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Announcing MySQL Server 5.7.16, 5.6.34, and 5.5.53

Why Oracle Cloud Is A Better Choice Than AWS Or Azure

MySQL 5.7 Performance Tuning Immediately After Installation

Disaster Recovery Demystified on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance

Accelerate Your Oracle Database Performance
Video with Jim Gargan
Listen as Oracle Senior Vice President of Marketing Jim Gargan announces further expansion of the Oracle Database Appliance portfolio, designed to dramatically enhance your database and application workloads.

Now, organizations of all sizes can take advantage of an optimized, engineered system for Oracle Database environments. Find out how you can:

  • Increase performance with all-flash systems
  • Leverage the benefits of Oracle Database Appliance no matter what edition of Oracle Database you're running
  • Choose among expanded configurations designed to match your workload and budget - starting at US$18K

Get simplified, optimized, and affordable database performance that is just right for your business.

KPN Subsidiary RoutIT Adds Capacity, Sets Sights on Virtualization with Oracle
RoutIT focuses on wholesale internet and telecommunications services,
"KPN subsidiary RoutIT, which focuses on wholesale internet and telecommunications services, is deploying Oracle Communications solutions to expand its network capacity and develop a foundation to shift towards a virtualized network,

To support growth in its business and pass on greater value to its business partners and their customers, RoutIT needed a best-of-breed platform for its interconnect network.

RoutIT was drawn to the significant performance, capacity and security advantages of Oracle Communications ACME Packet 6300 session border controller. Equally important, was Oracle's perpetual licensing model, which will help RoutIT plot a clear path to virtualization..."

From DNA Mapping To Self-Driving Cars: 5 Predictions For Our Digital Future
By Dain Hansen
Dain writes, "Economic, social, and demographic trends portend a new world order a decade from now. A massive shift in consumer purchasing power. Seminal breakthroughs in healthcare, transportation, and commerce. A reinvention of urban living. All accelerated by technology innovation.

Building on the bold technology predictions presented by Oracle CEO Mark Hurd in his Oracle OpenWorld keynote address last month, these five broader predictions for 2025 may seem startling at first, but they aren't so much informed guesses as they are the logical progression of current events. See if you agree..."

Mobile Now and in the Future: A Webcast on What's Coming Next!
By Dan Brooks
Dan writes, "As we leave OpenWorld 2016 behind, there are many new mobile innovations, both already in-use and on the horizon, that you need to be aware of as a Mobile Enterprise customer. To help you make sense of it all, Oracle Vice President, Mobile Strategy & Product Management, Suhas Uliyar, will be recording a live webcast on Thursday, October 20th, as part of Quest International's Cross-Product Day event. In this webcast, Suhas will discuss how leaders in Enterprise Mobility are embracing location services, mobile/web customer analytics, chatbots, and the Oracle Mobile Platform in order to gain insights into user behavior, engage customers and employees more effectively, and build better apps even faster. He also will outline Oracle's Mobile Product Roadmap during the event..."
How to Install a MySQL Cluster on Ubuntu 16.04
"MySQL Cluster is a technology to provide high availability for MySQL Databases. It uses NDB (Network DataBase) or NDBCLUSTER as the database storage engine. MySQL Cluster is designed as multi-master ACID architecture with no single point of failure, it uses automatic sharding (partitioning) to scale out read and write processes..."
Announcing MySQL Server 5.7.16, 5.6.34, and 5.5.53
By MySQL Release Engineering
MySQL Release Engineering blogs, "MySQL Server 5.7.16, 5.6.34, and 5.5.53, new versions of the popular Open Source Database Management System, have been released. These releases are recommended for use on production systems..."
MySQL 5.7 Performance Tuning Immediately After Installation
By Alexander Rubin
Alexander blogs, "This blog updates Stephane Combaudon's blog on MySQL performance tuning, and covers MySQL 5.7 performance tuning immediately after installation.

A few years ago, Stephane Combaudon wrote a blog post on Ten MySQL performance tuning settings after installation that covers the (now) older versions of MySQL: 5.1, 5.5 and 5.6. In this post, I will look into what to tune in MySQL 5.7 (with a focus on InnoDB).

The good news is that MySQL 5.7 has significantly better default values. Morgan Tocker created a page with a complete list of features in MySQL 5.7, and is a great reference point. For example, the following variables are set by default:.."

Cloud Computing
Why Oracle Cloud Is A Better Choice Than AWS Or Azure
By Margaret Lindquist
Margaret writes in Forbes, "Oracle is more than just a technology provider - it is a trusted advisor that can help businesses transition their IT stack to the cloud and take the greatest possible advantage of that move.

Customers' biggest requirement is the need for choice, said Oracle Vice President of Cloud Platform Ashish Mohindroo during an Oracle OpenWorld 2016 session on digital disruption. 'People want to be able to work in a hybrid environment and move at their own pace. You need a cloud platform so you can create your own journey. And you need a path. Every customer follows their own personalized path to the cloud...'"

vBeers @ Boca - Biergarten Boca
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Please join us for the next SFTA vBeers at the Funky Buddha. Registration is free. SFTA members who login and register will get their first beer for free! vBeers events happen four times a month, once per county.

Please register at the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) events page.. I try to be at the venue by 5:30PM. Most people arrive around 6pm and depart by 9PM.

Biergarten Boca features a Wednesday special - Burger and Fries for $5!

Sponsorships are available starting at $100 and can be purchased from on the registration page. Sponsors will get 10 tickets for free beers to distribute to attendees!

John J. McLaughlin

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 223 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 222 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5Vol 224 Issue 1; Vol 223 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 222 Issues 3, 4 and 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:

  • Friday Spotlight: Managing Oracle VM 3.4 from an upgraded Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2
  • Key Capabilities for Big Data Analytics using R
  • MySQL 5.7 And Administration
  • LibreOffice 5.2.2 available for download
  • Oracle Policy Automation Cloud Service Knowledge Zone launched!
  • MySQL Group Replication OOW Tutorial
  • Austan Goolsbee On Getting Back To 'Normal' And Other Economic Delusions
  • Oracle Database Cloud Service: A DBA's First Experience with the Cloud
  • PaaS 4 SaaS webcast on-demand
  • Enterprise Manager 13.2 Now Available

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

    Free and Open Source S/W
    The Power Of Open Source Is Customer Freedom, October 10th, 2016
    "The open source community is a diverse and fractious collection of individuals and organizations. In its infancy, in many ways it could be compared to the hippie movements of the '60s: a lot of passion, a lot of fun, a lot of weirdness, and not a lot of organization. Over the last decade or so, it has evolved into a respected software development force that relies on the support of its members..."
    Disaster Recovery Demystified on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
    By Krishna
    Krishna blogs, "According to a 2015 article, fear of downtime is one of the top concerns that keeps IT executives up at night. In fact, 42% of IT executives believe that products and services that aid in disaster recovery (DR) should be among the last items to receive budget cuts.

    Oracle Private Cloud Appliance with Oracle Enterprise Manager Site Guard, delivers push-button operation plans for disaster recovery scenarios including switchovers and failovers. The Operation Plans come fully intergated with support for the Oracle ZFS storage appliance and can be easily extended and customized for any other storage appliances including 3rd party storage appliances.

    Lets now see how a comprehensive DR architecture for Private Cloud Appliance enabled through Oracle Enterprise Manager with Site Guard works for the most common DR mechanisms..."

    Java Technology
    Why MVC 1.0 Is Important for Java EE 8
    See why one developer thinks MVC 1.0 is still something worth fighting for. Tackling some popular arguments against it, see if you agree with his points that more choices are better.
    "Back in early 2014, Oracle released the results of the Java EE community survey, which was created to gather feedback about what developers want to see in Java EE 8. One of the questions in the survey was whether people would like to see an MVC web framework alongside with JSF in Java EE 8. The result was pretty clear. More than 60% of the participants voted 'Yes'. As a result, JSR 371 (MVC 1.0) was started to work on the new action-based web framework for Java EE..."
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