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pgBadger v9.1 has been released

PostgreSQL News - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 01:00

Paris, France - January 24th, 2017

pgBadger is a PostgreSQL performance analyzer, built for speed with fully detailed reports based on your PostgreSQL log files.

pgBadger 9.1 was released today, this is a maintenance release that fix some minor bugs. There is also a new report on error class distribution and some feature enhancements:

  • Add report of error class distribution when SQLState is available in the log_line_prefix (see %e placeholder).
  • Update SQL Beautifier to pgFormatter v1.6 code.
  • Improve error message normalization.
  • Add --normalized-only option to generate a text file containing all normalized queries found in a log with count.
  • Allow %c (session id) to replace %p (pid) as unique session id.
  • Add waiting for lock messages to event reports.
  • Add --start-monday option to start calendar weeks in Monday instead of default to Sunday.

Here are the complete list of changes:

  • Add report of error class distribution when SQLState is available in the log line prefix. Thanks to jacks33 for the feature request.
  • Fix incremental global index on resize. Thanks to clomdd for the report.
  • Fix command tag log_line_prefix placeholder %i to allow space character.
  • Fix --exclude-line options and removing of obsolete directory when retention is enabled and --noreport is used.
  • Fix typo in "vacuum activity table". Thanks to Nicolas Gollet for the patch.
  • Fix autovacuum report. Thanks to Nicolas Gollet for the patch.
  • Fix author of pgbadger's logo - Damien Cazeils and English in comments. Thanks to Thibaut Madelaine for the patch.
  • Add information about pgbouncer log format in the -f option. Thanks to clomdd for the report.
  • Add --normalized-only information in documentation.
  • Fix broken report of date-time introduced in previous patch.
  • Fix duration/query association when log_duration=on and log_statement=all. Thanks to Eric Jensen for the report.
  • Fix normalization of messages about advisory lock. Thanks to Thibaut Madelaine for the report.
  • Fix report of auto_explain output. Thanks to fch77700 for the report.
  • Fix unwanted log format auto detection with log entry from stdin. Thanks to Jesus Adolfo Parra for the report.
  • Add left open parentheses to the "stop" chars of regex to look for db client in the prefix to handle the PostgreSQL client string format that includes source port. Thanks to Jon Nelson for the patch.
  • Fix some spelling errors. Thanks to Jon Nelson for the patch.
  • Allow %c (session id) to replace %p (pid) as unique session id. Thanks to Jerryliuk for the report.
  • Allow pgBadger to parse default log_line_prefix that will be probably used in 10.0: '%m [%p] '
  • Fix missing first line with interpreter call.
  • Fix missing Avg values in CSV report. Thanks to Yosuke Tomita for the report.
  • Fix error message in autodetect_format() method.
  • Add --start-monday option to start calendar weeks in Monday instead of default to Sunday. Thanks to Joosep Mae for the feature request.
  • Fix --histo-average option. Thanks to Yves Martin for the report.
  • Remove plural form of --ssh-option in documentation. Thanks to mark-a-s for the report.
  • Fix --exclude-time filter and rewrite code to skip unwanted line as well code to update the progress bar. Thanks to Michael Chesterton for the report.
  • Fix support to %r placeholder in prefix instead of %h.
Links & Credits

DALIBO would like to thank the developers who submitted patches and the users who reported bugs and feature requests.

pgBadger is an open project. Any contribution to build a better tool is welcome. You just have to send your ideas, features requests or patches using the GitHub tools or directly on our mailing list.

Links :

  • Download : https://github.com/dalibo/pgbadger/releases/
  • Mailing List : https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=fr#!forum/pgbadger (pgbadger@googlegroups.com)

About pgBadger :

pgBagder is a new generation log analyzer for PostgreSQL, created by Gilles Darold (also author of ora2pg, the powerful migration tool). pgBadger is a fast and easy tool to analyze your SQL traffic and create HTML5 reports with dynamics graphs. pgBadger is the perfect tool to understand the behavior of your PostgreSQL servers and identify which SQL queries need to be optimized.

Docs, Download & Demo at http://dalibo.github.io/pgbadger/

About DALIBO :

DALIBO is the leading PostgreSQL company in France, providing support, trainings and consulting to its customers since 2005. The company contributes to the PostgreSQL community in various ways, including : code, articles, translations, free conferences and workshops

Check out DALIBO's open source projects at http://dalibo.github.io

Categories: Database, Open Source

Oracle Expands Startup Accelerator Program to Further Promote Global Cloud Innovation

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:30
Press Release Oracle Expands Startup Accelerator Program to Further Promote Global Cloud Innovation

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 24, 2017

Oracle today announced the expansion of its Startup Cloud Accelerator program. The initiative will continue to fuel cloud-enabled innovation around the globe by opening new centers in Bristol, Delhi–NCR, Mumbai, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

Run by members of the Oracle research and development team, the program provides six months of mentoring from technical and business experts, state-of-the-art technology, a co-working space, access to Oracle customers, partners and investors, and free Oracle Cloud credits. It also offers an ever-expanding global network of startup peers.

Rooted in its own entrepreneurial beginnings, Oracle believes that supporting invention and entrepreneurism among emerging companies is critical in furthering enterprise tech innovation.

“After a successful launch in Bangalore, India, we’re committed to building a supportive ecosystem for startups across the globe,” said Thomas Kurian, Oracle’s president of product development. “Cloud is enabling incredible innovations across every aspect of business and across every industry. We want to support this next technology revolution powered by cloud.”

With its modern cloud platform, optimized for high-performance, high I/O, and high availability, and breadth of platform services, Oracle has democratized enterprise-grade technology to support startups. Oracle’s full cloud stack provides startup developers with the building blocks to get started immediately and scale as they pivot, expand and change their businesses, whether they are three-tier or cloud native, scale up or scale out. With a global footprint, Oracle delivers more than 50 integrated cloud services to support companies of all sizes.

The program, which launched its Bangalore pilot program in April 2016, attracted a diverse mix of applicants from hundreds of companies, and many participants have already seen success.

“The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator has been—without a doubt—the greatest launch pad for us,” said Aardra Kannan Ambili, co-founder and CTO of healthcare IoT startup Riot Solutions, a participant in the pilot program. “Thanks to Oracle, we are now a fast-growing startup with seed investment.”

Oracle Senior Vice President of Product Development Reggie Bradford, a serial entrepreneur himself, will lead the program expansion alongside Oracle Group Vice President of Development Sanket Atal, who first launched the pilot program in India.

“The next five to ten years promise innovations and growth that will drive new business ideas enabled by the cloud,” said Bradford. “Oracle understands that startups are at the heart of innovation, and through this program we aim to give startups access to extensive resources and support when they need it most.”

The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator is open to early-stage technology and technology-enabled startups. The call for applications will open later in 2017 in each of the seven new hubs. Interested startups can sign up to receive more information at www.oracle.com/startup.

  Contact Info Julia Allyn
Oracle Corporate Communications
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julia.allyn@oracle.com About Oracle

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Categories: Database, Vendor

New Planning Capability Enables Orvis to Scale and Grow

Oracle Database News - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:30
Press Release New Planning Capability Enables Orvis to Scale and Grow Specialty Midmarket Fly-Fishing Retailer Deploys Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 23, 2017

Founded in 1856, The Orvis Company of Manchester, Vermont is at its core, a fly-fishing and wing-shooting brand, and today is a trusted source of outdoor discovery and adventure, inspired by nature, driven by curiosity, and fulfilled by adventure. Their offerings include distinctive clothing for men and women, home furnishings, gifts, and dog products, each product and the services offered rooted in their sporting heritage, inspired by their love of the wild, and backed by a 100% guarantee of satisfaction. With more than 5,000 products, 500 independent dealers, 55 million catalog subscribers, and more than 70 stores, the Orvis Company is growing with $340 million in sales and approximately 1700 employees. Orvis recently transformed its planning operations by restructuring teams and implementing Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning to improve inventory purchase strategies, increase visibility to market opportunities, and enable a tighter level of interdepartmental collaboration.

"With this Oracle Retail implementation we are going to have much more robust reporting-out opportunities, which can be tailored throughout the organization for different groups," said Frazier Blair, Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for Orvis. "We were very good at inventory planning, which I would call risk management. But this transformation is about being better sales drivers. Now we are equipped to plan sales, and profit as well."

To ensure a successful plan, Blair and her team, enlisted partners Parker Avery Group and Cognira, to embark on an extensive series of organizational, process, and technology changes. A significant component of the project was the replacement of an Excel-based inventory management system with the implementation of a modern Oracle Merchandise Financial Planning across all channels: direct-to-consumer sales (website and catalog), Orvis retail stores, and wholesale. The system went live in July 2016, on time and on budget.

A "vanilla" retail solution, Oracle Merchandise Financial Planning can be managed by a small team with multiple responsibilities, which is particularly important for a company like Orvis. As is common in midsize retail operations, Blair and her team wear a lot of hats; including all inventory functions, retail allocation, off-price inventory, and off-price sales channels. One important criterion for selecting the Oracle system was ease of use.

"Oracle is proud to work with Orvis and contribute to their success. We are focused on accelerating user productivity by leveraging persona-based dashboards at the core of the solution and highlighting opportunities that will impact service levels, inventory margins and key business metrics," said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail.

Oracle Retail Industry Connect 2017

Join us at Oracle Industry Connect this spring. The program is designed for and delivered by retailers. On March 20-22, 2017 we will gather as a community in Orlando, FL to share best practices, talk strategy and discover new innovations for retail. Limited to retailers and paying sponsors. Register today: http://www.oracleindustryconnect.com

Contact Info Matt Torres
Oracle
+1.415.595.1584
matt.torres@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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Categories: Database, Vendor

SQL Server named DBMS of the Year by DB-Engines

SQL Server was recently named DBMS of the Year by DB-Engines. DB-Engines is an initiative to collect and present information on database management systems, and provides a widely accepted popularity ranking of database management systems, and has been created and maintained by solid IT, an Austrian company with a special focus on database consulting and software development. In their award announcement recognizing SQL Server as the DBMS gaining the most popularity in 2016, DB-Engines cites the “release of SQL Server 2016 and the announcement to port SQL Server to Linux” and also highlights SQL Server’s strength in their ranking categories of job offers, LinkedIn profiles, and other ranking components.SQL-Server-DBMS.png

 

We strive to deliver choice to our customers and to continually empower them to do more. SQL Server 2016 enables industry-leading performance and security [1] with built-in business intelligence on any device, as well as in-database advanced analytics, at industry-leading TCO. In 2016, we also made our fully-featured SQL Server Developer Edition free for development and testing. [2] With SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1, we have made key innovations more accessible to developers and organizations across SQL Server editions, making it easier than ever to build advanced applications that scale across editions. Finally, the next release of SQL Server, currently in public preview, brings even more choice to developers, with the abilities to run SQL Server on Linux, Docker Engine, macOS on Docker for Mac, in addition to Windows.

Thank you to DB-Engines for this award, and to our customers for your continued support. We are grateful to have such a passionate user community. Please feel free to share your input about SQL Server using Microsoft’s Connect tool.

For those who haven’t used SQL Server 2016 or SQL Server v.Next yet, here are a few resources to learn more:

[1] National Institute of Standards and Technology Comprehensive Vulnerability Database, 2016.

[2] Development and testing only; not for production or use with production data

Categories: Database

December 2016 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

This post was authored by Rahul Venkatraj, Program Manager, Data Platform Group

We continue to receive encouraging comments from the community on the Leaderboard. Thank you.
Many congratulations to the top-10 contributors featured on our December leaderboard!

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Olaf Helper and Alberto Morillo top the Overall and Cloud database this month. Six of this month’s Overall Top-10 (including all of the top three) featured in last month’s Overall Top-10 as well, and four others are new entrants.

The following continues to be the points hierarchy (in decreasing order of points):

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For questions related to this leaderboard, please write to leaderboard-sql@microsoft.com.

Categories: Database

Getting Started with Azure SQL Data Warehouse - Part 1

Database Journal News - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 09:01

As the demand for data analytics grows so does the need for a technology or platform to process large amounts of different types of data in timely manner. Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a new enterprise-class, elastic petabyte-scale, data warehouse service that can scale according to organizational demands in just a few minutes. Read on to learn more about this data warehouse-as-a-service offering from Microsoft.

Categories: Database

SQL Server next version CTP 1.2 now available

As part of our rapid preview model, Microsoft is excited to announce that the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server v.Next) Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.2 is now available on both Windows and Linux. In CTP 1.2 we implemented bug fixes and added support for SQL Server v.Next on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. You can try the preview in your development and test environments now, or apply to join the SQL Server Early Adoption Program to get support for implementing SQL Server v.Next in production.

Key CTP 1.2 enhancement: Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise

In SQL Server v.Next, a key design principle has been to provide customers with choice about how to develop and deploy SQL Server applications: using technologies they love like Java, .NET, PHP, Python, R and Node.js, all on the platform of their choosing. Now in CTP 1.2, Microsoft is bringing the power of SQL Server to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, providing more deployment options and a streamlined acquisition process.

Said Kristin Kinan, Global Alliance Director, Public Cloud at SUSE, “We’re thrilled that Microsoft is announcing support for SQL Server v.Next on SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux. SQL Server and SUSE customers will now be able to run performant, secured SQL Server applications with reliable, cost-effective infrastructure from SUSE.”

You can get started with SQL Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server v12 SP2 using the installation directions. To learn more about how SQL Server runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and container platforms, you can register for this upcoming webinar that will take place on February 15, 2017. For additional detail on CTP 1.2, please visit What’s New in SQL Server v.Next, Release Notes and Linux documentation.

SQL Server Early Adoption Program (EAP)

Today we also announced the SQL Server v.Next Early Adoption Program (EAP). The Early Adoption Program is designed to help customers and partners evaluate new features in SQL Server v.Next, and to build and deploy applications for SQL Server v.Next on Windows and Linux. Qualified applicants will receive technical assistance from Microsoft engineers to deploy and support an application in production before general availability, or to build or modernize an application for SQL Server v.Next. Read the detailed blog on EAP to learn more about all the benefits of this program and how to get started.

Get SQL Server v.Next CTP 1.2 today!

Try the preview of the next release of SQL Server today! Get started with the preview of SQL Server with our developer tutorials that show you how to install and use SQL Server v.Next on macOS, Docker, Windows, and Linux and quickly build an app in a programming language of your choice.

Have questions? Join the discussion of SQL Server v.Next at MSDN. If you run into an issue or would like to make a suggestion, you can let us know through Connect. We look forward to hearing from you!

Categories: Database

Announcing the SQL Server v.Next Early Adoption Program

This post was authored by Anna Shrestinian, Program Manager, SQL Server

What is the SQL Server Early Adoption Program (SQL EAP)?

The SQL Server Early Adoption Program (SQL EAP) is a Microsoft program started in January 2017 to help both customers and partners adopt the next version of SQL Server before general availability.

Who is SQL EAP for?

If you are interested in adopting SQL Server v.Next on Windows or Linux in production, then SQL EAP is for you. SQL EAP is also for partners who want to build SI (system integrator) offerings and ISV (independent software vendor) applications using SQL Server v.Next. Upon successful validation, these applications and solutions can be supported in production prior to the general availability release. Customers and partners who would like to validate new features such as Adaptive Query Processing and High Availability (HA) on Linux are an especially good fit for SQL EAP. Enroll for the program here.

What are the benefits?
  • Through the program you will have direct access to the engineering team through a Program Manager Buddy. Your PM Buddy is there as a primary contact within the development team to help connect you to the right people to help your solution adopt SQL Server v.Next. Typically, PM Buddies communicate with the customer via email and regularly scheduled meetings. PM Buddies help scope the project when the customer first joins SQL EAP so that there is common understanding of the schedule and requirements.
  • SQL EAP participants have the opportunity to bring your workload to the SQL Customer Advisory Team Customer Lab to directly engage and test with the SQL Server team.
  • Customers in SQL EAP will be able to try out new features, sometimes before the public gets to see them, and provide the feedback directly to the engineering team. They will have the opportunity to provide input into the prioritization of product requirements for SQL Server v.Next via regular surveys. Participants will also be able to discuss feature design with PMs.
  • You will have access to a private Yammer group for SQL EAP customers to communicate with one another and the engineering team, helping customers learn from each other. Content on the private Yammer group will be considered confidential and covered by the Microsoft NDA required to participate in SQL EAP.
  • Customers going into production will be fully supported by Microsoft Support before general availability. A special support channel is provided to raise cases for SQL Server v.Next. The SQL Server engineering team will be backing up the Microsoft Support team to provide assistance as needed. Customers in production will also have support for release-to-release upgrades.
What are the requirements?
  • Complete the form here. Enrollments will be evaluated and a PM Buddy aligned to access workload validation and those on track for production deployments.
  • An NDA with Microsoft will be required to participate in the program. If you do not already have an NDA, we will help to get one signed.
  • Customers in SQL EAP that are going in production will need to sign a EULA amendment that grants them the permission to use the software in production.
Get Started Today:

Apply for the program here!

Join the Webinar:

We are having a webinar called SQL Server on Linux Next Steps on 1/24 at 6pm PST and also 1/31 at 6pm PST. Please join us to learn more about SQL Early Adoption Program. The webinar covers:

  • The latest updates to SQL Server v.Next
  • How SQL Server 2016 v.Next can improve your applications and solutions
  • Our SQL Early Adoption Program where you can get advice from our technical experts and get technical resources to help upgrade or migrate your applications to SQL Server v.Next.

We will have a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

Link to Skype Broadcast 1/24 at 6pm PST
Link to Skype Broadcast 1/31 at 6pm PST

Learn More:
Categories: Database

Ardene Transforms Merchandising to Support International Growth

Oracle Database News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 21:09
Press Release Ardene Transforms Merchandising to Support International Growth Fashion Retailer Supports Growth for More Than 400 Locations in the U.S. and Canada

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 19, 2017

Today Oracle announced that leading North America retailer Ardene has implemented Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management to support its immediate and long-term international expansion. The fashion retailer is empowering merchants, and planners as they transform their promotions planning, merchandising, and inventory management for its more than 400 stores in Canada and the U.S.

Ardene launched its business transformation when growth began to test the limits of the company’s critical merchandising and store systems. The retailer partnered with systems integrator OLR Group to roll out the Oracle solutions and enable streamlined integration with Ardene’s existing information systems, establishing a connection that leverages the retailer’s legacy sales and customer data. The implementation began with merchandising to establish a foundation for growth.

Oracle will help equip Ardene to better serve customers and improve margins throughout its business. The technology began the implementation by establishing the item master to create a single system of record and execute purchase orders. Ultimately, Ardene will gain a better understanding of actual “landed costs” from global suppliers, to replenish warehouse and store inventory by color and size.   

Ardene leverages Oracle Retail Merchandising solutions to manage inventory and has begun to streamline critical business purchase order processing through a third party. The goal is for the retailer to more effectively plan seasonal buys, optimize vendor relationships, rollout new customer promotions across unique markets, and preserve margins through centralized price management. 

“Oracle empowers retailers to fulfill their business strategy with better insights and processes,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Ardene is a great example of a retailer that is using Oracle to leverage its tremendous internal resources and talent, while establishing a foundation for innovation and growth.”

Oracle Retail Industry Connect 2017 

Join us at Oracle Industry Connect this spring. The program is designed for and delivered by retailers. On March 20-22, 2017 we will gather as a community in Orlando, FL to share best practices, talk strategy and discover new innovations for retail. Limited to retailers and paying sponsors. Register today: http://www.oracleindustryconnect.com

Contact Info Matt Torres
Oracle
4155951584
matt.torres@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 Marketing Cloud Teams with Eyeota to Enhance Global Data Offering

Oracle Database News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Marketing Cloud Teams with Eyeota to Enhance Global Data Offering Eyeota data helps Oracle Data Management Platform customers improve ROI and strengthen customer experience across global campaigns

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 19, 2017

Oracle Marketing Cloud today announced it is teaming with Eyeota to enable marketers and advertisers to use Eyeota data in the Oracle Data Management Platform to more intelligently target and personalize non-US campaigns to Eyeota’s three billion unique profiles in Europe, APAC, and the Americas. Eyeota data will be integrated into the Oracle Data Management Platform through the Oracle Data Cloud, and Oracle Data Management Platform users can build audiences directly from Eyeota data or by seamlessly combining it with additional data segments from Oracle’s BlueKai Marketplace.

Data has transformed marketing by giving marketers and advertisers the ability to enhance the customer experience and increase ROI. To extend the benefits of data-driven marketing strategies to international markets, advertisers need to be able to execute targeted, data-driven campaigns in all the markets they operate in, but this can often be extremely complex due to highly fragmented and linguistically diverse markets. The relationship between Oracle Marketing Cloud and Eyeota addresses this challenge by providing a new natively integrated data set that enables Eyeota data in areas such as socioeconomics, interest, intent and B2B to be activated within the Oracle Data Management Platform.

“To help global and international brands improve key campaign and ROI metrics, Oracle is committed to working with the best data providers in strategic markets across the globe,” said Karen Kokiko, senior product marketing manager, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “Our data management platform is differentiated on features and capabilities, but it truly stands out in terms of the data it has natively integrated into the platform. Eyeota’s audiences reflect the company’s depth of data in the EMEA and APAC regions and this integration dramatically improves our international data offering, making the Oracle Data Management Platform an even more compelling platform.” 

Eyeota is a leading provider of high-quality audience data that enables brands to more efficiently identify and engage customers by using more than three billion unique profiles to create audience and message consistency across marketing channels. With the new integration, Oracle Data Management Platform users can increase speed to market by selecting, purchasing, and managing Eyeota data from within the Oracle Data Management Platform UI.

“In today’s market, brands understand the importance of knowing their audiences on an almost intimate level to help them deliver more personalized and relevant content, while enhancing the online experience,” said Kevin Tan, CEO, Eyeota. “Eyeota’s extensive global data segments provide a granular view of audiences to help them improve their outreach strategies. Our integration with the Oracle Data Management Platform offers brands deep insights to better understand their customers, improve audience engagement, and drive significant ROI.”

The Oracle Data Management Platform is integrated with Oracle Responsys, Oracle Eloqua, and Oracle Social Relationship Management platforms to allow marketers to achieve immediate cross-channel benefits. The Oracle Data Management Platform also enables marketers to seamlessly integrate Eyeota data with additional data from Oracle’s BlueKai Marketplace, which includes more than 30,000 data attributes on two billion consumer profiles drawn from 1,500 data partners.

The Oracle Marketing Cloud is part of the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, one of the industry’s most complete CX solutions. Oracle CX Cloud empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results by creating consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

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

Eyeota is the global leader for audience data with 3 billion unique profiles in Europe, APAC and the Americas. The company provides marketers with the data they need to reach the right online audiences and cut campaign waste while also enabling publishers to monetize their audiences more widely. Eyeota is a certified member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), the leading self-regulatory industry association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising, and has received consumer privacy certifications around the world. Eyeota data delivers deep audience insights to help brands understand their customers in a new way - as humans. For more information, visit http://www.eyeota.com/.

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Oracle Buys Apiary

Oracle Database News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Buys Apiary Creates the Most Comprehensive API Integration Cloud by Adding the Leading API Design and Governance Solution

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 19, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Apiary, whose pioneering APIFlow solution provides the framework and tools for developing application programming interfaces (APIs) that share enterprise services and data and help create modern, cloud-based applications and experiences.

Apiary has helped companies create hundreds of thousands of APIs and products that their customers and partners love to use. APIFlow spans the API creation lifecycle, including design, governance, testing, and documentation, while supporting API Blueprint and OpenAPI industry standards. Together, Oracle and Apiary will help companies thrive in the digital economy by comprehensively managing connectivity complexity and API proliferation.

“Oracle’s API Integration Cloud enables companies to secure, consume, monetize, and analyze APIs,” said Amit Zavery, Senior Vice President, Integration Cloud, Oracle. “With Apiary, Oracle will also provide customers advanced capabilities to design and govern API’s, allowing companies to manage the entire API lifecycle and deliver integrated applications.”

“Oracle customers will have unique access to a comprehensive API management platform providing control and increased agility, enabling them to focus on innovation,” said Jakub Nešetřil, Founder and CEO, Apiary. “We are excited to join Oracle and bring even more value to customers as part of Oracle’s Integration Cloud.”

More information about this announcement is available at www.oracle.com/apiary

Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communications
+1.212.508.7935
deborah.hellinger@oracle.com Ken Bond
Oracle Investor Relations
+1.650.607.0349
ken.bond@oracle.com 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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Ensuring Risk Free Change In Database Management

Database Journal News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:01

For database administrators and managers, a primary daily concern is managing the company’s data effectively and efficiently. It is up to the DBA to prepare for and deal with any potential problems that arise within the database, which generally occurs when and where change occurs.

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UK-Based Mid-Size Online Sports Retailer Wiggle Uses Oracle to Support Double-Digit Growth

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
Press Release UK-Based Mid-Size Online Sports Retailer Wiggle Uses Oracle to Support Double-Digit Growth

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 17, 2017

Today Oracle announced, focused exclusively on tri-sport products and services UK-head-quartered specialty ecommerce retailer Wiggle (www.wiggle.com) is using Oracle solutions to sustain record sales and enable expansion into new markets. 

The leading global online tri-sports retailer, founded just nine years ago and which last year completed its acquisition of Chain Reaction Cycles (CRC), went live on 31st October 2016 with its new retail platform comprising Oracle Retail Merchandising System (ORMS) and Oracle Merchandise Financial Planning (OMFP). The new platform performed admirably throughout the peak trading period of both Black Friday and Christmas.

Wiggle, already using Oracle Cloud Services including Oracle Fusion Financials & Procurement and Oracle Business Intelligence, completed its implementation of Oracle Retail Merchandising and Planning in less than ten months following data cleansing and detailed design.

“To grow from $200 million to $400 million in revenue, we have changed the way that we invest in and use IT,” said Wiggle CIO Jeff Wollen. “The Oracle platform scales optimally to support our near and long-term growth objectives, while changing the way that we work and how we drive performance across categories and market segments.”

With the Oracle Retail solutions in place, Wiggle has grown its sales during the peak 2016 holiday shopping period, using promotions to drive traffic, aligning merchandise with demand and fulfilling customer transactions. The company is using Oracle tools to better understand and drive performance across operations to align orders, cost, price and suppliers to further improve both customer experience and margins.

The impact on Wiggle business operations is widespread and changes the productivity paradigm by empowering merchants to gain inventory efficiencies by reconciling plans and forecasts across functions; and identifying opportunities to increase the success for both supplier and retailer. Wiggle partnered with Hitachi Consulting and OLR Group to implement the Oracle Retail solutions in a very rapid timeline. 

“We are committed to making our best-in-class Oracle Retail solutions more accessible to midsize retailers like Wiggle. We are able to capture the learnings from our successful implementations around the globe to embed best practice into our offerings,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “With a cloud first strategy, we have an opportunity to deliver innovation even faster.” 

Oracle Retail at NRF 2017

Oracle Retail will be showcasing the full suite of Oracle Retail solutions and cloud services at the National Retail Federation Big Show Jan. 15-17, 2017, in New York City at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. Oracle Retail will be located at booth #2521. For more information check out: www.oracle.com/nrf2017

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Oracle and PwC Team Up to Offer Unparalleled IFRS 9 Compliance Expertise

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:00
Press Release Oracle and PwC Team Up to Offer Unparalleled IFRS 9 Compliance Expertise This Collaboration Enables Banks to More Easily Navigate Adoption of New Reporting Standard

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 17, 2017

Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications and PwC announced today a global collaboration to offer premium technology, implementation and consulting solutions to help financial institutions meet near-term and ongoing compliance with the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) new IFRS9 and FASB’s proposed CECL reporting standards.

The collaboration will pair Oracle’s software and analytical solutions, which provide pre-built rules, methods and reports, with PwC’s compliance consulting and implementation expertise. Together, the two companies will provide financial services clients with full line of sight into all needs related to the new IFRS 9 accounting standard that banks must comply with by 2018.

Oracle will provide analytical applications with pre-built models and rules that can be configured, during implementation, to specific customer requirements. PwC, a Diamond and Cloud Elite member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, will provide consulting advice on IFRS9 methodologies and implementation of the Oracle’s analytical applications to help its clients implement IFRS9 solution.

“IFRS 9 implementation poses a significant challenge for financial institutions, and failure to manage it well can have a material impact on their bottom line,” said Sonny Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Financial Services Global Business Unit, Oracle. “By partnering with PwC, we can provide our clients a comprehensive technological solution, as well as deep strategic insight, that’s unmatched in the marketplace.”

Among the key features of Oracle and PwC’s IFRS9 compliance offering are:

  • Pre-built rules analytical & models for addressing key IFRS 9 requirements including stage identification, cash flow calculation, PD term structure modelling & ECL calculation
  • Unified platform with a modular design that allows for easier extension of existing client technology, as well as the flexibility to integrate related regulatory and accounting applications
  • Ability to identify and implement rules for account-level stage allocation
  • Development, calibration and implementation of models for calculating expected loss provisions across all asset categories including POCI assets
  • Cutting-edge credit risk models for point-in-time PD adjustment, lifetime PD, LGD, EAD and macroeconomic factors, EIR/EIS and credit adjusted EIR
  • Tools to help ensure technology environments are more effective and efficient through industry benchmarking and standardization

“Financial institutions are already relying on PwC and Oracle to makes sense of IRFS 9 compliance,” said Colin Brereton, senior partner and IFRS9 global leader at PwC. “Now, our industry-specific business-process insight coupled with Oracle’s technology provides a best-in-class IFRS 9 solution. Together, we bring the right blend of experience and acumen to meet financial institutions’ unique compliance needs.”

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SKECHERS Uses Oracle to Localize Assortments As They Grow Their Retail Presence

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:00
Press Release SKECHERS Uses Oracle to Localize Assortments As They Grow Their Retail Presence Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Enables SKECHERS to Optimize and Strategically Plan Their Merchandise assortments

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 17, 2017

Oracle announced today that SKECHERS USA, Inc., a $3 billion global leader in performance and lifestyle footwear, has implemented Oracle Retail Assortment Planning to ensure inventory and assortments are localized to meet consumer demand. The impacted product range includes comfort-focused, trend-right product for men, women and kids, as well as footwear collections from the Skechers Performance Division. The Oracle implementation is part of SKECHERS retail stores’ overall business improvements, designed to support continued store growth while expanding market penetration.

“Oracle allows our merchants and planners to deliver tailored assortments - by grouping collections, styles, and colors appropriately to ultimately meet consumer demand in markets nationwide,” said George Zelinsky, President of Retail, SKECHERS. “Oracle Retail Assortment Planning fits well within the SKECHERS business model, meeting our need for increased shopping speed and efficiency.”

Oracle Retail Assortment Planning gives merchants and planners the tools needed to consider a wide range of complex variables—allowing users to make decisions more efficiently based on relevant market data, including the measure of inventory, quantity of SKUs, and product seasonality. By utilizing Oracle’s system, SKECHERS can better anticipate demand for specific items and have greater confidence in the profit potential of every inventory assortment decision.

“Oracle provides industry-leading retail science and best practices to empower retailers to efficiently and effectively increase sales and improve margins,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “SKECHERS reigns over a robust, diverse global market and we are pleased to provide the tools to drive performance as they grow their retail presence.”

Oracle Retail at NRF 2017

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SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States and over 160 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 1,710 SKECHERS Company-owned and third-party retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia and the Middle East, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit skechers.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).

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Oracle Cloud Platform Expands to Help More Organizations Build and Deploy High-Performance Applications

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Cloud Platform Expands to Help More Organizations Build and Deploy High-Performance Applications Organizations can now run enterprise-class Oracle Database workloads on an even broader array of IaaS options for outstanding performance and unparalleled flexibility

Oracle CloudWorld, New York—Jan 17, 2017

Continuing its rich history of delivering game-changing cloud services, Oracle today unveiled new enhancements to the Oracle Cloud Platform, making it even more compelling for customers to move business-critical applications to the cloud. The company announced two industry firsts: the availability of the Oracle Database Cloud Service on bare metal compute, and new virtual machine (VM) compute, load balancing, and storage capabilities, all on the same low latency, high performance modern IaaS platform. With these enhancements, Oracle Cloud Platform now delivers differentiated database performance at every scale, and deeply integrated IaaS capabilities, for customers of any size to easily develop, test, and deploy their business-critical applications in the cloud.

“These latest investments in the Oracle Cloud Platform provide a clear path to develop, test, and scale applications—with the Oracle Database or third-party databases. We offer customers the most comprehensive approach to moving to the cloud and accelerating their business strategies,” said Thomas Kurian, president, product development, Oracle. “Oracle provides the broadest and strongest choice of relational database cloud services that are 100 percent compatible with applications deployed on-premises, making it easy for customers to seamlessly move enterprise workloads to the cloud.”

The Oracle Database Cloud Service, both on virtualized and high performance bare metal compute servers is ideal for development, testing, and deployment of enterprise workloads. The recently announced Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service offers customers a low cost, fully managed service ideal for developers, business analysts, and midsized organizations. The Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service delivers unparalleled performance for mission-critical data warehousing and transactional database workloads. Additionally, Oracle’s industry leading infrastructure platform design and uniquely differentiated network allow Oracle customers running Oracle Database on this modern IaaS platform to achieve over 50 times performance compared to any of the leading cloud database providers.*

“mFrontiers provides enterprise mobility management as a cloud service for enterprise customers. We find the Oracle Cloud Platform to be easy to use and truly elastic for provisioning and scaling out to additional customers. We’re especially impressed by the ability to scale Oracle Database performance up or down on Oracle IaaS, without interruption, a key requirement to maximize efficiency and availability,” said Michael Ottoman, president and COO at mFrontiers.

Further enhancing the Oracle Cloud Platform, new IaaS services expand support for web-scale and enterprise applications. Oracle IaaS now offers one, two, and four-core virtual machine (VM) shapes, which run on the same low latency, high performance Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) as its bare metal compute shapes, block volumes, and object storage. This is an industry first. In addition, a new Load Balancing Service adds three provisioned bandwidth shapes—100Mbps, 400Mbps, and 8Gbps—supporting a range of application traffic, high availability, and security needs. Other enhancements include a new block storage shape (2TB) and encryption-at-rest for object storage.

“The Oracle Cloud Platform provides superior performance in terms of price, predictability, and throughput, with a low cost pay-as-you-go cloud model,” said Sam Mahalingam, chief technical officer, Altair. “We are delighted to partner with Oracle to provide High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions with Altair's PBS Works for the Oracle Cloud.”

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data.  The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

For more information, please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

* For further detail on the performance comparison to AWS RDS db.m4.10x large using Provisioned IOPS storage, please see the following: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/CHAP_Storage.html

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Oracle Expands Cloud Services Globally with Three New Regions in North America and EMEA

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Expands Cloud Services Globally with Three New Regions in North America and EMEA Supports customer and partners with unprecedented levels of performance and availability for their most demanding cloud applications

Oracle CloudWorld, New York—Jan 17, 2017

Continuing its commitment to its cloud customers through extensive engineering and infrastructure investments, Oracle today announced plans to bring three new Regions online over the next six months. The regional expansion of Oracle’s cloud footprint will include Reston, Virginia; London, UK; and Turkey. The new Regions are expected to come online by mid-2017. With this expansion, Oracle will have doubled the regional presence of its cloud platform in the last 24 months, with 29 Regions available globally. Additional Regions are planned to come online in APAC, North America, and the Middle East through mid-2018.   

Organizations are turning to Oracle at record-rates to build, deploy, and extend game-changing applications and run business-critical workloads in a low-latency, highly available, reliable and secure cloud environment. Today, customers in 195 countries are running their most demanding applications on the Oracle Cloud Platform. 

“Oracle is committed to building the most differentiated Cloud Platform that delivers on the requirements of a wide array of customer workloads,” said Deepak Patil, vice president of development, Oracle Cloud Platform. “This regional expansion underscores our commitment to making the engineering and capital investments required to continue to be a global large scale cloud platform leader.”

Each of Oracle’s planned new cloud regions will consist of a minimum of three high bandwidth, low latency sites – or Availability Domains (ADs). These ADs are to be located several miles from each-other and operate in a completely fault-independent manner. This unique, differentiated approach provides the highest levels of failure protection and availability to Oracle customers’ most demanding cloud applications. Availability Domains are deeply integrated into the Oracle Cloud Platform, easing use and eliminating complex architectural decision-making around availability.

“We’ve been consistently impressed with the speed, availability and price of Oracle’s Bare Metal Cloud. This has, in turn, helped us grow our business across the world,” said Gareth Williams, CEO, YellowDog. “The new EMEA Regions will enable us to offer an improved service to our high-end customers in Europe who look to YellowDog to deliver not only super-fast, super-secure and high availability cloud rendering, but also super-low latency.”

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Oracle Cloud Continues Exceptional Customer Momentum

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Cloud Continues Exceptional Customer Momentum Customers of all sizes and from all industries drive innovation and accelerate success with Oracle Cloud

Oracle CloudWorld, New York—Jan 17, 2017

Oracle today announced that the Oracle Cloud continues to experience unparalleled growth, adding thousands of customers in Q2 FY17. Leading organizations across more than 195 countries and countless industries rely on Oracle Cloud to help reduce cost and complexity, while gaining a competitive advantage in their respective markets.  Oracle Cloud today manages more than 55 billion transactions each day for companies ranging from Fortune 500s to emerging challengers, including Brinks, Doosan, Falkonry, G&J Pepsi Bottling, GE, Pernod Ricard, RadioShack, Safe Ports, T-Mobile, Trek, University of Kansas, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

“Leading organizations are looking to Oracle for comprehensive cloud solutions that enable them to quickly integrate, customize, and extend as they continue migrating their business to the cloud,” said Thomas Kurian, president, product development, Oracle. “With the Oracle Cloud, customers are offered unrivaled choice and flexibility for their critical business workloads and applications.”

Oracle continues to see explosive customer adoption with more and more organizations moving their most demanding cloud applications to the Oracle Cloud. Organizations are turning to Oracle at record-rates to build, deploy and extend game-changing applications and run business-critical workloads in a low-latency, highly available, more reliable and secure cloud environment. Oracle is increasing its commitment to cloud customers through extensive infrastructure investments including the global expansion of its Regions to deliver Oracle Cloud services. Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. In the past two years alone, Oracle has delivered more than 50 PaaS and IaaS services to market and introduced new deployment options like Oracle Cloud at Customer, providing unparalleled opportunity for customers.

Customers Drive Innovation and Business Transformation with Oracle Cloud

“As one of the largest family-owned and operated Pepsi franchise bottlers that employs more than 1,650 people at multiple locations across different production facilities, we needed a better way to drive efficiencies and engage with employees,” said Christina Walker, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc. “Oracle HCM Cloud did just that—improving our HR management efficiency by boosting recruiting and onboarding effectiveness so we could identify top talent faster and more cost efficiently, leveraging social media to increase candidate pools from 20 to up to 300 people for a job, and delivering self-service capabilities for employees while also giving managers instant access to updated HR information needed to effectively manage their teams. All of this while being intuitive and eliminating the hassle of excess paperwork. Oracle has helped transform the role of human resources in the organization from recordkeeping to a true strategic business partner.”

“GE is transforming from an industrial business to the leading digital industrial and a top 10 software vendor. Cloud adoption is critical for this transformation as GE Digital markets its industrial internet cloud,” said Pradeep Juttu, director of Integration Architecture at GE Digital. “As we embarked on implementing, we needed a partner who would join us in this transformation as we looked to implement an ERP Cloud, and Oracle is that partner—Oracle SaaS and PaaS (Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle CPQ Cloud, and Oracle Integration Cloud) have become vital to GE Digital’s business operations.”

“With a staff of less than 100 people, we rely on third-party vendors to manage many of our technology systems. When one of the vendors needed to be replaced, we standardized on Oracle as other vendors failed to meet our needs,” said Brian Vogelsmeier, Director of Information Technology, MCH Strategic Data. “We selected Oracle Cloud—Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle Compute Cloud Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service—for our in-house application development and testing environment in order to provision new database environments fast, accelerate time to market from months to weeks, scale to meet business growth and increased workloads, and securely share data with clients.”

“By deploying our Oracle Retail Merchandising System on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service, we are able to reduce our physical server footprint and get faster access to new releases. The end result is better performance and lower costs,” said David Rawls, vice president of technology, RadioShack. “We also can extend compute power at the click of a button, which is especially important during the holiday surge. The bottom line is very powerful—Oracle Cloud delivers greater stability, security, flexibility, and simplicity.

“We use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service to quickly provision Oracle workloads, as well as install custom-built applications for non-Oracle workloads,” said Sergei Petrov, CTO, Safe Ports. “The communication and integration between the two is seamless because they run on the same environment and gives us a major advantage.”

“Our mission is to continue to be the world’s best bicycle company and for us, that goes well beyond the bike itself. Continuing to modernize our offerings to deliver the best customer experience is critical,” said Girish Washikar, Global ERP Technical Manager, Trek Bicycle Corporation. “Using Oracle SOA Cloud and Oracle Developer Cloud Services, as well as Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service will enable us to support continuous growth in global markets by providing increased stability, efficiency and availability of our mission critical SOA infrastructure.  With Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, we are developing Mobile Apps which enable our dealers to provide better customer experiences by delivering information and services where and when they need them.”

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Oracle Launches Oracle Code Events for Modern Cloud Development

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Launches Oracle Code Events for Modern Cloud Development New event series helps developers learn how to build modern web, mobile, enterprise and Cloud-native applications

Oracle CloudWorld, New York—Jan 17, 2017

Oracle has a rich history of building platforms and developer-focused technologies that are loved and used by millions of developers around the globe. In continuation of its commitment to invest in the developer community—Oracle today announced that attendee registration and call for papers are now open for Oracle Code, a free event series that will bring developers together to learn about the latest technologies, best practices and industry trends. Starting March 1 in San Francisco, the Oracle Code event series will give attendees the insights they need to tackle development challenges in the Cloud through a combination of keynotes, technical sessions and hands-on labs delivered by industry luminaries, community members and Oracle experts. In total, there will be events in 20 cities across North America, Europe, Asia and South America in 2017.

As every industry and every business goes through the inevitable transformation around Cloud computing, developers continue to look to extend their expertise to Cloud migration, management and Cloud-native development. They are looking to quickly create applications with microservices, APIs, containers, machine learning, mobile backends and chatbots using modern DevOps processes. They need rich and robust platform capabilities including big data and analytics, integration, management and monitoring, mobility and Internet of Things (IoT). Developers want the ability to choose any programming language, database, operating system, virtualization technology and developer tool, including open source and third party options. They need the ability to deploy in the Cloud or on-premises with portability and interoperability.

Oracle Code helps developers continue learning about new and trending open source technologies such as Kafka/Spark, Docker/Kubernetes and diverse programming languages including Java, Javascript/Node.js, Python/PHP as well as databases such as Cassandra/MongoDB, MySQL and Oracle. Speakers at Oracle Code will provide technical, educational and pragmatic content, showcasing the latest developer technologies with hands-on labs, interactive experiences and demos as well as providing opportunities to network among developers of all backgrounds and levels.

The first Oracle Code event in San Francisco will feature a keynote from luminary JavaScript pioneer Douglas Crockford entitled “The Post JavaScript Apocalypse” and a keynote from Thomas Kurian, Oracle President of Product Development.

“Oracle is helping developers build applications with an open, modern and easy to use development Cloud platform,” said Thomas Kurian, Oracle President of Product Development. “With the Oracle Code event series, we are able to extend our commitment to the global developer community by providing an interactive forum for developers to learn about the latest technologies, connect with peers and share best practices.”

Oracle Code events are scheduled in the following cities with more coming soon:

  • March 1 – San Francisco
  • March 8 – Austin
  • March 21 – New York
  • March 27 – Washington D.C.
  • April 18 – Toronto
  • April 20 – London
  • April 24 – Frankfurt
  • April 28 – Prague
  • May 10 – New Delhi
  • May 18 – Tokyo
  • May 22 – Moscow
  • June 6 – Brussels
  • June 22 – Atlanta
  • June 27 – São Paulo
  • June 29 – Mexico City
  • July 14 – Beijing
  • July 18 – Sydney
  • Aug 30 – Seoul

More details and registration are available at developer.oracle.com/code

Call for Papers is open at https://go.oracle.com/oraclecode-call-for-papers

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