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Database Insider
June 2015 issue now available
The June issue of the Database Insider newsletter is now available. Content includes:

  • Live Webcast: Larry Ellison Unveils New Oracle Cloud Platform Services
  • Kscope 15: What Not to Miss at the Annual ODTUG Conference
  • Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Report Finds That Cloud Computing Is Entering Its Second Act
  • Top Five Reasons to Join Oracle User Groups
  • Video: Oracle Cloud Analyst Summit: Oracle Customers Discuss Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service (31:29)
  • Webinar Series: Oracle Cloud

See online version.

Database Administrators
The Undercover Security Superheroes
Troy Kitch writes, "Over the past five years, while enterprise IT departments were focusing on the rise of cloud, mobile, and social technologies, a lucrative black market emerged around the acquisition and sale of information. Today, this includes personal data, intellectual property, financial details and almost any form of information with economic value.

It suffices to say that when it comes to data security, businesses now find themselves under assault like never before, and are in dire need of leadership to help overcome this systemic problem. Step forward the database administrator; the person with the knowledge and power to help secure sensitive data on behalf of the organization and its employees..."

Take This Template And Shove It: How We See Managing Millennials
By Mark Hurd
Mark Hurd writes, "I'm a big believer that he who hath the best people usually wins.

Nothing original there - except if that were the case, by definition, only one company would ever have the best people. The nuance here is that what you really want are the people best suited to work within the operating model you've put in place to execute your company's strategy.

That's a tough assignment in the easiest of circumstances. But these are far from the easiest of circumstances..."

MySQL Workbench 6.3.4 GA
GA release for MySQL Workbench 6.3
MySQL Workbench is a unified visual tool for database architects, developers, and DBAs. MySQL Workbench provides data modeling, SQL development, and comprehensive administration tools for server configuration, user administration, backup, and much more. MySQL Workbench is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

The MySQL developer tools team announces 6.3.4 as our GA release for MySQL Workbench 6.3.

EBS 12.2 Certified on Linux
Oracle Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 is now certified on Oracle Linux 7 (64-bit) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit).

Installations of the E-Business Suite 12.2 on these operating systems require the application of the 12.2.3 Release Update Pack (RUP3) or higher. Cloning of existing EBS 12.2.3 or higher Linux environments to these new operating systems is also certified using the standard 12.2 Rapid Clone process.

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 @

VBeers @ PBG - Twisted Trunk
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Twisted Trunk - Palm Beach Gardens

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!

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.

Webcast, June 25: Simplify Your Journey to the Cloud - Manage Hybrid Cloud as One
Introducing Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5
Introducing Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5

  • Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
  • Time: 18:00 CET

With hybrid cloud uptake on the rise, the challenges involved with managing IT environments where public- and private clouds and on-premises infrastructure can thrive as one will become increasingly important.

Oracle is excited to announce the next release of Oracle Enterprise Manager, which will enable customers to leverage the deep management capabilities of Enterprise Manager against the Oracle Cloud Platform. For the first time, customers will be able to manage their hybrid cloud as one, from a single pane of glass.

OTN Virtual Tech Summit
July 2015 - Systems Track

Oracle Systems software is engineered for deployment in the most demanding IT environments. From Oracle Solaris to Open Stack to Oracle Linux, Oracle has engineered their systems platforms with security as an essential element.

The Systems Track in the next OTN Virtual Technology Summit will present sessions by Oracle security experts focused on the default security features and layers of defense built into Oracle Systems, and Oracle's defense-in-depth best practices.

Register Now! AMER: July 14, 2015 9:00am - 12:30pm PT

Sinosure Core Business System Excels on Oracle SPARC T5 and Solaris
By Parnian Taidi
China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (SINOSURE) is China's only policy-oriented insurance company specializing in export credit insurance. It began operations on December 18, 2001. Since then SINOSURE has formed a nationwide service network.

SINOSURE Core Business System 6.0 is the main platform for insurance product operation & risk control, covering the execution & management of all of the insurance business.

Recently Oracle and SINOSURE worked together to test and certify SINOSURE Core Business System 6.0 on Oracle Solaris 11 and SPARC T5.

Test Drive a Fujitsu M10 Server at No Cost
By Carl Hill
Carl Hill writes, "A customized server for up to 2 months at zero cost can reduce the risk to your IT modernization projects. Customers don't often get to try out such powerful servers before buying. Fujitsu maintains a loaner pool for the specific purpose of allowing qualified prospective customers and Oracle partners to run proof-of-concept projects and experience the high-performance Fujitsu M10 server in advance of a final acquisition.

Fujitsu has announced a number of successes for its server evaluation program for Fujitsu M10 systems, allowing customers to experience the high-performance server in their own datacenter..."

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 208 Issues 1 and 2 ; 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:

  • Patching Solaris Systems
  • Don't Call It Linux! And Other Things That Tick Off Richard Stallman
  • Larry Ellison Unveils New Oracle Cloud Platform Services - June 22nd
  • Oracle Sun Servers Line Card
  • Zero Copy I/O Aggregation
  • Understanding NVMe Support on Oracle Linux
  • Solaris 11.2 proves to be a cloud-worthy Oracle OS
  • Linux Powers DARPA Robotics Challenge Winner
  • The Internet of Things Will Be Huge
  • Saudi Arabia Public Pension Agency Implements Oracle SuperCluster to Support Database as a Service

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

    Using MPxIO and Veritas
    in Ops Center

    Doug Schwabauer writes, "Enterprise Manager Ops Center has a rich feature set for Oracle VM Server for SPARC (LDOMs) technology. You can provision Control Domains, service domains, LDOM guests, control the size and properties of the guests, add networks and storage to guests, create Server Pools, etc. The foundation for many of these features is called a Storage Library. In Ops Center, a Storage Library can be Fiber Channel based, iSCSI based, or NAS based.

    For FC and iSCSI-based LUNs, Ops Center only recognizes LUNS that are presented to the Solaris Host via MPxIO, the built in multipathing software for Solaris. LUNs that are presented via other MP software, such as Symantec DMP, EMC Power Path, etc., are not recognized.

    Sometimes users do not have the option to use MPxIO, or may choose to not use MPxIO for other reasons, such as use cases where SCSI3 Persistent Reservations (SCSI3 PR) is required..."

    Java Technology
    The Ghosts of Java EE 7 in Production: Past, Present and Future
    By Reza Rahman
    Reza Rahman writes, "For those unfamiliar the three ghosts analogy comes from the Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. I hope the real message of the analogy is an entertaining but insightful literary puzzle for you to figure out, not to mention the far less imaginative opening quote largely along the same lines :-).

    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..."

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