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Oracle
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Synchronizing the switchover of multiple Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition Protection Groups
Enables two clusters to be linked in a Partnership

Geographic Edition is a management framework which adds Disaster Recovery (DR) functionality to the High Availability that Oracle Solaris Cluster already provides. It enables two clusters to be linked in a Partnership, within which many application protection groups (PGs) can be configured.

Each PG combines control of one or more Oracle Solaris Cluster resource groups (RGs) with control of a data replication mechanism. Switching a PG from one partner cluster to the other results in a controlled shutdown of the application(s) managed by the RGs, a reversal of the replication direction, and a restart of the application(s) at the other partner cluster (the Disaster Recovery site). If the primary cluster has become unavailable due to a disaster, the PG can simply be activated at the Disaster Recovery site to bring the service online there...

ITPalooza
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Time to Register for ITPalooza 2014 (December 4th)
Final Chance to Register As An Attendee, As A Tech User Group, As A Sponsor
Please register to attend ITPalooza 2014 and encourage your IT colleagues to do the same! Many attendees chose to pay for their ticket by selecting the option of bring two unwrapped $12 toys for the "Toys for Tots" charity.

We have many excellent speakers and sponsors lined up for ITPalooza 2014. There is still time to register your Tech User Group and there are still some sponsorship opportunities available.

ITPalooza 2014, Thursday December 4th: Noon to Night

  • Daytime Event: Technical Sessions, Exhibitions (noon to 6pm)
  • CIO Insights - VIP CIO Pass Required for Access to this Session (noon to 5pm)
  • Hiring Fare (1pm to 5pm)

ITPalooza Hackathon: 8:30am to 5pm

  • Hackathon attendees are also welcome at the evening event

ITPalooza After Dark: 5pm to 9pm

  • Evening Event: IT Networking and Holiday Party (6pm to 9pm) featuring The IT Palooza Band - AKA Gee Force
  • Idea for people who can't attend the daytime sessions
  • All ITPalooza attendees are welcome
  • CIO Insights attendees are invited to the After Dark VIP tent

ITPalooza 2014 Pre-Conference @ NSU, Wednesday, December 3rd (9am - 5pm)

  • SQL training for a good cause

About ITPalooza 2014

ITPalooza is an annual gathering of South Florida's non-profit Technology User Groups (tech groups). Anticipating more than 2,000 registrants, 60 speakers, 65 sponsors and 50 tech groups from across South Florida, the 3rd Annual ITPalooza is set to deliver unbelievable value to the South Florida Tech community on Thursday December 4th at Nova Southeastern University.

As a non-profit group, ITPalooza gives attendees an option to pay for attendance by donating toys worth $25 to the US Marine Corp's 'Toys for Tots' charity. The 2012 and 2013 events raised over $75,000 in donations and cash.

Solaris
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Oracle Solaris 11 - Beginners Guide
From UnixArena
Lingeswaran writes, "If you are working as a Sun Solaris system administrator, you know that how rapidly Solaris operating system is changing from version to version. There were a lot difference between Solaris 9 and Solaris 10. But people were able to grab the changes quickly in the past when it was transformed from Solaris 8/9 to Solaris 10. ZFS and Zones were not utilized potentially on Solaris 10 and this could be the reason why the system administrators couldn't find any difficulties. But now most of the people are asking that how and where to start for oracle Solaris 11..."
MySQL
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Events where you can find MySQL in December 2014 & January 2015
list of events
Please find below list of events where you can find MySQL in the next few months:

December 2014:

  • PHP Brazil, Osasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil (December 4-7, 1014)
  • UK OUG/Tech 14, Liverpool, UK (December 8-10, 2014)
  • OpenSource Enterprise, Tokyo, Japan (December 12, 2014)

January 2015:

  • FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium (January 31-February 1, 2015)

read on for details.

Cloud Computing
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Cloud Computing
From Profit Magazine
Cloud computing, social media, mobility, and big data are transforming how business gets done. In this special report, learn about how you can attend one of the final three Oracle CloudWorld events to explore modern business strategies and practices.

Plus, get expert insight on cloud computing—and Oracle’s strategy—from Oracle executives, including Larry Ellison and Mark Hurd. And, hear from customers who are using Oracle’s cloud solutions to take their businesses to new heights.

Cloud Computing in Oracle Profit.

Oracle Managed Cloud Services Wins the Frost & Sullivan 2014 North American Customer Value Leadership Award
for Managed Cloud
The 2014 Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award - North America Managed Cloud Customer Value Leadership Award, rated Oracle Managed Cloud Services as the clear leader versus other providers; Managed Cloud received an "exceptional" rating in 9 of 10 evaluation categories. The research report is an excellent look at our industry and what is valued by cloud customers looking for a managed solution.

View this video to learn more about the Frost & Sullivan 2014 North American Customer Value leadership Award for Managed Cloud Services and to see Steve McMillan, SVP Oracle Managed Cloud Services, accept the award on Oracle's behalf.

Linux
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Oracle Linux Docker Base Image on Ubuntu 14.10
Oracle Linux Docker Base Images for OL6 and OL7
Bruno Borges writes, "Oracle Linux team has been working hard to provide Docker support. You will be glad to see that they, since August, are releasing Docker binaries in Oracle Linux YUM repositories. Now recently they are also publishing the Oracle Linux Docker Base Images for OL6 and OL7!

The documentation of Oracle Linux (OL6 and OL7) and Docker is also well advanced and explanatory. Keep track of everything about Docker and Oracle Linux from this yum page..."

Exadata
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Over 10,000 Engineered Systems sold
From Profit Magazine
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd recently announced Oracle sold its 10,000th engineered system. How significant is that milestone? “It’s very significant because it means that you've crossed over from being an early adopter product to a mainstream product in people’s infrastructure,” says John Fowler, Oracle’s executive vice president of systems.

See Special Report: Engineered Systems in Oracle's Profit magazine for details.

Top Exastack ISV partner headlines: SAS
Video of Paul Kent, Vice President of Big Data at SAS
In this video, Paul Kent - Vice President of Big Data at SAS - discusses SAS strategy for Big Data analytics and how Oracle Engineered Systems simplify implementations for customers - Watch video.
vBeers-SF
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vBeers @ ITPalooza After Dark
December Schedule
Regular vBeers attendees from all three South Florida counties are invited to ITPalooza 2014, especially the IT networking and holiday party.

Normally, the South Florida vBeers events happen three times a month, once per county. This December there will be just twp meetings. We will not be hosting vBeer@Miami as it falls on Christmas Eve,

Wednesday December 4th

Wednesday December 10th

Wednesday December 17th

Details will be posted to the vBeers South Florida LinkedIN Group and http://vbeers.org.

Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 201 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 200 Issues 1, 2, 3,4 and 5; Vol 199 Issue 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:

  • SPARC M7 - Security in Silicon (SIS)
  • Java Magazine: The Internet of Things
  • And Two Become One
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.20 Released
  • Are Two HPs Better Than One?
  • New Performance Analyzer Overview screen
  • GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 Released
  • Siemens Teamcenter Optimized with Oracle SuperCluster
  • Oracle CEO Mark Hurd: Make HR A Real-Time Application
  • Advanced Registration Now Open for new Oracle Mobile Security Primer eBook

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

    Developer
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    Oracle High Scores on GigaOm Research - Sector Roadmap
    cross-platform mobile development
    GigaOm analysts Rich Morrow recently covered cross platform mobile development, a hot topic given the effort it takes to develop enterprise apps that fulfill the needs in a BYOD world, and Oracle is helping to fulfill the needs end-to-end needs for enterprise mobile development.

    Areas covered include:

    • Write once, deploy to several native codebases
    • Tight integrations to back-ends or middleware
    • A focus on specific use cases
    • Consistent “app identity.”
    • Support for popular coding environments.
    • Native device support

    There's some great information covered in the report. Get the whole story here.

    Networking
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    Oracle and Pluribus Ally on Software Defined Networking
    Video with Sunay Tripathi, CTO
    Sunay Tripathi, CTO, Pluribus Networks, describes how running Oracle Solaris 11 on Pluribus Networks’ switches means that virtual networking services can be dynamically re-provisioned from compute nodes to networking to help maximize performance.

    Video interview

    Virtualization
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    Best Virtualization and Life Cycle Management for Private Clouds
    Oracle's layered virtualization
    Virtualization started as a means for server consolidation in order to obtain better efficiency in IT infrastructure. Cost savings came from increased system utilization and reduced server hardware needed to support multiple workloads. However, as private clouds were increasingly deployed in modern data centers, there has been a sharp increase in the number of Virtual Machines that are managed. Many of these clouds have been architected with a hypervisor model supporting many operating system copies. This model actually creates issues of poor efficiency and high management overhead. In other words, IT managers are back again looking at the issue of how to improve the efficiency in their clouds.

    Oracle recognized these challenges early and addressed both efficiency and ease of management with virtualization technologies...

    Java Technology
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    Java Update and Roadmap
    Java 8, Java 9 and Beyond
    What’s new in Java 8, and what's coming in Java 9? This presentation will cover new features in Java 8, like streams and lambda's, look at what's coming soon in Java 9 and talk about some new and upcoming capabilities in the Oracle Java implementation.

    Video featuring Henrik Stahl

    NetBeans
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    NetBeans Podcast 72
    Podcast Guests: Mark Stephens, Sylwia Kedzia, Nilay Yener, Emily Hall, Bruno Souza, Luke Mayell, and Adam Bien
    • 00:00 / Opening Chat with Mark Stephens from IDR Solutions
    • 03:25 / Sylwia K&#281;dzia - Conversation with Nilay Yener, Co-organizer of GDG Istanbul
    • 14:25 / Emily Hall - Conversation with Bruno Souza, Open Source Advocate
    • 24:35 / Luke Mayell - Conversation with Adam Bien, Java EE Champion

    Download mp3: 29 minutes (20 mb)

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