Oracle Magazine

July - August 2007

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FEATURES

Oracle Celebrates Thirty Years of Innovation
By David A. Kelly
Thirty years ago Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates had a big idea: they built a relational database. See how Oracle's commitment to compatibility, portability, and connectability and its drive to achieve the impossible have led to big success for the company and its customers.

Hands-Free Management
By David Baum
As the size and complexity of IT departments grows, traditional systems management solutions may not keep pace. Discover how the top-down administration and automation of Oracle Enterprise Manager can manage all your applications, middleware, and databases.

World Class <IT>
By Alan Joch
The Linux operating system supports mission-critical operations at many companies, but administering it can mean frustrating calls to multiple vendors. Find out how Oracle supports the Linux enterprise with world-class products, technology, and Oracle Unbreakable Linux.



DEPARTMENTS

What Numbers Mean
By Tom Haunert

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

Oracle Resources
Your guide to Oracle's broadband, education, online offerings, and more

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

Oracle News Briefs

Oracle News
With its Hyperion acquisition, Oracle creates end-to-end enterprise performance management.

Commitment
Oracle joins Dana-Farber's fight against cancer.

CHANNELS
Partner News
ALCiE, Farallon Geographics, System Dynamics Corporation, GridApp Systems, EMC, Embarcadero Technologies plus Book Beat

Peer-to-Peer
Lucas Jellema, M.K. Rizwan and Venkat Tipparam  
 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Reporting with the Familiar
By Mark Rittman Oracle ACE Director
Create reports with familiar desktop tools and Oracle enterprise datasources.

SQL DEVELOPER
Extending Oracle SQL Developer
By Sue Harper Oracle ACE
Build extensions for Oracle SQL Developer with SQL and XML.

ASK TOM
On Ignoring, Locking, and Parsing
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist looks out for WHEN OTHERS, locks, cascades, and parses.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
INDUSTRY STANDARD
Working Around Silos
By Marta Bright
The Java Content Repository provides access to content silos.

OPEN SOURCE
Committed to Code
By Rich Schwerin
Oracle's kernel contributions benefit anyone using Linux.

FRAMEWORKS
Producing Parameterized Pages
By Steve Muench Oracle ACE
Use HTTP request parameters to retrieve rows to view and edit.

PL/SQL PRACTICES
On Invokers and Outs
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Best practices for invoker rights and functions



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
An Oracle User Looks at 30
By Ari Kaplan
A tradition of technology and user groups marks Oracle's 30th year.

ANALYST'S CORNER
Clustering Gains New Momentum
By David Baum
Jean Bozman of IDC discusses why companies of all sizes are turning to clusters.