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For enterprise class cloud services, companies need a broad, comprehensive and flexible platform for their applications. Oracle recently announced the Oracle Public Cloud, which offers a broad set of best-in-class, integrated services that are elastic, secure and manageable, offering o...
As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, organizations must have a strategy and plan for moving to the cloud. What should you put into public clouds? Should you create a private cloud? Should you use cloud applications, platform or infrastructure? How should organizations...
Oracle can’t appeal the judge’s decision to cut the $1.3 billion jury award in its suit against SAP to a mere $272 million unless it rejects the $272 million, the judge told Oracle last Friday. Oracle is trying to avoid the other option the judge gave it, which is a new trial. If Oracl...
Last week Oracle’s long-simmering Java infringement suit against Google, already postponed from Halloween, was scheduled to go to trial “on or after March 19.” On Thursday the court entered another order saying it won’t set a trial date any time soon and suggesting that given the dem...
Oracle Forms and Reports is one of Fusion Middleware components needed for OFA installation. Forms is a GUI tool used to develop, generate and run database front end applications. Reports is a GUI tool used to develop, generate and run database reports. For the purposes of Oracle Fus...
Oracle HTTP server is one of Oracle Fusion Middleware for Oracle Identity Management components. Oracle HTTP Server provides HTTP listener services for Oracle WebLogic. Once you download software ( it is a part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Media Pack; HTTP server resides in Oracle...
Oracle Identity Management is a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware and part of the Oracle Fusion Applications infrastructure. Its purpose is to manage user identities across the enterprise. We are going to install Oracle Internet Directory 11g (OID), Oracle Virtual Directory 11g (OV...
Oracle’s long-simmering Java infringement suit against Google, postponed from Halloween, has been scheduled to go to trial on or after March 19, according to case tracker Florian Mueller. It’s not the firmest date ever and to Oracle’s chagrin, federal Judge William Alsup has decide...
If you want a well rounded introduction to JAVA 7, look no further. This book touches on all the things you would expect in an introduction to a programming languages. The book is broken down into six parts and a set of appendices. I have listed the chapters by part below. Part I: ...
Oracle zigged when it was expected to zag Tuesday and came in with a nasty fiscal Q2 miss that caused its stock price to buckle close to 10% after-hours for fear the results are a harbinger of the broad-based tech slowdown everybody’s afraid of given the newspaper headlines, especially...
Last Friday Oracle amended its countersuit against HP over their Itanium flap claiming it was tricked into settling the suit HP filed over ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd joining Oracle a month after he was ousted from HP. Oracle wants the agreement canceled. HP claims the agreement includes a...
NaviSite on Monday announced it will offer monthly Oracle software licenses to its independent software vendor (ISV) customers through Oracle’s SaaS for ISVs model. NaviSite is a Platinum level member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN). With monthly Oracle software licensing, NaviSite IS...
AWS is built on commodity hardware and it is software virtual machine based. AWS documentation states that: It's inevitable that EC2 instances will fail, and you need to plan for it. As a rule of thumb, you should be a pessimist when designing architecture for the cloud. That means...
cVidya’s MoneyMap® Version 6.5 has achieved Oracle Exadata Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). This will significantly assist clients with the extreme performance available only with Oracle Exadata Database Machine. This announcement demonstrates that cVidya has fully te...
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is the only complete cloud management solution built and engineered to help you reduce IT complexity and improve your agility to changing business needs. In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Director, Oracle, Enterprise Manage...
Database sharding provides a method for scalability across independent servers, each with their own CPU, memory and disk. A database shard is a horizontal partition in a database. AWS quick instance creation/decommissioning capabilities make it quite easy to implement database sharding...
Judge William Alsup has now definitely said that there ain’t gonna be an Oracle-Google trial this year. In place of that disappointment he has proposed that there be a three-phase trial before the same jury: the first on copyright infringement, the second on patent infringement, ...
Oracle says it’s buying RightNow Technologies, the cloud-based customer service shop, for $43 a share or approximately $1.5 billion net of RightNow’s cash and debt. RightNow closed Friday at around $36. Its Customer Service Cloud works across call centers, the web and social networks....
We are looking at problems these technologies attempt to solve and their inherent limitations, in relations to their usefulness in enterprise computing. Oracle database is a relational database management system that mostly complies with ACID transaction requirements (atomicity, consi...
HP bought Autonomy so Oracle Tuesday said it’s buying privately held Endeca Technologies for some undisclosed amount of money that you can bet your bippy is no where near the billions HP paid for Autonomy to help it analyze unstructured data like Autonomy. Endeca, which started in 19...
Amazon RDS is already offering Multi-AZ deployments and Read Replicas for MySQL databases. We are looking at what feature will look like when released for Oracle databases, how it will be implemented and what best possible uses are. Oracle database is offering a rich set of HA option...
As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, organizations must have a strategy and plan for moving to the cloud. What should you put into public clouds? Should you create a private cloud? Should you use cloud applications, platform or infrastructure? How should organizations...
District Court Judge William Alsup Wednesday postponed Google’s billion-dollar-plus trial for allegedly infringing Oracle’s Java patents and copyrights in Android that was tentatively set to start October 31. No new date has been scheduled. Judge Alsup previously warned that he might...
Learn how Oracle enables the rapid deployment and efficient management of public and private cloud infrastructure with application aware virtualization and advanced cloud management capabilities that are integrated with best-of breed-compute, storage, and network technologies. In the...
Public, private, hybrid software, platform, infrastructure as a service? Once you've decided you need a cloud, you're going to need an architecture. This presentation gives an overview of Oracle's Cloud Reference Architecture, which is part of the Oracle Cloud Enterprise Technology Str...
We are looking at what makes Amazon Web Services the likely choice of IaaS Cloud Service Providers for your enterprise data center needs. Big shift towards Cloud environment has started. It is now clear that this change is similar in magnitude to the shift from mainframe to client-se...
Most of enterprise class shops today run their Oracle databases on either HP-UX, AIX or Sun OS operating systems. Is it possible to move these databases to the public cloud, and, if so, who are providers who can help with such a move? Public cloud services are closely related to virtu...
Oracle RMAN catalog database is a central repository for all backup and restore metadata for Oracle databases. RMAN catalog database should not grow too big in order to deliver good performance. BMC Patrol and other monitoring tools require database, often Oracle, to store monitoring r...
Amazon Web Services EC2 Cloud is full scale public data center offering services that are in many aspects far ahead of ancient practices present in regular IT environments. Fast provisioning and virtually unlimited scale make old fashioned server procurement and installations look like...
For enterprise class cloud services, companies need a broad, comprehensive and flexible platform for their applications. Oracle recently announced the Oracle Public Cloud, which offers a broad set of best-in-class, integrated services that are elastic, secure and manageable, offering o...
Larry Ellison, who once famously called cloud computing “water vapor” and “complete gibberish,” capitulated this week and announced the coming of an Oracle Public Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld. Untroubled by any inconsistency, Ellison basically shrugged and said, “Everyone’s got a cloud....
My guests and I (mostly me) share the collection of flubs, scrubs and otherwise unusable material from the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 videos. What better way to spend a few minutes on a Friday than watching someone else screw up.
The Oracle Database Cloud is Platform as a Service ( PaaS ) so it only makes sense to compare it to Oracle on Amazon RDS. Oracle on Amazon EC2, on the other hand, is an IaaS ( Infrastructure as a Service ) offering, which gives you full control over the installation, features and acti...
Seems we will probably be deprived of the spectacle of Oracle going after Google and Google doing a lot of whimpering because it looks like the Oracle v Google trial over Google’s use of Java, which is set to start on Halloween, will probably be postponed to give precedence to a big un...
I interviewed F5's Keith Gillum, Product Manager for BIG-IP WAN Optimization Manager (WOM). We discuss WANOp, latency sensitive networks and applications, database replication and other bandwidth challenges.
I meet with Calvin Rowland, F5 VP - Application Partner Program, about the F5 & Oracle relationship, our solution partnership and a few other gems from this always fun, energetic and interesting guest.
Salesforce CEO and sometime drama queen Marc Benioff claimed on Twitter Tuesday night that Oracle had canceled his keynote speech entitled “Welcome to the Social Enterprise” scheduled for 10:15 the following morning at Oracle OpenWorld. He said he was moving it to a restaurant in the S...
I visit again with Chris Akker, F5 Solution Architect to learn more about the BIG-IP ASM and Oracle Database Firewall integration. Demo included. Secure and protect both the web and database tiers.
Amazon is adding more Oracle database-related features to its services. We are exploring if it is possible and advisable to create your Oracle database disaster recovery site using the Amazon infrastructure. DR sites are typically built as an exact replica of the primary site. Applica...
I chatted with Andy Oehler, F5 Product Manager about BIG-IP Access Policy Manager, the integration with Oracle Access Manager and what APM brings to BIG-IP.


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