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Oracle Cloud Platform Powers Real-Time Marketing Intelligence for Surdell & Partners
Oracle, February 17th, 2016
Surdell and Partners, a full service advertising and marketing agency, is using Oracle Database Cloud, part of Oracle Cloud Platform, to deliver near real-time intelligence to its clients, including retailers Cabela's, Kohl's, and Gabe's.

In the highly competitive advertising and marketing space, Surdell and Partners needed to focus its limited IT resources on strategic activities that enable it to distinguish its services from much larger agencies. To better utilize its IT resources, Surdell and Partners migrated its on-premises Oracle environment to the Oracle Cloud. This has enabled Surdell and Partners to improve processes, reduce operations costs, deliver its SaaS solutions faster, and drive business growth for its customers.

Calix Uses Oracle Cloud Platform to Accelerate Innovation
Oracle Integration Cloud Service simplifies hybrid cloud integration, reduces IT costs, and improves business agility
"Calix, a leading provider of broadband communications access systems and software, is using the Oracle Cloud Platform to significantly speed the development and delivery of innovative new services such as Web content management and customer portals for its customers, which include many of the world's leading service providers.

Calix operates in a highly competitive global market and in order to successfully compete against many companies twice its size it needed to increase its speed and agility by integrating its highly heterogeneous technology infrastructure..."

Oracle NoSQL Database Whitepaper on Bulk Put and Bulk Get
, February 15th, 2016
A new whitepaper is available, describing the new Bulk Get and Bulk Put API's in the Oracle NoSQL Database product. Download from our Oracle NoSQL Database page, under Whitepapers.
Join us at Virtual Technology Summit in March and April
By Zeynep Koch
Zeynep writes, "Oracle Technology Network welcomes you to join the Virtual Technology Summit from where you are- you don't need to travel. Attend this online event to watch technical demos and participate in hands-on-labs delivered by Oracle product experts, Oracle ACE's, and Java Champions. Choose your technology track below for the full agenda, abstracts, and HOL participation instructions..."
New Oracle Solaris 11.3 Training Now Available!
By Diana.H. Gray
"Learn how to administer and manage some of the latest innovations engineered in Oracle Solaris 11.3, a secure and integrated, large-scale cloud environment.

Invest in new system administrator training from Oracle University..."

Solaris 11.3 SRU 5.6: updates in ps(1) and /proc/<pid>/xxx
By Casper Dik
Casper Dik writes, "Almost as soon as Solaris 2.0 was released, people started to complain about the limit of the ps(1) command line output; it was limited to 80 characters. The standard ps(1) command was also not able to print the environment variables..."
Friday Spotlight: CVE-2015-7547 - KSplice Solves glibc Flaw with Zero-Downtime and No Disruptions
By Michele Casey
Michele Casey blogs, This week we have seen a new vulnerability making the rounds involving glibc. The issue at hand involves a couple of libraries (libresolv and libnss_dns), which are used commonly with tasks like DNS lookups. Using the function getaddrinfo() could generate a stack buffer overflow with larger replies, which in turn could be used maliciously to trigger an exploit through attacker-controlled domain names, attacker-controlled DNS servers or man-in-the-middle attacks..."
10 Reasons why Banks should move to Exadata
By Reshmi R (Kurup)
Reshmi writes, "Oracle Exadata Database Machine has been around since 2008 and many financial institutions are already reaping the benefits of moving to Exadata. If your organization has still not moved on, here are some reasons why you should..."
vBeers @ Miami
Wednesday, February 24h, 2016: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Join us for the next vBeers @ Miami. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month in Miami. 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 your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

M.I.A. Brewing


Sponsorships for the vBeers events are through the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA).

John Mclaughlin, SFTA

South Florida Technology Alliance: Cracking the Code on Tech Talent
@Citrix, W. Cypress Creek Rd
Hear from Leading CEOs and Student Interns who have worked at Google, VMware, Modernizing Medicine and 3Cinteractive! Learn about implementing company internship programs; the hottest skill sets; companies and talent in South Florida; the real deal behind internships - and how to crack the code on tech talent.


How To Tell If SPARC HW Crypto Is Being Used? (2016 Edition)
By Eric Reid
Eric writes, "We've been blogging here recently about the advantages of SPARC M7's on-chip hardware encryption, as well as some Oracle partners whose software already works with it. Some readers have been asking 'how can I tell if XXXX software is automatically making use of it?' A very good question, which we'd like to answer via an update on Dan Anderson's seminal 2012 blog post, How to tell if SPARC T4 crypto is being used?"
In a nutshell: Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA)
Contributor: Frank Wickham
"A groundbreaking data protection solution that's completely integrated with Oracle Database and eliminates data loss exposure for all databases without impacting mission critical production environments..."
Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 216 Issues 1 and 2; Vol 215 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 214 Issues 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:

  • When Should I Buy Readzilla/L2ARC?
  • SAS and Oracle SPARC M7 Silicon Secured Memory
  • The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 5.1
  • 20 JavaFX real-world applications
  • Java SE 8 Certification:
  • Executive interview: Oracle's cloud chief on why suites win
  • The Surprising Economics of Engineered Systems for Big Data
  • Secure Online Voting at Scytl
  • Top Exastack ISV headlines: Gruter Tajo

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

    LibreOffice 5.0.5 'Still' Released
    The Document Foundation, February 17th, 2016
    The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 5.0.5, the fifth release of the LibreOffice 5.0 family. Following the announcement of LibreOffice 5.1, LibreOffice 5.0.5 becomes the 'still' version (a stable version that has undergone more testing over a longer time), and can be used for the deployment in large organizations.

    The Document Foundation suggests deploying LibreOffice 5.0.5 on a large scale only when backed by professional level 3 support from certified developers.

    Support for Unified Archive (UAR)
    By Owen Allen
    Owen Allen writes, "Unified Archive, or UAR, is a new feature in Oracle Solaris 11.2. You can use UAR to take an image of an existing system, then use that image for provisioning. Folks have been asking about support for UAR in Ops Center since last year, so we made it a part of Ops Center 12.3.1..."
    Next Generation IDaaS: Moving From Tactical to Strategic
    By Matt Flynn
    Matt writes, "First generation Identity as a Service (IDaaS) was a fashion statement that's on its way out. It was cool while it lasted. And it capitalized on some really important business needs. But it attempted to apply a tactical fix to a strategic problem.

    We all know by now that the world has changed..."

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