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Oracle OpenWorld offers AI and next-gen IaaS capabilities

Oracle Buys LogFire

Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase and Demogrounds.

Oracle to report fiscal Q1 numbers September 15

The Cloud of Change - How IT Roles Will Look 5 Years Out

Oracle Database Cloud Service: My First Experience with the Cloud

Oracle News
Oracle OpenWorld offers AI and next-gen IaaS capabilities
The USB Port, September 8th, 2016
"Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2016 will be held on September 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The world's largest enterprise technology conference will offer themes focused on artificial intelligence (AI), next-generation IaaS capabilities, big data, and more.

The annual Oracle convention held in September takes place in San Francisco, California; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China. It's aimed at business decision-makers, IT management, and line-of-business end users.

Attracting as many as 60,000 visitors and followed online by up to 7 million people, the program for Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco includes keynotes from Oracle executives and partners as well as sessions and workshops..."

Oracle Buys LogFire
LogFire is a provider of cloud-based warehouse management applications
On September 6, 2016, Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire LogFire, a provider of cloud-based warehouse management applications. LogFire's built-for-the-cloud solution provides an integrated warehouse, inventory and workforce management platform that easily scales with increased volume and complexity.

Supply chain organizations are under enormous pressure to capitalize on evolving business trends such as omni-channel fulfillment, integrated logistics and dynamic sourcing, while simultaneously increasing efficiency and reducing costs. To meet these challenges, Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud offers a broad suite of innovative applications that enables organizations to modernize their supply chain processes. The addition of LogFire will complement the logistics functionality of the Oracle SCM Cloud by adding cloud-based warehouse management capabilities.

Oracle to report fiscal Q1 numbers September 15
SearchEnterpriseDesktop, September 9th, 2016
Oracle will report its fiscal first-quarter numbers on September 15. The quarterly report is due after the market close, with the consensus calling for earnings of $0.58 per share. During the same period last year the company earned $0.53 per share, and the stock is up 11.0% on the year.

Technical Analysis

ORCL was recently trading at $40.56, down $1.44 from its 12-month high and $7.43 above its 12-month low. Overall technical indicators for ORCL are bullish and the stock is showing signs of a possible trend reversal. The stock has recent support above $40.25 and recent resistance below $41.50.

Expiration Date of Tender Offer for NetSuite Inc. Shares Extended to October 6, 2016
NetSuite used to manage a business's operations and customer relations
Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) announced that it has extended its tender offer in connection with the acquisition of NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) until October 6, 2016 to facilitate the completion of outstanding antitrust reviews that are necessary before the tender offer can be consummated.
Move Over Mobile, AI Has Arrived
AI has implications across nearly every consumer activity and within every industry and marketplace.
Reggie Bradford writes in Forbes, "Chatbots, newsfeeds, conversational interfaces, data-mining tools, location-aware technologies, search engines, smart appliances, and self-driving cars. What do all these have in common? They all use a form of artificial intelligence (AI).

After years of talk and hype, AI is being used to help automate tasks, predict outcomes, and in general make our lives and businesses more effective and efficient. We have entered the Age of AI..."

Customer Experience In The Spotlight At Oracle OpenWorld
By Rick O'Herron
Rick writes in Forbes, "Improving customer experience (CX) has moved to the top of the CEO's agenda. Organizations are under pressure to innovate and deliver better products and services faster to please fickle consumers, who are empowered with price information at their fingertips and can switch brands instantly. Leaders are pushed to grow the business while also striving to create wonderful customer experiences that create loyal, profitable customers.

Technology can level the playing field regardless of company size or location. But building a competitive advantage in the digital age means excelling at using data. How can data help you provide better customer service and upsell new products? Are your teams effective at engaging customers while internally communicating across programs, channel boundaries, and geographies? What are you doing to help create a superior experience for your customers?"

MySQL Connector NET
For .NET Core 1.0
Gabriel Valencia, "It is exciting times! Recently Microsoft released .NET Core 1.0, a cross platform implementation of the .NET Framework. .NET Core works on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux and is fully open source!

We wanted to enable users of Connector/Net to be able to use .NET Core so we have been working hard for the past few months to make our provider fully .NET Core compatible. Because .NET Core does not yet fully replace the traditional .NET Framework, we will continue to ensure our provider is compatible with both frameworks..."

MySQL Connector/NET 7.0.5 m4
Development Release has been released
Gabriela Martinez blogs, "MySQL Connector/Net 7.0.5 is the second 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!..."
MySQL Connector/J 6.0.4
Supports both JDBC 4.2 API and the new X DevAPI
Alex writes, "We are pleased to announce the next development release of MySQL Connector/J 6.0 which supports both JDBC 4.2 API and the new X DevAPI.

MySQL Connector/J 6.0.4 can be downloaded from the official distribution channels MySQL Downloads (see the 'Development Releases' tab) and The Central repository. MySQL Connector/J source is also available on GitHub.

As always, we recommend that you check the CHANGES file in the download archive and/or the release notes to be aware of changes in behavior that might affect your application..."

Cloud Computing
The Cloud of Change - How IT Roles Will Look 5 Years Out
By Nicole Fornacon, Marketing Director, EMEA/APAC, Oracle University
Nicole writes, "It's the 2020s. You've commuted to the office in your titanium flying car, to be greeted by a robotic receptionist. You've traveled to your virtual, interactive desk which serves you a tall coffee and scans the morning's to-do list onto your retina.

Or maybe not.

Just as we're still waiting for the paperless office to arrive, the workplace of the foreseeable future will probably still be an open-space, with a wood or metal desk, as well as human colleagues.

But according to futurists, and human resource specialists, there's a strong chance that in 5 years' time, your job will be very, very different..."

    Oracle Database Cloud Service: My First Experience with the Cloud
    By Dr. Christoph Burandt, Senior Principal Instructor, Oracle University
    Christoph blogs, "'Going to the Cloud' - what does this mean for databases, as well as database administrators? The main difference between this new way and the previous way: the database storage and memory is not any more located 'on premises' (that means locally located at my office or company site.)

    The new approach uses a data center as storage location for the creation of a Database as a Service DBaaS, which is also named as Database Cloud Service (DBCS).

    Each database also has it's own shape, which is VM provided, with an eligible number of OCPUs and RAM..."

      Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase and Demogrounds
      At Oracle OpenWorld
      Zeynep blogs, "we are hard at work because there are only 2 weeks left to Oracle OpenWorld 2016 ! We have amazing range of Conference Sessions and Hands on Labs we wrote about in our previous Friday spotlight blogs. This week, we want to focus on demogrounds and showcase area that features our products Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, VirtualBox, Secure Global Desktop and OpenStack for Oracle Linux.

      In addition to Oracle demopods, we have eight IHV and ISV partners that will be showcasing their products in our area. Amitego AG, Solution-Soft, SGI, Niksun, Zimbra, HDS, Fortinet and MicroFocus will all talk about their solutions with Oracle Linux and Virtualization products. Oracle Linux, Virtualization and OpenStack Showcase is located at Moscone South Exhibition Hall, Booth: 1901..."

      vBeers @ Broward - Funky Buddha Brewery
      Wednesday, September 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 @

      John McLaughlin, SFTA

      vBeers @ Boca - Biergarten Boca
      Wednesday, September 21st, 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 21st @ Biergarten Boca

      Pleaase register @

      John Mclaughlin, SFTA

      ITPalooza 2016 - The Fifth Annual Gathering of South Florida's IT Community
      Thursday, December 8th, 2016
      The Signature Grand - Ft. Lauderdale

      Sponsors include Centrify and Tesla

      It is with great pleasure and to tremendous fanfare that we announce ITPalooza '16. Ticket and sponsorship sales are now open!

      This year ITPalooza has an exciting new venue and an all-day format. We are offering an all-day VIP lounge as well as focused speakers tracks, hiring Fair and Vendor exhibit.

      As always, we are offering FREE Toys for Tots tickets with a donation of unwrapped new toys. Want all-day access to our exclusive VIP lounge? Then our VIP ticket option is for you.

      Keynote sponsors include Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Centrify.

      Visit the website, peruse our sponsors, stop back for updates and get your tickets early!

      The South Floirda Technology Alliance (SFTA)

      OpenWorld on your smartphone and tablet
      By Keith Laker
      Keith, "Hopefully, you have seen the comprehensive data warehouse guide for #oow16 in iBook and PDF formats which contains links to the latest data warehouse videos, a calendar for the most important sessions and labs and a section that provides profiles and relevant links for all the most important data warehouse presenters. For this year's conference I have made all this information available in an HTML app that runs on most smartphones and tablets..."
        Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
        Vol 222 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 221 Issues 1, 2, 3, and 4Vol 222 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 221 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:

        • Next Generation Solaris Technology at Oracle OpenWorld 2016
        • How Uber Engineering Massively Scaled Global Driver Onboarding
        • Oracle Service Cloud August 2016 - Now Generally Available (GA)
        • PaaS 4 SaaS webcast on-demand
        • MHA (Master High Availability Manager and tools for MySQL) Quick Start Guide
        • Big Data SQL Quick Start. Schema on Read and Schema on Write
        • The Java Trove: Part I
        • Security Learning Subscription - Preview for FREE Now!
        • Updated whitepaper: Optimizing Oracle VM Server for x86 Performance
        • ODA X6-2S/M NOW Support SE/SE1

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

          Java Technology
          It's the end of the line for Oracle's Java browser plug-in
          Web browsers are becoming more streamlined and modern. To that end, Oracle will depreciate its Java plug-in.
          "Oracle will remove its browser plug-in from future Java releases, which is in keeping with an industry-wide trend toward eliminating plug-in support from most major browsers. Ongoing security concerns and advances in web technologies have led vendors and developers, including Oracle, to look for alternatives to traditional plug-ins.

          Several major vendors have either removed or announced their intentions to remove plug-in support from their desktop browsers. This development started with mobile device browsers, which lacked plug-in support from day one, but Microsoft led the way with plug-in-free desktop browsers. Its new Edge browser in Windows 10 came without plug-in support. Internet Explorer still supports plug-ins, but by all accounts, IE is on its way out the door..."

          Finegrained JShell Integration in NetBeans IDE
          By Geertjan Wielenga
          Geertjan blogs, "In addition to the generic JShell integration in NetBeans, discussed yesterday, there's more finegrained support enabling project-specific JShell snippets to be run. That means, depending on how you organize your life, no "build" will be needed anymore when you try out your code. Just hack a snippet together, run it in JShell, when/if it works, move it to your project.

          Each project, whether Maven-based or Ant-based, will have an "Execute Java Shell" menu item, which is shown below. When that menu item is clicked, a new VM is created, which has access to the project's path, including project-specific JShell snippets, as discussed below..."

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