ORACLE OPENWORLD – Keynotes and General Sessions

Happy Monday everyone, 

As we start our countdown to Oracle OpenWorld  which will take place in San Francisco on September 18-22, 2016 we want to highlight keynotes and our general sessions in this second blog. 

General Session: Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and Networking Power the Cloud  

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Next-generation cloud data centers require robust, secure, and flexible infrastructure to support a huge variety of cloud applications and use cases, and developers need cutting-edge tools (more...)

Why Mask Data

I’ve been involved in two data masking projects in my time as a database administrator.  One was to mask and secure credit card numbers and the other was to protect personally identifiable information, (PII) for a demographics company.  I remember the pain, but it was better than what could have happened if we hadn’t protected customer data….

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Times have changed and now, as part of a company that (more...)

SCAN Listener Crash After Applying July 2016 PSU

I ran in to a small issue while applying the July 2016 quarterly patch to a couple of Exadata racks last week.  The systems were running GI 12.1.0.2, previously with the January 2016 PSU.  The patches applied successfully, and we were beginning the process of running the post-patch scripts on the databases in the cluster.  This process involves manually starting the database in upgrade mode, and we saw a message in SQL*Plus that the (more...)

Why Digital UX matters in business.



Why Digital UX matters in business.

API Cloud Platform Service Introduction – SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – August 30th 2016

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Attend our August edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on August 30th 2016 at 16:00 CET.

Learn about the API Platform Cloud Service, built for modern API Management!
Come learn about our new API Platform Cloud Service and how it provides the modern API Management Experience!  Robert Wunderlich, PM for API Management and Integration will join us to discuss this new offering that is coming soon!

How to Modify the Retention Time for Metric Data in EM13c

Some Enterprise Manager customers, complain about the high volume of data stored in OMS repository. Enterprise Manager agents collect metric data of targets they monitor, and upload these “raw” metric data to OMS. Depending on your metric collection periods and number of targets, the volume required to keep these data can be very huge. Enterprise Manager has already a mechanism to minimize the size of the Management Repository. Once a day, the previous day’s metric (more...)

OTN Tour of Latin America 2016 : Pereira, Colombia to Home

laotn16The day started quite normally. I met Debra at about 08:00 for breakfast. We had a chat, then said our goodbyes, as she was leaving a few hours before me.

The hotel kindly allowed me to check out at 14:00, so I went to the gym, then went back to my room to chill until it was time to leave. Whilst in my room I started to feel a little unwell. I had visions of (more...)

Summer Camps PaaS & Middleware 2016 – free training for technical experts, sales and marketing manager

imageYou are working on large Fusion Middleware & PaaS opportunities & projects? Oracle is pleased to invite you to the PaaS & Fusion Middleware Summer Camps 2016.

For technical experts we offer five days hands-on trainings in Lisbon or live virtual classes:

Live Virtual Classes from your desk
August 2016
Lisbon
Aug 29th – Sept 2nd 2016

WebLogic 12c Training On Demand

SOA Suite 12c Training On Demand

BPM Suite 12c Training On Demand

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Real Talk : PL/SQL and SQL as your only development skill

notes-514998_640This morning I was asked a question about the job opportunities for a PL/SQL developer these days. I’m talking about someone with good SQL and PL/SQL skills, but limited, or no, knowledge of other development languages.

I think most people know I’m a big fan of PL/SQL. If you have good SQL skills and you know PL/SQL well, you can do pretty much anything with an Oracle database, including all types of web service and web development. Throw in (more...)

Virtual Development Server: Add enough ram and disk space to VirtualBox for further server components

As I want later build docker images and run docker containers I have to provide enough disk space for this.

Per default the Vagrantboxes have vmdk disks, these have a static size and are to small for my purposes.

Therefore I convert the disk, which comes with the box, via Vagrant VirtualBox provider from vmdk to vdi, so that it allocate only the used disk space in the host system.
Additional I add a second (more...)

Vagrant for you RAC test environment

Creating your own test VM environment with RAC is a fun exercise to do, however after you have rebuild your environment a couple of times this will get a very tiresome exercise and you want to start to automate your deployments. People have already written several blogposts about the GI and RDBMS orchestrations and the several tools that are available for this. Within the Oracle community Ansible seems to be a very popular choice for (more...)

Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data is Cloudera Certified

Oracle GoldenGate is now certified for integration with latest Cloudera Hadoop distribution.

  • Versions used:
    • CDH 5.7
    • Oracle GoldenGate 12.2.0.1.1
  • Interfaces Certified - 
    • HDFS
    • Hive
    • Flume
    • Kafka
  • Certified with Kerberos
  • Certified with Apache Sentry 
For more details, you may refer to Cloudera Partner Listing Website

What’s New in Oracle Certification – August

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Oracle Exadata X5 Administration | 1Z1-070


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Virtual Development Server: Creating Virtualbox machine including docker containers with Vagrant

As I want to decouple my development server from my computer as much as possible I want to create first a virtual machine with linux.

Because I have used Oracle Virtualbox in the past successfully, I will use it here too.

As I want have later a reproducible environment via Infrastructure as code, I give Vagrant a try for this. As source code management system I use GIT, my remote repository is located at CloudForge.

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An Introduction to Apache Drill

Apache Drill is an engine that can connect to many different data sources, and provide a SQL interface to them. It's not just a wanna-be SQL interface that trips over at anything complex - it's a hugely functional one including support for many built in functions as well as windowing functions. Whilst it can connect to standard data sources that you'd be able to query with SQL anyway, like Oracle or MySQL, it can also (more...)

Upgrading to Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 12c

The team often fields questions about the upgrade process between versions – and here we have a case study from a customer who has recently gone through that process. Do you like to fly safely?

Eurocontrol is the European organization for the safety of air navigation and consists of 41 member states. It manages the air traffic network, route charging, and working with other organizations to (more...)

PaaS & Middleware Sales Kits for Oracle Partners – grow our joint business!

Get the Sales Plays FY17: PaaS Overview presentation and watch on-demand webcast Partner Sales Plays FY16 PaaS and Middleware. Complete sales kits at our community workspace (membership required):

SOA

BPM

PaaS for SaaS

Cloud and On-Prem Integration: Extend SOA to the Cloud

Digital Engagement

App Development and Deployment in the Cloud: SaaS Extensions

Cloud and On-Prem Integration: Integrate CRM SaaS Apps with On-Premises ERP

Cloud and On-Prem Integration: Integrate CRM SaaS Apps with (more...)

PCS Travel Request Management – Process Form Creation by Red Mavericks

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The fourth video by Red Mavericks (http://www.redmavericks.com) addresses the use of Oracle's Process Cloud Service to build and deploy a full working Business Travel Request application in 40 minutes.
This is the first of a series of 4 videos that will guide you through the application creation process of a BPM application, using near zero code, which makes it particularly suitable for Business Analysts to also be engaged.

For this part, (more...)

Yes, Host Aggregate I/O Queue Depth is Important. But Why Overdo When Using All-Flash Array Technology? Complexity is Sometimes a Choice.

That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It

I recently updated the EMC best practices guide for Oracle Database on XtremIO. One of the topics in that document is how many host LUNs (mapped to XtremIO storage array volumes) should administrators use for each ASM disk group. While performing the testing for the best practices guide it dawned on me that this topic is suitable for a blog post. I think too many DBAs are still (more...)