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Software in Silicon Innovations for Database
Video with Juan Loaiza
Juan Loaiza, Sr. VP of Technology, provides an overview of innovative Software in Silicon technology that redefines Enterprise Computing, enabling customers to improve performance and reliability of applications.

Juan talks about revolutionary Software in Silicon technologies like In-Memory which enable customers to improve performance and reliability of applications.

Software in Silicon features include:...

Oracle Defends Relational DBs Against NoSQL Competitors
eWeek, Nov, 25th, Chris Preimesberger
In response to an eWEEK article about the benefits of NoSQL databases, Oracle EVP Andy Mendelsohn reiterates the value of relational databases.

"Back on Oct. 26, eWEEK published a slideshow entitled 'Why Relational Databases Don't Handle Big Data Well.' It was an op-ed piece that looks at one side of the database debate and was labeled as such. This point of view was espoused by Matt Allen, senior manager of product solutions at NoSQL database specialist MarkLogic..."

ITPalooza 2015 - Conference Thursday Dec 3rd
Thursday December 3rd, 2015: A Day of Learning, An Evening of Networking and Celebration
ITPalooza and the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) announced the 4th annual ITPalooza 2015 which will be hosted at Nova Southeastern University (NSU)'s College of Engineering and Computing on Thursday December, 3rd.

SFTA, a non-profit organization which promotes the growth, success and awareness of the South Florida technology community for 20+ years, will be leading ITPalooza core organizing team.

ITPalooza is an annual gathering of South Florida's nonprofit Technology User Groups (tech groups). Anticipating more than 2,500 registrants, 60 speakers, 65 sponsors and 50 tech groups from across South Florida. The 4th Annual ITPalooza is primed to deliver unbelievable value to the South Florida Tech community.

Details @ ITPalooza Website

$10k+ Of Prizes at the ITPalooza Mobile App & IoT Hackathon powered by AT&T
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM
ITPalooza and the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) in conjunction with AT&T announce are hosting a Hackathon as part of the annual ITPalooza conference. Please review the details and share with your IT colleagues.

This very special IoT & Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by, the AT&T Developer Program and ITPalooza, that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build IoT solutions and/or mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. Our hackathon will introduce you to the latest prototyping hardware, tools and development frameworks.

We will have a session ITPalooza on Thursday Dec. 3rd, to be announced, where you can learn more, meet other participants and form teams.

Details and registration

IT Palooza 2015 Pre-Con: Jump Start on Advanced Analytics with Cortana Analytics Suite!
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
NSU - Ft. Lauderdale

Join us for a full day workshop on the key concepts to get you a jump start on your journey to building advanced analytics solutions that harness data of any volume, variety, batch, or streaming and leverage Machine Learning algorithms to produce intelligent and actionable responses to events.

South Florida BI User Group (MSBISF)

Oracle OpenWorld 2015: Finally a real Vision and Mission. A pleasant surprise
Robbrecht van Amerongen, Business Innovation Manager at AMIS Services
Robbrecht writes, "For me the 2015 Oracle OpenWorld was a pleasant surprise. The surprise was not the announcement of an additional set of cloud products like the Identity Cloud or the Application Builder Cloud Service. The biggest surprise was the different tone of voice during the conference.

In the past you could summarize Oracle's message as: We are Bigger and Better in technology, Open Source is bad, Cloud is important, We (Oracle) Offer a full set of products and you do not have to look at other vendors. All your problems will be solved when you buy Oracle.

There is a change happening in Oracle, and the most important change is not the new products. Is a change in market approach, culture and structure..."

Cloud Computing
Data Visualization Cloud Service - Now Available
By Paul Anderson
Paul writes, "Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) is a new Oracle Cloud Service. It is a subset offering of the currently supported Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS).

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service is a web-based tool that enables you to explore analytical data visually and on an individual basis. It makes it easy to visualize your data so you can focus on exploring interesting patterns and outliers..."

General availability of Oracle Linux 7.2
By Michele Casey
Michele blogs, "We're happy to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 Update 2, the second update release for Oracle Linux 7. You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux Yum Server and ISO installation images are available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

Oracle Linux 7 Update 2 ships with the following kernel packages:..."

Sun Tape
Sony and Fujifilm First Media Makers of LTO-7
Storage Newsletter, November 25th, 2015
"The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM Corporation and Quantum Corporation, announced that Fujifilm Corporation and Sony Corporation have completed interchange testing for LTO Ultrium generation 7 format.

The completion of this testing permits these companies to use the LTO-7 Ultrium format trademarks on LTO technology products..."

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 213 Issues 1,2 and 3; Vol 212 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 211 Issue 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:

  • SPARC T7-2 World Record Performance for Two- and Four-Chip Systems
  • Amazing Results on SPARC T7 by MSC Software
  • Oracle Delivers 'Software on Silicon'
  • 2015 Duke's Choice
  • New Oracle Database Hybrid Cloud e-Book
  • Best Videos about Oracle Linux from OOW15
  • Modularity in Java 9
  • Catch the Java 9 Train
  • What Does The Internet of Things Mean To You?
  • Webinar replay: What happens when Software moves into Silicon

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

    The Document Foundation Announces Libreoffice 5.0.3 'Fresh' And Libreoffice 4.4.6 'Still'
    Upgrade to at least LibreOffice 4.4.6, for security reasons
    The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 5.0.3 'fresh', the 4th release of the LibreOffice 5.0 family, and LibreOffice 4.4.6, the 7th release of the LibreOffice 4.4 family. So far, the LibreOffice 5.0 family is the most popular LibreOffice ever, based on feedback from journalists and end users.

    LibreOffice 5.0.3 is more feature-rich, and as such is targeted to tech enthusiasts and power users, and LibreOffice 4.4.6 is targeted to more conservative users and enterprise deployments as it has been in widespread use for a longer time, and as such offers a better experience for document production.

    All LibreOffice users should update their software at least to LibreOffice 4.4.6, for security reasons.

    Libreoffice Getting Ready For The Next 1,000 Hackers
    An average of over 16 new hackers contributing to the code since September 2010
    The Document Foundation announced a renewed effort to grow the developers community beyond the threshold of 1,000 hackers reached in October 2015 (source: OpenHub), with the addition of Jan Iversen - a senior developer with a passion for mentoring, and a long experience at Apache Software Foundation - to the team.

    The extraordinary growth of LibreOffice developer's community, with a monthly average of over 16 new hackers contributing to the code since September 2010, is the result of a global mentoring effort by some of the project founders. After five years and 1,000 new developers, though, the complexity has changed, and the project needs to invest on mentoring a new generation of coders.

    Java Technology
    Online Java Hands-On
    Replay of technical sessions and hands-on labs
    Oracle Technology Network invites you to watch the replay of technical sessions and hands-on labs from the last Virtual Technology Summits. Learn from Java specialists including Java Champions and Oracle engineers about the entire Java platform as well as the development tools. The sessions are accessible without registration.
    NetBeans at Fontys International Campus Venlo
    By Geertjan Wielenga
    Geertjan write, "I spent some time at Fontys International Campus Venlo, the software development department of which started the new academic year a few weeks ago. A perfect opportunity to be introduced to a thorough overview of the key features of NetBeans IDE.

    I talked about the history of NetBeans IDE as a student project, about the fact that it is free and open source, and its many tools especially for Java and JavaScript. I did several demos, including Java EE/Maven and usage of the NetBeans Connector for Chrome, in combination with the new Oracle JET technology..."

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