Tagged: Oracle


Oracle Launches AMD EPYC Instances

Yesterday, Oracle launched the “E” series of cloud compute instances powered by AMD’s EPYC processors. Each instances offers up to 64 cores and 512GB of memory. Oracle claims that the processors offer some substantial advantages over other offerings, and backs those claims up with some benchmarks they ran against a 2P, 52 core “x86 Alternative...


Relational to JSON With SQL

Oracle started adding JSON support to Oracle Database with version The earliest support was targeted at storing, indexing, and querying JSON data. Version 12.2 rounded out that support by adding features for generating, exploring, and processing JSON data. See the JSON Developer’s Guide for a comprehensive overview of what’s now available. In this post,...


Mozilla’s Firefox Nightly Experiment Results, EFF’s Back to School Tips, HHVM 3.28 Released, Oracle Solaris 11.4 Now Available and Dropbox Vulnerability Discovered

News briefs for August 29, 2018. Mozilla posted the results of its planned Firefox nightly experiment involving secure DNS via the DNS over HTTPS (DoH) protocol. The experiment focused on two questions… Linux Journal News


Oracle Open-Sources GraphPipe to Support ML Development

Oracle has open-sourced GraphPipe to enhance machine learning applications. The project’s goal is to improve deployment results for machine learning models, noted Project Leader Vish Abrams. That process includes creating an open standard. The company has a questionable relationship with open source developers, so its decision to open-source GraphPipe might not receive a flood …...


Oracle In-Memory: In Plain English

In this article, I’ll give a brief overview of Oracle 12c in Memory — a new feature designed to achieve sub-second response times from analytic queries. Don’t worry if you’re not a DBA — this is a plain English overview to get you started. What Is It? Business Intelligence dashboards demand sub-second analytic query performance...


Oracle plans to dump risky Java serialization

Oracle plans to drop from Java its serialization feature that has been a thorn in the side when it comes to security. Also known as Java object serialization, the feature is used for encoding objects into streams of bytes. Used for lightweight persistence and communication via sockets or Java RMI, serialization also supports the reconstruction of...