Eye on Oracle:

March, 2007


March 29, 2007  12:30 PM

Oracle on Linux: Is Linux’s big year always next year?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

Around this time last year we ran a story called “IOUG: Linux to be top platform for Oracle by next year.” Mark Brunelli had spoken with IOUG president Ari Kaplan about a survey of the...

March 27, 2007  12:11 PM

Information is useless



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications

I recently came across a survey done by Accenture a few months ago that drew some sobering conclusions about the data-rich yet insight-poor corporate environment of...


March 26, 2007  1:06 PM

Oracle sues SAP: The real deal, or frivolous and hypocritical?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle applications

Last week we reported that a number of analysts think Oracle’s lawsuit against SAP is a serious and substantial thing.


March 23, 2007  11:34 AM

Oracle sues SAP: Analysts say charges are serious



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications

Big software companies like Oracle, SAP, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and others like to file lawsuits. It's just a fact of the IT world. And oftentimes the lawsuits quickly fade away from the...


March 21, 2007  7:44 AM

SAP changing its tune on SaaS?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle applications

An article published in Enterprise Systems at the end of 2006 predicted five major trends for enterprise IT in 2007, and the first one was Software as a Service (Saas). The article notes: “Joining pioneers Salesforce.com,...


March 20, 2007  10:09 AM

This is why to test your backups!



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle database administration

Attention DBAs: listen carefully to this tale of woe...

At the Alaska Dept. of Revenue recently, a "technician" committed not one, but two, serious errors: first, he mistakenly deleted over 600,000...


March 19, 2007  10:56 PM

What do you know from storage management?



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

Getting the most out of database storage management means keeping up with the myriad data storage tools, techniques and concepts that continually pop up in the IT marketplace.   It's especially...


March 14, 2007  9:36 AM

Oracle experts to the rescue, or how to ask for help and get it



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Shay Shmeltzer, who works with JDeveloper, devotes significant time every day to answering questions on the OTN discussion forums. He recently wrote a blog post called “


March 13, 2007  11:28 AM

Database administration one of the fastest-growing jobs



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration

Forbes reported a few days ago that database administration is one of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States. DBAs came in at #12, and are...


March 9, 2007  8:52 AM

Your Oracle wish list



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

At one time or another, most of you have probably checked out the Ask Tom Web site. Like our own Ask the Expert feature, Tom Kyte’s Ask Tom site is a go-to when...


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