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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 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


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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!

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 29-SEP-2015

Thu, 2015-01-29 17:25

RDBMS
Oracle Database 12c Patching: DBMS_QOPATCH, OPATCH_XML_INV, and datapatch, from Pythian.
Oracle Technology
Top 10 OTN ArchBeat YouTube Videos - Dec 29, 2014 – Jan 27, 2015, from ArchBeat.
GoldenGate
Oracle GoldenGate 12c for Oracle Database - Integrated Capture sharing capture session, from Data Integration.
MySQL
MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.19 has been released, from MySQL Enterprise Tools Blog.
ZFS
Data Encryption ... Be Safe or Be Sorry, from The Wonders of ZFS Storage.
Solaris
Solaris Studio 12.4: The new release comes with sharper tools, from the EMEA Midsize Blog.
SOA
SOA Magazine III published, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA
Desktop application for purging SOA instances, from Arda Eralp's Weblog.
Oracle SOA Suite 12c: The Coherence Adapter, from the AMIS Technology Blog.
BI
Fact Table Partitioning with Oracle BI Applications, from the Oracle BI applications blog.
MAF
Updating MAF Connection Targets At Run Time, from the Oracle A-Team Chronicles.
Identity Management
From the Identity Management blog: Putting the dots together: How to provide compliance and individual accountability with Oracle Privileged Account Manager.
EBS
From Oracle E-Business Suite Technology:
Database 12.1.0.1 Certified with EBS 12.2 on Itanium and AIX
EBS Error Correction Policy Updated for EBS 12.2
From Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
See the New and Improved Buyer Work Center (BWC) Assistant
Personalize Your Mobile Apps!
Introducing the New Proactive Dynamic Events Calendar
Stay Current: EBS 12.2 Upgrade, Features & Functionality & How to find EBS Patches!
Obtaining Bonus Depreciation Methods for Oracle Fixed Assets
…And Finally
This Chart Shows How Long It Takes to Get from an Airport to the City
Yes, Please: An Algorithm for Fact Checking the Internet, from MOTHERBOARD.
One potentially massive preliminary discovery impacting astrophysics, one no doubt about it huge move in technology, 3-D printing with metal:
Speed of light not so constant after all, from ScienceNews.

First Of Its Kind In Israel: 3D Metal Printer Gets To Work At Technion, from nocamel.

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 22-JAN-2015

Thu, 2015-01-22 14:59

RDBMS
Non-CDB architecture of Oracle databases is DEPRECATED since Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, from Upgrade your Database – NOW!
From Oracle related stuff: Video Tutorial: XPLAN_ASH Active Session History - Part 2.
From Martin’s Blog: How to resolve the text behind v$views?
Exalogic
Exalogic Elastic Cloud 12c Software and X5-2 Hardware Launch, from the Oracle Exalogic blog.
IoT
From the Oracle PartnerNetwork Strategy Blog: Top Five IoT Predictions for 2015 – Part I
OpenWorld
Looking back at OOW 2014: Oracle Open World, 2014 – Free Behind the Scenes Videos, from Oracle University.
OpsCenter
Enabling and Testing ASR, from the OpsCenter blog.
Fusion
Fusion Middleware Proactive Patches Released, from Oracle Fusion Middleware Proactive Support Delivery.
Developers
From Developing using Oracle technologies: Node.js and Oracle Database
Java
From The Java Source: Learn About Wearables and Java
Better CDI Alignment in JPA 2.1/Java EE 7, from The Aquarium.
BI
Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Version 11g Performance Recommendations, from the Business Analytics – Proactive Support blog.
BPM
BPM 10g-12c Migration: Handling Excel Files as Input by Mark Foster, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.
WebCenter
Oracle WebCenter Content (WCC) 11.1.1.8.9 Bundle Patch, from Proactive Support – WebCenter Content.
EBS
From Oracle E-Business Suite Technology:
Using SHA-2 Signed Certificates with EBS
JRE 1.8.0_31 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
JRE 1.7.0_75 and 1.7.0_76 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
Java JRE 1.6.0_91 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
Critical Patch Update for January 2015 Now Available
Internet Explorer 11 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.0
From Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Webcast: Mastering Component Pick Release Process in Work in Process

Webcast: OPM Financials (GMF) Period Close Process

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 15-JAN-2015

Thu, 2015-01-15 16:14

Oracle Support
Malware sites offering Oracle 'patches', from Proactive Support - Data Integration.
RDBMS
New MOS Notes on Database Upgrades for 12c with or without Oracle Multitenant, from Upgrade your Database – NOW!
And from the same source: Upcoming Upgrade Workshops Jan/Feb 2015
Data Modeling
From that JEFF SMITH: Drawing Foreign Keys & Relationships in SQL Developer Data Modeler
NoSQL
From the Oracle NoSQL Database blog: Big Data SQL for Oracle NoSQL Database (part 1)
Security
From the Identity Management blog:  The Future of User Authentication
OEM
Enterprise Manager Ops Center - The Power of Groups, from Oracle Enterprise Manager blog.
Java
From Joseph D. Darcy's Oracle Weblog: More concise try-with-resources statements in JDK 9
SOA
From SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Industrial SOA
and
A Dirty Dozen Questions on Oracle SOA 12c You Need Answered, but Feared to Ask….
BPM
Repository Creation Utility, MDS and Schema Versions, from the Solving Business Challenges with Oracle's BPM Suite blog.
Fusion
Release 9: The Activity Redesign, from the Fusion Applications Developer Relationsblog.  EBS
From Oracle E-Business Suite Technology:
Reminder: EBS 12.0 Extended Support Ends January 31, 2015
EBS 12.1.3 Certified with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
From Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Webcast: EAM/VCP Integration Features and Demonstration
Easy Assistance for Troubleshooting Issues
Webcast: Handling Coupon in Advanced Pricing
Webcast: Implement & Understand The Oracle Receivables Manage Accounting Exception (Sweeping) Program
Check out the New and Improved R12 Approval Analyzer Diagnostic Script!
Check out the New and Improved R12 Approval Analyzer Diagnostic Script!
…And Finally
The Best Tools for Finding Information When Google Isn't Enough, from LifeHacker.
Cool Hacks to Combat Winter, from DailyFinance.

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 08-JAN-2015

Thu, 2015-01-08 14:08

RDBMS
Adaptive Query Optimization in Oracle Database 12c, from The ORACLE-BASE Blog.
Performance Problems with Dynamic Statistics in Oracle 12c, from Pythian.
From Robert G. Freeman on Oracle: Oracle Multitenant - Should you move to a single CDB/PDB architecture?
SQL Developer
From that JEFF SMITH: SQL Developer 4.1: Search & Replace Enhancements
Exalogic
From Oracle Exalogic: E-Business Suite 12.2.4 VM Templates for Exalogic
MySQL
From Oracle's MySQL Blog: Learn MySQL Performance Tuning From the Experts..APEX
From Dimitri Gielis Blog (Oracle Application Express - APEX): Generating sample data for your APEX application.
ADF and SOAP
Oracle Mobile Suite Service Bus REST and ADF BC SOAP, from Andrejus Baranovskis Blog.
Java
Validating Oracle Java Cloud Service HA, from Java.net.
NetBeans
From Geertjan's Blog: Classpath for Python Projects in NetBeans IDE.
Business Analytics
From Business Analytics - Proactive Support:
: Patch Set Update: 11.1.2.3.507 for Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis for Interactive Reporting Release 11.1.2.3.000
Business Analytics Monthly Index - December 2014
WebCenter
Oracle Documents Cloud Service R2 – Now Available!, from the Oracle WebCenter Blog.
Security
From Integrigy: Oracle Audit Vault Reports
EBS
From Oracle E-Business Suite Technology:
Of Particular Importance:
àJava Auto-Update Upgrades JRE 7 to 8 in January 2015 ß

Database 12.1.0.2 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2
Oracle VM Templates For EBS 12.2.4 For Exalogic Now Available
Enhance E-Business Suite Security By Switching to TLS
2014: A Year in Review for Oracle E-Business Suite
From Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:
Advanced Global Intercompany System Setup Diagnostic Available!
Are you occasionally getting complaints that the Purchase Order pdf file is not making it to the Supplier or Approver?
Get Notified When A New or Updated Product Analyzer or Diagnostic is Released
Webcast: DEM: Troubleshooting Engine Issues
Webcast: In-Memory Cost Management for Discrete Manufacturing
Logistics and Inventory Consolidated RUP11 Patches Released
Want to take a look (and replay) our 2014 Procurement Webcasts?
Did Your Consolidation Journals Post Twice Recently?
Budgeting For The New Year? Allow Us To Help!
Did You Check The Latest Rollup Patch for Report Manager?
Financial Reporting Using Excel? Get Some Hints!
…And Finally
Best of 2014: Communication Charts Help You Negotiate In Different Cultures, from PSFK. A lot of the charts look like artillery shells and hand grenades. I wonder if that indicates something about the nature of human negotiation overall? 
From Quantamagazine: A New Physics Theory of Life. Could be the biggest thing in biology since sliced bread (biologists love sandwiches), or…could be a big yawner if it doesn't pan out.

<b>Contribution by Angela Golla,

Wed, 2015-01-07 15:56
Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

My Oracle Support Essentials Webcast Series
The My Oracle Support Essentials Series brings interactive expertise straight to your desktop. The goal of this program is to communicate with our customers and partners, provide tips and tricks on how to effectively work with Oracle Support, and take advantage of the PROACTIVE tools that are provided with your Oracle Support contract.  The January schedule is available in Doc Id 553747.1