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Implementing ILM with DB12c
11 Page While Paper
The dramatic increase in data storage has had a major impact on enterprise customers looking to reduce costs, increase performance and scalability, and simplify management complexity.

Oracle Database 12c innovations like Data Partitioning, Advanced Row Compression, Hybrid Columnar Compression; Automatic Data Optimization, Heat Map can help implement an Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution that balances cost effective storage and simple management with scalability and high performance data access.

Read the Implementing Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) with Oracle Database 12c White Paper.

The Internet of Things Will Be Huge
Is Your IT Infrastructure Ready to Support It?
IDC predicts that the worldwide IoT market will grow from $1.3 trillion in 2013 to $3.04 trillion in 2020. IDC also states that within three years, 50% of IT networks will transition from having excess capacity to handle the additional IoT devices to being network constrained.

As further evidence, analyst firm 451 Research reported an increase in M&A spending in 2014 that pushed 'Internet of Things'-related deal-making past the $14bn mark, a fortyfold increase in acquirer spending compared to 2013. This rate of growth cannot be ignored.

The Little Known Business Value of Wearables
Wearables for work are not about making a fashion statement
Jim Lein writes, "Many of us have been tracking the progress of wearable adoption (no pun intended) and have share the same reaction: Why???? Or, even worse: That's just creepy. From a lifestyle perspective wearables such as smartglasses, smartwatchs, and smartrings seem to offer little more than what we currently enjoy via our smartphones.

With that said, innovative companies continue to prove that, if we can imagine it, we can build it. Think Dick Tracy's 2-way wrist radio..."

    Oracle Engineered Systems Provides US Retailer $28M in Total Cost of Ownership Savings
    IDC Report
    Read how a major US retailer simplified their IT environment by replacing multiple merchandising systems and consolidating database operations with Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle Exadata and Oracle E-Business Suite. This research report was commissioned by Oracle and conducted by IDC. Here is a summary of the benefits:

    Three-Year Cumulative Benefits:

    • $27.66 million in business benefits
    • ROI of 437%
    • Payback in 6.5 months

    Additional Benefits:

    • Avoided $250 million for additional warehouse resources
    • 67% savings in datacenter-related OPEX spending
    • $1.8 million per year in data center CAPEX savings

    IDC projects that the retailer will earn total discounted benefits worth $27.66 million over three years through its deployment of Oracle Exadata and Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems, and Oracle E-Business Suite.

    Applications and Exadata
    Why Select Exadata
    Gurmeet Goindi writes, "Exadata is now in its sixth generation with thousands of Exadatas deployed at thousands of customers. The growth rate remains strong while systems become more powerful, pricing remaining relatively flat, and acquisition models (Capacity on Demand and Infrastructure as a Service Private Cloud) have made acquiring Exadata more attractive.

    There are many reasons why customers and partners choose run the application's database on Exadata. Most of the reasons to are focused on performance. We'll see that performance takes many forms. We'll briefly investigate some of the reasons, outside of Simplifying IT, why customers and partners decide to run their application databases on Exadata..."

    Saudi Arabia Public Pension Agency Implements Oracle SuperCluster to Support Database as a Service
    Oracle technology has provided important benefits to PPA
    The Public Pension Agency (PPA), an entity within KSA's Ministry of Finance, has announced the successful implementation of Oracle SuperCluster. PPA decided to implement Oracle technology with a disaster recovery architecture across two separate sites. Oracle SuperCluster also provides high availability for Oracle E-Business Suite, with SuperClusters in two different locations running Oracle E-Business Suite in active/passive mode using Oracle DataGuard technology.

    PPA's UNIX environment was consolidated into a single system and a private Unix cloud environment created. In addition to Oracle SuperCluster, PPA installed a range of products including Oracle Exadata X4-2, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Oracle Enterprise Manager OpsCenter 12c...

    Java Technology
    Java EE 8 Roadmap Update
    By 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..."
    The Ghosts of Java EE 7 in Production: Past, Present and Future
    By Reza Rahman
    Reza writes, "In the past few days I've seen a certain predictable group of folks on the Interwebs feigning concerns over the viability of using Java EE 7 in production. I have to be honest in that I think it is fairly obvious these concerns are more -ahem- opportunistic than sincere or well-intentioned. Nevertheless I think this is a great trigger to discuss something valuable to the Java EE community anyway - Java EE 7 production adoption in the near past, present and near future. In fact to be perfectly honest we have been deliberately covering these themes all along in various ways and foresee a useful purpose in revisiting them frequently going forward far beyond this one blog entry. Being responsible sentinels for the Java EE community has never demanded anything less..."
    DevNexus 2015
    Videos and Comments
    Reza writes, "DevNexus 2015 was held in historic Atlanta on March 10-12. For those of you not familiar with it, DevNexus is the most significant Java centric (but not Java focused) conference in the South Eastern US and now perhaps even at a national level. It was started by JBoss Java Champion Burr Sutter and organized by the Atlanta JUG (currently lead by Vincent Mayers, Gunnar Hillert, Pratik Patel, et al). I guess at this point I am somewhat of a DevNexus veteran myself..."
    Patching Solaris Systems
    Presentation by Gerry Haskins
    Gerry Haskins (Director, Software Lifecycle Engineering. Revenue Product Engineering, Systems), has posted a 15-page slide deck that share the best practices around the Solaris Operating operating system.
    Solaris 11.2 proves to be a cloud-worthy Oracle OS
    Oracle's Solaris 11.2 includes cloud-ready features such as a complete OpenStack distribution, kernel zones, Unified Archives and Elastic Virtual Switch.
    Robert Sheldon writes in SearchOracle, "When Oracle released Solaris 11, the company hawked its operating system as the first OS built for the cloud. Oracle continued its cloud-centric pitch with the release of Solaris 11.2. Yet such pronouncements tell us little about what makes Solaris so cloud worthy. Fortunately, we don't have to look far. Solaris 11.2 includes four important technologies that can be instrumental in an effective cloud implementation: OpenStack, kernel zones, Unified Archives (UA) and Elastic Virtual Switch (EVS)..."
    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!"

    MySQL Enterprise Edition Webinar Replay
    1 hour, 11 minutes
    Are you aware of all the latest features included in MySQL Enterprise Edition? Oracle continues to make significant investments in MySQL in order to drive MySQL innovation.

    Topics covered: MySQL Enterprise Management Tools:

    • MySQL Enterprise Monitor
    • Enterprise Query Analyzer
    • Workbench Enterprise Edition
    • Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL - NEW!

    MySQL Enterprise Advanced Features:

    • MySQL Enterprise Scalability
    • MySQL Enterprise Firewall - NEW!
    • MySQL Enterprise Security
    • MySQL Enterprise Audit
    • MySQL Enterprise High Availability
    • MySQL Consultative Support

    Watch our recorded webinar...

    Cloud Computing
    Java Cloud Community Webcast on-demand
    1 hour, 19 minutes
    Juergen writes, "Oracle Java Cloud Service is a part of the platform service offerings in Oracle Public Cloud Services. Powered by Oracle WebLogic Server, it provides a platform on top of Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure for developing and deploying new or existing Java EE applications. In this eSeminar we will provide both an overview presentation and a short demo that will cover the new Oracle Java Cloud Services - Platform as a Service offerings and the integration with other Oracle Cloud offerings..."
    Don't Call It Linux! And Other Things That Tick Off Richard Stallman
    ITWorld, June 11th, 2015
    "Recently, Richard Stallman, the creator of Emacs, the GNU project, and founder of the free software movement, said that OS X and Windows were 'malware.' Of course, aside from being known as one of the greatest living programmers, Stallman is also known for not being shy about sharing his opinion on things he feels strongly about. While his criticisms may lack the sting (and brevity) of those that Linus Torvalds will regularly launch at things he doesn't like, there's no denying that Stallman's stances are heartfelt, well thought-out, and consistent with his stated philosophies. Use the arrows above to read about 10 things that have drawn Richard Stallman's ire over the years - and still do..."
    Linux Powers DARPA Robotics Challenge Winner, June 10th, 2015
    "A Xenomai Linux based robot from Korea's Team KAIST called the DRC-Hubo won the $2 million DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, one of only three bots to complete the course on time.

    Judging by Silicon Valley's reigning 'Failure rocks!' mantra, this week's DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals held earlier this week in Pomona, California, was a resounding success. Of the 23 teams that entered the event, which simulated a disaster response scenario, only three accomplished all eight major tasks in the allotted eight hours. The pit crews were kept busy with a field littered with falling robots..."

    Understanding NVMe Support on Oracle Linux
    Non-volatile memory express

    Zeynep Koch writes, "Non-volatile memory express, also known as NVMe or NVM Express, is an interface specification that aims to enable a solid-state drive (SSD) to make the most effective use of the high-speed Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) bus in a computer.

    NVMe has been supported in the mainline upstream release of Linux since kernel 3.3..."

    Wed June 17th - vBeers @ Boca - Biergarten Boca
    6pm - 9pm (Sponsored Food and Beer)
    Please join us for vBeers @ Boca. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Boca Raton, FL.

    The meeting will be at Biergarten Boca, which is located in on US 1, just South of Palmetto Park and East of I-95.

    This event will be sponsored by Volico Hosting. Get a couple of tickets and exchange them for beers!

    $5 burger/fries and $3 featured drafts during happy hour! (We may have an additional sponsor, so the food may be sponsored as well.)

    Please RSVP via

    Wed June 24th - vBeers @ Miami - Mike's at Venetian
    6pm - 9pm (Sponsored Food and Beer)
    Join us for the next vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month in Miami, Florida, USA. 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. Please RSVP at the vBeers South Florida page.

    Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite 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.

    There is $3 valet parking the 555 Venetia building. You must get your valet ticket stamped at Mike's to get the special rate. Drop your car off with the valet, enter the 555 building and take the elevator to the 9th floor and follow the signs for Mike's!

    Mike's is a unique Miami experience. From the patio deck on the 9th floor, there is a great view of Miami and the port and the flatten remains of the old Miami Herald building.

    Join us for one of the four South Florida vBeers events. Details @

    Oracle Server X5-4
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Oracle Server X5-4 is co-engineered to work with Oracle software, making it the most compact four-socket platform for running Oracle operating systems, Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Applications. With the highest reliability, availability, and serviceability features in the four-socket space, Oracle Server X5-4 is the ideal x86 virtualization platform for enterprise applications and in-memory databases that require large amounts of memory and I/O. Oracle Server X5-4 packs 20 percent more cores, simultaneously increasing memory bandwidth. Oracle's unique industry-leading 3U form factor allows for 40 percent higher rack-level core and dual inline memory module (DIMM) slot density than the competition...
    Oracle Sun Servers Line Card
    15 Page Summary

    More than 30 years of systems expertise and innovative thinking have gone into creating Oracle servers. These systems are some of the most reliable, scalable, and energy-efficient systems in the industry. They are the core building blocks for mission-critical enterprise computing; enterprise application environments; and virtualization and cloud deployments.

    • SPARC entry-level servers
    • SPARC mid-range servers
    • SPARC high-end servers
    • Fujitsu M10 servers
    • x86 enterprise class servers
    • Netra systems
    • Blade server modules and chassis
    • Netra blade server modules and chassis

    Oracle's complete portfolio of servers, storage, systems software, and networking products are engineered to work together to deliver record-breaking performance, simplified management, and cost-saving efficiencies.

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 208 Issue 1; Vol 207 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 206 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:

    • Oracle's New Four-Socket Flash-Optimized x86 Server
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
    • Keep Your Virtualization Infrastructure Up to Date
    • Java EE 8 Roadmap Update
    • Java Card 3.0.5 is now available
    • What is Java Card?
    • HTML5 Fun Pack for NetBeans IDE
    • Flash Acceleration and In Memory Computing at Work
    • Devoxx Replay: Java EE Security API (JSR 375)
    • Inoculate the Cloud: Moving to the Cloud FOR Security

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

      Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5
      Allows Customers to Manage Their Hybrid Cloud from a Single Interface
      Oracle announced Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5, which simplifies the journey to the cloud. For the first time, you will be able to manage your hybrid cloud as one, from a single pane of glass.

      According to a recent Computerworld survey, cloud consumers are struggling with security issues, integration headaches and performance concerns in public and hybrid cloud environments.

      The latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager addresses these concerns through new enhancements that manage, migrate, test and deploy applications and databases across hybrid clouds, with 100% reuse of existing management tools and practices. These enhancements will provide centralized visibility and control to Oracle customers on their cloud journey, while helping to ensure that their existing company-wide standards are applied across the estate...

      Nexenta News
      Nexenta Demonstrated Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Data Center Solutions
      at Cisco Live 2015
      Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), participated in Cisco Live 2015, including a live demo of the Multi-Tenant File and Block Services on the Cisco UCS Server.

      Service providers are leading the way in the transition to the Software-Defined Data Center but it is the customers that drive the security and infrastructure needs of these providers. Having storage isolation and flexibility with the cloud is key for most hybrid cloud customers. Utilizing the NexentaStor solution both for backend file and block services, service providers and enterprises can gain independence from the vendor lock-in of traditional storage. Combine this with the Nexenta Virtual NAS solutions, and customers can manage and provision file and block services within their own virtual realm. The advanced memory architecture of the Cisco UCS Server solutions allow for more virtual servers and virtual NAS per host providing for a lower total cost and higher density of VMs than with traditional commodity hardware.

      Nexenta's technical team demonstrated these benefits throughout the conference at Booth #1225 on the Cisco Live exhibition floor. The demonstration featured the Multi-Tenant Virtual NAS and NexentaStor, displaying NexentaStor running on the Cisco UCS platform. Additionally highlighted was integration with VMware vSphere, vCenter, vCenter plugins and VSAN...

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