Eye on Oracle:

May, 2007

May 30, 2007  10:06 AM

Oracle jobs: Skills you don’t need, skills you do

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

Check out Computerworld’s list of the top 10 dead or dying computer skills—if any of these are on your resume, they claim,...

May 25, 2007  11:34 AM

May the 100TB Oracle data warehouse be with you

Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

As a true geek, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that perhaps the greatest motion picture franchise of all time -- Star Wars -- was born thirty years ago today. But how does one go about writing about Star Wars on a blog dedicated to...

May 24, 2007  8:46 AM

Oracle and the semantic Web

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle applications, Oracle development

As a way of staking its leadership in the area, Oracle announced yesterday that over 100 commercial and open source applications are using its semantic Web technology. (Click here for a

May 23, 2007  8:35 AM

BMW Oracle’s early exit could serve Alinghi well

Posted by: Derek Kuhr

Business Day is reporting that the early exit of BMW Oracle from the America's Cup could be good news for Alinghi, the defending champions from Switzerland. Although Larry Ellison's team had been considered a favorite,...

May 22, 2007  10:44 AM

Ask an Oracle expert: Got management-level questions?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle careers and certifications

We have a new expert on SearchOracle.com: Michael J. Hillenbrand has just joined our “Ask the Expert” team and will be answering questions in the new category “

May 21, 2007  11:08 AM

Thirty years of Oracle innovation — but is it really a RDBMS?

Posted by: Clinek
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

In recent months, Oracle has been bragging about its thirty years of innovation, beginning with its debut in 1977 as the "first SQL relational database management system. The

May 16, 2007  9:42 AM

Lumigent CEO jabs at Oracle Audit Vault

Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

A news story we posted last week about Oracle's new Audit Vault software generated a strongly worded...

May 15, 2007  12:04 PM

SQL Developer vs. PL/SQL Developer

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

The topic of SQL development tools is consistently a hugely popular one both here on the blog and on SearchOracle.com. (See “Oracle unveils free SQL Developer: Has Toad met its match?” and “

May 10, 2007  8:21 AM

Larry in the ’70s

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

Larry Ellison was not always a billionaire yachtsman and playboy, living life in the database fast lane. He was once a geek! This photo offers proof. (Is that actually a pocket protector?)

May 9, 2007  9:20 AM

Oracle security holes need a fixin’

Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

Oracle last month released a bunch of patches -- 36 to be exact -- for security problems dating all the way back to 2002. But according to David Litchfield of NGS Software, there are 39 more...

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