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If you want a well rounded introduction to JAVA 7, look no further. This book touches on all the things you would expect in an introduction to a programming languages. The book is broken down into six parts and a set of appendices. I have listed the chapters by part below. Part I: ...
Oracle zigged when it was expected to zag Tuesday and came in with a nasty fiscal Q2 miss that caused its stock price to buckle close to 10% after-hours for fear the results are a harbinger of the broad-based tech slowdown everybody’s afraid of given the newspaper headlines, especially...
Amazon recently added Oracle database hosting capability to its RDS service offering. You can rent an Oracle database in pay-as-you-go fashion now. We are going to explore if corporations should be utilizing Amazon RDS, how it should be used, where possible savings are and what potenti...
Amazon is adding more Oracle database-related features to its services. We are exploring if it is possible and advisable to create your Oracle database disaster recovery site using the Amazon infrastructure. DR sites are typically built as an exact replica of the primary site. Applica...
We are looking at what makes Amazon Web Services the likely choice of IaaS Cloud Service Providers for your enterprise data center needs. Big shift towards Cloud environment has started. It is now clear that this change is similar in magnitude to the shift from mainframe to client-se...
AWS is built on commodity hardware and it is software virtual machine based. AWS documentation states that: It's inevitable that EC2 instances will fail, and you need to plan for it. As a rule of thumb, you should be a pessimist when designing architecture for the cloud. That means...
Remote, online backups are around for many years now in PC computer arena. We are going to explore if Oracle backups are natural candidate and good fit for the Cloud based backups. Scenario we are particularly interested in is where Oracle databases reside in your own, in house data ce...
Last Friday Oracle amended its countersuit against HP over their Itanium flap claiming it was tricked into settling the suit HP filed over ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd joining Oracle a month after he was ousted from HP. Oracle wants the agreement canceled. HP claims the agreement includes a...
In early JVM releases, it was common to delegate Java monitor operations directly to operating system monitors, or mutex primitives. As a result, a Java application experiencing lock contention would exhibit high values of system CPU utilization since operating system mutex primitives ...
JRE 6 was released in 2006, five years after a major JRE version was released. For the past few years Java was looking stagnant, and many Java developers began to worry; this concern was amplified when Oracle purchased Sun. We will try to discover if there's a big refactoring or maybe...
Most Java performance opportunities fall into one or more of the following categories: Using a more efficient algorithm. The largest gains in the performance of an application come from the use of a more efficient algorithm. The use of a more efficient algorithm allows an application ...
NaviSite on Monday announced it will offer monthly Oracle software licenses to its independent software vendor (ISV) customers through Oracle’s SaaS for ISVs model. NaviSite is a Platinum level member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN). With monthly Oracle software licensing, NaviSite IS...
Executing change management and version control for applications like Oracle E-Business Suite can be a daunting challenge, especially when you’re talking about upgrading Oracle E-Business 11i to version 12, commonly called “R12.” Your choices to achieve this change include a traditiona...
cVidya’s MoneyMap® Version 6.5 has achieved Oracle Exadata Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). This will significantly assist clients with the extreme performance available only with Oracle Exadata Database Machine. This announcement demonstrates that cVidya has fully te...
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is the only complete cloud management solution built and engineered to help you reduce IT complexity and improve your agility to changing business needs. In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Director, Oracle, Enterprise Manage...
Database sharding provides a method for scalability across independent servers, each with their own CPU, memory and disk. A database shard is a horizontal partition in a database. AWS quick instance creation/decommissioning capabilities make it quite easy to implement database sharding...
Judge William Alsup has now definitely said that there ain’t gonna be an Oracle-Google trial this year. In place of that disappointment he has proposed that there be a three-phase trial before the same jury: the first on copyright infringement, the second on patent infringement, ...
Oracle says it’s buying RightNow Technologies, the cloud-based customer service shop, for $43 a share or approximately $1.5 billion net of RightNow’s cash and debt. RightNow closed Friday at around $36. Its Customer Service Cloud works across call centers, the web and social networks....
Oracle database upgrades are a stressful exercise. Normally you need to backup production database, upgrade database software, then run database scripts that will upgrade dictionary. Once it is all done and success is confirmed you can start using upgraded database. If something goes w...
HP bought Autonomy so Oracle Tuesday said it’s buying privately held Endeca Technologies for some undisclosed amount of money that you can bet your bippy is no where near the billions HP paid for Autonomy to help it analyze unstructured data like Autonomy. Endeca, which started in 19...
As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, organizations must have a strategy and plan for moving to the cloud. What should you put into public clouds? Should you create a private cloud? Should you use cloud applications, platform or infrastructure? How should organizations...
District Court Judge William Alsup Wednesday postponed Google’s billion-dollar-plus trial for allegedly infringing Oracle’s Java patents and copyrights in Android that was tentatively set to start October 31. No new date has been scheduled. Judge Alsup previously warned that he might...
Learn how Oracle enables the rapid deployment and efficient management of public and private cloud infrastructure with application aware virtualization and advanced cloud management capabilities that are integrated with best-of breed-compute, storage, and network technologies. In the...
Public, private, hybrid software, platform, infrastructure as a service? Once you've decided you need a cloud, you're going to need an architecture. This presentation gives an overview of Oracle's Cloud Reference Architecture, which is part of the Oracle Cloud Enterprise Technology Str...
Most of enterprise class shops today run their Oracle databases on either HP-UX, AIX or Sun OS operating systems. Is it possible to move these databases to the public cloud, and, if so, who are providers who can help with such a move? Public cloud services are closely related to virtu...
Oracle RMAN catalog database is a central repository for all backup and restore metadata for Oracle databases. RMAN catalog database should not grow too big in order to deliver good performance. BMC Patrol and other monitoring tools require database, often Oracle, to store monitoring r...
For enterprise class cloud services, companies need a broad, comprehensive and flexible platform for their applications. Oracle recently announced the Oracle Public Cloud, which offers a broad set of best-in-class, integrated services that are elastic, secure and manageable, offering o...
Larry Ellison, who once famously called cloud computing “water vapor” and “complete gibberish,” capitulated this week and announced the coming of an Oracle Public Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld. Untroubled by any inconsistency, Ellison basically shrugged and said, “Everyone’s got a cloud....
Seems we will probably be deprived of the spectacle of Oracle going after Google and Google doing a lot of whimpering because it looks like the Oracle v Google trial over Google’s use of Java, which is set to start on Halloween, will probably be postponed to give precedence to a big un...
Salesforce CEO and sometime drama queen Marc Benioff claimed on Twitter Tuesday night that Oracle had canceled his keynote speech entitled “Welcome to the Social Enterprise” scheduled for 10:15 the following morning at Oracle OpenWorld. He said he was moving it to a restaurant in the S...
I met with F5′s ARX Solution Engineer Matt Quill for a F5 ARX and Oracle ZFS Storage along with chatting with Oracle’s David Wallace.
Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch continues to insist that Autonomy was never 'shopped' to Oracle. But now at least he remembers and admits to meeting with Oracle President Mark Hurd and Doug Kehring, Oracle's head of M&A, this past April. But CEO Lynch insists that it was a purely technical mee...
After two days of apparently futile settlement talks, Oracle and Google have been ordered to give up their Saturday and on October 1 take one more stab at resolving Oracle’s claims that Google’s Android operating system treads on Oracle’s Java patents. Meanwhile, Oracle has been told...
Oracle narrowly vaulted Wall Street’s expectations Tuesday when it reported its first fiscal quarter. Its results encouraged people to think budgets aren’t in lockdown mode. Revenues were up 12% to $8.37 billion returning a non-GAAP EPS of 48 cents a share, up 14%, against estimate...
Today’s economy requires IT management to justify the cost of every purchase while ensuring their teams are more productive, agile and versatile than ever before. These pressures filter down to the individual developer, administrator and analyst, who often have to do the work of two or...
Oracle wants to appeal a district court’s decision to cut a jury’s award of $1.3 billion in damages against SAP down to $272 million to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal judge who overturned the record award claiming it was “grossly excessive” and unsupported by the eviden...
An alphabetical selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age!
The Justice Department filed criminal charges late last week against SAP’s shuttered third-party maintenance subsidiary TomorrowNow related to its admitted computer heist of scads of Oracle software and documentation. Oracle’s civil case against SAP late last year resulted in the jur...
Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal last Friday ordered Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page to sit down next Monday and Tuesday and seek a financial settlement to Oracle’s Java infringement suit against Google. If they get nowhere next week they’ll have to show up for one mor...
A deadlock is a situation where two or more threads are blocked while waiting to obtain locks that some of the other threads in the deadlock are holding. Deadlocks can occur when multiple threads need the same locks, at the same time, but obtain them in different order. For instance, i...