Oracle PartnerNetwork Community – Get Certified FREE at Oracle OpenWorld

Written by Iulia Pantelimon, OPN


Partners can take certification exams during Oracle OpenWorld at no cost, only at the OPN Test Fest.

The OPN Test Fest runs from Monday, September 19 - Thursday, September 22 at the Courtyard San Francisco Downtown Hotel.

It’s an exceptional opportunity for partners to take Oracle PartnerNetwork exams for FREE!

Experience the benefits when achieving certification successfully. Candidates earn an OPN Certified Specialist credential, a digital badge to promote across (more...)

Getting started with Process Cloud Service by Waslley Souza

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If you know and use Oracle BPM Suite, you will like to try the new cloud solution called Oracle Process Cloud Service or PCS. With PCS you can modeling your processes through the cloud without the need to install Oracle BPM Suite. Go to PCS section within the Oracle Cloud website to learn more about or try it: http://cloud.oracle.com/process.

In this post we will create a basic process to create and approve employees.
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Node-oracledb 1.11 Released to NPM

| Aug 19, 2016
We've pushed out a release of node-oracledb to GitHub and NPM. Top features: Connection Pool Cache The node-oracledb driver connects Node.js to Oracle Database for fast and functional applications. The changes in node-oracledb 1.11 are: Added a connection pool cache feature allowing pools to be given a... [Read More]

PHP OCI8 2.1.2 and OCI8 2.0.12 released on PECL

| Aug 18, 2016
PHP OCI8 2.1.2 (for PHP 7) and OCI8 2.0.12 (for PHP 5.2+) have been uploaded to PECL. The OCI8 extension allows PHP applications to connect to Oracle Database. Use pecl install oci8 to install PHP OCI8 2.1 for PHP 7. Use pecl install oci8-2.0.12 to install PHP OCI8 2.0 for PHP 5.2 - PHP 5.6. Note: PHP 5.6 is the... [Read More]

Commas at the beginning or end of a sql code line

Back in Nov 2015 I commented on a Oracle-L discussion about What happened to SQL*Developer SQL Formatter asking why people liked to see a comma at the beginning of the line in sql code and there was a fair bit of input into how it was easier to use and amend  – think of it like bullet points was one comment.

Fair enough I though and I have used that technique when I remember ever (more...)

The rlwrap utility for DBA.

I spend most of my time as a DBA in linux terminal and sqlplus. Everybody who works with oracle sqlplus knows about its power, but also about its limitations. For many years I have used the rlwrap utility developed by Hans Lub. It gives me command history, and the ability to edit my SQL Plus commands, and use auto completion if I set it up. In this post I will share some tips about installation (more...)

Basicfile LOBs

There are probably quite a lot of people still using Basicfile LOBs, although Oracle Corp. would like everyone to migrate to the (now default) Securefile LOBs. If you’re on Basicfile, though, and don’t want (or aren’t allowed) to change just yet here are a few notes that may help you understand some of the odd performance and storage effects.

Of course, there are a lot of variations in how you declare the LOB – pctversion (more...)

Introduction to Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service – Webcast August 23rd 2016

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Introduction to Oracle Internet of Things Cloud service 16.3.3 and IoT Asset Monitoring Mini-App

Speakers: Harish Gaur and Florian Tournier

Please join the Oracle Product Management team in an introduction to version 16.3.3 of the Oracle Internet Cloud Service. This webcast will provide an overview of the exciting new features available in this release.

It will feature a demo of the new, readily-deployable Asset Monitoring application for rapid integration of IoT (more...)

Red Summer School is on! – run a PaaS workshop for your university!

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Want to recruit new employees? Want to try PaaS? Run a Summer School training like Link Consulting.

Link Consulting’s Red Summer School on Oracle technologies on the Cloud is on! Teams Alfa, Beta and Delta have been working hard, mentored by our BPM and ECM business manager, Oracle ACE Associate and founder of Red Mavericks, José Rodrigues.

Earlier on this week they learnt the concept of REST APIs using Postman and SoapUI and testing interaction (more...)

Configuring Multiple local_listener

I was working on configuring multiple local listeners and having difficulties setting local_listener using full address list.

How would you set up local_listeners?

Demo:

There are 4 listeners, 1-4.

$ lsnrctl status listener1

LSNRCTL for Linux: Version 11.2.0.4.0 - Production on 17-AUG-2016 21:34:31

Copyright (c) 1991, 2013, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

Connecting to (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=IPC)(KEY=EXTPROC1551)))
STATUS of the LISTENER
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Alias                     listener1
Version                   TNSLSNR for Linux: Version 11.2.0.4.0  (more...)

Approvals 1.5 for E-Business Suite Now Available

Approvals for EBS mobile screenshotA new version of the E-Business Suite Approvals mobile app is now available for iOS and Android.

Approvals for EBS 1.5 is part of a coordinated release of 18 E-Business Suite mobile apps.  These apps are designed to work with EBS 12.1.3 and 12.2 and are available for iOS and Android. 

This is our sixth set of updates to this family of EBS smartphone apps (a.k.a. "Release (more...)

Host I/O Queue Depth with XtremIO and SLOB Session Count. A Granular Look.

In my recent post about aggregate host I/O queue depth I shared both 100% SQL SELECT and 20% SQL UPDATE test results (SLOB) at varying LUN (ASM disk) counts. The LUNs mapped to XtremIO volumes but the assertions in that post were really applicable in most All-Flash Array situations.

I received quite a bit of email from readers about the granularity of session counts shown in the charts in that post. Overwhelmingly, folks asked to (more...)

VirtualBox 5.1.4

VirtualBox 5.1.4 has been released.

Downloads and changelog in the usual places.

I’ve upgraded on my Windows 7 office PC. I’ll give it a go on El Craptian and Oracle Linux 6 when I get home.

Cheers

Tim…


VirtualBox 5.1.4 was first posted on August 17, 2016 at 3:04 pm.
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Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite 12.2.1.1.0

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Overview

Please note that this appliance is for testing purposes only, as such it is unsupported and should not to be used in a production environment.

This VirtualBox appliance contains a fully-configured, ready-to-use SOA Suite 12.2.1.1.0 installation.

All you need is to install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your desktop/laptop and import the SOA Suite appliance and you are ready to try out SOA Suite 12.2.1.1.0 -- (more...)

Send SMS, MMS and Voice messages from Oracle PL/SQL

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If you need to send almost any message to almost any phone from your Oracle database, and you want to use straight PL/SQL, you may want to consider using my Clicksend API.

  • SMS (Short Message Service)
  • MMS (Multimedia Message Service)
  • Text to Voice

I have released the first beta version of my Oracle PL/SQL API for Clicksend. Read the installation instructions, API reference and download the release from here:

https://github.com/jeffreykemp/clicksend-plsql-api

Sending an SMS is as (more...)

Installing EM13c Agents on Microsoft Windows Target Hosts

If your EM13c OMS installed on Unix-based OS, and want to deploy agents to Windows servers, you need to install Cygwin to target windows server to use regular deployment process. You can also use PsExec utility but in this case, you need a Microsoft Windows staging server. Installing Cygwin to enable SSH on Windows may sound like an unnecessarily complex solution at first, but Cygwin is easy to install and it comes with lots of (more...)

Oracle Open World 2016 – Upgrade Talks / HOL

Just a few weeks until Oracle Open World 2016 Conference will kick off. September 18-22, 2016 in San Francisco. For us it is usually the most busiest week of the year. But also a great experience every year with so many good discussions and meetings. It's very intense. Since a few hours the OOW16 Session... [Read More]

Top 5 Reasons to Take an Oracle University Training Course


Are you toying with the idea of investing in IT training, but you're not quite sure if it's really worth it?

Here are five solid reasons to invest in Oracle University training.

1. Technology is rapidly changing.

We all know that as every day passes, change is the only constant when it comes to technology. 

"Every 12 to 18 months, computers double their capabilities, and so do the information technologies that use them. (more...)

SOA & BPM Community Newsletter August 2016

Dear SOA & BPM Partner Community,

Get trained on the latest PaaS and Middleware sales plays to increase your service and reselling business. For an overview watch the PaaS & Middleware Sales Kits for Oracle Partners – grow our joint business! on-demand webcast.Sales plays for three categories: SOA and BPM and PaaS for SaaS are available at the SOA Community Workspace (membership required): Cloud and On-Prem Integration: Extend SOA to the Cloud (more...)

OTN Tour of Latin America 2016 : It’s a Wrap!

laotn16The OTN Tour of Latin America (Northern Leg) is now over for another year.

Each tour comes with its own set of challenges. As the tour progresses you get increasingly more tired and less able to cope with those challenges. The journey from Guatemala to Pereira broke me. It was like my adrenal glands had burnt out and there was nothing left in the tank. When I get into that state I just want to be quiet (more...)