What’s New for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Matt NisanBusiness Strategy, News and Updates, Oracle, Technical TipsLeave a Comment

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With the new release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12.0.5, Oracle has added even more functionality to their Management Server (OMS).  This latest version expands on plugin integration with the Oracle public cloud services, and adds Oracle virtualization plugin (12.1.0.7) which provides complete control of your private cloud. Additionally, OMS also comes with the ability to deploy agents so that you can monitor and control your existing hardware and virtual machines. By implementing these agents within your virtualized environment, you can automate the patching process for all your VMs. By implementing a couple instances of the new Oracle Enterprise Manager, you can have … Read More

IDaaS – Vendor + Product + Feature Matrix – November 2016

Alex PingleyIdentity & Access Management, Industry Trends, Oracle, Technical TipsLeave a Comment

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As the world of IDaaS continues to evolve at a rapid pace, we’ve put together the latest IDaaS vendor – product – feature matrix for the largest active vendors in the IDaaS space. This information is current as of November 2016 and is put together by a combination of real world industry experiences, documentation reviews and other available information… IBM and Oracle are of note this year for every different reasons. IBM has recently consolidated it’s platform and added many of the emerging technologies into their platforms to offer what appears on paper as the strongest offering, while Oracle has … Read More

On-Premises Identity & Access Management – Vendor + Product + Feature Matrix

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As with any packaged, on-premises suite, finding the best Identity Management products for your enterprise is a not a trivial task. This is especially true when different products from different vendors, that accomplish different objectives or services, have remarkably similar (and therefore confusing) naming conventions. To make matters worse, not unlike other COTS enterprise suites, the ‘cloudification’ of these products has begun and many vendors have started to offer a version of these products as a PaaS or SaaS offering. Additionally, many of these vendors also offer an IaaS type deployment of these packaged products in their on-prem form. M&S has … Read More

Leveraging the Power of Salesforce External Objects

Trey AroseOracle, Salesforce, Technical TipsLeave a Comment

Here at M&S we are working on a ground-breaking new project containing multiple data sources being brought into one Salesforce org and displayed using Visualforce with Bootstrap CSS. A crucial and challenging area of our client request involved not replicating data from external enterprise systems by storing it in a Salesforce Object (neither Standard nor Custom). This led us to the use of Salesforce External Objects. External objects are similar to custom objects, except that they map to data that’s stored outside your Salesforce organization. Each external object relies on an external data source definition to connect with the external … Read More

Migrating from Oracle Portal 10g to Oracle APEX

Subra SubramanyamBusiness Strategy, Case Studies, Oracle, Technical Tips2 Comments

Migrating from Oracle Portal 10g to Oracle Application Express (APEX)

There are several enterprises that are currently running the Oracle 10g middleware platform for their front-end applications. They have Oracle Portal 10g or prior versions delivering content for their Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, and Oracle Discoverer based applications, all running on Oracle Application Server (OAS) 10g. Many of these OAS 10g environments also run Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 10g and Oracle Single Sign-On (OSSO) 10g. Oracle provides a supported and easily repeatable upgrade path for Oracle Database 11g, however, the upgrade of components running on OAS 10g moving to Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) 11g is not quite as straightforward. Oracle … Read More

Integrate IBM Cognos with Oracle Single Sign-On

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Integrate IBM Cognos with Oracle Single Sign On

There are a lot of enterprise applications available in today’s computer-driven world, and many businesses implement several different applications at once. With each application comes a new username and password that employees have to remember, and each password forgotten increases the number of IT tickets that has to be handled. Oracle Single Sign-On (SSO) is part of Oracle Access Management (OAM)  and allows a unified user experience that allows users to only have to remember one password. SSO can be configured to work with not only Oracle products but other enterprise applications as well. One of these other applications that we have recently … Read More

Valentine’s Day Word Cloud using Oracle’s Distribution of R

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We hope you had a great Valentine’s Weekend! Whether you did or not, we knew people on twitter were talking about the big day so we thought we’d do some analysis. Check out how we made this word cloud using Oracle’s Distribution of R to pull Valentine’s Day tweets from Twitter. Once you have Oracle’s Distribution of R running, you must first install the necessary packages. > install.packages(c(“devtools”, “rjson”, “bit64”, “httr”))> install.packages(c(“devtools”, “rjson”, “bit64”, “httr”)) > install_github("twitteR", username="geoffjentry")> install_github("twitteR", username="geoffjentry") Then, you must load the correct libraries. > library(devtools) > library(tm) > library(wordcloud) > library(twitteR)> library(devtools) > library(tm) > library(wordcloud) > … Read More

What is Oracle Fusion Middleware?

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What is Oracle Fusion Middleware?

This post is the answer by a Partner at M&S, Ashok Aggarwal, to a question posted on Quora.com. It answers some of the questions that we commonly hear, so we thought we would post it here as well. We hope it helps. I have been working with Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM), and the offerings from Oracle within OFM since before Oracle branded it all Oracle Fusion Middleware (which was indeed before both the Sun and BEA acquisitions). And I anticipate I will continue to work with it all even after the name has changed. (I already often drop the word … Read More