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July 1, 2020

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Oracle is making the core of Oracle Coherence available as free and open source software in Coherence Community Edition. Oracle Coherence is an in-memory data grid solution that enables organizations to predictably scale mission-critical applications by providing fast access to frequently used data.

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided most of us with more disruption and change in a few months than we have experienced in decades. The short-term effects of lockdown, health tragedies, and severe economic downturn are all too apparent. But we all know that there will be a post-COVID world, and it makes sense to try and predict what role technology will play in that recovery.

Oracle has announced two new solution-centric certifications for application developers who are interested in learning more about using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to build modern enterprise workloads and high-performance applications: Enterprise Workloads and HPC and Big Data Solutions.

Security has not always been as big an issue as it is now. In the past, DBAs were more focused on performance, high availability, or scalability. Today, security is an issue at the forefront of every IT project. Security should come by design and by default, so developers need the right tools to help make that happen. Recently, François Pons, senior principal product manager at Oracle, provided a video overview of the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT), which helps identify areas where a database configuration, operation, or implementation introduces risks and also recommends changes and controls to mitigate those risks.

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Calling all Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassadors and Oracle ACEs! Are you interested in getting your writing published, getting ACE credit for your work, and sharing your knowledge with other Oracle users?

Check out the third article in a series written by Tim Boles, Hitachi Vantara, on Database Security.

We often see DBAs use somewhat cumbersome methods to document or write implementation steps that involve a combination of both OS (i.e. "Bash") and Oracle (i.e. "SQL Plus") commands. However, with pipes and command concatenation, most Oracle utility commands can be executed more efficiently from a single or small number of OS commands. 

Julian Dontcheff, Global Database Lead at Accenture, wrote about three of the 138 new features that come in Oracle Database 20c - blockchain tables, Automatic Index Optimization, and automatic zone maps.

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