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Oracle Launches Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4

In December 2013, Oracle launched the latest generation of Oracle Exadata Database Machine, delivering dramatic increases in both performance and storage capacity to support all kinds of workloads—from data warehousing and online transaction processing to database-as-a-service environments.
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Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 Simplifies Migration to Oracle Database 12c

Launched in November 2013, Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 streamlines database administration and development—including functionality to support seamless migration to Oracle Database 12c. Download it today from Oracle Technology Network.
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New SANS Institute Report Puts Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall to the Test

A new report from leading security organization SANS Institute finds that Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall successfully achieves three key security objectives: audit collection, SQL traffic monitoring, and security event reporting.
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Tom Kyte

Tom Kyte's 2014 Resolutions

Oracle technologist and architect Tom Kyte offers his resolutions for 2014. Read on—maybe they'll apply to you too!

  • Learn something new about Oracle almost every day. It still surprises me to find something new in Oracle Database. And you might think that after using Oracle for more than 25 years there wouldn't be anything I didn't know—but there is. Oracle Database 12c delivered a whole slew of new things to learn about.

  • Get the third edition of my book, Expert Oracle Database Architecture, out. The second edition was current up to Oracle Database 11g Release 2. This update will include Oracle Database 12c.

  • Keep looking for the simple solution. I was just reminded of that recently when I stumbled upon this short story for engineers by an anonymous author.

  • Teach someone something new about Oracle Database or other technology any chance I get. That way, they'll be able to solve future problems by themselves.

  • Look for patterns where I can apply the new row pattern–matching capability in Oracle Database 12c. Read more about this key new feature.

  • Learn a new technology outside the comfortable realm of Oracle Database—it will broaden my horizons.

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With Oracle Exadata, Garmin Delivers

Oracle Exadata is used by Garmin to simplify its infrastructure while delivering room to rapidly grow existing and new services.

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Increase Productivity and Innovate with Extreme Performance Data Integration

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m. GMT
Oracle development executives and customers BT and SolarWorld discuss how Oracle Data Integrator 12c and Oracle GoldenGate 12c deliver extreme performance, higher IT productivity, and future-ready solutions.

Only with Oracle: Middleware and Database Integration Nirvana

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
Join product experts to learn how optimized integration between Oracle WebLogic 12c and Oracle Database 12c provides greater value.

On-Demand Oracle Database 12c Monthly Webcast Series

Plug into the cloud with a multitenant architecture that lowers cost, increases agility, and minimizes risk. Consolidate and compress databases at a higher density than ever before. In these on-demand webcasts learn from industry and Oracle experts how Oracle Database 12c can help your organization save time and money.

  • Plug into the Cloud
  • Plug into Storage Optimization
  • Plug into Maximum Availability
  • Plug into Defense-in-Depth

On-Demand Database as a Service (DBaaS) Webcast Forum

Discover your blueprint to DBaaS and learn how to design, develop, and deliver Oracle Database in the cloud. Keynotes feature Oracle's Juan Loaiza, Carl Olofson from IDC, and customers, including the State of Texas, KPN, and e-DBA.

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Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 Is Here

Jeff Smith, principal product manager for Oracle SQL Developer, explains how Oracle SQL Developer has evolved. More than just a tool for developers, it handles database migrations and has become a favorite of database administrators.

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 in Action at the City of Atlanta

Danny Bryant, IT manager for the city of Atlanta, and his team rely heavily the free Oracle SQL Developer tool and have been evaluating early versions of the brand new Oracle SQL Developer 4.0. Learn about their experiences.

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Dunnhumby Simplifies Data Management and Increases Customer Loyalty with Oracle Data Warehouse Solutions

BAE Systems Lowers TCO and Accelerates Secure Big Data Delivery with Oracle

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Discovers Automatic Data Management

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Equip Yourself with Oracle Database 12c Security Training

With more than 500 new features, Oracle Database 12c is designed to give Oracle customers exactly what they've told us they need for cloud computing, big data, security, and availability.

In the new Oracle Database 12c: Security course, discover how you can use Oracle Database features to meet the security, privacy, and compliance requirements of your organization.

Also consider taking the Oracle Database 12c: High Availability New Features course. It introduces the new Oracle Database 12c high-availability features contained in Oracle's grid infrastructure, including Oracle Clusterware, the Oracle Automatic Storage Management feature, Oracle Real Application Clusters, the data guard feature of Oracle Active Data Guard, and the Global Data Services feature.

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Oracle Days: Coming to a City Near You

Cloud. Mobile. Social. Big data. The Internet of Things. Oracle customers understand how these technologies are shaping the world, and are taking advantage of the new opportunities created. Come to an Oracle Day event at one of 75 cities worldwide, and see how your peers are putting innovation into practice.

Oracle BIWA Summit 2014

January 14–16, 2014 | Oracle Headquarters, Redwood City, California | #BIWASummit

RMOUG Training Days 2014

February 5–7, 2014 | Denver, Colorado | #RMOUG


April 7–11, 2014 | Las Vegas, Nevada | #CV14LV

ODTUG Kscope14

June 22–26, 2014 | Seattle, Washington | #Kscope14

Oracle CloudWorld

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