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    In my previous posts, I was talking about different features of the Big Data SQL. Everything is clear (I hope), but when you start to run real queries you may have doubts - is it a maximum performance which I could get from this Cluster? In this article, I would like to explain steps which are required for... [Read More]

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    Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 is now covered by Premier Support to December 31, 2021. This is documented here:

    Oracle Lifetime Support table for EBS

    Premier Support includes new EBS 12.1 patches for:

    • Individual product families (e.g. Oracle Financials)
    • Quarterly security updates released via the Critical Patch Update process
    • New technology stack certifications with server-based components
    • New certifications for end-user desktops and mobile devices

    What are the minimum patching baselines for EBS 12.1?

    The minimum patching baselines for EBS 12.1 have not changed.  New EBS 12.1 patches are created and tested against the minimum patching baseline documented in Section 4.2, "E-Business Suite 12.1 Minimum Prerequisites" in this document:

    All EBS 12.1 customers must apply the minimum patch prerequisites to be eligible for Premier Support. Those patches include the EBS 12.1.3 Family Packs for the products that you're using and a small number of technology stack infrastructure updates.

    Instead of applying the minimum baseline

    Many new updates have been released since that patching baseline was originally published.  These new patches contain stability, performance, and security-related updates and are strongly recommended for all customers. 

    If you haven't applied any of those updates yet, the simplest solution would be to apply the latest suite-wide EBS 12.1.3 Recommended Patch Collection (RPC).  That way, you get all of the 12.1 minimum patching requirements and the latest updates simultaneously.

    As of the date of this blog article, the latest EBS 12.1 Recommended Patch Collection is RPC 5.  If you've reached this blog article via a search engine, it is possible that a new Recommended Patch Collection has been released since this article was first published.  Click on the "Certifications" link in the sidebar for a pointer to the latest EBS 12.1 RPC.

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    The Oracle BPM 12c Workspace offers two dashboards right out of the box. The Process Monitor and the Standard Dashboard. In this video we’ll go over how to use the process monitor.

    Process monitor dashboards enable you to monitor and optimize business process execution. It can be a very helpful tool to be able to see process statistics like how many instances are currently running, how many have completed, how many have faulted etc over a time interval. It displays alerts that can help to identify process issues that are affecting performance. It also displays two performance graphs, the Workload per Activity and Performance per Activity.

    Watch this video to get a quick overview of what the process monitor looks like and how to use it. Watch the video here.

    SOA & BPM Partner Community

    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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    Sorry for any delay but Roy and I promised to make our OOW 2016 slides available right after the talks. And some people were asking already where they are. For internal people you'll find them via the usual sources on database.us. But customers will have to wait until Oracle Database 12.2 is available in the Cloud... [Read More]

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    “Always-on, data-driven, and real-time have truly become table stakes for enterprises in today's global economy.The challenges for getting a consistent, up-to-date picture are compounded as enterprises embrace cloud deployments.Tony Baer states it plainly.

    To succeed in today’s competitive environment, you need real-time information – it really is that simple. This requires a platform that can unite information from disparate systems across your enterprise without compromising availability and performance.Oracle GoldenGate provides real-time capture, transformation, routing, and delivery of database transactions across heterogeneous systems. Oracle GoldenGate facilitates high-performance, low-impact data movement with low latency to a wide variety of databases and platforms while maintaining transaction integrity – and that is the key.With the help of Ovum’s Tony Baer, we have further explored how businesses value their data in this changing environment.Businesses need to continuously innovate, but execute at the same time.This whitepaper explores the realities of today, and those coming tomorrow.Real-time is crucial and an essential ingredient to driving key advances in everyday business.

    Read this newly release whitepaper for key insights into how:

    ·Real-time is driving service-level expectations, even for offline workloads

    ·With enterprises embracing hybrid cloud deployment, the need to keep data in sync, in real time between cloud and on-premise systems becomes table stakes

    ·Real-time data integration is not simply a technology argument; it is essential to the ability to execute faster, which can lead to bottom-line cost reductions and top-line creation of new business and revenue opportunities

    ·Supporting real-time business requires a data-replication technology that is flexible, scalable, performant, and platform-independent, with little to no overhead.

    Tony interviews a handful of Oracle GoldenGate customers, and found valuable insights into the uniqueness and flexibility Oracle GoldenGate provides to today’s market.

    To learn more about Real-Time Data Integration & Replication -Oracle GoldenGate – visit us here.This short video:Chalk Talk: Boost Big Data Solutions with Oracle GoldenGatemight be of interest as well.

    We hope you find this research exciting!Click for the WHITEPAPER.


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    The OPN team has created a new guide designed for new and existing partners to help them understand some of the initial benefits and resources to be successful in the program. 

    Learn more.


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    Tune into for a live webcast dedicated to the new Oracle Database Appliance:

    •  Hear about the ODA roadmap and strategy from Dave Donatelli, EVP Converged Infrastructure
    •  Learn how to successfully position the new ODA models from Tammy Bednar, Director of Product Management
    •  Find out about Oracle’s collaborative, channel-led GTM strategy from Scott Armour, SVP Oracle Direct 

    Learn more.


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    Want to get the latest PaaS news from Oracle OpenWorld 2016?

    Watch the on.demand http://tinyurl.com/oowUpdate2016


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    ERP Suites, a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Ocelli Analyze with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2. Ocelli Analyze provides an enhanced view into customers’ Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application stack through intuitive web and mobile interfaces. With features such as SuiteScore™, microhelp, and custom alerting, Ocelli can help customers decrease application management costs while increasing focus on their core business.

    Read more.


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    Smart ERP Solutions, Inc., a Platinum-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its AvaTax-to-JDE eONE Interface. This designation means that AvaTax from Avalara, which can help reduce the efforts and costs for its customers by providing tax updates automatically, is optimized for use with the Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Read more.


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    K-Rise Systems, Inc., a provider of enterprise business solutions and a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration for EASYProcess 4.8 with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2.

    The EASYProcess platform for enterprise development facilitates the creation and ongoing modifications of business applications across the business landscape through a collection of tools that leverage XML interactions, SOAP and REST API, proprietary workflow, and the creation of HTML or mobile app interfaces. By achieving Oracle Validated Integration, EASYProcess can provide an additional level of confidence to K-Rise customers. 

    Read more.


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    Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 2 (13.2) is now publicly available. This release marks an important milestone in the ongoing evolution of Oracle’s on-premise systems management platform, which provides a single pane of glass for customers to manage the Oracle stack, whether in their on-premises data centers or in the Oracle Cloud. Through deep integration with Oracle’s product stack, Oracle Enterprise Manager provides market-leading management and automation support for Oracle applications, databases, middleware, hardware and engineered systems.

    Highlights of the release include, but are not limited to:

    • More secure and scalable management with the support for TLS1.2 and IPv6 protocols.
    • Better engineered systems and infrastructure management with the support for Exadata X6-2 and X6-8, Oracle VM 3.4, ASR integration and out-of-box Solaris Compliance checks.
    • Improved hybrid cloud management with automated service discovery of public cloud (DBCS and JCS) assets and with support for Fusion Middleware 12.2.x in JCS and SOACS environments

    Additionally, the release contains critical fixes for monitoring and managing the Oracle ecosystem.

    You can find more information about this release on OTN. Please check back for additional resources. For the latest download, go to Oracle Enterprise Manager Downloads.


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    Before, during and after the Open World, I have received numerous queries on the release of Enterprise Manager 13.2. This is an important release for Enterprise Manager 12c customers who traditionally wait for the release 2 of any product before upgrading, and for customers who have already upgraded to 13c, but want their critical issues addressed. And there are specific capabilities that are sought for by a specific set of customers, for example, security-sensitive customers have been asking for TLS 1.2 support.

    Se here we are, announcing the release of Enterprise Manager 13.2. The primary focus of this release was around security, scalability and availability of the platform. Some long pending requirements have been addressed in the release. First, comes the support for TLS1.2. The communication between the agent and OMS, the agent and the targets, and in case of target types such as database, between the OMS and the targets are now secure with TLS1.2 protocol. Second, Enterprise Manager 13.2 supports IPv6 addresses, allowing targets to be managed on IPv6-enabled hosts. Lastly, for ensuring higher availability of the Enterprise Manager platform, the "Always On" Monitoring feature has now been certified to run on a different host than the OMS.

    Enterprise Manager 13.2 continues to improve upon the 13c theme of having a unified hardware and software management. The highlights in this area include better engineered systems and infrastructure management with the support for Exadata X6-2, X6-8 and Oracle VM 3.4 (and therefore the latest PCA models). Couple of other improvements in infrastructure management worth mentioning, are seamless ASR integration for hardware telemetry and Solaris Compliance checks.

    Management of database and middleware platforms continues to evolve in this release. The fleet-maintenance feature, first introduced in 12cR5, can now support a wider range of database configurations, making patching really simple for cloud-scale environments. For Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager now supports Weblogic 12.2.x, enabling customers to enjoy the benefits of multitenancy for their Weblogic platform. Some of the benefits can also be enjoyed in a hybrid environment, as on-prem targets as well as DBCS, JCS and SOACS targets can be managed by a single Enterprise Manager instance.

    Visit the OTN page to get more information on Enterprise Manager 13c.


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    Test and development environments often contain real sensitive data from production.  As these instances are often left wide open for collaboration, they have become an easy target for the hackers. Watch this ISACA webcast to learn how masking and subsetting can protect data and help address regulatory compliance... [Read More]

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    We have updated our recommendations for minimizing downtimes when upgrading to EBS 12.2.6:

    Written by Jim Machin, a senior member of our Applications Performance group, this white paper contains a wealth of detailed technical recommendations for reducing the amount of time needed for an EBS 12.2.6 upgrade. 

    Events vs. sessions bottlenecks diagram

    It covers:

    • Technical preparation and planning activities
    • Diagnostics for monitoring and troubleshooting performance issues
    • Common solutions to performance issues
    • Oracle Applications Tablespace Model (OATM) considerations
    • Methods for purging old data
    • Gathering statistics
    • Detailed recommendations for improving resource management, sizing, and workloads

    This white paper is updated regularly with new tips and recommendations based upon our Application Performance group's work with actual EBS 12.2 customers and their Service Requests.  All EBS 12.2 sysadmins should monitor this white paper regularly.

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    Introduction

    There is an issue in Oracle SOA Suite Fabric layer in version 11.1.x. and 12.1.3. The issue is documented in Bug# 20517579: “Composites Lost Completely after redeployment and server restart”. This bug is fixed in version 12.2.1. A few customers have run into this bug. Once this bug is encountered, BPM server usually shows “MDS 00054: The file to be loaded oramds:/deployed-composites/CompositeName_rev1.0/composite.xml does not exist” error during server startup. The composite is no longer visible in EM and all User Tasks from this composite are not visible in BPM Workspace either. The composite appears to be lost.

    One work-around for this issue is deploying the same composite as a higher version. Or customers can manually un-deploy their problematic version of the composite using WLST script and then deploy the same composite again. In either case, customers will lose all running instances of this composite. If this outcome is not desirable, we need to find a way to recover all running instances.

    This multi-part blog will present one way to manually recover those instances. To make this process more understandable to readers, a very simple BPM composite is used to take you through the processes of deployment/undeployment, reproduction of the bug# 20517579 and MDS 00054 errors, and finally steps to recover instances. Along the way, we will look at changes in MDS and SOAINFRA tables due to normal life cycles of the sample composite and bug# 20517579.

    Even though this bug is fixed in 12.2.1, I think the information documented in this blog will provide a valuable resource for understanding MDS and SOAINFRA schema.

    What happens in MDS when a composite is deployed?

    First, let’s take a look what happens in MDS when a BPM composite is deployed. To do that, we need a tool like MDS Explorer. Before any BPM composite is deployed, your MDS should look empty similar to the following image.

    Now we will deploy a very simple BPM composite to check for changes in MDS. We can use a BPM composite similar to the following for our testing purposes.

    Notice that I created two human tasks but only have one interactive activity in my BPM process. We will only use human task 1 for now and the other one will be used to generate the MDS 00054 error later.

    After deploy this composite, the MDS  should look like this: Read the complete article here.

    SOA & BPM Partner Community

    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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    Oracle's Linux system administration training provides you with the key skills employers need you to demonstrate on the job as a Linux sys admin.

    This training is available in many education centers around the world where you can take these courses in many languages including Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, and Spanish.

    Those using Linux 7 can take the Oracle Linux 7: System Administration training which is currently scheduled in the following locations:

    AFRICA

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
    Johannesburg, South Africa 7 November 2016 English

    AMERICAS

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
    Mexico City, Mexico
    1 May 2017 Spanish
    Sao Paolo, Brazil  24 October 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    22 May 2017 Spanish
    Chicago, IL, United States
    28 November 2016 English
    Irving, TX, United States 5 December 2016 English
    Columbus, Oh, United States 16 January 2017 English
    Roseville, MN, United States 16 January 2017 English
    Belmont, CA, United States 13 February 2017 English
    Reston, VA, United States 17 April 2017 English

    ASIA

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5 December 2016 English
    Makati City, Philippines 8 May 2017 English
    Pasig City, Philippines 20 March 2017 English
    Singapore 16 January 2017 English
    Bangkok, Thailand 14 November 2016 English

    AUSTRALASIA

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
    Brisbane, Australia 27 February 2017 English
    EUROPE

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
    London, England
    7 November 2016 English
    Reading, England
    5 December 2016 English
    Paris, France 27 February 2017 French
    Berlin, Germany 14 November 2016 German
    Hamburg, Germany 14 November 2016 German
    Athens, Greece 7 November 2016 Greek
    Milan, Italy 14 November 2016 Italian
    Warsaw, Poland 14 November 2016 Polish

    Those using earlier versions of Oracle Linux can take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6: System Administration course which is currently scheduled in the following locations:

    AFRICA

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
    Johannesburg, South Africa 16 January 2017 English
    Pretoria, South Africa 5 December 2016 English

    AMERICA

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
    Sao Paolo, Brazil
    24 October 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
    Bogoto, Colombia 19 December 2016 Spanish
    Mexico City, Mexico 20 February 2016 Spanish
    Reston, VA, United States 31 October 2016 English
    Atlanta, GA, United States 19 December 2016 English
    Chicago, IL, United States 27 February 2017 English
    Belmont, CA, United States 3 April 2017 English

    ASIA

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
    Tokyo, Japan 7 November 2016 Japanese
    Seoul, Korea 19 December 2016 Korean
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 24 October 2016 English
    Makati City, Philippines 6 February 2017 English

    EUROPE

     Location  Date  Delivery Language
    Brussels, Belgium
    3 April 2017 English
    London, England
    13 March 2017 English
    Helsinki, Finland
    10 October 2016 English
    Hamburg, Germany 30 January 2017 German
    Munich, Germany 24 April 2017 German
    Milan, Italy 12 December 2016 Italian
    Rome, Italy 28 November 2016 Italian
    Utrecht, Netherlands 3 April 2017 English
    Madrid, Spain 17 October 2016 Spanish

    ANYWHERE / ANYTIME

    You can also take the Oracle Linux system administration training from your own desk, so getting training from where ever you are.

    Oracle Linux 7: System Administration

    • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to get hands-on experience when suits your needs.
    • Live Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones. Events on the schedule include 28 November in Brazilian Portuguese and 16 and 24 October, 4 and 5 December 2016 and 15, 23 and 30 January 2017 in English.

    Oracle Linux 5 & 6: System Administration

    • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking a time to get hands-on experience when suits your schedule.
    • Live Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones. Events on the schedule include 17 October, 14 November 2016 and 5 February 2017 in English.

    Taking the Oracle Linux 5 & 6: System Administration course is one step in your preparation to sit the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator OCA certificate exam.

    To register for an event or learn more about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.


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    As a follow-on to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Announcement, we are pleased to inform you that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 images are now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

    After you subscribe to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service,  you can follow the online tutorial Provisioning a Single-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Installation (with Database 12.1.0.2) to Oracle Compute Cloud Service to create an instance (virtual machine) containing the Release 12.2.6 database and application tiers from one of the available images:

    • EBS 1226 Demo Install Image: This image contains demonstration data; you can use this to evaluate new functionality or train your users.
    • EBS 1226 Fresh Install Image: This image contains an empty production database; you might use this as part of an Oracle E-Business Suite rollout to implement setups and organization-specific business flows.

    If you do not have an Oracle Compute Cloud Subscription, you can get a 30-day trial subscription by visiting cloud.oracle.com and clicking on Free Trial:


    For those familiar with the previous single-node provisioning process, you will be pleased to learn that Marketplace images are now available directly through the Create Instance Wizard in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service Dashboard, which simplifies the instance creation process. These changes are reflected in the online tutorial.

    Finally, keep monitoring this blog for news about the availability of automated multi-node provisioning for Release 12.2.6. This is part of our continuing strategy to reduce the number of manual steps needed to deploy EBS in the cloud.

    References

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    There are several capabilities that data scientists benefit from when performing Big Data advanced analytics and machine learning with R. These revolve around efficient data access and manipulation, access to parallel and distributed machine learning algorithms, data and task parallel execution, and ability to deploy... [Read More]

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    Does EBS depend upon Java on desktop clients?

    Yes.  The E-Business Suite requires Forms.  Forms is started by a Java applet.

    Java applets are launched by the Java Plug-in using a browser that supports plug-ins via the NPAPI protocol.

    The Java plug-in runs in the browser memory space and manages the execution of the Forms applet and other EBS applets in one or more separate Java Virtual Machines (JVM).  Java Plug-in also supports the communication between these JVMs and browsers.

    Will E-Business Suite still require Java in the future?

    Yes.  It is expected that our ongoing use of Forms for high-volume professional users of the E-Business Suite means that EBS will continue to require Java.  We replicate, simplify, or migrate selected Forms-based flows to OA Framework-based (i.e. web-based HTML) equivalents with every EBS update, but Forms is expected to continue to be part of the E-Business Suite technology stack for the foreseeable future. 

    Does the E-Business Suite have other Java applet dependencies?

    Yes.  In addition to Forms, various E-Business Suite products have functionality that runs as Java applets.  These Java applets require browsers that offer plugin support.  These products include applets:

    • Oracle General Ledger (GL)
    • Oracle Customers Online (IMC)
    • Oracle Call Center Technology (CCT)
    • Oracle Sourcing (PON)
    • Oracle Install Base (CSI)
    • Oracle Demand Planning (MSD)
    • Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning (MSC)
    • Workflow (WF)
    • Scripting (IES)

    What is going on with browsers' support for plug-ins?

    Plug-in support is referred to in various ways, including:

    Some browsers are phasing out plug-in support. Some browsers were never released with plug-in support.

    Some organizations may wish to use browsers that do not offer plugin support, so we're working on a new approach that will work with all browsers. 

    What is the new approach?

    It's not technically "new" (it is a mature Java technology), but we're using it for the first time with the E-Business Suite.  This "new" approach launches EBS Forms-based screens and other functionality as Java Web Start (JWS) applications instead of as applets.

    Will EBS use Java Web Start?

    Yes, it is expected that Oracle E-Business Suite will be updated to use Java Web Start. It is expected that this will apply to EBS 12.1 and 12.2.

    We have prototypes of EBS applets now launched as Java Web Start applications working today, so this project is already well-underway.  We are polishing and refining issues around window handling, usability, and other areas right now.  Our goal is to make the transition from the current JRE plug-in to Java Web Start as seamless as possible for all EBS end-users.

    How does the technology architecture change?

    Java Web Start changes the way that Java runs on end-users' computers but this technical change is expected to be invisible to end-users.

    Java Web Start applications are launched from browsers using the Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP).

    Will the end-user's experience change?

    No, we are working hard to ensure that your end-users' experience with Java Web Start applications will be as similar as possible to applets via JRE.  The differences between applets invoked by JRE and Java Web Start are expected to be almost-invisible to end-users.

    For example, today with applets via JRE:

    • JRE runs when your end-users click on an EBS Navigator link to a screen that runs in Forms.

    Tomorrow, with Java Web Start:

    • Java Web Start runs when your end-users click on an EBS Navigator link to a screen that runs in Forms.

    What happens with Java 9?

    The Java team recently published their plans for removing the Java browser plugin in a future version of Java. The announcement states (key words highlighted for emphasis):

    Oracle plans to deprecate the Java browser plugin in JDK 9. This technology will be removed from the Oracle JDK and JRE in a future Java SE release.

    What does "deprecate" mean?

    "Deprecate" means that there will still be a Java Plug-in in JRE 9. The deprecation of the Java Plug-in should not be confused with Java Web Start or Java on the desktop itself.  The latter two will be available for the foreseeable future.  Users will still be able to run Java-based applications using the Java Plug-in in JRE 9.

    What does this mean for E-Business Suite users running JRE 9?

    The release of Java 9 will not affect E-Business Suite users. JRE 9 will continue to work with the E-Business Suite in browsers that support Java (via the NPAPI protocol). 

    What browsers will support the JRE 9 plug-in?

    Internet Explorer, Firefox ESR, and Safari will continue to support NPAPI -- and, therefore, Java and Forms.  We recommend that customers who need to use Forms-based products in the E-Business Suite use those browsers.

    Alphabet (Google) Chrome and Microsoft Edge do not support NPAPI, so Java-based apps cannot run in those browsers.  

    What browsers will support Java Web Start?

    It is expected that Java Web Start will work with all browsers, including those that do not work with plugins. 

    What are the timelines for browsers' plugin support?

    Individual browser vendors have been updating their plans regularly.  Here's a snapshot of what some browser vendors have stated as of today:

    Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)

    Microsoft has indicated that they intend to continue to offer plug-in support in IE.

    Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge was released in Windows 10 without Browser Helper Object (BHO, aka. plugin) support.  Microsoft has no plans to add plugin support to Edge.

    Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR)

    Mozilla indicated in early 2016 that Firefox ESR 52 will be the last version to offer NPAPI (and JRE) support.  Firefox ESR 52 is targeted for release in April 2017 and will be supported until May 2018. 

    Mozilla Firefox Rapid Release

    Mozilla intends to remove NPAPI support from the Firefox 53 Rapid Release version targeted for release in April 2017. 

    Apple Safari for Mac OS

    Safari offers Internet plug-in support for Mac OS users.  Apple has not made any statements about deprecating plugin support for Mac OS users.

    Alphabet (Google) Chrome for Windows

    Chrome offered support for plugins until version 45, released in September 2015.  They removed NPAPI support in later Chrome releases.

    Will I need to change browsers?

    No.  JRE will continue to work with browsers that include NPAPI plug-in support.  If your organization already uses those browsers, it is expected that you will be able to continue using those browsers. 

    Will Oracle release its own browser for the E-Business Suite?

    No.  Long-time Oracle users may remember the Oracle PowerBrowser. The industry has since moved away from software that requires proprietary browsers.  We have no plans to release a browser specifically for E-Business Suite users. 

    Will Java Web Start be mandatory?

    Not for the time being. It is expected that the use of Java Web Start will be optional at least up to Java 9, which may be the last Java release to include the JRE browser plugin. 

    Will Java Web Start coexist with JRE?

    Yes, it is expected that you be able to have some users launching Java Web Start applications, while others use applets via JRE, connecting to the same E-Business Suite environment. It is expected that you will have full server-side control over these choices.

    What prerequisites will be needed for Java Web Start?

    We plan to offer Java Web Start for EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  It is expected that a small number of server-side patches for Forms and EBS will be needed. 

    All prerequisites are expected to be published here:

    Will this affect EBS customizations?

    Maybe. It depends upon which of the following apply to your environment:

    • Scenario 1You have modified standard EBS screens running in Forms:  No actions needed. These customizations are expected to work with Java Web Start without any additional changes.
    • Scenario 2You have built custom Java applets of your own to extend the E-Business Suite:  These will continue to run with JRE, but you may wish to update those applets to use Java Web Start.
    • Scenario 3You have third-party extensions or products that depend upon JRE: These will continue to run with JRE, but you may wish to contact your third-party vendor for details about their plans for Java Web Start.

    When will Java Web Start be available?

    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.   

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    Disclaimer

    The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.



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