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The Techcast Show: Mark Reinhold’s JDK 7 Roundup
Justin Kestelyn, Oracle Technology Network editor in chief, talks with Mark Reinhold, principal engineer for Java Platform, Standard Edition and the Java Development Kit (JDK), about JDK 7.

Oracle Exadata: A Single Source of Truth
In today’s hypercompetitive environment, business analysts need to perform more predictive analytics, and they want the answers yesterday. But managing separate business intelligence, data mining, and online analytical processing (OLAP) servers and ensuring fast query performance can be a challenge for DBAs. See how two DBAs address this challenge using Oracle Exadata.


Sustainability Reporting, Planning, and Management
John O’Rourke, senior director of product marketing for Oracle enterprise performance management solutions, discusses the drivers behind sustainability reporting.

Author Aleksander Seovic on Oracle Coherence
Aleksander Seovic, author of Oracle Coherence 3.5 , discusses how to achieve scalability, performance, and reliability with Oracle Coherence.

Author Charles Kim on Oracle Data Guard
Charles Kim, coauthor of the Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook , discusses best practices.

Coherence Terascale
Oracle’s Mike Piech describes the Terascale feature of Oracle Coherence.

Author John Scott on Oracle Application Express
Oracle ACE Director John Scott, coauthor of Pro Oracle Application Express , shares his insights on Oracle Application Express.

Author Brian Huff on Content Management
Brian “Bex” Huff, author of Transforming Infoglut!: A Pragmatic Strategy for Oracle Enterprise Content Management , discusses how to glean actionable business information from your “digital landfill” by deploying a flexible, cost-effective content management framework.

The Role of Oracle Essbase in Enterprise BI
Find out why Oracle Essbase is a key part of Oracle’s business intelligence and performance management applications.

Most Enterprise Architecture Conversations Are Too [What?]
S0A expert Todd Biske, Jordan Braunstein of TUSC, Basheer Khan of Innowave Technology, and enterprise architect Pat Shepherd of Oracle talk about what’s wrong with most of the talk about enterprise architecture.

Webcasts and Internet Seminars

Oracle + Sun Product Strategy Series
These sessions detail Oracle’s plans for Sun’s major hardware and software technologies.

Upgrading to Oracle WebLogic Suite
Hear how upgrading your standalone application server to Oracle WebLogic Suite can simplify operations and better manage your SOA platform.

Maximize Your Data Center ROI While Achieving Continuous Data Availability
Learn how to ensure disaster recovery, deliver IT service continuity, and improve resource utilization with Oracle GoldenGate.

The “New Normal”: An Applications Management Outsourcing Perfect Storm
The Hackett Group’s Erik Dorr discusses the drivers behind business agility, IT performance, and application management transformation.

White Papers and E-Books

Metadata Services in Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
Learn about the underlying architecture that allows developers and end users to customize their applications to match specific user requirements without changing the base application.

Planning for IFRS Adoption
Adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is no longer a question of “if” but “how and when.” Read why a cohesive approach is critical to manage the pervasive impact of IFRS on a company’s IT systems.

Securing Data at the Source: A Guide to Oracle Database Security
No organization can afford to let down its guard when it comes to protecting mission-critical information. Learn how to secure your databases and protect your information using your existing data management infrastructure.



Oracle Data Mining Blog
Get news, technical information, opinions, and tips and tricks about Oracle Data Mining. 

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To succeed in a 24/7 environment, companies must eliminate sluggish application performance, stale data, and interruptions in data availability. This resource kit offers white papers and analyst reports on a noninvasive, real-time data integration offering.

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In the PaaS Competency Center, Oracle technologists and customers can collaborate on patterns, blueprints, techniques, and code examples that exemplify PaaS using Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and other technologies.

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Learn more about Oracle’s support for cloud computing and get Amazon Machine Images, view demos and tutorials, and read white papers and technical information.


Oracle Customer Success Self-Assessment
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Oracle On Demand IT Value Assessment
Take this free, online self-assessment to learn how your IT spending levels, process maturity, and best practices in IT value delivery compare to those of your peers and top performers.


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