- May 16, 2003
Although it may seem a no-brainer today, SQL took some time to get established with by no means all vendors subscribing to the notion of a common database query language as a useful thing. (May 16, 2003)
- April 17, 2003
Database replication can be surprisingly complex. Whether setting up duplicate Oracle databases or synching with SQL Server, Oracle experts Karen Morton and Brian Peasland admit that many decisions factor into setting up a replication job. This Ask ...
- April 17, 2003
Oracle and Microsoft this week both announced victories in the world of online analytical processing (OLAP), one boasting the results of benchmark tests and the other heralding the results of an annual market share report.
- April 16, 2003
Oracle 10i is just around the corner, but recent surveys show that most of you are still using versions 8 or 8i. If you are considering upgrading from your current version, whatever it is, this Ask the Experts compilation can help. In it, Oracle ...
- April 09, 2003
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 ...
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- April 01, 2003
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 ...
- March 26, 2003
Designing and maintaining a solid backup and recovery process is the most important task a DBA can do. SearchOracle.com's resident Oracle experts have answered many user-submitted questions over the last year about the best ways to backup and ...
- March 11, 2003
The gap between front-runner Oracle and competitor IBM in the database market is closing, and Microsoft last year gained more market share than either, according to a new report by Framingham, Mass.-based International Data Corp. Oracle's revenue in...
- January 22, 2003
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison doesn't think his competitors are stupid. It's their software that makes no sense to him.
- January 21, 2003
Facing the largest number of users ever assembled at its semianual AppsWorld event, Oracle Corp. forged ahead this week with a message that Oracle technology is cheaper to own and easier to operate than ever before.
- January 16, 2003
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 20, 2002
Some of the top certification experts fill us in on which certs you'll be able to convert into cash during the coming year -- and which may not be worth your time. It seems the deeper down you drill, the more money you're likely to command.
- December 12, 2002
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...
- December 06, 2002
Experienced DBA Peter Gooley had to dig deep in his memory archives to come up with his favorite blunders, mistakes that make him laugh today, but were not so funny then. He shared his two blunders, one that started as a mystery and another that ...
- November 13, 2002
As Oracle threw the doors open to a DBA training lab at OracleWorld to show off new enterprise management tools, BMC Software countered with the release of enhancements to its own tools for database professionals working on multiple systems.
- November 12, 2002
Attendees at OracleWorld in San Francisco are hearing a lot about what Real Application Clusters (RAC) running on Linux can do for them. SearchDatabase.com asked a DBA already using the solution for his take on the technology.
- November 08, 2002
Not all true DBA bloopers involve running errant code or deleting live production databases with a single keystroke. This collection of bloopers proves that sometimes mistakes occur at a much more complex level.
- November 07, 2002
It's OracleWorld time, and attendees at the annual technology conference will hear from happy customers running 9i on Linux, and see the company's improved Collaboration Suite. Larry is on a yacht in New Zealand, but the show will go on. Oracle will...
- October 24, 2002
Bob Lawrence knows the pain that comes with accidentally deleting several production IMS databases while they are online in a CICS production system. Now 20 years older and somewhat wiser, Lawrence recalled the scenario, and his recovery from the ...
- October 18, 2002
To the untrained eye, SQL statements and Unix commands look like so much heiroglyphics. Alas, even to the trained eye, such arcana is not so simple to keep track of. Oracle DBA Brian Bientz relates this harrowing tale of what happens when one ...
- October 11, 2002
DBA Christopher James Thompson shares two of his workplace blunders for the fourth intallation in our popular SearchDatabase.com DBA blooper series.
- September 24, 2002
Studies have shown that many companies never stop to measure ROI on their enterprise applications projects. At Gartner's CRM Summit, an analyst laid out a framework for gauging returns.
- September 20, 2002
While implementing a new file path naming standard at his company, Oracle DBA Ron Horjus figured he could take advantage of the wildcard. The plan backfired, and resulted in his employer instituting a new rule about DBA permissions. Horjus shared ...
- September 13, 2002
Web services, rising in popularity quicker than you can say SOAP, topped the list of future technology priorities for SearchDatabase.com Oracle Report Card respondents.
- September 12, 2002
More than one-third of Oracle customers surveyed by SearchDatabase.com have not committed to upgrading their systems to Oracle 9i, even though it was released more than a year ago.
- September 12, 2002
The results of an exclusive SearchDatabase.com survey of 500 database professionals show that Oracle still struggles against the perception that it is too pricey but that customers are largely satisfied with its products and technology.
- September 11, 2002
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 ...
- September 10, 2002
NetLedger is expected to reveal its first low-end CRM system. NetLedger is the recently established, Larry Ellison backed, company - the firm that touts Oracle's Small Business Suite, and their CRM product is expected to fill a CRM gap for smaller ...
- September 10, 2002
Despite its successful sales history, there is no denying that Oracle has an image problem when it comes to cost, according to a SearchDatabase.com survey or Oracle users.
- September 06, 2002
What does a modern enterprise DBA do? In today's challenging multi-DBMS environments, the answer is "just about everything." The job description apparently also includes keeping the trains running on time. Well, that's the theory at least. This ...
- September 04, 2002
An analysis of Oracle Designer from a business modeling perspective. (April 10, 2001)
- August 12, 2002
A list of frequently-asked questions about the Oracle 9i certification track.
- August 12, 2002
The Oracle Certification Program continues to be the most popular certification among all database vendors. Here's an introduction to the 9i DBA track.
- July 25, 2002
Don Burleson answers your Oracle availability questions from a recent webcast on SearchDatabase.
- July 10, 2002
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
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
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
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.
- April 13, 2002
News analysis: Oracle walking a fine line with 11i
- April 02, 2002
When Oracle announced it was getting into the hosting business in a big way, it wasn't kidding. The company is turning into an outsource to be reckoned with. Oracle has cut the ceremonial ribbon for its 9i Database and Application Server hosting and...
- December 06, 2001
Tool time! If you're ready to build some standards-based apps with an open and extensible tool, get your downloadin' shoes on. The 9i JDeveloper is ready to roll.
- November 20, 2001
Following in the footsteps of the wired world, wireless application and system integration become vendor battleground in war on complexity. Oracle says it's ready.
- November 16, 2001
Oracle U. may not be going to a bowl this year, but a "degree" from there could help you score a beefier paycheck.
- September 24, 2001
OracleMobile CEO Denise Lahey has been on the wireless frontlines for what is an Internet eternity: five years. Previously vice president of Oracle's Mobile Product division -- as well as its first employee -- Lahey essentially built the division ...
- August 02, 2001
Oracle says it plans to voice-enable its applications software across its platforms, including Oracle 9i, Oracle E-Business Suite, OracleMobile Online Studio and Oracle JDeveloper.
- July 18, 2001
Oracle's new content management strategy features a heavy dose of knowledge management and a strong reliance on technology found in its new 9i database.
- June 14, 2001
Oracle is in the process of releasing a new certification track for database administrators for its new Oracle 9i database.
- April 18, 2001
Oracle 9i, the next version of Oracle's flagship database, will ship later this quarter -- probably in May -- launching with a big splash at the company's headquarters in Redwood Shores, Calif.