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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,

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.
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.
From Fusion Applications Developer Relations: June in Review.
How Oracle WebCenter Customers Build Digital Businesses: Contending with Digital Disruption, from the Oracle WebCenter Blog.
Restore datafile from service: A cool #Oracle 12c Feature, from The Oracle Instructor.
Another great month out there on OTN. Check out the Top 10 ArchBeat Videos for June 2014 on ArchBeat.
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.
Reza Rahman's Blogshared some material on the Java EE 8 road-map here: Java Day Tokyo Trip Report.
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.
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog
New Release of the PO Approval Analyzer!
Posting Performance Issues Reported After 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

One of our TAMs recommends this very handy document : Oracle Database (RDBMS) Releases Support Status Summary
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.
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.
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.
The Oracle SOA Suite - Team Blog lets us know: Oracle Unveils Oracle SOA Suite 12c.
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
From Itegrigy, a very useful article for auditors on Trusting Privileged Users, DBMS_SQLHASH, and Three Misconceptions about Encryption.
Understanding Disruption: Insights From The History Of Business, from Forbes.
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)
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
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

(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.
AWR Warehouse in EM12c Rel. 4 from DBA Kevlar.
Oracle GoldenGate Data Transformation from VitalSoftTech.
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.
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.

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.
Diving into OpenStack Network Architecture - Part 2 - Basic Use Cases, from Ronen Korman's Blog.
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.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 12-JUN-2012

Thu, 2014-06-12 16:41

12c In-Memory Option
The news is all over the place, so I'll just include a couple of items on our big announcement. One is the announcement itself: Larry Ellison Unveils Breakthrough Technology, Which Turns the Promise of Real-Time into a Reality.
and the other other is this article from universally acknowledged Oracle guru Tanel Poder: Our take on the Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Option.

From Oracle DBA – Tips and Techniques: GoldenGate and Virtual Memory - CACHEMGR CACHESIZE and CACHEDIRECTORY.
From Maximum Availability Architecture: Oracle GoldenGate Active-Active Part 1.
Data Guard
The Oracle Instructor on Data Guard: Data Guard 12c New Features: Far Sync & Real-Time Cascade.
ODI 12c - Loading Files into Oracle, community post from ToadWorld, from the Data Integration blog.
Online Learning Library free BPM training for everybody partners, customers and freelancer! from the SOA &  BPM Partner Community Blog.
From Practical experience on Oracle Fusion Middleware: How to Create tree type CVL in Content server(UCM).
MySQL for Excel 1.3.0 Beta has been released, this from the MySQL on Windows blog.
IT and the Law
From Kyle Hailey: Compliance, Reporting & Dodd Frank.
Public Sector
Where to find Information on Software/Technologies Supported by PSRM, from the Oracle Public Sector Revenue Management Blog.
The latest from the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Do You Use Oracle Exchange? Read This Important Information!
Webcast: 12.2.4 Advanced Planning Command Center Enhancements
Generating Landed Cost Management Charges using Custom Pricing Attributes
Visit our Consolidated List of Mandatory Project Costing Code and Data Fixes
Webcast: Credit Memo Applications Via AutoInvoice
Hot off the Presses! The June 2014 Procurement News Collection Is Now Available
Universal Work Queue Quick Filter Examples
Advisor Webcast: Oracle Payments Funds Disbursement Analyzer
Webcast: Introduction To Causal Factors
Managing the Unload LPN Functionality for Inbound LPNs is as Easy as 1,2,3
ORAchk 2.2.5 – New Tool Features & New Health Checks for the Oracle Stack
…and Finally
Engage warp drive! Nasa reveals latest designs for a Star Trek-style spacecraft that could make interstellar travel a reality, from The Daily Mail.

<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
Upgrade to the new Oracle Database 12cAdministrator Certified Professional certification by taking a single exam, "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" (1Z0-060) regardless of the version of Oracle Database on which you are certified. This applies to candidates certified on Oracle7, Oracle8, Oracle8i, Oracle9i, Oracle Database 10g, or Oracle Database 11g.

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.