License to Operate

Oracle Magazine

July - August 2008


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



FEATURES

Measure. Analyze. Perform.
By David Baum
Companies depend on timely, easy-to-access business information to make critical decisions, but today's business intelligence has to include more than just measurement and analysis. Strategic, long-term business mapping, or enterprise performance management, is now a must. See how Oracle technologies help organizations analyze the present and perform for the future.

License to Operate
By David A. Kelly
Every day IT administrators face the increasingly difficult task of meeting greater business demands on reduced budgets. Oracle virtualization, database, middleware, and applications running on Linux—backed by Oracle's Unbreakable Linux support program—offer a low-cost and powerful solution for companies that must do more with less.

Growing Green
By Marta Bright
Saving energy and generating cleaner power are two ways that companies can reduce their carbon footprints and improve the earth's environmental health. Find out how two organizations—one in energy supply and one in energy research—use Oracle technology to make the planet a little greener.

Oracle OpenWorld Sneak Peak
Learn. Connect. Collaborate. Find out what's coming at Oracle OpenWorld 2008, including hundreds of learning opportunities, new ways to network, and new green programs.

 



DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor
By Tom Haunert
IT Goes Green

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

Oracle News Briefs

Oracle News
By Rich Schwerin
Sohan DeMel, Oracle senior director of product management, talks about how Oracle Clusterware protects mission-critical applications from downtime.

COMMUNITY
Partner News
InMage Systems, Tech Mahindra, Teradata, dthree, Quova, Capgemini, Calsoft, International Innovations plus Book Beat.

Citizenship
Junior Achievement prepares high school students for the complexities of the business world.

Embedded Oracle
Oracle powers crime-fighting devices and better cell phone coverage.

Peer-to-Peer
Tim Tow, Ameed Taylor, Mike van Alst

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
ADVANCED COMPRESSION
Compress to Impress
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Use Oracle Advanced Compression to conserve resources and improve performance.

TOTAL RECALL
Managing History
By Jonathan Gennick
Oracle Total Recall enables users to find, track, and use past and present information.

SQL DEVELOPER
Managing File Versions
By Sue Harper
Edit files and use version control in Oracle SQL Developer 1.5.

OCP
Using Database Advisors
By Sushma Jagannath
Get advice on key management challenges and improve performance in Oracle Database 11g.

ASK TOM
On Redefinition, Nature, and Triggers
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist redefines tables, compares keys, and warns about DDL in triggers.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
OPEN SOURCE
More Support for the Kernel
By Rich Schwerin
Oracle developers continue their contributions to the Linux kernel.

FRAMEWORKS
A Home for Your Chrome
By Steve Muench Oracle ACE
Easily enforce consistent look and feel with page templates.

PL/SQL
On Exceptions and Rules
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Best practices for where, when, and how to handle exceptions

ODP.NET
Cache Payback
By Mark A. Williams Oracle ACE Director
Put performance in your pocket with the client result cache.



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
Thank You for Your Time
By Ari Kaplan
A lot has changed during Ari Kaplan's three years as IOUG president.

ALL SECURE
Securing the Supply Chain
By Mary Ann Davidson
The educational supply chain must change.

ANALYST'S CORNER
Analyzing Performance
By David Baum
Companies plan ahead with enterprise performance management.