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  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    Configure the Recovery Manager MML

    Database extra tip #3 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    Explore your date options with RMAN

    Recovery Manager tip #2 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 11, 2003 11 Dec'03

    Try this simple cold backup script

    Backup and recovery tip #1 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 11, 2003 11 Dec'03

    Try this simple hot backup script

    Backup and recovery tip #2 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 11, 2003 11 Dec'03

    Create a database clone using an open backup

    Backup and recovery tip #3 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

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  • December 11, 2003 11 Dec'03

    Perform capacity planning using LogMiner

    Backup and recovery tip #4 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 11, 2003 11 Dec'03

    Backup a primary database via the standby

    Backup and recovery tip #5 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Tune SQL with SQL*Plus autotrace

    Performance tuning tip #3 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Manage the Windows tnsnames.ora file location

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

  • 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.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Oracle HRMS gets XML certified

    By adopting the non-profit HR-XML Consortium's open data exchange standard, Oracle HRMS allows HR departments to transfer data smoothly to staffing firms.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Tune the application SQL in the database

    Performance tuning tip #2 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Set the default temporary tablespace in Oracle9i

    Database administration tip #5 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Import from a Unix pipe

    Database administration tip #3 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Load up on latches

    Performance tuning tip #1 from "30 tips in 30 minutes, brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Find and remove duplicate rows using constraint exceptions

    Database administration tip #2 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Connecting as internal in SQL*Plus, export and import

    Database administration tip #1 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 09, 2003 09 Dec'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #15

    How well do you know Oracle? Take our quiz and find out.

  • December 09, 2003 09 Dec'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #15

    Did you answer correctly to this week's quiz? Check yourself here.

  • December 02, 2003 02 Dec'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #14

    How did you do on this week's quiz? Check your answer.

  • December 02, 2003 02 Dec'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #14

    How much do you know about Oracle? Take our weekly quiz to test your database and applications knowledge.

  • December 01, 2003 01 Dec'03

    Oracle DBA takes top honors

    Database administrator Arup Nanda, director of the Connecticut Oracle Users Group, has been named Oracle DBA of the Year.

  • November 26, 2003 26 Nov'03

    Oracle AppsWorld gets specific

    Oracle's January 2004 AppsWorld event will focus on corporate governance, and nearly 12,000 users are expected to attend.

  • November 25, 2003 25 Nov'03

    Show the time at the SQL prompt

    Application development tip #6 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • November 25, 2003 25 Nov'03

    Compile all invalid code with one command

    Application development tip #4 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • November 25, 2003 25 Nov'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #13

    Did you guess correctly? Check your answer to this week's quiz.

  • November 25, 2003 25 Nov'03

    Confirm the model equals the schema

    Application development tip #2 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • November 25, 2003 25 Nov'03

    Rise in DBA outsourcing predicted

    One Forrester Research analyst is predicting that 30% of U.S. companies will outsource their database operations in the next five years.

  • November 25, 2003 25 Nov'03

    Deploy schema changes from your modeling tool

    Application development tip #3 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • November 25, 2003 25 Nov'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #13

    Are you an Oracle guru? Take our quiz and see how much you really know about Oracle.

  • November 25, 2003 25 Nov'03

    Trigger on a materialized view (snapshot) table

    Application development tip #5 from "30 Oracle 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 21, 2003 21 Nov'03

    Interpolate when an export/import/refresh will finish

    Application development tip #1 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • November 17, 2003 17 Nov'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #12

    How much do you know about Oracle? Take our weekly quiz to test your database and applications knowledge.

  • November 17, 2003 17 Nov'03

    Analysts: Oracle's grid technology not all that

    As Oracle continues its grid computing campaign, some analysts are warning customers to clear away the confetti and balloons and see what's behind the hype.

  • November 17, 2003 17 Nov'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #12

    Check your answer to this week's quiz.

  • November 10, 2003 10 Nov'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #11

    Did you guess correctly? Check your answer to this week's quiz.

  • November 10, 2003 10 Nov'03

    Oracle 10g app server gains U.K. ground

    Gartner Inc. is urging Fujitsu Siemens customers in Europe to migrate their application servers to Oracle 10g now that the two companies have reached a new agreement.

  • November 10, 2003 10 Nov'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #11

    Are you an Oracle guru? Take our quiz and see how much you really know about Oracle.

  • November 05, 2003 05 Nov'03

    Serious flaw found in Oracle 9i app server

    A flaw in Oracle 9i Application Server could allow attackers to use SQL injection attacks to steal sensitive information.

  • 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 29, 2003 29 Oct'03

    PolyServe boasts Linux/Oracle 9i RAC results

    Linux scored another victory this week, when the data clustering software company PolyServe produced test results showing the power of the open-source platform and Oracle 9i Real Application Clusters (RAC).

  • 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 20, 2003 20 Oct'03

    Oracle toots RFID horn

    Oracle Corp. is planning a broad upgrade to its supply chain management tools within its CRM suite and is hyping the introduction of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

  • October 16, 2003 16 Oct'03

    Singles try to score Sox-Yankees tix online

    The Red Sox haven't won since 1918, and some Craigslist.org members haven't had a date in almost as long. Now the dateless are trying to play the field and score some World Series tickets at the same time.

  • October 16, 2003 16 Oct'03

    Oracle takes identity management to grid

    Oracle Corp. is touting its identity management capabilities in an attempt to show customers that whatever IBM can do, Oracle can do better.

  • October 15, 2003 15 Oct'03

    Employers ask DBAs for extras

    Recruiters are hunting for Oracle DBAs with experience in everything from Java to J.D. Edwards, and they're asking that only nice guys with no attitude apply. In this economy, employers know they can make special requests and still see plenty of ...

  • October 10, 2003 10 Oct'03

    SearchOracle.com Book Chapter Download Library

    Here you can download free chapter excerpts from books written by highly-regarded Oracle gurus and authors. Check back to this page frequently as it's being regularly updated.

  • 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.

  • October 07, 2003 07 Oct'03

    The Oracle Guru Exam #1: A compilation of quizzes 1-10

    If you've missed any of The Oracle Guru questions, here's another chance to test your knowledge. We've compiled the first 10 questions from The Oracle Guru series. Good luck!

  • October 01, 2003 01 Oct'03

    Oracle gives Infopia new lease on life

    Marketing software company Infopia, Inc. says Oracle Outsourcing dissolved its technical staffing and expertise issues, and got them out of hot water.

  • September 30, 2003 30 Sep'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #10

    Are you an Oracle guru? Take our quiz and see how much you really know about Oracle.

  • September 30, 2003 30 Sep'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #10

    Check to see if you got this week's answer correct.

  • September 23, 2003 23 Sep'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #9

    Did you guess correctly? Check your answer to this week's quiz.

  • September 23, 2003 23 Sep'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #9

    How much do you know about Oracle? Take our weekly quiz to test your database and applications knowledge.

  • September 17, 2003 17 Sep'03

    Reduce maintenance downtime for E-Business 11i

    One Oracle Corp. executive offered OracleWorld attendees tips for reducing downtime and installing patches for the company's E-Business Suite 11i.

  • September 16, 2003 16 Sep'03

    Analysts: Per-processor pricing to die out

    As Oracle Corp. prepares to release new licensing fees in connection with its new 10g database and application server, analysts are predicting the arrival of a new utility pricing model.

  • September 15, 2003 15 Sep'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #8

    Are you an Oracle guru? Take our quiz and see how much you really know about Oracle features and applications.

  • September 15, 2003 15 Sep'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #8

    Are you an Oracle guru? Take our quiz and see how much you really know about Oracle.

  • September 12, 2003 12 Sep'03

    Oracle says Q1 earnings on target

    Software sales are down, but Oracle says its fiscal first-quarter earnings hit the mark.

  • September 11, 2003 11 Sep'03

    Oracle users leery of grid strategy

    Oracle has spent much of the week detailing its grid computing strategy to OracleWorld attendees, but even the company's most committed users say it's too good to be true. That's one reason why Oracle yesterday announced a new consortium to build ...

  • September 11, 2003 11 Sep'03

    Even pros struggle with Oracle security

    An Oracle executive says the company's upcoming grid computing products won't increase customers' security headaches, but it became obvious during a panel discussion at OracleWorld that users are still troubled by today's unsolved security scourges.

  • September 10, 2003 10 Sep'03

    McNealy: Sun, Oracle share same vision

    Sun Microsystems chief Scott McNealy told OracleWorld attendees that Sun and Oracle share similar goals. He also took time to bash Michael Dell for claiming Sun spends too much on research and development.

  • September 10, 2003 10 Sep'03

    Beta testers give 10g rave reviews

    A panel of beta testers sang the praises of Oracle's 10g database and application server at the company's annual U.S. user event this week. Users were especially pleased with the product's new self-managing capabilities.

  • September 10, 2003 10 Sep'03

    Bomb scare interrupts OracleWorld

    The Moscone Center in San Francisco was evacuated this afternoon due to a bomb scare, sending an estimated 20,000 OracleWorld attendees out onto the streets of San Francisco.

  • September 10, 2003 10 Sep'03

    OracleWorld: Ellison takes users on grid trip

    Larry Ellison made an appearance at OracleWorld yesterday to tell 20,000 attendees that grid computing is here, that Oracle has it, and that IBM only thinks it has it. But an analyst called Oracle's strategy more of an evolution than a revolution.

  • September 09, 2003 09 Sep'03

    OracleWorld: Self-managing tools are among 10g's perks

    Oracle's 10g-whiz features include automated performance assessment and storage tools, as well as something called Database Control (the new Oracle Enterprise Manager). It's all part of Oracle's effort to cut database management costs in half and ...

  • September 09, 2003 09 Sep'03

    Dell adds weight to Oracle's grid pitch

    OracleWorld attendees were introduced to the company's new line of grid products and heard from grid supporters such as Michael Dell during opening day of the database giant's annual user event in San Francisco.

  • September 08, 2003 08 Sep'03

    OracleWorld takes users into future

    OracleWorld is slated to open Monday in San Francisco to 20,000 users at a time when Oracle is determined to convey the power of grid computing, and succeed in its bid to acquire rival PeopleSoft.

  • September 08, 2003 08 Sep'03

    OracleWorld to revolve around grid

    Oracle Corp.'s newest database, named 10G in honor of grid technology, will be the highlight of the company's annual U.S. user conference, slated to begin Monday at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Headed into the weeklong event, Robert Shimp, ...

  • September 08, 2003 08 Sep'03

    Oracle's database name game

    Did you hear the one about 10G? Some IT pros are laughing about the name Oracle Corp. gave their newest database release, but Oracle says grid computing is no joke.

  • September 02, 2003 02 Sep'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #7

    Find out if you guessed correctly to this week's quiz.

  • September 02, 2003 02 Sep'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #7

    Test your Oracle database knowledge with this week's quiz.

  • August 25, 2003 25 Aug'03

    Oracle 9i XML component vulnerable

    Oracle Corp. is urging customers using 9i version 2 to patch a newly identified vulnerability immediately and to disconnect their databases from the Internet.

  • August 22, 2003 22 Aug'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #6

    Are you an Oracle guru? Take our quiz and see how much you really know about Oracle database development.

  • August 22, 2003 22 Aug'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #6

    Check to see if you answered this week's quiz correctly.

  • August 20, 2003 20 Aug'03

    Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) drivers

    This paper provides an introduction to Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) drivers, an overview of the JDBC drivers Oracle provides, guidelines on how to choose a JDBC driver and how to achieve the best performance with JDBC.

  • August 19, 2003 19 Aug'03

    TDWI experts outline 'trading places' strategy

    Users and experts at The Data Warehousing Institute conference agree that confusion and finger pointing plague many data warehouse projects. TDWI gurus say that one way to prevent trouble is to have data warehouse team members trade places with ...

  • August 17, 2003 17 Aug'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #5

    Check to see if you guessed correctly to this week's quiz.

  • August 17, 2003 17 Aug'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #5

    How much do you know about Oracle? Take our weekly quiz to test your database and applications knowledge.

  • August 14, 2003 14 Aug'03

    Filmmakers make mockery of Apple's 'Switch' campaign

    Apple's latest conversion commercials have flipped a switch inside some e-filmmakers and stirred up their creative (Apple) juices. Some of these mini-mockumentaries are definitely worth watching -- as long as your boss isn't watching.

  • 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.

  • August 10, 2003 10 Aug'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #4

    If you think you know Oracle, try your hand at this week's quiz on RAID configurations.

  • August 10, 2003 10 Aug'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #4

    Think you know the answer to this week's quiz? See if you're correct.

  • August 03, 2003 03 Aug'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #3

    Check to see if you've answered this week's quiz correctly.

  • August 03, 2003 03 Aug'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #3

    How much do you know about Oracle? Take our weekly quiz to test your DBMS and applications knowledge.

  • July 29, 2003 29 Jul'03

    Oracle/Linux interest high, spending flat

    Gartner Research says Oracle customers have been slow to adopt Linux, but one former MySQL customer says the Oracle-Linux combination saved his assets.

  • July 28, 2003 28 Jul'03

    Oracle: Users should patch flaws ASAP

    Oracle Corp. is urging customers to install patches for three security flaws in the company's application server software and its E-Business suite.

  • July 28, 2003 28 Jul'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #2

    Are you an Oracle guru? Try your hand at this week's quiz on a component of database table design.

  • July 28, 2003 28 Jul'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #2

    The Oracle Guru Answer #2

  • July 21, 2003 21 Jul'03

    Oracle, MagnaWare lend recruiters a hand

    Oracle Corp. and MagnaWare Software are joining forces to help hiring managers process the piles of resumes that cross their desks and flood their in-boxes.

  • July 21, 2003 21 Jul'03

    The Oracle Guru Answer #1

    Are you an Oracle guru? Take our quiz and see how much you really know about Oracle.

  • July 21, 2003 21 Jul'03

    The Oracle Guru Question #1

    Test your Oracle smarts with this week's quiz.

  • July 15, 2003 15 Jul'03

    Oracle secuity tips from a database expert

    Expert Don Burleson says that the biggest security mistake Oracle DBAs make is failing to install Oracle correctly. He's got some tips for making an Oracle database secure.

  • July 12, 2003 12 Jul'03

    Oracle geeks of the round table

    Putting a high-tech spin on the traditional poker night, a group of elite Oracle gurus formed the Oak Table Network and achieved a sort of cult status among geeks around the globe.

  • July 11, 2003 11 Jul'03

    SearchDatabase.com members speak out about the Oracle/PeopleSoft saga

    SearchDatabase.com members sound off about Oracle's takeover bid of PeopleSoft.

  • June 25, 2003 25 Jun'03

    Meet the SearchOracle.com expert panel and guest contributors

    Meet our panel of Oracle gurus and guest contributors.

  • June 06, 2003 06 Jun'03

    Oracle's acquisition could be blessing for DBAs' bosses

    DBAs may see some better integration between their databases and PeopleSoft applications, but it's likely that their bosses will benefit from the deal.

  • June 06, 2003 06 Jun'03

    Oracle makes takeover bid for PeopleSoft

    Oracle has announced its intention to make a takeover bid for PeopleSoft and has offered $16 per share.

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