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Oracle Magazine

March - April 2012


Features
Departments
Technology & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns

 

FEATURES

Destination: SPARC

By David A. Kelly
With the recent release of the SPARC T4 chip, Oracle has arrived at better-than-promised performance on the SPARC roadmap. The latest advancements in SPARC chip technologies—combined with the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system, which has been optimized for SPARC—are delivering better application performance and availability. Learn why Tucson Electric Power Company is counting on the past, present, and future of SPARC and Oracle Solaris to run highly available applications in a virtual environment.

  

A Better Breed

By David Baum
High-capacity and high-performance engineered information systems enable organizations to handle more data and process it faster than ever before. See how agricultural giant Monsanto relies on Oracle Exadata Database Machines and the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance to meet its growing speed, capacity, throughput, and availability needs.

  

The Right Fit

By Philip J. Gill
Until recently, the initial cost and extreme compute and storage capacity of available engineered systems did not meet the needs of many midsize organizations. The release of Oracle Database Appliance changes that: now midsize companies have an engineered systems option to fit their businesses. Find out why Oracle Database Appliance was a simple, fast, and affordable solution for call-tracking company CallSource when it came time for an IT infrastructure upgrade.


 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

From the Editor
Video Conversion
By Tom Haunert

Work in Progress
33,000 and Counting
By Tom Haunert
People have questions, and Tom Kyte has answers.

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
One for All
By Philip J. Gill
Oracle WebLogic Server 12c provides a standards-based platform for developing, deploying, and consuming cloud applications.

Interview
Big Data Management
By Rich Schwerin
Oracle NoSQL Database facilitates efficient storage of massive amounts of data in a simple, flexible format.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Architect
Creating Architecture
By Bob Rhubart
Seek inspiration for great IT architecture solutions.

Community Bulletin
Drill Into Oracle Solaris 11
By Rick Ramsey
Find out how Oracle Solaris 11 will change your job.

Up Close
IT Superman
By Caroline Kvitka
Architect by day, user group leader by night: IOUG President Andy Flower guides his organization on a powerful new course.

Peer-to-Peer
Community Counts
By Blair Campbell
Matsunobu Yoshinori, Tariq Farooq, Dirk Nachbar

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

ORACLE ADF
A Template with Behavior
By Frank Nimphius
Use the Oracle ADF Dynamic Tabs UI Shell template to build rich internet applications.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
On the Road with BI
By Mark Rittman Oracle ACE Director
Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile gives your iOS device the business.

PL/SQL 101
Error Management
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Part 6 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL

ASK TOM
On Unlearning and Modeling
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist goes back to school for Oracle Exadata and vows to be a MODEL student.

SQL 101
Why WHERE Matters
By Melanie Caffrey
Part 4 in a series on the basics of the relational database and SQL

 

COMMENT

IN THE FIELD
Happiness Is a User Group
By Mike Riley Oracle Employee ACE
Feedback connects user group membership to happy customers.

OUTTAKES
On the Road
By Aaron Lazenby
An interview with Oracle President Mark Hurd
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