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Oracle Magazine
January/February 2014





Oracle Updates Its Data Integration Portfolio

Oracle has unveiled major updates to its data integration portfolio with the release of Oracle Data Integrator 12c and Oracle GoldenGate 12c. Oracle Data Integrator 12c delivers next-generation extract, transform, and load (ETL) technology that improves performance and reduces data integration costs—even across heterogeneous systems. Oracle GoldenGate 12c provides real-time data integration, transactional data replication, and data comparison across heterogeneous systems. These products help improve performance, increase productivity, and simplify deployment while providing organizations with solutions that can easily keep pace with new data-oriented technology trends such as cloud computing, big data analytics, real-time business intelligence, and continuous data availability.

Tight integration between Oracle Data Integrator 12c and Oracle GoldenGate 12c and other Oracle technologies, such as Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Applications, provides a number of benefits for organizations. For example, the combination of Oracle Data Integrator 12c, Oracle GoldenGate 12c, and Oracle Database 12c provides a strong foundation for private cloud deployments. In addition, tight integration with Oracle Applications delivers real-time data for reporting, zero-downtime migration, and improved application performance and availability.

“The management and utilization of data is becoming increasingly complex, as the number and diversity of datasources organizations interact with continues to grow,” says Brad Adelberg, vice president of development at Oracle. “With Oracle Data Integrator 12c and Oracle GoldenGate 12c, Oracle is in a unique position to help drive standardization across enterprises using our new products for not only traditional uses of ETL and business intelligence/data warehousing, but also for new and emerging styles of integration such as real-time replication, data services and federation, big data and business analytics, and cloud deployments.”

Oracle Implements W3C’s Standard for Data Provenance

To help organizations better assess whether data and sources can be trusted, Oracle has implemented the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Provenance standard (PROV) in the latest release of Oracle Advanced Controls. W3C is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the web. The PROV family of documents (with W3C recommendations) defines a model to enable the interoperable interchange of provenance information in heterogeneous environments.

Oracle Advanced Controls enables organizations to improve their bottom lines and reduce operational risk without slowing down their businesses, helping to prevent financial leakage and strengthen control. By using a standardized approach to data provenance in Oracle Advanced Controls, Oracle is enabling customers and partners to quickly and easily create, integrate, and connect advanced control solutions with multiple heterogeneous on-premises and cloud-based enterprise resource planning systems. Implementing the W3C PROV standard also allows Oracle to streamline implementations by allowing companies to reduce the need for customizations.

“To help organizations efficiently and effectively manage ever-increasing amounts of data, Oracle is committed to open standards that support both on-premises and cloud-based integrations,” says Chris Leone, group vice president of applications development at Oracle. “The implementation of the W3C Provenance standard with Oracle Advanced Controls further demonstrates this commitment. By virtually eliminating time-consuming and costly customizations that are typically involved with the provenance of information, the implementation enables customers and partners to quickly and easily integrate and connect advanced control solutions with heterogeneous systems.”

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Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 Delivers Virtual Multitouch UI

Available now, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 introduces a virtual multitouch user interface, supports additional devices and platforms, and provides enhanced networking capabilities, enabling developers to virtualize modern post-PC-era operating system features while maintaining compatibility with legacy operating systems.

This release builds on previous releases with support for the latest Microsoft, Apple, Linux, and Oracle Solaris operating systems, new virtual devices, and improved networking functionality.

“Building and testing modern applications requires developers to run everything from legacy environments to the latest Linux and Windows desktop and tablet operating systems with 3-D effects and multitouch interfaces,” says Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of Linux and virtualization at Oracle. “Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 adds an innovative way to operate multitouch interfaces on a desktop PC, making it easier for users to operate their virtual machines.”

Oracle Buys BigMachines

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire BigMachines, a cloud-based configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solution provider. BigMachines’ CPQ Cloud accelerates the conversion of sales opportunities into revenue by automating the sales order process with guided selling, dynamic pricing, and an easy-to-use workflow approval process—accessible anywhere, on any device.

In combination with Oracle’s enterprise-grade cloud solutions, including marketing, sales, social, commerce, and service clouds, Oracle and BigMachines will create an end-to-end “smarter selling” cloud solution with the goal of increasing sales personnel productivity, customer satisfaction, and revenue.

“The fundamental goals of smarter selling are to provide sales teams with the information, access, and insights they need to maximize revenue opportunities and execute on all phases of the sales cycle,” says Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle. “By adding BigMachines’ CPQ Cloud to the Oracle Cloud, companies will be able to drive more revenue and increase customer satisfaction with a seamlessly integrated process across marketing and sales, pricing and quoting, and fulfillment and service.”

Oracle Unveils New x86 Servers 

Designed for high performance, reliability, and eco-responsibility, Oracle’s Sun Server X4-2 and Sun Server X4-2L offer the versatility to address cluster computing and virtualization as well as the full spectrum of enterprise applications. These new x86 servers demonstrate Oracle’s continued strategy of designing x86 offerings that are specifically engineered to serve as a foundation for Oracle software for standalone systems as well as within Oracle engineered systems.

“Oracle’s x86 servers are designed and optimized at each level of hardware and firmware to be the most reliable, highest-performance systems for running Oracle software,” says Ali Alasti, senior vice president of hardware development at Oracle. “With comprehensive management and virtualization built in, Oracle’s new x86 servers are ideal for a broad range of enterprise applications as standalone servers, while also providing building blocks for many Oracle engineered systems.”

Oracle Buys Compendium

Oracle has acquired Compendium, a cloud-based content marketing provider that helps companies plan, produce, and deliver content across multiple channels throughout their customers’ lifecycle.

Compendium’s content marketing solution complements Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service, which is a part of Oracle’s customer experience solution.

“As customers increasingly access information through online and mobile channels, the buying process is shifting from sales-driven to marketing-driven. Now more than ever, marketers are challenged to deliver relevant and engaging content across multiple channels and throughout the customer lifecycle,” says Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle. “By adding Compendium’s content marketing platform to Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service, customers will be able to capture more prospects, improve the customer experience, and drive top-line revenue.”

NetBeans IDE 7.4 Enhances Web and Mobile App Development

The latest release of NetBeans IDE, a free, open source integrated development environment (IDE), includes enhanced HTML5 and JavaScript development features and browser integration with existing and new Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and PHP applications.

NetBeans IDE enables developers to rapidly create web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications for PHP, C/C++, and the Java and HTML5 platforms. NetBeans IDE 7.4 also provides developer support for working with JDK 8 Developer Preview builds.

“The NetBeans team continues to bring advanced new user-interface capabilities to the Java community,” says Chris Tonas, vice president of application development tools at Oracle. “NetBeans IDE 7.4 takes this further with innovative HTML5 capabilities, browser integration, and support for the JDK 8 Developer Preview builds.”

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