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Oracle
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Running Oracle Hardware and Software Together
New customer reference e-book
"The new Oracle on Oracle customer reference e-book, Getting Better Business Results, highlights what other organizations have achieved by running their Oracle applications on Oracle hardware.

This e-book focuses on the retail, financial services, communications, and high tech industries and has embedded industry specific iPapers and infographics, as well as links to numerous case studies..."

Top Three Challenges Driving Adoption of Database as a Service
Unmanaged asset sprawl - Configuration pollution - Slow time to deliver database instances

Javier Puerta writes, "A recent study estimates that the market for cloud databases and database as a service (DBaaS) will grow 14x, from about US$1 billion in 2014 to approximately US$14 billion by 2019.

According to Oracle Product Marketing Director Scott McNeil, three management challenges are driving IT executives and database managers to move toward DBaaS..."

Partners
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Oracle FY16 Global Partner Kickoff: Are you ready to pivot to the cloud?
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 Oracle Alliances & Channels executives, incl. David Callaghan for the EMEA region. These thought leaders will provide our partners with 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 9am PDT / 5pm UKT / 6pm CET, and register now!"

Features
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Inoculate the Cloud: Moving to the Cloud FOR Security
Forbes
Troy Kitch writes, "Forbes BrandVoice features a new article, 'Inoculating the Cloud', on how organizations will be moving to the cloud in order to be more secure.

No matter what survey you look at regarding challenges of moving to the cloud, you'll usually see "security" as one of, if not the top, concern. It makes sense that organizations worry about putting their sensitive customer and company data in the cloud because of data breach risks and compliance concerns. 'Who can protect my data, better than myself,' they question..."

MySQL
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Ensuring Your Success with MySQL and PHP
MySQL and PHP is a great combination for those creating and maintaining dynamic web applications

MySQL and PHP is a great combination for those creating and maintaining dynamic web applications. To ensure your success with your websites, take the MySQL and PHP 'Developing Dynamic Web Applications' training course (4-day, instructor-led class)

Cloud Computing
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Partner Corner: TeamInformatics on What Oracle Documents Cloud Service Means for You?
By Tanu Sood
"The sphere of influence that is Enterprise Content Management has been steadily expanding to encompass areas such as records, digital assets, web content, and others. This has meant your ECM solution suite has had to grow and mature to support and maintain these activities. The newest is cloud-based document management, sharing, and collaboration..."
Simplify Your Journey to Oracle Cloud
by Diana Gray and Jim Vonick
Diana Gray and Jim Vonick writes, "The transformation to public cloud computing can be a challenge for your entire organization, whether you're a technical professional figuring out how to implement and administer your cloud solution, or a business learning how to use a new cloud application.

Oracle University has just made it easier for your entire organization. Now you can get the Oracle Cloud training you need, when you need it, all in one place with an Oracle Cloud Learning Subscription..."

vBeers-SF
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vBeers - Broward - Funky Buddha
Wednesday, June 10th. 2015: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Funky Buddha - Oakland Park

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! This event is sponsored by the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) http://www.southfloridatech.org/

SPARC
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Flash Acceleration and In Memory Computing at Work
By Torrey Martin
Torrey Martin writes, "If you're crunching Big Data analytics, running a massive data warehouse or just running your business from a central database, speed is absolutely critical. Many companies today are adopting in memory computing as well as flash storage caching to solve performance problems so they can make better, faster decisions.

Modern servers often include extra-large memory capacity because memory can have a profound impact on performance..."

Software in Silicon Cloud
3 Reasons To Test Drive our Cloud
"Oracle's Software in Silicon Cloud is available NOW, free of charge, to our customers and partners for a test drive.

This special offering provides our ISV partners and enterprise developers early access to the revolutionary Software in Silicon technology in the forthcoming Oracle SPARC M7 processor running Oracle Solaris 11, with a robust and secure cloud platform and ready-to-run virtual machine environments.

And we have 3 partners who have great things to say about using it TODAY!..."

Servers
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Oracle's New Four-Socket Flash-Optimized x86 Server
By Josh Rosen, X86 Product Manager
"We are excited to announce the release of our new four-socket x86 server, Oracle Server X5-4, based on Intel's Haswell-EX processors. Designed with Oracle operating systems, Oracle virtualization, and Oracle Database in mind, this is the most powerful four-socket x86 server we've ever built.

With the highest reliability, availability, and serviceability features in the four-socket space, Oracle Server X5-4 is the ideal x86 platform for consolidating enterprise applications and for running in-memory databases that require large amounts of memory and I/O..."

Storage
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Superior performance, efficiency & co-engineered with Oracle Database
Oracle ZFS
Oracle's excellent performance and price/performance benchmark results demonstrate this ability to deliver high performance at a significantly lower cost than the competition. For example, Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 is able to achieve higher SPC-2 throughput performance than other systems near its price point.
Top10
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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:

  • Five Ways to Simplify Cloud Integration (White Paper, 13 Pages)
  • Develop in VirtualBox and Deploy to Oracle VM Server
  • Khan Bank deployed Oracle Exadata Database Machine
  • How to generate PGP keys using GPG 1.4.5 on Linux
  • Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
  • Oracle Helps Customers Embrace the Digital Enterprise with Enhanced API Management Portfolio
  • HTML5: audio, video, 'required', and data list in NetBeans IDE
  • Security Inside Out Newsletter
  • Database Insider
  • Six Oracle Customers Share Cloud Experiences at Oracle Cloud Analyst Summit

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

    Developer
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    Oracle Solaris Studio: Optimal Java Performance and Remote Development
    By Larry Wake
    Two new videos highlighting the capabilities of the Oracle Solaris Studio developer toolsuite are available, The first one covers how to quickly identify and optimize performance hotspots in Java applications. The second one discusses how you can use Oracle Solaris Studio from virtually any laptop or desktop environment to develop enterprise applications for Oracle Solaris and Linux.
    Sysadmin
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    Quick and Dirty iSCSI between Solaris 11.1 targets and a Solaris 10 Initiator
    Solaris as a storage server

    "I recently found myself with a support request to do some research involving looking at the results of removing vdevs from a pool in a recoverable way while doing operations on the pool.

    My initial thought was to make the disk devices available to a guest ldom from a control ldom, but I found that Solaris and LDOMS coupled things too tightly for me to do something which had the potential to cause damage..."

    Virtualization
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    Keep Your Virtualization Infrastructure Up to Date
    Friday Spotlight
    "It's important to keep all software versions and patches up-to-date, as one of the principles of good security practice. Oracle responds quickly to any potential security threat by incorporating the security fixes into errata updates...

    The Oracle VM security architecture, by design, eliminates many security threats..."

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
    Not for use in production
    Oracle is proud to announce the availability of VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 1.

    This release is a major improvement which include a large number of enhancement and bug fixes.

    Java Technology
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    Devoxx Replay: Java EE Security API (JSR 375)
    By David Delabassee
    David writes, "A few weeks ago, Alex Kosowski (JSR 375 Specification Lead) gave a session at Devoxx Paris on the new Java EE Security API (JSR 375). During that session, Alex gave some background and the motivations that led to the creation of JSR 375. Alex then outlined some of the initial plans of the Expert Groups..."
    Java Card 3.0.5 is now available
    Specifications and development kit are now available for download
    Eric Vetillard writes, "We have just released a new version of Java Card, Classic Edition. Java Card 3.0.5 specifications and development kit are now available for download.

    What's new in this release?

    This release includes a lot of new features for Java Card developers, as well as a new IDE plug-in that works with Eclipse.

    Here is a short summary of the new features:..."

    Java EE 8 Roadmap Update
    By John Clingan
    John Clingan, "Java EE 8 was formally launched in September 2014 with the JCP's unanimous approval of JSR 366 and our announcements at JavaOne. At JavaOne 2014 we presented a summary of our areas of investigation for Java EE 8 during the Strategy Keynote, followed by numerous in-depth presentations on our intended work by the specification leads. The goal that we set for ourselves then was to complete this work by JavaOne San Francisco 2016..."
    What is Java Card?
    a subset of Java targeting smart cards
    "Here is an answer, which also includes the answer to a few ancillary questions...

    Java Card was designed as a subset of Java targeting smart cards

    Java Card technology is a specific Java platform that targets smart cards and related systems, which typically run on specific hardware known as Secure MCUs. The Java Card platform has a very small footprint, and it explicitly targets security applications, with dedicated APIs to manage authentication credentials (PIN) and cryptography.

    When and why did this idea come?..."

    NetBeans
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    HTML5 Fun Pack for NetBeans IDE
    By Geertjan
    Geertjan writes, "What better way to get familiar with the new HTML5 elements and attributes than to have them integrated into the Component Palette in NetBeans IDE?

    Below, when you look in the palette on the right side of the screenshot, you see a new HTML5 category, which currently contains four new palette items, for audio, data list (code completion), required (validation), and video..."

    Telco
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    Oracle Communications Advances the Cloud and IT in the Network
    with the Demonstration of Next-Generation Network as a Service

    "Communications service providers (CSPs) know they must quickly transform from a static and network-device-centric service model to one that is dynamic and cloud-centric by leveraging advancements in software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV).

    This shift is especially critical for CSPs that provide services to business customers because setup and delivery can be highly manual and costly, and businesses can't control how much or how little of the resulting network they use.Oracle Communications,in collaboration with InfoVista and Juniper Networks, will lead a Catalyst project at TM Forum Live!, 'Zero-Touch Network as a Service: Agile, Assured, and Orchestrated with NFV,' that squarely addresses this challenge..."

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