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Medtech & Pharma Platform – Innovation at the Interface

Intland Blog - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:00
Date: 22-23 September 2016 Location: Congress Center Basel Booth number: 44 Medtech & Pharma Platform is a conference that aims to facilitate the collaboration between the medical technology and pharma industries. Professionals attending the event will have a chance to
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ALM Business Intelligence with Visual Data Analytics

Intland Blog - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 21 Sep 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: approx. 30 min What you can learn: While Business Intelligence practices have been widely used for decades to optimize the efficiency
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Polarion ALM 2016 SR2 – What’s New and Noteworthy

Polarion Software - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 14:24

I always enjoy it that I get to announce new releases to our customers and the world. This latest release… version 2016 Service Release 2 (SR2) is a very special one. Why? For new and enhanced functionality? Yes. For improved performance and capability? For sure. For the issues that have been resolved? Of course. But […]

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Progress Software Announces Details for Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Progress Software News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 14:00
Progress Software Announces Details for Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call
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Oracle Announces Platform Innovation Award Winners

Oracle Database News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:06
Press Release Oracle Announces Platform Innovation Award Winners Celebrates customers using Oracle PaaS and IaaS to drive business value

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

This week at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle honored the winners of the 2016 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards. This prestigious group of recipients is using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services in new and innovative ways to transform their businesses, drive innovation and gain a competitive advantage.

Thirty-one customers were chosen from around the world, spanning small and medium businesses to the largest enterprise, across a wide range of industries. This year’s winners include: Ambev, Avaya, BAMF, Calix, Cima Global, Cisco Capital, City of Hope, ClubCorp, Cummins, Inc., DX Marketing, Dubai Airports, Elbooq, ENEL, HCPA, Helsana Gruppe, IDEA Cellular, IDEXX Laboratories, La Caixa, Manchester Airport Group, Nacional Monte de Piedad, National Pharmacies, The Procter and Gamble Company, Rakuten, Renault, Safexpress, State Bank of India, SuiteBox, Tippett Studio and YellowDog.

“These awards recognize customers that are using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS together in unique and innovative ways to transform their businesses. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen our customers make a wholesale move in using the Cloud for just simple dev/test scenarios to running serious, enterprise workloads in the Cloud,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president of Cloud Platform and Integration products, Oracle. “We’d like to congratulate all customers on their well-deserved awards.”

Part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, the Cloud Platform Innovation Awards is an annual awards program recognizing customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services. Recipients of Oracle’s Platform Innovation Awards were selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation and the originality of architecture.

Oracle Cloud Platform and Infrastructure enables organizations to move their enterprise workloads to the Cloud while providing their customers with a portfolio of highly innovative and accessible cloud-based services to capitalize on key transformative technologies such as big data analytics, machine learning and IoT.

A few of the 2016 winners are:

HCPA Chose Oracle Cloud at Customer for Running Business-Critical Healthcare Workload

Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA) is a leading hospital in Brazil with 850 beds. It is well known for transplants and genetic research in Latin America and conducts over 600,000 consultations a year. Oracle Cloud at Customer allowed HCPA to run applications that handle healthcare data on their premises and enabling low latency connections to other on-premises applications.

“By moving to Oracle’s Cloud at Customer infrastructure with subscription based pricing, HCPA was able to immediately cut back $2.5MM in CapEx expense, and foresee additional savings as more workloads are moved to Cloud at Customer,” said Valter Silva, CIO, HCPA. “Oracle Cloud at Customer is fully managed by Oracle. As a result, HCPA has also significantly reduced our IT operating and staffing costs.”

IDEA Cellular Chose Oracle PaaS to Help Prevent Outages in its Most Mission-Critical Applications

IDEA Cellular, one of India’s leading wireless telecommunication providers, is using Oracle Management Cloud to help prevent potential outages and also to increase performance and efficiency of its mission-critical applications. Using Oracle Management Cloud, IDEA Cellular is able to monitor its Oracle and third-party applications to rapidly identify the root cause of problems before they become potential problems.

“IDEA Cellular has over 175 million wireless subscribers, and our mission-critical systems cannot afford downtime,” said Prakash Paranjape, CIO, IDEA Cellular. “Oracle Management Cloud’s machine learning techniques enable us to proactively identify potential operational trouble-spots even in our most complex applications, helping to prevent failures.”

Tippett Studio Chose Oracle IaaS to Store Special Effects Used in Biggest Blockbuster Movies

Tippett Studio, the animation and visual effects company behind incredible special effects in films like Jurassic Park, RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Twilight, Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens plans to move petabytes of archived digital content to the Oracle Storage Cloud Services to provide a global content repository for easy accessibility and sharing and to streamline its operations at cloud-scale economics.

“With Oracle Storage Cloud Services, we can access content from anywhere in the world much faster than with legacy IT gear and benefit from unrivaled economic value,” said Sanjay Das, COO, Tippett Studio. “We selected Oracle because it provided the most compelling business value for our growing animation and visual effects business while other public cloud services were priced up to 10 times more.”

For additional information, visit Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle Cloud on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Info Nicole Maloney
Oracle
+1.650.506.0806
nicole.maloney@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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Oracle Cloud Helps Grant Thornton Tap Workforce Insights

Oracle Database News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:04
Press Release Oracle Cloud Helps Grant Thornton Tap Workforce Insights Using Oracle’s Public Cloud Infrastructure, Grant Thornton unlocks insights from U.S. Workforce

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

Oracle Corporation today announced that its Cloud infrastructure solutions are helping Grant Thornton LLP—a leading accounting and consulting firm—match its professionals to its client’s needs by providing a platform to tap large volumes of in-house workforce data.

To accomplish this, Grant Thornton and Oracle have deployed an analytics solution on Oracle Public Cloud—an effort that has unified Grant Thornton’s data sources, increased its data confidence and reduced data bottlenecks.

“We turned to Oracle because we wanted to tap big data to more effectively get the right client-service professionals in the right roles,” said Grant Thornton Chief People and Culture Officer Pamela Harless. “The ability to pair the correct people with carefully aligned projects is critical in the highly competitive world of professional services—and it’s why we chose an integrated Oracle Cloud infrastructure and analytics environment.”

According to Harless, Oracle Cloud maximized value and accelerated adoption through the Oracle Accelerated Buying Experience, which enabled Grant Thornton to procure the Cloud services quickly and easily – keeping the firm on track to meet its aggressive deployment timeline.

“We are excited about this partnership with Grant Thornton. The solution they built underlines the power, flexibility and agility of the Oracle Cloud Platform,” said Don Johnson, vice president of product development at Oracle. “This partnership is an example of the modern investments we are making in building the next generation storage platform.”

Grant Thornton and Oracle hope to continue their collaborative relationship by jointly bringing similar workforce-analytics and big-data offerings to the marketplace.

To learn more about what Oracle Cloud can do for you, please visit us at cloud.oracle.com.

Contact Info Scott Thornburg
Oracle
+1.415.816.8844
scott.thornburg@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions. Please see grantthornton.com for further details.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

Oracle Database News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:02
Press Release Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud Rapidly expanding integrated health delivery network chooses Oracle Applications Cloud to modernize systems and help drive growth

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system, has selected Oracle Applications Cloud as part of an end-to-end Cloud deployment to modernize its IT systems and transform the performance of key business functions including HR and Finance. The move to Oracle Applications Cloud will enable Adventist Health to support its strategic growth initiatives, simplify its technology infrastructure and lower costs.

An innovator for more than 150 years, with 20 hospitals, over 260 clinics and a workforce of 32,700, Adventist Health was struggling with aging legacy technology, built for a different era and was unable to meet the dynamic healthcare challenges of today. Following a competitive review that included Workday, Infor, and SAP, the organization selected Oracle Applications Cloud, including Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Analytics Cloud, and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud on the strength of its integrated breadth and depth of offerings, embedded analytics and the modern, easy-to-use interface of its applications.

“We wanted to modernize our systems by moving to the Cloud, but we also wanted a single, unified solution that comprehensively addressed a wide range of our business areas, with room to grow. Oracle met all these needs,” said Chip Dickinson, vice president for business solutions, Adventist Health. “With the Oracle Applications Cloud, we will have the modern tools that will enable us to best serve our workforce, our business operations, and most importantly, our patients and communities.”

Adventist Health will take advantage of Oracle ERP Cloud’s complete suite of capabilities across financials, procurement, and project portfolio management to help optimize its hospital and clinic network, and drive operational efficiencies while reducing costs. The solution’s available physical, data, and functional security, along with proven scalability, help ensure privacy and performance. Critically, Oracle ERP Cloud’s seamless integration with Oracle HCM Cloud will allow Adventist Health to tightly align talent requirements and investments to strategic growth plans.

With Oracle HCM Cloud, Adventist Health will be able to build a global common model for HR processes, deliver streamlined processes that reduce manual and duplicative efforts, and ensure tight HR process integration to drive complete and impactful reporting, analytics and payroll on a centralized system. Oracle HCM Cloud provides this through an enhanced user experience via a simple, scalable and intuitive design with mobile and self-service capabilities.

“We are proud to partner with Adventist Health to help them best manage and connect with staff, whether it’s through performance management, strategically aligning competencies to positions, or by providing deeper insight into organizational structuring,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of HCM Product Strategy for Oracle. “Oracle’s single unified Cloud shares data across business processes, allowing organizational leaders to keep employees engaged to best serve patient needs.”

With the Oracle Cloud, Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade Cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

For additional information, visit Adventist Health, Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle Cloud on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Info Nicole Maloney
Oracle
+1.650.506.0806
nicole.maloney@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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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.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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MoneyGram Increases Business Efficiencies, Cuts Time for New Product Introductions with Oracle Cloud

Oracle Database News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:00
Press Release MoneyGram Increases Business Efficiencies, Cuts Time for New Product Introductions with Oracle Cloud Oracle Cloud solutions streamline payroll, core human resources and recruitment processes for the global money transfer business

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 21, 2016

Oracle announced today that MoneyGram International Inc., the second-largest money transfer company in the world with $1.45 billion in annual revenue, has implemented Oracle HCM Cloud to overhaul its human resources (HR) operations and reduce administrative processes to be more efficient. Reports that previously took 40-hours to produce can now be completed in 80 percent less time.

Serving more than 350,000 agent locations in more than 200 counties, MoneyGram was in need of a global tool that could accommodate the needs of its nearly 3,000 employees. The existing system required too many spreadsheets, and manual processes that were complex and did not scale. MoneyGram managers struggled to keep up with changing market demands and additions to new products and services for the sales team. The lack of a central global data storehouse for employee records and business information made it difficult to generate reports or analyze market opportunities.

Previously using a manual, on-premise service, MoneyGram opted for Oracle’s Cloud technology for its scalability and worldwide presence to help accommodate various country-specific HR issues and help streamline its global operations. MoneyGram selected Oracle HCM Cloud with specific functionalities including, Global HR, Payroll (U.S.), Workforce Compensation, Goal and Performance Management, Talent Review and Succession, and Recruiting and Onboarding. The Oracle implementation changed 25 percent of MoneyGram’s transactional infrastructure, executives said.

“MoneyGram needed a holistic approach to HR where scalability was one of the top considerations, and this is the main reason we looked at Cloud,” said Paula Peacher, senior director of Global Payroll and HRIS at MoneyGram. “Oracle HCM Cloud consolidated our payroll processes and helped us accommodate country-specific issues from a core HR standpoint. It assisted with security requirements from information to data privacy. It also increased efficiency and control and helped improve our process cycle times so we could be more responsive to market demands and maintain a competitive edge. Ultimately, our staff was able to cut time needed for new product introductions by 40 percent.”

The Oracle platform is delivering important time-saving benefits in the first year of implementation. Other benefits include savings in cost and the consolidation of multiple outdated and non-integrated legacy systems. MoneyGram executives estimate that the company has the potential to save millions of dollars by retiring outdated systems and transitioning to Oracle HCM Cloud. 

“Oracle is delivering bottom-line benefits for companies such as MoneyGram through innovative, flexible and unified cloud solutions,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of HCM Product Strategy for Oracle. “A tightly integrated system leads to more data integrity for the company and is ultimately more beneficial for their customers in the long-run.”

To learn more about Oracle HCM Cloud, follow @OracleHCM on Twitter or Facebook, or read the Modern HR in the Cloud blog

Contact Info Jennifer Yamamoto
Oracle
+1.916.761.9555
jennifer.yamamoto@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

About MoneyGram International, Inc.

MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at moneygram.com.

Trademarks

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

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Claudia.js

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:49
Claudia.js makes it easy to deploy Node.js projects to AWS Lambda and API Gateway. It automates all the error-prone deployment and configuration tasks, and sets everything up the way JavaScript developers expect out of the box. This means that yo ...
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CA Technologies to Acquire BlazeMeter

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:48
CA Technologies has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BlazeMeter, a leader in open source-based continuous application performance testing. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close by ...
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Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services in Head-to-Head Cloud Database Comparison

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 22:45
Press Release Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services in Head-to-Head Cloud Database Comparison New Oracle Database-as-a-Service is 20 years ahead of Amazon Web Services

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 20, 2016

Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison today demonstrated that Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. In his keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, Ellison shared benchmark test results that showed that Oracle Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) performed up to 105X faster for Analytics workloads, 35X faster for online transaction processing (OLTP), and 1000+X faster for mixed workloads compared to Amazon DBaaS. Ellison also showed that the Oracle Cloud is optimized for running Oracle Database while Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not. An Oracle Database running on the Oracle Cloud performed up to 24X faster than an Oracle Database running on AWS.

“Oracle’s new technologies will drive the Cloud databases and infrastructure of the future,” said Ellison. “Amazon are decades behind in every database area that matters, and their systems are more closed than mainframe computers.”

Ellison also announced the availability of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 in the Oracle Cloud with the launch of the new Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service. This service provides the full enterprise edition of the Oracle Database running on the database-optimized Exadata infrastructure. Starting at just $175 per month, Ellison showed this Cloud service is lower cost than similar offerings from Amazon. 

With the launch of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 in the Cloud first, Oracle has demonstrated that the Oracle Cloud is the most optimized, complete and integrated Cloud for Oracle Database. The latest release provides organizations of all sizes with access to the world’s fastest, most scalable and reliable database technology in a cost-effective and open Cloud environment. In addition, the world’s #1 database includes a series of innovations that add state-of-the-art technology while preserving customer investments and supporting their transition to the Cloud.

Ellison shared detailed analysis during his keynote that showed how the new Oracle DBaaS delivers unparalleled performance for analytics, OLTP and mixed database workloads. In a direct comparison between Oracle DBaaS and Amazon databases, Ellison shared the following analysis:

  • Oracle Cloud Database performed dramatically faster than Amazon Cloud Databases in benchmark tests

    • Oracle Cloud was up to 105X faster for analytics than Amazon Redshift
    • Oracle Cloud was up to 35X faster for OLTP than Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon is 20 years behind Oracle in database technology

    • Amazon Aurora is missing critical OLTP features that Oracle shipped 20 years ago, including scalable read-write clusters, parallel SQL and the ability to replicate encrypted databases
    • Amazon Redshift is missing critical analytics features that Oracle shipped 20 years ago, including table partitioning, materialized views, support for rich data types and sophisticated query optimization
  • Amazon databases do not support mixed workloads

    • Oracle ran analytics workloads 1000+ times faster than Amazon Aurora, Amazon’s OLTP database.
    • Oracle ran OLTP workloads 1000+ times faster than Amazon Redshift, Amazon’s analytics database.
  • Amazon databases are more closed than IBM Mainframe databases, and are not compatible with on-premise enterprise database applications

    • Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift and Amazon DynamoDB only run on AWS
    • With AWS, organizations can’t use dev/test for on-premises, can’t use disaster protection for on-premises, management is incompatible with on-premises
    • Amazon databases are not compatible with existing enterprise database applications such as Oracle, DB2, SQL Server and Teradata and force organizations to throw away decades of on-premises investments

Ellison also demonstrated that AWS is not optimized for the Oracle Database:

  • Oracle Database was up to 24X faster for analytics on the Oracle Cloud Platform than on Amazon Web Services
  • Oracle Database was up to 8X faster for OLTP on the Oracle Cloud Platform than on Amazon Web Services
  • AWS has limited storage performance: Amazon Elastic Block Storage limited to 48,000 IOPs/nodes, which is 8X slower than Oracle Cloud; Amazon Elastic Block Storage limited to 800 MB/sec/node, which is 19X slower than Oracle Cloud
  • AWS cannot scale-out Oracle across nodes: AWS provides no support for Oracle Real Application Clusters

Oracle is the only vendor with true workload portability across on-premises and Cloud deployments. This helps ensure customers can continue to leverage their existing investment, keep costs down and easily benefit from the efficiency of Cloud. With proven continuous innovations and industry-leading performance across the entire platform from infrastructure to database, including support for mixed workloads, Oracle Data Management Cloud is the leader today and in the future.

Quotes from Larry Ellison’s keynote presentation:

  • “We are preserving your existing investment and allowing you to move it to the Cloud where you can save money, run faster, more securely, and more reliability than you can in your own datacenter. This is a big deal and a big difference. You simply cannot do this with Amazon. Moving applications and data into Amazon is a lot of work.”
  • “Amazon Web Services are simply not optimized for the Oracle Database. I’ll go further than that. Amazon Web Services aren’t optimized for their own databases either, as you will see. It doesn’t get better, it gets worse. Amazon, who pioneered infrastructure as a service, is still delivering first-generation infrastructure as a service.”
  • “Oracle continues to innovate as we move from Internet computing to Cloud computing. So if a Cloud database is in your future, and I think it is, which Cloud is best for database? Why do you think I’m asking that question? I have an opinion. The Oracle Database is optimized for Cloud computing.”
  • “Our whole strategy over the years has been to make your data and workloads portable, so you can migrate. So you have a lot of choices in a current generation of computing. And then, when a new generation of computing comes along, you can migrate to that as well. Customers always have choices.”
  • “There is no choice with Amazon. You run on Redshift. It only runs on Amazon. There is no choice whatsoever. Once you move in to AWS, you cannot move out. If they raise prices, get out your checkbook.”
  • “We develop Linux, our own version of Linux, open source, contribute back to the community.  We develop MySQL, open source, contribute back to the community. They don’t do that. AWS is more closed than an IBM mainframe.”
  • “The Exadata Express Cloud Service is our new entry-level version of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. It’s priced very aggressively at $175 a month.”
  • “Speed of light is not instantaneous. If you’re in London and accessing a server in Phoenix, it takes longer than if you’re in London and accessing a server in Scotland. So it’s very important to keep the data and the datacenters close to the users. And we do that by building these regions all over the world.”
  • “We run on premise. We run in Amazon. We run in IBM. We run—we run at Microsoft. We run every place. We give you lots of choices. We run on the hardware of your choice. We run on specialized machines like Exadata. We can put our public cloud behind your firewall, or you can use our public cloud, lots and lots and lots of choices.”
  • “Amazon has three databases, Aurora for OLTP, Redshift for analytics and DynamoDB, which is it’s NoSQL database. All three run only in AWS, no place else.”
  • “Why does Oracle Public Cloud run the Oracle Database so much better than the Amazon Public Cloud? Well, on our infrastructure, if you look at this, our storage performance, our I/Os per second, are eight times better than Amazon.”

For further details on the benchmarks please see the following:
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/database/database-cloud-services-comparison-3227721.pdf

Contact Info Simon Jones
Oracle PR
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

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Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:30
Press Release Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation A Center of Excellence powered by Oracle Cloud is designed to modernize government services and enable smart city solutions

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 20, 2016

Oracle CEO Safra Catz and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis

Oracle CEO Safra Catz and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis sign a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate digital transformation and develop a smart city Center of Excellence powered by Oracle Cloud.

Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) intended to accelerate the state’s digital transformation initiatives. Leveraging Oracle Cloud solutions, Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra will develop the State’s smart city program, with the goal of making the State’s urban landscape more livable and inclusive, while driving economic growth.

According to the MoU, Oracle and the Maharashtra Government will create a Center of Excellence (CoE) to help accelerate its smart city program and modernize the Government’s technology solutions. The CoE, housed in Mumbai, will serve as a research platform to design, develop and test new capabilities that will deliver better government-to-citizen (G2C) and government-to-business (G2B) services. Benefiting from the power of the Cloud, the CoE will enable rapid innovation with minimal capital expenditures. In addition, the CoE will offer a flexible and scalable common framework, as well as a team of experts, allowing individual cities to scale and replicate its solutions.

The proposed projects, to be finalized before the end of the calendar year, include:

  • Smart city in a box
  • Mobile platform for service questions
  • Unified app development for services like drivers license renewals or property tax payments
  • Digital platform to deliver smart city services across the state
  • Connected infrastructure across all devices, kiosks and citizens
  • Infrastructure services for equipment and IT
  • Resources to manage transportation logistics, including analytics, asset tracking, fleet management
  • Resources to manage utilities, including water and power

Many of these projects will support the government’s e-services[1] program aimed at citizens, visitors, business establishments and government officials. Both Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra will invest in IT infrastructure, training and skillset resources as well as management of the CoE.

The Government of Maharashtra, the largest state economy in India[2], initiated a program in April to develop 10 smart cities[3], adding to the 33 announced by the central government in the 100 smart cities initiative[4].

“Cloud computing has changed the landscape of governance. It has the power to enable inclusive growth and to transform the state into a digitally empowered society,” said Shri Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister, Government of Maharashtra. “Together with Oracle, we want to build a new, efficient, transparent and inclusive system that benefits our people. The CoE is a step in that direction and will make more government services available with the click of a button. I look forward to working with Oracle on this important mission.”

“We are thrilled to further our commitment in India by working with the Government of Maharashtra and the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, to help position India as a world-class design and manufacturing epicenter. The Cloud Center of Excellence powered by Oracle will play a key role in improving the lives of the people of this state,” said Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle Corporation. “By moving to the Cloud, the Government has the opportunity to create a digitally empowered society and a growing knowledge economy. We look forward to making this partnership a success.”

This follows Oracle’s recent commitment with the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, to support the country’s global digital leadership. Oracle unveiled a massive, state-of-the-art campus centered in Bengalaru, nine incubation centers throughout India, and an initiative to train more than half a million students each year to develop computer science skills.

[1] Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/pune/maharashtra-to-launch-50-online-public-services-on-october-2/
[2] Source: http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/maharashtra-is-biggest-state-economy-says-report/article7937851.ece
[3] Source: http://www.smartcitiesprojects.com/maharashtras-22-smart-cities-integrated-plan-naina/
[4] Source: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/kMLIQKW3xIqOUzFJ5sZadN/Smart-cities-More-names-of-cities-to-be-announced-today.html,
Source: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/eER1ilL9HJY6QF5k2skS3J/Smart-cities-the-first-20.html

  Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
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deborah.hellinger@oracle.com Vandana Shenoy
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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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.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Embarcadero Launches Free RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder Edition

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:54
Embarcadero Technologies has announced support for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and launched a FREE Starter Edition for Delphi and C++ Builder. Unlike other development tools, code written with RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder for previous ...
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The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Kudu 1.0

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:42
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced the availability of Apache® Kudu™ v1.0, the Open Source columnar storage engine built for the Apache Hadoop® ecosystem.
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NuoDB 2.5 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:24
NuoDB has announced the general availability of NuoDB Release 2.5, as well as significant customer adoption among application providers and independent software vendors (ISVs) in the first half of 2016. ISVs added to the customer roster include B ...
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BlazeMeter Launches Selenium Load Testing

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:19
BlazeMeter has released new technology which enables users to execute Selenium scripts as load tests. Selenium users can run thousands of different nodes in the cloud for large scale load tests across multiple geographical locations.
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Oracle Empowers Cloud Developers

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 13:02
Press Release Oracle Empowers Cloud Developers New tools, services and initiatives support open, modern and easy cloud development projects

JavaOne, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 20, 2016

Extending its support for the developer community, Oracle has unveiled the next generation of Cloud services and development tools at JavaOne 2016, as well as a range of developer-focused initiatives. By giving developers a choice of programming languages, databases, compute types, operating systems and virtual machines, integrated development environments (IDEs) and tools, Oracle provides developers with the choice and flexibility needed to quickly and easily build modern applications in the Cloud.

As Cloud deployment becomes the norm for enterprise workloads, developers need to build applications using microservices, APIs, containers, DevOps processes and platform capabilities that support analytics, integration, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT). Oracle has enhanced its development tools and Cloud services, and introduced other new initiatives in order to give developers friction-free, instant and immersive access to the latest technologies in the Cloud.

At JavaOne 2016 in San Francisco, Oracle showcased major enhancements to the Java Platform and the introduction of MySQL, the world’s most popular Open Source database, to the Oracle Cloud Platform. In addition, Oracle shared details on new Oracle Cloud Platform services that are specifically designed to support developers, and launched a new Web portal, developer.oracle.com, that provides developers with a single place to find the tools, technologies and resources needed for any development project that uses Oracle technology.

Extended Commitment to the Java Platform

To help developers meet the demands of new cloud-based models, Oracle continues to work closely with key partners in the Java ecosystem to drive significant evolution of the Java platform.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (SE) 9 will include new capabilities as well as updates that support the latest development standards and specifications. Project Jigsaw will help developers make applications more scalable, more secure, faster and easier to maintain, while JShell will make it easier for developers to run and test snippets of code. Oracle continues to work closely with the OpenJDK Community to lay the groundwork for Java SE 9. More than 500 companies, organizations and individuals now contribute to the OpenJDK project and well over seven million lines of code have been developed.

Java Enterprise Edition (EE) future versions will support delivering an enhanced model for reactive programming that helps developers build large-scale distributed systems, which are built asynchronously, are loosely coupled and are event based. In addition, future releases will include multitenancy in Cloud environments and improved security, including support for new authentication models such as OAuth and OpenID Connect. Support for multitenancy in Cloud environments will also be part of the proposal, and a new configuration model supporting Docker and other container technologies will be introduced.

  • "We welcome the announcement of Java EE 8 for the Cloud and microservices," said Mitsuharu Nagayama, senior director of big data solutions and services of Hitachi. "Hitachi contributes to society through the Social Innovation Business. Cloud and microservices that activate IT assets are very useful to enable the realization of this. We are anticipating the continuous evolution of Java EE to provide these benefits."

  • "The move to Cloud has become a powerful trend among Fujitsu's customers," said Hideki Nozaki, vice president of application management middleware division at Fujitsu Limited. "With this major update to Java EE 8 focused on cloud and microservices, Fujitsu looks forward to providing its customers an update to its Java EE compatible Interstage application server, thereby simplifying their shift to the Cloud. We continue to work with the Java community to develop technologies that benefit society."

  • "We welcome Oracle's effort to leverage enhancements for cloud computing to Java EE 8,” said Nobuhiko Kishinoue, general manager of the cloud platform division at NEC Corporation. "NEC has successfully provided a Java EE compatible application server, WebOTX, providing mission critical web application infrastructure to Japan and other markets for more than 18 years. Recent movement to cloud computing including container and microservice technologies has a strong impact on enterprise systems. Oracle's new proposal enables us to help our customers transition to the cloud seamlessly, while preserving their existing investments in Java EE."

New Data Management Capabilities in the Cloud

Helping developers innovate and carry out digital transformation initiatives, Oracle launched Oracle MySQL Cloud Service. Built on the proven MySQL Enterprise Edition and powered by the Oracle Cloud, Oracle MySQL Cloud Service provides a simple, automated, integrated and enterprise-ready cloud service that enables organizations to securely and cost-effectively develop and deploy MySQL-based applications globally at scale.

The launch of Oracle MySQL Cloud Service brings the world’s most popular open source database to the Oracle Cloud Platform and extends the complete suite of cloud services that Oracle provides to help organizations rapidly build and deploy rich applications. Developers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can rely on the most comprehensive MySQL offering in the cloud, with advanced features, tools and support to accelerate the time to market of their new modern applications.

In addition, Oracle is introducing Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service and Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service. Oracle NoSQL Cloud Service provides a high performance, key-value database supporting JSON, Java, Node.js and Python developers for transactional and Big Data applications. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service provides low cost, fully managed access to Oracle Exadata.

New Cloud Platform Capabilities for Developers

Extending its commitment to helping developers build and deploy rich applications in the Cloud, Oracle has extended Oracle Cloud Platform with new Oracle Cloud Platform Services and major new enhancements to Oracle Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). New and enhanced Cloud services to support developers include:

  • Oracle Application Container Cloud Service: Now includes PHP native runtime support to help developers quickly deploy, run and scale PHP web applications in the Cloud.

  • Oracle API Platform Cloud Service: Enables developers to create, secure and manage APIs (for API first applications such as those built using microservices) with zero code and end-to-end transaction insight. The innovative new service will enable developers to run an API gateway either on-premises, within the Oracle Cloud, or on third-party cloud platforms.

  • Oracle Mobile Cloud Service: Now includes support for chatbots that deliver intelligent and contextual conversations across multiple messaging channels, enabling developers to enhance the user experience on mobile apps.

  • Oracle Container Cloud Service: Expands Oracle’s support for Docker containers by enabling developers to easily run, orchestrate and manage containers in the Cloud. Oracle now offers pre-built containerized images for its products to help developers adopt Oracle technologies inside containers for development, testing and production environments.

  • Oracle Solaris: As a member of the Open Container Initiative, Oracle highlighted how it will be bringing native Docker support within Oracle Solaris. Containers will leverage Solaris key features such as security, efficient virtualization, ZFS cloning, smart file system and multi-platform compatibility for both SPARC and x86 systems.

New and Extended Developer Community Initiatives

Reinforcing its commitment to working with the developer community, Oracle is launching a number of developer-focused initiatives at JavaOne 2016. They include:

  • New Developer Roadshow: Beginning in January 2017, Oracle will launch Oracle Code, a developer roadshow that will include technical sessions, hands-on labs and interactive experiences. Events are planned in 20 cities including San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Bangalore and Prague. 
  • New Developer Portal: The new developer.oracle.com will direct users to free trials, downloads, documentation, tutorials, an extensive list of developer tools and resources, and an active community of users. 
  • Oracle Academy: Engages educators and more than three million students in 110 countries annually in computer science (CS) education and activities. By supporting the White House’s CS for All and Let Girls Learn initiatives, Oracle encourages a diverse range of students to become tomorrow’s technology innovators, developers and coders.
  • Oracle Cloud Marketplace: Provides quick and easy access to 450 OSS tools, frameworks and platforms that developers can use to build on Oracle Cloud Platform.
  • Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Summit: Oracle will continue to offer the OTN Summit, a virtual event series that brings together Oracle presenters with Oracle ACEs and JavaChampions to deliver hands-on-content. Content on demand is available here: community.oracle.com/community/technology_network_community/OTNSummit/
Contact Info Simon Jones
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Unveils Low Code Platform to Easily Extend SaaS Applications

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Unveils Low Code Platform to Easily Extend SaaS Applications Visual application development platform enables business users and developers to extend services and build new applications with little to no coding

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 20, 2016

Oracle today unveiled Project Visual Code, a complete cloud-based application platform for low-code development. With this innovative new platform, customers can quickly and easily build and publish bespoke, stand-alone applications or extend applications by visually creating and publishing new integrated applications to meet any business need.

The real-time enterprise has made it necessary for organizations to rethink application development in order to keep up with rapidly changing demands. IT teams are often stuck with a backlog of work, which means the business can’t always get applications delivered quickly enough to capitalize on new opportunities presented by digital transformation. To help solve this challenge and democratize app development, Oracle has introduced Project Visual Code, which enables business users to quickly and easily develop and extend enterprise applications.

“Businesses need to be dynamic to remain relevant in today’s fast-paced business environment,” said Bill Pataky, vice president of product management for tools and frameworks at Oracle. “Project Visual Code introduces an effective way for business users to innovate in tandem with IT. It enables business users to extend and enrich off-the-shelf applications and build new solutions that can increase business efficiency and drive better results.”

“More than ever before, AD&D pros must obsess over their user interface designs. Today, customers and employees expect to access applications from a wide range of devices, putting additional pressure on developers. Low-code vendors employ familiar drag-and-drop, WYSIWYG techniques to speed user interface (UI) creation,” wrote Forrester analysts John Rymer and Clay Richardson in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016. The report goes on to say that many vendors “support responsive design, which automatically adapts forms and UIs based on the user's device and screen resolution.”

With the new Project Visual Code, customers will be able to utilize a library of responsive user interface components and complete applications – made available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace—to add features that can be embedded directly into their own applications, environments or even existing Oracle Cloud applications. With minimal coding needed and intuitive visual design capabilities, business users and citizen developers can easily create the applications they need on their own, with little to no involvement from their IT department.

Built on a standards-based architecture, the new platform also enables customers and partners to create a rich ecosystem of modular user interface building blocks as well as complete applications. In addition, with its best-in-class mobile development features, the new platform enables the creation of on-device mobile applications that work even in disconnected mode.

Oracle’s Project Visual Code includes:

  • Builder: Oracle provides a visual tool for creating and hosting Web and mobile business applications through a no-code-required, browser-based development approach. This new version enables the creation of reusable applications that can be exported and imported between customers. It also introduces the ability to integrate reusable UI components and external services.
  • UI Design System: A new visual design system complements modern layouts and supports a responsive approach for multi-channel applications.
  • UI Component Architecture: Leveraging Oracle’s open source JavaScript Toolkit, reusable components can be designed and used to build native mobile and web applications.
  • Business Objects: Developers and business users can build applications over any REST based service or leverage the platform to easily create new objects for any custom data requirements. This enables users to create their own business objects and set validation rules, or take advantage of Project Visual Code’s scripting capability to define any rule their business requires.
  • Application Marketplace: Customers and partners can access, share and sell complete applications as well as functional UI components with specific capabilities, all built on the new Project Visual Code. Within the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, public catalogs allow partners and developers to open up new revenue streams and sell their components and applications, while private catalogs enable organizations to create an internal repository of shared resources to be used among various departments.

Project Visual Code enables me to create a complete application including database and rich responsive UI in minutes without writing a single line of code,” said Luc Bors, technical director at eProseed. “I like the fact that as a professional developer, I can add more advanced capabilities with a bit of JavaScript code.”

"As Oracle introduce more and more APIs from its SaaS applications through the Service Catalogue, I can incorporate them in my own business applications,” said Debra Lilley, vice president of Certus cloud services at Certus Solutions. “The similar UI experience and single sign-on makes this the ideal tool for building simple and very quick extensions to SaaS."

Contact Info Simon Jones
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is being held September 18 – September 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

About JavaOne

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 440 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter.

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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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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Why MS Word Compare does not work for Contracts Teams

VisibleThread - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 05:07
Why MS Word Compare does not work for Contracts Teams

We work with a lot of contracts teams. When a new contract revision lands, job one is to identify any material changes between the last version and this one. Contract managers use MS Word and Adobe Pro Compare for this job. But they’re not working.

Depending on contract size, it can take hours to compile a summary report showing ‘material changes’. There is a better way.

How it works today – use MS Word compare

When the final version of the 120-page PDF contract drops on your desk, what do you do?

  • You convert the PDF to MS Word, (or just use Adobe Pro compare directly if you have it.)
  • You fire up the ‘Compare’ function in either MS Word or Adobe Pro.
  • Then start from page 1, reviewing each change in the visual compare pane. In MS Word, it looks something like this:
  • Compare View in MS Word
  • If the change is non-trivial, you log it in a separate spreadsheet (or Word doc) for review.
  • You review all changes, ignoring things like spelling corrections or punctuation changes. You carefully note any material differences.

This all takes time. MS Word presents all changes identically, so you spend a fair amount of mental energy categorizing whether the change is a simple spell fix or a more substantial change affecting the contract. You could easily spend several hours on this process, especially for larger documents.

Is there a better way?

Let’s take a different approach. Let’s call this ‘Text Diff’. And for this, we’ll use VisibleThread Docs. Here’s what we do:

  1. Upload up your PDF or Word Docs & click ‘Compare Docs’
  2. Select the docs and launch the compare report (displayed in Excel). Here’s what you see:

VisibleThread Compare

In this example, we’re comparing two PDFs. Red means change, dark blue means no change.

Really easy to see changes on both sides of the fence with no confusing 3rd pane. Really easy to see where the more material changes occur. The more red there is, the more likely this change requires close attention. And it’s really easy to skim through this report by scrolling in Excel.

A difference in Philosophy

There are 2 core problems with ‘Visual Compare’ in MS Word:

1.) Designed for MergeMS Word is designed for Merging. MS Word (and Adobe Pro  for that matter) show differences with a view to merging both versions. Contract Managers do want to easily see the differences, but not with an intent to resolve them into 1 file.2.) Handles all differences equallyWhen reviewing changes, contract managers are really on the lookout for these kinds of changes;
  • Financial Terms, including; indemnification clauses, bond clauses, pricing changes etc,
  • Delivery Terms, including; time frame, performance criteria etc,
  • Conflict of Interest Terms, including supplier relationships etc,
  • Intellectual Property Terms, Privacy Terms, the list goes on.

They pay little attention to grammar or typographical changes. Yet the visual compare in MS Word shows all changes in an equal way. It means you have to do a second pass on the differences and somehow note those. This ‘visual parsing’ places a high cognitive burden on the user. And takes time.

Why is ‘Text Diff’ better?

Here’s why:

  1. Faster: You have a workable report in Excel in seconds. Compare that to the manual equivalent in Word which could take hours.
  2. Visually easier to see changes on both sides: You can easily see changes in both documents simultaneously without the visual overload you get in MS Word.
  3. The right format: Since the report is in Excel, it’s really simple to add new columns which allow you prioritize change or write notes for team review.
Summary Takeaways

In summary:

  1. Contract and Proposal Managers frequently need to see revision changes in documents.
  2. MS Word (or Adobe Pro) is freely available in most corporate environments, so we use the compare solution.
  3. MS Word and Adobe Pro are designed for merging differences into a single doc. Contract Managers want to easily see the differences only. They do not want to merge them into 1 file.
  4. Visual Compare in MS Word places a high cognitive burden on the user.
  5. Using a ‘Text Diff’ report (in VisibleThread Docs or another solution) provides a faster, more intuitive and flexible way to compare docs.

 

Bottom-line; we all have MS Word in our corporate environments, so we continue to use an imperfect tool for the job! And that’s costing everyone hours. There is a better and faster way.

If you want to try VisibleThread Docs compare for yourself, sign up here for a 7-day free trial

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Progress Releases Kendo UI Builder: The Essential Foundation for Transformative Business Applications

Progress Software News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 14:01
Progress Releases Kendo UI Builder: The Essential Foundation for Transformative Business Applications
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