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Oracle Magazine

March - April 2011


Features
Departments
Technology & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns

 

FEATURES

Plug Into the Cloud

By Marta Bright
Cloud computing offers the promise of increased speed, improved efficiencies, and reduced costs. Whether organizations are choosing public or private cloud models, a critical factor is the underlying cloud platform that supports their applications. A platform that is preintegrated and preconfigured by one supplier can be optimized for much higher levels of performance, scalability, availability, and manageability than a heterogeneous solution. Find out how Arcor SAIC and Phibro Animal Health are reaping the benefits of moving from on-premises manufacturing and supply chain applications to Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne On Demand, built on Oracle’s cloud platform.

  

Billions Served

By David A. Kelly
Java is the most broadly deployed platform in the mobile and embedded arena, with literally billions of devices on the market, from mobile phones and TV set-top boxes to Blu-ray Disc players and printers. The smallest Java platform—Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME)—combines technologies and specifications designed to create a platform for mobile phones, consumer products, and embedded applications. With Java ME, organizations can create a complete Java runtime environment that’s designed to fit the needs of a specific device or market. See how CINTERION and Telmap are leveraging Java ME to create solutions that solve real-world problems.


 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT

From the Editor
Unified We Store
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
SPARC Torches Benchmark
By Diana Reichardt
Oracle’s new SPARC Supercluster breaks records and sets new standards for performance and availability.

Interview
The What, Why, and When of Oracle Exadata
By Tom Haunert
Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of systems technology at Oracle, provides an inside look at the latest Oracle Exadata machines.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Community Bulletin
Express Delivery
By Justin Kestelyn
Oracle Solaris 11 Express improves the application development lifecycle.

Architect
On the Software Architecture Trail
By Bob Rhubart
There are different ways to get to software architect rewards.

Up Close
Connecting in Asia
By Jeff Erickson
A user group leader spreads his passion for Oracle’s JD Edwards software.

Peer-to-Peer
It’s Who You Know
By Blair Campbell
TomṠSolaƙ, Robert Geier, Andy Jorgensen

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Take the Next Step
By Mark Rittman Oracle ACE Director
Use Action Framework to start business processes from report information.

PL/SQL
Building with Blocks
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Part 1 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL.

PREPROCESSING
Preprocess External Tables
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Use inline preprocessing on external tables to simplify extract, transform, and load operations.

ASK TOM
On Tuning, Planning, and Contexts
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist tunes data models, plans for partitions, and puts SQL in context.

 

COMMENT

IN THE FIELD
Everything Is Coming Up ACEs!
By Mike RileyOracle ACE
Oracle ACE program sponsors independent thinkers and benefits from independent leaders.

IN THE FIELD
And the Survey Says
By Andy Flower
An IOUG survey shows strong interest in private cloud computing.

ANALYST'S CORNER
Local Access, Central Control
By David Baum
Today’s identity management systems must secure an increasingly diverse user base.
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