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Oracle News
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Digital Tools Fine-Tune Colombian Bank's Marketing Machine
Oracle, March 8th, 2017
Sasha Banks-Louie writes in Forbes, "Colombia has one of the lowest adoption rates for consumer banking services in Latin America. In fact, bank loans make up only 45% of the country's GDP - more than 15 percentage points less than in neighboring Brazil and Chile, according to banking association Asobancaria. But that's about to change.

Bogota-based Banco Davivienda, the third-largest bank in Latin America, has spent the last two years creating customer segmentation models for more than 300,000 customers, 50% of whom have recently accepted offers for home mortgages, automotive loans, and a range of other banking products - up from 10% in 2013..."

A Lingerie Merchant And A Doorbell Inventor Walk Into A Room: A NetSuite Story
Oracle, March 9th, 2017
Chris Murphy writes in Forbes, "If you've read about the software company NetSuite recently, it probably had something to do with its $9.3 billion acquisition by Oracle. But to really understand NetSuite, and its future as part of Oracle, listen to how Lyn Lewis is growing a luxury lingerie business, Journelle, in today's brutal retail environment..."

"Retail's terrible, everyone's taking a bath right now," said Lewis. Yet Lewis, CEO of Journelle, is looking to add more brick-and-mortar to Journelle's omnichannel business model, which already includes three stores in New York and one in Chicago, in addition to Journelle.com. "I believe in stores," she said during an Oracle NetSuite event at the New York Stock Exchange. "I'm looking for more stores."

Latest Release of Industry Leading Oracle Database Now Available in the Cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and On-Premises
Leading-edge Database technology now available in all environments
Oracle announced that the latest version of the world's number one database, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2), is now available everywhere - in the cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and on-premises. Oracle Database 12.2 includes enhancements to the unique multitenant architecture and in-memory database technologies that provide customers with outstanding consolidation, performance, reliability, and security for all workloads including entry-level development and mission critical workloads. Additionally, the release includes more than 300 new features and enhancements across availability, performance, security, and developer productivity.
Oracle Brings Together Customer Experience Industry Leaders at Modern Customer Experience 2017
Event for marketing, commerce, sales and service professionals provides insights necessary to meet the expectations of modern consumers and drive meaningful business results.
To help customer experience professionals drive sustainable differentiation and deliver predictable and tangible business results, Oracle will host Modern Customer Experience 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 25-27. Held at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Modern Customer Experience 2017 helps attendees understand today's empowered customers and implement modern best practices in marketing, sales, service and commerce. The event provides insights into real-world business transformation initiatives and demonstrates innovations that push the boundaries of traditional customer experience management approaches.
Oracle's Thomas Kurian Offers 3-Point Vision For Developers At Code Event
Oracle, March 8th, 2017
Alexa Morales writes, "Oracle has made a giant leap forward in software-defined virtual data centers and DevOps-style tooling with its cloud platform. At the same time that Oracle is making these big strategic moves, though, it's also focused on people - connecting directly with the developer community through a series of gatherings around the world called Oracle Code, to bring a few hundred developers together at a time to share ideas about building modern cloud apps.

To kick off this 20-city Oracle Code tour on March 1, Oracle President of Product Development Thomas Kurian offered Oracle's three-point vision for developers during his keynote at the sold-out event in San Francisco..."

Work-Life Balance: How Employers Can Step Up
by Jurgen Kress
Rob Preston writes in Forbes, "The age-old pursuit to improve work-life balance is taking on new importance in this intense, always-changing business environment. Type A personalities need some stress relief. Type B individuals seek work-life harmony. Employers see the productivity and talent attraction/retention benefits of keeping their people on a more even keel, while academics and consultants have built careers around showing people the way..."
Oracle
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E-Business Suite 12.2 Certified with Oracle VM 3
By Steven Chan, March 7th, 2017
Steven blogs, "Oracle VM 3.4 is the latest release of Oracle's server virtualization and management solution released as Oracle vM Server for x86 and Oracle VM Manager. Oracle VM 3.x is certified with E-Business Suite 12.2.x. This certification covers all current and future Oracle VM 3 updates including subsequent 3.x releases.

Oracle VM 3 was previously certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i, 12.0, and 12.1..."

Training
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Now Available! New Training and Certifications for March
By Jim Vonick, March 7th, 2017
Jim Vonick blogs, "Have you explored Oracle University's new training and certification offerings for March 2017 yet?

This includes new training for Oracle Cloud Applications Release 12.

And if you haven't tried Oracle Learning Subscriptions, it's a great time to explore this flexible learning format.

As our best value offering, enjoy 24/7 access to continuously updated digital courses for 12 months..."

MySQL
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Group Replication minimal SQL based configuration
By Andrew Grimo
Andrew Grimo blogs, "So you're interested in the 'new' MySQL Group Replication feature but are concerned that configuring it is going to be difficult. Let me soothe those concerns with this blog post. Yes, the MySQL team has recently been discussing other methods to configure Group Replication using the RC release of MySQL Shell and how it can be used for tools such as Puppet for enhanced provisioning of a Group as Lefred has demonstrated in his MySQL Puppet post.

To start, I'll post a sample my.cnf file below and highlight the related configurations that Group Replication requires. Yes, there are a number of them. I'll try and lay that out below so it is easy to follow. But first..."

MySQL Connector/Java 6.0.6-m5
By MySQL Release Engineering
"Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/J 6.0.6 m5 Development Release is a developer milestone release for the 6.0.x series.

This release includes the following new features and changes, also described in more detail here

As always, we recommend that you check the "CHANGES" file in the download archive to be aware of changes in behavior that might affect your application.

To download MySQL Connector/J 6.0.6 m5, see the "Development Releases" tab here

Enjoy!"

MySQL Cluster Manager 1.4.2
By Thomas Nielsen, March 7th, 2017
Thomas blogs, "In this blog post we will highlight some of the details of the MCM 1.4.2 release.

Progress reporting

First, some eye candy. With MCM 1.4.2 we added simple progress reporting. There is now a simple way to get some sense of progress, especially interesting for long-running commands. There is a plain variant, and one which includes an ascii-art progressbar.

Combine this with something like the linux/unix watch command, and you can easily monitor cluster health directly in the CLI. Please note that monitoring using a very short timer, combined with a log-level of debug/info, will cause excessive logging..."

Cloud Computing
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PaaS Services Explained: The Most Common SaaS Use Cases
By Richard Bingham
Richard blogs, "This article summarizes our selection of the Oracle Cloud Platform Services (PaaS) with specific focus on use with an existing Oracle Cloud Applications (SaaS) environment. In other content the term PaaS4SaaS has been used for this context.

This is the first of a series of articles in which we will use examples to demonstrate some of the key functions and features inside the Oracle PaaS services, and indeed many will be derived from real implementations. Again the focus is on getting value for use with an existing Oracle Fusion Cloud (SaaS) environment, as opposed to a general feature overview.

Clearly all services evolve of time, and as such the information provided is accurate at the time of writing, and where possible links to updated content will be provided..."

Linux
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What Drives Linux Guru Wim Coekaerts? Have Fun, Build Things People Will Use
Forbes, March 6th, 2017
Jeff Erickson writes in Forbes, "When Wim Coekaerts is solving problems and building things, he's happy. When he's not, he's not.

In his long career, he's found joy working on early database appliances, and later guiding Oracle's effort to make Linux, the open source operating system he'd played with since his school days in Belgium, its OS of record. Now, 'Linux has become the operating system of the cloud,' Coekearts says, so he sees lots more fun on the horizon..."

MONDAY SPOTLIGHT : Oracle Linux and DTrace
By Jeff Savit, March 7th, 2017
Jeff blogs, "DTrace is a dynamic tracing facility for performance analysis and troubleshooting that lets system administrators and developers examine running systems, including system calls and kernel actions. DTrace enables you to explore your system to understand how it works, track down performance problems, or locate the cause of errors. DTrace lets you create custom programs or quick "one liners" to dynamically instrument the system and provide immediate answers to arbitrary questions you can formulate using the DTrace D programming language.

DTrace is intended for production systems, and can be used to troubleshoot performance problems and errors by gathering and aggregating information about system behavior..."

vBeers-SF
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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

vBeers @ Miami (Biscayne Tavern)
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The next Miami vBeers meetup will be at the Biscayne Tavern, on Biscayne Blvd, opposite the Bayfront Park amphitheatre. It is part of the YVE Hotel Miami Downtown. They offer valet parking and there is metered parking between the North and South lanes of Biscayne Blvd. There are several fixed price evening parking lots within a short walk.

We meet in Miami on the 4th 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.

vBeers - 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

SFTA, John McLaughlin

SFTA
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South Florida Technology Alliance's 5th Annual Golf Tournament
In aid of the SFTA's Charity portfolio fund and will be supporting several South Florida organizations
You are invited to Join The SFTA for Cinco De Mayo themed 5th Annual Golf Tournament. Details

This year's Golf Event is in aid of the SFTA's Charity portfolio fund and will be supporting several South Florida organizations.

Celebrating the wonderful diversity of our region, we'll be incorporating a colorful Cinco De Mayo Festival theme throughout the event.

  • Foursome: $500
  • Individual: $125
  • Lunch Only: $55

Agenda

  • 7:30am Check-in
  • 8:00am Tee-Time
  • 12:00pm to 2:00pm Lunch

Register

Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 229 Issue 1; Vol 228 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 227 Issue 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:

  • Thomas Kurian's Keynote at Oracle CloudWorld NYC 2017 (Video)
  • New Oracle VM Server for SPARC Training
  • Oracle Database 12c Release 2 is Now Available ... and so is our New VirtualBox Appliance!
  • Optimistic Incremental Backup
  • Friday Spotlight: Upcoming Oracle Linux and Virtualization Events
  • Want the Flexibility of a Cloud Database In Your Own Data Center?"]
  • Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud at Customer Portfolio to Database Workloads with Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine
  • MySQL Enterprise Backup: improved logging messages
  • Help Wanted: How Miami's Jackson Health System Managed A Staffing Crisis
  • Oracle and Pluralsight Bring New Cloud Learning and Enablement Resources to Developers

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

    Virtualization
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    Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.16 now available
    By Simon Coter
    Simon blogs, "Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 16.

    This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention:

    • GUI: improved error handling on global settings/networking stuff
    • GUI: improved experience with multiple screens
    • OVF: ability to handle more than 10 vNICs and fixes to manage appliances with many disks
    • Windows hosts: fixed a crash with recent Windows 10 builds if 3D is disabled
    • Linux hosts: Kernel 4.10 fixes for shared-folders kernel module

    See all the details here with a complete list of bug fixes..."

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