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Training
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Oracle Releases Oracle Learn Cloud 13A
The Perfect Tool for Managing Multinational Enterprise Training Needs
Oracle Learn Cloud 13A, the latest version of the learning management system (LMS), is a comprehensive solution for delivering, tracking, managing and reporting on all types of formal and informal workforce training. Using a single platform to access online, virtual and on-the-job training, organizations can design tailored user experiences through highly configurable learning portals with a unique user interface to manage learning globally. Oracle Learn Cloud 13A features an expanded global reach with additional time zones, languages and date format preferences, along with usability updates to help increase adoption and convenience.
Features
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Social Media Gathers Momentum; Connects with Enterprise Bottom Line
Gartner Estimates CMO Spending on Technology will Top CIO Spending by 2017
Can you recall when the industry thought social media was a mere fad? Those days are long gone, blogs Mike Stiles in a post that asserts social media are now the principal driving force. "There’s strength in numbers, and customers have connected with each other," Stiles writes. "They’ve kicked 'word-of-mouth' into hyperdrive, with all the potential pluses and minuses that brings. Millions of conversations, many about you, happen every minute, in real time across multiple social networks. eMarketer says social is the #1 activity online. 63% of smartphone users are social networkers." Gartner predicts CMO spending on technology will exceed CIO spending by 2017.
Solaris
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Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 Upgrade Integrates with Oracle Solaris at Kernel Level
Offers Faster, More Accurate Failure Detection and Mitigation
Oracle has just released Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13, an update specifically designed for use with Oracle Solaris 10, Larry Wake posts. The update features an expanded disaster recovery solution with ZFS Storage Appliance replication; new agents for Oracle Web Tier for Oracle Fusion, PeopleSoft Job Scheduler, and SAP NetWeaver; multi-cluster dependency management for Oracle Database 11g through Oracle External Proxy; automated set up and configuration for application agents through configuration wizards for PeopleSoft and WebLogic Server; faster deployment of virtualized HA configurations via the zone cluster configuration wizard; and faster failure detection and failfast for storage devices.
MySQL
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MySQL Connect 2013 Call for Papers
Call Ends April 12; Event Takes Place September 21-23 in San Francisco
Organizers of MySQL Connect 2013 have issued a call for papers, which extends until April 12, 2013. The event, September 21-23 in San Francisco, will include five tracks: Performance and Scalability, High Availability & Replication, Cloud & Big Data, Database Administration & DevOps, Architecture and Application Development. In his announcement of the call for papers, Bertrand Matthelié invites members of the MySQL Community to avail themselves of this opportunity to address not only long time MySQL users and highly experienced professionals but also newer and eager MySQL customers traditionally attending Oracle OpenWorld. Don’t miss this opportunity and submit your sessions today.
Events
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Webcast Announcing New SPARC Servers with the WorldÂs Fastest Microprocessor
Larry Ellison and John Fowler in Live Webcast, March 26
Larry Ellison and Oracle EVP, Systems, John Fowler are featured in a live Webcast scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PT, for a discussion of the breakthrough speed and power of Oracle SPARC, which can transform enterprise computing by igniting innovation and driving results. Log-in and registration are required for this Webcast.
Sun Tape
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Get Oracle's Tape Storage Upgrade Guide with Information on the Latest Oracle StorageTek Tape Solutions
Helps Users Modernize Storage Infrastructure
Oracle's "Tape Storage Upgrade Guide" is a great place to start a conversation with your Tape customers about what they could achieve with a modern tape infrastructure, Cinzia Mascanzoni posts, adding that it includes the following:
  • A chapter on each of our latest StorageTek Tape products, with explanation of the innovations and the benefits they deliver
  • Links to customer testimonials, white papers, and product overview videos
  • Information about the Upgrade Advantage Program and how to take advantage of it

Download your copy today. Registration and log-in required.

Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 181 Issues 1 and 2; Vol 180 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 179 Issues 4 and 5
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:

  • SPARC/Solaris OS 9 System Runs for 3737 Consecutive Days
  • Oracle VM step-by-step Hands-on Labs
  • Best Practices for Deploying Oracle Solaris Zones with Oracle Database 11g on SPARC SuperCluster
  • Take a Second Look at Unix Features: vim
  • Configuring a Basic LDAP Server + Client in Solaris 11
  • JSR 352 Batch Applications for the Java Platform: Java Spotlight Episode 124
  • Cloud Conversations: An Anthology from OTN Architect Day
  • On-Demand Webcast: DataCenter Storage Trends for 2013 with IDC
  • Updated Java Tutorial Features Information on Java SE 8
  • Snap Clone: Instant, Self-serviced Database-on-demand (DBaaS)

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

    Performance
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    Joerg Moellenkamp on Performance Analysis
    In a Word (or Three): 'Never Assume Anything'

    Readers with the time (and the interest) might wish to have a go at Joerg Moellenkamp's treatise on performance analysis, which parses the "methodology" of that task in a more semantic than methods-oriented fashion. He begins by taking exception to Brendan Gregg's post "The USE method addresses shortcomings in other commonly used methodologies," exception that bears more on philology than performance analysis. There is no disputing Moellenkamp's advice in the end, however: The more you know, the better you will be at performance analysis.

    'Performance Tuning for Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g'
    White Paper Based on Experiences with Some of World's Largest BPM Deployments
    "Performance Tuning for Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g (BPM)" an Oracle white paper, should be read in conjunction with both the product documentation and Oracle Fusion Middleware Performance and Tuning Guide. The white paper itself presents a set of "best practices" collected from real world experiences with some of the largest and most critical BPM implementations worldwide. There is no globally relevant set of performance tuning recommendations for BPM because the applications built to run on top of BPM vary widely. These recommendations must therefore be tested against each of them to determine which ones are appropriate in a given environment.
    Sysadmin
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    Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter, March Issue now Available
    Get the Latest SysAdmin Perspectives on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

    The March issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter contains several articles of interest to the SysAdmin community. These include:

    • "Enhanced Capabilities for Deploying and Managing Private Clouds: Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1"

    • "Gartner Positions Oracle in Leaders Quadrant for Data Masking Technology"

    • "Oracle Announces Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Testing-as-a-Service Solution"

    As usual there is abundant activity on the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Blog, where readers will find the latest information and perspectives on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

    Publications
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    New from O'Reilly -- 'OAuth 2.0: The Definitive Guide: Practical Information for Building Clients and Servers'
    A Resource for Beginners and Experts Alike
    O'Reilly has just published "OAuth 2.0: The Definitive Guide: Practical Information for Building Clients and Servers," which covers the latest version of the OAuth 2 core specification (current spec is draft 21 with little change expected by the final version), the publisher notes. The book will help beginners get started writing client applications to interface with a number of APIs currently using OAuth 2, and will help experts develop and improve their server-side solutions. It is for both developers and engineering managers wanting to develop web services with secure APIs, and covers high level overviews plus details on the security implications of the protocol.
    Virtualization
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    New Releases of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software
    Feature Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
    The latest releases of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software include integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, providing the industry’s first complete, single vendor desktop virtualization solution that spans hardware, software, and enterprise-class management. The new features in Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure enable easy scaling of production installations from a single server up to a complete enterprise deployment by simply adding more servers as needed. Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure now supports Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 based virtual desktops. In addition, the new releases of Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray Software now support Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Solaris 11.
    Java Technology
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    Java Spotlight Episode 125: Terrence Barr on ME Embedded 3.3
    Also Covers Oracle Java ME Software Development Kit 3.3
    Terrence Barr is the guest of Host Roger Brinkley on Java Spotlight Episode 125 to discuss the Early Access Release of of Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3 for Raspberry Pi for ARM11, Linux & Early Access Release of Oracle Java ME Software Development Kit 3.3. Barr is a Senior Technologist and Principal Product Manager for Oracle’s small embedded Java Products who has a broad development and architectural experience on mobile and embedded systems and platforms including industrial control systems, multiprocessor architectures, implementation and optimization of virtual machines, byte code hardware acceleration, advanced client-side and mobile applications, scalable client-server architectures, and more.
    Security
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    Virgin Media Takes Identity Management Underground
    Oracle Identity Management Gave Virgin Media the Security and Control to Provide Free Wi-Fi to Millions
    Learn how Virgin Media, the UK’s first combined provider of broadband, TV, mobile, and home phone services, used Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Virtual Directory, and Oracle Entitlements Server to serve more than 10,000 new users daily as the 2012 Olympics brought millions of athletes, support crews, vendors, and spectators into London. The infrastructure also supported up to 800,000 sessions every day—which peaked at 24,163 simultaneous users, to which one must add millions of tweets, Facebook posts, and more. A Webcast shows how Virgin Media leveraged successfully leveraged back-end legacy systems that were never designed to be externalized. Log-in and registration required.
    Security Inside Out Newsletter
    Includes Link to White Paper by Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian
    The current Security Inside Out Newsletter features the following articles:

    • Q&A: Ontario Commissioner and Leading Privacy Expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian

    • Virgin Media Relies on Oracle Identity Management to Secure Wi-Fi Service in the London Underground

    • Oracle Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology

    • White Paper: Privacy and Security by Design: A Convergence of Paradigms (link to download) and announcement of a live Twitter conversation with author Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian on April 4 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

    Webcasts on Identity Management and Database Security are included as well. Interested readers can subscribe.

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