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Database Cloning in Minutes using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Snap Clone
Webinar: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 7:00 a.m. PST/10:00 a.m. EST
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Snap Clone allows administrators to create fully functional copies of databases using the copy-on-write capabilities of the underlying storage layer. Users can request databases from Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c's self-service portal and have them provisioned within minutes instead of hours while keeping storage needs to a minimum. Part of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Databases, Snap Clone can fundamentally improve the efficiency and agility of administrators and QA engineers while saving storage costs and other capital expenses.

Join Oracle for this webcast to learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Snap Clone can help:

  • Leverage storage copy-on-write technologies for fast provisioning
  • Integrate cloning with other Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Lifecycle Management features, such as data masking and sub-setting
  • 'Time travel' across multiple database snapshots to restore and access past data
  • Reduced administrative overhead from integrated lifecycle management

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Managing Many Databases as One: Pluggable Databases from Oracle
IDC Whitepaper by Carl W. Olofson
Javier Puerta writes, "A constantly increasing quantity of databases drives a 'complexity crisis' that causes DBA workload, and errors, to skyrocket. Oracle Multitenant addresses this by managing multiple databases in bulk. IDC spoke with three customers who verify that Oracle Multitenant drives dramatic savings in DBA time, performance gain, and lower resource use.

Report is posted to at the below link (rights expire November 2014).

Big Data - Real and Practical Use Cases
Data Factory - Data Warehouse Expansion - Information Discovery - Closed Loop Recommendation and Analytics System
Jean-Pierre Dijcks writes, "The goal of this post is to explain in a few succinct patterns how organizations can start to work with big data and identify credible and doable big data projects. This goal is achieved by describing a set of general patterns that can be seen in the market today.

Big Data Usage Patterns

The following usage patterns are derived from actual customer projects across a large number of industries and cross boundaries between commercial enterprises and public sector. These patterns are also geographically applicable and technically feasible with today's technologies.

This paper will address the following four usage patterns:..."

Presentations from Solaris Day, Nov 27th, Moscow
Oracle Solaris Overview and Roadmap, Consolidation Tools, Optimization Tools
Frederic Pariente writes, "Thanks for attending the Moscow Solaris Day on Wednesday! I am posting here presentations from the event, as promised. I am also pointing you to the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 keynote presentations from John Fowler and Markus Flierl, for further reading on Solaris Sparc roadmap, and to the dimSTAT tool, if you are looking for a powerful monitoring solution for Solaris systems."

  • Oracle Solaris Overview and Roadmap
  • Solaris 11 Consolidation Tools
  • Oracle Solaris Optimization Tools

Read on for links to the presentations.

Oracle Solaris 11 in the Cloud
Hands-On Labs of the System Admin and Developer Community of OTN
This lab demonstrates how Oracle Solaris can provide the best cloud environment by setting up a multilayer application environment, effectively creating a "cloud in a box."

  • Lab Introduction
  • Prerequisites
  • The Environment
  • Lab Outline
  • Lab Goals
  • Exercise 1: Configuring the System and Setting Up the Network
  • Exercise 2: Configuring the Storage Layer
  • Exercise 3: Configuring the Web Layer
  • Exercise 4: Configuring the Database Layer
  • Exercise 5: Configuring the WordPress Application
  • Exercise 6: Monitoring Zones
  • Exercise 7: Performing Resource Management
  • Exercise 8: Ensuring Availability
  • Exercise 9: Securing the Environment
  • Conclusion
  • For the Adventurous

Read on for details.

ContactLab Extends Commitment to MySQL
Digital Direct Marketing Solutions Provider Standardizes on MySQL Enterprise Edition
"In Building business-critical applications exhibiting high levels of availability, reliability and security requires a solid, high-performance database. Since 2009, digital direct marketing provider ContactLab has relied on MySQL Enterprise Edition to strengthen the data management of email and SMS campaigns. To help ensure the company continues to benefit from the high performance, secure and reliable database infrastructure it needs for on-going innovation, ContactLab has standardized on MySQL Enterprise Edition."

"MySQL has a long history of supporting ever-increasing volumes of data. Using MySQL Enterprise Edition to power our platform ensures high reliability and also offers us operational tools that highlight potential problems and allow us to take immediate action," said David D'Amico, Director of Operations, ContactLab. "With MySQL Enterprise Edition we were able to evolve our platform to support the increase in the volume of data managed, ensuring quality customer service. Our continued commitment to this technology will allow us to keep achieving our business objectives, and will enable us to further extend the functionality of the platform and our services."

Smart Metering Operations Suite Achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized Status
For Smart Metering Operations Suite (SMOS)
GE's Digital Energy business announced it has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), demonstrating that its Smart Metering Operations Suite (SMOS) version 4.0.1 has been tested and tuned on Oracle Exadata Database Machine to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers. Oracle Exadata provides a database of massive flash memory to store crucial metering information for smart metering operations. Together with this hardware, GE's SMOS provides a complete meter and transaction management system capable of housing and analyzing raw usage data. GE is a Gold level member of OPN.
Volante Technologies Achieves Oracle Exalogic Optimized, Oracle Exadata Ready, and Oracle SuperCluster Ready Status
Volante Suite is Optimized for Speed and Reliability on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
Volante Technologies Inc. announced that Volante Suite 4.0 has achieved Oracle Exalogic Optimized, Oracle Exadata Ready, and Oracle SuperCluster Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). This announcement demonstrates that Volante Suite 4.0 has been tested and tuned with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers. Additionally, Volante Technologies supports VOLANTE SUITE 4.0 with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle SuperCluster Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM 3.

The Volante product is a model-driven code generator that enables data integration and helps firms navigate and manage the diverse, complex and constantly growing mass of message formats, standards and protocols throughout the lifecycle of any financial transaction. Volante works with commercial and retail banks, corporate treasury departments, buy and sell side organisations, exchanges, custodians, clearing houses and financial industry utilities. Volante is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 189 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 188 Issues 1, 2, 3, 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:

  • How is UNIX Solaris for a Linux Admin
  • OpenZFS Developer Summit - November 18-19, 2013
  • Oracle SuperCluster M6-32
  • How to Limit Upgrades Beyond a Prescribed Version of Oracle Solaris
  • How CEOs Can Transform HR into a Revenue Driver
  • The Staggering Costs When Your Cloud Goes Down
  • Best Microsoft Windows Virtualization Product of 2013
  • Oracle Mainframe Re-hosting Solutions
  • Gogo Deploys Oracle Service Cloud to Support Enhanced Customer Experience
  • MySQL 5.6 Developer Certification and Training

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

    World Record Single System TPC-H @10000GB Benchmark on SPARC T5-4
    4-chip SPARC T5-4 server is significantly faster than the 8-chip server results from HP
    Oracle's SPARC T5-4 server delivered world record single server performance of 377,594 QphH@10000GB with price/performance of $4.65/QphH@10000GB USD on the TPC-H @10000GB benchmark. This result shows that the 4-chip SPARC T5-4 server is significantly faster than the 8-chip server results from HP (Intel x86 based).

    • The SPARC T5-4 server with four SPARC T5 processors is 2.4 times faster than the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server with eight x86 processors.

    • The SPARC T5-4 server delivered 4.8 times better performance per chip and 3.0 times better performance per core than the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server.

    • The SPARC T5-4 server has 28% better price/performance than the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server (for the price/QphH metric).

    • The SPARC T5-4 server with 2 TB memory is 2.4 times faster than the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server with 4 TB memory (for the composite metric).

    • The SPARC T5-4 server took 9 hours, 37 minutes, 54 seconds for data loading while the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server took 8.3 times longer.

    • The SPARC T5-4 server accomplished the refresh function in around a minute, the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server took up to 7.1 times longer to do the same function.

    This result demonstrates a complete data warehouse solution that shows the performance both of individual and concurrent query processing streams, faster loading, and refresh of the data during business operations. The SPARC T5-4 server delivers superior performance and cost efficiency when compared to the HP result.

    Java Technology
    Java Mission Control
    Production Time Profiling Out of the Box
    Marcus Hirt writes, "With the release of 7u40, there is a new kid on the JDK tooling block - Java Mission Control. This article will try to explain why it is worthwhile to take a closer look at this technology, as well as provide pointers on how to get started.


    Mission Control is a production time profiling and diagnostics tools suite that originated with the tooling available for the JRockit JVM..."

    Java Platform Standard Edition 8 Early Access Documentation
    Java SE 8 - JDK 8 - JRE 8
    Oracle has two products that implement Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) 8: Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8 and Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 8.

    JDK 8 is a superset of JRE 8, and contains everything that is in JRE 8, plus tools such as the compilers and debuggers necessary for developing applets and applications. JRE 8 provides the libraries, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and other components to run applets and applications written in the Java programming language. Note that the JRE includes components not required by the Java SE specification, including both standard and non-standard Java components.

    NetBeans Podcast 67
    NetBeans Community News with Geertjan and Tinu
    • NetBeans IDE 7.4 has been released, and we read out a few "favorite" tweets (carldea, MukDaGr8, glen_a_smith, realreyez) about the new release.
    • Geertjan traveled to OreDev (Video: Unlocking the Java EE Platform with HTML5) and Devoxx, and now prepares for DroidCon and Java2Days.
    • Watch our latest video series: AngularJS for Busy Developers Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3; and AngularJS meets Java EE 7
    • Coming up in Karma and Grunt support, and videos from Geertjan demonstrating these features.
    • HTML5 corner: How are you using HTML5 support in NetBeans? Let us know and be a podcast guest!

    Download mp3: 41 minutes - 34mb

    Technical Article: JavaFX Integration Strategies
    With lambdas and support for asynchronous communication, JavaFX introduces new integration possibilities for back-end services
    "You will rarely find isolated applications in the enterprise," says Adam Bien in the new OTN technical article entitled JavaFX Integration Strategies. Instead, an enterprise desktop application renders and manipulates the data of one or more back-end services exposed by an application server. This article focuses on the integration of Java EE services with JavaFX applications. It discusses synchronous and asynchronous communication with a JavaEE backend. LightFish and LightView were used as examples.

    Read the JavaFX Integration Strategies article.

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