Monday, September 30, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

E-Business Suite 12.1 and 11.5.10 Support Extensions

Premier Support for E-Business Suite Release 12.1 has been extended by 31 months from May 2014 to December 2016.  The E-Business Suite Release 11.5.10 (11i10) Sustaining Support Exception is now provided through December 2015.  Learn more at Note:1495337.1

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 25-SEP-2013

All the bloggers, and with them almost all the blog entries are at OpenWorld this week, so a short issue, but there is big news:

Greatest comeback since the Red Sox’ big series.


Lots of things going on at OOW, and PCWorld highlighted our cloud activities: Oracle takes the fight to Amazon, with new cloud services.


From the Notes on Oracle blog: Oracle In-Memory Database.



At Online Apps DBA, a continuation of the techno-saga: Install Oracle Apps (E-Business Suite) 12.2.x on Linux – Part II.


A new diagnostic tool: JavaOne 2013: Java Flight Recorder Behind the Scenes, from The Java Tutorials' Weblog.


…And Finally

Wanderlustmind lets us know that The Feynman Lectures on Physics are Available.

And from Science Dailylight sabers on the way.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

PeopleSoft HCM 9.2
Check out this article on the advantages of upgrading to PeopleSoft HCM 9.2

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 18-SEP-2013


Linked from Chris Warticki's Blog - Oracle Support: Behind the Screen with Oracle Support atOpenWorld.


From David Peake on Oracle APEX blog, a contest you can join at OOW: APEX OOW 2013 Schedule and Developer Challenge.


At the Scary Reasoner blog: The Life of I/O in the linux kernel.


At the MySQL Enterprrise Backup blog: Skip Unused Pages with MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.9.0.



Eddie Awad’s always interesting Tweet stream had a link to this article: 10 Easy Steps to a Complete Understanding of SQL.

SQL Developer



The September issue of the Oracle Certification E-Magazine is out.


Want to get rich reading? Might not be as easy as you think: Business Books Won’t Give You an Edge, at

…And Finally

From Web Journal 2.0: Nine Stunning 3D Printed Objects.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Enhancement Requests 
From time-to-time as you use Oracle products, you will find that the functionality you desire is not currently available through the product. In cases such as this, you should log an Enhancement Request. For more details on the Enhancement Request process, please see Document 214168.1 on My Oracle Support.  Note: If an Enhancement Request already exists, you will follow the same steps and request within the service request that your company be attached to the existing Enhancement Request

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 12-SEP-2013


As Oracle OpenWorld approaches, schedules keep rolling in. Here are a few of them:

OpenWorld – Oracle Data Relationship Management, at the Oracle Master Data Management blog.

This session looks of particular interest to several of our large Priority customers: Industry Insight: Managing Cybersecurity [CON9376].

And of course there is lots of training to be had as well: Take Java Training at Openworld/JavaOne.


From the Learning is not a spectator sport blog: 12c FETCH FIRST.

From Jonathan Lewis over at Oracle Scratchpad: MV Refresh.

There is some good Oracle University material on Facebook. If you are on FB, here's a sample: Introduction to Oracle Database 12c by Herbert Bradbury.


Kyle Hailey has a recommendation on performance monitoring programs: Lab128 : secret DBA performance tool.


Kyle Hailey discusses EM 12c Snap Clone at his blog.


Richard Foote, who with his knowledge of indexing no doubt qualifies as the world's most organized man (kind of like the most interesting man in the beer commercials, only without the beard and the beer), brings us this 12c item: 12c Indexing Extended Data Types Part I (A Big Hurt).


APEX 5.0 Impressions at Scott Spendolini's Blog.


SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog brings us: The Oracle Case Management API by Koen van Dijk.


At the Fusion Applications Developer Relations blog, a review: August in Review.


From the Oracle Certification blog: just one test to Upgrade Your Certification to 12c.

Oracle Retail

Documentation in Oracle Retail Allocation 13.3., at the Oracle Retail Documentation blog.


This is specific link for Oracle BI Publisher 11g: A Practical Guide to Enterprise Reporting, but I wanted to use it to remind you of the excellent Safari books online service. You can subscribe to search, browse and read thousands of technical books online, including mobile app access.

…And Finally

Are you an architect? If so, please try not to design large, expensive buildings that double as death rays: How This Skyscraper's 'Death Ray' Melts Cars, Sidewalks, Plastic.

Kyle Hailey’s Tweet stream had a link to this visually rich display of data: Relationship Timelines, at

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 5-SEP-2013


At TANEL PODER'S BLOG: IT & MOBILE FOR GEEKS AND PROS, some info on where you can absorb some of Tanel's accumulated wisdom: Oracle Performance & Troubleshooting Online Seminars in 2013.

dbi Services discusses some 12c new features here: Oracle Database 12c: The secret of moving datafiles online.


An article on key concepts that are often misunderstood from Kyle Hailey: Metrics vs Statistics.

At the ORACLE DIAGNOSTICIAN, free AWR analysis, he provides the couch, and you don't even need an insurance card: AWR.


Interested in Oracle's Real Application Testing (the charmingly named RAT)? This page is a good place to start your research.


Oracle's Business Analytics - Proactive Support blog let's us now that: SmartView released.



Data Mining


From PHP and Oracle: Christopher Jones' blog:  DTrace with PHP Update.



...and Finally

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

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