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Quick-Tip: DIA with docked Toolbox

Darwin IT - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:54
This week I was asked to create a component-diagram  at my new customer. They use DIA as an alternative for Visio. Funny thing is that it apparently orginated from Linux/Gnome, since the file-explorer resembles the File-browser of Gnome. But it has also a Windows installer.

When you start the tool from the windows menu, it's started with the toolbox docked or attached to the canvas. But when you use either dia.exe or diaw.exe from the command line, or as I wanted to do from the toolbar from TotalCommander, you get two seperate windows. One for the toolbox and one for the canvas. So how to start it with a docked toolbox? With a little trial&error I found the following command:
dia-win-remote.exe diaw.exe --integrated
In the bin folder of the Dia-installation-home, there is also a dia-win-remote.exe. It takes one of the other exe's (dia.exe or diaw.exe) as an input. If you add the option "--integrated" it will show the combined window.

APEX Plugins

Denes Kubicek - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:02
This may sound like a joke but I think there must be something wrong here. This page APEX-Plugin.com is supposed to provide all the plugins out there. The only thing is that you need to log in before you download and that's O.K. However, I forgot my password and wanted to change it. The process is quite simple:
  • I click on forgot my password link.
  • Enter my email address.
  • After that I receive a unique token per email.
  • I enter that token and change my password.
  • The last thing to do is to log in with the new password.
And this is where it starts. I can't log in and nothing happens. I did write an email asking for help but except a confirmation email there was no response whatsoever.

Anyone with the similar problem?

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Busy Times Are Afoot

Oracle AppsLab - Wed, 2015-05-27 18:32

Lots going on here in AppsLab land and in Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps). This here is a recap post.

Showing the Oracle Applications User Experience Roadmap to Oracle’s Asia Partners

At the beginning of May, Anthony (@anthonyslai) and Raymond joined a large contingent of the OAUX team in an two-stop tour of Asia. The first stop was Singapore.

Here’s the dynamic duo in action, setting up our demos to show to a large group of Oracle partners.

singapore

For a full download of the event, be sure to read Misha’s (@mishavaughan) recap post.

Laying out the Oracle Applications User Experience Strategy for Partners in Beijing

After Singapore, the team headed to Beijing for more partner events, and as you can, the turnout was phenomenal.

beijing

Misha has a full debrief of the Beijing leg of the tour as well.

IoT Hackathon in Guadalajara

Even though Noel (@noelportugal) was bummin he didn’t get to go to Singapore and China, his spirits brightened when Laurie (@lsptahoe) asked him to serve as a mentor for her Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon in Guadalajara.

noel_lab

That’s his happy face, as he sits in his mobile IoT lab. Check out his pet Amazon Echo there in the front. That case is full of goodies. Note the soldering iron.

Laurie has a full review of the event, and you can read about the AppsLab team’s entry here.

Coming Soon

We’ll get a brief respite, then come several conferences.

Next week, Thao (@thaobnguyen) and John will be attending Eyeo (@eyeofestival), as in the festival, not the Google conference (@googledevs). Anthony will be at that one, i.e. Google I/O, so look for his recap here next week.

On June 8, OHUG 2015 begins, and several of us will be attending, doing research and testing. Gozel (@gozelaamothhas a full rundown.

And hey, I’ll be presenting with Aylin Uysal (@aylinuysal); our session is called Oracle HCM Cloud User Experiences: Designed for Work Styles across Devices, and it’s Tuesday, June 9 at 1 PM. So, come by if you’ll be at the show.

In mid-June, Anthony and John head to the UK for the OUAB meeting, specifically to present and demo some of the team’s visualizations work.

Near the end of the month comes KScope 15 (#kscope15), and several of us will be going.  We have something special planned for ODTUG’s (@odtug) annual get-together. Stay tuned for details.

Consider yourself current.Possibly Related Posts:

Have You Deployed Fluid Apps Yet? Would You Like To Speak About it at Oracle Open World?

PeopleSoft Technology Blog - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:25

If you are a partner or customer that has deployed PeopleSoft 9.2 apps and PeopleTools 8.54 and have started using the new Fluid applications, we may have a spot for you to present at Open World.  If you are interested in being a speaker, please contact us and tell us a bit about your project.  As a speaker, your conference fee would be waived.

Contact matthew.haavisto@oracle.com

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Oracle Infogram - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:12
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

25 Years of Java
May 23rd marked 20 years since the first version of Java was released for public use. The timing of its arrival coincided with the advent of the web and the new role technology took in improving business productivity, streamlining business processes, and creating new ways for businesses and customers to interact.

The importance of a given programming language—especially one as pervasive as Java—in changing how people use technology is difficult to underestimate. The big data revolution, for example, is primarily a Java phenomenon.  In industry and business, most of server-side computing is done using Java applications. And much of the Internet of Things is also emerging on Java devices.

Learn more about Java's past, present and future in this interesting article from Forbes

SQL Server 2016 CTP2 is out!

Yann Neuhaus - Wed, 2015-05-27 14:22

As announced by Satya Nadella at the Microsoft Ignite keynote in Chicago, SQL Server 2016 CTP2 is finally out and it follows a previous private CTP.

This CTP will provide some interesting features to evaluate as:

  • Always Encrypted
  • Stretch databases
  • Operational analytics

However, this CTP does not stop here and will incorporate a myriad of new features and many improvements, such as:

  • Polybase
  • AlwaysOn enhancements
  • Row level security
  • Dynamic data masking
  • Native JSON support
  • Temporary data support
  • Query store
  • MDS enhancements
  • Enhanced hybrid backup to Azure

Installation updates are also included with CTP now!

 

Ok just for fun, here the first point that I noticed during my first SQL Server 2016 installation:

 

blog_46_-_2_-_install_sql2016_-_tempdb

 

Tempdb is now configurable during the installation process  (the number of files is computed according to the number of CPUs available on the server). There will be other points for sure!.

Ready to evaluate SQL Server 2016? At dbi services, this is the case and we'll have the opportunity to talk about the new features during this summer.  We'll also the opportunity to give you an quick overview of new In-memory features during our In-Memory event.

Deep-Diving Oracle UX PaaS4SaaS Partner Enablement in Asia

Usable Apps - Wed, 2015-05-27 14:03

Just back from our fantastic Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) communications outreach events in Asia. The VoX blog has great recaps of the highlights and takeaways from two tremendous events in Singapore and Beijing.

 Chinese visa shown

Oracle Applications Cloud user experience in Asia: Enabling a local user experience. Empowering global capabilities.

The second day in each location comprised of a deep-dive workshop about the Oracle Applications Cloud user experience extensibility and PaaS4SaaS capabilities. Together, they’re a powerful competitive differentiator that empowers customers and partners to really make that cloud their own.

It’s worth calling out the comments of co-worker Greg Nerpouni (@gnerpouni) again. Greg really nails the excitement and enthusiasm for what we shared when he says:

"The extensibility and PaaS4SaaS stations were mobbed by our Chinese and Korean partners, especially when they realized the combined power of our extensibility and PaaS4SaaS capabilities. At the extensibility station, they saw tangible ways to increase end user participation and overall success of their cloud rollout for our mutual customers. And at the PaaS4SaaS station, they saw immediate value in being able to leverage the UX rapid development kit to emulate Oracle’s user experience in their own PaaS implementations - and seamlessly integrate their PaaS applications into Oracle Cloud Applications."

Greg Nerpouni deep-dives Oracle Applications Cloud Extensibility in Singapore

Greg stylin' the Cloud UX extensibility deep-dive action in Singapore. (Image via Shy Meei Siow)

Now, the “Why Should I Care?” business propositions for the OAUX PaaS4SaaS Oracle Partner enablement and the requirements for same are clear (read them again). If you've seen our roadshow you'll know that part of my PaaS4Saas story includes “the wisdom of the cloud crowd”.

That wisdom is PaaS and SaaS insight and knowledge from Oracle Partner leaders such as Debra Lilley (@debralilley) of Certus Solutions, who have proven the business proposition, and from cloud influencers and shapers such as Mark Hurd (@markvhurd) and Steve Miranda (@stevenrmiranda).

The latest addition to the book of wisdom comes from Oracle CIO, Mark Sunday. Mark, explaining that enterprise applications aren't a siloed concept, underpins the need for partners to integrate fast and how SaaS with PaaS is a must-have differentiator when he declares, in his own inimitable way (using HCM by way of example):

“Absolutely without a doubt, the integration of a suite always wins... I think it’s more important than any given function. If you think HCM stands alone as a silo inside of an enterprise, you’re nuts.”

If you're a partner, therefore I think you’d be somewhat remiss not to take up on opportunities for enablement to make PaaS4SaaS happen for you too!

Ultan O'Broin Storytelling the Selling the UX Message in Beijing

Storytelling that UX. Winning more business with our Cloud enablement. (Beijing image via Shy Meei Siow)

So, if you’re a partner in the Asia region (or elsewhere for that matter) that wants to go places, start that enablement conversation by following @usableapps on Twitter or reach out to us through your Oracle Alliances and Channels or Oracle PartnerNetwork contacts.

Ultan in action in Beijing

Come on, you know you want that enablement! (Beijing image via Shy Meei Siow)

Oh, did I mention I did some running in Beijing, by the way of UX research into smartwatches?

Adding internal targets to #em12c agents manually

DBASolved - Wed, 2015-05-27 09:23

This post is meant to be more of a note for me to refer to later, but it is also good to share knowledge so here you go.

Note: Hostnames are blacked out for a reason. Commands are the same though.

Recently, I just installed an em agent using the silent install method I blogged about earlier (here). After installing the agent, everything was working fine and the agent could upload to the OMS. As I started to look around, within EM, I noticed that the host was not being monitored. I confirmed this by using “emctl config agent listtargets” in $EM_AGENT_HOME/bin.

In most cases, the agent installation, silent or otherwise, will pick up the host and turn the host from unmanaged host to manage host. Not in this case. So how can the host be discovered now?

In order to re-discover the host target on the machine, I needed to run “emctl config agent addInternalTargets”. This forced the agent to go out and rediscover the host and any potential targets on the host. Once it returns to the command prompt, then I ran “emctl config agent listtargets” again to verify that the host is now discovered.

Enjoy!

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AWS EC2 API tools: Create snapshot & Check Data in snapshot

Surachart Opun - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:38
After installed AWS EC2 API tools,  It's time for example create/delete snapshot. - Creating snapshot.
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x~$ ec2-describe-volumes
VOLUME  vol-41885f55    8       snap-d00ac9e4   ap-southeast-1a in-use  2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        gp2     24
ATTACHMENT      vol-41885f55    i-d6cdb71a      /dev/sda1       attached        2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        true
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-create-snapshot  -d vol-41885f55-$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M) vol-41885f55
SNAPSHOT        snap-b20a8c87   vol-41885f55    pending 2015-05-27T05:46:58+0000                843870022970    8       vol-41885f55-201505270546
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-snapshots
SNAPSHOT        snap-b20a8c87   vol-41885f55    pending 2015-05-27T05:46:58+0000        0%      843870022970    8       vol-41885f55-201505270546
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-create-snapshot  -d vol-41885f55-$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M) vol-41885f55
SNAPSHOT        snap-bea0d28b   vol-41885f55    pending 2015-05-27T05:50:11+0000                843870022970    8       vol-41885f55-201505270550
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-snapshots
SNAPSHOT        snap-b20a8c87   vol-41885f55    completed       2015-05-27T05:46:58+0000        100%    843870022970    8       vol-41885f55-201505270546
SNAPSHOT        snap-bea0d28b   vol-41885f55    completed       2015-05-27T05:50:11+0000        100%    843870022970    8       vol-41885f55-201505270550- Deleting snapshot (delete snap-b20a8c87). 
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-snapshots  |head -1| awk '{print $2}'|xargs ec2-delete-snapshot
SNAPSHOT        snap-b20a8c87
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-snapshots
SNAPSHOT        snap-bea0d28b   vol-41885f55    completed       2015-05-27T05:50:11+0000        100%    843870022970    8       vol-41885f55-201505270550How to check data in "snap-bea0d28b"? Checking idea on AWS, look like we must create Volume from snapshot and attach it to Instance.
- Creating Volume > Attach to Instance and Mount.
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-volumes
VOLUME  vol-41885f55    8       snap-d00ac9e4   ap-southeast-1a in-use  2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        gp2     24
ATTACHMENT      vol-41885f55    i-d6cdb71a      /dev/sda1       attached        2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        true
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-availability-zones
AVAILABILITYZONE        ap-southeast-1a available       ap-southeast-1
AVAILABILITYZONE        ap-southeast-1b available       ap-southeast-1
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-create-volume -s 8 --snapshot snap-bea0d28b -z ap-southeast-1a
VOLUME  vol-d15087c5    8       snap-bea0d28b   ap-southeast-1a creating        2015-05-27T06:24:00+0000        standard
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-volumes
VOLUME  vol-41885f55    8       snap-d00ac9e4   ap-southeast-1a in-use  2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        gp2     24
ATTACHMENT      vol-41885f55    i-d6cdb71a      /dev/sda1       attached        2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        true
VOLUME  vol-d15087c5    8       snap-bea0d28b   ap-southeast-1a available       2015-05-27T06:24:00+0000        standard
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/xvda: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders, total 16777216 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/xvda1   *       16065    16771859     8377897+  83  Linux
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-attach-volume vol-d15087c5 -i  i-d6cdb71a  -d sdf
ATTACHMENT      vol-d15087c5    i-d6cdb71a      sdf     attaching       2015-05-27T06:31:16+0000
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/xvda: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders, total 16777216 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/xvda1   *       16065    16771859     8377897+  83  Linux
Disk /dev/xvdf: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders, total 16777216 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/xvdf1   *       16065    16771859     8377897+  83  Linux
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$

ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ df
Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/xvda1       8115168 1212140   6467752  16% /
none                   4       0         4   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev              503188      12    503176   1% /dev
tmpfs             101632     332    101300   1% /run
none                5120       0      5120   0% /run/lock
none              508144       0    508144   0% /run/shm
none              102400       0    102400   0% /run/user
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ sudo mount /dev/xvdf1 /mnt/
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ls -l /mnt/
total 92
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 May 26 09:35 bin
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 Mar 25 11:52 boot
drwxr-xr-x   5 root root  4096 Mar 25 11:53 dev
drwxr-xr-x 105 root root  4096 May 26 09:35 etc
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 May 26 09:07 home
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    33 Mar 25 11:51 initrd.img -> boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-48-generic
drwxr-xr-x  21 root root  4096 May 26 09:35 lib
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Mar 25 11:50 lib64
drwx------   2 root root 16384 Mar 25 11:53 lost+found
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Mar 25 11:50 media
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Apr 10  2014 mnt
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Mar 25 11:50 opt
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Apr 10  2014 proc
drwx------   3 root root  4096 May 26 09:07 root
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 Mar 25 11:53 run
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 May 26 09:35 sbin
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Mar 25 11:50 srv
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Mar 13  2014 sys
drwxrwxrwt   6 root root  4096 May 27 05:38 tmp
drwxr-xr-x  10 root root  4096 Mar 25 11:50 usr
drwxr-xr-x  12 root root  4096 Mar 25 11:52 var
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    30 Mar 25 11:51 vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-48-generic
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ls /mnt/
bin  boot  dev  etc  home  initrd.img  lib  lib64  lost+found  media  mnt  opt  proc  root  run  sbin  srv  sys  tmp  usr  var  vmlinuz
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/xvda1      7.8G  1.2G  6.2G  16% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev            492M   12K  492M   1% /dev
tmpfs           100M  332K   99M   1% /run
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            497M     0  497M   0% /run/shm
none            100M     0  100M   0% /run/user
/dev/xvdf1      7.8G  1.2G  6.2G  16% /mnt- After checking data, We can unmount and remove it.
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ sudo umount /mnt
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ df
Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/xvda1       8115168 1212140   6467752  16% /
none                   4       0         4   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev              503188      12    503176   1% /dev
tmpfs             101632     332    101300   1% /run
none                5120       0      5120   0% /run/lock
none              508144       0    508144   0% /run/shm
none              102400       0    102400   0% /run/user

ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/xvda: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders, total 16777216 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/xvda1   *       16065    16771859     8377897+  83  Linux
Disk /dev/xvdf: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders, total 16777216 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/xvdf1   *       16065    16771859     8377897+  83  Linux
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-volumes
VOLUME  vol-41885f55    8       snap-d00ac9e4   ap-southeast-1a in-use  2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        gp2     24
ATTACHMENT      vol-41885f55    i-d6cdb71a      /dev/sda1       attached        2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        true
VOLUME  vol-d15087c5    8       snap-bea0d28b   ap-southeast-1a in-use  2015-05-27T06:24:00+0000        standard
ATTACHMENT      vol-d15087c5    i-d6cdb71a      sdf     attached        2015-05-27T06:31:16+0000        false

ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-detach-volume vol-d15087c5 -i  i-d6cdb71a
ATTACHMENT      vol-d15087c5    i-d6cdb71a      sdf     detaching       2015-05-27T06:31:16+0000
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-volumes
VOLUME  vol-41885f55    8       snap-d00ac9e4   ap-southeast-1a in-use  2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        gp2     24
ATTACHMENT      vol-41885f55    i-d6cdb71a      /dev/sda1       attached        2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        true
VOLUME  vol-d15087c5    8       snap-bea0d28b   ap-southeast-1a in-use  2015-05-27T06:24:00+0000        standard
ATTACHMENT      vol-d15087c5    i-d6cdb71a      sdf     detaching       2015-05-27T06:31:16+0000        false
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-volumes
VOLUME  vol-41885f55    8       snap-d00ac9e4   ap-southeast-1a in-use  2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        gp2     24
ATTACHMENT      vol-41885f55    i-d6cdb71a      /dev/sda1       attached        2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        true
VOLUME  vol-d15087c5    8       snap-bea0d28b   ap-southeast-1a available       2015-05-27T06:24:00+0000        standard
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-delete-volume vol-d15087c5
VOLUME  vol-d15087c5
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-volumes
VOLUME  vol-41885f55    8       snap-d00ac9e4   ap-southeast-1a in-use  2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        gp2     24
ATTACHMENT      vol-41885f55    i-d6cdb71a      /dev/sda1       attached        2015-05-26T09:07:04+0000        trueLook like it's easy to use and adapt with script.Written By: Surachart Opun http://surachartopun.com
Categories: DBA Blogs

Coding in PL/SQL in C style, UKOUG, OUG Ireland and more

Pete Finnigan - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:20

My favourite language is hard to pin point; is it C or is it PL/SQL? My first language was C and I love the elegance and expression of C. Our product PFCLScan has its main functionallity written in C. The....[Read More]

Posted by Pete On 23/07/14 At 08:44 PM

Categories: Security Blogs

Integrating PFCLScan and Creating SQL Reports

Pete Finnigan - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:20

We were asked by a customer whether PFCLScan can generate SQL reports instead of the normal HTML, PDF, MS Word reports so that they could potentially scan all of the databases in their estate and then insert either high level....[Read More]

Posted by Pete On 25/06/14 At 09:41 AM

Categories: Security Blogs

Automatically Add License Protection and Obfuscation to PL/SQL

Pete Finnigan - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:20

Yesterday we released the new version 2.0 of our product PFCLObfuscate . This is a tool that allows you to automatically protect the intellectual property in your PL/SQL code (your design secrets) using obfuscation and now in version 2.0 we....[Read More]

Posted by Pete On 17/04/14 At 03:56 PM

Categories: Security Blogs

Twitter Oracle Security Open Chat Thursday 6th March

Pete Finnigan - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:20

I will be co-chairing/hosting a twitter chat on Thursday 6th March at 7pm UK time with Confio. The details are here . The chat is done over twitter so it is a little like the Oracle security round table sessions....[Read More]

Posted by Pete On 05/03/14 At 10:17 AM

Categories: Security Blogs

PFCLScan Reseller Program

Pete Finnigan - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:20

We are going to start a reseller program for PFCLScan and we have started the plannng and recruitment process for this program. I have just posted a short blog on the PFCLScan website titled " PFCLScan Reseller Program ". If....[Read More]

Posted by Pete On 29/10/13 At 01:05 PM

Categories: Security Blogs

PFCLScan Version 1.3 Released

Pete Finnigan - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:20

We released version 1.3 of PFCLScan our enterprise database security scanner for Oracle a week ago. I have just posted a blog entry on the PFCLScan product site blog that describes some of the highlights of the over 220 new....[Read More]

Posted by Pete On 18/10/13 At 02:36 PM

Categories: Security Blogs

PFCLScan Updated and Powerful features

Pete Finnigan - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:20

We have just updated PFCLScan our companies database security scanner for Oracle databases to version 1.2 and added some new features and some new contents and more. We are working to release another service update also in the next couple....[Read More]

Posted by Pete On 04/09/13 At 02:45 PM

Categories: Security Blogs

Oracle Security Training, 12c, PFCLScan, Magazines, UKOUG, Oracle Security Books and Much More

Pete Finnigan - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:20

It has been a few weeks since my last blog post but don't worry I am still interested to blog about Oracle 12c database security and indeed have nearly 700 pages of notes in MS Word related to 12c security....[Read More]

Posted by Pete On 28/08/13 At 05:04 PM

Categories: Security Blogs

AWS EC2 API tools: Installation

Surachart Opun - Wed, 2015-05-27 01:08
AWS EC2 API tools help too much for Amazon EC2 to register and launch instances, manipulate security groups, and more. Someone asked me to backup EC2 instance. I thought to use it for backup script. Anyway, No need to explain more how to install Amazon EC2 API tools on Ubuntu? Just say thank for  EC2StartersGuide. I fellow this link and installed it easily. Additional, I used this Link for more idea about java.
- Adding Repository and Install EC2 API tools.
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:awstools-dev/awstools
 Up to date versions of several tools from AWS.
 Use this repository by:
 sudo apt-add-repository ppa:awstools-dev/awstools
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install ec2-api-tools
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ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ sudo apt-get update
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ sudo install ec2-api-tools
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ sudo apt-get install -y openjdk-7-jre
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ file $(which java)
/usr/bin/java: symbolic link to `/etc/alternatives/java'
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ file /etc/alternatives/java
/etc/alternatives/java: symbolic link to `/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/java'- Adding variables in ~/.bashrs file. We should have "Access Key" - Security Credentials.
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ vi ~/.bashrc
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export EC2_KEYPAIR=***
export EC2_URL=https://ec2.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com
export EC2_PRIVATE_KEY=$HOME/.ec2/pk-***.pem
export EC2_CERT=$HOME/.ec2/cert-***.pem
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre

ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ source ~/.bashrc- If everything's all right. Time to use it.
ubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-regions
REGION  eu-central-1    ec2.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com
REGION  sa-east-1       ec2.sa-east-1.amazonaws.com
REGION  ap-northeast-1  ec2.ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com
REGION  eu-west-1       ec2.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com
REGION  us-east-1       ec2.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
REGION  us-west-1       ec2.us-west-1.amazonaws.com
REGION  us-west-2       ec2.us-west-2.amazonaws.com
REGION  ap-southeast-2  ec2.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com
REGION  ap-southeast-1  ec2.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.comubuntu@ip-x-x-x-x:~$ ec2-describe-availability-zones
AVAILABILITYZONE        ap-southeast-1a available       ap-southeast-1
AVAILABILITYZONE        ap-southeast-1b available       ap-southeast-1
Written By: Surachart Opun http://surachartopun.com
Categories: DBA Blogs

Business Rules in Enterprise Apps and Data Mining Applications

Dylan's BI Notes - Tue, 2015-05-26 20:55
Transaction system has several places to capture the decisions and has several places to capture the business rules. These are the potential places where the data mining scoring engine can be deployed. Here are typical “decisions” captured in the enterprise apps I can think of: Marketing  Marketing Strategy and Planning 4 Ps are the decisions […]
Categories: BI & Warehousing