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Oracle Magazine

January - February 2013


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FEATURES

2012 Oracle Excellence Awards

By David A. Kelly, with additional reporting by Patty Waddington
Oracle customers and partners continually discover innovative ways to deploy successful, groundbreaking solutions and establish best practices using Oracle technology. The Oracle Excellence Awards recognize customers and partners who have excelled in driving business value together with Oracle. This year, the Oracle Excellence Awards include 12 different award programs—with new programs for 2012—that reach across efforts ranging from leadership and technology to enterprise sustainability and database administration.

  

SPARC at 25

By Diana Reichardt
In 1987, a small startup called Sun Microsystems developed its own microprocessor, called SPARC, and introduced the first computer based on the new chip. On November 1, 2012, many early SPARC team members gathered for SPARC at 25: Past, Present, and Future, an event that provided a look back at the history of SPARC as well as a glimpse of what’s to come.

  

Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata X3

By Tom Haunert
With a massive boost in flash and DRAM, Oracle Exadata X3 delivers faster applications. Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of systems technology at Oracle, talks about these and other new developments in Oracle’s engineered systems with Tom Haunert, Oracle Magazine editor in chief.

 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT


From the Editor
Congratulations and Thanks
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

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Architect
Roadmaps and Guardrails
By Bob Rhubart
It’s time to revive the conversation about IT governance.

Up Close
On Code Reviews and Standards
By Jeff Erickson
A user group speaker gives development teams simple ways to succeed.

Peer-to-Peer
Green Is Good
By Blair Campbell
Peers use performance optimization, e-readers, and mobile solutions to do their part.

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

PL/SQL 101
Wrap Your Code in a Neat Package
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Part 11 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL

TUNING
Beginning Performance Tuning: Active Session History
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Identify the root cause of performance issues at a precise point in the past.

SQL 101
Having Sums, Averages, and Other Grouped Data
By Melanie Caffrey
Part 9 in a series on the basics of the relational database and SQL

ASK TOM
On Promotion, Restriction, and Data Loading
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist queries missing links, custom sizes, and external table tips.

 

IN THE FIELD

Evolutionary Thinking
By John Matelski
Is the data scientist the next step on the information technology ladder?

Time Capsule
By Rich Schwerin
Flashbacks: Culture. Industry. Oracle. Oracle Magazine.
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