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And finally it is there…PostgreSQL 10

Yann Neuhaus - Thu, 2017-10-05 08:45

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A Great APEX Developer is.....a Full Stack Developer!

Joel Kallman - Thu, 2017-10-05 07:32


I've heard these phrases from customers:

  • Where can I find Oracle APEX developers?  
  • I'm having a tough time filling a vacancy for an APEX developer.  
  • I'm getting pushback from my own management because they say Java developers are much easier to find than APEX developers.

The last comment was from Peter, a potential customer, who recently posted this on Twitter.

Make no mistake about it.  If you go to indeed.com or dice.com or monster.com, you're going to find far more openings for .NET or Java developers than Oracle APEX developers.  But I would like to take a step back and ask - what makes a really great Oracle APEX developer?  Well, a great APEX developer is competent in:

  1. The Oracle Database (installation, setup, tuning, monitoring)
  2. Data modeling
  3. SQL (and SQL tuning)
  4. PL/SQL
  5. User Interface Design
  6. Responsive Design
  7. HTML
  8. CSS
  9. JavaScript
  10. Web applications
  11. Web servers
  12. Web security
  13. Network security
  14. Server administration
  15. Continuous integration
  16. Unit testing
  17. Application Express (APEX) development

...and probably a few more not even listed here.  It's an amazing list of very specific and relatively complicated technologies.  Don't be alarmed if you consider yourself a rockstar developer with APEX and you are competent in less than half of these areas.  I can't really think of anyone on our own Oracle APEX Development team who is intimately familiar with all of these technologies.  A few experts in the APEX community can truly claim to be proficient in all of these areas, but they're finite in number.  If you look at this list of technology areas, you will quickly conclude:

If you're looking for a great APEX developer, you're really looking for a full-stack developer

...and those are pretty rare in the industry.  Let's look at a couple examples.

It's easier to find Java developers than it is APEX developers.  Sure, I agree.  But it's a common misconception that because someone knows .NET or Java (or PHP or Python or Ruby or JavaScript or whatever) that they are competent in elegant and attractive user interface design.  Just because you know a programming language that is commonly used in Web applications has no correlation to you having the ability to create rich and elegant UI.  This is a very rare skill, and one I see even some experienced APEX developers wrestle with.

As another example, I heard a manager say that he was going to pursue building an application with Oracle JET because it's easier to find JavaScript developers.  We on the APEX team love Oracle JET and want Oracle JET to succeed (so much so, that we've integrated Oracle JET to produce the data visualizations in APEX 5.1!).  But this manager's statement was a bit misguided, because 1) your knowledge of JavaScript doesn't mean you'll immediately know how to use Oracle JET, you'll need to learn it, and 2) what about the rest of the stack?  Is a JavaScript developer good at data modeling?  Are they competent in authoring and tuning SQL?  Do they know when it's preferable to use PL/SQL in their SQL and when not to?  Or is that someone else's job?

My advice when you're looking for APEX developers - determine what is most important to you, and what skills and technologies you need the most assistance with.  APEX development is ultimately Oracle Database development (Smart DB development, as some would say), and experience with SQL and PL/SQL and data modeling is always relevant.  If you have a subpar data model and poor SQL, your application will suffer regardless of front-end technology.  If you have no knowledge of Web applications and you are rich in Oracle Database development talent, then focus instead on those who bring Web application development experience to the table.  I've found that the customers who "get it" the most are those who have done large-scale Web app development in another language or technology.  They are the ones who can appreciate the framework of APEX and how it enables them to focus on the business problem at hand, instead of focusing on all of the necessary minutiae typically associated with modern Web app development.

When reviewing potential candidates, don't focus exclusively on APEX experience.  APEX can be on the wish list of skills, but someone adept at database development or Web development can usually pick up APEX relatively quickly.

Oracle Database application development with APEX and Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) continues to grow, for both on-premises applications and the cloud.  Industry analysts are responding to more and more inquiries about APEX than ever before.  Countless colleges and universities are taking advantage of the free Oracle APEX curriculum and the free offering by Oracle Academy, helping to familiarize thousands of students on appdev with the Oracle Database & APEX.  The Oracle APEX community is vibrant and growing.  There's a reason why APEX skills are in high demand.

P.S.  If you've stumbled upon this blog post and have no idea what Oracle APEX even is, I suggest you review the Simple Guide to Oracle Application Express.

udev rules for ASM devices on RHEL 7

Yann Neuhaus - Thu, 2017-10-05 06:28

Preparing the storage devices for use with ASM is one of the first tasks you should do. When you do not want to use ASMLib then udev is what you should use for this. As the order/naming of the devices in the device tree is not guaranteed (e.g. dm-1 is not guaranteed to be the same device after a reboot of the system) you need a way to fix this and that is what udev can be used for.

The first step is to get the UUIDs of all the devices you want to use with ASM (dm-1 to dm-3, in this case). This assumes that multi pathing is already setup:

[root@xxx ~]$ udevadm info --query=all --name=/dev/dm-1 | grep -i DM_UUID
E: DM_UUID=mpath-3600a098000a819ff0000018559bf68d7
[root@xxx ~]$ udevadm info --query=all --name=/dev/dm-2 | grep -i DM_UUID
E: DM_UUID=mpath-3600a098000a81955000001b359bf6920
[root@xxx ~]$ udevadm info --query=all --name=/dev/dm-3 | grep -i DM_UUID
E: DM_UUID=mpath-3600a098000a819ff0000018359bf68ce

Having this the udev rules should look like this (of course the name does not need to be same as below):

[root@xxx ~]$ cat /etc/udev/rules.d/30-oracle.rules 
ACTION=="add|change", ENV{DM_UUID}=="mpath-3600a098000a81955000001b359bf6920", NAME="asm-crs",  OWNER="oracle", GROUP="asmadmin", MODE="0600"
ACTION=="add|change", ENV{DM_UUID}=="mpath-3600a098000a819ff0000018359bf68ce", NAME="asm-fra",  OWNER="oracle", GROUP="asmadmin", MODE="0600"
ACTION=="add|change", ENV{DM_UUID}=="mpath-3600a098000a819ff0000018559bf68d7", NAME="asm-data", OWNER="oracle", GROUP="asmadmin", MODE="0600"

Once the system rebooted the permissions on the devices should be fine and naming persistent:

[root@xxx ~]$ ls -al /dev/mapper/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     280 Oct  4 08:50 .
drwxr-xr-x 20 root root    4180 Oct  4 08:50 ..
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       7 Oct  4 13:10 asm-crs -> ../dm-2
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       7 Oct  4 13:10 asm-data -> ../dm-1
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       7 Oct  4 13:10 asm-fra -> ../dm-3
crw-------  1 root root 10, 236 Oct  4 08:50 control
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       7 Oct  4 12:51 disk00 -> ../dm-4
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       7 Oct  4 08:50 vg_root-lv_openafs -> ../dm-8
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       7 Oct  4 12:51 vg_root-lv_root -> ../dm-0
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       8 Oct  4 12:51 vg_root-lv_swap -> ../dm-10
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       7 Oct  4 12:51 vg_root-lv_tmp -> ../dm-7
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       7 Oct  4 12:51 vg_root-lv_var -> ../dm-6
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       7 Oct  4 12:51 vg_root-lv_var_log -> ../dm-5
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       7 Oct  4 12:51 vg_root-lv_var_log_audit -> ../dm-9
[root@xxx ~]$ ls -la /dev/dm*
brw-rw---- 1 root   disk     253,  0 Oct  4 12:51 /dev/dm-0
brw------- 1 oracle asmadmin 253,  1 Oct  4 13:11 /dev/dm-1
brw-rw---- 1 root   disk     253, 10 Oct  4 12:51 /dev/dm-10
brw------- 1 oracle asmadmin 253,  2 Oct  4 13:11 /dev/dm-2
brw------- 1 oracle asmadmin 253,  3 Oct  4 13:11 /dev/dm-3
brw-rw---- 1 root   disk     253,  4 Oct  4 12:51 /dev/dm-4
brw-rw---- 1 root   disk     253,  5 Oct  4 12:51 /dev/dm-5
brw-rw---- 1 root   disk     253,  6 Oct  4 12:51 /dev/dm-6
brw-rw---- 1 root   disk     253,  7 Oct  4 12:51 /dev/dm-7
brw-rw---- 1 root   disk     253,  8 Oct  4 08:50 /dev/dm-8
brw-rw---- 1 root   disk     253,  9 Oct  4 12:51 /dev/dm-9

Hope this helps.

 

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Site migrated

Jeff Kemp - Wed, 2017-10-04 20:14

I’ve recently migrated this site to a new host. Most of the content has come across unscathed but there are some remaining issues I’m working on. If you notice anything amiss, PLEASE let me know by email to errata@jk64.com – it will be greatly appreciated!

MockupTiger – New Easy to use Wireframe and Mockup software

Nilesh Jethwa - Wed, 2017-10-04 17:44

A new version of MockupTiger is being worked upon and you can participate on the early access program

https://www.producthunt.com/upcoming/mockuptiger

Indexing Seminar: Why Small Classes? (A Small Plot Of Land)

Richard Foote - Wed, 2017-10-04 16:50
Firstly, a huge thank-you to everyone who has enroled in one of my “Indexing Internals and Best Practices” Seminars running soon is Australia. The feedback and overall reaction has been extremely positive and I can’t wait to present all the material I’ve been putting together these past few weeks. There are currently limited places still […]
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October Fluid Training

Jim Marion - Wed, 2017-10-04 14:35

Last month I announced two new training courses: Fluid 1 and Fluid 2. We ran these courses at the end of September. For those of you that weren't able to attend the September session, we scheduled another series for October:

Both sessions run for 2 days from 9 AM Pacific until 4 PM Pacific. The first course, Fluid 1, is a course designed for developers, architects, designers, and system analysts, and focuses on the basics of Fluid development. The point is to make students productive as fast as possible. Through hands-on activities, students will learn the basics of Fluid development including Fluid user interface configurations and best practices for page development. There is no extra fluff in this course. Students will learn how to build Fluid pages without having to become web development experts.

The second course, Fluid 2, teaches developers the techniques used by Oracle and modern web developers to build both responsive and adaptive user experiences through Fluid. This course is definitely level 2. Students will learn advanced topics such as how to use modern CSS frameworks for responsive design and how to create dynamic tiles for intelligent homepages.

Prerequisites? Experience. The entry requirements for Fluid 1 are intentionally low. The first half, day one, will be in the browser. No PeopleTools experience is required to use a browser. System analysts will benefit greatly from this half of the course. The second half, day two, is exclusively in Application Designer. In day two, students will build Fluid pages using Application Designer. Experience building Classic pages, records, and components is required. I have found there are a lot of non-developers with experience building and examining Classic pages, records, and components. That qualifies.

Students attending Fluid 2 are expected to have experience building Classic and Fluid pages in PeopleTools as well as experience working with Records, Fields, and PeopleCode.

Normally PeopleTools 1, PeopleTools 2, and PeopleCode would be prerequisites for learning Fluid. This is true. Anyone learning Fluid should have this experience. But often I find that people with relevant experience avoid registering for courses because they haven’t checked a specific training requirement box. Do not discount your on the job training experience.

Are you interested in hosting on-site training for your organization? For more information on these or other courses, please feel free to send a request to info@jsmpros.com.

Here are the full course abstracts:

Fluid 1Technology Overview
  • Why Fluid? Learn the history and purpose of Fluid
Hands on: Reviewing elements of Fluid
  • Fluid banner
  • Navigation bar
  • Fluid homepages (also known as Landing pages)
  • Tiles
  • Transaction pages
Working with Fluid Homepages and Dashboards
  • Understanding Fluid homepages
  • Hands on: Personalizing Fluid homepages
  • Hands on: Creating and managing personal and public Fluid homepages
  • Hands on: Managing Fluid system settings
  • Hands on: Creating and managing Fluid dashboards
  • Understanding the role of the Portal Registry in Fluid homepages
Working with Tiles and Tile Wizard
  • Understanding Tiles and the Tile Repository
  • Hands on: Creating tiles
  • Hands on: Managing Fluid Attributes of Content References
  • Hands on: Creating tiles with the Tile Wizard
  • Understanding the role of the Portal Registry in Fluid tiles
Creating Fluid Pages
  • Understand the differences between Classic and Fluid
  • Learn key design concepts such as Phone-first, Responsive, and Adaptive design and how they relate to Fluid
  • Hands on: Creating Fluid page definitions (standard and two-column)
  • Hands on: Using page and field Fluid-specific attributes
Working with Fluid Components
  • Understanding Fluid components
  • Hands on: Creating Fluid components
  • Hands on: Configuring Fluid Content References
Working with Search Pages
  • Understand Fluid search options
  • Hands on: Implement real-time Component search through Pivot Grids
  • Hands on: Implement real-time Component search through custom search Pages
  • Hands on: Implement keyword Component search through the Search Framework

Fluid 2Advanced Fluid Page Design
  • Understand the role of CSS in Fluid and responsive design
  • Hands on: Working with different Fluid page types
  • Hands on: Using Oracle-delivered Fluid CSS classes
  • Understanding CSS Flexbox
  • Hands on: Creating custom CSS classes
  • Hands on: Using CSS frameworks
  • Hands on: Using Fluid adaptive design with subpages
Using PeopleCode in Fluid Applications
  • Learn about and use Fluid-specific PeopleCode functions, design patterns, and best practices
Advanced Tiles and Tile Wizard
  • Hands on: Creating static and dynamic tiles using a variety of technologies
  • Hands on: Dynamic tiles and the Tile Wizard
Understanding Fluid Definitions and Metadata
  • Understand delivered Fluid managed definitions, the building blocks of Fluid
  • Understand Fluid metadata such as Tile Wizard metadata
Event Mapping in Fluid
  • Hands on: Learn how to extend delivered Fluid components without changing Oracle’s code

JDK 9.0 released! (but java.net is gone)

Dietrich Schroff - Wed, 2017-10-04 14:26
Some week ago, i downloaded jdk 9 via java.net. But this page in not available anymore:
After some searching i found the download page for the jdk: http://jdk.java.net/9/  (so java.net is not really closed...). But it is easier to download them from the official Oracle website:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index-jsp-138363.html#javasejdk


$java -version
java version "9"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 9+181)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 9+181, mixed mode)The release note can be found here.

There you can find interesting things like:
The command line flags that were removed are:

  • -Xincgc
  • -XX:+CMSIncrementalMode
  • -XX:+UseCMSCompactAtFullCollection
  • -XX:+CMSFullGCsBeforeCompaction
  • -XX:+UseCMSCollectionPassing
or
JEP 291: Deprecate the Concurrent Mark Sweep (CMS) Garbage Collector
Deprecates the Concurrent Mark Sweep (CMS) garbage collector. A warning message is issued when it is requested on the command line, using the -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC option. The Garbage-First (G1) garbage collector is intended to be a replacement for most uses of CMS. My favourite is:
JEP 222: jshell: The Java Shell (Read-Eval-Print Loop)
Adds Read-Eval-Print Loop (REPL) functionality to the Java platform.
The jshell tool provides an interactive command-line interface for evaluating declarations, statements, and expressions of the Java programming language. It facilitates prototyping and exploration of coding options with immediate results and feedback. The immediate feedback combined with the ability to start with expressions is useful for education—whether learning the Java language or just learning a new API or language feature.(See my posting jshell and swing, jshell and scripts and jshell built-in commands

Moss Adams Joins NetSuite Solution Provider Program

Oracle Press Releases - Wed, 2017-10-04 11:45
Press Release
Moss Adams Joins NetSuite Solution Provider Program Leading Accounting and Consulting Firm Launches Cloud ERP Practice with NetSuite

ORACLE OPENWORLD — SUITECONNECT — SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Oct 4, 2017

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting, consulting and wealth management firms in the U.S., has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program to address rising demand for cloud business management solutions.

The move is the result of Moss Adams’ existing alliance with NetSuite offering accounting services as a member of the NetSuite Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Program since 2015. Moss Adams will now be able to offer a best-in-class solution to clients of any size, from pre-revenue start up to well-established midmarket firms. In addition, by leveraging NetSuite and its deep industry knowledge Moss Adams will also be able to provide enhanced insights to clients in a wide variety of areas such as IPO readiness and process optimization.

“We’re thrilled to work with a firm of Moss Adams’ scope and expertise,” said Craig West, Oracle NetSuite Vice President of Alliances and Channels. “The combination of over 100 years of industry experience and the leading Cloud ERP offers an incredibly powerful value proposition to clients in a wide variety of industries.”

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Seattle, Moss Adams has approximately 2,600 employees across 29 locations, with an annual revenue of approximately $600 million. After a comprehensive evaluation of other cloud software in the marketplace, Moss Adams determined that NetSuite was the optimal solution to offer to most clients, based on its own success with the BPO program and feedback from the marketplace.

As a NetSuite solution provider, Moss Adams will provide market development, consulting and implementation services for NetSuite financials/ERP, CRM, ecommerce, HR and PSA across high technology, biotech, apparel, and beverage industries. The company will deploy its experienced technology development resources to build these industry-specific versions of the solution using NetSuite’s SuiteCloud development platform. 

“NetSuite provides best-in-class cloud ERP that allows us to better serve customers with a scalable solution that meets the need for business efficiency, visibility and agility,” said Labi Rabiu, Managing Director, Enterprise Systems Practice at Moss Adams. “Building on our existing NetSuite BPO relationship, we are fully prepared to bring vertical solutions to market.”

Launched in 2002, the NetSuite Solution Provider Program is the industry’s leading cloud channel partner program. Since its inception, NetSuite has been a leader in partner success, breaking new ground in building and executing on the leading model to make the channel successful with NetSuite. A top choice for partners who are building new cloud ERP practices or for those expanding their existing practice to meet the demand for cloud ERP, NetSuite has enabled partners to transform their business model to fully capitalize on the revenue growth opportunity of the cloud. The NetSuite Solution Provider Program delivers unprecedented benefits that include highly attractive margins and range from business planning, sales, marketing and professional services enablement, to training and education. For more information about the NetSuite Solution Provider Program, please visit www.netsuite.com/partners.

Contact Info
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Oracle NetSuite
603-743-4534
PR@netsuite.com
About Oracle NetSuite

Oracle NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, it provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

Follow Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit’s Cloud blog, Facebook page and @NetSuite Twitter handle for real-time updates.

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.

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NetSuite Fuels Jonathan Adler’s Global Omnichannel Growth

Oracle Press Releases - Wed, 2017-10-04 11:30
Press Release
NetSuite Fuels Jonathan Adler’s Global Omnichannel Growth Home furnishings designer expands its retail stores, partner network and inventory atop flexible cloud platform

ORACLE OPENWORLD — SUITECONNECT — SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Oct 4, 2017

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that home furnishings designer Jonathan Adler has realized rapid growth since going live on NetSuite OneWorld in July 2012. NetSuite’s flexibility has allowed Jonathan Adler to expand the number of its company-run retail stores from 18 to 26, including two in the U.K. and grow its webstore, JonathanAdler.com. Wholesale retail partners have also grown from 500 to more than 1,000 across 30 countries, including such top names as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Harrod’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. As SKU volume has soared from 12,000 to 33,000, NetSuite OneWorld has provided Jonathan Adler with seamless global financial consolidation across its U.S. and U.K. subsidiaries, and the ability to transact multiple currencies.

“NetSuite has made us smarter, faster and more capable,” said Damen Seminero, Jonathan Adler CTO. “NetSuite has taken us from guesswork to having real-time numbers and information in one location, and there’s no greater benefit than that. It has allowed us to grow and add new locations without ever pausing.”

Jonathan Adler Extends its ‘Fantasy Factory’ Design Environment to Business

Headquartered in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, Jonathan Adler has been the authority on Modern American glamour since 1993. The office is affectionately referred to as “Fantasy Factory,” a cheeky nod to Warhol’s Factory. Inside the vibrant and colorful office, Adler and his team design everything from pottery and furniture to textiles, lighting and more. With of plenty of dogs running around, the “Fantasy Factory” is designed to bring ideas to life through collaboration, irreverence and creativity.

As the company grew, it found that its previous software systems were inefficient and provided limited visibility into the business—thanks to manual data management and reporting in a fragmented environment. The company found itself version-locked in outdated systems that could not be upgraded without significant spending and business disruption. The company knew it needed an agile, scalable platform to continue its upward trajectory.

NetSuite OneWorld provides Jonathan Adler with a unified foundation for accounting, order management, inventory management and order processing – key elements in customer-centric omnichannel retail operations and B2B distribution. NetSuite feeds nightly catalog updates to Jonathan Adler’s ecommerce site, while the Bronto Marketing Platform triggers and delivers timely, personalized communications to customers and fans. With NetSuite OneWorld, Jonathan Adler can also set up new stores within hours, unlike the previous scenario that required weeks of provisioning on-premise software and systems.

“NetSuite is our central nervous system and the single data source for our financials, inventory and customers,” Seminero said. “I can’t say enough about the flexibility NetSuite gives us to do virtually anything. I’ve never encountered a situation where I had to say, ‘No, we can’t do that.’”

About Oracle NetSuite

Oracle NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, it provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

Follow NetSuite’s Cloud blog, Facebook page and @NetSuite Twitter handle for real-time updates.

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.

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NetSuite Helps Shiftgig Make the Future of Work a Reality

Oracle Press Releases - Wed, 2017-10-04 11:15
Press Release
NetSuite Helps Shiftgig Make the Future of Work a Reality The Mobile Technology Platform Gains Efficiency and Scalability in the Cloud

ORACLE OPENWORLD — SUITECONNECT — SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Oct 4, 2017

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Shiftgig, the mobile technology platform that connects businesses with high-quality, vetted hourly workers on demand, has streamlined its business with NetSuite OneWorld. Since going live on NetSuite OneWorld in 2015, Shiftgig has been able to manage its mission-critical business processes including financials with advanced billing support, reporting, and multi-subsidiary management for its three subsidiaries in the US.

Founded in Chicago in 2012 as a job board for workers in the service industry, Shiftgig recognized a greater opportunity in serving the market for hourly workers that, as a whole, has a labor pool of 70 million in the US alone. The company saw rapid growth when it shifted its focus to offer a mobile app for people seeking flexible work opportunities with the businesses that needed help. It now provides over 30,000 on-demand workers access to available shifts with over 2,300 client companies in 14 US markets and handles approximately 100,000 transactions a month in NetSuite.

Changing the Way Work Gets Done in the Cloud

Shiftgig was intent on finding a software platform that could reliably handle its two biggest transactions—billing and payroll. NetSuite’s cloud-based system was able to immediately meet those needs without significant upfront investments in hardware or IT staffing.

In addition, NetSuite’s flexible platform enabled Shiftgig to meet its sophisticated client reporting requirements, broken out by event, shift and venue, as well as across schedules, reducing the time to compile reports from three hours to just 30 minutes. Shiftgig can now send out automated notifications for past-due accounts across its 2,300 clients, which previously had to be done manually.

The company has also realized efficiencies in financial consolidation. With NetSuite OneWorld, what once took hours consolidating financials across its three subsidiaries can now be done in minutes and the company can easily add subsidiaries as it expands. With support for 190 currencies, 20 languages, automated tax calculation and reporting in more than 100 countries, and customer transactions in more than 200 countries and territories NetSuite OneWorld provides a platform for Shiftgig to continue to grow.

“NetSuite OneWorld helps ensure we have more efficient processes around client billing and consolidation for our subsidiaries,” said Jack Murphy, Vice President of Finance at Shiftgig.

Contact Info
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Oracle NetSuite
603-743-4534
PR@netsuite.com
About Shiftgig

Shiftgig is the leading mobile platform that connects businesses with reliable, high-quality workers on demand. People use Shiftgig to discover short term work opportunities when, where and for the businesses they prefer. To date, Shiftgig has raised $59 million in capital and hired more than 30,000 workers, called Specialists. Over 2,300 clients, including some of the biggest names in food service, hospitality, retail, warehouse and experiential marketing, use Shiftgig because of its ability to easily fill and manage short term job assignments with fully qualified workers. For more information visit www.shiftgig.com.

About Oracle NetSuite

Oracle NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, it provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

Follow NetSuite’s Cloud blog, Facebook page and @NetSuite Twitter handle for real-time updates.

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.

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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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NetSuite Accelerates Growth and Innovation

Oracle Press Releases - Wed, 2017-10-04 11:00
Press Release
NetSuite Accelerates Growth and Innovation Leveraging Oracle resources, NetSuite adds more functionality, more SuiteSuccess editions, more customers and partners, and launches new data center

ORACLE OPENWORLD — SUITECONNECT — SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Oct 4, 2017

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced more product enhancements, more industry-specific features and functionality, a new data center, and more customer and partner wins. With the resources of Oracle, NetSuite is able to accelerate growth and product innovation, and strengthen its commitment to customer and partner success. New product features for services and product companies, the release of SuiteSuccess industry solutions for nonprofits, IT VARs and solution providers, the introduction of SuiteSuccess to NetSuite partners, and the launch of a new data center in the Chicago area, all reflect the importance and support of Oracle’s considerable global resources.

“As one of the fastest growing financial management systems before it was acquired by Oracle, NetSuite has since been able to invest even more resources into our company, our product and our infrastructure to promote our customers’ success,” said Jim McGeever, Executive Vice President Oracle NetSuite. “Today’s announcements signal our ongoing commitment to maintaining our lead in the industry.”

MORE INDUSTRY FUNCTIONALITY More New Functionality for Services Companies

NetSuite is delivering several new product enhancements for services companies. New profitability reporting features allow companies to easily define their profitability criteria and reports with a new design experience, ensuring services companies always have real-time intuitive, accurate views of their projects. 

New change order management features, as well as Billing Rate Card effectivity dates allow services companies to keep on top of their dynamic business environment, reducing errors and improving both accuracy and service delivery to the customer. 

Capturing information in a seamless and easy manner from the field is key to an efficient service organization. New streamlined and intuitive UI for Weekly Timesheets, as well as improved time off management ensure a better, more timely capture of information. Providing real-time information on projects equips managers with the insights needed to make critical resourcing decisions on projects. All these new features for services companies are also designed to keep pace with the evolving revenue standards and ASC 606.

More New Features and Functionality for Product Companies

NetSuite is delivering several new features and functionality for manufacturers, distributors and retailers that provide customers with advanced capabilities to help sustain their future growth plans. Modern manufacturers often have their items produced in many different locations, perhaps globally, and in some cases by contract manufacturers. Our enhanced Global Bill of Materials (BOM) functionality allows users to manage BOMs separately from the items they are associated with, drastically reducing the overhead on engineering teams. Each item can now support multiple BOMs that can be specific to a location should you have locations that source components locally. Additionally, each BOM can be attached to multiple end SKU’s, enabling manufacturers to sell the same item under different brands without the need to manage multiple redundant BOMs when changes are required.

A new quality management system allows companies to define inspection plans that dictate how an item is to be tested, along with acceptable parameters where dimensions and additional product details might be recorded. Inspection requests are then triggered automatically and added to a queue to make sure nothing is missed. Should an item fail one of the tests, a workflow driven disposition process ensures that the necessary corrective actions are taken. The enhancements also include role-specific dashboards for quality managers, engineers and inspectors along with a tablet-driven UI for front line workers.

The new Inbound Shipment Management module allows customers who order large quantities of product, perhaps from multiple vendors, to consolidate multiple purchase orders into a single container to simplify future tracking and status updates. Upon receipt, a single scan can receive all of the items in the container.

MORE PRODUCTS General Availability of SuitePeople

NetSuite today announced the general availability of SuitePeople, the most flexible and unified cloud core HR offering. NetSuite is the first and only cloud ERP suite to give businesses a single platform to manage mission critical business processes across ERP, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Professional Services Automation (PSA), omnichannel commerce and now HR.

With the general availability of SuitePeople, prospective and existing NetSuite customers can now use it to enable employees to request time off, access employee directories and organizational charts, monitor upcoming vacation schedules and new hires or publicly recognize good work. SuitePeople weaves people data throughout the suite, giving businesses complete control over their core HR processes. SuitePeople also helps empower managers and HR professionals to streamline employee information, new hires, employee onboarding, promotions and compensation changes.

For more information on SuitePeople, visit www.netsuite.com/portal/products/erp/hcm.sthtml.

More Planning and Budgeting Functionality

NetSuite announced the release of the Oracle NetSuite Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). The new product gives NetSuite customers sophisticated financial planning and budgeting capabilities across lines of businesses with flexible and customizable deployment options. Oracle NetSuite PBCS facilitates both company-wide and departmental financial planning with modeling capabilities, approval workflows and reporting within one collaborative scalable solution. With PBCS, customers can reduce planning cycle times, improve forecast accuracy, centralize the budget with forecast and actual information in one place, and drill across the budget and forecast to see the impact on business performance with “what if” analysis and flexible modeling in an intuitive user interface.

MORE CUSTOMER AND PARTNER SUCCESS Delivering More SuiteSuccess Editions for More Industries Since the launch of 12 SuiteSuccess editions for 8 industries earlier this year, NetSuite has continued that momentum by delivering three more editions for nonprofit and services organizations.

The key components of the new editions include:

  • Tailored roles with built-in workflows specific to the industries including CEO, grants administrator, development director, project manager and more.
  • Industry leading best practices built into the system spanning grants management, donor and constituent management, or project management, resource management and billing workflows designed for services organizations.
  • Pre-built KPIs and reports, more than 150 including FASB reporting to help organizations comply with new accounting standards.

SuiteSuccess is the culmination of a multi-year transformation effort to combine the NetSuite unified suite, 20 years of industry leading practices, a new customer engagement model, and business optimization methods into a unified, industry cloud solution. SuiteSuccess was engineered to solve unique industry challenges that historically have limited a company’s ability to grow, scale and adapt to change. Most ERP vendors have tried to solve the industry solution problem with templates, rapid implementation methodologies, and custom code. NetSuite took a holistic approach to the problem and productized domain knowledge, leading practices, KPI’s, and an agile approach to product adoption. The benefits of this are faster time to value, increased business efficiency, flexibility, and greater customer success. To learn more about SuiteSuccess, please visit www.netsuite.com/suitesuccess.

Introducing SuiteSuccess to NetSuite’s Partners

NetSuite today introduced SuiteSuccess to the NetSuite partner community. With SuiteSuccess, NetSuite partners are modeling their products and services around the SuiteSuccess customer engagement methodology to speed time to value, accelerate implementation, and better support long-term customer goals. The initiative includes in-depth partner training and ongoing SuiteSuccess orientation across the three main partner programs:

Alliance Partners
Alliance Partners, via a co-selling engagement model with NetSuite, are aligning their NetSuite implementation services around the SuiteSuccess solution. Alliance Partners, which include global systems integrators such as Accenture, Capgemini and Deloitte, and North America centric firms such as Grant Thornton, 9Gauge Partners and West Monroe Partners are blending SuiteSuccess principles with their own proven methodologies to deliver a rich customer experience. SuiteSuccess for Alliance Partners is focused on enhancing NetSuite capabilities and capacity to meet growth in demand for NetSuite cloud solutions.

Solution Providers
NetSuite Solution Providers are on the SuiteSuccess front lines as partners that sell, implement, augment and optimize NetSuite across industries. SuiteSuccess for Solution Providers gives these partners new training and leading practices to help guide customers to proven solutions that deliver faster time to value, increased business efficiency and transformative agility for innovation and growth. Already possessing deep NetSuite expertise, Solution Providers are helping to ensure customers take advantage of NetSuite leading practices including KPIs, reports and dashboards and can readily consume additional NetSuite capabilities as the business grows.

SDN Partners
As SuiteSuccess for SDN members, ISVs are embedding leading practices into complementary applications, called SuiteApps, that they make available to NetSuite customers. They are aligning their development, go-to-market, implementation and support strategies around SuiteSuccess. NetSuite has made SuiteSuccess for SDN training available to all SDN members, as well as an SDN SuiteSuccess Playbook and templates for the development of leading practices. The SuiteSuccess for SDN program parallels “Built for NetSuite,” an SDN initiative introduced in 2013 that verifies that SuiteApps meet NetSuite standards for architecture, development and security.

Customers and Partners Get Ready for Next with NetSuite
Many fast growing, innovative companies adopt NetSuite to ready themselves for next while partners select NetSuite as their choice of cloud ERP, capitalizing on the revenue opportunities of the cloud. Customers announced today include Shiftgig, the mobile technology platform that connects businesses with high-quality, vetted hourly workers on demand, and Jonathan Adler, a home furnishings designer. NetSuite also announced a new partner, Moss Adams, one of the largest accounting, consulting and wealth management firms in the U.S.

MORE INFRASTRUCTURE Unveiling New Data Center in the Chicago Area

NetSuite today unveiled a new data center in the Chicago area, built on the latest, most powerful hardware to help support NetSuite customers around the globe. The addition of a new data center enables NetSuite to provide better load balance across data centers and improved performance for customers. The new data center, thanks to the incredible Oracle infrastructure, was up and running with live customers in just 18 weeks. It is the first of many that are planned to be rolled out in the next twelve months.

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Oracle Open World; day 3- some highlights

Amis Blog - Wed, 2017-10-04 07:01

Day 3 began with a very smooth and interesting keynote of Thomas Kurian, full of flawless, wonderful demo’s . The second keynote, of Larry Ellison happened in the afternoon, I couldn’t attent for as I head a product management meeting. But some hickups I heard. Beside the keynotes it was a day full of good information  and surprisingly stuff, with in the end: Oracle Database Appliance, the X7-2 series. Another short note about Oracle Open World.As said, the day began with the keynote of Thomas Kurian.

A slide of the six journeys to the cloud, almost the key of whole Open World. The Journey to the Cloud. My special interest by the way, as I am interested in engineered systems, is the first . Optimizing your on-premises datacenter.

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A lot of ‘best of’  came along: Fastest compute, Fastest GPU, Fastest storage, Fastest network, Industry leading global DNS.

Then the demo’s were given.

Cool stuff is the right word for it I think: Chatbots, Smartfeed, Connected Intelligence, Social Media Analyses, Analytics, IOT.

The technique behind these demo’s spans a dazzling amount of new and existing different Cloud services. Too much for now I’m  afraid.

Machine Learning was the big keyword in all these demo’s I think.

Serverless with Kafka and Kubernetes Cloud Service:

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There’s a new cost estimator to calculate how much universal credits  the several services will cost.

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Another announcement : Blockchain cloud service for secure inter-connected transactions

The announcement in the afternoon: Oracle Management and Security Cloud, with machine learning and Management Cloud.Larry Ellison talks about the severity of data hacks and information stealing while data centers get increasingly complicated and systems are harder to patch. “We’ve got to do something. It must be an automated process.”

In a product management session of IaaS several price comparisons were made with AWS on a detailed level. How cheap is Oracle compared to AWS.

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Announcement of SLA’s

In the session of Oracle Database Appliance of course the X7-2 serie, the summary – SE for all models, 12.2.0.1 support:

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The new HA :

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KVM as a new deployment option, and the way forward. Oracle VM on the ODA is slowly disappearing.

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I know, this is just a scratch at the surface of all new things that are happening…

Regardz

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Going from SLES12 SP2 to SLES12 SP3, online

Yann Neuhaus - Wed, 2017-10-04 05:59

SLES 12 SP3 was released some time ago and as we have customers running on that I thought it might be a good idea to test the upgrade from SP2 to SP3. Actually it turned out this is quite easy and can be done online. The supported methods for doing this is either by using YaST or Zypper directly. As I wanted to stay on the command line I’ll use Zypper for the scope of this post. Lets go…

As said above I’ll be upgrading from SLES 12 SP2:

postgres@sles12sp2:/home/postgres/ [pg963] cat /etc/os-release 
NAME="SLES"
VERSION="12-SP2"
VERSION_ID="12.2"
PRETTY_NAME="SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2"
ID="sles"
ANSI_COLOR="0;32"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:suse:sles:12:sp2"

When you have another setup make sure that the upgrade path is supported, which you can check here.

My current kernel version is:

postgres@sles12sp2:/home/postgres/ [pg963] uname -a
Linux sles12sp2 4.4.74-92.38-default #1 SMP Tue Sep 12 19:43:46 UTC 2017 (545c055) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

The first thing you should do is to apply the latest patches:

postgres@sles12sp2:/home/postgres/ [pg963] sudo zypper patch
Refreshing service 'Containers_Module_12_x86_64'.
Refreshing service 'SUSE_Linux_Enterprise_Server_12_SP2_x86_64'.
Refreshing service 'SUSE_Linux_Enterprise_Software_Development_Kit_12_SP2_x86_64'.
Retrieving repository 'SLES12-SP2-Updates' metadata ...............................................................................................[done]
Building repository 'SLES12-SP2-Updates' cache ....................................................................................................[done]
Retrieving repository 'SLE-SDK12-SP2-Updates' metadata ............................................................................................[done]
Building repository 'SLE-SDK12-SP2-Updates' cache .................................................................................................[done]
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

The following 4 NEW patches are going to be installed:
  SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-1597 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-1602 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-1606 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-1622

The following 8 packages are going to be upgraded:
  autofs gtk3-data gtk3-lang gtk3-tools libgtk-3-0 typelib-1_0-Gtk-3_0 xinetd yast2-xml

8 packages to upgrade.
Overall download size: 6.4 MiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the operation, additional 12.0 KiB will be used.
Continue? [y/n/...? shows all options] (y): y
Retrieving package autofs-5.0.9-28.3.5.x86_64                                                                       (1/8), 407.0 KiB (  2.0 MiB unpacked)
Retrieving delta: ./x86_64/autofs-5.0.9-27.2_28.3.5.x86_64.drpm, 160.5 KiB
Retrieving: autofs-5.0.9-27.2_28.3.5.x86_64.drpm ..................................................................................................[done]
Applying delta: ./autofs-5.0.9-27.2_28.3.5.x86_64.drpm ............................................................................................[done]
Retrieving package gtk3-data-3.20.10-17.3.20.noarch                                                                 (2/8), 162.7 KiB ( 10.8 KiB unpacked)
Retrieving: gtk3-data-3.20.10-17.3.20.noarch.rpm ..................................................................................................[done]
Retrieving package xinetd-2.3.15-8.8.1.x86_64                                                                       (3/8), 126.6 KiB (286.4 KiB unpacked)
Retrieving delta: ./x86_64/xinetd-2.3.15-8.5.1_8.8.1.x86_64.drpm, 17.8 KiB
Retrieving: xinetd-2.3.15-8.5.1_8.8.1.x86_64.drpm .................................................................................................[done]
Applying delta: ./xinetd-2.3.15-8.5.1_8.8.1.x86_64.drpm ...........................................................................................[done]
Retrieving package yast2-xml-3.1.2-2.3.1.x86_64                                                                     (4/8),  48.2 KiB (127.7 KiB unpacked)
Retrieving delta: ./x86_64/yast2-xml-3.1.1_3.1.2-1.46_2.3.1.x86_64.drpm, 10.3 KiB
Retrieving: yast2-xml-3.1.1_3.1.2-1.46_2.3.1.x86_64.drpm ..........................................................................................[done]
Applying delta: ./yast2-xml-3.1.1_3.1.2-1.46_2.3.1.x86_64.drpm ....................................................................................[done]
Retrieving package gtk3-tools-3.20.10-17.3.20.x86_64                                                                (5/8), 237.8 KiB (294.2 KiB unpacked)
Retrieving: gtk3-tools-3.20.10-17.3.20.x86_64.rpm .................................................................................................[done]
Retrieving package libgtk-3-0-3.20.10-17.3.20.x86_64                                                                (6/8),   2.5 MiB (  8.4 MiB unpacked)
Retrieving delta: ./x86_64/libgtk-3-0-3.20.10-16.2_17.3.20.x86_64.drpm, 175.6 KiB
Retrieving: libgtk-3-0-3.20.10-16.2_17.3.20.x86_64.drpm ...........................................................................................[done]
Applying delta: ./libgtk-3-0-3.20.10-16.2_17.3.20.x86_64.drpm .....................................................................................[done]
Retrieving package typelib-1_0-Gtk-3_0-3.20.10-17.3.20.x86_64                                                       (7/8), 335.2 KiB (879.3 KiB unpacked)
Retrieving delta: ./x86_64/typelib-1_0-Gtk-3_0-3.20.10-16.2_17.3.20.x86_64.drpm, 159.9 KiB
Retrieving: typelib-1_0-Gtk-3_0-3.20.10-16.2_17.3.20.x86_64.drpm ..................................................................................[done]
Applying delta: ./typelib-1_0-Gtk-3_0-3.20.10-16.2_17.3.20.x86_64.drpm ............................................................................[done]
Retrieving package gtk3-lang-3.20.10-17.3.20.noarch                                                                 (8/8),   2.6 MiB ( 18.8 MiB unpacked)
Retrieving delta: ./noarch/gtk3-lang-3.20.10-16.2_17.3.20.noarch.drpm, 178.6 KiB
Retrieving: gtk3-lang-3.20.10-16.2_17.3.20.noarch.drpm ............................................................................................[done]
Applying delta: ./gtk3-lang-3.20.10-16.2_17.3.20.noarch.drpm ......................................................................................[done]
Checking for file conflicts: ......................................................................................................................[done]
(1/8) Installing: autofs-5.0.9-28.3.5.x86_64 ......................................................................................................[done]
Additional rpm output:
Updating /etc/sysconfig/autofs...


(2/8) Installing: gtk3-data-3.20.10-17.3.20.noarch ................................................................................................[done]
(3/8) Installing: xinetd-2.3.15-8.8.1.x86_64 ......................................................................................................[done]
Additional rpm output:
Updating /etc/sysconfig/xinetd...


(4/8) Installing: yast2-xml-3.1.2-2.3.1.x86_64 ....................................................................................................[done]
(5/8) Installing: gtk3-tools-3.20.10-17.3.20.x86_64 ...............................................................................................[done]
(6/8) Installing: libgtk-3-0-3.20.10-17.3.20.x86_64 ...............................................................................................[done]
(7/8) Installing: typelib-1_0-Gtk-3_0-3.20.10-17.3.20.x86_64 ......................................................................................[done]
(8/8) Installing: gtk3-lang-3.20.10-17.3.20.noarch ................................................................................................[done]

Once all is patched make sure you have the zypper-migration-plugin installed on your system (which is already there in my case):

postgres@sles12sp2:/home/postgres/ [pg963] sudo zypper install zypper-migration-plugin
Refreshing service 'Containers_Module_12_x86_64'.
Refreshing service 'SUSE_Linux_Enterprise_Server_12_SP2_x86_64'.
Refreshing service 'SUSE_Linux_Enterprise_Software_Development_Kit_12_SP2_x86_64'.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'zypper-migration-plugin' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'zypper-migration-plugin-0.10-12.4.noarch'. The highest available version is already installed.
Resolving package dependencies...

Nothing to do.
postgres@sles12sp2:/home/postgres/ [pg963] 

Ready to migrate to SP3:

postgres@sles12sp2:/home/postgres/ [pg963] sudo zypper migration

Executing 'zypper  refresh'

Retrieving repository 'SLE-Module-Containers12-Pool' metadata .....................................................................................[done]
Building repository 'SLE-Module-Containers12-Pool' cache ..........................................................................................[done]
Repository 'SLE-Module-Containers12-Updates' is up to date.                                                                                              
Repository 'SLES12-SP2-12.2-0' is up to date.                                                                                                            
Retrieving repository 'SLES12-SP2-Pool' metadata ..................................................................................................[done]
Building repository 'SLES12-SP2-Pool' cache .......................................................................................................[done]
Repository 'SLES12-SP2-Updates' is up to date.                                                                                                           
Retrieving repository 'SLE-SDK12-SP2-Pool' metadata ...............................................................................................[done]
Building repository 'SLE-SDK12-SP2-Pool' cache ....................................................................................................[done]
Repository 'SLE-SDK12-SP2-Updates' is up to date.                                                                                                        
All repositories have been refreshed.

Executing 'zypper  --no-refresh patch-check --updatestack-only'

Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

0 patches needed (0 security patches)

Available migrations:

    1 | SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 x86_64
        SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP3 x86_64
        Containers Module 12 x86_64 (already installed)
       

[num/q]: 1

Executing 'snapper create --type pre --cleanup-algorithm=number --print-number --userdata important=yes --description 'before online migration''

Upgrading product SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 x86_64.
Found obsolete repository SLES12-SP2-12.2-0
Disable obsolete repository SLES12-SP2-12.2-0 [y/n] (y): y
... disabling.
Upgrading product SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP3 x86_64.
Upgrading product Containers Module 12 x86_64.

Executing 'zypper --releasever 12.3 ref -f'

Warning: Enforced setting: $releasever=12.3
Forcing raw metadata refresh
Retrieving repository 'SLE-Module-Containers12-Pool' metadata ..............................................................................................[done]
Forcing building of repository cache
Building repository 'SLE-Module-Containers12-Pool' cache ...................................................................................................[done]
Forcing raw metadata refresh
Retrieving repository 'SLE-Module-Containers12-Updates' metadata ...........................................................................................[done]
Forcing building of repository cache
Building repository 'SLE-Module-Containers12-Updates' cache ................................................................................................[done]
Forcing raw metadata refresh
Retrieving repository 'SLES12-SP3-Pool' metadata ...........................................................................................................[done]
Forcing building of repository cache
Building repository 'SLES12-SP3-Pool' cache ................................................................................................................[done]
Forcing raw metadata refresh
Retrieving repository 'SLES12-SP3-Updates' metadata ........................................................................................................[done]
Forcing building of repository cache
Building repository 'SLES12-SP3-Updates' cache .............................................................................................................[done]
Forcing raw metadata refresh
Retrieving repository 'SLE-SDK12-SP3-Pool' metadata ........................................................................................................[done]
Forcing building of repository cache
Building repository 'SLE-SDK12-SP3-Pool' cache .............................................................................................................[done]
Forcing raw metadata refresh
Retrieving repository 'SLE-SDK12-SP3-Updates' metadata .....................................................................................................[done]
Forcing building of repository cache
Building repository 'SLE-SDK12-SP3-Updates' cache ..........................................................................................................[done]
All repositories have been refreshed.

Executing 'zypper --releasever 12.3  --no-refresh  dist-upgrade --no-allow-vendor-change '

Warning: Enforced setting: $releasever=12.3
Warning: You are about to do a distribution upgrade with all enabled repositories. Make sure these repositories are compatible before you continue. See 'man zypper' for more information about this command.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Computing distribution upgrade...

The following 21 NEW packages are going to be installed:
  blog crash-kmp-default-7.1.8_k4.4.73_5-3.9 kernel-default-4.4.82-6.9.1 libefivar1 libfastjson4 libfreebl3 libibverbs libibverbs1 libmlx5-1 librados2 libsnapper4
  libsoftokn3 libtidyp-1_04-0 lttng-ust mozilla-nss mozilla-nss-certs patterns-sles-yast2 perl-HTML-Tidy python-talloc rdma-core sles-release-POOL

The following NEW pattern is going to be installed:
  yast2

The following 2 packages are going to be REMOVED:
  libsnapper3 pytalloc

The following 168 packages are going to be upgraded:
  aaa_base aaa_base-extras augeas augeas-lenses autoyast2 autoyast2-installation binutils cpupower crash cups-filters-ghostscript dbus-1 dbus-1-x11 dracut
  efibootmgr ethtool filesystem gdb grub2 grub2-i386-pc grub2-snapper-plugin grub2-systemd-sleep-plugin hwinfo ipmitool iscsiuio kdump kexec-tools kpartx
  libaugeas0 libblkid1 libcpupower0 libdbus-1-3 libdcerpc0 libdcerpc-binding0 libdrm2 libdrm_amdgpu1 libdrm_intel1 libdrm_nouveau2 libdrm_radeon1 libfdisk1
  libgbm1 libgnutls28 libldb1 libLLVM libmount1 libndr0 libndr-krb5pac0 libndr-nbt0 libndr-standard0 libnetapi0 libp11-kit0 libparted0 libsamba-credentials0
  libsamba-errors0 libsamba-hostconfig0 libsamba-passdb0 libsamba-util0 libsamdb0 libsmartcols1 libsmbclient0 libsmbconf0 libsmbldap0 libsolv-tools libstorage7
  libstorage-ruby libtalloc2 libtasn1 libtasn1-6 libtdb1 libtevent0 libtevent-util0 libuuid1 libwbclient0 libx86emu1 libyui7 libyui-ncurses7 libyui-ncurses-pkg7
  linux-glibc-devel logrotate makedumpfile mcelog mdadm Mesa Mesa-libEGL1 Mesa-libGL1 Mesa-libglapi0 multipath-tools open-iscsi openslp openslp-server openssh
  openssh-helpers p11-kit p11-kit-tools parted patterns-sles-base patterns-sles-laptop patterns-sles-Minimal perl-Bootloader perl-solv postfix python-solv
  release-notes-sles rollback-helper rsyslog ruby2.1-rubygem-cfa ruby2.1-rubygem-cfa_grub2 samba-client samba-libs samba-winbind sle-sdk-release
  sle-sdk-release-POOL sles-release snapper snapper-zypp-plugin sudo SUSEConnect SuSEfirewall2 systemd-presets-branding-SLE sysvinit-tools util-linux
  util-linux-lang util-linux-systemd yast2 yast2-add-on yast2-bootloader yast2-ca-management yast2-core yast2-country yast2-country-data yast2-dhcp-server
  yast2-dns-server yast2-firewall yast2-ftp-server yast2-hardware-detection yast2-http-server yast2-installation yast2-iscsi-client yast2-kdump yast2-ldap
  yast2-mail yast2-migration yast2-network yast2-nis-client yast2-ntp-client yast2-packager yast2-pam yast2-perl-bindings yast2-pkg-bindings yast2-printer
  yast2-registration yast2-ruby-bindings yast2-samba-client yast2-schema yast2-services-manager yast2-slp yast2-smt yast2-snapper yast2-storage yast2-support
  yast2-theme-SLE yast2-trans-en_US yast2-update yast2-users yast2-vm yast2-ycp-ui-bindings zypper zypper-lifecycle-plugin zypper-log

The following 3 patterns are going to be upgraded:
  base laptop Minimal

The following 2 products are going to be upgraded:
  "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2" "SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12"

The following 19 packages are going to be downgraded:
  branding-SLE grub2-branding-SLE iptables kernel-firmware libapparmor1 libICE6 libiptc0 libjasper1 libldap-2_4-2 libxtables10 libzypp nfs-client
  nfs-kernel-server openldap2-client openldap2-devel plymouth-branding-SLE wallpaper-branding-SLE xtables-plugins yast2-auth-client

The following package is going to change architecture:
  yast2-network  x86_64 -> noarch


The following 5 packages are not supported by their vendor:
  libtidyp-1_04-0 openldap2-devel perl-HTML-Tidy sle-sdk-release sle-sdk-release-POOL

168 packages to upgrade, 19 to downgrade, 21 new, 2 to remove, 1 to change arch.
Overall download size: 171.1 MiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the operation, additional 184.6 MiB will be used.
Continue? [y/n/...? shows all options] (y): y

As I am fine with the summary I’ll proceed:

(Use arrows or pgUp/pgDown keys to scroll the text by lines or pages.)

In order to install 'SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP3' (product), you must agree to terms of the following license agreement:

SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 Service Pack 3
 
SUSE End User License Agreement 

Of course you need to agree to the license agreement and then the migration starts. At the end you should see something like this:

    dracut: *** Creating image file '/boot/initrd-4.4.82-6.9-default' ***
    dracut: *** Creating initramfs image file '/boot/initrd-4.4.82-6.9-default' done ***

There are some running programs that might use files deleted by recent upgrade. You may wish to check and restart some of them. Run 'zypper ps -s' to list these programs.

Executing 'snapper create --type post --pre-number 29 --cleanup-algorithm=number --print-number --userdata important=yes --description 'after online migration''

That’s all:

postgres@sles12sp2:/home/postgres/ [pg963] cat /etc/os-release 
NAME="SLES"
VERSION="12-SP3"
VERSION_ID="12.3"
PRETTY_NAME="SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3"
ID="sles"
ANSI_COLOR="0;32"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:suse:sles:12:sp3"

Of course the kernel is still the old one and the new one will become active after the next reboot:

postgres@sles12sp2:/home/postgres/ [pg963] sudo systemctl reboot
...
...
postgres@sles12sp2:/home/postgres/ [pg963] uname -a
Linux sles12sp2 4.4.82-6.9-default #1 SMP Tue Sep 19 06:38:15 UTC 2017 (d4a2d80) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Quite easy.

 

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New Oracle Security book - Oracle Incident Response and Forensics

Pete Finnigan - Tue, 2017-10-03 19:06
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Oracle Transforms IT Security and Management with New Machine Learning Capabilities

Oracle Press Releases - Tue, 2017-10-03 18:55
Press Release
Oracle Transforms IT Security and Management with New Machine Learning Capabilities Oracle Delivers Superior Security and Management When Compared to Splunk

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

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison today demonstrated new cyber security machine learning capabilities that transform IT security and management. The new machine learning powered security capabilities form an integral part of enhancements to Oracle Management Cloud, a complete and integrated solution for IT security and management that enables organizations to monitor and analyze their operational and security data in a single solution.

“Existing approaches to security and management are no longer sufficient, which is why the headlines are now full of security breaches and performance outages,” said Ellison. “Our vision for security and management is very simple. We need all of the data in one place. We need purpose-built machine learning that can be used by security and operations professionals, not data scientists. We need automated remediation that does not require human effort. And that’s what we’ve built with Oracle Management Cloud.”

Ellison contrasted Oracle Management Cloud with the security and management capabilities delivered by Splunk. The analysis highlighted that Splunk lacks the key data needed for operations and optimal security.

  • Oracle Management Cloud delivers a complete data architecture through a unified entity model that spans topology, associations, telemetry and threats. In contrast, Splunk has no real entity model and leaves data in many disparate vendor silos.    
  • Oracle Management Cloud provides real-time insight through out-of-the-box applied machine learning that is easy to operate and use. In contrast, Splunk provides a machine learning toolkit that requires data scientists.
  • Oracle Management Cloud delivers integrated and automated remediation that helps eliminate human error. In contrast, Splunk has no remediation capability. 

 

Quotes from Larry Ellison’s Keynote Presentation
  • “Companies are losing the cyber war. And it gets worse every year. Companies have to defend themselves against nation-states who are stealing their data, and very sophisticated cyber criminals who are stealing their data.”
  • “We have to reprioritize and re-think about how we defend our information. We need new systems. It can't be our people versus their computers. We're going to lose that war. It's got to be our computers versus their computers. And make no mistake: it's a war.”
  • “The way to secure our data, the way to prevent data theft is more automation. And we need a cyber defense system that automatically detects vulnerabilities and attacks.”
  • “And these two systems, the Oracle Autonomous Database and our highly, highly automated cyber defense systems are designed to stop data theft.”
  • “The Autonomous Database and our automated security system, is based on a new technology called machine learning. Machine learning is the most important new technology to show up for a long time. It looks at all of these logons with all the IP addresses and URLs, distinguishes normal behavior from abnormal, risky behavior.”
  • “The database automatically provisions itself, upgrades itself, patches itself, backs itself up, and tunes itself while running. And because there is no human intervention, there is no human error.”
  • “The Oracle Management Cloud has a unified data architecture. Manage anyone's technology -- on-premise, other clouds, our cloud, no integration required. We engineered all of these pieces to fit together. We unify the data, we analyze the data, we detect the anomalies and we automatically remediate it. It's one system. And it's relatively easy to use, much easier to use than the other systems.”
  • “It is not simply an analytical system, like Splunk. It is a security monitoring and management system designed to detect and remediate the problem.”
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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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Oracle President Thomas Kurian Highlights Oracle’s Cloud Innovation at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Oracle Press Releases - Tue, 2017-10-03 18:29
Press Release
Oracle President Thomas Kurian Highlights Oracle’s Cloud Innovation at Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Demonstrates Cutting-Edge Developments Across Oracle’s Next-Generation Cloud Platform, Including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and DaaS Enhancements

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

At Oracle OpenWorld 2017, Thomas Kurian, Oracle president of product development, showcased game-changing new services and enhancements across the Oracle Cloud Platform. Providing customers a unique advantage, Oracle is the only cloud provider to deliver a complete cloud portfolio, spanning IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and Data as a Service (DaaS). With deep product knowledge, integration, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) built into every layer of the stack, customers can speed innovation with unmatched choice, cost and performance.

Kurian demonstrated several of these new services on stage, showing how customers can transform business with Oracle’s cloud services. New cloud innovations spanning infrastructure, analytics, data management, and applications showcased in the session included:

  • Infrastructure as a Service: With built-in servers, storage, networking and supporting cloud services (such as load balancing and DNS), Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides the foundation for customer innovation. As Kurian demonstrated in a number of scenarios, the platform was architected from the ground-up to provide the fastest compute, fastest GPUs, and fastest block storage to drive unmatched performance, predictability and lower costs for even the most intense enterprise workloads. Kurian also introduced new network capabilities including a Public Cloud Service offering 25 gigabit Ethernet to the host with a global scale elastic DNS Service.

    Providing customers ultimate choice in how they deploy their architecture, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure enables customers to maintain visibility into their on-premises systems and extend them to the cloud. Kurian highlighted new developments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure—including enhancements to Compute, Storage, Networking and edge capabilities—offering IT operations, developers and researchers infrastructure services optimized for production-ready enterprise applications.
  • Platform as a Service: Oracle’s PaaS offerings serve as the underlying foundation for developing, integrating, monitoring, securing and optimizing applications with newly built-in AI and machine learning powered tools. Kurian shared Oracle’s vision for the future of PaaS where software automatically learns, manages, tunes and scales to meet changing compute needs. Kurian also discussed the world’s first autonomous database cloud. Powered by the newly announced Oracle Database 18c, the next generation of its industry-leading database, Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud eliminates complexity, human error, and manual tuning, making it easy for customers to provision and operate databases with lower administration costs and freeing them up to focus on other critical business tasks. Also noted was the latest generation of Oracle Exadata (X7); new innovations in the Oracle Big Data Cloud Platform with new artificial Intelligence, data lake and data integration capabilities; and leading-edge new cyber security and systems management solutions.
  • Application Development Cloud Services: Oracle gives customers unparalleled choices when it comes to open source tools, programming languages, and data management platforms that meet desired price-performance needs. This enables customers to preserve existing investments and increase productivity, while eliminating costly learning curves and dramatically reducing integration costs. Kurian discussed major advancements to the Oracle Application Development Platform—highlighting how Oracle is making it even more open, modern and easy to use with container-native development and high scale, fully managed Docker and Kubernetes services; expanded polyglot support; and a new intelligent chatbot platform. He also showcased Oracle’s newly announced serverless computing offering. Based on open-source project Fn, the service helps customers reduce cloud infrastructure and management costs by only paying for the time their functions are running, and not for the entire time the cloud compute is on and sitting idle.
  • Software as a Service: Helping companies operate more intelligently and effectively—whether it’s closing the books, serving employees or engaging with customers—Oracle has built-in AI capabilities across its application suite. No matter what the business opportunity or issue, Oracle is the only vendor to offer customers a complete and connected application suite to run an entire business in the cloud. Offering intuitive UIs and embedded collaboration—amplified with new developments in machine learning, AI and Internet of Things (IoT) and chatbots connectivity—Oracle’s suite of cloud applications help customers better connect critical business functions and accelerate intelligent outcomes. Kurian highlighted new AI SaaS capabilities for finance, human resources, supply chain, marketing, commerce, sales and customer service professionals. He also demonstrated how companies can integrate core elements of the Oracle stack to transform business, such as building next-generation applications with built-in Blockchain capabilities.
  • Data as a Service: Powering Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Apps, Oracle Data Cloud enables them to learn, react and adapt in real time based on historical and dynamic customer data. This empowers marketers to quickly identify audiences, connecting their behaviors across devices and platforms—so they can deliver the right message, to the right customer—at the right time. Oracle Data Cloud, which is the largest data marketplace in the world, features a collection of more than 5 billion global consumer and business IDs and more than 7.5 trillion data points collected monthly.
  Quotes from Thomas Kurian
  • “I am incredibly proud of the work our development organization has done these last 10 years to bring you the Oracle Cloud, and to introduce all these new innovations that we showed you today.”
  • “Over 10 years ago when we started building the Oracle Cloud, we had a very simple mission: we wanted any person anywhere in the world to be able to access and use our software. And all that they would need is an Internet browser or a phone.”
  • “Here at OpenWorld we’re going provide a glimpse of the future of Oracle and how we’re infusing new technology in autonomous computing, artificial intelligence, IoT, blockchain and new forms of human interface into our cloud offerings.”
  • “We’re doing this to give you, our customers and developers, a canvas on which you can paint your vision and your ambitions and dreams, to use information technology in a new way, in a fundamentally new way, to transform your organization, your companies and the world.”
  • “We’re introducing amazing technology in the infrastructure layer. So you can get world-class infrastructure delivered to you through a browser.”
  • “The vision for platform-as-a-service was to eliminate the next barrier to technology adoption by our customers. And that was to eliminate all the mundane, manual labor that human beings needed to do in order to use Oracle technology.”
  • “Our vision for the human interface for applications is to become seamless for humans. No longer is it just web and mobile screens, but you could speak to the application. You can interact with it with messaging. You can take pictures and we can identify images, compare them with other things, and automate transactions.”
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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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Improving Google Crawl Rate Optimization

Nilesh Jethwa - Tue, 2017-10-03 16:12

There are different components that form an SEO strategy, one of which is commonly referred to as crawling, with tools often being called spiders. When a website is published on the Internet, it is indexed by search engines like Google to determine its relevance. The site is then ranked on the search engine with a higher ranking being attributed to a higher visibility potential per primary keyword.

In its indexing process, a search engine must be able to crawl through the website in full, page by page, so that it can determine the site’s digital value. This is why it’s important for all elements of the page to be crawl-able or else there might be pages that the search engine won’t be able to index. As a result, these wont be displayed as relevant results when someone searches for it with a relevant keyword.

Search engines like Google work fast. A website can be crawled and indexed within minutes of publishing. So one of your main goals is to see to it that your site can be crawled by these indexing bots or spiders. In addition, the easier your site is to crawl, the more points the search engine will add to your overall score for ranking.

There are different methods that you can try to optimize your crawl rate and here are some of them:

Read more at https://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/how-to-improve-google-crawl-rate-optimization

Oracle Announces Industry’s First Cloud-Native, Intelligent Security and Management Suite

Oracle Press Releases - Tue, 2017-10-03 16:00
Press Release
Oracle Announces Industry’s First Cloud-Native, Intelligent Security and Management Suite Latest Oracle Identity SOC Cybersecurity Offerings Dramatically Reduce Time to Detect and Mitigate Threats

Expanded Oracle Management Cloud Suites Provide Integrated Monitoring and Automated Remediation for Production Performance Issues in Fast-moving DevOps Environments
Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 3, 2017

Building on its multi-year investment to define and provide the next generation of cyber security and systems management solutions, Oracle today announced the availability of the industry’s first cloud-native, intelligent security and management suite. This new set of integrated suites—Oracle Identity Security Operations Center (SOC) portfolio of services and Oracle Management Cloud—will help enterprises forecast, reduce, detect, and resolve cybersecurity threats and assist in efforts to remediate application and infrastructure performance issues.

By using artificial intelligence to both analyze a unified data set consisting of the full breadth of security and operational telemetry as well as provide automated remediation, Oracle’s integrated suite enables customers to quickly adapt their security and operational posture as their risk landscape changes. This application of machine learning can potentially help thwart attacks, reduce the detection window from months to minutes, and more quickly address security breaches and performance outages.

“In the past few years, we’ve witnessed explosive growth in the rate of application change, as well as in the sophistication of security threats, which together have completely overrun traditional rules-based, siloed enterprise approaches to security and management,” said Prakash Ramamurthy, senior vice president, Security and Systems Management, Oracle. “Organizations must take a fresh look at their security and management from the ground up or risk ever-more costly breaches and outages. Our goal was to make this process as seamless as possible for customers by building a powerful, cloud-native suite that marries a comprehensive, unified data tier with intelligence provided by purpose-built machine learning. The suite provides value in minutes, and can scale to become the nerve center of an enterprise’s security and management efforts.”

Unique Combination of Unified Security and Management Data with Purpose-Built Machine Learning

Adaptive, intelligent security and systems management services from Oracle are designed for security and operations professionals. Users will also be able to access analytic conclusions from highly-tuned machine learning—informed by a comprehensive operational and security data set—without any additional work required. In addition, as a service delivered through Oracle Cloud, users can leverage constantly evolving analytic engines based on real-world data. 

To ensure the machine learning algorithm has quality and breadth of data to deliver actionable insights, Oracle Management Cloud provides a single, unified model that allows for both massive raw data ingest and context-based enrichment, as well as automated remediation capabilities. This makes Oracle Management Cloud the ideal solution for the next-generation, machine learning-enabled security and management enterprise.

New Capabilities Empower the Identity Security Operations Center

The foundation of Oracle’s Identity SOC offering is the newly-released Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service. This provides security incident and event management (SIEM), as well as user and entity behavioral analytics (UEBA), powered by cloud activity monitoring and threat detection from Oracle CASB Cloud Service, identity context from Oracle Identity Cloud Service and the entire breadth of operational telemetry and logs from Oracle Management Cloud. Since the SIEM has access to the entire breadth of security and operational telemetry, customers benefit from a context-aware single pane of glass to secure heterogeneous, public and hybrid cloud environments. Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service is now generally available.

The new Oracle Configuration and Compliance Cloud Service is also available, helping customers ensure continuous compliance that’s fully integrated with DevOps and aligned with regulatory environments like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To help organizations continue to secure their cloud estates, Oracle has also expanded Oracle CASB Cloud Service threat detection and data protection capabilities. Oracle CASB Cloud Service now offers enhanced data security for both structured and unstructured data with new built-in Data Loss Prevention features, improved threat prevention with new anti-malware and anti-ransomware capabilities, and the ability to share its analytic conclusions across Oracle’s Identity SOC portfolio.

Oracle also continues to build on its longstanding leadership in the area of Identity and Access Management, a key part of the Identity SOC portfolio. As part of Oracle’s commitment to drive the identity industry forward, it has become a founding member of IDPro, a professional organization for identity practitioners that reflects their growing importance to security fabric and brings identity on par with security and privacy professional organizations. In addition, Oracle, is working with other industry vendors to drive the OpenID RISC working group to define standards for crowd-sourced risk feeds between major CSPs.

Adaptive, Intelligent Management Platform Services

Building on the explosive growth and adoption Oracle has seen since Oracle Management Cloud’s introduction in 2015, Oracle has enhanced its offerings with the launch of two new suites and one brand-new service, all of which leverage the adaptive, intelligent and unified platform. 

The new Oracle Management Cloud suite combines Oracle Management Cloud, Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Service, and Oracle Infrastructure Monitoring Cloud Service. The combination of these two services allows for real-time, proactive monitoring and outage prevention for heterogeneous applications whether deployed across clouds or on-premises, with visibility, diagnostics and remediation from web or mobile end-user down to line of code or SQL.  

The new Oracle Management Cloud suite includes the Standard Edition services, plus Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service for estate-wide planning and the new Oracle Orchestration Cloud Service. Oracle Orchestration Cloud Service executes tasks at hyper cloud scale automating any process by calling REST, scripts, or third-party automation frameworks. Oracle Orchestration Cloud Service can apply automation on both on-premises and cloud infrastructure and leverages Oracle Management Cloud’s unified platform for its analytics and decisioning engine. With the new Oracle Orchestration Cloud Service, customers can choose to automate the entire problem identification and resolution process using machine learning.

Finally, in the crucial area of log management, Oracle has expanded Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service to allow organizations to monitor, aggregate and analyze both security and operational logs from a wide variety of on-premises and cloud technologies, ensuring that each customer’s log management effort yields maximum value to both security and operations teams.

“The major benefit of Oracle Management Cloud is monitoring the infrastructure, user experience, usage of our capacity and compute centrally from one location, whereas earlier we used to have to monitor from 13 locations,” said Pavan Tsunduru, CIO at Adani Ports. “Oracle Management Cloud, with its machine learning capabilities, is going to enhance efforts to tell us proactively when there is any issue which is going to happen. We have now also started a pilot of Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service and the initial pilot has shown tremendous results, far greater than what is humanly possible.”

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Oracle
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Blanc & Otus
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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.

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.

Trademarks

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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