viernes, 2 de octubre de 2015

Webinar Ventajas de Oracle 12c In Memory Database

AROUG realizó el primer seminario virtual gratuito sobre una de las tecnologías más innovadoras de su base de datos Oracle 12c.
Utilizar la opción de Oracle Database in-memory puede solucionar múltiples problemas, pero antes es importante entender qué es, cómo funciona, cómo se compra?
AROUG presentó su primer seminario virtual sobre la opción In-Memory de la base de datos 12c con una demostración en vivo de algunas de sus virtudes.

Lisandro Fernigrini, Master Software Architect de Neoris, presentó sobre la opción In-Memory de la base de datos 12c con una demostración en vivo de algunas de sus virtudes.
Descargá la presentación y mirá la grabación acá

jueves, 1 de octubre de 2015

FBI: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Securing Cyberspace is a Shared Responsibility
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, administered by the Department of Homeland Security. This is the perfect time of year for individuals, businesses, and other organizations to reflect on the universe of cyber threats and to do their part to protect their networks, their devices, and their data from those threats.
Consider this:
    Recent Cyber Successes
    In May 2015, the owner and operator of the original Silk Road website—an online black market designed to enable its users to buy and sell illegal drugs and other unlawful goods and services anonymously—was sentenced to life in prison. The Silk Road site had previously been taken down by law enforcement in November 2013. In November 2014, the owner and operator of a resurrected Silk Road—Silk Road 2.0—was arrested and charged, and law enforcement took down that site as well, along with dozens of other so-called “dark market” websites. The investigation involved the cooperative efforts of the FBI and numerous local, state, federal, and international partners.
    In April 2015, a multi-national law enforcement effort was responsible for taking down a cyber criminal forum that served as a one-stop, high-volume shopping venue for some of the world’s most prolific cyber criminals. Darkode was an underground password-protected meeting place for those interested in buying, selling, and trading malware, botnets, stolen personally identifiable information, credit card information, hacked server credentials, and other pieces of data and software. The FBI was able to infiltrate the forum at the highest levels and collect evidence and intelligence on Darkode members. During the takedown, charges, arrests, and searches involved 70 members and associates around the world.
    In April 2015, a coordinated international law enforcement and private sector cyber effort resulted in the takedown of a botnet known as Beebone—a “downloader” that allowed other forms of malware to be installed on victims’ computers without their knowledge or consent. The secondary infections installed by Beebone included software that steals banking logins and passwords as well as fraudulent anti-virus software and ransomware.
    Within the past year, personally identifiable information has been stolen in a number of significant cyber data breaches, impacting industries like health care, government, finance, corporate, and retail.
  • The use of malware by online criminals continues unabated, and of the available intrusion devices, the “bot” is particularly pervasive, allowing attackers to take control remotely of compromised computers. Once in place, these “botnets” can be used in distributed denial-of-service attacks, proxy and spam services, additional malware distribution, and other organized criminal activity.
  • Cyber criminals perpetrate a wide variety of crimes online, including theft of intellectual property, Internet fraud, identity fraud, and any number of financial fraud schemes.
  • Sexual predators use the Internet and social media to target the youngest and most vulnerable victims.
  • And many criminals use the so-called “dark web” or “dark market” websites that offer a range of illegal goods and services for sale on a network designed to conceal the true IP addresses of the computers on it.
The FBI—working in conjunction with its many partners at the local, state, federal, and international levels, as well as with industry—takes its own role in cyber security very seriously. That role involves operational efforts—including investigating and disrupting cyber-related national security threats and cyber crimes and collecting, analyzing, and disseminating cyber threat intelligence. It also involves outreach efforts to industry.
Here are just a few examples of how we’re doing all of that:
  • The FBI-led National Cyber Joint Investigative Task Force serves as the national focal point for coordinating cyber threat investigations. The work of the NCJITF includes a national public/private initiative to mitigate the use of botnets and malware by criminals, which has emerged as a global cyber security threat.
  • Cyber task forces in all 56 field offices coordinate domestic cyber threat investigations in local communities through information sharing, incident response, and joint enforcement and intelligence actions.
  • InfraGardan information-sharing and analysis effort with private sector partners who own, operate, and hold key positions within some 85 percent of the nation’s critical infrastructure—equips its members to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities, develop incident response plans, and enact security best practices.
  • The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) accepts online submissions for Internet-related crime complaints, often involving fraudulent claims to consumers. These complaints can not only lead to culprits getting caught, but also help identify regional, national, or international trends to educate the public about constantly evolving cyber threats and scams.
  • The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing website, an online program that promotes cyber citizenship by educating young students in the essentials of online security in an effort to help protect them from child predators, cyber bullies, malware, a multitude of schemes, and other dangers on the Internet.
The Bureau will continue to work jointly with our national security and law enforcement partners to address threats to the nation’s cyber security from nation-states, terrorist organizations, transnational criminal enterprises, and child predators. But government can’t do it alone—assistance and vigilance from the public is vital.
Stay tuned to this website during the month of October—we’ll be providing you with tips that will help keep your families and your businesses safe from cyber criminals.

Oracle Database 12c Standard Edition 2 últimas noticias: Cambios de métricas y ciclo de vida

La controversia continúa alrededor del tema de la liberación de la nueva versión de base de datos Oracle Standard Edition 2, a partir del release

Y no es para menos, el día de hoy vía cuenta de twitter, Victor López, Oracle Direct Database en la filial de Oracle Centroamerica, ha publicado a través de su perfil en Linkedin un FAQ muy conciso, sobre los alcances a nivel de licenciamiento y migración de las versiones Standard Edition One y Standard Edition anteriores.

No solo lo que están por leer a continuación es controversial, sino también algunos cambios que se han hecho el ciclo de vida del producto. Inicialmente se había definido, que la fecha de expiración de soporte premier de Oracle Database 12.1 sería Julio del 2018, sin embargo, la misma ha sido modificada. Las ediciones SE y SEO cambian su fecha al mes de Agosto del 2016, mientras que E.E. se mantiene.

Esto nos pone a correr aún más, ya que los cambios en las métricas a nivel físico, se complica un proceso de migración en SE a SE2 a partir de hardware utilizado actualmente por una gran cantidad de empresas. Muchos clientes tienen RAC en Standard Edition, con HW Blade de 2 sockets físicos por unidad. Actualmente es difícil encontrar servidores de un sólo socket. Si tienes 2 blades con 2 sockets físicos actualmente en SE, no los podrás utilizar en SE2 cuando hagas la migración, ya que la métrica a cambiado a 2 sockets físicos. Otro cambio importante, es que 12c SE2 es Single Tenant ( una sólo instancia de base de datos hospedada por cada contenedor de base de datos ), sin embargo, yo puedo tener varios contenedores de base de datos CDB's por servidor, siempre y cuando no exceda los 16 hilos por métrica por servidor, ya que según las notas de Oracle, es una limitación no sólo de licenciamiento, sino técnica.

La buena noticia, es que puedo tomar ventaja de la tecnología que me brinda el contenedor, para soportar clonar una base de datos de un CDB a otro CDB en un mismo server, sin necesidad de duplicar el área de almacenamiento inicialmente.

Aquí les dejo la nota de nuestro amigo Victor López.

¿Qué implicaciones tiene este anuncio?

La base de datos Oracle SE2 está disponible a partir de la versión 12c, puntualmente con
  • El precio de lista de la licencia de SE2 es US$17.500 por procesador y US$350 por usuario nombrado (NUP)
  • El número mínimo de usuarios nombrados a licenciar para Oracle Standard Edition 2 es 10 NUPs por cada servidor donde se instale la base de datos.
  • SE2 incluye la funcionalidad de RAC (Real Application Clusters), limitada a dos servidores (nodos), y la capacidad máxima de cada servidor debe ser de un (1) procesador.
  • Las condiciones de uso de SE2 son:
­   Puede instalarse en servidores de máximo (2) procesadores SIN RAC.
­   Cuando se usa RAC, SE2 sólo puede licenciarse en dos servidores de un (1) procesador.


Pregunta: ¿Qué pasa con las versiones SE y SE1?

Respuesta: Van a permanecer en la lista de precios hasta el 1 de Diciembre de 2015.

Pregunta: Mi cliente aún no puede usar la versión 12c porque sus aplicaciones no están certificadas. Si SE2 sólo se soporta sobre 12c, ¿qué puedo hacer?

Respuesta: Los clientes que adquieran licenciamiento SE2 pueden implementar versiones anteriores (SE o SE1), sin embargo aplican las condiciones de licenciamiento para SE2 mencionadas anteriormente.

Pregunta: ¿Mi cliente puede migrar sus licencias SE hacia SE2?

Respuesta: Si. La migración es 1:1 por procesador o NUP, sin cargos adicionales de licenciamiento o soporte, y el cliente debe cumplir las condiciones de SE2 mencionadas anteriormente

Pregunta: ¿Mi cliente puede migrar sus licencias SE1 hacia SE2?

Respuesta: Si. La migración es 1:1 por procesador o NUP, con un cargo adicional de 20% en la tarifa de soporte, y el cliente debe cumplir las limitaciones de SE2 mencionadas anteriormente

Pregunta: Mi cliente tiene un servidor con 4 sockets donde actualmente tiene instalada y licenciada la base de datos Oracle Standard Edition ¿Puede instalar SE2?

Respuesta: No. El servidor excede la capacidad máxima de 2 sockets. Ni siquiera usando un método de particionamiento válido o hard partitioning (Oracle VM, por ejemplo) por la cantidad de sockets del servidor.

Pregunta: Si mi cliente tiene un servidor con 2 procesadores ¿Puede licenciar la base de datos SE2 para sólo uno de ellos?

Respuesta: Si, siempre y cuando utilice un método de particionamiento válido como Oracle VM y la capacidad máxima del servidor sea 2 procesadores
Victor Lopez Solano | Oracle Direct Database|
Phone: +506 22055623| Mobile: +506 70708741 |
Skype: Vlopez-cr

miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2015

CPIC: Charla de Continuidad del Negocio con Soluciones de Tecnología Oracle, Setiembre 2015

Aquí les dejo una de las últimas charlas brindadas por mi persona, esta vez en el tema de "Sitios Alternos", eso sí muy aterrizada geográficamente a Costa Rica.

Esta charla tiene muchos ingredientes personales, que posiblemente, no todos estén de acuerdo con ellos. Sin embargo, mis conclusiones y observaciones están basadas en lo aprendido a lo largo de mi tiempo laboral y de mis propias investigaciones.

Continuidad del Negocio con Soluciones de Tecnología Oracle

La charla la pueden observar en el siguiente link en el canal de CPIC en USTREAM

11 Ways To Get Your Oracle Conference Abstract Accepted


It's that time of the year again. The time to push your career forward!

should I upgrade
It's not too late!

There are a number of Oracle user groups that still have their call for abstracts open for their Winter or Spring conference.
I know of three off the top of my head: RMOUG (Denver, CO), GAOUG (Atlanta, GA) and IOUG/Collaborate (Las Vegas, NV). I am sure there are others.
Presenting about problems you've solved can be fun. Plus, your colleagues actually DO WANT TO HEAR how you solved a really difficult problem.
If you are even remotely considering submitting to one of these conferences or any other OUG meeting, then I've got the blog post for you, 11 Ways To Get Your Oracle Database Conference Abstract Accepted. I've been involved with conferences for many years and summarized my experiences into this article.
And, if you need any help, feel free to email me directly.

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martes, 29 de septiembre de 2015

Oracle Security Study Assesses Impact of Digital Identity in Today’s Business Economy

Press Release

Verifies Identity and Access Management are mission critical to securing and monetizing digital data

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 22, 2015

The report, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of Oracle, concludes that technology exists today to secure digital access and identity issues and help companies monetize their data assets responsibly. However, companies still struggle to come to terms with the right approach to collecting and securing this data. 

By 2020, more than 7 billion inhabitants of Earth will be using over 35 billion devices to communicate, collaborate, negotiate and perform transactions; there are approximately 8.7 billion connected devices today.

The surge will come quickly and organizations will scramble to take advantage of monetizing this digitally connected world. Identities are at the forefront as the digital passport to an online world of goods and services because a single view of an individual customer is the key to knowing that person better and building a deeper personal and business relationship with them.

Join Oracle and (ISC)² on October 8, 2015  to learn about the new identity economy.


Siddhartha Agarwal, VP, Product Management & Strategy, Oracle
Brandon Dunlap, Global CISO, Black & Veatch—Moderator
Darin Reynolds, Former Chief Privacy Officer and VP Information Security at DAS/Omnicom


Thursday, October 8, 2015
10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern


Register here: Coin of the Realm: Managing Identity Economics in the Age of Hyperconnectivity

Oracle Identity Management

To help companies address digital identity security, Oracle offers a product suite of Oracle Identity and Access Management solutions, a complete and integrated, next-generation identity management platform. The platform offers a best-in-class suite of identity management solutions that allow organizations to simplify identity lifecycle management and secure access from any device for all enterprise resources – both within and beyond the firewall. The Oracle IAM solution provides breakthrough scalability; enables organizations to achieve rapid compliance with regulatory mandates; and secures sensitive applications and data regardless of whether they are hosted on-premises or in a cloud.

For more information on how you can protect your valuable assets, visit Oracle Security Solutions.

Oracle Announces New Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration with Oracle SOA Cloud and Oracle API Manager Cloud Services

Press Release

Expands Oracle’s iPaaS portfolio to simplify application and service integration across cloud, mobile and IoT

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 28, 2015

Oracle today announced Oracle SOA Cloud Service and Oracle API Manager Cloud Service, new additions to Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration, a comprehensive suite of integration services that enable users to quickly integrate on-premises and cloud applications. These two cloud services join Oracle’s other iPaaS services, including Oracle Integration Cloud, which was announced in June.

Using the industry leading Oracle SOA Suite as its foundation, Oracle SOA Cloud Service is a comprehensive and unified cloud-based integration platform that is built for developers’ diverse requirements. It provides easy provisioning, simplified management, automated upgrades and the ability to easily scale out, enabling users to quickly develop and deploy APIs and integration projects to deliver innovative services faster. Additionally, it supports hybrid integration with its deployment portability feature, enabling customers to easily migrate their integration platform from the cloud to on-premises and back again to support changing business requirements. The portability feature is ideal for organizations that want to move their integration workloads to the cloud, do dev/test in the cloud, but deploy production on-premises, as well as in instances of regulatory compliance changes where an application deployed in the cloud needs to move on-premises.

Agility is key to surviving and thriving in today’s business environment. While organizations need to quickly build or mobile-enable existing applications, integrate with the cloud, and connect IoT devices to existing systems to stay competitive, the complexity and scale of new applications is unprecedented. Organizations are increasingly emphasizing REST- and SOAP-based APIs as a strategy to mitigate this risk. Oracle API Manager Cloud Service enables developers to create new custom APIs and expose them to internal or external consumers in a secure way to help develop innovative offerings for end users.

“IT teams are challenged with long lead times required to provision an integration platform, which often has inflexible capacity, expensive manual infrastructure management, and time consuming maintenance activities that significantly slow the speed of innovation,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president of Oracle Cloud Platform. “The Oracle SOA Cloud and Oracle API Manager Cloud services enable our customers to provision integration and API management platforms for developers quickly and simplify administrative steps so they can accelerate innovation.”

“Oracle’s iPaaS portfolio, which now includes Oracle SOA Cloud Service and Oracle API Manager Cloud Service, meets various integration requirements and supports multiple use cases that today’s competitive digital businesses need,” said Ravi Gade, senior director, IT Applications at Calix. “It empowers integration developers to focus on enabling strategic initiatives by simplifying administration and configuration of the integration platform.”
Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration 

The Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration portfolio provides a range of integration services developed for specific users that help simplify and accelerate integration of cloud and on-premises applications. With its simple, intuitive application integration service, Oracle Integration Cloud is ideal for Applications IT and LOBs integrating SaaS applications. On the other end of the spectrum, Oracle SOA Cloud was designed for integration developers and provides a full integration platform with fine-grained control and ability to support various use cases, including dev/test, lift and shift, etc. The portfolio includes Oracle SOA Cloud Service, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, and Oracle API Manager Cloud Service.

“With 88 percent of respondents to a recent Ovum survey showing inclination to adopt cloud-based integration platforms for appropriate use cases, it is clear that enterprises realize the need for an agile approach to hybrid integration. Digitalization and the need for greater agility at a lower cost of ownership are driving adoption of hybrid integration solutions with an ‘SOA and iPaaS’ combination being a preferred option. Enterprises should plan to distribute integration processes in a way that ensures efficient utilization of both on-premise and cloud-based integration infrastructure and operational spend,” said Saurabh Sharma, senior analyst, middleware at Ovum. “Oracle’s unified iPaaS portfolio, which includes Oracle Integration Cloud Service and Oracle SOA Cloud Service, combined with its on-premises SOA Suite, enables users to ease the complexity of hybrid integration.”
Oracle Cloud Platform

Part of the Oracle Cloud, Oracle Cloud Platform is experiencing exponential growth and is already powering some of the world’s most recognizable organizations. More than 2,500 customers are using the Oracle Cloud Platform. The Oracle Cloud Platform includes services for Application Development, Business Analytics, Content and Collaboration, Data Management, Integration, and Mobile.

Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 70+ million users and more than 33 billion transactions each day. It runs on 54,000 devices and more than 700 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world.

lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2015

Oracle Database Developer Choice Award

Todd Trichler and Steven Feuerstein talk about the Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards. Nominate someone you know today

Webinar Oracle RAC Mejores Prácticas Operacionales

Hoy en dia sabemos lo que es Oracle RAC y lo que puede solucionar , pero es importante entender que existen mejores Prácticas y aqui vamos a ver como se categorizan por caso de uso (Genérico, Rac Extendido, Ambientes Dedicados y Consolidados) así como por áreas (Almacenamiento, Sistema Operativo, Red, Cluster y Base de Datos).

Webinar: Ventajas de Oracle 12c In Memory Database

Inscribite al primer seminario virtual de AROUG

Ventajas de Oracle 12c In Memory Database

AROUG continúa aportando a la comunidad de usuarios de tecnología Oracle con su primer seminario virtual. 
Utilizar la opción de Oracle Database in-memory puede solucionar múltiples problemas, pero antes es importante entender qué es, como funciona, cómo se compra?
AROUG presenta su primer Webcast sobre la opción In-Memory de la base de datos 12c con una demostración en vivo de algunas de sus virtudes.

Lisandro Fernigrini, Master Software Architect de Neoris, presentará sobre la opción In-Memory de la base de datos 12c con una demostración en vivo de algunas de sus virtudes.
Inscribite al primer seminario virtual de AROUG