Oracle Magazine

March - April 2010


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FEATURES


Accelerate Your Business

By David Baum
Enterprise software applications are critical to a company’s success, but implementing these complex information systems can require extensive planning as well as the creation of tools and repeatable processes. To speed application integration and migration efforts, organizations seek to simplify—and if possible, automate—their application deployments. Oracle’s open and integrated enterprise applications, coupled with Oracle management tools and programs, can make the winning difference.

Only What You Need

By David A. Kelly
Predicting spikes in demand for computational power poses problems for those who provision their companies’ IT resources. If demand exceeds capacity, consistency and accessibility suffer; in quiet periods, capacity idles. See how Oracle can help smooth out these peaks and valleys and improve overall performance by enabling a set of applications to pool resources and share them as needed—in a dynamic infrastructure called an application grid. 


DEPARTMENTS


From the Publisher

By Jeff Spicer
The Whole Stack

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

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

News
Oracle’s acquisition of Sun transforms the IT landscape and creates the industry’s only complete, integrated system.

Interview
Sushil Kumar, vice president of product strategy and business development at Oracle, talks about the latest developments in cloud computing.

COMMUNITY
Partner News

Star Analytics, DSI, Avnet Technology Solutions, Brocade, Whitehouse Consultants, InFact Group, CedarCrestone, Core Services Corporation, CSC, V-Soft, Infosys Technologies, Zend Technologies, BizTech, Simba Technologies, Oracle Applications Users Group plus Book Beat.

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

Architect
Make architecture success visible.

Up Close
Ted Simpson, vice president of communications for the Higher Education User Group (HEUG), shares his thoughts on IT and higher education.

Peer-to-Peer
Ben Prusinski, Sabdar Syed, Bert Scalzo

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

PARTITIONS
Partition Virtually
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Save space by deactivating index partitions, and use virtual columns to partition more logically.

ASK TOM
Edition-Based Redefinition, Part 2
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist continues to explore Edition-Based Redefinition, with a full schema change.

 

ORACLE DEVELOPER

FRAMEWORKS
Embracing Extends
By Steve Muench
Oracle Employee ACE
Simplifying development via inheritance


BROWSER-BASED
Advanced Interactive Reporting
By David Peake
Extend interactive reports with Oracle Application Express.

 

COMMENT

IN THE FIELD
How to Learn
By Mike Riley
Choosing the best way to acquire knowledge

ANALYST'S CORNER
Integration Made Simple
By David Baum
Tools and strategies improve application implementations.

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