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Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database In-Memory Certified and Supported by SAP for use with SAP Solutions
Oracle and SAP continue to collaborate to help ensure the latest Oracle Database technologies are available for use by customers using SAP applications
"Oracle today announced Oracle Database In-Memory has been certified by SAP for use with SAP solutions based on the SAP NetWeaver 7.x technology platform. Customers can use SAP applications together with Oracle Database In-Memory to perform real-time data analytics together with real-time transaction processing on their existing applications, by adding SAP tables into the in-memory column store..."
WebSphere Liberty Now Java EE 7 Compatible
By Reza Rahman
Reza writes, "With the greatest pleasure I can report that IBM WebSphere Liberty 8.5 has recently been Java EE 7 certified! WebSphere joins the ranks of GlassFish 4, WildFly 8, Hitachi Cosminexus and TmaxSoft JEUS. With the very broad customer base that both IBM and WebSphere have globally this is very welcome news for Java EE 7 indeed..."
Why Oracle ERP Cloud?
Video with Terrance Wampler
Kathryn writes that Terrance Wampler VP of Oracle ERP Cloud Strategy and Product Development, talks candidly and fluently about Oracle ERP Cloud. He hits on three topics in a recent video:

  • The Changing Role of the CFO:
  • Modernizing ERP:
  • Social Brings Speed and Accountability


Kernel Zones support in 12.3
how-to explains how you can discover existing kernel zones

Owen Allen blogs, "One of the new features in Ops Center 12.3 is support for Oracle Solaris kernel zones. I wanted to talk a bit about this, because there are some caveats, and a new document to help you with using this type of zone.

Kernel zones differ from other zones in that they have a separate kernel and OS from the global zone..."

Learn About Queries, Stored Routines, and More MySQL Developer Skills
MySQL for Developers training course
With the MySQL for Developers training course, you learn to:

  • Use client programs and options
  • Access the database from program code
  • Build "NoSQL" applications
  • Write Effective queries and stored routines
  • Inspect database metadata
  • Respond to database events and triggers
  • Handle errors and exceptions
  • Optimize SQL statements

And much more ...

Cloud Computing
How The Cloud Can Alter The Productivity Debate
By Michael Hickins
Michael Hickins writes in Forbes, "One of the great puzzles of the information age is that global productivity growth is slowing down even as companies deploy more productivity-enhancing IT than ever before. Is it that these productivity tools are bogus, or that we're not measuring productivity properly?..."
Oracle Helps Retailers Turn Data into Insight with New Cloud Services
Oracle Retail Science Cloud Services and Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Services help retailers improve operations and customer experience with better, data-driven decisions

Most retailers agree their customer and operational data contains unique and valuable insights, but they are often unable to extract those insights due to the capital investment, infrastructure and staff required to sustain 'big data' analytics environments. Today Oracle Retail enables retailers to sidestep concerns about IT complexity and cost by delivering retail science and retail analytics solutions in the cloud.

How to Build a Hadoop Cluster Using OpenStack
By Orgad Kimchi
Orgad Kimchi blogs, "Apache Hadoop is an open source distributed computing framework designed to process very large unstructured data sets. It is composed of two main subsystems: data storage and data analysis. Apache Hadoop was developed to address four system principles: the ability to reliably scale processing across multiple physical (or virtual) nodes, moving code to data, dealing gracefully with node failures, and abstracting the complexity of distributed and concurrent applications..."
Reducing Storage Costs with ZFS Compression
ZFS now supports lz4 compression
Cindy Swearingen describes, "how to use ZFS compression as a simple and flexible way to reduce the power, cooling, and floor space costs that are associated with storing data.

Oracle Solaris 11.3 includes lz4 compression. You can display supported compression algorithms on your system like this: ..."

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 209 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 208 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4 ; Vol 207 Issue 4
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 ZFS Storage Appliance Implementation Specialist Boot Camp
  • Solaris 11.3 zones blog entries
  • Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA)
  • Oracle Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
  • July 2015 Critical Patch Update Released
  • Learn Java with NetBeans IDE
  • Oracle Solaris 11.3 Blog Posts
  • Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2
  • Cloud Adoption Patterns for Enterprise
  • StorageTek LTO-6 Half Height IBM Tape Drives and 2.50 Firmware

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

    Why Virtualization Drives the Cloud
    Friday Spotlight with Chris Kawalek
    Chris writes, "We have a brand new digital white board video for you this week on why virtualization drives the cloud. The host is Oracle VM Product Management Director John Priest, and while the video is focused on Oracle VM, it has some great general purpose information in it, too. It would be interesting to folks interested in Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and just cloud infrastructure in general..."
    Oracle VM 3.3.3
    Update from John Priest
    John Priest writes, "We just released a maintenance update for Oracle VM 3.3 to bring new hardware support, improved stability, and to provide bug fixes. You can review the Oracle VM Release Note for 3.3.3 to see a summary of the new content and a list of notable bug fixes..."
    Java Technology
    IoT Apps: Java earns money
    Developers Anticipate That Their Solutions Will Generate Real Revenue
    Mattias Drefs writes, "Over the next few years, we could see a sudden increase in the number of networked objects. Two thirds of developers of IoT Apps worldwide anticipate that their solutions will generate real revenue in productive use. This was the finding of a recent survey, conducted by Harbor Research on behalf of Progress. 675 developers in the US, Europe and India were surveyed..."
    Java and the Internet of Things:
    Automating the Industrial Economy
    Juergen blogs, "Industrial automation involves the integration of physical machinery and processes with sensors, computers, and software. The result is an intelligent manufacturing infrastructure for increased safety and efficiency, and lowered costs. However, industrial automation comes with its own set of challenges. These include the need to connect multiple proprietary control systems, maintain end..."
    Writing JavaFX Applications for Mobile Devices
    write once, run anywhere
    Yolande writes, "Due to recent JavaFX ports, you can now create Java client applications that can be deployed on desktop, laptop, and embedded systems, as well as on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In this Java Magazine recent article, Johan Vos explores the state of JavaFX on mobile devices, focusing on the Android platform..."
    What Does Security Mean in the Digital World?
    By Marcel Rizcallah, Senior Director, Security Domain Leader, EMEA Oracle Consulting
    Marcel Rizcallah (Senior Director, Security Domain Leader, EMEA Oracle Consulting_) writes, "Digital transformation is changing our world today. Cars and homes are connected and can be controlled remotely. People are connected through social networks and can share ideas, services and goods. Organizations are providing services on customers' mobile devices such as online banking or taxi bookings.."
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