vrijdag 6 mei 2011

Oracle Business Intelligence v11. available for download

Oracle has released a new version of the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite: version You can download it here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/downloads/biee-111150-393613.html.
The new product capabilities delivered span out-of-the-box iPad and iPhone support, extended OLAP and in-memory platform support, enhanced real-time decision management features, new certifications, and more.
Users now have the ability to initiate actions and workflows directly from their mobile devices – helping to reduce the time needed to make decisions while enabling a more flexible, agile organization.
This new product release also introduces extended support for additional data sources including Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, Oracle OLAP, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services and SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW).

vrijdag 1 april 2011

Oracle Database XE 11.2 Beta is out

No joke! On 1 april Oracle released the beta of Oracle XE 11.2.
From the Oracle website: Oracle Database 11g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is a free version of the world's most capable relational database. Oracle Database XE is easy to install, easy to manage, and easy to develop with. With Oracle Database XE, you use an intuitive, browser-based interface to administer the database, create tables, views, and other database objects, import, export, and view table data, run queries and SQL scripts, and generate reports.
You can download the software on: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/express-edition/11gxe-beta-download-302519.html and the documentation can be found here: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E17781_01/index.htm.

SQL Developer 3.0 Final released

On 29 march the final release of SQL developer 3.0 is released and is available for download on OTN: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/downloads/index.html.
Some new features are:
Data Miner: A new SQL Developer extension, Oracle Data Miner is the graphical user interface for Oracle Data Mining, an option to the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition.
Data Modeler: SQL Developer Data Modeler 3.0 is now fully integrated, providing read and write access for designing and developing data models.
Exporting and Importing: The Importing and Exporting wizards have been updated to support a wider range of choices.
Query Builder: Visual SQL Query Builder with an object drag and drop feature from the connection navigator to the Query Builder view.
SQL Tuning: SQL Tuning Advisor analyzes high-volume SQL statement and offers tuning recommendations.
I give you the advice to take a look at your self of this great product. And yes, it's still free...

woensdag 15 december 2010

Oracle APEX 4.0 Cookbook published

I am currently working in an Oracle Apex development team at Philips in Eindhoven. Two colleagues of our team  have been writing for almost a half year on their first book.
Marcel van der Plas and Michel van Zoest have produced a real good book with over 80 great recipes to develop and deploy fast, secure, and modern web applications with Oracle Application Express 4.0. After reading this book, you will be able to create feature-rich web applications in Application Express 4.0 with ease and confidence.
This book is a practical reference guide for every APEX developer and is available as paperback or as e-book: https://www.packtpub.com/oracle-apex-4-0-cookbook/book.

donderdag 18 november 2010

SQL Developer 3.0 EA released

After the introduction of the new 3.0 EA version of the Oracle Data Modeler tool, SQL Developer 3.0 Early Adopter is also released.
Oracle keeps on improving this tool, especially the DBA-features. For the new features see: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/rel3-featurelist-ea1-166831.html.
You can download this tool on the OTN-site: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/index-rel3-ea1-166825.html. 
I still hope that Oracle improves the "new downloads" section. This is not working well on the "new and improved" OTN-site!

vrijdag 25 juni 2010

Apex 4.0 new features

If you want a quick look at some new features of the new Apex 4.0 release have a look at the following page: http://apex.oracle.com/pls/otn/f?p=4600:6:0.
Also on the right of this page you can find some amazing working demo's. Have fun!