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Five Minute Briefing - Oracle
January 10, 2018

Published in conjunction with the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), this bi-weekly publication contains news, market research, insight for the Oracle ecosystem, as well as IOUG news and information. Subscribers also receive IOUG ResearchWire, a bi-monthly reseach report for the Oracle community.

News Flashes

Frontline Systems has released XLMiner SDK V2018, a new version of its software development kit for data mining, text mining, forecasting, and predictive analytics. XLMiner SDK offers application developers working in C++, C#, Java, Python or R an API for creating applications that use predictive analytics.

Oracle has entered into an agreement with Aconex Limited, a cloud-based solution that manages team collaboration for construction projects. The transaction is valued at approximately $1.2 billion, net of Aconex cash.

Artificial intelligence has been described both as a radical force for good and an enabler of evil whose risks are not yet fully understood. But is it just a lot of hype or a transformative technology poised to impact our future? Here, seven IT execs weigh in on the AI debate and offer their predictions for the changes we may see in 2018.

Think About It

Blockchain is a distributed, shared, permissioned ledger for recording transactions with consensus, provenance, immutability and finality. It is the technology that drives virtual currencies like Bitcoin. But its potential spans many more industries and use cases than just virtual currencies.

IOUG News and Information

COLLABORATE 18 - IOUG Forum is brand new, loaded with never-before-seen, hands on, expert-led education sessions that are now available! New, for 2018, we've simplified our session structure so you can quickly find the content you want.

IOUG is seeking passionate leaders and #IOUGeniuses to serve on the IOUG Board of Directors. All paid, voting members of IOUG are eligible to run for the Board of Directors with terms beginning May 2018.

During some ongoing recent research into Database In-Memory features in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 for COLLABORATE18, Jim Czuprynski had a chance to dive deeply into the features of Oracle Public Cloud's Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service (also known as Exadata Express).

No better time than the new year to make sure your IOUG membership is up to date! With COLLABORATE 18 - IOUG Forum taking place In Las Vegas, NV on April 22-26, 2017 you don't want to miss out on your member pricing.

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