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Big Data SQL is Generally Available
Oracle Big Data SQL and Big Data Appliance 4.0 are generally available.
Dan McClary writes,"Oracle Big Data SQL and Big Data Appliance 4.0 are generally available."

Big Data Appliance 4.0 receives the following upgrades:

  • Big Data SQL: Join data in Hadoop with Oracle Database using Oracle SQL
  • Automated recovery from server failure
  • NoSQL DB multiple-zone configurations on BDA
  • Update to using the 12c ODI Agent on BDA clusters

Read on for details.

Guide to Database as a Service (DBaaS) Part 1
Answers important questions that often arise when planning, designing, deploying and maintaining a database cloud.
"The Oracle Guide to Database as a Service (DBaaS) answers important questions that often arise when planning, designing, deploying and maintaining a private Database as a Service (DBaaS) environment - also known as a database cloud. It will help you understand the advantages of this service-oriented approach, address specific issues related to planning and design, and review the benefits and opportunities associated with this cost-effective IT strategy. .."
Guide to Database as a Service (DBaaS) Part 2
Concludes with a discussion of how DBaaS deployments impact the internal culture of organizations

"As e-DBA and the State of Texas demonstrate, many customers that adopt DBaaS report lower overall costs, greater autonomy for business users, and reduced risk within IT planning scenarios. Other important benefits include greater predictability and agility, which enables the business to innovate and change. Finally, IT professionals experience new levels of creativity and innovation..."

    Oracle Executive Keynotes to Address Complexity, Cost, Cloud, and Transformational Technologies
    At Oracle OpenWorld 2014
    "Customers are taking advantage of modern technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and engineered systems to transform their businesses into real-time, customer-centric enterprises - reducing costs and generating fast insights, opportunities, and processes that help them innovate, differentiate and lead in their respective markets.

    At Oracle OpenWorld 2014, visionary Oracle executives, customers, and partners will take the main stage to discuss how these technologies are having an impact on businesses globally, enabling them to transform IT and change the equation from complexity to innovation. The conference runs September 28 through October 2 at San Francisco's Moscone Center..."

    University of California, Berkeley Supports Research Program Growth with Modern Financial Platform from Oracle
    Will help the university accurately prepare for continued growth in research programs
    "The University of California, Berkeley upgraded to Oracle's PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 and implemented Oracle's PeopleSoft Grants to achieve greater visibility into collections and spending. The new platform will help the university accurately prepare for continued growth in research programs while enabling faculty researchers to plan more effectively and improve program performance..."
    Build Your Own Exadata? Questions that make you go Hmmmm.
    By Robert Freeman

    Robert Freeman writes, "So, I've been told on occasion 'Hey, this Exadata stuff is expensive! I've just costed out my own Exadata Killer and it's like a quarter of the price. I'm just going to build my own!'

    Yeah - right. I had the ability to participate in a discussion about this and I postulated a lot of things that I don't think that people who throw out the 'Build my own' argument ever consider. Let me share my thoughts with you about this. I'm going to chop this up into three parts over the next week or so.

    Here are the thoughts I expressed:..."

    vBeers @ Boca - Biergarten - Wed Sept. 17th
    6pm - 9pm
    Join us for vBeers @ Boca. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Boca Raton, FL. The next meeting will be at Biergarten Boca, which is located in on US 1, just South of Palmetto Park and East of I-95.

    • Biergarten Boca Raton, 309 Via De Palmas #90, Boca Raton, FL 33432

    This event will be a non-sponsored event so bring your wallet, your sense of humor and get ready for some great IT and virtualization conversations with some of the best people in South Florida's IT community (including YOU!).

    Please share this invitation with your IT colleagues and encourage them to attend!

    Please Register.

    Join us for one of the three South Florida vBeers events. The South Florida vBeers events happen three times a month, once per county:

    Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3
    Industry's leading application server
    Juergen writes, "We're proud to announce that Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 has been released as part of the Cloud Application Foundation and Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.1.3 release as described at the Cloud Application Foundation Blog. Oracle WebLogic Server is the industry's leading application server, providing unparalleled choice for deploying applications in public clouds, on-premise private clouds, engineered systems such as Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle SPARC SuperClusters, and Oracle Database Appliance systems, and conventional systems..."
    All-Star Lineup of Partners to Keynote at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne San Francisco
    The events take place September 28 through October 2 at Moscone Center and the Marriott Marquis

    "Oracle's extensive partner community is a critical component to driving the company's success and the success of joint customers worldwide. Oracle is proud to welcome leaders in that community - from Oracle and some of the biggest names in the IT industry - to the main stage at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne San Francisco this year to share their vision, accomplishments, and Oracle success stories..."

    Big Data Reservoirs: Getting from Big Data to Valuable Data
    Webinar: Wednesday, September 17, 2014; 10:00 AM PDT
    Madhu Nair writes, "Big data's potential has been widely exclaimed. But many organizations are challenged by the need to collect, store, and analyze the ever-growing amounts and varieties of data that constitute big data.

    Big data reservoirs - large holding areas where all kinds of data can be stored and analyzed - are a logical first step in building a next-generation information architecture. In the world of big data, we don't often know what the value of the data will be. A big data reservoir allows for ad hoc discovery, organization, and enrichment of this data before it traverses to more refined sets of analytics tools..."

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 199 Issue 1; Vol 198 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 197 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:

    • Two Ways IBM Has Over-promised and Under-delivered with POWER8 to Date
    • Gartner Positions Oracle in Leaders Quadrant for Integrated Systems
    • Oracle Claims ZFS ZS3 Storage boots 16,000 VMs in under 7 mins., outperforms NetApp's FAS6000
    • Oracle VM Manager 3.3
    • Database-as-a-Service Reaches New Heights of Efficiency
    • Oracle VM 3.3 and Oracle Virtual Networking
    • vBeers @ Broward - Funky Buddha - Wed Sept. 10th
    • Mobile Tornado Accelerates Product Deployment with Solaris Zones
    • MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.11.0
    • FlexGanttFX 1.0.0 for JavaFX 8

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

      How to Optimize Your Enterprise Storage with Oracle Solaris ZFS
      by Cindy Swearingen
      Cindy writes, "At a time when cloud data storage needs are exploding, Oracle Solaris ZFS provides integrated features to reduce your storage footprint. ZFS also provides a flexible tiered storage model so that you can host important data on your fastest storage devices as well as compress and archive less-important data on standard storage devices.

      Want to comment on this article? Post the link on Facebook's OTN Garage page. Have a similar article to share? Bring it up on Facebook or Twitter and let's discuss. Oracle Solaris ZFS provides the following ways to optimize your storage requirements in Oracle Solaris 11:..."

      Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.16 Released
      Maintenance release
      Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.16 has just been released. This maintenance release of VirtualBox 4.3 improves stability and fixes regressions.

      For more details see the ChangeLog, or just simply download it now at the community or Oracle download sites.

      * The Oracle VM VirtualBox team

      Java Technology
      GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 Released
      World's first Java EE 7 application server
      John Clingan writes, "GlassFish Server 4.1 Open Source Edition is available for download! This release of the world's first Java EE 7 application server includes multiple new and valuable features and updates. ....

      In summary, GlassFish 4.1 offers updated platform support, improved developer experience, new features and is bundled in the refreshed Java EE 7 SDK. GlassFish 4.1 can be downloaded from, and the Java EE 7 SDK can be downloaded from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN)..."

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