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Welcome to the Big Data Special Edition--Database Developer Newsletter

Big news this month for Oracle database administrators and application developers: the Oracle Big Data Appliance X4-2 is now available. The system is optimized for both batch and real-time processing – utilizing Cloudera Distribution for Apache Hadoop and Oracle NoSQL Database. And when coupled with the recent updates of Oracle NoSQL Database and Oracle Big Data Connectors, the Oracle BDA delivers the latest technology advancements for integrating these Big Data technologies with data warehouses. Good news for developers too with Oracle R Enterprise and the Oracle Data Miner extension for SQL Developer information included. We've gathered the downloads, articles and training resources you need to get started.

Time to Go Big.

Laura Ramsey, Database and Developer Community, Oracle Technology Network Team




Download: Big Data Strategies Start Here: Oracle Database 12c

Big Data workflow involves many technologies to acquire, organize, analyze and then perform discovery and decision making on massive amounts of data. Oracle 12c includes a wide range of capabilities that allow for intelligent management and support for deep analytics of Unstructured Data. That's why any Big Data platform strategy should start with Oracle 12c - Download Oracle 12c here. Want to know more about support for unstructured data in Oracle 12c? Download the whitepaper here.

Download: Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 Early Adopter 3 is Here

Oracle SQL Developer is a complete end-to-end development platform for your PL/SQL applications that features a worksheet for running queries and scripts, a DBA console for managing the database, a reports interface, a complete data modeling solution and a migration platform for moving your 3rd party databases to Oracle.  If you are interested in checking out this new early adopter version, Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 EA is the place to go.

Download: Oracle NoSQL Database

The Oracle NoSQL Database is a distributed key-value database. It is designed to provide highly reliable, scalable and available data storage across a configurable set of systems that function as storage nodes. Oracle NoSQL Database is built upon the proven Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition high-availability storage engine, and includes a layer of services for use in distributed environments. Get it here: Oracle NoSQL Database.

Download: Oracle R Enterprise

Oracle R Enterprise, a component of the Oracle Advanced Analytics Option in Oracle 12c, makes the open source R statistical programming language and environment ready for the enterprise and big data. Designed for problems involving large amounts of data, Oracle R Enterprise integrates R with the Oracle Database. R users can run R commands and scripts for statistical and graphical analyses on data stored in the Oracle Database. R users can also develop, refine and deploy R scripts that leverage the parallelism and scalability of the database to automate data analysis. Get the download here: Oracle R Enterprise.

Download: Oracle Big Data Connectors

Oracle Big Data Connectors deliver a high-performance Hadoop-to-Oracle Database integration solution and enable optimized analysis using Oracle's distribution of open source R directly on Hadoop data. Download the Big Data connectors for Hadoop and R here: Big Data Connectors.

Download: Oracle SQL Developer / Data Miner

Oracle SQL Developer is a free IDE that simplifies the development and management of Oracle Database. Oracle Data Miner creates predictive models that application developers can integrate into applications to automate the discovery and distribution of new business intelligence-predictions, patterns and discoveries—throughout the enterprise. Get the SQL Developer / Oracle Data Miner installation guide and download here: Oracle SQL Developer / Data Miner.



UKOUG Tech Conference 2013 Manchester, U.K. - Dec. 2-4, 2013

RMOUG Training Days 2014 Denver, Colorado - Feb. 5-7, 2014

IOUG Collaborate 14 Las Vegas, Nevada - Apr. 7-11, 2014



Blog - New Big Data Appliance Security Features - The Data Warehouse Insider

Blog - Oracle R Enterprise - Mark Hornick

Blog - Oracle Big Data Connectors: A demo using live Twitter data - eDBA

Podcast: Oracle and Big Data: Floyd Teter Weighs In -- - via SearchOracle

Whitepaper: Oracle Dataminer: Generate a PL/SQL Script for Workflow -- - OTN

Whitepaper: Oracle Dataminer: Integrate Oracle R Enterprise Mining Algorithms -- - OTN

Hadoop Readiness Assessment -- - with Intel

BONUS! Extending Your Use of DTRACE on Linux -- - OTN Systems Community



Oracle University Big Data Training On Demand: Oracle Big Data Overview This new technology overview course presents the role of the Oracle Platform and its components, including Oracle NoSQL Database, Hadoop Distributed File System, Oracle Data Mining and Oracle Big Data Connectors.

Oracle NoSQL and ODTUG Webcast Replay: Developing Applications Using the Oracle NoSQL Database Learn about the drivers behind NoSQL adoption, the special features found in Oracle NoSQL Database, and a deep dive into its architecture, deployment and API. A great resource for getting started with Oracle's NoSQL Database.

NoSQL Technology and Enterprise Applications: Where the Rubber Meets the Road Dave Segleau, Director Product Management for Oracle NoSQL Database, discusses important considerations when evaluating NoSQL database technology and why Oracle should be your go-to provider for Enterprise class NoSQL solutions.

Oracle Big Data Connectors: Connecting Hadoop and Oracle Database with Oracle Big Data Connectors This short screencast demonstrates how Oracle Big Data Connectors can be used to either provide access to HDFS data or to move it into Oracle Database. Learn about the architecture, and see a demonstration of both connectors.

Interactive Quick Reference: Oracle Database 12c: This Interactive Quick Reference is a multimedia tool that presents terms and concepts used in the Oracle Database 12c release. Built as a multimedia web page, this diagram provides descriptions of database architectural components with references to relevant documentation. The perfect cheat sheet for writing custom data dictionary scripts, locating views pertinent to a specific database component or category, or understanding the overall database architecture.

New Oracle Press Guide: Oracle Big Data Handbook Complete coverage of Oracle's comprehensive, integrated set of products for acquiring, organizing, analyzing, and leveraging unstructured data. The book discusses the strategies and technologies essential for a successful big data implementation, including Apache Hadoop, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Big Data Connectors, Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Endeca, Oracle Advanced Analytics, and Oracle's open source R offerings.

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