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Q4 Fy16 SaaA And PaaS Revenues Were Up 66%, And Up 68% In Constant Currency
Q1 FY17 SaaS and PaaS Revenues Expected to be Up 75% to 80%
Oracle Corporation announced fiscal 2016 Q4 results. Total Q4 Revenues were $10.6 billion, down 1% in U.S. dollars and flat in constant currency. Cloud plus On-Premise Software Revenues were $8.4 billion, flat in U.S. dollars and up 2% in constant currency.

Cloud software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) revenues were $690 million, up 66% in U.S. dollars and up 68% in constant currency. Total Cloud revenues, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), were $859 million, up 49% in U.S dollars and up 51% in constant currency.

Operating Income was $4.0 billion, and Operating Margin was 37%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was $4.8 billion, and the non-GAAP Operating Margin was 45%. Net Income was $2.8 billion while non-GAAP Net Income was $3.4 billion.

Earnings Per Share was $0.66, while non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $0.81. Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle's reported GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 2 cents higher and non-GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 1 cent higher.

Oracle And Snapchat Measure Impact Of Snap Ads On Sales In Stores
New Measurement Research for Snapchat Advertisers Finds 92% of Ad Campaigns Saw Positive Offline Sales Increases
Oracle and Snapchat announced a partnership to measure the impact of digital advertising in the physical world. By teaming together, Oracle Data Cloud and Snapchat measure incremental store sales resulting from marketing campaigns run on Snapchat. By analyzing the impact of campaigns on in-store sales, Oracle Data Cloud will help consumer packaged goods (CPG) advertisers quantify and improve their ongoing marketing efforts on Snapchat.
Oracle Cloud Helps Utilities Make Better, Faster Business Decisions
New analytics capabilities enable better data collection and analysis to improve business insights
The utility industry is in the midst of a significant transformation, and the increasing prevalence of digital technologies is driving organizations to embrace innovation. Capturing and analyzing data across infrastructures now play a crucial role in addressing changes and challenges. Today, Oracle Utilities announced new releases of two of its cutting edge analytics solutions, which enable utilities to better access, organize and analyze the massive amount of data they collect while saving time and reducing IT and maintenance costs. Oracle Utilities Analytics Cloud Service helps utilities easily integrate their on-premise customer, meter, device, and workforce data into a single platform in the cloud...
Oracle Joins the White House in Global Campaign to Empower Girls and Women
Pledges $3 Million to Educate Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
On the heels of Oracle's $200 million commitment to support Computer Science (CS) Education for All, today the White House announced Oracle's additional $3 million investment to immerse girls worldwide in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The company's commitment of direct and in-kind funding supports 'Let Girls Learn,' a U.S. government initiative aimed at helping adolescent girls around the world go to school and stay in school.
New Oracle VM Server for x86 Training: Now Available!
By Diana.H. Gray
Diana writes, "If you're facing increased operating costs and inefficient resource utilization, you may be exploring options to migrate to cloud computing.

Your virtualization solution has to increase data center flexibility, meet your price/performance needs, and make applications easier to deploy, manage, and support.

Oracle University offers training for Oracle VM Server x86 to help you develop the skills to build the infrastructure you want. .."

Complexity: The Enemy From Within Most Organizations
By Daryl Szebesta
Daryl writes in Forbes, "Complexity is said to be the enemy of execution. So why do so many organizations stand for it, even embrace it as proof of their intellectual superiority?

The justification I heard when I was a CIO, and one I continue to hear as a cloud computing vendor working with customers in multiple industries, is that system complexity is a requirement for companies that are 'different' and operate in complex, highly regulated markets. This thinking infests businesses at all levels, but it seems particularly prevalent within IT - from system procurement to implementation through ongoing management..."

Understanding the MySQL Release Cadence
By Ronald Bradford
Ronald writes, "At the recent New York Oracle Users Group summer general meeting I gave a presentation to the Oracle community on the MySQL product release cycle. Details included:

  • Identifying the server product options covering community, enterprise and ecosystem.
  • Describe MySQL enterprise products, features and support options.
  • Describing the DMR, RC, GA, EOL and labs product lifecycle.
  • Discussing the GA release frequency.
  • Talking about the MySQL Upgrade path..."


The Holy Grail Webinar Replay: MySQL Database Performance Tuning
Written by Severalnines
Severalnines writes, "Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's popular webinar on MySQL Database Performance Tuning, which looked at answering the following questions:

  • You're running MySQL as backend database, how do you tune it to make best use of the hardware?
  • How do you optimize the Operating System?
  • How do you best configure MySQL for a specific database workload?

The replay of this webinar is now available online:..."

Cloud Computing
Oracle - a Force to Be Reckoned with' in the Cloud
By Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy writes, "Revenue for Oracle's cloud software as a service and platform as a service reached $690 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, up 66% year over year in US dollars and up 68% in constant currency, according to Oracle's financial results released June 16.

ooking ahead to the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, Oracle expects cloud SaaS and PaaS revenue will grow 75% to 80%. That kind of Q1 revenue growth guidance makes it 'easier to see that we are a force to be reckoned with in the cloud,' CEO Safra Catz said on a conference call with analysts following the earnings release..."

Oracle is sponsoring Red Hat Summit on June 27-30
By Zeynep Koch
Zeynep writes, "This year Oracle is silver sponsor at the Red Hat Summit 2016. With more than 420,000 customers and deployments in more than 145 countries, Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, infrastructure and services.

Next-generation cloud data centers require robust, secure and flexible infrastructure to support a huge variety of cloud applications and use cases, and developers need cutting-edge tools to create dynamic applications. Visit our booth #221 at Red Hat Summit to learn how Oracle Linux, OpenStack, Oracle VM, VirtualBox and Software Defined Networking products power the needs of the modern cloud data center, from development to deployment..."

vBeers @ Miami
Wednesday, June 22nd: 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

This month's Miami event will be at the Concrete Beach craft brewery in the Wynwood area of Miami. Concrete Beach has a very nice air-conditioned indoor area and an outdoor seating area. For the July meeting, we'll meet inside.

  • There's a large parking lot adjacent to Concrete Beach.
  • Food is available from Delivery Dudes (no delivery charge to Concrete Beach).
  • RSVP at

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


  • 325 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
  • Map

If you come from the North and use the paid lane, you will exit

John Mclaughlin, Nicole Ciccone/SFTA

OTN Summit - July 12th, 13th and 14th!
By Cassandra Clark
Cassandra blogs, "The Oracle Technology Network team invites you to attend the OTN Summit on July 12, 13 and 14, 2016 to explore the latest demos and insights from Oracle and community experts.

Inderjeet Singh, Executive Vice President, Fusion Middleware Development, will kick off the OTN Summit to discuss the Oracle Cloud based on questions from the Oracle Community..."

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 202 Issue 1 and 2; Vol 219 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4 ; Vol 218 Issues 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:

  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 2
  • NEW PaaS4SaaS TOOLS: Rapid Development Kit
  • Ease Cloud Deployment with Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
  • Where Personalization Crosses The Line Into Creepy: Five Examples
  • Migrating from Desktop to Cloud-Native Web Applications
  • Oracle Virtualization Newsletter
  • Using MySQL 5.7 Document Store with Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Don't Miss the FY17 OPN Global Partner Kickoff Webcast on June 21
  • Experience JavaOne 2016
  • The Cloud's Underappreciated Advantages

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

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 3
    By Simon Coter
    Simon writes, "Oracle is proud to announce the availability of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 3.

    This minor release includes following fixes from Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 2:

    • GUI: more multi-screen full-screen issues fixed for Windows host (layout change, host-screen reattaching
    • GUI: fixing Solaris crash in VM settings dialog, see here
    • VMM: Paravirt fixes
    • VMM: fixes on Mac OS X
    • VMM: I/O-APIC fixes and improvements

    ... Read on for details.

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.22 now available
    By Simon Coter
    Simon writes, "Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 22.

    This release is a major improvement which include a large number of improvements and bug fixes; between the others we can find these important and very hot items:

    • VMM: properly restore the complete FPU state for 32-bit guests on 64-bit hosts on Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs
    • Guest Additions: fixes for Kernel 4.7
    • Windows Hosts: fixed performance regression with SMP guests..."

    Read on for details.

    Java Technology
    Get Involved with Java Standards!
    By Yolande Poirier
    Yolande blogs, "Joining the Java Community Process is made easier with the new release of JSR 364. Now individuals can join as associates and won't need to have their employers sign off on the participation, explains Heather VanCura in this interview. The long-criticized membership fee is also gone. Watch the interview and learn how you can participate as a JUG, individual or a company. Provide feedback by sending email to or via the JSR 364 project page..."
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