SPARC M5/M6-32 Installation and Maintenance for OPN Partners


Do you want to learn to successfully install, configure, maintain, administer, troubleshoot and upgrade software and hardware for SPARC M5/M6-32 Servers?

Oracle University has scheduled the following Partner Only 5-day course: SPARC M5/M6-32 Installation and Maintenance in Reading:

· 15-19 September 2014

· 24-28 November 2014

Learn To:

  • Identify the components and architecture of the M5/M6-32 Server
  • Perform FRU replacements
  • Install and configure the M5/M6-32 Server
  • List the functions and features of the M5/M6-32 (more...)

Oracle WebCenter & Oracle BPM @ OpenWorld 2014: Don’t-Miss Sessions, Demos, Hands-on Labs, and More

| Aug 28, 2014

Blog by: Kellsey Ruppel, Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle WebCenter

With more than 35 scheduled sessions, plus user group sessions, 10 live product demos, and 7 hands-on labs devoted to Oracle WebCenter and Oracle Business Process Management (Oracle BPM) solutions, Oracle OpenWorld 2014 provides broad and deep insight into next-generation solutions that increase business agility, improve performance, and drive personal, contextual, and multichannel interactions.

Key Themes

"This (more...)

Paragon Data Enhances Its Customer and Employee Experience Across 450 Bookstores Following 10-Day Migration

Paragon Data GmbH runs the data center for its parent company, Deutsche Buch Handels GmbH & Co. KG (DBH), a book-trading market leader in Germany. Paragon provides high-performing, secure, and stable IT infrastructure to more than 450 bookstores across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland—each with up to 80,000 items in stock and more than 10 million deliverables. 

“Deploying Oracle Exadata Database Machine—combined with the integrated management capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c—has greatly reduced the (more...)

How Do You Know if You Have a Data Quality Issue?

| Aug 28, 2014

By: John Siegman – Applications Sales Manager for Master Data Management and Data Quality & Murad Fatehali – Senior Director with Oracle’s Insight team and leads the Integration practice in (more...)

Best Practices for Oracle Solaris Network Performance with Oracle VM Server for SPARC

| Aug 27, 2014
A new document has been published on OTN: "How to Get the Best Performance from Oracle VM Server for SPARC" by Jon Anderson, Pradhap Devarajan, Darrin Johnson, Narayana Janga, Raghuram Kothakota, Justin Hatch, Ravi Nallan, and Jeff Savit.

To Oracle Database 12c or Not to Oracle Database 12c – Carts and Horses (A reoccurring series – Number two)

Oracle Database 11gR2 is moving from Premiere Support to Extended Support in January 2015. What does this mean to you?

Here is the basic definition of the services provided by Premiere Support:

* Major product and technology releases
* Technical support
* My Oracle Support
* Updates, fixes, security alerts, data fixes, and critical patch updates
* Tax, legal, and regulatory updates
* Upgrade scripts
* Certification with most new third party products/versions
* Certification (more...)

My Speaking Schedule for Oracle Open World 2014

A quick post to let you know about the two presentations that I’ll be doing at Oracle Open World 2014.

Session ID:         UGF4482
Session Title:     “Getting Started with SQL Pattern Matching in Oracle Database 12c
Venue / Room:  Moscone South – 301
Date and Time:  9/28/14, 13:30 – 14:15

Session ID:          CON4493
Session Title:      “Regular Expressions (more...)

In-memory Consistency

A comment on one of my early blogs about the 12c in-memory database option asked how Oracle would deal with read-consistency. I came up with a couple of comments outlining the sort of thing I would look for in a solution, and this note is an outline on how I started to tackle the question – with a couple of the subsequent observations. The data is (nearly) the same as the data I generated for my previous article on the (more...)

New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4

As I wrote several months ago,  we have been working on a major refresh of the Oracle E-Business Suite user interface.  Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.4 makes a big jump in our user interface.  Here are some of the new features you will see after upgrading to Release 12.2.4:
  • New skin
  • Rich table interactions
  • Simplified home page
  • Support for gestures on tablets

This is the first in a series (more...)

Dress Code 2.0: Wearable Tech Meetup at the OTN Lounge #OOW14 #IOT

What? Dress Code 2.0: Wearable Tech Meetup at the OTN Lounge at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

When? Tuesday, 30-September-2014, 4-6 PM

Developers! Partners! Customers! Lend me your (wearable tech) ears!

Get your best wearables technology gear on and come hang out with the Oracle Applications User Experience team and friends at the OTN Lounge Wearables Technology Meetup at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.

  • See live demos of Oracle ideation and proof of concept wearable technology—smart watches, (more...)

AIOUG Tech Day at Hyderabad (Aug 23rd)

Hi there, Last week, I spoke at AIOUG Tech Day at Hyderabad. All India Oracle Users Group (AIOUG) in association with TechMahindra organized one full day of techtalk event. Believe me, the Danube auditorium was a state-of-art facility with 500 capacity. Fabulous venue and huge crowd with similar interest. I thought of sharing my experience … Continue reading

Focus on AppAdvantage at OpenWorld

| Aug 27, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014

In my last week's post, I had shared key not-to-miss sessions for all things AppAdvantage at Oracle OpenWorld. This year we do have a great lineup of customer sessions, product roadmap, implementation and strategy sessions, executive keynotes, hands-on-labs, product demos, birds-of-a-feather sessions and lots more going on.

It is official! Executive Vice President of Oracle, Thomas Kurian will kick things off with the Oracle Fusion Middleware keynote on Monday at 1:15 pm. And Group (more...)

The Next Big Thing

Oracle’s 12.1.0.2 was released a few weeks ago (You can download it from OTN here: Oracle 12.1.0.2 Download). While technically a minor point release, it contains a couple of major features that would normally be rolled out in a more substantial version change like 12cR2 or perhaps V13. Of course the most highly anticipated feature is a new option (Oracle In-Memory Option) that provides a column (more...)

Sqlnet tracing during nightly hours…

A TNS error at night…

Sometime ago my data warehouse colleague came to me with a TNS error. At night times he runs his batch jobs in order to update his data warehouse. That night one of his jobs did not run properly and generated an ORA-12592 error. He had to restart this job during daytime.

It turned out it was not the only occurrence of this TNS error. A couple of days later he (more...)

%sql: To Pandas and Back

A Pandas DataFrame has a nice to_sql(table_name, sqlalchemy_engine) method that saves itself to a database.

The only trouble is that coming up with the SQLAlchemy Engine object is a little bit of a pain, and if you're using the IPython %sql magic, your %sql session already has an SQLAlchemy engine anyway. So I created a bogus PERSIST pseudo-SQL command that simply calls to_sql with the open database connection:

%sql PERSIST mydataframe

The result is (more...)

Renaming an Oracle Apache Target in EM12c

When installing Enterprise Manager 12c, the host value can come from a number of places for different applications/tiers.  For most, it comes from the environment variable $ORACLE_HOSTNAME, (for Windows Servers, %ORACLE_HOSTNAME%).

The OHS1 target, aka Oracle Apache in the middle tier of the EM12c environment pulls it’s value from the etc/hosts file, (for Unix as well as Windows) and so it is vulnerable with a virtual host name or host name change occurs.  (more...)

Dealing with Wi-Fi Problems the DBA Kevlar Way

As much as KSCOPE 14 fixed any and all Low-T levels, it couldn’t do anything for our the WiFi problems we were experiencing back in May. I’ve been a telecommuter for almost 4 straight years now and was quite frustrated when our WiFi service became dismal back then.

We called Comcast service and worked through trouble-shooting with their support multiple times, only afterward, still unable to download files or watch Netflix into the first three (more...)

Integrated Application Heartbeat for Oracle GoldenGate

Over the last two weeks I’ve been working on a heartbeat monitoring solution for a client.  This is not the normal heartbeat solution provided by Oracle as described in note 1299679.1; yet very similar.  The approach that I configured is similar to a traditional heartbeat setup but uses the same extract and replicats already being used by the database/application.  For simplicity reasons, I like to call this approach an Integrated Application Heartbeat.

In order (more...)

Autoformat ANY amount item, anywhere

If you’re building a “finance-ey” application you probably have plenty of fields that should show and accept monetary amounts – and quite possibly these items may be implemented in a variety of ways – ordinary apex number items, edit fields in tabular reports, or even dynamically generated items using APEX_ITEM.text.

In my case I had all three, scattered throughout the application. Our users routinely deal with multi-million dollar amounts and they had trouble checking the amounts visually, (more...)

In-memory Aggregation

The title of this piece is the name given to a new feature in 12.1.0.2, and since I’ve recently blogged about a limitation of the in-memory option I thought I’d pick this feature as the next obvious thing to blog about. This is a bit of a non sequitur, though, as the feature seems to have nothing whatsoever to do with the in-memory option; instead it’s a cunning mechanism combining aspects of the star-transformation (but without the bitmap indexes), (more...)