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Customer Features: Oracle Excellence Awards 2014: CIOs of the Year
31 March 2015, 2:35 pm

Meet the winners and learn how their companies have managed disruption to build better businesses.

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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Oracle News / Last Word: Data Center of the Future
« on: March 25, 2015, 05:01:51 PM »
Last Word: Data Center of the Future
25 March 2015, 12:57 pm

Here are notes from January 21, 2015 and doodles and sketches that followed.

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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Oracle News / Ask Tom: On SQL, SQL, and More SQL
« on: March 24, 2015, 05:00:14 PM »
Ask Tom: On SQL, SQL, and More SQL
24 March 2015, 12:05 pm

Our technologist--Tom Kyte--says yes, yes, yes to interesting SQL solutions.

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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Oracle News / News Feature: Journey to the Core
« on: March 23, 2015, 05:00:55 PM »
News Feature: Journey to the Core
23 March 2015, 12:08 pm

Oracle X5 engineered system releases deliver new data center core computing solutions, a roadmap to the data center of the future, and connection to the cloud.

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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Oracle News / Oracle Magazine March - April 2015 Issue
« on: March 12, 2015, 05:00:41 PM »
Oracle Magazine March - April 2015 Issue
12 March 2015, 1:25 pm

Oracle Magazine March/April includes a cover feature announcing the Oracle X5 engineered system releases as well as profiles of winners of the Oracle Excellence Awards 2014 for CIOs of the year, a look at professional services company dunnhumby; Bob Rhubart on microservices and SOA; Arup Nanda on Oracle Recovery Manager in Oracle Database 12c; Steven Feuerstein on writing better PL/SQL; Tom Kyte answers your questions; Frank Nimphius discusses uses of Oracle Alta UI design system; Partner News; Book Beat and much more

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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Oracle News / Oracle Sues Oregon Officials For 'Improper Influence'
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:19:21 PM »
Oracle Sues Oregon Officials For 'Improper Influence'

The Oracle Corporation has filed a rather timely suit against five of former governor John Kitzhaber's staff for their "improper influence" in the decision to shutter the Cover Oregon healthcare website, while blaming Oracle to defuse the political consequences.

Oracle argues the website was ready to go before the state decided to switch to the federal exchange in April.
 
"The work on the exchange was complete by February 2014, but going live with the website and providing a means for all Oregonians to sign up for health insurance coverage didn't match the former-Governor's re-election strategy to 'go after' Oracle," Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger said in a statement.
 
Kitzhaber resigned last week amid criminal probes into an influence-peddling scandal involving allegations that his fiancée used her position in his office for personal gain.

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Oracle News / From the Editor: What Is Zero Worth?
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:01:45 PM »
From the Editor: What Is Zero Worth?
4 February 2015, 2:55 pm

With Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, zero is the most important metric.

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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PSOUG / Re: UTL_XML.PARSEQUERY question
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:41:37 PM »
Does this search return any useful pages?

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=get+XML+of+SQL+transactions

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Oracle News / Inside OCP: Manage the Information Lifecycle
« on: February 03, 2015, 05:00:46 PM »
Inside OCP: Manage the Information Lifecycle
3 February 2015, 1:11 pm

Use Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization in Oracle Database 12c to take your data's temperature and manage storage efficiently. And test your knowledge.

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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Oracle News / PL/SQL: When Packages Need to Lose Weight
« on: January 29, 2015, 11:07:04 PM »
PL/SQL: When Packages Need to Lose Weight
29 January 2015, 3:05 pm

PL/SQL evangelist Steven Feuerstein slims PL/SQL packages with some reorganization and a new Oracle Database 12c feature.

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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Business Analytics: In-Memory Analytics Speeds Business Intelligence
28 January 2015, 3:16 pm

Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman demonstrates how to supercharge business intelligence with Oracle Database In-Memory.

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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Oracle News / Peer-to-Peer: Tooling Around
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:00:56 PM »
Peer-to-Peer: Tooling Around
27 January 2015, 3:38 pm

Three peers on getting started, strong foundations, and "mobile-izing" the future

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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Oracle News / DBA: Run with JSON
« on: January 22, 2015, 05:00:04 PM »
DBA: Run with JSON
22 January 2015, 2:43 pm

Oracle ACE Director Arup Nanda stores JSON natively in Oracle Database 12c and accesses it via SQL.

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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Oracle News / Massive Oracle security update
« on: January 21, 2015, 04:11:24 PM »
Oracle has pushed out a massive security update, including critical fixes for Java SE and the Oracle Sun Systems Products Suite.

Overall, the update contains nearly 170 new security vulnerability fixes, including 36 for Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Twenty-eight of these may be remotely exploitable without authentication and can possibly be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password.

One exploit is that there is still no way of authenticating Java downloads, either a download through HTTPS or a hash fingerprint of the file, accessible via HTTPS.

This used to exist up until ~2 years ago, but now it's all insecure (the download can include drive-by malware).

Overall, the update contains nearly 170 new security vulnerability fixes, including 36 for Oracle Fusion Middleware. Twenty-eight of these may be remotely exploitable without authentication and can possibly be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password.The most serious of the bugs however impact Java SE, Fujitsu M10-1, M10-4 and M10-4S. In the case of Java SE, a CVSS Base Score of 10.0 was reported for four distinct client-only vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-6601; CVE-2015-0412; CVE-2014-6549; and CVE-2015-0408).

"Out of these [Java] 19 vulnerabilities, 15 affect client-only installations, 2 affect client and server installations, and 2 affect JSSE installations," blogged Oracle Software Security Assurance Director Eric Maurice.

"This relatively low historical number for Oracle Java SE fixes reflect the results of Oracle's strategy for addressing security bugs affecting Java clients and improving security development practices in the Java development organization."

In the case of the Oracle Sun Systems Products Suite, CVE-2013-4784 has a CVSS rating of 10.0 and affects XCP Firmware versions prior to XCP 2232. Overall, there are 29 security fixes for the suite.

The update also includes eight new security fixes for Oracle Database Server, none of which are remotely exploitable without authentication.

Oracle MySQL has nine security fixes. There are also:
  • 10 fixes for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control;
  • 10 for Oracle E-Business Suite;
  • 6 for the Oracle Supply Chain Products Suite;
  • 7 security fixes for Oracle PeopleSoft products;
  • 17 for Oracle Siebel CRM;
  • 1 for Oracle JD Edwards Products;
  • 2 for Oracle iLearning;
  • 2 for Oracle Communications Applications;
  • 1 for Oracle Retail Applications;
  • 1 for Oracle Health Sciences Applications 
  • 11 new security fixes for Oracle Virtualization

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Oracle News / Ask Tom: On Oracle Database In-Memory
« on: January 20, 2015, 11:00:26 PM »
Ask Tom: On Oracle Database In-Memory
20 January 2015, 12:26 pm

Our technologist--Tom Kyte--talks with Oracle product management about Oracle Database In-Memory.

Source: Oracle Magazine - Most Recent


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