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Big Data: From Hype to Insight - Part 1 Landscape and Architecture
By Jenna Danko
Jenna Danko blogs, "Before I start, let me give you the context and structure of the complete blog series, Big Data: From Hype to Insight, so that you can stay tuned and know what to expect next!

You must have heard or read about big data in different contexts and at different times; however, the complete and coherent picture is missing - and that's the objective of this 4 part series addressing the complete ecosystem and putting the pieces of the puzzle together..."

Solaris
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An Interview with Scott Lynn, Senior Manager, Solaris Product Management
Guest Blogger: Torrey Martin Fujitsu M10 Product Specialist
The Oracle Solaris operating system has been powering servers around the world for decades and continues to set the bar in performance, reliability and security. The Fujitsu M10 SPARC server family runs Oracle Solaris exclusively, and the qualities of OS and server combine to provide applications running around the world with mission-critical and high performance piece of mind. Recently the Fujitsu Center of Excellence for Oracle team jumped at the opportunity to interview one of Oracle Solaris' key evangelists.
Overview of Oracle Solaris Release Cadence, IPS, SRUs, IDRs, and CVE Metadata
By Gerry Haskins
Gerry Haskins blogs, "After 12 years using my beloved SunRay - Oracle Sun's most underrated product by far - I got a new Oracle Solaris x86 workstation in January and for the first time in many years I have a root password. Oh, the power!!!

This has enabled me to play around with IPS and practice what I preach regarding Oracle Solaris lifecycle management. The result is this document which I'm in the process of publishing to MOS as Doc 2114039.1. My Product Management friends are also looking to publish it on OTN..."

Cloud Computing
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Partner Webcast - Oracle PaaS: Application Container Cloud Service
By Thanos Terentes Printzios
Thanos Terentes Printzios blogs, "Oracle Application Container Cloud Service, a new Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS) offering, leverages Docker containers and provides a lightweight infrastructure so that you can run Java SE and Node.js applications in the Cloud.

Oracle Application Container Cloud substantially expands the functionality of the Oracle Cloud Platform by enabling customers to easily and rapidly deploy applications included in:..."

Exadata
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ATOS combines Exadata and PCA for maximum performance and flexibility
By Javier Puerta
Javier Puerta blogs, "Erik Cramer, Atos Global Offering and Portfolio Manager, explains how the combination of Exadata and PCA provides both extreme performance and flexibility to customers of their EPCe (Extreme Performance Computing environment) service..."
vBeers-SF
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vBeers @ Boca - Biergarten Boca
Wednesday, March 16th: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The South Florida Technology Alliance and vBeers South Florida invites you to join us for vBeers @ Boca. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Boca Raton, FL.

The meeting will be at Biergarten Boca, which is located in on US 1, just South of Palmetto Park and East of I-95.

$5 burger/fries and $3 featured drafts during happy hour! (We may have a sponsor, so the beer may be sponsored!)

Bring your sense of humor and get ready for some great IT and virtualization conversations with some of the best people in South Florida's IT community.

Please share this invitation with your IT colleagues and encourage them to attend!

RSVP at meetup.com.

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

John Mclaughlin, SFTA

SFTA
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South Florida Technology Alliance: Cracking the Code on Tech Talent
@Citrix, W. Cypress Creek Rd - Thursday March 24th, 2016
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.

Register

Hardware
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What's the BIG DEAL about Oracle's Software in Silicon DAX?
By Claudia Nastase
Claudia blogs, "See this 5-minute video to learn why Oracle's software in silicon Data Analytics Accelerators, commonly called DAX, are making such big news in the data analytics space today. DAX are a revolutionary Software in Silicon innovation on the SPARC M7 processor which dedicate co-processors to handle specific types of analytic operations that are common in big data analysis, Machine Learning algorithms, and Oracle Database In-Memory queries..."
SPARC
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Oracle Woos Developers with Data Analytics Accelerator on SPARC
ZDNet, March 8th, 2016
"Oracle launched a application programming interface (API) and developer kit to accelerate data analytics on its SPARC processors.

The company said its Data Analytics Accelerator in SPARC chips will be made available via its Software in Silicon Developer Program, which includes code, test and validation tools.

By coupling its analytics code and silicon, Oracle is looking to boost the ecosystem for its 32-core SPARC M7 processor..."

Amazing Results on SPARC T7 by MSC Software
By Mike Mulkey
Mike Mulkey blogs, "In this joint Oracle and MSC Software solution brief, Oracle's T7 server with Solaris 11 is deployed to consolidate multiple instances of MSC's SimManager server, associated web application server, and a supporting instance of the Oracle Database 12c server, onto a single platform.

This demonstrated how a single T7 server can accomplish the work of a complex cluster of multiple x86 Lintel servers while achieving 75,000 simulations in a single day..."

SPARC T7 - Minutes to Seconds!
By Claudia Nastase
Claudia blogs, "SPARC M7/T7 results are now coming in from our partners and the results are truly worth noting. Hangzhou New Century Electronic Technology Co. Ltd., located in Hangzhou, China, tested the powerful T7-2 server on their Tobacco Business Operations & Maintenance Platform. Net-net on the results: ;Minutes to Seconds'..."
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 217 Issue 1; Vol 216 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 215 Issues 2, 3 and 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:

  • Recommended ZFS Configurations and Practices
  • Why Choose Oracle for Your Private Cloud Infrastructure?
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.16
  • TechCast Interview with Greg Marsden about UEK
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Learning Java
  • Securing Oracle Public Clouds
  • MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.1.3
  • Gartner's Insights on Database as a Service
  • March/April 2016 Virtual Technology Summit All track Agenda and Abstracts
  • Is Your Business Unsinkable? Think Again

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

    LibreOffice
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    LibreOffice 5.1.1 released
    The Document Foundation, March 8th, 2016
    The Document Foundation (TDF) releases LibreOffice 5.1.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 5.1 family, with a number of fixes over the major release announced on February 10. LibreOffice 5.1.1 offers a long awaited feature in Writer - the first request dates back to 2002 - as it allows hiding the white space between pages to provide a continuous flow of text. This feature is extremely useful on laptops.

    LibreOffice 5.1.1 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users.

    Free and Open Source S/W
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    New And Updated FOSS Components In Oracle Solaris 11.3
    By Lukas Rovensky
    Lukas Rovensky blogs, "This is rather late update but hopefully still useful. Number of new and modified Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Components are provided in Oracle Solaris 11.3. The following information covers FOSS components delivered as part of Solaris Userland..."
    Developer
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    From Digital Transformation to DevOps
    A natural connection
    Jo Pugh, Senior Director, Oracle EMEA Consulting, blogs, "It is well documented that you need to innovate to stay alive. But why have we not seen a great influx in Digital Transformation programs?

    In this article in Microscope, Dermot O'Kelly (Oracle SVP & UK Country Leader) offers a suggestion, 'The good news is that CEOs get it. The bad news is they don't think they have to do anything about it yet.'

    Of course, doing nothing runs the risk of being bypassed by others who do learn to innovate quickly. So, while some organizations are transforming, many others will soon realize that they are left with no choice..."

    Virtualization
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    Oracle VM Templates and Automated Virtual Machine Provisioning
    By Simon Coter
    Simon Coter blogs, "Oracle VM template is a fully pre-installed, pre-configured virtual machine that can be downloaded onto an installed Oracle VM server. An Oracle VM Template may include a single virtual machine, with a single Oracle product such as a single-instance database or WebLogic Server or multiple VMs with multiple Oracle products to facilitate rapid deployment of even the most complex composite applications: this is the foundation of the Application-Driven Virtualization..."
    NetBeans
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    Couchbase Status in NetBeans IDE 8.1
    By Geertjan Wielenga
    Geertjan blogs, "With Arun Gupta, I've been working on creating a NetBeans plugin for Couchbase. Arun's made webinars of each session we've done, the most recent one especially interesting if you want to learn about the Nodes API in the NetBeans Platform:.."
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