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TAS Group's cashless 3.0 Gains 2.4x performance Increase Running with Oracle Engineered Systems
By Ramona Costea
Ramona Costea blogs, "TAS Group's cashless 3.0 gains 2.4x performance increase running with Oracle Engineered Systems..."
The Next Wave Is Coming
By Reggie Bradford
Oracle SVP Reggie Bradford wrote this blog after his presentation at Engage: Prague last week. Check out his slides from that keynote speech...

"Technology comes at us in waves. We catch a glimpse of a wave building - far out on the horizon - but don't know exactly its size and impact. Some are large, some are small - but all swell and develop. As it approaches, we can begin to see its shape, size and potential impact. In 2007, my startup Vitrue saw a wave coming: social media networks..."

Ruby Tuesday Takes HR Digital To Better Engage Employees
By Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy writes, "Two years ago, more than a third of the people who started applications for a position at Ruby Tuesday did not complete the process. When your business has about 700 restaurants around the world and employs about 30,000 people, that lost opportunity hurts.

Lois Collins, Ruby Tuesday vice president of human resources, periodically put herself through that application process to see why the company lost job seekers, and then she put her team to work on solutions..."

    Oracle Solaris 11.3 Cheatsheet
    By Joerg Moellenkamp
    Joerg blogs, "Four year ago i wrote the Solaris 11 General Administration Cheat Sheet. Last year there was an vastly extended update for Solaris 11.2 and i gave it to Glynn Fosters and Harry Foxwells for their really great Solaris 11.2 Administration book. Now the 11.3 update is public as an pdf for everyone. You find it at here."
    The Oracle Solaris Essentials of Support
    By Glynn Foster
    Glynn blogs, "Oracle Solaris is all about making your life easier in the data center. All its technologies have been designed to solve the problems administrators experience in running a highly reliable, secure and efficient data center. They've been integrated and carefully thought through to improve the user experience, and we're continuously re-working subsystems to modernize them and adapt to new trends of application deployment in the cloud.

    One of the areas of improvement that we've had much focus on over the past few years has been related to lifecycle management - making sure you can deploy Oracle Solaris securely and reliably, and that you can update it quickly to protect against the latest security vulnerabilities. We've seen technologies like the Image Packaging System (IPS), Automated Installer (AI) and Unified Archives having a massive impact in terms of agility and consistently..."

    MySQL 5.7 read-write benchmarks
    Percona Database Performance Blog
    Vadim blogs, "In this post, we'll look at the results from some MySQL 5.7 read-write benchmarks.

    In my past blogs I've posted benchmarks on MySQL 5.5 / 5.6 / 5.7 in OLTP read-only workloads. For example:

    • MySQL 5.7 sysbench OLTP read-only results: is MySQL 5.7 really faster?
    • MySQL 5.7 primary key lookup results: is it really faster?
    • ProxySQL versus MaxScale for OLTP RO workloads

    Now, it is time to test some read-write transactional workloads. I will again use sysbench, and my scripts and configs are available..."

    Cloud Computing
    Integrating Oracle VM with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux
    By Honglin Su
    Honglin blogs, "Oracle's contribution and participation in Docker and OpenStack bring more flexibility and openness to Oracle VM deployment. Customers can take advantage of Oracle VM 3.4 and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 2.1 when building an open cloud infrastructure.

    Oracle VM Server for x86 incorporates an open source Xen hypervisor component, which has been customized and optimized as a virtualization and management solution for x86 servers..."

    The rise of the mobile citizen developer & Oracle Mobile Application Accelerator
    By Chris Muir
    Chris Muir blogs, "With the introduction of new mobile products & features we thought we'd take the opportunity to revive last year's mobile Q&A LinkedIn article series to interview the key staff behind the new offerings. These articles are designed to give you a unique insight into the product by talking to the experts who actually built the product, as different from the documentation and marketing.

    In the latest interview on LinkedIn we invited Denis Tyrell and Liza Broadbent, the product manager and user experience leads respectively, to talk about their new baby Oracle Mobile Application Accelerator (MAX)..."

    One Man's Cloud Journey: Lessons from 160 Focus Groups in 11 Countries
    By Jeffrey Erickson
    Jeffrey writes, "If your boss urged you to 'go out and listen to customers,' what would you do? Rex Wang hopped on a plane, holding over 160 focus group conversations in 11 countries on four continents over the past six months.

    Wang got his marching orders from Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, who wanted an even deeper understanding of what customers are doing and seeking in the cloud..."

    Oracle Linux 6.8 is now available
    By Michele Casey
    Michele Casey blogs, "On Monday evening, we released Oracle Linux 6.8 to the Unbreakable Linux Network. This release is the first ISO to incorporate Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 (Quarterly Update 1) and includes several improvements and features. You can download this update from or from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud..."
    vBeers @ Miami - Concrete Beach
    Wednesday, May 25th: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    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 all of your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

    Location: Concrete Beach

    RSVP at

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

    John Mclaughlin, SFTA

    South Florida Technology Alliance Presents: The Evolution And State Of Coding
    Thursday, May 26th, 2016: 5:30 pm - 9:00
    Axis Space Coworking, Las Olas - Ft. Lauderdale

    Join the SFTA and our distinguished panel of guests as we uncover the fascinating history of computer coding that brought us to where we are today.

    • Meet the panel opportunity
    • Gain valuable insights into the history of computer code
    • Take away first-hand wisdom and knowledge
    • Fantastic networking opportunities

    SFTA, John McLaughlin

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 219 Issues 1 and 2 ; Vol 218 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 217 Issues 3, 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:

    • Announcing Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 2.1
    • The #1 Database is About to Get Even Better
    • Oracle VM 3.4 Solutions with Command Line Interface
    • Larry Ellison's Marching Orders For Oracle Cloud: Make It Fast And Simple To Buy
    • Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne: Take Advantage of Early Bird Rates
    • Using the YoOracleJET NetBeans Plugin for iOS
    • Larry Ellison Gives $200 Million to 'Next-Level' USC Cancer Center
    • How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Marketing And Sales
    • MySQL Connector/J 5.1.39 has been released
    • Powering the Next Generation of Connected Cars

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

      Getting Started with Java Jigsaw Services in NetBeans IDE
      By Geerjtan
      Geertjan bligs, "In the Project Jigsaw: Module System Quick-Start Guide, a section is included on Services. Idioms such as 'service consumer' and 'service provider' are part of the set of solutions provided by Project Jigsaw.

      A full code sample is discussed in the section above, which I have successfully implemented in NetBeans IDE. Three Jigsaw modules make up the scenario - a service defined in 'com.socket', a service provider defined in 'org.fastsocket', and a service consumer defined in 'com.greetings'..."

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