Oracle Magazine

November - December 2008


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FEATURES

Editors' Choice Awards 2008
By David A. Kelly
From all corners of the globe, from all industries, and all areas of technology—the winners of the seventh annual Editors’ Choice Awards reflect outstanding leadership, innovation, and commitment. The editors of Oracle Magazine are pleased to honor the achievements of these talented professionals.

Oracle and HP Partner on Hardware Offering
By Jeff Erickson
With partner HP, Oracle has released its first-ever hardware product, the HP Oracle Database Machine. This high-performance system promises to take Oracle data warehouse performance to extreme levels.

 



DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor
By Tom Haunert
Better Partnering, More Partnering

Oracle OpenWorld
Oracle OpenWorld 2008 was bigger and greener than ever before. Here are some highlights from the conference.

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

Oracle Resources
Your guide to Oracle Webcasts, podcasts, blogs, education offerings, and more

Oracle News Briefs

Interview
Sushil Kumar, senior director of database availability, manageability, and performance at Oracle, talks about Oracle’s support for cloud computing.

Interview
Terry Olkin, vice president and chief architect at Oracle, discusses Oracle Beehive, Oracle’s next-generation collaboration platform.

COMMUNITY
Partner News
Zmanda, U&SLUNO, Helpstream, Data Domain, Voltaire, nCipher, Accenture, ArcSight, Capgemini plus Book Beat.

Education
Oracle helps students prepare for global challenges.

Up Close
A user group leader helps members manage an expanding range of Oracle technologies.

Peer-to-Peer
Ahmed Alomari, Gregory Rekounas, Penny Cookson

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
HIGH AVAILABILITY
Keeping Active
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Use Oracle Active Data Guard to set up a physical standby database for reporting and recovery.

SQL DEVELOPER
Programming Productively
By Sue Harper
Use Oracle SQL Developer to work efficiently with PL/SQL constructs.

INSIDE OCP
New Ways to Flash Back
By Sushma Jagannath
Reverse transactions and track historical changes in Oracle Database 11g.

ASK TOM
On Separation and Counting
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist promotes more than one schema, counts partitions, and uses TKPROF.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
FRAMEWORKS
Developing a Regional Accent
By Steve MuenchOracle ACE
Use task flows as regions to improve UI reuse.

PL/SQL PRACTICES
On Cursor FOR Loops
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
It’s important to know when not to use cursor FOR loops.

ODP.NET
Instant ODP.NET Deployment
By Mark A. WilliamsOracle ACE Director 
Deploy ODP.NET applications instantly with Oracle Data Access Components.



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
Integration: It’s Coming Together
By Ian Abramson Oracle ACE
Mergers, acquisitions, and growth present opportunities for user groups.

ALL SECURE
Need to Know
By Mary Ann Davidson
Getting better information is important, but some secrets are not for sharing.

ANALYST'S CORNER
Application Server Convergence
By David Baum
Customers gain new capabilities from the combination of Oracle and BEA technologies.