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Appvance Has Unveiled a New Version of Appvance PerformanceCloud

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:56
Appvance unveiled a new version of it Appvance PerformanceCloud performance testing platform. Appvance PerformanceCloud V2.0 is designed to help dev, QA and DevOps organizations to truly leverage cloud computing, agile methodologies and Continuou ...
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MyEclipse 2015 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:42
Genuitec is pleased to announce the official General Availability release of MyEclipse 2015. MyEclipse 2015 ushers in the New Year with enhanced web technologies and streamlined production support for modern mobile applications. With MyEclipse 20 ...
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CPFL Energia’s New Business Unit, CPFL Telecom, Looks to Oracle Communications to Launch Telecommunications Services in Brazil

Oracle Database News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:00
CPFL Energia’s New Business Unit, CPFL Telecom, Looks to Oracle Communications to Launch Telecommunications Services in BrazilElectric energy generation and distribution company uses Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution to design and deploy centralized operational support systems in nine monthsREDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – Jan. 22, 2015News Summary

CPFL Telecom has successfully implemented Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution to support the launch of new telecommunications services in the increasingly competitive Brazilian communications market. With the Oracle Communications system in place, CPFL Telecom is now able to build and manage a new communications infrastructure and offer contemporary network services to its wholesale and enterprise customers. Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution is a key component of Oracle Communications Network Resource Management.

News Facts Oracle today announced that CPFL Telecom, a new business unit within CPFL Energia, has successfully launched new telecommunications services in the Brazilian market using Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution. CPFL Energia is one of the largest non-state-owned groups of electric energy generation and distribution companies in Brazil and is that country’s third-largest electric utility. This is the first deployment of Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution for utilities in the Brazilian market. Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution provides a comprehensive network inventory that is pre-integrated with order-management and trouble-ticketing functionality. This enables CPFL Telecom to offer next-generation metro-optical network services to other fixed/mobile operators and large enterprises in São Paulo, Brazil. CPFL Telecom has integrated Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution with its existing business and operational functions including billing, geographic information system, and fault management. This enables the new business unit to: Gain full visibility into network resources and services Eliminate the need for multiple data repositories Automate previously manual processes, including circuit design of network services and information shared among teams Plan proactively by monitoring network capacity usage, which helps the subsidiary avoid data traffic congestion and reduce time spent on service interruptions and troubleshooting Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution enabled CPFL Telecom to leverage its existing infrastructure without disruption. Currently, the business unit offers 232 gigabits per second of transport capacity over an 800-kilometer fiber-optic network. PromonLogicalis, a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork in Brazil, managed the project and completed the implementation in nine months with support from Oracle Communications Consulting. Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution is a key component of Oracle Communications Network Resource Management, which also includes Oracle Communications Unified Inventory Management, Oracle Communications network integrity products, and Oracle Communications Network Intelligence.
Supporting Quotes “The deployment of Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution enabled our entrance into the telecommunications market. We were able to launch network services to wholesale and enterprise customers using a standardized, integrated OSS solution—which was implemented in just nine months. This solution also enables us to stay ahead of market demand—now, we’re ready and able to deploy brand-new services in areas such as smart grid, digital cities, and the Internet of Things in the future,” said Emerson Hioki, director of telecom engineering, CPFL Telecom. “Like other utilities around the globe, CPFL Energia was looking to create new revenue streams by offering telecommunications services leveraging its existing transmission line infrastructure. We are pleased our technology helped to empower the company’s subsidiary, CPFL Telecom, to successfully enter and compete in the competitive Brazilian communications market,” said Liam Maxwell, vice president of products, Oracle Communications. “The constant search for operational excellence that creates value for all stakeholders is a hallmark of CPFL Energia. This guided our work from the early planning stages through process definition to solution implementation, leading to effectively establishing its subsidiary, CPFL Telecom. We are proud to have successfully delivered this important project together with Oracle,” Julian Nakasone, solutions director, PromonLogicalis.
Supporting Resources About CPFL Telecom

CPFL Telecom provides telecommunications infrastructure to fixed carriers, mobile operators, value-added and internet service providers. For more information about CPFL Telecom, visit the CPFL Telecom page on CPFL Energia’s website.

About PromonLogicalis

PromonLogicalis is a global provider of ICT services and solutions for telecommunications operators, public sector and large corporations from several segments in Latin America, with operations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. For more information about PromonLogicalis, visit http://www.br.promonlogicalis.com.

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DreamNJasmine

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:52
NJasmine is a RSpec-ish test language inspired by the JavaScript test library Jasmine for C# / .Net programming.
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Nouvola

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:40
Nouvola is an online load testing to detect performance issues and correct potential failures. It features: – Quick and easy configuration – Virtual user generation – Traffic pattern detection, stable and linear ramp – Traffic models representing ...
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COLA

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:32
COLA is a simple but powerful BDD framework for JUnit tests with full Gherkin syntax support. COLA Tests are different from all other BDD framework as it allows for developers to keep using any JUnit Runner without having to do any complex config ...
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Join Polarion at SD Times Webinar on Application Release Automation

Polarion Software - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:56
Catch Polarion's David Merrill speaking with Polarion partner Electric Cloud at this free webinar sponsored by SD Times.
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Oracle Tackles Data Center Cost and Complexity with Next-Generation Engineered Systems

Oracle Database News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:32
Press Release Oracle Tackles Data Center Cost and Complexity with Next-Generation Engineered Systems New integrated appliances deliver greater business value by reducing IT costs

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 21, 2015

At a live event today, Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison outlined Oracle's strategy for reducing customer costs and increasing value with a new generation of engineered systems, including Oracle's new Virtual Compute Appliance X5, Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, and sixth-generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5.

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The Data Center of the Future—Low Cost and Engineered for Innovation

Oracle's integrated appliances are simple to use and ready for production deployment out of the box. Oracle experts integrate, optimize, automate, test, patch, and support the full software and hardware stack, significantly lowering customer costs. More than 10,000 units have shipped to date as Oracle customers across the globe adopt Oracle engineered systems and appliances to simplify their IT infrastructures, speed application deployments, and increase data center productivity.

"We're going to compete for that core data center business. Our appliances and engineered systems deliver the highest performance by a large margin at the lowest purchase price for the data center core. They get the job done faster, more securely and more reliably than any competitive offering available today," said Ellison. "Our customers want their data centers to be as simple and as automated as possible. With some of Oracle's engineered systems and appliances, you can pay 50 percent less, BUT you have to be willing to take TWICE the performance."

The new generation of integrated appliances include:

  • Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance X5: Paired with the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, the Virtual Compute Appliance provides a complete, converged infrastructure system. Deployed in a matter of hours, this system can dramatically reduce cost, risk, installation, and management time, and give customers the ability to easily reduce infrastructure complexity by as much as 70 percent, deploy applications 7x faster, and cut capital expenditures by as much as 50 percent. Compared to Cisco plus EMC, Virtual Compute Appliance is 50 percent cheaper and easier to deploy.
  • Oracle Database Appliance X5: Ideal for distributed and branch office deployments, Oracle Database Appliance offers a complete package of compute, storage, and software that saves time and money by simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support of database and application workloads. Oracle Database Appliance X5 adds flash caching, integrated InfiniBand connectivity, increased compute cores, and increased storage to improve consolidation density by up to 4x.
  • Oracle Big Data Appliance X5: Delivers comprehensive and secure Hadoop and NoSQL capabilities to the enterprise at a 35 percent lower three-year total cost of ownership and with 30 percent faster deployment time than a custom-built cluster. For faster, lower-cost throughput, the new appliance comes with twice the RAM and 2.25x the processor cores. Also available on Oracle Big Data Appliance is the latest version of Oracle Big Data SQL, which extends Oracle SQL to Hadoop and NoSQL, enabling customers to use one fast SQL query across all their data, with no application changes.
  • Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance X5: Provides a groundbreaking Oracle Database-integrated data protection solution that eliminates data loss exposure for all Oracle databases, with minimal impact to production environments. Available today, this new version offers faster processors and up to 30 percent expanded capacity within a single rack, enabling faster recovery, higher throughput, and improved database backup consolidation.
Sixth-Generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5

The sixth-generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the highest-performing and lowest-cost platform for running Oracle Database. Oracle Exadata's architecture features scale-out database servers, scale-out intelligent storage servers, and high-speed InfiniBand networking. Oracle Exadata X5 includes:

  • Faster base performance: 50 percent faster processors, 50 percent larger maximum memory capacity, and faster and larger flash increase overall performance.
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  • Extreme flash storage server: A newly introduced all-flash storage server uses ultra-fast PCIe flash drives, the latest Non-Volatile Memory Express flash protocol, and InfiniBand scale-out to achieve breakthrough performance and price per I/O. Oracle Exadata X5-2,Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 and Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 engineered systems can be configured with extreme flash storage servers.
  • Elastic configurations: Storage and compute can now be configured and expanded one server at a time to provide granular on-demand expansion at a lower cost. Elastic configurations allow customers to configure Oracle Database In-Memory optimized systems as well as all-flash OLTP systems.
  • Oracle VM support: Consolidated environments can achieve a high level of workload isolation using Oracle VM while taking advantage of ultra-fast InfiniBand networking. Virtual machine-based licensing reduces software costs.
  • New software features: Oracle Exadata X5 has many new software capabilities, including faster pure columnar flash caching, database snapshots, flash cache resource management, near-instant server death detection, I/O latency capping, and offload of JSON and XML analytics, as well as support for Oracle Linux 6.
  • Investment protection: Existing Oracle Exadata systems can be expanded with new X5-2 servers, and new software features are supported on previous generations of Oracle Exadata hardware.
  • Exabus Connectivity: Oracle Exadata X5-2 supports native Exabus connectivity to the updated Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X5-2. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X5-2 delivers breakthrough performance and scalability for Java, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications and will provide customers the ability to run on premise the same Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service capability offered in Oracle Cloud.
  Contact Info Teri Whitaker
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Oracle
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Join Oracle on LinkedIn and follow @Oracle on Twitter. To learn more about Oracle engineered systems, please follow @OracleHardware.

About Oracle

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Oracle Tackles Data Center Cost and Complexity with Next-Generation Engineered Systems

Oracle Database News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:00
Oracle Tackles Data Center Cost and Complexity with Next-Generation Engineered SystemsNew integrated appliances deliver greater business value by reducing IT costsRedwood Shores, Calif. – January 21, 2015

At a live event today, Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison outlined Oracle’s strategy for reducing customer costs and increasing value with a new generation of engineered systems, including Oracle’s new Virtual Compute Appliance X5, Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, and sixth-generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5.

Oracle’s integrated appliances are simple to use and ready for production deployment out of the box. Oracle experts integrate, optimize, automate, test, patch, and support the full software and hardware stack, significantly lowering customer costs. More than 10,000 units have shipped to date as Oracle customers across the globe adopt Oracle engineered systems and appliances to simplify their IT infrastructures, speed application deployments, and increase data center productivity.

“We’re going to compete for that core data center business. Our appliances and engineered systems deliver the highest performance by a large margin at the lowest purchase price for the data center core. They get the job done faster, more securely and more reliably than any competitive offering available today,” said Ellison. “Our customers want their data centers to be as simple and as automated as possible. With some of Oracle’s engineered systems and appliances, you can pay 50 percent less, BUT you have to be willing to take TWICE the performance.”

The new generation of integrated appliances include:

Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance X5: Paired with the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, the Virtual Compute Appliance provides a complete, converged infrastructure system. Deployed in a matter of hours, this system dramatically reduces cost, risk, installation,and management time, and gives customers the ability to easily reduce infrastructure complexity by as much as 70 percent, deploy applications 7x faster, and cut capital expenditures by as much as 50 percent. Compared to Cisco plus EMC, Virtual Compute Appliance is 50 percent cheaper and easier to deploy. Oracle Database Appliance X5: Ideal for distributed and branch office deployments, Oracle Database Appliance offers a complete package of compute, storage, and software that saves time and money by simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support of database and application workloads. Oracle Database Appliance X5 adds flash caching, integrated InfiniBand connectivity, increased compute cores, and increased storage to improve consolidation density by up to 4x. Oracle Big Data Appliance X5: Delivers comprehensive and secure Hadoop and NoSQL capabilities to the enterprise at a 35 percent lower three-year total cost of ownership and with 30 percent faster deployment time than a custom-built cluster. For faster, lower-cost throughput, the new appliance comes with twice the RAM and 2.25x the processor cores. Also available on Oracle Big Data Appliance is the latest version of Oracle Big Data SQL, which extends Oracle SQL to Hadoop and NoSQL, enabling customers to use one fast SQL query across all their data, with no application changes. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance X5: Provides a groundbreaking Oracle Database-integrated data protection solution that eliminates data loss exposure for all Oracle databases, with minimal impact to production environments. Available today, this new version offers faster processors and up to 30 percent expanded capacity within a single rack, enabling faster recovery, higher throughput, and improved database backup consolidation. Sixth-Generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5

The sixth-generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the highest-performing and lowest-cost platform for running Oracle Database. Oracle Exadata’s architecture features scale-out database servers, scale-out intelligent storage servers, and high-speed InfiniBand networking. Oracle Exadata X5 includes:

Faster base performance: 50 percent faster processors, 50 percent larger maximum memory capacity, and faster and larger flash increase overall performance. Extreme flash storage server: A newly introduced all-flash storage server uses ultra-fast PCIe flash drives, the latest Non-Volatile Memory Express flash protocol, and InfiniBand scale-out to achieve breakthrough performance and price per I/O. Oracle Exadata X5-2,Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 and Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 engineered systems can be configured with extreme flash storage servers. Elastic configurations: Storage and compute can now be configured and expanded one server at a time to provide granular on-demand expansion at a lower cost. Elastic configurations allow customers to configure Oracle Database In-Memory optimized systems as well as all-flash OLTP systems. Oracle VM support: Consolidated environments can achieve a high level of workload isolation using Oracle VM while taking advantage of ultra-fast InfiniBand networking. Virtual machine-based licensing reduces software costs. New software features: Oracle Exadata X5 has many new software capabilities, including faster pure columnar flash caching, database snapshots, flash cache resource management, near-instant server death detection, I/O latency capping, and offload of JSON and XML analytics, as well as support for Oracle Linux 6. Investment protection: Existing Oracle Exadata systems can be expanded with new X5-2 servers, and new software features are supported on previous generations of Oracle Exadata hardware. Exabus Connectivity: Oracle Exadata X5-2 supports native Exabus connectivity to the updated Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X5-2. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X5-2 delivers breakthrough performance and scalability for Java, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications and will provide customers the ability to run on premise the same Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service capability offered in Oracle Cloud. Additional Information Join Oracle on LinkedIn and follow @Oracle on Twitter. To learn more about Oracle engineered systems, please follow @OracleHardware.About Oracle

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

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

Marcie Bradley
Oracle
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marcie.bradley@oracle.com

Teri Whitaker
Oracle
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teri.whitaker@oracle.com

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Oracle Unified Method 6.3 Released

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:55
Oracle is evolving the Oracle® Unified Method (OUM) to realize the vision of supporting the entire Enterprise IT Lifecycle, including support for the successful implementation of every Oracle product. OUM replaces Legacy Methods, such as AIM ...
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Pivotal Stops Sponsorship of Groovy and Grails

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:51
Pivotal has announced that it will fund the next two major releases of the Groovy and Grails through March 31st, 2015, after which it will no longer directly fund development on these open source projects. Since the acquisition of G2One by Spring ...
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Embarcadero Acquires Castalia and Usertility From TwoDesk Software

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:45
Embarcadero Technologies announced that it has acquired Castalia for Delphi and Usertility from TwoDesk Software. Embarcadero will integrate the productivity features of Castalia into RAD Studio's integrated development environment (IDE) to e ...
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Simba Technologies Releases New ODBC 3.8 Connector for Cassandra

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:37
Simba Technologies has announced version two of its industry-leading ODBC driver for the Apache Cassandra high-performance distributed database platform. This release breaks new ground in cross-platform connectivity: The Simba Technologies Apache ...
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WANdisco Announces New Contribution to Apache Hadoop

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:35
WANdisco has announced that it had contributed code to the Apache Hadoop open source project that enables changes to the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) to be undone automatically when a transaction is aborted. This new feature, referred to ...
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Neo Technology Receives $20 Million in New Funding

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:31
Neo Technology, creator of Neo4j, the world's leading graph database, today announced the closing of $20 million in Series C funding, led by Creandum with Dawn Capital. Current investors Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, Sunstone Capital and C ...
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Ranorex 5.2.2 Released

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:00
We are proud to announce that Ranorex 5.2.2 has been released and is now available for download. General changes/Features
  • Added support for Firefox 35
Please check out the release notes for more details about the changes in this release.

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

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KronoDesk v1.1.0.12 Now Available

Inflectra News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 01:00
We are pleased to announce the latest updates to our KronoDesk help desk system. This update is available for our on-premise customers to download and will be applied to our hosted customers automatically.
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.NET Developers Making Great Products

It is the beginning of 2015 and we are all busy making resolutions on how to improve into the new year. We thought it was a great time to look at two .NET developers who are continually resolving to make better products.

Jorge Serrano

ncover_mvp_jorge_serrano_twitterCurrently, Jorge Serrano is a MVP Visual Basic Developer. He has a computer engineering academic background, with very strong experience in telecommunications working in different departments as carrier business, network department, interconnection, software development, etc.

Jorge also has worked across all areas of a project (requirements, design, architecture, testing, deploy) and has worked  in different roles (programmer, analyst, designer, tester, project management, etc). Throughout his career, he has written numerous technical and opinion articles in digital and print, digital books, and participated in various conferences and talks about Microsoft products and technologies.

Not content with just bits and bytes, some of his hobbies outside of computers and technology are nature, philosophy, astronomy, mathematics, history, archeology, paleontology, painting, music, sports and science in general. You can keep up with him on his blog or on twitter @J0rgeSerran0.

Eduard Tomás i Avellana

ncover_mvp_eduard_tomas_twitterEduard Tomás i Avellana also has more than 10 years working in the IT industry as a teacher, developer, and architect. He has worked primarily with Microsoft technologies and also with Java environments. He has been a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET/IIS since 2012. You can often find him speaking about .NET on webinars, at user groups and conferences.

He has worked with C++, .NET (C#, ASP.NET MVC, winforms, wpf, silverlight, surface) and java/j2ee technologies, with databases SQL Server and Oracle. He specializes in software architecture, analysis, design, and development primarily with .NET for Windows Operating Systems.

What he loves most out of his job is that everyday he can learn new things. Keep up with him and what he is learning on his blog or follow him on twitter @eiximenis

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Morris Medical Monday: Work Item Type “Tool”

Polarion Software - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:00
Polarion Consultant Daniel Morris explains the "Tool" type Work Item in Polarion's MedPack solution for medical device developers, part of an ongoing series.
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SQLeo

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 08:23
SQLeo is a professional lightweight SQL Query tool that permits to create or display complex sql queries (generated by OBIEE, Microstrategy, Cognos, Hyperion, Pentaho, Analytics, BrioQuery ...) and permits to reverse engineer database models as d ...
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