Oracle Magazine

January - February 2009


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



FEATURES

Launching Performance
By David Baum
Storage bandwidth has limited the performance of growing data warehouses. Read how Oracle Exadata overcomes storage bandwidth limitations and delivers extreme computing power to the HP Oracle Database Machine and the HP Oracle Exadata Storage Server.

Building on a Solid Foundation
By David A. Kelly
Designing the right IT infrastructure is a critical part of ensuring application availability and performance. See how companies rely on an Oracle grid infrastructure—including Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters—to provide a solid yet flexible base for their applications.

Inside Job
By Jeff Erickson
Embedded databases power back-end hardware, business applications, and portable devices everywhere. Find out how Oracle embedded databases live and work at the core of hardware, software, and other devices—and deliver cash, health, and security.

Serve It Up!
By David Baum
Business growth can result in a proliferation of application silos that hinder internal operations and customer service. Read how Oracle WebLogic Server delivers an open platform for integrating applications and building relationships.

 



DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor
By Tom Haunert
Investing in IT

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

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

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

Oracle News Briefs

COMMUNITY
Partner News
Juniper Networks, PortWise, Noetix, Brocade, Vovici, F5 Networks, Inquira plus Book Beat.

Peer-to-Peer
Alex Gorbachev, Andreas Chatziantoniou, Christian Pfundtner

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
SECURITY
Encrypting Tablespaces
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Encrypt tablespaces transparently—without affecting performance.

INSIDE OCP
Managing Database Resources
By Sushma Jagannath
New features in Oracle Database 11g help you assess performance and limit I/O usage.

ASK TOM
On Dynamic Sampling
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist samples dynamically, considers usage, and sets levels.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
FRAMEWORKS
Easier Interactive Data Entry
By Steve Muench
Improve the end-user experience with declarative LOVs and automatic partial page refresh.

PL/SQL PRACTICES
On Emulating FINALLY
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Code PL/SQL to function like the Java FINALLY section.

BROWSER-BASED
Easy Application Attachments
By David Peake
Incorporate BLOB support in Oracle Application Express.



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
Keeping Up
By Ian Abramson
Make sure that your knowledge is current and cutting-edge.

ALL SECURE
Changing the Market
By Mary Ann Davidson
Purchasing criteria should focus on lifecycle security costs.

ANALYST'S CORNER
Getting Ubiquitous
By David Baum
Embedded databases enable a wide array of information management capabilities.