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Oracle Magazine

May - June 2012


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FEATURES

Super Hero IT

By Rich Schwerin
Is your data center powerful enough to protect the nations and peoples of Earth from all threats, terrestrial or extraterrestrial? If you’re Agent John Smith, it better be. Smith is the chief systems administrator for the Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-Enforcement Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.), where he works for Nick Fury. And just as Fury must assemble the Avengers to battle threats to the world that no one else can handle, Smith must assemble the most powerful data center to deliver extreme performance and Earth-saving analytics. See why Smith counts on Oracle engineered systems, storage, and analytics to support the Avengers.

  

Storage Stands Tall

By David Baum
Oracle’s enterprise storage solutions combine the best hardware with software designed to take advantage of that hardware, to meet the requirements of various types of I/O processing and long-term data archiving. Learn why organizations depend on Pillar Axiom 600, Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, and StorageTek modular library systems and drives from Oracle to support their operations and keep information available.

  

Connected

By David A. Kelly
Digicel Haiti, the largest mobile communications operator in Haiti, faced nightly data collection processes that were taking too long on the company’s server infrastructure, and as a result, business-critical daily reports were not reliably delivered on time. To overcome that problem, Digicel migrated its 38 TB data warehouse to Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Read how the benefits went far beyond solving the company’s immediate reporting problems.


 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT


From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

From the Editor
Different Coverage
By Tom Haunert

Work in Progress
Obsessed with PL/SQL
By Tom Haunert
Steven Feuerstein talks about his PL/SQL journey.

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
RightNow Adds Service to Oracle CX
By Leslie Steere
Oracle unveils product roadmap for end-to-end customer experience.

Interview
Upon Further Analysis
By Rich Schwerin
Oracle Advanced Analytics delivers key insights from big data.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Community Bulletin
The Magic of Virtualization
By Justin Kestelyn
Oracle Technology Network embraces all things virtual.

Architect
Role Models
By Bob Rhubart
Great minds and big ideas shape architectural decisions.

Up Close
Big Data Boot Camp
By Jeff Erickson
An early adopter shares big data expertise at COLLABORATE 12.

Peer-to-Peer
Playing Favorites
By Blair Campbell
Gökhan Atil, Doug Gault, Patrick Barel

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

ORACLE ADF
Personalized Dashboards
By Frank Nimphius
Extend an Oracle ADF Faces dashboard application to support persistent user personalization.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Working with the Summary Advisor
By Mark Rittman Oracle ACE Director
Create in-memory aggregates for better performance on Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

PL/SQL 101
Working with Records
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Part 7 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL

SQL 101
An Order of Sorts
By Melanie Caffrey
Part 5 in a series on the basics of the relational database and SQL

ASK TOM
On Connection Pools, Cursor Differentiation, and Optimal Ordering
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist cleans pools, explores cursor types, and looks for order in table creation.

 

COMMENT

IN THE FIELD
Virtualized Communities
By Andy Flower
A virtual community discusses virtualization and delivers real information.

ANALYST'S CORNER
Enterprise Servers: Today and Tomorrow
By David A. Kelly
What’s driving the server market?

ANALYST'S CORNER
Engineered Storage
By David Baum
The present and future of enterprise storage
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