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Oracle Magazine

September - October 2011


Features
Departments
Technology & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns

 

FEATURES

Servers on the Cutting Edge

By David A. Kelly
Once deployed only as Web servers and in less-critical deployment scenarios, x86-based servers are now successfully running business-critical applications. x86 chips power flexible rackmount and blade servers in datacenters and cloud computing environments—and are the processing foundation of cutting-edge hardware, including database and storage appliances such as Oracle Exadata. Find out how the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and CBOE Holdings are reducing costs and sharpening business services with x86 servers from Oracle.  

Bridging the Integration Gap

By David A. Kelly
With organizations moving to cloud computing, facing massive data volumes, and needing real-time data and reporting, it’s time to take a step beyond viewing data integration as a utility and see it as something more. Learn how IQNavigator and Avea are eliminating data bottlenecks and keeping information in sync with strategic data integration solutions from Oracle.  

Engineered for Innovation

Find out what’s in store at Oracle OpenWorld, October 2-6. 

Moving Java Forward

See what’s on the agenda at JavaOne, October 2-6.


 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT


From the Editor
What’s Wrong and What’s Missing
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
Storing the Information Explosion
By Tom Haunert
Scott Tracy, senior director of storage software development at Oracle, talks about Oracle’s storage technologies.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Community Bulletin
Worthy of Membership
By Justin Kestelyn
Oracle Technology Network redefines what it means to be a member of the club.

Architect
Getting Schooled
By Bob Rhubart
Education, training, and experience are stepping stones to a career as a software architect.

Up Close
Global Explorer
By Caroline Kvitka
OAUG President Mark Clark wants to expand the organization’s reach beyond North America.

Peer-to-Peer
In with the New
By Blair Campbell
Julien Gabel, Fahd Mirza, Frits Hoogland

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

ORACLE ADF
All Aboard
By Frank Nimphius
Build train models for navigation in bounded task flows.

ORACLE DATA PROVIDER FOR .NET
Distinctive Database Development
By Christian Shay
Use Entity Framework with Oracle Data Provider for .NET.

PL/SQL
Working with Strings
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Part 3 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL

SUPPORT
Troubleshooting Internal Errors
By Tamzin Oscroft
A guide to assessing and resolving ORA-600 and ORA-7445 errors

ASK TOM
On Caching and Evangelizing SQL
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist caches scalar subqueries, votes for SQL, and recommends technology and community.

SQL
Get Your Information in Order
By Melanie Caffrey
Part 1 in a series on the basics of the relational database and SQL

 

COMMENT

IN THE FIELD
Education Insurance
By Mike Riley
Stay current, and stay employed: five easy ways for technologists to update their skill sets.