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Oracle Statement

Oracle Database News - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:55
Press Release Oracle Statement

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 30, 2016

"Five years ago, Oracle made a software development announcement which accurately reflected the future of the Itanium microprocessor. Two trials have now demonstrated clearly that the Itanium chip was nearing end of life, HP knew it, and was actively hiding that fact from its customers. Oracle never believed it had a contract to continue to port our software to Itanium indefinitely and we do not believe so today; nevertheless, Oracle has been providing all its latest software for the Itanium systems since the original ruling while HP and Intel stopped developing systems years ago. Further, it is very clear that any contractual obligations were reciprocal and HP breached its own obligations. Now that both trials have concluded, we intend to appeal both today's ruling and the prior ruling from Judge Kleinberg."
-Dorian Daley, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Oracle

Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communications
1.212.508.7935.
deborah.hellinger@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.

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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 following 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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On-Demand: Business Benefits of ALM-PLM Integration

Polarion Software - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:50

Organizations have the ability to bridge the gap between application lifecycle management (ALM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) - with proper ALM-PLM integration providing immediate business implications.

The post On-Demand: Business Benefits of ALM-PLM Integration appeared first on Polarion Software Blog.

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Progress Reports 2016 Fiscal Second Quarter Results

Progress Software News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 21:15
Progress Reports 2016 Fiscal Second Quarter Results
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Oracle Brings SPARC to the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Brings SPARC to the Cloud New SPARC S7 Products with Software in Silicon now available in Oracle Cloud, Engineered Systems and Servers

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 29, 2016

Oracle today announced major new additions to the SPARC platform that for the first time bring the advanced security, efficiency and simplicity of SPARC to the cloud. Built on the new SPARC S7 microprocessor, the latest additions to the SPARC platform include new cloud services, engineered systems and servers.  

While the business benefits of the public cloud are increasingly clear, many organizations have yet to move enterprise workloads to the cloud due to performance, security and management concerns. To help eliminate those concerns and enable organizations to confidently move enterprise workloads to the cloud, the new SPARC platform is designed from the ground up to economically improve on cloud computing delivery of the most critical business applications and scale-out application environments.

The latest additions to the SPARC platform are built on the revolutionary new 4.27 GHz, 8-core/64-thread SPARC S7 microprocessor with Software in Silicon features such as Silicon Secured Memory and Data Analytics Accelerators, which delivers the industry’s highest per-core efficiency and enables organizations to run applications of all sizes on the SPARC platform at commodity price points. All existing commercial and custom applications will run on the new SPARC enterprise cloud services and solutions unchanged with significant improvements in security, efficiency and simplicity.

“We are still in the early phases of cloud computing adoption and as the market matures, organizations will increasingly move critical enterprise workloads to the cloud,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. “To enable our customers to take advantage of this next stage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, we are focused on delivering proven enterprise-grade services such as the Oracle SPARC platform in the Oracle Cloud.

Some of the key features of the new SPARC platform include:

  • Effortless Security: The latest additions to the SPARC platform are designed for security and compliance and utilize Silicon Secured Memory capabilities to address malware attacks and programming errors. Wide-key encryption ciphers and hashes enable a fully encrypted cloud with less than two percent performance overhead. In addition, security is further enhanced through verified boot, immutable content that prevents unauthorized changes, enforced secured updates and a trusted and secure hardware and software supply chain that does not rely on intermediaries.
  • Breakthrough Efficiency: By taking advantage of the open APIs in the processor and integrated Data Analytics Accelerators, which deliver up to 10x greater analytics performance spanning enterprise, big data and cloud applications, the latest additions to the SPARC platform reduce latency and cost. When compared to the x86 servers, the fully integrated S7-2 and S7-2L servers delivers up to 100 percent better per core efficiency, 1.7x better per core Java performance efficiency, 1.6x per core database OLTP performance efficiency, and 2-3x more bandwidth for high-traffic analysis and cloud apps.
  • Straightforward Simplicity: Taking integration a step beyond the server, the Oracle MiniCluster S7-2 Engineered System dramatically simplifies the top four most challenging aspects of enterprise computing: security and compliance; high availability; patching and administration; and performance tuning. By eliminating the need for a standard platform or OS and reducing security and database administration time and effort, the new Engineered System enables organizations to:

    • Secure systems by default by eliminating enterprise security expertise requirements
    • Automate compliance monitoring and auditing in order to maintain the secure state of the system over time
    • Make service resiliency effortless by taking advantage of a high availability operation that is engineered in to the hardware and software
    • Ensure the platform will always be up to date with the latest software and security enhancements through simple full stack patching
    • Enhance database and application performance through automatic performance tuning.

The new SPARC S7 processor-based cloud services and systems deliver commodity x86 economics and significant enterprise-class functionalities for security and analytics with Software in Silicon. They include new Oracle Cloud Compute platform services, the Oracle MiniCluster S7-2 Engineered System and Oracle SPARC S7 servers. These new products are designed to seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure and include fully integrated virtualization and management for cloud.

The new Oracle SPARC Cloud service that is now part of the SPARC platform is a dedicated compute service to provide organizations with a simple, secure and efficient compute platform in the Cloud. The new service extends the complete suite of cloud services that Oracle provides to help organizations rapidly build and deploy rich applications—or extend Oracle Cloud Applications—on an enterprise-grade cloud platform.

To extend the security and performance benefits of the Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems to mid-size computing, Oracle has also introduced Oracle MiniCluster S7-2. Through full application and database compatibility with SuperCluster M7, Oracle MiniCluster enables organizations to reduce hardware and software costs at a fraction of the cost of commodity solutions. The new Oracle Engineered System is designed to support multi-tenant application and/or database consolidation, remote office/branch office computing demands and test/development environments.

Oracle has also introduced new additions to the SPARC server product line that extend the M7/T7 portfolio to address scale-out and cloud workloads at attractive new low price points. The new two-socket SPARC S7 servers are available in different configuration options that are optimized for either compute or storage and IO density and include Software in Silicon offload features for malware attack prevention, no compromise encryption and data analytics acceleration.

Contact Info Sarah Fraser
Oracle PR
+1.650.743.0660
sarah.fraser@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.

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 following 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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Medical: A Traceability Data Model

Polarion Software - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 19:37

The first task of any product development process is generally to discover, define and link the items of interest for that product. This is best accomplished in a logic Flow Diagram, and is the basis for developing the Design V&V test plan, and risk Management framework.

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Metavine Announces Genesis Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:29
Metavine announces the release of Metavine Genesis™, an open, expert system driven, declarative software development platform that transforms the way intelligent Cloud and IoT applications are designed and deployed. Genesis is application d ...
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Resin.io Gets $9 Million Funding

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:21
esin.io, provider of a modern DevOps management platform for connected devices, today announced that it has secured $9 million in funding from DFJ, GE Ventures, Ericsson, and Aspect Ventures. Resin.io was founded in 2013 with a mission to use lin ...
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BlazeMeter Contributes Latest Developments to the JMeter Ecosystem

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:17
BlazeMeter has released a number of key contributions to the JMeter community, helping to advance JMeter from a scripting and load generation tool to a more complete environment where practitioners can develop, debug and execute tests.
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New Cloud-based Banking Solution Targets Default Debtors, Improves Customer Experiences

Oracle Database News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:00
Press Release New Cloud-based Banking Solution Targets Default Debtors, Improves Customer Experiences

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 28, 2016

Financial institutions looking to recoup delinquent accounts while maintaining a positive association with their brands have a powerful new tool: Oracle Banking Collections. The cloud-enabled solution announced today provides lenders a more comprehensive look at debtors’ total financial pictures and features so they can more easily repay their loans.

While credit card and mortgage delinquencies are currently stable, there is a significant rise in student and auto loan defaults. In fact, Fitch Ratings stated that the 60-plus day delinquency rate for subprime car loans climbed to 5.16% in February of this year, the highest level in nearly two decades. The collections process is complex, inefficient riddled with fraudulent activity.

"With today’s choices and technology available, consumers demand solutions that put them at the center and in control of their options. It is a unique situation to apply a customer first mindset when it comes to handling delinquent accounts, but if done correctly, the benefits of such an offering should help to lead to improved contract rates and be a real help to delinquent borrowers,” said Marc DeCastro, Research Director, Consumer Banking at IDC.

“The Federal Reserve reported that as of March 31, 2016, total household debt in North America alone was $12.25 trillion. Oracle Banking Collections provides financial institutions a single system for comprehensive collection activity across all products related to a delinquent account. The collections process is designed for the digital world with efficient workflows, improved decision making and intuitive customer centric capabilities that empower the consumer with self-service remediation,” said Chet Kamat, senior vice president Banking Products for Oracle Financial Services. “Financial Institutions can choose to deploy the solution on the Oracle Cloud or on premise.”

Each year financial institutions waste millions of dollars attempting to solve their debt collection problem with the age-old tactic of throwing 3rd party debt collection agents who may use decades-old technology riddled with inaccurate borrower data, at the problem. The actions by collection agents, who know nothing about the customer or customer's relation with the financial institution, can border on harassment with phone calls at all hours, dunning letters and the threat of lawsuits. The new Oracle Banking Collections offering is helping financial institutions and their collections agencies improve collections on delinquent accounts by offering three unique and powerful capabilities:

1. Detailed insights into a borrower’s entire relationship with the financial institution, enabling collections agents to know more about who they are communicating with and how best to have a meaningful conversation about remediating the account.

2. A single system of record for all collections activity, helping to support compliance with strict collections regulations including those set forth by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

3. Unique self-help features that enable the consumer to proactively determine a remediation plan for their account and avoid the collections process altogether.

  • The unique features of the Oracle Banking Collections can be found here.

Contact Info Valerie Beaudett
Oracle Corporate Communications
+1.650.400.7833
valerie.beaudett@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.

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 following 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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BlueData Delivers Summer Release

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:59
BlueData, provider of the leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced the new summer release for the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software. This new release offers comprehensive security controls along with enhanceme ...
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7 New Time-Saving Code Editor Features

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:40

Writing code is tricky enough. You shouldn’t have to spend hours improving its readability or worry about unnecessary typos causing build errors. Ranorex 6.0 now makes a ton new code editor enhancements available, which will help you quickly write clean and easily maintainable test scripts. Here’re 7 of the most fantastic time-saving features:

1. Code templates

We all love the custom code templates in Ranorex Studio. Using the tab key, you can now access multiple predefined templates, such as the for/for each loop. Icing on the cake for all us coders!

http://www.ranorex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Code-Templates.mp4 2. Context specific actions

Improve your code structure with these amazing new context specific actions. Simply move newly created classes into specific files, or right click on the edit pencil to check for null or undefined variables. These are just a few examples – give it a try!

http://www.ranorex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Available-Actions.mp4 3. Refactoring

Wouldn’t it be great if you could replace complex code fragments with small, easily readable methods? The extract method enables you to group your fragments to methods. You can further give them a clear name that explains their purpose.

http://www.ranorex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Refactor.mp4 4. CamelCase search functionality

Find what you’re looking for faster with the CamelCase search functionality! CamelCase identifies the segments of compound words and uses the capital letters to list potential search results.

5. Auto insertion of using

Start saving time when using namespaces! Type in a class using the auto-complete functionality. Ranorex will then automatically add the specific using directive of the needed namespace.

6. Introduction of new methods

And yet another feature that will save you time: When calling an unknown method in code, you can now easily implement it with the context specific action ‘introduce method
’.

7. Switch on enum

This little feature comes in quite handy and enables you to write code faster. When typing a “switch” statement where the condition is an enum the cases are automatically prefilled.

http://www.ranorex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Further-Small-Enhancements2.mp4

 

These and many more fantastic features are available with Ranorex 6.0. Update your Ranorex Studio now (yes, it’s free!) and start coding!

 

Learn more about Ranorex 6.0

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BT and Oracle Collaborate to Make It Easier for Global Organizations to Move to the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:00
Press Release BT and Oracle Collaborate to Make It Easier for Global Organizations to Move to the Cloud BT becomes the first global network services provider to offer direct access to the Oracle Cloud

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 28, 2016

BT and Oracle today announced that they are working together to help organizations across the world take advantage of performance, cost and innovation benefits of the cloud. Oracle customers will be able to leverage the high performance, reliability, and security features of the BT Cloud Connect environment to gain direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud.

While organizations understand the promise and many benefits of the cloud, many are concerned about security and performance issues associated with cloud technologies. This is especially true for business-critical enterprise workloads that frequently demand high levels of availability, security and performance. Together, BT and Oracle are aiming to remove those barriers to cloud adoption by providing options for connectivity from hybrid enterprise data centers to the Oracle Cloud. 

“Cloud is the fastest growing part of Oracle’s business,” said Thomas Kurian, president of Product Development, Oracle. “This partnership will help our customers leveraging the Oracle Cloud execute on their business strategies by taking advantage of the breadth and depth of BT’s global network and its Cloud Connect offering for their high bandwidth connectivity needs.”

With BT Cloud Connect for Oracle FastConnect, customers can use a private connection based on BT’s IP Connect VPN service, which is designed to predictably, securely and consistently exchange large volumes of data between the Oracle Cloud and their own on-premises environment. BT will connect directly to Oracle’s Cloud locations in Amsterdam and London, giving customers access from anywhere in the world to services provided in European data centers. Through pre-provisioning via BT Cloud Connect, BT can cut the typical dedicated connection deployment time from months to days.

Luis Alvarez, CEO Global Services, BT, said: “Direct and reliable access to data and applications hosted in cloud environments has become critical to organizations as they embark on their digital transformation journeys. We are accelerating our drive to be the world’s leading cloud services integrator and I am proud that BT is becoming the first global network services provider to offer direct access to the Oracle Cloud.”

The Oracle Cloud is used by many of the world’s largest organizations. It supports 70 million users and more than 34 billion transactions each day and runs in 19 data centers around the world. With the Oracle Cloud, customers can take advantage of the broadest and most integrated public cloud portfolio across all layers of the IT stack, while also having the choice to bring the Oracle Cloud into their own data centers via the recently announced “Oracle Cloud at Customer” offering. Oracle FastConnect is part of Oracle IaaS, and intended to enable organizations to quickly meet IT and business goals by leveraging a set of core capabilities such as elastic computing, networking and storage.

This news builds on BT’s Cloud of Clouds portfolio strategy by allowing its multinational customers to connect to the cloud through a centrally managed high-speed network with highly predictable performance, reliability and embedded security features.

BT and Oracle aim to offer the service in the final quarter of calendar year 2016.

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

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Global Services, Business and Public Sector, Consumer, EE, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2016, BT Group’s reported revenue was ÂŁ19,042m with reported profit before taxation of ÂŁ3,029m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.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.

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 following 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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Embedded Testing 2016

Intland Blog - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:00
28-30 Jun 2016, Munich Focusing exclusively on the testing of products with embedded devices & software, Embedded Testing 2016 is a valuable event for companies operating in a variety of industries. Organizations developing embedded products face the challenge of complying
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SequenceDiagram.org

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:59
SequenceDiagram.org is a a free online tool to create UML sequence diagrams. It doesn't have any ads or other clutter. All processing of parsing and painting the diagram is done using javascript client side in the users web browser. This not only ...
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VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern at NXTTCH 16 in Amsterdam on how to measure readability of content

VisibleThread - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:17
VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern at NXTTCH 16 in Amsterdam on how to measure readability of content

 

NXTTCHTuesday June 28th 2016 at 4pm VisibleThread CEO, Fergal McGovern, will speak at NXTTCH 16 in Amsterdam. NXTTCH (pronounced as Next Tech) is the first premium event in Europe that connects the corporate world to all kinds of disruptive technologies. Many companies are reaching out to start-ups that challenge the current business models. NXTTCH visitors are innovators that want to take this to the next level.

In this session Fergal will discuss how to measure readability and effectiveness of content, but not just for individual docs but for docs and web sites at scale.

Large organisations produce more and more digital assets. The problem is how to measure the quality and effectiveness of the content in the form of unstructured data in docs and websites. Will the content engage the intended audience? How can you measure how good it is, or how effective it will be? Is there latent compliance risk?

And, the amount of newly created document and web content is exploding. More people produce more content as business and consumers use the web more and more to inform their buying decisions. Yet there is no effective way to systematically flag risk factors (eg: discontinued product references) or poor quality content (eg: content that has poor readability and will not engage the audience).

Fergal will present findings from a number of independent studies conducted across various government websites that scored and measured content clarity. He will also share techniques for identifying gaps across content in docs and websites. Gaps that create business risk.

INFO: http://www.nxttch.com/


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ClickHouse

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 13:30
ClickHouse is an open-source column-oriented database management system that allows generating analytical data reports in real time. ClickHouse manages extremely large volumes of data in a stable and sustainable manner. It currently powers Yandex ...
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InversifyJS

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 13:27
InversifyJS is a lightweight (4KB) inversion of control (IoC) container for TypeScript and JavaScript apps. A IoC container uses a class constructor to identify and inject its dependencies. InversifyJS has a friendly API and encourage the usage o ...
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Comprehensive Medical Device Risk Management

Polarion Software - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 23:36

One of the more difficult system development tasks in the context of a new medical device is how to organize and develop the product risk management strategy.

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Open Source Security Audit Report for Applications

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 16:00
Open Source Security Audit Report for Applicationshleclair Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:00 Resource Type Webinars Resource Content On average the applications contained more than twice as much open source as the organizations thought. Resource Image Resource Link https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13983/207441?utm_source=web&utm_medium=websi
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