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Friday Spotlight: Learn about Oracle VM, More than a Hypervisor

Oracle Key Vault 12.2 BP3 is Now Available

Train Now To Optimize Your Oracle Private Cloud Appliance

Red Wing Shoe Company Deploys Oracle To Fuel Growth Among Diverse Consumer And Industrial Markets

Easy-To-Use Perl Scripts To Backup Your MySQLl Database With Mysqldump And Ftp The Files To A Remote Server

Wireless Carrier CREDO Gets Ahead Of Regulatory Curve


Oracle News
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Red Wing Shoe Company Deploys Oracle To Fuel Growth Among Diverse Consumer And Industrial Markets
Growing Retailer Delivers Leading Work Boots and Popular Styles via 170+ Mobile Truck-Based Stores and 450+ Traditional Stores
Oracle announced that Red Wing Shoe Company, a made in America brand selling to customers worldwide, has implemented Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service to support its rapid growth among new and traditional customer markets. Red Wing Shoes, which continues to launch new product lines and expand to new markets worldwide, plans to increase its store count over a five-year period by 25% - 30%.

Red Wing Shoes' styles appeal to diverse consumer groups - from construction workers to hipsters - and getting the experience right for each buyer persona requires thoughtful execution of brand interactions. The Oracle Retail solution enables Red Wing Shoes' to empower store associates and elevate customer service by allowing store associates to work via mobile, tablet and stationary workstation devices.

Wireless Carrier CREDO Gets Ahead Of Regulatory Curve
Forbes, January 5th, 2017
Carrie Massey writes, "CREDO Mobile is a small business that thinks big-really big. Its team of fewer than 100 employees and about 150 contractors manages the smartphone service of more than 100,000 customers while supporting the political causes of nearly 5 million activists by directing a percentage of the company's revenues to progressive causes.

Now CREDO is faced with a dilemma that affects many small companies struggling to comply with new accounting rules that were often crafted with large companies in mind - and for which in many instances only large companies have the resources to comply: in this case, the looming ASC606 protocol, which regulates how companies must report revenue from customer contracts..."

    How Banks Can Drive A New Sales Culture
    Forbes, January 4th, 2017
    Ning Tay writes, "Many banks have been working to reform their sales practices to better balance competitive pressures with ethical practices. But this is proving a struggle; even after new consumer protection measures were enacted six years ago, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) found in June 2016 that the number of complaints to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about 'bank account or services' and 'debt collection' continues to rise. NELP also interviewed 75 bank workers across 18 different states, many of whom reported dubious sales tactics. While many organizations struggle with balancing these two seemingly contradictory imperatives, successful organizations have employed a variety of strategies to ensure that sales incentives are both successful and ethical..."
      How Fedcap Helps Americans With Disabilities Find Living-Wage Work
      Forbes, January 3rd, 2017
      "They're among us everywhere, and yet we don't see them: People with all sorts of disabilities, doing jobs like bagging groceries, stocking warehouses, or washing dishes for bare minimum salaries that hardly cover the cost of food and shelter," writes Sasha Banks-Louie in Forbes. "They have not had access to the educational or workforce development opportunities necessary to become part of the community in a fully integrated way. What most folks don't realize, however, is that these people are an untapped workforce with tremendous potential..."
      FLUX
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      South Florida Linux Users Group Monthly Meeting - Hardening Linux - Live @ NSU
      Tuesday, January 20, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Please signup @ meetup.com

      For the January meeting, we'll build a virtual private server with a modern version of Linux. We'll leverage the new Lightsail Virtual Private Server (VPS) service from Amazon.

      • $5/month: 512 MB Memory, 1 Core Processor, 20 GB SSD Disk, 1 TB Transfer
      • $10/month: 1 GB Memory, 1 Core Processor, 30 GB SSD Disk, 2 TB Transfer

      ... larger VPSs are available.

      After starting the Linux VPS, we'll upgrade it and apply security best-practices. We'll use the PC connected to the projector to share the screen so that we can all see the commands and results.

      We may have time to install and configure a few apps such as apache, MySQL and wordpress.

      I'll ask FLUX members to take a stab at breaching the new server over the next month and in February we'll review the results!

      I'm looking for a pizza/soda sponsor.

      Please encourage your IT colleagues with an interest in Linux to attend.

      Features
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      Oracle Data Integrator Best Practices: Using Reverse-Engineering On The Cloud And On Premises
      by Benjamin Perez-Goytia
      This article discusses best practices on using the Reverse Engineering features of Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) on the cloud and on premises. The first part of this article presents the various options available in ODI to reverse-engineer metadata from a data server. Then, the article discusses performance considerations when running and executing reverse-engineering tasks. The last section of this article discusses the ODI reverse-engineering best practices.
      Using Event Handling Framework For Outbound Integration Of Oracle Sales Cloud Using Integration Cloud Service
      By Naveen Nahata, January 2nd, 2017
      Naveen writes, "Oracle's iPaaS solution is the most comprehensive cloud based integration platform in the market today. Integration Cloud Service (ICS) gives customers an elevated user experience that makes complex integration simple to implement.

      Oracle Sales Cloud (OSC) is a SaaS application and is a part of the comprehensive CX suite of applications. Since OSC is usually the customer master and is the center for all Sales related activities, integration with OSC is often a requirement in most use cases

      Although OSC provides useful tools for outbound as well as inbound integration, it is a common practice to use ICS as a tool to integrate OSC and other SaaS as well as on-premises applications. In this article, I will explore this topic in detail and also demonstrate the use of Event Handling Framework (EHF) in OSC to achieve the same..."

      MySQL
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      Easy-To-Use Perl Scripts To Backup Your MySQLl Database With Mysqldump And Ftp The Files To A Remote Server
      By Tony Darnell, January 6th, 2017
      Tony writes, "Most users of MySQL utilize the mysqldump utility to backup their database. While mysqldump is handy and easy-to-use (and free), if you have data which is important to your business, then you should take a look at the MySQL Enterprise Edition - and use MySQL Enterprise Backup instead. The MySQL Enterprise Backup allows you to backup your database without the table locking you get with mysqldump. And, it is extremely fast - especially when you have to restore your database. Here is a sample speed comparison between MySQL Enterprise Backup and using mysqldump:..."
      Using MySQL to Output JSON
      By Dave Stokes, January 6th, 2017
      Dave, "MySQL has had a JSON data type since version 5.7 was released way back in '15. But did you know you could produce JSON output from non-JSON columns? It is very simple and saves a lot of time over trying to format it in your application.

      World Database

      We will be using the good old World database that MySQL has used for years in documentation, examples, and in the classroom. Starting with a simple query we will build up to something more complex..."

      Cloud Computing
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      Oracle Training Available for OpenStack
      By Diana.H. Gray, January 5th, 2017
      Diana blogs, "Oracle is partnering with OpenStack, which provides open source software to create private and public clouds.

      Two courses are currently available to help you get started with OpenStack administration with Oracle Operating Systems.

      What is OpenStack?

      OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter.

      This is all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering users to provision resources through a web interface..."

      Train Now To Optimize Your Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
      By Diana.H. Gray, January 3rd, 2017
      Diana blogs, "Eliminate multi-vendor integration, remove the risk of cabling, hardware or software configuration errors & reduce time needed to deploy new applications.

      It enables you to license only the software that is used, and not the capacity.

      Training for this converged infrastructure solution consists of understanding this pre-configured Oracle server, Oracle software, network, and storage hardware and will allow you to run applications in a virtualization environment..."

      Fixing Cloud Integration By Andrew Bell
      By Juergen Kress, January 3rd, 2017
      Juergen blogs, "Today, most companies are still overwhelmingly on-premise. However, enterprises are turning more and more to the cloud in an effort to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of IT architectures.

      Many hope to offload non-value adding processes and applications to the cloud, whilst others are looking to migrate fully to the cloud as part of their digital transformation journey. For SaaS applications to provide real value to businesses however, they need to integrate with other SaaS or on-premise applications in order to prevent the creation of data silos..."

      Fixing Cloud Integration
      By Juergen Kress, January 3rd, 2017
      Juergen blogs, "Today, most companies are still overwhelmingly on-premise. However, enterprises are turning more and more to the cloud in an effort to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of IT architectures.

      Many hope to offload non-value adding processes and applications to the cloud, whilst others are looking to migrate fully to the cloud as part of their digital transformation journey. For SaaS applications to provide real value to businesses however, they need to integrate with other SaaS or on-premise applications in order to prevent the creation of data silos..."

      vBeers-SF
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      SFTA vBeers @ Broward (Funky Buddha)
      Wednesday, January 11th, 2017: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Funky Buddha - Oakland Park

      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 hands-on IT professionals and promote the growth of IT in South Florida.

      Feel free to arrive and depart at your convenience. People start gathering around 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM and most people leave by 8:30 or 9:00 PM.

      Please register at The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) events page.

      We're about:

      IT - Operating Systems - Technology Startups - Open Source - New Technology - IT Professionals - Cloud Computing - Information Technology - Virtualization - Technology Professionals - Information Technology in Business - SaaS (Software as a Service) - vBeers - Linux - Unix - Web Technology - Security - Machine Learning - Containers - Networking - Referrals - Beer

      South Florida Technology Alliance, John J. McLaughlin

      SFTA
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      Exclusive SFTA Seminar: Negotiate The Best Cloud And SaaS Deals For Your Enterprise
      Thursday, January 19th, 2017: 8:30 PM to 12:00 PM
      Riverside Hotel - Ft. Lauderdale

      You are invited to join this exclusive SFTA Seminar featuring renowned legal Tech guru Mark Grossman and Rebecca Gahete. Mark and Rebecca will lead you through proven techniques to negotiate the best Cloud and SaaS deals for your enterprise.

      • 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM - Registration and Complimentary Breakfast
      • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Seminar and discussion

      SFTA, John McLaughlin

      Top10
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      Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
      Vol 226 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 225 Issue 2, 3, 4, 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 History And Future Of The Java Programming Language
      • Oracle Server X6-2 System Architecture White Paper
      • Oracle Server X6-2L System Architecture White Paper
      • Oracle survey: Java EE users want REST, HTTP/2
      • Getting a Head Start on Using Apache Spark on SPARC Servers
      • Modular And Reusable Java EE Architecture With Docker
      • MSSQL To MySQL Data Migration Using MySQL Workbench 6.3
      • Percona Live Featured Tutorial with Oystein Grovlen - How to Analyze and Tune MySQL Queries for Better Performance
      • The Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) Team Has Loads Of New Content
      • Innovation To Grow. Insight To Control: Oracle Cloud Day

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

        Performance
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        Millions of Queries per Second: PostgreSQL and MySQL's Peaceful Battle at Today's Demanding Workloads
        Percona, January 6th, 2017
        Anastasia Raspopina and Sveta Smirnova blogs, "This blog compares how PostgreSQL and MySQL handle millions of queries per second.

        Anastasia: Can open source databases cope with millions of queries per second? Many open source advocates would answer 'yes.' However, assertions aren't enough for well-grounded proof. That's why in this blog post, we share the benchmark testing results from Alexander Korotkov (CEO of Development, Postgres Professional) and Sveta Smirnova (Principal Technical Services Engineer, Percona). The comparative research of PostgreSQL 9.6 and MySQL 5.7 performance will be especially valuable for environments with multiple databases.

        The idea behind this research is to provide an honest comparison for the two popular RDBMSs. Sveta and Aleksander wanted to test the most recent versions of both MySQL and PostgreSQL with the same tool, under the same challenging workloads and using the same configuration parameters (where possible). However, because both PostgreSQL and MySQL ecosystems evolved independently, with standard testing tools (pgbench and SysBench) used for each database, it wasn't an easy journey..."

        Virtualization
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        Friday Spotlight: Learn about Oracle VM, More than a Hypervisor
        By Antoinette O'Sullivan, January 6th, 2017
        Antoinette blogs, "With more than 100 pre-configured, pretested templates for Oracle applications, Oracle has done the heavy lifting for you enabling the virtualization of complex applications with near-zero application knowledge. Oracle VM is the first step to delivery of applications and cloud services.

        Oracle VM is more than a hypervisor. Key components:

        • Xen hypervisor
        • Management/Monitoring
        • Configuration tools
        • Storage

        You can learn more about Oracle VM by taking the following courses:..."

        Java Technology
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        Java T-Shirt Recognition Promotion Extended!
        By Eva Chase
        Eva writes, "That's right, earn any new Java certification from June 1st 2016 to March 31st, 2017 and you're eligible to receive a free Java certified t-shirt.

        Show off your skills. You worked hard, we know it. Don't forget to let everyone else know it! Tweet your photo using the #javatshirt hashtag

        It's been a lot of fun for us to see your posts! ..."

        Enhancing ICS Mappings with Custom Java Classes by Ricardo Ferreira
        By Juergen Kress, January 4th, 2017
        Juergen writes, "One of the most common tasks performed during the creation of integrations in ICS (Integration Cloud Service) is the implementation of mappings. In a nutshell, mappings are the resources that ICS uses to allow messages coming from the configured source application to be sent to the configured target application. Failure in properly defining and configuring these mappings directly impacts how integrations are going to behave while sending messages downstream..."
          Security
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          Oracle Key Vault 12.2 BP3 is Now Available
          By Michael Mesaros, January 3rd, 2017
          Michael blogs, "Bundle Patch 3 (BP3) of Oracle Key Vault 12.2 is now available. This release delivers new capabilities and several improvements including:

          • Persistent master key caching to enhance database continuity in the event the OKV server is unavailable
          • Integration with the Thales nShield Connect 6000+ Hardware Security Module
          • Support for the NIST CNSA (Commercial National Security Algorithm) Suite
          • Support for Google and Office365 SMTP business services for delivery of email notification alerts.."

          ...

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