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Oracle Magazine

January – February 2011


Features
Departments
Technology & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns

 

FEATURES

Open for Business

By David A. Kelly
First released in 1995 and purchased by Sun in 2008, MySQL has rapidly graduated from the realm of hobbyists to the world of business, becoming the leading open source database for many Web applications and an integral part of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Web application stack. Almost a year after Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, MySQL plays an even bigger role in enterprises of all sizes worldwide, including the Bank of Finland, Clickability, and Gorilla Nation Media. Discover the secrets to their success.

  

Positive Identification

By David Baum
IT security is not so much about creating stronger walls as it is about creating better-functioning doors and windows. And when deploying identity management solutions, those better doors and windows equate to more-comprehensive provisioning, management, and authorization. Learn how the State University of New York (SUNY) and global financial institution ING are increasing compliance and decreasing risk with Oracle Identity Management 11g.

  

Celebrating Excellence

By Rich Schwerin
Oracle’s customers and partners continue to demonstrate innovation, excellence, and leadership across scores of applications and technologies worldwide. In 2010, Oracle honored customers and partners through the Oracle Excellence Awards, with categories ranging from sustainability to application deployment, cutting-edge Java development, implementation expertise, and beyond.

 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

From the Editor
Developing for Java
By Tom Haunert

MashUp
News, views, trends, tools

AT ORACLE

Events
Find out about upcoming technology and industry events.

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

Briefs
The latest product news

News
Converged Hardware Management
By Caroline Kvitka
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 11g simplifies hardware management in Oracle’s Sun environments.

Interview
A Kernel of Truth
By Tom Haunert
Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux delivers support for new hardware, new features, and better data management.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Community Bulletin
Java Evolves
By Justin Kestelyn
At JavaOne, Oracle details a roadmap for JDK 7, JDK 8, and beyond.

Architect
Enterprise Architecture in Interesting Times
By Bob Rhubart
Business and technology continue to shape enterprise architecture.

Up Close
French Connection
By Jeff Erickson
Common business practices and language bring far-flung Oracle users to AUFO.

Peer-to-Peer
Hack, Tweet, Repeat
By Blair Campbell
Chet Justice, Oded Raz, Simon Haslam

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

JAVA EE 6
Simplicity by Design
By Adam Bien
Leverage new Java EE 6 features to build simple and maintainable applications.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Quickly Define KPIs and Scorecards That Use Them
By Mark Rittman Oracle ACE Director
Build key performance indicators and scorecards in your business intelligence metadata with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g.

BROWSER-BASED
Extend Your Applications
By David Peake
Use plug-ins with Oracle Application Express 4.0 to add custom components.

ORACLE EXADATA
Simulation Demonstrates Performance
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Use Oracle Exadata simulation in SQL Performance Analyzer to help predict how your application will perform on Oracle Exadata.

ASK TOM
On History, Invisibility, and Moving
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist counts on histograms, proves hash tables by example, and moves CLOBs.

 

COMMENT

IN THE FIELD
Are You Change Enabled?
By David Ferguson
Iterate and inculcate change along with its disruption.

IN THE FIELD
Build Better Data Warehouses
By Andy Flower
Oracle Exadata Database Machine’s processing capability means fewer physical structures and better BI.

ANALYST'S CORNER
The Case for Integrated Systems Management
By David Baum
Efficient and cost-effective systems management must also do more.
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