On September 5, AST India rang in Ganesh Chaturthi with joyful office celebrations!

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrating Ganesha as the god of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles, as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence, and is observed throughout India.  Ganesha is a symbol of formless divinity.  The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals (temporary stages). Observations include chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts, and brata (fasting).  Traditionally, the 10-day festival ends when the idol is carried in a public procession, then immersed in a nearby body of water.

AST India’s office celebrations included our employees dressed in traditional attire, festive decorations throughout the office, and a grand feast! 

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AST’s team in the Pune office celebrated 73 years of India’s Independence on August 15!  India’s Independence Day is a day to celebrate freedom and remember the courage and sacrifice of India’s freedom fighters.  

Our team celebrated the occasion by festively decorating the office, proudly flying the Indian national flag, and playing the Indian national anthem, “Jana Gana Mana”.  With everyone dressed in India’s national colors in the spirit of patriotism, the day’s festivities concluded with an Independence Day luncheon. 

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On Saturday, July 27, AST hosted MuleSoft’s monthly Meetup group in Pune, featuring a workshop titled, “Transformation Power and DataWeave”.  This immersive workshop had a record attendance of over 150 professionals from various partner organizations across Pune – that’s over 750 years of MuleSoft experience in a single room!

The hands-on workshop provided insight on why data transformation is essential to day-to-day activities within an organization, and how DataWeave, a component provided by MuleSoft, helps to effectively transform data.

A big “thanks” to all of our organizers and attendees for making this event in AST’s Pune office a great success.  We experienced enthusiastic speakers, in-depth insights, and practical demonstrations, in addition to fantastic networking opportunities.  AST is now a featured local partner for MuleSoft Meetups in Pune!  

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On Friday, August 24, AST and Oracle offered a collaborative workshop titled “Oracle Autonomous PaaS – Application Integration”.  The workshop was attended by more than thirty professionals, comprised of Solution Architects, Technical Consultants, Technical Architects, Entrepreneurs, EBS Consultants, and avid technocrats.  The free, hands-on workshop offered opportunities to learn how Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC), a pure, cloud-based platform can help customers achieve a scalable, maintenance-free, and secure cloud-based integration solution.  Experts from Oracle, including Mr. Narayana Pedapudi and Mr. Kishore Katta, and from AST,  Mr. Joseph Alexander and Mr. Ankit Chhabra, provided an immersive and interactive learning experience.  The hands-on session left the audience yearning for a few days of additional access to absorb and experience the technology in-depth.

We’d like to thank all the workshop participants for making this event a success.  Based on the overwhelming response, we are planning to launch a series of workshops on myriad topics.  For those of you who missed the first workshop, stay tuned…

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Brake Parts, a global company that supplies the world’s top brake brands for cars, vans, SUVs, light trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles, has partnered with Oracle to build an intelligent sales operation.  Using Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud with Oracle Sales Cloud, the company has modernized its applications and automated customer-facing activities across departments, helping to transform sales operations.  Read more about this development here:  https://bit.ly/2Mpjyhu.

Oracle has expanded its scope of autonomous capabilities with built-in AI and machine learning in its application development, integration, and analytics services.  Learn more about Oracle’s Integration Platform at an exclusive AST hands-on workshop on Friday, August 24 in our Pune, India office.  This workshop is a fantastic opportunity to take a deep dive in Oracle’s integration offerings and applications.  Don’t miss the opportunity to take your career to next level – register to secure your spot today!  https://conta.cc/2muqoUo

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Just 3 weeks to go – don’t miss this opportunity

AST is offering you an opportunity to learn more about #Oracle’s #Cloud #Platform through an informative and hands-on workshop happening in our Pune office! Mark your calendars for Friday, August 24 for this free workshop for business & technology enthusiasts and innovators.

We are proud to introduce our featured speaker for the day – Mr. Narayana Pedapudi!

Mr. Pedapudi is a Cloud PaaS solution architect at Oracle India. He is an expert on Cloud Integration Platform and Cloud Native Applications technologies and has 16 years of experience in dealing with complex integrations across cloud and on-premise applications. Mr. Pedapudi began his career in integration with Sun SeeBeyond Enterprise, where he worked with the integration platform, OpenESB. There, he was instrumental in developing adapters for widely used enterprise applications. Mr. Pedapudi is a cloud enthusiast who loves exploring new trends in cloud and IoT technologies. He loves to travel and spend most of his free time with family and friends. Learn more about the event and register today to secure your spot!  https://conta.cc/2muqoUo

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#Oracle has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” report for the second consecutive year! This achievement is a direct result of the value that the Oracle Cloud Platform is delivering to thousands of enterprises every day. Oracle’s comprehensive #iPaaS offering has eliminated the barriers between various Oracle and non-Oracle#ERP, #HCM, and CX applications to provide seamless connectivity in business across cloud and on-premise applications. AST is offering you an opportunity to learn more about Oracle’s #Cloud Platform through an informative and hands-on workshop happening in our Pune office! Mark your calendars for Friday, August 24 for this free workshop for business & technology enthusiasts and innovators. Experts from AST and Oracle will facilitate learning about the Oracle Integration Platform through presentations, case studies, live demos, and hands-on laboratory exercises. Learn more about the event and register today to secure your slot here https://conta.cc/2muqoUo  #business #integration #OracleCloud

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Congratulations to Rohan Khatavkar and Rishi Gupta for celebrating their 5th work anniversaries with AST!  After joining the AST family in 2013, each of them has contributed unique talents and skills to the growth and success of our organization.

Rohan and Rishi have both shown great dedication to their work and an ongoing eagerness to learn more.  They have each worked on numerous successful projects and they continuously encourage their colleagues to work with the same dedication and passion as they have.

We are proud to have Rohan and Rishi as a part of Team AST, and we wish them a long and rewarding career!

 

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Effective May 1, 2018, Oracle has received a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Attestation of Compliance (AoC) covering Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, reaffirming its commitment to security and data protection.

 

PCI DSS is a globally recognized security standard for payment workloads, including the storage, processing, or transmission of cardholder data.  Customers can use this PCI DSS AoC to assess how Oracle’s cloud services can meet their payment card related compliance needs. Read more about this achievement here:  https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/oracle-announces-pci-dss-attestation-of-compliance-aoc-for-oracle-cloud-infrastructure.

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Oracle is enhancing its security by dropping Java Serialization Support. Serialization has been at the heart of persistent security flaws and has affected an estimated 65% of all Fortune 100 companies in the last year alone. Read more on the concerns with Java Serialization, and Oracle’s actions to thwart any further related security issues here.

 

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