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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, 2014-07-14 11:13
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Open World 2014, San Francisco, CA
Oracle Open World will be held September 28 - October 2, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.  Learn about the latest technology innovations from Oracle experts.  Register now as spots fill up fast.  Go to the Open World home page to learn more about available sessions, key notes and to register. 

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 10-JUL-2014

Thu, 2014-07-10 15:09

RDBMS
A Tale of Session Parameter Settings, an oldie but goodie from one of our favorite bloggers, DBA Kevlar.
From the ORACLE-BASE Blog: Invoker Rights in Oracle Database 12c : Some more articles.
In-Memory Option
Oracle In-Memory Option: 6 Key Points, from InformationWeek.
Certification
Upgrade Your OCA Certification to a Current Version of OCP With a Streamlined Path, from Oracle Certification.
SOA
From Oracle SOA Suite Components: Human Workflow.
Top 10 Most Popular OTN SOA Articles, from ArchBeat.
Java
From The Aquarium: Spotlight on GlassFish 4.0.1 : #1 JDBC Realm
Programming
Seven Things You Should Never Code Yourself, from New Relic.
10 Essential Sublime Text Plugins for Full Stack Developers, from Sitepoint.
Hadoop
From the Oracle A-Team Chronicles: Importing Data from SQL databases into Hadoop with Sqoop and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
WebLogic
Additional new material WebLogic Community, from the WebLogic Partner Community EMEA blog.
A freee eCourse: WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.3) New Features.
OAM
From Pythian: Differences Between R12.1 and R12.2 Integration with OAM.
Coherence
Coherence Adapter Configuration, from Antony Reynolds' Blog.
Business
From Forbes: Why Today's Enterprise Social Strategies Won't Work Tomorrow
From ICS: Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improved ROI: Introducing the IT Complexity Index.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Learn About Troubleshooting Reports & Printing Issues
How to Find E-Business Suite & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches
HCM: Introducing the 'HCM Person Analyzer' for EBS Human Capital Management
Your Payables #1 Document Keeps Getting Better!!
Webcast: How To Use E-Business Tax Simulator

<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.
BPM
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.
Fusion
From Fusion Applications Developer Relations: June in Review.
WebCenter
How Oracle WebCenter Customers Build Digital Businesses: Contending with Digital Disruption, from the Oracle WebCenter Blog.
RDBMS
Restore datafile from service: A cool #Oracle 12c Feature, from The Oracle Instructor.
OTN
Another great month out there on OTN. Check out the Top 10 ArchBeat Videos for June 2014 on ArchBeat.
MySQL
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.
Java
Reza Rahman's Blogshared some material on the Java EE 8 road-map here: Java Day Tokyo Trip Report.
Programming
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.
EBS
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog
New Release of the PO Approval Analyzer!
Posting Performance Issues Reported After 11.2.0.4 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

RDBMS
One of our TAMs recommends this very handy document : Oracle Database (RDBMS) Releases Support Status Summary
SQL
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.
ODI
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.
Fusion
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.
SOA
The Oracle SOA Suite - Team Blog lets us know: Oracle Unveils Oracle SOA Suite 12c.
Java
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 V3.co.uk.
Auditing
From Itegrigy, a very useful article for auditors on Trusting Privileged Users, DBMS_SQLHASH, and Three Misconceptions about Encryption.
Business
Understanding Disruption: Insights From The History Of Business, from Forbes.
Troubleshooting
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)
EBS
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
VR
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

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

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

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
ODI 12c - Loading Files into Oracle, community post from ToadWorld, from the Data Integration blog.
SOA
Online Learning Library free BPM training for everybody partners, customers and freelancer! from the SOA &  BPM Partner Community Blog.
Fusion
From Practical experience on Oracle Fusion Middleware: How to Create tree type CVL in Content server(UCM).
MySQL
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.
EBS
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.