Monday, December 19, 2016

Free DevOps MOOC

Learn how Oracle’s tools and solutions make application lifecycle faster and predictable for both development and operations using Oracle Developer Cloud Service.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Getting Started with Chatbots

In Getting Started with Chatbots, Tamer Qumhieh provides a step-by-step guide on how to get started with chatbots by building a Facebook chatbot that is implemented using Node.js running on Oracle Application Cloud Service.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Cloud Stack Manager Console

A new Cloud Stack Manager console and template to create both DBCS and JCS in a single operation was introduced in 16.4.5 release

See this tutorial

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Simplified Create Wizard

With 16.4.5 release, a simplified "create wizard" is now available.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Oracle Management Cloud 16.4.5

Oracle Management Cloud 16.4.5 has been released this weekend.
Again, many updates in this release!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Oracle Container Cloud Service now Available!

Oracle Container Cloud Service provides an easy and quick way to create enterprise-grade container infrastructures.

It delivers comprehensive tooling to compose, deploy, orchestrate and manage Docker container-based applications on Oracle Public Cloud for Dev, Dev/Test, DevOps, and Cloud Native use cases.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Auto-scaling in Java Cloud Service

Auto-scaling can now be configured in JCS to automatically scale a cluster in or out, based on CPU utilization, as explained in About Automatic Scaling in Using Oracle Java Cloud Service.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Webcast - Docker Containers in the Cloud

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Registration :

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Oracle Database 12.2 (Cloud First)

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 ( is now available.

Test it on Oracle Cloud !

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Corente now support IP Networks

A new Corente Services Gateway image has been released to support IP Networks. 
An example topology using SDN and Corente is illustrated below

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Backup Service in EMEA

The volume Backup Service, which allows scheduled backups of data volumes, is available in EMEA.
Backup Service documentation is available here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

opc-init and the new OPC Agent

An updated version of opc-init has been released to Oracle Cloud Downloads
This version of opc-init includes support for the new  OPC Agent, which provides real time guest level metrics to the Oracle Cloud Monitoring service. 
This agent will initially support providing guest memory utilization to the monitoring service and which will be used by PSM to provide additional control over PaaS auto-scaling. 

OPC Agent documentation is available here.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Command Line Interface Updated

An updated version of the oracle-compute CLI has been posted to Oracle Cloud Downloads.
This version of the CLI adds support for IP Networks to make managing IP Networks from scripts or otherwise outside of the UI simple.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Webcast: Advances in Oracle Management Cloud

See how this next-generation suite of systems management cloud services is designed for managing heterogeneous, multicloud applications of today and tomorrow.
Register today!

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Software Defined Networking Phase 1

The software defined networking solution, now available in Oracle Compute, enables end users to create arbitrary network topologies within their cloud account.

Complex topologies such as this are now possible:

IP Network documentation is available here.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oracle Infrastructure Monitoring Cloud Service

With the latest Oracle Management Cloud Release, Oracle introduced the Infrastructure Monitoring Cloud Service.

Oracle Infrastructure Monitoring Cloud Service monitors the status and health of your entire IT infrastructure from a single platform. Proactive monitoring across tiers enables administrators to be alerted on issues, troubleshoot and resolve these before they impact end users.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Oracle Management Cloud 16.4.1

Oracle Management Cloud 16.4.1 has been released this weekend !
Many updates in this release :
  • Application Performance Monitoring:
    • Automatic Stack Traces on Faulty Request Samples
    • Automatic Tread Sampling on Slow Request Samples
    • Manual JavaScript Page 
    • Node.JS applications Monitoring
    • Ajax call diagnostics flow
  • IT Analytics:
    • Extensible support for Non Oracle DBs & Application Servers
    • New Enterprise Health Dashboard 
  • Log Analytics:
    • Topology - Log Exploration
    • Clustering - Trend Analysis

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 2 (13.2) is now available !
More information on this latest release here:

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

How to relocate a service to another domain

Since September release, Account Administrators can move a service to another identity domain that they have access to.

Oracle Documentation

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MySQL now available in Oracle Cloud

Oracle announced the General Availability of Oracle MySQL Cloud Service
Oracle MySQL Cloud Service, built on Oracle’s proven MySQL Enterprise Edition and powered by the Oracle Public Cloud, provides a simple, automated, integrated and enterprise-ready MySQL cloud service.
Customers can now rapidly, securely and cost-effectively deliver MySQL-based applications in the cloud at global scale !

More information :

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

OOW2016 - PaaS Announcements

Cloud First

App to Cloud & Stack Manager

Cloud Native Tools

Container Cloud Service

Container Registry

Project Visual Code


Analytics Cloud Service

Essbase Cloud Service

Big Data Discovery Cloud Service

IoT Applications

Machine Learning

Oracle Management Cloud Services

Security Monitoring Analytics Cloud Service

Monday, September 19, 2016

Oracle will acquire cloud security vendor Palerra

Oracle has agreed to acquire Palerra, a vendor of software for securing cloud services, as part of its strategy to provide customers comprehensive identity and security cloud services.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Very interesting white paper for those thinking to migrate their eBS environment to Oracle Cloud : 

Oracle Cloud Machine (OCM) now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Oracle Management Cloud 16.3.5 Release

Oracle announced today the availability of 16.3.5 release of Oracle Management Cloud.
The following are the key updates in this release:

IT Analytics Cloud Service
  • New Application Server Analytics application
    (analyzes the configuration and performance of application servers)
  • Host Resource Analytics enhancements
    (provide seasonal analysis of resource usage based on weekday, week or month)
Log Analytics Cloud Service
  • Saved Search Alert
  • Windows File Monitoring & Ingest Windows Event Logs
Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service
  • New Platform Support (SOA Suite , OSB)

Check the "what's new" section for details.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Migrate applications with App to Cloud

Oracle App to Cloud allows administrators to export existing Oracle Weblogic server domain configuration and Java application and to then provision a new Oracle Java Cloud Service instance that will contain the same domain resources and applications.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ravello now available on OPC

Oracle announced today the availability of OPC (Oracle Public Cloud)  as a deployment target on Oracle Ravello

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Oracle FastConnect Partner Edition- Verizon SCI

Oracle FastConnect Partner Edition – Verizon SCI is now available.

Using Oracle FastConnect Partner Edition – Verizon SCI, an existing Verizon Private IP customers can now use a private connection based on Verizon Private IP VPN service to reliably, predictably and consistently transfer large volumes of data between Oracle Cloud and their own on premises environment.

It allows easy, simple provisioning and integration of customer’s WANs to Oracle Public Cloud using Verizon Enterprise Center (VEC) portal.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service Webcast

Join Oracle Experts for the Latest on Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service
 August 18th @ 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service 16.3.3 / End User Monitoring Session Diagnostics

Now with the latest version of APM, administrators can see each end user session for their application

  • Delve deep into the performance of actual end user experience. 
  • Investigate and select sessions by health. 
  • Filter the session list to a specific user session to triage exactly what click, button, JavaScript, page, or error is causing the problem.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Log Analytics Cloud Service 16.3.3 / No dependency with EM !

Deploying Enterprise Manager (and the Enterprise Manager Agents) is no longer a prerequisite to use Log Analytics Cloud Service !
A new model for creating entities (targets), entity types (target types), groups, systems and topology is introduced to help customers that don't have Enterprise Manager to take advantage of Log Analytics.

Friday, August 12, 2016

SPARC Dedicated Compute Now Available in the Oracle Cloud

Oracle Compute Cloud Service – Dedicated Compute Capacity, SPARC Model 300 is an IaaS service running in the Oracle Cloud that takes full advantage of SPARC M7.

Available as a dedicated IaaS offering in the Oracle Cloud through a cloud subscription model, the SPARC Model 300 service allows customers to utilize their existing Oracle software licenses.

For More Information on SPARC in the Oracle Cloud Go To

Thursday, August 11, 2016

IT Analytics Cloud Service 16.3.3 / Availability Analytics

In latest release, Oracle introduced a new category of analytical applications, called Availability Analytics, focused on health and availability of applications and their infrastructure. Using this app, LOB application owners can pinpoint their worst applications based on occurrences or duration of downtime.

This app also provides out-of-the-box insight into the availability trends to show if it is getting better or worse over time.
IT Managers can use this app to find their most problematic components, e.g. database, application server or host, based on events generated and analyze patterns based on platform, version or category of events, to uncover systemic problems in their application infrastructure.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

IT Analytics Cloud Service 16.3.3 / Application Performance Analytics

Oracle introduced a new app in the category of performance analysis called Application Performance Analytics which provides insight into the performance of all applications.

Through the integration of Application Performance Monitoring Cloud service with this app, application managers and DevOps can analyze trends in performance metrics and errors from across applications by various dimension such as geography, device and application tier to identify problem areas in applications and performance degradation over time that may be affecting the application end user experience.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

IT Analytics Cloud Service 16.3.3 / Host Resource Analytics

In this release (16.3.3), Oracle introduced a new app in the category of resource analysis called Host Resource Analytics focused on analyzing resources of all types of hosts, e.g. physical servers, Exadata, virtual machines and IaaS.

With this app, capacity planners and heads of infrastructure in enterprises can view the capacity and utilization of all their compute resources on-premise and on-the-cloud at a glance to identify the hosts running out of capacity by resource, e.g. CPU, memory or storage.
The app also identifies hosts with excess capacity so that workload may be transferred to these underutilized hosts, thereby reducing capital procurement costs.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Oracle Management Cloud 16.3.3 Release

Oracle announced today the availability of 16.3.3 release of Oracle Management Cloud.
The following are the key updates in this release:

IT Analytics Cloud Service
  • New Host Resource Analytics App
  • New Application Performance Analytics App
  • New Availability Analytics App
  • Data Explorer enhancements
Log Analytics Cloud Service
  • Enterprise Manager Independence
  • New Configuration View
  • Target Entity Card & Topology View
Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service
  • End User Monitoring Session Diagnostics
  • Page Instances
  • Automated .NET End User Monitoring

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Database Deployment Using a Cloud Backup

DBAs can now create an Oracle Database Cloud deployment whose database is taken from a cloud backup.

More information:

Friday, July 29, 2016

DBCS Snapshot

OPC users can now create snapshots of the Oracle Compute Cloud Service storage volumes that support a Database as a Service database deployment hosting a single-instance database.

These snapshots can be used to create database deployments quickly because their storage is linked to the snapshot’s storage using “copy on write” technology provided by Oracle Compute Cloud Service.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Shared file storage over NFSv4

OPC users can use Oracle Storage Cloud Software Appliance – Cloud Distribution to provide highly scalable, low-cost, reliable shared storage in the cloud for their Oracle Compute Cloud Service instances.

More information:
  • Documentation "Oracle Storage Cloud Software Appliance – Cloud Distribution"

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


opc-init is a utility that enables initialization of cloud instances within Oracle Compute Cloud Service.

More information:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

OPC CLI utility

The OPC Command Line Interface (CLI) is now available via OTN.
Currently the CLI supports the Compute Service (compute/storage/networking) but will be rapidly growing to support other capabilities such as VPNaaS, LBaaS, Cloud Monitoring Service, Object Storage, etc.

More information: