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MySQL: The #1 Open Source Database Now Available in Oracle Cloud

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.3

Oracle Unveils Its Next Generation Cloud Strategy: Intelligent Applications.

Oracle's Latest Database: Right Technology, Right Time

OpenStack support for Oracle VM Server for SPARC


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Oracle Announces the Industry's Most Comprehensive Offering for Analytics in the Cloud
Oracle Analytics Cloud is a comprehensive set of capabilities spanning packaged content, expert models, and data services as well as platform, applications and infras...
Oracle announced a number of innovations in analytics that give organizations a unified and complete suite of Cloud services to unlock value from their data. The new Oracle Cloud services enable businesses to fundamentally transform the way they generate insights from people, algorithms, processes and machines and deliver them to their users with intuitive visualizations, creative narratives and predictive outcomes using expert models and adaptive learning.

The industry's only end-to-end solution for business analytics, Oracle Analytics Cloud includes a high performance analytic processing infrastructure at scale; a broad suite of tools for data preparation, discovery, visualization and collaboration; a pre-packaged suite of domain-specific machine learning models; packaged best-practice analytic key performance indicators (KPIs) to run your business; and large scale, curated public data sets all designed for analytics.

Accenture and Oracle Expand the Accenture Oracle Business Group to Include Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offerings
Accenture becomes the first cloud managed service provider across Oracle's public cloud
Accenture and Oracle have announced that infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings will now be available through the Accenture Oracle Business Group, adding to the already-existing software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities. The expansion of capabilities further positions Accenture as Oracle's largest global systems integrator (GSI) and a leader in Oracle Public Cloud.

The Accenture Oracle Business Group was launched in April 2015 to deliver industry-specific solutions built on the Oracle Public Cloud that help clients with their digital transformation goals, realize the benefits of the Cloud faster and help reduce risk.

Oracle Announces Platform Innovation Award Winners
Celebrates customers using Oracle PaaS and IaaS to drive business value
At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle honored the winners of the 2016 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards. This prestigious group of recipients is using Oracle's PaaS and IaaS services in new and innovative ways to transform their businesses, drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage.

Thirty-one customers were chosen from around the world, spanning small and medium businesses to the largest enterprise, across a wide range of industries.

Oracle Cloud Helps Grant Thornton Tap Workforce Insights
Using Oracle's Public Cloud Infrastructure, Grant Thornton unlocks insights from U.S. Workforce
Oracle Corporation today announced that its Cloud infrastructure solutions are helping Grant Thornton LLP - a leading accounting and consulting firm - match its professionals to its client's needs by providing a platform to tap large volumes of in-house workforce data.

To accomplish this, Grant Thornton and Oracle have deployed an analytics solution on Oracle Public Cloud - an effort that has unified Grant Thornton's data sources, increased its data confidence and reduced data bottlenecks.

Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud
Rapidly expanding integrated health delivery network chooses Oracle Applications Cloud to modernize systems and help drive growth
Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system, has selected Oracle Applications Cloud as part of an end-to-end Cloud deployment to modernize its IT systems and transform the performance of key business functions including HR and Finance. The move to Oracle Applications Cloud will enable Adventist Health to support its strategic growth initiatives, simplify its technology infrastructure and lower costs.
Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services in Head-to-Head Cloud Database Comparison
New Oracle Database-as-a-Service is 20 years ahead of Amazon Web Services
Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison today demonstrated that Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. In his keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco's Moscone Center, Ellison shared benchmark test results that showed that Oracle Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) performed up to 105X faster for Analytics workloads, 35X faster for online transaction processing (OLTP), and 1000+X faster for mixed workloads compared to Amazon DBaaS. Ellison also showed that the Oracle Cloud is optimized for running Oracle Database while Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not. An Oracle Database running on the Oracle Cloud performed up to 24X faster than an Oracle Database running on AWS.
Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation
A Center of Excellence powered by Oracle Cloud is designed to modernize government services and enable smart city solutions
Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) intended to accelerate the state's digital transformation initiatives. Leveraging Oracle Cloud solutions, Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra will develop the State's smart city program, with the goal of making the State's urban landscape more livable and inclusive, while driving economic growth.
Oracle Empowers Cloud Developers
New tools, services and initiatives support open, modern and easy cloud development projects
Extending its support for the developer community, Oracle has unveiled the next generation of Cloud services and development tools at JavaOne 2016, as well as a range of developer-focused initiatives. By giving developers a choice of programming languages, databases, compute types, operating systems and virtual machines, integrated development environments (IDEs) and tools, Oracle provides developers with the choice and flexibility needed to quickly and easily build modern applications in the Cloud.
Oracle Unveils Low Code Platform to Easily Extend SaaS Applications
Visual application development platform enables business users and developers to extend services and build new applications with little to no coding
Oracle unveiled Project Visual Code, a complete cloud-based application platform for low-code development. With this innovative new platform, customers can quickly and easily build and publish bespoke, stand-alone applications or extend applications by visually creating and publishing new integrated applications to meet any business need.

The real-time enterprise has made it necessary for organizations to rethink application development in order to keep up with rapidly changing demands. IT teams are often stuck with a backlog of work, which means the business can't always get applications delivered quickly enough to capitalize on new opportunities presented by digital transformation. To help solve this challenge and democratize app development, Oracle has introduced Project Visual Code, which enables business users to quickly and easily develop and extend enterprise applications.

Oracle Partners Accelerate Innovation and Customer Success in the Cloud with Oracle
New Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Program pairs partner services with Oracle's leading cloud platform to drive datacenter transformation for customers in the ...
Companies are increasingly looking to the Cloud to stay competitive and drive datacenter transformation. However, many lack the internal skillsets and resources needed to manage complex Cloud migrations and ongoing maintenance, or have the need to shift those resources to areas of strategic innovation. Enabling customers to speed up success in the Cloud with support from the right partner and platform, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) today announced the Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program.
ClubCorp, eHarmony and Lyft Tap Oracle Cloud to Help Accelerate Innovation and Lower Costs
Top global and innovative digital brands choose Oracle to run their businesses
From the world's largest companies to industry disrupters and leading consultancies, Oracle Cloud is redefining the future of enterprise software and helping to transform businesses around the world. Boingo Wireless, SUPERVALU, and Telefonica UK, are just a few of the many organizations who have selected Oracle to help them take advantage of the Cloud to drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage. Oracle Cloud is experiencing exceptional growth and now has more than 20,000 customers.

This week at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, featured customer speakers ClubCorp CIO Patrick Benson and HSBC Global Services CFO Joanna Fielding will share their stories on stage with Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.

Oracle Transforms the Cloud Infrastructure Market
New Cloud services deliver unparalleled choice, performance and flexibility
Oracle introduced the broadest array of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings in the industry, which include bare metal cloud servers that are 11.5X faster and 20 percent cheaper than the fastest solution offered by the competition. The new additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform enable customers to get the best of both multi-tenant and single-tenant environments and include Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services, Oracle Ravello Cloud Service, Oracle Container Cloud Service and enhancements to existing Oracle Cloud services.
MoneyGram Increases Business Efficiencies, Cuts Time for New Product Introductions with Oracle Cloud
Oracle Cloud solutions streamline payroll, core human resources and recruitment processes for the global money transfer business
Oracle announced that MoneyGram International Inc., the second-largest money transfer company in the world with $1.45 billion in annual revenue, has implemented Oracle HCM Cloud to overhaul its human resources (HR) operations and reduce administrative processes to be more efficient. Reports that previously took 40-hours to produce can now be completed in 80 percent less time.

Serving more than 350,000 agent locations in more than 200 counties, MoneyGram was in need of a global tool that could accommodate the needs of its nearly 3,000 employees.

Oracle Unveils Its Next Generation Cloud Strategy: Intelligent Applications
Oracle adds to its industry leading Cloud portfolio with new SaaS Cloud services and enhancements
Building on its position as the industry's leading Cloud Applications provider, Oracle unveiled its strategy for next generation Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud offerings that blend third-party data with real-time analytics and behavioral inputs to create Cloud Applications that adapt and learn. The result: intelligent Cloud Applications that automatically offer individualized recommended actions and streamline the tasks of business users such as human resource or finance professionals.

Called Adaptive Intelligent Applications, these next generation Cloud offerings are based on the insights contained within Oracle's Data Cloud, which is a collection of more than 5+ billion consumer and business profiles, with over 45,000 attributes. When activated, these new Adaptive Intelligent Applications use Oracle's web-scale data and apply advanced data science to learn and ingest data about an organization's users and their behaviors to deliver targeted information to customers and employees. The insights from these deep analytics build a knowledge base that helps improve business results across organizations.

Oracle Unveils Unmatched Cloud Platform Based on #1 Database and #1 Middleware to Accelerate Move of Enterprise IT to the Cloud
New Database-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offerings make it easier to move, secure and optimize workloads, development and data in the cloud
Oracle announced a series of major innovations across the Oracle Cloud Platform that are designed to give organizations the confidence they need to run their most critical applications in the Cloud. At the heart of Oracle's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is Oracle's new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) based on Oracle Database 12c Release 2. Oracle's new database is being made available in the Cloud first, providing businesses of all sizes with access to the world's fastest, most scalable and reliable database technology in a cost-effective and flexible Cloud environment.
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Oracle's Latest Database: Right Technology, Right Time
By John Soat
John Soat writes in Forbes, "Database technology is evolving rapidly, particularly in three areas-in-memory technology, big data analytics, and the cloud - according to Andy Mendelsohn, executive vice president for database server technologies at Oracle. Mendelsohn, during a presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco this week, introduced the next iteration of Oracle's flagship technology, Oracle Database 12c Release 2. And he used the opportunity to illustrate not only the changing database landscape but also the evolution of Oracle's own priorities and strategies. Oracle has made major investments in its database products, Mendelsohn said, in order to 'create the innovations 'users' need' and provide 'the best database technology to deal with all the changes going on out there'..."
Partners
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Oracle Buys Palerra
By Ramona Costea
On September 18, 2016, Oracle announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Palerra, extending Oracle Identity Cloud Service with an innovative Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB). The proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently.
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Thomas Kurian PaaS Oracle OpenWorld 2016 keynote summery
By Juergen Kress
Juergen writes, "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.

Slides and demos will become available for partners via the communities in the next weeks..."

Oracle's New Approach To Monitoring And Managing Apps
By Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy writes, "Two opposing forces define today's digital business challenge for IT. People expect their tech-infused customer experience to constantly get better, and they're less and less tolerant of tech failure. At the same time, the level of technical change required for that fast-changing experience makes IT more difficult and complex to manage, and further raises the risk of outage..."
    Larry Ellison Lays It On The Line: 5 Highlights From Oracle OpenWorld
    By Rob Preston
    Rob writes in Forbes, "Larry Ellison, the 72-year-old executive chairman and CTO of Oracle, was omnipresent at Oracle OpenWorld this week, delivering two compelling keynote addresses and answering customers' questions at the event's Leaders Circle forum.

    As always, Ellison didn't mince words in laying out his technology worldview, calling out rival Amazon.com, hammering on the rising importance of information security, and sharing business lessons learned from a life of sailing. Here are five highlights:.."

    Solaris
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    View the Oracle Solaris Curriculum and Certification Guide
    By Diana.H. Gray
    Diana blogs, "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 - that's tailored to your learning path and career.

    All of our latest training is included so you have access to our latest courses..."

    MySQL
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    The #1 Open Source Database Now Available in Oracle Cloud
    By Bertrand Matthelie
    Bertrand blogs, "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 popular open source database.

    Built on the proven MySQL Enterprise Edition and powered by the Oracle Cloud, it provides a simple, automated, integrated and enterprise-ready cloud service that enables organizations to deliver MySQL-based applications globally at scale..."

    MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.3
    By Matt Lord
    Matt blogs, "We're very happy to announce the general availability of the next release of MySQL Enterprise Monitor, version 3.3 (see the full changelog here). This is the best in class tool for monitoring and management of your MySQL assets, included with your MySQL Enterprise Edition subscription..."
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    Yes, The Cloud Is Changing The World
    By John Foley
    John Foley writes in Forbes, "Thomas Kurian, Oracle president of product development, has a bold, optimistic vision for cloud computing that goes well beyond delivering more flexible IT resources at lower costs.

    When Kurian's development organization set out to develop software, platform, and infrastructure cloud services that could be used to build virtual data centers, the ultimate goal was something with far-reaching impact..."

    Ellison: Oracle to Give Amazon 'Serious Competition'
    By Rob Preston
    Rob writes, "A decade after it started rewriting all its applications for the cloud, Oracle is now the fastest-growing large-scale cloud service provider, as it rolls out a range of new products, builds new second-generation cloud data centers, and takes on new competitors..."

    'We're kind of an overnight success - if you call 10 years one night,' quipped Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison during his opening keynote address at the company's Oracle OpenWorld event in San Francisco.

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    South Florida Technology Alliance vBeers @ Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens)
    Wednesday, October 5th, 2016: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry!

    The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) vBeers events happen four times each month, once each in these cities: Palm Beach Gardens, Oakland Park, Boca Raton and Miami.

    These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida.

    vBeers start at 6PM

    Wednesday, October 5th @ Twisted Trunk Brewing

    Pleaase register @ meetup.com

    John Mclaughlin, SFTA

    South Florida Technology Alliance vBeers @ Miami
    Wednesday, September 28th, 2016: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    M.I.A Brewing Co. - Doral

    Join us for the next vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month in Miami. Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida. Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

    SFTA, John McLaughlin

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    ITPalooza 2016 - The Fifth Annual Gathering of South Florida's IT Community
    Thursday, December 8th, 2016 - The Signature Grand - Ft. Lauderdale
    Sponsors include AWS, Centrify and Tesla who will have a car on display

    It is with great pleasure and to tremendous fanfare that we announce ITPalooza '16. Ticket and sponsorship sales are now open! Special pricing through September 30th!

    This year ITPalooza has an exciting new venue and an all-day format. We are offering an all-day VIP lounge as well as focused speakers tracks, hiring Fair and Vendor exhibit.

    As always, we are offering FREE Toys for Tots tickets with a donation of unwrapped new toys. Want all-day access to our exclusive VIP lounge? Then our VIP ticket option is for you.

    Visit the website, peruse our sponsors, stop back for updates and get your tickets early!

    The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA)

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    OpenStack support for Oracle VM Server for SPARC
    By Jeff Savit
    Jedd Avit blogs, "At Oracle OpenWorld 2016, we are pleased to announce support for OpenStack in Oracle VM Server for SPARC. This complements Oracle's support for OpenStack cloud environments in Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM.

    Administrators and end users can use OpenStack's browser and command line interfaces to administer cloud environments. They can define networks, storage, and hosts, create, destroy and administer 'instances' - fully virtualized logical domain guest virtual machines..."

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    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 223 Issues 1, 2; Vol 222 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 221 Issue 4
    We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

    • Don't Spin Your Data, Use SSDs!
    • Oracle's Secret Weapon In The Cloud
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.6
    • Java Founder James Gosling Endorses Apache Takeover Of Netbeans Java IDE
    • CEO Catz: Oracle 'Overachieved Again' in the Cloud
    • Maximizing Database Performance - MySQL Tuning Best Practices
    • SAS Institute achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized & Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status
    • Infrastructure As A Service In The Spotlight At Oracle OpenWorld
    • Roles on MySQL 8.0
    • The MySQL 8.0.0 Milestone Release is available

    The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

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      LibreOffice wins Bossie Awards 2016
      The Document Foundadtion, September 22nd, 2016
      Every year, InfoWorld editors and contributors pick the top open source software for data centers, clouds, developers, big data analysts, and IT pros. LibreOffice has been selected amongst InfoWorld's top picks in open source business applications, collaboration, and middleware.

      According to Doug Dineley, InfoWorld's Executive Editor: "Open source software projects continue to fuel an amazing boom in enterprise technology development. If you want to know what our applications, data centers, and clouds will look like in the years to come, check out the winners of InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Awards".

      Virtualization
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      September 2016 Virtualization Newsletter
      By Tony Kay
      The latest edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available. Don't forget to subscribe for regular updates.

      • Oracle Open World: Focus on Oracle Linux and Virtualization Sessions and HOL
      • Xen Project Hypervisor 4.7 Released
      • Oracle VM Windows PV Drivers 3.4 released!
      • New Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database
      • Integrating Oracle VM with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux
      • Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.1 Released
      • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.6 now available!

      See September 2016 Virtualization Newsletter.

      Oracle VM 3.4.2
      By John Priest
      John Priest blogs, "Engineered for Open Cloud, Oracle VM continues to be enhanced with new features and product functionality.

      At Oracle OpenWorld 2016, we are pleased to announce the latest Oracle VM 3.4.2 release.

      Some of the key new features that have been delivered include:.."

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      JavaOne Keynote Hints At Ambitious Changes In Next Version Of Java
      By Alexandra Weber Morales
      Alexandra writes in Forbes, "At 21 years old, Java is the most popular programming language on Earth. This year's JavaOne keynote highlighted the way scientists are using 'write once, run anywhere' Java code today. Multiple speakers gave hints for how the open source language and its enterprise platform, Java Enterprise Edition, will evolve for more connected - possibly Mars-based - highly scalable applications, with applications from the farthest reaches of the universe to the smallest..."
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