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Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0 Early Adopter Release
Available on OTN
The Early Adopter release of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.0 is now available on OTN (Oracle Technology It completes as important add-on release 4.0 of SQL Developer. It comes with an interesting set of new features.
Unveiling Oracle's Latest Engineered System
Webcast now available on-demand
Install and Deploy Your Virtual Infrastructure in Just Hours

Join Wim Coekaerts - Senior Vice President, Linux and Virtualization - and learn about Oracle's latest engineered system. It provides a converged infrastructure powered by Oracle VM server virtualization and Oracle Virtual Networking, dramatically enhancing data center operations.

Discover how this system can:

  • Accelerate time to value, with rapid infrastructure deployment
  • Reduce business risk by reducing the application deployment and maintenance complexity
  • Provide infrastructure flexibility by enabling dynamic provisioning of virtual machine resources
  • Lower costs and improve user service levels
  • Support a mix of applications and operating systems

Register to see the replay.

Oracle VM -- Quantifying The Value of Application-Driven Virtualization
Report Shows Oracle VM Up to 10x Faster than VMware vSphere 5 in Time to Deployment
Time is your IT department's greatest commodity. So when a new report reveals that your IT staff can deploy Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) up to 10 times faster than a traditional install performed with VMware vSphere 5, it's newsworthy.

In fact, with access to more than 100 predefined, pre-configured, and pretested Oracle VM Templates, IT administrators can quickly virtualize and deploy an entire computing stack-resulting in huge savings that show up on your bottom line.

Read this paper to understand:

  • The unique capabilities of the Oracle VM Templates for accelerating enterprise application deployment
  • The value of integrated management throughout the application life cycle
  • The implications for delivering services-including cloud-more quickly and efficiently

The Evaluator Group lab validation report, "Quantifying the Value of Application-Driven Virtualization with Oracle VM," published August 2012 is still meaningful even though Oracle VM is now at release 3.2.

Why use Oracle VM for Oracle Databases
White Paper by Francisco Munoz Alvarez, Oracle Professional Services Manager
Ever asked your self how an Oracle Database performs in a virtualized environment and how these numbers compare against a traditionally bare metal installation?

In this recently published White Paper "Why use Oracle VM for for Oracle Databases" you may find some hints and you will get answers to the questions:

  • Does an Oracle Database perform well on a virtualized environment?
  • What virtualization technology is more stable and allows an Oracle database to perform faster?
  • What is the performance difference between using a bare metal and a virtualized guest?
  • Is it safe to run a production database in a virtualized environment?

For more and detailed information read the white paper "Why use Oracle VM for for Oracle Databases."

Java Technology
Java Spotlight Episode 141: Dr Heinz Kabutz on the Secrets of Concurrency-Part 2 @heinzkabutz
By Roger Brinkley
This podcast features part 2 of an interview with Dr Heinz Kabutz:

"Heinz is a Java programmer living on the beaches of the Island of Crete in the Mediterranean. It is from there that he publishes his entertaining "Java Specialists' Newsletter", read by about 70000 Java experts in at least 130 countries."

Show Notes

  • JavaOne Opening Day starts early - take note!
  • JavaOne Community Keynote 2013
  • Duke Choice Awards
  • Debian moves up to OpenJDK 7
  • OpenJDK Testing Pitfalls presentation by Stuart Marks
  • GlassFish User Group in London inaugural meeting
  • JMS using GlassFish in Jelastic
  • Apache Tomcat 8 RC - Java EE 7 (WebSocket 1.0, Servlet 3.1, EL 3.0)
  • WebLogic 12.1.2 Launch
  • NetBeans 7.4 Beta

Download the podcast.

Java Magazine July/August
All About Peformance
Tori Wieldt writes, "The July/August issue of Java Magazine is all about performance. A prime example: Twitter. Learn how Twitter migrated to the JVM and now supports (at last count) 400 million tweets a day. How Oracle Team USA relies on a wireless Java system for real-time data to improve performance on the racecourse. How MapReduce allows Java developers to write programs to process, transform, and derive insights from petabyte size datasets..."
Exploring Installation Options and User Roles
by Alexandre Borges
Alexandre writes that this is ,"Part 1 of a two-part series that describes how I installed Oracle Solaris 11 and explored its new packaging system and the way it handles roles, networking, and services. This article focuses first on exploring Oracle Solaris 11 without the need to install it, and then actually installing it on your system...

In this article, my approach will be to show you how you can explore Oracle Solaris 11 before (or instead of) installing it. Then, I help you install it, and I will describe the Oracle Solaris 11 desktop, how to use the root role, and how to get some basic information about the system.

In Part 2 of this series, I will explain several of the important features of Oracle Solaris 11, such as networking features, the Service Management Facility, and the Image Packaging System.

Along the way, I will also share a bit about my experience installing, configuring, and administering Oracle Solaris 11 and what kind of problems I faced when I tried to use it..."

MySQL Workbench 6.0
New Design and Many Enhancements
New GUI, 30+ New Features, and Major New Components

Mike Frank writes, "Oracle is excited to announce the immediate availability of the production-read, GA release of MySQL Workbench 6.0, available for download under the GPL, as well as part of the Commercial MySQL Standard, Enterprise, and Cluster Carrier Grade Editions with 24x7 global support.

The need by database professionals for management tools has increased with expanding data volumes, web, cloud and mobile computing growth. Improvement and additions in MySQL Workbench helps developers and administrators better manage these dynamic data environments. This latest GA release includes many new features and a modernized user interface that allows users to simplify MySQL database development, design and administration..."

Cloud Computing
The AppAdvantage of Oracle Cloud & On-premises Integration
Simplifying the complexity of cloud and on-premises integration
Many Oracle application customer are wondering:

"How do I avoid a nightmare of complexity while expanding my application integration infrastructure from on-premises to a hybrid mix of cloud and on-premises?"

Oracle's solution to simplifying the complexity of cloud and on-premises integration is based on removing the distinction between cloud and on-premises integration with a unified approach to integration regardless of deployment location.

For more information on Oracle's solution to simplifying hybrid cloud integration complexity, download the white paper "Cloud Integration - A Comprehensive Solution".

Oracle Linux Releases
Major release, Minor updates, errata update
Wim Coekaer blogs, "A frequently discussed topic inside Oracle and also outside with customers and partners is Oracle Linux versions and how to treat updates and support and certifications and minimum levels. Here's our take on it, from the Oracle Linux side. When talking about Oracle Linux and versions, there really are 3 major components:"

  • A major new release, such as Oracle Linux 5, Oracle Linux 6,...
  • A minor update
  • An errata update

Wim concludes, "So often, a customer service request comes into the support organization and it's a problem that's known and fixed in an errata, a downtime that could've been prevented by being more current..."

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 186 Issue 1; Vol 185 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 184 Issues 3, 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:

  • Online Solaris Forum
  • Oracle VM Named a Challenger in Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant
  • Unveiling Oracle's Latest Engineered System
  • Embedded Software: Disruptions Ahead
  • Switch from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Linux in Minutes
  • Linux Container (LXC) -- Part 2: Working With Containers
  • Using Ksplice for diagnostic purposes
  • Operational Considerations and Troubleshooting Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
  • Java Spotlight Episode 140: Dr Heinz Kabutz on the Secrets of Concurrency-Part 1
  • Top 10 Reasons to Attend MySQL Connect

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

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