Eye on Oracle:

April, 2008

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April 29, 2008  10:52 AM

Oracle builds on database lead

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

The RDBMS market grew about 12% in 2007, with Oracle once again emerging as the market's top vendor. According to the "Worldwide...

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April 25, 2008  1:27 PM

Documenting an 11g upgrade

Barney Beal Barney Beal Profile: Barney Beal

An upgrade to Oracle 11g (or any database upgrade for that matter) requires careful attention to planning and documentation, as Maria Anderson pointed out in her session on upgrading to...

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April 23, 2008  9:08 AM

Oracle’s challenges in the channel

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

Oracle yesterday added 33 new applications to Oracle Accelerate, its partner program, bringing the total number of available solutions to 123.

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April 17, 2008  2:30 PM

Eating a whale sandwich — a real-life Fusion roadmap

Barney Beal Barney Beal Profile: Barney Beal

I caught an interesting session this week at Collaborate with Floyd Teter, who's with the Jet Propulsion Lab, a bunch of scientists in Pasadena, Calif. working for NASA.

Teter's...


April 16, 2008  11:35 AM

CaSe SEnsITive PasSWoRds and other Oracle 11g features

Barney Beal Barney Beal Profile: Barney Beal

Last year, much of the attention at Collaborate focused on new features coming in database 11g. Now that it's been released and digested by early adopters and beta testers, people are...


April 15, 2008  3:28 PM

Phillips slams SAP, brags about databases at Collaborate ‘08

Barney Beal Barney Beal Profile: Barney Beal

Oracle may not be done yet. In his opening keynote address at Collaborate '08 here in Denver, Oracle president Charles Phillips outlined Oracle's strategy to dominate the database, middleware and applications markets. The database market seems to be well in hand. To applause from the audience,...


April 9, 2008  8:59 AM

Is Yahoo the next PeopleSoft?

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

Last month I posted about a New York Times article in which Larry Ellison touted Oracle's acquisition strategy. He wondered why more companies didn't follow in his footsteps by pursuing...


April 1, 2008  4:13 PM

The Oracle security debate

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

Oracle DBAs:  To what do you attribute problems with Oracle security?

a.) poorly designed software
b.) failure to apply  patches and maintain software
c.) lack of financial resources
d.) all of the above

This question has recently made a small stir in the...


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