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YOU ARE INVITED: Path to Open Cloud Events in North America and Asia Pacific

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:25:32 +0000

This week we want to highlight our Path to Open Cloud events around the world. Come to hear about Oracle's open cloud offerings in these events: NORTH AMERICA REGION: Jan 17: Oracle CloudWorld – New York Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 8-5:30pm EST Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, NY REGISTRATION Jan 19: Oracle Linux Open Source Tech Event – Reston, VA  Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 10:30-1f2:30 EST REGISTRATION  Jan 24 – Feb 9: Oracle Cloud Days  Jan 24 - Minneapolis  Jan 26 - Denver Feb 1 - Minneapolis  Feb 8 - Houston Feb 9 - Redwood Shores Oracle Linux & Virtualization teams will make its first appearance at the Oracle Cloud Day events.   You will have an opportunity to spend the day learning about Oracle’s Cloud Solutions with cloud experts and 21 breakout sessions.   Minneapolis Jan 24th IT Evite Denver Jan 26th IT Evite Costa Mesa (LA) Feb 1st IT Evite Houston Feb 8th IT Evite Redwood Shores  Feb 9th IT Evite Jan 31: Path to Cloud Dinner in Dallas Tuesday, January 31, 2017  | 6-9 pm CST La Cima Club The Towers at Williams Square | 5215 N O’Connor Blvd, 25th Floor Irving, TX REGISTRATION  Feb 2: Path to Cloud Dinner in Seattle  Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 6-9 pm PST The Metropolitan Grill 820 Second Avenue Seattle, WA REGISTRATION  [...]



Oracle Business Process Management Bootcamp 12c 30 Jan – 24 Feb 2017– free on-demand training and certification

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:27:27 +0000

Training On Demand: Oracle Business Process Management 12C This Boot Camp is now open for registration to all partners taking specialist certification exams in the next 90 days. Please DO NOT REGISTER, if you are not taking a certification exam. All registrations must be done using a company email. Personal emails will be rejected In order to submit your registration you will be asked to login using your OPN (Oracle PartnerNetwork) account credentials. In case you do not have an OPN account please see the Profile badging step-by-step guide for partners on how to create the account. This process will also ensure your certifications are aligned to your company ID. All registrants must be badged and aligned to their company ID For details please visit the registration page here. SOA & BPM Partner Community For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: BPM Suite,BPM Suite 12c,BPM,training,education,bootcamp,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Oracle Big Data SQL: Simplifying Information Lifecycle Management

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:58:10 +0000

For many years, Oracle Database has provided rich support for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM).  Numerous capabilities are available for data tiering – or storing data in different media based on access requirements and storage cost considerations.  These tiers may scale from in-memory for real time... [Read More]



India Consolidated Patch IN.15 has been released for HR and Payroll Legislative Clients

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:49:22 +0000

The following patches have been released for India Consolidated Patch IN.15 Release 12.1 : Patch 25322509:R12.PER.B                                      Release 12.2 : Patch 25322509:R12.PER.C Please note that R12.1.HRMS RUP 8 and R12.2.HRMS RUP 6 are the respective pre-requisites for this patch. Post Install steps need to be run for this patch. README of the patch is available in the following document: India Consolidated Patch IN.15 (Doc ID 2219364.1) This  Consolidated Patch delivers the following: A. Statutory Updates 01. SBI interest rates for perquisite valuation effective April 1, 2016. 02. Change in Income Tax computation on Superannuation 03. Form 12BB statutory report 04. Gratuity Payment not considered as a part of Professional Tax salary 05. Amendment in Gujarat LWF effective December 1, 2016 06. Change in the Form24Q output file format for Q1, Q2 and Q3 07. Amendment of ESI for a new implementation 08. Amendment of ESI slab rates 09. Amendment of EPS calculation for employees over 58 years of age 10. Senior Citizen tax slab for employees reaching 59 years with a birth date of April 1. B. Bug Fixes C. Minor Enhancements[...]



What’s New for Process Cloud Service 16.4.5

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:52:03 +0000

Learn More: More details on what’s new is available here. Learn more about Oracle Process Cloud Service at http://cloud.oracle.com/process Want to try Process Cloud Service? Get access here. Partner Resources (community membership required): Sales kit for partners: Digital Engagement Marketing kit for partners: BPM Campaigns Learn about the new and changed features of Oracle Process Cloud Service. Feature Description Documents and Conversations On the Workspace Tracking page, administrators can now click the Conversations icon in addition to the Documents icon and view conversations associated with a selected instance. On the Configure UI Customizations page, an option that lets you hide comments displayed on the Tasks page and Tracking page has been added. This option is valid only if you integrated Oracle Documents Cloud Service with Oracle Process Cloud Service, and you enabled conversations. QuickStart Master On the Personalize page, the options for the Item field have been improved. · You can now customize the activities in a subprocess. · The list is now organized by swimlane followed by all the activities for that lane. If there is a subprocess, then the list expands to show all activities for the subprocess as well. An option to search the list has also been added. These new features make it easier to find the element you want to customize. See Decide What Settings Users Can Customize in Using Oracle Process Cloud Service. Embeddable Process UI Components The embeddable UI components feature includes several enhancements: · Reorganized the toolbar and grouped UI components into cookbook. · Added support for web forms in task details. · Added support for conversations. · Added the DevTool option, which lets you bring up the REST API in an interactive format so you can enter and test your code. Read the complete article here. SOA & BPM Partner Community For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: Process Cloud Service,PCS,Cloud,PaaS,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Having fun with PDB LOCKDOWN PROFILES

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:14:35 +0000

In Oracle Database 12.2 (available in the Oracle DBaaS Cloud) there's a new functionality called "PDB LOCKDOWN PROFILES". Actually the parameter came already in undocumented and not functional in Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 (see here). PDB Lockdown Profiles PDB Lockdown Profiles are meant as a granular... [Read More]



Released for US and Canadian Payroll Customers, End of Year 2016 Phase 3 Statutory Update patches

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:24:04 +0000

Oracle US and Canadian Payroll Customers, The End of Year 2016 Phase 3 Statutory Update patches have been released! Patch Numbers: 12.1 - Patch 25250004:R12.PAY.B 12.2 - Patch 25250004:R12.PAY.C Important Notes: The End of Year 2016 Phase 3 patch includes the End of Year 2016 Phase 1, Phase 2 as well as the Year Begin 2017 statutory updates. Please also note that the End of Year 2016 Phase 3 patch requires the post install steps of running the data installer and hrglobal.drv. As a reminder, the Mexico Payroll End of Year 2016 Phase 1 and Year Begin 2017 patches were released separately on December 22nd, 2016 and the release was announced in a separately. Please be sure to carefully read ALL the readme's before beginning to install these patches to ensure successful processing. US Highlights: * RITA (Ohio) Magnetic Media updates * State minimum wage rate increase added for New York * TDI wage base increase for Rhode Island * Local minimum wage rates added for California localities * Miscellaneous bug fixes Please see the following readme's on My Oracle Support for full details***: Document 2222806.1 - Release 12.1 - US Payroll Readme for End of Year 2016 Phase 3 Statutory Updates Document 2222807.1 - Release 12.2 - US Payroll Readme for End of Year 2016 Phase 3 Statutory Updates *** Note: The functional readme's listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the applicable patch readme available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions Canada Highlights: * Authorization numbers for RL1 and RL2 PDFs * Certification numbers for RL1 and RL2 Electronic Interfaces * Miscellaneous bug fixes Please see the following readme's on My Oracle Support for full details***: Document 2222846.1 - Release 12.1.x - 2016 Canadian Payroll Year End Phase 3 Readme Document 2222847.1 - Release 12.2.x - 2016 Canadian Payroll Year End Phase 3 Readme *** Note: The functional readme's listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the applicable patch readme available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions. For more information see: Community Announcement: US and CA Legislation: End of Year 2016 Phase 3 Statutory Update patches have been released! For the latest Oracle HRMS Product Family - Release 11i and 12 Information, please see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 135266.1 For the complete R12.1.x Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 858794.1 For the complete R12.2.x Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1669527.1 [...]



What’s New for Oracle Integration Cloud Service Release 16.4.5

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:54:22 +0000

This release of Oracle Integration Cloud Service includes two new adapters (DB2 Adapter and Oracle Logistics Adapter) and enhancements to the REST Adapter, SOAP Adapter, FTP Adapter, and Salesforce Adapter. Enhancements are also provided for orchestrated integrations, scheduled integrations, orchestrated integration creation options, custom adapter uploads, Expression Builder functions, XPath extension functions, exported/imported integrations, diagnostic logs, and REST APIs. See below for details. Read the complete article here. Learn More: More details on what’s new is available here. Learn more about Oracle Integration Cloud Service at http://cloud.oracle.com/integration Want to try ICS Cloud Service? Get access here. Partner Resources (community membership required): Sales kit for partners: Cloud and On-Prem Integration: Integrate CRM SaaS Apps with On-Premises ERP & Integrate HCM Cloud with on-premises ERP Marketing kit for partners: SOA Campaigns SOA & BPM Partner Community For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: ICS,Integration Cloud Service,PaaS,Cloud,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Which Oracle Web Tier Utilities Patchsets Can Be Used with EBS 12.2?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:05:00 +0000

The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2's Rapid Install delivers three Fusion Middleware (FMW) components:
  1. Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6 (this is the "$FMW_HOME") 
  2. Oracle WebTier Utilities 11.1.1.6
  3. Oracle Common Home (Part of Oracle WebTier Utilities 11.1.1.6)
The fifth-level digit in the Oracle Web Tier Utilities version is not relevant to E-Business Suite certifications.  In other words, you can apply any Oracle Web Tier Utilities patchsets that have been certified at the fourth-level digit. 

For example, we have certified EBS 12.2 with Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9. All of the following Web Tier Utilities patchsets will work with EBS 12.2:

  • Oracle Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9.0 (documented certification)
  • Oracle Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9.161225 (Fictitious future Bundle Patch for example purposes only-- this has not been released

This is sometimes shown in our documentation in either of the following ways:

  • Oracle Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9
  • Oracle Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9.x

The absence of a fifth-digit or the presence of an 'X' in the fifth digit's place means any fifth-digit level updates may be applied to an EBS 12.2 environment without requiring a new certification.  This applies to all environments, including test and production environments.

What is NOT certified

The Oracle Web Tier Downloads page has several listings for other things, including:

  • Oracle Web Tier 12cR2
  • Oracle HTTP Server 12.2.1.2
  • Oracle HTTP Server 12.2.1.1
  • Oracle HTTP Server 12.2.1

These have not been certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.  You should not apply these to your EBS 12.2 environment.

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What those extra Healthcare flags on Oracle SOA 12.1.3.0.5 and 12.2.1 update are for? by Bruno Neves Alves

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:31:25 +0000

Whilst upgrading to 12.1.3.05 I came across the following Post Installation actions at the READ.ME doc of the 22524811 patch: "4 Post-Installation Instructions" 2. Add em property : hc.jmsAndDBSameTxn with 'true' value. 3. Following Healthcare Server properties are needed:         - hc.sequencedEndpoints                 + ALL,, - comman separate value                 + Any endpoints after ALL will not be sequenced.                 + In this example, will have sequcing turned off. will have sequencing turned off. Note for Bug 20029769: hc.HCMode (true/false, default false) - need to set to true At the customer, we intended to promote the upgrade to the actual production environment and, because of this, it required further validation of the impacts of such upgrade could bring. Since the description was not clear enough and I could not find information anywhere else, I raised a service request at Oracle Support for further clarification. First, I would like to thanks Silviu from Oracle Support for his help and support he have been providing me for the last few years :) And here are the conclusions of the service request and clarification of the new flags usage: hc.jmsAndDBSameTxn -  if true, committing to the JMS for customer JMS will be on the same transaction as database.  If database is rolled back, then the message will not be committed to JMS as well. (I'm waiting additional clarification for this point and will add it here once I have it). Read the complete article here. SOA & BPM Partner Community For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: healthcare,SOA,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress,Bruno Alves[...]



My private Corner – Happy New Year!

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:30:15 +0000

What will bring the New Year? New features for existing cloud services, or brand new cloud services like OSSA or API CS? As part of the community we will keep you updated, make sure you read this monthly newsletter, watch the monthly YouTube video and attend the monthly community webcast. Hope to see you all at the PaaS Partner Community Forum 2017! #jkwc Jürgen Kress SOA & BPM Partner Community For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: Happy New Year,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



SOA Messaging Reliability through JMS and Oracle Service Bus by Sebastian Lik-Keung Ma

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:03:19 +0000

This article describes the design of a reliable messaging solution for SOA integration projects. It uses concepts like canonical schemas, durable POJO (Plain Old Java Object) messages, publish-subscribe and error handling within the Oracle SOA, Oracle Service Bus and WebLogic JMS infrastructure. The JMS Message For consistency, the type of message we are publishing will be based on a canonical schema. Typically, you would have a JDeveloper project that stores the canonical schemas used by all your custom applications. These schemas could be version-controlled, e.g. by Subversion, as well as deployed to MDS as a SOA bundle. Sample JDeveloper project containing canonical schemas shown below. In this article, we will use the employeeWorkSchedule schema as our message type. Publishing JMS message from ADF Java application We publish our message to JMS from ADF applications. To simplify the process of using Java to construct message objects based on our XSD canonical schema, we use the JAXB (Java Architecture for XML Binding) tool from JDeveloper. As shown in Figure 2a below, select the XSD file, right-click and select “Generate JAXB 2.0 Content Model”. Read the complete article here. SOA & BPM Partner Community For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Messaging,OSB,Service Bus,Sebastian Lik-Meung Ma,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



The Evolution and Future of Analytics

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:22:55 +0000

We live in a world where things around us are ever changing. Measurement metrics are just in time, predictive and need a lot of augmented intelligence; however, we're developing more complex mind analytics when it comes to buying patterns. This new type of analytics can give us insight into how the customer feels and what he or she experiences. Thus, the availability of smart information will emerge. In the future, you may walk into a store and find one or all of the below, which can be built as solutions: a) A robot welcoming you and taking over to interact with you using connected back end and analytics. b) Natural language or human analytics that can automatically read your mood to ultimately improve customer satisfaction. c) Historical data about you as a customer to help up sell or cross sell products based on your interests. d) Automatic analysis about what you're doing to bring near real-time context of data; this will enable the retailer to build a mobile based intuitive presence or no billing architecture. e) A personal assistant model to better serve you as a customer, empowering retailers to provide solutions to unsure customers. f) IN product or things analytics to provide information about the product that makes things intelligent through RFID, intelligent tagging, sensors etc. g) Discounts/coupons based on mixing historical buying patterns; post purchase analytics.  h) Interactive dashboards that make augmented decisions about a few areas based on reviews; this would take expert reviews, phone calls, product management and more into account. i) A store platform of grammar, syntax, semantics and data science grammar to create recurring patterns, challenges and build new solutions which are continuous in nature. Based on the above, let's dive into different types of analytics available on the market. We'll look at how they will blend and intersect to develop more augmented applications for the future.  1) Historical Analytics This is the traditional analytics of business intelligence focused on analyzing stored data and reporting. We would build repositories and create analyses and dashboards for historical data. Solutions would include Oracle Business Intelligence. 2) Current Analytics  Here the analytics is measurement over current process. For example, we would measure the effectiveness of a process as it happens (business activity monitoring) using a stream that processes arriving data and analyzes it in real-time.  3) Enterprise Performance Management Here the objective is to focus on projections/what-if analysis with the current data and make projections for the future. An example would be a Hyperion or an EPM based solution which could help derive and plan reporting as projections. EPM today is also available as a cloud service. 4) Predictive Analytics  With the Big Data market growing, and with unstructured data adding parameters of velocity, variety and volume, the data world is moving on to more predictive analytics, with a blended mix of data. There is one world of data in the hadoop world and another in the classical data warehouse world. We can mix and match and do Big Data analytics. Predictive analytics is more of a compass-like decision making with data analysis patterns. Oracle has an end-to-end Big Data solution from DW, Hadoop and analytics that can help develop predictive solutions. 5) Prescriptive Analytics To extend the predictive analytics, we would also develop systems to make decisions once we have the prediction; i.e. sending email[...]



EMO Trans “Quantum Leap Over the Competition” with Oracle Cloud

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:00:00 +0000

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EMO Trans is a global shipping and logistics company in business for more than 50 years, with offices in 17 countries on 5 continents. As established as they are, you have to stay on your toes. As Andy Grove famously said in his book, “Only the Paranoid Survive” EMO Trans knew they faced potential disruptions from small startups in this new digital age. As a strong Oracle customer, EMO Trans has been able to stay ahead with the Oracle Cloud, IaaS and PaaS solutions and infrastructure. That includes Oracle Docs, WebCenter, and Mobile Cloud Service. 


Marco Rohrer, EMO Trans President and CEO notes “Five years from now most of our business will be done through mobility tools. We are preparing for that now.”  Adding to this, Andy Richardson, EMO’s executive director of IT: “It’s mobile out of the gate. We can easily bring the information we need into mobile apps with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service. We can push technology to clients’ mobile devices. We can say, ‘There’s a typhoon in the East China Sea. Your shipment’s going to be four days late’ well in advance of the problem, and we can service our customers much more efficiently because of it.”


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I’ve highlighted a few of the mobile quotes but you should read the full detailed Forbes story here, detailing how an established brand, can take on new digital disrupters with a cloud & mobile strategy and Oracle as their key technology partners. As Rohrer said: "EMO Trans doesn’t just want to keep up. It is using the cloud to be a leader in customer experience and “take a quantum leap over the competition”

Please share these customer stories with your friends and colleagues, and don't forget to follow us @OracleMobile and to join the Oracle Mobile conversation on LinkedIn.




Free PaaS trial services & certification for Oracle Partners!

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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Dear Integration Experts

As an Oracle Partner Network Gold member or higher we would like to offer you:

  • free ICS trail services
  • free ICS certification

As a community member you receive also our monthly updates with the latest PaaS information including sales &  marketing kits, product updates and trainings. Please first login at Oracle Partner Network and then visit SOA Partner Community. If you have any questions please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. (image)

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Are approximate answers the best way to analyze big data

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:12:45 +0000

Image courtesy of pixabay.com In my previous post I reviewed some reasons why people seem reluctant to accept approximate results as being correct and useful. The general consensus is that approximate results are wrong which is very strange when you consider how often we interact with approximations as part of our... [Read More]



Submit your Paper for Oracle Code

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:55:36 +0000

Thank you for your interest in submitting a session for Oracle Code 2017. If you have already submitted a session for consideration and want to have it considered for additional cities, send an email to speaker-services_ww@oracle.com with the confirmation number of the submission and the requested cities. Have your abstract ready for upload prior to starting the submission process. A proposal cannot be edited once it has been submitted. If you need to reference information on the Call for Papers, click here. This site includes general information as well as key dates. Submit your proposal here. For additional call for papers visit our community wiki here. SOA & BPM Partner Community For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: code,call for papers,c4p,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Will EBS Work with Windows 10 Creators Update?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:05:00 +0000

(image) Microsoft is releasing a major update to Windows 10 called the Windows 10 Creators Update:

This new update includes a number of features specifically aimed at enterprise and business users.  These include:

  • Windows Security Center
  • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
  • In-place UEFI conversion

Differential downloads for Windows 10

Microsoft is also changing their packaging of major Windows 10 updates from full operating system downloads to smaller, incremental downloads.  This new delivery method is called the Unified Update Platform (UUP).

The new UUP delivery method will provide only the Windows 10 patches that have been released since the last time a desktop was updated.  

Will this work with EBS?

Yes.  Windows 10 is certified with all current EBS releases, including EBS 12.1 and 12.2. This existing certification is expected to apply to the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update release.

The Unified Update Platform is not expected to require an additional certification.  Microsoft emphasizes that nothing changes with Windows 10 itself -- this only modifies the way that Win10 patches are delivered:

It’s important to note that with UUP, nothing will look or behave differently on the surface, UUP is all underlying platform and service optimization that happens behind the scenes.

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GoldenGate 12c Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:37:04 +0000

Oracle GoldenGate provides real-time capture, transformation, routing, and delivery of database transactions across heterogeneous systems.  The GoldenGate Administrator's Guide shows six supported topologies for generic databases.  Oracle GoldenGate 12c is now certified for a subset of three of those methods in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 environments: Unidirectional (Reporting Instance):  From the E-Business Suite to a reporting instance Broadcast (Data Distribution): From the E-Business Suite to multiple external databases Consolidation (Data Warehouse/Mart/Store): From multiple sources, including the E-Business Suite, into a single external database Procedures for replicating information from E-Business Suite 12.2 using GoldenGate to a secondary system are documented in: Using Oracle GoldenGate to Replicate Data from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (Note 2004495.1) Certified Combinations EBS 12.2.5 and later 12.2.x releases Database 12.1.0.2 or 11.2.0.4 GoldenGate 12.1.2 and later 12.x releases Replication to a Non-Editioned Target Database EBS 12.2's Online Patching architecture has significant implications for data replication solutions implemented using Oracle GoldenGate. The Note above describes how to set up a unidirectional configuration of Oracle GoldenGate replication from an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 source database to a non-editioned target database. Using GoldenGate with EBS 12.2 environments is significantly different from previous EBS releases.  If you are upgrading your GoldenGate + EBS 12.1 environment to EBS 12.2, and you must plan carefully for the new integration steps detailed in the documentation above. Only Unidirectional replication for EBS GoldenGate is an extremely powerful solution, and one of its most-interesting features is the ability to provide data replication in both directions.  In some generic scenarios, you can choose to make alterations to replicated data on the external instance and have those changes updated back in the source database. Bidirectional replication is not permitted for E-Business Suite environments.  You can use GoldenGate to replicate EBS data to an external database, but you cannot move that altered data back into the EBS database.  GoldenGate's ability to read data in EBS databases is certified, but it must not be used to write to EBS databases. "How" But Not "What" GoldenGate is akin to a scalpel.  You're free to use it, but you must learn how to perform open heart surgery yourself. The document above describes how to use GoldenGate to replicate data from the E-Business Suite to another system.  It doesn't provide any guidance about which database objects to replicate. The E-Business Suite data model is vast, as you'd expect of something that has supports the integrated functioning of over 200 functional product modules.  GoldenGate is a development tool, and like all development tools, requires an expert-level understanding of the E-Business Suite data model for successful use.  Here's a good EBS data model resource: Oracle E-Business Suite Electronic Technical Reference Manual (eTRM) Not Certified for EBS Migrations and Upgrades GoldenGate is not certified for: Upgrading E-Business Suite databases from one version to another Migrating E-Business Suite databases f[...]



Quick Tip: Add a Datafile to a TABLESPACE using SQL Developer

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:50:05 +0000

I’m lazy. I don’t like having to look up the directory name/structure when creating a new datafile. I don’t even like having to copy and paste it. So I avoid all of that, by using the CREATE LIKE dialog. View > DBA Add a connection. Open. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||... [Read More]



How to add an NCSA style Access Log to ORDS Standalone

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:32:00 +0000

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How to add an NCSA style Access Log to ORDS Standalone

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:32:00 +0000

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Patching EBS on Oracle Cloud

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:34:40 +0000

When running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, the application tier always runs on Oracle's Compute Cloud Service (IaaS). As with on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments, you are responsible for applying Oracle E-Business Suite application patches.  You may manage the environment with your corporate staff or optionally work with Oracle Managed Cloud Services or an Oracle partner to administer (patch, clone, upgrade, etc.) your EBS environment. EBS Patching Utilities Oracle E-Business Suite includes patching utilities that are used to patch the application code. The same utilities are employed in patching both on-premises EBS environments, and EBS environments running in Oracle Cloud. The primary Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 patch application utility is adop (AD Online Patching). An example of using this command-line utility is shown here: For more information about adop usage and options, refer to the following book: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Maintenance Guide With Oracle  E-Business Suite Release 12.1, the patching utility is adpatch (AD Patch). For more information about adpatch, refer to the following book: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Maintenance Utilities For both Release 12.2 and 12.1, you may optionally use Application Management Suite to apply Oracle-delivered patches and custom patches to environments running on-premises and in Oracle Cloud. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Note 2066260.1) Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud White Paper Related Articles Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud Using Application Management Suite for Patch Management in a Hybrid Cloud Environment Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Customizations on Oracle Cloud [...]



European Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Jobs are Booming, but...

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:16:44 +0000

The technical skills gap is widening. As ICT graduate numbers fail to meet demand, companies must look to re-skill and certify business staff.  ICT job numbers in Europe have been growing at a tremendous pace since the start of the millennium, now totalling 7.7 million and accounting for 3.5% of the continent’s total workforce. But demand for ICT workers is growing even faster and, if current trends continue, there are likely to be 756,000 unfilled vacancies in Europe by 2020. These figures are revealed in a working paper by research and consultancy firm Empirica, using data from the Labour Force Surveys (LFS) of the EU-28 Member States and Empirica online job posting data. The research shows that the number of ICT jobs grew on average: 3% per year between 2000 and 2010. 2% per year between 2011 and 2014. 72,000 excess open ICT vacancies in Europe estimated today and this number is continuing to grow. The most in-demand candidates currently are: Core ICT practitioners, such as software and application developers. Web and multimedia experts. Database designers and administrators. There continues to be high demand for management and plan/design staff, even though 459,000 such jobs have already been added in Europe in only three years – an average annual growth rate of 8%. It's a great time to get Oracle certifed.  The Oracle Certification Program certifies candidates on skills and knowledge related to Oracle products and technologies, such as Java, Oracle Database, MySQL, Solaris, Linux and Oracle Cloud. Credentials are granted based on a combination of passing exams, training and performance-based assignments, depending on the level of certification. Oracle certifications are tangible benchmarks of experience and expertise that help you stand out among employers. Technical skills shortage creates strain on Europe’s economy. The widening skills gap is likely to have serious implications, not only for European IT innovation, but also for Europe’s overall economic growth. Skilled ICT practitioners are needed in almost all industries of the economy, and indeed the majority (52%) of Europe’s current ICT employees do not work in the ICT sector. With hundreds of thousands of roles left unfilled, the European economy is likely to suffer as projects are not realised, tenders not submitted, innovations not made, ICT graduate supply far from meeting demand. One of the major problems facing Europe is its lack of ICT graduates. Instead of increasing with demand, the numbers of ICT graduates have actually been in decline since 2006, when they peaked at 129,000. The most dramatic decrease has been in the UK, where the number of ICT graduates today is down to just 63% of the number it used to be in 2003. And yet qualifications are still highly sought after in the European job market. The share of computer science graduates in ICT recruitment has increased significantly over the last 10 years, and so too has the share of graduates from other disciplines – such as mathematics, engineering, and social sciences – who possess the skills and qualifications needed to fill ICT positions that would otherwise remain vacant. Beyond filling ICT roles: why companies must reskill and certify their cross-functional staff in order to compete. As the struggle for ICT tal[...]



WS-Addressing callback interception using Service Bus by Jeroen Ninck

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:20:50 +0000

Maarten Smeets posted a nice article describing asynchronous interaction in BPEL and BPM using WS-Addressing and correlation sets. I wanted to use Service Bus 12c to force the callback to go through a Service Bus proxy instead of going directly to the consumer. This can be useful when the target service should not have the ability to call services outsite of its trusted domain or network. All sources can be found in my GitHub repository. WS-Addressing WS-Addressing provides a way for message routing and correlation using SOAP headers. It is an official specification. Service Bus, SOA Suite, JAX-WS and quite a lot of other frameworks and tools support it one way or the other. There are two versions of WS-Addressing: 200508 and 200408. In an synchronous interaction the following headers are important: Request: ReplyTo MessageId Callback: RelatesTo In the request the ReplyTo specifies the address where the reply must be send to (or http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing/anonymous if no reply address is specified). The MessageId headers contains a unique id which can be used to to correlate the request to a future callback. In the callback the RelatesTo header contains the original MessageId. There are others headers for example Action which are important, but for creating an asynchronous interaction ReplyTo, MessageId and RelatesTo are all that are required. SOA Suite 11g and 12c support WS-Addressing (don’t mention SOA Suite 10g…) and provide out of the box correlation support. Using BPEL no code is required to use WS-Addressing for correlation (both as consumer and as producer). Test scenario A SOA composite will implement an asynchronous webservice (a fire & forget request followed by a future fire & forget callback). It will be exposed using a Service Bus project which will ‘hide’ the implementation for the outside world. For example the SOA composite might be running in a local domain, while the Service Bus project migt be running in a SOA CS cloud instance. This will allow to SOA composite to only receive traffic from ‘trusted’ networks and the Service Bus will handle all security. This will be the test setup, where SoapUI will play the external consumer: Read the complete article here. SOA & BPM Partner Community For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: Jeroen Ninck,Service Bus,OSB,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Training Thursdays: Container Technology in Oracle Linux

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:32:07 +0000

Learn about popular container technology available in Oracle Linux LXC provides application and operating system isolation without the need of a hypervisor. Docker provides a means of building and packaging applications into lightweight containers. To learn about these technologies and much more, take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course. You can take this course in the following formats: Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following streaming video of expert instructors at your own pace and booking time to get hands-on exercises when suits your schedule. Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Events are added to the schedule to suit different time-zones. Live-Virtual events on the schedule include 16 January, 6 and 13 February, 27 March and 24 April 2017. In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. In-Class events on the schedule include:  Location  Date  Delivery Language  Brisbane, Australia  20 March 2017  English  Paris, France  20 February 2017  French  Hamburg, Germany  27 March 2017  German  Munich, Germany  6 March 2017  German  Milan, Italy  3 April 2017  Italian  Turin, Italy  6 March 2017  Italian  Johannesburg, South Africa  6 March 2017  English  Reston, VA, United States  30 January 2017  English  Columbus, OH, United States  20 February 2017  English  Roseville, MN, United States  20 February 2017  English  Miami, FL, United States  24 April 2017  English  Belmont, CA, United States  8 May 2017  English If you are using an earlier version of Linux, take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course in the following formats: Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours at your own pace. Live-Virtual Event: Live-Virtual events on the schedule include 13 February, 13 March, and 24 April 2017. In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. In-Class events on the schedule include:  Location  Date  Delivery Language  Munich, Germany  13 February 2017  German  Auckland, New Zealand  27 March 2017  English  Johannesburg, South Africa  6 February 2017  English  Pretoria, South Africa  26 June 2017  English  Irving, TX, United S[...]



SQL Pattern Matching Deep Dive - Part 6, state machines

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:11:12 +0000

The obvious way to start this particular post is to pose a couple of simple questions: what is a state machine and why should you care? In general I would say that you don't need to know about or care about state machines. That's the beauty of using SQL for pattern matching. The MATCH_RECOGNIZE clause encapsulates all... [Read More]



Oracle GoldenGate for MySQL is Certified on Amazon Aurora Database

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:29:59 +0000

Oracle GoldenGate for MySQL 12.2 is now certified on delivering to Amazon Aurora database. With this certification, Oracle GoldenGate users can use Oracle GoldenGate to deliver data to Amazon Aurora databases, including Aurora DB Cluster. 

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The supported configuration is remote apply with a connection to Aurora database endpoints. 




How to create a SOA 12.2.1 docker image on OracleLinux (Now Oracle Certified) by Fabio Persico

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:19:13 +0000

Introduction What is Docker? Unless you’ve been living without internet access for the last two years, it would be hard not to at least heard of Docker. But, as an emerging technology not everyone has taken the time to work out what Docker is, where it fits in and how it can benefit you. So, what exactly is Docker? Here’s what Docker themselves describe it as: Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins of distributed applications. Essentially, Docker is a container based system for your applications. If you’re used to the concept of virtual servers, Docker provides further levels of abstraction for your application. Here’s a visual representation of how it differs: Rather than just being one part of the puzzle, Docker provides a number of components and tools to assist with the entire lifecycle management of the application. This includes the container environment, image management and orchestration. Docker started it’s life as an internal project within a hosting company called dotCloud, but quickly took off once they open sourced it in early 2013. Since then, it's benefited from over 15,000 software commits from over 900 contributors. Why use Docker? Now that you have a basic understanding of Docker, there are a number of great reasons to start using it. It’s very fast. Start a Docker container can be complete in as little as 50ms. That’s not a typo, it really can be this quick! This is the advantage of having such high levels of abstraction, you reduce the number of components you need to run. This also means that there's very little to no overhead in it's implementation. Read the complete article here. SOA & BPM Partner Community For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: Docker,SOA Suite 12c,Fabio Persico,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



New OA Framework 12.2.4 Update 14 Now Available

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:03:00 +0000

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (OAF or "OA Framework") user interface libraries and infrastructure.   Since the release of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 in 2013, we have released several updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. 

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

The latest OAF update for EBS 12.2.4 is now available:

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Where is the documentation for this update?

Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are here:

Who should apply this patch?

All EBS 12.2.4 users should apply this patch.  Future OAF patches for EBS 12.2.4 will require this patch as a prerequisite. 

What's new in this update?

Fixes are included for following critical issues:

  • Line separator for each row in table is missing in Workflow notification e-mail when viewed in Outlook mail client
  • Application menu entry in the Preferences sidebar was seen multiple times
  • Favorite created to open in a new window is opening in the same window from Framework Simplified Home page

This is a cumulative patch for EBS 12.2.4.  It includes updates previously released as Bundle 13 and patch 24618945.

This Bundle Patch requires the R12.ATG_PF.C.Delta.4 Release Update Pack as a mandatory prerequisite.

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:40:10 +0000

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Oracle SQL Developer: Display Structured Value In Grid

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:23:17 +0000

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:19:10 +0000

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SQL Developer 4.2 Oracle Execution Plans – More Columns Available

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:47:35 +0000

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New Year: New Opportunities, New Rewards!

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:25:24 +0000

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Upgrade Workshops in North America - Jan 2017

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:38:55 +0000

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Oracle PaaS Partner Community Forum March 27th - 31st Split Croatia

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:15:00 +0000

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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Mon, 9 Jan 2017 08:05:00 +0000

Oracle Fusion Middleware products get new Patch Set updates.  When a new Patch Set has been released, a 12 month Grace Period for the previous Patch Set begins.  Once that Grace Period ends, no new patches for the previous Patch Set will be released.

For more details, see:

Oracle Access Manager is part of a suite of products called "Oracle Identity and Access Management" (IAM).  OAM 11.1.2.2 was released in January 2014.  OAM 11.1.2.3 was released in May 2015, which means that the Grace Period for OAM 11.1.2.2 ended after May 2016. 

All E-Business Suite users running OAM 11.1.2.2 should upgrade to OAM 11.1.2.3 to remain under Error Correction Support. 

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