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Oracle Joins the White House's Advanced Wireless Research Initiative
Bringing the Power of the Cloud to 5G and Beyond
Oracle is proud to provide Oracle Cloud technology and engineering resources to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's program Platforms Enabling Advanced Wireless Program (PAWR). The program is led by the National Science Foundation, the nonprofit organization US Ignite, and a consortium of industry and academic leaders collaborating to better understand the unique challenges and opportunities created by next generation platforms for networking.

Oracle Communications will provide core network control, analytics and network orchestration technology to researchers and help them understand the impact of subscriber behavior, enhance orchestration, and bolster security.

Social Media In A Regulated Industry: How Yorkshire Building Society Does It
By Chris Murphy
Chris writes in 'url "" "Forbes"', "It's easy enough to set up a company Twitter or Facebook account, but Richard Bassinder had to answer a tough question first: What would people want to see in their social feeds from a 152-year-old financial services company?"

'We're not a Red Bull or a Disney,' says Bassinder, social media manager for Yorkshire Building Society, the UK's second-largest building society, with more than 3.3 million customers...

3 Keys to Modernizing University Operations
By Margaret Harrist
Margaret writes in 'url "" "Forbes"', "When I went to college in the 1980s, I was able to pay most of my way and graduate with just a small loan balance. Today, the average student loan debt is more than $25,000; Americans hold more such debt than credit card debt - $1.2 trillion and $714 billion, respectively, as of last fall.

So while I contemplate taking on a side job as an Uber driver when my second child heads to college next year, I also understand that universities face challenges on multiple fronts. Like many organizations I write about, they're struggling to streamline operations and at the same time they must innovate to stay competitive - or perhaps catch up..."

The Value of Database Support
By Peter Zaitsev
Peter writes, "In this post, I'll discuss how database support is good for your enterprise.

Years ago when I worked for the MySQL Support organization at the original MySQL AB, we spoke about MySQL Support as insurance and focused on a value proposition similar to that of car insurance. You must purchase car insurance before the incident happens, or insurance won't cover the damage. In fact, most places around the world require automobile insurance. Similarly, many organizations that leverage production-use technology have their own 'insurance' by means of 24/7 support.

In my opinion, this is a very one-sided view that does not capture the full value (and ROI) that a database support contract with Percona provides. With a Percona support contract, you are assured that your database environment (virtual, physical, or in the cloud) is fully covered - whether it's one server or many..."

MySQL Partner Quarterly Update - July 2016
By Ramona Costea
Ramona blogs, "Great news: the latest MySQL Partner Update is here.

Get the latest news on events and products, discover MySQL sales opportunities, check out the newest case studies, learn about upcoming trainings and events, and have all resources at your fingertips.

Find out how to register for MySQL Session and Demopod at Oracle OpenWorld, how MySQL is used for Internet of Things, as well as how Mobile Network Operators take advantage of MySQL Cluster to connect users worldwide.

Don't forget to check out and download the latest versions of MySQL Database, Cluster, Enterprise Monitor and Enterprise Backup to get the best out of MySQL.

Learn more here."

vBeers @ Miami - M.I.A Beers
Wednesday, July 27th: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry!

  • Wednesday, July 27th
  • M.I.A. Beer Company
  • 10400 NW 33rd St Suite 150
  • Doral, FL 33172

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


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

John Mclaughlin, SFTA

IBM GSKit using SPARC S7 Hardware Encryption 5X faster than Xeon E5
By Eric Reid
Eric blogs, "More good news for users of IBM software products on SPARC and Solaris!

Oracle's new SPARC S7-based servers make use of the exact same hardware cryptographic silicon as the current SPARC M7-based products, and, as such, provide 'always on' HW-based data encryption. GSKit, the software layer used by IBM in many of its software products has supported SPARC hardware encryption since late 2015, and SPARC S7 is no exception..."

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 221 Issues 1 and 2 ; Vol 220 Issue 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 219 Issue 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:

  • SPARC M7 [and now S7]: Are You Kidding Me!?
  • Cloud is Everywhere
  • Migrate Your Applications to the Oracle Cloud
  • FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: New VirtualBox 5.1 and Private Cloud Appliance Refresh
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.0
  • Using Ceph with MySQL
  • Oracle Linux 7 - What's New Training from Oracle University
  • Learn About Exadata Database Machine 12c through Oracle Training
  • 6 Ways To Help Head Off Customers' Tech Support Nightmares
  • Predicting Energy Demand using IoT

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

    OAuth and Oracle JET
    By Geertjan Wielenga
    Geertjan blogs, "OAuth is an open protocol to allow secure authorization in a simple and standard method from web, mobile, and desktop applications. Oracle JET includes a helper library for working with OAuth, though not OAuth itself, i.e., Oracle JET does not ship with OAuth. Instead, it provides a helper class that helps you manage OAuth tokens and requests, rather than including the OAuth client libraries that are needed. Also, there is documentation for the OAuth helper library in the Oracle JET Developer Guide, in a chapter named Using oj.OAuth in Your Oracle JET Application..."
    "Public PaaS for Dummies" - free eBook
    By Juergen Kress
    Juergen blogs, "Innovate Quickly and Confidently with Public Platform as a Service

    See how Platform as a Service solutions can help you:

    • Accelerate business innovation
    • Improve business agility and insight
    • Reduce IT cost and complexity
    • Increase productivity and collaboration

    Get the free eBook here.

    Enhanced Oracle VM Utilities
    Oracle VM Release 3.4 is Oracle's latest server virtualization product
    John Priest write, "Oracle VM Release 3.4, Oracle's latest server virtualization product, delivers many important new features and enhancements to enable rapid enterprise application deployment throughout public and private cloud infrastructure. The new release continues expanding support for both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads - providing customers and partners with additional choices and interoperability - including the capability to enable OpenStack support. .."

    "In April 2016 Oracle VM 3.4 was released. To accompany the Oracle VM for x86 release the Oracle VM utilities (patch ID 13602094 available from My Oracle Support) was updated.

    Version 2.1.0 is the latest version of the utilities and is supported with Oracle VM Manager 3.3.x and 3.4.x.

    Version 2.1.0 delivers the following enhanced functionality from the previous 2.0.1 version:..."

    Friday Spotlight: Easily Create 3rd Party Hardware Driver for Oracle VM Server
    By Simon Coter
    Simon blogs, "Oracle VM Server for x86 is engineered for open cloud infrastructure. More and more partners are endorsing Oracle VM to help customers transform their legacy data centers to cloud, and there are great demands to support a broad range of hardware platforms. Oracle VM Server 3.4 is the latest release which has been updated to Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 to bring not only performance improvements; but also rapid driver availability and streamlined partner certifications with Oracle Linux.

    As many of you know that the run-time of Oracle VM Server dom0 (management domain) only contains a minimum set of packages, and it does not provide the additional development packages needed for building modules and/or drivers..."

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.2
    By Simon Coter
    Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 2. This release is a major improvement which include a large number of improvements and bug fixes from first release of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.

    See all the details here with a complete list of bug fixes; here you can find all the links to download the software.

    The Oracle VirtualBox Team

    FXGL - a JavaFX library for game developers
    jaxenter, July 19th, 2016
    Almas Baimagambetov writes in jaxenter, "Let's be honest: Deep into the heart of every developer there's a craving to create a game. You can now learn to do it in JavaFX with the help of the new FX gaming library (FXGL). The comprehensive list of features, along with the extensive documentation will allow you to start using it right away..."
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