Eye on Oracle:

February, 2007


February 28, 2007  3:25 PM

Does anybody really like SQL? Part 2



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Following up on a post from last week, our resident SQL guru Rudy Limeback provides some more thoughts on the matter of what's so bad (or so good) about SQL: Yes, I SQL, primarily...

February 27, 2007  11:36 AM

Is DST the next Y2K? For Oracle shops, maybe it is…



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

If you read the mainstream media, the Daylight Savings Time bug will lead to the apocalypse that Y2K never was. Hype, obviously, but nevertheless DST is a serious problem that all Oracle shops need to address. Besides the...


February 23, 2007  10:12 AM

Does anybody really like SQL?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

The other day I stumbled across a blog post titled “In defense of SQL” -- in this post, blogger Kenneth Downs asks, “So am I the only one who likes SQL?” Is he? Apparently SQL has a bad...


February 22, 2007  12:53 PM

Oracle Fusion: Is your company ready?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications

The first round of Oracle Fusion applications will enter the market in 2008. Is your company ready? According to Oracle executives, industry analysts and several published reports and blogs, there are...


February 19, 2007  3:41 PM

BI 2.0



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications

To paraphrase the Chinese aphorism, "Be careful what you mock, it just might come true." A few weeks ago, I declined to invent a "soon-to-be-hackneyed phrase like BI 2.0."  How clever! Well, it...


February 16, 2007  12:48 PM

Is Oracle afraid of Google?



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications

Oracle and other major software vendors like SAP, IBM and Microsoft are either making or planning to make a big deal about Web 2.0. And, according to one prominent industry analyst, a...


February 14, 2007  10:27 AM

Google indexing for Oracle docs



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

Great news for Oracle users, newbies and otherwise, everywhere: the official Oracle documentation is currently being indexed by Google. You used to have to register for the Oracle...

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February 13, 2007  12:55 PM

Oracle’s “Enterprise 2.0″ vision



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle applications, Oracle development

So Oracle thinks "wikis" and "mash-ups" are going to storm the enterprise? That was some darn quick bandwagon jumping -- those terms have barely entered the popular...


February 7, 2007  8:38 AM

Is Oracle acting out of arrogance or altruism?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

In an earlier post covering recent Oracle rumors, I linked to one blogger who believed a MySQL version of Unbreakable Linux could be


February 6, 2007  12:50 PM

BI at the center of the universe



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle development

Although the usual suspects continued to dominate the new 2007 Gartner Magic Quadrant for business intelligence platforms, changes are afoot that may shake up the status...


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