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Database Insider
May 2015 issue now available

Javier Puerta writes, "The May issue of the Database Insider newsletter is now available..."

Oracle Database 12c Now Certified by SAP

In March 2015, SAP announced that all SAP products based on SAP NetWeaver 7.x are now certified and supported on Oracle Database 12c - including Oracle Grid Computing 12c and Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c.

Oracle Database Innovation Online Forum

The Oracle Database Innovation Forum that was broadcast on March 18, 2015 is now available on demand. Once you've registered, watch the replay of Tom Kyte's keynote, and then stay as long as you like or return at your convenience to watch another session or replay one that made an impact on you.

Andres Rodriguez: Ubuntu Update - Thursday June 4th @NSU
Einstein's from 6:30PM to 7:30PM; Presentation at 7:30PM
Andres Rodriguez, a Miami-based Engineering Manager for Canonical will deliver an update on Ubunutu, similar to the presentations we have had this year from Red Hat and Oracle.

Andres has been a Canonical employee for about 5 years and first delivered training on Ubuntu in May 2007.

At Canonical, Andres Leads teams responsible for Ubuntu Server Certification, OpenStack Interoperability Lab, Hardware Enablement and he leads the MAAS Team.

Please RSVP at

Directions on FLUX website.

Cloud Computing
Six Oracle Customers Share Cloud Experiences at Oracle Cloud Analyst Summit
We Couldn't Have Said It Any Better

Gene Eun writes, "Every year, Oracle's product strategy, development and marketing teams spend a considerable amount of time with members of the analyst community. Even though these teams have continuous dialogues with individual customers and customer advisory boards (CABs), the fact remains that IT research analysts and consultants play an important role by providing valuable insight on industry trends and opportunities and expert advice on business strategy. Such was the case this past March when Oracle invited twenty of the most influential analysts covering Cloud to Indian Wells, CA for an Oracle Cloud Analyst Summit. During the summit, key Oracle executives discussed the latest additions to the Oracle Cloud Solutions portfolio and provided updates on our product strategy and roadmap. The gathering was also the perfect forum to hear what analysts thought about Oracle's vision and execution plans for addressing the cloud computing market..."

Five Ways to Simplify Cloud Integration (White Paper, 13 Pages)
Oracle Integration Cloud Service
The increasing demands on integration platforms to keep pace with rapid SaaS application adoption far exceed what existed in the pre-cloud era. Yesterday's approach of adding even more features into already feature-rich integration platforms further restricts the ability of LOB and Apps IT to participate in the increasingly complex integration process. To provide a significantly easier to use integration experience, the entire integration process needed a new approach. Simply put, a rethinking of the integration platform is required. After many years of development, Oracle has re-invented the integration platform with the release of Oracle Integration Cloud Service...
How to generate PGP keys using GPG 1.4.5 on Linux
by Terry Munday
"This blog describes how to generate a private/public key pair using GPG version 1.4.5. The resulting public key will contain two keys, one key for signing and a subkey for encryption.

This key can be used with HCM Fusion SaaS to encrypt/decrypt files as they are transferred to and from the UCM server.

User input is noted in RED text..."

Khan Bank deployed Oracle Exadata Database Machine
with partner ITZone
Javier Puerta writes, "Khan Bank implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine to provide a high-performing, reliable, and scalable database platform for its core banking applications and support business growth. It now restores data 4x faster, processes batches five hours faster, and enables customers to rapidly conduct transactions without disruption, ensuring greater customer satisfaction. With Oracle Platinum Services, Khan Bank also improved DBA productivity by 40%, ensured high system availability, minimized skills-shortage risk, and increased staff confidence and morale.

Khan Bank has worked with Oracle Specialized Partner, ITZone for a number of years, and chose to use this partner again to assist with the Oracle Exadata project..."

vBeers @ Broward - Funky Buddha
Wed June 10th - 6pm - 9pm (Sponsored Pizza and Beer)
Please join us for the next vBeers @ Broward. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Broward County, Florida, USA.

The next Broward meeting will be at the Funky Buddha Brewery, which is located in Oakland Park, just a few minutes East of I-95.

Event sponsorship is now managed by the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA). Sponsors for this event include Volico and Nexenta. Volico Hosting will be buying the beers and Nexenta will provide pizza! Bring 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. Please encourage to IT friends and colleagues to attend!

Please RSVP at the vBeers South Florida page. Contact Douglas Saenz for sponsorship details.

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vBeers @ Palm Beach Gardens - Twisted Trunk Brewing
Wednesday June 4th, 6pm to 9pm
Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida. Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite all of your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) is managing sponsorships. Please contact Douglas Saenz for details.


  • Twisted Trunk Brewing
  • 2000 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, June 4th, 2015 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Please RSVP at

Oracle FY16 Global Partner Kickoff
Save the date: June 23rd

Ready, set, mark your calendars for our Oracle FY16 Global Partner Kickoff!

This year's live, virtual event will be hosted by Oracle executives Mark Hurd, John Fowler, Thomas Kurian & Shawn Price, as well as well as A&C executives. These thought leaders will provide our partners an opportunity to better understand Oracle's cloud transformation, as well our updated go-to-market and sales strategies for the upcoming fiscal year.

Save the date for June 23 at 5pm GMT - 6pm CET - 7pm EET, and encourage your partners to register today.

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 207 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 206 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:

  • Oracle VM Server for SPARC Best Practices
  • Oracle ZFS and OpenStack: We're Ready
  • Oracle Big Data Appliance X5-2
  • OpenZFS European User Conference - Paris
  • How to Start Using Docker on Oracle Linux
  • Oracle Java 8 ME Embedded + Raspberry Pi + Sensors =
  • Oracle and the Community Celebrate 20 Years of Java
  • Big Data, Bigger Responsibility
  • How to setup a HA OpenStack environment with Oracle Solaris Cluster
  • Docker - Take Two - Starting From Windows with Linux VM as Docker Host

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

    Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
    May 2015 Edition
    Oracle is pleased to announce that the May edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available!

    This issue includes information on:

    • The new Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.2
    • Updates to Oracle VM VirtualBox, Oracle VM Server for SPARC, and VCA
    • Customer and partner stories from Epsilon, Secure-24, SanDisk, and more
    • Oracle OpenWorld Latin America
    • The webcast we're holding on Thursday of this week on Oracle VM VirtualBox and OpenStack (don't miss it!)

    And much more!

    You can read the online edition right now, or if you'd like to have the newsletter delivered directly to your inbox...

    Develop in VirtualBox and Deploy to Oracle VM Server
    Friday Spotlight
    Jeff writes, "Oracle has two widely used virtual machine technologies for x86: Oracle VM Server for x86 is oriented towards server applications, while Oracle VM VirtualBox is our popular desktop virtualization product. Each is designed for its target application: Oracle VM Server for x86 provides scale and performance for enterprise applications, while Oracle VM VirtualBox provides convenient and flexible desktop virtualization for end-users and developers.

    VirtualBox makes it easy to share files between a host desktop or laptop and its VMs, so a programmer can develop code on the host and then test the software inside the VMs. A convenient use case is to develop a VM on VirtualBox, and then export it to Oracle VM Server for x86 where it can run in production. That leverages VirtualBox's graphic capability and ease of use for developer productivity with the ability to promote applications to the servers where they will run..."

    Java Technology
    Celebrating 20 Years of Java!
    By Giuseppe Facchetti
    Giuseppe Facchetti writes, "Oracle, users and the development community worldwide are celebrating 20 years of Java. Today, Java serves as the critical backbone of software that touches both our work and personal lives. From innovations in enterprise big data, cloud, social, mobile and the Internet of Things, to connected cars, smartphones and video games, Java continues to help developers push the boundaries in technology innovation.

    See here for more information, and here for the Java Timeline since 1991!..."

    HTML5: audio, video, 'required', and data list in NetBeans IDE
    by Geertjan Wielenga
    Geertjan writes, "HTML5 rocks. Take a look at some of the new HTML elements you can work with out of the box.

    Each of the screenshots below can be enlarged, so that you can see how NetBeans IDE, with its new support for shadow DOM elements in the upcoming NetBeans IDE 8.1, can help you understand and style these new HTML elements, of which there are several more but these, audio, video, 'required', and data list (i.e., code completion) are especially cool..."

    Security Inside Out Newsletter
    May 2015 Edition
    Oracle has published the May Security Inside Out newsletter. Check it out to find out about securing the big data life cycle, data security training, and more.


    • MIT Technology Review: Securing the Big Data Lifecycle
    • Oracle Training Offerings Help Close the Gap in the Availability of Trained Data Security Professionals
    • What the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report Means to Corporate Data Security


    • 86% of Data Breaches Miss Detection; How Do You Beat the Odds?
    • Oracle Database Security Webcasts
    • Oracle Identity Management Webcasts Blogs
    • Oracle Identity Management
    • Security Inside Out Videos
    • Neustar Drives Cloud-Based Analytics
    • UPMC Discusses Privacy, Identity, and Security in Healthcare More ...
    Oracle Access Management (White Paper, 26 Pages)
    Complete, Integrated, Scalable Access Management Solution
    In the recent past, Access Management was mainly focused on web authentication, single sign-on, and access to intranet applications. However, the enterprise access management landscape has been evolving at a fast pace over the last few years to meet the requirements of new computing paradigms and technologies transforming the way organizations access and expose business-critical services and data...

    This paper introduces Oracle Access Management, a complete solution designed to securely enable business transformation with mobile and social networking technologies, hybrid on-premise and cloud applications deployment, and hybrid Access Management deployment while preserving a seamless user experience, centralized administration, and market-leading performance and scalability.

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