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  • October 05, 2004 05 Oct'04

    Users say Oracle apps need makeover, not a takeover

    Sales of Oracle E-Business Suite have plummeted 36% compared to a year ago, and while Oracle attributes the decline to its bid for PeopleSoft, some Oracle users said the suite could use improving.

  • September 22, 2004 22 Sep'04

    Oracle president addresses image, app software decline

    In an interview with SearchOracle.com, Oracle Corp. president Charles E. Phillips Jr. said he is working to improve plummeting application software sales and improve the company's withering public image amid a prolonged battle for PeopleSoft Inc.

  • September 15, 2004 15 Sep'04

    Oracle DBAs see jobs, benefits to PeopleSoft takeover

    DBAs had long been looking at Oracle's takeover of PeopleSoft with a sense of indifference. But as Oracle's hostile bid for its rival in the application software market becomes closer to a reality, many DBAs are optimistic about the future.

  • September 14, 2004 14 Sep'04

    Buttering up the end user

    Some end users are happy with a short wait when calling up an application, others can be downright hostile. Good DBAs properly manage the different pockets of end users in an organization.

  • September 07, 2004 07 Sep'04

    E-Business Suite boosts RFID, grid control

    Oracle unveiled its E-Business Suite at Oracle Open World conference in London today. Version 11i.10 supports RFID technology and an improved application and grid control tool.

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  • August 31, 2004 31 Aug'04

    Overstock is newest grid convert

    Online retailer Overstock.com looks to empty its shelves and speed up sales with Oracle 10g.

  • July 29, 2004 29 Jul'04

    Oracle lands deal with FAA

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chose Oracle Corp.'s 10g for its quickly changing IT landscape.

  • 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.

  • July 08, 2004 08 Jul'04

    DBAs take on new role in the enterprise

    Some database administrators are finding their work assignments and job titles are changing as quickly as new DBMS technology is.

  • June 07, 2004 07 Jun'04

    Vulnerabilities found in E-Business Suite 11i

    Oracle this morning released a patch for multiple, critical SQL injection vulnerabilities in the Oracle E-Business Suite 11i.

  • May 21, 2004 21 May'04

    DBAs, developers keep alibis handy

    DBAs and developers often hide behind common alibis when asked about topics ranging from corrupt code to difficult developers. Read our top 10 list to see if you're guilty.

  • May 14, 2004 14 May'04

    Peering into Bill Inmon's data warehousing crystal ball

    W.H. Inmon, "the father of the data warehouse," shared his predictions for the data warehousing industry at the Spring 2004 TDWI conference.

  • May 13, 2004 13 May'04

    IBM battles Oracle for top open source customers

    IBM is ramping up its open source message in its fight with Oracle for database clustering leadership on the rapidly growing Linux platform, and told IDUG attendees that it will offer a discount to customers building Linux data center clusters.

  • May 12, 2004 12 May'04

    Expert advice: Grid computing and Oracle10g

    SearchOracle.com expert Brian Peasland describes the concept of grid computing and Oracle Database 10g's role in helping you achieve it in your computing environment.

  • May 05, 2004 05 May'04

    Beta testers say 10g delivers

    They may not be as giddy over grid as Oracle would like, but 10g beta testers are sweet on some of 10g's other newest features.

  • May 03, 2004 03 May'04

    IBM aims Stinger at Oracle, Microsoft

    IBM today is releasing the beta version of its most recent DB2 database, and the company is betting Stinger will draw Linux lovers and .Net developers its way.

  • April 22, 2004 22 Apr'04

    Dr. DBA takes pulse of 10g

    TORONTO -- The International Oracle Users Group handed out its first "Oracle Contribution Award" at this week's IOUG Live! conference in Canada. Ken Jacobs, Oracle Corp.'s vice president of product strategy for server technologies and the man ...

  • April 21, 2004 21 Apr'04

    Oracle takes next grid computing step

    Oracle Corp. and several smaller vendors today announced the Enterprise Grid Alliance, a group formed to help address some of the burning questions surrounding grid technology.

  • April 19, 2004 19 Apr'04

    DBA profile: From financials to the FBI

    David Marco is a meta data specialist who is helping the FBI track down terrorists. In this interview, he warns younger programmers of the need to specialize their skills in a scary economy.

  • April 14, 2004 14 Apr'04

    Remote DBAs: Not the next big thing

    Find out what the future holds for remote DBA firms -- and why they no longer strike fear in the hearts of database professionals.

  • April 06, 2004 06 Apr'04

    Oracle, Dell join forces to fight Microsoft

    CEOs Larry Ellison and Michael Dell shook hands today on a deal designed to give Oracle and Dell an advantage over Microsoft in the small and midsized market.

  • April 01, 2004 01 Apr'04

    Webcast follow-up: Oracle9iAS tuning techniques

    Don Burleson answers follow-up questions to his webcast,

  • 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 31, 2004 31 Mar'04

    Database expert will steer Collaboration Suite

    Oracle is talking up its newly improved Collaboration Suite, which now has instant messaging features. Find out whether these enhancements are enough to give Microsoft and IBM a run for their money.

  • March 22, 2004 22 Mar'04

    Master Lock picks Oracle CRM

    Master Lock is all keyed up over its recent installation of Oracle CRM.

  • March 19, 2004 19 Mar'04

    Ask the Experts: Benefits of a SAN

    Understand all the pros and cons of working with a SAN.

  • March 19, 2004 19 Mar'04

    Ask the Experts: Does NAS have what it takes for me?

    NAS performance considerations for an Oracle database.

  • March 19, 2004 19 Mar'04

    Ask the Experts: Using Oracle Financials in a SAN

    Find out what HBA to use when working with Oracle Financials in a SAN environment.

  • March 19, 2004 19 Mar'04

    Ask the Experts: Archiving data

    Methods for maintaining offline or nearline storage.

  • March 19, 2004 19 Mar'04

    Ask the Experts: Variables in database storage

    Best solutions to extend storage space for a an Oracle database.

  • March 19, 2004 19 Mar'04

    Ask the Experts: NAS devices being used for Oracle datafiles

    Options for storing Oracle datafiles being accessed by hosts running the Oracle server.

  • March 09, 2004 09 Mar'04

    True Oracle Blooper: Know your space usage

    How not to guesstimate how much memory will be used by a PL/SQL script.

  • March 04, 2004 04 Mar'04

    Oracle U. has new 10g major

    Hoping to make 10g fans out of Oracle DBAs, Oracle University is advertising a new two-day course -- and promising that the class will let you get 10g up and running in a snap.

  • 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 #4: Competing -- 'My way or the highway'

    An overview of one of five conflict-resolution modes -- competition -- 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 #2: Avoiding -- 'I'll think about it tomorrow'

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

  • February 27, 2004 27 Feb'04

    Oracle vows to fight DOJ suit

    Oracle says it isn't done with its battle to acquire PeopleSoft -- even if the Department of Justice says the deal violates antitrust laws. In a twist, the department said it was Oracle co-president Chuck Phillips who provided some of the evidence ...

  • February 23, 2004 23 Feb'04

    Seeing offshore outsourcing from all sides

    Reflecting the great divide on the merits of offshore outsourcing, SearchOracle.com readers sound off on the most controversial topic within the IT community.

  • February 19, 2004 19 Feb'04

    Offshore outsourcing: Love it or live with it

    As the popularity of offshore outsourcing grows, many analysts and IT pros agree that U.S. corporations need to do more to protect high-quality workers in danger of losing their jobs.

  • February 10, 2004 10 Feb'04

    A look at Oracle 10g

    After getting their hands on the latest Oracle database, DBAs and IT managers are raving about its newest features.

  • 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.

  • February 02, 2004 02 Feb'04

    Agilent dumps legacy systems for Oracle

    Semiconductor maker Agilent Technologies is ending a reliance of more than 2,000 antiquated machines by consolidating on Oracle.

  • January 30, 2004 30 Jan'04

    Customer Data Hub keeps IHOP stats hot

    Oracle's new Customer Data Hub gets the International House of Pancakes the data it needs in a hurry.

  • January 29, 2004 29 Jan'04

    Ellison touts wonders of Data Hub

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says that Oracle's new Customer Data Hub is the answer to all your data integration questions.

  • January 28, 2004 28 Jan'04

    Oracle enters RFID fray

    Oracle announced Tuesday that the latest version of its warehouse management software will support radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

  • January 26, 2004 26 Jan'04

    RFID grabs AppsWorld headlines

    Oracle Corp. will announce new RFID technology and enhancements to its E-Business suite at this week's AppsWorld event in San Diego.

  • January 19, 2004 19 Jan'04

    DBAs should beware the hacker they know

    Aaron Newman is co-author of the Oracle Security Handbook and co-founder of New York-based Application Security Inc. Recently he talked with SearchDatabase.com about ways Oracle DBAs can defend themselves against trouble, and he warned that ...

  • December 17, 2003 17 Dec'03

    Do not adjust your monitor -- all this really did happen in 2003

    Technology might make our lives easier, but it's also good for a yuck or two. Or 10. Actually, the list of the most bizarre tech-related stories of 2003 could be a longer and more convoluted mess than Mr. and Mrs. Liza Minelli's divorce papers. But ...

  • December 16, 2003 16 Dec'03

    Oracle beats Wall Street estimates

    Strong new license sales boosted Oracle Corp.'s Q2 results beyond expectations.

  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    Configure a retention policy in RMAN 9i

    Recovery Manager tip #6 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    Create a standby database with RMAN

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

  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    Make redundant RMAN archive log backups

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

  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    Roll forward versus roll back

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

  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    Monitor RMAN operations

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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