Eye on Oracle:

July, 2007


July 25, 2007  10:03 AM

Grid computing: Are you chicken?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

According to a recent survey of Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) members, adoption of RAC (Real Application Clusters) and other clustering products is widespread, but grid lags behind. As I reported in my recent story “

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July 25, 2007  10:00 AM

Do Oracle Database innovations really matter?

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Database 11g will boast a host of new, innovative features -- such as Database Replay and its new Real Application Testing-related capabilities -- but do these new fangled gadgets really matter to DBAs in the trenches? I recently talked to one of my longtime sources, Forrester Research Inc....


July 23, 2007  1:21 PM

Talking about Oracle

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

I'm happy to announce the debut of Oracle Talk. Oracle Talk is our new biweekly podcast series all about...


July 20, 2007  9:25 AM

Are open source companies hypocritical?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

There’s some interesting discussion going on this week over at Lewis Cunningham’s blog, as well as various other blogs and forums, asking whether open source companies are dabbling in hypocrisy -- are they OK with taking business away from...


July 17, 2007  9:24 AM

SQL FAQ for beginners, non-beginners and cheaters

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

I field the questions that come to our Ask the Expert section—deleting spam and nonsense and otherwise undesirable questions before forwarding the potentially answerable ones on to our panel of experts. I...


July 12, 2007  7:44 PM

Database 11g release date confusion

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

For weeks now everyone has been reporting that July 11 was to be the launch date for Oracle Database 11g. That's the impression I was under as I went forward with the reporting for our new Oracle...

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July 12, 2007  11:05 AM

More security horror stories

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

Don adds these tales of woe to our growing collection of Oracle security bloopers: ********************************** We received a call from a client who was complaining of...


July 10, 2007  11:58 AM

I still haven’t found what I’m searching for

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Tim Hall at the ORACLE-BASE blog and Andy C at nbrightside have been writing about search engines (what percentage of their blog traffic...


July 9, 2007  10:11 AM

Oracle security bloopers II

Beth Pariseau Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

Last week, I asked you DBAs and consultants to send in the worst Oracle security nightmares you've come across. A few of you have responded so far. Read them and...


July 4, 2007  11:35 PM

Database security bloopers

Beth Pariseau Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

As we reported last week, a new survey shows that IT security pros have a "disturbing lack of confidence" in the ability of organizations to use sensitive information securely. The survey looked at...


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