Oracle Magazine

January - February 2007


Features
Departments
Technology, Developer & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns



FEATURES

Always Available
By Alan Joch
Does your business depend on expensive hardware for disaster insurance? New high-availability technologies run on inexpensive commodity hardware, provide disaster insurance, and improve the performance of day-to-day operations. See how Oracle helps growing businesses stay up and running.

Go XML
By David Baum
Business transactions on the Web and content-rich applications have put new demands on enterprise databases. XML—the markup language that is used to store and exchange all kinds of data—can meet these demands. Find out how Oracle XML DB manages diverse XML data.

Expanding to Meet Demands
By David A. Kelly
Small and medium businesses still have to meet big demands—for fast performance, high availability, data security, and scalability—usually under tight budgets. Discover what Oracle is doing to help SMBs meet these challenges, satisfy their customers, and grow and thrive under changing market conditions.



DEPARTMENTS

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

Available and Working
By Tom Haunert

AT ORACLE
Events
Find out about current and upcoming industry events.

Oracle Resources
Here's your guide to Oracle's broadband, education, and online offerings, plus what's new at Oracle.

OTN Community Bulletin
Learn what's happening with Oracle's most dynamic online community.

Oracle News Briefs

Oracle News
Oracle is offering enterprise-class Linux support—the same level of support that Oracle provides for the database—through the Unbreakable Linux program.

CHANNELS
Commitment
The Nature Conservancy protects endangered species and drinking water.

Partner News
GridApp Systems, IBM, EMC, Adobe, Itemfield, Genpact, Turnkey Solutions, NAVTEQ, Application Security, Inc., and SilverStorm plus Book Beat

Peer-to-Peer
Steve Karam, Nicolas Gasparotto, Dave Moore

Cutting Edge
Encrypted hard drives and perching planes

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
PL/SQL PRACTICES
The Right Place for PL/SQL
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Best practices for PL/SQL location, location, location

RECOVERY
Recover in a Flash
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Reduce database recovery time, using the Oracle flash recovery area.

ASK TOM
On Top- n and Pagination Queries
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist gets more results using ROW_NUMBER, RANK, and DENSE_RANK.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
OPEN SOURCE
Embedding Open Source
By Rich Schwerin
The Oracle Berkeley DB family of products exemplifies Oracle's open source commitment.

FRAMEWORKS
Modeling Tables and Components
By Steve Muench Oracle ACE
Maintain your data-centric business services with visual diagrams.

ODP.NET
Using PL/SQL Associative Arrays
By Mark A. Williams
Bring the power of PL/SQL stored procedures to ODP.NET.

BROWSER-BASED
Sizing Up Performance
By Mike Hichwa
Tips and techniques for optimal Oracle Application Express performance



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
Listening to You
By Ari Kaplan
IOUG surveys provide guidance for expanding databases and open source software issues.

ALL SECURE
Security Goes Mainstream
By Mary Ann Davidson
Security is too important to be left to experts.

ANALYST'S CORNER
The Right Stuff
By David Baum
Small businesses can compete on a big scale if they have enterprise-caliber software.