Thursday Feb 21, 2013

Getting Started as an E-Business Suite DBA

The other day, a reader asked, "How does one become an EBS DBA?" He'd worked on an ERP environment in the past but seemed to be overwhelmed. This is understandable; there's lots to learn.  The good news is that there are many options to becoming an Apps DBA.

If you have limited funds

1. Start with the official documentation

There is a vast trove of information contained within the online E-Business Suite Documentation Library. Our documentation writers are devoted to capturing everything that you need to know to manage the E-Business Suite, and the organization of the documentation is top-notch.  All aspiring DBAs should start here:

Screenshot of new EBS documentation library

2. Build your own sandbox environment

The only way to learn is to work with a real environment. You can download Oracle VM templates for the E-Business Suite and have an environment running within a few hours:

3. Get the latest information

EBS technology is constantly being refreshed.  You can learn about specific EBS topics from the developers themselves in these free one-hour webcasts:

We release over 150 new certifications a year, so it's vital to monitor or subscribe to this blog to stay current:

4. Talk with your peers

There are dozens of Oracle EBS discussion forums. The best DBAs in the world congregate here and are generous with their expertise.  Some recommendations for DBAs:

If you prefer formal classroom-style training

Oracle University has some excellent courses: Oracle Applications - E-Business Suite Training

Here are some great ways get started in E-Business Suite Tools and Technologies:

If you want to get certified

You can get certified through the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) program. Here is the learning track to becoming an EBS DBA:

There's no free lunch

As I was getting ready to fire off an email to the gentleman, I sat back and thought about the context of the gentleman’s inquiry. We have a diversified selection of education offerings that are fee-based and free. Oracle University courses are outstanding. Self study classes can be performed from anywhere. Our documentation resources are extensive as well as comprehensive. We have software to download and try. Everything is in place to achieve all the goals you might ever want to achieve dealing with Oracle Application Technologies. 

There is just one catch: whatever route the gentleman chooses to take, there will have to be a substantial investment in time and resources. Technology continually advances, so this will be an ongoing investment.

Often, individuals who embark on the path of learning our technologies miss that. I wish I could convey to those that start the journey, that even for those of us who are Oracle professionals, we never stop learning our own technologies.

There is no easy way to become an expert.  but it's worth it


Thursday Feb 14, 2013

Webcast Replay Available: Top 10 Free Ways of Securing Your EBS Instance

I am pleased to announce the availability of the webcast replay for the Top 10 Free Ways of Securing Your EBS Instance here:

This webcast was presented by Eric Bing, Senior Director, and Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, and covers things you can do to improve the security of your Oracle E-Business Suite instance. Best of all, the actions discussed in this webcast are free! This webcast was targeted to system administrators, DBAs, and implementers.

E-Business Suite architecture diagram showing firewalls and internal and external application servers

This webcast, led by Eric Bing,Senior Director, and Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, covered the following topics:

  • Check Profile Settings
  • Change Default Passwords
  • Secure APPLSYSPUB
  • Activate Server Security
  • Implement IP address restrictions
  • Migrate to Password Hashing
  • Enable Application Tier Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
  • Move Off of Client/Server Components
  • Secure Configuration of Attachments
  • Turn on ModSecurity
  • Encrypt Credit Card Data
  • Separation of Duties: Review Access To “Sensitive Administrative Pages”

Related Articles

Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

Webcast Replay Available for EBS Directions: Deployment and System Administration

When will EBS 12.2 be released?  Sorry, we're not permitted to speculate about release dates.  But we can tell you a bit more about what's going to be in that release.

Max Arderius, Manager, ATG, recently presented a webcast that provided a sneak peek at how our upcoming E-Business Suite 12.2 release affect your deployment and system administration experience.  The recorded replay for this webcast is available here:

EBS 12.2 Technology Stack Architecture diagram


This webcast compares existing deployment and system administration tools for EBS 12.0 and 12.1 with the upcoming functionality planned for EBS 12.2. This was a very popular session at OpenWorld 2012, and covers:

  • Understanding the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Architecture
  • Installing & Upgrading EBS 12.2
  • Online Patching in EBS 12.2
  • Cloning in EBS 12.2

Related Article


Thursday Jan 31, 2013

Webcast Replay Available: Using Endeca with E-Business Suite 12

If you missed Osama Elkady's webcast on using Oracle Endeca with Oracle E-Business Suite, the replay is available here:

This webcasts focuses on the details behind Oracle Endeca's integration with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. It demonstrates how you can extend the use of Oracle Endeca into other areas of Oracle E-Business Suite.

Endeca within Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Endeca includes an unstructured data correlation and analytics engine, together with catalog search and guided navigation capabilities.

  • Complete Data View
  • Advanced Searching Across Organizations and Flexfields
  • Advanced Visualization including Charts, Metrics, and Cross Tabs
  • Guided Navigation

Wednesday Jan 30, 2013

Webcast Replay Available: Advanced Management of EBS with Oracle Enterprise Manager

You might have missed our webcast on managing E-Business Suite environments with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and the Application Management Pack plug-in.  This webcast was presented by Angelo Rosado, Principal Product Manager, and Lauren Cohn, Principal Curriculum Developer.

The recorded webcast and its presentation materials are now available here:

Advanced Management of Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager (Presentation)

AMP screenshot

The Application Management Pack plug-in is designed to monitor and manage all the different technologies that constitute Oracle E-Business Suite applications, including midtier, configuration, host, and database management—to name just a few. Customers that have implemented Oracle Enterprise Manager have experienced dramatic improvements in system visibility, diagnostic capability, and administrator productivity.

This webcast highlights the key features and benefits of Oracle Enterprise Manager and the latest version of the Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.

Related Articles

Tuesday Jan 29, 2013

Webcast Replay Available: Using Oracle ADF with Oracle E-Business Suite

I'm catching up on some long-overdue announcements about our webcast recordings.

You might have missed our webcast on using Oracle ADF with Oracle E-Business Suite with Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, E-Business Suite ATG, and Juan Camilo Ruiz, Principal Product Manager, ADF.  That webcast and its presentation materials are now available here:

Using Oracle ADF with Oracle E-Business Suite (Presentation #1 of 2) (Presentation #2 of 2)

Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java

Oracle E-Business Suite delivers functionality for handling the core business of your organization. This webcast provides an overview of how to use Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) to deliver alternative user interfaces to existing Oracle E-Business Suite processes. The webcast also explores integration between the two worlds using the Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java.

Related Articles

Tuesday Jan 22, 2013

ATG Live Webcast Jan. 24th: Top 10 Free Ways of Securing Your EBS Instance

This webcast provides you with an understanding of the actions you can take now to improve the security of your Oracle E-Business Suite instance. Best of all, the actions being discussed in this webcast are free! This webcast is targeted to system administrators, DBAs, and implementers.

E-Business Suite architecture diagram showing firewalls and internal and external application servers

This webcast, led by Eric Bing,Senior Director, and Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, will cover the following topics:

  • Check Profile Settings
  • Change Default Passwords
  • Secure APPLSYSPUB
  • Activate Server Security
  • Implement IP address restrictions
  • Migrate to Password Hashing
  • Enable Application Tier Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
  • Move Off of Client/Server Components
  • Secure Configuration of Attachments
  • Turn on ModSecurity
  • Encrypt Credit Card Data
  • Separation of Duties: Review Access To “Sensitive Administrative Pages”

Date:                Thursday, January 24, 2013
Time:               11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:   Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager
                         Eric Bing, Senior Director

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:

   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              104460

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  593152632

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Thursday Dec 06, 2012

ATG Live Webcast Dec. 13th: EBS Future Directions: Deployment and System Administration

This webcast provides an overview of the improvements to Oracle E-Business Suite deployment and system administration that are planned for the upcoming EBS 12.2 release.   It is targeted to system administrators, DBAs, developers, and implementers.

EBS 12.2 Technology Stack Architecture diagram


This webcast, led by Max Arderius, Manager Applications Technology Group, compares existing deployment and system administration tools for EBS 12.0 and 12.1 with the upcoming functionality planned for EBS 12.2. This was a very popular session at OpenWorld 2012, and I am pleased to bring it to the ATG Live Webcast series.  This session will cover:

  • Understanding the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Architecture
  • Installing & Upgrading EBS 12.2
  • Online Patching in EBS 12.2
  • Cloning in EBS 12.2

Date:             Thursday, December 13, 2012
Time:             8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenter:   Max Arderius, Manager Applications Technology Group

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              103194

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  593672805

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Thursday Nov 29, 2012

ATG Live Webcast Dec. 6th: Minimizing EBS Maintenance Downtimes

This webcast provides an overview of the plans and decisions you can make, and the actions you can take, that will help you minimize maintenance downtimes for your E-Business Suite instances. It is targeted to system administrators, DBAs, developers, and implementers.

Phases of EBS patching

This session, led by Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, and Santiago Bastidas, Principal Product Manager, will cover best practices, tools, utilities, and tasks to minimize your maintenance downtimes during the four key maintenance phases. Topics will include:

  • Create a Maintenance Strategy
  • Find the Updates You Need
  • Use the Right Tools and Features
  • Create a Deployment Strategy
  • Summarize Key Concepts
  • Review a Case Study
  • Preview EBS Release 12.2 Online Patching

Date:                Thursday, December 6, 2012
Time:               8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:   Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager
                         Santiago Bastidas, Principal Product Manager

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              103200

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  595757500

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

ATG Live Webcast Nov. 29th: Endeca "Evolutionizes" E-Business Suite

If you have ever wanted any of the following within Oracle E-Business Suite:
  • Complete Data View
  • Advanced Searching Across Organizations and Flexfields
  • Advanced Visualization including Charts, Metrics, and Cross Tabs
  • Guided Navigation

Then you might want to attend this webcast to learn more about Oracle Endeca's integration with Oracle E-Business Suite. Oracle Endeca includes an unstructured data correlation and analytics engine, together with catalog search and guided navigation capabilities.

This webcasts focuses on the details behind Oracle Endeca's integration with Oracle E-Business Suite. It demonstrates how you can extend the use of Oracle Endeca into other areas of Oracle E-Business Suite.

Endeca within Oracle E-Business Suite

Date:             Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time:             8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenter:   Osama Elkady, Senior Director

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              103192

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  595335921

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Wednesday Nov 14, 2012

REMINDER: ATG Live Webcast Nov. 15: Best Practices for Using EBS SDK for Java with Oracle ADF

Thursday, November 15th is your chance to join Sara Woodhull and Juan Camilo Ruiz as they discuss  Best Practices for Using EBS SDK for Java with Oracle ADF. You can find the complete event details at

ATG Live Webcast: Best Practices for Using EBS SDK for Java with Oracle ADF

Date:               Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:   Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, E-Business Suite ATG
                         Juan Camilo Ruiz, Principal Product Manager, ADF

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:

   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              103192

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  591862924

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Friday Nov 09, 2012

ATG Live Webcast Nov. 15th: Best Practices for Using EBS SDK for Java with Oracle ADF

Oracle E-Business Suite delivers functionality for handling the core business of your organization. This webcast provides best practices for how to use Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) with the Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java.  Topics include:

  • Session management with ADF
  • Handling security
  • Embedding ADF regions in OA Framework pages
  • Best practices and more
Using the Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java with Oracle ADF

Date:               Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:   Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, E-Business Suite ATG
                         Juan Camilo Ruiz, Principal Product Manager, ADF

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:

   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              103192

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  591862924

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Tuesday Nov 06, 2012

ATG Live Webcast Nov. 8th: Advanced Management of EBS with Oracle Enterprise Manager

The task of managing and monitoring Oracle E-Business Suite environments can be very challenging. The Application Management Pack plug-in is part of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.

The Application Management Pack plug-in is designed to monitor and manage all the different technologies that constitute Oracle E-Business Suite applications, including midtier, configuration, host, and database management—to name just a few. Customers that have implemented Oracle Enterprise Manager have experienced dramatic improvements in system visibility, diagnostic capability, and administrator productivity.

This webcast will highlight the key features and benefits of Oracle Enterprise Manager, the latest version of the Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.

Advanced Management of Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager

Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.0.1.0

Date:                Thursday, November 8, 2012
Time:               8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:   Angelo Rosado, Principal Product Manager, E-Business Suite ATG
                         Lauren Cohn, Principal Curriculum Developer, E-Business Suite ATG

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              103191

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  591460967

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Tuesday Oct 30, 2012

ATG Live Webcast November 2nd: Using Oracle ADF with Oracle E-Business Suite

After a break for Oracle Open World 2012, the ATG Live Webcast series is restarting this Friday, November 2nd, 2012 with the webcast:

Using Oracle ADF with Oracle E-Business Suite: The Full Integration View

Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java

Oracle E-Business Suite delivers functionality for handling the core business of your organization. This webcast provides an overview of how to use Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) to deliver alternative user interfaces to existing Oracle E-Business Suite processes. The webcast also explores integration between the two worlds using the Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java.

Date:               Friday, November 2, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:   Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, E-Business Suite ATG
                         Juan Camilo Ruiz, Principal Product Manager, ADF

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              103190

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  590254265

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Monday Aug 06, 2012

Oracle E-Business Suite Personalizations Course Now Available

Oracle University logoI am pleased to announce a new training course titled "Oracle E-Business Suite Personalizations".

This Oracle University course is now offered as a 5-day class in either the Classroom Training (ILT) or Live Virtual Class (LVC) format. The course can be found under the E-Business Suite Tools and Technology Training category.

The course is a hands-on lab-intensive offering, and is intended for Application Developers, Functional Implementers, Support Engineers, and Technical Administrators. The course's objective is to give you insights into the rich and upgradable personalizations that Oracle E-Business Suite offers. You will also learn how to setup flexfields to capture information relevant to a business and personalize the user interface (UI) to suite a business need or a user preference for both OA Framework-based and Oracle Forms-based products.

You'll get the following hands-on experience in this course:

  • Work with Key and Descriptive Flexfields
  • Use Value Sets and Validation Options
  • Perform OA Framework Personalizations
  • Perform Form Personalizations
  • Work with Custom Programs and Help Systems
  • Work with Data Loader Applications

For more information regarding the course, please see the full course description, schedule, and other relevant information at the Oracle University website.

Finding other ATG courses and training materials

The catalog of all ATG training materials is available in this blog's Webcasts and Training section. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com

Monday Jul 09, 2012

Webcast Replay Available: Scrambling Sensitive Data in E-Business Suite Release 12 Cloned Environments

I am pleased to release the replay and presentation for ATG Live Webcast:

Scrambling Sensitive Data in EBS 12 Cloned Environments (Presentation)

E-Business Suite Data Masking Architecture

Eric Bing, Senior Director, Jagan Athreya, Enterprise Manager Product Management, and Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, discussed the Oracle E-Business Suite Template for Data Masking Pack, and how it can be used in situations where confidential or regulated data needs to be shared with other non-production users who need access to some of the original data, but not necessarily every table.  Examples of non-production users include internal application developers or external business partners such as offshore testing companies, suppliers or customers. (July 2012)

Finding other recorded ATG webcasts

The catalog of ATG Live Webcast replays, presentations, and all ATG training materials is available in this blog's Webcasts and Training section.

Tuesday Jul 03, 2012

Webcast Replay Available: Technical Preview of EBS 12.2 Online Patching

[Sep. 20, 2013 Update:  EBS 12.2 is now available for download.  See this article for details.]

I am pleased to release the replay and presentation for ATG Live Webcast:

Technical Preview of EBS 12.2 Online Patching (Presentation)

Online patching editions

Kevin Hudson, Senior Director and one of the Online Patching architects, discussed one of the cornerstone new features in our upcoming Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 release. This ground-breaking feature is based upon Edition-Based Redefinition, a new 11gR2 Database feature that was built to Oracle Applications division specifications to allow the E-Business Suite's database tier to be patched while the environment is running.  Online Patching combines the use of Edition-Based Redefinition and new E-Business Suite technologies to allow patching to the E-Business Suite's database and application tier servers while the environment is being actively used by its end-users. (June 2012)

Finding other recorded ATG webcasts

The catalog of ATG Live Webcast replays, presentations, and all ATG training materials is available in this blog's Webcasts and Training section.

Friday Jun 22, 2012

ATG Live Webcast June 28: Scrambling Sensitive Data in EBS 12 Cloned Environments

Securing the Oracle E-Business Suite includes protecting the underlying E-Business data in production and non-production databases.  While steps can be taken to provide a secure configuration to limit EBS access, a better approach to protecting non-production data is simply to scramble (mask) the data in the non-production copy.  

The Oracle E-Business Suite Template for Data Masking Pack can be used in situations where confidential or regulated data needs to be shared with other non-production users who need access to some of the original data, but not necessarily every table.  Examples of non-production users include internal application developers or external business partners such as offshore testing companies, suppliers or customers.

The Oracle E-Business Suite Template for Data Masking Pack is applied to a non-production environment with the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Data Masking Pack.  When applied, the Oracle E-Business Suite Template for Data Masking Pack will create an irreversibly scrambled version of your production database for development and testing. This ATG Live Webcast is your chance to come learn about the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 Template for Data Masking Pack from the experts.

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 Template for Data Masking

Example of Data Masking from Production to Non-Production Instance
The agenda for the Oracle E-Business Suite Template for Data Masking Pack webcast includes the following topics:

  • What does data masking do in E-Business Suite environments?
    • De-identify the data
    • Mask sensitive data
    • Maintain data validity
  • How can EBS customers use data masking?
  • References

Join Eric Bing, Senior Director and Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, as they discusses the Oracle E-Business Suite Template for Data Masking Pack.

Date:                  Thursday, June 28, 2012
Time:                 8:00AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:     Eric Bing, Senior Director
                           Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
    Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              100865

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  591170639

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Wednesday Jun 13, 2012

REMINDER: ATG Live Webcast June 14: Technical Preview of EBS 12.2 Online Patching

Reminder: Our first detailed webcast about EBS 12.2's Online Patching is going to be held tomorrow, June 14, 2012.  Please dial into the webcast at least 15 minutes in advance.  Preregistration volumes suggest that we will hit the limit for attendees. If you try to dial in a mere five minutes before the webcast, you may not get in.

Online Patching is is one of the cornerstone new features in our upcoming Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 release. This ground-breaking feature is based upon Edition-Based Redefinition, a new 11gR2 Database feature that was built to Oracle Applications division specifications to allow the E-Business Suite's database tier to be patched while the environment is running.  Online Patching combines the use of Edition-Based Redefinition and new E-Business Suite technologies to allow patching to the E-Business Suite's database and application tier servers while the environment is being actively used by its end-users.

This webcast provides a detailed technical preview of:

  • How this new feature works
  • How it affects E-Business Suite end-users
  • How it affects E-Business Suite database administrators and patching lifecycles
  • How it affects developers and third-party software vendors responsible for E-Business Suite customizations and extensions
Online patching editions

 

The presenter for this event is Kevin Hudson, Senior Director and one of the Online Patching architects. There will be a special extended Q&A Session at the end of this presentation, given the nature of the materials and the questions that we expect from you. ATG Development staff supporting the Q&A session will include Elke Phelps, Santiago Bastidas, Max Arderius, and other ATG architects.

Date:              Thursday, June 14, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (Special 2-hour Time)
Presenter:    Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Applications Technology Integration

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
   International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
   Dial-In Passcode:                                              100815

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  597470987

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

When will Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 be released?

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. We'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.

Wednesday Jun 06, 2012

ATG Live Webcast June 14: Technical Preview of EBS 12.2 Online Patching

Online Patching is is one of the cornerstone new features in our upcoming Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 release. This ground-breaking feature is based upon Edition-Based Redefinition, a new 11gR2 Database feature that was built to Oracle Applications division specifications to allow the E-Business Suite's database tier to be patched while the environment is running.  Online Patching combines the use of Edition-Based Redefinition and new E-Business Suite technologies to allow patching to the E-Business Suite's database and application tier servers while the environment is being actively used by its end-users.

This webcast provides a detailed technical preview of:

  • How this new feature works
  • How it affects E-Business Suite end-users
  • How it affects E-Business Suite database administrators and patching lifecycles
  • How it affects developers and third-party software vendors responsible for E-Business Suite customizations and extensions

Online Patching Overview


The presenter for this event is Kevin Hudson, Senior Director and one of the Online Patching architects. There will be a special extended Q&A Session at the end of this presentation, given the nature of the materials and the questions that we expect from you. ATG Development staff supporting the Q&A session will include Elke Phelps, Santiago Bastidas, Max Arderius, and other ATG architects.

Date:               Thursday, June 14, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (Special 2-hour Time)
Presenter:    Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Applications Technology Integration

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
   International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
   Dial-In Passcode:                                              100815

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  597470987

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

When will Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 be released?

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. We'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.    

Monday Apr 30, 2012

ATG Live Webcasts on Hiatus until early June

It is time for the ATG Live Webcast to take a break. But, it is just a short break. I have already scheduled the next ATG Live Webcast for June 7, 2012. You can be assured that the ATG Live Webcast series will continue delivering the same level of content that you have come to expect when we come back from our break.

Following our Collaborate conference, we will be updating some of the most important webcasts with the latest information from the E-Business Suite Tools and Technology team. Stay connected to this blog for more information on the ATG Live Webcast series. I look forward to seeing you on June 7th.


Friday Apr 20, 2012

Webcast Replay Available: Managing Your Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager

I am pleased to release the replay and presentation for the latest ATG Live Webcast: 

Managing Your Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager (Presentation)

Enterprise Manager 12c with E-Business Suite Plug-in 5.0

Angelo Rosado, Product Manager, ATG Development discussed using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and the latest E-Business Suite Plug-in to manage E-Business Suite systems, including 11i, R12, R12.1, and the upcoming release. (April 2012)

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Wednesday Apr 18, 2012

Webcast Replay Available: Diagnosing E-Business Suite JVM and Forms Performance Issues (Performance Series (Performance Series Part 4 of 4)

I am pleased to release the replay and presentation for the latest ATG Live Webcast: 

Diagnosing E-Business Suite JVM and Forms Performance Issues (Performance Series (Performance Series Part 4 of 4) (Presentation)

Debugging JVM logs

Dave Suri, Project Lead, Applications Performance and Gustavo Jimenez, Senior Development Manager discussed some of the steps involved in triaging and diagnosing E-Business Suite systems related to JVM and Forms components (March 2012).

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Monday Apr 16, 2012

Webcast Replay Available: Network, WAN, and PC Performance Tuning (Performance Series Part 3 of 4)

I am pleased to release the replay and presentation for the latest ATG Live Webcast:
Network, WAN, and PC Performance Tuning (Performance Series Part 3 of 4) (Presentation)
Screenshot of Network Test page within E-Business Suite 12.1

Andy Tremayne, Senior Architect, Applications Performance, and co-author of Oracle Applications Performance Tuning Handbook from Oracle Press discussed network performance for E-Business Suite. Andy covered tuning the client and tuning the network. He shared real-life examples of network performance, and showed you tools and techniques that you can use to estimate or simulate performance on your own network (March 2012).

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Thursday Apr 12, 2012

Webcast Replay Available: Performance Tuning E-Business Suite Concurrent Manager (Performance Series Part 2 of 3)

I am pleased to release the replay and presentation for the latest ATG Live Webcast:
Performance Tuning E-Business Suite Concurrent Manager (Performance Series Part 2 of 3) (Presentation)
Screenshot of Concurrent Manager management within E-Business Suite 12.1

Andy Tremayne, Senior Architect, Applications Performance, and co-author of Oracle Applications Performance Tuning Handbook from Oracle Press, and Uday Moogala, Senior Principal Engineer, Applications Performance discussed two major components of E-Business Suite performance tuning:  concurrent management and tracing. They dispel some myths surrounding these topics, and shared with you the recommended best practices that you can use on your own E-Business Suite instance.

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Tuesday Apr 10, 2012

Webcast Replay Available: E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Upgrade Best Practices - Technical Insight

I am pleased to release the replay and presentation for the latest ATG Live Webcast:Image to show the cycle of E-Business Suite 12.1 upgrades
E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Upgrade Best Practices - Technical Insight (Presentation)
Udayan Parvate, Director, E-Business Suite Release Engineering and Uday Moogala, Senior Principal Engineer, Applications Performance discussed the best practices that you can apply when upgrading your E-Business Suite instance to Release 12.1 and beyond. They discussed upgrade paths, resources, and practices to minimize downtime during the upgrade. (April 2012)

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Monday Apr 02, 2012

ATG Live Webcast April 5: Managing Your Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager

The next ATG Live Webcast covers one of the hottest topic areas in E-Business Suite Tools and Technology: Lifecycle Management. Angelo Rosado, Product Manager, ATG Development will lead you through using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and the latest E-Business Suite Plug-in to manage E-Business Suite systems. You can register for the Apr. 5, 2012 event at:

Managing Your Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager

Enterprise Manager 12c with E-Business Suite Plug-in 5.0


The topics covered in this webcast will be:

  • Manage your EBS system configurations
  • Monitor your EBS environment's performance and uptime
  • Keep multiple EBS environments in sync with their patches and configurations
  • Create patches for your EBS customizations and apply them with Oracle's own patching tools

Date:               Thursday, April 5, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenter:    Angelo Rosado, Product Manager, ATG Development

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:            877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              99343

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  594372618

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com. 

Friday Mar 23, 2012

ATG Live Webcast March 29: Diagnosing E-Business Suite JVM and Forms Performance Issues (Performance Series Part 4 of 4)

The next webcast in our popular EBS series on performance management is going to be a showstopper.  Dave Suri, Project Lead, Applications Performance and Gustavo Jimenez, Senior Development Manager will discuss some of the steps involved in triaging and diagnosing E-Business Suite systems related to JVM and Forms components.

Please join us for our next ATG Live Webcast on Mar. 29, 2012:

Triage and Diagnostics for E-Business Suite JVM and Forms

Debugging JVM logs

The topics covered in this webcast will be:

  • Overall Menu/Sections
    • Architecture
    • Patches/Certified browsers/jdk versions
    • JVM Tuning
    • JVM Tools (jstat,eclipse mat, ibm tda)
    • Forms Tools (strace/FRD)
    • Java Concurrent Program options location
    • Case studies
  • Case Studies
    • JVM Thread dump case for Oracle Advanced Product Catalog
    • Forms FRD trace relating to Saving an SR
    • Java Concurrent Program for BT

Date:               Thursday, March 29, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:  Dave Suri, Project Lead, Applications Performance
                        Gustavo Jimenez, Senior Development Manager

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:            877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              99342

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  597073984

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com. 

Wednesday Mar 21, 2012

ATG Live Webcast March 22 Reminder: Network, WAN, and PC Performance Tuning (Performance Series Part 3 of 3)

A quick reminder about tomorrow's webcast -- Thursday, March 22:  Andy Tremayne, Senior Architect, Applications Performance, and co-author of Oracle Applications Performance Tuning Handbook from Oracle Press, and Uday Moogala, Senior Principal Engineer, Applications Performance, will discuss network performance for E-Business Suite. Andy and Uday will cover tuning the client and tuning the network. They will share real-life examples of network performance, and show you tools and techniques that you can use to estimate or simulate performance on your own network.

The agenda for the Performance Tuning - Part 3 of 3 webcast includes the following topics:
  • Tuning the Client
  • Tuning the Network
Date:               Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:  Andy Tremayne, Senior Architect, Applications Performance
                        Uday Moogala, Senior Principal Engineer, Applications Performance

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:
   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              99341

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  591264961

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

Monday Mar 19, 2012

Webcast Replay Available: E-Business Suite Data Protection

I am pleased to release the replay and presentation for the latest ATG Live Webcast:

E-Business Suite Data Protection (Presentation)

Screenshot of E-Business Suite Data Access auditing


Robert Armstrong, Product Strategy Security Architect and Eric Bing, Senior Director discussed the best practices and recommendations for securing your E-Business Suite data.

Finding other recorded ATG webcasts

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