Category Archives: Oracle
If you have the Oracle Database, you already have Application Express. Since 2004, Application Express has been a fully supported and no-cost feature of the Oracle Database. Using Application Express as a platform, thousands of customers have created applications that range from small opportunistic solutions to enterprise-wide mission critical systems.
With evolution to Cloud and the transition of development to Cloud Native, came Oracle Applications Express 5, the result of a two and a half year engineering effort, representing the greatest advancement of Oracle Application Express (APEX) in its 10 year history. The latest Application Express 5.1.3 was first released on September 26, 2017.
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Oracle Enterprise Manager has grown and matured a lot in the past few years with the latest release allowing you to fully manage your Cloud from a Single Interface. It’s not just Private Cloud or Public Cloud Management anymore, it’s actually Hybrid Cloud Management.
The latest offering, Enterprise Manager 13c, addresses both public and private cloud concerns through new enhancements that manage, migrate, test and deploy applications and databases across hybrid clouds, with 100% reuse of existing management tools and practices. These enhancements will provide centralized visibility and control to Oracle customers on their cloud journey, while helping to ensure that their existing company-wide standards are applied across the estate.
Oracle Enterprise Manager today is the nerve center of IT operations among thousands of enterprises, while it’s on the back of Oracle’s very own public cloud operation. This release has been focused to make monitoring cloud scale and resilient. One of the big things in this release is the unification of hardware and software management. See “Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Hardware & Virtualization Management”. Of course, there are many more new exciting features (see the full list) as well as hundreds of enhancements introduced into the existing features, but this is not the focus of this post….
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Bitnami is a library of popular server applications and development environments that can be installed with one click, either in your laptop, in a virtual machine or hosted in the cloud. Bitnami was sponsored by Bitrock, a company founded in 2003 in Seville, Spain. Despite being a modestly-sized vendor, they’ve managed to see great success convincing cloud vendors to use their application marketplace. What Bitnami does is actually rather simple, yet very valuable. Bitnami makes it easy to run your favorite server apps anywhere, with the focus on ANYWHERE
The ‘For Dummies’ brand with more than 200 million books in print and more than 1,600 titles, is the world’s bestselling reference brand. The past few years licensing the use of the books by large vendors seems to be very popular. These can often be picked up as print freebies at conferences or as ebooks online on specific topics online.
Oracle has been offering such eBooks for quite some time and in the past we have referenced several such titles available from Oracle. Here’s the list of currently available topics and ebooks offered freely by Oracle….
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Version 5.0 of the open-source virtualization software VirtualBox was released on July 9, 2015. This is the first major release of VirtualBox since 2012, and it contains substantial improvements. This latest release by Oracle, demonstrates its commitment to the software, which was acquired as part the purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2010, and enables organizations and developers to more easily and flexibly create and deploy on premises and cloud applications.
Oracle VirtualBox 5.0 brings in a range of useful changes and improvements that truly justify a whole integer increment. On paper, the list of new features is impressive and useful. Some of it is geared toward home users, some toward server deployments, and all of it toward having a good and powerful virtualization product….
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Do you work with both MySQL and Excel? Are you stuck editing Excel file after Excel file, while you know that in a database things would be easier? Fetching data from a database to then get it into an Excel spreadsheet to do analysis, reporting, transforming, sharing, etc. is a very common task among users. Do you want to interactively “connect” to an MySQL database, retrieving content? Do you need to keep having office users updating excel sheets, while you still need to have the data on a database? MySQL for Excel is an application plug-in enabling data analysts to very easily access and manipulate MySQL data within Microsoft Excel. It enables you to directly work with a MySQL database from within Microsoft Excel so you can easily do tasks such as:
- Importing MySQL Data into Excel
- Exporting Excel data directly into MySQL to a new or existing table
- Editing MySQL data directly within Excel
Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to deploy and manage database clouds. Innovations such as Oracle Multitenant, for consolidating multiple databases quickly, and Automatic Data Optimization with Heat Map, for compressing and tiering data at a higher density, maximize resource efficiency and flexibility. These unique advancements, combined with major enhancements in availability, security, and big data support, make Oracle Database 12c the ideal platform for private and public cloud deployments….
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We are delighted to announce the launch of a new innovative approach to drive and increase the adoption of Oracle Engineered Systems by our Oracle Partners, a new approach based on very interactive and professional value proposition videos describing Oracle technology focusing on features and benefits to drive partners to migrate and adopt our technology solutions. …
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Oracle has released a quick and easy-to-read guide on Oracle Virtualization. Now available is “Server Virtualization for Dummies,” an Oracle Special Edition eBook.
Need to virtualize, but not sure where to start? Virtualization should make things simpler, not more complex.
To learn more about how Oracle’s server virtualization solutions can help you eliminate complexity, reduce costs, and respond rapidly to changing needs, download Server Virtualization for Dummies, an Oracle Special Edition eBook….
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Oracle has recently introduced a new Oracle Database Product. After some naming changes, from Comet, to Oracle Unbreakable Database Appliance,we finally landed on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA).
Oracle announced the Oracle Database Appliance, as an engineered system of software, servers, storage and networking that offers high availability for a wide range of custom and packaged OLTP and data warehousing application databases.