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  1. 1. ALL OF YOUR PLATFORMS. ONE TOAD ®. Built on more than a decade of proven expertise, Toad® is the #1 productivity tool for database and data professionals to develop, access, manage, and analyze data. Only Toad combines the deepest functionality, extensive automation, and a workflow that enables developers, DBAs, and analysts of all levels to work more efficiently and accurately. That’s why more than two million users — running any platform they choose — rely on Toad.See what’s new with Toad and how the latest additions can simplify business intelligence at quest.com/ToadBI. And while at Oracle OpenWorld, visit us at booth #1121 in the South Hall for database expertise and prizes. © 2012 Quest Software Inc. Quest, the Quest Software logo, Simplicity at Work, and Toad are trademarks of Quest Software, Inc. For a complete list of Quest trademarks visit http://www.quest.com/legal/trademarks.aspx. ADD-28Platforms-Toad-EH . All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
  2. 2. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 New Questions, Fast Answers Oracle Endeca Information Discovery enables exploration and analysis of complex and varied data / 23 Decisions, Decisions The art, science, and politics of technology selection / 32 Copy. Compare. Repeat. Quickly copy, compare, and synchronize databases with Oracle SQL Developer / 63 From Floor to Ceiling and Other Functional Cases Part 7 in a series on the basics of the relational database and SQL / 66 On Clustering Factor and Validating Keys Our technologist explains different statistics and very foreign keys / 71SECURITY ON THE MOVEOrganizations use OracleIdentity Managementsolutions to secure operationsin the cloud and on the go Engineered for InnovationSo many conferences,so much content:Oracle OpenWorld,JavaOne, and moreSan FranciscoSeptember 29–October 5CompleteCloudOracle unveils broadest cloudstrategy in the industry
  3. 3. 2 FEATURED CONTENT VOLUME XXVI - ISSUE 5 CONTENTS SECURITY ON THE MOVE /42 As corporate computing services become more diverse and the underlying IT infrastructure gets more complex, authorizing users for enterprise information systems becomes progressively more challenging. How do you handle identity administration, authentication, trust management, access control, directory services, and governance for a roving workforce that expects a consistent experience? Ideally, your information systems should support access, permissions, and password security across all devices and all locations. Find out how organizations are using Oracle Identity Management solutions to secure operations in the cloud and on the go. —By David Baum Cover: Robert Garcia Engineered for Innovation /36 Complete Cloud /21 Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne, MySQL Connect, Oracle’s cloud strategy and several other events are set for San is the broadest in the Francisco, September 29–October 5. Don’t industry, and Oracle miss the wealth of learning and networking Cloud is the heart of opportunities during this content-focused that strategy. Learn how week. No matter what your role in the Oracle Oracle Cloud delivers ecosystem—from Oracle database developer a complete, modern, and flexible enterprise or Java programmer to Oracle partner or Oracle cloud that provides subscription-based access Applications user—there is something just for to best-of-breed, integrated, and standards- you in this diverse mix of keynotes, sessions, based application, platform, and social educational opportunities, demos, and networking events. Get the details and start services—all completely hosted, managed, and planning your trip to San Francisco in September. —By Karen Shamban supported by Oracle. —By Chip Brookshaw SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 ORACLE.COM/ORACLEMAGAZINE
  4. 4. An idea is born. Ideas come to life in the AT&T network. In here, the right minds from inside and outside the company can come together in the cloud to work out a new car-seat design. Global production partners can meet face-to-face on video apps to figure out where, when and how to bring it all together. Social media gives moms and dads a chance to weigh in. And what started as a new idea becomes the new must-have. In here, innovation turns into new business. To learn more, visit att.com/business INSPIRATION SENSATIONDownload the free scanner app at http://scan.mobi and scan this code to learn more.© 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other AT&T marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.
  5. 5. 4 DEPARTMENTS VOLUME XXVI - ISSUE 5 Up Front / 6 Community / 26 Technology / 51 Comment / 76 FROM THE EDITOR / 6 PARTNER NEWS / 26 ORACLE ADF / 51 IN THE FIELD / 76 Newsworthy BOOK BEAT / 26 Consume Early, Success in the Clouds —Tom Haunert Consume Often Cloud tips from experienced COMMUNITY How to service-enable Oracle IT pilots —Mark C. Clark MASHUP / 8 BULLETIN / 31 News, views, trends, ADF Business Components IN THE FIELD / 77 News, people, and and tools application modules for Users Find Their Way happenings in the Oracle consumption by SOA and Whatever your interest, Technology Network Web services clients there’s a user group out there ARCHITECT / 32 —Frank Nimphius for you. —Mike Riley Decisions, Decisions BUSINESS ANALYST’S The art, science, and politics INTELLIGENCE / 56 CORNER / 79 of technology selection Lighten the Load —Bob Rhubart Identity and Access Oracle Data Integrator 11g Centralized identity UP CLOSE / 33 makes data loading flexible, management platforms are Deeper Developments restartable, and routine. evolving to accommodate Oracle ACE Director Cary —Mark Rittman new deployment methods At Oracle / 11 Millsap shares lessons from a PL/SQL 101 / 59 and access requirements. EVENTS / 11 life of coding and business. Bulk Processing with —David Baum Find out about upcoming —Jeff Erickson BULK COLLECT and TIME CAPSULE / 80 technology and industry PEER-TO-PEER / 34 FORALL Flashbacks: Culture. Industry. events. Knowledge Bloggers Part 9 in a series of articles Oracle. Oracle Magazine. RESOURCES / 15 David Ricardo, Brendan on understanding and —Rich Schwerin Your guide to Oracle Tierney, Zeeshan Baig using PL/SQL Webcasts, podcasts, white —Blair Campbell —Steven Feuerstein papers, and more SQL DEVELOPER / 63 BRIEFS / 18 Make the Easy Move Quickly copy, compare, and The latest product news synchronize databases with INTERVIEW / 23 Oracle SQL Developer. New Questions, —Jeff Smith Fast Answers Oracle Endeca Information SQL 101 / 66 Discovery enables easy From Floor to Ceiling and exploration of diverse and Other Functional Cases Part 7 in a series on the changing data. basics of the relational —Rich Schwerin database and SQL —Melanie Caffrey ASK TOM / 71 On Clustering Factor and Validating Keys Our technologist explains different statistics and very foreign keys. —Tom Kyte SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 ORACLE.COM/ORACLEMAGAZINE
  6. 6. 5EDITORIAL PUBLISHINGEditor in Chief PublisherTom Haunert tom.haunert@oracle.com Jeff Spicer jeff.spicer@oracle.comSenior Editor Production Director and Associate PublisherCaroline Kvitka caroline.kvitka@oracle.com Jennifer Hamilton jennifer.hamilton@oracle.com +1.650.506.3794Managing Editor Senior Manager, Audience Development and OperationsJan Rogers jan.rogers@oracle.com Karin Kinnear karin.kinnear@oracle.com +1.650.506.1985Contributing Editor and WriterBlair Campbell ADVERTISING SALES Associate PublisherEditor in Chief, Oracle Technology Network Kyle Walkenhorst kyle@sprocketmedia.com +1.323.340.8585Justin Kestelyn justin.kestelyn@oracle.com Northwest and Central U.S.Technology Advisor Tom Cometa thomas.cometa@sbcglobal.net +1.510.339.2403Tom Kyte Southwest U.S. and LADContributors Shaun Mehr shaun@sprocketmedia.com +1.949.923.1660Marta Bright, Jeff Erickson, Fred Sandsmark, Rich Schwerin, Leslie Steere Northeast U.S. and EMEA/APACDESIGN Mark Makinney mark.makinney@sprocketmedia.com +1.805.709.4745Senior Creative Director Recruitment AdvertisingFrancisco G Delgadillo Tim Matteson tim@mattesonmail.com +1.310.836.4064Senior Design Director Mailing-List RentalsSuemi Lam Contact your sales representative.Design DirectorRichard Merchán RESOURCES Oracle ProductsContributing Designers +1.800.367.8674 (U.S./Canada)Jaime Ferrand, Nicholas Pavkovic Oracle ServicesProduction Designers +1.888.283.0591Sheila Brennan, Kathy Cygnarowicz Oracle Press BooksEDITORIAL BOARD oraclepressbooks.comIan Abramson, Karen Cannell, Andrew Clarke, Chris Claterbos, Karthika Devi,Kimberly Floss, Kent Graziano, Taqi Hasan, Tony Jambu, Tony Jedlinski, Copyright © 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publicationAri Kaplan, Val Kavi, John King, Steve Lemme, Carol McGury, Sumit Sengupta, may be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without permission from the editors. ORACLE MAGAZINEJonathan Vincenzo, Dan Vlamis IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. ORACLE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT SHALL ORACLE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGESSUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDEDSubscriptions are complimentary for qualified individuals who complete the HEREIN. The information is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended forsubscription card found in each issue or online at oracle.com/oraclemagazine. information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitmentFor change of address, mail in label with the new address to: Oracle Magazine, to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasingP.O. Box 1263, Skokie, IL 60076-8263. decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle. Oracle and Java are registered trademarksMAGAZINE CUSTOMER SERVICE of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.oracle@halldata.com Fax +1.847.763.9638 Phone +1.847.763.9635 Oracle Magazine (ISSN 1065-3171) is published bimonthly with a free subscription price by: Oracle,PRIVACY 500 Oracle Parkway, MS OPL-3C, Redwood City, CA 94065-1600. Periodicals Postage Paid atOracle Publishing allows sharing of its mailing list with selected third parties. Redwood City, CA, and additional mailing offices. 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Printed by Brown PrintingORACLE PRODUCT INDEXPRODUCT NAME PAGE PRODUCT NAME PAGE PRODUCT NAME PAGEJava Platform, Standard Edition 26 Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud 18, 26, 27 Oracle SPARC SuperCluster 16, 18, 19JavaFX 26 Oracle GoldenGate 15 Oracle Spatial 19, 27MySQL 16 Oracle Health Sciences Network 19 Oracle SQL Developer 18, 34, 63Oracle Application Development Framework 18, 51 Oracle Health Sciences Translational Research Center 19 Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 18Oracle Application Express 16, 18 Oracle Identity Analytics 42 Oracle Tuxedo 20Oracle Argus Safety 27 Oracle Identity Management 20, 42 Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 20Oracle Big Data Appliance 15 Oracle JDeveloper 51 Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for IMS 20Oracle Cloud 18, 21 Oracle Linux 16 Oracle VM 16, 34Oracle Commerce Solution 20 Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud 16 Oracle VM Server 18, 31 InfrastructureOracle Data Integration 15 Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle Database 15 Oracle WebCenter 15Oracle Data Integrator 56 Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle WebLogic Server 15 Oracle WebCenter Sites 15Oracle Database 16, 19, 26, 28, 59, Oracle Privileged Account Manager 20 Oracle WebLogic Server 26 68, 71Oracle Database Appliance 15 Oracle Retail Customer Analytics 18 SPARC servers 15, 26Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 23 Oracle SOA solutions 15 Sun Blade servers 26Oracle Enterprise Manager 18, 26 Oracle Social Network 18 Sun x86 systems 16Oracle Exadata Database Machine 15, 18, 26, 27 Oracle Solaris Zones 31 ORACLE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012
  7. 7. 6 FROM THE EDITOR Newsworthy Get the news and be part of it. O racle Magazine publishes some small amount of Oracle news every 60 days, and that’s not an apology or false modesty on approach for your situation in the sea of information available to you—that’s another. I’m not suggesting that anyone avoid looking behalf of the magazine. Oracle generates far to Oracle Magazine, oracle.com, Oracle more news about products, strategy, and tech- newsletters, Oracle Media Network, Oracle nology in a two-month period than we could Technology Network, or any of Oracle’s social possibly fit in the pages of this publication. media sites for information whenever you (Take a look at the Oracle press release feed at need it. But in addition, Oracle will be pro- pressroom.oracle.com to see what I mean— viding the news about products, strategy, and to search for the latest Oracle news.) and technology live and in person the week Information technology news is also the of Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, kind of news that benefits from several dif- California, September 29 through October 5. ferent approaches, formats, and presenta- In the same way Oracle news volume has tions. Oracle Magazine strives to present increased, so have the activities the week of Oracle news in news briefs and interviews, Oracle OpenWorld. Oracle OpenWorld and community briefs, customer reference JavaOne continue as flagship conferences, stories, technology how-to content, and anal- joined this year by the new MySQL Connect. ysis. But even these variations are not enough But Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne now to guarantee that organizations have the include a series of new opportunities to news they need to see the potential impact focus on the news and networking related the latest Oracle products, strategy, and tech- to your role and interest. Check out “Next nology could have on their own operations. Steps” for links to these @ OpenWorld and @ JavaOne events, and check out “Engineered NEXT STEPS OPEN UP for Innovation” (page 36) for the full lineup Fortunately, as the volume of news about of Oracle events the week of September 29 LEARN more about Oracle and Oracle technology has continued through October 5. Oracle OpenWorld to expand, it has gotten easier to sepa- oracle.com/openworld rate into components and address with a ANOTHER TIME Oracle Customer Experience Summit @ OpenWorld tighter focus. The aforementioned Oracle In the spirit of doing more and thinking oracle.com/cxsummit press releases are now broken into bite-size small, this issue of Oracle Magazine brings The Executive Edge @ OpenWorld bullets, suitable as launch points for social the “small plates” approach of our award- oracle.com/events/us/en/executive-edge media conversations. Oracle Web pages, data winning MashUp to Community Bulletin Oracle PartnerNetwork sheets, white papers, customer case studies, and the new Time Capsule. Let us know Exchange @ OpenWorld oracle.com/opnexchange and newer-media assets including podcasts, what you think about these pages, and for JavaOne Webcasts, and videos present new infor- Time Capsule, let us know what pop culture, oracle.com/javaone mation in all sizes, to fit the time you have industry, Oracle, and Oracle Magazine history Java Embedded @ JavaOne and the approach you’re looking for when content you’d like to see. oracle.com/javaembedded exploring any area of Oracle technology. MySQL Connect Finding time—that’s one challenge. Tom Haunert, Editor in Chief oracle.com/mysqlconnect Finding the right information with the right tom.haunert@oracle.com CONNECT: bit.ly/aVgo69 bit.ly/orclmagfb twitter.com/oraclemagazine linkd.in/orclmag SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 ORACLE.COM/ORACLEMAGAZINE
  8. 8. Use your programmerspoint of view... WIN!Win a tablet or choose a 50% discount onPL/SQL Developer! Use your programmers skills to find thesecret code, go to www.plsqldev.com/code and have a chance towin a new iPad or ASUS TF700! Challenge accepted?Real solutions for Oracle developers.Closing date: October 31, 2012
  9. 9. 8 MashUp LOST PHONE APPS News. Views. Trends. Tools. With smartphones holding both personal and enterprise data, losing one can spell disaster. These apps locate stray mobile devices and help secure them. Find My iPhone Find My Phone Plan B Find My Phone Locate your iPhone (for Windows) Download and install (for Blackberry) on a map, make it Ring, lock, or locate this app remotely on This GENOA net ring (even if the your phone on a map your phone after it’s works app lets you sound is off), display from a Website and lost. PlanB sends get your phone’s a text message, and erase the phone’s you the phone’s location via e-mail or remotely lock the data. The app is built location and then SMS and make it ring device or wipe out into the Windows lets you track the and flash. US$2.99 its data, all from Phone platform. Free phone via SMS. or free with ads a Website. Free (Windows Phone). Free (Android). (BlackBerry). (iPhone). apple.com windowsphone.com bit.ly/NItqeb bit.ly/O1wqAg “The single most important factor in fostering true game OLD PHOTOS, NEW LIFE changers isn’t the classic lightbulb-above-the-head Scanning your old photo prints and 35mm big idea. It’s the way slides has been on your to-do list for years leaders and organizations now. iPics 2 Go from ION Audio helps you tackle this time-consuming task and handle the discomfort, adds the convenience of instant sharing the disorientation, and to Facebook. Just place your iPhone4/4S the thrill (and pain) of into a cradle on top of the iPics 2 Go box, slide a 3x5 or 4x6 print or 35mm slide into living with uncertainty, the appropriate tray, and take a photo of finding clarity . . . , and the print with the iPics 2 Go iPhone app. being surprised.” iPics 2 Go is not a scanner but a mini photo —Soren Kaplan, author of Leapfrogging booth where the original is isolated from all (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2012) outside lighting and interference and posi- tioned perfectly for your iPhone 4 camera. NORTH AMERICA LEADS Built-in lighting illuminates a photo WORLD IN CPOS without any glare or hotspots, resulting in 23 percent of North American organiza- the best possible photos that your iPhone tions have a chief privacy officer (CPO). can take. US$49.99. bit.ly/MPo1jJ Only 5 percent of organizations in Asia and 3 percent of European organizations have one. Source: Carnegie Mellon, Enterprise Security: CyLab 2012 Report, bit.ly/Pa84tl Big Data Overload Sleep Better, In an Oracle survey of 333 C-level executives from U.S. and Canadian enterprises spanning 11 industries, 94 percent said that their organization is collecting and managing Work Better You spend about a third of your life sleeping. To more business information today than two years ago, by an maximize the benefits of sleep, it’s important to average of 86 percent more. Other key findings: sleep a specific number of hours and also wake up 97% during periods of light sleep. Renew SleepClock need to make changes to improve information optimization uses ultralow-power reflected radio frequency 93% waves to monitor your movement during sleep and believe they are losing revenue at an average rate of 14% annually because they can’t leverage the information they collect does not require you to wear a wristband. Measuring low amplitude waves for 67% breathing and high amplitude waves for body movement, the SleepClock knows say the ability to draw intelligence from their data is a top priority exactly when to wake you up so that you’ll feel refreshed the rest of the day. Your 60% sleep data is collected by an associated iOS application. With that data, you can say their companies are unprepared to leverage the data deluge compare your stats with an average for your gender and age to track your sleep- Source: Oracle, From Overload to Impact: An Industry Scorecard on Big Data Business ing patterns. US$199.99. renewsleepclock.com Challenges, bit.ly/ONfNcd SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 ORACLE.COM/ORACLEMAGAZINE
  10. 10. YOUR DESTINATION FOR ORACLE AND JAVA EXPERTISEWritten by leading technology professionals, Oracle Press books offer the most definitive,complete, and up-to-date coverage of Oracle products and technologies available. OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates Get complete coverage of all objectives for exams 1Z0-803 and 1Z0-804 plus challenging practice exam questions. OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Study Guide Edward Finegan, Robert Liguori Get complete coverage of all objectives for exam 1Z0-803 plus challenging practice exam questions. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Handbook Tom Plunkett, TJ Palazzolo, and Tejas Joshi Plan and deploy a reliable, secure, highly available private cloud computing infrastructure. Effective MySQL: Replication Techniques in Depth Ronald Bradford, Chris Schneider Implement MySQL replication to build scalable business solutions. Available in print and eBook formats Join the Oracle Press Community: www.OraclePressBooks.com Follow us: @OraclePress
  11. 11. EVENTS 11Technology Events ORACLE USER GROUPS UKOUG Development SIG MeetingConferences and sessions to help you stay September 6, Reading, England www.ukoug.orgon the cutting edge Utah Oracle Users Group Fall Symposium September 6, Salt Lake City, Utah utoug.org Oracle OpenWorld OUG Ireland BI and EPM and Technology Joint SIG Meeting September 30–October 5, San Francisco, California September 11, Dublin, Ireland Oracle OpenWorld is the most important educational and www.ukoug.org networking event of the year for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners. Thousands of sessions and hundreds New Zealand Oracle Users Group Committee Meetings of demos and labs empower attendees to get better results September 17 (online) and October 26 from their Oracle solutions today and to plan strategically for (Auckland) the future. New this year is the Oracle Music Festival, nzoug.org/calendar featuring five nights of rock, jazz, hip-hop, blues, and more. Ch’ti Java User Group Meeting oracle.com/openworld September 18, Lille, France chtijug.org Brussels Java User Group Meeting September 19, Brussels, BelgiumCloud Connect storage-related aspects of cloud computing, brussels-jug.beSeptember 10–13, Chicago, Illinois data management, and virtualization, as well as cloudconnectevent.com/chicago various storage technologies and protocols. Southern California User Group Meeting September 19, City of Industry, CaliforniaMore than 1,200 IT professionals, developers, questdirect.org/events/2460990and technology executives are expected at SIOUG 2012CloudConnect, where the tracks and workshops September 23–26, Portorož, Slovenia “Ask Tom Live” Seminar Featuring Tom Kyterevolve around all things cloud. bit.ly/LgPu13 September 20, Utrecht, the Netherlands The 17th annual Slovenian Oracle Users Group bit.ly/NMY1eZTaleo World meeting consists of the SIOUG conference, cov- Upper Midwest Regional User Group FallSeptember 11–14, Chicago, Illinois ering business IT, business intelligence, applica- JD Edwards Breakout Meeting taleoworld.com/2012 tion development, and IT administration; and September 20, Golden Valley, MinnesotaAt this event, human resources, recruiting, and the Java Developer and Architect Conference, questdirect.org/events/2475076staffing personnel discover how talent intelligence covering all aspects of Java-based solutions. Dallas Oracle Users Groupgives business managers the insights they need Database Forumsto drive higher business performance. Oracle SOA Cloud Service September 27 and October 25, Dallas, Texas doug.orgPresident Mark Hurd is a keynote speaker. Technology Symposium September 24–25, London, England East Coast Oracle Users ConferenceHIMSS AsiaPac servicetechsymposium.com October 17–18, Raleigh-Durham, North CarolinaSeptember 17–19, Singapore This event focuses on innovations and trends in eastcoastoracle.org bit.ly/Mm6wso SOA, cloud computing, and modern service tech-This event is four gatherings in one: HIT X.0, nologies and features 80 speaker sessions. UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards 2012focusing on innovations in healthcare IT; mHIMSS, October 18, London, Englandexploring the role of mobile technology in health- MySQL Connect www.ukoug.orgcare; Care in the Community, examining IT adop- September 29–30, San Francisco, Nordic User Group Tourtion in nursing homes and inpatient hospice; and California October 23, DenmarkStandards and Interoperability, exploring the way oracle.com/mysqlconnect doug.dkhealthcare technologies interface and interact. Learn, share, and network with the MySQL com- October 24, Sweden orcan.se munity over two days of technical sessions, labs, October 25, NorwaySNIA Storage Developer Conference exhibits, demos, and networking events. Oracle ougn.noSeptember 17–20, Santa Clara, California engineers, MySQL community members, users, October 26, Finland bit.ly/L9c4L3 and customers share new MySQL features and ougf.fiAt this event, presentation topics include the discuss product roadmaps. ORACLE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012
  12. 12. 12 EVENTS Zendcon PHP 2012 JavaOne October 22–25, Santa Clara, California September 30–October 5, zendcon.com San Francisco, California The PHP community gathers for technical ses- JavaOne offers hundreds of technical sessions, sions and in-depth tutorials from international hands-on labs, and small special interest gatherings. Keynotes, user group meetings, and Java industry experts, thought leaders, and experi- University courses make for a full schedule. Conferencegoers learn and share practical tips and enced PHP practitioners. Topics include PHP coding techniques usable today, and hear where Java technology is headed. Areas of focus best practices and cloud-based technologies. include core Java platform, development tools and techniques, and much more. oracle.com/javaone. Parcel Forum 12 October 23–25, Chicago, Illinois parcelforum.com CalConnect XXV Europe, the Middle East, and Africa discuss all At this parcel shipping industry conference, one October 1–5, Zurich, Switzerland aspects of Oracle and Oracle’s PeopleSoft tech- day of tutorials will be followed by two days of calconnect.org nologies used in higher education. workshops, case studies, panel discussions, and The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium roundtables covering six tracks. gathers for its thrice-annual meeting, which HrOUG (Croatian Oracle User Group) consists of interoperability tests, a technical Conference Oracle with 20:20 Foresight conference, roundtables, and workshops. October 16–22, Rovinj, Croatia October 29–30, Perth, Australia hroug.hr ausoug.org.au/2020 Apps World The Croatian Oracle community gathers to More than 300 end users, independent profes- October 2–3, London, England present and analyze the past year’s news and sionals, Oracle employees, Oracle partners, and apps-world.net events related to Oracle and other information Oracle service providers gather to discuss Oracle More than 5,000 developers, mobile marketers, and communication technologies. core technologies, Oracle middleware, Oracle mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform business intelligence, Oracle Applications, and owners, and industry professionals are expected PMI Global Congress 2012— other Oracle products. A special one-day work- at this global multiplatform event for the mobile North America shop on October 31 features Tom Kyte, Andrew industry. The agenda includes 10 workshop October 20–23, Vancouver, British Holdsworth, and Graham Wood. tracks, speed meetings, and awards. Columbia, Canada bit.ly/LgWqLT DOCUMENT Strategy Forum Cerner Health Conference 2012 More than 3,000 project management profes- October 29–31, Greenwich, Connecticut October 7–10, Kansas City, Missouri sionals converge to discuss project manage- documentstrategyforum.com bit.ly/Lsk4X4 ment topics, earn continuing education credits, Customer communications professionals Healthcare professionals from around the world network, and listen to keynote addresses. convene to learn about strategies for content discuss current issues related to clinical, finan- management, imaging and archiving, business cial, administrative, and IT concerns. South African Oracle User process management, IT integration, and more. Group Conference GITEX Technology Week October 21–23, Sun City, South Africa Avnet Guide to Oracle: October 14–18, Dubai, UAE saoug.co.za/conference2012 Understanding Oracle Seminar gitex.com Under the banner “Connect, Communicate, and October 31, Reading, England More than 138,000 technology professionals Collaborate,” this event includes two days of bit.ly/N0ESAv from 144 countries discuss the consumerization keynotes, focused sessions, and networking. This seminar for Oracle partners delivers a high- of IT, cloud, and digital strategies at the largest level overview of Oracle’s three main business event of its kind in the Middle East, Africa, and Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 areas—applications, technology, and hardware— South Asia. Industry briefings for oil and gas, October 21–25, Orlando, Florida and describes each product area’s pricing and banking and finance, healthcare, education, and bit.ly/M5OSM1 licensing rules and processes. government sectors are on the agenda. October 29–31, São Paulo, Brazil gartner.com/technology/symposium/br EVENTS LOCATOR Higher Education User Group This gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives EMEA Conference offers hundreds of analyst sessions, workshops, Oracle Events October 16–17, London, England roundtables, and keynotes over several days. oracle.com/events bit.ly/Pd2pRs Role-based and industry tracks focus on how IT Locate User Groups bit.ly/IjxKyd Colleagues from educational institutions around will affect business today and in the future. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 ORACLE.COM/ORACLEMAGAZINE
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  18. 18. 18 Product Resources DEMO Oracle Platinum Services Redefine IT Support Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: Available now for no additional cost to qualifying Oracle Discover an Oracle Exadata Oracle Exadata, customers as part of their standard Oracle Database Machine Oracle Exalogic, Premier Support contract. This demo shows you how to add an Oracle SPARC “Oracle Platinum Services are a new para- Oracle Exadata Database Machine as a managed target. 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Every platinum configuration is bean have already been developed. Your and quarterly patching and system updates. fault-tolerant.” task is to create a second managed bean Oracle Platinum Services are available at bit.ly/LYTO5B to produce a message from the data in the form, and publish it to a JMS topic. bit.ly/OriS2g Oracle VM Server for x86 Release 3.1 Now Available Application Developer Days Oracle has introduced Oracle VM Server for “Making it easier to deploy and manage Workshop Series x86 Release 3.1, a server virtualization solu- enterprise applications in the data center This series contains four hours of content tion that enhances ease of use and reduces and cloud is the driver behind Oracle’s on Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler, deployment times. 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Topics Release 9.1 of PeopleSoft supply chain man- virtual machine storage repositories. With include Oracle ADF bindings, project con- agement solutions, and Oracle Enterprise this new release, customers should find it siderations for team development, Oracle Manager 12c add to the more than 100 significantly easier to manage their applica- ADF region interaction, Oracle ADF Faces available templates that enable faster appli- tions and virtual environments.” declarative components, and more. cation deployment. bit.ly/LbIaVv bit.ly/Me4REN Oracle Social Network Video Series Oracle Introduces Oracle Retail Customer Analytics This four-part video series on Oracle Social Network covers how to get started, chat Oracle has unveiled Oracle Retail Customer Retail analytics family of applications, basics, conversation basics, and notifica- Analytics, a business intelligence solution which provides visibility into item and store tions and preferences setup. that helps retailers better understand their performance, inventory turn, and more. bit.ly/LKg8NH customers and what drives their buying “Oracle Retail Customer Analytics takes Developing an AJAX Client for decisions. Oracle Retail Customer Analytics the custom-build programming off the RESTful Web Services in takes advantage of existing data to deliver retailer’s plate and gives merchants, category NetBeans 7: Part 3 rapid time to value and enables retailers to managers, and pricing analysts the tools to This tutorial demonstrates how to use adapt to customer analyze who’s buying what and when,” says an Ajax-based HTML page as the client preferences and Mike Webster, senior vice president and to consume a RESTful Web service in market opportuni- general manager, Oracle Retail. “This product NetBeans 7. It provides an overview of two ties on the fly. Oracle demonstrates the advantages of leveraging approaches to render Ajax response. LINDY GROENING Retail Customer Oracle’s best-in-class business intelligence bit.ly/OSueQD Analytics is the latest tools with retail-specific expertise.” solution in the Oracle bit.ly/MdtDtK SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 ORACLE.COM/ORACLEMAGAZINE
  19. 19. BRIEFS 19 Three Companies Win Oracle Communications Innovation Award Oracle Health Sciences Hughes Telematics, Mobily, and Two Degrees address industry and business challenges. Accelerates Clinical R&D Mobile Limited have received the 2012 “Our award winners have demonstrated Oracle has introduced Oracle Health Sciences Oracle Communications Innovation Award extraordinary innovations and leadership in Network and has released a new version for leadership and innovation in machine- using Oracle Communications’ solutions to of Oracle Health Sciences Translational to-machine applications, social network– develop integrated, flexible architectures to Research Center. Oracle Health Sciences enabled customer experience, and real-time meet their customer needs and expand into Network is a portfolio of integrated, cloud- charging, respectively. new markets,” says Bhaskar Gorti, senior based applications This new awards program recog- vice president and general manager, Oracle that enable health- nizes organizations that use Oracle Communications. care providers and Communications products and solutions to bit.ly/IKsAyQ research institutions to collaborate more efficiently with life SAP Applications Certified for Oracle SPARC SuperCluster sciences organiza- SAP applications are now certified for use NetWeaver Business Warehouse, can now be tions using de- with Oracle’s SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 deployed on SPARC SuperCluster T4-4. identified healthcare information. In devel- (shown here), which enables organizations to “Oracle SPARC SuperCluster is an ideal oping this solution, Oracle worked closely consolidate on a single system, speed deploy- platform for consolidating SAP applica- with leading healthcare providers and life ments, and improve tions and infrastructure,” says Ganesh sciences companies to create a network that performance. SAP infra- Ramamurthy, vice president of engi- furthers scientific inquiry while safeguarding structure and applica- neering at Oracle. “Because Oracle SPARC patient privacy. The initial applications tions based on the SAP SuperCluster is a preintegrated engineered enable clinical investigators to determine NetWeaver technology system, it enables data center managers to protocol feasibility and recruit patients. platform 6.4 and above dramatically reduce their time to produc- Oracle Health Sciences Translational and certified with Oracle tion for SAP applications to a fraction of Research Center is a platform that enables Database 11g Release 2, what a build-it-yourself approach requires, secondary use of electronic health records, including SAP enter- and it radically cuts operating and mainte- administrative data, and omics (genomics, prise resource planning nance costs.” proteomics, or metabolomics) data to help applications and SAP bit.ly/Nfqlnv accelerate biomarker identification for drug discovery, clinical development, and trans- lational research. Oracle Health Sciences Oracle Spatial Excellence Honored Translational Research Center is deployable The annual Oracle Excellence Awards for University of Berlin, Institute for Geodesy on premises, in the HIPAA-certified Oracle Oracle Spatial recognize organizations and and Geoinformation Science Health Sciences Cloud, or in a hybrid model. individuals for solutions using the geospatial Innovator: Istanbul Metropolitan “To accelerate delivery of safer, more- technologies of Oracle Database 11g. The Municipality effective, and personalized treatments, winners of this eighth annual award include Partnership: CSoft Group and OSCARS organizations across the healthcare value innovative industry leaders who have made Special Recognition: Olivier Dubois, General chain are increasingly seeking new ways great strides in the deployment of these Manager, OSCARS, and Steve Pierce, CEO, to work together,” says Neil de Crescenzo, technologies. Categories and winners are ThinkHuddle senior vice president and general manager, Education and Research: Technical bit.ly/NMHw0D Oracle Health Sciences. “Oracle Health Sciences Network creates a secure bridge that helps all stakeholders, including bio- Oracle Buys Assets of Skire pharma companies, health systems, and Oracle has entered into an agreement to to efficiently manage their capital and con- regulators, collaborate securely to raise the acquire substantially all of the assets of struction programs. effectiveness and efficiency of our health Skire, a provider of capital program man- “Adding Skire to the Oracle Primavera system. With the latest version of Oracle agement and facilities management appli- Suite will help our customers gain complete Health Sciences Translational Research cations available both in the cloud and visibility, automation, and financial control Center, organizations can effectively search on premises. across their entire project and program across clinical, administrative, and molec- Skire’s software provides a complete portfolio to help them manage for long-term ular data in a single query, drilling down toLINDY GROENING set of management and governance tools growth,” says Mike Sicilia, senior vice presi- individual patient–level details to ensure across all project phases from planning and dent and general manager, Oracle Primavera. fast, accurate cohort identification.” building to operations, enabling companies oracle.com/skire bit.ly/OWZucW ORACLE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012

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