Monday, September 29, 2014

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2014-7169

Security Alert  CVE-2014-7169 addresses a publicly disclosed vulnerability affecting GNU Bash. GNU Bash is a popular open source command line shell incorporated into Linux and other widely used operating systems. This vulnerability affects multiple Oracle products. This vulnerability may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e. it may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password. A remote user can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on systems that are running affected versions of Bash. 

Oracle is still investigating this issue and will provide fixes for affected products as soon as they have been fully tested and determined to provide effective mitigation against the vulnerability. 

The fixes that are available for immediate application by customers are listed in the Patch Availability Table. This Security Alert will be updated when fixes are available for additional affected Oracle products without sending additional emails to customers. Customers should check this page for updates.

Due to the severity, public disclosure, and reports of active exploitation of CVE-2014-7169, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply the fixes provided by this Security Alert as soon as they are released by Oracle.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 25-SEP-2014


OpenWorld





OakTable always has a conference within the conference with some leading lights of the RDBMS world. From Kyle Hailey: Agenda for Oaktable World 2014, located at Creativity Museum


RDBMS

Import into UTF8 Database, from Laurent Schneider.


PL/SQL


Linux

From the Oracle Linux Blog: Oracle Linux 5.11 is now available


PeopleSoft


BI


Big Data



GlassFish


Testing


Data Science

Didn't find yourself on this list? Total fail! 43 Data Science Thought Leaders, According to Berkeley University from Data Science Central.

EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:




From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog:





Thursday, September 18, 2014

Oracle Priority Service Ijnfogram for 18-SEP-2014


OpenWorld

From Chris Warticki's Blog - Oracle Support: OOW - Focus On Oracle Support.


From Fusion Applications Developer Relations: Our Recommendations for OpenWorld 2014.

Hadoop Hands-on Lab Oracle OpenWorld 2014, from The art of virtualization.

From Brendan Tierney - Oralytics Blog: Analytics Hands on Labs at OOW 14. And for a more thorough run-down of the events: Oracle Advanced Analytics sessions at OOW14.


RDBMS


Java

From The Java Source: Java's NewConsole Tool.

SOA


APEX

From Dimitri Gielis Blog (Oracle Application Express - APEX): APEX 5.0: Bye bye Tabs, welcome to Navigation Lists

Big Data


Database Theory and Practice

Oracle Bloom Filters from Database Journal.


UNIX and Oracle

From Bobby Durrett's DBA Blog: ps and top differences with HugePages.

MySQL

From Oracle University: MySQL Cluster - What You Need To Know.

EBS

From Online Identity & Access Management: Oracle Upgrade – from R12.2.3 to R12.2.4

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:



From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog:








Monday, September 15, 2014

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy-Editor


Mark Hurd’s Latest Blog: Why IT Complexity Kills Business Innovation
 In this new blog, Mark writes, “Information Technology today touches every facet of business in ways that traditional enterprise technology never did. As a result, chief executives are demanding a lot more from IT than they’ve been getting. CEOs need IT to help lead the way to transformational change, to help keep up with customer demands for faster, more responsive engagement, to help gain market share, and to help prevent disruption by more nimble competitors.”
Read the blog to find out why Mark says this is where cloud, big data, and engineered systems come into play.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 11-SEP-2014


OpenWorld

From Appsconsultants.com some good general pointers for attendees: This year’s OpenWorld expect 70000 attendees, 10 tips to maximize your conference experience.

From Chris Warticki's Blog - Oracle Support: All Access Pass to Oracle Support.

Pythian is one of our favorite companies here at the Infogram. Here’s their rundown on their Oracle OpenWorld presence.

WebCenter customers, don’t miss this announcement from the Oracle WebCenter blog: Oracle WebCenter & Oracle BPM Customer Appreciation Reception.

RDBMS



From Oracle’s Building Bridges. Connecting realities blog this article: DBA in 5 minutes ! I don’t think you’ll actually want to go for the DBA interview five minutes after reading, but if you’re a sys admin or power user sometimes saddled with DBAish things when the DBA is unavailable this is a good one to print out and stash behind a piece of glass with a little hammer and a sign saying Break Glass to Start Database.
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Storage


Security


SQL Developer

From that JEFF SMITH, a 30-part series. Here’s a taste: 30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 3: Syntax Highlighting.

GoldenGate


OVM

Virtualizationinfo let’s us know: Release: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.16

Fusion

From Fusion Applications Developer Relations: Integrating With Fusion Application Using Services (SoapUi - SSL).

SOA


Java


Coding


UNIX on the Mac

Most Mac users don’t open up the tremendous potential of using their OS—Unix. Here’s a good article from Furbo.org: The Terminal.


EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:







Relational Theory Light

The lighter side of relational theory, from John Myles White: The Lesser Known Normal Forms of Database Design

…and Finally

Time to run this set of life hacks again:

35 Genius Life Hacks Everyone Should Know, Especially #18, from the San Francisco Globe.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Contribution by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

My Oracle Support Patch Conflict Checker Tool
A new My Oracle Support Conflict Checker tool is available from the My Oracle Support Patches & Updates Patch Search results page.

This tool enables you to upload an OPatch inventory and check the patches that you want to apply to your environment for conflicts. If no conflicts are found, you can download the patches. If conflicts are found, the tool finds an existing resolution to download. If no resolution is found, you can request a solution and monitor your request in the Plans region.  The details and a training video can be found in Note:1091294.1.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 04-SEP-2014


OpenWorld

Each week leading up to OpenWorld we will be publishing various announcements, schedules, tips, etc. related to the event.


From Brendan Tierney - Oralytics Blog: me at Oracle Open World 2014.

RDBMS


SQLNet

The network part of the DBA’s job often gets short shrift. That’s not a good thing, since it can be what bites you in the most serious and sudden way. Here’s an interesting article on it from AMIS: Sqlnet tracing during nightly hours…

Performance


Crossplatform transportable tablespaces - part 2, from the Oracle Performance and Backup Blog

Exadata


Java

Java Security, from The Java Source.

GoldenGate


Coding


SOA


MySQL

Optimistic Backup, from MySQL Enterprise Backup.

OU

From Oracle University: Top 20 Training On Demand Courses.

EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:









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