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Oracle Magazine

January - February 2012


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Departments
Technology & Comment Sections—
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FEATURES

Oracle Excellence Awards

By David A. Kelly, with additional reporting by Patty Waddington
Innovation. Excellence. Leadership. Oracle customers, partners, and technologists continue to excel and bring new meaning to these words. In 2011, Oracle recognized outstanding achievement through the Oracle Excellence Awards—with categories including CIO of the Year, Technologist of the Year, Data Warehouse Leader of the Year, Eco-Enterprise Innovation, Java Innovation, Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation, and Proactive Support: Champion of the Year.

  

C Is for Cloud

By David Baum
Designed to manage data center and cloud environments, Oracle Enterprise Manager has consistently focused on business-driven IT management. The latest release, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, continues this focus and expands its cloud management capabilities to deliver a complete solution for setting up, managing, provisioning, and charging back for Oracle-based enterprise clouds.

  

Open to the Public

By Caroline Kvitka
Oracle Public Cloud provides a self-service, subscription-based model for building, deploying, and running applications in the cloud. Amit Zavery, vice president for Oracle Public Cloud, provides details on this new offering.  


 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT


From the Editor
Really Big
By Tom Haunert

MashUp
News, views, trends and tools.

AT ORACLE

Oracle OpenWorld Wrap-up
Engineered for Innovation
A recap of the conference

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
Social for Business
By Rich Schwerin
Oracle Social Network delivers secure collaboration tools for business users.

News
Go Big and Go Fast
By Fred Sandsmark
New Oracle engineered systems deliver big data and high-speed visual analytics.

News
The First Cloud OS
By Philip Gill
Oracle Solaris 11 provides virtualization, availability, and security for next-generation cloud computing environments.

News
Engineered System for General-Purpose Computing
By Fred Sandsmark
SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 delivers extreme performance and value.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Architect
Tools of the Trade
By Bob Rhubart
What’s in your architecture toolbox?

Community Bulletin
Instructive and Transformative
By Justin Kestelyn
Oracle OpenWorld 2011 was an instructive experience for participants and the launch platform for a game-changing technology.

Up Close
Developing a Better Community
By Jeff Erickson
A user group conference chair puts community service on the agenda.

Peer-to-Peer
Demystifying IT
By Blair Campbell
Susan Behn, Connor McDonald, Rob Zoeteweij

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

ORACLE ADF
Security for Everyone
By Frank Nimphius
Protect your Oracle ADF applications from unauthorized access using the Oracle ADF Security feature.

PL/SQL 101
Working with Dates in PL/SQL
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Part 5 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL

ASK TOM
On History, Basics, and Network Performance
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist recalls a Web seminar, gives the right hint, and dishes on network performance.

SQL 101
Getting Answers with SELECT
By Melanie Caffrey
Part 3 in a series on the basics of the relational database and SQL

 

COMMENT

IN THE FIELD
Building the Knowledgebase
By Andy Flower
IOUG survey results drive the user group agenda, affect product development, and inform the wider public.

ANALYST'S CORNER
IT Management Takes Off
By David Baum
Today’s leading management tools work with the entire cloud lifecycle.
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