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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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Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 21-MAY-2015

Thu, 2015-05-21 14:11

RDBMS
From DBA Kevlar: SQL ID Specific Performance Information.
PL/SQL
A tale of romantic notions and cold hard bonus cash: Dinner Courtesy of the Lady: My Most Successful PL/SQL Assignment, from Toolbox.com.
OEM
From the intriguingly named PETEWHODIDNOTTWEET.COM: INSTALLING ENTERPRISE MANAGER 12C FOR TESTING (also apparently the Pete whose shift key is stuck).
From the AMIS Oracle and Java Blog: Keeping track of your licenses with OEM12C – reports
Exalogic
Traffic Director 11.1.1.9 is now available, from Oracle Exalogic.
Data Warehousing
More on monitoring parallel  processing from the Data Warehouse Insider: PX In Memory, PX In Memory IMC?
Cloud Computing
DOCS and APEX integration through REST API, from Oracle Cloud for Developers.
OIM
Now Available! Oracle Identity Management 11gR2 PS3, from Identity Management.
GoldenGate
From Oracle DBA – Tips and Techniques: Oracle Goldengate on DBFS for RAC and Exadata
Oracle OpenStack
LIVE WEBINAR (May 28): How to Get Started with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux, from the Oracle OpenStack Blog.
WebLogic
Creating and scaling Dynamic Clusters using wlst , from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.
APEX
Differences between Oracle APEX 4.2 and 5.0, from get along with oracle and apex.
Solaris
From Oracle Solaris Crash Analysis Tool: Oracle Solaris Crash Analysis Tool 5.5 Release
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
Receiving Errors When Validating Invoices? APP-PO-14144: PO_ACTIONS-065 CLOSE_AUTO
Webcast: Getting Started with Document Sequencing in Oracle Receivables
Webcast: A Diagnosis on OPM - ASCP Data Collection Entities
New and Improved Shipping Execution Analyzer!
The Procurement Accrual Accounting Analyzer has been improved!
Webcast: An Overview of Construction Estimates in R12 in EAM
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

Firefox ESR 38 Certified with EBS 12.2 and 11i

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2015-05-18 11:17
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Profit Magazine for May
The May issue of Profit Magazine is available. It has a special 'Digital Disruption' report that includes 'The 4 Steps to a Successful Big Data Project' and more.   

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 14-MAY-2015

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:14

SQL Developer
SQL Developer Data Modeler, Pending Changes & Versioning, from that JEFF SMITH.
Exalogic
From the Oracle Exalogicblog: Resizing vCPU and Memory Resources Allocated to Exalogic Guest vServers
From Exadata Partner Community – EMEA: Capgemini whitepaper: Oracle Exalogic-based Big Data strategy
ZFS
From Jim Kremer’s Blog: Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance RESTful API Examples
Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance
Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance backup white paper, from Virtually All The Time.
Oracle Utilities
From The Shorten Spot (@theshortenspot): Using JVMD with Oracle Utilities Applications - Part 1 Online
Java
From The Java Source: Reactive Java EE
BI
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.9.0, from Business Analytics - Proactive Support.
SOA
From the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog: Additional new content SOA & BPM Partner Community
WebCenter
From Proactive Support - WebCenter Content: WebCenter 11.1.1.9.0 is Here!
ICS
From the Oracle Partner Hub: ISV Migration Center Team: Webcast - Oracle Integration Cloud Services (ICS): Technical Overview
JSON
The new SQL/JSON Query operators (Part4: JSON_TABLE), from the JSON in the Oracle Database blog.
Demantra
From the Oracle Demantra blog: TABLE_REORG Causing ORA-42012: error occurred while completing the redefinition and ORA-00600
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
New and improved Order Management Analyzer!
Webcast: Utilizing API For Pick Release And Ship Confirm
Webcast: Basic Troubleshooting Information for Duplicate Sales Order Transactions Stuck in Inventory Tables
Data Solutions For Your Inventory Items
Webcast: Understanding the Output of the Discrete Job Value Report
Webcast: Demantra Certification. Are you attempting to get certified? Let's walk through the process!
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
EBS 12.2: New Getting Started Flowchart and Go-Live Readiness Checklist

EBS 12.1 Certified on Oracle Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

<b>Contribution by Angela Golla,

Wed, 2015-05-13 12:54
Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Managing Millenials - The Shifting Workforce
A significant portion of US workers will be leaving the workforce. At the same time, a new generation is entering the workforce with an entirely different set of expectations. According to a PwC report, millennials already form 25% of the workforce in the US. By 2020, millennials will form 50% of the global workforce.  Read  Mark Hurd's interesting take on this major shift on LinkedIn

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 07-MAY-2015

Thu, 2015-05-07 16:00

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 30-APR-2015

Thu, 2015-04-30 10:50

Linux
From Oracle’s Linux Blog: Friday Spotlight: Oracle Linux 7 - Optimizing Deployment Flexibility and Increasing ROI.
And from the same source: The April 2015 Oracle Linux Newsletter is Now Available
Fusion
From Fusion Applications Performance Issues, How to Increase Performance With Business Events in Fusion Applications
And from Fusion Applications Developer Relations: JDeveloper Versions Revisited
Java
Less Noisy NetBeans, from Geertjan’s Blog.
Mobile Computing
Oracle Database Mobile Server 12c (12.1.0.0.0) Released, from Oracle Partner Hub: ISV Migration Center Team.
SOA
Implementing Coherence and OWSM out-of-process on OSB, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
Social Technology
What Does Facebook’s API Change Mean?, from Oracle Social Spotlight.
MySQL
From Oracle’s MySQL Blog: Importing and Backing Up with mysqldump
Demantra
From the Oracle Demantra blog: The table_reorg procedure ran for SALES_DATA errored due to lack of tablespace. Can I delete the RDF segments?
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
Critical Update to the EBS Procurement Approvals Analyzer (Version 200.3)
So really why should I apply the March 2015 12.1.3: Procurement Family Update - Rollup Patch?
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
High Availability Configuration for Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2
Database Migration Using 12cR1 Transportable Tablespaces Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3
Best Practices for Optimizing Oracle XML Gateway Performance
…and Finally

Now you can listen to Wikipedia. No, not sounds on Wikimedia, but the sounds of edits being entered in various languages on Wikipedia itself. There’s a list on the bottom to add and remove languages to the stream.

<strong>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2015-04-27 09:29
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor


Database Security
From the outset, Oracle has delivered the industry's most advanced technology to safeguard data at the source—the database. Oracle provides a comprehensive portfolio of security solutions to ensure data privacy, protect against insider threats, and enable regulatory compliance for both Oracle and non-Oracle databases. Oracle's powerful preventive and detective security controls include database activity monitoring and blocking, privileged user and multifactor access control, data classification and discovery, transparent data encryption, consolidated auditing and reporting, secure configuration management, and data masking. With Oracle, customers can deploy reliable data security solutions that require no changes to existing applications, saving time and money.  Learn more at the Database Security Overview web page. 

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 23-APR-2015

Thu, 2015-04-23 10:31

Time to Patch!
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Critical Patch Update for April 2015 Now Available
RDBMS
From that JEFF SMITH: A Quick Hit on Database Auditing Support
CDBs with less options now supported in Oracle 12.1.0.2. from Update your Database – NOW!
PL/SQL
Optimizing the PL/SQL Challenge II: How to Figure Out the Root of the Problem, from All Things SQL.
BI
From the Oracle BI applications blog, Customer RFM Analysis.
Analytics
From Business Analytics - Proactive Support: New Whitepaper: OBIEE to Essbase Authentication Methods
Fusion
Managing Attachments Using Web Services, from Fusion Applications Developer Relations
WebLogic
The WebLogic Partner Community Newsletter April 2015, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.
SOA
Enable SOA Composer in SOA Suite, from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
MAF
From Shay Shmeltzer's Weblog: Dynamically refresh a part of a page (PPR) in Oracle MAF
Ops Center
Disabling ASR for a specific asset, from the Ops Center blog.
OEM
April 2015 EM Recommended Patch List, from Enterprise Manager Best Practices.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
Webcast: Pick Release Move Order Related To OPM Production Batches
Whats New in the Procurement Approval Analyzer - Version 200.2
Webcast: Oracle Receivables Balance Forward Billing (BFB) Setup & Usage
SR Automation Explained
Are You Considering Item Web Services for Oracle Product Hub?
There's a New Tool in Oracle Payroll...it's the Payroll Dashboard!
Webcast: Enhancement Request to My Oracle Support Community
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: April 2015 Edition
Best Practices for Testing EBS Endeca Applications
JRE 1.8.0_45 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
JRE 1.7.0_79 and 1.7.0_80 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

Java JRE 1.6.0_95 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

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Mon, 2015-04-20 11:06
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor


How Cloud Computing is Revolutionizing Business
Cloud computing is triggering a stunning shift in how businesses operate. Modern SaaS applications for marketing, HR, and ERP are allowing companies to accelerate operations and engage more intimately with their customers thanks to heretofore unseen heroes in their ranks.  Read Mark Hurd's latest blog on "How Cloud Computing is Revolutionizing Business".

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 16-APR-2015

Thu, 2015-04-16 13:36

Time to Patch!
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Critical Patch Update for April 2015 Now Available
APEX
From OTN DBA/DEV Watercooler: Oracle APEX 5 Is Here
SOA
SOA Suite 12c: Topology Suggestions, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
From the AMIS Technology Blog: Use Oracle Stream Explorer and the Service Execution Reporter policy to analyze service behavior – find too-late-closing flights on Saibot Airport
Data Integrator
Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition Advanced Big Data Option Part 1- Overview and 12.1.3.0.1 install, from RittmanMead.
Java
YouTube: WADL-Driven REST Client Generation, from Geertjan’s Blog.
At The Aquariumeveryone seems to be getting ready for   Java EE @ GIDS 2015
From the same blog:
JSON-P 1.1 (JSR 374) update: JSON Pointer & JSON Patch
Last Call to Submit to the JavaOne Java EE Track
Java EE Security API (JSR 375) Update
WebLogic
WLS Tip: Installing WebLogic with Chef, from The WebLogic Server Blog.
Analytics
Oracle Business Analytics on YouTube.
Data Warehouse
Statement of Direction -- Big Data Management System, from The Data Warehouse Insider.
MAF
From WebLogic Partner Community EMEA:
Reading MAF iOS Simulator Logging Output
MAF 2.0: Using Local Database
Coherence
From Making Software Work: Warming a Coherence Cache using HotCache
IT Opinion
On Choosing Mature Technologies, from Oracle's MySQL Blog.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
OM Suite 12.1.3+ Recommended Patch Collections Now Available!
A Brief Discussion of Globalization Profile Options
New to the Procurement Accounting Space - Introducing the EBS Procurement Accrual Accounting Analyzer
Functional Impact Assessment Documents List for E-Business Suite Release 12.1 & 12.2
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Critical Patch Update for April 2015 Now Available

EBS OA Extensions for JDeveloper Certified with Windows 8.1

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 09-APR-2015

Thu, 2015-04-09 12:05

RDBMS
How to log on even when SYSDBA can't do so? from Tanel Poder at tech.e2sn.com.
How-to set the current database schema of an application using a global context, from the AMIS Technology Blog.
SQL Developer
Using the SQL Developer to Browse NoSQL Datastores, from Oracle University.
SQL
An article that will help navigate the uncertainties of the sea of functions ‘around the center’: MEDIAN: FOR WHEN YOU DON'T REALLY MEAN IT, from Johnny-G Incorporated.
Exalogic
Avoiding Memory Leaks in Exalogic when using the SDP Support from JDK 1.7, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.
Solaris
Getting fixes faster, from Solaris 11 Maintenance Lifecycle.
Ops Center
Adding an Asset to a Group During Discovery, from the Ops Center blog.
SOA
From the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog: Top SOA articles at OTN –thanks to the Community
Fusion
Updates to the Fusion Middleware Lifetime Support Policy have been published.  Forms/Reports have been extended.
Mobile Computing
From The Oracle Mobile Platform Blog:
How to implement iBeacon in MAF 2.1.1
How to implement push notifications in MAF 2.1.1
Data Integration
ODI, Big Data SQL and Oracle NoSQL, from Data Integration.
Free Stuff
Good news! You can get free access to books. But…you have to live in California or move there in order to get your books: OT: Never buy an Oracle book again (if you live in California), from Toad World.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support blog:
Webcast: Implement & Customize Transaction Account Derivation Rules (TADR) in AGIS
Check Out the EBS Procurement Approval Analyzer
Release of the EBS Procurement Encumbrance Accounting Analyzer!
Eradicate FRM-40654 or FRM-4073 When Updating Your Items
Webcast: Installation and Setup of Manufacturing Operations Center
Webcast: Project Manufacturing Costing
Webcast: Demantra Debugging Using Proactive Services Tools Plus Latest Tips and Tricks
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Third Recommended Patch Collection for EBS 12.1.3 Now Available
Reminder: Upgrade EBS 12.2 to FMW 11.1.1.7

E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OAUG Collaborate 15

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 02-APR-2015

Thu, 2015-04-02 11:36

OpenWorld
OpenWorld SF 2015 External Call for Proposal is now open, from Business Analytics - Proactive Support.
SQL
From Tanel Poder: Sqlplus is my second home, part 8: Embedding multiple sqlplus arguments into one variable
From DBA Kevlar: SQLTXPLAIN and the AWR Warehouse, Part I, and part 2 is already out.
Exadata
Also from Oracle guru Tanel Poder comes this posting on Exadata: Oracle Exadata Performance: Latest Improvements and Less Known Features
Data Mining
This list of books available free from KDNuggets seems a pretty good deal. I went all the way through to a couple of PDFs without any dire warnings, registrations, pop ups offering cat videos, etc: More Free Data Mining, Data Science Books and Resources.
EPM
EPM Patch Set Updates - March 2015, from Business Analytics - Proactive Support.
Cumulative Feature Tool for Oracle EPM Versions, from BI & EPM Partner Community EMEA
Java
Coherence, WebLogic and Java SE 8, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.
From The Java Source: Updates to the Java Troubleshooting Guide
Ops Center
From the Ops Centerblog: Ops Center's port usage
Fusion
Several items from Fusion Applications Developer Relations of late:
Working With Lists Of Values and Tables in Expression Language
Resources Roadmap for Customizing Security
Groovy Introduction on Customer Connect And Other Session Recommendations
PeopleSoft
From Oracle University: Training for PeopleTools 8.54
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Periodic Average Costing Data Collection Scripts and Process Flow
The EBS iProcurement Item Analyzer Has A Whole New Look and Feel!
Where to Find Product Documentation for General Ledger?
Balances Corruption Fix Script (GLBALFIX) Now Available for Parameters Including Special Characters
General Ledger Recommended Patch Collection Released Recently!

See the new Purchasing Document Open Interface (PDOI) improvements in 12.1.3!

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 26-MAR-2015

Thu, 2015-03-26 15:12

Cloud
A Glance at Smartwatches in the Enterprise: A Moment in Time Experience, from the Usable Apps in the Cloud Blog.
Solaris
From Solaris 11 Maintenance Lifecycle: iSCSI improvements
OVM
Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.2 - Live Migration, from Virtually All the Time.
NetBeans
From Geertjan’s Blog: Mobile Boilerplate and NetBeans IDE
Fusion
Finding "End of Support" Information for Fusion Middleware Applications, from Proactive Support - Java Development using Oracle Tools.
Live Virtual Training: Fast Track: Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management 2014 for PreSales, from Oracle PartnerNetwork News.
WebLogic
Oracle WebLogic Server Now Running on Docker Containers, from The WebLogic Server Blog.
BI
From the Oracle BI applications blog: How to Invoke Oracle Enterprise Data Quality(OEDQ) using ODI Client.
Hyperion
Hyperion Essbase Family 11.1.2.4 PSU post updated, from the Business Analytics - Proactive Support.
BPM
Video: Error Handling and Recovery in Oracle BPM12c, from ArchBeat.
Data Warehousing
From the Data Warehouse Insider:
Finding the Distribution Method in Adaptive Parallel Joins
Finding the Reason for DOP Downgrades
Security
86% of Data Breaches Miss Detection, How Do You Beat The Odds? from Security Inside Out.
RFID
IoB - Internet of Bees, from Hinkmond Wong's Weblog.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Certified with EBS 12.1 on HP-UX Itanium, IBM AIX
From CN Support NEWS:

E-Business Suite 12.1 Premier Support Now Through Dec. 2016 and 11.5.10 Sustaining Support Exception Updates

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 19-MAR-2015

Thu, 2015-03-19 15:38

RDBMS
A new blog I’ve never seen before, Emre Baransel, Support Engineer's Blog, looks good and hands-on. Here are some links:
TIMESTAMP to DATE Conversion with Online Redefinition
Standby Database SCN - x$kcvfh
Auditing on Oracle Database in a Nutshell (11gR2)
MySQL
Two from MySQL Enterprise Backup:
Distributing innodb tables made simpler!
MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.12.0 has been released
Java
WebSocket Client API – Java 8, from Pavel Bucek’s Blog.
From The Java Source: Java 9 and Beyond
ADF
Uploading and showing image file from absolute server path ADF, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.
EPM and BI
From Business Analytics - Proactive Support:
Documentation for OBIA 11.1.1.9.1 - Important Information Please Read.
Patch Set Update: Oracle Hyperion Essbase Family 11.1.2.4
Patch Set Update: Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3.587
Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.9.1 now available for download!
Tons of good videos on these channels:
Oracle EPMWebcasts Channel Oracle EPM & BI Tutorials YouTube ChannelOracle Learning LibraryCloud Help Center
From BI & Analytics Pulse: What’s New in Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.9.1?
SOA
Service Bus 12c – Exposing a Pipeline as a REST Service, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
And from New Generation Database Access: OAuth 2.0 Security Concepts: Part I "Two Key Use Cases De-Mystified"
Eclipse
REST Service Editor Query Parameters, from the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Blog
Studio C++
Boost with Oracle Solaris Studio C++ 12.4, from Studio C++ stories.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

March 2015 Updates to AD and TXK for EBS 12.2

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 12-MAR-2015

Thu, 2015-03-12 13:21

RDBMS
From OTN Garage: 5 Steps for Installing Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Solaris 11
Applying a PSU or BP to a Single-/Multitenant Environment, from Upgrade your Database - NOW!
SQL Developer
Software Updates! SQL Developer, Data Modeler, ORDS, & SQLcl EA2’s Now Available, from that JEFF SMITH.
OVM
From Oracle’s Virtualization Blog: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.24 Released
MySQL
Secure Web Pages By Using Session Handling with PHP, from Oracle’s MySQL Blog.
From MySQL on Windows: MySQL for Excel 1.3.4 has been released
SOA
EBS Adapter for Oracle SOA Suite 12c Now Available, from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog,
And from the same blog:
Simplify SaaS and On-Premises Integration by Using Oracle Fusion Middleware
RightNow Cloud Adapter (12.1.3) Released
Governance made easy – Oracle API Catalog 12c
WebLogic
From : Cristóbal Soto's Blog: PSU, Patching and Classpath Problems on Weblogic Server
Create a Custom ADF Component, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.
And from the same source:
Create a Custom ADF Component
Monitoring of Mobile Applications
Java
Top 10 Documents Linked as Solutions for Weblogic Server J2EE/Webservices November 2014 - February 2015, from Proactive Support - Java Development using Oracle Tools.
Business Analytics
From Business Analytics - Proactive Support:
Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Videos
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Financial Close Management 11.1.2.2.501
Patch Set Update: Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition 11.1.2.3.530
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Shared Services 11.1.2.3.503

Eclipse
From the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Blog: Modeling a POST Request and Redirection in the REST Service Editor
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Webcast: Inventory Sales Order Flow and Troubleshooting – R12
ORAchk 12.1.0.2.3 is Now Available for Download!
Mandatory Post Patch Required for Fixed Assets Feb 2015 RPC
Webcast: Understanding &Troubleshooting Receipts APIs In Oracle Accounts Receivable
Free Training Delivered by Product Experts!!!
R12: Important Enhancement: ON-THE-FLY SLA Upgrade of Historical SLA Distributions--BATCH MODE!
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

JRE 1.8.0_40 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 05-MAR-2015

Wed, 2015-03-04 15:12

Oracle Support
Excellent course on using the new MOS: My Oracle Support Accreditation Series - Level 1 My Oracle Support (Doc ID 1579751.1.
RDBMS
From Oracle Partner Hub: ISV Migration Center Team:
Even More Oracle Database Health Checks with ORAchk 12.1.0.2.1 and 12.1.0.2.3 (Beta)
and
Webcast - Oracle Database 12c High Availability New Features
MySQL
Backing up MySQL using ZFS Snapshots and Clones, from paulie’s world in a blog.
From Oracle's MySQL Blog: Optimize MySQL Database Performance
Transcript of "Free Open Source Tools" OTN Virtual Technology Session, from Geertjan’s Blog.
Last Solaris 8 and 9 patches released, from Patch Corner.
From Matthew P. Barnson’s blog: Maximizing ZFS Backup Throughput
BPM & SOA Application missing in JDeveloper 12c gallery, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
Fusion
Two from Fusion Applications Performance Issues:
How To Set Stack Size to overcome java.lang.StackOverflowError
BI Publisher Memory Guard Performance Monitor
Exalogic
From the Oracle Exalogic blog: Exalogic Run Book.
Oracle Technologies
From ArchBeat: Top 10 2 Min Tech Tips - February 2015
Oracle Service Cloud
From Oracle EMEA CX Partner Community: Upcoming Webinars for Oracle Service Cloud
EPM
The Cumulative Feature Overview Tool provides concise descriptions of new and enhanced features and functionality available between starting and target releases, previously available in Excel form, now has a new WEB version .  
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Just Released - EBS Financials February 2015 Recommended Patch Collections (RPCs)
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Reminder: Upgrade Database 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 by July 2015

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 26-FEB-2015

Thu, 2015-02-26 15:57

Oracle Support
How To Be Notified When MOS Notes Are Updated, from the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog.
RDBMS
Oracle In-Memory Advisor with Oracle Multitenant? Issues?, from Update your Database – NOW!
Exadata
Examining the new Columnar Cache with v$cell_state, from SmartScan Deep Dive.
And from Exadata Database Machine: 10 reasons to run Database In-Memory on Exadata
OEM
From Oracle Enterprise Manager: Editing EM12c Jobs in Bulk
Data Warehouse
From The Data Warehouse Insider: New Way to Enable Parallel DML
WebLogic
Weblogic LDAPAuthenticator configuration; the GUID Attribute ,from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.
Java and Friends
Unsynchronized Persistence Contexts in JPA 2.1/Java EE 7, from The Aquarium.
YouTube: Format Multiple Files in NetBeans IDE, from Geertjan's Blog.
4 New OTN Tech articles on JDeveloper, BPM, ADF, from ArchBeat.
Linux
Two from Oracle’s Linux Blog:
Introduction to Using Oracle's Unbreakable Linux Network
Technology Preview available for the Oracle Linux software collection library
MySQL
From Paulie’s world in a blog: Deploying MySQL over Fibre Channel / iSCSI using the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
Hardware Support
From My Oracle Support: Power Cord Replacement Notice (updated February 2015).
SOA and BPM
Dynamic ADF Form Solution for Oracle BPM Process, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
WebCenter
From the Oracle WebCenter Blog: Webcast: Next Generation AP Invoice Automation
Ops Center
From the Oracle Ops Centerblog: Database License.
Hyperion
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.1.106, from the Business Analytics - Proactive Support blog.
Demantra
From the Oracle Demantrablog: Setting Worksheet Related Parameters and Hardware Requirement Example
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Announcing Oracle Global Trade Management (GTM) Community
Webcast: Oracle Time and Labor (OTL) Timecard Layout Configuration
Internal Requisition, Internal Sales Order Change Management
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Reminder: Upgrade Database 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 by July 2015

EBS 12.x certified with Apple Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 19-FEB-2015

Thu, 2015-02-19 15:51

RDBMS
Three good articles recently from Upgrade your Database – NOW!:
Grid Infrastructure PSU Jan 2015 - Am I too intolerant?
Oracle Fail Safe 4.1.1 released - supports Multitenant
Is it always the Optimizer? Should you disable Group By Elimination in 12c?
From Robert G. Freeman on Oracle: Oracle Multitenant - Common Users
Oracle Support
Proactive Analysis Center (PAC), from the My Oracle Support blog.
MySQL
MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.20 has been released, from the MySQL Enterprise Tools Blog.
SOA
From the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog:
Patching the Service Bus 12.1.3 unknown protocol deployment error
Service Bus 12c – Series of Articles
Using OSB 12.1.3 Resequencer
REST
From New Generation Database Access: Oracle REST Data Services EA2 has just shipped!!!!!!
Solaris
From Jeff Taylor’s Weblog: "ipadm show-addr" with name resolution on Solaris 11.
Profiling the kernel, from Darryl Gove's blog.
Big Data
Extending Oracle Database Security to Hadoop, from the Oracle Big Data blog.
From Data Integration: Hive, Pig, Spark - Choose your Big Data Language with Oracle Data Integrator.
Ops Center
From the Ops Centerblog: Creating Networks for Server Pools
LDAP
From the adaptersblog: Security Configuration in LDAP Adapter.
Analytics
From Business Analytics - Proactive Support:
Statement of Direction: EPM and Oracle Data Integrator
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.4.001
OBIEE 11g: Troubleshooting Crash Issues
OBIA 11g - Bundle Patches
Java
From Proactive Support - Java Development using Oracle Tools: Top 10 Documents Linked to SRs for JDeveloper/ADF/MAF Issues 10/2014 thru 2/2015
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Webcast: Setup and Integration of Work in Process with Oracle Quality
New Shipping Execution Analyzer!!
Webcast: Oracle Time and Labor Timecard Layout Configuration
Webcast: How to Process CTO Bills with Warning: The Configured Bills will be Created with Dropped Components
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Tutorial: Publishing EBS 12.2 PL/SQL APIs as REST Services

Reminder: EBS 11i Reverts to Sustaining Support on January 1, 2016

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 12-FEB-2015

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:34

RDBMS
Management database in 12c release 12.1.0.2, from the Oracle Database Know How blog.
ZFS
From The Wonders of ZFS Storage: Thin Cloning of PDBs is a Snap with Oracle Storage
MAF
How-to open and close a popup dialog from Java in MAF, from the The Oracle Mobile Platform Blog.
WebLogic
Dynamic UOO - Oracle Service Bus, from Gita’s Blog.
Suppressing ADF LOV Like Operator Filtering V2, from the WebLogic Partner Community EMEA, blog.
And from the same blog: JDeveloper Debugging Tips (Watchpoints & Beep)
OVM
From the Simon Cotter Blog: Oracle VM 3.3.2 Officialy released!
OUD
A couple of good OUD items from Sylvain Duloutre’s Weblog:
How to lock every account in a LDAP subtree with OUD
Sudden SSLv3-related errors in OUD explained
SOA
SOA Suite 12c New Features - Coherence Adapter, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
And SOA/API developer tool tips, from the same blog.
OBIEE
OBIEE 11g: Troubleshooting Stuck Threads or Hangs, from Business Analytics - Proactive Support.
And from the same blog: Hyperion Financial Management and Oracle EPM system New Version 11.1.2.4
BI
Extracting Useful Information From Human Language Text, from BI & EPM Partner Community EMEA.
Fusion
Is Your IT Private PaaS Ready? Take This 10-minute Assessment to Find Out, from Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Retail
Announcing Oracle Retail 14.1 Product Overview and TOI Training Sessions as well as the Solutions Enablement Enterprise Version 14.1 – Guide to Enablement, from Oracle Retail Documentation.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Webcast: Demystifying Service Items Selling in Order Management
Webcast: Everything You Need To Know About Receivables Aging Reports in Release 12
Cycle Count No Data Found? Find Your Data!
Are you Running the Approval Analyzer and Getting an Error?
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Database 12.1.0.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 11i
EBS 12.2 Certified on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Internet Explorer 11 Certified with E-Business Suite 11.5.10.2
Reminder: Upgrade Database 10.2.0.5 Before July 2015
…And Finally
Just a personal pet peeve here. I hate dongles, exclusivity marketing (i.e. monopolies), DRM, etc., so Keurig’s difficulties after releasing a coffee maker that is a step down the evolutionary ladder pleases me. I just bought a version 1.0 Keurig, my second maker. My next maker will almost certainly come from another company. Who knows, maybe the Keurig 2.0 will be such a failure it becomes a collector’s item like Ford Edsels and the new Coke. Probably not, though. People just want to drink coffee.

Keurig's attempt to 'DRM' its coffee cups totally backfired

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 05-FEB-2015

Thu, 2015-02-05 13:52

RDBMS
An Oracle Instance is Like An Upmarket Restaurant, from Martin Widlake's Yet Another Oracle Blog
Bulk Data Insertion into Oracle Database in C#, from DZone.
Another great issue of Pythian’sLog Buffer: Log Buffer #407, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs.
Performance
Dev Tip - Tracking Process Resource Use, from OTN.
MAF
How to manage iOS log files in MAF 2.1, from The Oracle Mobile Platform Blog.
WebLogic
From WebLogic Partner Community EMEA: Whats new in GlassFish 4.1? by C2B2.
And from The WebLogic Server Blog: WebLogic and Arquillian: A Bare-Bones Example
SOA
From SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog: SOA Suite 12c Demo GSE just got more valuable with Internet Accessible Demos and Customer Guest Access.
BI
Oracle BI Mobile Security Toolkit 11.1.1.7.0 (11.6.20) for iOS is now Available, from Business Analytics - Proactive Support.
Fusion
From the Oracle A-Team Chronicles: Disaster Recovery for On-Premise Fusion Applications.
Oracle Utilities
Installing the Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle Utilities, from The Shorten Spot.
Solaris
From Darryl Gove's blog: Digging into microstate accounting.
Security
A few figures that should give people pause to think…then check versions on their company’s installed browser base: IT security: Companies are lulled into a false sense of security, from the EMEA Midsize Blog.

EBS
From Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Critical Patch Updates for 2015
How To Upload Meter Readings Using the Install Base Counter Readings Open Interface
Webcast: Memory Based Planner Errors
Webcast: Demantra Integration and the MSD_DP_SCN_ENTRIES_DENORM (Denorm) Table
Webcast: Cost Rollup Process For Configured Items (CTO)
Important Information for Retropay Users!

New R12 Consolidated Patch for R12 1099 Reporting Available!