Integrating Oracle Cloud Mobile Apps into Your Workload

By | Oracle
As the digital world continues to expand, the demand for mobility solutions is increasing. The good news is that the prevalence of cloud migrations is making the transition much smoother. Oracle recommends you move any on-premise Oracle application to the cloud. As a leader, knowing your enterprise’s data and applications are accessible regardless of your physical location can do wonders for your peace of mind. Consider Oracle Mobile Hub If you are interested in enterprise mobility for your organization, consider the Oracle Mobile Hub. It provides a comprehensive platform that simplifies application development for your developers and business owners. It focuses on extending your back-end systems so you can take advantage of applications you already use in a secure mobile environment. You also have the option of using your own developers to build and deploy new apps that will integrate seamlessly onto the platform. What Other Capabilities Does Oracle Offer to Enhance Enterprise Mobile Strategies? Using Oracle’s mobile development framework, you can create a single application that will run on multiple devices, phones and tablets, and operating systems. Android and iOS are both compatible. Oracle’s service bus manages interactions between services and applications throughout the network. This includes both newly (more…)

Reducing Application Errors with Application Continuity

By | Database Technology Trends
The database and application work hand in hand. When a client interacts with features on your website the application calls back to the database, and the database responds by giving it the right information or action. It’s a well-orchestrated conversation. When something happens that stops the conversation the application doesn’t get what it needs and the customer receives an error. This is where application continuity comes in. The idea is to enable maximum continuous communication between the application and your database instances even if there is an outage. This is a massive step in maintaining data integrity and improving the end user experience. The first step in understanding continuity is virtualization. This means that your database layers are virtualized in the stack and your infrastructure can create multiple nodes and instances for your workload, shuffling transaction and processing usage as needed. It is useful for scaling up and down easily and allows more redundancy to protect in case of outages. When one node goes down, whether for scheduled maintenance or unexpected failure, the other nodes are there to take its place and your customer is never the wiser. There are some software products that can help you design this virtualization (more…)

3 Top Analytics Tools To Boost Your Productivity

By | Azure, Database Technology Trends, Oracle, SQL Server
Data analytics have become a major focus for companies determined to be competitive in the market. Leaders need to be able to access and analyze timely data quickly to help drive business decisions that will sustain their companies’ competitive advantage. Thankfully, the growing technology market continues to make this possible. Companies already have numerous analytics tools to choose from, and the options will continue to grow. We will now discuss three of the top analytics tools you should consider before making your next strategic move. 1. Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) – SSAS is an innovative processing and data mining tool within the Microsoft SQL Server. It analyzes large amounts of data, provides business intelligence reports, and can be used to create business models to support business decisions. All data is stored within a data warehouse, and users can access to create cubes that allow faster analysis. These cubes are multi-dimensional and can be viewed in various ways. Imagine the data as a pivot table that can be modified using certain dimensions and attributes. Multi-dimensional expression (MDX) is the language used to query a cube. Compared to other leading analytics tools, Microsoft SSAS is less complex and much easier (more…)

5 Ways MS SQL Server Enhances Data Integrity

By | SQL Server
We’ve entered a time in which high quality data is at the heart of operating a successful organization. For many companies these days data IS the business. For others, data is a driver. In both scenarios its critical to maximize your data’s efficacy, and this means being sure you can trust that data. I’m talking about data integrity. It’s essential to be able to trust your data, and that means using a database you can trust that is actively working toward ensuring your data.  Microsoft SQL is a longstanding leader in the game. Their database offers top of the line stability and data integrity. If you are concerned about ensuring your data integrity this database might just be right for you. Why Microsoft SQL Server? – Microsoft SQL Server 2019 features upgrades that will give your organization greater access to large amounts of valuable data quickly. Once it’s released, querying multiple sources of data, both structured and unstructured, will be simpler and more secure than ever. MS SQL preview CTP 2.0 is now available in preparation for the upcoming official release. If you’re interested in experiencing some of the new features beforehand, consider downloading it soon. In the meantime, here (more…)

Cloud Security with Oracle’s Identity SOC

By | Oracle
Databases are high value targets. 76% of organizations have experienced a security incident.[i] Add that to the semi-novelty and porosity of the cloud, and it’s no wonder you’re a little nervous about security. If you’re not concerned, you’re not paying attention. But the best products out there are designed to help reduce your workload and bring peace of mind. Oracle’s cloud security protocols do just that. The innovative Security Operations Center gives you visibility, control and intelligent detection with less oversight. Oracle’s SOC Oracle’s Identity Security Operations Center (SOC) is comprised of several offerings to create a comprehensive security system for cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments. It takes Oracle CASB Cloud Service, Oracle Identity Cloud Service, Oracle Security and Monitoring Analytics Cloud Service, and Oracle Configuration and Compliance Cloud Service and rolls them into one package. Let’s look at some key features. Identity-Based – Network-centric security just doesn’t cut it anymore with the rapidly diversifying landscape of platforms and users. With more and more people accessing SaaS from mobile devices, you need a more intelligent way to monitor threats. Identity-based security uses machine learning and AI to detect patterns in user activity and target potential threats. Oracle’s Security Operations Center (more…)

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

By | Security
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes fully effective tomorrow. The time is finally upon us. If that makes you nervous, relax, we’ve got your back. I’m sure you’ve been thinking a lot about these regulations recently, doing whatever you can to prepare. So have we. Our team is very familiar with the legislation. We have been working tirelessly to ensure that all our services are in compliance. Any third parties have been thoroughly vetted, and our security experts are prepared to review your situation. Here is a quick overview of the important points of the GDPR and how our services fit in. General Data Protection Regulation The GDPR is a new set of regulations by the European Union (EU) that will come into effect on May 25th.  Personal data is spreading at an unprecedented rate today. With the GDPR, the EU plans to get in front of the information sprawl to protect personal privacy. The new legislation will unify the practices and penalties of member states. This means both businesses and individuals know what to expect regarding privacy laws no matter where they are interacting. All EU citizens will be under its protection. If you are not actively doing (more…)

Sybase ASE Query Optimization Revealed

By | Company News, General Announcements, Sybase | No Comments

Last November I participated in a panel discussion on Sybase ASE Query Optimization. This was a great experience and Embarcadero now released the webcast as a transcript for future reference. I hope you will find some useful tricks for your own environment.

Here’s the full transcript:
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Enable PDF Indexing With SharePoint 2007

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By default PDF indexing is not enabled with SharePoint 2007. This is important to remember when adding PDF documents to document libraries you will be surprised that no PDF documents will show up in the search results.

To enable PDF indexing you need to configure the following steps:

Download Adobe Reader 9.0, which includes IFilter 9.0.0.0, from

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat

Download the Acrobat PDF Picture, to display in front of PDF search result items, from

http://www.adobe.com/misc/linking.html

Add the PDF file type to the Extensions List for WSS search by editing the registry

  • Start regedit
  • Open the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsWeb Server Extensions12.0SearchApplications{Random GUID}GatherSearchExtensionsExtensionList
  • Add PDF to the list as a new String Value. Use a new high value e.g. if 37 is the highest value, use “38” as the key with the value “pdf”

Add the Acrobat PDF picture to the SharePoint templates directory. Copy the Acrobat PDF picture called pdficon_small.gif in the 12 HiveTEMPLATEIMAGES folder, e.g. %programfiles%Common FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions12TEMPLATEIMAGES.

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