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Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced SPARC servers
IT World, July 29th, 2015
James Niccolai writes in ITWorld, "Oracle is looking to expand the market for its SPARC-based servers with a new, low-cost processor dubbed Sonoma that its engineers will discuss publicly for the first time later this month.

The company isn't saying yet when the chip will be available, but if it delivers as advertised it could become a new rival for Intel's Xeon chips and make Oracle's servers more competitive with those from Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

Sonoma will allow Oracle to introduce SPARC-based servers at significantly lower price points than it offers today, allowing companies to use them for smaller, less critical applications, said John Fowler, head of Oracle's systems division, in an interview Wednesday..."

National Pen Drives International Expansion with Oracle
Personalization, targeted content and analytics help National Pen fuel 20 percent annual growth online

"Personalization is built into the DNA of direct marketer National Pen, which supplies 1.2 million small business customers worldwide with customized, branded products. National Pen is using Oracle solutions to serve a growing community of international customers, enabling companies of all sizes to customize consumer and business-to-business (B2B) marketing campaigns..."

Oracle Sales Cloud Enhancements Help Sales Teams Increase Business Agility and Revenue
New release empowers modern sales best practices through enhanced analytics, partner relationship management and industry-specific solutions
To provide sales teams with the modern processes, tools, resources and intelligence required to increase revenue, Oracle today announced significant updates to the Oracle Sales Cloud. Part of Oracle Applications Cloud Release 10, the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud helps organizations increase sales and drive efficiencies through a simplified user experience that delivers enhanced analytics, partner relationship management and industry-specific solutions...
ERP at the Speed of Intelligence:
The Internet of Things Makes the Supply Chain Faster and Smarter
Barbara Verble, Manager JD Edwards Information Development, writes, "In just a few years, the Internet of Things has exploded across the technology world and beyond. For businesses running on ERP systems, the Internet of Things is no longer just a futuristic idea, but a clear and present opportunity. It's not the proverbial elephant in the room because the techie and business blogosphere can't STOP talking about it.

What about the Internet of Things and ERP?..."

    Oracle Gets Docker in the Zone with Oracle Solaris
    Oracle to Integrate Docker Into Oracle Solaris Zones and Provide an Enterprise Class DevOps Solution
    Oracle is making significant moves to drive Oracle Solaris into cloud environments. After including a full distribution of OpenStack in Oracle Solaris 11.2 last year, the company today announced plans to integrate Docker into Oracle Solaris. The integration will allow enterprise customers to use the Docker open platform to easily distribute applications built and deployed in Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris' built-in virtualization technology. Oracle also plans to make software including Oracle WebLogic Server available for development and testing as Docker images.
    MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.23
    Enables monitoring of MySQL instances and their hosts
    Andy Bang writes, "We are pleased to announce that MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.23 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site. It will also be available via the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud in a few weeks. This is a maintenance release that includes a few new features and fixes a number of bugs..."
    Cloud Computing
    TekStream Streamlines Content Collaboration with Oracle Documents Cloud
    Cuts Project Setup Costs by 30 Percent and Reduces Complexity with Oracle Cloud Platform
    Oracle announced that professional services firm and Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), TekStream Solutions, has adopted company-wide secure file sharing and content collaboration and reduced project setup costs by 30 percent using Oracle Documents Cloud Service. For its consulting services, TekStream needed an efficient and scalable solution for accessing, sharing, and collaborating on documents with its consultants and customers. The firm wanted to be able to quickly and cost-effectively set up content collaboration instances to support new clients and IT projects, while safeguarding sensitive client content and providing superior version management, content segregation, and document accuracy.
    Analysts, Customers, Partners Discuss New Commerce Cloud
    By Katrina Gosek
    Katrina writes, "It's been a big month of media and glory for Oracle Commerce Cloud.

    Just one month ago, in a press release on June 29, 2015, Oracle unveiled its new flexible, scalable SaaS solution -- Cloud Commerce -- built for the Oracle Public Cloud. This announcement came one week after Larry Ellison revealed that the company was launching 24 new cloud services.

    We believe that analysts, customers, and partners are already touting the strength of Commerce Cloud and its competitive differentiation against other offerings on the market -- as well as a core differentiator in Oracle's customer experience cloud applications offering..."

    Oracle Linux 6.7
    The seventh update release for Oracle Linux 6
    Michele Casey blogs, "We're happy to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 6 Update 7, the seventh update release for Oracle Linux 6. You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and our public yum repository and ISO installation images are available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud..."
    Oracle Linux Newsletter
    July Edition
    The July 2015 edition of the Oracle Linux Newsletter is now available! In this issue, read about:

    • Getting Started with Docker on Oracle Linux
    • LinuxCon North America
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0
    • Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.0.5
    • Oracle OpenStack SlideShare site
    • And much more!

    You can read the latest edition online right now,

    Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 6
    Sixth quarterly update release for UEK Release 3

    Michele Casey writes, "We are pleased to announce the availability of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 6 (UEKR3U6) for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7. This is the sixth quarterly update release for UEK Release 3 (Version 3.8.13-98) and includes driver updates and a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security issues.

    Some notable highlights include:.."

    VBeers @ PBG - Twisted Trunk
    Wednesday, August 5th, 2015: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Twisted Trunk - Palm Beach Gardens

    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 all of your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

    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! The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) is managing sponsorships. Please contact Douglas Saenz for details.

    Oracle Solaris ZFS:
    The Clear Winner over Legacy File Systems
    Cindy Swearingen describes the benefits of integrating ZFS into your data center by comparing the key components of ZFS to traditional file systems in a YouTube video.
    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 209 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 208 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:

    • Reducing Storage Costs with ZFS Compression
    • Oracle VM 3.3.3
    • Kernel Zones support in 12.3
    • Oracle Joins the Open Container Initiative
    • Java and the Internet of Things:
    • Why Oracle ERP Cloud?
    • Writing JavaFX Applications for Mobile Devices
    • Oracle Integrates Mobile Security into Identity and Access Management Platform
    • What Does Security Mean in the Digital World?
    • IoT Apps: Java earns money

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

      Creating Scheduled Services in Oracle Solaris
      By Dan Krasinski

      Dan Krasinski blogs, "In the previous post, we introduced the idea of scheduled services in Oracle Solaris as an alternative to cronjobs. Here, we'll do a deep dive into the scheduling model and create a basic service.

      Scheduled Services and cronjobs have fundamentally different scheduling models. The model that cron(1M) uses is based on pattern matching. Each line in a crontab specifies a set of conditions specifying when a job should run. Each minute, the cron daemon wakes up and checks each job to see if those criteria match the current moment. If they do, then cron executes the job..."

      Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
      Add VirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol (VRDP) support and more
      Honglin Su blogs, "With the release of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0, I've seen more customer interests in VirtualBox, which has become the de facto software development choice. I also received some questions about the software licensing and the extension pack.

      The base package of VirtualBox, beginning with 4.0, consists of all open-source components and is licensed under the GNU General Public License V2..."

      Live storage migration for kernel zones
      By Mike Gerdts

      Mike Gerdts writes, "From time to time every sysadmin realizes that something that is consuming a bunch of storage is sitting in the wrong place. This could be because of a surprise conversion of proof of concept into proof of production or something more positive like ripping out old crusty storage for a nice new Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance. When you use kernel zones with Solaris 11.3, storage migration gets a lot easier..."

      Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
      July Edition
      The July 2015 edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available! In this issue, read about:

      • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0
      • Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.0.5
      • Oracle Solaris 11.3 beta
      • Oracle OpenStack SlideShare site

      And much more!

      You can read the latest edition online right now,

      Security Inside Out Newsletter
      July Edition

      The July edition of the Security Inside newsletter is now available. The newsletter where we highlight key Oracle Security news and provide information on the latest webcasts, events, training and more.

      CVSS Version 3.0
      Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
      Darius Wiles writes, "Version 3.0 of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) has been announced by the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST). Although there have been no high-level changes to the standard since the Preview 2 release which I discussed in a previous blog post, there have been a lot of improvements to the documentation.

      Soon, Oracle will be using CVSS v3.0 to report CVSS Base scores in its security advisories..."

      Oracle Communications Continues to Simplify Design and Delivery of Network Services to Support NFV and Business Agility
      New release of OSS suite enables agile and seamless network service design and order delivery across physical, virtual, and hybrid network environments

      For communications service providers (CSPs), the design and introduction of new services is often a lengthy and manual process - especially when such services span physical and virtual networks. Exceptions such as order jeopardy and fallout, the design and delivery requirements for customized business-to-business (B2B) services, and the dynamics of newly virtualized networks add to this complexity.

      Oracle Communications has released a new version of its operational support system (OSS) suite to help CSPs rapidly and agilely design services spanning physical and virtual networks. The suite is also designed to help streamline the operational delivery of customer orders- including high-growth B2B and wholesale orders - enabling CSPs to capitalize on the opportunities of a network function virtualization (NFV)-driven communications world.

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