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Oracle Buys Dyn
Extends the World's Most Comprehensive Cloud Computing Platform with the Leading Cloud-based Internet Performance and Domain Name System (DNS) Solution
Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Dyn, the leading cloud-based Internet Performance and DNS provider that monitors, controls, and optimizes Internet applications and cloud services to deliver faster access, reduced page load times, and higher end-user satisfaction.

Dyn's solution is powered by a global network that drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily for more than 3,500 enterprise customers, including preeminent digital brands such as Netflix, Twitter, Pfizer and CNBC. Adding Dyn's best-in-class DNS solution extends the Oracle cloud computing platform and provides enterprise customers with a one-stop shop for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

How Top Retailers Are Using Tech To Score Points On Black Friday And Beyond
Forbes, November 23rd, 2016
"Now is make-or-break time for retailers, as a typical retailer generates about 20% of its annual revenue during the end-of-year holiday season. For some, the season is a coming-out party for new merchandising, marketing, point-of-sale, customer service, and other technology-based features, both in-store and online. For other retailers, the season just magnifies their shortcomings - technological and otherwise..."
    Oracle Optimizer White Paper
    By Nigel Bayliss, November 22nd 2016
    Nigel blogs, "A new white paper for the Oracle Optimizer is now available. Just go to the Query Optimization page in OTN and click the Optimizer with Oracle Database 12c link.

    I've kept the content and format close to the way Maria organized it, so it will be familiar to you if you've read previous versions. The main difference is that I've reduced the number of scripts in the text to keep the paper down to about 30 pages, otherwise it's too easy to hit 40+. As an alternative, I upload examples to GitHub..."

    ITPalooza 2016 - The Fifth Annual Gathering of South Florida's IT Community - Win a Tesla!
    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

    All attendees can try their hand at winning $100k towards a new Tesla!

    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

    MySQL multi-instance Group Replication on systemd
    Select All From MySQL, November 25th, 2016
    Andrew Grimo writes, "In this blog post, I'd like to take a look at a few different things such as MySQL Group Replication, multi-instance MySQL setups on systemd and shell scripting the whole mess to make it easy to build, and easy to rebuild. To be honest, it took a little help from Shinguz's blog to get the systemd setup going. Now that I get it, its really simple and way better than mysqld_multi. Another reference for systemd integration from the mysqlserverteam can be found here..."
    MySQL Cluster Manager 1.4.1 released
    MySQL High Availability, November 25th, 2016
    The MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) database powers mission-critical applications in web, telecommunications, government, and enterprise environments. MySQL Cluster Manager simplifies the creation and management of the MySQL Cluster CGE database by automating common management tasks including on-line scaling, upgrades, backups, reconfiguration, and tuning.

    MySQL Cluster Manager 1.4.1 is available for download from My Oracle Support.

    Cloud Computing
    PaaS4SaaS Developers' Code Is Always 'On': OAUX is on OTN and GitHub
    By Ultan O'Broin, November 24th, 2016
    Juergen blogs, "Boom! That's the sound of thunder rolling as PaaS and SaaS developers work as fast as lightning in the cloud. The cloud has changed customer expectations about applicationstoo; if they don't like their user experience (UX) or they don't get it fast, they'll go elsewhere.

    PaaS4SaaS developers know their code is always 'on'..."

    New Video: Leverage Integration Cloud Service for EBS
    By Terri Noyes, November 23rd 2016
    Terri blogs, "A new video, Leverage Integration Cloud Service for Oracle E-Business Suite, is now available on the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Channel under the EBS and Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS) area.

    In this video, product manager Rekha Ayothi provides an overview of Oracle's Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and the Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter, and discusses how to implement integration solutions using the EBS adapter in both inbound and outbound integrations..."

    Linux hardening: A 15-step checklist for a secure Linux server
    ComputerWorld, November 26th, 2016
    Most people assume Linux is secure, and that's a false assumption. Imagine your laptop is stolen without first being hardened. A thief would probably assume your username is 'root' and your password is 'toor' since that's the default password on Kali and most people continue to use it. Do you? I hope not.

    The negative career implications of choosing not to harden your Kali Linux host are severe, so I'll share the necessary steps to make your Linux host secure, including how I use penetration testing and Kali Linux to get the job done. It's important to note that, while they are many distributions (AKA distros) of Linux and each one differs from the command line perspective, the logic is the same. Use the following tips to harden your own Linux box.

    Top 9 Tips for building a production-ready MySQL Replication environment (Webinar, Dec 9th)
    By Severalnines, November 22nd 2016
    Krzysztof blogs, "Join us on Tuesday, December 6th, for our last webinar of the year. Krzysztof Ksi&#261;&#380;ek, Senior Support Engineer at Severalnines, will be sharing his top 9 tips on how to best build a production-ready MySQL Replication environment.

    MySQL replication is a well known and proven solution for building distributed setups of databases, and it has gone through a total transformation with version 5.6 and more recently, 5.7. Although straight-forward to deploy, a production-ready setup requires a bit of planning and preparation. What does a good replication configuration look like? How do you ensure performance? What do you do when a topology is broken, and replication will not restart? How to perform schema changes?..."

    Siemens Teamcenter Excels on Oracle SuperCluster
    By Parnian Taidi, November 23rd 2016
    Parnian blogs, "Siemens PLM Software is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software with over 140,000 customers worldwide. One of their main products, Teamcenter, provides a comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end PLM solutions connecting people throughout the lifecycle with a single source of product and process knowledge.."
    How Oracle's Data Analytics Accelerator Turbocharges SPARC
    By Carol Hildebrand , November 21st, 2016
    Carol writes, "It's hardly a secret that Oracle's SPARC processor technology is built for speed. 'It is the fastest commercial processor on the planet - nothing comes close,' said Rick Hetherington, Oracle vice president of hardware development, during an Oracle OpenWorld 2016 session.

    But that's just the start. By adding Software in Silicon to Oracle's latest SPARC processors, the M7 and S7, the company has created technology custom-tailored for today's data-fueled economy..."

    Friday Spotlight: Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Administration Training
    By Antoinette O'Sullivan, November 25th, 2016
    Antoinette blogs, "We are delighted to announce the release of the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Administration training. This course provides you with a wealth of information about installing, configuring and using this cost-effective and rapid private cloud solution for consolidating your mixed Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris applications.

    You can take the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Administration training as a: ...."

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 225 Issue 1, 2, 3; Vol 224 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 223 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:

    • 5 Expensive Traps Of DIY Hadoop Big Data Environments
    • Friday Spotlight: Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Delivers Superior TCO for Mixed Workloads
    • About cloud lock-in and open source databases
    • PaaS Podcast Series - The Oracle Process Cloud by Leon Smiers and Jeroen van Essen
    • Open-Sourcing Yelp's Data Pipeline
    • Webcast: API Platform for your APIs across Cloud and on-Premises (Nov. 29th)
    • 6 Tips For Cracking The Glass Ceiling -- And 4 Mistakes To Avoid
    • Updates to Oracle JET (JavaScript Extension Toolkit ) MOOC (massive open on-line course).
    • Top 5 Features of Oracle Application Container Cloud
    • Oracle MAF (Mobile Application Framework) 2.3.3

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

      Build Better Apps Faster This Holiday Season
      By Dan Brooks, November 21st, 2016
      "Ready to brave clogged highways, TSA security lines, cramped middle seats, and lost bags this holiday season? Of course you aren't... but unfortunately, you'll likely have to in order to spend time with family and friends on Turkey Day. While holiday travel can be annoying, and even downright painful, you can still make the best of it thanks to mobile devices, laptops, and WiFi! In this on-demand world, there are many options for entertainment, and even (gasp)... learning, while you're on a plane, a train, or even in the back seat of a car on the highway..."
      Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.10
      By Simon Coter, November 21st, 2016
      Simon blogs, "Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 10. This release includes improvements and bug fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention:

      • Audio: fixed a few 5.1.x regressions by using the audio code from 5.0.x until the audio overhaul is completed
      • Windows hosts: hardening fix for Windows 10 build 14971
      • Linux hosts / guests: kernel 4.9 fixes
      • GUI: fixed various issues in Unscaled HiDPI Output mode


      Java Technology
      Keeping The Community In The Java Community Process (JCP)
      By sitepoint, November 24th, 2016
      "Java is over twenty years old and is consistently rated as one of the most popular programming language on the planet. Part of what makes Java so appealing to developers is the way that features evolve in a controlled way that rarely has any impact on backwards compatibility. The way Java evolves has had a somewhat varied history, especially with respect to open source. In this article we'll look at how the Java platform is standardised whilst maintaining community involvement through the Java Community Process (JCP). We'll also see some of the challenges that process has faced and still faces today..."
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