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Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing
Strategic alliance provides robust cloud offering to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world
Fujitsu Limited, Oracle Corporation, and Oracle Corporation Japan announced that they have agreed to form a new strategic alliance to deliver enterprise-grade, world-class cloud services to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.

In order to take advantage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, organizations need IT partners that can deliver the performance, security and management capabilities that are demanded by enterprise workloads. To help organizations in Japan capitalize on this opportunity and confidently move enterprise workloads to the cloud, Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services-such as Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud - will be powered by Fujitsu's datacenters in Japan. Under the new strategic alliance, Fujitsu will work to drive sales of robust cloud offerings to companies in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.

Training
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Training
By Diana.H. Gray
Diana blogs, "Want to learn about Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c, which provides the industry's only complete, integrated and business-driven enterprise cloud management solution?

Enroll in one of Oracle University's new training courses.

  • Learn how this solution helps customers achieve efficiency gains, while dramatically increasing service levels.
  • These courses will teach you how to leverage the built-in management capabilities of the Oracle stack for traditional and cloud environments.
  • See how this solution enables customers to achieve efficiency gains, while dramatically increasing service levels..."

Read on for details.

NEW Oracle SuperCluster Training for Database Administrators
Overview of M7, M6-32, and T5-8 servers
Diana blogs, "Secure cloud infrastructure with the industry's most advanced security, extreme performance, and a complete suite of efficiency enhancements, tools, and automation.

This suite works together to dramatically lower cost and complexity with Oracle SuperCluster.

If you're a database administrator and are interested in learning about Oracle SuperCluster, consider taking our recently launched seminar:.."

Features
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Why Businesses Need CIOs Today More Than Ever
By Francois Lancon
Francois writes in Forbes, "It may not be fashionable to say so, but cloud computing has in many cases simply compounded existing problems without fulfilling its cost-cutting and innovation-driving promise.

Cloud computing has opened new vistas for small companies as well as for departments within larger companies. But while it has empowered business leaders to get around certain budgetary and organizational constraints, uncoordinated cloud purchases have also left a welter of new organizational and budgetary problems in their wake..."

7 Impediments To Strategic Change The C-Suite Often Overlooks
By Margaret Harrist
Margaret writes in Forbes, "Even companies with a brilliant digital strategy risk falling into the abyss because what actually takes up their time and attention day to day has little to do with their strategic vision..."

'In any organization, systems are optimized to perpetuate today and not to create tomorrow-and in some cases, this leaves CEOs virtually powerless,' says Scott Anthony, managing partner of international consulting firm Innosight, who spoke at Oracle's recent Modern Finance Experience conference in Singapore. 'If you don't grab hold of all those systems that are really deep in an organization, all you do is do today better, but you never do tomorrow different.'

MySQL
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Pipelining versus Parallel Query Execution with MySQL 5.7 X Plugin
By Alexander Rubin
Alexander blogs, "In this blog post, we'll look at pipelining versus parallel query execution when using X Plugin for MySQL 5.7.

In my previous blog post, I showed how to use X Plugin for MySQL 5.7 for parallel query execution. The tricks I used to make it work:..."

Develop By Example - New MySQL Document Store Series
By Francisco Tirado
Francisco blogs, "Examples are a great way to learn new things. As many of you may or may not know we've added some new things to MySQL Server 5.7.12 and the ecosystem around it, extending it to allow you to use the MySQL as a Document Store. Meeting the challenge meant expanding Developer Interfaces and Database tools.

  • Addressing information with a both classic and modern data architectures
  • For all types of data - structured, semi, and unstructured
  • Empowering developers - Simpler, Faster, Flexible

Leveraging latest NoSQL oriented tools/methods - JavaScript, Node.js, JSON, CRUD, Methods chaining, and more From the developer side the MySQL Document Store new APIs by introducing a JSON/Document Store oriented called the MySQL X DevAPI..."

vBeers-SF
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vBeers @ Broward - Funky Buddha Brewery
Wednesday, July 13th: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry!

  • Wednesday, July 13th
  • Funky Buddha Brewery
  • 1201 Ne 38th St # A1,
  • Oakland Park, FL 33334

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.

SPARC
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Oracle, Fujitsu team up in enterprise cloud push
New cloud solutions will be tailored for business clients in Japan and beyond
Oracle and Fujitsu have announced a partnership designed to push enterprise cloud computing solutions forward.

Earlier this week, the tech giants said Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services -- such as Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud -- will now be powered by Fujitsu's data centers in Japan.

As part of the companies' agreement, Fujitsu will also push Oracle cloud solutions to enterprise clients in the country and beyond.

Servers
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Announcing Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Refresh
By Ramona Costea
Ramona blogs, "On July 12, Oracle will be releasing the latest refresh to the Private Cloud Appliance (PCA). PCA is a complete Engineered System built for running general-purpose Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. Key enhancements we are announcing include a complete Disaster Recovery architecture, improved compute performance with the new X6-2 compute nodes, and pricing changes that enable you to deliver a more competitive total cost of ownership.

Join the webcast on July 20 at 9AM PST to learn more...'

Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 220 Issue 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 219 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:

  • Here's Why Oracle Still Engineers Its Own Chips
  • Oracle Pledges 'X86 Economics' With New SPARC Servers
  • New SPARC S7 Products With Software In Silicon Now Available In Oracle Cloud, Engineered Systems And Servers
  • Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S / X6-2M
  • Oracle's New Processor for 'Scale-Out' Environments
  • How Companies Are Using Big Data
  • Friday Spotlight: Re-Cap Of RedHat Summit 2016
  • Update Webcast - Oracle's Next Generation SPARC-Based Systems - July 6 & 7
  • Oracle Aims To Broaden SPARC's Reach Via Cloud Service
  • Training Thursdays: Momentum Around Oracle Linux 7

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

    Developer
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    FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Code Faster, More Securely with the Oracle Developer Studio
    By Zeynep Koch
    Zeynep blogs, "We are excited this Friday to talk about the latest Oracle Developer Studio 12.5 announced last week with breakthrough features for developer efficiency!

    Optimized to complement Oracle's complete hardware and software stack, Oracle Developer Studio helps companies build higher quality code, in less time.

    Oracle Developer Studio 12.5 delivers optimized compilers, advanced analysis tools and a multi-language aware IDE for easy development of fast, reliable and highly secure applications for Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux operating systems..."

    Performance
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    SPECjEnterprise2010: Oracle Server X6-2 Top x86 Result
    BestPerf Blog
    Brian blogs, "Two Oracle Server X6-2 systems, using the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 processor, produced a world record for x86 systems SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 27,803.39 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. One Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the application tier and the second Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the database tier.

    • The Oracle Server X6-2 system demonstrated 44% better performance when compared to the IBM X3650 M5 server result of 19,282.14 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.

    • The Oracle Server X6-2 system demonstrated 29% better performance when compared to the previous generation Oracle Server X5-2 system result of 21,504.30 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.

    • This result used Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server 1.8.0_91, Oracle Database 12c, and Oracle Linux..."

    Read on for details.

    Virtualization
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    Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM 3.4 Ease of Use Enhancements
    By John Priest
    John Priest blogs, "This is another blog in the series to give the Oracle VM community some additional information on the 3.4 release that we delivered earlier this year. The topics that we covered in previous Oracle VM 3.4 blogs include:

    • Oracle VM 3.4 Performance Gains
    • Oracle VM 3.4 Dom0 Enhancements
    • Solutions with Command Line Interface
    • Integrating Oracle VM with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux
    • Oracle VM Hierarchical Viewer

    This week, we are going to share a little more information on some of the Ease of Use Enhancements that were delivered with this updated version of Oracle VM..."

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Release Candidate 1
    By Simon Coter
    Simon blogs, "Oracle is proud to announce the availability of VirtualBox 5.1 Release Candidate 1.

    This release is a major improvement which include a large number of enhancement and bug fixes.

    See all the details here with a complete list of enhancements, bug fixes and links to download the software..."

    Java Technology
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    OTN Middleware And Java Summit July 2016
    By Juergen Kress
    Juergen blogs, "Join the OTN Summits in July to view highly technical demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on labs to help you make the most of the Oracle tools and technologies you use or might use in the future.

    The sessions are delivered by Oracle product experts, Oracle ACE's, and Java Champions who will be online to chat live during the event. There are four tracks, see below for more information..."

    NetBeans
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    Oracle JET, Maps, Java EE, and NetBeans IDE
    YouTube Video
    Geertjan blogs, "During JavaOne Latin America, last week, Yolande from OTN did a NightHacking interview with me about Oracle JET.

    Here it is, in 10 minutes, covering Oracle JET, Java EE, maps, the ojThematicMap component in Oracle JET, and NetBeans IDE:..."

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