Emerging Technologies

Tap, Tip, and Guide

Explore happenings in Oracle Technology Network.

By Roland Smart

January/February 2015

Tap the Expertise of 500-Plus Oracle ACEs

At Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Oracle Technology Network celebrated a big milestone: the acceptance of the 500th Oracle ACE into the Oracle ACE Program.

And to help all Oracle ACE Program members support the Oracle community, Oracle Technology Network has built a suite of resources that allow you to connect directly with Oracle ACE Associates, Oracle ACEs, Oracle ACE Directors, and Java Champions—all of whom have demonstrated technical excellence in using Oracle products and technologies. If you need a proven expert to consult for your IT organization, search for Oracle ACE Program members at You can also read what Oracle ACEs are tweeting about in the Oracle ACE Twitter directory at

Oracle ACE Program applications are considered on an ongoing basis. Program members enjoy exclusive conference speaking and networking opportunities, among other benefits. Learn more at

2 Minute Tech Tips

Lengthy, detailed presentations have their place, but . That’s the idea behind the new series of 2 Minute Tech Tip videos on the OTNArchBeat YouTube channel. Each 2 Minute Tech Tip video pits a technology expert against a countdown clock to deliver useful advice before time runs out.

Tipsters include members of the Oracle ACE Program as well as Oracle’s own experts. More than thirty 2 Minute Tech Tip videos are now available, with more being added each week, covering the broad spectrum of Oracle products and technologies. What happens when an expert doesn’t beat the clock? Watch and see at

Want to contribute your own 2 Minute Tech Tip video? Contact Bob Rhubart at

Comprehensive Guide to Administering Oracle Solaris 11

Oracle ACE Alexandre Borges has written a new book featuring 50-plus expert-level tips and strategies for configuring and administering Oracle Solaris systems. In-depth topics in Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Cookbook (Packt Publishing) include managing ZFS frameworks, getting the most out of Oracle Solaris’ reactive network configuration, and using the Service Management Facility feature of Oracle Solaris via powerful command-line instructions as well as an intuitive GUI.

The OTN Garage blog includes a book excerpt at as well as an archive of Borges’ most recent Oracle Technology Network technical articles at Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Cookbook (both print and e-book versions) is available on the Packt Publishing website at

Featured Download: Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c provides IT leaders with a complete and integrated enterprise cloud management solution—while lowering total management costs by an order of magnitude.

Explore Oracle Enterprise Manager on Oracle Technology Network at and download full installers and upgrades for the latest release—Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4. You’ll also find end-to-end documentation, recorded demos and webcasts, details on in-person learning opportunities, and much more.

Oracle Learning Streams: On Demand
Oracle University has released Oracle’s newest skills development and education resource: Oracle Learning Streams.

Find hundreds of video trainings on Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, among other learning tracks. Participate in live webinars and Q&A sessions. And if you’re a professional who has earned an Oracle certification at the Professional, Expert, Master, or Specialist level, you can enjoy 90 days of complimentary access to this platform.

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