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05 May 2017
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Oracle R Distribution 3.3.0 [63144]
By Sherry Lamonica

Sherry blogs, "Oracle R Distribution version 3.3.0 has been released on all supported platforms today. This release, code-named "Supposedly Educational", contains several significant bug fixes and improvements to R, including:

  • Support for downloading data from secure https-enabled sites using download.file
  • Speed improvements for a number of low-level R functions called by higher-level, commonly used functions. These include speedups for vector selection with boolean data, function argument matching, sorting vectors, and finding a single value in a vector with match.
  • A new function sigma to calculate residual standard deviation for a variety of statistical models.
  • A new high-performance radix sort algorithm contributed by Matt Dowle.
  • Packages built using C++11 code are now supported on Windows.

Improvements specific to Oracle's Distribution of R include..."
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27 Mar 2017
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Oracle JET v3.0.0 [62033]
By Graeme Mawso

Graeme blogs, "Last week saw the release of version 3.0.0 of the Oracle Java Extension Toolkit (JET). This is a major release of the toolkit, containing significant updates to JET components, cookbook, tooling and themes, along with updates to 3rd party libraries.

Please refer to the Release Notes for detailed information about the changes and how they may affect you..."
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24 Mar 2017
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Friday Spotlight: Manual Installation and Launch of the SGD client [61835]
By Jan

Jan blogs, "Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) users running certain browsers (Mozilla Firefox 52.0 or later as well as Google Chrome) may report an inability to successfully connect to Secure Global Desktop. An alternative method is provided to mitigate impact to SGD users by manually starting the native SGD client (tcc on Windows, ttatcc on Linux, Solaris and OS X for example). Simply download the client for the appropriate OS from the server you want to connect to, install and launch the client..."
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06 Feb 2017
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Oracle Secure Global Desktop adds Oracle Linux 7 Support and Oracle VM Integration [60517]
By Honglin Su, February 6th, 2017

Honglin writes, "Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) is the secure remote access solution for any cloud-hosted enterprise applications and desktops running on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris and mainframe servers, from a wide range of popular client devices.

Recently, Oracle announced SGD 5.3 which introduces enhancements to complement your open cloud infrastructure, built on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Oracle Linux 7 is now a supported installation platform for the main SGD component and the SGD Gateway. The SGD Enhancement Module can now be installed on Oracle Linux 7 application servers..."
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01 Feb 2017
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Oracle Secure Global Desktop Release 5.3 [60307]
By Jan, February 1st, 2017

Jan blogs, "Oracle Secure Global Desktop is a secure remote access solution for cloud-hosted enterprise applications and hosted desktops running on Oracle Linux and other Linux distributions, Oracle Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and mainframe servers..."

SGD Provides Secure Application Access:

  • Secure remote access to server-hosted applications and desktops
  • Supports a wide variety of application platforms and desktops, including web-based Oracle applications, Windows applications, mainframe and midrange applications, Windows and Linux desktops and more
  • Access from Linux, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X computers, Apple iPad tablets, and Android devices
  • Certified for web-based Oracle applications and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud

This release features many improvements over the previous release including Support for Oracle Linux 7 as a client, application server and infrastructure node for Oracle SGD server and gateway.
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27 Jun 2016
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Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition 7.0 [54052]
By Michael Schulman

Michael blogs, "Berkeley DB JE continues to enable the most powerful embedded database solutions

Berkeley DB JE continues to enable the most powerful embedded database solutions:

  • Pure Java library
  • Handle TBs of data with a small, lightweight, embedded library
  • Flexible, transactional data management engine
  • Runs on a variety of operating systems and platforms.
  • Over 50 open source software projects embed BDB -- check them out on Wikipedia
  • Various options for APIs
  • Industrial quality and battle tested

Read on for details.
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