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Managing an Oracle shop


August 14, 2007  10:08 AM

The market battleground



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

On its home page a few weeks ago, Oracle highlighted new Gartner data showing that its DBMS has a 47.1% market share -- more than its two closest competitors combined and a healthy 15% increase in revenue from the previous...

August 7, 2007  12:54 PM

Top five reasons to upgrade your database



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

A DBA recently wrote in to our Ask the Experts section with the following question:

How can I convince my top management that the time to upgrade all our production Oracle 9i (9.2.0.4) databases to Oracle 10g is now? They are looking for the top five reasons to upgrade. How can I...


July 25, 2007  10:03 AM

Grid computing: Are you chicken?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

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 “


July 23, 2007  1:21 PM

Talking about Oracle



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

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?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

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 12, 2007  11:05 AM

More security horror stories



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle development

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 9, 2007  10:11 AM

Oracle security bloopers II



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

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



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

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...


June 21, 2007  9:10 AM

DBAs are from Mars, managers are from Venus



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration

All you unhappy DBAs out there who have been flooding our comment box -- take note. Our management and career expert Michael Hillenbrand just wrote a great article, “DBA 102: Beyond the basics,” which might...


May 22, 2007  10:44 AM

Ask an Oracle expert: Got management-level questions?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle careers and certifications

We have a new expert on SearchOracle.com: Michael J. Hillenbrand has just joined our “Ask the Expert” team and will be answering questions in the new category “


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