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October 22, 2007  10:00 AM

Oracle patching: The bane of the DBA’s existence



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

Ask any Oracle DBA and they'll tell you that the bane of their existence -- well, one of them at least -- is keeping up with Oracle's continuous stream of patches and upgrades. As we reported last week, the latest volley of

October 18, 2007  9:37 AM

Bloggers react to Oracle’s BEA bid



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications

Oracle's $6.6 billion offer for middleware vendor BEA has bloggers all a-flutter. Here is a sampling of the most substantive reactions: Veteran analyst Judith Hurwitz - "I...


October 3, 2007  11:03 AM

PeopleSoft bloggers unite!



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle development

While there are literally hundreds of Oracle blogs out there -- ranging in quality from essential daily reading to the "here's a wacky photo of my cat" variety -- the PeopleSoft blogosphere...


September 24, 2007  10:52 AM

Your Oracle wish list



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

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



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications

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


September 19, 2007  9:34 AM

Oracle is “fundamentally flawed”



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

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 5, 2007  1:32 PM

What’s your Oracle story?



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

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...


August 29, 2007  11:09 AM

Users sound off on Oracle support



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

Last week I asked Oracle users to write in and tell me what they think about Oracle's support services -- and boy did they comply. Here are three of my favorite comments that came in which range from a very bad...


August 22, 2007  9:18 AM

Is Oracle supportive?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

Over the past few months I've heard some mixed reviews from Oracle end users about Oracle's support services. Some folks I've spoken with say they get upset with certain Oracle support representatives who seem to be inexperienced. One person even went so far as to...


August 21, 2007  9:56 PM

Oracle bigger than Microsoft? The crowd responds



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle development

The question of whether Oracle will become bigger than Microsoft has Oracle users talking. And it was a bit  surprising to see so may


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