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July/August 2019        Current Issue

Looking for structure, automation, and answers? Welcome to the July/August 2019 issue of Oracle Magazine, with coverage of cloud infrastructure, autonomous databases, chatbots-in-action, and more.

Autobahn in the Cloud

How Gen 2 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers for your business

Autonomous Database for All

A new dedicated service and the latest developer tools let more go autonomous.

Voice in the Machine

Hermes creates a digital assistant for better customer experience and a more strategic workforce.

Features

Thought Leadership

Autobahn in the Cloud

How Gen 2 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers for your business

Thought Leadership

Autonomous Database for All

A new dedicated service and the latest developer tools let more go autonomous.

Customer Features

Voice in the Machine

Hermes creates a digital assistant for better customer experience and a more strategic workforce.

Technology

Application Development

Files Up and Files Down

Use node-oracledb to support uploading and downloading files from your REST APIs.

Application Development

SODA and PL/SQL, Part 2

Use the SODA API for PL/SQL to read and write to SODA documents in Oracle Database.

Application Development

Creating Chatbots That Are Less Robotic

Generate alternating bot responses with Oracle Digital Assistant.

DBA

A Higher-Level Perspective on SQL Tuning, Part 3

Tune poorly executing SQL statements.

Application Development

Developers: Create Autonomous Databases

Create an Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing instance with the Python SDK for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

DBA

Autonomous Indexing

The new Automatic Indexing feature in Oracle Database 19c detects the need for indexes, creates them, and drops them automatically—without DBA intervention.

Community

Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador

Connecting the Dots

A developer’s journey with Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador Mark Heckler

Peer-to-Peer

Problem Solvers

Peers hack family reunions, decide databases aren’t evil, and use cloud as an accelerator.

Data Types

Autonomous in the Mix

As autonomous databases become part of large database estates, monitor and manage them with Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Developer Productivity

Machine Learning Is the Ultimate Productivity Hack

Oracle ACE Director, EMEA Oracle User Group community ambassador, and author Heli Helskyaho sees machine learning as opportunity and productivity.

Up Front

From the Editor

What’s Next?

There’s a lot of technology out there, and it’s time we stopped limiting our coverage of it.

Interview

Cloud Means Connections

What kind of network is the cloud, and what kinds of cloud networking do you need for the best security, performance, and reliability?

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