Virtual Technology Summit free online training May 5th 2015

The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is excited to invite you to the next Virtual Technology Summit on May 5th, 2015 (9:00 am PT to 12:30pm PT*). Learn first hand from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts, as they share their insight and expertise on using Oracle technologies to meet today’s IT challenges. Learn through Hands on Labs and Technical Presentations / Demo’s.

  • Java: 20 Year Anniversary!
    Java technologies are celebrating 20 (more...)

High Availability Configuration for Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides a SOA based infrastructure to provide, consume and monitor web services from E-Business Suite. In Release 12.2, ISG uses SOA Suite and E-Business Suite Adapter for SOAP based Web Services. REST Services provided by ISG do not depend on these external components in R12.2.

High Availability is one of the key requirements when providing web services in enterprise SOA implementations. Oracle recommends using a multi-node (more...)

Integrating With Fusion Application Using Services (Visual Basic for Applications)

Fusion Applications provides Web services that allow external systems to integrate with Fusion Applications. There are two types of services: ADF services and composite services. ADF services are created for a logical business object and provide functionality to access and manipulate these objects. The composite services are mostly process oriented and provide an orchestration of multiple steps. 

Information about the web services provided by Fusion Applications is hosted in Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER). The (more...)

Cloud computing: Hybrid clouds are the most popular delivery models



European companies increasingly enjoy the benefits of cloud computing, whereby, however, private and public clouds are combined in a hybrid model.

That is the result of a survey among 625 IT decision-makers in medium-sized and large companies, carried out by IDG Connect on behalf of Interxion, the Dutch data centre service provider. 45 % of those surveyed said that their company has already established a hybrid cloud. 80 % even expect that they will be (more...)

Register now: Oracle Siebel IP2014 Partner Workshop

Learn how to create engaging high-value customer experiences with OPEN UI and Oracle’s Siebel Innovation Pack 2014. Oracle is hosting a special 2-day event to give our partners an overview of the Siebel IP 2014 release, and an opportunity to work through hands-on labs and demos to learn about key concepts and best practices with Open UI.

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Date & Time:

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Coming Into Los Angeles

Coming into Los Angeles
Bringing in a couple of keys
But don't touch my bags if you please
Mister Customs Man
         --From Arlo Guthrie's "Coming Into Los Angeles

As I write this, I’m on the road again…Los Angeles.  It’s my good fortune to be attending some collaboration sessions on designs for new Oracle Cloud Applications.  Can’t talk about the apps being developed…sorry.  But the attendees include Oracle Development, the Oracle (more...)

Whitepaper: Oracle Database 11g and 12c Consolidation and Workload Scalability with EMC XtremIO 3.0

This is a just a quick blog post to direct readers to the best Oracle-related paper detailing the value EMC XtremIO brings to Oracle Database use cases.  I’ve been looking forward to the availability of this paper for quite some time as I supported (minimally, really) the EMC Global Solutions Engineering group in this effort. They really did a great job with this testing! I highly recommend this paper for readers who are interested in:

Not Exists

This whole thing about “not exists” subqueries can run and run. In the previous episode I walked through some ideas of how the following query might perform depending on the data, the indexes, and the transformation that the optimizer might apply:

select
        count(*)
from    t1 w1
where   not exists (
                select  1
                from    t1 w2
                where   w2.x = w1.x
                and     w2.y <> w1.y
);  

As another participant in the original OTN (more...)

Social Media Case Study: Head Case Designs


Doug White, CMO, Ecell Global

It’s all fun and games to talk about social marketing strategy, but when push comes to shove, we learn the most from real life experience. We spoke to Douglas White, the CMO of Ecell Global (which owns and operates Head Case Designs) about what works for them in social media marketing.

Who Is Head Case Designs?



They create personalized cases for your mobile device. Founded in 2005 in England, the (more...)

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software (EECS) for Oracle SuperCluster

This blog post is brought to you by Sachin Pikle of the Exalogic Product Management team.

We usually get a lot of questions on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software (more...)

Database Migration Using 12cR1 Transportable Tablespaces Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3

As a follow up to a prior announcement, database migration across platforms of different "endian" or byte ordering formats using the Transportable Tablespaces (TTS) process is now certified for Oracle E-Business Suite Release R12 (12.1.3) with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0) as both the source and target database. The previous announcement covered the use of 11gR2 as the source and 12cR1 as the target database.

Furthermore, this TTS migration (more...)

New IDC White Paper Evaluates Integrated Systems

Check out the new IDC white paper, "Assessing the Business Value of Integrated Systems," addressing increased IT productivity and cost reductions when certain measures are taken. It also features SuperCluster and a major Oracle on Oracle customer, Specialized Bicycles.

This brief leverages IDC’s research among users of integrated systems and quantifies the business benefits they reported, as follows:

  • 46.7% IT staff productivity improvement
  • 60.7% increase in speed of application deployment
  • 47. (more...)

Eventual Consistency is NOT a violation of the relational model (says C. J. Date)

C. J. Date was kind enough to comment on my article in the last issue (February 2015) of the NoCOUG Journal (see The Rise and Fall of the NoSQL Empire ). The full text of his remarks will be published in the next issue (May 2015). Here’s a sneak preview: First, to say that a database (distributed or otherwise) is consistent merely means, formally speaking, that the database conforms to all stated integrity constraints. Now, (more...)

On PaaS, Mobile Security, Cloud Content Sharing: April Newsletter is Out

The April edition of the Fusion Middleware newsletter is now out. This edition is all about Digital Transformation. Find out how Platform as a Service (PaaS) is driving the digital revolution and get access to the latest IDC report on the PaaS market, business drivers, benefits and more. As personal and work boundaries blur in the digital age, organizations are getting increasingly concerned about security. The challenges is more acute with trends like Bring Your (more...)

Debugging WebLogic authentication by Maarten Smeets

clip_image002Login information and group memberships (identity) often are centrally managed in Enterprises. Many systems use this information to, for example, achieve Single Sign On (SSO) functionality. Surprisingly, access to the Weblogic Server Console is often not centrally managed. This is caused by a common misconception that achieving centrally managed Weblogic Server Console authentication/authorization is difficult. As a result, often there are many local Weblogic Server users or everyone uses system users. Both workarounds have obvious (more...)

Register now: Oracle Siebel IP2014 Partner Workshop

Learn how to create engaging high-value customer experiences with OPEN UI and Oracle’s Siebel Innovation Pack 2014. Oracle is hosting a special 2-day event to give our partners an overview of the Siebel IP 2014 release, and an opportunity to work through hands-on labs and demos to learn about key concepts and best practices with Open UI.

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Date & Time:

May 13 - May 14, 2015
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ASH Data and How Sizing an AWR Warehouse Can be Mitigated

When sizing the AWR Warehouse, one of my requirements is to have certain reports for a sampling of databases that will source the AWR Warehouse. This report provides me the right information to create the correct sizing requirements vs. any assumptions done with other choices. The report is the General AWR Information report and can be found in the $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin directory.  It provides the following information:

  • Time of Report
  • AWR Retention and interval settings, including if (more...)

Register now: Oracle Siebel IP2014 Partner Workshop

Learn how to create engaging high-value customer experiences with OPEN UI and Oracle’s Siebel Innovation Pack 2014. Oracle is hosting a special 2-day event to give our partners an overview of the Siebel IP 2014 release, and an opportunity to work through hands-on labs and demos to learn about key concepts and best practices with Open UI.

Register here.

Date & Time:

May 13 - May 14, 2015
9:00AM – 6:00PM GMT

Location:

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Register now: Oracle Siebel IP2014 Partner Workshop

Learn how to create engaging high-value customer experiences with OPEN UI and Oracle’s Siebel Innovation Pack 2014. Oracle is hosting a special 2-day event to give our partners an overview of the Siebel IP 2014 release, and an opportunity to work through hands-on labs and demos to learn about key concepts and best practices with Open UI.

Register here.

Date & Time:

May 13 - May 14, 2015 
9:00AM – 6:00PM GMT

Location:

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Accenture + Oracle Help Customers Achieve Digital Transformation in the Cloud

Oracle and Accenture recently announced the Accenture and Oracle Business Group, a new business group to help customers achieve their digital transformation goals with the Cloud. Through the group, Accenture and Oracle will deliver industry-specific solutions built on the Oracle Cloud to help clients realize the benefits of the cloud faster and with reduced risk. The Accenture Oracle Business Group brings together the leading technology, skills and experience from each company to offer businesses the (more...)