Thursday, October 31, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 31-OCT-2013


From the David Peake on Oracle APEX blog: What are the Long-Term Prospects for Oracle Application Express?


New WebLogic Server 12.1.2 Installation and Patching Technology, at the WebLogic Partner Community EMEA blog.



Service Territories White Paper - Setup and Configuration, at the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog.

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:




From the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog: Top tweets SOA Partner Community – October 2013.



Oracle Day

Plan on attending an Oracle Day soon. Lots of information, networking, and I bet you can get some free coffee out of the deal.

….And Finally

'The New America' is a trippy animated film made entirely of laser-cut wood. Found at The Verge.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Magazine
The November / December issue of Oracle Magazine is available.  Learn about Engineering as a Service, Oracle Database 12c and more.  Here is the Link

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 24-OCT-2013



Exalytics Disaster Recovery, from the Exalytics and OBIEE blog.

SQL Developer


From the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog: New Self-Studies on Oracle Rules.


From Arda Eralp's Weblog: ADF Business Components.

Oracle VM

Identity Management

From the Identity Management blog: Two views of Federation: inside out, and outside in.


From the Sylvain Duloutre's Weblog: Using EUSM to manage EUS mappings in OUD.



From the Office of Finance Solutions blog: PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial Management Training – Now Available.

JD Edwards


A lengthy and fascinating article at Atlantic on Douglas Hofstadter: The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think.

…And Finally

As always, The Onion lightens up a grim situation: New, Improved Obamacare Program Released On 35 Floppy Disks.

Following up on last week's article on causes of death, here's the latest depress unit of measure: Yes, there is such a thing as a "unit" of death, from io9.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

My Oracle Support Certification
We recently rolled out the My Oracle Support Level 1 accreditation program for core features in My Oracle Support and product-specific paths for Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Database. The program series is designed to help customers increase their expertise with My Oracle Support core functions and build their skills to better leverage product solutions, tools, and knowledge.
We are offering a targeted early adopter campaign through the end of this calendar year. This allows us to work closely with customers to understand their user experience and improve the program to deliver greater value and on-the-job impact. Customers will be able to access and complete their accreditation using Note:1583898.1 in My Oracle Support.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 17-OCT-2013



Parallel Execution – 1, from Jonathan Lewis' Oracle Scratchpad.


Exadata Health and Resource Usage Monitoring, from the Enterprise Manager Best Practices blog.


RMAN Duplicate from Active Database, at Marko Sutic's Oracle Blog.



Big Data


From the MySQL Enterprise Tools Blog: Analyzing MySQL Servers in the Context of a Group.


I used to gather most of my items for the Infogram on RSS, now a healthy portion comes from iPad apps and Twitter feeds. So this article was of interest: Why Twitter Is All the Rage: A Data Miner's Perspective.

From Julian Dontcheff's Database Blog, some good news on career choice for DBAs: Dentist or DBA?

…And Finally

Mortality is the lot of humanity. What gets us in the end has changed over time, and this interesting article shows a couple of non-surprises (heart disease and cancer are the current lead killers, motorcycles are dangerous), but also a trend floating near the top that is disturbing: Stay out of hospitals if you can avoid it. Shark Bites? Tornadoes? Drugs and Diseases? What We Really Do (and Don’t) Die From.

I've been talking about this concept for years and I'm happy to see it in the news again. I predict that the use of games as an interface to let humans solve complex problems through software will grow to become one of the largest new jobs created by the Technological Singularity, even as robots and AI programs replace many jobs currently in the human realm: Gamers solve decade old HIV puzzle in ten days.

And finally in …And Finally, I found this archaeological discovery intriguing: World's 'first data storage system' discovered. The fact that few of these were found and that there were shapes hidden within tells me that this was something that was made to be broken, revealing the inner object. Perhaps a game, perhaps a unit of trade. On the old Silk Road, and in some markets in the East to this day, two merchants negotiating clasp hands and communicate the bids and counterbids to one another in secret. That way no one in the surrounding crowd knows the actual amount of the sale, protecting both buyer and seller. This object made me think of that.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Database 12c
Oracle Database 12c, the latest generation of the world’s most popular database, has been developed for the Cloud and will enable customers to make more efficient use of their IT resources while continuing to improve their users’ service levels. In addition to a raft of enhancements and new features, including a new architecture, Oracle Database 12c makes it easier for customers to take advantage of the Cloud.  Learn more at:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Priority Service Infogram for 10-OCT-2013


Oracle OpenWorld presentations are now available. Here's a link to the catalog.

And in the realm of SOA specifically, from the Oracle Fusion Middleware blog: Oracle OpenWorld 2013: Highlights for Oracle SOA Suite, the Foundation for Cloud and Mobile.


Eddie Awad's blog links to some valuable material: Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Option Explained.


Pythian is on a roll with their configuration articles, like this one: Step-by-step install of Oracle EBS 12.2 Vision on Linux.


From the Fusion Middleware Install & Administration blog: Now A Better Experience for WebLogic Administrators.


From ADF Unleashed: XML Parsing in ADF Mobile.


OBIEE Sample App (V309 R2) released, posted at the Business Analytics - Proactive Support blog.


Obviously be careful when dealing with a page like:, but, this does look extremely useful: Mutillidae – Vulnerable Web-Application To Learn Web Hacking.

Data Modeling


A Great Whitepaper on Meta Data Services (MDS), from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations blog.


The Tips & Tricks with your Oracle 7000 ZFSSA blog brings us: Upgrading to OS8 - AK8

Monday, October 7, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Online Oracle Training Resources
The Oracle Advisor Webcast program brings interactive expertise straight to your desktop. The goal of this program is to communicate with our customers and partners, provide tips and tricks on how to effectively work with Oracle Support, and take advantage of the PROACTIVE tools that are provided with your Oracle Support contract.  Learn more at Note:553747.1.

There is also online training on using My Oracle Support effectively.  Check out Note:603505.1

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 03-OCT-2013


At the Oracle Scratchpad: FBI decode. And no, it's not about what they do without our phonecalls after they record them, it's the index form of FBI.


The OTN Garage asks the pressing question: How Does Oracle Make Storage So Freaky Fast? (spoiler: We use an matter/antimatter plasma reaction, but keep that quiet).


Oracle Has Released Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, from the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog.



ADF How-To #12: Deploying Customizations to Standalone WLS, from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations blog.


At the Brendan Tierney - Oralytics Blog: Adding Oracle Data Miner to OBIEE.

Oracle Policy Automation

Some words of wisdom at the Oracle Customer Experience Blog: To Code or Not to Code? by Davin Fifield.

Fusion Accounting Hub

A webcast linked from Oracle's Office of Finance Solutions blog: Are you dealing with fragmented feeder systems?


Streaming relational transactions to Hadoop- HDFS, from Oracle’s Data Integration blog.

Oracle VM

...And Finally

This appeals to one of my previous careers, as a translator/interpreter: 21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words [Infographic].

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