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Oracle Enables Mobile Operators to Securely Increase Network Coverage and Capacity Using Wi-Fi and the Internet
Oracle, February 22nd, 2016
Consumer use of mobile devices continues to expand at a breakneck pace, which makes it challenging for mobile network operators to deliver the coverage and capacity required for a high quality customer experience. To address this challenge, Oracle announced that Oracle Communications Mobile Security Gateway provides new ways to help communications service providers (CSPs) cost effectively expand network coverage and increase capacity by safely and securely incorporating Wi-Fi and the internet into the mobile core. In addition, the newly introduced support for Wi-Fi calling allows CSPs to leverage Wi-Fi to address problematic indoor voice coverage problems to provide customers with a consistent mobile network experience even in areas that were previously dead zones in the network.
Oracle Delivers 10x Performance Improvement in Cloud Network Infrastructure
New Oracle InfiniBand Network Fabric Transforms the Delivery of Business-Critical Applications in the Cloud
Extending its commitment to helping organizations embrace cloud infrastructure, Oracle today announced Oracle Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) InfiniBand Fabric. The new software-defined networking-enabled, 100 GB/s converged fabric enables enterprise customers to securely accelerate application performance in order to quickly respond to changing business demands. These capabilities also provide the basis for future generations of highly converged Engineered Systems.
At-a-Glance Guide to the OTN Virtual Technology Summit
Oracle Technology Summit Virtual Technology Summit for March / April 2016
Bob Rhubart blogs, "On March 8th the Oracle Technology Summit Virtual Technology Summit for March / April 2016 gets underway. Here's an at-a-glace guide to the event..."
Big Thoughts on Big Data
What's Next for Customer-Centric Organizations?
Jeb Dasteel blogs, "Big data done right can deliver unprecedented operational and performance insights as well as provide a springboard for true innovation for industries across the board -- from financial services to higher education. As such, making the most of big data is at the forefront of business executives 'to-do' lists -- it's one of the areas that our customers ask us about most often..."
5 Steps To Start Your IoT-Enabled Service Strategy
By Daniel Foppen, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Service Cloud
Daniel writes, "There is plenty of buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT). There will be over 25 billion connected things by 2020. Soon we will be coming across hundreds of connected devices in our homes, at work and on the street. The IoT is changing our lives. This is exciting of course, but for many service professionals the question of how to actually start leveraging the IoT is not that easy. Yes, we know there is a lot of devices that are connected - more every second - but how does the head of customer care actually set up an infrastructure that allows them to reap the benefits of IoT? As we are in the industry of delivering customer service experiences, we will focus on helping define a simple 5 step framework to start an IoT enabled customer service strategy.

So why IoT Enabled Service?..."

Next up in the Innovation Labs: BIG data
By Erika Noll Webb
Erika blogs, "We're rolling into March with our next hackathon. This time we're going to be running it on Big Data. Specifically, Big Data Insights.

Big data is everywhere. We've touched on it in our blogs about the IoT and Beacons. We have sensors everywhere now, collecting lots and lots of data. And companies are collecting lots and lots of data. Governments are also using and collecting big data. India is tackling a project to try to create accurate, detailed, and verifiable national records on its 1.25 billion citizens..."

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.26 has been released
By Andy Bang
Andy Bang blogs, "MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.26 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site. This is a maintenance release that includes a few enhancements and fixes a number of bugs. You can find more information on the contents of this release in the change log.

You will find binaries for the new release on My Oracle Support..."

Cloud Computing
Oracle Enables Communications Service Providers to Transform Business with Cloud-based Network Services
Oracle unifies network and IT service delivery to accelerate cloud deployment of core network functions
As communication service providers (CSPs) continue to evolve their networks to take advantage of new technologies to deploy innovative services such as voice over LTE (VoLTE) and voice over wi-fi (VoWiFi), they require agile, cost-effective solutions to address their customers' digital lifestyle expectations. To achieve these goals, CSPs are shifting more of their core network functions to the cloud. The latest version of Oracle Communications Network Service Orchestration Solution, accelerates this transition by providing key service orchestration capabilities that enable CSPs to rapidly design and automatically deploy, scale, heal and terminate services in the network core.
Oracle Mounts Challenge to AWS in Massive IT Industry Shakeup
By Eric Jacobsen
Eric writes, "In an exclusive interview, Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle Corp, details Oracle's cloud strategy and how it's mounting an aggressive challenge to public cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce and Workday, while its enterprise competitors such as EMC and SAP scramble for survival in a cloud-centric world..."
The Journey to the Cloud Starts at the Top
Aberdeen Group Infographic
A recent study from the Aberdeen Group found that while two-thirds of enterprise applications are currently implemented as virtualized workloads, 68% are still being executed on premises.

The implication? Enterprises want to take advantage of the cloud's flexibility and cost-effectiveness-but aren't quite ready to relinquish control...

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    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 216 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 215 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 214 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:

    • KSplice Solves glibc Flaw with Zero-Downtime and No Disruptions
    • Solaris 11.3 SRU 5.6: updates in ps(1) and /proc/<pid>/xxx
    • Oracle CEO Safra Catz: Oracle Makes New Investments In India
    • How To Tell If SPARC HW Crypto Is Being Used? (2016 Edition)
    • 10 Reasons why Banks should move to Exadata
    • In a nutshell: Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA)
    • LibreOffice 5.0.5 'Still' Released
    • Support for Unified Archive (UAR)
    • Next Generation IDaaS: Moving From Tactical to Strategic
    • Join us at Virtual Technology Summit in March and April

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

      TechCast Video about Xen and Oracle VM
      Friday Spotlight
      Zeynep writes, "Join Logan Rosenstein, OTN Systems Community Manager, as he chats with Kurt Hackel, Software Development Senior Director for Oracle VM Server and Private Cloud Appliance, and John Priest, Product Management Director for Oracle VM, about Oracle VM, the Xen Hypervisor, and working with the Open Source community..."
      Java Technology
      Java EE 7 Proves Effective for Mission-Critical E-Payment Systems
      By Reza Rahman
      Reza writes, "One of the most important things to do at this stage of the life-cycle of Java EE is highlight successful adoption stories at a regular cadence. We have been doing just that for a long time through our adoption stories blog, this humble blog as well as JavaOne. Indeed JavaOne 2016 was particularly good in this regard. We had a number of solid adoption stories submitted that we could select from. We will highlight all of those stories here. A very nice adoption story presented at JavaOne 2016 was from the TAS Group. The session was presented by Andrea Folli, the CTO of the cashless business unit of the TAS group that recently re-architected their legacy systems using Java EE 7..."
      Online Java Hands-On
      By Yolande Poirier
      Juergen blogs, "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..."
      Get Ready for Java 9
      By Yolande Poirier
      Yolande blogs, "Java 9 will introduce modularity, which will be a major change to the Java platform. To help you understand those changes Alan Bateman and Alex Buckley presented a series of sessions about Java 9 at JavaOne. In the 'Prepare for JDK 9' presentation, Alan describes JDK 9 changes and their implications in existing code and future development..."
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