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08 Feb 2017 2 Technical Choices By Oracle That Reveal Its Cloud Infrastructure Strategy [60494]
By Chris Murphy, Oracle, February 8th, 2017

Chris writes in Forbes, "Oracle's investments in its infrastructure-as-a-service architecture, especially as they apply to helping companies move existing data center workloads into the cloud, reveal where Oracle expects to differentiate its IaaS offerings from those of Amazon Web Services.

Why should business or government leaders care about this technical differentiation? "They'll try to move their stuff to other clouds, and they'll find out they can't move it," says Clay Magouyrk, vice president of engineering for Oracle's cloud infrastructure service and a former Amazon engineer. "This is why they should care."..."
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08 Feb 2017 Oracle Powers New Exadata SL6 with SPARC Linux [60524]
ServerWatch, February 8th, 2017

Sean Michael Kerner writes, "Oracle is doubling down on its SPARC silicon architecture, announcing a new SPARC-powered Exadata system on Feb 6. The Exadata SL6 is Oracle's first Exadata system that is not powered by Intel x86.

The new Exadata SL6 is similar in configuration to the x86-based Exadata X6-2 in that both systems are highly optimized for database workloads and both use Oracle Linux. The SL6 uses Oracle SPARC T7-2 chips, which are based on the SPARC M7 processor.Oracle Exadata SL6

The M7 design is a very dense chip, packing 32 cores and running with a clock speed of up to 4.1 GHz. The chip also has an embedded Data Analytics Accelerator (DAX) engine that accelerates analytics queries..."
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06 Feb 2017 Surviving And Thriving In The Digital Economy: A Platform Approach [60495]
By Chuck Hollis, February 6th, 2017

Chuck Hollis writes in Forbes, "Much has been written about the digital transformation of individual corporate functions: marketing, sales, human resources, customer experience, and so on. I find that view far too limiting.

In the digital economy, the whole is more important than the individual pieces. A successful digital enterprise is one whose departments and functions are more connected and integrated than those that came before..."
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06 Feb 2017 Javapocalypse soon! Oracle warns devs to bin plugins, fast [60525]
The Register, February 6th, 2017

The last browser to support NPAPI plugins - Firefox 52 ESR - should appear in March

Simon writes in The Register, "Oracle's warned developers who still expect browsers to run code developed for Java plugins to get busy finding an alternative.

The developers behind all major browsers have decided the NPAPI framework invented last millennium by Netscape has had its day, because there are now better ways to do multimedia and other fun stuff inside a browser. Chrome therefore binned plugins in 2015, IE gave up ages ago, the fat lady sang at Opera during 2016 and Safari has stopped bothering too..."
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06 Feb 2017 Oracle Secure Global Desktop adds Oracle Linux 7 Support and Oracle VM Integration [60517]
By Honglin Su, February 6th, 2017

Honglin writes, "Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) is the secure remote access solution for any cloud-hosted enterprise applications and desktops running on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris and mainframe servers, from a wide range of popular client devices.

Recently, Oracle announced SGD 5.3 which introduces enhancements to complement your open cloud infrastructure, built on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Oracle Linux 7 is now a supported installation platform for the main SGD component and the SGD Gateway. The SGD Enhancement Module can now be installed on Oracle Linux 7 application servers..."
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