Oracle Magazine

March - April 2008

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FEATURES

Moving Forward
By David Baum
Operating and maintaining legacy systems consumes up to four-fifths of every IT budget. This fiscal necessity puts IT managers in a bind: They need to take advantage of open systems, service-oriented architecture, and other modern technologies, but they can't afford to discard the content of their legacy business systems. See how Oracle helps companies modernize their applications, middleware, and databases while preserving the business-specific information they need.

Support For Superheroes
By Alan Joch
Growing a business while building an IT infrastructure that supports new business strategies is a challenge most midsize companies face. Marvel Entertainment—creator of Spider-Man and Iron Man—has published comic books for decades and is now building its own film studio. See how Oracle technology helps Marvel defeat business inefficiencies.

 



DEPARTMENTS

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

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

Managing the Product Lifecycle
By Caroline Kvitka
Oracle's Hardeep Gulati talks about Oracle's acquisition of Agile and what the future holds for Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management.

Better Enterprise Search
By Jeff Erickson
Oracle's Vishu Krishnamurthy talks about Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10.1.8.2.

COMMUNITY
Commitment
Think.com helps talented youth get online in India.

Partner News
ANTs Software, Apps Associates, F5 Networks, Intercede, JackBe, Embarcadero Technologies, Logicworks, Perception Software, Vgo Software, Innovative Routines International, Solix Technologies, SteelEye Technology plus Book Beat

Peer-to-Peer
Jason Jones, Torsten Winterberg, John Stegeman

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
TESTING
Performing Through Changes
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Measure the impact of changes on SQL workload with SQL performance analyzer.

SQL DEVELOPER
Building Queries Visually
By Sue Harper
Use point-and-click, drag-and-drop, and query builder in Oracle SQL Developer.

INSIDE OCP
Upgrading Manageability
By Sushma Jagannath
Concepts and sample questions for OCP upgrade certification to Oracle Database 11g .

ASK TOM
Oracle Database 11g Redux
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist continues to explore Oracle Database 11g features.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
FRAMEWORKS
Declarative Data Filtering
By Steve Muench Oracle ACE
Define multiple query expressions and build search forms with ease.

BROWSER-BASED
Building Interactive Reports
By David Peake
Users can customize interactive reports with Oracle Application Express.

PL/SQL PRACTICES
On BULK COLLECT
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Best practices for knowing your LIMIT and kicking %NOTFOUND.



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
Let's Get Virtual
By Ari Kaplan
The Oracle VM virtual server means simpler and cheaper virtualization solutions.

ALL SECURE
Context Is Everything
By Mary Ann Davidson
Move from brittle to contextual security.

ANALYST'S CORNER
Wireless Providers Tackle Challenges
By Alan Joch
Forrester Research's Michele Pelino discusses the new types of business applications coming out of the telecommunications industry.