Monday Apr 27, 2015

OTN Virtual Technology Summit - Still Time to Register

Register Now - New Agenda for May!

OTN's next Virtual Technology Summit is almost here.  Register now to view live sessions with Oracle ACEs, Product Experts, and Java Champions.  Four main tracks provide deep dives into four technical content areas: Java, Database, Systems, Middleware.  There is something for everyone!

May 5, 2015 - Americas (9:00 am PT - 12:30 pm PT)

May 12, 2015 - EMEA (09:00 am - 12:00 pm BST / 10:00 am - 13:00 pm CEST / 12:00 pm - 15:00 pm GST)

May 19, 2015 (2:00 pm to 5:30 pm AU-NSW-SYD / 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm SGT / 9:30 am to 1:00 pm IST)

NEW REWARDS! If you attend this virtual technology summit and are a member of the Oracle Technology Network Community you will earn 150 points towards our new Rewards and Recognition program (use same email address for both). Read all about it in our FAQ: Oracle Community – Rewards & Recognition FAQ.

Thursday Apr 23, 2015

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2015 Oracle Excellence Award: Sustainability Innovation

Is your organization using an Oracle product to help with a sustainability initiative while reducing costs? Saving energy? Saving gas? Saving paper? For example, you may use Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management to design more eco-friendly products, Oracle Cloud Solutions to help drive down power consumption, Oracle Transportation Management to reduce fleet emissions, Oracle Exadata Database Machine to decrease power and cooling needs while increasing database performance, Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting to measure environmental impacts, or one of many other Oracle products. Your organization may be eligible for the 2015 Oracle Excellence Award: Sustainability Innovation.

Submit a nomination form located here by Friday June 19 if your company is using any Oracle product to take an environmental lead as well as to reduce costs and improve business efficiencies using green business practices. These awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2015 (October 25-29) in San Francisco.

About the Award

  • Winners will be selected from the customer and/or partner nominations. Either a customer, their partner, or Oracle representative can submit the nomination form on behalf of the customer.
  • Winners will be selected based on the extent of the environmental impact they have had as well as the business efficiencies they have achieved through their combined use of Oracle products. 

Nomination Eligibility

  • Your company uses at least one component of Oracle products, whether it's the Oracle database, business applications, Fusion Middleware, or Oracle Sun servers/storage.
  • This solution should be in production or in active development.
  • Nomination deadline: Friday June 19, 2015.

Benefits to Award Winners

  • Award presented to winners during Oracle OpenWorld by Jeff Henley, Oracle Executive Vice Chairman of the Board 2015 Oracle
  • Sustainability Innovation Award logo for inclusion on your own website and/or other marketing materials
  • Possible placement in Oracle Profit Magazine and/or Oracle Magazine

See last year's winners here.

Questions? Send an email to: green-awards_us@oracle.com

Follow Oracle’s Sustainability Solutions on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the Sustainability Matters blog

Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

OTN Virtual Technology Summit - Spotlight on Middleware

Reuse in Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Templates, libraries or services?

Few would argue the value of reuse, and choosing the right type of reuse can greatly speed development, decrease maintenance efforts, and reduce the number of errors by eliminating redundant code. Oracle SOA Suite 12c offers several ways to reuse code, implement patterns, and quickly start your project. These options vary from project skeletons using Maven poms, to composite templates, and creating services. This session will explain the differences between a pattern, a library, and a (micro)service, and will present real-life examples of how you can use SOA Suite 12c to work with Maven, BPEL and OSB templates, BPEL subprocesses, and services. You'll learn how to avoid common pitfalls, you'll understand the facilities that SOA Suite offers to create consistent quality in projects, and you'll be better equipped to choose the appropriate reuse method (library, pattern, or service) for any situation.

Register today to view this session as well as other all the other sessions offered in our next upcoming summit:

May 5, 2015 (9:00 am PT to 12:30pm PT)

May 12, 2015 (09:00 – 12:00 BST / 10:00 – 13:00 CEST / 12:00 – 15:00 GST)

May 19, 2015 (2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. AU-NSW-SYD / 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. SGT / 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. IST)

NEW REWARDS! If you attend this virtual technology summit and are a member of the Oracle Technology Network Community you will earn 150 points towards our new Rewards and Recognition program (use same email address for both). Read all about it in our FAQ: Oracle Community – Rewards & Recognition FAQ.

Friday Apr 17, 2015

OTN Virtual Technology Summit - Spotlight on Database

OTN's Virtual Technology Summit - Spotlight on Database Session - Oracle Application Express 5.0

Oracle Application Express 5.0 introduces the world's most powerful browser-based IDE.  This session will demonstrate the ease with which you can develop and maintain Web based applications. There are a broad range of well-thought out features built into Application Express Page Designer, so this session will outline the top features that will transform you from highly productive developer to super ninja!

Register today to view this session as well as other all the other sessions offered in our next upcoming summit:

May 5, 2015 (9:00 am PT to 12:30pm PT

May 12, 2015 (09:00 – 12:00 BST / 10:00 – 13:00 CEST / 12:00 – 15:00 GST

May 19, 2015 (2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. AU-NSW-SYD / 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. SGT / 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. IST

NEW REWARDS! If you attend this virtual technology summit and are a member of the Oracle Technology Network Community you will earn 150 points towards our new Rewards and Recognition program (use same email address for both). Read all about it in our FAQ: Oracle Community – Rewards & Recognition FAQ.

Monday Apr 13, 2015

OTN's Virtual Technology Summit - Spotlight on Java Session

OTN's Virtual Technology Summit - Spotlight on Java Session - Reactive Java EE. Let Me Count the Ways!

As our industry matures there is an increasing demand for high-throughput, low-latency systems heavily utilizing event-driven programming and asynchronous processing. This trend is rapidly converging on the somewhat well established but so-far not well understood term "Reactive". This session explores how Java EE as a whole aligns with this movement via features and APIs like JMS, MDB, EJB @Asynchronous, JAX-RS/Servlet/WebSocket async, CDI events, Java EE concurrency utilities and so on. We will also see how these robust facilities can be made digestible even in the most complex cases for mere mortal developers through Java SE 8 Lambdas and Completable Futures.

Register today to view this session as well as other all the other sessions offered in our next upcoming summit:

May 5, 2015 (9:00 am PT to 12:30pm PT*)

May 12, 2015 (09:00 – 12:00 BST / 10:00 – 13:00 CEST / 12:00 – 15:00 GST*)

May 19, 2015 (2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. AU-NSW-SYD / 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. SGT / 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. IST*)

NEW REWARDS! If you attend this virtual technology summit and are a member of the Oracle Technology Network Community you will earn 150 points towards our new Rewards and Recognition program (use same email address for both). Read all about it in our FAQ: Oracle Community – Rewards & Recognition FAQ.

*Middleware track lasts an extra hour 


Friday Apr 03, 2015

The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is excited to invite you to the next Virtual Technology Summit!

The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is excited to invite you to the next Virtual Technology Summit coming in May

May 5th, 2015 (9:00 am PT to 12:30pm PT*)

May 12th, 2015 (09:00 – 12:00 BST / 10:00 – 13:00 CEST / 12:00 – 15:00 GST*)

May 19th, 2015 (2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. AU-NSW-SYD / 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. SGT / 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. IST

As always, this free online event offers four technical tracks, each with a unique focus on specific tools, technologies, and tips: 

  • Java: 20 Year Anniversary!
    Java technologies are celebrating 20 years of innovation delivering the next generation of application development. Integrate Java Embedded with vehicles, optimize Java EE applications, and discover how parallel programming with Java is the new norm.

  • Database: Delivering on Big Data Promise and New Generation Application Development
    Oracle Database 12c delivers market-leading security, high performance, availability and scalability for OLTP, data warehousing and big data deployments. Join us to explore the Big Data strategy and learn the latest capabilities of popular application development tools and technologies including APEX, PL/SQL tips, node.js and restful data services.

  • Middleware: Spotlight on Service-Oriented Architecture and Oracle SOA Suite 12c
    The Middleware Track for the next Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit puts the spotlight on service-oriented architecture and Oracle SOA Suite 12c. which includes new features to help increase developer productivity. Each of the deeply technical how-to sessions in this track focus on a different aspect of Oracle SOA Suite 12c. Other technologies covered in these sessions include Oracle Service Bus, Event Processing, StreamExplorer, API Catalog, API Manager and more.

  • Operating Systems, Virtualization Technologies, and Hardware: Oracle Linux application optimization for Oracle stack
    The main benefits of deploying Oracle Linux are its optimizations for the Oracle stack and the newer capabilities such as Docker that you can access long before they are released in the major Red Hat distributions. Did you know, however, that you can also optimize your applications to run better on the Oracle stack using Oracle Solaris Studio? In spite of the name, it is designed to help your Oracle Linux applications take advantage of performance, security, and reliability advances across the entire Oracle stack, particularly Oracle Database. The first two sessions will show you how to migrate from Red Hat Linux to Oracle Linux and give you an overview of the Oracle Solaris Studio IDE capabilities. And just in case you'd like to practice a little, the third session will show some advanced techniques for deploying applications using Oracle Virtual Box.

Register Today!


Friday Mar 20, 2015

Who Doesn't Like Robots?

We sure do.  And here is a very cool preview of what's coming in the next live day OTN Virtual Technology Summit - May 5th.  Watch this space or visit the OTN VTS Resources Community Space to hear first when registration opens.

 Java Track Feature:

Using inexpensive, off-the-shelf components, see how to assemble a small, land-based robotic vehicle and really give it something to think about!  Learn how to use Java Embedded to integrate with vehicles regardless of mode (air, land or sea) or platform, interact with on-board sensors, develop autonomous capabilities, and provide monitoring capabilities for your drone via the cloud. Concepts are simple yet scalable. This is the tip of the iceberg; attend this session to get started and for hints of things to come!

Reminder - Call For Sessions - OTN Virtual Technology Summit

We want to make sure the OTN Virtual Technology Summit series provides you with the information you want and need. To that end, we have created "Idea Spaces" in which you can submit suggestions for sessions in future Virtual Technology Summits. If you are interested in presenting a VTS session, use these spaces to submit your session proposal today!

Not the presenter type? Go here and vote on ideas that have been submitted to ensure you get to take part in choosing what future event content will be.

Database Track

Java Track

Middleware Track

REMINDER: Now available OnDemand - OTN Virtual Technology Summit




Friday Mar 13, 2015

Best of OTN Week of March 9th

Here are some of the best of OTN this week and a few reminders:

Architect Community

The videos below are the Top 3 most popular 2 Minute Tech Tips for the past week. Congratulations to the tipsters!

Integrating Oracle Entitlements Server with ADF Security | Ganesh Kamble
Oracle Access Manager implementation specialist and senior technical consultant Ganesh Kamble presents a 2 Minute Tech Tip based on Externalise the Security of Oracle ADF Applications Using Oracle Entitlements Server his recent OTN technical article.

Using the Declarative Features in Oracle APEX
| Joel Kallman
Joel Kallman, Director of Software Development for Oracle and the man to see if you have questions about working with Oracle Application Express, goes into overtime with his tip about using APEX's declarative features.

Keep Your APEX Apps More Manageable | Scott Spendolini
Oracle ACE Director Scott Spendolini, Oracle APEX Practice Director for the Accenture Enkitec Group, packs his 2 Minute Tech Tip with great advice for keeping your Oracle Application Express applications more manageable.

Reminder - Call For Sessions - OTN Virtual Technology Summit

We want to make sure the OTN Virtual Technology Summit series provides you with the information you want and need. To that end, we have created "Idea Spaces" in which you can submit suggestions for sessions in future Virtual Technology Summits. If you are interested in presenting a VTS session, use these spaces to submit your session proposal today!

Not the presenter type? Go here and vote on ideas that have been submitted to ensure you get to take part in choosing what future event content will be.

Database Track

Java Track

Middleware Track

REMINDER: Now available OnDemand - OTN Virtual Technology Summit

In case you missed the live day event you can visit our on-demand site to explore each content track at your convenience. As a reminder we feature content on Database, Java, Middleware and Systems presented by Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts. A replay of the presentations is now available for your viewing.


Friday Mar 06, 2015

We're Talking to You!

The OTN Community has some of the brightest minds around and we want to hear from you.  Visit the OTN Community site and give us your ideas, vote on a poll, submit session suggestion or submit session proposals.

Call For Sessions - OTN Virtual Technology Summit

We want to make sure the OTN Virtual Technology Summit series provides you with the information you want and need. To that end, we have created "Idea Spaces" in which you can submit suggestions for sessions in future Virtual Technology Summits. If you are interested in presenting a VTS session, use these spaces to submit your session proposal today!

Not the presenter type? Go here and vote on ideas that have been submitted to ensure you get to take part in choosing what future event content will be.

Database Track

Java Track

Middleware Track

Now available OnDemand - OTN Virtual Technology Summit

In case you missed the live day event you can visit our on-demand site to explore each content track at your convenience. As a reminder we feature content on Database, Java, Middleware and Systems presented by Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts. A replay of the presentations is now available for your viewing.


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The ACE program is a peer-reviewed community of industry thought leaders and Oracle technology experts.  

Friday Feb 20, 2015

OTN Virtual Technology Summit - Available OnDemand

Thanks to all of you that participated in the recent OTN Virtual Technology Summit - It was a success!

In case you missed the live day event you can visit our on-demand site to explore each content track at your convenience. As a reminder we feature content on Database, Java, Middleware and Systems presented by Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts. A replay of the presentations is now available for your viewing.

Call For Sessions -

We want to make sure the OTN Virtual Technology Summit series provides you with the information you want and need. To that end, we have created "Idea Spaces" in which you can submit suggestions for sessions in future Virtual Technology Summits. If you are interested in presenting a VTS session, use these spaces to submit your session proposal today! The deadline for submissions for an upcoming VTS is May 15. 

Not the presenter type? Go here and vote on ideas that have been submitted to ensure you get to take part in choosing what future event content will be.

Database Track

Java Track

Middleware Track

Database Innovation Online Forum - March 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. PST

Are you leveraging Oracle's database innovations for Cloud and Big data? Join Tom Kyte, Oracle Database Architect, to learn what’s new in Oracle Database 12c, understand the top reasons why customers choose Oracle. Register Today!

Become an Oracle ACE

The ACE program is a peer-reviewed community of industry thought leaders and Oracle technology experts.