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Oracle
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Resizing database as a service with Oracle
By Pat Shuff
Pat blogs, "Historically, what happens to a database months after deployment has always been an issue and problem. If we go out and purchase a computer and disk storage then deploy a database onto the server. If we oversize the hardware and storage, we wasted budget. If we undersize the hardware and storage we had to purchase a new computer or new storage and get an operating system expert to reconfigure everything on the new server and get a database administrator to reconfigure the database installation to run on the new server or new storage..."
    Training
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    Take Training On Oracle VM 3.4
    By Antoinette O'Sullivan
    Antoinette blogs, "It is time to learn about Oracle VM 3.4 by taking the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course. This course teaches you how to build the infrastructure for open cloud computing. You will learn to deploy pooled server resources to create virtual machines supporting enterprise applications.

    You can take this newly updated course as a:..."

    Features
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    Why 'Fast Follower' Is Yesterday's Tech And Business Strategy
    By Rob Preston
    Rob writes, "Much has been written on whether businesses should be first movers or fast followers when it comes to innovation and technology adoption. For a long time, the conventional wisdom tilted toward the latter strategy: Allow others to stick their necks out and get things right before joining in yourself.

    But this fast-follower mentality rests on at least three false assumptions:.."

      Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service For Visual Face Of Big Data
      By Victor Ameh
      Victor blogs, "Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service introduced by Oracle offers all the capabilities of Oracle Big Data Discovery 1.1 as well as push-button provisioning and easy cloud life cycle management. It provides a single, easy to use product for anyone to transform raw data into business insight in minutes, without the need to learn complex tools or rely only on highly specialized resources..."
      DataLab in a Box: accelerate your Data Value to stay ahead
      By Eric Bezille
      Eric blogs, "Since 2011 and McKinsey analysis launching the 'Big Data' phenomenon and my first blog entry on this trend (here), many things evolved. It is no more a 'hype', and depending on which angle you are looking at it, 'Big Data' evolution brings new jobs like Chief Data Officer, new enrichment and additional complexity for operations with the continuous evolution of tools revolving around it. Either way, there is no way to stop it if you don't want to stay behind, or even become irrelevant..."
      MySQL
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      MySQL Cluster 7.5.2
      News from the MySQL High Availability Team
      Matt Lord blogs, "I'm happy to announce that the third Development Milestone Release (DMR) of MySQL Cluster 7.5 - 7.5.2 - is now available!

      Some highlights of this third milestone release of MySQL Cluster 7.5 are:

      • This release is based on MySQL 5.7, so users can enjoy many of the great new features available in the latest MySQL Server, along with the many features that Cluster brings, including shared-nothing clustering and auto-sharding.
      • This release further removes any dependencies on the MyISAM storage engine. We've now completed the migration of all ndbinfo tables to the ndbinfo storage engine and the mysql system tables (e.g. ndb_binlog_index) to the InnoDB storage engine. This ensures ACID guarantees for all Cluster statistics and metadata.

      ...

      Cloud Computing
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      Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud
      By Terri Noyes
      Terri blogs, "To get started, you must have an Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) account. There are two subscription options:

      • If you sign up for a metered subscription, the amount of computing resources (including CPU, memory and disk) available to your account is unlimited.
      • If you have a non-metered subscription, you have access to a fixed number of computing resources.

      Oracle Compute Cloud provides the infrastructure building blocks - compute, storage and networking - required to run any enterprise application..."

      Linux
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      Oracle Linux Newsletter (May 2016)
      By Zeynep Koch
      Latest issue of Oracle Linux newsletter is available now, don't forget to subscribe for regular updates.

      News

      • What is on tap for Linux Container strategy in 2016?
      • Oracle is proud to join AGL to help build an open platform for the Connected Car
      • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Quarterly Update 1 is Now Available
      • Latest Spacewalk Release for Oracle Linux Now Available
      • Oracle Linux 6.8 Now Available ...

      Read on for details.

      vBeers-SF
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      vBeers @ Broward - Funky Buddha Brewery
      Wednesday, June 8th: 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. vBeers events happen four times a month, once per county:

      • vBeers @ Palm Beach Gardens 1st Wednesday of Month
      • vBeers @ Broward 2nd Wednesday of Month
      • vBeers @ Boca 3rd Wednesday of Month
      • vBeers @ Miami 4th Wednesday of Month

      RSVP at meetup.com.

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

      John Mclaughlin, SFTA

      SPARC
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      SPARC M7 DAX - Stream Processing for Big Data
      By Ramona Costea
      Ramona blogs, The overwhelming growth of big data for enterprises today means that not only must you be able to analyze the rest of the information that truly counts, but that involves sophisticated search and machine learning algorithms over large data sets to find the important details that matter. Enter stream processing, which can be a game changer in a big data world..."
      Oracle Advanced Analytics: SPARC T7-4 Beats 4-Chip x86 E7 v3
      BestPerf
      from the Oracle BestPerf blog: "Oracle's four-chip SPARC T7-4 server can deliver up to 3.5x better performance than a four-chip x86 server (with Intel Xeon Processor E7-8895 v3 chips) running Oracle Advanced Analytics data mining features. The SPARC M7 processor per core performance is up to 2x faster than the per core performance of the Intel Xeon Processor E7-8895 v3. Oracle Advanced Analytics is an option of Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition (12.2)..."
      Top10
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      Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
      Vol 219 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4 ; Vol 218 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:

      • Imagine What You Could Do With 64TB of Memory
      • Oracle VM Hierarchy Viewer
      • Oracle VM 3.4.1
      • Deploying and Upgrading OpenStack with Docker
      • Teamcenter on Oracle Engineered System Solution Brief
      • Sapporo Brews New Beers -- And New Customers -- With Social And Marketing Cloud Ingredients
      • Unleashing BMC Remedy 9 performance and scalability on Oracle Solaris and SPARC Servers
      • How Oracle Created A Much Better Cloud Buying Experience
      • IoT Webcast May 26th 2016
      • Getting Started Modularizing with Jigsaw in NetBeans IDE

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

        Performance
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        SAP Two-Tier Standard Sales and Distribution SD Benchmark: SPARC M7-8 World Record 8 Processors
        BestPerf
        Oracle's SPARC M7-8 server produced a world record result for 8-processors on the SAP two-tier Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (8 chips / 256 cores / 2048 threads).

        The SPARC M7-8 server achieved 130,000 SAP SD benchmark users running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

        The SPARC M7-8 server is 1.5x faster per core than x86-based HPE Integrity Superdome X running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

        The SPARC M7-8 server result was run with Oracle Solaris 11 and used Oracle Database 12c.

        Previously the SPARC T7-2 server set the 2-chip server world record achieving 30,800 SAP SD benchmark users running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

        Virtualization
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        Oracle VM Windows Pv Drivers 3.4 Released
        By John Priest
        John Priest blogs, "A new version of the Oracle VM Paravirtual (PV) Drivers for Microsoft Windows has been released to provide a performance boost for Microsoft Windows guests running in a virtual environment on Oracle VM Server for x86. These Oracle VM PV Drivers for Microsoft Windows are high-performance network and disk drivers that significantly reduce the overhead of the traditional implementation of I/O device emulation..."
        Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4
        By Jeff Savit
        Jeff blogs, "We are pleased to announce the release of Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4, which has been delivered as part of Oracle Solaris 11.3 SRU 8.7. Together, they provide new features for virtualization, performance, security, scalability, and system management.

        Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4 introduces several new capabilities, including the following:..."

        Java Technology
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        It's An Exciting Time For Java Developers!
        Oracle Java Certification is kicking off June with two NEW offers.
        Eva Chase blogs, "Oracle Java Certification is kicking off June with two NEW offers. ..

        If you are brand new to Oracle Certification this is a good time to get Java certified! Experience the benefits of Java Certification and take your skills to the next level. Certification is a measurable credential for knowledge and proven skills. Pass any Java exam that results in your becoming an Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Certified Expert or Oracle Certified Master and request your free #javatshirt. We want to help you show off your skills!..."

        From Big Data To Insights
        By Editor in Chief Andrew Binstock
        Editor in Chief Andrew Binstock blogs, "Welcome to the May/June issue of Java Magazine in which we look at how big data is done today. An unusual aspect of the platforms that handle big data is that they almost all run on Java - a testimony to its suitability for enterprise-scale needs.

        However, today many of the primary tools don't require enterprise size to be useful. Apache Spark, for example, can work effectively on small, human-size databases. We show how this is done with one developer's project of querying a database of first names to find one for his unborn child. But even if you run Spark in enterprise apps, you'll find that it is much easier to use than earlier tools that required extensive setup and fiddling with systems. Our lead article on Apache 101 shows just how simple it can be to work with big data and produce useful results..."

        NetBeans
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        PHP Tools: Minor improvements
        By Tomas Mysik
        Tomas blogs, "Hi all, today we will show you our improved support for some PHP tools which will be part of NetBeans 8.2. As you already know, NetBeans uses a lot of existing tools (great, right?!) and we will now focus on improvements for two of them.

        PHPUnit

        Perhaps the most unpleasant thing in PHPUnit support in NetBeans is (was! ;) that test results are visible once all the tests finish. In other words, one has to wait for all the tests to complete and after that, NetBeans is able to display the results. That is not true anymore, NetBeans now displays test results as they come, it means that you will be able to see what tests and with which results already finished even if the whole test run is still running..."

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