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NEWS

ODTUG President Monty Latiolais on Planning Ahead for Kscope 14

ODTUG will hold its annual conference, Kscope, in Seattle, Washington, June 22 to June 26. We asked ODTUG President Monty Latiolais for a preview—plus tips on how veteran conference-goers and newcomers alike can make the most of the event.
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Oracle Independent Users Group Announces Award Winners

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) recognized three outstanding members of the Oracle community at its COLLABORATE 14 conference, which took place in Las Vegas earlier this month. Learn about this year's winners.
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Q&A: Oracle's Paul Needham on How to Defend Against Insider Attacks

The threat from insider attacks continues to grow. In fact, just since January 1, 2014, insider breaches have been reported by a major consumer bank, a major healthcare organization, and a range of state and local agencies. Oracle Senior Director of product management Paul Needham sheds light on the nature of insider risks—and discusses how organizations can best defend themselves against insider attacks.
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VIDEO

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Oracle SQL Developer Major Feature Demonstration

Take a few minutes to watch how Oracle SQL Developer can support you in your daily Oracle Database tasks, including writing, tuning, and debugging your SQL and PL/SQL code; generating and publishing rich reports; designing new data models; managing database objects and security; and migrating third-party database objects and data to Oracle.

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WEBCASTS

Automate Database Storage Management and Improve Performance with Oracle Database 12c

Register today to view the webcast and receive your free copy of the IOUG summary report, "Achieving Enterprise Data Performance—2013 Database Growth Survey."


Top Data Warehousing Trends and Opportunities for 2014

Find out how industry leaders are taking advantage of new software and hardware technologies to simplify data management and supercharge analytics performance.


Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 12c—Consolidate with Oracle Multitenant

Oracle's latest-generation Oracle Database has some impressive new features. Learn how it offers great potential for migrations and consolidation, making more efficient use of hardware and delivering major improvements in management efficiency.


Managing Mission-Critical Database Changes with Oracle Real Application Testing

Learn how Oracle Real Application Testing—an Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition 12c option—and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c work together to provide an easy-to-use solution for making changes to your mission-critical database.


Responding in Real Time

High-volume, high-speed, front-line decisions must increasingly be made in real time with big data and analytics that are actionable and operational. Hear CEO of Decision Management Solutions James Taylor discuss his latest research.

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PODCASTS

Yahoo Upgrades to Oracle Database 12c, Improves Performance and Increases Bandwidth to Legacy Storage


Inside Oracle Technology: Oracle Technologist, Author, and Speaker Mark Rittman Shares Insights About Oracle Technology


Amerisource Bergen Reduces Storage Footprint by 60 Percent

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CUSTOMER BUZZ

BRISA Bridgestone

BRISA Bridgestone reallocated its production platform to Oracle Exadata and achieved 10x better data compression, 100x faster query speed on manufacturing processes, 30 percent lower licensing costs, and a dramatic decrease in system downtime.


Takasbank Minimizes Service Interruptions and Improves Customer Service Quality

Takasbank deployed Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Active Data Guard to dramatically improve database availability, financial data protection, and business continuity, leading to minimal service downtime.


Direction Nationale du Trésor et de la Comptabilité Publique de Guinée Cuts Maintenance and Training Costs

Switching to Oracle Database reduced maintenance costs and training requirements by 75 percent and dramatically increased data integrity and security.


PAYBACK Manages Huge Amounts of Data

PAYBACK implemented Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition as a reliable database foundation for the company's application portfolio.


Centennial Coal

With Oracle technology, Centennial Coal streamlined its data collation for emissions reporting, increased transparency in the auditing process, avoided US$468,000 in billing errors, and improved returns by up to 20 percent on certain energy-efficiency improvement initiatives.

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BLOGOSPHERE

Oracle Database Insider Blog


OracleVoice on Forbes.com

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FIND AN ORACLE PARTNER

Oracle Specialized Partner Oracle Exastack Partner Oracle Validated Integrations
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ORACLE MAGAZINE

Oracle Magazine on LinkedIn

Go to where the conversation lives. Connect on LinkedIn with Oracle Magazine, the world's largest IT publication, and be a part of our growing community. Network with colleagues around content directly from Oracle Magazine, as well as exclusive content found only here. Join us.

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FEATURED TRAINING

Upgrade Your Skills to Oracle Database 12c

Get a jumpstart with these free lessons from one of our most popular training on demand courses, Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators.


If you are looking for a digital training option for Oracle Database 12c, try one of Oracle University's new training on demand courses.


Oracle University has a blog where you can find insights on training and certification. Read it today.

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PARTNER TRAINING

MapViewer 11.1.1.7: Building HTML5 Maps for Web and Mobile Apps (login required)

A training session for Oracle partners on the Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer feature is now available on the Oracle University knowledge center. Watch a MapViewer demo and learn about the latest features, including an HTML 5–based application programming interface for rich client interactivity and a web-based spatial data editor.

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EVENTS

COLLABORATE 14–IOUG Forum

April 7–11, 2014 | Las Vegas, Nevada | #C14LV


Oracle Learning Library Live Chat with Oracle's Real-World Performance Team


NoCOUG 2014 Spring Conference

May 15, 2014 | Santa Clara, California


Oracle Spatial Summit at the Location Intelligence Summit 2014

May 19–21, 2014 | Washington DC


NYOUG 2014 Summer General Meeting

June 3, 2014 │New York


OUG Scotland

June 11–12, 2014 | Linlithgow, Scotland | #oug_scot


ODTUG Kscope14

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


NoCOUG 2014 Summer Conference

August 21, 2014 | San Ramon, California


Oracle OpenWorld

September 28–October 2, 2014 | San Francisco, California


DOAG 2014

November 18–20, 2014 | Nuremberg, Germany


NoCOUG 2014 Autumn Conference

November 19, 2014 | San Jose, California


Plug into Oracle Database 12c: Find an Event Near You


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