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Master Data Management:
How to Avoid Big Mistakes in Big Data
"The paradigm-changing potential benefits of big data can't be overstated - but big changes can deliver big risks as well. For example, exploding data volumes naturally create a corresponding increase in data correlations, but as leading experts warn, correlations should not be mistaken for causes.

To avoid drawing the wrong conclusions from big data, organizations first need a way to assemble reliable master data to analyze. Then they need a way to put those conclusions and that data to work operationally, in the systems that govern and facilitate their day-to-day operations..."

April 29 Oracle Solaris 11.2 Launch
The Technical Details
Larry Wake writes, "You may have already heard that we're going to hold the Oracle Solaris 11.2 launch in New York City in a few days, and that there will also be a live webcast of the event.

One of the things that the webcast will feature that won't be part of the live event will be additional technical presentations where Solaris engineers will go into more detail about some of the new features that are being added. VP for Solaris core engineering Markus Flierl gives a quick rundown: "

Modernizing IBM AIX/Power Progfram
Move to Oracle Solaris/SPARC

Customers can gain proficiency and begin managing Oracle Solaris environments quickly, by moving off IBM AIX systems and onto Oracle's cutting edge Solaris-powered platforms.

For more information on this exciting new program click here. You can also find technical resources on the Oracle Technical Network (OTN) here!

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.16
Updated to use OpenSSL 1.0.1g

Andy Bang writes, "We are pleased to announce that MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.16 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site.

The Service Manager, Agent, and bundled MySQL Server binaries included in 2.3.16 are all updated to use OpenSSL 1.0.1g.

for further information. You can also find additional details about Enterprise Monitor 2.3.16 in the change log..."

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.9
Includes OpenSSL Security Bug Fix

Oracles is pleased to announce that MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.9 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site.

The Service Manager, Agent, and bundled MySQL Server binaries included in 3.0.9 are all updated to use OpenSSL 1.0.1g. You can also find additional details about Enterprise Monitor 3.0.9 in the change log.

You will find binaries for the new release on My Oracle Support. Choose the "Patches & Updates" tab, and then choose the "Product or Family (Advanced Search)" side tab in the "Patch Search" portlet.

You will also find the binaries on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud within about 7 days of this announcement. Choose "MySQL Database" as the Product Pack and you will find the Enterprise Monitor along with other MySQL products..."

MySQL High Availability, 2nd Edition
Charles Bell, Mats Kindahl, Lars Thalmann
Server bottlenecks and failures are a fact of life in any database deployment, but they don't have to bring everything to a halt. This practical book explains replication, cluster, and monitoring features that can help protect your MySQL system from outages, whether it's running on hardware, virtual machines, or in the cloud.

Written by engineers who designed many of the tools covered, this book reveals undocumented or hard-to-find aspects of MySQL reliability and high availability - knowledge that's essential for any organization using this database system. This second edition describes extensive changes to MySQL tools. Versions up to 5.5 are covered, along with several 5.6 features.

  • Learn replication fundamentals, including use of the binary log and MySQL Replicant Library
  • Handle failing components through redundancy -Scale out to manage read-load increases, and use data sharding to handle large databases and write-load increases -Store and replicate data on individual nodes with MySQL Cluster -Monitor database activity and performance, and major operating system parameters -Keep track of masters and slaves, and deal with failures and restarts, corruption, and other incidents -Examine tools including MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Utilities, and GTIDs


Cloud Computing
Oracle Continues Oracle Cloud Expansion with New Oracle Database Backup and Oracle Storage Cloud Services
Oracle Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Services Provide Enterprise-Grade Solutions to Help Organizations Gain a Competitive Advantage

To help organizations more rapidly adopt and utilize hybrid cloud solutions, which can securely and seamlessly integrate public cloud solutions with on-premises and private cloud environments, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Database Backup Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service. Part of Oracle's commitment to providing the industry's broadest and most advanced cloud portfolio, the new services empower customers with choice and deliver the flexibility to easily move critical applications and data from on-premises to the cloud and vice-versa.

Oracle Storage Cloud and Oracle Database Backup Service
latest additions to the Oracle Cloud service portfolio
Gene Eun writes that, "Oracle announced that the Storage Cloud Service and Database Backup Service are now generally available in the Oracle Cloud. I thought it would be worth discussing the significance of these two new services beyond what's stated in today's press release. But before I do, let me first start with the basics of each service. The Oracle Storage Cloud Service is an IaaS offering that provides a secure, scalable, and reliable object storage solution for easily storing and managing data backups and archives in the cloud. The Oracle Database Backup Service is a PaaS offering that provides a simple, low-cost, and secure cloud-based backup and restore solution for on-premise Oracle Databases..."
Utilize Oracle Linux - A High Performance Operating System
by Diana Gray, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, Oracle University
Oracle Linux is a high-performance operating system. It is free to download and distribute, and includes source code, binaries, patches and updates.

The code has been optimized for database servers and is used in the following Oracle systems:

  • Oracle Exadata Machine
  • Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine
  • Oracle Exalogic Cloud
  • Oracle Database Appliance

Oracle University provides industry-leading training courses and certification exams to help you develop and validate the skills that hiring managers are seeking.

Through hands-on training with expert Oracle University instructors, you'll gain the knowledge to deliver extreme performance, advanced scalability and reliability for enterprise applications and systems...

Total Economic Impact of Exalogic and Exadata
A Forrester Total Economic Impact Study Prepared For Oracle
"In January 2013, Oracle and Intel commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Oracle Exadata Database Machine ('Oracle Exadata') and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ('Oracle Exalogic') together. Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic are two key members of the Oracle Engineered Systems family. Oracle Engineered Systems are preconfigured, optimized systems consisting of Oracle's latest software and hardware engineered to work together. They are designed for maximum interoperability and performance.

The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic on their organizations..."


Avea Telecommunication Services Accelerates Reporting to Improve Campaign Analysis and New Service Delivery
Avea is the youngest GSM operator in Turkey
With 14.1 million customers, Avea Telecommunication Services A.S. is the sole Turkish Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) operator working in the 1800 megahertz frequency band, also known as Long Term Evolution (LTE) - an extremely high performing radio-access technology.

Avea, the youngest GSM operator in Turkey, offers high-quality services to 98% of the country's population and is experiencing rapid growth in corporate and individual services. They have international roaming partnerships with 674 operators in 205 countries.

vBeers - Miami (Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014)
After Work Hours Enterprise IT Networking Event
This will be a Sponsored event so drinks and are on us! Please join us for the second vBeers event in Miami and encourage your enterprise IT colleagues to attend as well. Over 60 people attended March's event.

Join us for an evening of creating connections and building your network in a relaxed and fun environment.

Networking is an essential aspect of your professional growth and development. Connect with an array of professionals while enjoying a drink or two. Who knows, you just may meet your next client, business partner, employer or employee!

  • Location: Biscayne Tavern
  • Address: 146 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
  • Date: Wednesday, April 23rd
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm - arrive and depart any time
  • Sponsors: Biscayne Tavern, SherlockTech Staffing, Vault Networks, Nexenta Systems and PCS

Join the vBeers LinkedIn group. Network with fellow vBeers participants on-line.

Please RSVP via EventBrite

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 194 Issues 1 and 2 Vol 193 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 192 Issues 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:

  • Fujitsu and Oracle Enhance Fujitsu M10 SPARC Servers
  • Oracle Solaris 11.2 Launch Event
  • x86 Product Sun Server X4-4
  • Oracle DB 12c runs best on SPARC
  • How to Migrate Solaris 10 zones to Solaris 11 as branded zone?
  • IDC Big Data in the Enterprise
  • Database Insider
  • Oracle Linux 7 Beta 1
  • vBeers - Miami (Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014)
  • LibreOffice 4.2.3

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

    The Apache Software Foundation Announces 100 Million Downloads of Apache OpenOffice
    OpenOffice moved to apache in 2011
    The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache OpenOffice™ has been downloaded 100 million times.

    Apache OpenOffice is the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, available in 32 languages on Windows, OS X, and Linux. OpenOffice includes a word processor ("Writer"), a spreadsheet ("Calc"), a presentation editor ("Impress"), a vector graphics editor ("Draw"), a mathematical formula editor ("Math"), and a database management program ("Base"). As Open Source software, Apache OpenOffice is available to all users free of charge; the C++ source code is readily available for anyone who wishes to enhance the applications.

    Originally created as "StarOffice" by StarDivision and after further development as an Open Source product under the name "", OpenOffice entered the Apache Incubator in 2011 and graduated as an Apache Top-level Project in October 2012.

    Dynamic Launch in Oracle Secure Global Desktop
    Deeper Dig into dynamic launch
    "In an earlier entry, Oracle Secure Global Desktop and Oracle VDI, we mentioned the dynamic launch feature in Secure Global Desktop and described how we used that feature to connect the two products. Here's a summary of that integration:..."
    Solaris Guests on VMware ESXI
    Best Practice

    Lingeswaran writes, "VMware ESXi servers transform datacenters into scalable and aggregated infrastructure along with vCenter Server. VMware provides platform to use the various services on single physical node.For an example, we can have different Linux flavours,Solaris x86 and windows operating systems on same box as virtual guests using VMware vSphere. As we all know Oracle Sun SPARC hardware is too costly and can't be affordable for many smaller clients. But still they may need to use the Oracle solaris operating system for the application needs and performance. To meet the customers requirement, oracle/sun has released the x86 version of Oracle Solaris from Solaris 10 onwards. Since everybody behind the hardware consolidation, Solaris x86 version is mostly utilized on VMware ESXi as virtual guests..."

    Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance X4-2
    Latest Engineered System Expands Cloud Services Capabilities
    Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance enables rapid, repeatable software-defined infrastructure deployment for virtually any x86 application and workload. An easy-to-deploy, integrated system with the elasticity needed for cloud computing, customers can go from power on to production in about an hour(1) and deploy ready-to-run virtual machines in just a few minutes. The latest release, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance X4-2, delivers increased computing power, faster data processing and cloud lifecycle management capabilities via its integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
    Which Type of Virtualization Should I Use?
    Includes Brian Bream interview
    Rick writes, "I routinely ask techies which type of virtualization they'd recommend for which type of job. I seldom get an answer as crystal clear as Brian Bream's.

    Video Interview: Which Type of Virtualization Should I Use?

    Oracle's portfolio of virtualization technologies includes Oracle VM Server for x86, Oracle VM Server for SPARC (previously known as LDOMS), and Oracle Solaris Zones, among others. Brian Bream provides a crystal clear technical overview of their differences and examples of what you would use them to do to. After you listen to the recording, which is about 5 minutes long, you'll understand why Brian was selected Instructor of the Year for both Oracle University and Sun Microsystems University before that..."

    Java Technology
    Java 8 Pocket Guide
    By Robert Liguori, Patricia Liguori
    When you need quick answers for developing or debugging Java programs, this pocket guide provides a handy reference to standard features of the Java programming language and its platform. You'll find helpful programming examples, tables, figures, and lists, as well as Java 8 features such as Lambda Expressions and the Date and Time API. It's an ideal companion, whether you're in the office, in the lab, or on the road.

    This book also provides material to help you prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate Java Programmer exam.

    • Quickly find Java language details, such as naming conventions, types, statements and blocks, and object-oriented programming
    • Get details on the Java SE platform, including development basics, memory management, concurrency, and generics
    • Browse through information on basic input/output, NIO 2.0, the Java collections framework, and the Java Scripting API
    • Get supplemental references to fluent APIs, third-party tools, and basics of the Unified Modeling Language (UML)


    Java in a Nutshell
    sixth edition by Benjamin J Evans, David Flanagan
    With Early Release ebooks, you get access to books while they are being written so you can take advantage of these technologies right now. You'll receive updates when content is added, as well as the completed ebooks. You get free lifetime access, multiple file formats, and free updates.

    The sixth edition of Java in a Nutshell helps experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java 7 and 8, but it's also a learning path for new developers. With examples rewritten to take full advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, this fully updated book brings you up to date and gets you ready to develop Java applications for the future.

    • Learn how lambda expressions make your programs shorter, and easier to write and understand
    • Explore Nashorn, the brand new implementation of Javascript on the Java Virtual Machine
    • Start using the new I/O APIs to make your code cleaner, shorter, and safer
    • Understand Java's concurrency model and learn how to write multithreaded code with confidence


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