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Oracle Magazine

November - December 2011


Features
Departments
Technology & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns

 

FEATURES

Managing The Virtual World

By Philip J. Gill
In an era of tight IT budgets, complex multitier computing infrastructures, and dynamic business and user needs, server consolidation is the killer app for virtualization. But IT organizations are also looking to virtualization to make business applications more available, reliable, and manageable. Find out how Pella Corporation and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories are reaping the benefits of virtualization solutions based on Oracle VM.

  

Flying High with a Private Database Cloud

By David Baum
Sabre Holdings has always been an innovator. It built the first airline passenger reservation system in 1960, and is now embracing private database cloud technology as the world’s largest software-as-a-service provider to the airline industry. Read how Sabre relies on Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and other Oracle technologies to support more than 100 projects and 700 users—while saving time and money—on its private cloud.

  

Oracle Magazine at 25

By Tom Haunert
Oracle Magazine has been published for 25 years. See how far it’s come . . . and where it’s going. Plus, get a look at the people behind Oracle Magazine.


 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT


From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

From the Editor
Virtual and Physical
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, white papers, and more

Briefs
The latest product news

News
Simple. Reliable. Affordable.
By Fred Sandsmark
Oracle unveils Oracle Database Appliance.

News
Application-Driven Virtualization
By Fred Sandsmark
Oracle VM 3.0 delivers virtualization performance and management, from hardware to applications.

Interview
Strategic Storage
By Tom Haunert
Oracle storage solutions deliver optimized performance for all types of I/O.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Architect
Out of the Tower, into the Trenches
By Bob Rhubart
Overcoming resentment toward architects and architecture

Up Close
New Territory
By Jeff Erickson
A user group founder teaches the value of peer-to-peer learning in India.

Peer-to-Peer
Learn As You Go
By Blair Campbell
Ricardo Portilho Proni, Lisa Dobson, Zhang Leyi

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Automating Oracle Business Intelligence Administration
By Mark Rittman Oracle ACE Director
Use the Oracle BI Systems Management API to automate administrative tasks.

ORACLE ADF
Put on a Friendly Face
By Frank Nimphius
Build a custom look and feel for your Oracle ADF Faces applications.

PL/SQL 101
Working with Numbers in PL/SQL
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Part 4 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL

ASK TOM
On Collaboration, Testing, When, and Why
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist learns from you, is tested on testing, and propagates errors.

INSIDE OCP
Certify Your Expertise
By TJ Palazzolo
Test your Oracle WebLogic Server mettle, and gain valuable credibility.

SQL 101
Modeling and Accessing Relational Data
By Melanie Caffrey
Part 2 in a series on the basics of the relational database and SQL

 

COMMENT

IN THE FIELD
Oracle Exadata’s Organizational Impact
By Andy Flower
With Oracle Exadata, consolidation isn’t just for information and applications.