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VirtualBox 5.0.6 is now available.

Learn about Managing the Lifecycle of Oracle Linux Systems Using Spacewalk .

Cloud is fueling the next wave of digital disruptive growth.

Oracle successes: Saxo Payments, LSK Global Pharma Services , ENGIE and Prosodie-Capgemini.

Compare Oracle Database In-Memory vs SAP HANA benchmark results.

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Oracle News
Saxo Payments Teams with Oracle to Simplify and Reduce the Cost of Global Payments for FinTechs and their Merchant's Customers
Oracle, October 1st, 2015
Growing security concerns, more stringent regulatory requirements and the costs and time required for each financial transaction are driving significant changes to the global payments space. Global transactions innovator, Saxo Payments, is meeting these challenges head on with Saxo Payments Banking Marketplace, a solution that empowers FinTech businesses to deliver instant and low-cost cross border payments capabilities to their merchant clients. Saxo Payments, a subsidiary of Saxo Bank, selected Oracle FLEXCUBE on Oracle Managed Cloud Services as the foundation for this new service.
ENGIE Selects Oracle HCM Cloud to Help Transform its Human Resources Operations
Oracle, September 28th, 2015
Global energy player Groupe ENGIE has selected Oracle HCM Cloud to support the transformation of its worldwide Human Resources (HR) operations. Commencing work in 2016, ENGIE and Oracle teams will work hand-in-hand to deploy the solution.

With more than 150,000 employees across 70 countries, Groupe ENGIE chose to implement a common HR information system in order to harmonize all of its HR processes while ensuring compliance with all local laws and regulations. Oracle HCM Cloud will enable the company to recruit, develop and retain the talent it needs to successfully transform its business.

Prosodie-Capgemini Deploys Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller to Help Launch New Service for Voice Calling in the Browser
Oracle, September 30th, 2015
Service is the first of many WebRTC-based offers that the service provider and Capgemini subsidiary plans to deploy to give customers innovative options for front-office services

Prosodie-Capgemini, a France-based service provider and subsidiary of Capgemini specializing in customized call centers, is using Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller to help ensure security and communications reliability when it launches product offers on WebRTC technology. The service provider has already successfully deployed its first WebRTC-based service, and used the Oracle Communications product to do so.

Oracle Announces New Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration with Oracle SOA Cloud and Oracle API Manager Cloud Services
Oracle, September 28th, 2015
Oracle announced Oracle SOA Cloud Service and Oracle API Manager Cloud Service, new additions to Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration, a comprehensive suite of integration services that enable users to quickly integrate on-premises and cloud applications. These two cloud services join Oracle's other iPaaS services, including Oracle Integration Cloud, which was announced in June.

Using the industry leading Oracle SOA Suite as its foundation, Oracle SOA Cloud Service is a comprehensive and unified cloud-based integration platform that is built for developers' diverse requirements...

Large South Korean Contract Research Organization Selects Oracle Health Sciences InForm to Speed Clinical Trials
Oracle, September 30th, 2015
"Oracle Health Sciences today announced that LSK Global Pharma Services (LSK Global PS), the leading full-service contract research organization (CRO) in South Korea, has adopted cloud-based Oracle Health Sciences InForm to improve its clinical development processes, streamline data capture, and speed up trial timelines.

LSK Global PS offers task flow, product development, regulatory consulting, project development, clinical research, data management, and other CRO services..."

Oracle Health Sciences Adds 93 Emerging Biopharmaceutical Customers
Oracle, September 29th, 2015
Oracle's industry-leading clinical R&D cloud solutions help emerging biopharmaceutical firms optimize clinical development productivity and facilitate compliance, while delivering an affordable pricing model and rapid deployment..

Emerging biopharmaceutical organizations face a growing number of regulatory requirements and, due to increased competition1, acute pressure to speed time to market. Oracle Health Sciences announced that 93 of these emerging biopharma organizations worldwide have become new customers in the past year, adopting Oracle Health Sciences solutions to succeed in this rapidly evolving market and deliver drugs to patients faster...

Oracle Database In-Memory vs SAP HANA benchmark results
By Javier Puerta
"On September 16th, Oracle publicly released the benchmark white paper describing the results of SAP BW-EML Benchmark using Oracle In-Memory option," writes Javier Puerta.

"The results demonstrated that Oracle Database 12c runs SAP applications 2x faster than SAP HANA.

For your SAP clients running on Oracle Database make sure you consider the following points:...'

ITPalooza 2015
Save The Date
ITPalooza and the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) announced that the 4th annual ITPalooza 2015 will be hosted at Nova Southeastern University (NSU)'s College of Engineering and Computing on Thursday December, 3rd.

SFTA, a non-profit organization which promotes the growth, success and awareness of the South Florida technology community for 20+ years, will be leading ITPalooza core organizing team.

ITPalooza is an annual gathering of South Florida's nonprofit Technology User Groups (tech groups). Anticipating more than 2,500 registrants, 60 speakers, 65 sponsors and 50 tech groups from across South Florida. The 4th Annual ITPalooza is primed to deliver unbelievable value to the South Florida Tech community.

Why Business Transformation Needs A Plan
By Mike Sicilia writing in Forbes
Mike writes, "It seems like a day doesn't go by without some familiar brand going out of business. And the general sentiment tends to be: 'They were still around?' Like a once-famous actor now out of the limelight, brands that once made a huge difference in our lives disappear or become shadows of their former selves.

Is the underlying issue one of unwillingness to change, fear of change, or - perhaps more tellingly - inability to execute change?..."

    Identifying EFI disks
    By Giri Mandalika

    Giri blogs, "EFI label supports physical disks and logical volumes that are > 2 TB in size. SMI support is limited to 2 TB.

    Listed below are some of the characteristics and patterns that can help identify and differentiate an EFI labeled disk from a SMI labeled disk...."

      Getting Started with MySQL Cluster
      Hands-on Lab (HOL) - Oracle Open World (OOW) - October 29th
      Benedita blogs, "I'm speaking at Oracle Open World this October 29th (Thursday). My Session is a hands-on lab session: HOL3348 on MySQL Cluster.

      If you are interested in familiarize a bit with MySQL Cluster this is definitely a session for you..."

      Cloud Computing
      Cloud is fueling the next wave of digital disruptive growth
      A blog by Isabel Fernandez Penuelas
      Isabel Fernandez Penuelas writes, "Cloud has evolved from a mere cost-saving tool and has slowly started to spread within many companies as the core accelerator for digital transformation. Three reasons why Cloud is fueling the next wave of digital disruptive growth..."
        New Microsite Featuring the Latest Oracle Service Cloud Content
        By Tuula Fai

        Tuula Fai writes, "Let's face it. You're busy. You don't have time to visit several different websites to research the latest customer service and support trends. You need one place to go where you can find information on topics like how to:

        • Engage customers online with seamless web and social self-service
        • Empower contact center agents to deliver personal, omni-channel support
        • Equip field service techs to arrive on schedule and fix it right the first time

        You're in luck! ..."

          National Pharmacies Uses Cloud And Mobile To Get Closer To Customers
          By Chris Murphy of Oracle writing in Forbes.
          Chris writes, "National Pharmacies, a member-driven healthcare organization based in South Australia, is taking on a major mobile initiative driven by a couple of stark business realities. Those realities are all the more daunting given that a pharmacy operates in a couple of challenging markets at once.

          As a retailer of health and beauty products, challenges include fast-shifting consumer demands, blurring online and offline channels, and new payment systems that threaten any business that can't adapt quickly..."

          Managing the Lifecycle of Oracle Linux Systems Using Spacewalk
          by Avi Miller and Ginny Henningsen
          Avi Miller and Ginny Henningsen write, "This article describes how administrators can use Spacewalk to manage the lifecycle of Oracle Linux systems. It explains core concepts and common best practices for a Spacewalk deployment. The article also highlights how Spacewalk can perform initial Oracle Linux provisioning with Kickstart and then automate subsequent software maintenance operations through system lifecycles such as Development, Test, Acceptance, and Production (DTAP)..."
          Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and OpenStack Showcase at OOW15
          By Zeynep Koch

          Zeynep writes, "Today's topic will be about our amazing showcase at Oracle OpenWorld, Oct 25-29. The Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack showcase is located in Moscone South, booth #121, featuring Oracle product demos and Partners. In past years, our showcase had been a great location to see demos of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM as well as solutions from our Partners. This year, it is expanded with Oracle OpenStack product demos and a theatre. Here's a list of the Oracle and Partner kiosks..."

          BI-SAM'S B-One Achieves Oracle Exadata Ready And Oracle Big Data Appliance Ready Status
          B-One is Supported and Ready to Run on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Big Data Appliance
          BI-SAM announced that its B-One solution has achieved Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Big Data Appliance Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). This announcement demonstrates that B-One version 3.10 supports Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Big Data Appliance. Additionally, BI SAM supports B-One version 3.10 on Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Linux...
          vBeers @ Palm Beach Gardens - Twisted Trunk Brewing (Wed. Oct., 7th, 2015)
          Wednesday, October 7th. 2015: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
          Join us for the next vBeers @ Palm Beach Gardens. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month. 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! Please invite your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

          Please RSVP at the vBeers South Florida page for this meetup.

          The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) is managing sponsorships. Centric Consulting will be one of the sponsors.

          • Twisted Trunk Brewing
          • 2000 PGA Boulevard #5506, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408

          PBG Blvd and US 1 - S/W corner.

          vBeers @ Broward- Funky Buddha Brewery (Wed. Oct., 14h, 2015)
          Wednesday, October 14th. 2015: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
          Join us for the next vBeers @ Broward. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month. 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! Please invite your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

          Please RSVP at the vBeers South Florida page for this meetup.

          The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) is managing sponsorships.

          There will be a beer sponsor ( and a pizza sponsor (Nexenta systems).

          The Future of Tech in Education
          Citrix HQ - Cypress Creek - Thursday, October 15th
          Learn from the innovators of technology in education. From the beginnings of a dorm room startup in Cornell in the late 90's listen to how Dan Cane developed the technology to connect professors to students for the first time and then grow the $ Billion business to the global leader in Tech Ed. Chris Harrison the CTO of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will describe the initiative to transform how Technologies like IoT, remote and social can be leveraged to improve student outcomes and position NSU as a national leader leveraging tech in education.


          Manage Infrastructure as a Service with Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
          1-day seminar,
          Antoinette O'Sullivan blogs, "Learn how to manage infrastructure as a service (IaaS) by taking the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview training. In this 1-day seminar, you will learn to:

          • Review hardware and software as installed and configured in the Private Cloud Appliance
          • Monitor the health of hardware
          • Allocate memory, CPU, and storage resources for effective virtualization support
          • Create, deploy, manage, and delete virtual machines
          • Enable virtual machines to run with high availability, or in isolation
          • Configure the allocation of IaaS resources
          • Provide IaaS with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

          You can take this course as ..."

          Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
          Vol 211 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 210 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 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:

          • I May Be Losing My Mind - I'm Believing In Oracle Hardware
          • LibreOffice 5.0.2
          • Configuring Secure NFS in Solaris 11
          • Oracle Open World 2015: Focus on Oracle LInux and Virtualization
          • 5 Ways Oracle Is Moving From Cloud Startup To Rapid Growth
          • Take a Quick Tour of Oracle Service Cloud
          • Creating Games with JavaFX 8: Case Study
          • Encryption is the Easy Part; Managing those Keys is Difficult
          • Monitoring core-utilization within guest LDOM
          • Cloud Mitigates Disruption Risks: Oracle's Hurd

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

            Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
            September 2015
            Chris Kawalek blos,"September 2015 edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available! In this issue, read about:

            • Oracle OpenWorld 2015
            • The latest update to Oracle VM VirtualBox
            • Oracle VM Windows Paravirtual (PV) Drivers 3.2.3 Signed by Microsoft
            • Oracle VM Templates for Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 now available on Oracle VM Server for SPARC
            • Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 6 now available for Oracle VM Server 3.3
            • Oracle VM Server for x86 3.3.3 Released

            And more..."

            VirtualBox 5.0.6 Now Available
            Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 6.
            This release is a major improvement which include a large number of changes and bug fixes; between the others I would like to mention big improvements we did on Microsoft Windows 10 RTM (Release 10240) platform ( as guest and host platform ) and, at the same time, further important steps on the new OS X platform, officially released by Apple a few days ago. MAC OS X 10.11 El-Capitan, starting from VirtualBox 5.0.6 release is officially supported as host platform...
            Java Technology
            New Oracle University Java Courses!
            By Yolande Poirier

            Yolande writes, "The Java EE 7: Back-End Server Application Development training was recently added to Oracle University. The course teaches you how to build and deploy enterprise applications that comply with Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 Full Profile. You will learn to develop applications with the following technologies: Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), Java Persistence API (JPA), JDBC, Java Transaction API (JTA), Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI), Java Message Service (JMS), Bean Validation, Batch API, Timer services, Java EE Concurrency and more. This new class is available online..."

            Learn the Latest from the JCP at JavaOne 2015 San Francisco
            Join the Java Community Process at JavaOne 2015 in San Francisco!
            Discover the Latest from the JCP at JavaOne 2015

            Learn what's happening with the JCP program, JCP.Next, Adopt-a-JSR, meet the 13th Annual JCP Award nominees and potential new JCP Executive Committee (EC) members. There will be plenty of opportunities on Sunday through Thursday during JavaOne 2015...

            NetBeans at JavaOne 2015
            By Geertjan Wielenga

            Coming to JavaOne this year? There's a long list of sessions of various kinds where you'll see and learn about NetBeans IDE.

            There is an overview of them all, starting with Monday, showing who is speaking, and where to go to see them:..."

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