Interested in strengthening your knowledge of data science fundamentals? Oracle Academy and Oracle Senior Principal Product Manager Dan McClary, PhD, and Oracle Product Manager Althea Wallop have released an 18-part Data Science Bootcamp, complete with video trainings, sample code, and original exercises for the beginner and seasoned data pro alike.
The Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards recognize technical expertise and contributions in the worldwide Oracle Database community. Nominations for the 2015 Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards are open to you, the community, through August 15, 2015.
And who chooses the winners? You do. The worldwide Oracle technologist community votes on the finalists from September 15 through October 15, 2015. Winners will be announced at the YesSQL! event at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in San Francisco, California.
Read the Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards rules, check out the FAQ, and nominate—early and often—at community.oracle.com/community/database/awards.
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What is the future of Docker, a nascent open platform for distributed applications? In a four-part podcast series, Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema and Oracle Fusion Middleware architects offer their own prognostications.
Among other threads, the panelists discuss the growth of continuous delivery systems and different methods for automating the “build-test-release” lifecycle. They also explore the pros and cons of Docker’s virtualization technology, which relies on containers that share a host operating system.
Stream and download the full interview series at bit.ly/docker-podcast. And for those looking to do some hands-on investigation, check out the available Oracle Linux images for Docker at bit.ly/docker-images.
Oracle SQL Developer 4.1 provides a host of new tools for designing, developing, and deploying applications on premises or in Oracle Database Cloud Service. Database administrators will find a new, robust reporting interface, enabling them to track the latest metrics on I/O, networking, wait times, storage, and more.
Oracle SQL Developer 4.1 is a free download. Get the latest release and find how-to videos and tutorials at bit.ly/sql-developer-4p1.
Oracle Database 12c Security (Oracle Press, 2015), written by experts from Oracle’s National Security Group, is a comprehensive primer on building and managing secure Oracle Database systems in a multitenant architecture.
The authors explain practical strategies for enterprise security, based on who gets access to what, from where, when, and how. The guide also presents a checklist of security items, centered on what the writers call the “evolving four A’s”: authentication, authorization, access, and auditing.
Read the first chapter for free and buy the book (paperback and e-book versions are available) at bit.ly/oracle-database-security-book.
ROLAND SMART is a product oriented marketing leader who serves as a vice-president in the Oracle corporate marketing group. During his tenure he has led several modernization initiatives related to The Oracle Technology Network, social programs, and content/inbound programs. His previous experience includes early roles at a number of startups including Involver which was acquired by Oracle in 2012. Smart speaks at industry events such as the ad:tech, Modern Marketing Experience, The Social Media Optimization Conference, SXSW, and co-hosts The Marketing Agility Podcast. He's written for such industry publications as Forbes and iMedia. His acclaimed book The Agile Marketer: Turning Customer Experience Into Your Competitive Advantage was published in 2016 by Wiley.