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  • 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