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Oracle Magazine

July - August 2012


Features
Departments
Technology & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns

 

FEATURES

Lockdown

By David Baum
Companies spend billions of dollars each year securing their IT systems worldwide, including software, services, and support. Despite these massive investments, attacks have continued, and the attackers—with the help of social engineering and sophisticated automated tools—have continued to succeed. Two-thirds of sensitive and regulated data resides in databases, and unless the databases are protected using a multilayered security architecture, that data is at risk. Learn how Oracle Database security solutions, including Oracle Database Firewall, Oracle Advanced Security, and Oracle Database Vault, mitigate that risk by addressing potential threats from outside and inside the database.

  

Future-Proof

By David A. Kelly
The next platforms for application delivery are here, and users are demanding a rich and portable experience on these rapidly evolving devices. Application developers are now creating rich applications that need to work on everything from the corporate desktop to smartphones and tablets. Development tools must enable rapid application development to reach new devices quickly, and the tools must deliver a full-featured user experience to all devices. Read how three organizations are using Oracle databases and database development tools to deliver feature-rich applications fast to the latest platforms and devices.

 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT


From the Editor
A Convenient Truth
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
The Business of Analytics
By Fred Sandsmark
Oracle unveils analytics strategy and releases EPM, analytics, and Oracle Endeca products.

Interview
Virtually Everywhere
By Rich Schwerin
Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.4 enables secure desktop access from almost anywhere.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Community Bulletin
Bring the Noise
By Bob Rhubart
Passion and participation drive the Oracle Technology Network Architect Community.

Architect
Catching Up to Mobile Computing
By Bob Rhubart
Mobile computing presents challenges and opportunities for architects.

Peer-to-Peer
Immersion Learning
By Blair Campbell
Johannes Ahrends, Wissem Elkhlifi, Stewart Bryson

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

ORACLE ADF
Service, Please!
By Frank Nimphius
Integrate Web services with Oracle ADF and Business Components applications.

PL/SQL 101
Working with Collections
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Part 8 in a series on understanding and using PL/SQL

TUNING
Beginning Performance Tuning
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Resolve session performance issues in Oracle Database.

SQL 101
A Function of Character
By Melanie Caffrey
Part 6 in a series on the basics of the relational database and SQL

ASK TOM
On Characters, Pivots, and Endings
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist substitutes characters, looks at fishy results, and avoids redo.

 

COMMENT

IN THE FIELD
Testing Makes Perfect
By Mark C. Clark
Successful application upgrade testing combines leadership, preparation, and great people.

ANALYST'S CORNER
The Best Defense
By David Baum
Database security tools protect your data at multiple levels.
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