Thursday Jun 27, 2013

It's Not TV- It's OTN: Top 10 Videos on the OTN YouTube Channel

It's been a while since we checked in on what people are watching on the Oracle Technology Network YouTube Channel. Here are the Top 10 video for the last 30 days.

  1. Tom Kyte: Keeping Up with the Latest in Database Technology
    Tom Kyte expands on his keynote presentation at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference with tips for developers, DBAs and others who want to make sure they are prepared to work with the latest database technologies.
  2. That Jeff Smith: Oracle SQL Developer
    Oracle SQL Developer product manager Jeff Smith (yeah, that Jeff Smith) talks about his presentations at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference and shares his reaction to keynote speaker C.J. Date's claim that "SQL dropped the ball."
  3. Gwen Shapira: Hadoop and Oracle Database
    Oracle ACE Director Gwen Shapira @gwenshap talks about the fit between Hadoop and Oracle Database and dives into the details of why Oracle Loader for Hadoop is 5x faster.
  4. Kai Yu: Virtualization and Cloud
    Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu talks about the questions he is most frequently asked when he does presentations on cloud computing and virtualization.
  5. Mark Sewtz: APEX 4.2 Mobile App Development
    Application Express developer Marc Sewtz demos the new features he built into APEX4.2 to support Mobile App Development.
  6. Jeremy Schneider: RAC Attack
    Oracle ACE Jeremy Schneider @jer_s describes what you can expect when you come to a RAC (Real Application Cluster) Attack.
  7. Frits Hoogland: Exadata Under the Hood
    Oracle ACE Director Frits Hoogland (@fritshoogland) talks about the secret sauce under Exadata's hood.
  8. David Peake: APEX 4.2 New Features
    David Peake, PM for Oracle Application Express, gives a quick overview of some of the new APEX features.
  9. Greg Marsden: Hugepages = Huge Performance on Linux
    Greg Marsden of Oracle's Linux Kernel Engineering Team talks about some common customer performance questions and making the most of Oracle Linux 6 and Transparent HugePages.
  10. John Hurley: NEOOUG and GLOC 2013
    Northeast Ohio Oracle User Group president John Hurley talks about the background and success of the 2013 Great Lakes Oracle Conference.

Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

Live Event: OTN Architect Day: Cloud Computing - Two weeks and counting

In just two weeks architects and others will gather at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA for the first Oracle Technology Network Architect Day event of 2013. This event focuses on Cloud Computing, and features sessions specifically focused on real-world examples of the implementation of cloud computing.

  • When: Tuesday July 9, 2013
                  8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Where: Oracle Conference Center
                  350 Oracle Pkwy
                  Redwood City, CA 94065

Register now. It's free!

Here's the agenda:

8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 9:45am
Keynote
21st Century IT | Dr. James Baty
VP, Global Enterprise Architecture Program, Oracle

Imagine a time long, long ago. A time when servers were certified and dedicated to specific applications, when anything posted on an enterprise web site was from restricted, approved channels, and when we tried to limit the growth of 'dirty' data and storage.

Today, applications are services running in the muti-tenant hybrid cloud. Companies beg their customers to tweet them, friend them, and publicly rate their products. And constantly analyzing a deluge of Internet, social and sensor data is the key to creating the next super-successful product, or capturing an evil terrorist.

The old IT architecture was planned, dedicated, stable, controlled, with separate and well-defined roles. The new architecture is shared, dynamic, continuous, XaaS, DevOps.

This keynote session describes the challenges and opportunities that the new business / IT paradigms present to the IT architecture and architects.

9:45am - 10:30am
Technical Session
Oracle Cloud: A Case Study in Building a Cloud | Anbu Krishnaswami
Enterprise Architect, Oracle

Building a Cloud can be challenging thanks to the complex requirements unique to Cloud computing and the massive scale typically associated with Cloud. Cloud providers can take an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) approach and build a cloud on virtualized commodity hardware, or they can take the Platform as a Service (PaaS) path, a service-oriented approach based on pre-configured, integrated, engineered systems. This presentation uses the Oracle Cloud itself as a case study in the use of engineered systems, demonstrating how the technical design of engineered systems is leveraged for building PaaS and SaaS Cloud services and a Cloud management infrastructure. The presentation will also explore the principles, patterns, best practices, and architecture views provided in Oracle's Cloud reference architecture.

10:30 am -10:45 am Break
10:45am-11:30am
Technical Session
Database as a Service | Michael Timpanaro-Perrotta
Director, Product Management, Oracle Database Cloud

New applications are now commonly built in a Cloud model, where the database is consumed as a service, and many established business processes are beginning to migrate to database as a service (DBaaS). This adoption of DBaaS is made possible by the availability of new capabilities in the database that enable resource pooling, dynamic resource management, model-based provisioning, metered use, and effective quality-of-service controls. This session will examine the catalog of database services at a large commercial bank to understand how these capabilities are enabling DBaaS for a wide range of needs within the enterprise.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Panel Q&A

Dr. James Baty, Anbu Krishnaswami, and Michael Timpanaro-Perrotta respond to audience questions.

Registration is free, but seating is limited, so register now.

Monday Jun 24, 2013

Virtual Developer Day: MySQL - July 31st

Virtual Developer Day: MySQL is a one-stop shop for you to learn all the essential MySQL skills. With a combination of presentations and hands-on lab experience, you’ll have the opportunity to practice in your own environment and gain more in-depth knowledge to successfully design, develop, and manage your MySQL databases.

This FREE virtual event has two tracks tailored for both fresh and experienced MySQL users. Attend the sessions on July 31st and sharpen your skills to:

  • Develop your new applications cost-effectively using MySQL
  • Improve performance of your existing MySQL databases
  • Manage your MySQL environment more efficiently

When? Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Mumbai 10:30 a.m. (GMT +5:30) - 2:30 p.m.
Singapore 1:00 p.m. (GMT +8:00) - 5:00 p.m.
Sydney 3:00 p.m. (GMT +10:00) - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Jun 20, 2013

Play it Again - Virtual Sysadmin Day - July 15th

Rick, OTN's Systems Community Manager, posted just a bit ago about ANOTHER Virtual Sysadmin day coming up July 15th.  To read his post please go here - he talks about Albert Einstein it is priceless!  But here is some info as well...

When - Monday, July 15 at 9:00 am Pacific Time. (Time converter here.)

Register here

Hope to see you there!

Friday Jun 07, 2013

Forums Update

This is a quick reminder that the discussion forums at forums.oracle.com will be offline for a few hours starting at 9pm PT today and then read-only through the weekend while we migrate our content to the new community space. Please come take a look on Monday! forums.oracle.com

Monday Jun 03, 2013

A Cloudy Webcast on the Horizon for Application Developers

Just got wind of this from the Oracle Cloud Solutions blog and thought it might be of interest to the Oracle Technology Network Members.  Gene Eun wrote "I'm sure many of you who follow this blog have heard a lot about Oracle Cloud and may have even been able to attend one of our recent Oracle CloudWorld events. Chances are that you’ve heard a great deal about Oracle Cloud’s application services (SaaS) and the different lines of business (LOBs) that leverage them.  Let’s not forget that Oracle Cloud also offers platform as a service (PaaS) that enable developers to quickly and easily build new applications or custom extensions to Oracle Cloud’s SaaS applications. Oracle Cloud platform services are based on the world’s leading platform, open standards to prevent lock-in, and offer simple subscription pricing.

In our continuing efforts to spread the word to application developers that are keen to move their projects to the cloud, the Oracle Cloud team will be hosting a webcast series called Developing Applications in Oracle's Public Cloud. These LIVE webcasts will begin with quick overviews of our PaaS offerings, then spend most of the time on hands-on demonstrations of common tasks like building a simple app, loading data, and using the integrated tools. The first of two 2-part webcasts will focus on the Oracle Database Cloud Service and will be particularly interesting to developers familiar with Oracle Application Express. The second 2-part webcast is targeted at Java developers and will focus on the Oracle Java Cloud Service. I've listed the webcast series schedule below.

Each webcast will have LIVE Q&A so you’ll have an opportunity to ask the Oracle Cloud Product Managers any questions you have about these services. 

  • Developing Applications with the Oracle Database Cloud Service - Part 1 - June 18, 2013 at 9 a.m. PT
  • Developing Applications with the Oracle Database Cloud Service - Part 2 - June 20, 2013 at 9 a.m. PT
  • Improving Developer Productivity with Oracle Java Cloud Service and Cloud-Based IDE Plug-Ins - June 25, 2013 at 9 a.m. PT
  • Improving Developer Productivity with Oracle Java Cloud Service and Maven - June 27, 2013 at 9 a.m. PT
  • Click here to register for the webcasts today!"