lunes, 27 de marzo de 2017

Huawei Announces Oracle Linux Certification for Huawei FusionSphere

Huawei announced today that the Huawei FusionSphere cloud operating system has been awarded Oracle Linux Hardware Certification and now supports the Oracle Linux operating system as a guest operating system. With this announcement, Huawei’s FusionSphere cloud platform further extends its compatibility by supporting popular enterprise Linux operating systems. 

FusionSphere is an OpenStack-based cloud operating system designed for customers from a wide range of industries. It offers powerful virtualization and resource pool management functions, rich cloud components and tools, and open infrastructure and APIs. FusionSphere accelerates enterprise IT cloud transformation, realizes cloud-based key services and innovative service applications, and provides a high-performance, high-reliability cloud platform. 

Robert Shimp, Group Vice President, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management said, “We are pleased to be working with Huawei on the certification of their systems with Oracle Linux and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Engineered for open cloud infrastructure, Oracle Linux delivers leading performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications. This Huawei certification provides enterprise customers with added choice and flexibility in deploying a low-cost, highly reliable Linux infrastructure for their on-premises cloud environments.” 

For more information about the Oracle Linux certification list, visit this site

Oracle Blogs: Jurgen Kress: Welcome to the PaaS Partner Community Forum XXIV

When you read this you arrived safely in Split and we would like to thank you and your management for investing the time to attend the PaaS Partner Community Forum XXIV. There will be more than 200 delegates from more than 40 countries, which will give you the opportunity to learn from other cloud minded partners and network with partners from different regions as we also have representation from Africa, Asia, North America, South America and the Middle-East. Many Oracle employees will attend and we would like to invite you to challenge them how we can support you to grow your business and maintain profitability on your investment with Oracle.

This year’s conference marks a turning point in our journey. Cloud Computing is leading on all service levels. SaaS solutions became a standard model for enterprise customers. Infrastructure as a Service is used to deploy all kind of workload flexible in the cloud. Platform as a Service (PaaS) is crossing the chasm. At our community workspaces you can get a slide deck with more than 70 PaaS live production references. PaaS often is used to integrate SaaS solutions with other SaaS solutions or on-premises. Cloud platforms like Application Cloud Container (ACC) enable developers to build cloud native applications utilizing a microservices model. Often this applications are optimized for mobile devices. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) play a key role in the digital transformation. New cloud services like machine learning and chatbots are arising.

During this event you will see presentations from Product Management, Pre-Sales Consultants and Partners, that will share their real life experiences with you how to implement Oracle PaaS & Middleware solutions and to see the business drivers behind these projects.

Focus of the 24th Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum will be Platform as a Service (PaaS) Cloud Computing. During the last months many of the new PaaS service became mature. The Partner Community Forum is one of the best opportunities to get details and hands-on trainings about Integration Cloud Service (ICS), SOA Cloud Service (SOA CS), API Platform Cloud Service (API CS), Process Cloud Service (PCS), Mobile Cloud Service (MCS), Internet of Things Cloud Service (IoT CS), Java Cloud & Developer Cloud Service, Application Builder Cloud Service (ABCs) and Application Container Cloud Service (ACCs) and Content and Experience Cloud Service. Oracle PaaS Services give partners many new opportunities to build, customize and integrate applications in a public cloud environment. Our joint customers will benefit from this new cloud offering by fast time to market, higher availability and flexibility, lower project cost an risks. With hybrid cloud computing Oracle offers a unique value proposition for customer and partners. You can choose where to host your cloud solutions in the data center of your choice. Cloud marketplace gives you as a partner new opportunities to build, deploy and promote and market offerings on the Oracle PaaS Cloud. The Oracle Cloud Partner Program reflect the focus on cloud computing.

The Enrich SaaS with PaaS initiative is designed for Oracle SaaS applications partners. The underlying PaaS platform enables customers to enrich and differentiate SaaS solutions. Connect SaaS solutions with other SaaS solutions and on-premises, analyze data and extend applications. As part of the conference multiple session and a two days hands-on training are offered to Enrich SaaS solutions with PaaS.

Each conference attendee was granted access to free PaaS demo service before and during the conferences. As an Oracle gold partner or above you can request free PaaS demo services via or our partner communities any time – make use of it!

On the first conference day you can learn from ACEs implementing successful PaaS solutions at our joint customers and PaaS best practices.

We are excited to welcome again Ed Zou at the conference who will highlight in his keynote how to innovate on Oracle Cloud Platform – build, integrate, analyze and secure solutions. Digital is changing the economy, our joint customers face this challenge, PaaS is the platform you can build new Digital solutions either in the Cloud on on-premises. Thanks to our product management team you will get updates and roadmap details including demos for our PaaS & Middleware solutions.

We would like to congratulate the annual winners of the Fusion Middleware Partner Community Awards. You will have the opportunity to learn direct from them why they have won the awards. On Tuesday evening during our social event you will have plenty of chance for deep discussion within the community and speakers.

On the third day you can choose between four breakout tracks: Enterprise Integration track, BPM & User experience track, Application Development track and Mobile & Internet of Things track. We will keep our tradition to wrap up the conference with the legendary ACE demo – special thanks to Lucas Jellema and team!

Thursday and Friday six different hands-on boot camps take place. During the conference we host run multiple information points. Please take the opportunity to talk to the product management teams and business development teams. From previous conferences we received the feedback that networking is key, it is always a challenge to keep the balance between more exiting live demos and networking breaks. As Split is hard to reach – you will be rewarded with a hotel & conference center overlooking the beach – many attendees will arrive on Monday. Therefore we introduce the community day with best practice and customer references. Take the opportunity to connect via twitter and Facebook. Also most of the conference speakers arrive on Monday and are available for 1:1 meetings!

We would like to encourage you to network within the community using our web2.0 features. 
For twitter please use the event hashtag #PaaSForum:

Like our Facebook pages and post comments and pictures at: &

We also want to give a special thank you to our Specialized partners for SOA, BPM, WebLogic and ADF that have been able to differentiate themselves in their local markets by showing their experience and commitment in Oracle Fusion Middleware & PaaS. To continue your road to success please ensure that you align with our local PaaS & Fusion Middleware sales teams and use our marketing services including the marketing campaigns kits.

The conference, Oracle OpenWorld and the Summer Camps are part of the annual community highlights. It’s exciting to see the community to get together full of energy and to develop new ideas. We opened the conference registration 100 days in advance, after 50 days the conference was sold out! Special thanks to my management for assigning additional budget to allow us to host additional attendees – thank you!

Thank you for attending the conference and your Oracle PaaS & Middleware Partner business.

Jürgen Kress

Conference Guide app & online

Conference details will be posted in the Oracle Events 17 App for Android and iOS. To get access to the Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum Apps please:

· Make sure you downloaded the app "Oracle Events 17"
· Click on EventID
· Input “PPCF” in the box
· Password “1234
· Click download
Or download the conference program as a pdf file at our Community Workspaces:
Welcome to Spit!
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Jürgen Kress

Oracle Blogs: Announcing Oracle Linux support for Clair and Vuls

As containers gain attention and traction for both development and operational purposes, it becomes increasingly important to monitor the security of running containers . In order to facilitate simple scanning of Docker and Rkt images based on Oracle Linux, we have added support for Clair and Vuls in both upstream projects.

Clair by CoreOS

From the CoreOS website: "Clair is an open source project for the static analysis of vulnerabilities in appc and docker containers. 

Vulnerability data is continuously imported from a known set of sources and correlated with the indexed contents of container images in order to produce lists of vulnerabilities that threaten a container. When vulnerability data changes upstream, the previous state and new state of the vulnerability along with the images they affect can be sent via webhook to a configured endpoint. All major components can be customized programmatically at compile-time without forking the project." 

Clair is most obviously seen by the integrated and automated scanning provided by CoreOS' public registry, Likewise, Clair is also integrated in CoreOS' Quay Enterprise product. Both support Oracle Linux as a scanning target and will report vulnerabilities detected in uploaded images.

Clair scan of Oracle Linux images on

There are also various client tools including Clairctl, Klar and Reg that integrate the public Docker Hub, private Docker registries and Clair to provide command-line image scanning capabilities.


Vuls (VULnerability Scanner) is an open source scanner written in Go. It's designed to scan images on a Linux or FreeBSD host and supports several target operating systems including Oracle Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Amazon Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, FreeBSD and Raspian.

Vuls is an agentless scanner which only requires a single host configured with SSH access to all target machines. It includes a text-based report viewer and can provide reporting to web-based engines like VulsRepo.


As these are third-party products, no support is provided by Oracle for any of the products mentioned in this article. If you have any issues with the Oracle Linux integration for one of these products, please open an issue with the product directly via their GitHub repository.

Is your preferred container security product missing? Let us know! Start a new discussion in the Oracle Linux space on the Oracle Technology Network Community.

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viernes, 24 de marzo de 2017

New: JDK 9 Jigsaw Modular Projects in NetBeans IDE

The NetBeans IDE 9 development builds now enable you to create Java Modular Projects, i.e., Jigsaw projects that can contain multiple Jigsaw modules, which can be compiled together as a unit: 

They're visualized as follows, for example, in this case, for the Jigsawified Anagram Game (discussed here):


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Oracle Blogs: The latest in Oracle Partitioning

The latest in Oracle Partitioning - Part 2: Multi Column List Partitioning

This is the second blog about new partitioning functionality in Oracle Database 12c Release 2, available on-premise for Linux x86-64, Solaris Sparc64, and Solaris x86-64 and for everybody else in the Oracle Cloud .
This one will talk about multi column list partitioning, a new partitioning methodology in the family of list partitioning. There will be more for this method, coming in a future blog post (how about that for a teaser?).
Just like read only partitions, this functionality is rather self-explaining. Unlike in earlier releases, we now can specify more than one column as partition key columns for list partitioned tables, enabling you to model even more business use cases natively with Oracle Partitioning.

So let's start off with a very simple example:

PARTITION BY LIST (col1, col2)
(PARTITION p1 VALUES ((1,2),(3,4)),
AS SELECT rownum col1, rownum+1 col2

Yes, you can have a partitioned table with ten records, although I highly recommend NOT to assume this as best practice for real world environments. Just because you can create partitions - and many of them - you should always bear in mind that partitions come with a "cost" in terms of additional metadata in the data dictionary (and row cache, library cache), with additional work for parsing statements and so forth. Ten records per partition don't cut it. You should always consider having a reasonable amount of data per partition, but that's a topic for another day.

When we now look at the metadata of this newly created table you will see the partition value pairs listed as HIGH VALUE in the partitioning metadata:

SQL> SELECT partition_name, high_value FROM user_tab_partitions WHERE table_name='MC';

------------------------------ ------------------------------
P1                             ( 1, 2 ), ( 3, 4 )
P2                             ( 4, 4 )
P3                             DEFAULT

Now, while I talked about a "new partitioning strategy" a bit earlier, from a metadata perspective it isn't one. For the database metadata it is "only" a functional enhancement for list partitioning: the number of partition key columns is greater than one:

SQL> SELECT table_name, partitioning_type, partitioning_key_count FROM user_part_tables WHERE table_name='MC';

------------------------------ --------- ----------------------
MC                             LIST                           2

Let's now look into the data placement using the partition extended syntax and query our newly created table. Using the extended partition syntax is equivalent to specifying a filter predicate that exactly matches the partitioning criteria and an easy way to safe some typing. Note that both variants of the partition extended syntax - specifying a partition by name or by pointing to a specific record within a partition - can be used for any partition maintenance operation and also in conjunction with DML.


      COL1       COL2
---------- ----------
         1          2
         3          4

I can get exactly the same result when I am using the other variant of the partition extended syntax:

      COL1       COL2
---------- ----------
         1          2
         3          4

After having built a simple multi column list partitioned table with some data, let's just do one basic partition maintenance operation, namely a split operation on partition P1 that we just looked at. You might remember that this partition has two sets of key pairs as partition key definition, namely (1,2) and (3,4). We use the new functionality of doing this split in an online mode:


Table MC altered.

Unlike offline partition maintenance operations (PMOP) that take an exclusive DML lock on the partitions the database is working on (which prohibits any DML change while the PMOP is in flight), an online PMOP does not take any exclusive locks and allows not only queries (like offline operations) but also continuous DML operations while the operation is ongoing.

After we have now done this split, let's check the data containment in our newly created partition P3:


      COL1       COL2
---------- ----------
         1          2

That's about it for now for multi column list partitioned tables. I am sure I have forgotten some little details here and there and I am sure that this short blog post is probably not answering all questions you are having. So please, stay tuned and if you have any comments about this specific one or suggestions for future blog posts, then please let me know. You can always reach me at

Another one down, many more to go.

Oracle Blogs: Can I Use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on Oracle Cloud?

This frequently asked question comes in several variants, including:
  • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud?
  • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with EBS?
  • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to replicate my EBS database to Oracle Cloud?
  • Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to perform a live migration of my EBS database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud?
We will answer each question in turn.  

Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud?

Yes. We have certified the use of Oracle GoldenGate to create and run an EBS reporting environment for on-premises. A reporting environment is a secondary (duplicate) instance, which contains selected tables replicated from the primary EBS database. This enables read-intensive, custom reports to be run without using resources on the primary Oracle E-Business Suite database. While we have not formally certified use of GoldenGate to create and run an EBS reporting environment in Oracle Cloud, this is technically feasible and would work the same way as on-premises.
If you wish to explore this option, refer to our standard documentation for guidance and recommendations:
Important points to be aware of:
  • Refer to the product documentation to understand the limitations and restrictions that apply
  • Successful use of Oracle GoldenGate requires an expert understanding of the EBS data model
  • You can use Active Data Guard as an alternative operational reporting solution to Oracle GoldenGate
  • We recommend using VPN to facilitate secure communication between Oracle Cloud and on-premises environments

Can I use Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with EBS?

No. The use of Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with Oracle E-Business Suite is not currently certified.

Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to replicate my EBS database to Oracle Cloud?

No. Oracle GoldenGate cannot be used to replicate an EBS database, because it does not support replication of all the datatypes used by EBS.

Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to perform a live migration of my EBS database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud?

No. Oracle GoldenGate cannot be used to perform live database migrations from on-premises to Oracle Cloud, again due to restrictions with EBS datatypes.


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Oracle Utilities Launches Smart Grid and IoT Device Management Solution in the Cloud

Press Release
Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service is the Foundation for Next Generation Smart Grid and IoT Device Management

Oracle Industry Connect—Orlando, Fla.—Mar 22, 2017

Oracle today introduced Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service (ODCS), a new cloud offering that enables utilities to further automate the management of their grid assets and devices, at a total lower cost of ownership.

The utilities industry is going through tremendous transformation as a result of IoT and increasing distributed energy resources. The United States alone has more than 70 million smart meters installed [footnote] and utilities are increasingly deploying smart field sensors. As each smart device has its own unique requirements for maintenance, inspection, firmware upgrades and security, utilities are struggling to manage the lifecycle of these assets in a single, centralized way. In response to these challenges, Oracle has unveiled a cloud-based version of its Operational Device Management Solution that provides a scalable and future-proof way to manage IoT device operations.

Available as a new stand-alone cloud service, ODSC automates the management of smart grid and IoT devices. When combined with Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management solution, it delivers a unified solution in the cloud to extend asset performance management to smart devices at a massive scale. This complete visibility of smart assets delivers detailed insights into each device’s location, characteristics, health, and firmware upgrade status. In addition, utilities can extend ODCS for customer—owned asset registration processes such as smart thermostats and solar PVs. Additionally, by leveraging the cloud, utilities can reduce their total cost of ownership.

“We’re in front of the dramatic shifts the utilities industry is experiencing, providing new technologies that meet the needs of our customers as they navigate this changing landscape,” said Rodger Smith, general manager and senior vice president for Oracle Utilities. “We’re committed to innovation, and to providing cloud solutions that make operational excellence a reality for electric, gas and water utilities worldwide.”

The solution can be added to Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Cloud Service and Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics Cloud Service or used as a stand-alone solution depending on a utility’s requirements.

New Features in Oracle Utilities Operational Device Management Cloud Service:

·        Proactively adjust, update, and repair smart grid and IoT devices as needed
·        Enable significant cost savings by eliminating labor costs due to physical data collection with automated processes
·        Reduce total cost of ownership by using the most up to date IT infrastructure in the cloud and alleviating the need to continually maintain older systems
·        Find risks of device failures faster with increased visibility into the age and reliability of each device
·        Prepare for asset registration capabilities of customer-owned assets
Contact Info

Valerie Beaudett
Oracle Communications
+1 650-400-7833

Oracle Retail 2025 Study Reveals Consumer Attitudes on Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on Future Retail Experiences

Press Release

Research Highlights Differing Sentiments on the Role of Automation, Drones, IoT, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality and Wearables in Customer Experience

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, FL.—Mar 22, 2017

Today Oracle announced the findings of new research that examines consumer attitudes to new technologies and how their implementation will shape consumer behavior in the years to come. Insights from the Oracle Retail 2025 study highlight that consumers are most willing to engage brands with new technology if they feel that they are in control of their experience.

“Consumers clearly indicated that they have a conservative appetite for retail techologies that requires deep personal data and make decisions on their behalf,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager at Oracle Retail and Oracle Hospitality. “This signals brands to focus on building a strong foundation to win trust. Warm attitudes toward utilizing virtual reality and receiving recommendations for custom-made accessories produced with 3D printing points to consumers’ willingness to adopt new technologies if they are in control of their experience.”

The Retail 2025 Report results provide a benchmark for where consumers are on the retail technology adoption lifecycle and the impact on retail in the next eight years. The Retail 2025 Report polled 709 consumers in February 2017.

Smart Gets Smarter

AI, VR and IoT present the opportunity to better anticipate consumers’ next purchase. However, establishing a strong foundation of trust is critical to success when rolling out new experiences to consumers. If brands over step the reaction can be visceral.
·        64 percent of respondents liked the option of using virtual reality to navigate a personalized in-store experience and having a hand-picked wardrobe to try on in-store
·        58 percent of consumers indicated a positive attitude toward the idea of having their grocer suggest a shopping list for their approval based on purchase history, social and environmental data
·        54 percent of respondents indicated that having a grocer automatically charge and ship items based on purchase history, social and environmental data was invasive

Fast Gets Fierce

Velocity in fashion is critical and it will only get faster. 3D printing and drone deliver will accelerate the product design to consumer process from months, to days and eventually hours.

·        67 percent of consumers like the option of near real-time delivery to their doorstep by drones
·        64 percent of consumers responded favorably to the concept having a retailer suggest a custom-made accessory for them produced with 3D printing
·        57 percent of consumers find apparel recommendations from robots based on their social media profile invasive

Personalization Gets Perfected

Consumers are wary about volunteering data necessary for personalization but still look for a tailored experience, reinforcing the need for stronger brand relationships. On the flipside; there is a clear difference in consumer expectation for retailers to make data available and customize information about components, origin and recalls to their specific buying patterns.
  • 54 percent of respondents viewed the concept of linking their wearable activity tracker to their pharmacy so they can suggest products to meet specific health and wellness needs as favorable
  • 78 percent favor the option of having detailed information about product components (e.g., cotton, spandex, etc) and their origin prior to purchase
  • 46 percent of respondents indicated that receiving real-time alerts on current product recalls, and time since last recall by a manufacturer, based on previous purchase history would improve their experience
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Dan Brady

About Oracle Retail

Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated suite of best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together and empower commerce. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to anticipate market changes, simplify operations and inspire authentic brand interactions. For more information, visit our website at

La frase de este viernes es de Groucho Marx

“Es mejor estar callado y parecer tonto, que hablar y despejar las dudas definitivamente”. Groucho Marx