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Why Enterprise IT Has Heartburn With Most Public Cloud Infrastructure
Chuck Hollis, Forbes, Sept. 1st
Chuck writes, "Most enterprise IT leadership teams are under enormous pressure to move to public clouds, and quickly. The assaults are coming from everywhere: business leaders, industry pundits, and most of the vendor community. Most sane mortals would raise the white flag and get on with the transition.

But that's not happening en masse. Why?

I believe the main reason large IT shops are moving cautiously is quite simple and fundamental: Most of today's public cloud infrastructure services don't work the way that enterprise IT needs to work. It's not about technology, it's about process..."

3 Ways Healthcare Providers Can Take Advantage Of Social Media Disruption
By Roy Gum
Roy writes, "Social media and the internet are having a profound effect on healthcare - a digital disruption that currently impacts more than 1 billion potential patients and is estimated to affect 2.5 billion by 2018. For healthcare providers, this disruption presents both risk and opportunity as the traditional doctor-patient relationship is radically modified by digitally empowered patients, online channels for direct and immediate patient-doctor communication, and a plethora of freely available and easily searchable medical 'advice' that can lead to misguided self-diagnoses and impede proper treatment..."
Grupo Aeromexico Uses Cloud Analytics To Expand Network And Double Profits
Oracle, August 30th, 2016
Sasha Banks-Louie writes, "Air travel in Mexico is big business - and it's getting bigger: In 2015 almost 70 million travelers flew into, out of, or across Mexico, a 12% increase over 2014. And Grupo Aeromexico, already the county's largest airline, wants to take advantage of that growth by focusing on its most profitable travelers and adding new, profitable routes. Until recently, however, Grupo Aeromexico had trouble determining just which passengers and routes fit the criteria.

Grupo Aeromexico is a hub-and-spoke carrier, which means it transports passengers to and from its hub in Mexico City. But while the company could analyze financial performance for direct routes from its hub to various 'spoke' destinations, it was almost impossible for it to understand the economic potential for connecting flights- such as those departing from Managua, Nicaragua, connecting in Mexico City, and then flying to their final destination in Los Angeles..."

Oracle
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ODA X6-2S/M NOW Support SE/SE1
By Ramona Costea
Ramona blogs that the, "Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S and X6-2M Now Support Oracle Database Standard Edition and Oracle Database Standard Edition One.

The next Oracle Database Appliance software update (12.1.2.8)* will add support for Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition and Standard Edition One (release 11.2.0.4) running on Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S and X6-2M.

Customers will be able to deploy and run Oracle Database Standard Edition (release 11.2.0.4) on ODA S/M and utilize Oracle Database Standard Edition, Oracle Database Standard Edition One, or Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 licenses..."

Training
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Security Learning Subscription - Preview for FREE Now!
By Ramona Costea
Ramona blogs, "As the world becomes more digitized, serious breaches of data security are increasingly hitting the headlines globally. How can you ensure that your customers are not next in line?

Learn how you can help your customers protect sensitive data from Oracle University's Security Learning Subscription. Oracle and industry experts will teach you about security concepts and best practices.

Our interactive information security training deep dives into the following areas:..."

Partners
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Nucleus Software Exports (India) achieves Oracle Exadata Ready status with app FinnOne Neo
By Ramona Costea
Ramona reports, "Nucleus Software Exports (India) achieves Oracle Exadata Ready status with app FinnOne Neo - the next-generation lending solution built on an advanced technology platform, designed to shape the future of lending across Retail, Corporate and Islamic sectors..."
Features
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Employment Trends: Are You Professionally Fashionable or Not?
By Breanne Cooley
Breanne writes, "The unemployment problem young people face is nothing new.

And the events of the past few years following the 2008 financial crisis have dramatically exacerbated it.

While young people are eager to work, more than half of those without jobs say they simply can't find one - all while businesses across the globe insist they struggle to find young, skilled candidates with the skills they need.

So how can young people get on the right professional track and secure your futures?

Our lives are becoming increasingly connected to our devices and other people.

  • Smart machines get smarter.
  • The Internet of things will be the great next trend.
  • A new IT reality must evolve with technology architectures and platforms to support the advancement of a digitally connected world.

In this context, the future is looking bright for those who dream of becoming data analysts or sales representatives, while opposing are office and administrative jobs and customer service roles..."

    Solaris
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    Next Generation Solaris Technology at Oracle OpenWorld 2016
    By Markus Flierl
    Markus blogs, "I'm very excited about OpenWorld 2016 which is starts on September 18: We will be providing a preview of the next release of Solaris and all the breakthrough capabilities that we'll be introducing to take enterprise computing to the next level. We will talk about our differentiating new security, compliance, life cycle management, global analytics, DevOps and container capabilities. During my General Session (Tuesday, September 20 at 11am at the Mariott Marquis hotel in SF) I will provide an overview of what's in the new release as well as the investments beyond...."
    MySQL
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    MHA (Master High Availability Manager and tools for MySQL) Quick Start Guide
    By Percona
    "MHA (Master High Availability Manager and tools for MySQL) is one of the most important pieces of our managed services. When properly set up, it can check replication health, move writer and reader virtual IPs, perform failovers, and have its output constantly monitored by Nagios. Is it easy to deploy and follows the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) philosophy that I love so much.

    This blog post is a quick start guide to try it out and play with it in your own testing environment. I assume that you already know how to install software, deal with SSH keys and setup replication in MySQL. The post just covers MHA configuration..."

    How Uber Engineering Massively Scaled Global Driver Onboarding
    By Jonathan Pepin
    "Here's the behind-the-scenes story about how Uber Engineering's Driver Team continues to develop our virtual onboarding funnel to get hundreds of thousands of driver-partners on the road earning money with Uber...

    Our team cares about growth. We built the first partner web onboarding process to solve our scaling issues, and we had to completely revise that initial version for the same reason. Uber grows fast.

    Signing up as a rider with Uber might be straightforward, but partnering with Uber is inherently a more complex process. As late as 2013, onboarding was purely manual. Potential driver-partners had to go to a local Uber office - before we created regional Greenlight locations - and go through a series of paperwork with an operations manager to create an account.

    After six years of operation, we recently reached 2 billion trips on our platform. Uber is now in 400+ cities and 70+ countries. Delivering rides in all these places means we need to attract and approve driver-partners all over the world. Each week, hundreds of thousands of new drivers take their first trip and start earning money on our platform. At this scale, doing everything in person is not a solution. We had to make a better experience for our driver-partners, so we took this on as an engineering challenge..."

      Big Data SQL Quick Start. Schema on Read and Schema on Write
      By Alexey Filanovskiy
      "So, when we talking about data loading, usually we do this with a system that could belong on one of two types. One of this is schema on write. With this approach, we have to define columns, data formats and so on. During the reading, every user will observe the same data set. As soon as we performed ETL (transform data in the format that most convenient to some particular system), reading will be pretty fast and overall system performance will be pretty good. But you should keep in mind, that we already paid a penalty for this when we're loading data. Like an example of the schema on write system you could consider Relational database, for example, like Oracle or MySQL..."
      Cloud Computing
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      Oracle Service Cloud August 2016 - Now Generally Available (GA)
      By Ramona Costea
      Ramona blogs, "Check out the Oracle Service Cloud August 2016 release, now Generally Available (GA). The August 2016 release of Oracle Service Cloud introduces a multi-platform Mobile Accelerator to easily create a tailored mobile app, enabling an organization's employees to seamlessly access customer and case information, tasks, view dashboards, and more on their own mobile device.

      For complete August 2016 release details, check our additional resources..."

      vBeers-SF
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      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 @ meetup.com

      John Mclaughlin, SFTA

      vBeers @ Ft. Lauderdale (Funky Buddha)
      Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 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 14th @ Funky Buddha Brewery

      Pleaase register @ meetup.com

      John Mclaughlin, SFTA

      Events
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      PaaS 4 SaaS webcast on-demand
      By Juergen Kress
      Juergen blogs, "With Oracle CX Cloud, companies not only get the most comprehensive CX offering, but also an innovative and powerful cloud platform to extend, analyze and integrate these applications with the rest of the enterprise resources, as well as to optimize them for every user. This session outlines the Cloud Platform (PaaS & IaaS) solutions that Oracle provides to streamline cloud development and empowers you to deliver enterprise-grade solutions rapidly and cost effectively. Join this event if you are interested in the most advanced way to extend, analyze and integrate the Oracle CX solutions. In subsequent webinars, we will drive you through further Integration Solutions' details.

      Watch the webcast on-demand..."

      Servers
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      Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S / X6-2M Support Oracle Database Standard Edition and Oracle Database Standard Edition One
      By Tammy Bednar
      Tammy writes, "The next Oracle Database Appliance software update (12.1.2.8) will add support for Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition and Standard Edition One (release 11.2.0.4) running on Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S /X6-2M. You will be able to deploy and run Oracle Database Standard Edition (release 11.2.0.4) 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..."
      Top10
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      Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
      Vol 222 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 221 Issues 1, 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:

      • Happy Birthday Linux!
      • Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.1 Released
      • Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S / X6-2M Support Oracle Database Standard Edition and Oracle Database Standard Edition One
      • Java EE and JavaScript Applications
      • Critical Cloud ERP Questions A Big Focus At Oracle OpenWorld
      • Video: System Methodology - Holistic Performance Analysis on Modern Systems
      • Updates to 'Moving to a Plugin-Free Web'
      • Oracle UX Team Collaborates with NASA on Interactive Tool for Asteroid Watchers
      • Why Your Business May Need Regime Change
      • MySQL Group Replication Docker Images

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

        Virtualization
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        New Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database
        By Honglin Su
        Honglin blogs, "Many customers have been using Oracle VM to enable rapid application deployment. With the use of Oracle VM Templates, sophisticated applications such as Oracle Database or Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) can be deployed in minutes - up to 10x faster than with other solutions.

        We are pleased to announce the updated Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database. The entire installation is automated, requesting minimal information (e.g. node names, IP addresses, etc.) from the user. Fully automated build of a Single Instance environment or a cluster using the Deploycluster tool on Oracle VM 3, including automated network setup for N-node clusters..."

        Oracle VM 3.4: Enabling Rapid Migration to a Private Cloud Environment
        By Simon Coter
        Simon writes, "Oracle VM Virtual Appliances, also known as Oracle VM Templates, provide an innovative approach to deploying a fully configured software stack by offering pre-installed and pre-configured software images. Use of Oracle VM Templates eliminates the installation and configuration costs, and reduces the ongoing maintenance costs helping organizations achieve faster time to market and lower cost of operations. Oracle VM Templates of many key Oracle products are available for download, including Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, and many more; see the complete list below.

        Traditional data centers are typically fragmented environments, with various applications installed and Server virtualization is the first step to simplify this..."

        Updated whitepaper: Optimizing Oracle VM Server for x86 Performance
        By Jeff Savit
        Jeff blogs, "I'm pleased to announce an update to the whitepaper Optimizing Oracle VM Server for x86 Performance.

        This update adds information about aligning virtual disk partitions on a 4K boundary for performance and references the KM note describing this in further detail. The update also adds text to clarify that Oracle VM does not buffer file writes, so there's no risk of data loss due to buffering..."

        Java Technology
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        The Java Trove: Part I
        by Andres Almiray
        Andres writes, "Hello! Welcome to the first part of "The Java Trove" series. The Java landscape is covered with thousands of libraries and tools that make working in the Java space a much better experience. Some of these libraries are well known and used by many in their daily work; others have yet to break into the spotlight. The goal of this series is to have a positive impact on Java developers' productivity and enhance the development experience by presenting these libraries in the context of useful examples and shedding some light on the not-so-well-known libraries that abound. It's worth noting that, like with many things in life, there are no silver bullets, nor is there a single, perfect way to reach a specific goal. The code examples presented in this series strive to be small enough to be comprehensible while still showing the power of the chosen libraries. That being said, the code examples should be seen as guides rather than canonical implementations that must be followed to the letter..."
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