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  • SearchOracle Bookshelf

    This SearchOracle Bookshelf includes author Q&As, sample chapters, and related questions and answers from readers on Oracle-related books.

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  • Oracle OpenWorld 2011 Special Report

    Top story: Can the DBA manage the Exadata machine?

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle chairman Larry Ellison announced this week that the company sold 1,000 Exadata machines in the past year.

    While it's set a lofty goal of selling another 3,000 in the coming year, use cases and best practices are still difficult to come by despite the sheer size of Oracle's customer base.

    A question for any organization considering the big-ticket database machine is, who oversees it -- and what skills does an employee need? Bundling together storage, database, hardware and networking would seem to call for a wide range of IT skills.

    Read the rest of the story here.

  • SearchOracle.com Advisory Board

    The SearchOracle.com Advisory Board includes industry experts that help us focus our Oracle-related coverage and bring you the best information to help manage your Oracle environment. Advisory Board members are often interviewed, quoted and cited in SearchOracle.com stories, and their backgrounds vary from experience in Oracle Database, applications, MySQL and Oracle-Sun hardware.

  • Oracle BI applications and strategy

    In this Oracle business intelligence (BI) guide, learn how to start an Oracle BI implementation with advice from the experts. Get the latest Oracle business intelligence news, understand basic concepts and BI tools and learn about BI apps such as Oracle OLAP, Fusion Business Suite and more.

    The first section of this guide discusses BI Strategy. Learn the approaches different organizations are taking, from centralizing BI to reducing querying time. Find out about Oracle acquisitions, what they mean for the BI landscape and the direction Oracle BI tools are headed.

    The second section examines Exadata. Recently, there has been a rise in popularity of Exadata storage, and some organizations see it as an accessible way to manage ”Big Data”. Learn why Oracle uses Exadata for its own largest database.

    The third section focuses on Oracle BI apps. Oracle’s Fusion Business Suite offers a BI package that may integrate better with other Oracle products. We also discuss the practical applications of BI a variety of organizations in different industries are enjoying, for example, what Oracle BI adds to compliance.

  • Collaborate 2012 Oracle user groups show guide

    Collaborate 2012, a conference run by various Oracle user groups, took place April 22-26. SearchOracle.com editors were there the whole week, bringing you all the news and information from the show that you might need.

    We were there covering topics such as Oracle Database, Oracle Applications, Fusion Applications, and Oracle's line of Exa- servers. Check below for news about announcements, as well as articles and videos from the show where we talk to end users like you.

  • A Girl in an Oracle World

    Tracy Kleinschmidt, Jennifer Barton and Nadia Bendjedou have something in common -- each has carved out a very successful career in technology, working with Oracle products. This series examines what these three women have in common and what's unique about each of them. From Tracy Kleinschmidt, who graduated with a degree in communications and intended to go into PR, to Jennifer Barton, who has always been focused and known what she wanted to do professionally, to extreme risk-taker Nadia Bendjedou, all three women have unique stories about how they each became a girl in an Oracle world.

  • The 2012 Dynamic Database Project Award

    SearchOracle.com and SearchSQLServer.com are teaming up to select three finalists and one winner of the 2012 Dynamic Database Project Award. We will choose the most innovative, cost-saving, best database project that started or finished in 2012, and the winner will receive a free iPad. Enter your project by Nov. 9.

  • OpenWorld and JavaOne 2012 conference coverage

    Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne will be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 this year at the Moscone Center and various locations throughout San Francisco this year. SearchOracle.com, SearchCloudApplications.com, SearchSOA.com and TheServerSide.com will have editors and reporters on-site, offering up the latest news, features, videos and analyses from the two shows.

    Our coverage of OpenWorld includes details on Oracle Database 12c, the new database Oracle is announcing, as well as stories on expected announcements about Oracle Cloud, Fusion Applications and server hardware appliances such as Exadata.

    Meanwhile, comprehensive coverage of JavaOne includes the latest news and advice on the evolution of the Java platform, software test and application lifecycle management, cloud computing, and emerging tools and languages.

  • Oracle competition guide

    The Oracle ecosphere is a big place, and there are plenty of vendors who want to be part of it. The multibillion-dollar company seemingly has its fingers fiddling in every facet of IT, from hardware to databases to middleware to applications. As a result, Oracle competitors and third-party Oracle vendors have opportunities to cash in as well. This guide gives you one spot for news and features around Oracle competition, the Oracle ecosphere and Oracle third-party companies.

  • OpenWorld and JavaOne 2013 conference coverage

    Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne will be held Sept. 22 to Sept. 26 this year at the Moscone Center and various locations throughout San Francisco. SearchOracle.com, SearchCloudApplications.com, SearchFinancialApplications.com, SearchSOA.com and TheServerSide.com will have editors and reporters on-site, offering up the latest news, features, videos and analyses from the two shows.

    Our coverage of OpenWorld will include details on Oracle Database 12c, the company's newest database, as well as stories on Oracle Cloud, Fusion Applications and a new server appliance called the M6 Big Memory Machine.

    Meanwhile, comprehensive coverage of JavaOne includes the latest news and advice on the evolution of the Java platform, software test and application lifecycle management, cloud computing, and emerging tools and languages.