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Oracle Magazine

May - June 2011


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Departments
Technology & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns

 

FEATURES

Bring Business Online

By David Baum
Since its introduction in 2008, Oracle Exadata has delivered high-performance data warehousing through a combination of hardware and software optimized to work together. The latest Oracle Exadata releases add something new: extreme performance for online transaction processing (OLTP) applications. The combination of Oracle Exadata and OLTP means faster applications, rationalized database servers and storage, better use of IT resources, and a better bottom line. Find out how Sogeti and Australian Finance Group are benefiting from running their OLTP applications on Oracle Exadata.  

Smart Scan Meets Storage Indexes

By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Here’s something new: we’ve tied Arup Nanda’s technology article into this feature story to show you how Oracle Exadata uses storage indexes to speed I/O. —The Editors   

Complete Power

By Diana Reichardt
SPARC processor–based hardware has been powering IT solutions for more than 20 years. Designed to scale up and known for consistent reliability and availability under large workloads, SPARC processors power big systems—for companies with big challenges. See why Eagle Investment Systems and SunGard trust their mission-critical applications to the SPARC/Oracle Solaris platform.  

Social by Design

By David A. Kelly
For world-class companies, social networking and enterprise social computing aren’t about the latest tabloid gossip—they’re about connecting employees, partners, customers, and projects more effectively, efficiently, and productively. Read how Balfour Beatty has weaved social networking into the fabric of its enterprise computing platform with Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g.

 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

From the Editor
Get to the Right People
By Tom Haunert

MashUp
News, views, trends and 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

Interview
The Social Connection
By Caroline Kvitka
Andy MacMillan, vice president of Enterprise 2.0 product management at Oracle, talks about Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Community Bulletin
Java.net Grows Up
By Justin Kestelyn
New infrastructure embraces the needs of the community.

Architect
Software Architecture: It’s a Lot of Talk
By Bob Rhubart
Communication takes up a big chunk of a software architect’s day.

Up Close
Strength in Numbers
By Jeff Erickson
A spirited user group community emerges in Latin America.

Peer-to-Peer
Database Centric
By Blair Campbell
Liron Amitzi, Toon Koppelaars, Fernando Martin Garcia

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Putting Business Intelligence on the Map
By Mark Rittman Oracle ACE Director
Map geographies and business information together to see results.

ORACLE ADF
Implement Contextual Events
By Frank Nimphius
Use Oracle Application Development Framework’s Contextual Events feature for interregion communication.

BPM
Build Process-Oriented Applications
By Lucas Jellema
Model, implement, and execute a business process for requesting, approving, and applying salary raises.

ORACLE EXADATA
Smart Scans Meet Storage Indexes
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Understand how Oracle Exadata uses storage indexes to speed I/O.

ASK TOM
On Deferring and Bulking Up
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist prefers not to defer and works to increase bulk.

 

COMMENT

ANALYST'S CORNER
The SPARC/Oracle Solaris Platform Evolution
By Diana Reichardt
Hardware and software optimization improves performance and availability.
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