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Glens Falls Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a New York Medical Center Move to Oracle Cloud
Oracle's modern, integrated cloud solutions help medical centers cost-effectively drive flexible, scalable innovation
Oracle announced that Glens Falls Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center have turned to Oracle Cloud to modernize their healthcare insight and administrative resources for staff and patients. These organizations join many other hospitals, healthcare providers and research centers that have moved the management of their people and business processes to the Oracle Cloud.
Oracle Buys NetSuite
Transaction is expected to close in 2016
Oracle announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NetSuite (NYSE: N), the very first cloud company. The transaction is valued at $109.00 per share in cash, or approximately $9.3 billion.

'Oracle and NetSuite cloud applications are complementary, and will coexist in the marketplace forever,' said Mark Hurd, Chief Executive Officer, Oracle. 'We intend to invest heavily in both products-engineering and distribution.'

Navigating Market Disruption with Scalable Database Technology
By Karen Sigman
Karen blogs, "As so many companies have discovered over the past decade, disruptive innovation can pull the rug out from just about any business, even market leaders. Unless companies are quick to identify effective responses to disruption, and are flexible enough to implement those responses, they can quickly join the list of companies that the next generation will never have heard of..."
    Why Choose Oracle University for IT Training & Certification?
    By Breanne Cooley
    Breanne blogs:

    Career Growth: our training courses are designed to teach you skills that directly align with real-life IT jobs; empower yourself with in demand skills in a competitive job market.

    Salary Advancement: Certification magazine found that Oracle Certified Professionals earn higher salaries when compared to other DBA or Developer professionals. Earning this well-respected IT credential could make a positive impact on your wallet.

    Expert Instruction: learn Oracle from the same team involved in Oracle product development. You have questions and they have answers.

    Flexible Learning Options: train from anywhere, at any time, from any device. Pick the format that matches your learning style and schedule.

    100% Student Satisfaction Guarantee: if you're not completely satisfied with your training experience, you can re-take the same class for free. We're committed to providing the best IT training you can find.

    Mix a Little Pleasure with Business at Oracle OpenWorld
    By Dr. Patricia Dues
    Patricia writes, "With such a jam-packed agenda full of quality sessions at Oracle OpenWorld, it's hard to imagine having any down time to escape the confines of the convention center and the overload of information assailing your brain. But remember, you are in beautiful San Francisco, and it's important to take a moment to rejuvenate. Here are three, quick time-outs to consider for Oracle OpenWorld this year...."
    MySQL 5.7.14
    MySQL Entomologist, July 30th, 2016
    Valeriy Kravchuk blogs, "MySQL 5.7.14 was officially released yesterday. So, it's time to check what bugs reported by MySQL Community in public were fixed in this release. Some of these bugs are presented below.

    As usual, let me start with InnoDB. The following bugs were fixed there:..."

    MySQL on Docker: Single Host Networking for MySQL Containers
    By Severalnines
    Severalnines blogs, "Networking is critical in MySQL, it is a fundamental resource to manage access to the server from client applications and other replication peers. The behaviour of a containerized MySQL service is determined by how the MySQL image is spawned with 'docker run' command. With Docker single-host networking, a MySQL container can be run in an isolated environment (only reachable by containers in the same network), or an open environment (where the MySQL service is totally exposed to the outside world) or the instance simply runs with no network at all..."
    On Uber's Choice of Databases
    By Markus Winand
    Markus writes, "A few days ago Uber published the article 'Why Uber Engineering Switched from Postgres to MySQL'. I didn't read the article right away because my inner nerd told me to do some home improvements instead. While doing so my mailbox was filling up with questions like 'Is PostgreSQL really that lousy?'.

    Knowing that PostgreSQL is not generally lousy, these messages made me wonder what the heck is written in this article. This post is an attempt to make sense out of Uber's article..."

    Cloud Computing
    Get Started With Oracle Cloud - New Preconference Training Sessions!
    Oracle OpenWorld Blog
    The Oracle University Pre-Conference Training event being held on Sunday, September 18 from 8:30-3:30 just got better with the addition of the following Oracle Cloud training sessions which provide in-depth overview of features and functions designed for those evaluating or just getting started with Oracle Cloud Products:

    • Oracle Database Cloud for Oracle DBAs
    • Introduction to Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud
    • Introduction to Oracle Financials Cloud
    • Introduction to Oracle Service Cloud
    • Introduction to Oracle Sales Cloud
    • Introduction to Oracle SCM Cloud: Manufacturing
    • Cloud Admin Essentials

    Read on for details.

    Oracle Service Cloud Release Recordings Now Available! - August 2016
    By Ramona Costea
    Ramona blogs, "The Oracle Service Cloud 2016 August release is here!

    Check out our two recorded sessions to review the Service Cloud platform changes and get a feeling of the features and enhancement packages. The sessions are intended for a technical audience, more specific for consultants, application engineers, solution consultants, CSMs, BDMs, customer care, upgrades but also to anyone else wanting a look at the solution changes..."

    Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is now certified as 'OpenStack Powered'
    By Zeynep Koch
    Zeynep blogs, "One of the top 3 reasons users are adopting OpenStack for their Cloud is 'Open platform and ecosystem, including flexibility of underlying technology choices.'

    Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Release 2.1 is now certified as 'OpenStack Powered' achieving high level of interoperability among various products and services enabling a large OpenStack ecosystem for end users. User's can accelerate their ability to innovate and compete by deploying applications faster on Oracle 'OpenStack Powered' platform since software applications using standard API are assured interoperability..."

    vBeers @ Palm Beach Gardens - Twisted Trunk And August Schedule
    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
    Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry!

    The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) vBeers events happen four times each month, once each in these cities: Palm Beach Gardens, Oakland Park, Boca Raton and Miami.

    These informal networking/social events provide a relaxed environment to meet with other IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida.

    vBeers start at 6PM

    • Wednesday, August 3rd @ Twisted Trunk Brewing
    • Wednesday, August 10th @ Funky Buddha Brewery
    • Wednesday, August 17th @ Biergarten Boca
    • Wednesday, August 24th @ M.I.A. Beer Company

    Pleaase register @

    John Mclaughlin, SFTA

    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:

    • Public PaaS for Dummies - free eBook
    • IBM GSKit using SPARC S7 Hardware Encryption 5X faster than Xeon E5
    • Enhanced Oracle VM Utilities
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.2
    • OAuth and Oracle JET
    • Friday Spotlight: Easily Create 3rd Party Hardware Driver for Oracle VM Server
    • Oracle Critical Patch Update for July 2016
    • 3 Keys to Modernizing University Operations
    • The Value of Database Support
    • Social Media In A Regulated Industry: How Yorkshire Building Society Does It

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

      New! Enterprise Mobility for Dummies, 2nd Edition
      By Carlos Chang
      Carlos blogs, "Get up to speed on the latest mobile trends, and gain a better understanding of the Oracle Mobile Platform. Download this NEW edition of Enterprise Mobility for Dummies.

      • Gain a solid understaning of enterpse mobility and latest trends
      • Mobile clients, services, backend integrations, security, API First, microservices, and more
      • Explore what the Oracle Mobile Platform has to offer

      You know that mobile is eating the world right? So you'd better get your seat at the dinner table.."

      Oracle VM 3.4 - Upgrade Utilities
      By John Priest
      John 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 Ease of Use Enhancements
      • 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 a couple of useful tools to help upgrade your 3.2 or 3.3 environment to Oracle VM 3.4..."

      Java Technology
      Java Clients at JavaOne 2016
      By Jonathan Giles
      "It's great to be a JavaOne content track reviewer (and for me this year, a track lead), because we get to see all the exciting submissions weeks in advance of their 'unveiling'. Now that anyone can see the excellent sessions that we have coming to the JavaOne Clients and User Interfaces track, it is about time to talk about some of my personal highlights..."
      Thomas Kurian Outlines Java EE Next Steps
      By Stephen Chin
      Stephen blogs, "Reconfirming for the Java community that Oracle 'has a very clear plan' for the next Java Enterprise Edition, Thomas Kurian, Oracle's president of product development, has outlined a number of forthcoming improvements to the foundational application development platform..."
      SQL Injection Detection and Alerting are Vital For Secure Data
      By Alex Slotnick
      Alex blogs, "The recent Mossack Fonesca 'Panama Papers' hack is the latest security breach to drive home how much an impact an SQL injection can have on modern-day organizations. Though that hack ultimately revealed massive professional fraud by companies and governments around the world, it involved the exposure of 11.5 million confidential documents. The 2.6 terabytes of data stolen were a powerful reminder that the history of web-based business has been riddled with instances of SQL injections. They remain common and potentially devastating to organizations..."
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