OTN Appreciation Day : Oracle WebLogic 12c #ThanksOTN

OTN Appreciation Day The idea came from Our Oracle ACE Director ( the Mind ) Tim Hall Here 

 OTN : Oracle Technology network  or let me say OTN gather all of us no matter where you live in this world ? only one thing gather us our love to OTN.

OTN done so much things to all of us, one of things i love and most of the people in the community know that is Fusion middleware and i will write about Oracle Weblogic 12cR2 the documentation available here 

Oracle Weblogic 12cR2 comes with different features such as the following:-

  • Multitenancy Support
  • Continuous Availability
  • Java EE 7 Support
  • JDK 8 Certification
  • Docker Certification
  • Runtime Improvements
  • Manageability Improvements
  • Documentation Update History for Release 12.2.1
  • Standards Support, Supported Configurations, and WebLogic Server Compatibility
  • Deprecated Functionality (WebLogic Server 12.2.1)
  • Removed Functionality and Components

If will talk about them all it will be documentation not blog post therefore i will choose 2 or 3 topics.

  • Docker Certification

Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1 is certified to run inside a Docker container. Docker is a Linux-based container technology that enables you to quickly create lightweight clustered and non-clustered WebLogic Server domain configurations on a single host OS or virtual machines, for either development or production environments.

you can have access to github here and how to Run Weblogic on Docker check here 

  • Multitenancy Support

Multitenancy in WebLogic Server provides a sharable infrastructure for use by multiple organizations. These organizations are a conceptual grouping of your own choosing, which you can think of as tenants. By allowing one domain to support multiple tenants, Weblogic Server Multitenant improves density and achieves a more efficient use of resources while eliminating the hurdles typically present when trying to share multiple applications: runtime cross-application impact, security differences, data co-mingling, and administrative challenges.

 WebLogic Server MT enables an end to end multitenant infrastructure, including multitenancy from the load balancer to the middle tier and cache tier, and to the database tier. WebLogic Server MT extends the Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition and Oracle WebLogic Suite products

Alot of different features.

Thanks
Osama

OTN TOUR : LATIN AMERICA 2016

Thank you for Oracle ACE Program  & OTN To join this Tour 2016 it’s was my pleasure  to be a part of it


This is was my first time visiting this side of the world & presenting in Latin America, the tour covered south and north Latin America with different countries starting from Brazil and ending with Colombia, my part was to visit the following country : Brazil , Uruguay , Argentina and finally Mexico city.

Well it was very hard to find flights from Jordan – Amman to Brazil and most of the flight fully booked so i put my name on waiting list like any other else i was expecting that i will cancel any time but Qatar Airlines called me at 9 pm before the flights with 5 hours informing me that there is seat if i want to take it, so my answer was YES.
Went home finish packing and heading to the airport,  3 hours to QATAR and after that 13 hours to Brazil and it’s was my first stop for OTN TOUR , the event started with amazing attendee, the keynote was in Portuguese  which i can’t understand 🙂 , i had two session about fusion middleware on in the morning and the other one afternoon, it’s was amazing meeting new people and the old friends during the event, after the conference we had Speaker dinner.

Next day i had to move to the airport next stop was Uruguay i reach the hotel at midnight tired because of this i slept immediately i woke up at 7 am for the conference, met Deiby and Carlos in the Lobby and we walk together to the university, i had two session as well after the conference we had perfect dinner with all our friends.

I spent one day in Uruguay and did some city tour i have to say it was cold and rainy but nice city, the last stop was Mexico which is very amazing city i love it the conference was amazing, the people everything.

It’s very short description about the tour but better than not mentioning anything.

Thank
Osama

Oracle Database 12c Security Cookbook

If you want to learn about security as  beginners or professional it’s very nice to add this book to your Library.

I was one of the technical reviewer for this book and the topics and table of contents covered everything you will need as DBA or as someone who wants to learn something.

The Book is available online via publisher website, or via amazon 
Special Thanks for my friend Gokhan Atil.
Thanks 
Osama

2015 Brief, The last Post of the year

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday everyone.

2015 is almost done and the doors will be closed soon, and start the new year 2016 within 5 days only, I would like to thank everyone here , Family , Friends and my blog readers who keep me motivated always to write new articles when i can, and special thanks to my mother.

i learnt a lot of things this years, sadness moment gives me experience and the happiness teach me and show me who is my real friends, i met new people around the worlds make new friends, discuss different topics with people, one of the biggest achievement for me this year to be Oracle ACE Director a dream come true, when i remember this moment i also remember my friends who nominate me because without them it will not be possible Gurcan OrhanHeli Helskyaho, Jeff Smith , Tim Hallkamran agayevIloon Ellen-Wolff, Kai Yu, and Tariq Farooq , and i would like to take this opportunity to thanks Oracle ACE program who make it real for me and for the biggest effort they provide it to us.

So let me summarize the 2015 :-

  • The first Oracle ACE Director in the Middle-east.
  • Director and CEO for Jordan Amman Oracle User Group.
  • Speaker in JAOUG.
  • Speaker in OTN MENA Tour.
  • Speaker in Bulgarian Group – Summer.
  • Speaker in Bulgarian Group – Winter.
  • Speaker in Oracle Open World 2015.
  • Organizing the first event Of  JAOUG. 
  • Working on my 2nd book.
  • Wrote more than 10 articles for different  International magazine.
  • attend my 2nd Oracle open world as speaker and first time as Oracle ACE Director.
  • Speaker in the last conference of the year in UK.
  • Implement one of the biggest oracle engineer system project : Exalytics, Exalogic and Exadata.
if i missed anything then i am sorry 🙂 
Thank you again.
Enjoy your holiday 🙂 
Osama

BGOUG Autumn Conference – Extraordinary trip

it’s 19-Nov-2015 and this day means that i should start packing and prepare myself for traveling to Bulgaria, at first everything was normal and i thought it will be like any other trip i did before.

since there is no direct flight to Bulgaria then i should landed in Frankfurt first then to Sofia as most of you know i don’t like early flight despite i am waking all the night working or replying some emails but it’s something i don’t like to do 🙂 anyway my flight was at 3:00 am from Jordan i did boarding thing and visa & security Check after 6 hours i landed in Germany,drink coffee in the airport and ran to my next flight Sofia.

When i landed in Sofia it was 1:30 pm exactly, so like any other airport i should pass by immigration officer & this is what happened :-

Me :- Hi, Good afternoon.
officer : Hi, your passport please.
Me ; Sure.
Officer “Scan the visa” and the System start rining.
Me: is there something wrong.
Officer: mmmm come with me please.
Me “in my mind” did i do anything bad before i came here.
Officer : Your visa valid from tomorrow.
Me: Kidding right ? So what ?
Officer : you have to wait till 12:00 am then you access to Sofia.
Me : it’s almost 12 hours man.
Officer : it’s Ok you can go upstairs and have some drink and food if you want.
Me : Sure, i am gonna have more than this.

So i wait in the airport and during this i sent an email to Milena to inform her that i will not be available till 12:00 am and told her what is happened to me.

I would like to thanks all of them actually Milena, Heli and Gurcan  these guys was checking on me :).

Wait my story not end here, When i went out of security check now i have to start search of my luggage which i found it in Lost & found Department for more information about this part contact me 🙂

anyway the conference was really good i had two presentation about middleware with live demo, i don’t know why the live demo before the presentation working fine but during the presentation it stop working for stupid reasons but live demo is always challenge

everything was well organized  and conference was really amazing.

Safe Trip my friends 🙂 and meet you soon Inchallah.

Cheers
Osama 

Oracle Open World 2015 review

As all of you know Oracle open world 2015 finished before 2 days ago, and simply it’s was amazing, my trip started on OCT-21-2015 Wenseday and it’s was totally morning flight which mean i supposed to be in airport at 4:00 am because of to avoid miss my flight i didn’t sleep, the flight was from Jordan – Amman to Turkey – IST and then to SF, when i landed in IST i met my old friend Gurcan Orhan this man is awesome, he managed everything from our seats to waiting in the lounge but i have to say he spent 11 hours sleeping from IST- SF. meanwhile i was watching San Andres movie which i discovered later it was bad idea , in case you didn’t watch it’s movie talking about earthquake happened in San Francisco, actually i watched all the entertainment movie and i was thinking what i will go when i will be back home ? simply i watch San Andres again.

anyway we landed after 13 hours of flying and we met the great Tim Hall the great oracle guy i am sure this man is helping a lot of DBA with his amazing blog. so we took the shuttle “tim, Gurcan, Arup,cary , simon and me”.

Don’t forget this is was my first OOW15 as ACED :), so i attended ACED Breifing and meet my old friends there, during the two days i learnt alot of new things about Oracle that i can’t mention it here because the NDA, and i want to thanks Oracle ACE program to organizing all this and make it true so let’s skip this part.
OOW15 started on sunday with an amazing weather, attending session about RAC, Database just like arup said ” there is database and everything else” and sure the middleware sessions.
I had so much fun & learning, the funny thing that i met Deiby and nassyam for the first time and these guys are simply funny and crazy 🙂 i think we can be called the four musketeers “Me, Alex Zaballa, Deiby and Nassyam”
Let’s not forget the amazing friend all over the world such as : Bobby, Danny Bryant, Kellyn, Heli,  Steve , Kevin ,Mahir, kamran, sai ram, Joel and a lot of amazing people and friends but i can’t feel my fingers 🙂 
Also The ACE dinner on Sunday night was awesome,almost all the ACE’s in one place and we had so much there, in OOW I lost twice with F1 Simulation but i want one of these machine anyway.

and i noticed that i am not good at all when i am eating spicy food i spent my time like the following  one hand drink water the other one wiping my tears. thanks for Sai , Nassyam and Hariharaputhran.

there is so much to say about OOW15 but this is as quick review for it and if you have any more question about it you can ask me 🙂
Thanks 
Osama

Oracle Open World 2015 –> 12c is calling

Another Year means another Oracle open world but this time 2015, if you attend OOW14 then you will remember EOUC 12 Short talks on 12c i am so glad i have been chosen to do it again this year

the session called : More Than Another 12 on Oracle Database 12c [UGF3190]

and 12 of the  best Oracle ACE director will present and speak about oracle 12c if you will be there come and join us let’s talk 🙂

The Speakers :-

Jonathan Lewis                     Less well-known enhancements of the 12c Optimizer
Julian Dontcheff                   Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Advisor
Gurcan Orhan                       Adapting DB 12C In-Memory to ODI 12c
Osama Mustafa                     How to plugin a non-CDB database to a Container Database (CDB)
Bjoern Rost                           How ASM has reached maturity in 12c
Alex Nuijten                         Security Enhancements in PL/SQL or “JSON in the database”
Brendan Tierney                   Running R in the Database using Oracle R Enterprise
Douwe Pieter van den Bos     Maximum security architecture
Christian Antognini               Real-time Monitoring of Composite Database Operations
Martin Widlake                     12C – Clustered Data aware TABLE_CACHED_BLOCKS        
Heli Helskyaho                      Design your 12c Databases using Oracle SQL Dev Data Modeler
Oded Raz                              Oracle 12c Privileges Analysis