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    Written by Nicole Fornacon, Marketing Director, EMEA/APAC, Oracle University

    Some years ago, did we think we would have so many smartphones today? Did we anticipate the increasing pressures IT departments would feel to support the business? Did we expect that Big Data and the Cloud would dominate the way they do now?

    One thing is clear: the convergence of mobility, Big Data, the Cloud, collaboration tools and the Internet of Things (IoT) are producing great changes – not only for general business, but also for the role the IT department plays.

    Technology is riding an ascending wave, changing the way organizations and end users behave. Rather than passively monitoring customers to gain insights about their behavior, IT is becoming much more about collaborating with customers and helping organizations' end users perform at peak efficiency.

    Ask yourself:

    • What will IT departments look like in 2020? 
    • How will the role of the CIO change and how will this influence the way the IT department runs? 
    • How will end users in the business keep up?

    Changing the IT Department

    Today’s technology is less about operational delivery and infrastructure and more about finding solutions and working with the business.

    IT departments will become smaller as companies outsource more of the operational work to external suppliers. End users will be asked to do more than ever to keep functions running smoothly.

    By 2020, we will see smaller IT functions that are more highly skilled and more strategic. Technology is becoming more about customization than about commoditization.

    This will be particularly true when it comes to analytics and Big Data.

    Data scientists are in short supply, which means organizations will increasingly turn to external suppliers, as the Iot drives the need for data analytics. End users within organizations will be expected to learn how to deal with data and perform many analytical functions to support business growth.

    A new type of IT organization will be needed

    • It will require being more agile and distributed across the business. 
    • Companies will need to redesign data center and application architecture to deliver real-time data intelligence when and where it’s needed.
    • Integration needs to occur not only between internal systems but with external data sources, including sensors, mobile apps, and partner websites.

    This complex integration architecture must be high performing and have full-time support. Many organizations will embrace Cloud computing.

    In this rapidly changing environment, employees in all functions will be scrambling to expand their skills.

    They will need to learn how to use new or updated applications while performing their job functions more effectively. Organizations need to find ways to ease the transition so users readily adopt new applications and ways of working with Big Data and the Cloud.

    Changing Job Roles

    While IT executives will be integral players in the game, there will be one person to take the corporation forward: the CIO.

    • This role requires a solid understanding of procurement, the supply chain, the digital and physical assets, the customers, and the end users of the services IT offers. 
    • This kind of CIO is one with vision, someone who can envision the trajectory of the ball even before it's launched in the game.
    • The new role of the CIO will require understanding of the business as a whole, innovation and thought leadership, focusing much more on being agile.

    This represents a big change.

    The role of the CIO has traditionally demanded caution and predictability, not risk-taking.

    In the future, the CIO's role will be less about controlling and more about enabling the rest of the business, including end users in the organization, to use technology in a more effective way.

    In the shift to hyper-connected organizations, the CIO becomes chief collaborator and negotiator, one who gains influence by guiding business units, not by dictating actions.

    They need to be more proficient at understanding the business and better at handling change and managing stakeholders in the rest of the business. Those skills will flow down from the CIO to IT professionals and end users.

    As organizations use the Cloud to simplify their applications and IT infrastructure, most of the technical roles might be outsourced to third-party suppliers.

    Operational roles will come under pressure.

    If there is a risk involved, it’s for the people in highly technical roles that have a bias to infrastructure that are likely to be outsourced - although thoughtful approaches to training and end-user adoption can slow the outsourcing trend.

    IT staff will require new knowledge for technology integration and orchestration, since the party of players is bound to grow when multiple applications, technologies, devices, and service providers collide to bring forth a single solution.

    Analytics and Big Data skills and knowledge will also be in high demand.

    Jobs in the IT sector will change. The current roles of IT staff will evolve only with the support of the CIO in championing all stakeholders who need to get the most out of new applications and technology.

    As the demands and needs expand with every year, the key is to focus not only on identifying and acquiring new skills and technical experience, but also on emphasizing big-picture thinking.

    The IT department of the future will continue to focus on new technology, new software and hardware and the most in demand new skills.

    The growing trend towards Cloud will continue to expand into every area of business. Customers need to quickly adapt to the new cloud-supported processes.

    End users need to learn how to use Oracle Cloud applications to competently perform process transactions.

    Since all staff members — from executives to end users — will be affected by the coming changes, it's crucial to integrate user adoption activities with the technical implementation activities during all phases of any IT project.

    It might be time to consider engaging Oracle User Adoption Services– add-on services that accelerate the change process – to translate the organizational changes into actionable activities at the user and manager level.

    Change will happen, but the future is nothing to fear if we prepare for it.

    Sources: Digitalist, Computer Weekly


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    today I'm going to explain how to multitenant on the same cluster Big Data SQL and YARN. I think it's a quite common scenario - you may want to store historical data and query it with the Big Data SQL. As well you may want to perform the ETL job within the same cluster. If so, resource management became... [Read More]

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    imageMy presentation and Live DEMO at “Oracle Hardware Solutions Event”. Demonstrated live Java Server Loader (JSL) on Solaris Sparc T5-2 Server and did performance tests (CPU, Memory, Network Socket) instantly at session duration.

    Artifacts:

      • Java Server Loader (JSL)

      • WLSDM (WebLogic Smart Dashboard and Monitoring)

      • Oracle WebLogic (12.2.1)

      • Oracle Solaris 11.3

      • Java 1.8_071

    Get the presentation here

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    Exadata is getting smaller, less expensive, more efficient and more powerful, while ISVs are getting more choices about what size they want and need, where to put it and how to pay for it.

    View full post.


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    Tieto announced it has earned Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status through Oracle Partner Network, demonstrating that Tieto Card Suite has been tested and tuned on Oracle SuperCluster to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers. Tieto is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork. Tieto Card Suite performance tests have been carried out at the Oracle technical test facility in Linlithgow, Scotland, with the involvement of Thales, manufacturer of cryptography products. Running with Oracle SuperCluster M7, Tieto Card Suite exceeded expectations twofold.

    View Press Release and Proof of Value results


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    Flex Software Systems achieves Oracle #Exastack #SuperCluster Optimized status with banking apps CoreSystem FXL and Va Bank FXL 

    View Proof of Value results

    “Testing of FlexSoft CoreSystem FXL and Va-Bank FXL on Oracle SPARC M7-16 Server gave us a unique opportunity to prove performance and scalability of our core banking platform on extensive data volumes. Adding In-Memory Option with selected optimized procedures brings us 5-6 times performance boost!” - Arkadiy Lobas, FlexSoft General Manager


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    Have you heard about the latest offering in our Engineered Systems portfolio? Like Oracle SuperCluster, MiniCluster is an integrated server, storage, networking, and software system that provides maximum end-to-end database and application efficiency, and security while reducing complexity and delivering the lowest total cost of ownership.

    Visit the OPN Oracle MiniCluster Knowledge Zone to find out how easy it is to become authorized and able to sell Oracle MiniCluster. 

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    If you are an OPA Senior Sales Consultant or an Intermediate Policy Modeler with 1 to 4 years of experience enroll today for Oracle Policy Automation Cloud Service 2017 Implementation Essential Beta Exam!

    Passing it, you will be recognized as an Oracle Policy Automation Cloud Service 2017 Certified Implementation Specialists.

    To take the beta exam for free, request a voucher.


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    Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service (PCMCS) is going GA on Thursday - October 20th.

    Help us promote the launch by participating in a social media flash mob.

    Simply email toby.hatch-AT-oracle.com for details on the time and posts to use. 


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    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers a set of core capabilities, such as elastic compute, storage, networking, bare metal, migration tools, and container to help you quickly increase business value and performance.

    Join us on October 20th, at 10am CEST (9am BST/11am EEST) as we explore the current Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service offering and examine the use cases for partner business. 

    Demo: Creating and Managing Oracle Compute Cloud Instance

    Presenter: Emin Askerov, FMW IMC Consultant – Oracle Partner Hub Migration Center Russia

    Register Now!


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  • 10/18/16--10:32: MySQL Cluster 7.5 Is Now GA!
  • The MySQL team at Oracle are excited to announce the immediate availability of the MySQL Cluster 7.5.4 GA release! The development focus has been on improving overall performance and ease of use, combined with improved SQL support and the introduction of read optimized and fully replicated tables, all of which... [Read More]

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    The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2016 was released on October 18, 2016. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

    The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents. 

    Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" Section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

    The Critical Patch Update Advisory is available at the following location:

    It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches.

    The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are:

    • January 17, 2017
    • April 18, 2017
    • July 18, 2017
    • October 17, 2017

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    When the leafs are falling down ... ... then it's time for the October 2016 Patch Set Update (PSU) and Proactive Bundle Patches (BP).  Things you need to know: General information: Critical Patch Update - October 2016 Risk Matrix for: Oracle Database Server, version(s) 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2 ... [Read More]

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  • 10/19/16--06:51: Filter All The Things
  • I often spend a lot of time on the ‘cool’ and ‘advanced’ tips and tricks when doing talks for SQL Developer. Today, I’m co-presenting with Helen , and she chose to spotlight a bunch of stuff around filtering. Follow @HelenJSanders I love the topic, but I usually short change the subject in... [Read More]

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    Java logThe latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_131 (a.k.a. JRE 6u131-b14) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients.

    All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release

    Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops:

    • From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline
    • From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline 
    • From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline
    We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team. 

    You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops.

    Effects of new support dates on Java upgrades for EBS environments

    Support dates for the E-Business Suite and Java have changed.  Please review the sections below for more details:

    • What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users?
    • Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 7 for Windows desktop clients?
    • Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers?

    New EBS installation scripts

    This JRE release is the first with a 3-digit Java version. Installing this in your EBS 11i and 12.x environments will require new installation scripts.  See the documentation listed in the 'References' section for more detail.

    32-bit and 64-bit versions certified

    This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Deploying JRE documentation for your EBS release for details.

    Implications of Java 6 End of Public Updates for EBS Users

    The Support Roadmap for Oracle Java is published here:

    The latest updates to that page (as of Sept. 19, 2012) state:

    Java SE 6 End of Public Updates Notice

    After February 2013, Oracle will no longer post updates of Java SE 6 to its public download sites. Existing Java SE 6 downloads already posted as of February 2013 will remain accessible in the Java Archive on Oracle Technology Network. Developers and end-users are encouraged to update to more recent Java SE versions that remain available for public download. For enterprise customers, who need continued access to critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 6 or older versions, long term support is available through Oracle Java SE Support .

    What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users?

    EBS users fall under the category of "enterprise users" above.  Java is an integral part of the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, so EBS users will continue to receive Java SE 6 updates from February 2013 to the end of Java SE 6 Extended Support in June 2017.

    In other words, nothing changes for EBS users after February 2013. 

    EBS users will continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 6 until the end of Java SE 6 Extended Support in June 2017. 

    How can EBS customers obtain Java 6 updates after the public end-of-life?

    Java 6 is now available only via My Oracle Support for E-Business Suite users.  You can find links to this release, including Release Notes, documentation, and the actual Java downloads here: Both JDK and JRE packages are contained in a single combined download after 6u45.  Download the "JDK" package for both the desktop client JRE and the server-side JDK package.

    Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops

    The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite.

    Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1.

    What do Mac users need?

    Mac users running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) can run JRE 7 or 8 plug-ins.  See:

    Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers?

    JRE is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers

    JDK upgrades for E-Business Suite application tier servers are highly recommended but currently remain optional while Java 6 is covered by Extended Support. Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6 for application tier servers. 

    Java SE 6 is covered by Extended Support until June 2017.  All EBS customers with application tier servers on Windows, Solaris, and Linux must upgrade to JDK 7 by June 2017. EBS customers running their application tier servers on other operating systems should check with their respective vendors for the support dates for those platforms.

    JDK 7 is certified with E-Business Suite 12.  See:

    References

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    Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_121 (a.k.a. JRE 7u121-b15) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients.

    All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release

    Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops:

    • From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline
    • From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline 
    • From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline
    We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team. 

    You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops.

    Effects of new support dates on Java upgrades for EBS environments

    Support dates for the E-Business Suite and Java have changed.  Please review the sections below for more details:

    • What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users?
    • Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 7 for Windows desktop clients?
    • Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers?

    32-bit and 64-bit versions certified

    This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Recommended Browser documentation for your EBS release for details.

    Where are the official patch requirements documented?

    EBS + Discoverer 11g Users

    This JRE release is certified for Discoverer 11g in E-Business Suite environments with the following minimum requirements:

    JRE 7 End of Public Updates

    The JRE 7u79 release was the last JRE 7 update available to the general public.  Java is an integral part of the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, so EBS users will continue to receive Java SE 7 updates to the end of Java SE 7 Premier Support to the end of July 2016.

    How can EBS customers obtain Java 7 updates after the public end-of-life?

    EBS customers can download Java 7 patches from My Oracle Support.  For a complete list of all Java SE patch numbers, see:

    Both JDK and JRE packages are now contained in a single combined download.  Download the "JDK" package for both the desktop client JRE and the server-side JDK package. 

    Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops

    The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite.

    Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1.

    Java Auto-Update Mechanism

    With the release of the January 2015 Critical patch Updates, the Java Auto-Update Mechanism will automatically update JRE 7 plug-ins to JRE 8.

    Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops

    The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite.

    Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1.

    What do Mac users need?

    Mac users running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.10 (Yosemite) can run JRE 7 or 8 plug-ins.  See:

    Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers?

    JRE is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers

    JDK upgrades for E-Business Suite application tier servers are highly recommended but currently remain optional while Java 6 is covered by Extended Support. Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6 for application tier servers. 

    Java SE 6 is covered by Extended Support until June 2017.  All EBS customers with application tier servers on Windows, Solaris, and Linux must upgrade to JDK 7 by June 2017. EBS customers running their application tier servers on other operating systems should check with their respective vendors for the support dates for those platforms.

    JDK 7 is certified with E-Business Suite 12.  See:

    Known Issues

    When using Internet Explorer, JRE 1.7.0_01 had a delay of around 20 seconds before the applet started to load. This issue is fixed in JRE 1.7.0_95.

    References

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    Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_111 (a.k.a. JRE 8u111-b14) and its corresponding Patch Set Update (PSU) JRE 1.8.0_112 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows desktop clients.

    All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release

    Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops:

    • From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline
    • From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline 
    • From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline
    We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team. 

    You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops.

    What's new in this release?

    Oracle now releases a Critical Patch update (CPU) at the same time as the corresponding Patch Set Update (PSU) release for Java SE 8.

    • CPU Release:  JRE 1.8.0_111
    • PSU Release:  JRE 1.8.0_112
    Oracle recommends that Oracle E-Business Suite customers use the CPU release (JRE 1.8.0_111) and only upgrade to the PSU release (1.8.0_112) if they require a specific bug fix.  For further information and bug fix details see Java CPU and PSU Releases Explained.

    32-bit and 64-bit versions certified

    This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Recommended Browser documentation for your EBS release for details.

    Where are the official patch requirements documented?

    All patches required for ensuring full compatibility of the E-Business Suite with JRE 8 are documented in these Notes:

    For EBS 12.1 & 12.2

    EBS + Discoverer 11g Users

    This JRE release is certified for Discoverer 11g in E-Business Suite environments with the following minimum requirements:

    Implications of Java 6 and 7 End of Public Updates for EBS Users

    The Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap and Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Oracle Fusion Middleware documents explain the dates and policies governing Oracle's Java Support.  The client-side Java technology (Java Runtime Environment / JRE) is now referred to as Java SE Deployment Technology in these documents.

    Starting with Java 7, Extended Support is not available for Java SE Deployment Technology.  It is more important than ever for you to stay current with new JRE versions.

    If you are currently running JRE 6 on your EBS desktops:

    • You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 6 Deployment Technology Extended Support in June 2017
    • You can obtain JRE 6 updates from My Oracle Support.  See:

    If you are currently running JRE 7 on your EBS desktops:

    • You can continue to do so until the end of Java SE 7 Deployment Technology Premier Support in July 2016
    • You can obtain JRE 7 updates from My Oracle Support.  See:

    If you are currently running JRE 8 on your EBS desktops:

    Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 8 for Windows desktop clients?

    No.

    This upgrade is highly recommended but remains optional while Java 6 and 7 are covered by Extended Support. Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JRE 6 and 7 desktop clients. Note that there are different impacts of enabling JRE Auto-Update depending on your current JRE release installed, despite the availability of ongoing support for JRE 6 and 7 for EBS customers; see the next section below.

    Impact of enabling JRE Auto-Update

    Java Auto-Update is a feature that keeps desktops up-to-date with the latest Java release.  The Java Auto-Update feature connects to java.com at a scheduled time and checks to see if there is an update available.

    Enabling the JRE Auto-Update feature on desktops with JRE 6 installed will have no effect.

    With the release of the January Critical patch Updates, the Java Auto-Update Mechanism will automatically update JRE 7 plug-ins to JRE 8.

    Enabling the JRE Auto-Update feature on desktops with JRE 8 installed will apply JRE 8 updates.

    Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops

    The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite.

    Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1.

    What do Mac users need?

    JRE 8 is certified for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), and 10.11 (El Capitan) desktops.  For details, see:

    Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 8 for EBS application tier servers?

    No.

    JRE is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers.

    JRE 8 desktop clients can connect to EBS environments running JDK 6 or 7.

    JDK 8 is not certified with the E-Business Suite.  EBS customers should continue to run EBS servers on JDK 6 or 7.

    Known Iusses

    Internet Explorer Performance Issue

    Launching JRE 1.8.0_73 through Internet Explorer will have a delay of around 20 seconds before the applet starts to load (Java Console will come up if enabled).

    This issue fixed in JRE 1.8.0_74.  Internet Explorer users are recommended to uptake this version of JRE 8.

    Form Focus Issue

    Clicking outside the frame during forms launch may cause a loss of focus when running with JRE 8 and can occur in all Oracle E-Business Suite releases. To fix this issue, apply the following patch:

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