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Explore happenings in Oracle Technology Network.

By Roland Smart

May/June 2015


Podcast Roundtable on API Management

A four-part Oracle Technology Network (OTN) ArchBeat podcast series, featuring Oracle Fusion Middleware and service-oriented architecture (SOA) experts, examines the rise of API management lifecycle solutions. As the interviewees point out, increasing API adoption across the organization is just one reason to invest in an API management strategy. Other reasons include the opportunity to track developer usage of different APIs, as well as replacing outdated methods of gathering API documentation (such as spreadsheets) with more developer-friendly resources.

Stream the entire podcast series at bit.ly/api-management-podcast. Then, visit Oracle Community to discuss API management and SOA governance with other OTN members at bit.ly/api-management-chat.


Get Certified in Oracle Mobile Development

If you have solid experience in Oracle mobile development solutions, consider getting certified via the Oracle Mobile Development 2015 Essentials Exam. Offered by Oracle PartnerNetwork, a comprehensive exam with more than 100 questions verifies your knowledge of a number of key competencies, including Oracle Mobile Application Framework, mobile user interface design, and application security across multiple mobile platforms.

Learn more about the exam requirements and specialist certification at bit.ly/omd-cert-2015. You can also prepare for your test day by consulting the official study guide at bit.ly/omd-study-guide.


Deploying Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Solaris 11

A new how-to guide from Oracle Solaris experts Glynn Foster and Ginny Henningsen provides detailed instructions for installing Oracle Database in a nonglobal Oracle Solaris Zone.

The authors present the five key steps for installing Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Solaris 11, covering server installation, zone configuration, software prerequisites, Oracle Database installation, and final validation.

Find the step-by-step instructions and explanatory screenshots at bit.ly/12c-five-steps, and review the full directory of Oracle Solaris how-to articles at bit.ly/Solaris-articles.


Available Now: MySQL Cluster 7.4

Designed to deliver 99.999 percent availability, MySQL Cluster 7.4 provides improved performance for both read-only workloads and read/write operations. It also includes a host of new geographic redundancy features, enabling update-anywhere replication between distant clusters.

MySQL Cluster 7.4 is available in both open source and commercial editions. Download the quick start guide, evaluation guide, and complete software package at bit.ly/download-MySQL-Cluster.


New Book: Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g

Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, written by Oracle ACE Director Dan Vlamis and data visualization design expert Tim Vlamis, provides an end-to-end guide to using graphs, pivot tables, and rich multivariable dashboards to unlock immediate business value.

Among other best practices, you’ll learn how to choose the most effective graph type (bar, waterfall, histogram, radar, and so on) for your data sets, how to incorporate advanced visualizations (such as jQuery sparklines) into your Oracle Business Intelligence 11g dashboards, and how to create interactive business intelligence reports and scorecards for both technical and nontechnical decision-makers.

Published by McGraw-Hill and Oracle Press, Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g is available in both paperback and e-book formats. Read a sample chapter and buy the book at bit.ly/obi-book.