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March 11, 2009  2:04 PM

Can Oracle be a contender in the virtualization wars?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle has always been known as a fierce competitor, but when it comes to one area -- virtualization -- the software giant has stayed somewhat out of the limelight.

March 4, 2009  2:24 PM

Many still holding off on Oracle database CPUs



Posted by: Barney Beal
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

Remember a month or so ago, when we asked whether Oracle's critical patch updates (CPU) were all that critical? The answer from many (outside of Oracle) was no....


February 4, 2009  10:51 AM

Should Oracle negotiate its nonnegotiable maintenance fee?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle software purchases carry with them a host of options and choices for buyers -- cloud computing and SaaS, choosing...


January 6, 2009  8:03 PM

What’s your New Year’s Oracle resolution?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Cloud computing, OBIEE, Oracle certifications, security, middleware or open source projects....on what should you focus your Oracle-related efforts in 2009? It's a question that many Oracle customers are asking now, as a new year often means time for a new or revised Oracle strategy....


December 10, 2008  10:21 AM

Oracle could get serious about SaaS in a recession



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

As the economy continues to fall into recession, we've already examined ways in which it may affect both the Web 2.0 business and


October 15, 2008  9:20 AM

Exadata: At what price?



Posted by: Barney Beal
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

For all the secrecy leading up to Oracle's release of Exadata, the HP-Oracle appliance rolled out on the stage at OpenWorld, plenty of confusion remains. Namely, just how much does it cost? Typically,...


October 1, 2008  8:36 AM

OpenWorld: A big week for Oracle or much ado about nothing?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Another OpenWorld has come and gone - - and as always, Oracle had plenty of big announcements.

Or, did they?

The software giant


September 23, 2008  9:13 PM

Andy Mendelsohn’s Top 11g features



Posted by: Barney Beal
Blogroll, Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Last summer we brought you some favorite 11g features of Oracle DBAs from around the Web. Here at Oracle OpenWorld, Andy Mendelsohn, Oracle's senior vice president of server technologies, didn't have...


September 23, 2008  3:17 PM

Is Oracle Beehive worth buzzing about?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

It was the end of a long day - - nearly eight hours since Oracle publicly announced the release of Oracle Beehive - - but users were still eager to find out exactly what makes this new collaboration...


September 23, 2008  12:26 PM

IOUG’s new chief gets competitive



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

"How many people have a (data) warehouse today?" Almost all hands shot up when Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) president and data warehousing expert Ian...


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