Eye on Oracle:

June, 2007

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June 29, 2007  11:16 AM

All IT people do is complain!



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

Or so it sometimes seems, reading this blog and others lately . . . but complaining is communal and relaxing, so let’s just run with it. Here’s a round-up of some of the complaining that Oracle bloggers are doing this week. Jeff Hunter at the So What Co-operative complains,...

June 22, 2007  10:41 AM

Log Buffer #50: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs



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

I’m honored to cover the 50th edition (that’s right, the golden anniversary) of the venerable Log Buffer this week -- thanks to Dave Edwards of the Pythian Group Blog for the...


June 21, 2007  9:10 AM

DBAs are from Mars, managers are from Venus



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

All you unhappy DBAs out there who have been flooding our comment box -- take note. Our management and career expert Michael Hillenbrand just wrote a great article, “DBA 102: Beyond the basics,” which might...


June 20, 2007  9:23 AM

Database workload virtualization and you



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration

When I was first asked to investigate how increased use of virtualization technology will affect DBA careers, I was a little confused. To be honest, I didn't immediately see the connection. I figured,...


June 18, 2007  10:10 PM

Woe is the DBA: An old-timer weighs in



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle careers and certifications

In response to the DBA rant-fest from a few days ago ("Database administration is for suckers"?), Marty M. sent me this note. Read on for a true old-timer perspective -- it's not pretty. . . ....


June 15, 2007  11:33 AM

Oracle 11g beta testing looks promising



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Tim of the Oracle-Base blog says he doubts Oracle 11g will actually debut next month (he’s thinking the “launch date” is actually a date range starting with July 11 and ending with December 31). But when it...


June 13, 2007  9:33 AM

Oracle Database 11g: Ready or not, here it comes



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration

Oracle has finally announced the release date for Oracle Database 11g. And while most Oracle users out there probably won't even consider upgrading for another year or two (according to recent...


June 8, 2007  8:57 AM

Friday wrap-up: Patching myths; resumes are useless



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications

A sampling of what’s going on in the Oracle blogosphere in the first week of June . . . As a follow-up to our recent post about how to snag an Oracle job, I offer Eddie Awad’s...


June 5, 2007  11:18 PM

Is Oracle relational? Redux



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

My post a few weeks ago, Thirty years of Oracle innovation — but is it really a RDBMS?, generated...


June 4, 2007  3:08 PM

SQL interview questions; getting hired as a DBA



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

Are you looking for a new (or first) Oracle job? Worried about that big interview? (If you’re not, maybe you should be!) Here are a couple of resources to prepare you for your upcoming Oracle job interview. Robert Vollman, at his blog


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