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Oracle and Tech Mahindra Deliver Industry's First VoLTE as a Service Offering.

Learn How to Diagnose System & Application Problems! Take Oracle Solaris 11 Dynamic Tracing Training.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.3 Released

Artificial Intelligence Shows Promise As Clinical Development Tool

Friday Spotlight: Webinars about Oracle Open Cloud Infrastructure


Oracle News
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Oracle and Tech Mahindra Deliver Industry's First VoLTE as a Service Offering
Oracle Communications and Tech Mahindra helping drive VoLTE adoption by bringing operators an affordable, powerful VoLTE solution
Oracle announced that Tech Mahindra, a leading system integrator for network infrastructure services, and Oracle Communications have partnered to deliver an end-to-end VoLTE-as-a-Managed-Service solution based on Oracle's IMS Core and Signaling products. The partnership, represents the industry's first end-to-end VoLTE solution built on best-of-breed technology. The solution offers operators the ability to achieve a faster time to market with new VoLTE services, increased voice quality and greater network efficiency while significantly reducing cost and complexity.
BBVA Banks on Oracle to Deliver a Better Mobile Experience to Customers
Spanish financial services provider chooses Oracle to enable customers to open accounts with mobile devices
Differentiating itself from competitors, while offering an enhanced experience to customers, Spanish bank, BBVA, is using Oracle Communications technology to enable customers to open new accounts via their mobile devices in minutes.

The banking industry is under heavy scrutiny to validate and protect customer information. BBVA has chosen a solution with comprehensive security features to enhance efforts to meet EU compliance requirements for confidential documentation and secure management of personal data, as well as standards for authentication, reporting and monitoring. BBVA chose Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller and Quobis Sippo WebRTC Application Controller as the foundation for its new platform because the technology is easily configured and integrates directly with the company's existing internal systems.

Artificial Intelligence Shows Promise As Clinical Development Tool
By Srinivas Karri
Srinivas writes in Forbes, "During a typical day, we use a variety of applications that, by virtue of their artificial intelligence, automatically understand our speech and provide near-real-time feedback to support decision-making. Think Siri. But is machine learning, one of a number of AI techniques, ready for clinical applications, specifically to accelerate drug development and/or reduce development costs?

First, some context. Machine learning encompasses a variety of algorithmic techniques that clinical drug developers can use to identify and infer patterns to support enhanced/automated decision-making. One such technique is Natural Language Processing, which can be used to 'read' scientific text and infer its semantic context in order to search and find information more easily..."

Emerging Technologies Fill Oracle's Smart UX Toolbox
By Jeremy Ashley
Jeremy writes in Forbes, "As companies talk seriously about the workplace role of adaptive intelligence, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language understanding, it's time to talk about the fundamental shift in user experience (UX) these emerging technologies could also bring about.

Our research on emerging technologies reveals three main benefits to developing such a smart UX:

  • Automate tasks to increase efficiency.
  • Advise users on the best course of action to meet their objectives.
  • Discover relevant, actionable information while also inviting exploration.

The goal is to deliver more personalized and contextual user experiences based on where users are and what they're doing..."

Training
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Learn How to Diagnose System & Application Problems! Take Oracle Solaris 11 Dynamic Tracing Training
By Diana.H. Gray, February 22nd, 2017
Diana blogs, "Oracle Solaris has a built in dynamic tracing resource known as DTrace.

For advanced system administrators, DTrace gives you an opportunity to:

  • Probe into the operating system
  • Identify performance issues
  • Determine unusual behavior in the software layers

DTrace is ideal for diagnosing system and application problems.

Taking Oracle Solaris 11 Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) training introduces you to Dynamic Tracing so you can learn how to use DTrace Toolkit Scripts and apply best practices.

Expert Oracle University instructors will guide you through interactive instruction and hands-on exercises..."

Partners
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NTT Data and Oracle collaborate to shoot healthcare Big Data into the cloud
Healthcare IT News, February 23rd, 2017
"NTT Data Inc. announced during HIMSS17 its expanding relationship with Oracle to include end-to-end cloud capabilities for Oracle's Healthcare Foundation, a healthcare analytics platform. The platform provides data integration and warehousing of clinical, financial and administrative modules in a cloud solution..."

"This collaboration with Oracle will help healthcare organizations implement a cloud-based solution that will improve outcomes and deliver tangible business results," said Dan Allison, president, global healthcare and life sciences, at NTT Data. "In addition, our work with Oracle reinforces NTT Data's commitment to innovation, as we bring data together to provide analytics for multiple stakeholders in the healthcare enterprise."

Features
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Oracle Magazine
January - February 2017
Oracle publishes a bi-monthly magazine. The sections are:

  • Features
  • Departments
  • Technology & Comment Sections

The features include:

  • Open for Developers By Alexandra Weber Morales
  • Personal Development By Alexandra Weber Morales
  • Cloud-Native Delivers By Alexandra Weber Morales
  • Engineer Assembles Developer Dream Team By Alexandra Weber Morales

Oracle Magazine January - February 2017

Artificial Intelligence Shows Promise As Clinical Development Tool
By Srinivas Karri, February 22nd, 2017
Srinivas writes in Forbes, "During a typical day, we use a variety of applications that, by virtue of their artificial intelligence, automatically understand our speech and provide near-real-time feedback to support decision-making. Think Siri. But is machine learning, one of a number of AI techniques, ready for clinical applications, specifically to accelerate drug development and/or reduce development costs?

First, some context. Machine learning encompasses a variety of algorithmic techniques that clinical drug developers can use to identify and infer patterns to support enhanced/automated decision-making. One such technique is Natural Language Processing, which can be used to 'read' scientific text and infer its semantic context in order to search and find information more easily..."

MySQL
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MySQL Support Engineer's Chronicles, Issue #5
By Valeriy Kravchuk
Valeriy blogs, "A lot of time passed since my previous post in this series. I was busy with work, participating in FOSDEM, blogging about profilers and sharing various lists of MySQL bugs. But I do not plan to stop writing about my usual weeks of doing support engineer's job. So, time for the next post in this series, based on my random notes taken during the week here and there.

This week started for me with checking recent MySQL bug reports (actually I do it every day). I noted recent report by Roel, Bug #85065. Unfortunately it was quickly marked as "Won't fix", and I tend to agree with Laurynas Biveinis that this was probably a wrong decision..."

Cloud Computing
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Friday Spotlight: Webinars about Oracle Open Cloud Infrastructure
By Zeynep Koch
Zeynep blogs, "This week we want to highlight a website you can visit to see a collection of our webinars.

  • Foundations of an Open Cloud
  • Why choose Oracle for Your Private Cloud Infrastructure?
  • Secure Your Data Centre with Oracle Linux
  • Oracle Linux: Build, Test, and Deploy - Tools for the Modern Developer
  • Next-Generation Cloud Application Development with Oracle Linux, Docker, and Virtualization
  • Getting Started with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux
  • Maximize Oracle Linux Performance on the Cloud
  • Strategies for Building Open Cloud Enabled Infrastructure
  • The Value of Oracle Linux Support

Watch now

MONDAY SPOTLIGHT: VIDEO - How to deploy Oracle DB in OpenStack using Murano
By Zeynep Koch, February 21st, 2017
Zeynep blogs, "In this Monday spotlight, we have a great video from OpenStack Day, Australia. Oracle Linux Product Manager Avi Miller talks about how to deploy Oracle Application and Database Environments with Murano in OpenStack..."
vBeers-SF
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vBeers @ Palm Beach Gardens (Twisted Trunk)
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
We meet in Palm Beach Gardens on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Come out and connect with other professionals in your industry! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida.

Please share this invitation with your IT colleagues and encourage them to attend!

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.

SFTA, John McLaughlin

SFTA
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SFTA 'Private Room' Social - Funky Buddha, Oakland Park -plus Membership Special
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017: 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM
The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) Invites You To Join Us For A "Private Room" Social Event At The Funky Buddha (Oakland Park)

Non-members who register for this event will be given the opportunity to become a member for $100 instead of the normal $200!

Studies have shown that I.T. Professionals value networking above all other activities when attending local and regional events. This trend is supported by recent ITPalooza survey results where we asked respondents the main reason for attending. An overwhelming 71% responded that they attend for the networking opportunities!

Have some food and a drink while networking with peers. Hear about new products and solutions from sponsors. Choose to spend more time with sponsors or chat with colleagues.

Details on the SFTA Web Site

Schedule

  • 4:30 Sponsor registration and table setup
  • 4:45 Registration and Networking
  • 6:00 Welcome and short Pre-Event Sponsors presentation
  • 6:15 to 7:00 networking
  • 7:00: Sponsor elevator pitches
  • 7:30: SFTA Update
  • 7:30 to 8:30 networking

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • 1 pre-event sponsorship is available
  • Company meetup tables (includes 2 event tickets)

See SFTA website for details.

Tickets

Tickets include 2 beers and food.

Events
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Attend an Oracle Code event across the World
By Juergen Kress
Juergen blogs, "Oracle Code is a series of one-day developer conferences being held in 20 cities worldwide, focusing on building modern web, mobile, enterprise, and cloud-native applications...

Technical Sessions

Learn from technical experts in sessions for developing software in Java, Node.js, and other languages and frameworks.

Hands-On Labs

Get hands-on with I/O intensive cloud-native apps and cloud-native microservices in labs led by industry leaders and developers.

Code Lounge

Experience 3D printing, hear tips from developers at CodeCast, exchange ideas in the IoT Workshop, and much more.

SPARC
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Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.3 Released
By Honglin Su, February 22nd, 2017
Honglin blogs, "We are pleased to announce the latest maintenance update 3.4.0.3 of Oracle VM Server for SPARC. For a list of bug fixes, see Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.3 Supplemental Release Notes.

This update has been integrated into Oracle Solaris 11.3.17.5.0..."

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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 228 Issues 1, 2; Vol 227 Issue 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 226 Issues 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:

  • Oracle SPARC Platform Update - Feb 2017
  • Oracle Powers New Exadata SL6 with SPARC Linux
  • 3rd Thursdays Tech Talk - Oracle SPARC & Solaris Continued Commitment to Innovation
  • Javapocalypse soon! Oracle warns devs to bin plugins, fast
  • Announcing Software Collections 2.3
  • 2 Technical Choices By Oracle That Reveal Its Cloud Infrastructure Strategy
  • Outsourcing Inc. Standardizes on Oracle Identity Cloud Service
  • Top 4 CMO Priorities For 2017
  • Oracle Secure Global Desktop adds Oracle Linux 7 Support and Oracle VM Integration
  • Friday Spotlight: DevOps and the Cloud

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