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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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Thu, 2015-12-10 17:10
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Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 25-NOV-2015 1000th posting!

Wed, 2015-11-25 11:44

This marks the 1000th post to the Infogram. I am awarding myself a low-carb lollipop.

Data Warehouse


Oracle VM

Oracle VM Performance and Tuning - Part 4, from Virtually All The Time.

Fusion

Changing Appearances: Give The Apps Your Corporate Look, from Fusion Applications Developer Relations.

SmartScan


DRM

Patch Set Update: Oracle Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.4.321, from Business Analytics - Proactive Support.

ACM

Oracle and Adaptive Case Management: Part 1 , from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

NetBeans


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:


From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:



Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 19-NOV-2015

Thu, 2015-11-19 16:11

OpenWorld

Some more recaps and reminiscences of OOW this week:

Database In-Memory OOW Recap, from the Oracle Database Insider Blog.

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Highlights, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.


HA

Oracle Database Disaster Recovery on Public Cloud, from Oracle Partner Hub: ISV Migration Center Team.

Exalogic and Exadata


New Exadata and Systems Public References, from Exadata Partner Community – EMEA.

VM Server

Oracle VM Server for SPARC Support, from the Ops Center blog.

Data Integration

Introducing Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Exchange, from the Data Integration blog.

Oracle Coherence

Coherence Forums and Support, from the Oracle Coherence blog.

WLS




Fusion

Fusion Middleware 12.2.1 is available, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.

Java

FlexDeploy and Java Cloud Service (Part II) , from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.


Oracle R


BAM

Getting started with BAM 12c, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.Primavera

WebCenter

Using WebCenter Sites with a CDN, from PDIT Collaborative Application Services.

PeopleSoft


Primavera

Top Questions to Answer Before Setting Up Primavera Analtyics, from the Oracle Primavera Analytics Blog.

Demantra


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:




From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:








Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 12-NOV-2015

Thu, 2015-11-12 15:22

OpenWorld

Another OpenWorld is in the books, and now it’s time to absorb and pursue the material covered. Here’s a good place to get started: Continue Learning Post-Oracle OpenWorld

RDBMS


WLS

The complete guide to tuning the appearance of NetBeans, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.


Security

Security Alert CVE-2015-4852 was released on November 10th, 2015.

This vulnerability, which involves the Apache Commons and Oracle WebLogic Server, has received a CVSS Base Score of 7.5.

Due to the severity of CVE-2015-4852, Oracle strongly recommends applying mitigation steps and patches as soon as available.

The Security Alert Advisory for CVE-2015-4852 is the starting point for relevant information. This Security Alert provides mitigation recommendations to be implemented while awaiting the release of Oracle WebLogic Server patches. It includes links to other important documents that provide a list of affected products and the patch availability information. It is essential to review the Security Alert supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches or mitigation instructions.

The Security Alert Advisory is available at the following location:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2015-4852-2763333.html

Mitigation instructions are available at: https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=2076338.1

WebLogic Server Patch Availability information will be updated at:
https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=2075927.1

All Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts are available on the Oracle Technology
Network at: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html

SPARC and Solaris

Virtual HBA in Oracle VM Server for SPARC, from Virtually All The Time.


SPARC M7 Software In Silicon - Useful Webinar, from Notes from the Main Sequence.


Fusion

Fusion Middleware 12c – Selective tracing, from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

Java

When is the next Java update?, from Java Platform Group, Product Management blog.


Oracle Retail


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:






From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:



Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 05-NOV-2015

Thu, 2015-11-05 15:19

RDBMS

Database Insider - November 2015 issue now available, from Exadata Partner Community – EMEA.

SQL


Forms

Browser-less access to Forms 12c, from Proactive Support - Oracle Development Tools.

And from the same source:  Forms 12c and Webstart

Solaris


Exalytics



WebLogic


Java


From the same source: Oracle JET Meets AngularJS

MAF



SOA

SOA Suite Handbook preview, from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

And from the same source: SOA Suite 12c – What You Need to Know

BI


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:




From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:




Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 29-OCT-2015

Thu, 2015-10-29 11:25

Security



Performance

Just found an Oracle corporate blog about performance. Here’s a typical posting from them: Real-Time Enterprise: SPARC T7-1 Faster Than x86 E5 v3, from BestPerf.

MySQL



MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.1 GA has been released, from the MySQL Enterprise Tools Blog.

SuperCluster

New whitepaper: Database Consolidation on Oracle SuperCluster, from Exadata Partner Community – EMEA.

PL/SQL

Transforming one table to another: SQL or PL/SQL?, from Oracle Database PL/SQL and EBR.

From the same source: Why use PL/SQL?

Java

JVM hang with CMS collector, from Poonam Bajaj’s blog.

A New Way to Program in Java EE 8, from The Java Source.

WebLogic

Dynamic Debug Patches in WebLogic Server 12.2.1, from The WebLogic Server Blog.

SOA

SOA Suite 12.2.1 is available for download, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

BI

Predictive and Advanced Analytics with Oracle BI, from BI & EPM Partner Community EMEA.

Oracle Coherence


OVM

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3 Released!, from Oracle's Virtualization Blog.


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:



From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:





Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 22-OCT-02015

Thu, 2015-10-22 17:15

Oracle OpenWorld



Oracle Data Visualization: Visit Us at OpenWorld 2015!



And for when you’re a little ‘Oracled out’: Free San Francisco Architecture walking Tour

RDBMS
The latest roadmap includes extended support on 11.2.
  • Extended Support for Database release 11.2 will be available through December 2020.
  • The Extended Support fees are waived from February 1, 2015 through May 31, 2017.

The Technical Support Policy and Lifetime Support Policy documents have been updated accordingly.   
 Please note that you must be on 11.2.0.4, the terminal release, to qualify for the extension:



MySQL


APEX

Apex 5.0.2 was released, from Proactive Support - Oracle Development Tools.

From the same source: Oct 2015 Critical Patch Update.

SOA

Additional new content SOA & BPM Partner Community, from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

OpsCenter


Demantra

Demantra 12.2.5.1 is available!, from the Oracle Demantra blog.

EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:





From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:









Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 15-OCT-2015

Thu, 2015-10-15 16:10

Oracle OpenWorld









RDBMS

Loading blobs without a spoon at Kris’ Blog: SQLCL - Blob loading ALL the files

Fusion

Release 10: Understanding RESTful Services in HCM Cloud, from Fusion Applications Developer Relations.

Java

Available: NetBeans IDE 8.1 RC 2, from Geertjan’s Blog.


Mobile Computing


From the same source: Oracle MAF 2.2 New Features

Big Data

Big Data SQL 2.0 - Now Available, from The Data Warehouse Insider.

Oracle Utilities

OUAF 4.3.0.1.0 Feature: Required Field Indicator, from The Shorten Spot, along with a couple of other good postings:



Solaris

Solaris 11.2 SysAdmin Handbook is now available, from Dr Cloud's Flying Software Circus.

And a blog on Solaris Studio and related topics I haven’t seen before, All in a day’s work, had several hands on postings:





Ops Center


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:



From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:




Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 08-OCT-2015

Thu, 2015-10-08 14:46

Oracle OpenWorld

The session schedules are rolling in. Here are a few:






RDBMS

Last week on AskTom, from All Things SQL.

Database Insider - October 2015 issue now available, from Exadata Partner Community – EMEA.


Security

What Is SQL Injection and How to Stop It, from All Things SQL. It’s been a while since we ran a posting on SQL injection. It’s an easy trap to fall into in coding, so this may be a good time to review your apps and make sure you aren’t vulnerable.

Java


Hyperion



EPM Patch Set Updates - September 2015, from Business Analytics - Proactive Support.

Oracle Utilities

Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing 2.5.0.1.0 available, from The Shorten Spot (@theshortenspot).

Demantra


User Defined Field Fact History, from the Oracle Primavera Analytics Blog.

Opinion

A bit of product evangelism combined with some prophecy and analysis on ZFS storage: This Is Our Time, from The Wonders of ZFS Storage.

EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:




From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:




Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 01-OCT-2015

Thu, 2015-10-01 14:42

RDBMS


PL/SQL

A Surprising Program, from Oracle Database PL/SQL and EBR.

Data Warehouse

DOP Downgrades, or Avoid The Ceiling, from The Data Warehouse Insider blog.

WebLogic


Java


Creating Games with JavaFX 8: Case Study, from The Java Tutorials Blog.

OAG

The 10 most recently created notes for OAG as of 24 Sept. 2015., from Proactive Support - Java Development using Oracle Tools.

Ops Center

Changing an Asset's Name, from the Oracle Ops Center blog.

Data Integration


SOA

Top tweets SOA Partner Community – September 2015, from the the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

Real User Monitoring

How to Configure Used ID Identification, from Real User Monitoring.

Solaris

Solaris: Identifying EFI disks, from Giri Mandalika's Repository.

EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:




Finally Eliminate Those Duplicate WIP Transactions!


Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 24-SEP-2015

Thu, 2015-09-24 16:36

OpenWorld

Oracle Data Masking and Subsetting sessions in Open World 2015, from Oracle Data Masking and Subsetting.

Mobile @ Oracle OpenWorld 2015, from The Oracle Mobile Platform Blog.

SOA & Java

Unleash the power of Java API’s on your WLST scripts! from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.


Java

From The Java Source:




WebLogic

Lots of WebLogic goodies this week from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA:
:




And from Oracle Partner Hub: ISV Migration Center Team:


Hyperion

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.4.003, from Business Analytics - Proactive Support.

Solaris

Configuring Secure NFS in Solaris 11, from What the krowteN?

Demantra

New Demantra Log File Parser in PERL, from the Oracle Demantra blog.

EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:





From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:




Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 17-SEP-2015

Thu, 2015-09-17 16:41

OpenWorld

OpenWorld is coming up soon, and articles on how to get the most of it are starting to fill the blogosphere. Here’s one from The Data Warehouse Insider: OpenWorld 2015 on your smartphone and tablet.


RDBMS

SE2 - Some questions, some answers ..., from Upgrade your Database – NOW!


PL/SQL

A PL/SQL Inlining Primer, from Oracle Database PL/SQL and EBR.

Exadata

Exadata 12.1.2.2.0 Software is Released, from Emre Baransel, Support Engineer's Blog.


Hardware

All-Flash Oracle FS1 Storage System, from Oracle PartnerNetwork News.

SOA and BPM



Java

Concurrency on the JVM, from The Java Source.


Solaris


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:






From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:




Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 09-SEP-2015

Wed, 2015-09-09 15:49

RDBMS

Database Insider - September 2015 issue now available, from Exadata Partner Community EMEA.

Some good posts this week over at Update your Database – NOW!






SQL

If you’ve never been to the Ask Tom site and you have anything to do with Oracle technologies well, where have you been hanging out? Always one of the best sources for SQL/PL/SQL Oracle internals, design, etc. See this posting for an update: Ask Tom Questions: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, from All Things SQL.

OVM

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.4 now available!, from Oracle’s Virtualization Blog.

Big Data


WebLogic

Additional new material WebLogic Community, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.

ADF

Insert and show whitespace in ADF Faces Components, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.


Mobile Computing

Quick Tip: Multi Line Labels on Command Button, from The Oracle Mobile Platform Blog.

EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:





From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

Are AMP Support Dates Based on EBS or EM Releases?

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 03-SEP-2015

Thu, 2015-09-03 17:58

RDBMS



SQL


SQL Developer


Scripting Oracle

node-oracledb 1.1.0 is on NPM (Node.js add-on for Oracle Database), from Scripting and Oracle: Christopher Jones.

MySQL

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.21 has been released, from MySQL Enterprise Tools Blog.

Solaris


SOA

Top tweets SOA Partner Community – August 2015, from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

Java



Hyperion

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.3.507, from Business Analytics – Proactive Support.

From the same source:


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:






From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:


…and Finally




Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 27-AUG-2015

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:57

RDBMS


Migration IBM AIX ==> SPARC Solaris with Data Guard, from Upgrade your Database - NOW!


Coding Oracle


WebLogic


Java

9 tools to help you with Java Performance Tunin, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.




And from the same source:


BI Publisher

Page Borders and Title Underlines, from the Oracle BI Publisher blog.

BPM

Getting Started with BPM: Free Oracle University Video Tutorial, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

Mobile Computing


Ops Center

How Many Systems Can Ops Center Manage?, from the Ops Center blog.

Demantra


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:


From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:




Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 13-AUG-2015

Thu, 2015-08-13 11:00

RDBMS


Exalogic


Data Warehousing

System Statistics About DOP Downgrades, from The Data Warehouse Insider.

Solaris


Stateful Packet Inspection, from the Solaris Firewall blog.

Authentication


RDBMS Optimizer


Java

Clash Of Slashes ( / versus \ ), from Brewing tests with CAFE BABE.

Two good postings from The Java Source:



Hyperion

Several patch set announcements from Business Analytics - Proactive Support:





EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:








From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:




Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 06-AUG-2015

Thu, 2015-08-06 16:04

RDBMS

Is Your Database The Next Ticking Time Bomb?, from Database Trends and Applications.

SQL


Oracle Technology

From ArchBeat:



Oracle Utilities


Data Integration


Solaris

Creating Scheduled Services in Oracle Solaris, from the Solaris SMF Weblog.

WebLogic

Responsive UI Support in ADF 12.1.3, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.

And from the same source:


Java

Singletons, Singletons..., from The Java Source.

Several good postings at Geertjan’s Blog:





SOA

SOA 12c End-to-end (e2e) Tutorial, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

And from the same source:


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:







From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:







Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 30-JUL-2015

Thu, 2015-07-30 14:09

Open World

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 - Registrations Open, from Business Analytics - Proactive Support.

Oracle Support

Top 5 Ways to Personalize My Oracle Support, from the My Oracle Support blog.

RDBMS

A set of three updates from Upgrade your Database - NOW! in this issue:




PeopleSoft/SES


Java

JShell and REPL in Java 9, from The Java Source.


MySQL


Fusion Applications

Careful Use of Aggregate Functions, from the Fusion Applications Developer Relationsblog.

ADF


And from the same source:


Solaris

Docker coming to Oracle Solaris, from the Oracle Solaris blog.

Live storage migration for kernel zones, from The Zones Zone blog.

Ops Center

Recovering LDoms From a Failed Server, from the Ops Center blog.

EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:



From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:






Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 23-JUL-2015

Thu, 2015-07-23 13:08

RDBMS



Oracle 12 and latches, part 2, from Frits Hoogland Weblog.

OVM

Oracle VM 3.3.3 Officially Released!!!!, from the Simon Coter Blog.

SQL Developer


WebLogic

WebLogic Partner Community Newsletter July 2015, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.

SOA

Performance Study – REST vs SOAP for Mobile Applications, from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

And from the same source: 


ADF

Auto Refresh for ADF BC Cached LOV, from Andrejus Baranovskis Blog.

Hadoop

How to Build a Hadoop Cluster Using OpenStack, from The art of virtualization.

Hyperion


And another update announcement:


OBIEE


Ops Center

Kernel Zones support in 12.3, from the Ops Center blog.

Certification


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:






From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:





…And Finally

Two really interesting items this week. For those of you who always wanted to have a tricorder, the first iteration is on its way to your phone. It starts out at $249, but I’m betting this will be a standard item on smart phones in not too long. Then you can analyze your pizza for alien life forms: Pocket Spectrometer is the Star Trek Tricorder you Always Wanted, from Epic Times.

And another article fraught with Star Trek implications (data crystals here we come): Scientists have finally discovered massless particles, and they could revolutionise electronics, from ScienceAlert.

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