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Database 12c Certified With 12.1 On Oracle Solaris on x86-64
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10, 11)

Oracle Database 12cR1 Version is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 for 12.1 on the following additional platform:

Release 12.1 (12.1.3 and higher):

  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10, 11)

This is a 'database tier only' or 'split tier configuration' certification where the application tier must be on a fully certified E-Business Suite platform.

Real-Time Decisions on Big Data
By Mike Hallett

Mike writes, "By continuously learning in real time, an adaptive solution can predict and optimize the outcome of each transaction, thereby improving the customer experience and maximising revenues. With increasing amounts and speeds of data acquisition, the solution needed for this must make many decisions automatically and very quickly (for example in less than a Tenth of a second for an effective eCommerce application) based on large amounts of data.

Many of our recent Big Data customer projects are driven by this need for high value real time decisions..."

Litmus Test: 86% of Large Enterprises See the Value of Business Transformation
Yet Nearly Half Are Not Fully Ready to Execute

Today, 'business as usual' simply does not, and will not, suffice for large enterprises seeking success. New competition is emerging, existing competitors are upping their game, and the legislative regulation is challenging organizations to reach new levels of transparency. The landscape is dynamic, and for those businesses that strive not simply to compete, but to win, the need for business transformation is urgent. However, while the majority of executives agree that business transformation is vital to maintain a competitive edge, nearly half (48%) are only somewhat or not at all prepared to successfully execute a business transformation today...

    Provisioning Solaris 11
    By Jeff Victor
    Jeff writes, "Oracle Solaris 11 introduced the Image Package System, a new software packaging in which Solaris software components are delivered. It replaces the System V Release 4 ("SVR4") packaging system used by Solaris 2.0 through Solaris 10. If you are learning Solaris 11, learning about IPS is a must! The links below will take you to the documents, videos, blog entries, and other artifacts that I think are the most important ones to begin..."
    MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.19 has been released
    By Andy Bang
    MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.19 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site. This is a maintenance release that updates various third party components and fixes a bug. You can find more information on the contents of this release 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.

    Cloud Computing
    Oracle's New Cloud Development Center in Canada Reiterates Company's Commitment to Cloud Innovation
    HackerX Recruitment Event Sets the Stage for Toronto Office Unveiling
    Oracle has opened its latest, cutting-edge cloud development facility in Toronto's downtown tech center. The company aims to increase its Toronto cloud software development team by 30 percent, with a focus on advancing Oracle Marketing Cloud. The new center will debut with a HackerX recruitment event tailored for cloud developers to meet like-minded innovators and explore opportunities at Oracle.
    Are you boosting your OS Security this Holiday Season?
    By Meghan Fritz
    Meghan writes, "The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts holiday sales in November and December to increase by about 4 percent, with total projected sales of $616.9B. Online sales are expected to see up to 11 percent growth with sales projected to represent $105B. In addition, retailers are expected to hire between 725,000 and 800,000 seasonal workers.

    That's a lot of transactions, a lot of revenue and a lot of manpower. It's also an opportune time for OS security breaches..."

    Exalogic Case Study - Oracle's Internal E-Business Suite R12 environment
    By Srini Chaval

    Srini writes, "As you may be aware, Oracle runs a world-class single instance of R12.1 E-Business Suite which is primarily used to process business transactions related to Financials, Human Resources, Order Management and Purchasing, supporting all of our internal global back-office operations in these functional areas. Details of this EBS instance, internally known as GSI, were presented in an OOW 2014 session and also on the EBS Technology Stack blog..."

    vBeers @ Boca - Biergarten - Wed Dec 17th
    6pm - 9pm: Last event of 2014
    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

    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:

    • vBeers @ Boca 3rd Wednesday of Month

    • vBeers @ Miami 4th Wednesday of Month

    • vBeers @ Broward 2nd Wednesday of Month

    Details posted to vBeers South Florida LinkedIN Group.

    Rethink Mobile: Beyond Mobile First with Oracle
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    December 17, 2014 - Mark your calendars to get an update on Oracle's mobile strategy: Rethink Mobile: Beyond Mobile First with Oracle. We will be available to answer your questions via live chats. The Oracle guest lineup includes: Suhas Uliyar, Vice President, Mobile Strategy, Product Management, Laurent Pacalin, Group Vice President, Product Management, Jeanne Lowell, Vice President, E-Business Suite, and Rimi Bewtra, Sr. Director of Product Marketing...

    • Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    • Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

    Among today's enterprises, 87 percent have a formal mobility strategy at the enterprise or unit level, yet 7 in 10 are struggling to keep pace with new mobile devices and systems. As an industry we have learned a great deal in the past decade -- in fact today enterprises are recognizing the true importance of having a more holistic strategy around mobility.&#8232;

    OTN Virtual Technology Summit - Replay
    By Yolande Poirier
    The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is excited to invite you to watch the Virtual Technology Summit on demand. VTS is a great way to keep up with Java. Learn from Java Champions and Oracle experts as they share their insight and expertise.

    In this second edition, you will get code-laden training on how to:&#8232;

    • Implement solutions using the latest Java EE features
    • Use lambdas and the new streams library API
    • Tune your Java applications for high performance

    Watch the sessions now! Register with your email to access all the content for free.

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    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 202 Issue 1; Vol 201 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 200 Issues 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:

    • ZFS Performance boosts since 2010
    • Oracle Unveils Flagship Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 NAS System
    • Oracle's New Two-Socket x86 Servers with Oracle's Unique NVM Express Design
    • Oracle Server X5-2 and Oracle Server X5-2L
    • The Java 7 EE Tutorial
    • reARC - a major re-architecture of the code that manages ZFS in-memory cache
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server Excels on Oracle SPARC T5
    • Evolving Java - How and why it matters
    • The Best Infrastructure for Your Private Clouds
    • Oracle Introduces its Solution for Project-Driven Supply Chain

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

      Free and Open Source S/W
      Open Source Continues its March into the Enterprise
      By Joe McKendrick
      Joe McKendrick writes, "Recently, Microsoft - for years the sworn enemy of open source - announced that it was open sourcing it's .NET Framework, the underpinning of the vendor's tools and solutions for web services, SOA and cloud.

      Open source has become a ubiquitous part of the enterprise landscape. Once considered to have some degree of risk, even the most risk-averse industry on the planet - insurance - is embracing it in various ways.

      In one notable example, for instance, Progressive Insurance was reported in CIO as employing open-source data analytics software to measure customer response to its online advertising strategy..."

      Python in NetBeans IDE 8.0.2
      By Geertjan Wielenga
      Let's get started with Python in NetBeans IDE 8.0.2.

      Take the following steps:

      • Prepare. Watch this YouTube movie:
      • Make Sure You're Prepared.
      • Get the Correct Version of NetBeans IDE
      • Get the Python Plugin for NetBeans IDE 8.0.2.
      • Go to the Plugin Manager in NetBeans IDE
      • Install the Python Plugin
      • Go to the New Project Dialog
      • Get Started Creating a Python Application
      • Step Through the Wizard
      • Run the Python Application.

      Read on for details.

      SQL Developer 4.1
      Instance Viewer
      The SQL Developer team has been steadily adding features tailored to the DBA since the version 3.0 release. This steady march continues with version 4.1, which was released as an Early Adopter yesterday.

      The DBA feature I want to talk about today is the Instance Viewer. Well, technically the window is labeled as the 'DB Instance.'

      Which Oracle Solaris Virtualization?
      With Oracle Solaris there is good news...
      From time to time the product manager for Oracle Solaris Virtualization gets asked by customers which virtualization technology they should choose. This is probably because of two main reasons.

      • Choice: Oracle Solaris provides a choice of virtualization technologies so you can tailor your virtual infrastructure to best fit your application, not to have force (and hence compromise) your application to fit a single option
      • No way back: There is the perception, once you make your choice if you get it wrong there is no way back (or a very difficult way back), so it is really important to make the right choice

      Understandably there is occasionally a lot of angst around this decision but, as always, with Oracle Solaris there is good news...

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