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January/February 2018       

Welcome to the January/February 2018 issue of Oracle Magazine! This issue's cover story looks at Oracle’s open technology stack and strategies for using—and contributing to—open source software.

The Future Is Open

Why Oracle’s cloud-native stack is fueling innovation

Explore chatbot and AI technologies, chatbot challenges, and chatbot solutions from Oracle.

Let’s Have a Chat

Chatbots are here, and the technology behind them makes all the difference.

Features

Application Developer Application Developer

The Future Is Open

Why Oracle’s cloud-native stack is fueling innovation

Emerging Technologies Emerging Technologies

It’s Pervasive: AI Is Everywhere

Artificial intelligence is rewriting the enterprise technology landscape. Here’s what you can do now, and what you will be able to do soon.

Customer Features Customer Features

The Database Future: It’s Here

Oracle Database 12c delivers tomorrow’s on-premises and cloud data management—today.

Technology

Database Developer

Just Say No, Unless You Can’t

Dynamic SQL is powerful, flexible, and fraught with risk. Use it only when absolutely necessary.

Database Developer

Get Your REST; POST Your SQL

Use REST-enabled SQL in Oracle REST Data Services.

Application Developer

Using Async Functions

Here’s Part 4 in a four-part series on asynchronous Node.js development.

Database, SQL and PL/SQL

Old Dog, New Tricks

Take advantage of SQL extensions for hierarchy processing.

Database Developer

Limited Profiles and Private References

Part 13 in a second series on the basics of the relational database and SQL

Community

Peer-to-Peer

“Just Go Do It”

When learning the ropes, try experimentation, education, and hitting the open road.

New Normal

Cloud Is a Boon for Database Experts

What does cloud mean for your job? Technologists respond and point to opportunities for data wranglers.

Architect

From Ripples to Waves

Here are some trends that made a difference in 2017.

Up Front

From the Editor

DBAs: Get Ready

Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud is coming. What are you going to do?

MashUp

Full STEAM Ahead

Smart gadgets and apps from young developers

Interview

Let’s Have a Chat

Chatbots are here, and the technology behind them makes all the difference.

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