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Oracle Solaris 11.2 Now Generally Available

Oracle Database News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:00
Oracle Solaris 11.2 Now Generally AvailableComplete cloud platform allows enterprises to accelerate their move to cloudRedwood Shores, Calif. – July 31, 2014News Summary

Now generally available, Oracle Solaris 11.2 accelerates your ability to deploy enterprise cloud computing with an efficient, secure, compliant, open, and affordable cloud platform. Engineered for cloud and deeply integrated with Oracle Database, Java, and Oracle Applications, Oracle Solaris 11.2 is more than an operating system (OS). It combines a complete OpenStack distribution, application-driven software-defined networking (SDN), zero-overhead virtualization, enterprise-grade disaster recovery, and high availability with an enterprise-class OS to simplify and secure the delivery of mission-critical cloud services. Oracle Solaris is a strategic element in Oracle’s growing systems business.

Download Oracle Solaris 11.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2.

News Facts

• Now available, Oracle Solaris 11.2 is engineered to deliver an efficient, secure, compliant, open and affordable path to enterprise cloud computing for organizations seeking to simplify and modernize their data centers.

• Oracle Solaris 11.2 is a complete, integrated and open cloud platform engineered for large-scale enterprise cloud environments. It combines OpenStack, application-driven SDN technology, clustering, and zero-overhead virtualization with a proven enterprise-class OS.

• With its application compatibility guarantee program, Oracle Solaris is designed to make IT’s transformation to enterprise-grade cloud simple, fast, and affordable.

• Customers can get a cloud up and running in as few as 10 minutes using Oracle Solaris 11.2’s Unified Archive template and OpenStack distribution.

• Oracle Solaris 11.2 can significantly reduce compliance overhead with built-in compliance reporting and simple resolution instructions.

• Oracle Solaris incorporates unique features for security and offers built-in virtualization that delivers massive scalability at low cost.

• Oracle Solaris 11.2 further extends virtualization flexibility with support for zones at differing kernel patch levels.

• Also available now, Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 is the best availability solution for protecting Oracle Solaris environments in enterprise data centers and mission-critical cloud deployments.

• Built on deep integration with Oracle Solaris 11.2’s extensive cloud, virtualization and enterprise provisioning capabilities, Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 enables fast, accurate, fully orchestrated multisite and multitier recovery from outages and disasters to help significantly reduce unplanned downtime and maximize service availability.

• Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 includes built-in high availability support for more than 30 common enterprise application suites, including new modules for Oracle’s JD Edwards Enterprise One; Oracle GoldenGate; and Oracle Multitenant, a new Oracle Database 12c option; and updated support for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

Download Oracle Solaris 11.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2.

Supporting Quotes “Today, Oracle delivered a complete solution for cloud with Oracle Solaris 11.2 along with the means to support business continuity for Oracle Solaris-based clouds with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2,” said Markus Flierl, vice president, Solaris, Oracle. “Together, these two technologies create a powerful foundation for helping customers accelerate their move to the cloud with confidence. With a full OpenStack distribution already included in Oracle Solaris and with plans to integrate OpenDaylight SDN, we’re continuing to execute on our plan to make Oracle Solaris the best cloud platform available.” “Compliance is a real concern for us. The unique security and compliance features in Oracle Solaris 11.2 allow us to dramatically reduce our time and expense spent on compliance and helps us to easily ensure we remain PCI-DSS compliant. Using Kernel Zones improves our security posture significantly while saving valuable dollars,” said Krishna Tangirala, Director of Infrastructure, B&H Photo. “We are using a wide range of Oracle Solaris capabilities for our cloud storage service, Tera cloud, which we released in January 2014. Oracle Solaris 11.2 ZFS compression allows us to reduce our storage costs by more than 3x. We haven’t found these capabilities in any other product,” said Yasushi Taki, President, JustPlayer, Ltd.Supporting Resources Data Sheet: Oracle Solaris 11.2 – Engineered for Cloud Data Sheet: Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 Oracle Solaris Blog Connect with Oracle Solaris via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedInAbout Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

TrademarksOracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners."Safe Harbor" Statement: Statements in this press release relating to Oracle's future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions and prospects, including Oracle’s plans to integrate OpenDaylight SDN capabilities into Oracle Solaris and any potential synergies or benefits to customers from this integration, are "forward-looking statements" and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect our current expectations and the actual or final integration of OpenDaylight SDN capabilities into Oracle Solaris, and could cause the actual or final integration to differ materially from our intentions stated in this press release. All information in this press release is current as of July 31, 2014. Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Michelle Jenkins
Oracle
+1.425.945.8306
michelle.jenkins@oracle.com

Drew Smith
Blanc and Otus
+1.415.856.5127
dsmith@blancandotus.com

 
Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Identity Management Achieves Significant Customer and Partner Adoption

Oracle Database News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:00
Oracle Identity Management Achieves Significant Customer and Partner AdoptionComplete and integrated, next-generation identity management suite helps customers and partners efficiently secure the extended enterpriseRedwood Shores, Calif. – July 31, 2014 News Summary

As organizations build a strategy for digital transformation, they are seeking a unified approach to enterprisewide identity management that provides consistent access controls and an optimized user experience across the extended enterprise. To help organizations offer more digital services, Oracle Identity Management provides the foundation to connect to the internet value chain and economies of scale to manage users across all channels of interaction including cloud, mobile, and social. The Oracle stack allows companies to homogenize and defragment identity information and services, which can result in faster deployment times, faster upgrades, and lower cost of ownership. Today, many companies are already reaping economic benefits with the simplified user experience and greater end user participation.

News Facts Customers and partners around the world spanning nearly every industry continue to choose Oracle Identity Management to provide seamless and secure access to nearly any application from any device, identify and automate who has access to what, and provide a common view of the user across multiple channels. Recent customers to adopt Oracle Identity Management include Teach for America and Toyota. These customers join more than 30 thousand who have deployed Oracle Identity Management including Avea, Educational Testing Service, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Seneca College, and UL. Oracle Identity Management is a set of scalable, open, best-of-breed solutions that deliver distinct value and support a unified approach to enterprise wide identity management across the extended enterprise, including cloud, mobile, and social channels. Currently, more than 145 alliance partners have achieved OPN Specialized status for Oracle Identity Management products including Oracle Access Management Suite Plus, Oracle Identity Governance Suite, and others. Continuing the momentum, Oracle has enabled alliance partners across the globe, including Accenture, APTEC, Aurionpro Sena, Deloitte, Hub City Media, ICSynergy, Persistent Systems, PwC, Simeio Solutions, and TechDemocracy, to provide delivery services and help enable their customers to secure the extended enterprise. Oracle’s unified approach to enterprise wide identity management is setting a new equilibrium for economies of scale, and today more than a billion identities across the globe are managed by Oracle. Oracle continues to add innovative solutions to Oracle Identity Management including Oracle Mobile Security Suite, which enables organizations to safely provide access to sensitive enterprise applications and data on users’ preferred mobile devices, and Oracle Mobile Authenticator, a token-based authentication application that enables organizations to cost-effectively provide strong authentication and prevent unauthorized access to vital company and customer data. Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, September 28–October 2, 2014, is scheduled to feature more than 20 Oracle Identity Management sessions and hands-on labs presented by Oracle product experts in conjunction with customers and partners. Additionally, Oracle DEMOgrounds will highlight Oracle Identity Management solutions including the latest cloud and mobile solutions. Oracle Identity Management is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, the leading business innovation platform for the enterprise and the cloud. Supporting Quotes "Oracle Identity Management allows us to provide seamless access to our software systems,” said Jim Moran, chief information security officer, Educational Testing Service. “Through our centralized identity services, we are able to manage access to applications whether they are cloud-based, hosted at a third party, or on-premises, without the need to provision and deprovision identities in each target application. This greatly improves the user experience and provides tighter security, all at reduced implementation cost compared to alternatives.” “By teaming with Oracle, we’ve been able to help our clients achieve a more secure business environment through delivering scalable identity management solutions for the extended enterprise,” said Gerard Verweij, global Oracle alliance leader, PwC, an Oracle Diamond Partner of Oracle PartnerNetwork. “Combining Oracle’s offerings with PwC’s industry experience and ability to help our clients with technology-enabled business transformation—from strategy through execution—has resulted in numerous success stories from our clients around the world.” “With Oracle Identity Management, we are now able to grant users single-sign-on access to enterprise and cloud applications from anywhere,” said Thomas Licciardello, vice president, Technology Operations, Teach for America. “By connecting applications to our cloud-based systems with Oracle Identity Management, we can immediately provision and deprovision user rights, thus creating a great user experience while also effectively managing risk for the organization—everyone wins.” “Toyota’s global vision is to lead with mobility by enabling the passenger’s digital experience. Oracle Identity Management enables Toyota’s digital transformation by providing an access solution that supports Toyota and our journey into the future,” said Karen Nocket, vice president, Enterprise Services, Toyota. “At UL our goal is to be a source of knowledge and the go-to resource for tough problems and innovative technologies. Oracle Identity Management is enabling our business goals by streamlining and standardizing our security and audit process to safeguard our systems and our clients’ information while allowing UL to help its customers win in the global market place,” said Bob Jamieson, information security director at UL. “Safety, like security, means trusting and verifying—Oracle provides an efficient way to put controls in place and verify they are working.” Supporting Resources Oracle Identity Management Oracle Mobile Security Suite Oracle Fusion Middleware Follow Oracle Identity Management via Twitter, Facebook, and BlogAbout Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center.  For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

TrademarksOracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.Contact Info

Teri Whitaker
Oracle
+1.650.506.9914
teri.whitaker@oracle.com

Drew Smith
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5127
dsmith@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

National Instruments Transforms Global HR with Oracle HCM Cloud

Oracle Database News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:00
National Instruments Transforms Global HR with Oracle HCM CloudGlobal Technology Manufacturer Adopts Oracle’s Cloud-Based HR to Streamline Processes and Manage Complex Workforce DataRedwood Shores, Calif. – July 31, 2014
News Summary

National Instruments (NI) equips engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery to meet not only grand but also daily engineering challenges in an increasingly complex world, and continues to experience growing demand for its technology. To help meet that demand and scale its business, NI selected Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to better identify and leverage top talent from across its global organization. By standardizing on Oracle HCM Cloud for core HR functions, NI is better equipped to unify HR information, manage employees and candidates, and maximize the efficiency of critical HR processes.

News Facts To better identify and leverage the global talent needed to supports its growth, NI has implemented Oracle Global Human Resources (HR) Cloud, a component of Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud. With 7,100 employees in 50 countries worldwide, NI needed to replace multiple legacy HR systems with a modern, cloud-enabled system that could efficiently maintain consistent and accurate employee information on a global scale. After evaluating different options, NI selected Oracle HCM Cloud, as it provides the scalability and flexibility required to optimize critical tasks such as managing headcount, recruitment, onboarding, and learning. Oracle Global HR Cloud will also help managers and executives better understand their workforce and develop their talent by delivering a single, real-time system for all employee records that is fully integrated with NI’s existing Oracle E-Business Suite footprint. In addition, by streamlining administrative processes, Oracle HCM Cloud will enable NI’s HR team to spend more time nurturing existing talent, competitively recruiting top candidates and ensuring each employee is efficiently onboarded. Utilizing a phased approach that started with global HR, self-service, and employee benefits management in the U.S., NI went live on Oracle HCM Cloud in March 2014. As part of its implementation NI established a global HR shared service center to ensure the consistency and accountability of employee data around the world. This will provide a solid foundation for its adoption of Oracle Talent Management Cloud for compensation, performance management, goal management, talent review, and recruiting.Supporting Quote “One of our goals at NI is to create a great place to work for our employees. As an HR Team we want to be able to focus on developing our talent. Since we have talent located in approximately 50 countries it is very important that our HR system is industry standard and consistent across borders, so that HR, managers and employees can spend less time gathering data and more time using that data for effective decision making,” said Wendy Cottrell, senior HRIS manager, NI. “Being a technology company, we place tremendous value on the software we use, that’s why we consider our HCM software not just an HR solution but a business solution. We took our decision to choose Oracle HCM Cloud very seriously. We expect that it will have a huge impact on the way we operate and are excited to see the results unfold.”Supporting Resources Oracle Human Capital Management Oracle HCM Cloud Oracle Global Human Resources Cloud Oracle Talent Management Cloud Oracle HCM Blog Oracle HCM on Twitter Oracle HCM on Facebook Video: National Instruments Selects Oracle Fusion HCM to help their Business Better Manager HR FunctionsAbout NI

Since 1976, NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries—from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics—use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Oracle
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Categories: Database, Vendor

PureFormulas Boosts Personalization with Oracle Commerce

Oracle Database News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:00
PureFormulas Boosts Personalization with Oracle CommerceOracle Commerce helps PureFormulas customize offerings, enter new markets, and add auto-ship capabilities Redwood Shores, Calif. – July 31, 2014News Summary

As a leader in consumer health supplements, PureFormulas was challenged to provide customers with the individualized transactions and product recommendations they required. A recent migration to Oracle Commerce allows PureFormulas to personalize the customer experience and open up new market segments without sacrificing ease of use. The breadth of the items and the filters available are a “huge improvement,” PureFormulas leaders say—and the new system doesn’t bombard existing customers with irrelevant content.

News Facts PureFormulas, a leader in the online health supplement space, implemented Oracle Commerce to help grow its business by creating different commerce experiences for different customer segments. With the migration to Oracle Commerce, PureFormulas is launching four new verticals: sports and fitness nutrition, pet health, beauty, and food. The implementation of Oracle Commerce allows for a much more customizable experience, with opportunities for personalized promotions, cross-selling, up-selling, and auto-ship—all with revenue-increasing capabilities. With the new Oracle Commerce system, PureFormulas will be better able to mine customer data, allowing for faster, more intelligent decision making. The Oracle Commerce implementation was completed with minimal impact on business teams, other than customer service representatives who will now process returns and order inquiries with the new tool. PureFormulas had considered a gold-standard platform like Oracle Commerce out of reach, but the retailer found the platform affordable, and it allowed the company to move beyond its current rent-share model. PureFormulas worked with Vachio Solutions Group (VSG), a Gold-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), for the implementation. Supporting Quotes “One of the things the Oracle implementation brings to us is good strength in overall business value because we now have a platform we can build upon that caters to our needs,” said William Perez, chief information officer, PureFormulas. “We can build extreme competencies and solutions that one-up our competitors.” “PureFormulas promises 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed. We differentiate through the customer experience, and we look to technology as a differentiator,” said Jose Prendes, chief executive officer, PureFormulas. “We believe that Oracle will support our growth and allow us to respond as the market changes and the opportunity arises.” “Maintaining and improving its customer-centric approach is a central strategy for PureFormulas,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail. “Oracle Commerce provides the tools PureFormulas requires to redefine exceptional customer experiences, while establishing a platform that supports rapid growth now and well into the future.” Supporting Resources About Oracle Commerce Oracle Retail on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Oracle Retail Blog  Oracle Commerce Anywhere Blog Oracle Retail in the News Oracle Retail Asset and Centralized Knowledge PortalAbout Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Contacts:

Greg Lunsford
Oracle
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greg.lunsford@oracle.com

Mary Ellen Amodeo
Amodeo Associates
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meamodeo@gmail.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Buys TOA Technologies

Oracle Database News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:00
Oracle Buys TOA TechnologiesAdds Leading Field Service SaaS to Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud Solutions to Deliver Effective and Timely Home- and Facility-based Customer ServiceRedwood Shores, Calif. – July 31, 2014
News Facts Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire TOA Technologies (TOA), a leading provider of cloud-based field service solutions that manage and optimize the last mile of customer service for enterprises by coordinating activities between dispatchers, mobile employees and their customers. TOA’s Field Service SaaS enables modern enterprises to continuously monitor real-time field service requests coming in from contact centers, to schedule the right field service representative to dispatch, and to use sophisticated business analytics to monitor and view current inventories, accurately predict service windows, and optimize field service operations. TOA’s customers have more efficient field service operations, lower costs of delivering field service, and deliver a superior customer experience. TOA’s solutions manage over 120 million service events annually in more than 20 countries and include global brands across many industries including DISH Network, E.ON, Home Depot, Ricoh, Telefonica, Virgin Media and Vodafone. Oracle Service Cloud, part of Oracle Customer Experience Cloud, is an industry-leading platform for online customer service, cross-channel contact center, knowledge management, and policy automation. Oracle ERP cloud solutions help accelerate productivity, allocate resources, and provide on-demand information access. Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle ERP cloud solutions combined with TOA will empower innovative customer service organizations to drive operational efficiencies while bolstering customer satisfaction and exceeding service expectations through personalized service. More information on this announcement can be found at http://www.oracle.com/toatechnologies.Supporting Quotes “Companies want to offer customers a unified and highly engaging experience each time they interact with them,” said David Vap, Group Vice President, Oracle Product Development. “Field Service is a critical aspect of customer service and by integrating TOA with Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle will uniquely offer enterprises the ability to coordinate face-to-face service interactions from the contact center to service scheduling and delivery. Further, by integrating TOA with Oracle’s ERP Cloud and ERP Applications, enterprises’ field service teams will have better information and can be operated more efficiently and at lower cost.” “Delivering quality field service during the last mile of issue resolution is critical to achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction. TOA’s solutions help companies streamline operations, gaining real-time scheduling capability that transforms how service is delivered,” said Yuval Brisker CEO, TOA Technologies. “Adding TOA’s solutions to Oracle Service Cloud will enable companies to accelerate their ability to deliver exceptional customer service.”Supporting Resources About Oracle and TOA Technologies General Presentation Customer and Partner Letter FAQAbout Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

This document is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into a contract or agreement.

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Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communications
+1.212.508.7935
deborah.hellinger@oracle.com

Ken Bond
Oracle Investor Relations
+1.650.607.0349
ken.bond@oracle.com

  

Oracle is currently reviewing the existing TOA Technologies product roadmap and will be providing guidance to customers in accordance with Oracle's standard product communication policies. Any resulting features and timing of release of such features as determined by Oracle's review of TOA Technologies’ product roadmap are at the sole discretion of Oracle. All product roadmap information, whether communicated by TOA Technologies or by Oracle, does not represent a commitment to deliver any material, code, or technology, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.

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This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Oracle and TOA Technologies, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle's proposed acquisition of TOA Technologies, anticipated customer benefits and general business outlook. When used in this document, the words "anticipates", "can”, "will", "look forward to", "expected" and similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Oracle or TOA Technologies, that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed, the anticipated synergies of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either company does business may deteriorate and/or Oracle or TOA Technologies may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Oracle or TOA Technologies. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor TOA Technologies is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

Categories: Database, Vendor

Case Study: Google’s Team Approach to Coverage

googleWe spend our days (and nights and really anytime we have) developing quality and beautiful .NET applications. We pour over our code, testing and coverage to make sure it is good. Some of us do that on our own while others are part of a larger network of teams with managers, developers and quality assurance members all along the way.

We all want to know that our code is good. We write tests to prove that and use coverage tools to show that we have strong tests. Rolling out a coverage process can feel pretty daunting whether you are in the same building or across the globe.

The team at Google recently gave us all a peek behind their curtain about implementing code coverage team-wide and its effects across the organization. (You can read the whole post here). We spliced it down into the Cliff’s Notes version with some key takeaways.

code-coverage-for-teamTheir team’s mission was to collect coverage related data and then develop and implement the code coverage practices company wide. To make it easy, they designed an opt-in system where engineers could enable two different types of coverage measurements for their projects: daily and per-commit. With daily coverage, Google ran all tests for their project, where as with per-commit coverage they ran only the tests affected by the commit. The two measurements are independent and many projects opted into both.

The feedback from Google engineers was overwhelmingly positive. The most loved feature they noted was surfacing the coverage information during code review time. This early surfacing of coverage had a statistically significant impact: their initial analysis suggests that it increased coverage by 10% (averaged across all commits).

Their process is ever-changing and growing. We will keep you posted on their activity along the way.

The post Case Study: Google’s Team Approach to Coverage appeared first on NCover.

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Ranorex 5.1.1 and Ranorex 5.0.4 released

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:40
We are proud to announce that Ranorex 5.1.1 and Ranorex 5.0.4 have been released and are now available for download.

Ranorex 5.1.1 General changes/Features
  • Added support for Firefox 31
  • Added support for ARM64 compiled iOS apps
  • Removed the requirement to link the MediaPlayerFramework for instrumenting iOS apps
  • Further improved mobile web elements to make attribute values similar to those of desktop web elements
  • Links shown in test case descriptions of a report are now opened in a separate browser window
Please check out the release notes for more details about the changes in this release.

Download latest Ranorex version here.
(You can find a direct download link for the latest Ranorex version on the Ranorex Studio start page.) 

Ranorex 5.0.4 General changes/Features 
  • Added support for Firefox 31
Ranorex 5.0.4 release notes...
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The Needs that Version Control Systems Serve

Intland Blog - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:02
Version control systems are divided into two groups: “centralized” and “distributed”. Centralized Version Control Systems (CVCSs) and Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCSs) serve different needs. Comparing Centralized Version Control Systems to Distributed Version Control Systems is like comparing hammers and
Categories: Vendor

Oracle Customers Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c

Oracle Database News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:00
Oracle Customers Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12cLatest version of world’s #1 database is available now, and includes new Oracle Database In-Memory technology to power the real-time enterprise Redwood Shores, Calif. – July 30, 2014 News Summary

In today's fast-paced, technology-driven business environment, organizations face an ever-growing volume of enterprise data to manage and analyze. To effectively deliver enhanced customer experiences, analytical insights, and efficient operations, companies around the world are adopting Oracle Database 12c, including key options such as Oracle Multitenant and Oracle Database In-Memory. Oracle Multitenant is helping customers to more easily consolidate and manage multiple databases as one, resulting in improved efficiency and simplified management with maximum availability. Additionally, the newly available Oracle Database In-Memory option transparently extends the power of Oracle Database 12c to enable organizations to discover business insights in real-time while simultaneously increasing transactional performance.

News Facts Customers and partners worldwide are using Oracle Database 12c to manage their critical and complex data workloads. The latest release, Oracle Database 12c Release 12.1.0.2, is generally available and includes Oracle Database In-Memory, an option designed to power the real-time enterprise, enabling better and faster business decisions by accelerating the performance of Oracle Database applications. By leveraging the Oracle Multitenant architecture that simplifies database consolidation in the cloud, organizations around the world have deployed database as a service (DBaaS), allowing them to manage multiple databases on a shared, scalable, and agile database platform. With DBaaS facilitated through Oracle Database 12c, customers have improved server utilization and streamlined database management, all while retaining database isolation and with no application changes. Many Oracle PartnerNetwork partners have deployed their applications on Oracle Database 12c to gain a competitive advantage for themselves and their end users, making it one of the most rapidly adopted technologies in the Oracle partner ecosystem. By hosting clients’ databases in the cloud with Oracle Multitenant, partners are passing along cost savings to their customers through streamlined management, shared resources, and trusted security. This latest release of Oracle Database 12c also enables customers and partners to: Easily develop applications with new types of data. With JSON support in Oracle Database 12c Release 12.1.0.2, organizations can store JSON document data in their Oracle Database and query it through traditional SQL and RESTful interfaces. Accelerate database and data warehousing performance. Attribute clustering is designed to ensure that related columns in a database are physically stored together for faster access. Simplify delivery of mission-critical DBaaS environments. A new Rapid Home Provisioning feature in Oracle Database 12c simplifies provisioning, upgrade, patching, and maintenance of multitenant database cloud environments.Supporting Quotes “As the cloud, mobile devices, and the web send larger volumes of data into the enterprise, organizations are challenged to manage this data efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Oracle Database Server Technologies. “Customers around the world are harnessing Oracle Database 12c along with options including Oracle Multitenant to consolidate their databases and deliver database as a service on premises and in the cloud. With the added firepower of Oracle Database In-Memory now available, customers can instantly gain the competitive advantage of the real-time enterprise with the flip of a switch.” “The Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service platform leverages Oracle Database 12c with Oracle Multitenant to provide a proven, scalable, multitenant platform to further grow our customer base,” said Obaidur Rashid, senior director, development, Oracle Taleo. “By migrating Oracle Taleo Business Edition to a SaaS platform using Oracle Multitenant, we now have a fast, reliable, and scalable database powering our applications to better meet customers’ service-level expectations and help grow our business.” “Deploying Oracle Database 12c with Oracle Multitenant on Oracle Exadata has saved us $1.7 million in capital expense alone, had we decided to maintain our current AIX P-Series environment,” said Brian Pawlik, information services manager, Pulte Group Inc. “The value of Oracle Multitenant ‘manage many-as-one’ for patching and database management has allowed us to save in increasing database staff, and the database clone capability, we project, will save us approximately four man-months in our first year. This was an exceptionally smooth migration for us from Oracle Database 11g to Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Multitenant on Oracle Exadata.” “With Oracle Database In-Memory, we saw our query performance go from minutes and hours to seconds, while dropping indexes reduced our database size by 80 percent,” said Francois Bermond, Data & Analytics, Schneider Electric. Supporting Resources Oracle Database 12c Oracle Database In-Memory Oracle Multitenant Connect with Oracle Database via the Oracle BlogFacebook, and TwitterAbout Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center.  For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

TrademarksOracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.Contact Info

Letty Ledbetter
Oracle
+1.650.506.8071
letty.ledbetter@oracle.com

Teri Whitaker
Oracle
+1.650.506.9914
teri.whitaker@oracle.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Customers Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c

Oracle Database News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:00
Oracle Customers Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c -- Latest version of world’s #1 database is available now, and includes new Oracle Database In-Memory technology to power the real-time /us/corporate/press/2252680 en
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Enterprise vs. Developers: How Can ADLM Tool Vendors Conquer the Divide?

Polarion Software - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:00
There are two conflicting (or at least contradictory) viewpoints in the market for application development lifecycle management (ADLM) tools. There is enterprise management that needs to comply with regulations and so wants exert a high degree of control over development. There are developers who want to be self-organizing. Can vendors of ADLM tools bridge this […]
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Progress Enhances DataDirect Cloud with OData Connectivity

Progress Software News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:00
Progress Enhances DataDirect Cloud with OData Connectivity
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Expiration Date of Tender Offer for MICROS Systems, Inc. Shares Extended to August 15, 2014

Oracle Database News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:32
Expiration Date of Tender Offer for MICROS Systems, Inc. Shares Extended to August 15, 2014REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – July 29, 2014

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) announced today that, in accordance with the terms of its merger agreement with MICROS Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRS), Rocket Acquisition Corporation, a subsidiary of OC Acquisition LLC, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, has extended its all-cash tender offer for $68.00 per share for all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, par value of $0.025 per share (the “Shares”), of MICROS Systems, Inc. to 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, at the end of August 15, 2014, unless further extended. The tender offer was previously set to expire at 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, at the end of July 31, 2014.

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, has indicated that as of 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, at the end of July 28, 2014, approximately 74,902,285 Shares were issued and outstanding, and 1,896,113 Shares have been tendered into and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer.


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This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. This communication is for informational purposes only. The tender offer is not being made to, nor will tenders be accepted from, or on behalf of, holders of shares in any jurisdiction in which the making of the tender offer or the acceptance thereof would not comply with the laws of that jurisdiction. The tender offer is being made pursuant to a tender offer statement on Schedule TO (including the Offer to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and other offer materials) filed by Rocket Acquisition Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on July 3, 2014, as amended from time to time. In addition, on July 3, 2014, MICROS Systems, Inc. filed a Solicitation/Recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC related to the tender offer. Stockholders of MICROS Systems, Inc. are urged to read these documents, all amendments thereto and other documents filed with the SEC carefully in their entirety because they contain important information about the tender offer. The tender offer statement and certain other offer documents, along with the Solicitation/Recommendation statement, will be made available to all stockholders of MICROS Systems, Inc. at no expense to them. These documents are available at no charge through the web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. The Offer to Purchase, related Letter of Transmittal, the Solicitation/Recommendation statement and other offering documents may also be obtained for free by contacting the Information Agent for the tender offer, Innisfree, M&A Incorporated, toll-free at 888-750-5834.

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In addition, please refer to the documents that Oracle and MICROS Systems, Inc., respectively, file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. These filings identify and address other important factors that could cause Oracle's and MICROS Systems, Inc’s respective operational and other results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this document. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor MICROS Systems, Inc. is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

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Sharing Data from One Ranorex Module to Another

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:06

Sometimes it is necessary to access the value of a specific variable in more than only one module in a test case.

An example for this would be any kind of converter: In one module the value to be converted is read in. In another module this value is converted. Needless to say, in the converting module the value from the previous module should be used.

This blog post will show how to do this step-by-step.

The Structure of the Ranorex Solution

As you can see in the screenshot above, the solution “Converter” created for demonstration purposes consists of four different modules. Two variables (varTemperatureCelsius and varTemperatureFahrenheit) should be shared between the modules “GetValue” and “ConvertValue”. The temperatures are read from a weather-website in the “GetValue”-module.

In the “ConvertValue”-module the Celsius-temperature is converted from Celsius to Fahrenheit using another website and compared to the Fahrenheit-temperature from the first website. The whole example is available for download here.

Step 1: Creating a Variable in Module 1

At the beginning an “Open Browser”-action is recorded in the first module. Then a new “Get Value”-action in the second module “GetValue” is added.

Note: Before initializing a new variable, a repository item representing the UI element that displays the temperature needs to be created. This can be done by using the “Track”-button in the Ranorex Repository or by using the Ranorex Spy.

The value of the current temperature is stored in a variable. It is going to be created by clicking on the drop-down menu below the heading “Variable” and choosing the option “As new variable…”.

A context menu will be opened which should look like this:

Here the desired name of the variable and (optionally) a default value can be defined.

Note: The default value is used if modules are running separately and not from the test suite view. It will also be used if a variable is unbound and the test is started from the test suite.

Afterwards the repository item representing the value on the website and the attribute of the “Get Value”-action should access are chosen. The attribute holding the given temperature value is “InnerText”.

This step needs to be done for both Celsius and Fahrenheit values. In the upper right corner of the website the unit of the temperature can be changed.

At the end of the first step the “GetValue” module should look like this:

Note: The temperature value should not be used as identification criteria! The test will only work if the temperature is the same as when it had initially been identified. This can easily be changed by using the Path Editor in Ranorex Spy: Uncheck the “innertext” attribute and check a different appropriate attribute, e.g. “class”.

Step 2: Creating a Variable in Module 2

The step of creating a new variable needs to be repeated for every module the value from the first module should be used in. Here it is the module “ConvertValue” where a value is going to be converted from Celsius to Fahrenheit.

Firstly, the value from the previous module is used for the Celsius text field on the mentioned website. After that the result is validated in a user code action.

After recording and creating the needed variable, the module should look similar to this:

Note: For identification purposes, it would be easier if variables belonging together have the same name. However, this is only a recommendation and not a requirement.

Step 3: Connecting Variables in different Modules to one Parameter

In order to connect all needed variables to each other, a parameter needs to be created.

This is done by right-clicking the test case in the test suite view and clicking “Data Binding” in the context menu.

The test case properties pane will be opened:

Here it is necessary to add two rows in the “Parameters”- section of the window – one for each shared variable.

By clicking the drop down menu “Module Variable”, the variables associated with this parameter (“varTemperature(GetValue)” and “varTemperature(Convert Value)”) can be checked.

Finally, the test suite should look like this:


Testing the Solution

Now it is time to test the solution. This can be done by pressing “Run” in the test suite.

Note: If “Play” is clicked in one of the modules, the variables won’t be bound. In this case the default values of the variables are used.

The report file should look like this:



Conclusion

In this blog post you learned how to share variables from one module to another. There is one main concept which is always the same for every new module added to the test suite: Firstly a new variable in this specific module is created and then it is connected to a parameter of a test case.

Note: If a variable needs to be shared across test cases, it is almost the same procedure. The only difference is that a global parameter or a parameter in a parent test case is taken. A global parameter can be created in the test suite properties pane.

If something was unclear in this blog post, feel free to ask in the comment section or have a look at the following chapters in our user guide:

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EnterpriseDB Announces MongoDB & Hadoop Extensions

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:59
EnterpriseDB has announced the first release of two new extensions that expand PostgreSQL's ability to seamlessly integrate information from big data and NoSQL-only solutions. Providing a single view of data across multiple sources breaks dow ...
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MuleSoft Brings Connectivity to Microsoft .NET Applications

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:57
MuleSoft has announced new solutions for connecting Microsoft technologies within the cloud-enabled enterprise. The new solutions provide out-of-the-box connectivity to a vast library of Microsoft products, including Microsoft SharePoint, SQL Ser ...
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XebiaLabs Releases Updates to XL Deploy and XL Release

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:54
XebiaLabs announced new features and enhancements to its XL Deploy and XL Release products. Included are updates to its dashboards and reporting functions designed to improve feedback on the entire software build and release process. XebiaLabs pr ...
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StrongLoop Announces Node.js API Server for Developing, Securing and Scaling REST APIs

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:52
StrongLoop has announced the immediate availability of the StrongLoop API Server which makes it easy for developers to rapidly develop, deploy, secure and scale REST APIs written in Node. The ubiquity of mobile devices along with the rapid expans ...
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Online Short Course: Requirements Management with Polarion LiveDocs

Polarion Software - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:33
Did you know there's an online short course in Requirements Management using Polarion LiveDocs? It's actually been around for a while. Whether you're evaluating Polarion, or have had it for some time, it can be a really useful resource for getting up to speed.
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Tasktop Sync 3.6 Extends Requirement and Test Synchronization to Systems and Product Delivery

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:00
Tasktop has announced Tasktop Sync 3.6 with continued innovations for support of exceptionally complex integration scenarios. Building on the advanced Artifact Relationship Management capabilities in the previous release, Sync 3.6 supports the in ...
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