Oracle Magazine

January - February 2008

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



FEATURES

Information Comes Home
By David Baum
Traditional relational content, unstructured content, XML, 3-D spatial data—your enterprise is home to all kinds of information. Read how customers are using Oracle Database 11g to store all their data, simplify management, and improve systems performance.

Making Enterprise Choices
By David A. Kelly
With investments in SOA and other standards-based technologies, every Oracle application upgrade offers better integration choices. Find out how Oracle gives companies options for upgrades that improve performance, reduce complexity, and prepare the enterprise for the future.

Definitely Not Old-School
By Alan Joch
Northwestern University faces all the IT challenges of any major corporation, plus a few that are unique to higher education. Learn how Northwestern's IT professionals are improving and simplifying the university's IT environment with an SOA and Oracle technology.

 



DEPARTMENTS

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

Capturing the Enterprise Imagination
By Tom Haunert

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

Oracle OpenWorld
Highlights from the show

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

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

Oracle News Briefs

Oracle News
With full support for Oracle and non-Oracle applications, Oracle VM promises faster, cheaper, more scalable server virtualization.

Interview
By Caroline Kvitka
Vince Casarez, Oracle vice president of product management, talks about Oracle WebCenter and Web 2.0.

Interview
By Jeff Erickson
Ray Roccaforte, Oracle vice president of database development, talks about the Oracle Optimized Warehouse.

COMMUNITY
Commitment
Oracle promotes teacher training to improve math and science education.

Partner News
Wipro, Promero, Centennial Software, BearingPoint, Solution Beacon, CPSG, Partners Consulting Services plus Book Beat

Peer-to-Peer
Chris Ostrowski, Andrejus Baranovskis, Jacco Landlust

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
DATABASE REPLAY
Better Workload, Better Testing
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Use database replay to record and replay database activities for better testing.

IDENTITY
Intelligence and Identity
By Mark Rittman Oracle ACE Director and Joel Crisp
Integrating Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Identity Management

OCP
Become a Certified Expert
By Harald van Breederode and Joel Goodman
Oracle University offers Oracle Expert certification in Oracle Real Application Clusters.

ASK TOM
On Tuning by Tracing
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist does a tune-up with SQL_TRACE.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
FRAMEWORKS
Services with a Smile
By Steve Muench Oracle Employee ACE
Create data-centric Web services for SOA development in minutes.

BROWSER-BASED
Reporting from Your Browser
By David Peake
Publish high-fidelity business intelligence reports with Oracle Application Express.



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
Succeeding with Failure
By Ari Kaplan
Oracle Data Guard helps enable disaster recovery systems—and much more.

ALL SECURE
Beyond Data Protection
By Mary Ann Davidson
Oracle Secure Enterprise Search and Oracle Information Rights Management protect information.

ANALYST'S CORNER
Moving the Business Forward
By David Baum
Nucleus Research's Rebecca Wettemann discusses how Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle On Demand pave the way for application upgrades.