>The start of the end for Apex 4.2

In October 2017 (just 3 months’ time), Premier Support for Oracle Application Express 4.2 will end.  This ultimately marks the end of the APEX 4 era and coincides with the fifth anniversary of the 4.2 launch. A lot has changed in those 5 years: we have had two more major versions of APEX – with […]

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APEX, Cloud, Oracle Forms / upgrade / August 14, 2017

>Something big is coming

“Something big is coming” @OracleCloud tweeted on 20 July 2017 along with a 12-second video that featured: The words: SOMETHING BIG IS COMING The date: 26.7.17 The brand: ORACLE All set to a roaring soundtrack and a rumbling fade-out animation between slides. https://twitter.com/OracleCloud/status/888055326515310592 What could it be? …we debated in the Development department here at […]

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APEX, Cloud / APEX, Cloud, Database, upgrade / August 8, 2017

>Moving to the Cloud: A Developer’s Perspective

I have been recently working with a charity who had developed a production APEX application and hosted it on apex.oracle.com. While this environment is brilliant for quickly creating a full APEX workspace and accessing from anywhere in the world, it is definitely not supposed to be used to host a production application (the environment can […]

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APEX 5.1, Cloud, Explorer / Cloud, Oracle Cloud / August 7, 2017

>Oracle Code – London (2017)

Last week I attended the Oracle Code event in London; a free event hosted by Oracle showcasing the latest technologies, practices and trends in development. As a developer who spends a lot of time working with the database, this event was slightly different to the ones I’m used to. The event kicked off with Adam […]

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Cloud, Explorer, JavaScript / low code / May 4, 2017

>License compliance is not easy

Certified Oracle Compliance Over the last decade or so, countless Oracle customers have experienced license issues by falling foul of Oracle’s ‘trust model’, complex licensing metrics and how Oracle’s policies affect third party technologies. As a result of this, numerous companies have setup ‘license consultancy’ practices and developing SAM tools suggesting they can provide a […]

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Blog, Cloud, Explorer, Licensing / AWS, Azure, Cloud, Compliance, Licensing, LMS / March 28, 2017

>Need more oomph from Oracle?

Need more oomph from Oracle?! Read on. Since joining Explorer in 2010 and working with customers with varying sizes of Oracle estates there are 2 key drivers that push customers to want to talk to me; reducing costs and improving performance. I’ve already shared my thoughts on reducing costs in another blog and here I […]

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Blog, Cloud, Explorer, How to, Licensing / / February 24, 2017

>How to reduce your Oracle Costs

How to reduce your Oracle Costs Businesses up and down the country relying on Oracle technology to deliver and underpin key business applications all have one thing in common; they chose Oracle because it was the best solution to address their requirements. That said, as the cost of supporting Oracle continues to increase our customers […]

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Blog, Cloud, Explorer, How to, Licensing / Engineered Systems, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Licensing, SAM / February 24, 2017

>Oracle licensing rules for AWS & Azure

Oracle licensing rules for AWS & Azure Oracle customers that deploy software in AWS or Azure now have a real challenge with license management following Oracle’s recent change to how it charges users to run their software in these Cloud platforms. For a long time, Oracle customers have been able to rely on the Oracle […]

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Blog, Cloud, Explorer, Licensing / Amazon, AWS, Azure, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Licensing / January 31, 2017

>Oracle Data Visualization

Oracle Data Visualization Since Oracle has expanded its Data Visualization portfolio, (particularly with the launch of Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)), I have written a few blogs providing an overview of the two products’ key features, an overview of access controls in DVCS, an overview of how to manage data […]

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Blog, Cloud, Explorer, How to, Oracle Data Visualization, Reporting / BI, Business Intelligence, Charting, Cloud, Development, Discoverer, reporting / December 9, 2016

>Do you see Oracle as an enabler or blocker for modernisation and innovation?

The world of IT has changed unrecognisably over the last 40 years and we’re now on the edge of a paradigm shift to another hugely disruptive force within IT; The Cloud. Given that you’ve invested so much money and resource into Oracle (otherwise why are you reading this?!) do you see Oracle as an enabler […]

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Cloud, Explorer / / October 13, 2016

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