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Published primarily for Oracle Priority Support customers, the Oracle Infogram is an unofficial news source that combines the best of the Oracle blogs, both inside and outside the firewall, links to useful Metalink notes, announcements, etc. Comments are welcome. We want this to be a place for dialog as well as news.
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<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2014-07-28 10:58
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Source and Hire the Best Talent
Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service is the market leading solution that helps enterprises source, assess, and hire the best talent. In addition to automating the process for even the most complex global organization, Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service delivers insights to continuously improve talent acquisition efficiency and effectiveness.  Learn more at the Oracle Taleo Recruiting homepage. 

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 24-JUL-2014

Thu, 2014-07-24 09:51

RDBMS
From Upgrade your Database - NOW!: Remote Cloning of Pluggable Databases
in Oracle Database 12.1.0.1

From Oracle DB/EM Support: Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1 ) availability and information.
From Oracle-Base: Full Database Caching Mode in Oracle Database 12cR1 (12.1.0.2)
Another great issue of the Log Bugger: Log Buffer #380, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs, from Pythian.
SQL Developer
Copy & Paste Imports from Excel to Oracle using SQL Developer, from that Jeff Smith.
Exadata
From Capgemini’s Capping IT Off blog: Using R and Oracle Exadata.
GoldenGate
How To Correlate Oracle Database Transaction with GoldenGate, From Pythian.
From Maximum Availability Architecture: Oracle GoldenGate Active-Active Part 2.
Java
A nice step by step Java Keystore Tutorial from Java Code Geeks.
WebCenter
WebCenter Portal:  Building Your Own. Part 1, from Mythics.
Framework Folder Support for WebCenter Portal? It's Coming!, from Proactive Support – Portals.
Fusion
An introduction to the new User Interface Text feature, from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations blog.
Linux
From Aman Sharma’sblog: Say Hello To Oracle Linux 7.0….
From SAPTECHNO: Note 1871318 - Linux: Disable Transparent HugePages for Oracle Database.
Data Science
From Data Science Central: Data Science Cheat Sheet.
Deep Learning
From O’Reilly’s Radar:How to build and run your first deep learning network
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Discrete LCM Transactional Data Diagnostic Analyzer
Attention EBS Payroll Customers - Legislative Patches Released!
CRM Product Family Latest Patches For 12.1.3
Big Changes in Submitting, Monitoring and Voting on Procurement Enhancement Requests
Webcast: Using Commitments, Deposits & Guarantees In Oracle Receivables
Prepayments Headaches Gone!
Get more out of Product Information Management with PIM Training Resources
Discrete LCM Integration Key Setup Analyzer
From Oracle E-Business Suite Technology
Database 12.1.0.1 Certified with EBS on AIX, Itanium, Windows
Latest Updates to AD and TXK Tools for EBS 12.2
Microsoft Office 2013 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.0.6
Critical Patch Update for July 2014 Now Available
JRE 1.7.0_65 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
Java JRE 1.6.0_81 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
Creating a Maintenance Strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite
…and Finally
From Diply, 24 Genius Life Hacks Everyone Needs To Know Right Now. I started using the one on avocados yesterday.

From Techcrunch a new kind of online language test: Duolingo Launches Its Certification Program To Take On TOEFL.

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2014-07-21 10:10
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Magazine July - August, 2014
Be sure to check out the July - August issue of Oracle Magazine.  It includes articles on the next generation of SPARC servers, the Cloud, Big Data Integration, the new Oracle Enterprise Manager  Database Express and much more. 

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 16-JUL-2014

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:45

They’re baaack! Time for quarterly patching:
July 15, 2014
Oracle Critical Patch Update for July 2014

Dear Oracle Security Alert Subscriber,

The Critical Patch Update for July 2014 was released on July 15th, 2014.
Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities for each product suite, and links to other important documents. Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information. Critical Patch Update Advisories are available at the following location:

Oracle Technology Network:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html

The Critical Patch Update Advisory for July 2014 is available at the following location:

Oracle Technology Network:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujul2014-1972956.html

The next four dates for Critical Patch Updates are:
  • October 14, 2014
  • January 20, 2015
  • April 14, 2015
  • July 14, 2015
Thank you,
Oracle Security AlertsOpenWorld
Five Reasons to Attend Oracle OpenWorld, from Oracle PartnerNetwork Strategy Blog. And the sixth reason, from your editor: Free COCKTAIL SHRIMP!
RDBMS
From A Wider View: Oracle DBA Training Options Are Changing.
Virtualization
From The art of virtualization: Network Virtualization High Availability.
Social Networking
From ZDNet: Oracle lands LinkedIn support on Social Cloud, updates Marketing platform
Visualization
From Oracle Data Visualizations Blog: Videos on New Features in Data Visualizations now available on Oracle Technology Network.
BI
From BI & Analytics Pulse: BI Mobile: The Data Access Dilemma – the Gray Space.
Java
Release: Java SE Embedded 8 Update 6 and Java SE 8 U6 for ARM, from The Java Source.
ADF
ADF Faces Responsive Design - 12.1.3 Update, from Shay Shmeltzer's Weblog.
Writing Code for a Living
The Top Programming Languages, Ranked by Job Demand, Popularity, More, from lifehacker.
WebCenter
Framework Folder Support for WebCenter Portal? It's Coming!, from the Proactive Support - Portals blog.
OUD
From Sylvain Duloutre's Weblog: ODSM Silent Install.
Security
From SemiconductorEngineering: The Next Big Threat: AI Malware. EBS
From Integrigy: Oracle E-Business Suite Security - Signed JAR Files - What Should You Do – Part II
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Discrete LCM Integration Key Setup Analyzer
Need more information on Online Accruals in Procurement?
Appearing Soon - New Interactive Troubleshooting Flows for Receivables Transaction Workbench and Receipt Workbench
How To Customize Oracle Asset Tracking to Meet Specific Business Requirements
My Oracle Support Community New Functionality Sneak Peak!
United States (US) Second Quarter (Q2) 2014 Statutory Update Released
Learn About Troubleshooting Reports & Printing Issues


<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2014-07-14 11:13
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Open World 2014, San Francisco, CA
Oracle Open World will be held September 28 - October 2, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.  Learn about the latest technology innovations from Oracle experts.  Register now as spots fill up fast.  Go to the Open World home page to learn more about available sessions, key notes and to register. 

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 10-JUL-2014

Thu, 2014-07-10 15:09

RDBMS
A Tale of Session Parameter Settings, an oldie but goodie from one of our favorite bloggers, DBA Kevlar.
From the ORACLE-BASE Blog: Invoker Rights in Oracle Database 12c : Some more articles.
In-Memory Option
Oracle In-Memory Option: 6 Key Points, from InformationWeek.
Certification
Upgrade Your OCA Certification to a Current Version of OCP With a Streamlined Path, from Oracle Certification.
SOA
From Oracle SOA Suite Components: Human Workflow.
Top 10 Most Popular OTN SOA Articles, from ArchBeat.
Java
From The Aquarium: Spotlight on GlassFish 4.0.1 : #1 JDBC Realm
Programming
Seven Things You Should Never Code Yourself, from New Relic.
10 Essential Sublime Text Plugins for Full Stack Developers, from Sitepoint.
Hadoop
From the Oracle A-Team Chronicles: Importing Data from SQL databases into Hadoop with Sqoop and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
WebLogic
Additional new material WebLogic Community, from the WebLogic Partner Community EMEA blog.
A freee eCourse: WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.3) New Features.
OAM
From Pythian: Differences Between R12.1 and R12.2 Integration with OAM.
Coherence
Coherence Adapter Configuration, from Antony Reynolds' Blog.
Business
From Forbes: Why Today's Enterprise Social Strategies Won't Work Tomorrow
From ICS: Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improved ROI: Introducing the IT Complexity Index.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Learn About Troubleshooting Reports & Printing Issues
How to Find E-Business Suite & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches
HCM: Introducing the 'HCM Person Analyzer' for EBS Human Capital Management
Your Payables #1 Document Keeps Getting Better!!
Webcast: How To Use E-Business Tax Simulator

<b>Contribution by Angela Golla,

Tue, 2014-07-08 10:13
Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Get Proactive with Oracle Database
Check out Note:1389167.1 for Oracle Database.  It contains a wealth of links to important topics such as:  Oracle Database Resource Portfolio, Oracle Recommended Patches, RAC and DB Support Tools Bundle, Database Diagnostic Tools and Upgrade Advisor. 

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 03-JUL-2014

Thu, 2014-07-03 11:38

New Releases
Lots of big ones recently:
Announcing Oracle VM 3.3 - Delivers Enterprise-Scale Performance Enhancements, from Oracle's Virtualization Blog.
From ZDNet: Oracle VM 3.3 - another salvo in the virtual machine battle.
From BPM for Government: BPM 12c is Now Available!!
New Oracle Framework Targets Cross-Platform Mobile Developers, from Application Development Trends on MAF.
BPM
Using Oracle BPM Object Methods in Script Tasks (OBPM 12.1.3), from Venugopal Mangipudi's Blog.
From AMIS TECHNOLOGY BLOG: BPM Suite 12c: Quick Start installation – 20 minutes and good to go.
Also from AMIS, on SOA: SOA Suite 12c: Weekend Roundup.
Fusion
From Fusion Applications Developer Relations: June in Review.
WebCenter
How Oracle WebCenter Customers Build Digital Businesses: Contending with Digital Disruption, from the Oracle WebCenter Blog.
RDBMS
Restore datafile from service: A cool #Oracle 12c Feature, from The Oracle Instructor.
OTN
Another great month out there on OTN. Check out the Top 10 ArchBeat Videos for June 2014 on ArchBeat.
MySQL
From MySQL on Windows: HowTo: Integrating MySQL for Visual Studio with Connector/Net.
SQL Developer
From that JEFF SMITH: Clearing the Script Output Buffer in Oracle SQL Developer.
Java
Reza Rahman's Blogshared some material on the Java EE 8 road-map here: Java Day Tokyo Trip Report.
Programming
Concurrent Crawling with Go and Python, from Venkata Mahalingam.
And on the lighter side of coding: How to interpret human programming terms.
PeopleSoft Turbocharged
From Oracle Applications on Engineered Systems: PeopleSoft on Engineered Systems Documentation.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog
New Release of the PO Approval Analyzer!
Posting Performance Issues Reported After 11.2.0.4 Database Upgrade
New Troubleshooting Help for Holds Applied at Invoice Validation
New OM 12.1 Cumulative Patch Released!
During R12.2.3 Upgrade QP_UTIL_PUB Is Invalid
Announcing RapidSR for Oracle Payables: Automated Troubleshooting (AT)
New Service Contracts Functionality - Contracts Merge

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:38
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Advisor Webcast Recordings
Did you know that Advisor Webcasts are recorded and available for download?  Topic covered include many Oracle products as well as My Oracle Support.  Note:740966.1 has the details on how the program works.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 26-JUN-2014

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:06

RDBMS
One of our TAMs recommends this very handy document : Oracle Database (RDBMS) Releases Support Status Summary
SQL
From that JEFF SMITH: Oracle Database 12c SQL Translation Framework: Fixing Bad SQL.
From the AMIS TECHNOLOGY BLOG: SQL: combine inline PL/SQL function with inline view in Oracle Database 12c SQL Query.
ODI
Oracle Data Integrator 12c - Creating and Connecting to Master and Work Repositories, on YouTube.
Oracle TimesTen
Oracle TimesTen - Real-Time Relational In-Memory Database and Cache, an overview.
Fusion
From the JDeveloper PMs Blog: Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF 12.1.3 Are Here.
Oracle Fusion Middleware Summer Camps IV is coming up in August, register here.
SOA
The Oracle SOA Suite - Team Blog lets us know: Oracle Unveils Oracle SOA Suite 12c.
Java
The Java Sourceannounced: OTN Virtual Technology Summit - July 9.
Oracle BI
Trying to understand the Oracle Reference Architecture for Information Management, from Oracle BI By Bakboord.
Virtual Compute Appliance
Oracle updates Virtual Compute Appliance with latest hardware, from V3.co.uk.
Auditing
From Itegrigy, a very useful article for auditors on Trusting Privileged Users, DBMS_SQLHASH, and Three Misconceptions about Encryption.
Business
Understanding Disruption: Insights From The History Of Business, from Forbes.
Troubleshooting
From Cristóbal Soto's Blog: Data source in suspended state: BEA-001156 error because maximum number of sessions was exceeded in the database (ORA-00018)
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
During R12.2.3 Upgrade QP_UTIL_PUB Is Invalid
Announcing RapidSR for Oracle Payables: Automated Troubleshooting (AT)
New Service Contracts Functionality - Contracts Merge
My Oracle Support Accreditation for E-Business Suite
Journal Lines Reconciliation - What's Different in Release12?
Webcast: Setup and Usage of Configure to Order (CTO) Business Flow in Sync with Work in Process
General Ledger - Accounting Setups Diagnostic Now Available!
Information From the Field Service & Depot Repair CAB Meeting
...and Finally
VR
Why a Chunk of Cardboard Might Be the Biggest Thing at Google I/O, from GIZMODO.
Computing on the Mac
Can you tell the editor has a Mac for personal use? Well, he does. And here's an article on mucking about on the Mac terminal from lifehacker: Eight Terminal Utilities Every OS X Command Line User Should Know.
Spotify Tips

Another product I love is Spotify, the music streaming service, and it’s running on the Mac as I type this, shaking up the basement around my office. Here are some nice tips I found on it: The Best Spotify Tips and Tricks You’re Probably Not Using, from Lifehacker.

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram

Mon, 2014-06-23 11:35
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Database In-Memory Option

On June 10, Larry Ellison unveiled the new Oracle Database In-Memory option. Oracle Database In-Memory delivers outstanding analytical performance without the need to restrict functionality or accept compromises, complexity and risk. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with any existing Oracle Database compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch—no application changes are required. It is fully integrated with Oracle Database’s renowned scale-up, scale-out, storage tiering, availability and security technologies making it the most industrial-strength offering in the industry.

At a special event at Oracle’s headquarters, CEO Larry Ellison described how the ability to combine real-time data analysis with sub-second transactions on existing applications enables organizations to become Real-Time Enterprises that quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to customer’s demands, and continuously optimize key processes.

Oracle Database In-Memory is scheduled for general availability in July and can be used with all hardware platforms on which Oracle Database 12cis supported.  Learn more at the Oracle Database In-Memory home page.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 19-JUN-2014

Thu, 2014-06-19 14:53

APEX
(YABAOAE) Yet Another Blog About Oracle Application Express lets us know that: Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 2 now available!
SQL Developer
From that JEFF SMITH: Managing Scripts in Oracle SQL Developer.
OEM
AWR Warehouse in EM12c Rel. 4 from DBA Kevlar.
GoldenGate
Oracle GoldenGate Data Transformation from VitalSoftTech.
Fusion
From Practical experience on Oracle Fusion Middleware: How to Create tree type CVL in Content server(UCM).
BI Analytics
Application Composer: Exposing Your Customizations in BI Analytics and Reporting, from Fusion Applications Developer Relations.
OUM
Oracle Unified Method (OUM) 6.2 Oracle’s Full Lifecycle Method for Deploying Oracle-Based Business Solutions, from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
Big Data
From InformationWeek: 10 Powerful Facts About Big Data.
Big Data Appliance
End-to-End ODI12c ETL on Oracle Big Data Appliance Pt.3 : Enhance with Oracle Reference Data via Sqoop, and CKMs, from RittmanMead.

Security
Reducing the human cost of your security metrics, from TRANSLATING SECURITY VALUE.
Have you looked at Risks Digest lately? Always worth a read. Interesting and sometimes very useful analysis of a wide variety of security issues as well as anything in life that involves risk…which is pretty much everything in life.
OpenStack
Diving into OpenStack Network Architecture - Part 2 - Basic Use Cases, from Ronen Korman's Blog.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Tendering in Oracle Transportation Management
What R12 Diagnostics are Available for Inventory?
Webcast: New Features and Enhancements in Release 12.2 Enterprise Asset Management
New Patch Released for iSupplier Portal/Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM)
Webcast: OPM/LCM: Key setups & Data Diagnostics
Wave Planning with Oracle Warehouse Management
Webcast: Oracle Payments Funds Disbursement Analyzer
Webcast: Holds Unlocked
Payroll Customers Must Apply Mandatory Patches to Maintain Your Supportability
...and Finally
For those of you following our America's Cup team, this from the Taiwan News: Cup rules allow Oracle to sail with challengers.
Continuing dreams of going into space. Okay, granted, whereever you go, there you are, but still, visiting other stars is our long-term goal: Transcendence Going Interstellar: How the Singularity Might Revolutionize Interstellar Travel, from Centauri Dreams.

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Tue, 2014-06-17 11:49
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Conference Call Humor
I think this is something we all can relate to.  It is hilarious!  Check out the video HERE.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 12-JUN-2012

Thu, 2014-06-12 16:41

12c In-Memory Option
The news is all over the place, so I'll just include a couple of items on our big announcement. One is the announcement itself: Larry Ellison Unveils Breakthrough Technology, Which Turns the Promise of Real-Time into a Reality.
and the other other is this article from universally acknowledged Oracle guru Tanel Poder: Our take on the Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Option.
GoldenGate

From Oracle DBA – Tips and Techniques: GoldenGate and Virtual Memory - CACHEMGR CACHESIZE and CACHEDIRECTORY.
From Maximum Availability Architecture: Oracle GoldenGate Active-Active Part 1.
Data Guard
The Oracle Instructor on Data Guard: Data Guard 12c New Features: Far Sync & Real-Time Cascade.
ODI
ODI 12c - Loading Files into Oracle, community post from ToadWorld, from the Data Integration blog.
SOA
Online Learning Library free BPM training for everybody partners, customers and freelancer! from the SOA &  BPM Partner Community Blog.
Fusion
From Practical experience on Oracle Fusion Middleware: How to Create tree type CVL in Content server(UCM).
MySQL
MySQL for Excel 1.3.0 Beta has been released, this from the MySQL on Windows blog.
IT and the Law
From Kyle Hailey: Compliance, Reporting & Dodd Frank.
Public Sector
Where to find Information on Software/Technologies Supported by PSRM, from the Oracle Public Sector Revenue Management Blog.
EBS
The latest from the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Do You Use Oracle Exchange? Read This Important Information!
Webcast: 12.2.4 Advanced Planning Command Center Enhancements
Generating Landed Cost Management Charges using Custom Pricing Attributes
Visit our Consolidated List of Mandatory Project Costing Code and Data Fixes
Webcast: Credit Memo Applications Via AutoInvoice
Hot off the Presses! The June 2014 Procurement News Collection Is Now Available
Universal Work Queue Quick Filter Examples
Advisor Webcast: Oracle Payments Funds Disbursement Analyzer
Webcast: Introduction To Causal Factors
Managing the Unload LPN Functionality for Inbound LPNs is as Easy as 1,2,3
ORAchk 2.2.5 – New Tool Features & New Health Checks for the Oracle Stack
…and Finally
Engage warp drive! Nasa reveals latest designs for a Star Trek-style spacecraft that could make interstellar travel a reality, from The Daily Mail.

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2014-06-09 14:27
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Database Release Schedule
Need to know the current Oracle database release schedule?  Bookmark Note:742060.1.  It is frequently updated with the latest information. 

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 05-JUN-2014

Thu, 2014-06-05 17:14

RDBMS
From Oracle Scratchpad, a handy index posting on Jonathan Lewis' series on Execution Plans.
DBA Kevlar lets us know that: 12.1.0.4 is HERE!! :).
From alt.oracle, some thoughts on Oracle 12c - New SYS-level Administration Privileges.
From Striving for Optimal Performance: Differences between the First and the Second Edition of Troubleshooting Oracle Performance
Kyle Haileycontinues his series on Oracle’s SQL Tuning pack, part III.
OEM
Quickly Diagnose the Root Cause of Stuck Threads using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c JVM Diagnostics, from Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c.
An item from DBA Kevlar that is making a lot of positive waves in the blogosphere and twitterland is this: ADDM Compare in EM12c.
GoldenGate
From RittmanMead: GoldenGate and Oracle Data Integrator – A Perfect Match in 12c… Part 2: Journalizing Knowledge Module.
OVM
From VitalSoftTech: Oracle VM VirtualBox Tutorial: Connecting Applications from your Desktop to a database on VirtualBox
BI
Oracle BI Got MAD and You Should Be Happy – RM BI Forum 2014, from the Art of Business Intelligence Blog.
Forms
From the My Consulting Experience blog: Enabling Attachments in Oracle Forms.
ADF
Consume Twitter REST API v1.1 with ADF Mobile, from ADF Mobile Tips & Tricks.
Ops Center
There's a link to an Asset Discovery Video at the Ops Centerblog.
Security
A posting to a list...of lists: The Top Ten Security Top Ten Lists, from Security Inside Out.
Cloud Computing
From ZDNet: Private clouds? Oracle beefs up Enterprise Manager 12c with injection of automation.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) Advisor Webcast Program – June 2014
Problems with Ranking when Using Sourcing Rules And ASLs From Blanket Agreements?
My Oracle Support Accreditation for E-Business Suite
Struggling with errors on POS_SUPPLIER_SEARCH_INDEX.sql when applying a Procurement Patch?
HRMS Release Update Pack 7 for Release 12.1 - Patch 18004477 Released
Webcast: Everything You Need To Know About AutoInvoice Date Derivation & Accounting Rules
INDIA Legislation: New State 'Telangana' Added in IN_STATES System Lookup
How To Check If a Transaction Related to Oracle Asset Tracking Has Been Accounted in SLA
Oracle Service Contracts – Calculate Estimated Tax with Higher Accuracy

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:22
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Upgrade Your Database Certification To 12c With A Single Exam
Upgrade to the new Oracle Database 12cAdministrator Certified Professional certification by taking a single exam, "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" (1Z0-060) regardless of the version of Oracle Database on which you are certified. This applies to candidates certified on Oracle7, Oracle8, Oracle8i, Oracle9i, Oracle Database 10g, or Oracle Database 11g.

With Oracle Database 12c, you experience the benefits of an Oracle Database that is re-engineered for Cloud computing. Multitenant architecture brings enterprises unprecedented hardware and software efficiencies, performance and manageability benefits, and fast and efficient Cloud provisioning. Oracle Database 12c certifications emphasize the full set of skills that DBAs need in today's competitive marketplace. If you've been waiting for the right time to upgrade, now is the time.

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 29-MAY-2014

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:46

RDBMS
From Database Journal a 'who watches the watchers?' kind of article: Are There Safeguards to Prevent the DBA from Dropping a Table?
Several good things, as always, from Kyle Hailey:
Database Thin Cloning : clonedb (Oracle)
Which to tune ? Application, Database or Hardware ?
RDBMS Performance
At All things Oracle Jonathan Lewis has the latest installment of his series on execution plans: Execution Plans part 5: First Child Variations.
Engineered Systems
From Julian Dontcheff's Database Blog: Cross-Platform Transportable Database and Oracle Engineered Systems.
GoldenGate
Ffrom the Oracle A-Team Chronicles: Oracle GoldenGate: Automated Recovery From TCP/IP Network Errors.
Oracle Support
Check out Chris Warticki's useful site: #Oracle News, Info and Support.
MySQL
From IT World Canada: Oracle releases MySQL Fabric web database utility.
OVM
From VitalSoftTech: Oracle VM VirtualBox Tutorial: Connecting Applications from your Desktop to a database on VirtualBox.
OBIEE
From the Business Analytics - Proactive Support blog: OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140527 Now Released.
Java
From The Java Source: Technical Article: Experimenting with Java Timers.
BI
Fixing IE for Oracle BI and Hyperion Workspace Compatibility, from the Art of Business Intelligence Blog.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Fixed Assets Recommended Patch Collections
Procurement and E-Business Suite Product Analyzers .. Can you use this tool to resolve your SR?
Webcast: AutoInvoice Overview & Data Flow
Process Manufacturing (OPM) Actual Costing Analyzer Diagnostic Script
Your Feedback on Oracle Asset Tracking
DCOGS Balance Breakup Diagnostic in OPM Financials
Troubleshooting Enterprise Asset Management Transactions
HR
From Modern HR in the Cloud: The Importance of Collaboration, Analytics, and Mobile Technologies for Modern HR.
Computing
This article over at O'Reilly Radar is making noise in the blogosphere: The tools in the Distributed Developer's Stack make development manageable in a highly distributed environment.
Business Computing
From the Harvard Business Review: An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math
Kscope
At Archbeat the meeting of technology and Chinese philosophy: Kscope 2014 Preview: Data Modeling and Moving Meditation with Kent Graziano.
...and Finally
An item from Sharene Vitani, Infogram Contributor: The History of Money: A Visual Guide to the Evolution of Currency, at Mint.com.
From CultOfMac: Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world’s first real universal translator.

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Tue, 2014-05-27 14:10
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Mark Hurd’s Latest Blog Explains Why the Internet of Things Is Really the Internet of People


Oracle President Mark Hurd has posted his latest LinkedIn Influencer blog, “The Internet of Things Is Really the Internet of People".
Mark HurdMark Hurd,
President, Oracle
In this new blog, Mark writes, “As I speak with CEOs around the world, our conversations invariably come down to this central question: Can we change our corporate cultures and the ways we train and reward our people as rapidly as new technology is changing the work we do, the products we make, and how we engage with customers?”  Read the blog to find out what Mark says are the three things CEOs must do.

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 22-MAY-2014

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:34

OVM
From Oracle's Virtualization Blog: Live Webcast: Oracle VM - Design Considerations for Enterprise Scale Deploymentcoming up on June 10th.
OTN
Did you know about the The OTNArchBeat Daily? Now you do!
RDBMS
From Kyle Hailey, one of the leading lights of the Oak Table, Date conversions.
From the same author: Sampling Performance Data on Oracle.
RDBMS and Linux
From The ORACLE-BASE Blog: Oracle 11gR2 and 12cR1 on Oracle Linux 7 beta.
Retail
From GIGAOM RESEARCH: Retail 2.0: the convergence of wearables, iBeacons and big data.
SOA
Using Oracle’s Edition-Based Redefinition to support multiple SOA Suite revisions with the database adapter, from the AMIS TECHNOLOGY BLOG.
IoT
From The Java Source: IoT Developer Challenge Countdown.
Java
JavaFX Scene Builder 2.0 is available.
Ops Center
From the Oracle Ops Center blog: Help in the UI.
Identity Management
Into the identity management scene? Find yourself thinking of ways to challenge family members to make sure they haven't been spoofed while you slept? Okay, that means you're TOO MUCH into IM. But if your interest is normal and healthy check out Brad Tumy's The Identity & Access Mgmt Daily.
Supply Chain
A Customer Centric Approach To Supply Chain: Supply Chain Journey Mapping (SCJM),from the Oracle Supply Chain Management blog.
EBS
IMPORTANT
If you have not already applied these patches and you are on 12.2, please read over this posting from Oracle E-Business Suite Technology and consider applying the patches: Important Updates to EBS 12.2 AD and TXK Tools
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Email Center Training Available
Wishing There Was More Information on Oracle Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) for Procurement?
Troubleshooting iStore Order Placement
Payables Subledger Accounting Explained!
OPM LCM Transactional Data Diagnostics
Tuxedo
From Panorama Consulting Solutions: Oracle Introduces Latest Release of Oracle Tuxedo ART 12c.
Security
A really detailed rundown on How Spammers Spoof Your Email Address (and How to Protect Yourself), from lifehacker.
Business
Noticed that the recruiters seem to be awfully quiet and the paycheck a lot more stable than the climate? This National Review article might confirm your suspicions: What STEM Shortage?
...and Finally
From io9: These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s.

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