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Oracle's Hardware Chief Will Now Lead Its Cloud Effort
by Barb Darrow in Fortune
Barb Darrow writes in Fortune, "Dave Donatelli, the executive who has led Oracle's hardware - or 'converged infrastructure' effort - is now also heading the company's cloud and industry sales strategy teams, Fortune has learned.

Sources close to the Redwood Shores, Calif.-based company confirmed the change, which has not been made public but was apparently announced internally a few weeks ago. Oracle had no comment on the move.

As part of this expansion, Donatelli will also take on the responsibilities of Shawn Price, Oracle's senior vice president of cloud, at least for the time being. Price - a former SAP executive who joined Oracle in October 2014 - is taking time off, but a specific reason has not been made public..."

Critical Cloud ERP Questions A Big Focus At Oracle OpenWorld
By Margaret Harrist
Margaret Harrist writes, "Organizations of all sizes are asking the same question: How do we make technology choices that are right for our company's current operations and future strategy?

Tens of thousands of business and IT leaders from companies big and small will be exploring that question at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco September 18 to 22..."

Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S / X6-2M Support Oracle Database Standard Edition and Oracle Database Standard Edition One
By Tammy Bednar
Tammy blogs, "The next Oracle Database Appliance software update ( will add support for Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition and Standard Edition One (release running on Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S /X6-2M. You will be able to deploy and run Oracle Database Standard Edition (release on ODA X6-2S/X6-2M and utilize Oracle Database Standard Edition, Oracle Database Standard Edition One, or Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 licenses. Refer to the table below for specific details..."
Oracle UX Team Collaborates with NASA on Interactive Tool for Asteroid Watchers
By Kathy Miedema
Kathy Miedema blogs, "Observers of the night sky have a new, easy-to-use, interactive tool for finding up-to-the-minute information about asteroids and connecting with a like-minded community of skygazers, thanks in part to Oracle Group Vice President Jeremy Ashley and his Oracle Applications User Experience (UX) team..."
Why Your Business May Need Regime Change
By Mark Hurd
Mark blogs in LinkedIN, "Here's the reality faced by CEOs of most public companies:

  • Taking market share, which is much harder than piggybacking on GDP growth, is the only way to satisfy those outsize expectations.

  • To take market share, CEOs have to put their companies in a position to innovate and deliver better products and services faster than the competition.

  • Cloud computing is the best mechanism to enable CEOs to drive that level of innovation.

Hard-charging startups and powerful incumbents alike are adopting cloud computing for one simple reason: it frees up more resources for innovation. Cloud isn't simply about whether an application is run from a server accessible via the internet or whether a database sits in a remote location managed by a cloud provider..."

MySQL Group Replication Docker Images
By Trond Humborstad
"The MySQL development team recently made a new labs release of the Group Replication plugin for MySQL Server," writes Trond Humborstad. "This is a preview of a new plugin that adds virtually synchronous replication with support for multi-master or active/active update-anywhere replication groups to the already strong lineup of native replication options in MySQL.

Docker is a great fit for this kind of dynamic, multi instance MySQL setup, and containerization is in general a very convenient way to try out new technologies and prototype new solutions..."

MySQL Connector/NET 7.0.4 m3 has been released
By Gabriela Martinez
"MySQL Connector/Net 7.0.4 is the first development release that expands cross-platform support to Linux and OS X when using Microsoft's .NET Core framework. Now, .NET developers can use the X DevAPI with .NET Core and Entity Framework Core (EF Core) 1.0 to create server applications that run on Windows, Linux and OS X. We are very excited about this change and really look forward to your feedback on it!..."
Cloud Computing
Why Silicon Valley's YMCA Is Pumped Up About The Cloud
By Elena Malykhina
Elena Malykhina writes in Forbes, "Many nonprofits and small to midsize businesses feel stuck with legacy systems they know are inefficient-but they think they don't have the money or the resources to modernize.

The YMCA of Silicon Valley is proving otherwise.

With ten branches and 92 satellite locations serving approximately 100,000 families, this YMCA Association has ambitious expansion plans. CFO Ed Barrantes is setting up infrastructure to double the number of people served, helping even more families in this high cost-of-living area get access to healthy-living and youth-development programs..."

On The Road, Speed Kills; In The Cloud, Speed Wins
By Rob Preston
"Time to market. Talent acquisition. Customer feedback loops. If you're not faster than the competition in all of these domains, your business is going nowhere fast," writes Rob Preston in Forbes.

"That's what digital transformation is all about - but digital transformation isn't for wimps. It's an ongoing technical, procedural, organizational, financial, and cultural challenge, no matter the industry. It requires equal parts vision and doggedness..."

Happy Birthday Linux!
By Zeynep Koch
Zeynep blogs, "When Linus Torvalds sent his first email on August 25, 1991 announcing a project to create a new operating system, who could have imagined the impact it would have on the technology industry and how it would propel the concept of open source software development. Today, open source and Linux are used across the globe in almost every data center, powering trading platforms, processing millions of transactions each day and embedded in devices, from cell phones to televisions to refrigerators..."
vBeers @ Palm Beach Gardens - Twisted Trunk
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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, September 7th @ Twisted Trunk Brewing

Pleaase register @

John Mclaughlin, SFTA

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 222 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 221 Issues 1, 2, 3, and 4 ; Vol 220 Issue 5
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:

  • Introduction to Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service - Webcast August 23rd 2016
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.4
  • SPECjEnterprise2010: SPARC S7-2 Secure and Unsecure Results
  • What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution & How Will it Affect You?
  • SPECjbb2015: SPARC S7-2 Multi-JVM and Distributed Results
  • TimeClock Plus Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle's PeopleSoft Time and Labor
  • 8 Reasons to Connect with User Groups at Oracle OpenWorld
  • Integrating Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer with Oracle JET
  • New features in the Oracle Compute Cloud
  • Oracle Mobile Cloud Service 2.1

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

    Video: System Methodology - Holistic Performance Analysis on Modern Systems
    insideHPC, August 26th, 2016
    In this video from ACM Applicative 2016, Brendan Gregg from Netflix presents: System Methodology - Holistic Performance Analysis on Modern Systems.

    "Traditional systems performance engineering makes do with vendor-supplied metrics, often involving interpretation and inference, and with numerous blind spots. Much in the field of systems performance is still living in the past: documentation, procedures, and analysis GUIs built upon the same old metrics. For modern systems, we can choose the metrics, and can choose ones we need to support new holistic performance analysis methodologies..."

    Oracle VM Server for SPARC Released
    By Honglin Su
    Honglin blogs, "We are pleased to announce the latest maintenance update of Oracle VM Server for SPARC. For a list of enhancements and bug fixes, see Oracle VM Server for SPARC Supplemental Release Notes.This update has been integrated into Oracle Solaris, refer to Oracle Solaris 11.3 Support Repository Updates (SRU) Index [ID 2045311.1]..."
    Java Technology
    Updates to 'Moving to a Plugin-Free Web'
    By Dalibor.Topic
    Dalibor writes, "One of the most recently popular posts on the Java Platform Group Product Management blog has been 'Moving to a Plugin-Free Web' from January 2016.

    In the interim, the Oracle development team has published a JDK Enhancement Proposal (JEP 289: Deprecate the Applet API) with technical details about the planned deprecation step in JDK 9. In short, JEP 289 proposes to add the @Deprecated annotation to classes in the Applet API, rather than removing them. The implementation of the proposal has made its way into JDK 9 Early Access releases, which are available for download and testing..."

    Java EE and JavaScript Applications
    By Yolande Poirier
    Yolande reports, "Build modern JavaScript applications on top of Java EE backends. The Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET) enables you to create complex enterprise JavaScript applications. But how do you connect those applications to a backend and can Java play a role?

    In this online session, Geertjan Wielenga explains how you can leverage your existing Java knowledge to quickly and efficiently create maintainable Java EE backends and consume them in JavaScript applications created in Oracle JET. You will see how to connect your Java EE backend to the new modern world of JavaScript, whether running in a desktop browser or on a mobile device! ..."

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