Oracle OpenWorld 2016 : Tuesday – Day 2

Day 2 started a little late for me. I was up early, but I logged in to work and had to do a few things. Once I had got through that I headed down to the conference…

On the way there I bumped into Ronald Bradford and we hit the exhibition hall together. We stopped by the SolarWinds stand and noticed a “Deploy Faster” sticker. Part of the promotion for the Girls Who Code Foundation. If you see one, take (more...)

Thomas Kurian PaaS Oracle OpenWorld 2016 keynote summery

During Oracle OpenWorld 2016 keynote Thomas Kurian showcased the Oracle IaaS, PaaS and SaaS portfolio in many live demos. Some of the highlights include key PaaS solutions:

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Slides and demos will become available for partners via the communities in the next weeks. Please see partner community details. below.

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orachk “Could not login to (SID)”

Today I stumbled across a strange error when I tried to run orachk on a customer’s system: $ ./orachk Enter ORACLE_HOME for PRODDB : /opt/oracle/product/rdbms/12.1.0 Could not login to PRODDB using /opt/oracle/product/rdbms/12.1.0. Try again (3 attempts remaining) Enter ORACLE_HOME for PRODDB : a.s.f... A quick internet search revealed nothing useful, so I checked MOS. Document […]

Cloud First : What does it mean to me?

cloudThe announcement that several Oracle products will be released “Cloud First” from now on has been an interesting talking point for many of us. I think I first heard this message at last years OOW, but I can’t remember if it was public, or in a meeting covered by an NDA. There have been public statements about this since then, but at OOW16 we have the first example that directly affect me!

Oracle Database 12c Release (more...)

SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – September 27th 2016 Oracle Open World PaaS update

imageAttend our September edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on September 27th 2016 at 16:00 CET.

Get the latest news from Oracle Open World 2016. A detailed update on new features of Oracle Platform as a Service and how to position them at your customers. As part of the Webcast we will introduce the Oracle Open World kit, an opportunity to you to run a minimagei conference for your (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 : Monday – Day 1

I’ve been away from home for over a week and we’ve finally got to Day 1 of the conference… 🙂

After not feeling too great last night I skipped the bay swim. I headed down to the conference and my first stop was the AppsLab Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop. With some help from Mark Vilrokx, I have now joined the world of the cool and hip. During the workshop you get a little Arduino (more...)

Some Exciting Customer Presentations!

While I always enjoy getting in front of customers to present on some new and really cool functionality in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, it’s even better to be in the audience listening to actual customers doing just that!  There are a couple of those presentations coming up on Thursday this week at OOW.  Unfortunately I can’t be there to listen in, but if you’re interested in learning how to provide scalable and flexible patching solutions, (more...)

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Oracle Solaris Training Certification

The Oracle Solaris Curriculum and Certification Guide outlines the various learning opportunities offered through Oracle University's Oracle Solaris 11 Curriculum.

Choose from hands-on, interactive training - offered in both classroom and digital formats (more...)

OpenWorld/JavaOne

Brendan and me at AT&T Park

Brendan and me at AT&T Park

Interesting beginning to OpenWorld/JavaOne yesterday. I had the chance to visit with Brendan Tierney and he gave me a copy of his new Oracle R Enterprise: Harnessing the Power of R in Oracle Database, which I went through quickly last night. It looks well written and I liked the examples.

Brendan also gave me a copy of the group effort on Real World SQL and PL/SQL: Advice from (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 : User Group Sunday

User Group Sunday started with the bridge run/walk. A group of us got a Ubers across to the visitors centre, then walked or ran across the bridge and back.

If I was really sad I would tell you it’s a great way to hatch Pokemon eggs and there are loads of Pokemon to catch along the bridge, but I’m not sad at all, so I don’t know this and I never did any of that… 🙂

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The #1 Open Source Database Now Available in Oracle Cloud

We're very excited to announce the General Availability of Oracle MySQL Cloud Service! Oracle MySQL Cloud Service allows you to accelerate innovation and to rapidly, securely and cost-effectively develop & deploy modern applications powered by the world’s most... [Read More]

SOA & BPM Community Newsletter September 2016

Dear SOA & BPM Partner Community,

Thanks for attending the PaaS Summer Camps and the Virtual Summer Camps 2016. In case you could not make it to Lisbon we will publish most of the training content at the community workspace (membership required). In case you did not get a seat for the Virtual Summer Camps we opened the registration for the autumn edition including a SOA 12c Bootcamp and a BPM Suite 12c (more...)

My private Corner – Bandit cloud expert

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Thanks for the excellent time at the Summer Camps 2016 in Lisbon. Was great to get pet & lab during the whole week! In my class I learned – paw-on the Oracle PaaS portfolio including PCS, ICS, API CS, IaaS... now I’m an Oracle cloud expert. As a follow-up I will take the online assessment to become certified. The summer in Europe is great, decided to go on holiday and enjoy the beach! Bandit – (more...)

How to find purgeable instances in SOA/BPM 12c by Derek Kam

clip_image002If you are familiar with SOA/BPM 11g purging, after you have upgraded/implemented SOA/BPM 12c, you will not be able to use most of the SQL for 11g to determine the purgeable instances.  This is because SOA/BPM 12c is no longer using composite_instance table for composite instance tracking.

In SOA/BPM 12c, a common component is used to track the state associated with a business flow and report audit information.  This design will reduce the (more...)

Jet into the Oracle OpenWorld 2016 User Experience Exchange

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10, 9, 8, 7 . . .  Ignition Sequence Start . . .

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 lifts off in September! And boy, have we been putting some passion and power into that user experience (UX) greatness to share with you. Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) Senior Director Misha Vaughan (@mishavaughan) tells us:

"I am proud to say that the team has even more fantastic experiences lined up for attendees at Oracle OpenWorld this year. Near and dear to (more...)

Dramatically reduce SOA Suite 11g startup time by cleaning the MDS by Maarten Smeets

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SOA Suite can sometimes be a bit slow to start. This is especially the case when there are a lot of composites to load. Customers using different versions of composites can benefit from undeploying non-default revisions of processes which do not have any running instances (see for example here). Undeployment in most cases is an asynchronous process which does not give feedback. It can partially fail without you noticing (apparently not an atomic transaction). (more...)

Stats Collection Time Anomaly

Johnathan Lewis (@JLOracle) recently published a short post about Stats Collection Time, talking about the table dba_optstat_operation (and dba_optstat_operation_tasks ), which reminded me about (what I regard as) an anomaly in the output in the NOTES columns in Oracle 12C.

I won’t repeat why it’s useful to check these tables as Johnathans note and @MDWidlakes’s comment here should give you all you need to know.

The DBA_OPTSTAT_OPERATION.NOTES column contains the (more...)

Stats collection time

Yesterday I posted a note about querying dba_optstat_operations to get a quick report of how long calls to dbms_stats had been taking but said I had another script that helped to fill some of the gaps it left. One of my readers points out fairly promptely that 12c enhances the feature considerably, with a view dba_optstat_operation_tasks that (for example) lists all the tables processed during a single call to gather_schema_stats.

Well, I wrote my script (more...)

Oracle DECOMPOSE Function with Examples

The DECOMPOSE function is a handy string manipulation function. Learn more about it and find out what it does in this article. Purpose of the Oracle DECOMPOSE Function The DECOMPOSE function is used to transform a string into a Unicode string. It will split a character with an accent into two separate characters. For example, […]

Autumn SOA Suite 12c and BPM Suite 12c free on-demand Bootcamps October 2016

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Training On-Demand: Oracle Business Process Management 12c

This boot camp is an ideal starting point for an implementer who is planning to learn Oracle BPM Suite 12c and use it on BPM projects. The course provides a combination of lecture segments that present conceptual and feature background and hands-on labs that provide practice with the tooling.

It introduces process developers to Oracle BPM Suite 12c. It covers the key concepts, features and processes needed to (more...)