Essential Guide

Collaborate 2014: News from the premier Oracle user groups conference

Get up-to-date information on Oracle databases and applications from experts and users at the Collaborate 2014 conference.

Introduction

Collaborate14, produced by three independent Oracle user groups, hits the Venetian and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, April 7-11, 2014. SearchOracle.com editors are attending Collaborate 2014 sessions throughout the week to report on product news and insider information.

In this guide, access articles, interviews and videos that highlight the latest news on E-Business Suite, Engineered Systems, Fusion Middleware, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle Database and other key products.

1Top Story-

Collaborate 2014 Top Story

SearchOracle.com editors spotlight the leading story for Collaborate14.

Feature

Commodity hardware wins out over Oracle Exadata: A case study

A former Oracle sales rep explains why his company chose to upgrade the existing data center infrastructure instead of purchasing an Exadata system. Continue Reading

2More News-

News from Collaborate14

Oracle users will benefit from our coverage of sessions and panel discussions about firsthand experiences, case studies and best practices.

Feature

Insurance firm implements real-time benefit selection app

Read how insurance firm Willis created a real-time automated insurance selection app for voluntary benefits. Continue Reading

Feature

App brings personal touch to voluntary benefits selection

Using PeopleSoft 9.1, Willis enables users to have a personalized experience through its automated insurance selection app. Continue Reading

News

Food products company chooses Oracle WebCenter for document management

Read why Faribault Foods decided to implement Oracle WebCenter to manage their numerous documents and processes. Continue Reading

Tip

How to gain greater value from software investments

Experts discuss the software buying process and offer advice for gaining higher value from investments in this Collaborate tweet jam. Continue Reading

Answer

Ensure physical standby databases work properly

Get expert advice on how to check your Oracle physical databases to ensure proper functioning and aid in disaster recovery efforts. Continue Reading

News

Why BPM projects need to come from the top down

An Oracle Collaborate speaker explains why BPM projects should come from the top down despite trends like mobility which have changed BPM from the bottom up. Continue Reading

Answer

Prioritize and compress data without Oracle DB 12c Heat Map

An AWR workaround enables users to prioritize and compress data in earlier ODB versions, according to PayPal Database Engineer John Kanagaraj. Continue Reading

Podcast

Tips for smooth database migrations and upgrades

Learn how to find downtime to test and upgrade and how to maintain patch sets after go-live in this discussion of database migrations with IOUG president Michelle Malcher. Continue Reading

News

Upgrading to Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 and World 9.3

Get tips on how to tackle upgrade challenges and application customizations from Quest president Patrick Kys. Continue Reading

Feature

More on the future of Oracle ERP systems and Fusion Applications

This Q&A is a continuation of an interview with OAUG president Alyssa Johnson on the future of Oracle Fusion Applications and Oracle ERP systems. Continue Reading

Feature

Oracle Applications Users Group president Alyssa Johnson discusses Oracle Fusion Applications

What does the future hold for Oracle Fusion Applications and their coexistence in the cloud? Learn what the OAUG president has to say in this Q&A. Continue Reading

Answer

Determining whether Oracle database technology suits your business

Two experienced database users explain when it makes good business sense to deploy an Oracle database, and when it does not. Continue Reading

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Escape the no-win Oracle SLA with these tips

Two Oracle Database experts explain how to escape the no-win Oracle SLA by tying technology to business. Continue Reading

3Videos-

Conference Videos

Check out these conference videos for more on Oracle product happenings.

Video

Experienced DBAs need minimal training in Exadata, expert says

Exadata is relatively easy for IT shops already managing Oracle Database, though DBAs may need to acquire some new skills.

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Enable Oracle private cloud deployments with Database 12c

Learn how some of the new features in Oracle Database 12c facilitate private cloud deployment, according to database consultant Marc Fielding.

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Oracle RDBMS takes on NoSQL databases: Which is best in big data era?

NoSQL databases are scalable and less costly than Oracle RDBMS, but they pose risks for data loss, according to one expert.

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Address wide variety of user needs with Oracle data analytics tools

An expert describes the range of Oracle data analytics tools available, and she explains how these tools target a spectrum of user needs.

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Expert discusses new features of E-Business Suite 12.2

Learn what Oracle applications expert Floyd Teter has to say about the new features of EBS 12.2 and what part WebLogic Application Server plays.

4Live Updates-

Collaborate14 on Twitter

Editors, reporters, users and other attendees tweet their thoughts from Collaborate 2014.

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