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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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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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Delivering on Oracle’s commitment to open source, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0 is now available, further enhancing the popular, open source, cross-platform virtualization software.
“Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0 is the third major product release in just over a year, and adds to the many new product releases across the Oracle Virtualization product line, illustrating the investment and importance that Oracle places on providing a comprehensive desktop to datacenter virtualization solution,” says Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “With an improved user interface and added virtual hardware support, customers will find Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0 provides a richer user experience.”
Part of Oracle’s comprehensive portfolio of virtualization solutions, Oracle VM VirtualBox enables desktop or laptop computers to run multiple guest operating systems simultaneously, allowing users to get the most flexibility and utilization out of their PCs, and supports a variety of host operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, most popular flavors of Linux (including Oracle Linux), and Oracle Solaris. Supporting an extensive range of host and guest operating systems, the popularity of Oracle VM VirtualBox is evidenced by its more than 26 million downloads.
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0 delivers increased capacity and throughput to handle greater workloads, enhanced virtual appliance capabilities, and significant usability improvements. Support for the latest in virtual hardware, including chipsets supporting PCI Express, further extends the value delivered to customers, partners, and developers.
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Oracle Application Express 4.0, which released for production use a couple of weeks ago, is the most significant release to date and includes a number of new features and improvements – including a new plug-in architecture – to make the rapid development and maintenance of database-centric Web applications faster and easier. Remember, Oracle ! APEX is a supported feature of Oracle Database (10.2.0.3 and later), and can even be used with Express Edition!
Big news ! A new release of VirtualBox packed full of innovation and improvements.Let’s whet your appetite with the headline descriptions of its new features.
To start with, we should point out that this is the first Oracle-branded version.
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The most comprehensive corporate management and monitoring solution is officially out – Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g. It justs gets better and better.
Lots of news are coming out of Oracle on the application lifecycle management front. Based on the Enterprise Manager platform, Oracle now covers all the application lifecycle stages, making centralized management easier than ever.
Application Testing was rather neglected up until now. But since the Empirix acquisition in 2008, Oracle was in posetion of great testing tool formely known as E-tester. Soon after the acquitition, realising the tools potential, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Application Testing Suite (ATS). Amongst many improvements ATS delivers an open and integrated scripting platform for both load and functional testing. This is one of the product’s key strengths, as some other competing products require users to set up separate scripts for functional and load tests, creating un-necessary rework. With ATS, Oracle provides tools that cover the complete application lifecycle, from development to test to production management.
Oracle® Database 11g Release 2 is available and downloadable since 01/09/2009 from theOracle Technology Network (OTN). This latest generation of the world’s #1 database builds on the innovations introduced in Oracle Database 11g to help organizations deliver better information throughout the enterprise, at a higher quality of service, and at a much lower cost.
Innovation continues with Oracle 11g Release 2 delivering :
- Consolidating business applications onto low cost database grids
- Maximizing availability and eliminating idle data center redundancy
- Compressing data onto low cost storage partitions for faster performance
- Securely protecting information and enabling compliance
- Doubling DBA productivity and reducing the risk of change
Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) is a portfolio of software products, produced by Oracle, that spans multiple services, including J2EE and developer tools, integration services, business intelligence, collaboration, and content management. OFM is based on open standards such as BPEL, SOAP, XML and JMS. Many of the products included under the Oracle Fusion Middleware banner are not themselves middleware products, Fusion Middleware essentially being an umbrella emracing many of Oracle’s products outside of their core database and applications software offerings. According to Oracle, by 2006 over 30,000 organizations were Fusion Middleware customers, including over 35 of the world’s 50 largest companies and more than 750 of the BusinessWeek Global 1000, with OFM also supported by 7,500 partners. If you would like to live the Oracle Fusion Experience, checkout the rest of this article…