
  • IMC store central
  •  ...


... et surtout AWR Warehouse !



Plus d'informations :

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Complément : Solution de cloud privé avec EM12c & OVCA

Evènement : Inauguration du DC d’AR Systèmes et de son Red Cloud


Convergence

Convergence (\kən-ˈvər-jən(t)s\)

1  :  the act of converging and especially moving toward union or uniformity; especially :  coordinated movement of the two eyes so that the image of a single point is formed on corresponding retinal areas

2  :  the state or property of being convergent

3  :  independent development of similar characters (as of bodily structure of unrelated organisms or cultural traits) often (more...)

UX – No Time To Kill

There’s no time to kill between the cradle and the grave
Father Time still takes a toll on every minute that you save
Legal tenders never gonna change the number of your days
The highest cost of livin’s dyin’, that’s one everybody pays
So have it spent before you get the bill, there’s no time to kill
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