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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>Contribution by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2014-08-25 12:53
Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrades and Platform Migration


Customers increasingly face the prospect of upgrading older versions of the Oracle E-Business Suite product while considering hardware/operating systems upgrades and possible migrations across platforms - advances in technology as well as the formalization of lifecycle and support timelines for their hardware and software investments are prompting an increased interest for guidance and how to approach these multiple upgrade scenarios.

Note:1377213.1 outlines some guidelines to the mechanisms available in upgrading the Oracle E-Business Suite while considering platform migration. This document is meant as an overview to supplement existing detailed documentation that outlines specific processes to perform the migration.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 21-AUG-2014

Thu, 2014-08-21 18:19

OpenWorld
Each week leading up to OpenWorld we will be publishing various announcements, schedules, tips, etc. related to the event.
This week:
The OpenWorld Facebook page.
RDBMS
Oracle Restart to autostart your oracle database, listener and services on linux, from the Amis Technology Blog.
Removing passwords from Oracle scripts: Wallets and Proxy Users, from the DBA Survival Blog.
Restore datafile from service: A cool #Oracle 12c Feature, from The Oracle Instructor.
Performance
A list of excellent past postings on Execution Plans from Oracle Scratchpad.FusionNew Whitepaper: Building a Custom Fusion Application, from Fusion Applications Developer Relations
SOA
Setup GMail as mail provider for SOA Suite 12c – configure SMTP certificate in trust store, from AMIS Technology Blog.
APEX
From grassroots – oracle: APEX Printer Friendliness using CSS Media Queries.

Big Data Appliance
Rittman Mead and Oracle Big Data Appliance, from….Rittman Mead, of course.
WLS
Setting V$SESSION for a WLS Datasource, from The WebLogic Server Blog.

<b>Contribution by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:00
Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services

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Choose from a portfolio of mission critical support services that you can tailor to your IT and business needs. Our engineers provide proactive and preventive support using advanced diagnostic tools to help you increase system availability, reduce risk, and accelerate ROI across the Oracle stack: applications, middleware, database, servers, and storage systems.

Learn more at the Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services portal.

 

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 14-AUG-2014

Thu, 2014-08-14 15:41

OpenWorld
Each week leading up to OpenWorld we will be publishing various announcements, schedules, tips, etc. related to the event.
This week:
The Storage Forum at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
Oracle Support
We’ve reported before on the My Oracle Support Accreditation Series. The My Oracle Support blog lets us know about New Products Added to the series.
RDBMS
From the Oracle Database In-Memory blog: Getting started with Oracle Database In-Memory Part I - Installing & Enabling.
Performance
From the A Wider Viewblog: DAY, AUGUST 11, 2014 Watch Oracle DB Session Activity With The Real-Time Session Sampler.
From the ORACLE DIAGNOSTICIAN: ASH Basics.
ODI
OWB to ODI 12c Migration in action, from the Data Integration blog.
Solaris
From The Observatoryblog: VXLAN in Solaris 11.2.
SPARC
From EnterpriseTech: Oracle Cranks Up The Cores To 32 With Sparc M7 Chip .
Security
IT-Security (Part 6): WebLogic Server and Authorization, from The Cattle Crew.
MAF
From Shay Shmeltzer's Weblog: Required Field Validation in Oracle MAF.
SOA
SOA Transformation through SOA Upgrade, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
ADF and BPM
From the Dreamix Group: The Ultimate Guide to Separating BPM from ADF.
From the Waslley Souza Blog: Communication between Task Flows using Task Flow Parameters.
From Andrejus Baranovskis Blog: ADF Thematic Map in ADF 12c (12.1.3).
IOUG
Always good to take an occasional look at upcoming events from IOUG.
…and Finally
Some of the trends of today, based on buzz words:
A year of tech industry hype in a single graph, from The Verge.
And some of the attempted buzzes of the past that went buzzzzzz….THUD!

22 Of The Most Epic Product Fails in History, from Business Insider.


Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 07-AUG-2014

Thu, 2014-08-07 15:05

OpenWorld
It’s closing on us fast! From Proactive Support - Portals: Learn, Connect and Explore at Oracle OpenWorld 2014
Security
Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked by Experts, from LifeHacker.
A new white paper: Mobile Security in a BYOD World.
Oracle issues a virtual strongbox for enterprise encryption keys, from PCWorld.
Neowin is the bearer of good news: CryptoLocker malware has been cracked, victims able to decrypt their files for free.
RDBMS
From Oracle DB/EM Support: Master Note for ORA-1555 Errors.
SQL
From Galo Balda's Blog: New in Oracle 12c: Querying an Associative Array in PL/SQL Programs.
Solaris
From OSTATIC: Oracle Delivers Solaris 11.2 with OpenStack, Integrated SDN Features.
HA-LDOM live migration in Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2, from the Oracle Solaris Cluster Oasis.
Java
From The Java Source: Tech Article: Generics: How They Work and Why They Are Important.
From DZone: Using Oracle AQ in Java Won’t Get Any Easier Than This.
EPM
Infogram contributor Yin-Jen Su pointed out this great YouTube channel: Oracle EPM Products YouTube channel.
Here’s the announcement from Jan Greenburg:
I’m pleased to announce 3 new videos on our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/OracleEPMWebcasts/videos)!
For Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): Using Predictive Planning  -- demonstrates generating statistical predictions based on historical data.Managing Database Properties- - demonstrates accessing database properties.For on-premise EPM:
Four-part series on deploying EPM System Products:Part 1 Overview -- demonstrates the standard deployment methodology. It contains links to parts 2, 3 and 4.Part 2 Preparing for Deployment -- demonstrates preparing for standard deployment.Part 3 Installing and Configuring an Initial Instance -- demonstrates installing and configuring an initial instance. Part 4 Scaling Out and Installing EPM System Clients -- demonstrates scaling EPM System components and installing EPM System client software.
Fyi … in addition to accessing videos from our YouTube channel, you can also access our videos from these Oracle Learning Libraries (OLL):
EPM Consolidation and Planning Videos Oracle Learning Library (on premise videos): https://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=44785:141:25017935607895::NO:141:P141_PAGE_ID%2CP141_SECTION_ID:133%2C959Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Library: https://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=44785:141:108373392382468::NO:141:P141_PAGE_ID%2CP141_SECTION_ID:91%2C658
OLL provides social networking capabilities that allow you to bookmark, share items through social media, review items, recommend items and create collections that can be private or public.
Oracle Community
Lots of goings on at Oracle Community.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Introducing the Trading Community Architecture APIs Information Center
Value Chain Planning, Advanced Supply Chain Planning, and Inventory Optimization Safety Stock
Use the Item Open Interface to Quickly Add or Update Inventory Items
So How is Everyone Doing Submitting Enhancements in the Procurement Community?
StartUP Demantra, Configuration & Troubleshooting, Steps, Tips & Tricks
Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite (AMP) Release 12.1.0.3.0 is Available
Overview of Inventory Transaction Accounting, Part 1 of 3
New Upgrade, Patching & Maintenance Advisors for R12.2.x
Guided Resolution Now Available for Cancel or Discard Issues!
What's New in the My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
From Oracle E-Business Suite Technology
JRE 1.7.0_67 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
New Solaris SPARC OS Requirements for EBS R12
Business
10 Things Speakers Should Never Do, from collaborate.
…and Finally

An Oracle that was not us: The Oak Ridge Automatic Computer and Logical Engine (ORACLE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1953, from Adafruit.

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2014-08-04 11:18
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

My Oracle Support Video Training Series
From the basics to more advanced topics, learn what you need to know about My Oracle Support.  See Note:603505.1 for a complete list. 

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 31-JUL-2013

Thu, 2014-07-31 10:34

Oracle and NFS
From Martin’s Blog: Setting up Direct NFS on Oracle 12c.
Testing
From flashdba: New section: Oracle SLOB Testing. And no, it’s not about finding people with soup stains on their shirt and giving them multiple choice exams with essay.
GoldenGate
GoldenGate Director Security, from Oracle DBA - Tips and Techniques.
VM
From AMIS Technology Blog: Fastest way to a Virtual Machine with JDeveloper 12.1.3 and Oracle Database XE 11gR2 – on Ubuntu Linux 64 bit.
Fusion
Discovering Fusion Applications in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, from the Oracle A-Team Chronicles.
SOA
Purging Data From the BPEL Store, from DZone.
Visualization
From the Oracle Data Visualizations Blog: A Guide to Diagram – Part 8 – Diagram Container Groups.
Java
org.openide.util.ContextGlobalProvider, from Geertjan’s Blog.
A closer look at Oracle IDM Auditing, from Java Code Geeks.
Big Data
From CIO: Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data.
Good Housekeeping
OraManageability brings us this article: Keeping a Tidy Software Library – Saved Patches
SPARC
From ZDNet: Oracle prepares to unveil next-gen SPARC 7 processor.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Oracle Service Contracts – How to Drive Contract Coverage by Severity
Let's Talk About Reclassifications in Fixed Assets
Just Released! July 2014 Procurement Rollup Patch 18911810
How to Customize the Field Service Debrief Report
From Oracle E-Business Suite Technology
Latest Updates to AD and TXK Tools for EBS 12.2
E-Business Suite Plug-in 12.1.0.3 for Enterprise Manager 12c Now Available
Shameless Boasting

Is your company’s HQ so cool people come film movies there? Ours is! ‘Terminator: Genesis’ Filming at Oracle Headquarters, from CBS.

<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.