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Managing an Oracle shop


May 10, 2007  8:21 AM

Larry in the ’70s



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

Larry Ellison was not always a billionaire yachtsman and playboy, living life in the database fast lane. He was once a geek! This photo offers proof. (Is that actually a pocket protector?)

May 8, 2007  1:57 PM

The return of the pay raise



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

The Oracle job market has always been ridiculously competitive, but now there is some good news -- at least for those who already have a job.  Information Week recently did a detailed

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April 24, 2007  10:50 AM

Oracle Fusion: Ten ways E-Business Suite customers can prepare



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications

Nadia Bendjedou, director of product strategy at Oracle, gave a presentation at last week’s Collaborate ’07 conference that listed 10 things you can do to get ready for Fusion applications as an...


April 17, 2007  9:25 PM

Three trends in the Oracle world



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop

In a session this afternoon titled “Three trends in the Oracle world,” Rich Niemiec, funnyman and CEO of Oracle consulting firm TUSC, outlined what he saw as three major trends in general product direction for Oracle. For those of you who missed the session...


April 17, 2007  4:03 PM

Did you hear the one about…?



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

My, how Collaborate has grown! In only its second official year, the three user group combined conference is already up to 7,000 attendees from 50 countries. Let's just hope that it doesn't get as big as OpenWorld -- although if...


April 9, 2007  3:07 PM

Petabytes of data: The new normal?



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

As enterprise Oracle DBAs know first-hand, data growth these days is exponential. Gartner calculates that the average site doubles its data under management every 6 to 18 months. Terabyte-sized data stores were a novelty not too long ago but you'll soon be hearing more and more about petabtyes....


April 5, 2007  2:43 PM

Unbreakable Linux update, more on third-party support



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications

Earlier this week, Oracle finally released the list of companies that had signed up for its Unbreakable Linux offering. Oracle unveiled a list of 26 enterprise-class customers, but as it...


April 3, 2007  8:06 AM

Oracle on Linux: Users speak out



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

Last week I asked you readers out there what you think about the future of Linux -- will desktop Linux ever achieve the dream of world domination? What about Oracle on...


March 29, 2007  12:30 PM

Oracle on Linux: Is Linux’s big year always next year?



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

Around this time last year we ran a story called “IOUG: Linux to be top platform for Oracle by next year.” Mark Brunelli had spoken with IOUG president Ari Kaplan about a survey of the...


March 27, 2007  12:11 PM

Information is useless



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications

I recently came across a survey done by Accenture a few months ago that drew some sobering conclusions about the data-rich yet insight-poor corporate environment of...


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