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Oracle Magazine

November-December 2012


Features
Departments
Technology & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns

 

FEATURES

Apps on Oracle Exadata

By David A. Kelly
When business growth means that your current business applications platform deployment can no longer support your business, consolidation is certainly worth consideration. By consolidating business applications with Oracle Exadata, organizations are simplifying their information technology; lowering costs; and improving system performance, scalability, and reliability. Find out how Praxair and Alliance Data are benefiting by running their applications on Oracle Exadata.

  

Engineered to Educate, Explore, Engage

By Karen Shamban
Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne, MySQL Connect, and several other events took San Francisco by storm, September 29–October 5. This content-focused week—opening with MySQL Connect on Saturday and closing with the final day of Oracle Customer Experience Summit @ OpenWorld the following Friday—offered a wealth of learning and networking opportunities, with a little rock, blues, ska, and alt-country added in for good measure. Relive the conference—or see what you missed—and start planning your trip to San Francisco next September.

  

Built for Speed

By David Baum
At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle unveiled new releases of Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. Learn how these engineered systems deliver hardware and software engineered to work together and in-memory, speed-of-thought compute power to private and public clouds.

 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT


From the Editor
Commitment to the Cloud
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

Interview
Optimized Application Performance
By Tom Haunert
Oracle’s Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software enables a true IaaS environment.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Community Bulletin
News, people, and happenings in the Oracle Technology Network

Architect
Architects Matter
By Bob Rhubart
Making sense of the people who make sense of enterprise IT

Up Close
A Path to Leadership
By Jeff Erickson
New ODTUG program grooms leaders for user group success.

Peer-to-Peer
Tech Destiny
By Blair Campbell
Wagner Bianchi, Emre Baransel, Jeff Jacobs

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

ORACLE ADF
Master and Commander
By Frank Nimphius
Implementing a reusable command pattern template strategy

PL/SQL 101
The Data Dictionary: Make Views Work for You
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Part 10 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL

TUNING
Beginning Performance Tuning: Diagnose the Past
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Take the next step in diagnosing Oracle Database performance issues.

SQL 101
Selecting a Type That Is Right for You
By Melanie Caffrey
Part 8 in a series on the basics of the relational database and SQL

ASK TOM
On External Table Queries, Data Consistency, and Nothing
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist queries the operating system, locks manually, and uses the right NULL.

 

COMMENT

TIME CAPSULE
By Rich Schwerin
Flashbacks: Culture. Industry. Oracle. Oracle Magazine.
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