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Oracle Marketing Cloud Empowers Customers to Manage Identity Gap.

Why Oracle Talks More About Workday Than Salesforce

Take Action on Dirty COW

Friday Spotlight: Disaster Recover (DR) Resources for Oracle VM and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance

Oracle News
Oracle Marketing Cloud Empowers Customers to Manage Identity Gap
Enhancements to Oracle Data Management Platform Enable Marketers to Seamlessly Define, Select, Count, and Deliver Audience IDs Based on User Environment
Oracle introduced a series of new data management platform innovations within the Oracle Marketing Cloud that enable customers to seamlessly define, select, count, and deliver audience IDs based on the user's environment. This allows customers to create audience segments tied to the customer journey across devices, channels, media environments, and ID spaces. Powered by the Oracle ID Graph, this release helps marketing and media professionals deliver on their marketing strategies by delivering relevant experiences to customers on whichever device they choose.
ITPalooza 2016 - The Fifth Annual Gathering of South Florida's IT Community - Tickets for Toys!
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
The Signature Grand - Ft. Lauderdale

Join 2000 of South Florida's top IT Professionals for a day of learning, networking and sharing.

  • South Florida's Top Tech Companies show what they've got!
  • 2 Prominent Keynote speakers: AWS and Centrify
  • 6 Speaker Tracks: Cloud, Security, IoT, Me, Agile and CIO
  • Hands-on experience sponsors: Tesla, Virtual Reality
  • Hiring Fair: Make your move

Come along for:

  • Just the day: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Just the evening: 5PM to 8:30PM
  • The whole nine yards (7:30 AM to 8:30 PM)!

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

Get your general admission tickets by pledging to bring toys for the "Toys for Tots" charity, before midnight, Oct 31, and you'll automatically be entered into the draw to win a pair of VIP Tickets value $500!

ITPalooza 2016 Hackathon
Friday, December 2nd, 2016: 3:00 PM to Sun, Dec 4, 2016, 3:00 PM
Broward College - Ft. Lauderdale

Are you ready for the great IoT Hackathon? Registration Deadline: Black Friday (Nov 25, 2016)

Registration Deadline: Black Friday (Nov 25, 2016)

  • Cost: $0
  • Parking is FREE!
  • Meals and snacks at the event are FREE!

The Challenge:

  • You've got 48 hours to hack your way to a real-world IoT solution.

The Playing Field

  • Open to all coders/developers
  • Any level of experience with Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Swift, Python, PHP, or Go
  • Students, faculty, professionals, and start-ups

The payoff:

  • Winning team is admitted to The South Florida Accelerator Cohort including $25k, POC, MVP, mentorship, increase in valuation, etc.
  • All winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony at ITPalooza (ITP16), Dec 8, 2016
  • Your Hackathon participation gets you automatic admission to ITP16 - ITP16 badges will be distributed on Sunday, Dec 4, 2016
  • Up to $120k USD of IBM Cloud Credits for Winning Team
  • 3 Months FREE Bluemix - Top 3 Teams
  • Additional Prizes to be announced

Mark Wyllie

Why Oracle Talks More About Workday Than Salesforce (Hint: ERP Is The Crown Jewel)
By Chris Murphy
Chris writes in Forbes, "When investment analysts had a chance to ask Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison questions at the close of Oracle OpenWorld 2016, they focused almost exclusively on Oracle's cloud software, platform, and infrastructure businesses. One question focused on the competition: Why does Oracle talk about Workday as its most important cloud software competitor, when rival is a much bigger cloud company?"
Business Transformation: Why Many Win Battles But Lose The War
By Margaret Harrist
Margaret writes in Forbes, "In a perfect scenario, businesses would be able to accurately predict - and even shape - demand for their products, and then orchestrate supply to meet that demand.

Such a customer-centric nirvana requires visibility into systems across the business as well as interconnections of applications, data, and business processes from the supply chain to finance to marketing to sales to customer service..."

MySQL Support Engineer's Chronicles, Issue #2
By Valeriy Kravchuk
Valeriy blogs, "It's time to continue my new series that I've started 2 weeks ago. I'd like to start with a reminder that it's time to send your talks for "MySQL and Friends Devroom" at FOSDEM 2017 - the only MySQL-related event next year that I plan to attend in any case. It seems we have one more week to submit, but I've already filled in all the details for the 'main' talk, 'Understanding MyRocks locks and deadlocks'. I'd like to apply my usual source code reading and gdb breakpoints approach in case if by the end of January, 2017 official documentation still misses important details. Official MySQL manual is still the process of improving with regards to explaining InnoDB locks, and I am happy to admit that this week yet another my related documentation request, Bug #71735, 'Manual does not explain locks set by SELECT ... FOR UPDATE properly', was closed..."
Blog Series: MySQL Configuration Management
Percona, October 28th, 2016
Dimitri Vanoverbeke blogs, "MySQL configuration management remains a hot topic, as I've noticed on numerous occasions during my conversations with customers.

I thought it might be a good idea to start a blog series that goes deeper in detail into some of the different options, and what modules potentially might be used for managing your MySQL database infrastructure.

Configuration management has been around since way before the beginning of my professional career. I, myself, originally began working on integrating an infrastructure with my colleagues using Puppet..."

MySQL Connector/NET 7.0.6 m5 development has been released, October 28th, 2016
"MySQL Connector/Net 7.0.6 is the third 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 Release Engineering
Cloud Computing
Data Warehousing in the Cloud - Part 1
By Keith Laker
Keith writes, "Data warehouses are currently going through two very significant transformations that have the potential to drive significant levels of business innovation:

The first area of transformation is the drive to increase overall agility. The vast majority of IT teams are experiencing a rapid increase demand for data. Business teams want access to more and more historical data whilst at the same time, data scientists and business analysts are exploring ways to introduce new data streams into the warehouse to enrich existing analysis as well as drive new areas of analysis. This rapid expansion in data volumes and sources means that IT teams need to invest more time and effort ensuring that query performance remains consistent and they need to provision more and more environments (data sandboxes) for individual teams so that they can validate the business value of new data sets..."

Take Action on Dirty COW
By Zeynep Koch
Zeynep blogs, "I am sure you have heard about "Dirty COW" by now and may be trying to figure out if you need a patch or how to patch your Linux systems.

Dirty COW is a concurrency vulnerability in the Linux kernel's memory subsystem that allows uncontrolled access to shared data. Specifically, this is a copy-on-write (COW) breakage that could allow an unprivileged user to gain write access to otherwise read-only memory mappings and potentially increase their privileges on the system..."

SFTA/vBeers @ Palm Beach Gardens (Twisted Trunk)
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
Get ready for some great IT, virtualization, network, software and other conversations with some of the best people in South Florida's IT community.

  • Twisted Trunk Brewery
  • 2000 PGA Boulevard #5506
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408

SFTA MEMBERS! Please sign in and register as an SFTA member to be eligible for the FREE BEER tickets! Your name badge will indicate that you are an SFTA member.

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 to 6:30pm and depart by 9PM.

Registration is free. SFTA members who login and register will get their first beer for free!

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!

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Announcing PCA Software release 2.2.2
By Krishna
Krishna blogs, "I am happy to announce the availability of Private Cloud Appliance Software Release 2.2.2 on My Oracle Support (MOS). This patch can be download from My Oracle Support with the patch ID: 24849670.

This release is applicable to Private Cloud Appliance X3-2, X4-2 as well as the Private Cloud Appliance X5-2.

This is a sustaining release, with a focus on stability and bug fixes. Please refer to the product documentation for additional details on bugs fixed in this release..."

Ceph Storage for Oracle Linux, Release 2.0
By Michele Casey
Michele blogs, "The latest Ceph Storage for Oracle Linux, Release 2.0, is now available for download on the Unbreakable Linux Network as well as on Oracle's public YUM repository. Based on the Ceph community Jewel release (v10.2.2), Ceph Storage for Oracle Linux provides a high performing, extremely scalable storage solution offering block, file and object storage under a single system, leveraging commodity x86-based hardware. Ceph offers a number of features and is one of the most widely deployed storage solutions supporting cloud infrastructure services like OpenStack..."
Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 224 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 223 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 222 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:

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

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

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

      LibreOffice 5.1.6
      The Document Foundation, October 27th, 2016
      The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.1.6, the sixth minor release of the LibreOffice 5.1 family launched in January 2016, targeted at individual users and enterprise deployments. Users of previous LibreOffice releases should start planning the update to the new version.

      For enterprise deployments, The Document Foundation suggests the backing of professional support by certified developers, migrators and trainers.

      Forrester Wave: Mobile Development Platforms, Q4 2016
      By Carlos Chang
      Carlos blogs, "The new Q4 2016 Forrester Wave report on Mobile Development Platforms was released this week and Oracle is rocking the leadership zone. Below are a few choice quotes:

      • 'Oracle's vision and road map set the pace in this market"
      • Oracle has quickly 'made and immediate impact with over 150 customers already on the platform'
      • "Its developer experience is impressive" Got that? Who's owning the direction of technology? Developers, developers, developers! Steve Ballmer did get that right

      Read on for details.

      Friday Spotlight: Disaster Recover (DR) Resources for Oracle VM and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
      By Tony Kay
      Tony blogs, "With more and more customers choosing to deploy Business-Critical Systems on both the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and on Oracle VM it is worth rounding up some useful, and recently, updated resources in this area:

      • White Paper: Oracle VM 3: Getting Started With Disaster Recovery
      • Webcast replay: Disaster Recovery 101 on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
      • Blog: Friday Spotlight : Disaster Recovery Demystified on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
      • Blog: Installing and Enabling Oracle Site Guard for DR with Oracle VM and Private Cloud Appliance
      • Resources MAA (Maximum Availability Architecture) Best Practices with Oracle VM (x86 and SPARC)

      Read on for details.

      Java Technology
      Why Get Java SE8 Certified?
      By Eva Chase
      Eva blogs, "Getting certified may not ever make it on your 'to-do' list but it should.

      Here's why:

      • Being certified demonstrates a skill set that can set you apart from others
      • These skills are in high-demand
      • There are 37,981 current job openings in the United States
      • Of these 28,025 have a listed salary range of $100,000 or more
      • Top employers are Amazon, Oracle, Accenture, CyberCoders and Capital One See for yourself ..."
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