Tuesday May 12, 2015

FREE LIVE WEBINARS - Oracle Database Cloud: Use Case Webinar Series


Mark your calendars & REGISTER NOW for this exciting free offering.

Oracle Product Development will be presenting, in a dedicated webinar series, 4 NEW Use Case Scenarios that explore the Oracle Database Cloud. These webinars will highlight key Oracle Database Cloud topics, followed by Q&A opportunities from expert presenters.

Join these sessions starting on Wednesday, June 3rd and continuing every other Wednesday for 8 weeks. The Oracle Database Cloud: Use Cases Webinar Series will benefit customers transitioning to the cloud as well as those who are currently using the cloud.

See details below.

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Oracle Database Learning Stream: Using Oracle Public Cloud to Host Your Application

Presenters: Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh
Time: Wednesday, June 3rd, 11:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar 

Are you intrigued by the possibility of getting out of the business of “Managing All of Your IT Platforms” so you can focus on your core business?

Learn from Oracle development experts, Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh, as they provide useful insight about how to get started hosting an application in the Oracle Public Cloud.

This webinar will discuss considerations for hosting either a new or existing application in the cloud, and highlight important choices and tasks you'll encounter in the process. Bob and Sanjay will provide additional information, giving you the jump start you need to make Using the Public Cloud to Host Your Application a reality.

This is the first in a series of 4 webinars highlighting important use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015


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Oracle Database Learning Stream: Quickly Deploy, Test & Develop in the Oracle Public Cloud

Presenters: Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh
Time: Wednesday, June 17th, 11:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar

One of the best ways to get started leveraging the benefits of the Oracle Public Cloud is to use it as an environment to easily deploy, test and develop your operations. This webinar will review “tips and tricks” to quickly get your developers and testers “up and running” and productive in the cloud environment. Find out which tools are available to help with your migration and get detailed information to help your transition process.

This is the second in a series of 4 webinars highlighting important use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015

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Oracle Database Learning Stream: Backing Up Your Database to the Oracle Public Cloud

Presenters: Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh
Time: Wednesday, July 1st, 10:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar

Whether your production database is already in the cloud or on premises in your data center, backing up your data is key. Using the Oracle public cloud is an effective way to protect your data off-site and in the event of a complete site outage. Learn how to easily set up your backup using Oracle's simple tools. This session’s expert speakers, Bob Thome and Sanjay Singh, will help you gain insight into how this off-site backup can help you resume operations or restore your data in the event of a disruption.

This is the third in a series of 4 webinars highlighting important use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

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Oracle Stream: Evaluating New Oracle Database 12c Features Using the Oracle Public Cloud

Presenters: Sohan DeMel and Sanjay Singh
Time: Wednesday, July 15th, 10:00 AM PDT - Live Webinar

Oracle Database 12c provides hundreds of new features that  boost your application performance and employee productivity. You can quickly deploy the latest Oracle Database release in the Oracle Public Cloud. This session’s experts, Sohan DeMel and Sanjay Singh, will discuss how you can easily evaluate these new features and how they can benefit you. Listen to this webcast to explore evaluating and getting started in the Cloud.

This is the fourth in a series of 4 webinars highlighting use cases for running databases and applications in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Register Now > WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015


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Friday May 08, 2015

What’s Happening to Salaries for IT Professionals?


A review of recent IT salary surveys reveals good news, although with some variation in specifics. Organizations conducting the surveys generally found that IT pros who specialize in Oracle-centric technologies and apps report receiving higher salaries than last year.

InfoWorld Salary Survey

InfoWorld says that competition for talent is on the rise, as are salaries. They report on a salary survey that lists the IT positions that are expected to see the largest percentage increase in salaries in 2015.

Job Title 2015 Salary Range Yr/Yr Change
Mobile applications developer $107,500 - $161,500 10.2%
Big data engineer $119,250 - $168,250 9.3%
Wireless network engineer $99,000 - $137,500 9.1%
Business intelligence analyst $108,500 - $153,000 7.4%
Data security analyst $106,250 - $149,000 7.4%
Data architect $119,750 - $164,750 7.2%
Lead applications developer $106,250 - $148,250 7.2%
Database developer $98,000 - $144,750 7.2%
Software engineer $96,000 - $147,250 7.2%
Chief security officer $134,250 - $204,750 7.1%

Robert Half Salary Guide

The Robert Half Technology 2015 Salary Guide has data gathered from observations of the firm’s staffing and recruiting professionals. The report is based on actual job placements as well as frequent surveys of CIOs and other IT professionals.

Job Title 2015 Salary Range Yr/Yr Change
Mobile App Developer $107,500 - $161,500 10.2%
Data Security Analyst $106,250 - $149,000 7.4%
Software Engineer $ 96,000 - $147,250 7.2%
IS Security Manager $122,250 - $171,250 6.6%
CTO $137,500 - $220,250 5.8%
DBA $ 91,000 - $134,750 5.7%
Business Continuity Analyst $ 92,500 - $132,250 5.6%
Systems Engineer $ 80,250 - $117,500 5.2%
CIO $157,000 - $262,500 4.9%
Project Manager $ 91,250 - $139,250 4.8%

Dice Tech Salary Survey

The Dice survey also shows increases in many positions, although at lower percentages than reported by InfoWorld and Robert Half. Over 23,000 technology professionals took the Dice online salary survey at the end of 2014. More than half (61%) of technology professionals reported salary increases. Here are the job titles with the highest salaries, plus the percent those salaries changed year over year.

Job Title Average Salary Yr/Yr Change
IT Management (CIO, CTO, VP) $135,454 1.9%
Systems architect $126,886 1.1%
Data architect $119,360 0.5%
IT strategist, architect $118,655 0.5%
Project manager $106,460 -2.9%
DBA $102,446 1.3%
Software Engineer $101,941 4.1%
MIS Manager $99,607 -2.4%
Security Engineer $99,367 -2.4%
UI/UX Engineer $95,498 0.0%

Some additional good news from the Dice survey: respondents with specific Oracle-related skills earned impressive salary hikes. We can speculate that some of the dramatic increases in compensation, for PeopleCode experts as example, are driven by the current supply and demand situation for specific skills.

Skill Average Salary Yr/Yr Change
NoSQL $118,587 21.7%
SOA $118,518 8.7%
Big Data $116,414 9.3%
PeopleCode $113,690 23.7%
WebLogic $112,698 10.9%
Solaris $106,468 1.7%
JD Edwards $104,586 12.2%
Business Intelligence $103,871 6.5%
Java/J2EE $102,889 6.1%
Siebel $101,987 8.4%
eBusiness Suite $101,587 2.6%
Oracle Database $101,189 2.0%

While we don’t have space here to cover reports from other publications, all of which also found positive salary growth for IT professionals, here are other surveys you can check out if you’re interested:

Do these surveys reflect what you’re seeing at work? Relative to salary, where do you stand? Do your Oracle skills make a difference in your compensation? We’d love to hear from you!

Thursday May 07, 2015

Absorb the Ocean: Updated Oracle Communications Training

For communications administrators and architects, leveraging the many advantages of Oracle’s Communications solutions may seem like an exercise similar to trying to absorb the earth’s oceans with just one small sponge.

For small or mid-sized enterprises, that sponge may be smaller and used in a variety of different functions, yet the investment to optimize business processes and control enterprise voice, video, VOIP, and unified communications networks is just as real.

To fully recognize the investment and leverage all that these solutions have to offer, how can minimal resources do it all?

Oracle University, the industry’s largest and leading technology education provider, is meeting the needs of both large and small enterprise system, with new formats, added course dates, and updated curriculum.

Following suit, Oracle Communications courses have been updated to provide comprehensive training for service and network equipment providers to optimize business processes, networks, IT systems, and supply chains; launch innovative services and business models; and build world-class customer experiences and brands.

Popular Oracle Communications courses include:

- Oracle SBC Configuration and Administration
- Oracle Communications ECB Configuration and Administration
- Network Charging and Control (NCC): Administering and Troubleshooting

As part of the training offered through Oracle University, these courses showcase how to optimize service and network providers, perform initial and setup procedures, configure and troubleshoot, as well as design and re-redesign your systems to facilitate Oracle solutions.

With interactive instruction and hands-on exercises, Oracle University is delivering the best-in-class technical training for your needs.

Explore Oracle Communications training >

Browse other training offered by Oracle University >

Thursday Apr 30, 2015

Using Oracle Key Vault


Written by Maria Billings, Senior Principal Curriculum Developer

Security is an ongoing concern in the IT world. It's important to prove that reasonable precautions have been taken to secure data against potential attackers.

Encryption is a common way to do that, resulting in a proliferation of encryption keys, wallets, Java keystores, certificates and so on. To manage this multitude, Oracle Key Vault (OKV) provides a central software appliance. You can check YouTube for videos about which problems are being solved with this appliance.

In the Training On Demand course Using Oracle Key Vault, you'll dive into all the "How to" questions.

Learn To:

• Install and configure the central OKV software.
• Enroll database servers as "endpoints."
• Upload encryption keys for long-term retention.
• Rotate keys.
• Download keys.
• Use the direct connection between OKV and an Oracle Database 12c for TDE master keys.
• Back-up and restore OKV.

You learn this, and more, with the separation of administrative duties in place. Furthermore, you can provide positive proof of your adherence to security requirements with predefined reports and an automatic audit trail.

Preview Course
"Using Oracle Key Vault" TOD Course Description

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

Understanding the Shared Pool for Tuning

Written by Ira Singer, Oracle DBA

Understanding the Shared Pool for Tuning, a recent webinar, I talked about parsing the library cache of the shared pool, how to cut down on hard parses, and AWR (Automatic Workload Repository) findings to help tune the library cache.

The main purpose of the shared pool is to share your SQL statements -- your execution plans, especially for online transaction processing. There are other areas in the shared pool that can be used, but there are some important areas of the shared pool that are helpful to understand.

The major components of the shared pool are:

The library cache, which stores shared SQL and PL/SQL code and object metadata in areas distinguished by namespaces. You're aiming to have most of your code, in an OLTP operation, in the library cache. But, if it isn't in the library cache, you then have to do a hard parse.

The data dictionary cache, which holds row images from the data dictionary tables -- also called the row cache.

The results cache holds query result sets and query fragments, so subsequent queries can retrieve the result directly from the cache. If you have large SQL statements that are going to give you a smaller set of results, that will go into the results cache.

If we do the hard parse, we tend to slow down the overall performance. Instead, we’ll want to tune the library cache.

SQL Statement Processing Phases

SQL statements are in four phases: a parse, a bind, an execute, and a fetch.


The aspects that deal particularly with the shared pool are parse and bind:

  • Parse phase is one of the stages in the processing of a SQL statement. When an application issues a SQL statement, the application makes a parse call to the Oracle Database. During the parse call, the Oracle Database checks the statement for syntactic and semantic validity, determines whether the process issuing the statement has privileges to run it, searches for an sharable match of the statement in the shared pool, and allocates a private SQL area for the statement.

  • Bind phase checks the statements for the bind variable and assigns/reassigns a value to the bind variable. When bind variables are used properly, more soft parses are possible, thereby reducing hard parses and keeping parsed statements in the library cache for a longer period.

Now it’s good to look at the Automatic Workload Repository, or the Statspack indicators that you might be having problems with in your shared pool.

Please watch my webinar, because in it I show you these AWR reports in detail and how to use them for hints of problems. Specifically, we look at a load profile, instance efficiencies, top wait events, and the time model. I also provide several examples for how shared pools work. I hope you can join me for the full session.

Check out other webinars available through Oracle Learning Streams.

Friday Apr 24, 2015

New PeopleSoft and Siebel Training On Demand Courses

Due to growing demand, many of our most popular PeopleSoft and Siebel courses are now available in our convenient Training On Demand (TOD) format.

With Training On Demand, you get access to a complete class taught by one of our top instructors in a high quality streaming video format.

You also get access to a dedicated lab environment for hands-on practice. 


New Siebel TOD Courses

See all of the available Siebel courses in our Training On Demand format.


New PeopleSoft TOD Courses

PeopleSoft Financial Management

PeopleSoft Human Capital Management

PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management

PeopleSoft Tools and Technology

Explore all of the available PeopleSoft courses in our Training On Demand format.

Thursday Apr 23, 2015

Oracle Commerce: Guide to Selecting the Right Training

With the recent availability of Oracle Commerce Release 11.1, Oracle continues to unify and enhance the leading commerce, content and experience technologies on the market.

Given that Oracle Commerce combines ATG Web Commerce and Oracle Endeca Commerce technologies, select courses from the existing ATG and Endeca Commerce curriculum also apply to Oracle Commerce Rel 11.1 customers. For those looking for training, your training needs will vary depending upon your particular situation. 

At Oracle University, we recognize this can be confusing to you. Therefore, we created a Guide to Help You Select the Right Oracle Commerce Training.


This guide addresses multiple customer scenarios, including:
  • New Oracle Commerce customers
  • Customers upgrading from and earlier release of ATG or Endeca Commerce
  • Customers only implementing 'Guided Search' within an existing ATG, Oracle Commerce or other commerce platform environment
  • Customers in need of training to support an existing ATG or Endeca Commerce implementation

View the Oracle Commerce Training Selection Guide now.

Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

Taleo (TEE): Fields, Forms and Files – Unraveling the Mystery

Written by Nigel Wiltshire

As a recruiter (or, in some cases, a hiring manager), you will be responsible for managing requisition and candidate files. This involves creating and maintaining those files.

This ongoing task is not extremely difficult; however, it's important to consider system administrators who have to create the files that ensure you're presented with the correct fields to complete and/or maintain. These files could be different, depending on the type of user you are or the type of requisition you're creating.

This document aims to unravel and explain which components are needed, as well as how it all links together to ensure recruiters and hiring managers can effectively do their jobs.

The Components

There are six elements that need to come together:

  • Fields – the actual fields used to hold the information about the requisition or candidate.
  • Forms – groups of related fields that help identify the type of data being maintained (Personal Info, Contact Info, Profile Details, etc.).
  • Files – these are the pages presented to the end user to help maintain relevant records; these pages are typically broken down into several sections fed by the Forms.
  • Information Blocks – a series of placeholders grouped together on the file that represent sub sections on the page. These indicate which form is being used in that sub section, as well as other properties relevant to the type of information being maintained.
  • File Setup – settings that allow you to set various scenarios that determine when specific files are used.
  • Configuration Profiles – hold the settings that specify which file setup is to be used by the users associated with the profile in order to present the correct files to the right users. These are attached to the users via their user account information.
Generally speaking, understanding how these components link together is quite simple.

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

There are several ways to utilize this framework, depending on several factors:

  • Your Users
    1. Do multiple user types (e.g. recruiter, hiring manager, HRBP) get involved with the creation and maintenance of requisitions and/or candidates?
    2. Do they all need to access the same information?
  • Your Recruiting Process
    1. How complex does the process need to be?
    2. Can you get away with just one file for everyone, and for every situation?

    Possible Scenarios

    As well as considering the questions above regarding users and processes, there are several scenarios to consider – here are just three of the most common:

  • Scenario 1: This is the most simple, where every user receives the same files to create and maintain the requisitions and/or candidate records:


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  • Scenario 2: Different users need to receive different files to create and maintain the requisitions and/or candidate records:


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  • Scenario 3: Using different files for different types of record (e.g. professional vs executive requisitions). This can apply to both of the previous scenarios:


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    In Conclusion

    You should now be fully armed with the important information you need to make the right decisions and create/present the right files to the right users, for the purpose of requisition and/or candidate maintenance.

    What’s Next

    If you'd like to learn more about this and other similar features, I suggest you attend the Taleo (TEE): Essentials of Recruiting Configuration training.

    Explore Oracle University's Taleo curriculum >

    About the Author

    Nigel Wiltshire

    Nigel Wiltshire has over 19 years of experience in software and training, with a specialization in the Taleo product suites. He has been involved in training all levels of staff in most industries, from government bodies to large corporations and charitable organizations. Along with the goal of thoroughly explaining the systems he is training on, Nigel also strives to bring a little bit of fun into the training environment by sprinkling in humor and commonly relateable stories from his experiences as a trainer.

    Monday Apr 20, 2015

    Training On Demand - Using Oracle Database Vault with Oracle Database 12c

    Written by Maria Billings, Senior Principal Curriculum Developer

    Do you want to advance your career, but never know beforehand when you might have time for training?

    Try Oracle University’s Training On Demand or TOD curriculum. You can watch recorded classroom and hands-on sessions in smaller or larger increments as it fits into your schedule.

    For Database Vault

    • Do you sometimes need to prove that you couldn't possibly have seen confidential information, although you are a highly privileged DBA?
    • Did you know that the Oracle Database 12c has a Database Vault option already installed, ready to be enabled, if your organization decides to use it?
    • What is Database Vault?

    Database Vault TOD Training is composed of several components, including realms, rule sets, command rules, secure application roles and factors that can be highly customized or simply used out-of-the box.

    A realm, for example, is a zone of protection for tables, roles, and packages. A realm protects the objects in it from users exercising system privileges, such as SELECT ANY TABLE. So, any such privileged user must be defined as a realm participant (or have a realm-participating role that is granted to him or her) to access the protected objects.

    If you are not a realm participant or owner, you can show that a query of a realm-protected table will result in the "ORA-01031: insufficient privileges" error. In short, you can prove you couldn't have possibly seen the confidential content.

    The course "Using Oracle Database Vault with Oracle Database 12c" TOD training goes into all the necessary details to show you:

    1. How to reduce the attack surface for potential security breaches through limiting privileges.
    2. How to perform security analysis and report security vulnerabilities.
    3. How to configure and maintain Database Vault elements.
    4. How to implement best practices, which begins by identifying YOUR security requirements.

    You can then see samples of building and documenting security implementations, and you view or discuss sample use cases, such as the workflow of an application DBA, dual key security, dynamic auditing, and so on.

    Friday Apr 17, 2015

    New Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall "Training On Demand" Available


    Written by James Spiller, Senior Principal Curriculum Developer

    Time is at a premium and learning what you need to know has to fit into your busy schedule. Training On Demand courses can help you meet your requirements. You can watch recorded classroom and hands-on sessions in whatever increments fit your schedule.

    Oracle Audit Value and Database Firewall (AVDF)

    Monitor database activity. Block threats. Audit efficiently across the enterprise.

    So I ask you:

    • How are you managing audit requirements?
    • Are you running reports that no one reviews?
    • Are you unsure if the reports actually provide the information required for regulatory compliance?
    • How would you know if you were a victim of an SQL injection attack?
    • Are the failed SQL harmless user errors, or attempts to retrieve data outside the authorized limits?

    The AVDF product provides the tools to answer these and other compliance questions. Furthermore, the AVDF protects your databases from malicious SQL, whether it comes from SQL injection or by passing the application.

    The new "Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall" is broken into two modules:

    1. The Install and Configure module is for the administrators, network, database and system responsible for the installation, network, network configuration and maintenance.

    2. The Policies and Reports module is for the auditors and security officers who create the policies, review the reports and respond to the alerts. The AVDF appliances are installed separately. The Audit Vault server may be deployed as a standalone, but the Database Firewall requires at least one Audit Vault server on the same management network.

    Get Trained Now

    The Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall: Install and Configure (AVDF) course explains how to install an Audit Vault appliance and Database Firewall appliance, configure these appliances in your network and perform administrative tasks. This course will help you learn how to set up backup targets, install agents, customize agents, configure high availability firewalls and determine where to place the firewall in the network, which depends on your requirement to monitor or block incoming SQL.

    The Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall: Policies & Reports (AVDF) course describes the tasks usually expected of an auditor or security officer. In this course, learn how to create and deploy firewall policies, create and implement audit policies, generate, review and attest audit reports and create and review alerts.

    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    Join Us! Oracle University Expert Summit in Cancun Mexico - May 4-6

    The Oracle Expert Summit is being held in Cancun, Mexico and provides the ideal opportunity to learn directly from top Oracle Database experts – including Tom Kyte, Pete Finnigan and Arup Nanda – and to interact with like-minded Oracle professionals.

    Attend three days of training, choosing from six expert-led sessions.

    Here are a few of the sessions you will not want to miss:

    Optimizer Master Class with Tom Kyte

    This workshop begins with an in-depth look at statistics and statistics maintenance, a challenge all DBAs must face  to prevent sub-optimal execution plan. This presentation includes information about the features introduced in Oracle Database 11g to improve the quality and efficiency of statistics gathering, as well as strategies for managing statistics in various database environments. These strategies include how to use dynamic sampling, as well as when and how to manually set statistics directly versus collecting them.

    The workshop continues with a detailed walk-through of how to interpret an execution plan. Each aspect of an execution plan is examined, from cardinality estimates to parallel execution. You will learn which information you should be gleaning from the plan and how it affects the execution. 

    Oracle Database Security Audit with Pete Finnigan

    Learn from the renowned security assessment expert for Oracle Database. This seminar teaches you how to confidently perform a security audit of the Oracle Database. Pete will explain how to avoid the security risk of an improperly configured Oracle Database. He will show you how a security audit is planned, teaching you how to prepare yourself, your staff and your environment.

    Explore the fundamentals of how to review a database, along with an explanation about why it's necessary. This will help you understand why something is an issue, how to verify that it's an issue and understand the implications on your own databases and applications before using pre-built or commercial tools. The seminar uses supported versions of Oracle from 9iR2 through Oracle 11g.

    Performance Tuning in RAC with Arup Nanda

    The foundation of any tuning depends heavily on the proper diagnosis -  therefore this seminar will start with building your knowledge about the RAC system with respect to performance. All concepts will be shown with live examples and real-life stories from Arup Nanda's experience.

    You will learn how to assess the performance using various tools and techniques available in Oracle and how to use the output to develop a strategy to handle performance issues. The focal point is on the word "strategy", as the seminar helps you master the art of the strategy building based on evidence collected; not just a blind shot at the problem using various ad-hoc approaches.

    Learn More and Register Now

     For registration inquiries and questions regarding this event, please contact the local regional office

    via ou-direct-lad_co@oracle.com


    Thursday Apr 09, 2015

    Using the SQL Developer to Browse NoSQL Datastores

    Written by Eugene Simos

    With the latest early adopter release of the SQL Developer, it's possible to browse your NoSQL datastores.We will use the BigData lite virtualbox appliance, and the latest early adopter SQL Developer, to demonstrate this feature.

    The receipt is very simple:

    1) Download the virtualbox Big Data lite appliance from:
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/bigdata-appliance/oracle-bigdatalite-2104726.html
    Follow the instructions to assemble the bits of the virtualbox into one single "ova" file. Import this file into your virtualbox installation, create the BigData lite VM and start it.

    2) Download the Oracle SQL Developer 4.1 EA2 (4.1.0.18.37) release from:
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/downloads/sqldev-41ea-2372780.html
    I used the "Other Platforms" distribution (see below image). Download the Java 8 JDK (see below image).

    Image1

    3) Upload the SQL developer and the jdk to the virtualbox BigData Lite VM.

    4) Install the jdk8 and the SQL Developer 4.1 into their own directories (I created a stage directory into an Oracle user home directory).

    5) Start the NoSQL services from the panel of the virtualbox as below:

    Image2

    Start your SQL Developer 4.1 EA2 instance, from your installation directory.


    Then in the right tab on the NoSQL connection, right click the link NoSQL connections.

    Image3

    Then provide all the connectivity information to your NoSQL store. In our case, the out-of-the box NoSQL installation is using the 5000 port, so we just accept the settings.

    Image4

    And finally, you will see the tables that are created in your NoSQL datastore. With this connection we are able to browse – i.e read only – the data as seen in the picture below:

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    Enjoy the rest of your developments on NoSQL with this new feature of the SQL developer.

    If you would like to find out more about using Oracle NoSQL, I suggest taking the following Oracle University course:

    Using Oracle NoSQL Database (4 days).

    Explore all of the available training for Big Data appliance products.

    About the Author

    Eugen Simos

    Eugene Simos is based in France and joined Oracle through the BEA-Weblogic Acquisition, where he worked for the Professional Service, Support and Education for major accounts across the EMEA Region. He worked in the banking sector, ATT and Telco companies giving him extensive experience on production environments. Eugene currently specializes in Oracle Fusion Middleware, teaching an array of courses on Weblogic/Webcenter, Content,BPM /SOA/Identity-Security/GoldenGate/Virtualisation/Unified Comm Suite) throughout the EMEA region.

    Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

    User Adoption: the Key to Successful Change Management

    Oracle University offers comprehensive training services to help executives, managers, and end users make the most of new Oracle technology. With Oracle User Adoption Services, you can experience an easier transition, a quicker return on your technology investment, and a more successful Oracle product implementation.

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    Monday Apr 06, 2015

    Just Released - New “Training On Demand” Courses for April 2015

    Written by Diana.H.Gray

    What is Training on Demand?

    Training On Demand offers expert training from Oracle's top instructors in a sophisticated streaming video recording available for 90 days, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Watch this demo to see how Training On Demand works.

    What is included?

    • Online access to a comprehensive student eKit
    • White boarding and training labs for hands-on experience
    • Oracle University instructor Q&A
    • No travel required
    • A full-text search leads to the right video fragment in a matter of seconds.
    • Counts as a hands-on requirement for Oracle Certification

    The Benefits of Training On Demand

    • Accessible for 90 days, 24x7. The ideal training solution to bridge the summer season
    • Access to Training On Demand is available within 24 hours from your booking
    • Start, stop, pause, jump or rewind sections of the course as needed
    • Save valuable time and money by taking advantage of unscheduled free time to develop your staff's skills at their own pace

    Just Released - New Training on Demand Courses      

    PREVIEW THE FOLLOWING COURSES NOW:

    1. MySQL for Developers

    2. Using Oracle Key Vault

    3. Oracle Database 12c: Security

    4. Oracle Database 12c: Performance Management and Tuning

    5. Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Build Composite Applications

    6. Oracle Data Integrator 12c: Integration and Administration

    7. Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2 for Interactive Users (11.1.2.3)

    8. PeopleSoft Inventory Rel 9.2

    9. PeopleSoft Purchasing Rel 9.2

    10. Siebel 8.1.x BI Publisher Reports

    11. R12.2 Oracle Subledger Accounting Fundamentals

    For additional "Training On Demand" courses, go here.
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