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How to Sponsor @ThingsExpo | #BigData #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:45
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

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What Changing Times Mean for IT Admins | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:00
Just as writing has come to mean texting, blogging or any form of digital writing, the cloud today means one or all of the three Cs: computing, connectivity and communication. And just as nearly all thought to putting pen to paper has disappeared, all reference to the natural cloud is long forgotten. The three Cs have altered the way we consume services. The adage, “change is the only constant,” holds true in the IT landscape like no other, forcing IT admins to constantly learn new skills and make strategic decisions.

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Art of Rollback | @DevOpsSummit #API #APM #DevOps #ContinuousTesting

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:00
Let's recap what we learned from the previous chapters in the series: episode 1 and episode 2. We learned that a good rollback mechanism cannot be designed without having an intimate knowledge of the application architecture, the nature of your components and their dependencies. Now that we know what we have to restore and in which order, the question is how?

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Realizing the Software Defined Enterprise | @DevOpsSummit #SDN #SDS #Agile #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:45
While Gartner seem to be the primary advocates of software defined everything (SDx), it’s rather obvious that SDx is primarily focused on service delivery, infrastructure and networks. I give full credit to Jason Bloomberg for exploring software defined development and DevOps in his recent blog. [1] He merges SDx and Shift Left ideas saying, “If we combine no-code with DevOps properly, we now have a way of abstractly representing working production software, including its functionality. Not just the limited-scope apps that some no-code platforms are best known for, but full-blown, enterprise-class applications – created from nothing but their abstract representations with the push of a button.”

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Versa Networks Rolls Out SD-WAN Appliance Ecosystem

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:20
Versa is partnering with Advantech, Lanner and Silicom to offer hardware systems that run the vendor's SD-WAN and SD-security software.
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Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services in Head-to-Head Cloud Database Comparison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quotes from Larry Ellison’s keynote presentation:

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

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

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

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

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

About JavaOne

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

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Google Expected to Unveil Smartphone, VR Headset at Oct. 4 Event

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 22:32
The Pixel smartphones, a new Daydream VR headset and an updated Chromecast dongle have been rumored for months.
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Do Your Big Data Analytics Measure or Predict? | @BigDataExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #Analytics

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 22:30
Organizations have key business processes that they are constantly trying to re-engineer. These key business processes – loan approvals, college applications, mortgage underwriting, product and component testing, credit applications, medical reviews, employee hiring, environmental testing, requests for proposals, contract bidding, etc. – go through multiple steps, usually involving multiple people with different skill sets, with a business outcome at the end (accept/reject, bid/no bid, pass/fail, retest, reapply, etc.). And while these processes typically include “analytics” that report on how well the processes worked (process effectiveness), the analytics only provide an “after the fact” view on what happened.

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CloudFlare Looks to Jump-Start TLS 1.3 Adoption by Supporting Draft

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 22:08
Along with TLS 1.3, CloudFlare announced it is also supporting Opportunistic Encryption and HTTPS Rewrites.
Categories: Media

Microsoft Updates GigJam's Out-of-Office Tech

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 22:05
Microsoft updated GigJam to help offline colleagues get caught up on shared tasks when they return to their PCs or sneak a peek of their iPhones
Categories: Media

Google Trips Designed to Make Vacation Planning Easier

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 21:30
Google Trips, which is a new mobile app for Android and iOS, offers a personalized tour guide in your pocket, according to the company.
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Coexistence: Adopting an Optimal IT Infrastructure Model | @CloudExpo #IaaS #SaaS #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 21:15
Some mainstream IT buyers might think that most cloud infrastructure vendors and service providers are essentially alike. But there are key differences. Besides, given the body of market research to the contrary, there’s clearly no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" cloud solution. Furthermore, if you believe that a hybrid cloud should support an IT agenda to transform a business, then a viable solution must consider the preexisting systems of record within the enterprise. That’s why forward-thinking CIOs often seek information and guidance on two fronts. First, they want to know how to extract costs from their legacy IT investments. Second, they desire to use that assessment exercise to free-up budget and fund innovation via a DevOps model that would streamline new cloud-native technology deployments.

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Google Ready to Release Allo Messaging App, Blogger Report Says

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 21:05
Google reportedly launching Allo messaging app Sept. 21; Intel, GE partner to make trains mobile data centers; Salesforce brings artificial intelligence to cloud CRM with Einstein; and there's more.
Categories: Media

GoPro Launches Hero5 Action Cams and New Karma Drone

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 19:30
Voice control and increased performance come to the new Hero5 cameras, while the Karma drone can be bought with or without a Hero cam.
Categories: Media

Digital Transformation's Impact on Value Chain | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 19:15
New forces are impacting the entire value chain of an enterprise. Availability of large amounts of digital data, automation of the production processes, inter-connectivity of the supply chains, and digitization of the customer experience is re-organizing entire industries leading to the transformation of business models. Let’s look at the some of the critical pieces of the value chain and see the impact of the new technologies.

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Sponsor Big Data at @CloudExpo | #BigData #IoT #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 19:00
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher. Big Data at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley is the place where you can see the technologies and use cases that are delivering Big Data to enterprise IT.

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Why IT Professionals Deserve a Day to Honor Them

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:18
Cheer for IT professionals for all they do, from keeping corporate networks running to managing mobile devices and more, on IT Professionals Day.
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Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Help Accelerate Digital Transformation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle
+1.212.508.7935
deborah.hellinger@oracle.com Vandana Shenoy
Oracle
+91.124.6226782
vandana.shenoy@oracle.com About Oracle

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

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

About JavaOne

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

Trademarks

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

Safe Harbor

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

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How Google Trips App Helps People Keep Travel Plans on Course

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:25
The free app not only gives travelers one place to access their itineraries, but also offers recommendations on what to see and where to eat during their trip.
Categories: Media

Accton/Edgecore Switches Will Run Pluribus Network OS

eWeek - Application Development - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:05
Pluribus officials are adding the ODM's 10GbE and 40GbE switches to the list of open network systems certified for its ONLV OS.
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