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  • John Klinke
    August Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform5.0
    Announcement posted August 23, 2018 by John KlinkeBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Analytics, Autonomous Data Warehouse, Autonomous NoSQL Database, Big Data, CASB, Content and Experience, Data Integration, Database, Database Backup, Developer, Exadata, Express and Schema, Identity, Integration, Internet of Things, Java, Management, Mobile and Intelligent Bots, Process Automation, Visual Builder in Platform Members > Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Announcements public
    Title:
    August Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform
    Abstract:

    We are pleased to announce new updates and enhancements to our comprehensive portfolio of PaaS solutions. A summary of Oracle Cloud Platform release updates for August 2018 are listed below. See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details.

    Announcement:

    Autonomous Integration Cloud

    New Common Features

    • Common logging configuration for Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud
    • New learning path showcasing the Integrations and Visual Builder features in a Weather API example: Tutorial
    • New security, authentication, & authorization for Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud REST APIs using OAuth
    • Support for Oracle Integration Cloud Service to Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud export and import

    - New Integrations Features

    • Enqueueing of messages in the outbound (invoke) direction is now supported
    • Support for consuming external REST APIs that are protected using transport level security (one-way and two-way SSL)
    • Performing a SELECT operation against database tables is supported
    • You can now display integrations in pseudo style format
    • Inline menu for adding actions available for Orchestrated integrations
    • Support for creating schemas from XML, JSON, and ZIP file formats in stage file actions of orchestrated integrations
    • You can now add placeholder notes similar to sticky notes to an orchestrated integration
    • Detection of incomplete functions is available while Integration activation

    - New Processes Features

    • Now you can call a dynamic process from a structured process
    • You can now open decision tables and relations in an expanded dialog for easy editing
    • REST API options were updated, see Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud REST API
    • Now you can quickly view and access your tasks in a streamlined list right from the Home page
    • This release includes several enhancements for web forms
    • Enhancements to sync up process model decision business objects with their decision model after making changes
    • Now you can easily edit your decision models from within your process application
    • Default values have been set to enable developers to more quickly create and activate a dynamic process
    • Dynamic Process inline validation is supported
    • You can now permanently retain role mappings for application activations
    • New personalization options available to users of your QuickStart Apps

    - New Visual Builder Features

    • Redesign to user interface and application architecture for building visual applications
    • The Visual Builder generated applications now use Oracle JET 5.1 libraries and components
    • Improvements in Page Designer, Page Structure view, Property Inspector and Quick Starts for visual applications
    • Improvements were made to the Business Rules editor and for integrating visual applications with Processes
    • Improvements in Variables and Types editors, Audits window for visual applications and support for translations
    • You can now upload individual files from the Artifact Browser and create folders using the import dialog box
    • The process for importing and exporting visual application archives and resources are now the same
    • Reorganized logical view of web and mobile applications in Artifact Browser will simplify locating and creating artifacts
    • In visual applications, Settings dialog box shows the URL of Services Catalog and authentication used to access catalog
    • Support for application templates available in the Component Exchange associated with your instance
    • Service administrators can now set the location of a Component Exchange instance in the Tenant Settings

    CASB Cloud

    • Filter settings on key Oracle CASB CS pages are now automatically retained, both within a session and between sessions
    • Enhanced support for Oracle Cloud Interface (OCI) security controls and policy alerts
    • You can now create policy alerts for many Oracle ERP Cloud business objects
    • Complete control over the text displayed in the SUMMARY column for policy alerts. See link

    Content and Experience Cloud

    • Repository admins can now create multiple repositories, each having their own policies for publishing and translation
    • Repository administrators can migrate their existing asset repositories to the new repository model
    • Two new user roles – Repository Administrator and Developer – have been added, roles documentation is improved
    • Navigation options have been simplified, you see page based on your role and your service type (standard or enterprise)
    • These features are now incorporated into other menu structures for People, Groups, Collections, and Content Items
    • Content administrators can set translation policies which can be used to add multiple languages for content items
    • There is now an Oracle JET (JavaScript Extension Toolkit) template that can be used to create a site
    • Several enhancements have been made for users who are creating sites
    • Enhancements have been made for creating sites for a mobile setting
    • Developers can now specify rules to redirect user requests from old URLs to their current ones
    • New webhook to post content publishing notification events from Oracle CEC to an external system
    • You can now filter analytics data by groups. See Viewing General Statistics and Viewing Usage Patterns
    • The documentation has been modified to better serve the needs of specific audiences
    • The REST API for Content Management has been renamed to the REST API for Documents
    • Content Delivery SDK for CEC - a lightweight JavaScript wrapper that interacts with the Content Delivery REST API

    Database Schema Service

    • All Database Schema Service environments have been upgraded to Oracle Application Express (APEX) version 18.1

    Data Integration Platform Cloud

    • You can now perform these tasks using autonomous Data Integration Platform Cloud: Synchronize Data, ODI Execution, and Replicate Data
    • Based on the operating system selected, you can download agent to connect to multiple source/target systems
    • Use the DIPC console to capture new transactions in your Oracle data sources & deliver to Oracle and Kafka targets
    • You can add data from a variety of sources into Data Integration Platform Cloud's Data Lake
    • The ODI plug-in for agents enables you to perform data integration tasks remotely in an on-premises environment

    Developer Cloud

    • You can now create and manage software development environments for your project
    • You can now define an existing project to be used as a project template for new projects
    • You can now watch wiki pages and receive email notification when they are updated
    • Java SE 10, Packer, Python 2.7 and 3.6 are now available in the build executors
    • A redesigned user interface makes configuring an SCM polling trigger using a Cron expression schedule much easier
    • Now default avatar image shows your name initials if you haven’t created a Gravatar account or uploaded a picture

    Event Hub Cloud

    • Now you can use the Manage Tags menu option to assign or unassign tags, even for instances that already have tags

    Infrastructure Monitoring (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • This release introduces monitoring support for Oracle 18c Database (18.1) and Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine

    Integration Cloud

    • FTP Adapter - GZIP support allows your customers/partners to upload files to sFTP/FTP servers as GZIP files

    IT Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • You can now use the grantPrivilegesITA.sh script to automate the creation of the monitoring database user and to grant the required monitoring privileges to that user

    Java Cloud

    • Now Bring Your Own License capability is enabled by default
    • Now you can clone legacy instances
    • New Oracle applications have been certified on Oracle Java Cloud Service, See link
    • New patch set updates are available: PSU for Oracle WebLogic Server & PSU for Java Development Kit (JDK)

    Java Cloud – SaaS Extension

    • Now there is a new way to set the UseSunHttpHandler property
    • New Related Deployments selection box available in the provisioning wizard

    Log Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • You can now use the SQL fields in the log data to do clustering and effectively reduce the large volume of data into a finite number of clusters to help in analysis

    Process Cloud

    • New Purge Only option in runtime administration can be used to skip archiving analytics data before purging it

    Security Monitoring and Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    SOA Cloud

    • Now you can create Oracle SOA Cloud quick start instances using stack templates
    • Now Oracle SOA Cloud Service can be provisioned to use Managed File Transfer 12.2.1.3

    Visual Builder Cloud

    • Improvements have been made to the Action Chain editor
    • Support for image gallery added, users can select images defined in the application as well as to upload images
    • Improvements were made to help when mapping variables to parameters as well as Variables and Types editor
    • Improvements have been made to the Page Designer, Business Rules editor and translations
    • New Perform Task Action trigger and new Detail Page Quick Start for integrating visual applications with PCS
    • Support for application templates available in the Component Exchange associated with your instance
    • Service administrators can now set the location of a Component Exchange instance in the Tenant Settings

    See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details.

  • John Klinke
    Call for Nominations - 2018 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation...4.2
    Announcement posted June 14, 2018 by John KlinkeBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Commerce, CPQ, Engagement Cloud, Enterprise Planning, Financials, Fusion, General, Global HR, GRC, HCM, HCM Midsize - TBE, Infrastructure - IaaS, Learn - TEE, Maintenance, Marketing, Platform - PaaS, PPM, Procurement, SCM, Service, Talent, Talent Acquisition - TEE, Workforce Management, Workforce Rewards in Customer Connect Announcements public
    Title:
    Call for Nominations - 2018 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards
    Announcement:
     
    Oracle Cloud Customer Connect
     
    Call for Nominations - 2018 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards

    If your organization is leveraging Oracle Cloud Platform (Oracle PaaS and IaaS) to deliver business value in an innovative way, then your business could be a 2018 Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Award Winner!

    Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture.

    Winners receive an Oracle Excellence Awards trophy and a complimentary pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2018 in San Francisco (October 22 -25, 2018).

    Submit a nomination today! The nomination deadline is July 20, 2018.

    Integrated Cloud Applications & Platform Services
     
     
  • John Klinke
    December Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform5.0
    Announcement posted January 4, 2019 by John KlinkeBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Analytics, API Management, Big Data, Business Intelligence, CASB, Content and Experience, Data Integration, Data Visualization, Database, Database Backup, Developer, Identity, Integration, Internet of Things, Java, Management, Mobile Analytics, Mobile and Intelligent Bots, Process Automation, Visual Builder in Platform Members > Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Announcements public
    Title:
    December Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform
    Abstract:

    We are pleased to announce new updates and enhancements to our comprehensive portfolio of PaaS solutions. A summary of Oracle Cloud Platform release updates for December 2018 are listed below. See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details.

    Announcement:

    Big Data Cloud

    • Now includes Sparkline SNAP, a terabyte-scale OLAP option on Spark
    • Invalid REST request URLs now return 404 error

     

    Big Data Cloud Service

    • The system software has been updated to release 4.13.1. This includes Cloudera Distribution with Hadoop (CDH) 5.14.1
    • The Notebook tools are now built on Apache Zeppelin 0.8.0, upgraded from Apache Zeppelin 0.7.2
    • The spark interpreter has replaced the spark2 interpreter. Now the interpreters can be scoped per user and/or per note
    • Time-out based interpreter life-cycle management is available now
    • You can now upload directories from your local computer to HDFS
    • 2 new job types are available: ODHI Query (for generic queries against Hive) and ODHI Import (for loading data into Hive)
    • Data Explorer page allows you to right-click an HDFS file and see partial content of the file with syntax highlighting
    • When creating a new job, you can now select to execute it immediately or to specify its schedule

     

    Blockchain Cloud

    • You can now use longer channel names with a limit of 128 characters in the channel name
    • When a peer is removed from the network, it is automatically removed from any REST proxy configuration that includes it
    • When you deploy a chaincode, you can now select to enable it in multiple REST proxies
    • You can now go to the console's About menu to find your instance's creation date and time

     

    CASB Cloud

    • You can now create policy alerts for identity compartment and identity federation objects
    • Now the threshold risk level can be set for OCI and IDCS security controls
    • You can now register Azure without Azure AD monitoring, which requires only an E3 license. See Adding an Azure Instance
    • You can now register a SuccessFactors instance to be monitored by Oracle CASB Cloud Service
    • Policy alerts are now generated automatically, based on tags assigned to discovered applications
    • You can create custom policy alerts, based on tags assigned to discovered applications
    • The new "irrelevant" tag is available for you to assign to discovered applications
    • Now you can sort on tags assigned to discovered applications
    • You can now collect logs from an external account for an AWS instance that you register with CASB

     

    Content and Experience Cloud

    • Web client and mobile apps now have a Home option in the navigation menu
    • Now you can manage translation jobs through the Translation Jobs page
    • You can now associate conversations with assets, content items, and sites
    • Now the toolbar in the rich-text editor in content types can be customized
    • You can now use VBCS and DevCS to develop forms for CEC sites, and use the forms on CEC sites
    • There are changes in administrator roles. See Content Metrics, Web Analytics Tracking Snippets, and Integrate the Service
    • Developers can now expand macros in content list queries for marketers to use
    • You can now pass the layout category value to a content layout
    • Developers can create section layouts that support lazy load
    • The Documents Usage Log report now includes the parent path of the file or folder and the GUID of the file or folder
    • Preconfigured content connectors for Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox can be enabled by an administrator
    • Integration user can now be given access to all sites and templates

     

    Database Cloud

    • Notices of future deprecations and removals have been updated. More details here
    • Cloud tooling update is available for deployments hosting Oracle RAC databases
    • October 2018 PSU, BP and RU patches are available to be applied to existing deployments

     

    Event Hub Cloud

    • Now Apache Kafka Release 2.0.0 support is provided in addition to Kafka Release 1.1.0 support

     

    Identity Cloud

    • In addition to third-party risk providers, you can now activate and deactivate the default risk provider
    • You can now use the slider to set the weighting for events to determine risk-based activity for IDCS users
    • Enhancements have been made to SAML Application Configuration. See Adding a SAML Application
    • You can now allow clients to access OPC resources using hierarchical scope matching
    • IDCS now checks whether verification is done to the email address appearing in the From Email field for all notifications
    • Now you can migrate from traditional Cloud accounts to Cloud accounts with IDCS. More details here
    • You can now configure customized disclaimers and acceptable use policies for users on an application basis
    • Now multiple instances of the same social identity provider can be added
    • New endpoints have been added to IDCS REST APIs. More details here
    • You can now set Permissions for Microsoft Active Directory Bridge
    • Oracle Identity Cloud Service now supports CSV, JSON, and PDF report generation

     

    Infrastructure Monitoring (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • Support for new entities and enhanced entity association UI has been added in this release

     

    Integration Cloud

    New Common Features

    • You can change the BYOL metering option of an already existing instance

     

    New Integration Features

    • Support has been provided for Oracle Field Service Adapter to filter expressions to be added to the event subscription

     

    New Process Features

    • Now you can easily insert and configure integration activities in dynamic processes using the new Integration activity
    • User experience has been streamlined to make it easier to build expressions in web forms
    • Now you can use dynamic data to trigger the Change Presentation action
    • New performance management QuickStart App has been added
    • A new simple forms editor is available to quickly build your form
    • Now creating process applications and decision models is faster and more intuitive
    • You can now use RPA tools in your structured and dynamic processes to extend process automation
    • Process Owner and Process Reviewer roles now have better visibility into the task history of process instances
    • Dynamic process components are now available for iFrame integration using embeddable components
    • The Date Time control has been enhanced to adjust to users' time zones
    • You can now update external business objects being used in a process application by uploading a new WSDL file

     

    New Visual Builder Features

    • The Visual Builder generated applications now use Oracle JET 6.0 libraries and components
    • Additional release details are mentioned in the separate Visual Builder section below

     

    Internet of Things Cloud

    • Connector Framework lets you directly connect devices and services without using IoTCS Client Software Libraries
    • Now the new Users dashboard lets you create and manage user accounts
    • New and updated documents are now available in the Oracle Help Center

     

    Java Cloud

    • You can now associate ATP or OCI database as the infrastructure schema database when you provision your JCS instance
    • Oracle Documaker Enterprise Edition is now certified on Oracle Java Cloud Service
    • The QuickStart is unsupported for accounts with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions
    • New patch set updates (PSUs) are available for Oracle WebLogic Server and Java Development Kit (JDK)

     

    Log Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • Oracle Log Analytics now supports epoch seconds and milliseconds for the timestamp fields
    • You can use the On Demand Upload (ODU) client to upload your log files to Log Analytics through a command-line interface
    • Link feature gives you the ability to analyze user sessions, extract various parameters to help you get business insights

     

    Security Monitoring and Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • Now you can perform security analysis around two subsets of categories known as suspicious and malicious
    • Support for collecting security logs from monitoring sources in your IT environment has been added. More details here

     

    Self-Service Integration Cloud

    • Now you can create recipe actions against Oracle Configure Price Quote Cloud Service

     

    SOA Cloud

    • Bare Metal database support has been added for Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances on OCI in the Provisioning Wizard

     

    Visual Builder Cloud

    • Visual Builder now supports nested flows with additional features
    • iPad has been added as a deployment target option when building mobile apps
    • Additional support has been introduced for integrations
    • Improvements have been made to Page Designer, Property Inspector, Quick Starts, Action Chain editor and Event Listeners
    • Improved support has been added for installing components
    • New notifications have been added to indicate invalid or missing details for variables and types
    • The application's Settings are now displayed in an editor tab in the designer instead of a modal window
    • Support for child business objects in business rules editor has been added
    • Support for Visual Builder add-in for Excel plugin has been introduced
    • You can now specify a vanity URL for an application in the Application tab of the visual application's Settings editor

     

    See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details

  • John Klinke
    Everything You Need from Analytics in 18 Minutes5.0
    Announcement posted March 19, 2019 by John KlinkeBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Analytics, API Management, ATP, Autonomous Data Warehouse, Big Data, Business Intelligence, CASB, Content and Experience, Data Integration, Data Visualization, Database, Developer, Identity, Integration, Internet of Things, Java, Management, Mobile Analytics, Mobile and Intelligent Bots, Process Automation, Visual Builder in Platform Members > Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Announcements public
    Title:
    Everything You Need from Analytics in 18 Minutes
    Abstract:

    Check out this great new Oracle Analytics demo video created for the vendor bake-off at Gartner’s Data and Analytics Summit this week in Orlando, Florida.

     

     

    Announcement:

    See this Analytics Advantage blog post for an amazing tour of Oracle Analytics Cloud capabilities and the value they can give you:

    blogs.oracle.com/analyticscloud/oracle-augments-gartner-bi-bake-off

  • John Klinke
    February 2019 Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform
    Announcement posted March 5, 2019 by John KlinkeBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Analytics, API Management, ATP, Autonomous Data Warehouse, Autonomous NoSQL Database, CASB, Content and Experience, Database, Developer, Identity, Integration, Java, Management, Mobile and Intelligent Bots, Process Automation, Visual Builder in Platform Members > Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Announcements public
    Title:
    February 2019 Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform
    Abstract:

    We are pleased to announce new updates and enhancements to our comprehensive portfolio of PaaS solutions. A summary of Oracle Cloud Platform release updates for February 2019 are listed below. See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details.

    Announcement:

    Analytics Cloud

    • A new way to deploy Oracle Analytics Cloud Subscription on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is available. See Create a Service

     

    API Platform Cloud

    • You can now enclose a search term in quotes to find an exact match on list pages. See Understand the APIs List Page
    • A button has been added to display a list of applications for selection. See Apply Application-Based Routing Policies
    • A button has also been added to display a list of gateways for selection. See Apply Gateway-Based Routing Policies
    • The pages in the interface that list the APIs, plans, applications, services, and service accounts have been redesigned
    • Now actions, methods as well as resources from an Apiary specification can be used for resource-based routing policy
    • If the installed version of your gateway is 18.4.3 or later, there is no need to re-install the gateway for 19.1.3

     

    Application Performance Monitoring (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • You can now record scripted actions using Selenium IDE and save as a .side file and upload it for Synthetic Tests

     

    Autonomous Data Warehouse

     

    Blockchain Platform

    • Oracle Blockchain Platform was updated to use Hyperledger Fabric 1.3
    • Java chaincodes are now supported
    • You can now define private data collections on channels
    • Now you can add ACL policies to a channel and then apply them to the channel's resources
    • State-based endorsement policies are used now. They allow the SDK to automatically detect information in the network
    • You can now define key-level endorsement policies
    • For compatibility requirements, you can now create channels with Oracle Blockchain Platform 19.1.1 capabilities
    • REST APIs were added that allow access to instance metrics like transaction counts and CPU, memory, and disk utilization
    • Documentation is added to explain the Oracle Blockchain Platform 19.1.1 to 19.1.3 upgrade. See Upgrade Your Instance

     

    CASB Cloud

    • Integration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has been enhanced
    • Single sign-on through Oracle Identity Cloud Service is now supported in all registered Oracle Fusion Applications
    • Now you can trigger policy alerts based on additional actions on SharePoint and OneDrive files in Office 365 files
    • New troubleshooting topics for SAP SuccessFactors have been added. See Troubleshooting for SuccessFactors
    • Risk Events now shows ASN (autonomous system number) information for IP addresses
    • For CASB Cloud Service – Discovery, warning is provided when expected user count is exceeded
    • For CASB Cloud Service – Discovery, new key security indicators are generally available. See Key Security Indicators Tab

     

    Configuration and Compliance (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

     

    Content and Experience Cloud

    • New site governance feature makes it easy to create sites that conform to company policy, control and track sites easily
    • Now you can download site files for easy translation outside of CEC and then import the translated files
    • You can upload custom renditions of your images to suit the channel they’re published to such as mobile, tablet, web, etc.
    • Now you can browse for assets stored in Oracle WebCenter Content. See WebCenter Content and OCE
    • Now you can create and configure a custom connector to a third-party content repository
    • Content contributors can now view content metrics on the Analytics dashboard where they have a Contributor role
    • A new REST API for Content Management is now available. See REST API for Content Management
    • Now you can use Sites Toolkit to create content items for text on site pages and to enable page search for a site
    • You can now use the Starter Site CLI to get started with React development quickly

     

    Database Cloud

    • The recovery operation for dbaasapi, dbaascli, and bkup_api has changed to return only data & not the configuration files
    • The bkup_api now has a list jobs command. See Retrieve the History of Scheduled Backup Results with the bkup_api Utility
    • Now using the dbaasapi from the command line, you can get a report on the tooling and image versions
    • Oracle Documaker Enterprise Edition version 12.6.2 has been certified for use with Database Cloud Service deployments

     

    Digital Assistant

    • Now you can use the new export feature to create your own reports. See Export Insights Data
    • Support added to show top-level ODA routing analytics and popular skills by invocation. See Evaluate Usage Patterns
    • Now you can see overall trends for skills for a variety of analysis. See Skill Analytics
    • New Data Management tool lets you track your insights data storage consumption. See Data Management
    • Now you can route the user to a specific agent queue in Oracle Service Cloud. See Oracle Service Cloud Routing
    • Interrupt Flow Confidence Threshold helps you determine when to send the user a prompt and message for switch in flows
    • Channels for Slack, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Cortana have been added. See Channels
    • New System.OAuth2ResetTokens enables you to revoke all the logged-in users' refresh & access tokens from a dialog flow
    • For OAuth2AccountLink, you can now use a predefined short URL for the fixed fields, state will be dynamically populated

     

    Infrastructure Monitoring (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

     

    Integration Cloud

    New Integration Features

    New Process Features

    • You can now capture form data at multiple points in a process, store it in a DB or file system for archiving or auditing
    • Now you can introduce additional test statements (Else If statements) in If-Then-Else decisions
    • Array filtering feature in structured processes is now available. See Filter Array Data Objects
    • You can now create a Loop decision to iterate over lists or arrays. See Create Loops
    • Guidelines have been added to make decision models easy to develop, maintain, and interpret. See Best Practices
    • You can set the number of days to retain completed analytics before automatic purging (retention of 7 days by default)
    • Here's a reminder to set the number of days to retain completed process instances before they get purged. See Purge

     

    IT Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • Now you can access the Exadata Overview page from the new Exadata menu in the OMC Navigation pane
    • You can now specify the high and low threshold values in the IT Analytics Settings page. See Configure Capacity Thresholds

     

    Java Cloud

    • Now you can provision an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Load Balancer for your service instance on OCI
    • You can now connect a service instance to an Autonomous Transaction Processing or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database
    • Now using the REST API or CLI, you can download a backup, decrypt it, and extract its contents
    • Scheduled backups are now disabled automatically after seven errors of any type
    • Notification email is now optional for automatic backup disabling
    • For Software Edition, the option Enterprise Edition with Coherence has been renamed to High Performance Edition in the Oracle Java Cloud Service instance creation wizard

     

    Log Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • As an administrator, now you can have finer control on the access provided to each user of Oracle Log Analytics
    • Now you can select the data to purge by specifying a time ranges. See Purge Log Data
    • You can now export the log parsers and user-defined log sources to an XML file using the Oracle Log Analytics
    • Now you can mask the log data using the hash mask to generate a unique hash for each found value of the masked data

     

    Management Cloud

    • Enhancements have been made in the Card visualization and Table visualization option in Data Explorer
    • Now last selected entity context is displayed in dashboards if an entity is not selected in the Global Context Entity Selector
    • In the Topology view, Siebel component nodes are now collated into the Siebel server node

     

    Security Monitoring and Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

     

    Self-Service Integration

    • Guided Tours are now available for SSI developers

     

    Visual Builder Cloud

     

    See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details

  • John Klinke
    January 2019 Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform4.0
    Announcement posted February 1, 2019 by John KlinkeBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Analytics, API Management, ATP, Autonomous Data Warehouse, Big Data, Business Intelligence, CASB, Content and Experience, Data Integration, Data Visualization, Database, Developer, Essbase, Identity, Integration, Internet of Things, Java, Management, Mobile and Intelligent Bots, Process Automation, Visual Builder in Platform Members > Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Announcements public
    Title:
    January 2019 Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform
    Abstract:

    We are pleased to announce new updates and enhancements to our comprehensive portfolio of PaaS solutions. A summary of Oracle Cloud Platform release updates for January 2019 are listed below. See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details.

    Announcement:

    Analytics Cloud

    Service Management

    • Deployments on OCI are renamed to “Oracle Analytics Cloud”, previously known as Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud
    • Now deployments on OCI Classic are named “Oracle Analytics Cloud – Classic”, previously known as Oracle Analytics Cloud
    • You can now create trial instances faster by setting up Oracle Analytics Cloud on OCI Classic with a single click. See link
    • While setting up Analytics Cloud, now you’ll be asked which identity domain you want to use, if more than one is available
    • Now you can migrate content easily between Oracle Analytics Cloud environments using snapshots
    • Additional menu options in Console make migration from Oracle BI Enterprise Edition 11g easier now
    • Enhancements were made to Snapshot. See Options When You Take a Snapshot and Options When You Restore a Snapshot
    • Data file migration utility now moves data files from one Oracle Analytics Cloud environment to another
    • Now you can set configuration options required for advanced use cases through Console. See Configure Advanced Options

    Data Visualization

    • Now you can easily create a connection to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. See link
    • You can now create connections to Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing. See link

    Essbase

    • By selecting tuples, you can now focus your calculations in the active Smart View grid, limiting scope to specific data slices
    • Now you can specify the ancestor position for hierarchies in ad hoc grids in Smart View
    • New gallery templates are available in Files catalog. See Explore the Gallery Templates
    • You can create aggregation views to be generated automatically. See Create & Manage Cube Outlines with Web Interface
    • You can now select multiple cells or multiple ranges of cells, and see the merged results in drill through
    • In the Essbase web interface, you can now create a connection and datasource to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse

    Pixel-Perfect Reporting

    • You can view an Essbase cube and filter data for reports with POV parameter in an MDX query
    • Now Snapshot includes pixel-perfect reporting. See Take Snapshots and Restore

     

    API Platform Cloud

    • New policy allows you to enable end-user identity to be passed over multiple hops before reaching destination web service
    • New policy allows enforcing verification of credentials sent within SOAP payload & allows authorized users to access APIs

     

    Autonomous Data Warehouse

    • Autonomous Data Warehouse now allows you to directly query and load data stored as parquet files in object stores

     

    Blockchain Platform

    • Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service has been renamed to Oracle Blockchain Platform

     

    CASB Cloud

    Oracle CASB Cloud Service

    • Integration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) has been enhanced
    • SAP SuccessFactors has new enhancements now
    • Microsoft Office 365 policy alerts can now trigger on sharing level
    • Enabling business object auditing is now largely automated for Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud

    Oracle CASB Cloud Service — Discovery

    • Navigation menu Discovery option now accesses Oracle CASB Cloud Service - Discovery
    • 11 new key security indicators have been added to the original two ("Users with most apps" and "Top 10 most used apps")
    • Discovery key security indicators are now displayed on a separate Key Security Indicators tab on the new Discovery page
    • Now all key security indicators drill down to details in the discovered applications data

     

    Configuration and Compliance (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • SCAP results can be uploaded from OpenSCAP and other SCAP engines directly to Configuration and Compliance
    • Now a complete, self-contained HTML report can be generated for any historic assessment

     

    Data Integration Platform Cloud

    • Architectural changes to Remote Agents require recreating agent to perform new Synchronize Data jobs using Initial Load
    • Microsoft SQL Server is now available for Windows Remote Agents
    • Data Integration Platform Cloud now supports additional data sources. See What's Certified for Agents?
    • Support has been added for remote execution of a Synchronize Data Task that includes Initial Load from behind a firewall
    • Now data can be delivered to Autonomous Data Warehouse targets
    • You can now create a Data Lake using the Data Lake Configuration Element
    • The ODI Execution task now supports Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud and Oracle Object Storage Connection types
    • Now supports Oracle Object Storage Classic as a source or target Connection type
    • You can now create Policies to schedule job executions
    • Catalog now lists Data Assets and Execution Environments after you create them

     

    Database Cloud Schema

    • Using TLS 1.2 protocol certain Outbound HTTPS network connections can be established from Schema Service

     

    Developer Cloud

    • Support for OCI Compute and OCI Object Storage was added
    • Design for the left navigation bar has been updated
    • New shared Organization Page and Project Home page are available now. See Manage the Organization
    • Now Project Home page provides an improved view of the project's actions, repositories, team members, and statistics
    • Banner with latest news from the DevCS team is now displayed in the page header of Organization and Project Home pages
    • Unpublished changes in Wiki pages are automatically saved as drafts now
    • Breadcrumbs have been enhanced to provide navigation to many child pages so you don't have to use the Navigation bar
    • You can use a named password in a project's build job configurations now
    • A newer version of Firefox is now available in the Software Catalog of Build VM templates
    • Approval-based merge request restrictions are available now. See Set Push and Merge Restrictions on a Branch

     

    Integration

    New Common Features

    • The name “Oracle Integration Cloud” has been shortened to “Oracle Integration”
    • Our user-managed version is now called “Oracle Integration Classic”. These name changes have no impact on functionality

    New Processes Features

     

    Internet of Things Cloud

     

    IT Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • Now the overview page provides an integrated view of monitoring, logs, & analytics on Exadata systems across enterprise

     

    Log Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • You can now upload your log files using On Demand Upload (ODU) wizard on the service console of Oracle Log Analytics

     

    Management Cloud

    • New Edit mode is available for dashboards & dashboard sets. See Create Custom Dashboards & Create Dashboard Sets
    • A hard limit has been introduced on the number of widgets in a dashboard and the number of tabs in a dashboard set
    • Enhancement has been made to the Widget Title Linking feature in dashboards to add custom link to a Widget title
    • New Save As option is added to customize an out-of-the-box widget or a widget created by another user from a dashboard

     

    SOA Cloud

    • You can now update the storage container for backups from the instance administration page
    • Users are recommended to use newer versions of Oracle SOA Suite as Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.2.0 is being phased out soon

     

    See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details

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