JAVA 8 is available for download!
Java 8 is finally here and ready for download. If you missed the Java 8 launch last week, check it out on demand.
As ACE Director and Java Champion Markus Eisele points out, it's been a long wait for Java 8 – exactly 2 years, 7 months, and 18 days after the release of Java 7. Here is a brief overview about his personal highlights of this long journey.
Here's another celebratory blog post by ACE Director Lucas Jellema on his thoughts around the general availability of Java 8.
Last but not least, Manning Publications created a Java 8 video about"First-class functions in Java 8". There is also a standing 38% discount code which is valid for all eBooks, pBooks and MEAPs. Enter code:vturma01 at checkout.
ODTUG APEX Theming Competition 2014
You still have time to create APEX themes and have them viewed by the entire international APEX community. ACE Director Martin D'Souza and Oracle ACE Christian Rokitta will be part of the judging panel. The winner will be crowned 2014 ODTUG APEX Theme Developer of the Year during the Kscope conference, June 22-26. Submission deadline May 15th. Learn more here.
OTN: Speedy Perception versus Speedy Reception: Smart Asynchronous Interactions, written by ACE Director Lucas Jellema
Oracle Magazine: TECHNOLOGY: Consolidated Database ReplayPlaying Nice Together, written by ACE Director Arup Nanda
OTN: Using COMSTAR and ZFS to Configure a Virtualized Storage Environment, written by Oracle ACE Alexandre Borges (in Spanish)
OTN: Oracle Exadata Database Machine: Seguridad a nivel de ASM y de Base de Datos (Parte 1) (Part 2) (Part 3), co-authored by Oracle ACE Deiby Gómez Robles (in Spanish)
OTN: Recomendaciones de administración de Oracle SOA Suite 11G. Parte 2 de 2, written by Oracle ACE Rolando Carasco (in Spanish)
OTN: Oracle 12c y Hadoop para mejor almacenamiento y procesamiento de datos, written by Oracle ACE Wissem El Khlifi (in Spanish)
OTN: Oracle Exadata Database Machine: Segurança a nível de ASM e de Banco de Dados (Parte 1) (Part 2) (Part 3), co-authored by Oracle ACEs Deiby Gómez Robles and David Siqueira (in Portuguese)
OTN: Oracle Exadata Database Machine: "Write-Back Flash Cache", co-authored by Oracle ACEs Deiby Gómez Robles and David Siqueira (in Portuguese)
VIDEOS & PODCASTS
VIDEO: Part 2: Real Time BI, Episode 18, ODI
Real Time BI with ACE Directors Stewart Bryson and Kevin McGinley. Episode 18 – This is Part 2 of their conversation with Oracle ACE Uli Bethke from Sonra and Alex Shlepakov from Accenture. They continue discussing all things ODI, including the new version 12c, comparisons to other ETL tools, ODI in the BI Applications, and integration with the world of Hadoop. View Part 1.
VIDEO: User Experience
OTN Community Video Interview with Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, solution architect and CTO at AMIS Sercvices, and Oracle Applications User Experience VP Jeremy Ashley where they discuss theevolution of User Experience.
VIDEO: Analysing Parallel Execution Skew
New series of video tutorials brought to you by ACE Director Randolf Geist on the topic of "Analysing Parallel Execution Skew". The initial part of the series is a brief introduction into the topic and here's a supportingblog post.
Oracle 12c SQL & PL/SQL New Features Q&A
Oracle ACE Ami Aharonovich provides the transcript of his Q&A from the Oracle Database 12c SQL and PL/SQL new features webinar.
Improving ADF UI Table CRUD Functionality with Auto Focus
This post written by ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis provides a general method on Improving and tuning ADF applications performance.
ORACLE DATA GUARD SWITCHOVER VIA DGMGRL VS. #EM12C
Oracle Data Guard can switchover between Primary database and Physical Standby database from the command line and then from OEM12c. Read more in Oracle ACE Bobby Curtis' blog. In a different post, Bobby provides insight into how using DCLI can help run commands across all the nodes of the Exadata.
What's New with Oracle Data Mining?
ACE Director Brendan Tierney shares some tips about ODM including:
– ODM Graph Node new feature
– Changing the bar chart format in Explore Node
– Issues with using latest release of ODM
– And a Bonus: ORE 1.4 New Parallel feature
XREF on a Text Member in Planning
This post written by Oracle ACE Celvin Kattookaran talks about how to perform an XREF on a text measure.
Recurring Conversations Incremental Statistics
Doug Burns, ACE Director, writes about a few forgotten fundamentals of using Oracle 11g Incremental Global Stats that can cause confusion the first time you try to use them. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Read this post written by ACE Director Jonathan Lewis on why a typical database implementation may fail in less than 4 years.
Jonathan also provides part 1 in a series of interpreting Execution Plans.
DBA skills are among the Top 10 IT skills for 2014
Yes, that is true, but ACE Director Julien Dontcheff also shares other factors on why the DBA profession falls on top of the lists of hiring and salary surveys.
Live from the 1st Annual World Wide Data Vault Consortium
ACE Director Kent Graziano had the priviledge of speaking at the 1st annual world wide Data Vault Consortium. Here's his daily wrap of the 3-day event. Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.
Oracle EBusiness Suite R12 is one of the globally used ERP systems
Oracle ACE Lakshmi Sampath describes the steps involved in setting up UMX Role based Access control (RBAC) to allow viewing other user's request in R12.
Live Blog Oracle & AMIS User Experience Event
Live blog covering the User Experience day organized jointly by Oracle Applications User Experience team and AMIS, ACE Director Lucas Jellema. Check out the slides from the event.
New Version Of XPLAN_ASH Utility
A minor update 4.01 to the XPLAN_ASH utility is available for downloadhere in ACE Director Randolf Geist's blog.
Dynamic Resource Mastering in 12c
In his blog, Riyaj Shamsudeen talks about new features in RAC and dynamic remastering and discussed important differences between 11gand 12c database versions. In a separate post, he shares the guiding principles while diagnosing performance issues in a RAC database.
Oracle Business Rules (in Spanish)
Using Oracle Business Rules is rules-oriented to express in a very simple pattern. This post written by Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco provides an overview of how to represent the rules and how to use them.
ROOT CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION REPORTS
This post written by Oracle ACE Chris Foot provides a detailed description of the Root Cause Corrective Action process and associated documentation for commonly found issues.