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Oracle - 31 May, 2019 - 21:00




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From Big Data to Insights

Oracle - 2 hours 28 min ago

By Editor in Chief Andrew Binstock

Welcome to the May/June issue of Java Magazine in which we look at how big data is done today. An unusual aspect of the platforms that handle big data is that they almost all run on Java — a testimony to its suitability for enterprise-scale needs.

However, today many of the primary tools don't require enterprise size to be useful. Apache Spark, for example, can work effectively on small, human-size databases. We show how this is done with one developer's project of querying a database of first names to find one for his unborn child. But even if you run Spark in enterprise apps, you'll find that it is much easier to use than earlier tools that required extensive setup and fiddling with systems. Our lead article on Apache 101 shows just how simple it can be to work with big data and produce useful results.

We also look at handling large datasets the traditional ways in two articles: with high-volume JDBC and through enormous in-memory data structures. The latter article shows a clever way of storing tens of gigabytes in memory but off the heap.

For those readers who do unit testing on their code (almost everyone, I trust), we preview the new features coming up in JUnit 5.

The rest of the issue shows off Ceylon, a recently released JVM language from Red Hat; how to set up Java cloud apps; and, for beginners, how generics work in Java — all topped off by our famous language quiz, our no-holds-barred book review, and my editorial. Enjoy!

Note: In our quest to support more devices, we have moved away from the former Java Magazine app. Currently, the magazine is available on the web and in PDF. To get the PDF, access the web page from a laptop or desktop and use the download icon on the right side of the page.

We will shortly complete migration of our back issues. Thank you for your patience while this process completes. If you're desperate for a specific back issue, drop me a note. We'll find a way to get it to you.

Like what you see? Wish we'd cover something else? Please send along your feedback, which I read attentively. You can always reach me at

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Update for Oracle Berkeley DB - Version 6.1.29

Oracle - 2 hours 43 min ago
Oracle is pleased to announce an update to Berkeley DB (BDB), version 6.1.29.  We want to make sure that some important features that are in our latest release (6.2.23) are available to those of you who continue to use the 6.1 release. The highlights include: A new utility db_convert which will... [Read More]
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Demand for Big Data Skills is Growing. Are You Ready?

Oracle - 3 hours 58 min ago

Written by Veronik Beyst, Oracle University Senior Marketing Manager

CIO’s list of the 10 hottest skills for 2016 shows that demand for Big Data skills has moved up from number 10 in 2015 to number 4 this year.

Over 36% of companies say they will look for candidates with Big Data training and skills during the next 12 months.

What makes Big Data such a specialty?

It’s a question of vision.

A Gartner researcher points out that Big Data is about looking ahead, beyond what everybody else sees.

“You need to understand how to deal with hybrid data, meaning the combination of structured and unstructured data, and how you shine a light on ‘dark data.’ Dark data is the data being collected, but going unused despite its value. Leading organizations of the future will be distinguished by the quality of their predictive algorithms. This is the CIO challenge, and opportunity.”

No doubt about it: the importance of Big Data is increasing year over year, and that trend translates into job growth as well.

Companies face the challenge of not having enough people who are trained and ready to work in Big Data.

IT departments will need to figure out how to attract the right talent and develop their employees in this area. The future depends on it.

While Big Data experts are hard to find, you can help your current employees become proficient enough to handle those needs through Oracle University's Big Data training.

Using training to close the skills gap makes the difference in the skills empowers your employees.

According to a recent Computerworld article, it’s well worth the effort to help your employees grow into Big Data specializations.

Instead of hiring data scientists, you can identify members of your existing staff with data warehouse and IT experience who are willing to learn, and then train them.

Oracle University can help your employees become Big Data specialists.

Enrolling in our complete Big Data and business analytics training helps your staff develop the skills to deliver revolutionary insights to your business.

• Choose from a wide variety of Big Data or Business Analytics courses that match your job role.

• Learn from expert Oracle University instructors who will help you gain specialized expertise.

• Take Big Data and Business Analytic courses to solidify your skills through hands-on labs and demonstrations. 

Simplify your journey with our newest Oracle Big Data Learning Subscription. Start today!

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SPARC M7 DAX – Stream Processing for Big Data

Oracle - 7 hours 36 min ago

The overwhelming growth of big data for enterprises today means that not only must you be able to analyze the rest of the information that truly counts, but that involves sophisticated search and machine learning algorithms over large data sets to find the important details that matter. Enter stream processing, which can be a game changer in a big data world.

This technical article describes stream processing using the DAX APIs in detail:  Introduction to Stream Processing Using the DAX APIs

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PaaS & Middleware Summer Camps: hands-on training for Partners

Oracle - 7 hours 41 min ago

PaaS & Fusion Middleware Summer Camps VI only for Oracle OPN Partners – August 29th – September 2nd 2016 Lisbon Portugal

You are working on large Fusion Middleware & PaaS opportunities & projects? Oracle is pleased to invite you to the PaaS & Fusion Middleware Summer Camps VI by the SOA & BPM and the WebLogic & Developer Partner Communities. Goal of the trainings is to support you to deliver a successful project. Most of the trainers are a member of the Oracle product management team.

Come to Lisbon to get a 5 days hands-on training in one of the following topics:

  • PaaS & IaaS
  • Enterprise Connectivity (SOA)
  • Mobile and Mobile Cloud Service
  • Java Cloud Services & WebLogic 12.2.1
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

For details please visit our registration page here

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Partner Sales Plays FY16 PaaS and Middleware Webcast June 9th 2016

Oracle - 7 hours 47 min ago

Want to increase the PaaS & Middleware Oracle business? Create new service offerings and solutions for the Cloud?

FY17 Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS and IaaS) & Middleware sales plays bring new opportunities to you as a partner:

» System Integrators: generate consulting revenue with hybrid PaaS, IaaS& Middleware

» Outsourcing companies: offer private and hybrid cloud solutions

» Independent Software Vendors: build solutions based on PaaS, IaaS & middleware

» SaaS partners: Extend, integrate and secure SaaS solutions with PaaS

» Hardware partners: Combine hardware with PaaS and IaaS to increase margins

Attend our webcast on June 9th 2016 and get all the details about FY17 Oracle Cloud Platform & Middleware Sales Plays.

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PaaS free trial accounts ICS and PCS, IoT and PaaS for SaaS

Oracle - 8 hours 32 min ago

As part of our communities we do offer free PaaS accounts (only for partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In case you are not part of EMEA please contact your local partner manager):

· Integration Cloud Service & Process Cloud Service & SOA Cloud & IoT & PaaS for SaaS Service PaaS Demo Accounts  (Community membership required)

· Java Cloud Service & Application Cloud Container Service & Mobile Cloud Service PaaS Demo Accounts (Community membership required)

Watch the GSE Overview Video! Get an overview of what GSE is and how you can use GSE to help you sell. You can also get long running dedicated PaaS instances, therefore please send us details about your use cases. For instant access please request a sandbox demo

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,ICS,PCS,PaaS4SaaS,SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

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Top tweets SOA Partner Community – May 2016

Oracle - 30 May, 2016 - 11:09

May 2016 top tweets by soaCommunity

Send your tweets @soacommunity #soaCommunity and follow us at 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 (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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Myriad Group Connects Mobile Users Worldwide to Online Services with MySQL Cluster

Oracle - 30 May, 2016 - 08:24
Although smartphone penetration and 3G/4G coverage is increasing, the cost of data access is still beyond most people’s reach in emerging markets. The GSMA Foundation estimates (i) that only one-fifth of mobile connections in Sub-Saharian Africa are based on 3G, with 4G accounting for less than 1% of the connection... [Read More]
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DMU - Tips and Tricks - Migration Assistant for Unicode

Oracle - 30 May, 2016 - 03:00
Please find previous posts about the Data Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU) here: We included the DMU into our slide deck a while ago:Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c. DMU 2.1 is available (June 2, 2015) ... [Read More]
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My private Corner – new adventures!

Oracle - 29 May, 2016 - 13:27

Celebrating 15 years with Oracle this month. Wonderful to get all the nice e-mails & LinkedIn messages from the community and colleagues – thanks! It was an amazing journey from starting as a partner manager to building the Middleware partners business for Oracle in EMEA. And now to adopt Platform as a Service for our partner community. Time for new adventures #jkwc

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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Using Oracle on OS X? Instant Client 12.1 is here

Oracle - 29 May, 2016 - 12:45
Oracle Instant Client 12.1 for OS X was just released and is now available for free download from OTN for 32-bit and 64-bit applications. Instant Client provides libraries and tools for connecting to Oracle Database. Among other uses, languages such as C, Python, PHP, Ruby, Perl and Node.js can use Instant Client for... [Read More]
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Monitoring Performance Issues with Integrated Workload Statistics – free online training

Oracle - 28 May, 2016 - 11:44

For 2nd review of the Monitoring Performance Issues with Integrated Workload Statistics of Oracle SOA Suite 12c Release 12.2.1. 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 (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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Friday Spotlight: Video - Deploying and Upgrading OpenStack with Docker

Oracle - 27 May, 2016 - 18:04

OpenStack is notoriously complex to deploy and update. Traditional method of using RPMs is extremely unreliable due to inter-dependencies resulting into delays in deployment and failures in update. Any change in any of the RPMs may can adversely impact other RPMs and the deployment risks failures and delays.

Leveraging OpenStack upstream Kolla project, Oracle has transformed the deployment. OpenStack services are deployed as micro-services in docker containers which are fully independent from each other. Using the Ansible deployment tool, any of the containers can be changed or replaced easily without impacting other containers.

In this video during OpenStack Day in Australia, Avi Miller, Oracle Product Management Director covers the details of the ACTUAL EXPERIENCE with Oracle OpenStack distribution using Docker containers

Watch this great video for insight into OpenStack implementation.

Read more about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux.  

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The SOAMythBusters (featuring Robert Van Mölken) discuss Oracle SOA Cloud Service by OTN

Oracle - 27 May, 2016 - 11:48

Watch the Mexican SOAMythBusters, Arturo Viveros & Rolando Carrasco, discussing SOA CS at OOW2015 with good friend and fellow ACE Robert Van Molken from AMIS, Netherlands. Watch the video here.

SOA & BPM Partner Community

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Teamcenter on Oracle Engineered System Solution Brief

Oracle - 27 May, 2016 - 08:04

Read the new solution brief for Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter on Oracle SuperCluster - large configurations, 10,000+ Concurrent Users. With Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter optimized on Oracle SuperCluster M7, enterprises can modernize their infrastructure, consolidate Teamcenter landscapes, and manage more workloads all in a reduced data center footprint, resulting in significantly better performance and productivity, as well as reduced risk and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). 

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Unleashing BMC Remedy 9 performance and scalability on Oracle Solaris and SPARC Servers

Oracle - 27 May, 2016 - 08:01

BMC shares the amazing results of a 10,000 concurrent users’ workload on BMC Remedy ITSM Suite 9.0 SP1 using Oracle 12c database with large data volume, running on Oracle SPARC T5 servers with Oracle Solaris 11 in this blog.

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Sell More, Faster with New Oracle Marketing Kits

Oracle - 27 May, 2016 - 07:52

No time to create marketing materials from scratch? Oracle’s got you covered!

As part of your OPN membership you have access to new and improved marketing tools for your campaigns. These essential tools are bundled into Marketing Kits for both Oracle Cloud and On-Premises solutions. Each kit provides resources such as Partner Guidance Documents, eBlasts, Copy Blocks, Datasheets, and Whitepapers - all designed to help you sell more, faster.

  • Click here to watch this video on Marketing Essentials for Great Results
  • Click here for new marketing tools to drive more Oracle Sales
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Save the Date for the FY17 Global Partner Kickoff Webcast

Oracle - 27 May, 2016 - 07:50

Start the new fiscal year off right by attending Oracle PartnerNetwork’s FY17 Global Partner Kickoff webcast on June 21.

This must-attend event features a premier line-up of Oracle executives – including Thomas Kurian, Shawn Price, Dave Donatelli, and regional A&C leaders – as they discuss Oracle’s direction for the year ahead.

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out! 

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