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Applications User Experience OpenWorld 2016 results

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 11:38:39 +0000

See what the Oracle Applications User Experience (#OAUX) team did during Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco in September on the Voice of User Experience blog, or VoX, where we’ve reposted our most recent Storify collection. Here’s a short summary of the big stuff:  The OAUX Cloud Exchange, where the OAUX team demos near-future and future concepts, was extended to three days this year. Participants included Oracle partners, industry analysts, private customer tours, global media, legislators learning about technology, and a robot, which was part of an emerging technologies demo on virtual reality.  Several Cloud UX demos and messages popped up in general sessions, like the Oracle ERP Cloud. The simplified UI designs central to the Cloud user experience were a new and exciting story to share with ERP customers, so we saw it in several sessions. For more user experience excitement, this time in the Oracle HCM Cloud general session, check out this tweet showing a voice demo from the OAUX team. (The audience actually applauded.)  About 250 people came through lab tours at Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores, Calif., and nearly 100 customers and partners participated in customer feedback sessions, focus groups and a design jam at the onsite lab.  A new UX Rapid Development Kit (RDK) was also announced in time for OpenWorld. Read about what’s available now in this post on the Usable Apps blog.  The OAUX IoT workshops, a joint project with the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), pulled in about 200 people who attended workshops during three days at both JavaOne and OpenWorld conferences. More tweets are on Twitter, including a short video by ACE Director Tim Hall, who is using the chip that the AppsLab, the OAUX emerging technologies team, provided post-show. He also wrote about it in this post. The AppsLab team wrote about their experiences on their blog as well. ORACLE HCM CLOUD: In September Aylin Uysal, Senior Director, HCM User Experience, was part of an Oracle Partner Network Partner Cast. She discussed Oracle's HCM UX strategy with host Jonathan Vinoskey, Director of Global Partner Enablement, HCM Cloud, Oracle Sales and Partner Academy. Aylin also points to a recent video from industry analyst Holger Mueller from the Constellation Group, where he talks about what makes a great user experience. STRATEGY DAY WITH ACE DIRECTORS: During OpenWorld, the OAUX team held a special Strategy Day for several hand-picked ACE Directors who are interested in the Oracle cloud user experience. For a look at what they took away from that daylong meeting, read these posts: From Plinio Arbizu: How to Increase Partner Opportunities Using Oracle Applications User Experience Enablers From Debra Lilley: My OOW16 - User Experience From Tim Hall: Cloud UX Strategy Day : #OAUX From Gustavo Gonzalez (in Spanish): Oracle Open World 2016: Nubes, nubes y más nubes 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: Oracle Open World,User Experience,UX,OOW,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress,Cloud,PaaS[...]



Viewing Automatic SQL Tuning Advisor Tasks in Oracle SQL Developer

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 06:58:54 +0000

I got a question from our internal mailing list… I would like to know how I can view historical SQL tuning recommendations in SQL Developer 4. I don’t want to run the sql worksheet manually but view the automatic recommendations as the query has been running already for several days now. I’m... [Read More]



Podcast Show Notes: Building a Real Cloud Solution by Bob Rhubart

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:10:37 +0000

This program was recorded on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, during Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. "During" is the operative word, since the podcast was actually recorded in my hotel room, several blocks from Moscone Center, where OOW16 was held. The topic was suggested by Oracle ACE and frequent OTN contributor Arturo Viveros, who, along with other panelists, was in town for the big Oracle event. Listen. The Panelists Oracle ACE Arturo Viveros Principal Architect, SYSCO AS, Norway Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra Senior Director, Innovation, CTO Office, Equinix, USA Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans Managing Partner, eProseed, Netherlands Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli Principal, More Than Code, Denmark Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco Co-Owner, SOA Principal Architect, Services & Processes Solutions, Mexico Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen Managing Partner, eProseed, Netherlands Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam Technical Director, Partner, eProseed, UK Additional Resources Soaring Through the Clouds Mentioned several times during the podcast, this 8-part article series, written by Oracle ACE Directors Lucas Jellema, Torsten Winterberg, Mark Simpson, and Lonneke Dikmans, takes a deep dive into a solution built during a live demo that encompasses 10 different Oracle PaaS service. Cloud Community Space Technical discussions, articles, videos, and other content covering Oracle's PaaS and SaaS offerings. Cloud Computing Video Playlist Videos featuring experts offering technical tips and best practices. Podcast: Performance Tuning in the Cloud Podcast Show Notes: Cloud Architect: Rising to the RolePodcast: Cloud Architect: Rising to the Role 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: Bob Rhubart,OTN,Podcast,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress,Cloud,PaaS[...]



R12.1.x US Benefits Customers: The Affordable Care Act Employer Information Reporting 2016 Phase I Patch has been Released

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:35:16 +0000

Oracle EBS Benefits is announcing the availability of the Affordable Care Act Employer Information Reporting 2016 Phase I patch - Patch 24733720:R12.BEN.B. This patch includes changes to accommodate the 2016 IRS Forms 1094-C, 1095-C and more. For full details on what is delivered in Patch 24733720:R12.BEN.B along with setup and processing instructions, please consult the functional readme Document 2208547.1 - 2016 Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Phase I Patch Functional Readme for Release 12.1 Customers on My Oracle Support. More information about the Affordable Care Act can found on My Oracle Support in Document 2007993.2 – Information Center: Oracle HRMS (US) – Affordable Care Act (All Application Versions). This page provides information on the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions and Reporting as well as other Affordable Care Act information by providing links to the following documents on My Oracle Support: Document 2052173.1 - US HCM & Benefits Affordable Care Act High Priority Alert Document 2052175.1 - Oracle EBS US Benefits & HCM Affordable Care Act Mandatory Patches Document 2188907.1 - Oracle Advanced and Standard Benefits Affordable Care Act Setup for Employer Reporting Document 1597102.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite Advanced Benefits Position Statement: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010 & Affordable Care and Education Reconciliation Act 2010 Document 1930035.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite Advanced Benefits Position Statement: Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Document 1990141.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010: Using System Extract to View Eligible Employee Service Hours Document 1542487.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite US HR & Payroll Position Statement: Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Under the Affordable Care Act Document 1091444.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite US Payroll Position Statement: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010 & Affordable Care and Education Reconciliation Act 2010 If more information is needed please log a Service request with the Benefits team via My Oracle Support [...]



Information Center: Oracle E-Business Suite on the Cloud

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:21:21 +0000

Take a look at the New Information Center: Oracle E-Business Suite on the Cloud document! (Doc ID 2204155.2) [...]



Transportable Tablespaces and READ ONLY in Oracle Database 12c

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:17:33 +0000

We recently worked with a customer who noticed that they were not able to use transportable tablespaces to connect the same tablespace data files to two databases at the same time, even after setting the tablespaces READ ONLY in SQL*Plus. This is new behavior in 12c, and many customers are not yet aware of this change.... [Read More]



How to install Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight by Rolando Carrasco

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:00:33 +0000

Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight is a brand new product by Oracle, which runs on top of Oracle SOA Suite. It is a product that will allow the business users to get access to real time information that is available within the pipelines of services deployed either in Service Bus or Oracle SOA composites. This product was released during the week of March 21st 2016,  it is very new and is a product built from scratch form Oracle, it is not part of an acquisition. Oracle has created this video to explain the benefits that use this brand new product. You can check it here. Also Oracle has released this blog post that explains the features of it https://blogs.oracle.com/integration/entry/announcing_oracle_real_time_integration From my side, and with the help of Leonardo González and Nayelli Terrazas, I managed to install it on top of a current Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1 domain. That is one of the first pre-requisites, to have a current 12.2.1 domain, either with just OSB, with SOA Suite or with both. Then you need to download the product from here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/insight/overview/index.html It is a very small package, around 10 MB. The contents of the package, are: 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: Real Time Integration Business Insight,Rolando Carrasco,SOA Suite 12c,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Database Vault 12.1.0.2 Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:05:00 +0000

Oracle Database Vault allows security administrators to protect a database from privileged account access to application data.  Database objects can be placed in protected realms, which can be accessed only if a specific set of conditions are met.

We are pleased to announce that Oracle Database Vault 12c 12.1.0.2 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and 12.1. To integrate Oracle Database Vault 12c with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1, follow the instructions in the corresponding My Oracle Support Knowledge Document:

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Note:  We deliver a default realm via two different patches for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 .  You may use the default realm as-is or choose a subset.

Pending Certifications with External Integrations

The following two configurations are still underway and pending:

  • Single Sign-On Integration with Oracle Access Manager
  • Oracle Discoverer

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.   

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PLSQL Code Editor Tricks – Preview Code Doc & Test Queries

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:50:36 +0000

Someone asked: @thatjeffsmith Great blog! Is there a way to display DB Doc in SQL Developer like in Java IDEs with Java doc while being in Code editor? — Sebastian Köll (@s_koell) December 1, 2016 And here’s the answer – Yes! First, let’s talk about PLDoc, and how it works in SQL Developer. All... [Read More]



Training Thursdays: HugePages, Crucial for Faster Oracle Database Performance

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:10:14 +0000

HugePages allow larger pages to manage memory, provide faster overall memory performance and decrease page table overhead, making them crucial for faster Oracle database performance. You can use HugePages in both 32-bit and 64-bit configurations since release 2.6 of the Linux kernel. To learn more about HugePages and many more topics, take the Oracle Linux 7: System Administration course. You can take this course in the following formats: Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture delivery by expert instructors at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to get hands-on experience 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 currently on the schedule include 15, 23, and 30 January, 27 February, 6 March, 2 and 10 April 2017. In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class, below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:  Location  Date  Delivery Language Brisbane, Australia 27 February 2017 English Sao Paulo, Brazil 20 February 2017 Brazilian Portuguese Cairo, Egypt 8 January 2017 Arabic San Salvador, El Salvador 22 May 2017 Spanish Reading, England 27 March 2017 English Paris, France 27 February 2017 French Berlin, Germany 27 February 2017 German Hamburg, Germany 27 February 2017 German Munich, Germany 15 May 2017 German Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 17 April 2017 English Mexico City, Mexico 1 May 2017 Spanish Makati City, Philippines 8 May 2017 English Pasig City, Philippines 20 March 2017 English Singapore 16 January 2017 English Johannesburg, South Africa 27 February 2017 English Belmont, CA, United States 13 February 2017 English Orlando, FL, United States 13 March 2017 English Reston, VA, United States 17 April 2017 English If you are using an earlier version of Linux, take the Oracle Linux 5&6 System Administration course. Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours, following lecture delivery by expert instructors at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to get hands-on experience 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 currently on the schedule include 5 February 2017. In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class, below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:  Location  Date  Delivery Language Brussels, Belgium 3 April 2017 English Bogoto Colombia 19 December 2016 Spanish Ham[...]



Introducing Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight by Lucas Jellema

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:51:51 +0000

Live demo and overview of the new extension to Oracle SOA Suite for business driven monitoring and reporting called Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight, as presented at the Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Forum in Valencia, March 2016. Watch the video 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: Lucas Jellema,Real Time Integration,Business Insight,SOA Suite 12c,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Video: Secure Configuration for Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:42:16 +0000

A new video, Secure Configuration for Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud, is now available via a free Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription under the EBS and Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS) area.

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In this video, product manager Elke Phelps discusses Oracle E-Business Suite secure deployment recommendations, and highlights features of Oracle Cloud that can be employed to provide additional security for your EBS instances in Oracle Cloud.

This video is part of a free training series available on demand.

Look for more articles on this and related subjects in the coming months.

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Which Oracle Internet Directory Patchsets Can Be Used With EBS?

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:05:00 +0000

You can apply any Oracle Internet Directory (OID) bundle patchsets that have been certified at the fourth-level digit to a certified Oracle E-Business Suite release.  The fifth-level digit in OID versions is not relevant to E-Business Suite certifications. 

For example, we have certified EBS 12.2 with OID 11.1.1.9. All of the following Oracle Internet Directory patchsets will work with EBS 12.2:

  • Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9.0 (documented certification)
  • Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9.3
  • Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9.160719

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

  • Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9
  • Oracle Internet Directory 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 Oracle Internet Directory environment integrated with EBS 12.2 without requiring a new certification.  This applies to all environments, including test and production environments.

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UKOUG TECH 16 is coming - and I'm speaking

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 03:00:00 +0000

Uhhh ... time flies. I look into my calendar - and UKOUG TECH 16 Conference is almost there. Just a few days to go (and hopefully no Lufthansa strike on the upcoming weekend - but I looked already for alternatives). Anyhow, I'm excited and look forward to my 2nd TECH conference. Last year was the first time for me and... [Read More]



New Retirements and Reinstatements Data Model White Paper for Fixed Assets

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:58:15 +0000

Fixed Assets has released a new data model white paper for retirements and reinstatements.  This Release 12 white paper can be found in the document:  Fixed Assets (FA) - Retirements/Reinstatements Data Model White Paper (R12) (Doc ID 2161926.1).(image)

The white paper covers both functional and technical information, with table level details.  It describes the transaction flow associated with different types of retirements and reinstatements, the flow of data between tables, the different calculations involved in deriving the correct values associated with retirements and reinstatements, as well as accounting concepts.

In this paper, you will find information on:

  1. Types of retirements
  2. Types of reinstatements
  3. Flow of data between tables
  4. Calculation of reserve, NBV (Net Book Value) retired and depreciation
  5. E-R diagram and table details to understand the flow of data between tables
  6. Basic understanding of Create Accounting and flow of data into XLA tables

For a closer look at the retirements and reinstatements functionality in Fixed Assets, review this new data model white paper!




SQLcl custom Input prompt and validations

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:52:00 +0000

Another quick twitter inspired blog post inspired by the SQLcl account itself. Asked and answered: Do you support the ACCEPT command? YES. pic.twitter.com/NchmQ6Eegs — SQLcl (@oraclesqlcl) November 29, 2016 ACCEPT is a great way to get input but validation has to happen elsewhere as there's no hooks to do... [Read More]



SQLcl custom Input prompt and validations

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:52:00 +0000

Another quick twitter inspired blog post inspired by the SQLcl account itself. Asked and answered: Do you support the ACCEPT command? YES. pic.twitter.com/NchmQ6Eegs — SQLcl (@oraclesqlcl) November 29, 2016 ACCEPT is a great way to get input but validation has to happen elsewhere as there's no hooks to do something like validate a number in a range without running a sql or plsql that does (image)



Top tweets SOA Partner Community – November 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:47:05 +0000

November 2016 top tweets by soaCommunity Send your tweets @soacommunity #soaCommunity and follow us at http://twitter.com/soacommunity. Make sure you share your content with the community! 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: twitter,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress,SOA Community twitter[...]



Real-Time Integration Business Insight- Business Analytics: Friendly, Powerful, Immediate

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:22:09 +0000

We are very excited today to announce the availability of Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight, a new product in our integration portfolio that will dramatically improve the way that business owners generate and consume business analytics! Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight gives business owners the ability to monitor key metrics of their enterprise in real time using pre-configured dashboards.  A differentiating feature of this product is its ability to extract these metrics even if backing data sources do not contain the raw data in a traditional store, such as a database. Business users follow a simple three-step process to define, map, and monitor business metrics. First, a model of the business is created using a simple browser-based designer.  The model defines concepts important to the business, such as milestones, measures, and dimensions. Second, the model is mapped by an architect to application services and components so that business-level metrics can be extracted during normal business activity.  Architects can select services and components for mapping using simple visualizations of application structure in their browser. Finally, the model is activated and the collection of metrics begins immediately.  Stakeholders can start tracking metrics using pre-configured dashboards, tables, and reports.  Customized dashboards and reports can also be created that let business owners prioritize metrics that are most important to their success. Customers are demanding more direct control and customization for end-users of business applications and Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight offers the flexibility that business users are looking for. Watch the overview video here. Learn More: For more information on Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight, including overview videos, tutorials, downloads, and more, visit the Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight OTN page 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: Simone Geib,Real Time Integration,Business Insight,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress,SOA Suite 12c[...]



Load-Balancing EBS 12.2 Environments

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:06:00 +0000

You can use load-balancing routers (LBR) to protect your E-Business Suite 12.2 environment from system failures.  Load-balancers increase your environment's fault-tolerance and scalability by distributing load across a pool of servers. See: Using Load-Balancers with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Note 1375686.1) HTTP Layer Load-Balancing HTTP Layer load-balancing is the most common method used in E-Business Suite environments. In this configuration, end-users navigate to a specific Web Entry Point that represents your E-Business Suite's domain name.  An HTTP Layer load-balancer routes all subsequent traffic for a specific user to a specific Web Node. HTTP Layer load-balancers may use heartbeat checks for node death detection and restart, and sophisticated algorithms for load-balancing.DNS-Based Load-BalancingWhen an end-user's browser attempts to access your E-Business Suite environment, your local Domain Name Server (DNS) can direct that user to a specific application server in a pool based on available capacity: Traffic for that user's session will be handled by the application server 10.10.10.10, while other users' traffic may be directed to other application servers in the pool.  Like HTTP layer load-balancers, many DNS-based load-balancers use heartbeat checks against nodes and sophisticated algorithms for load-balancing. Minimum Requirement:  Session PersistenceOracle doesn't certify specific load-balancers or networking hardware with the E-Business Suite.  We've designed the E-Business Suite to be able to use load-balancers in general. Our instructions for configuring load-balancers should work for all standards-compliant networking solutions, whether they are hardware or software-based.The minimum requirement is that a load-balancer support session persistence.  Persistence describes a mode where a client's initial HTTP connection is directed to a particular application server, and then subsequent HTTP requests from that client are directed to the same server.  As long as a load-balancer is able to handle session persistence (also referred to as "stickiness"), it's likely to work with the E-Business Suite. Other load-balancing variations EBS 12.2 can be deployed in a number of variations to handle specialized or advanced load-balancing requirements.  For details about implementing the following variations, see: Using Load-Balancers with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Note 1375686.1) WLS Clusters: EBS 12.2 uses WebLogic Server.  It is possible to deploy multiple WebLogic Server instances in a cluster to increase scalability and fault-tolerance. A cluster appears to clients to be a single WebLogic Server instance. The server instances that constitute a cluster can run on the same machine, or be located on different machines. You can increase a cluster’s capacity by adding additional server instances to the cluster on an existing machine, or you can add machines to the cluster to host the incremental server instances. Each server instance in a cluster must run the same version of WebLogic Server. Multiple Web Entry Points:  It is possible to configure the same EBS environment to have multiple web entry points (URLs).  For example, users might be able to access your EBS environment via the following different URLs: store.company.com recruitment.company.com Function[...]



DBA_REGISTRY_HISTORY vs DBA_REGISTRY_SQLPATCH

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:00:00 +0000

At the DOAG Conference in November in Nürnberg in November 2016 a customer asked me right after my talk about "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2. - Live and Uncensored" why the DBA_REGISTRY_HISTORY does not get updated when he applies a Bundle Patch and follows all instructions including the "./datapatch... [Read More]



Metamorphosis of the Refrigerator: Why IOT Skills Are Essential for the Future

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:53:52 +0000

We are driven by a "world of devices" that's growing every day. Every citizen and every organization is connected to multimodal devices. In the future, each of these devices will communicate. We will reach an age when the key objectives will be: Managing and registering these devices Creating a manageability and security strategy Gaining insights from these devices to help develop next generation smart applications  For example, the basic refrigerator has evolved into a SMART Refrigerator that provides multiple functionalities and technology interfaces. In this post, I've included my predictions for how refrigerators of the future will evolve, though this thought process can be applied to any smart devices. We're developing applications in new ways, so it's important to understand these devices and embed them with intelligence.  Refrigerator to Refrigerator (R2R): in the future, we will ping the intelligence on a common network of refrigerators. Two devices will communicate on a network and share intelligence. This concept can be extended to any device. Machine Human Intelligence: the next generation refrigerator will make decisions on your behalf. If we set which decisions refrigerators can make, we are defining a rule book about what's possible and what is not to enable the smart intelligence to keep flowing. For example, an algorithm will be able to detect which items need to be replaced, driven by a mobile interface. More Prescriptive Intelligence: apart from remote monitoring and personal assistants, the refrigerator would get connected to R&D and receive regular updates automatically.  Remote management and gesture control: at the next level, sensors would rule the world and automatically manage many functionalities.  Moving Refrigerator: robotic control can help augment function and change the dynamics of control. API for devices: we will have a "Refrig 2.0" language which exposes all functionalities. It can be programmed and designed by developers and controlled by an open source team. Green thinking: the entire material, from the usage to the tracking to the coolant can be redesigned for the go green initiative. Oracle has two broad approaches for developing IOT applications: a) Java as an embedded programming language for developers to integrate with raspberry pi / arduino to develop complex applications  b) Oracle Platform as a Service (IOT CS) to quickly register a device, connect and analyze the data and integrate with existing applications like JDE, R12 to quickly develop applications IOT Cloud Service is one component of the PAAS stack and provides three basic functionalities: Connect: it allows you to connect to various devices with declarative clicks. You would connect the device directly via gateway or provide restful services. Analyze and Act: the second component helps listen to the device and brings streaming data; it then uses the stream explorer to write rules about what kind of data we need to listen for and incorporate actions. Integrate: IOT CS also helps integrate the data with your APPS, including E-business Suite, JDE,  SAP and more. This can be done using an integration strategy or through configuring the application to subscribe to specific listen parameters of the device. Developing IOT skills is a key requirement for the future d[...]



Register for OTN Cloud Labs at UKOUG!

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:12:57 +0000

Going to UKOUG? Register for the OTN Cloud Lab on Cloud Native Stack on Oracle Bare Metal Compute (BMCS)Oracle has built Bare Metal Compute Service (BMCS) that can run both Oracle workloads and cloud native applications.  In this hands on lab, we will walk through getting a cloud native application stack on... [Read More]



Integration Cloud Service 16.4.1 Fall Release available including free trials for Partners

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:34:54 +0000

We are pleased to announce the availability of 16.4.1 - Fall release of Integration Cloud Service (ICS) . This October release continues to broaden it's connectivity portfolio in various segments. These include: Oracle Utilities - New Adapter Oracle Eloqua - Inbound (Trigger) Support New Oracle Utilities Adapter: A recent survey of 100 North American electric, water and gas utility industry executives completed by Zpryme and Oracle Utilities GBU shows that Utility Companies are embracing the Cloud. With 45% of organizations using the Cloud in some form today and another 52% planning to move to the Cloud. Nearly 97% of interviewees told us they have become involved with Cloud technologies or applications and computing resources delivered as services over a network connection instead of through in-house resources at a utility. This means integration is imperative to all Utility customers without doubt! This release introduces the new Oracle Utilities adapter taking the list of total adapters closer to 50! This adapter enables you to easily integrate with Oracle Utilities applications that use Oracle Utilities Application Framework v4.3.0.0 or later and supporting Web Services. For those Utilities Applications using JMS or DB integration services, you can continue to leverage the generic ICS adapters instead. New Status and Usage APIs: The brand new /status API is now available that can be queried for system health status (runtime, storage, messaging, and security services). Similarly, the new /usage API returns metrics for system design-time (adapters, agent, application instances, lookups, integrations, packages, and runtime - messages and messaging system). Refer to the REST API documentation for more details. Support for Service Callbacks: Starting this release, you can configure outbound SOAP invocations to specify callback ICS flows for asynchronous conversations with external systems/web services. For example, if you are invoking a credit rating service that responds to you asynchronously (One-Way with Async Call back), you can receive that callback as a delayed response. Remember that the callback flow will be specified within the SOAP adapter design-time as a separate ICS flow. 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: Integration Cloud Service,ICS,PaaS,Cloud,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Lufthansa - 14th pilot strike in 2 years - lovely :-(

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:49:31 +0000

I don't blame anybody. Really, I don't.  But nevertheless this is awkward.  Source: Facebook - https://scontent.fmuc2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15193604_10210663792047910_5774221704440071551_n.jpg?oh=99f7242c9283bf664db779354d594b3b&oe=58B51EA1 I've got affected by the most recent - the 14th... [Read More]



EBS Presentations at December 2016 UK Oracle User Group Meeting

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:05:00 +0000

Staff from Oracle E-Business Suite Development will be contributing to the APPS16 track of the UKOUG Conference & Exhibition 2016. The conference takes place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, England, and runs from Sunday 4th December to Wednesday 7th December. Please bring your questions or issues about any aspect of running EBS: feel free to ask about overall strategy, specific deployment aspects, or anything else you want to know. You'll also have the chance to attend numerous formal presentations from prominent Oracle speakers on many aspects of EBS. Here are some highlights. On the Monday (5th), there is a great opportunity to hear the latest news from the general manager of EBS: Community Keynote: Oracle E-Business Suite: Update, Strategy & Roadmap (Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Applications Development) (Mon 5th Dec, 13.10) Another presentation that will be of particular interest to readers of this blog is: Running your Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What & How? (Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director, Applications Development) (Tue 6th Dec, 15:20) General EBS presentations include: Managing your Revenue to IFRS 15 / ASC 606 Standards (Helle Hennings, Senior Product Strategy Director) (Mon 5th Dec, 08:50) Oracle E-Business Suite Human Capital Management: Strategy and Roadmap (Stephen Hughes, Application Architect Director) (Mon 5th Dec, 11:25) Oracle E-Business Suite Financials: Strategy and Roadmap (Helle Hennings, Senior Product Strategy Director) (Tue 6th Dec, 14:05) And last but not least, don't miss the chance to hear about EBS Release 12.2 online patching feature from one of its architects: Online Patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Applications Development) (Mon 5th Dec, 15:10) You'll also be well placed to attend the TECH16 track, where you can learn about the latest developments in Oracle Database and other technologies. We look forward to seeing you at APPS16! References Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription Related Articles E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OpenWorld 2016 Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Now Available [...]



MONDAY SPOTLIGHT: Path to Open Cloud Events in North America

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:57:33 +0000

Oracle can help you improve your private cloud architecture while lowering your risk and cost of getting to the public cloud. Are you migrating your mission critical workloads to the cloud? Oracle’s already done it and Oracle drinks its own champagne! In other words, while lots of cloud vendors offer solutions that they want customers to buy, very few of them run their entire business in the cloud. Oracle runs a $37 billion organization, with 115,000 employees, supporting over 420,000 customers in 145 countries in the cloud. For example: Our entire product development and support environments are in the cloud Our business processes (HR, CRM, Supply Chain, Financials, Analytics, etc.) are in the cloud We provide SaaS, PaaS and IaaS services to our customers in the cloud in public, private and hybrid environments Oracle defined the optimal process over the past 10 years and avoided many of the problems affecting typical migrations to cloud. Why is that important to you? According to Gartner, most Cloud ERP systems are doomed to fail by 2018 and 95% of Private Cloud projects fail to meet business objectives. What are the common problems identified in these two assessments? Relying on complex legacy architecture to support your move to cloud is a mistake that impacts both migration and application integration. Why? Complex legacy architectures are incompatible with the cloud architectures needed to deliver on the promises of agility, responsiveness and cost savings. Spend an evening with Oracle in learning how Oracle is making it easier for customers to improve their private cloud infrastructure and positioning customers to more effectively move to the cloud.  Join us for dinner and a discussion with Oracle’s Cloud Executive Team and customers to understand how we overcame these challenges by choosing a specific path from SaaS, to PaaS to IaaS, built the fastest growing cloud business globally, and answer questions like the following to ensure you are on the best path to your success: Please register as soon as possible to attend since the seats are limited and allocated at first come, first serve basis. New York : Oracle Linux & Virtualization: Cocktails, Dinner & The Cloud December 1, 2016 – 6-9pm EST @ Morton’s The Steakhouse Event Registration here Chicago : Oracle Linux & Virtualization: Cocktails, Dinner & The Cloud December 6, 2016 – 6-9pm CST @ Smith & Wollensky Event Registration here Minneapolis : Oracle Linux & Virtualization: Cocktails, Dinner & The Cloud December 7, 2016 – 5-8:30pm CST @ McCormick & Schmicks Event Registration here Toronto: Oracle Linux & Virtualization: Cocktails, Dinner & The Cloud December 13, 2016 – 6-9pm EST @ Harbour Sixty Steakhouse Event Registration here Dallas: Oracle Linux & Virtualization: Cocktails, Dinner & The Cloud December 14, 2016 – 6-9pm CST @ La Cima Club Event Registration here Seattle: Oracle Linux & Virtualization: Cocktails, Dinner & The Cloud December 15, 2016 – 6-9pm PST @ Metropolitan Grill Event Registration here See you at one of our events! [...]



Building hybrid-mobile apps with Oracle JET and MCS

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:18:46 +0000

Taking on board the fact that Oracle JET is capable of producing not just web applications, but Cordova hybrid-mobile applications too, within the Oracle mobile team we're keen to explore how Oracle JET can be extended to Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, to provide all the backend mobile services that mobile apps require. If you're a regular MCS fan you will know that MCS provides a number of client-side SDKs to make the task of working with MCS easier than writing what can be a huge amount of boiler-plate REST API code depending on the complexity of your mobile app.   The MCS client side SDKs include Android, iOS and Windows SDKs, as well as a JavaScript SDK for web applications and Cordova SDK for hybrid-mobile Cordova platform apps.  These exist to remove much of the bulk REST API code with just a few client side library calls, giving you time to focus on building out a compelling app rather than focusing on what is essentially a plumbing task of calling remote APIs. It's with these last two SDKs that MCS builds a bridge to Oracle JET.  If you're building an Oracle JET web application, the MCS client-side JavaScript SDK is for you.  If you're building an Oracle JET hybrid-mobile application, the MCS client-side Cordova SDK is for you. Oracle JET makes use of RequireJS to load 3rd party modules. In terms of integrating the MCS SDKs into an Oracle JET application, you can use RequireJS too.  There are plenty of good tutorials on how to use RequireJS including the excellent public Oracle JET MOOC.  However we would also like to announce a new video on the Oracle Mobile Platform YouTube channel that shows you specifically how to load the MCS SDKs into Oracle JET, entitled Configuring the MCS JavaScript & Cordova SDK on Oracle JET. To be clear the MCS JavaScript SDK and MCS Cordova SDK are not just for Oracle JET.  You can use them in your own web or Cordova apps. Yet within Oracle we're seeing huge growth with Oracle JET, so we wanted to specifically focus on JET for this video. Also if you also have time, check out these recent Dzone articles that will introduce you to how to get the Oracle JET tooling up and running for both web and hybrid-mobile app development: Installing Oracle JET for JavaScript Web Development Installing Oracle JET for Hybrid-Mobile Application Development Understanding the Development Process With Oracle JET for Web and Mobile Overall we hope you find this content useful.  Happy mobile JET-setting.[...]



Lease Normalization overview

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:48:54 +0000

Landlords and tenants whose companies are publicly traded need to comply with FASB-13 standards for accounting of leases. According to these rules, companies need to normalize or calculate the average rent payments/billings over the term of the lease. These normalized amounts need to be reported as revenue/expense, along with accrued revenue/liability, so that the investment community can accurately analyze the company's financials. Oracle property manager rent normalization functionality provides you with detailed monthly deferred liability and accrued asset amounts that can be accessed by accounting and finance departments to accurately calculate and estimate company-level revenue and expenses. Only those lease payment terms for which the Normalize check box is checked can be normalized and the total cash amount for these payment terms will be spread across the lease period Here is an example on how normalization functionality works Lease details Details Start Date End Date Amount Frequency Lease 01-Jan-2016 31-Jan-2016 - - Payment Term 01-Jan-2016 30-Jun-2016 30000 Monthly Normalized amount is calculated as = Total cash amount for the term / Number of periods in Lease period = 30000*6 / 12 =15000 In the schedule and items program output file, you can see the amounts in the total cash column that will be sent to Payable's, in the normalization cash column we can see the actual amount for each period that will be normalized. If a payment term did not have the normalize checkbox checked the amount would be 0.00 in that column for the period in question. The calculation of normalized amount depends on many other factors setup for the lease. For more information on how system calculates the normalized amount refer document 1342664.1. [...]



Cloud Presentations at December 2016 UK Oracle User Group Meeting

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:01:03 +0000

Staff from Oracle E-Business Suite Development will be contributing to the APPS16 track of the UKOUG Conference & Exhibition 2016. The conference takes place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, England, and runs from Sunday 4th December to Wednesday 7th December. You're welcome to come and say hello to us, and put faces to names. More importantly, please bring your questions or issues about any aspect of running EBS on cloud: feel free to ask about overall strategy, specific deployment aspects, or anything else you want to know. As well as informal chats, you'll also have the chance to attend numerous formal sessions by prominent Oracle speakers. A presentation that will be of particular interest to readers of this blog is: Running your Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What & How? (Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director, Applications Development) (Tue 6th Dec, 15:20) Also, there is a great opportunity to hear the latest news from the general manager of EBS: Community Keynote: Oracle E-Business Suite: Update, Strategy & Roadmap (Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Applications Development) (Mon 5th Dec, 13.10) In addition, key Oracle staff will provide extensive coverage of other EBS topics, including Financials and Human Capital Management sessions such as: Managing your Revenue to IFRS 15 / ASC 606 Standards (Helle Hennings, Senior Product Strategy Director) (Mon 5th Dec, 08:50) Oracle E-Business Suite Human Capital Management: Strategy and Roadmap (Stephen Hughes, Application Architect Director) (Mon 5th Dec, 11:25) Oracle E-Business Suite Financials: Strategy and Roadmap (Helle Hennings, Senior Product Strategy Director) (Tue 6th Dec, 14:05) And last but not least, don't miss the chance to hear about enhancements to the EBS Release 12.2 online patching feature from one of its architects: Online Patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Applications Development) (Mon 5th Dec, 15:10) You'll also be well placed to attend the TECH16 track, where you can learn about the latest developments in Oracle Database and other technologies. If you'd like to book a one-to-one meeting with any of the EBS Development staff, you can register your interest by adding a comment to this article, or just ask us when you arrive. We look forward to seeing you at APPS16! Related Articles Training Available for EBS on Oracle Cloud Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud References Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription [...]



SOA Cloud Service 16.4.1 is available–including free trials for Partners

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:35:15 +0000

The Oracle SOA Cloud Service Help Center was refreshed on October 10th, 2016 for the 16.4.1 release. New Features:   Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, available as part of the Integration Analytics Cluster service type, is now certified for production use. See What's New for Oracle SOA Cloud Service for details. Updates to the Service Guides: Using Oracle SOA Cloud Service (12.2.1) Getting Started with Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight 12.2.1 Understanding Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight 12.2.1 Administering Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight 12.2.1 Using Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight 12.2.1 Monitoring Business Activity with Oracle BAM 12.2.1 Detailed Updates to the product in this release: What's New for Oracle SOA Cloud Service Known Issues for Oracle SOA Cloud Service Want to try SOA Cloud Service? Get access here. Partner Resources (community membership required): Sales kit for partners: Cloud and On-Prem Integration: Extend SOA to the Cloud 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: SOA Cloud Service,SOA CS,Cloud,PaaS,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Will EBS Work with Microsoft Unified Update Platform?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:00 +0000

(image) Microsoft is 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.  Microsoft currently expects to switch to this new delivery method after the Windows 10 Creators Update is released in early 2017.

Will this work with EBS?

Yes.  Windows 10 is certified with all current EBS releases, including EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  This new delivery method is not expected to change that.

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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Introducing Oracle JET for mobile app development

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:41:01 +0000

In March this year Oracle proudly announced that we had open sourced the Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET), targeted at intermediate to advanced JavaScript developers working on client-side applications.   Since then we’ve released new JET versions every couple of months.   You can find out more about JET on the oraclejet.org website. Did you realize that you could use JET to develop enterprise mobile apps? This is made possible through JET's integration with Apache Cordova.  In this post, I’ll describe some of what we’ve added to JET to enable you to use Oracle JET for mobile app development. But first, I’ll start with an introduction to Apache Cordova. What is Apache Cordova? Apache Cordova is an open-source platform that allows you to use standard web technologies (HTML5, JavaScript and CSS) for cross-platform mobile app development.  That means you can develop one app, using one technology stack and a single code base, for deployment to Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices. A mobile app built using Cordova is a native mobile app that can be published to app stores and installed onto mobile devices. The application contains an embedded Cordova-enabled WebView, which is essentially a headless browser, and your code runs in the WebView.  Cordova also provides a JavaScript interface to native device APIs, via plugins.  There are 1000s of plugins to choose from and a plugin registry that you can search. This type of app is called a hybrid mobile app, because it is a hybrid between a native mobile app and web technology.  How does JET support hybrid mobile app development? Utilizing the Apache Cordova command-line interface, Oracle JET tooling enables you to scaffold, build and serve JET hybrid mobile apps in exactly the same way as you would a JET web app. The Oracle JET Yeoman generator has a hybrid sub-generator for scaffolding a hybrid app and supports Android, iOS and Windows platform options, along with the web platform. The four JET starter templates are provided in both web and hybrid versions, which are optimized for web apps and hybrid mobile apps, respectively.  Together, this allows you to scaffold a hybrid mobile as follows: yo oraclejet:hybrid MyMobileApp --platforms=ios,android --template=navdrawer:hybrid The Oracle JET Grunt tasks also support Android, iOS, Windows and web platform options so you can build and serve hybrid mobile apps to your desired platform. The 'grunt serve' task also supports deployment to different destinations, such as emulator, browser or device.  The following command line gives an example:  grunt serve --platform=ios --destination=emulator  Live reload is supported when your hybrid mobile app is deployed to a browser or emulator. This means you can modify your app’s source code and see the changes update in the deployed app instantaneously, saving you a long redeployment cycle. Can I develop a web app and hybrid mobile app with the same code base?  Yes! Oracle JET tooling enables you to take [...]



Customer Appreciation 80% Discount get the Best Practices for Knowledge Workers and Thriving on Adaptability books on Monday November 28th 2016

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 12:50:23 +0000

Download ALL our Digital Editions at HUGE 80% discount. 24 hours only at this price. Sale ends midnight EST Indulge your book-self and your digital bookshelf at the same time. This is a once-in year chance (for ONE DAY only!) to download as many books as you can on Business Process Management (BPM), Process Modelling, BPMN, Business Architecture and Adaptive Case Management (ACM). Join us in celebrating Cyber Monday at http://bpm-books.com/ · Get a stunning 80% discount on ALL our Digital Edition books. · Download as many as you want, no limit. · Discount applies to already-reduced prices. · Complete books (retail up to $60) start as low as $1.99. · Includes our newest titles released this year. Digital BENEFITS: · Enjoy immediate download, live URLs, searchable text, color graphics and charts · No shipping charges. · No taxes · Many delivered in unzipped PDF · Mobile device-friendly. Click on the tab: Download Digital Books Use discount code: Cyber16 BE QUICK: Sale runs to Monday midnight EST. Download these quickly while you can, read at leisure. Go here and start downloading immediately: http://bpm-books.com For additional BPM and ACM books please visit our 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: books,ACM,Adaptive Case Management,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Oracle provides beacon of hope to American Heart Association event by Edith Mireles

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:13:24 +0000

Oracle’s investment in emerging technology is nothing new. We want to bring the best in user experience to the Oracle Applications Cloud, and emerging technology like wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) are part of that strategy as they come more to the fore. So it was no accident when Oracle, a major sponsor of the Bay Area Heart Walk in September, looked to the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team to lead a project to build a smartphone application that used IoT-style beacons around the course. Photo by DJ Ursal, Oracle Applications User Experience Participants start off on the Bay Area Heart Walk Event. Working with Oracle Volunteers, DJ Ursal, Senior Director, Product Management User Experience, led the cross-functional, cross-organizational team that developed the app, which communicated with the beacons placed at strategic points to show users where they were on the course and other pertinent information. He developed the app with constant thought about how user experience translates to the overall business of Oracle. “You have to look in a very strategic way as to where ideas can translate and what use cases we can come across,” he said. “It’s not just coming up with ideas and use cases; the challenge is finding the real value and viability of it.” Seems simple, right? OAUX Group Vice President Jeremy Ashley takes it a step further, saying the real problem facing potential users of IoT was not being able to set up a beacon easily. “A very simple and direct app like Heart Walk allowed you to get a beacon, place it somewhere, and be able to program it with an iPad,” he said. “Anybody could walk around with the tablet, put [a beacon] in place, program it, and connect it to an enterprise system.” The team worked off the American Heart Association’s well-received mobile app presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, which bounced off a beacon at the OAUX demo station to give customers information about the demos and an interactive map as they walked around the conference. Ursal’s team delivered the components for the beacons to be integrated into the cloud platform for Heart Walk. 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: Edith Mireles,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



UKOUG Technology Conference & Exhibition 2016 5th – 7th December, ICC Birmingham

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 12:15:02 +0000

This year’s conference keynote will be Neil Sholay, Oracle Vice President Digital Business, EMEA, who will be speaking on Data Driven Business. Also on the educational agenda will be further Oracle keynotes and the following SOA content. Application Container Cloud Service: Backend Integration Using Node Mr Maarten Smeets How SOA CS is Being Used by an End User Organisation & the Lessons & Benefits Learnt Mr Phil Wilkins Handling Large File With Managed File Transfer & Oracle’s Cloud Services Dr Robert van Mölken Getting the Most Out of Oracle Service Bus – 10 Things you Should do & Shouldn’t do Dr Paddy Spencer Software Development Lifecycle Management for Cloud & On-premise FMW Applications Mr Bruno Alves Empower Your Business Owners With Integration Analytics and Real-Time Insight Ms Simone Geib Experiences at CIMA Implementing the UK’s 1st Production SOA Cloud Service Mr Kiran Tailor Help! What Integration Solution is Best for me? Mr Ronald van Luttikhuizen 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: UK tech,UK,conference,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Additional new content SOA & BPM Partner Community

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:37:13 +0000

· Profit Magazine: Collaboration in the Cloud: New Zealand Department of Conservation embraces content as a service to engage and empower its broader community. · Oracle Cloud Integration The first two parts of this four-part series are now available. Written by Oracle ACE Director Joel Perez and Oracle ACE Associate Arturo Viveros, this series focuses on cloud integration and is directed towards IT managers and architects. Read the article. · Integrating Oracle API Gateway 11gR2 (11.1.2.4.0) with Microsoft Azure AD To demonstrate the integration between API Gateway and Azure, author Ricardo Guiterrez provides the technical details of a scenario in which a company exposes on-premise web services with a partner company. Read the article. · SOA Cloud Service in a Nutshell Written by Oracle ACE Associates Arturo Viveros and Robert van Molken, and Oracle ACE Rolando Carraso, this article discusses Oracle SOA Cloud Service in detail, together with its implications, possible use cases and scenarios. Read the article. · SOA Suite 12c: Startup and Shutdown This 18-page sample chapter from the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Administrator's Guide (2015, Packt Publishing) focuses exclusively on the startup and shutdown of the Oracle SOA Suite infrastructure and how to verify the completion of each component. Read the chapter. · Podcast: Author Roundtable: SOA Suite 12c Administration What's the role of the SOA Suite Administrator? What are the key responsibilities and challenges? These and other questions are addressed in the latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast in a wide-ranging discussion with Arun Pareek, Oracle ACE Ahmed Aboulnaga, and Oracle ACE Associate Harold Doist, the authors of the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Administrator's Guide (2015, Packt Publishing). Listen to the podcast. · Industrial Adoption of the Internet of Things “To capture the value of IoT, companies should keep in mind that IoT data analytics is not big data analytics,” says Harshad Khatri, Oracle Insight. · IT Governance Will Determine the Success of Cloud Projects “Cloud allows you to add new capabilities to your IT landscape much faster, but it also amplifies any weaknesses in your security and other internal processes,” says Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli. · The Top 10 Strategic CIO Issues For 2016 As Oracle CIO Mark Sunday says, “This is the most challenging time in history to be a CIO, because in order to survive, organizations need to embrace new technologies at an unparalleled pace.” 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 Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



Training Thursdays: Save Time and Effort with Automated Linux Installation

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:30:29 +0000

Administrators can save time and effort by automating the installation of Oracle Linux with Kickstart as follows: Create a Kickstart file Make the Kickstart file available on a boot medium or network Make Oracle Linux installation tree available Initiate the Kickstart installation To learn about Kickstart and many other key topics, Linux 7 users can take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course. You can take this courses in the following formats: Training-on-Demand: Follow streaming video of expert instructors at your own pace and book 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 5 and 19 December 2016, 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 London, England 24 April 2017 English Reading, England 24 April 2017 English Paris, France 20 February 2017 French Hamburg, Germany 19 December 2016 German Munich, Germany 6 March 2017 German Johannesburg, South Africa 6 March 2017 English Reston, VA, United States 30 January 2017 English Durham, NC, United States 6 February 2017 English Columbus, OH, United States 20 February 2017 English Roseville, MN, United States 20 February 2017 English Houston, TX, United States 27 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: Follow streaming video at your own pace and book 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 5 December 2016, 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: [...]



PaaS4SaaS Developers’ Code Is Always ‘On’: OAUX is on OTN and GitHub by Ultan O’Broin

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:43:27 +0000

Boom! That's the sound of thunder rolling as PaaS and SaaS developers work as fast as lightning in the cloud. The cloud has changed customer expectations about applicationstoo; if they don’t like their user experience (UX) or they don’t get it fast, they’ll go elsewhere. PaaS4SaaS developers know their code is always 'on'. But you can accelerate the development of your PaaS4SaaS solutions with a killer UX easily by now downloading the AppsCloudUIKit software part of the Cloud UX simplified UI Rapid Development Kit (RDK) for Release 10 PaaS4SaaS solutions from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) or from GitHub. The Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team's Oracle Cloud UX RDK works with Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.1.9.0, 12.1.3.0.0 and 12.2.1.0.0. The kit downloads include a developer eBook that explains the technical requirements and how to build a complete SaaS or PaaS solution in a matter of hours. The AppsCloudUIKit software part of our partner training kit is on OTN and GitHub and is supported by video and eBook guidance. The developer eBook is part of the AppsCloudUIKit downloads on OTN and GitHub. 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: Ultan O'Broin,PaaS for SaaS,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



New PREUPGRADE.JAR is available - MOS 884522.1

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 03:00:00 +0000

As promised - and thanks to everybody from the Database Upgrade Development Team - the new preupgrade.jar for Oracle Database 12.2 is available: MOS Note:884522.1 - Download and Run Oracle's Database Pre-Upgrade Utility And of course the previous preupgrd.sql with the package utlupkkg.sql and the old... [Read More]



Video: Leverage Integration Cloud Service for EBS

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:20:28 +0000

A new video, Leverage Integration Cloud Service for Oracle E-Business Suite, is now available via a free Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription under the EBS and Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS) area.

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In this video, product manager Rekha Ayothi provides an overview of Oracle's Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and the Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter, and discusses how to implement integration solutions using the EBS adapter in both inbound and outbound integrations.

This video is part of a free training series available on demand.

Look for more articles on this subject in the coming weeks.

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You Have To See The New R12.2 Consignment Feature!

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:05:52 +0000

If you're not aware, there is a great new feature for R12.2 consignment users. You now have the option to transfer implicit consumption back to consigned.

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The new feature makes using consignment easier and more flexible for everyone. When attempting a “Transfer to Consigned”, implicit transactions like miscellaneous issues become available allowing the user to select material returned via miscellaneous receipt.

The list of transactions to return back to consigned was updated to include implicit consumption:

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Enjoy the new consignment flexibility. Want to learn more? Check out Webcast:
New R12.2.x Feature / Enhancement Request Implemented: Consumption To Consigned For Implicit Consumption (Doc ID 1938948.1)

Got questions on the feature or the Webcast? We'd like to hear from you in the Logistics Community thread:
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7 Ways to Avoid SELECT * FROM Queries in SQL Developer

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:22:21 +0000

I said there were 8 ways to avoid using SELECT * FROM queries in SQL Developer – but I didn’t actually count them. So let’s do that now. @MarkusHohloch @tobias_arnhold there's about 8 ways to get columns to your query — OracleSQLDeveloper (@OracleSQLDev) November 23, 2016 But wait,... [Read More]



SOA & BPM Community Newsletter November 2016

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:56:01 +0000

Dear SOA & BPM Partner Community, On our journey towards the cloud it is key to present a roadmap for our on-premises customers. As a first step the upgrade to the latest Fusion Middleware 12c release ensures a smooth journey. Customers benefit also from new functionalities e.g managed file transfer in the latest releases of SOA Suite 12c and BPM Suite 12c. Make use of the integration success workshop (community membership required) material to demonstrate your customers the advantages. The latest release of Fusion Middleware 12.2.1.2. shows the continues improvements. In a second step customers can extend their integration platform for cloud integration. Cloud adapters can be deployed on premises or in the cloud. Workloads can be shifted to SOA Cloud Services, new process can be built in Process Cloud Service. Regular updates of the cloud services e.g. SOA Cloud Service 16.4.1 introduce new functionality. Get the latest update on the Oracle SOA Suite and BPM Suite on-premises roadmap and cloud transformation by Vikas Anand in the Community Webcast on November 29th 2016. Thanks to the community for sharing all the SOA articles: Podcast Show Notes: Building a Real Cloud Solution & Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.2.0) is available for download & SOA Cloud Service 16.4.1 is available & Integration Cloud Service  16.4.1 Fall Release  available & REST API for Integration Cloud Service & The API Platform Service – launch date Winter 2016/17 & Oracle API Management in the Year 2016 by Luis Weir & Integration Platform Portfolio as per OOW 2016 – on premises and primarily in the cloud & Cloud Integration Part 2: Cloud to Cloud by Joel Perez and Arturo Viveros & Integration Cloud Service LinkedIn adapter & Integration Design Pattern – Synchronous Facade for Asynchronous Interaction & Installing SOACS Hybrid Agent EM13C & & 5 Days of Oracle training on Summer Camp in Lisbon & OTN Appreciation Day: Error Hospital / Resiliency in SOA 12c & Advisor Webcast: SOA and SOACS Upgrade Best Practices and Roadmap December 6th 2016 & SOA Suite 12.2.1 bug - No view permission on soa-infra dashboard & OWSM and WS-Security: Username Token Authentication for SOAP and REST Services in OSB 12c & SOA Suite 12.2.1 - OWSM WSM-02084 issue & WS Security - enabling passwordDigest authentication & Managed File Transfer for SOA Customers & SOA 12c Migration & Workshop: Oracle FMW Administration Foundation - SOA & OS & Creating a Platform Blueprint from an Existing SOA / BPM Domain & Internet of Things Cloud Service 16.4.1 available. With Process Cloud Service new processes can be quickly build and deployed in the cloud. The customer has the choice to run the same process on premises on BPM Suite 12c. Andre published a post how to deploy your BPM Suite 12c process on P[...]



Enabling ADAPTIVE Features of Oracle 12.2 in 12.1

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 03:00:00 +0000

Oracle Database 12.2 introduces the new split-up adaptive parameters, OPTIMIZER_ADAPTIVE_PLANS and OPTIMITER_ADAPTIVE_STATISTICS. For more information please see: https://blogs.oracle.com/UPGRADE/entry/optimizer_adaptive_features_obsolete_in https://blogs.oracle.com/optimizer/entry/optimizer_adaptive_... [Read More]



How to Auto Dismiss an Oracle BPM FYI Task by Vikram

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:41:31 +0000

The  FYI Task in Oracle BPM 12c can be used to notify a task recipient by displaying a task on the  BPM worklist without holding up the business process, it just continues to the next activity in the process flow. But for the task to go away, it has to be specifically dismissed by the task recipient by clicking on the “Dismiss” button under the Actions menu. But what if we wanted these tasks to go away automatically or be auto-dismissed by the system? To Demonstrate this we created a simple BPM process that contains an FYI Task and a second task. The human tasks are assigned to swim lane roles “FYIRole” and “ReviewerRole”. After deploying this BPM process, we startup an instance using the Test feature in Enterprise Manager to invoke the message start. When we startup the process instance, we can login as a member of the “FYIRole” to see that the task exists in the Swim Lane role inbox. 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: BPM,BPM Suite,Vikram,task,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress[...]



OPTIMIZER_ADAPTIVE_FEATURES obsolete in Oracle 12.2

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:27:18 +0000

The Oracle Database 12.1 parameter OPTIMIZER_ADAPTIVE_FEATURES has been made OBSOLETE (i.e. must be removed from the SPFILE when upgrading) in Oracle Database 12.2. It gets replaced with two parameters of whom one is enabled, the other one is disabled by default: OPTIMIZER_ADAPTIVE_PLANS=TRUE by default ... [Read More]



New Oracle Optimizer White Paper

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:34:21 +0000

A new white paper for the Oracle Optimizer is now available. Just go to the Query Optimization page in OTN and click the Optimizer with Oracle Database 12c link. I've kept the content and format close to the way Maria organized it, so it will be familiar to you if you've read previous versions. The main difference... [Read More]



SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – November 29th 2016 SOA Suite 12c and BPM Suite 12c roadmap and journey to the Cloud

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:33:55 +0000

Attend our November edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on November 29th 2016 at 16:00 CET. Vikas Anand Vice President Product Management LinkedIn & Twitter Visit the registration page here. Call ID: 4070776 Call Passcode: 333111 Austria: +43 (0) 192 865 12 Belgium: +32 (0) 240 105 28 Denmark: +45 327 292 22 Finland: +358 (0) 923 193 923 France: +33 (0) 15760 2222 Germany: +49 (0) 692 222 161 06 Ireland: +353 (0) 124 756 50 Italy: +39 (0) 236 008 198 Netherlands: +31 (0) 207 143 543 Spain: +34 914 143 755 Sweden: +46 (0) 856 619 465 Switzerland: +41 (0) 445 804 003 UK: +44 (0) 208 118 1001 United States: 140 877 440 73 More Local Numbers Schedule: November 29th 2016 at 16:00-17:00 CET Visit the registration page here. Missed our SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions: · Microservices October 25th 2016 · Oracle OpenWorld 2016 update September 27th 2016 · API Cloud Platform Service August 30th 2016 · BPM Suite & PCS Update July 26th 2016 · Integration Cloud Service June 28th 2016 · Sales Plays Webcast June 9th 2016 · Real-Time Integration Business Insight May 31st 2016 · Integration Strategy sales and marketing campaign update · Microservices · Stream Explorer · Process Cloud Service V2 · SOA Suite 12.2.1 · Oracle OpenWorld 2015 update · SOA & API Cloud Service · Solutions Catalog & Cloud Marketplace · GSE demo systems · Hybrid sales plays For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (SOA Community membership required). 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: Vikas Anad,SOA Suite 12c,BPM Suite 12c,roadmap,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress,webcast,community,Cloud,PaaS[...]



Big Data SQL Quick Start. Big Data SQL over complex data types in Oracle NoSQL. - Part16.

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 02:54:25 +0000

Today I'm going to publish the blogpost, which has been written by Javier De La Torre Medina. Thanks to him for the great research! All below is his article. Oracle Big Data SQL over complex data types in Oracle NoSQL When working with Oracle NoSQL databases, we have the flexibility to choose... [Read More]