Thursday, August 13, 2015

Oracle Offers New PULA Database License

 

Following mounting criticism over the recent years for its software licensing and audit practices, Oracleappears to making a change with PULA.

The PULA was reported originally by The Register and confirmed by Craig Guarante, Co-founder and CEO of Palisade Compliance who said, “It’s not a rumour—Oracle is putting that in front of customers.”

The change involves a new license that will offer flat-rate pricing for unlimited use for Oracle’s namesake product in perpetuity.

Oracle had previously offered what it called an Unlimited License Agreement which ran for a set period of time before customers had to certify their usage of Oracle and pay for anything additional they had used during the license period.

According to the Register, the Perpetual User License Agreement (PULA) removes the time requirement and is priced on a yearly fee based on estimate usage. This change would minimize the risks of additional payments down the line and software audits from Oracle.

The PULA Licenses are still being rolled out and Oracle is likely still in the process of setting the exact requirements so there could be radical differences between PULAs held by different companies.

Speculation over why the change is being implemented focuses on two areas, Oracle’s latest financial performances and the rise of the competitors. With the PULAs requiring customers commit to Oracle over competing outfits and following the SaaS model which has produced better revenue, Oracle will hope to retain its dominant position in the marketplace.

However Guarante has questioned the likelihood of terms that restricted customers to Oracle forever citing restraint on trade concerns.

The real question is for Oracle’s customers, according to Duncan Jones of Forrester Research is if they’ll risk a ’till death do us part deal’ with Oracle.

 

 

 

Oracle Adds New Android Versions To Copyright Battle With Google

Oracle Corp. added claims covering newer versions of the Android operating system to its copyright lawsuit first filed five years ago against Google Inc.

Oracle’s supplemental complaint filed in San Francisco federal court extends infringement claims to cover newer Android versions. Oracle contends Google’s Android copies source code from its Java platform.

The case is Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc., 10-cv-03561, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco).

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

TCC: Complete list of Filters and Functions

 

The Taleo Connect Client has a lot of filters to form queries, and a bigger bunch of functions which can be used in the export definition. Knowing the complete list of supported filters and functions will help when one has to write complex projections. Some of the functions are documented in the official TCC developers guide.

Here is the complete list of all filter criterion which TCC understands:

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between
contains
containsIgnoreCase
customFilter
customLogicalOperator
customOperator
equal
equalAllowNull
excludedFrom
greaterThan
greaterThanOrEqual
hierarchicalContains
hierarchicalContainsOrWithin
hierarchicalWithin
includedIn
isFalse
isNotNull
isNull
isTrue
lessThan
lessThanOrEqual
like
likeIgnoreCase
matches
matchesIgnoreCase
not
notEqual
or
predefinedFilter
returnsResults
textuallyMatches
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And here is the complete list of TCC Functions cleartext.blogspot.com

 

add
addDays
addMonths
addWeeks
addYears
allCustomFields
amount
anyQuery
average
boolean
castAsDate
castAsNumber
castAsTimestamp
classType
column
concatenate
count
currency
customFunction
customValue
date
decode
divide
double
field
firstValue
float
greatest
integer
key
lastValue
least
list
lobCompare
lobIndexOf
lobLength
lobSubstring
locale
long
maximum
minimum
multilingualColumn
multiply
nextValue
overRows
overValues
parameter
power
predefinedValue
previousValue
projection
replace
replaceNull
replaceNullOrNot
round
string
substring
subtract
subtractDate
sum
switchByCriterion
switchByValue
toChar
textAbout
textAnd
textCustom
textInPath
textNot
textOr
textWeight
textWithin
toEndOfTheDay
toLowerCase
toStartOfTheDay
toUpperCase
trim
truncate
undefined

 

Enjoy. cleartext.blogspot.com

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