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OpenStack Training Available for Oracle Solaris 11
By Diana.H. Gray
Diana blogs, "Deploy a full private cloud in minutes with training on OpenStack for Oracle Solaris 11.

This popular open source computing cloud platform provides comprehensive self-service environments for sharing and managing compute, network and storage resources through a centralized web-based portal.

OpenStack has been integrated into all the Oracle Solaris core technology..."

VR And AI Will Lead The Next Major Round Of Digital Disruption
Margaret Harrist
Margaret Harrist writes, "Ready for the next chapter in the continuing saga of technology siring big-time business disruption? This year's SXSW Interactive conference left little doubt of the protagonists: virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

Companies ranging from startups to Samsung and McDonalds (yes, McDonalds) plunged attendees into an alternate reality that let them fly, ski, speed, and explore - and even decorate the inside of a Happy Meal box. A stream of speakers explored whether AI will change our work. (The short answer is yes.)..."

The UNIX Standard Makes ISV Engineering's Job Easier
By Caryl takvorian
Caryl blogs, "Here at Oracle ISV Engineering, we deal with hundreds of applications on a daily basis. Most of them need to support multiple operating systems (OS) environments including Oracle Solaris. These applications are from all types of diverse industries - banking, communications, healthcare, gaming, and more. Each application varies in size from dozens to hundreds of millions of lines of code...."
4 Useful Commandline Tools to Monitor MySQL Performance in Linux
Tecmint, March 30th, 2016
"There are plenty of tools to monitor MySQL performance and troubleshoot a server, but they don't always perfect match for a MySQL developer or administrator's for their common needs, or may not work in some situations, such as remote or over the web monitoring.

Luckily, there are variety of open source tools created by MySQL community to fill the gaps. On the other hand, it's very difficult to locate these tools via web searches, that's the reason we've compiled 4 command line tools to monitor MySQL database uptime, load and performance in Linux..."

Cloud Computing
Oracle Cloud on Premises - A New Era of Choice
By Eric Jacobsen
Eric blogs, "Oracle recently launched a new family of offerings designed to enable organizations to easily move to the cloud and remove some of the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption. These first-of-a-kind services provide CIOs with new choices in where they deploy their enterprise software and a natural path to easily move business critical applications from on premises to the cloud. Oracle's new cloud services place the same hardware, software, and operational services available in its public cloud directly into your data center and behind your firewall..."
15 Reasons To Move Finance To The Cloud, Now
Forbes, March 31st, 2016
Karen dela Torre writes, "Trailblazers though they were, finance departments have quickly become technology laggards. How did this happen? Believe it or not, corporate finance was once in the vanguard of technology adoption. By the end of the middle of the 1990s, nearly every large organization had some form of ERP (enterprise resource planning) system in place; even small and midsize companies relied on finance or accounting software installed on their desktop PCs. Why? Because the global economy had reached a tipping point where the risk of doing nothing was greater than the risk of change..."
    The Surprising Economics of Engineered Systems
    By Peter Jeffcock
    Peter blogs, "The title's not mine. It comes from a video done for us by ESG, based on their white paper, which looks at the TCO of building your own Hadoop cluster vs buying one ready-built (Oracle Big Data Appliance). You should watch or read, depending on your preference, or even just check out the infographic. The conclusion could be summed up as "better, faster, cheaper, pick all three". Which is not what you'd expect. But they found that it's better (quicker to deploy, lower risk, easier to support), faster (from 2X to 3X faster than a comparable DIY cluster) and cheaper (45% cheaper if you go with list pricing)..."
    Oracle Exadata Cloud Service launch webcast - April 7th
    By Javier Puerta
    Javier blogs, "Partners - You're already familiar with the benefits of Oracle Exadata and now it's available in the cloud. It brings more opportunities for you to scale your business in innovative ways and at speed. Moving to the Oracle Cloud is simplicity itself..."
    Last Chance! 27 Technical Sessions Delivered by Oracle and Community Experts
    By Cassandra Clark
    Cassandra blogs, "Register today for the last Virtual Technology Network event this spring - April 5, 2016 - 9:30 - 13:30 BST / 10:30 - 14:30 CEST.

    Get insights, hands-on and expert views on a wild mix of expert topics across Database, Java Development, Middleware and Systems.

    We are looking forward to meet you at the Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit next Tuesday morning (BST) for a dense mix of technology sessions..."

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 217 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 216 Issues 1, 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:

    • Fujitsu M10 World Record Performance
    • Announcing Oracle Cloud Machine: Can you have your cake and eat it too?
    • Announcing Oracle VM 3.4 - Engineered for Open Cloud Infrastructure
    • Oracle VM 3.4.1 and new performance features
    • Finally, A Thoughtful Choice In Where The Cloud Runs Best
    • NEW PODCAST: Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux
    • Friday Spotlight: Celebrating Easter and a Week of Great Announcements
    • Hybrid Cloud Integration
    • Friday Spotlight: OTN Virtual Technology Summit, April 5th
    • Security Guidelines Within MCS

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

      SPECjEnterprise2010: Oracle Server X6-2 World Record 2-Chip Single Application Server
      Two Oracle Server X6-2 systems, using the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 processor, produced a world record x86 two-chip single application server SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 27,509.59 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. One Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the application tier and the second Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the database tier.
      Announcing my new Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook from Oracle Press
      By Porus Homi Havewala
      Porus writes, "I am pleased to announce my new book "Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control" to be published by Oracle Press, and is now available as a pre-order from Amazon. The Amazon link is:


      This practical Oracle Press guide 'Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control' teaches cutting-edge techniques for building, configuring, and managing a secure private database cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c..."

      Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM 3.4 Performance Gains
      By John Priest
      John blogs, "This is the first in a series of blogs to give the Oracle VM community some additional information on the 3.4 release that we announced last week. To start, we are going to share a little more information on the performance gains and capacity increases that were delivered with this updated version of Oracle VM..."
      Java Technology
      Last Interactive Online Java Webinar with Q&A
      By Yolande Poirier
      Yolande blogs, "The Virtual Technology Summit (VTS) delivers interactive Java technical content from Java Champions and Oracle experts to your desk. &#8232;&#8232;The interactive, online event, is sponsored by the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). The April 5 event is the last one in this VTS series. It features six Java technical sessions about Java EE, cloud, and Java SE API. Register now.."
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