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  • Martin Jarvis
    Announcement: New Release of Oracle Digital Assistant is now...25.0
    Topic posted November 28, 2018 by Martin JarvisSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, tagged Analytics, Bots, Conversational AI, Messaging in Application Development > Digital Assistant and Mobile public
    Title:
    Announcement: New Release of Oracle Digital Assistant is now available !
    Summary:
    Oracle Digital Assistant New Release (18.4.3)
    Content:

    Oracle Digital Assistant New Release (18.4.3)

    We are delighted to announce that the next major release, 18.4.3, of our AI powered Digital Assistant platform is now available in all OCI data centres (Ashburn, Phoenix, Frankfurt and London). This release represents a major evolution in our service, moving on from 1st generation chatbots to now enabling enterprises to deliver 2nd generation Digital Assistants to their customer and employees.

    Over the coming months, and through our continued engagement with the SaaS teams, our customers will benefit from a growing list of out of the box SaaS Skills, pre-integrated and ready-to-go. Customers will able to combine these SaaS skills with Skills they have developed themselves or adapt the supplied skills to their needs.

    New instances are being provisioned with 18.4.3 now and existing instances are due to be upgraded this week.

    We now have the strongest and most complete Digital Assistant platform in the industry. We know you are going to love this new release.

    Key New Features
    With over 25 new features, this release brings even more innovation to position us as the leading Digital Assistant Platform for the Enterprise. Here are a few of these exciting new features.  Click here for more information on What's New in Oracle Digital Assistant.

    Digital Assistants & Skills
    Rather than having multiple, individual chatbots for your enterprise, a Digital Assistant allows enterprises to deliver multiple services or Skills as if they were a single service, but accessible through multiple channels.

    Skill Insights
    Delivering a superior conversational experience requires on-going monitoring of user activity to assure all dialog flows result in successful completion. Insights includes analytics to allow administrators to monitor, trouble-shoot and enhance the value and performance of their Digital Assistant. It helps them find bot dialog and intent problems and fix them.

    Application Initiated Conversations
    Sometimes it’s not enough to have the customer initiate all the conversations with your skills. You may want your Digital Assistant to initiate a conversation with your user whenever it receives a triggering event from another app—like when a user’s expense report is rejected, for example. 

    Chinese Language Support
    Oracle Digital Assistant now lets you define your intents and custom entities in both English and Simplified Chinese, without having to first configure an auto-translation service. Further languages will be added using this language framework in the future. Whilst we are talking Chinese language support, we added support for the WeChat messenger app too.

    And Much More
    Built in greeting support, Composite bag entities, Dynamic entities, Auto entity disambiguation, WebView component, Skill version & life cycle management, Built in Node.js custom code container, Full 3-legged OAuth, Multi session token refresh, Twillio support (for SMS).

  • John Klinke
    New Community Forums for Oracle Analytics Cloud4.8
    Announcement posted August 15, 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:
    New Community Forums for Oracle Analytics Cloud
    Abstract:

    To better serve our growing community, we now have separate forums for Oracle's Data Visualization, Business Intelligence, Essbase, and Mobile Analytics solutions.

    Announcement:

    We are pleased to announce that, due to increased demand, the Oracle Analytics Cloud forum has been split into multiple forums to better serve the Oracle Analytics community. We now have separate forums for Oracle Data VisualizationBusiness IntelligenceEssbase, and Mobile Analytics.  We encourage you to subscribe to these forums to get all your Oracle Analytics questions answered.

  • Denitza Krasteva
    Tax Reporting Cloud Service Hands-On Workshop...35.0
    Topic posted October 1, 2018 by Denitza KrastevaBlue Ribbon: 750+ Points, tagged Administration, Analytics, Consolidation, Country by Country, Current Tax, Data Integration, Deferred Tax, Foreign Exchange, Return to Accrual, Smartview, Supplemental Data, Task Manager, Tax Account Rollforward, Tax Provision, Tip in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Tax Reporting public
    Title:
    Tax Reporting Cloud Service Hands-On Workshop (Live-Virtual-Class), October 16-17
    Summary:
    Tax Reporting Cloud Service Hands-On Workshop (Live-Virtual-Class), October 16-17
    Content:

    Register here.

  • Hany Ezzat Hassan
    ADWC Tools and Application Certification Matrix4.0
    Topic posted July 31, 2018 by Hany Ezzat HassanSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, tagged Analytics, Tip in Data Management > Big Data public
    Title:
    ADWC Tools and Application Certification Matrix
    Summary:
    ADWC Toos & Certification Matrix
    Content:

    Please find out attached document lists tools that have been tested and verified to work with Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud. In some cases, tools have also been extended specifically for ADWC (such the addition of 'ADWC' in Oracle Analytic Cloud's menu of data sources). In other cases, such as Golden Gate, specific limitations of using a tool with ADWC have been documented. In general, any analytic tools that is certified with Oracle Database should work successfully against Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud whether the tool is on this list or not. For tools not listed in this document, customers need to follow the ADWC documentation to connect the tool to ADWC, and need to understand how ADWC's limitations (documented in the ADWC documentation appendix) may impact the function of the tool.

  • Lorna Rickett
    Understanding the paths45.0
    Topic posted April 30, 2019 by Lorna RickettSilver Trophy: 7,500+ Points, tagged Analytics in Application Development > Digital Assistant and Mobile public
    Title:
    Understanding the paths
    Summary:
    Understanding the paths and numbers
    Content:

    Hi,

    I'm looking at the path analysis... the little numbers don't add up. I assumed the numbers meant how many conversations took that path and would therefore add up... what do they mean?

    Image:
  • 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
    November Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform5.0
    Announcement posted November 28, 2018 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, Exadata, 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:
    November 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 November 2018 are listed below. See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details.

    Announcement:

    API Platform Cloud

    • Now you can set rate limits for specific actions in the API. See Setting a Rate Limit for an Entitlement
    • Support for Apiary Actions in the Interface Filtering and Method Mapping Policies has been added
    • You can now filter analytics results by plans, services, and methods. See Filtering Analytics
    • New element called “ScopeClaimDataType” now allows specifying the scope values in JWT
    • You can now add custom pages to the Developer Portal. See Managing Custom Pages

     

    Big Data Cloud

    • Now Apache Spark 1.6 is deprecated and will be removed in a future release, workloads should be migrated to Spark 2.x
    • The identity domain ID and the cluster ID specified in REST requests are now scanned for errors and issues

     

    Blockchain Cloud

    • You can now import and use certificates issued by client-only (external) CAs into an existing blockchain network
    • Now Chaincodes can get the identity of the REST proxy caller to safely use the authenticated identity
    • Use new QuickStart templates to quickly create instances in Developer, Enterprise-X1 & Enterprise-X4 configurations
    • You can now delete an organization from a channel using Edit Configuration option console’s Channels tab
    • Now you can use Oracle Identity Cloud Service federation with remote identity providers
    • You can asynchronously shadow blockchain transaction history for any channel ledger to an Oracle database
    • The Balance Transfer and Car Dealer sample chaincodes are now available in Node.js
    • Functionality has been added to display the chaincode’s endorsement policy and ensure chosen peers satisfy the policy

     

    CASB Cloud

     

    Content and Experience Cloud

    • The sites, templates, and assets user interface have been updated with new views
    • Now you can export assets for easy translation outside of Oracle CEC, and then import the translated files
    • You can now import content into your asset repository from third-party tools like Dropbox, Google, and OneDrive
    • New and improved analytics is available for administrative users
    • You can now download Sites Toolkit and set it up on your local machine to develop with Oracle DeveloperCS
    • The template VBCSSamplesTemplate.zip has been added to Sites Toolkit to integrate Oracle VBCS apps with CEC

     

    Database Cloud

    • The July 2018 PSU, BP or RU, depending on DB version, are now integrated into base image for single-instance DB
    • Database Cloud patching time is now faster by approximately 50%
    • New versions for SQL Developer Web, ORDS, APEX and ORE have been integrated into base image for single-instance DB

     

    Database Exadata Express Cloud

    • All existing Exadata Express customers have been upgraded to APEX version 18.2. See New Features

     

    Database Schema Service

    • All Database Schema Service environments have been upgraded to Oracle Application Express (APEX) version 18.2

     

    Developer Cloud

    • You can now configure a job to trigger a Wercker pipeline when the job’s build runs
    • Now you can configure a job to run Fn commands on a Fn server when the job’s build runs
    • From the Environments page, you can now start, stop, and restart services instances of an environment
    • In the shell commands of a job, you can now use the internal URL of an external Git repository added to a project
    • OCIcli 2.4.32, Packer 1.2.4 and Fn 0.5 are now available in the build executors
    • A project owner can now configure the project’s Maven repository to overwrite artifacts
    • A Git repository’s URLs and download links are now available in the Clone drop-down menu
    • When you add a block comment to a wiki, an auto-watch is set and you get email notifications for changes made

     

    Digital Assistant

    • Now you can create your own digital assistant, a “master bot” that fields requests from multiple skills (chatbots).
    • You can now track conversation trends over time, identify execution paths, determine the accuracy of your intent resolutions, and much more.
    • Your ODA can initiate a conversation with your user whenever it receives a triggering event from another app.
    • New features for instant apps, including localization, bring-your-own CSS support, new styling and an updated look and feel.
    • New System.OAuth2AccountLink component, which completes all the steps for the three-legged OAuth2 flow and returns the OAuth2 access token
    • Now you can define parameters that start with “da” and use them by all the skills that are registered in the same digital assistant.
    • Properties of the System.Intent component, like confidenceLevel and winMargin, are now configured as settings through the UI, instead of from the dialog flow.
    • Entities have a whole set of new features, including pagination, fuzzy matching, and multiple value selection.
    • Composite bag entities can now include non-entity members.
    • ODA now lets you define your intents and custom entities in both English and Simplified Chinese, without having to first configure an auto-translation service.

     

    Event Hub Cloud

    • You can now create, delete and edit Oracle Event Hub Topics from Event Hub Console

     

    GoldenGate Cloud

    • You can now create Oracle GoldenGate Cloud instances with Oracle GoldenGate 18.1 classic and microservices versions

     

    Integration Cloud

    New Processes Features

    • You now have the option of customizing presentations in addition to cloning them. See Work with Presentations
    • Now you can initiate a POST operation while executing REST connector calls in form events and set request-body
    • New “Matches” function is available to check if two strings or expressions match, and returns a Boolean value
    • Now when configuring global connectors, you can select the new Ignore connector error option
    • You can now print forms that contain train component controls (Note that only the selected step is printed)
    • Now you can use the new Append action in the data association editor to add elements to a target array
    • Mapping data within structured processes, allows specifying fallback (default) value in addition to data source argument
    • You can now create decision tables with more than one output variable
    • Now update external business objects already being used in a process application by uploading a new XSD or JSON file
    • REST API options for retrieving dynamic process resources are added

     

    Internet of Things Cloud

     

    Java Cloud

    • Using the REST API, you can now create a service instance that is attached to a private subnet in OCI
    • Now service nodes created in OCI regions (release 18.4.2 or later), get nodes distributed evenly across fault domains
    • You can now update protected context roots after creating a JCS instance with IDCS enabled for authentication
    • Now you can use REST API to change the domain name in WebLogic Server console URL after service instance provision
    • For service instance creation in OCI region, you can choose OCI Load Balancing service as the managed load balancer
    • Now you can provision multiple WebLogic clusters when you provision an Oracle-managed load balancer for JCS on OCI
    • You can now upgrade the WebLogic Server release on which JCS was created to release 12.2.1.3

     

    Log Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • Now search for an extended field based on the how it was created, the type of base field, or with example content
    • You can search for a label based on any of the parameters defined for the labels like Creation Type, Input Field, etc.
    • Before adding a preprocessing function to a parser, now you can test the correctness of the field values and view results

     

    Mobile Cloud

    • Now you can quickly and easily migrate your mobile configurations to Oracle Mobile Cloud using scripts
    • To keep the volume of analytics data under control, now accumulated API calls are automatically deleted every 24 hrs

     

    See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details

  • Marty Gubar
    Big Data SQL 3.2 - Cloudera Certified5.0
    Topic posted October 29, 2018 by Marty GubarBlue Ribbon: 750+ Points, tagged Analytics, Big Data Appliance, Big Data SQL, Data Management, Hadoop, SQL, Tip in Data Management > Big Data public
    Title:
    Big Data SQL 3.2 - Cloudera Certified
    Summary:
    Big Data SQL 3.2.1 is now officially certified with Cloudera 5.14.1
    Content:

    Big Data SQL 3.2.1 is now officially Cloudera Certified (see Oracle certified products here).  The certification took place with Cloudera 5.14.1.  The testing captures real world functional integration usage of the product on a cluster that meets certain security requirements, including:

    • Kerberos
    • Sentry
    • HDFS Encryption
    • Auditing
    • Network Encryption. 

    It also examines the product architecture, including integration with Cloudera Manager and key CDH Components.  Finally, it reviews how the product leverages scale-out processing on Hadoop clusters.

  • John Klinke
    September Release Update for Oracle Cloud Platform5.0
    Announcement posted September 27, 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:
    September 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 September 2018 are listed below. See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details.

    Announcement:

    API Platform Cloud

    • You can now use actions from the specification in the Interface Filtering and Method Mapping policies if your API was created with an Apiary specification

     

    Application Performance Monitoring (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • Now you can monitor the performance of hybrid mobile applications
    • You can now customize the errors displayed by APM and mark certain pre-defined errors as acceptable events
    • Now you can define locations for synthetic monitoring using Firefox 45 as well as Firefox 61 and above
       

    Autonomous Analytics Cloud

    Service Management Updates

    • There are now fewer setup steps and your service is ready to use in about 20 minutes. See Creating Services
    • In the Console, all administrator-only options are now under a Service Administration menu for BI and DV services only

    Essbase Updates

    • The Essbase web interface is enhanced with a new look and improved usability
    • In the Files catalog, you can find gallery templates to build fully functional Essbase cubes
    • You can define connections and data sources once and reuse them in various operations
    • Now you can use the enhanced rules editor to preview data, use connections and data sources and define rules
    • You can now create Efficient Dynamic Security Filters on your applications
    • In the Essbase web interface and in Smart View, you can execute free-form MDX queries to analyze cube data
    • Use the MaxL Client to securely manage Essbase cubes and artifacts using a language-based interface
    • Scenario management calculation enhancements have been added
    • Outline formula editor now includes a member tree & a function list to pick members and calculation functions
    • Calculation script editor now includes a member tree & a function list to pick members & calculation functions

    Data Visualization Updates

    • Now you can use data transformation and enrichment recommendations to prepare your data before visualizing it
    • Now you can create Grid Heatmap, Picto, 100% Stacked Bar, Horizontal 100%, 100% Area & Correlation Matrix
    • Enhancements have been added to Map layers, Backgrounds and Data flow
    • Now Auto Save option automatically saves updates to a visualization project without repeatedly clicking on “Save”
    • Now you can use keyboard shortcuts to open artifacts in a new tab or window
    • Inspectors can view & edit properties of standalone objects in Home, Data, Projects, and other top-level pages
    • Data replication enhancements have been added
    • Now you can replace a data set by re-mapping columns used in a project to columns from a different data set
    • Now you can use subject areas as data sources in data sets and data flows
    • Now enable users to search Data Sets using BI Ask
    • Now you can make visualizations more interactive with tooltips
    • Now you can include data actions in embedded visualizations

    Pixel-Perfect Reporting Updates

    • Now you can upload configuration specific files
    • You can now Configure password protection for report outputs in DOCX, PPTX, and XLSX format
    • Now you can apply a digital signature in PDF documents
    • You can use data sets from Data Visualization for pixel-prefect reports
    • Scalability is enabled in an Excel template to overcome the Microsoft Excel limitation of 65000 rows per sheet
    • Now you can validate data model properties and optimize the SQL queries
    • Now you can Optimize SQL queries. See Setting Data Model Properties
    • The output can be compressed prior to delivery to reduce the output size
    • Now you can configure to receive email notifications when emails are delivered or read

    Data Models Update

    • Now you can define database connections in Console and use them in Oracle Analytics Cloud Developer Client Tool
       

    Autonomous Content and Experience Cloud

    • You can now use alternate sizing for many components, such as galleries or images
    • The sidebar navigation menu has changed when editing a site
    • Developers can now create customized themes that use a specific subset of components
       

    Autonomous Data Warehouse

    • Idle sessions that do not hold resources required by other sessions will not be terminated after 60 minutes now
       

    Autonomous Integration Cloud

    New Integrations Features

    • The Oracle RightNow Adapter has been renamed to the Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow) Adapter
    • New adapter added: Oracle Policy Automation Adapter. See Oracle Policy Automation Adapter Capabilities
    • New adapter added: Oracle Talent Cloud for Midsize (Taleo BE) Adapter. See Adapter Capabilities
    • Table operation enhancements have been made for Microsoft SQL Server & Oracle Database Cloud Service Adapters

    New Processes Features

    • New Service activity is available in dynamic processes to invoke an external service from a dynamic process
    • New Train control in forms to sequentially guide users through a multi-step web form activity
    • The new Print action lets you print a presentation of a form when an event occurs
    • You can now monitor form logs and test your form with custom payload data
    • New process runtime enhancements have been added
       

    Big Data Cloud

    • The system software is updated to release 4.11.7. This includes Cloudera Distribution with Hadoop (CDH) 5.12
    • You can now use variables when specifying paths in Oracle Big Data Manager
       

    CASB Cloud

    • Two new security controls have been added for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
    • Compartment monitoring options are now supported with OCI
    • Data Protection now supports a set of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data matchers to use in defining rules
    • A list of resources monitored by application type is now available. See Objects Monitored by Application Type
    • Raw JSON code is now formatted for better readability when it’s displayed in the log data details
       

    Infrastructure Monitoring (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    Internet of Things Cloud

    Java Cloud

    • Now you can assign a private static IP address when restarting an instance on OCI Classic
    • You can now use the REST API to change the Node Manager password for the WebLogic domain of JCS instance after service instance creation
    • If you stop a JCS instance before a scheduled backup occurs, now the backup begins at its next scheduled time after restart
    • Now you can force scale-in operation when restoring a JCS instance
    • You can now scale the Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) load balancer nodes up or down
    • While creating a JCS instance, you can now select whether you want to create a public or private load balancer
    • If your account has both Bring Your Own License (BYOL) and JCS entitlements, you can now change the license type for an existing instance
    • Changes have been made to Database menu selection and tile on the My Services Dashboard, and the Platform Services menu has been removed

    Log Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    • Now link SQL Statement can be used to group SQLs and analyze their behavior and identify anomalies
    • Now you can parse log records with multiple timestamps
    • To obtain the standard deviation of the set of values of a numeric field, you can now use the new stddev() function
       

    Security Monitoring and Analytics (part of Oracle Management Cloud)

    SOA Cloud

    • Now you can choose to validate the database service when scaling up your Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance

     

    See Oracle Cloud Platform Documentation for more details.

  • 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.