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Oracle Empowers Developers with New Enablement Resources and Events

Oracle Press Releases - Tue, 2017-10-03 11:00
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Oracle Empowers Developers with New Enablement Resources and Events Extends Oracle Code Series, and Introduces New Online Resources and Tools to Help Developers Build Next Generation of Modern Cloud Apps

Oracle Code, San Francisco—Oct 3, 2017

Empowering developers to learn, innovate and deliver more value to their organizations, Oracle today announced new enablement resources and tools. Building on the success of its recent Oracle Code series, Oracle is expanding its lineup of events around the world. In addition, new materials in Oracle’s developer.oracle.com portal and expanded GitHub participation will help developers stay on top of the latest architectures and methodologies for building next generation cloud native applications.

“Developers want to build cloud native applications using the latest technologies such as spark, Kafka, serverless, Kubernetes and Tensorflow. Oracle is constantly exploring new tools and libraries to drive this innovation,” said Siddhartha Agarwal, vice president of product management and strategy at Oracle. “With today’s announcements, Oracle is giving developers even more resources to stay up to date and build the next generation of software automation in the cloud.”

Oracle Code

Designed specifically for developers, Oracle Code events provide insights and best practices for tackling development challenges and opportunities in the cloud. Over the last six months, Oracle held 20 Oracle Code events around the world, hosting more than 10 thousand attendees. In a survey, 88 percent of attendees said they would recommend attending Oracle Code events to a colleague. Keynotes, technical sessions and hands-on labs led by industry luminaries, community members and Oracle experts will feature sessions on emerging technologies from chatbots and machine learning to containerization and Java. New worldwide Oracle Code events are planned for 2018.

Enablement Resources

Oracle is committed to providing developers an open, modern and easy to use cloud development platform. To help developers stay on top of the latest architectures, methodologies and tools available, Oracle is expanding its online developer portal—developer.oracle.com—with more technology-specific pages dedicated to databases, Java and containerization. As such, developers have a centralized resource to gain new knowledge that will aid in the development of next-generation applications.

Oracle is also expanding its contributions of open source projects on GitHub, with Oracle employees now working on more than 250 repositories. They also support a constant stream of newly added projects, software development kits (SDK), command line interfaces (CLI), and projects that enable developers to leverage major open source technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Node.js, Javascript, and Java.

Oracle Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) also provide a free and flexible way for developers to learn about Oracle technology. They are created by Oracle product experts, and delivered digitally through a combination of videos, hands-on lab guides, quizzes, and course-specific discussion forums. Upon completion of each MOOC, learners earn digital badges that can be showcased on their social networks.

Oracle has a long standing commitment to open source and has invested significant resources in developing, testing, optimizing, and supporting open technologies such as Kubernetes, MySQL, GlassFish, Java, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans, VirtualBox, and Xen. A Linux Foundation platinum member since 2008, Oracle serves on its board of directors and participates in a number of Linux Foundation projects, including the Open Container Initiative (OCI), Xen Project, Hyperledger, Automotive Grade Linux, and the R Consortium.

Developers can get $300 free credit to try any Oracle Cloud service at https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 3, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 16 Now Available

Steven Chan - Tue, 2017-10-03 10:58

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues.

These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier.

The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 is now available:

Where is this update documented?

Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document:

Who should apply this patch?

All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 users should apply this patch.  Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.5 will require this patch as a prerequisite. 

What's new in this update?

This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes 44 fixes in total, including all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.5 bundle patches.

This latest bundle patch includes fixes for following bugs/issues:

  • Under message component layout, the 'None' text in attachment link is clickable when there are no attachments.

  • If the user accesses any non-existing function through OA.jsp just after restarting the application services, the subsequent access of any EBS URLs shows an error page.

  • 22590683 - FORWARD-PORT 21465867 TO 12.2.5

  • 24391264 - ICONS NOT ALIGNED WITH FUNC NAME IN OLD HOMEPAGE IN CHROME AND FIREFOX

  • 24398948 - CUSTOMER NAME MISALIGNED

  • 24833544 - ISUPPORT PAGE HTML WIDTH/ALIGNMENT ISSUES AFTER UPGRADING TO 12.2.5 FROM 12.1.3

  • 25056504 - NEED IMPORTPERZDOCCO.JAVA VERSION .3 BACKPORTED TO BUNDLE 8

  • 25636917 - SKIP NAVIGATION ELEMENTS TO PAGE CONTENTS LINK 26261007 - BACKPORT:

  • 25686188:LONG NOTIFICATION TITLE IS NOT WRAPPING

  • 26299803 - FLEX POPUP WITHIN AN ADVANCED TABLE IS PARTIALLY OPENED ON BR

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Parsing

Jonathan Lewis - Tue, 2017-10-03 10:15

Here’s a quick quiz.

According to the Oracle 12.1 Database SQL Tuning Guide the first stage of parsing a statement is the Syntax Check, which is followed by the Semantic Check, followed by the Shared Pool Check. So where you do think the statement text will be while the Syntax Check is going on ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the answer looks like ….

 

 

 

… the shared pool. Here’s a simple test, cut-n-paste from SQL*Plus running under 12.1.0.2 in the SYS schema (I’ve also done this in the past with older versions):

 

 

 


SQL> select user frrom dual;
select user frrom dual
                  *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00923: FROM keyword not found where expected

SQL> select kglhdpar, kglhdadr, kglobt03, kglnaobj from x$kglob where kglnaobj like '%frrom%' and kglnaobj not like '%kgl%';

KGLHDPAR         KGLHDADR         KGLOBT03      KGLNAOBJ
---------------- ---------------- ------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
00000000D1EE3880 00000000AEF43F40 bshhvh0ypcz6x select user frrom du
00000000D1EE3880 00000000D1EE3880 bshhvh0ypcz6x select user frrom du

2 rows selected.

SQL> 

So the statement is garbage and fails (or ought to be failing) on a syntax text – but I can find it in x$kglob – the library cache objects – in the SGA with a parent and child entry.

I have to say that when I first read, many years ago, that there was a syntax check it struck me that the fastest way of doing a syntax check on a “good” system would be to start with a search for the text in the library cache. If it were there (and on a good system it probably would be within a few minutes of startup) then you could have a flag that avoided the CPU cost of doing the syntax check and move straight on to the semantic (basically object and permissions) check.

 


ARRIS Selects Oracle Cloud to Supercharge its Next Phase of Growth and Better Serve Its Global Customers

Oracle Press Releases - Tue, 2017-10-03 10:04
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ARRIS Selects Oracle Cloud to Supercharge its Next Phase of Growth and Better Serve Its Global Customers Technology leader to use Oracle Cloud to integrate multiple processes and systems across its organization to scale efficiently and effectively

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

ARRIS International plc, a world leader in video and broadband technology, has selected Oracle Cloud Applications and Platform to provide a unified, modern business platform to support its growing, global business.

ARRIS is a trusted advisor to the world’s leading service providers. Its portfolio and expertise enable its customers to select the best technology to transform the way that millions stay informed, entertained, and connected across their favorite screens: TVs, computers, mobile devices, and more.

ARRIS selected Oracle’s next-generation Cloud Applications and Platform to help scale its fast-growing enterprise. The best-in-class technology lends speed and addresses the company’s top priority: making business easier for its customers. ARRIS will use Oracle Cloud to create a foundation for managing and expanding its operations, taking customer interactions to the next level.

ARRIS’s former platform was a combination of technologies from previous acquisitions. With Oracle Cloud Applications and Platform, ARRIS will unite multiple components of ARRIS’s business—from procurement and payment to product design and employee management—setting a new global standard for service.

“ARRIS is driving the adoption of cloud technology in our own industry to accelerate innovation in internet and video services, so we recognize Oracle Cloud’s power to improve efficiency, scale, and speed for our customers on a global level,” said Phil Baldock, chief information officer, ARRIS. “Our integrated suite of Oracle Cloud applications, enriched with the Oracle Cloud Platform, will be the foundation for managing and expanding our business at large. It will allow us to adapt to our customers’ ever-changing needs as we make it easier for them to deliver the next generation of entertainment and communication services for millions of consumers around the world.”

ARRIS will utilize the full suite of Oracle Cloud applications. Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud will equip ARRIS with insightful and actionable data to manage its global workforce for a more positive and consistent employee experience worldwide. Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud will offer a consolidated view of business operations—from planning to operations—to enable data-driven strategic decision making, lower costs, and reduce IT complexity. Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud will offer end-to-end business solutions that get products to market faster, while offering real-time insight into day-to-day logistics, procurement, and fleet management. Part of the company’s large transformation initiative, ARRIS is also using Oracle Cloud Platform services—Oracle Integration Cloud and Oracle Data Integrator Cloud—as the foundation for its new integration platform.

“Industry pioneers like ARRIS are continuing to pave the way for digital transformation, not only with the products and services offered to customers, but also in the way the business is run,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development at Oracle. “Oracle’s best-in-class cloud applications are specifically designed to modernize businesses, promote agility, spur innovation, and reduce cost, and we look forward to partnering with ARRIS on its digital transformation journey now and for many years to come.”

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About ARRIS

ARRIS International plc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. Our innovations combine hardware, software, and services across the cloud, network, and home to power TV and Internet for millions of people around the globe. The people of ARRIS collaborate with the world’s top service providers, content providers, and retailers to advance the state of our industry and pioneer tomorrow’s connected world. For more information, visit www.arris.com.

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ARRIS and the ARRIS Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARRIS Enterprises, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners © 2017 ARRIS Enterprises LLC. All rights reserved.

About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 3, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.  

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Oracle Announces 2017 Cloud Platform Innovation Award Recipients

Oracle Press Releases - Tue, 2017-10-03 10:03
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Oracle Announces 2017 Cloud Platform Innovation Award Recipients Honors Customers Using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS Services to Accelerate Innovation and Drive Business Transformation

Anthem, AT&T, Australian Finance Group, LinkedIn, National Pharmacies, Santander, Subaru of America, and Veritone Among Recipients
Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

Oracle today announced the recipients of its 2017 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards at an awards ceremony held at Oracle OpenWorld. This elite group of recipients includes customers and partners who are using Oracle Cloud Platform’s PaaS and IaaS to accelerate innovation and drive business transformation by increasing agility, lowering costs, and reducing IT complexity.

This year, 58 award recipients were selected from around the world, representing a wide range of customers from small and medium businesses to the largest enterprises, spanning a wide range of industries. Whether customers are evaluating starting their journey to the cloud or have already embraced cloud, Oracle Cloud Platform and Infrastructure deliver a comprehensive, open, integrated, performant, highly available, and secure suite to accelerate their journey to, and adoption of, cloud. Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services are being used by organizations on a number of journeys to the cloud, including moving on-premises and ISV applications to the cloud; integrating, extending and securing SaaS applications; modernizing application development with cloud native, API first, mobile-first digital innovation; optimizing IT operations and security; and gaining real-time insights from structured and unstructured data. With Oracle Cloud at Customer, some recipients leveraged the value of Oracle Cloud within their own datacenters since a public cloud could not be used due to data residency or compliance reasons.

Recipients include: a.i solutions, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited, AICPA, Anthem, Inc., ARRIS, AS ONE Corporation, AT&T, Atradius, Australian Finance Group, Bajaj Electrical, Betacom Incorporated, BrightSource Energy, Calypso Technology, CoreLogic, Darling Ingredients, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, Exelon, FireEye, FORS, Gluon, GTA Travel, Hrvatska elektroprivreda, Hub Group Inc., iCabbi, ILDONG Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Immofinanz, Jefferies, L&T Finance Ltd., LinkedIn, Mythics, National Pharmacies, New Hope, NHS Business Services Authority, NSW Government - Department of Finance, NTT Communications, NY MTA, Ooyala, Radius Payment Solutions, Rakuten Card, Rent-A-Center, Ricoh Global, Ricoh USA, Rogers, Rumo, Ryder System, Inc., Santander, State of California Department of Conservation, State University of New York, Subaru of America, Inc., Swiss Post, Turning Point, UBI Banca, Veritas Technologies, Veritone, VHI Group Services Ltd., W. L. Gore & Associates, Woodford Investment Management, and Zenotech.

“The Innovation Awards celebrate customers who are using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS in new and unique ways to drive significant transformation within short timeframes by leveraging cloud,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president product development, Oracle Cloud Platform. “These customers have delivered significant value to their organizations by accelerating their journey to the cloud, and freeing up budget for even more innovation. We look forward to our continued partnership and their continued success.”

Part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, the Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards, is an annual awards program that recognizes customers deploying revolutionary solutions. Recipients are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business impact from going live in the cloud, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of the implementation, and the originality of the architecture.

Oracle Cloud Platform is a comprehensive, standards-based, fully integrated combination of Oracle and open source technologies to build, deploy, migrate and manage a variety of different application workloads in the cloud. It provides a portfolio of innovative and accessible cloud-based services to capitalize on key transformative technologies such as big data analytics, AI, and IoT.

A few of the 2017 recipients are:

Moving Applications to the Cloud
“We don’t need that much hardware all the time, so it would never have been cost-effective to purchase it all. When we started exploring Oracle’s cloud, everything just worked – it was easy to get our JAVA 8 streaming API and Ubuntu environment up and running in minutes. We started in March, and by June we demonstrated the live solution running in real-time, displaying spacecraft trajectories to the audience, selecting and modifying them from a tablet,” said Sean M. Phillips, Principal Software Engineer

Integrating, Extending, and Securing SaaS Applications
“We are honored to be recognized as a 2017 Oracle Excellence Award winner. My focus is to continually improve experiences for our members in the fast-paced world of retail and health. Working with Oracle Cloud and our key partner Rubicon Red, provides a platform for sustained Innovation. Oracle Cloud Platform gives us the flexibility to connect and extend our core systems, and deliver innovative services via a range of user interface—including website, mobile devices, or emerging Chatbot technology,” said Ryan Klose, general manager, Corporate, National Pharmacies.

Modernizing Application Development
“Speed of engine deployment enhances our client and partner satisfaction, particularly in markets like legal and compliance where fast integration of natural language processing engines can be important. For cognitive engine development, the Oracle Wercker solution allows us to deploy almost any engine as a containerized artifact from the more than 5,500 we currently track in as little as 48 hours,” said Al Brown, senior vice president of engineering at Veritone. “Before we engaged Oracle, it could take as long as four weeks to deploy a cognitive engine.”

“AT&T will migrate thousands of existing Oracle Databases containing petabytes of data plus their associated applications workloads to Oracle Cloud. This collaboration accelerates our network transformation and migration to the cloud to expand efficiency, performance, and reduce cost while improving overall customer service,” said Sorabh Saxena, CIO Network and Shared Solutions, AT&T.

Optimizing IT Operations and Security
"The major benefit that we are looking at right now is mainly monitoring the infrastructure, the user experience, the usage of our capacity and the compute centrally from one location using Oracle Management Cloud. Earlier we used to have people monitoring from 13 locations and now we have a central team to monitor. It’s the Oracle Management Cloud with its machine learning capabilities which is going to tell us proactively when there are any issues,” said Pavan Tsunduru, CIO at Adani Ports.

Gaining Valuable Business Insight
“We chose Oracle Analytics Cloud to help us leverage vast amounts of trip data for our customers around the world. Working with our Oracle Partner Vertice, we streamlined the project delivery and costs, deploying in just 12 weeks for overall project savings of 20 percent. The speed and ease of using Oracle Analytics Cloud means we can make operational and strategic improvements internally, as well as delivering on-demand analytics to transform taxi companies and other ground transportation businesses into more data-driven organizations,” said Shane McDonnell, Marketing Director, iCabbi.

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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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NHS Business Services Authority Helps Improve Patient Care with Oracle

Oracle Press Releases - Tue, 2017-10-03 10:02
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NHS Business Services Authority Helps Improve Patient Care with Oracle Rapid, Large-scale Data Analysis Helps to Save £581 Million in Two Years

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), an Arm’s Length Body of the UK Department of Health that provides critical services to the NHS and its patients, has helped to improve patient care by uncovering new efficiencies since implementing Oracle Exadata in 2015. The new technology and processes have also helped enable the NHSBSA to create £581 million of savings for the NHS to put back into patient care.

Using Oracle Exadata, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is able to provide data so that the NHS and other clients, for example Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), can make better-informed treatment decisions for patients. Since implementing the solution, it has been able to combine billions of data points on prescriptions, medicines, medical exemptions, doctor relationships, and call centre services from across the organisation and use this to reveal potential new efficiencies, all of which enable the wider healthcare system to provide better outcomes for patients.

Nina Monckton, chief insight officer at the NHSBSA said: “The NHS sits on billions of data points that have the potential to deliver tremendous value to the wider healthcare system in the UK when combined and analysed effectively. This is something we could never have done without significant processing power beyond what was available to us. Oracle Exadata has helped us make major headway so far, and we continue to uncover new ways to advise the wider NHS on improving the care it provides to patients each day.”

The ability to manipulate and draw insight from patient data has also helped the NHSBSA to manage prescriptions more securely and fight the pressing issue of anti-microbial resistance. By providing accurate, reliable data back to clinicians and policy makers it has enabled antibiotic prescribing to be reduced by 7%.

Dermot O’Kelly, senior vice president UK, Ireland 7 Israel at Oracle said: “Antimicrobial resistance is a major problem, not just in the UK but around the globe. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously agreed to tackle this issue just over a year ago, and by taking a data-driven approach to cut down the unnecessary use of broad spectrum antibiotics, the NHSBSA is showing the world how technology can help in the fight against over-medication and the rise of drug-resistant disease.”

Additionally, to help reduce the financial burden on the UK’s health system, the NHSBSA set itself the goal of delivering £1 billion in savings for the NHS to reinvest in patient care by the end of 2018. The NHSBSA responded by setting up an analytics lab, where it could consolidate its data, to uncover opportunities locked in this this information.

“The project was about working smarter and faster, reducing the risk of error in our operations and most importantly helping to present options to the wider NHS to enable it to deliver higher standards of patient care and better outcomes. In doing this we were able to uncover cost savings that will allow the UK healthcare system to invest even more funds into providing the best possible care.” concluded Monckton.

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About the National Health Service Business Services Authority

The NHS Business Services Authority is a Special Health Authority and an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health which provides a range of critical central services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public. Its purpose is to support a better NHS with a key strategic goal of creating £1 billion for patients.

For more information about the NHSBSA, please visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 3, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Charles Taylor InsureTech Looks to Oracle to Deliver its Core Insurance Platform in the Cloud for the First Time

Oracle Press Releases - Tue, 2017-10-03 10:01
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Charles Taylor InsureTech Looks to Oracle to Deliver its Core Insurance Platform in the Cloud for the First Time Policy Administration Platform Now Live Using Oracle’s PaaS to Help Insurers Roll Out New Services Quickly and at Scale

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

Charles Taylor InsureTech (InsureTech), the technology business of Charles Taylor plc a leading provider of professional services to the global insurance industry and a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, has today announced its core insurance platform, powered by INSIS is available in the cloud for the first time. The company has chosen Oracle Cloud to run the service, which will allow insurers to roll-out new propositions more quickly and better serve customers without having to make costly and disruptive investments to build out their own IT architecture.

INSIS, developed by Fadata, is an award-winning policy administration platform for Life, General and Health Insurance businesses that provides full coverage of all aspects of insurance business.

The launch of InsureTech’s insurance platform in the cloud reflects the insurance industry’s current digital revolution as firms seek to deliver an increasingly personalised, digital service to customers. By leveraging Oracle’s PaaS, Charles Taylor InsureTech has developed an insurance solution that combines its significant industry expertise and understanding of what insurance companies need with the proven scalability, stability, and security of Oracle Cloud.

Jason Sahota, CEO of Charles Taylor InsureTech said: “The insurance industry has often relied on a wait-and-see approach to adopting new technologies, but we’re now seeing a tech revolution as external factors force insurers’ hands to explore and invest in innovation.

“Customer expectations for a more personalised, digital experience can now be met using the proven security, scalability and operational benefits of the cloud. With access to the platform through the Oracle Cloud, insurers will be able to meet changing customer needs while having the peace of mind that they are investing in technology which is secure, industrialised and compliant.”

John Abel, Vice President of Technology and Cloud, Oracle UK, Ireland and Israel at Oracle said: “INSIS is one of the insurance industry’s leading policy administration software solutions. InsureTech’s core insurance platform offering can now help users enjoy the myriad benefits of cloud-based working, from flexibility and scalability to the guarantee that they are working with the most up-to-date version of the product.”

About Charles Taylor InsureTech Charles Taylor InsureTech is Charles Taylor’s independent insurance technology business. It draws together the Group’s specialist and bespoke technology solutions, systems development and implementation solutions into a single client-focused business and brings together the Group’s technology expertise, experience and knowledge of global insurance markets. In 2015, Charles Taylor and The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, acquired a majority interest in Fadata AD, a specialist provider of software solutions to the global insurance industry. Charles Taylor plc is a leading provider of professional services to clients across the global insurance market. The Group has been providing services since 1884 and today employs 2,000 staff in 76 offices spread across 29 countries in the UK, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group offers services, principally on a fee-based model and operates through three businesses—Management, Adjusting and Insurance Support Services. Charles Taylor also owns insurers, creating value through select acquisitions and operational efficiency.

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About Charles Taylor InsureTech

Charles Taylor InsureTech is Charles Taylor’s independent insurance technology business. It draws together the Group’s specialist and bespoke technology solutions, systems development and implementation solutions into a single client-focused business and brings together the Group’s technology expertise, experience and knowledge of global insurance markets. In 2015, Charles Taylor and The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, acquired a majority interest in Fadata AD, a specialist provider of software solutions to the global insurance industry. Charles Taylor plc is a leading provider of professional services to clients across the global insurance market. The Group has been providing services since 1884 and today employs 2,000 staff in 76 offices spread across 29 countries in the UK, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group offers services, principally on a fee-based model and operates through three businesses—Management, Adjusting and Insurance Support Services. Charles Taylor also owns insurers, creating value through select acquisitions and operational efficiency.

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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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SQL Server 2017 RTM is available: time to try!

Yann Neuhaus - Tue, 2017-10-03 09:47

Now SQL Server 2017 RTM  is available. :-D
The first step is to go to the Evaluation Center here

Install_00

After completing the registration with your contact information, you download the file “SQL Server 2017-SSEI-Eval.exe
Install_02
Run SQL Server 2017-SSEI-Eval.exe and now it begins!

A first screen gives me 3 choices to install SQL Server

  • Basic: easy and fast to download and install SQL Server 2017
  • Custom: Download the setup package and launch the SQL Installation Center
  • Download Media: choose between an ISO or a CAB

Install_03

Basic Installation

In this mode, you have 2 steps to follow:

    • Accept the license

Install_basic_01

 

    • Choose the destination folder

Install_basic_02

And now the installation begins…
Install_basic_03
At the end, you have a SQL Server installed with a default instance as you can see in this summary window.
Install_basic_04
If you click on the button “Connect now”, the interface run a SQLCMD
Install_basic_05_connectnow

The second button “Customize”, run the SQL Server setup that you know to install a SQL Server instance
Install_basic_05_customize

The “Install SSMS” button retursn you to the web page to download SQL Server management Studio (SSMS)

Install_basic_05_ssms

Here the direct link to SSMS

At the end, you can see also the installation folder from your default instance…
Install_basic_06Be very carefuly with this installation type, at the end you have a default instance installed!

The last point to notice is that on C:\SQLServer2017Media, you retrieve the full Setup from SQL Server 2017
Install_basic_07

Custom installation

This installation asks the target location to dowload the installation files (Default is C:\SQLServer2017Media).

installation_custom

 

Remarks: If you have like me installed the Basic before and click the custom installation, it will detect that you have already the installation files (download phase is shunted!).

After the download, it will run the “Classical” setup (SQL Server Installation Center) to install an instance

Install_custom02

Download Media

This type of installation gives you the language choice, the package choice (.iso or .cab) and the folder for the download file.
Install_04
Click Download and let’s go!
Install_05
After few minutes, the file (iso in my case) is here.
Install_06

This last installation type is the best for me because I can mount the iso file on VMs to install and test SQL Server 2017!

Now, It’s time to test this new version for my Team and write a lot of blogs for you! 8-)

 

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Oracle 18c RU and RUR for pioneers and followers

Yann Neuhaus - Tue, 2017-10-03 08:44

In a previous post, I explained the announcement of the new release model, with Release Updates and Release Update Revisions replacing Proactive Bundle Patch and PSUs. Here is a description that will help you to plan your patching activity.

Which DBA are you?

There are currently a lot of discussions about the different types of DBAs. When it comes to patching, the DBA type is important.

Some DBAs are very conservative: do not use new features, do not upgrade to ‘.1′ releases, because every change can break anything. At least, maybe just patch to SPU for the security fixes. Some are more confident and apply the PSUs, with more fixes. The problem is that what is not fixed may be subject to a bug one day, and need an urgent one-of patch.

And some others are very pro-active: they patch and upgrade the development environment as soon as there is a new Proactive Bundle Patch, then they always have the latest fixes.

Actually, this does not depend only on the personality of the DBA but also on the ability to test. If you have only the production database with representative volume and activity, then any patch set can be dangerous. If in addition to that any intervention or decision takes 3 months, the problems encountered are even worse. But if you are in DevOps, where developers work on a production copy, when integration tests run every night, covering most of the critical use cases, then you can be confident that once those databases have run a few days with the latest Proactive Bundle Patch, then you can do the same in production. And if you come upon the low probability of a regression, you can react immediately with workarounds because you are agile.

The SPUer, the PSUer and the PBPer

In the previous release model, still used for 11g and 12c up to 12.2, this context will define if you are a SPUer (only security patches with very low risk of regression), PSUer (the critical fixes), or Proactive BPer (more fixes) but this will still not include optimizer fixes, and then may still require one-offs.

The .0, the .1 and the .2

With the new release model, you will have releases (R) every year, like 18c, increasing the first number, such as 18.1.0 which should arrive in January. Then during the support window, you will have Release Updates (RU) release quarterly to proactively bring software to the lasted fixes, increasing the second number, such as 18.2.0. But, because those may bring some regressions, you will have additional Release Update Revisions (RUR) which will fix the issues encountered in the last 6 months Release Updates, increasing the third number, such as 18.2.1 and 18.2.2

Then, there will be 3 types of approaches

The pioneer will go to the latest software

The pioneer is confident in his ability to cover most of the critical uses cases in his automated regression tests and is agile enough to fix quickly any issue in the non-covered cases. Then, he will upgrade to release 18.1.0 in January 2018. He will apply the Release Updates as soon as they are there: 18.2.0 in April, 18.3.0 in July, 18.4.0 in October. In January 2019 he can apply the 18c release update 18.5.0 or upgrade to 19c release 19.1.0

The wise will be on the latest Release Updates (RU)

Because each release brings a bunch of new features, they may come with regression on existing ones. Then, the wise DBA will prefer to wait that the pioneers have encountered them and that Oracle has fixed them in Release Updates. He can upgrade to 18.2.0 in April 2018, then apply the RU as they are released: 18.3.0 in July, 18.4.0 in October, 18.5.0 in January 2019,… He can continue for few years according to the support lifecycle (MOS 742060.1)

Of course, he doesn’t need to apply the RU immediately and can choose to lag for a few ones in order to be sure that more pioneers or eager wise ones have encountered more issues. But then, he will also lag on the security fixes, which is not good. And this is where Release Update Revisions come up.

The follower will be on the latest revision (RUR)

When you want to be up-to-date only on security fixes, with the minimal risk of regression, you will stay on the RUR branch, where the potential issues encountered on RU will be fixed. This is the same philosophy as applying only the SPU in the previous release model, but without lagging for years on other fixes. In the new release model, the RUR will be provided only for the last two previous RU. This extends the lifetime of RU by 6 months. The follower can apply the latest security fixes, but they will also come with other fixes. However, the risk is lowered here because the other fixes included are only those that have been tested for 6 months by other users. This 6 month lag on pro-active fixes keeps the risk minimal without running old software. He will upgrade to 18.2.1 in July for a 3 months lag, or waits October to upgrade to 18.3.2 for a 6 months lag.

Of course, you don’t have upgrade to 18c immediately and to patch every 3 months. But when you want to patch, you have the choice to be on the latest software to get new features immediately, or on latest RU to get new fixes immediately, or on latest RUR to let the others endure early problems for a few months. Be aware that RUs have a bit more than what Proactive BP included. In RU you may have some optimizer fixes, but those are disabled by default if there is a risk of plan change. You may also find some minor enhancements. You have the flexibility to switch between RU and RUR. And in the low probability that you need a one-off patch, it will be delivered quickly for the latest RU and RUR.

So what?

This new model helps to run a software that is not too old, which is more and more mandatory, at least for security reasons. Finally, all is about testing. Do you prefer to let others test the quarterly upgrades on their database, in the hope that what they run is similar to what you run on your database? Then be a ‘.1′ or ‘.2′ RUR follower. Or improve and automate your own testing and you can reduce the lag by being an up-to-date ‘.0′ RU patcher.

 

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Oracle 18c: self-driving, self-scaling, self-repairing AND documentation-free (?)

Dietrich Schroff - Tue, 2017-10-03 04:24
Yesterday Larry Ellison announced Oracle 18c:
After 12c now 18c?
Why 18 and not another number greater 12?
Inside a whitepaper released with the announcment the version 18c is not named at all.

The whitepaper just contains some high level information about the autonomous database:

and some licensing information:
But no real information about this new database 18c.
If this new database works like promised:
Fully automated patching, upgrades, backups, and availability architecture perform all routine database maintenance tasks—without the need for human intervention.then there is no need for documentation at all...

A Simple Guide to Oracle Intelligent Bots Error Handling

OTN TechBlog - Tue, 2017-10-03 03:50

Like any software development, building chatbots is rarely perfect first time.  In particular areas such as the conversation flow or backend system integration, which are programmed, are more likely to be subject to bugs and errors. The assumption is that where there is room for failure, there is a way to handle those failures ;and in fact, there is. This blog post explains how to handle errors in Oracle Intelligent Bots. 

Categories of Errors

There are three broad categories of errors that may occur in the context of a bot.

The first category are design time errors in the dialog definition, for example, a missing colon or invalid indents.  The good news is that the Intelligent Bots designer validates the dialog definition at design time and highlights which line it thinks is in error.

Second problem relates to system components at runtime.  Component properties can have their value assigned at runtime, for which bot designers would use an expression such as ${myKeepTurnVar.value} that references a context variable defined in the dialog flow. If a component property attempts to read the variable value before it gets set then this also produces a failure on the component level.

The third category is a problem within a custom component, for example a failed connection to a backend service or a failed input validation. Possibly the backend system is returning an HTTP 404 because it can’t find the requested data, or maybe there is an HTTP 5xx error because the backend system is down. Given the nature of these problems they don't show at design time but only at runtime.

Layers of Error Handling

So now that you know about the categories of errors bot designers and developers usually deal with, let’s have a look how these can be handled.

  • Implicit error handling is what Oracle Intelligent Bots does when there is no error handler defined at all, which is the default. You wouldn’t want to put any bot into production that only has this level of error handling.
  • Component level error handling allows conversation flow designers to catch errors as close as possible to their cause.
  • Global error handling is defined on the chatbot level. All errors that are not handled on the component level will be passed to this error handler.
Component Level Error Handling

To handle errors, each component can have an error transition property set. The error transition references a state in the same dialog flow that the dialog engine navigates to in case of an error.

So first thing you learn is that an error transition in Oracle Intelligent Bots donesn't handle errors itself but triggers navigation.

The Oracle BotML example below shows a definition of a System.Out component with a missing value for the "keepTurn" property. The state has an error transition defined that points to a state with the name "handleError".

welcomeState:

  component: "System.Output"

    properties:

      text: "Welcome ${profile.firstName} ${profile.lastName}"

      keepTurn:

    transitions:

      next: "showOptions"

      error: "handleError"

 

Note: The keep turn property must have a value defined. The code above is not valid and thus will fail at runtime. As the time of writing, design time validation does not catch a missing keepTurn property.

The BotML below shows how the "handleError" state may look like:

handleError:

   component: "System.Output"

   properties:

     text: "This is a problem caught by the component. The error
            state is the \"${system.errorState}\" state"

    transitions:

      return: "done"

In this example, the error handler simply displays a message containing the errorState, which is the name of the dialog state in which the error occurred. If you wanted to componentize the error handler you could build a specific custom component and the error handler state could reference this custom component which would be a more elegant solution

handleError:

   component: "my.errorhandler"

   properties:

     errorState: "${system.errorState}"

     user: "${profile.firstName} {profile.lastName}"

     isDebug: "true"

   transitions:

     next: "start"

   

Custom components can be used within any state in a dialog flow. In the example above the custom component has input properties defined for the error state, the user and a flag to indicate whether this component is used in development or in production. The latter could be used to determine the message to be printed to the user.

What makes a custom component special, as an error handler is that it can log the problem, try to recover or – in serious cases –perform incident reporting so an administrator becomes aware of a runtime problem.

The custom component could also dynamically determine the next state to visit by updating a context variable that is configured as the value for the "next" element in the "transitions" section.

For example

handleError:

   component: "my.errorhandler"

   properties:

     errorState: "${system.errorState}"

     user: "${profile.firstName} {profile.lastName}"

     isDebug: "true"

   transitions:

     next: "${variableName.value}"

Global Error Handling

So defining error handling at the component level is our first strategy.  The second line of defence is a global error handler. There is a good reason for defining a bot wide global error handler, which is to avoid the implicit error handler. The global error handler is defined using an "error" element in the bot header definition as shown below.

metadata:

  platformVersion: 1.0

main: true

name: TheBotName

context:

  variables:

    iResult: "nlpresult"

error: "handleGlobalError"

states:

  …

 

Because this error handler is defined on the bot level, it behaves exactly as the component level error handler in that it triggers navigation to a state defined as the error handler, "handleGlobalError" in this example.

So all that I wrote in the previous section about the component level error handler can be used here as well. However, special caution should be put on using custom components to handle global errors as the global error setting replaces the implicit handler. An error in the custom component could then lead to an infinitive loop.

Implicit Error Handler

This error handler is used if nothing else has been defined. The error message displayed by this error handler is

Oops I'm encountering a spot of trouble. Please try again later...

Hope you agree that this should not be a message to display to a user in a production bot. However, it is important that a generic implicit error hander like this exists because bot design usually starts with the use case at hand and not custom error handling. 

Learn more

To learn more about Oracle Intelligent Bots and Chatbots, visit http://oracle.com/bots

 

Feature image courtesy of Sira Anamwong at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Oracle Open World; day 2 – highlights

Amis Blog - Tue, 2017-10-03 01:45

 

At Monday Oracle Open World really starts. A whole lot of general sessions with announcements and strategic directions on product / service level. In this post I’ll try to summarize the highlights of this day. Quite hard, there are a whole lot of interesting sessions which overlap. Always the feeling I’m missing something. And a very interesting session at the very end of the day as a surprise.

It started with the keynote of Mark Hurd, no big news, or it must be the revisiting of his predictions a year ago. This holds true:

– By 2025 the number of corporate-owned data centers will decrease by 80%

– 80% of production apps will be in the cloud by 2025

 

Hardware : not shouting out loud, but there’s a new generation of

– Engineered systems, the X7 line. Engineered for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (but also for on-premises)

– Sparc servers with the Sparc M8 processor.

 

As mentioned earlier, Oracle Management Cloud is becoming more dominant as ‘single pane of glass’.

OMC-overview

Software : Wim Coekaerts

– Solaris will be supported and developed for a long time !

image

Oracle Kubernetes Cloud is started!

A few slides about key announcements I really can’t judge by it’s value:

key-integration

key-security-management

The last session was about new features of Database 18c (december 2017), quite interesting. A few enhancements:

– Performance enhancements by low latency memory transactions, non-volatile memory support, in-memory column store improvements. Mainly for OLTP and IOT workload improvements.

– For Data Warehousing and Big Data are new features as In-Memory for external tables, Machine learning algorithmen, alter table merge function.

– Per-PDB switchover

– Centrally managed users in Active Directory

– Improved JSON support

– Centrally Managed Users Directly in Active Directory

Foto 02-10-17 18 16 40 (1)

– A REST API to provide instance management and monitoring

– Official Docker support (except RAC, is coming)

– SQLCI got more attention

– Gold Images as new Installation Approach, as zip-, tarfile, docker image, virtual box. Installation through RPM.

– First quarter 2018 18c XE is launched. Including PDB’s, probably 2GB, 2 CPU, 12GB storage (compressed, net 40GB). Meant for students, Proof of Concepts, not for production.

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date function in oracle: find the date of a day

Tom Kyte - Tue, 2017-10-03 00:46
can i find the date of a day that is on which dates saturdays of a specific month fall in oracle sql ??
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conversion of MSACCESS query to Oracle SQL

Tom Kyte - Tue, 2017-10-03 00:46
The Goal is to convert a successful MS_ACCESS Query to Oracle SQL. Access Query ------------------ UPDATE target_table T INNER JOIN source_table S ON T.linkcolumn = S.linkColumn SET T.field1 = S.field1, T.field2 = S.field2, T.field...
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Oracle Express Commercial Use

Tom Kyte - Tue, 2017-10-03 00:46
Hi - Can you please confirm that the Oracle Express Database group is free for commercial use ? The licensing implies it is but it would be good to get confirmation from Oracle (Masters). Regards Erick
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JavaOne Keynote Highlights the Future of Java

Oracle Press Releases - Mon, 2017-10-02 18:01
Press Release
JavaOne Keynote Highlights the Future of Java Provides Update on Recent Java Developments, Previews Future Innovation

Oracle JavaOne, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

The opening keynote presentation for JavaOne 2017, the world’s largest gathering of software developers who use Java, highlighted the continued success of the Java platform while emphasizing upcoming additions to the Java language and ecosystem. Oracle was joined on-stage by executives from other leading technology companies to discuss Java’s role in transforming the way people work and live in the digital era. With over 12 million developers running Java and more than 1 billion downloads each year, Java remains the world’s most popular programming language. Java is also the #1 developer choice for cloud, with over 21 billion cloud-connected Java virtual machines.

Oracle’s Mark Cavage, vice president of software development, opened the event with an overview of the numerous innovations recently announced for the Java platform. He summarized 2017’s major announcements around the Java platform and provided a glimpse of the future of Java, which focused on Java’s pervasiveness in the cloud, new cloud-related features and projects, and the need to support container-centric microservices and serverless architectures. Redmonk co-founder and analyst James Governor also took the stage to share his perspective on how recent developments in Java set the stage for Java’s continued usage for modern application development in the cloud.

Next, Mark Cavage focused on Java in the cloud, and was joined on stage by Spotify’s principal architect Niklas Gustavsson to discuss his company’s use of Java to solve large scale distributed compute problems within their application architecture, followed by Craig McLuckie, CEO of Heptio and co-founder of Kubernetes, to talk about the relationship between Java, Kubernetes and the Docker ecosystem. Cavage also announced an open source project centered around microservices development for Java developers on top of Kubernetes. Next, Oracle’s Varun Madan and George Matthew went on to demonstrate next steps in monitoring and diagnosing large scale, multi-JVM cloud applications with a real-time diagnostics service based on the now open source Java Flight Recorder.

Finally, Oracle announced a new serverless open source project – Fn – which was open-sourced live on stage by Chad Arimura, vice president of serverless development at Oracle. As part of his presentation, Arimura discussed how container-based solutions leveraging Java and serverless architectures are complementary and work together to enable Java developers to build modern, distributed applications with continuous integration and delivery.

Mark Reinhold, chief architect of Java, demonstrated the benefits of using Java 9 in the cloud and how easy it is to build lightweight Java applications quickly and easily using Jigsaw’s modularity and Docker-friendly Alpine Linux Java SE. He was joined by Brian Goetz, architect of Java language and libraries at Oracle, who spoke about future directions for the Java language.

The JavaOne keynote also featured several speakers to help outline the refreshed Java EE direction, including Ian Robinson, distinguished engineer and WebSphere Foundation chief architect at IBM, Mark Little, Red Hat vice president of engineering and CTO of JBoss Middleware, and David Blevins, CEO of Tomitribe.

Recent Updates about the Java Platform:

Java SE:

  • Java SE 9 was released on September 21 with major new capabilities and features including modularity with Jigsaw
  • Oracle announced a plan to increase the release cadence of Java SE to every 6 months
  • Starting with JDK 9 GA, Oracle is shipping OpenJDK builds under the GPL
  • Oracle JDK will contribute previously commercial features such as Java Flight Recorder to OpenJDK
  • Oracle will work with other OpenJDK contributors to make the community infrastructure complete, modern and accessible

For the full list of features introduced in JDK 9, please visit.

Java EE:

  • Java EE 8 was released on September 21 with significant new capabilities in JAX-RS (REST), Servlet, JSON parsing and bindings, amongst others
  • Oracle, in collaboration with Red Hat and IBM, selected Eclipse Foundation as the place to continue evolving Java EE technologies
  • Oracle and Eclipse are now working with the Java EE community to determine the details for the technology transfer, branding and overall governance within the Eclipse community

For a full list of features included in Java EE 8, please visit this page.

For demonstrations and content describing how to use Java with Docker containers within a continuous integration and continuous delivery environment please visit this page.

Quotes from the Oracle JavaOne 2017 Keynote:

Mark Cavage:

“We want the next decade to be Java first, Java always.”

“We needed to do a lot more to modernize, to get you to that world of cloud and microservices and serverless.”

Ian Robinson:

“For people building solutions on top of Java EE, having this new community fired up with energy, gives them encouragement that the future of Java EE is strong.”

“Having both the low-level JVM and the enterprise platform both at Eclipse is a really strong endorsement for Java development top to bottom at Eclipse.”

Mark Little:

“Moving EE for J to Eclipse I think allows these two big communities to come together and help to drive Enterprise Java into the next decade, as you mentioned earlier.”

James Governor:

“Things have changed in the Java ecosystem probably more in the past three weeks than they have in the previous 13 years.”

“It was very important that the open sourcing happened, and, yeah, we've got a new version of Java coming out.”

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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.

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Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of over 450 information-rich keynotes, sessions, practical hands-on labs, expert-led tutorials and demos showing how Java is being used today and what lies ahead.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, timing and price of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. Fees apply for new Database product offerings.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 1, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Announcing Fn–An Open Source Serverless Functions Platform

OTN TechBlog - Mon, 2017-10-02 17:00

We are very excited to announce our new open source, cloud agnostic, serverless platform–Fn.

The Fn project is a container native Apache 2.0 licensed serverless platform that you can run anywhere–any cloud or on-premise. It’s easy to use, supports every programming language, and is extensible and performant. 

We've focused on making it really easy to get started so you can try it out in just a few minutes and then use more advanced features as you grow into it. Check out our quickstart to get up and running and deploying your own function in a few minutes.

History

The Fn Project is being developed by the same team that created IronFunctions. The team pioneered serverless technology and ran a hosted serverless platform for 6 years. After running billions of containers for thousands of customers, pre and post Docker, the team has learned a thing or two about running containers at scale, specifically in a functions-as-a service style.

Now at Oracle, the team has taken this knowledge and experience and applied it to Fn.

Features

Fn has a bunch of great features for development and operations.

  • Easy to use command line tool to develop, test and deploy functions
  • One dependency: Docker
  • Hot functions for high performance applications
  • Lambda code compatibility - export your Lambda code and run it on Fn
  • FDK's (Function Developer Kit) for many popular languages
  • Advanced Java FDK with JUnit test framework
  • Deploy Fn with your favorite orchestration tool such as Kubernetes, Mesosphere and Docker Swarm
  • Smart load balancer built specially for routing traffic to functions
  • Extensible and modular, enabling custom add-ons and integrations

The project homepage is fnproject.io but all the action is on GitHub at github.com/fnproject/fn

We welcome your feedback and contributions to help make Fn the best serverless platform out there. 

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Cloud Foundry Arrives on Oracle Cloud with a Provider Interface and Service Brokers

OTN TechBlog - Mon, 2017-10-02 17:00

As the adoption of Oracle Cloud grows, there is increasing demand to bring a variety workloads to run on it. Due to the popularity of the Cloud Foundry application development platform, over the last year, Oracle customers have requested the option of running Cloud Foundry on Oracle Cloud. Reasons include:

  • Cloud Foundry is a very popular application development platform and many Cloud Foundry developers are using Oracle Cloud for other interrelated projects

  • Oracle Cloud has a large ecosystem of Platform services that can be used to augment Cloud Foundry applications or, conversely, Cloud Foundry can be used to extend Oracle services in new ways.

  • Many Cloud Foundry users have significant Oracle workloads that they need to integrate with and more and more Oracle customers are finding it easier and easier to move those workloads to Oracle Cloud. Co-locating Cloud Foundry workloads near those Oracle workloads in the cloud enables them to easily interoperate and integrate.

So what has Oracle done to make this possible?

Cloud Foundry Running on Oracle Cloud

Over the last several months, Pivotal and Oracle engineering teams have  been collaborating to build out several pieces of an integrated solution to run Cloud Foundry on Oracle Cloud.

We started with the BOSH Cloud Provider Interface. This layer of the Cloud Foundry architecture abstracts away the infrastructure provider to the Cloud Foundry application developer. This allows Cloud Foundry to be installed on various cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and now Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

The code for this was just pushed into our GitHub repositories and is being actively worked on by the Oracle team. At this stage, it’s not currently GA, so use it for proof of concepts. You can look at it here

This work has been a great collaboration between Oracle and Pivotal. Over the next few month, our expectation is that this CPI will become regularly tested as part of the standard Cloud Foundry build processes and part of the collection of CPIs available for Cloud Foundry.

Oracle Cloud Service Brokers for Cloud Foundry

Beyond running Cloud Foundry on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, one of the key technical requirements we’ve heard from developers is the desire to integrate with various Oracle Cloud Services – from Database to WebLogic Server to MySQL.

Cloud Foundry has a natural model for doing this through an interface called a Service Broker. Service brokers enable Cloud Foundry applications to easily interact with services on or off Cloud Foundry. Operations include provisioning and de-provisioning, binding and unbinding, updating instances and catalog management.  

The first service broker type is for our Oracle Cloud Platform PaaS services. In this model, by configuring one service broker – hosted on Oracle Cloud - we enable Cloud Foundry to interact with upwards of five different PaaS services including Database Cloud Service, Java Cloud Service, MySQL Cloud Service, DataHub Cloud Service (Cassandra) and Event Hub Cloud Service (Kafka). This is an initial set of cloud services and Oracle will evaluate others based on market demand. The diagram below shows a pictorial diagram of this service broker approach.

The second service broker Oracle has developed is for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure capabilities—in particular our Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle Database Cloud Service and our Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage. These are service brokers that can be installed and configured in Cloud Foundry to give direct access to these Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services. The diagram below provides a pictorial diagram of this model.

Deployment Approaches

All of this integration between Cloud Foundry and the Oracle Cloud naturally begs the question around what are the typical deployment topologies that one will typically see this solution used. For an initial overview our expectation is that there will be three types of topologies:

  1. All in Oracle Cloud. The all in Oracle Cloud approach is where both Cloud Foundry and the services it interacts with will be running in the Oracle Cloud – nothing runs on premises. The diagram below brings together the BOSH CPI and the two service brokers to illustrate this.

  1. The second approach is more of a hybrid approach where Cloud Foundry runs off Oracle Cloud - either on premise or potentially on other cloud infrastructures but via the service brokers integrates remotely with Oracle Cloud services. This approach is clearly constrained architecturally by issues such as network latency, but depending on the cloud services, may be a useful topology for some use cases. The diagram below illustrates this in action.

  1. The third approach is an all on-premises approach leveraging a capability Oracle calls Oracle Cloud at Customer. This enables customers to run Oracle Cloud services in their data center. This approach is particularly useful for customers who have data residency concerns, regulatory concerns and even performance/latency concerns when running Cloud Foundry on premises and reaching out to public clouds.  Oracle Cloud at Customer includes all the services available via the Oracle PaaS Service Broker running on Oracle Cloud Machine, as well as Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine – all running on premises. The diagram below illustrates this topology in action.

Overall there’s a lot of choice and opportunity here and these three different approaches are really meant to give ideas of how it could be done rather than being prescriptive.

What’s Next?

This work is the start of a journey to run Cloud Foundry workloads on and interacting with Oracle Cloud. Watch for more announcements as we move this work forward over the next few months!

For more information on the Oracle Cloud’s BOSH CPI and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Brokers see this blog.  For Pivotal’s perspective on this work, see this blog.

Meet the New Application Development Stack - Managed Kubernetes, Serverless, Registry, CI/CD, Java

OTN TechBlog - Mon, 2017-10-02 17:00
  • Oracle OpenWorld 2017, JavaOne, and Oracle Code Container Native Highlights
  • New Oracle Container Native App Dev Platform: Managed Kubernetes + CI/CD + Private Registry Service
  • Announcing Fn: an Open Source Functions as a Service Project (Serverless)
  • Latest from Java 9: Driving the Build, Deploy, and Operate Loop
The Container Native Challenge

Today, customers face a difficult decision when selecting a container-native application stack.  Either they choose from a mind-boggling menu of non-integrated, discrete and proprietary components from their favorite cloud provider – thus signing up for layers of DIY integration and administration – and slowly getting locked into that cloud vendor drip-by-drip.  Alternatively, many enterprises venture down a second path and select an opinionated application development stack – which looks “open” at first glance but in reality, consists of closed, forked, and proprietary components – well-integrated, yes, but far from open and cloud neutral.   More lock-in?  Absolutely.

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Cloud Native Landscape (github.com/cncf/landscape)

So, what if you could combine an integrated developer experience with an open, cloud-neutral application stack built to avoid cloud lock-in?

Announcing Oracle’s Container Native Application Development Platform

The Container Native Application Development team today at Oracle OpenWorld 2017 announced the Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform – bringing together three new services - managed Kubernetes, CI/CD, and private registry services together in a frictionless, integrated developer experience.  The goal?  To provide a complete and enterprise-grade suite of cloud services to build, deploy, and operate container-native microservices and serverless applications.   Developers, as they rapidly adopt container-native technologies for new cloud-native apps and for migrating traditional apps, are becoming increasingly concerned about being locked-in by their cloud vendors and their application development platform vendors.  Moreover, they are seeking the nirvana of the true hybrid cloud, using the same stack in the cloud - any cloud - as they run on premise.

Directly addressing this need, the Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform includes a new managed Kubernetes service - Oracle Container Engine - to create and manage Kubernetes clusters for secure, high-performance, high-availability container deployment.  Secondly, a new private Oracle Container Registry Service for storing and sharing container images across multiple deployments. And finally, a new, full container lifecycle management CI/CD service Oracle Container Pipelines, based upon the Wercker acquisition, for continuous integration and delivery of microservice applications. 

Why should you care? Because unlike other cloud providers and enterprise appdev stack vendors, the Container Native Application Development Platform provides an open, integrated container developer experience as a fully-managed, high-availability service on top of an enterprise-grade cloud (bare metal & secure).  A free community edition of Wercker and early adopter access to the full Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform are available at wercker.com.

Meet Fn: An Open Source Serverless Solution

So as if that weren’t enough, we today open sourced Fn, a serverless developer platform project  fnproject.io. Developers using Oracle Cloud Platform, their laptop, or any cloud, can now build and run applications by just writing code without provisioning, scaling or managing any servers – this is all taken care of transparently by the cloud.  This allows them to focus on delivering value and new services instead of managing servers, clusters, and infrastructure. As Fn is an open-source project, it can also be run locally on a developer’s laptop and across multiple clouds, further reducing risk of vendor lock-in. 

Fn consists of three components: (1) the Fn Platform (Fn Server and CLI); (2) Fn Java FDK (Function Development Kit) which brings a first-class function development experience to Java developers including a comprehensive JUnit test harness (JUnit is a unit test harness for Java); and (3) Fn Flow for orchestrating functions directly in code. Fn Flow enables function orchestration for higher level workflows for sequencing, chaining, fanin/fanout, but directly and natively in the developer’s code versus relying on a console.  We will have initial support for Java with additional language bindings coming soon.

How is Fn different? Because it’s open (cloud neutral with no lock-in), can run locally, is container native, and provides polyglot language support (including Java, Go, Ruby, Python, PHP, Rust, .NET Core, and Node.js with AWS Lambda compatibility). We believe serverless will eventually lead to a new, more efficient cloud development and economic model.  Think about it - virtualization disintermediated physical servers, containers are disintermediating virtualization, so how soon until serverless disintermediates containers?  In the end, it’s all about raising the abstraction level so that developers never think about servers, VM’s, and other IaaS components, giving everybody better utilization by using less resources with faster product delivery and increased agility.  But it must follow the developer mandate: open, community-driven, and cloud-neutral.  And that’s why we introduced Fn.

Java 9: Driving the Build–Deploy–Operate Cloud Loop

DevOps and SRE patterns consistently look for automation and culture to create a repeatable application lifecycle of build, deploy, and operate. The latest Java SE 9 release, announced September 21, 2017 and highlighted at the JavaOne 2017 conference, includes more than 150 new features that help drive new Cloud Native development in this model.  Java SE 9 (JDK 9) is a production-ready implementation of the Java SE 9 Platform Specification, which was recently approved together with Java EE 8 in the Java Community Process (JCP).  Java continues to fuel cloud development in a big way - judging by the latest metrics.  The numbers are staggering: 

- #1 Developer Choice for the Cloud
- #1 Programming Language
- #1 Development Platform in the Cloud

Supported by these metrics:

- 12 Million Developers Run Java
- 21 Billion Cloud Connected Java Virtual Machines
- 38 Billion Active Java Virtual Machines
- 1 Billion Downloads Per Year

So, what’s new in Java 9?  Too much to list here, but a good way to summarize it is to look through a DevOps lens as the Java community continues to improve Java and its application in cloud native application development.  Highly effective DevOps teams are seeking to improve their Build-Deploy-Operate loop to build better code, deploy faster and more often, and recover faster from failures – and new Java 9 features are leading the way:

- Build Smarter
  -- JShell to easily explore APIs and try out language features
  -- Improved Javadoc to learn new APIs
  -- New & improved APIs including Process, StackWalker, VarHandle, Flow, CompletableFuture

- Deploy Faster
  -- New module system - Project Jigsaw
  -- Build lightweight Java apps quickly and easily
  -- Bundle just those parts of the JDK that you need
  -- Efficiently deploy apps to the cloud
  -- Modular Java runtime size makes Docker images smaller & Kubernetes orchestration more efficient

- Operate Securely
  -- More scalability and improved security
  -- Better performance management
  -- Java Flight Recorder released to OpenJDK for improved monitoring and diagnostics

To learn more and try out some new sample apps check out wercker.com/java.  And speaking of open source, agility, and velocity, Oracle is moving to a 6-month release cadence for Java SE 9, and will also be providing OpenJDK builds under the General Public License (GPL).  Cool - more open, more better, more often. Also, we will be contributing previously commercial features to OpenJDK such as Java Flight Recorder in Oracle JDK targeting alignment of Oracle JDK and OpenJDK.

Cloud Foundry on Oracle Cloud

For Cloud Foundry developers, we’ve released an Open Service Broker implementation that integrates Oracle Cloud Platform Services with Cloud Foundry so you can now build directly on the Cloud Foundry framework on Oracle Cloud.  Also, we’ve open sourced the BOSH Cloud Provider Interface, so developers can deploy Cloud Foundry workloads directly on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a capability targeted for general availability for later this year.

Beating the Open Source Drum

As a container native group, we’re committed to the open source community and these announcements showcase that commitment. The Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform is yet another step in our journey to deliver an open, cloud neutral and frictionless experience for building cloud-native as well as conventional enterprise applications. Over the course of this spring and summer, Oracle has shown continued commitment to open-source standards by joining the Container Native Computing Foundation, dedicating engineering resources to the Kubernetes project, open-sourcing several container utilities and making its flagship databases and developer tools available in the Docker Store marketplace.

Check out Container Native Highlights at OpenWorld and JavaOne

Finally, check out all the Container Native activities at #OOW17, #JavaOne and #OracleCode, and learn more about all things containers, Java, cloud, and more - from build to deploy to operate. Learn from our engineers in technical sessions, get your hands dirty in a hands-on lab, and take a product tour in the DevOps Corner at the Dev Lounge!  

And make sure to stay connected:  

 

Announcing BOSH Cloud Provider Interface for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

OTN TechBlog - Mon, 2017-10-02 17:00
Today we are pleased to announce our partnership with Pivotal to bring Cloud Foundry to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Over the past months, we have been working closely with Pivotal and the Cloud Foundry commmunity to develop a BOSH Cloud Provider Interface for OCI.  BOSH is a tool created to deploy Cloud Foundry on a wide variety of infrastructure, and a preview of this is now available.
 
We have released the BOSH CPI for OCI on GitHub under a dual Apache 2 / UPL license. Dhiraj Mutreja, my colleague at Oracle, is the technical lead for the CPI effort. While this is an early preview release, we are working with the Cloud Foundry community to have it formally certified and we will have more news on that soon.  That said, it works, and it is real, and we are using it every day!
 
We are also happy to announce today that we have open sourced Terraform configurations for deploying BOSH and Cloud Foundry on OCI. Using the Terraform Provider for OCI, we are able to greatly simplify the task of installing a BOSH Director and Cloud Foundry.
 
Terraform is a common tool for paving complex infrastructure configurations. Our Terraform configurations for BOSH and Cloud Foundry configure group policies, virtual networks, security lists, and more.  All in all, it creates around 50 artifacts for you, and creates a fault tolerant, multi availability domain setup.  Run the tool and you will have all of this plus a bastion instance to SSH into and using the BOSH 2 CLI to deploy a BOSH Director, and not have to worry about which ports need to be opened on your security lists.
 
In the coming days, we will be releasing sample BOSH deployment manifests and guides for deploying various systems using BOSH on OCI, including Cloud Foundry, ZooKeeper, Concourse, Consul and more.

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