Oracle Magazine

March - April 2009


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Technology, Developer & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns



FEATURES

Data Center: The Next Generation
By Marta Bright
Companies face continuous challenges to streamline business processes and conserve resources even as business demands increase. These demands—as well as the need to upgrade hardware and software—mean that data centers must deliver both on improved efficiencies and greater capacity. See how Oracle solutions lead the way to the next-generation data center.

Scale to Fit
By David Baum
Most midsize companies don’t have big IT budgets, but they need efficient, scalable, and flexible IT infrastructures to compete on a global scale. Learn how Oracle can help midsize businesses with big service and cost-effective technology and applications solutions.

Integrating Applications
By David A. Kelly
Your company requires specialized, industry-specific applications as well as business applications, but integrating these applications and your business processes requires the right architecture and middleware. Find out how Oracle technology connects your vertical and horizontal applications to create efficient business processes.

 



DEPARTMENTS

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

From the Editor
By Tom Haunert
What’s Next?

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

Interview
Vince Casarez, vice president of product management at Oracle, provides an update on Enterprise 2.0.

COMMUNITY
Partner News
RCM Technologies, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, AT&T, Intel, Expert System plus Book Beat.

Up Close
Dan Vlamis gives back by organizing the IOUG’s Business Intelligence, Warehousing and Analytics Summit.

Peer-to-Peer
Rajender Singh, Markus Eisele, Tracy McMullen

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
SQL
Baselines and Better Plans
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Use SQL plan management in Oracle Database 11g to optimize execution plans.

SQL DEVELOPER
Improving Application Performance
By Sue Harper
Manage and tune Oracle Application Express applications with Oracle SQL Developer.

INSIDE OCP
Improving PL/SQL
By Sushma Jagannath
Improve performance in Oracle Database 11g with new PL/SQL features.

ASK TOM
On Wrong and Right
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist checks the documentation and tests the answers.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
FRAMEWORKS

A Ride at the OK (or Cancel) Corral
By Steve Muench
Configure nested transactions using Oracle ADF task flows.

PL/SQL PRACTICES
On Avoiding Termination
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Continue PL/SQL execution beyond exceptions.



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
Taming the Data Explosion
By Ian Abramson
The HP Oracle Database Machine offers high performance for high data volume.

ALL SECURE
Securing Support
By Mary Ann Davidson
Leaking a well-kept security secret: Oracle Configuration Manager

ANALYST'S CORNER
The Next-Generation Data Center
By David Baum
Cost and environmental considerations motivate more-efficient operations.