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

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

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

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 05-JUN-2014

Thu, 2014-06-05 17:14

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

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram

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

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

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 29-MAY-2014

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:46

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

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

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

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

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

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 22-MAY-2014

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:34

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

From SPLOID: The best optical illusions of 2014 are truly mind-bending stuff.

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2014-05-19 13:41
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

America's Cup 2010 Winner Comes Home
OK, this is not technical at all.  But, it is really cool.  Watch how they moved USA 17 Trimaran, the 2010 America's Cup winner, to the lake at Oracle Corporate Headquarters.  It involves a huge helicopter:

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 14-MAY-2014

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:23

From The Arup Nanda Blog: Restoring Controlfile When AUTOBACKUP Fail.
From Integrigy: PreInstall RPM Makes Oracle Database Installation Easy.
From My Possible Pasts: Index Health Check.
From DBA Kevlar: OEM After Hours Notification Schedule Option- Part I.
Oracle Multitenant
Topic:  Oracle Multitenant: Configuration and Customization Fundamentals-20140410 1448-1 Recording date:  Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:48 am
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Panelist Information: 
Duration:  1 hour 30 minutes Description:  This one-hour session is recommended for technical Managers and DBA's who are looking into the potential benefits of using Oracle Multitenant . The session will cover some base operations for a Multitenant setup but the main focus will be on guidance to the customization options
Topics include:
* Brief Overview over the Multitenant Architecture
* Customize Oracle Multitenant for your Needs

Internet of Things
Can you say buzzword? The blogosphere is awash in article on the Internet of Things (IoT, as opposed, I suppose, to iOS):
Plug into the Internet of Things - Webinar, from Oracle Fusion Middleware.
The Emerging Operating System for the Internet of Things, from database trends and applications.
And from CiOL: Oracle announces Internet of Things Developer Challenge.
From Security Inside Out: Human Error is Greatest Risk to Data Security...
From Wim Coekaerts Blog: Unbreakable Linux Network APIs available.
Working with Oracle Security Token Service in an Architecture Involving Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Service Bus, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
stackoverflowis a very useful site. Here is an Oracle-related example: Connecting to Oracle Database through C#?
Oracle on the Mac
From Mac Update: Information on how to create SQL graphically with SQL Editor.
Check out the latest news from the Oracle Applications Users Group: OAUG News.
7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with CSS, from The David Walsh Blog, by way of Eddie Awad's Tweetage.
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Demantra Install & Configure
How to Create Invoices from iSupplier
Negative Usage Billing in Service Contracts
OPM LCM integration Key Setup Analyzer
Demantra Engine on Linux Install, Upgrade Troubleshooting Whitepaper
HRMS 11i Rollup Patch 9 (17774746) is Released

Are you a data scientist, or strive to be one? Do you need to hire one? Some thoughts from CIO: 4 qualities to look for in a data scientist.

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Mon, 2014-05-12 13:06
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

My Oracle Support Accreditation
The My Oracle Support Accreditation Series delivers a targeted learning experience designed to increase your expertise with My Oracle Support core functions and build skills to help you leverage solutions, tools, and knowledge.  Advanced accreditation in the technical areas such as Database and E-Business Suite is also available.  Learn more at Note:1583898.1.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 08-MAY-2014

Thu, 2014-05-08 14:34

EPM Videos
Some good EPM videos out on YouTube from OracleEPMWebcasts.
From DZone: Debugging Oracle ADF Mobile Applications: Part I.
From the A-Team Chronicles: Oracle GoldenGate: Logdump.
Okay, this article from Database Journal describes how you can do something. I'd be interested in seeing what our readers think about it. Sounds like something you can do...but why would you want to? You can take off the safeties off on power tools too...but do you really want to? Modifying a Primary Key Index in Oracle 11.2.0.x.
From The Arup Nanda Blog: Restoring Controlfile When AUTOBACKUP Fail.
From Kyle Hailey: Cloning Oracle RAC in 5 minutes.
A history of NL (Nested Loops) from the Oracle Scratchpad.
SQL Developer
From that JEFF SMITH: Oracle SQL Developer: Configuring Object DDL Scripts.
and an announcement: Oracle SQL Developer & Data Modeler v4.0.2 Are Now Available.
From Online Apps DBA: Backing up and restoring a small directory : OID 11g.
From the A-Team Chronicles: How Oracle Identity Manager Uses MDS.
Global Desktop
From Oracle's Virtualization Blog: Announcement: Patch Set Updates (PSUs) for Oracle Secure Global Desktop releases.
From Oracle E-Business Suite Technology:
Three Essential Reference Tools for E-Business Suite Upgrades.
Plans for Certifying Internet Explorer 11 with Oracle E-Business Suite
EBS R12 Pre-Install RPM Available for Oracle Linux 5 and 6
After Windows XP and Office 2003: E-Business Suite Implications
Best Practices for Deploying EBS 12.2 on Oracle Database Appliance
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog
Visit our Consolidated List of iSupplier Portal Code Fixes
Webcast: Lockbox Basics: Setup, Data Model & Troubleshooting
Are you using Import Standard Purchase Orders Program or Import Price Catalog Program?
Configuration Validation Resulted In Error(s) While Booking
May 21st Webcast: Task Management with Oracle Warehouse Management
Procurement Enhancement Request Community
US HRMS Customers Needing to Comply with 2014 OFCCP Section 503 & VEVRAA Regulations
Logistics Consolidated RUP9 Patch Released
Customer Service
From the New School Marketing Blog: Nice to tweet you: 3 ways to use Twitter for customer service.

...and Finally
From Smithsonian Science: Astronomers create first realistic virtual universe. I wonder if you can rent it out for parties?

<b>Contributions by Angela Golla,

Tue, 2014-05-06 12:40
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Magazine
The May - June issue of Oracle Magazine is now available.  Learn about Oracle Cloud Application Foundation, Java 8, Nonstop Partition Operations and more.