Oracle Magazine

November - December 2009


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FEATURES

Portraits of Excellence

Editors’ Choice Awards 2009
By David A. Kelly
Each year the editors of Oracle Magazine recognize men and women who exemplify leadership, vision, and dedication in working with and managing Oracle technology. This year, we are pleased to present the winners of our eighth annual Editors’ Choice Awards, and we are honored to feature them in our pages.

Consolidate. Compress. Control.

Oracle Database 11g Release 2
By David Baum
While managing exponentially increasing data volumes and meeting demands for high availability, DBAs are also tasked with delivering ever greater service with ever greater efficiency. Find out how Oracle Database 11g Release 2 can help DBAs address these challenges and help companies control and manage their information—while lowering costs.  



DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor
By Tom Haunert
Do the Math

AT ORACLE

Events
Find out about upcoming technology and industry events.

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

Oracle News Briefs

Interview
Andy Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Database Server Technologies at Oracle, talks about how Oracle Database 11g Release 2 answers customer challenges and reduces costs.

News
Oracle unveils Oracle Exadata V2, the first database machine for online transaction processing.

COMMUNITY

Partner News
enrich IT, Kalypso, AT&T, Fujitsu, Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte plus Book Beat.

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

Architect
Collaboration across a broad spectrum of stakeholders is key for SOA to succeed.

Up Close
Paul Dorsey, NYOUG president emeritus, talks about his work with this dynamic user group, and what’s next.

Peer-to-Peer
Sandra Vucinic, Randolf Geist, Juan Carlos Olamendy

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS

TECHNOLOGY

INSIDE OCP
Tune It Up
By Sushma Jagannath
New features in Oracle Database 11g improve and speed SQL tuning.

ASK TOM
Looking at the New Edition
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist takes a first look at Oracle Database 11g Release 2.


ORACLE DEVELOPER

FRAMEWORKS
One Smart Combo
By Steve Muench Oracle Employee ACE
Let end users choose, search for, or manually enter valid values.

.NET
Line Up Your Applications
By Christian Shay
Write messaging applications with ODP.NET and Oracle Streams Advanced Queuing.



COMMENT

IN THE FIELD
Answering the Upgrade Question
By Mike Riley
Before deciding, consider the benefits, support, and ripple effect.

IN THE FIELD
Driving Down Costs
By Ian Abramson
Use “new” functionality within Oracle Database to save money and simplify operations.

ALL SECURE
Do No Harm
By Mary Ann Davidson
Cybersecurity legislation needs to follow a few rules.

ANALYST'S CORNER
Add Flexibility with SOA
By David Baum
Standard, hot-pluggable connections streamline software development processes.