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Want the Flexibility of a Cloud Database In Your Own Data Center?

New Oracle VM Server for SPARC Training

Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud at Customer Portfolio to Database Workloads with Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine

Help Wanted: How Miami's Jackson Health System Managed A Staffing Crisis

Thomas Kurian's Keynote at Oracle CloudWorld NYC 2017 (Video)

Upcoming Oracle Linux and Virtualization Events

Oracle News
Oracle and Pluralsight Bring New Cloud Learning and Enablement Resources to Developers
Pluralsight Developer Members to Gain Access to New Oracle Cloud Courses
Oracle announced a new collaboration with Pluralsight, a technology learning platform for software developers and Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Through the collaboration, developers will gain access to three new Oracle learning pathways on the Pluralsight platform including Oracle Cloud: Java Development, Oracle Cloud: Node.js Development and Oracle Cloud: IaaS Foundations. They will also be able to leverage two new Oracle Cloud courses including Oracle Cloud for Developers and Oracle Compute Cloud Service Foundations. The announcement was made at Oracle Code San Francisco, the first of a new global series of developer-focused events.

Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud at Customer Portfolio to Database Workloads with Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine
Oracle, February 27th, 2017
Organizations equipped to reap the benefits of the Oracle Cloud Platform in their own datacenter

Continuing to help organizations simplify cloud adoption by bringing the benefits of the cloud inside their own datacenters, Oracle announced the expansion of the Oracle Cloud at Customer portfolio with the availability of Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine. With today's news, Oracle is offering organizations the ultimate in choice and flexibility in where they deploy the world's most advanced database cloud for mission-critical workloads. Organizations can now deploy Oracle Exadata in a number of ways, including as a cloud service inside their own datacenter, in the Oracle Cloud, and in a traditional on-premises environment.

Oracle Industry Connect 2017 Convenes Community of Business Leaders to Share Insight, Expertise and Industry-specific Best Practices
Veteran journalist Tom Brokaw, Oracle Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd and Oracle Executive Vice President Bob Weiler to Headline
Oracle is hosting its fourth-annual Oracle Industry Connect, an exclusive, executive-level event by key industry experts for industry experts, to share strategies for innovation and organizational transformation and success. The event takes place March 20-22 in Orlando, Fla.

The conference features distinguished subject matter experts and keynotes from Oracle CEO Mark Hurd; Bob Weiler, executive vice president of Oracle's Global Business Units; and Tom Brokaw, NBC News correspondent and New York Times best-selling author.

Help Wanted: How Miami's Jackson Health System Managed A Staffing Crisis
Forbes, March 2nd, 2017
Jackson Health System, which was in a financial crisis and on the brink of closure earlier this decade, has sprung back to health, thanks to new leadership, increased patient volumes, and a vote of confidence from the citizens of Miami-Dade County, who supported a bond referendum to remodel Jackson's aged facilities and build new ones. More stable finances allowed for the purchase of badly needed technology upgrades, which have helped Jackson improve talent acquisition and retention, as well as job satisfaction, in line with the health system's cultural rejuvenation.

Jackson Health System, located in Miami, serves all residents of Miami-Dade County, the largest county in the state of Florida. An integrated healthcare delivery system, Jackson is anchored by Jackson Memorial Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in the United States.

Prepare Your Business For The AI Future
Forbes, February 28th, 2017
Margaret Harrist writes in Forbes, "In the words of baseball legend Yogi Berra, if you don't know where you're going, you might not get there.

That nugget of wisdom applies to the digital transformation most companies are undergoing as they seek to better serve their tech-savvy customers. Absent a strategic vision and defined destination, all the shiny new technologies in the world won't magically transform your company into a digital innovator. Meantime, competitors will leave you in their dust..."

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 is Now Available ... and so is our New VirtualBox Appliance!
By Jeff Smith
"Want to get started on learning everything there is to know about the latest version of our Database?

Don't want to really have to install or create anything?

Well, you're in luck.

Just go download our image...

    You are invited to Asia Pacific Webcasts in March and April
    By Zeynep Koch
    Zeynep blogs, "Happy Monday to all Linux fans, this week we would like to highlight some of the online events that we are running in our Asia Pacific region. You can also watch the on-demand webinar at a time suitable in your calendar but don't forget to register to upcoming events if you are in that region or prefer the evening webinar in North America. These are live events that you can ask questions and provide comments to speaker.


    Thinking of migrating your traditional infrastructure management to OpenStack?

    • Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    Provide zero-downtime for critical applications, including container deployments

    • Wednesday, 12 April 2017

    We look forward to seeing you all in these webinars..."

    MySQL Enterprise Backup: improved logging messages
    By Rahul Sisondia
    Rahul blogs, "Logging is very important diagnostic tool for understanding the behavior of the application as well as troubleshooting any issue with the application. Since MySQL Enterprise Backup (MEB) is a command line application, there is little interaction with the myriad of operations going on behind the scenes. Thus, logging messages is very important in order to know the progress of current operation as well as learning more about errors should they occur. The messages logged by MEB are written to the console and the log file as depicted in the following diagram, which looks similar to the Tee command in UNIX..."
    Optimistic Incremental Backup
    By Rahul Sisondia
    Rahul blogs, "The current incremental backup algorithm scans all the tables to gather changed pages even if very few tables are modified since the previous backup and thus results in a 'full-scan' incremental backup. This may result in increment backups requiring the same amount of time as full backup because it scans all the tables. The new algorithm aims to eliminate this extra time.

    The new algorithm scans only those tables that have been modified since the previous backup. This algorithm relies on modification time, which is similar to an earlier improvement made for full backup. That full backup algorithm is known as optimistic full backup, hence new improvement is named 'Optimistic Incremental Backup'. For comparison, we will use optimistic full backup to refer to the performance improvements for full backup and optimistic increment backup for the new improvements to incremental backup..."

    MySQL Connector/J 5.1.41 has been released
    By MySQL Release Engineering
    "MySQL Connector/J 5.1.41, a maintenance release of the production 5.1 branch has been released. Connector/J is the Type-IV pure-Java JDBC driver for MySQL.

    Version 5.1.41 is suitable for use with many MySQL server versions, including 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.4 and 5.5..."

    Cloud Computing
    Thomas Kurian's Keynote at Oracle CloudWorld NYC 2017 (Video)
    By Juergen Kress
    Juergen blogs, "Thomas Kurian, President of Oracle Product Development, delivers a keynote address at Oracle CloudWorld NYC 2017. Kurian details the best-in-class services of the Oracle Cloud across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS and in your own data center."
    Friday Spotlight: Upcoming Oracle Linux and Virtualization Events
    By Zeynep Koch
    Zeynep blogs, "You are responsible for providing the underpinnings for developing and deploying next-generation applications and services. As your customers, line of business units are looking for you to be agile and responsive to all their new requests. You need to be able to deliver new applications quickly, directly link new services to business needs, and rapidly adapt applications as your requirements change. Likewise, the infrastructure you provide must continually adjust to the changing needs of the business..."
    Want the Flexibility of a Cloud Database In Your Own Data Center?
    By Jeffrey Erickson
    Jeffrey blogs, "While the cloud is unquestionably enticing, not all computing workloads are moving there immediately. The reasons include data residency regulations, complex application architectures, and latency for real-time applications, not to mention the general squeamishness of IT groups used to controlling the underpinnings of their mission-critical applications.

    Now, Oracle is removing those barriers, by bridging the gap between cloud and on premises in a way no other cloud provider has. With Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine, companies get the advantages of cloud - like pay-per-use and far less in-house IT management - with a machine that physically sits inside a company's own data center and is completely managed remotely by Oracle..."

    vBeers @ Boca (Biergarten Boca)
    Wednesday, March 15th, 2017: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    We meet in Boca Raton on the 3rd 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!

    Biergarten Boca features $5 burger/fries and $3 featured drafts during happy hour!

    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 '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


    • 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 include 2 beers and food.

    New Oracle VM Server for SPARC Training
    By Antoinette O'Sullivan
    Antoinette blogs, "With Oracle VM Server for SPARC, you can take advantage of the massive thread scale offered by Oracle's SPARC servers and the Oracle Solaris operating system.

    The Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration training course has been updated and extended. So this popular and well received course is now even better.

    This new course, through lecture material, hands-on activities and demos, will get you started installing Oracle VM Server for SPARC and teach you to:

    • Configure control and service domains
    • Create guest domains
    • Build I/O and root domains
    • Administer logical domains
    • Migrate logical domains

    You can take the Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course in the following formats:..."

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

    • Oracle VM Server for SPARC Released
    • NTT Data and Oracle collaborate to shoot healthcare Big Data into the cloud
    • Learn How to Diagnose System & Application Problems! Take Oracle Solaris 11 Dynamic Tracing Training
    • Oracle and Tech Mahindra Deliver Industry's First VoLTE as a Service Offering
    • Friday Spotlight: Webinars about Oracle Open Cloud Infrastructure
    • Attend an Oracle Code event across the World
    • MySQL Support Engineer's Chronicles, Issue #5
    • Oracle Magazine
    • BBVA Banks on Oracle to Deliver a Better Mobile Experience to Customers
    • Emerging Technologies Fill Oracle's Smart UX Toolbox

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

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