Eye on Oracle:

September, 2007

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September 26, 2007  12:09 PM

Finnigan enters third year of Oracle security blogging

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Well known Oracle security blogger Pete Finnigan, a frequent source of information for the news stories and podcasts we produce, is celebrating three years on the web. Happy anniversary, Pete. Finnigan writes that when he...

September 26, 2007  11:24 AM

If I were Larry…

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Oracle chairman and CEO Larry Ellison is beyond wealthy. According to the recently released Forbes 400 list, Ellison is the fourth richest man in America with an estimated net worth of...


September 24, 2007  10:52 AM

Your Oracle wish list

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

If you had five wishes to improve Oracle, what would they be? That's the question several Oracle pros have been asking in the blogosphere recently. For example, consultant Chris Muir's top...


September 19, 2007  10:24 AM

Data warehouse pain is real, says Stonebraker

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

I've been reading The Database Column with great interest. The new blog features the writings of Mike Stonebraker, the co-creator of the influential

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September 19, 2007  9:34 AM

Oracle is “fundamentally flawed”

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

I received some interesting comments about my post Is the Oracle DBMS a legacy technology? from Mich Talebzadeh, a London-based independent Sybase consultant. Let me know what you think . . ....


September 13, 2007  11:08 AM

The Oracle DBMS is a “legacy technology”

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

Relational database management systems like Oracle "should be considered legacy technology; [they are] more than a quarter of century in age and 'long in the tooth.'" This is not from some random disgruntled crackpot. It's from

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September 12, 2007  1:31 PM

netCustomer CEO makes case for third-party support

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Oracle's charges of industrial espionage against SAP's TomorrowNow arm have brought third-party support vendors into the limelight. Users want to know if they're credible, if they're honest...


September 10, 2007  10:08 AM

Are you afraid of hosted apps?

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

"Oracle on Demand," "software-as-a-service" (SaaS), "utility computing" -- whatever buzzword you use, the long-hyped

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September 5, 2007  1:32 PM

What’s your Oracle story?

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

Have you made an impact using Oracle in your organization? Have you accomplished any of the following tasks:

  • Significantly improved database or applications performance
  • Solved a major business dilemma or reduced budget spending
  • Automated or...


September 4, 2007  12:59 PM

Where’s MY Oracle ACE award?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

In case you missed the great discussion in the comments on my post from last week, “Oracle ACE program “almost completely worthless,’” check out some highlights from the...


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