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  • April 18, 2018 18 Apr'18

    Collaborate 18 to track progress of Oracle cloud database, apps

    The Collaborate 18 conference will shine a light on Oracle cloud adoption and migration issues, and on the impact that such moves can have on the careers of DBAs and other IT professionals.

  • September 19, 2017 19 Sep'17

    The 'Sun' starts to set for Oracle Solaris customers

    After a round of layoffs to its Solaris division, it appears Oracle is phasing out its hardware portfolio and continuing to focus on the cloud.

  • April 13, 2016 13 Apr'16

    Oracle Collaborate conference generates buzz in Las Vegas

    The Oracle database and applications forum, presented by three independent user groups, combines hands-on experiences, networking opportunities and an exhibitor showcase.

  • April 04, 2016 04 Apr'16

    Turn database administrator skills into leadership skills

    In a session at Collaborate 16, database architect Ziaul Mannan will reveal the ways DBAs are being overlooked as potential executives and how to prove internally that DBA skills translate well to IT leadership roles.

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    IOUG president champions resilience in the IT profession

    Maria Anderson, IOUG president, believes that resilience is crucial to thriving in the IT profession. IT professionals also need to expand their roles into business, she says.

  • May 05, 2015 05 May'15

    OAUG president: Collaborate 2015 confab peaked with networking

    In a Q&A, OAUG president Melissa English discusses her passion for mingling with attendees at the 2015 Collaborate conference and how Oracle users old and new can learn from each other.

  • April 30, 2015 30 Apr'15

    Matelski mentors techies to help lead Oracle user group IOUG

    John Matelski, an IT executive and current president of the Independent Oracle Users Group, makes bringing out the leadership skills of DBAs and other technical staffers who are IOUG members a priority.

  • April 10, 2015 10 Apr'15

    Collaborate conference needs to go back to square one, says presenter

    Michael Brown thinks that the Collaborate conference has gotten away from its roots in education. At Collaborate 15, he is presenting sessions for new users and experienced ones.

  • January 27, 2015 27 Jan'15

    Panetta joins Oracle board of directors; OAUG names new president

    Leon Panetta is joining Oracle's board of directors, the OAUG user group has a new leader, and the Supreme Court is seeking a White House opinion in the Oracle vs. Google case.

  • October 17, 2014 17 Oct'14

    Get current or lose your Oracle DBA certification, Oracle says

    Oracle has changed its policy on DBA certifications, retiring older ones and requiring database administrators to get current on Oracle Database versions or lose their active status.

  • November 13, 2012 13 Nov'12

    Oracle Day: A mix of Oracle career day, field trip and pep rally

    Is going to Oracle Day worth the trip? If you're going for Oracle career networking, yes. But is the information useful?

  • December 28, 2010 28 Dec'10

    Are Oracle DBA jobs at educational institutions the right fit for you?

    Read about the pros and cons of working as an Oracle DBA or developer at a college or university, and how salaries, benefits, culture and responsibilities compare to Oracle DBA jobs in other industries.

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    New Oracle Database 11g book offers 'underground' tips

    April Sims, a DBA at Southern Utah University and an Oracle Certified Professional, talks about her new book, “Oracle Database 11g Underground Advice for Database Administrators.”

  • March 25, 2010 25 Mar'10

    Oracle grid computing and cloud computing: Special report

    In this Oracle grid computing and cloud computing special report, learn about the difference between grid and cloud computing, the cloud and grid products that Oracle offers and users’ future plans for adoption.

  • January 14, 2010 14 Jan'10

    How to land your dream Oracle DBA job

    Despite the recession, companies are willing to pay top dollar for qualified Oracle professionals. Don Burleson offers guidance on nabbing the dream Oracle DBA job.

  • December 17, 2009 17 Dec'09

    The top Oracle advice from the experts in 2009

    Read this year’s Top 10 list of Oracle advice on Oracle security, licensing, databases and more from the SearchOracle.com experts.

  • November 05, 2009 05 Nov'09

    Part 2: Maintaining your place in the race -- ERP project management

    Get tips on ERP project management for an R12 implementation, including ERP organization and staffing, in this second installment of a three-part series on ERP project success.

  • October 15, 2009 15 Oct'09

    Q&A: Toad for Oracle 10 focuses on developer, DBA productivity

    Toad for Oracle product manager John Pocknell discusses what Oracle DBAs and developers can expect in the new Toad for Oracle 10.

  • September 25, 2009 25 Sep'09

    Oracle DBA salaries on the rise

    Despite the past year's economic turbulence, compensation for Oracle DBAs rose, but so did the workload.

  • September 18, 2009 18 Sep'09

    Oracle Openworld 2009: Here's what to expect

    IOUG President Ian Abramson discusses what to expect at Oracle OpenWorld 2009, including information on hot topics like Oracle 11g R2, Oracle Middleware 11g, and the Sun acquisition.

  • June 15, 2009 15 Jun'09

    SearchOracle.com podcasts

    SearchOracle.com audio downloads and podcasts -- short interviews with leading authors and gurus on the most important issues in the Oracle world.

  • April 27, 2009 27 Apr'09

    Special Report: Collaborate '09

    Read SearchOracle.com's coverage of Collaborate '09, the largest conference for users of Oracle applications, combining the IOUG, OAUG and Quest.

  • September 17, 2008 17 Sep'08

    Oracle OpenWorld 2008 Special Report

    This special report is your guide to Oracle OpenWorld 2008, the biggest annual conference for users of Oracle database and applications technology worldwide.

  • May 01, 2008 01 May'08

    PepsiCo's database head offers DBA career advice

    Managers' expectations of DBAs are not always clear-cut. A former head of the IOUG offers up her perspective from both sides.

  • September 07, 2007 07 Sep'07

    Data integration challenges and solutions revealed

    Forrester's Noel Yuhanna sizes up Oracle and SQL Server interoperability features and sheds light on data virtualization, a new way to solve the data integration problem.

  • September 01, 2007 01 Sep'07

    Oracle support services get mixed reviews

    Technology professionals offer harsh criticism and rave reviews of Oracle's support organization, while an industry expert sizes up the alternatives.

  • July 11, 2007 11 Jul'07

    Special report: Oracle 11g

    This special report is your go-to source for information on the new Oracle Database 11g release. Read breaking news and analysis as well as tips and expert advice on new features, the upgrade process and more.

  • June 27, 2007 27 Jun'07

    A DBA job satisfaction success story

    Being a database administrator (DBA) isn't all that bad. Just ask Jeff Buelt.

  • June 18, 2007 18 Jun'07

    Happy birthday Oracle -- 30 years!

    On June 16, Oracle celebrated its 30th birthday. Rich Niemiec takes a look at Oracle's major milestones over the past three decades.

  • June 15, 2007 15 Jun'07

    Lessons Learned: Starting down the Oracle career path

    Part of the Lessons Learned series, this week's mini-lesson will get you headed in the right direction toward an Oracle job.

  • April 06, 2007 06 Apr'07

    Lessons Learned: Configuring RAID

    Part of the SearchOracle.com Lessons Learned series, this week's lesson covers RAID configuration.

  • April 06, 2007 06 Apr'07

    Lessons Learned: Oracle 10g basics

    Part of the SearchOracle.com Lessons Learned series, this week's lesson answers your basic Oracle 10g questions.

  • November 29, 2006 29 Nov'06

    Oracle tutorial library: SearchOracle.com's learning guides

    One of the best resources SearchOracle.com offers is our collection of learning guides. They're a perfect education tool for the beginner who's just getting started with Oracle or the seasoned professional looking to attain expert status. We've ...

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    Increased automation means changing roles for DBAs

    DBAs won't face demise in the face of greater automation, but their roles are certainly going to change a great deal, says a speaker at Oracle OpenWorld.

  • September 27, 2006 27 Sep'06

    Oracle Fusion Update Center

    Everything you need to know about Oracle's high-profile acquisition spree and Fusion integration plans is here in one spot.

  • August 22, 2006 22 Aug'06

    The Oracle Security Challenge

    Let's find out what how much you really know about Oracle security.

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Spotlight on Oracle security

    This special report compiles news, analysis and expert advice on Oracle security topics, including breaking articles and content from our archives, to help you conquer your daily security challenges.

  • April 13, 2006 13 Apr'06

    Collaborate '06 Preview: IOUG's Kaplan on RAC, security, mobility and more

    IOUG president Ari Kaplan explains what's on tap for the Collaborate '06 Oracle users' conference being held later this month in Nashville.

  • April 14, 2005 14 Apr'05

    So you want to be a DBA...

    @9963 Robert G. Freeman, Oracle consultant and the author of several books, including "Portable DBA: Oracle" and "Oracle Database 10g New Features," knows a bit about the highs and lows of being an Oracle DBA. At next month's July 27, 2004 27 Jul'04

    DBA resumes that make the cut

    Is your DBA resume so yesterday? Get ready for today's job market with common sense tips for writing the perfect Oracle DBA resume.

  • April 01, 2004 01 Apr'04

    Veteran DBAs seek help from a higher power

    Veteran DBAs are finding that rookies aren't the only ones suffering from a devastated economy.

  • March 03, 2004 03 Mar'04

    Conflict-resolution mode #5: Compromising -- 'Let's make a deal!'

    An overview of one of five conflict-resolution modes -- compromise -- and how and when to use it.

  • March 03, 2004 03 Mar'04

    Conflict-resolution mode #3: Collaborating -- 'Two heads are better than one!'

    An overview of one of five conflict-resolution modes -- collaboration -- and how and when to use it.

  • March 02, 2004 02 Mar'04

    Conflict-resolution mode #1: Accommodating -- 'It would be my pleasure'

    An overview of one of five conflict-resolution modes -- accomodation -- and how and when to use it.

  • March 02, 2004 02 Mar'04

    Conflict-resolution mode #4: Competing -- 'My way or the highway'

    An overview of one of five conflict-resolution modes -- competition -- and how and when to use it.

  • February 09, 2004 09 Feb'04

    Oracle Guru Exam #2: A compilation of quizzes 11-20

    If you've missed any of The Oracle Guru questions, here's another chance to test your knowledge.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Use IPC for local connections

    Performance tuning tip #4 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • November 24, 2003 24 Nov'03

    DBAs defend against offshore outsourcing

    In order to protect themselves against offshore outsourcing, database administrators must prove that the best DBAs do a whole lot more than backup and recovery.

  • November 05, 2003 05 Nov'03

    Oracle OCMs are rare breed

    The Oracle Certified Master (OCM) certification is only for top-tier Oracle gurus who spend years gaining real-world experience before being tested on far-out IT scenarios.

  • October 27, 2003 27 Oct'03

    Oracle's iLearning tests employee performance

    General Physics Corporation grades Oracle's iLearning software, which is helping ensure their employees comply with new federal regulations.

  • October 08, 2003 08 Oct'03

    Rating the Oracle Certified Professional

    SearchOracle.com readers express a mix of outrage and appreciation for OCP, a certification that everyone agrees continues to carry clout in the job market.

  • August 11, 2003 11 Aug'03

    Data sources: What, how and why

    What exactly is a data source? This paper defines data sources within the scope of J2EE and describes their benefits, how to set them up, connection retrieval behavior from data sources in the context of transactions and the different ways security ...

  • August 10, 2003 10 Aug'03

    Keeping that Oracle DBA job

    Got mentors? What about a backup plan? For rookie DBAs and experienced pros alike, Oracle guru Robert Freeman has tips on how to look good on the job.

  • April 09, 2003 09 Apr'03

    How to get an Oracle DBA job

    Despite the steepest downturn in the history of IT, there are jobs to be had by Oracle certified professionals and DBAs. To get them, insiders say, IT pros need to remember some of the rules they learned long ago and apply some new strategies as ...

  • April 01, 2003 01 Apr'03

    Oracle on Windows

    Running Oracle on Windows is a common enterprise setup, and predictably, database administrators run into common problems with it. To clear up the confusion, SearchOracle.com's resident experts offer their advice for overcoming some frequent ...

  • January 16, 2003 16 Jan'03

    DBA blooper #10: Remedial math

    When IT pros troubleshoot they often have to think "outside the box" to find and solve a problem. Sometimes, however, they get too creative in their thinking, overlooking the simple solution in favor of a grand scheme.

  • December 12, 2002 12 Dec'02

    True DBA Blooper #9: Backup plan backfires

    Every DBA knows the importance of a good backup and recovery plan, but coming up with one that works isn't always so straightforward. For weeks, Craig MacPherson, a database team leader for a Canadian energy company, pored over the minute details of...

  • September 11, 2002 11 Sep'02

    True DBA blooper #2: Small slips, big data wipeout

    Inadvertently deleting important data is surprisingly easy to do. A simple typo and a misplaced double click was all it took for these two DBAs to wipe out entire directories of critical files. They recount their horror in this installment of ...

  • July 10, 2002 10 Jul'02

    Oracle U. defends OCP title

    Defending their new DBA certification requirement against critics who say it's costly and unnecessary, Oracle described the move as part of a new strategy to ensure that only top-shelf candidates receive the company's stamp of approval.

  • June 18, 2002 18 Jun'02

    DBAs prep to skip Oracle school

    Oracle this week added a "hands-on" course to its 9i Oracle Certified Professional requirements. The company presented the move as one that will lend credibility to the OCP certification, but some industry experts think the move may backfire.

  • May 02, 2002 02 May'02

    Top 20 mistakes an Oracle DBA can make, Part II

    Got an IT death wish? Attendees at IOUG Live! now know what it takes to be a lousy database administrator thanks to a presentation that pointed out twenty top mistakes DBAs make.

  • April 17, 2002 17 Apr'02

    Top 20 mistakes an Oracle DBA can make, Part 1

    Attendees at International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) Live! now know what it takes to be a lousy database administrator thanks to a presentation that pointed out the top 20 mistakes DBAs make.

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