Live News, Features and Article Updates Covering Oracle Technologies

Oracle on Ulitzer

Subscribe to Oracle on Ulitzer: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Oracle on Ulitzer: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories

Quantas Freight has launched its new HTML5-based mobile app and mobile site for smartphones.  Read Original Content Phineas Barnes, in the article “HTML5 Is the Real Loser In The iPhone Maps Fiasco” in Business Insider, believes that the native app experience is much better than web apps and HTML5 comes out the loser.  Read Original Content QNX Software Systems has announced the HTML SDK, an extension of the open source BlackBerry WebWorks framework, specially optimized for automotive environments.  Read Original Content Apple has purchased Particle, an HTML5 web and web app design firm that has done HTML5 work for Google, Motorola, Amazon, Yahoo, Sony, and Apple.  Read Original Content Christian Heilmann of Mozilla believes developers shouldn’t abandon HTML5 - even with bumps along the road, as the benefits of HTML5 will ultimately prove worthwhile.  Read Original Co... (more)

Dealing with Application Deadlocks

A deadlock is a situation where two or more threads are blocked while waiting to obtain locks that some of the other threads in the deadlock are holding. Deadlocks can occur when multiple threads need the same locks, at the same time, but obtain them in different order. For instance, if thread 1 locks A, and tries to lock B, and thread 2 has already locked B, and tries to lock A, a deadlock arises. Thread 1 can never get B, and thread 2 can never get A. In addition, neither of them will ever know. They will remain blocked on each of their objects, A and B, forever. Deadlock Detection The most common way of detecting whether your application is deadlocked is by analyzing thread dumps of the Java Virtual Machine while its in the state of appearing hung. A thread dump is a snapshot of the virtual machine's current state, including stack traces for each Java thread. Th... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

BridgeWays Releases Cross-Platform Applications Monitoring

BridgeWays, a division of Xandros, has released a series of management packs that enable system administrators to manage business critical applications on Windows, Linux, and Unix from a single console. The new management packs help extend Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to additional business applications on Windows and to the 85% of enterprise data centers with cross-platform environments. The management packs extend System Center capabilities to the management of Oracle Database, MySQL Database, and Apache HTTP Server running on Red Hat Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Solaris, and Windows. Also released today is a JBoss Application Server management pack for Red Hat, SUSE and Windows. The new management packs join the previously released BridgeWays management pack for VMware ESX/ESXi. The BridgeWays product line, which will co... (more)

One-Way SSL with JAX-WS Using JDeveloper 11gR1 and WLS 10.3.1

A while back Gerard Davison blogged some simple examples of using WS-Security Policies. Gerard's specific example dealt with the WLS policy Wssp1.2-2007-Wss1.1-UsernameToken-Plain-X509-Basic256.xml. As Gerard notes the said policy (further documented in the WLS 10.3.1 doco here) implements user name tokens, encryption of the tokens and signing of the whole SOAP payload. The following post strips back Gerard's example to instead to consider the steps in setting up and testing One-Way SSL for a JAX-WS web service generated via JDeveloper 11gR1 and installed in WLS 10.3.1, using the WLS policy Wssp1.2-2007-Https.xml. Assumptions This article assumes the reader has the following basic knowledge: * HTTPS/SSL * Digital certificates and trusted/certificate authorities (CAs) * Oracle's WebLogic Server, WLS managed servers and the WLS console One-Way SSL vs Two-Way SSL For those n... (more)

Oracle Claims Victory Over EC; Says Sun Will Sell Clouds

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Oracle expects the European Commission to wave its acquisition of Sun through next month MySQL and all without any annoying conditions. Oracle president Safra Catz, who’s been wrestling with the EC, said so when the company posted its fiscal second-quarter results Thursday, another reason Oracle’s going to have a Merry Christmas. Catz took a bunch of Oracle users to an EC hearing a week ago to buttress the company’s claims that the EC had put words in users’ mouths to support the theory of harm it manufactured to try to stop Oracle from getting MySQL. Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010 The meeting was backed by a write-in campaign from hundreds of users as well as a letter from the US Senate and a public statement from the Justice Department. A grateful Catz said, “I want to thank all of our... (more)

ERP Software Customization: The Ultimate Sin of Enterprise Software?

ERP Journal on Ulitzer Customization is one of the most controversial topics surrounding ERP software.  A majority of our clients have every intention of leveraging vanilla, off-the-shelf software during their software selection process.  However, as project teams get into the details of the software during the implementation cycle, requests to make one or more customizations to the software are inevitable. According to our 2008 ERP Report, only 23% of organizations implement vanilla ERP software with little to no customization.  The remainder of organizations in our study customized their software, with 34% indicating that they heavily customized their software.  According to our same research, large companies with over $500 million in annual revenue are even more likely to customize their software, as are companies in the aerospace, defense, and government indus... (more)

Bridging the Computing Clouds with SSMA2008

Well, for various reasons you may be willing (wanting) to place a part of your stuff on Microsoft Azure and part on the Amazon Cloud. In fact it is a repetition of the same story of the bygone era, some data on Microsoft platform, some on Oracle etc. Sooner or later you want to move data from one to the other. Of course there are the integration tools that can handle this. But there are others who specialize in migration of data. Microsoft went relational with its flagship SQL Server 2008 ported out to the clouds with SQL Azure. Soon Amazon followed with its relational offering based on MySQL. Now Microsoft has released SQL Server Migration Assistant 2008 for MySQL v1.0 in CTP1. This is a toolkit that you may use to migrate your MySQL data to SQL Server 2008 and SQL Azure. This is a nice one way bridge to SQL Azure from Amazon's MySQL. Every database vendor has his own... (more)

The Corollary to Hoff's Law

“Security” concerns continue to top every cloud computing related survey. This could be because, well, CIOs and organizations in general are concerned about security. It could be because the broader question of control over the infrastructure – including security – is never proffered as a reason for reluctance to jump into the fray known as cloud computing. Forty-nine percent of survey respondents from enterprises and 51 percent from small and medium-size businesses cited security and privacy concerns as their top reason for not using cloud computing. – Survey: Security Concerns Hinder Cloud Computing Adoption, NetCentric Security, December 2009 In a survey of 312 IT professionals, Unisys found that just over half of them cited security and data privacy as the key concerns around cloud computing. – Security Key Concern in Cloud Computing, Unisys Survey Finds According ... (more)

HP Drops Suit Against its Ex-CEO for Return of Options

HP has settled its suit against its ousted CEO Mark Hurd filed two weeks ago to prevent him from working at Oracle on the theory that he couldn’t help but use its secrets in his new job as president of Oracle. The suit was based on a reasonable assumption but courts in California, where both companies live and where the suit was filed, don’t much like litigation that prevents people from working so it was given little chance of succeeding. HP will never know now whether the gambit would have worked. It didn’t rush into court asking for an expedited schedule, Hurd has certainly been working at Oracle, making an appearance on the conference call covering its quarterly results last Thursday and on stage introducing new Oracle Exadata machines Monday at Oracle OpenWorld – boxes that competes against HP – HP didn’t get kicked out of OpenWorld after Oracle CEO Larry Ellis... (more)

Oracle Subpoenas the Apache Foundation

Oracle has subpoenaed the Apache Foundation - which is squarely in the middle of the infringement suit Oracle has lodged against Google - demanding that it produce every shred of evidence it has about Google, Android, Java and the Open Handset Alliance. Oracle wants copies of all communications, electronic and otherwise, between Google and Apache about: The use or distribution of Apache Harmony source or object code in Android Any discussion of a license or other agreement, or about any IP issues or compensation or revenue relating to Android including all communications regarding Linux, Harmony, the GPL and the Apache Software License The need for or wisdom of obtaining a license from Oracle or Sun Oracle's suit against Google including any discussion concerning indemnification Actual or potential use or infringement of Java technology, patents, copyrights or ot... (more)