Oracle Patent Grants

System and method for supporting an object oriented scripting tool

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569181
A system and method can support an object-oriented scripting tool. The system can comprise a parser that operates to parse a document that specifies a software class in a scripting language using one or more tags that are defined in a markup language environment. Furthermore, the system can include a type definition table that includes a plurality of type definitions, wherein this type definition table operates to use a tag name of a said tag as a key that is associated with a type…

Changing de-optimization guard representation during the compilation process

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569185
A method for compiling code includes receiving a code section representation including a guard at a location, placing, at the guard, a triggering condition, and relocating the guard from the location to a second location in the code section representation. The method also includes transforming the guard into a control-split instruction. The control-split instruction includes a deoptimization branch and a continue execution branch. The method further includes placing, at the guard, a…

System and method for patching java cloud services for use with a cloud computing environment

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569193
A system and method for patching cloud services for use with a cloud computing environment. In accordance with an embodiment, a cloud environment includes a cloud services infrastructure, which allows a suite of software applications, middleware, and database offerings to be delivered to customers in a self-service, elastically scalable manner. Over time, it may become necessary to update one or more of the deployed services. In accordance with an embodiment, services can be patched…

System and method for adaptively integrating a database state notification service with a distributed transactional middleware machine

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569224
A system and method can handle various database state notifications in a transactional middleware machine environment. The system can connect one or more transaction servers to a database service, wherein the database service is associated with a notification service. Furthermore, a notification service client that is associated with said one or more transaction servers can receive one or more events from the notification service, wherein said one or more events indicates one or more…

Scheduling multiple operations in a divider unit

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569258
A multiplier unit that may be configured to concurrently perform multiple division and square operations is disclosed. The multiplier unit may include multiple stages. Each stage may be configured to perform a corresponding arithmetic operation. Control circuitry coupled to the multiplier unit may be configured to schedule in a given cycle of the plurality of cycles, a respective tasks of a plurality of tasks included in a first operation for execution on a respective stage of the…

Memory migration in presence of live memory traffic

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569322
A method for memory migration between addressing schemes, including: receiving a first request to access a first memory address and a second request to access a second memory address; comparing the first memory address and the second memory address with a barrier pointer referencing a barrier address and separating migrated addresses and un-migrated addresses; tagging the first request with a first tag indicative of the first addressing scheme in response to the first memory address…

Software translation lookaside buffer for persistent pointer management

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569369
Techniques are provided for performing OID-to-VMA translations during runtime. Vector registers are used to implement a “software TLB” to perform OID-to-VMA translations. Runtime dereferencing is performed using one or more vector registers to compare each OID that needs to be dereferenced against a set of cached OIDs. When a cached OID matches the OID being dereferenced, the VMA of the cached OID is retrieved from cache. Buffer cache items may be pinned during the period in which…

System and method for providing a second level connection cache for use with a database environment

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569472
Described herein is a system and method for providing a level 2 connection cache for use with a database environment. In accordance with an embodiment, a second level, or level 2 (L2), connection cache is used to cache no-session connections for use with a database. When a connection is requested, a no-session connection (NSC) can be retrieved from the cache and a database session is attached. Later, when the connection is closed, the database session is logged off and the no-session…

Distributed consistent grid of in-memory database caches

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569475
A plurality of mid-tier databases form a single, consistent cache grid for data in one or more backend data sources, such as a database system. The mid-tier databases may be standard relational databases. Cache agents at each mid-tier database swap in data from the backend database as needed. Ownership locks maintain consistency in the cache grid. Cache agents prevent database operations that will modify cached data in a mid-tier database unless and until ownership of the cached data can…

Transforming default values dynamically

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569482
When altering records in a repository of information to add an attribute that has a non-NULL default value and a corresponding constraint to the records, no update record is issued and instead, the existing records are essentially treated as having a NULL value for the attribute being added. To compute a query over the records to which the attribute has been added, a value is generated for rows that hold NULL values for the attribute in which the value in which the NULL values held…

Virtual directory server to process directory requests when information on an object is split across multiple data sources

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569507
A virtual directory server (VDS) provided according to an aspect of the present disclosure maintains attribute data identifying a corresponding set of stored attributes associated with each data source, with each data source storing values for associated set of stored attributes. Upon receiving a first request based on query attributes, the VDS identifies a set of data sources based on the stored attribute data, with each data source storing values for at least one of the query…

Business process visualization

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569508
A business process visualization is described. In one embodiment, process may include searching for documents stored in memory. The search identifies first documents, wherein the first documents comprise data of respective transactions of a first business process sequence implemented by an enterprise application. A user interface (UI) is then generated that includes components corresponding to the first documents, respectively, and components that visually identify relationships between…

Statement-level and procedural-level replication

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569514
Techniques for replicating data in database systems are described. In an example embodiment, a set of changes is received at a destination database, where the set of changes has been applied at a source database and is being replicated from the source database to the destination database. The set of changes is analyzed and it is determined that the set of changes includes two or more of: a subset of row-level changes, a subset of statement-level changes, and a subset of procedure-level…

Framework to persist and retrieve previous searches based on the context

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569544
Embodiments of the invention provide for persisting and retrieving search results based on a context of the search results and an application providing those results. For example, one embodiment of the present invention allows a user to access previous search result from a current page of a user interface, e.g., by clicking on an icon in the interface page. Additionally, these previous results can be made available without requiring the user to leave a current page in order to view the…

Mechanism for enforcing user-specific and device-specific security constraints in an isolated execution environment on a device

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569602
A method and system for receiving from an authenticated user, at an authorization server, via a service provider, an authorization request to perform a sensitive operation on a first device. The method also includes generating, by the authorization server and in response to receiving the authorization request, an authorization token that includes a device constraint and a binding code constraint, which includes a binding code. Additionally, the method includes transmitting the…

Techniques for extracting semantic data stores

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569725
Techniques for enforcing policies. A set of data is stored in one or more data stores. A plurality of semantic concepts for an ontology are defined and a map is constructed from the set of data to the concepts. The map is executed in order to transform data from the set of data to a second set of data. The second set of data is stored according to the ontology. The second set of data is reasoned in order to determine compliance with one or more policies.

Dynamic denial of service protection

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9571377
A method for providing dynamic denial-of-service (DoS) protection using a multicore processor is provided. The multicore processor includes a shared memory, a data processor core, a dynamic DoS processor core and a signaling processor core. The data path processor core receives a network packet addressed to a host computer, selects a target queue based on a traffic type of the network packet, and adds the network packet to the target queue. The target queue is selected from one of n…

Dynamic flow control using credit sharing

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9571408
A method and system for dynamic flow control using credit sharing that includes allocating portions of credits to senders, wherein each of the credits is for communicating with a receiver; transmitting, by a first sender of the senders, a first message to the receiver using a first credit of a first portion of the credits; decrementing, in response to transmitting the first message, a credit balance of the first sender by one; and determining that the credit balance of the first sender…

Executing a batch process on a repository of information based on an analysis of the information in the repository

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9563668
Embodiments of the invention provide for executing a batch process on a repository of information. According to one embodiment, executing a batch process can comprise presenting one or more aspects of records of the repository and receiving a selection of a criteria for at least one aspect of the records. Records matching the selected criteria can be identified and a summary of the information can be presented. The batch process can comprise one of a plurality of batch processes. In such…

System and method for supporting configuration daemon (CD) in a network environment

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9563682
A system and method can support network management in a network environment. The network environment can include a plurality of configuration daemons (CDs), wherein a master CD is an active CD on a switch with a master subnet manager (SM). The master CD operates to perform consistency check on one or more states associated with one or more peer CDs in the network environment, and replicate a configuration file to the one or more peer CDs, wherein the configuration file includes at least…