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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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The Infogram is Moving!

Thu, 2015-12-10 17:10
See us at our new site: Oracle Priority Support Infogram.

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
Little things to know about ... Oracle Partitioning (part one of hopefully many), from The Data Warehouse Insider.
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
Offloading row level security to Smart Scan, from SmartScan Deep Dive.
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
Remote debugging of nashorn scripts with NetBeans IDE using "debugger" statements, from A. Sundararajan's Weblog.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
EBS HCM December Updates To Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under The Affordable Care Act
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.9 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2

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.
And from the same source: OpenWorld 2015 – Middleware & PaaS perspective
HA
Oracle Database Disaster Recovery on Public Cloud, from Oracle Partner Hub: ISV Migration Center Team.
Exalogic and Exadata
Exalogic Kinetic Infrastructure Tools (EKIT)
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
WebLogic 12.2.1 is available for download including partner resource kit, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.
From the same source: How to use WLST as a Jython 2.7 module 
WebLogic Now Java EE 7 Compatible!, from The Aquarium.
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.
And from the same source: What was the "Mandatory Maintenance for Java Cloud Service" last night?
Oracle R
Using RStudio Shiny with ORE for interactive analysis and visualization - Part I, from the Oracle R Technologies blog.
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
PeopleTools CPU analysis and supported versions of PeopleTools (update for October 2015 CPU), from the PeopleSoft Technology Blog.
Primavera
Top Questions to Answer Before Setting Up Primavera Analtyics, from the Oracle Primavera Analytics Blog.
Demantra
Demantra Demant Planning Analyzer v200.2 is NOW Available!, from the Oracle Demantra blog.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
Try Our New Inventory Transactions Analyzer!
Webcast: Make Your Day Easier With The New EBS Oracle Receivables Transaction & Adjustment Analyzers!
Stay in the loop with E-Business Suite...
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
BPEL 12.1.3 Certified for Prebuilt EBS 12.2 SOA Integrations
JRE 8u66-b18 Fixes Java Stability Issues with Firefox ESR 38
JRE 8u66-b33 Fixes JRE 8 Launch Delays with Internet Explorer
Rapid Install StartCD 50 for EBS 12.2 Now Available
New Technology Features in EBS Mobile Apps Release 4.0

Microsoft Office 2016 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.1.3

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
Switch off "_rowsets_enabled" in Oracle Database 12c, Upgrade your Database - NOW!
WLS
The complete guide to tuning the appearance of NetBeans, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.
From the same source:  Showing HashMap values in af:table using af:iterator
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.
Updating an Oracle Solaris 8 system, from Ops Center.
SPARC M7 Software In Silicon - Useful Webinar, from Notes from the Main Sequence.
Last login tracking in pam_unix_session, from The Observatory.
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.
NetBeans IDE 8.1 Plugin: Entity Expander, from Geertjan’s Blog.
Oracle Retail
Announcing the New Oracle Retail Reference Library Repository, from Oracle Retail Documentation.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
Webcast: EAM 12.2.5 Enhancements, Nov 19, 2015 9:00 AM MT
Webcast: Item Orderability Functionality in OM, Nov 17, 2015 9:00 AM MT
Webcast: Actual Costing and Create Accounting In OPM, Nov 16, 2015 9:00 AM MT
Do you Know My Oracle Support Communities?
1099 Tax Reporting Patches for 2015 Are Now Available
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: November 2015 Edition

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
Calculate Stock Market Returns Using SQL II, from All Things SQL.
Forms
Browser-less access to Forms 12c, from Proactive Support - Oracle Development Tools.
And from the same source:  Forms 12c and Webstart
Solaris
Configuring a Data Service for Oracle VM Server for SPARC by Using a Graphical Wizard, from Oracle Solaris Cluster Oasis.
Exalytics
How to know the part numbers for OVS and OVM 3.2.9 installation?, from Exalytics and OBIEE.
And from the same source: Is OBIA 11.1.1.9.2 Certified with Exalytics?
WebLogic
Application MBeans Visibility in Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1, from The WebLogic Server Blog.
Java
Data Binding with Oracle JET Components in AngularJS, from Geertjan’s Blog.
From the same source: Oracle JET Meets AngularJS
MAF
New Features : Oracle Mobile Security Suite Integration in Oracle MAF 2.1.3 , from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.
And from the same source: Create the MAF Client Application to Monitor and Detect Beacons.
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
Advisor Webcast: Integrating Oracle Essbase with Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, from Business Analytics - Proactive Support.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
Webcast: Resolve Receivables Period Close Issues Faster Using the New Receivables Period Close Analyzer!
Webcast: Demantra Engine Setup, Run & Common Issues, Nov 11, 2015 9:00 AM MT
Checkout the Brand New Consignment Analyzer!
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
DSTv25 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite

DB 12.1.0.2 Certified with EBS 12.2 on Windows x64 (64-bit)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 29-OCT-2015

Thu, 2015-10-29 10:25

Security
Ensuring You Don’t Become the Next Data Breach Story (Part 1) - Simeio Solutions, from Identity Management.
And this from Oracle University: What Database Professionals Need to Know About 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
Multiple MysqL Routers setup for an application, from MySQL Testing.
From the same source: MySQL Fabric Automation setup using python script
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
Oracle Coherence 12cR2 Offers Major New Innovations, from the Oracle Coherence blog.
OVM
Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3 Released!, from Oracle's Virtualization Blog.
From the same source: Accelerate Application Deployment with Oracle VM Templates
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
The new ORAchk release 12.1.0.2.5 is now available to download
Have You Seen 'Allow Cross Project for Pick Wave Allocation'?
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Oracle WebTier Utilities 11.1.1.9 Now Certified with EBS 12.2
Oracle Data Guard 11.2.0.4 with RAC Certified with EBS 12.2

EBS Release 12.2 Certified with Linux Containers (LXC)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 22-OCT-02015

Thu, 2015-10-22 16:15

Oracle OpenWorld
Solaris Zones: Meet the experts at #oow15
Linux: OOW15: Linux Foundation at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase
Oracle Data Visualization: Visit Us at OpenWorld 2015!
Oracle University: More Ways to Learn at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2015
JSON: Visit us at Open World
And for when you’re a little ‘Oracled out’: Free San Francisco Architecture walking Tour
RDBMSThe 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
MySQL Workbench 6.3.5 GA has been released, from MySQL Workbench.
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
Ops Center Communication Issue with Some Java Versions, from the Ops Center blog.
Demantra
Demantra 12.2.5.1 is available!, from the Oracle Demantra blog.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.5 is Now Available!
NEW! BI Publisher (BIP) Analyzer for EBS (Doc ID 2032715.1)
Oracle Property Manager – Introduction – Overview
EBS 12.2.5 Release Update Pack Available (Patch 19676458)
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Fourth Recommended Patch Collection for EBS 12.1.3 Now Available
JRE 1.8.0_65/66 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
JRE 1.7.0_91 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
Java JRE 1.6.0_105 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
SHA-2 Signed PKI Certificates Certified with EBS 12.1.3
Critical Patch Update for October 2015 Now Available

Should EBS Customers Use Database 12.1.0.2 or 12.1.01?