Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Oracle API Catalog Cloud Service

Oracle API Catalog Cloud Service is a collection of machine-readable (Swagger 2.0) API descriptions exposed by Oracle’s most popular SaaS and PaaS applications.

You can use these descriptions to generate code stubs, this facilitating integration between your applications and others in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Oracle Management Cloud now available

Oracle Management Cloud Service - Non-Metered (Oracle Application Monitoring, Oracle Log Analytics & Oracle IT Analytics) is orderable and 'Live' in the US data center.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

SE & DB12c

Standard Edition is now available for Oracle Database 12c 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Cloud Campus in Austin

Oracle announced that it's planning to build a "next-generation technology campus" in Austin center.

The campus will start with a 560,000-square-foot complex on Austin’s Lady Bird Lake.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Acquisition : StackEngine

Oracle signed an agreement to acquire StackEngine, a startup that develops management and automation tools for Docker containers.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Oracle Storage Cloud Software Appliance

Oracle announced the controlled availability of Oracle Storage Cloud Software Appliance 1.0 !

Customers can use Oracle Storage Cloud Software Appliance to easily store and access data in Oracle Storage Cloud Service, through the commonly used NFS v4 protocol.

Customers can get started using Oracle Storage Cloud Service for their existing applications and workloads without making any significant changes to their code. Simply read and write the files over NFS, as always!

  • An easy on-ramp from on-premise to Oracle's storage cloud 
  • POSIX compliant NFS interface 
  • Data security with granular encryption 
  • Data integrity via checksum verifications 
  • Automatic translation between files and objects 
  • Near local NAS performance through data caching 
  • Docker support for easy deployment

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ICS 15.4.5 Release

Today, Oracle announced the availability of 15.4.5 release of Integration Cloud Service (ICS).
In this release, ICS delivers powerful new on-premise integration capabilities, more ways to connect to social and productivity applications in the cloud and much much more!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tablespace file encryption

Tablespace encryption for user-created tablespaces are enabled by default and that applies to SE and EE (tablespace file encryption).

On certain service instances hosting an Oracle 11g Standard Edition database, attempts to create a tablespace fail with a wallet error.

In this case, you must use the following command first :
dbaascli tde config --ks_login auto

To validate :
  1. connect to the database and check for the existence of the encrypt_new_tablespaces parameter :
    select tablespace_name, encrypted from dba_tablespaces;
  2. create a new tablespace. (notice that we are not including any reference to encryption)
    create tablespace TEST datafile '/u02/app/oracle/oradata/ORCL/test.dbf' size 1m;
  3. check how it got created
    select tablespace_name, encrypted from dba_tablespaces;

See know issue :


Sunday, November 29, 2015

New DBaaS Monitor

Oracle DBaaS Monitor provides monitoring and management of the Oracle Database RDBMS and listener on an Oracle Database Cloud - Database as a Service instance.

Recently, this tool has been updated (version : new look & feel and also new capabilities !

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Database Cloud Service Hands On Labs

If you are interested by Oracle Database Cloud Service, OOW Hands On Labs (HOL11064 & HOL11065) are available from

  • Creating an Oracle Database Cloud Service
  • Using the Cloud Console
  • Using the DBaaS Monitor
  • Logging into an Oracle Database Cloud Service
  • Connecting to the Cloud
  • Upgrade using the Cloud
  • Backing up and Restoring a DBaaS Database

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Single Sign-On (SSO) Configuration

Administrators can now configure Single Sign-On to allow users to use their company credentials to log into all applications.

Documentation :

Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015


Database CS, Database Backup CS & Java CS are available in EMEA.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oracle Management Cloud Overview

Oracle Cloud Web Site has been updated recently with new pages dedicated to Oracle Management Cloud (Application Performance Monitoring, IT Analytics & Log Analytics)

Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) is a suite of next-generation integrated monitoring, management, and analytics cloud services

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Change the Identity Domain Name

You can (easily) change your identity domain name:

1. Go to the "my account" dashboard
2. Select a Cloud Service
3. Click on the tab "Identity Domain Administration"

Oracle Documentation

Monday, October 19, 2015

What's new with 15.4.2 ?

During the weekend, the Cloud Platform has been updated !
Check to learn about cloud administration tasks.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

IoT hands-on workshop

  • January 13th 2016 10:00 – 17:00
  • Oracle Office Munich
    Riesstraße 25
    80992 Munich  / Germany
  • Oracle Stream Explorer
  • Internet of Things Cloud Service
For details please visit the registration page here.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Managed File Transfer Technical Hands-on Workshop

These FREE hands-on workshops cover all the capabilities you need to build robust, reliable and agile managed file transfers.

  •  Application Developers
  • Architect
  • Sales Consultants
For details please visit the registration page here:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Oracle Real Application Clusters

The documentation now contains information about creating and managing Database-as-a-Service instances that provide two-node Oracle RAC databases. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

DBCS Scale Down

 You can now scale down an instance :

1. Open the Oracle Database Cloud Service console
2. Click the name of the instance you want to scale
3. Click the Menu icon next to the service instance name and choose Scale Up/Down
4. Select a new compute shape
5. Click Yes, Scale Up/Down Service to scale the service instance

Thursday, October 8, 2015

How to restore a file from an Archive Container ?

To download an archived object, the object must first be restored.
The following example shows how to restore a file :

curl -v -s -X POST -H "X-Auth-Token: Token"

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Storage Cloud Archive Service

Last June, during the Oracle Cloud Platform Launch event, Thomas Kurian introduced Oracle Storage Cloud Archive Service, the lowest cost solution for long term data retention.

Customers can use Archive containers to store data that won't be accessed for a while or that will be accessed infrequently.

An Archive container is a container for which the X-Storage-Class metadata field is set to Archive.
curl -v -X PUT
-H 'X-Auth-Token: token'
-H 'X-Storage-Class: Archive'

If you use the latest version of Cloudberry Explorer for Openstack (1.5.025), you can easily create Archive containers.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

SOA Cloud Service & API Manager Cloud Service

Oracle today announced Oracle SOA Cloud Service and Oracle API Manager Cloud Service, new additions to Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

DBCS Default HTTP Page

For each VM, you can access the default HTTP page by typing http://ip_vm

From this page, you can access the DBaaS monitor console, Application Express and Glassfish Server
(specific port must be available >> 
configure Access Rules)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Patching a Database

How apply a patch on a Database hosted on Oracle Public Cloud ?

All steps are explained in Martin's blog !

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service by Pythian

Simon Pane published a very interesting article on Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service: *

This article provides a quick start for getting up and running with Oracle RMAN backups to the Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

JCS - Scale Up/Down

The scale Up/Down feature is now available for new JCS instances created !

You can scale an Oracle Java Cloud Service node to change its compute shape or to add storage.

Adding (or changing) compute and memory capacity as simple as picking a new compute shape from a dropdown list !

Storage scaling available for :
- new storage volume of desired size
- adding storage space to existing volume

More details : 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Duck (tool from Cyberduck)

With the tool duck (Cyberduck for the Command Line Interface) which runs in shell on Linux or Windows command line prompt, users can easily access to Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

1. Download duck software from
2. Copy profile file (Oracle Storage Cloud (US Commercial 2).cyberduckprofile) into the profile folder
(for example : D:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberduck CLI\profiles)
Sample : list files
duck -l oracle://My_Folder  -u Storage-IdentityDomain:user -p User_Password

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oracle Paas to Extend Saas Workshops for EMEA Partners

Oracle organize 5-days hands-on workshop on Oracle Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to extend Software-as-a-Service.
  • 7th - 11th September, 2015
    Location: Germany, Frankfurt.
  • 5th - 9th October, 2015
    Location: France, Colombes.
  • 2nd - 6th November, 2015
    Location: UK, TVP.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

JCS & Ephemeral boot disk

Since mid-August 2015, new JCS instances do no longer have ephemeral (non-persistent) boot disk !
The documentation has been updated : 
The Boot/OS volume of any service instance provisioned after the mid-August 2015 update to Oracle Java Cloud Service is persistent. Content added to a persistent Boot/OS volume is retained if the service instance is restarted.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

DBaaS Trials are Live!

You want to test Database Cloud Service ?
Trials are now live on 

Resource limits for trials:
- 75GB of Memory
- 250GB of block storage
- 250GB object storage
- 5 NAT IPs 
- 30 days duration 

Cloud Platform Webcast Series

Join these webcasts to learn how the various cloud services will help you manage and analyze data, rapidly develop, test, and deploy applications, integrate across on-premises and cloud, and collaborate among users.

Upcoming sessions:
  • Introducing Oracle Process Cloud Service: Rapid Process Automation on the Cloud
    August 26, 2015, 10:00 AM PDT
  • Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service for the Enterprise
    September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM PDT
  • Generate Business Value with Big Data in the Cloud
    September 30, 2015, 10:00 AM PDT
  • Introducing Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service: Unlocking New Business Value
    October 14, 2015, 10:00 AM PDT

Find the link to the Cloud Platform Webcast Series here.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

JCS / Default Web Application

Now, a Web Application is pre-deployed at provisioning : 

This application aims to get a quick sanity check that all is good with provisioning and also provides useful links.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Identity Cloud Domain Administrator

My account added capability to add a new Identity Domain Administrator
If user forget password or are locked out, Identity Domain Administrators can reset user password.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Private Cloud : Computing Vendor Excellence Awards 2015

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance won the Converged Infrastructure Award
given by the Computing Vendor Excellence Awards 2015  in the United Kingdom

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Disaster Recovery to the Oracle Public Cloud

The Oracle Public Cloud offers a great alternative for hosting standby databases for customers who do not have a DR site or who prefer not to deal with the cost or complexity of managing a remote data center.

The following Oracle MAA blueprint details Oracle MAA Best Practices and provides a procedural overview for deploying DR on the Oracle Public Cloud using Database as a Service :

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Private Cloud : Oracle VM Server 3.3.3

Oracle just released a maintenance update for Oracle VM 3.3.
To download the updates :
More information : 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

PaaS to Extend SaaS Workshop

This 5-days remote workshop, available to Oracle Partners with a current OPN Gold Level or higher membership, will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of Oracle Sales Cloud Extensibility
  • Overview of  TCA and Sales Cloud Data Model
  • Oracle PaaS Overview
  • Building WebService Clients for Sales Cloud
  • Introduction to Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF)
  • Advanced Web Service Clients
  • PaaS/SaaS Design Patterns
  • SaaS PaaS Security
  • Implementing REST Services for Oracle Sales Cloud
  • Developer Cloud Service
  • Oracle SaaS/PaaS Accelerators
  • Oracle Social Network Overview
  • Introduction to Oracle ADF Mobile  
  • Oracle Messaging Cloud Service Overview
  • Oracle Documents Cloud Service – Introduction, Administration , Design and REST API

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

How create a secure connection (SQL Developer)

When you create a DBaaS instance, the only port open by default is 22 (SSH port).
So for SQL*Net access, you need to create a tunnel over SSH in SQL Developer.
  1. Download latest SQL Developer release from OTN
  2. Find the Public IP

  3. Get the Public key used on instance creation
  4. Start SQL Developer and add a SSH host (Public IP, username & key file)

  5. Create a new DB connection
    (choose SSH connection type and select the port forward created previously)
Now, you have a SQL Developer connection that uses SSH to tunnel into your DBaaS instance!