Eye on Oracle:

Oracle database administration


November 4, 2009  3:26 PM

Toad for Oracle: A consultant’s tale



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle database administration, Toad

We've been talking to you a lot recently about the new Toad for Oracle 10, including a sneak peak of the new version, a look at

October 16, 2009  2:02 PM

The best 11 things about Oracle database 11g R2



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle 11g R2, Oracle database administration

While analysts have noted that only about 10% to 15% of Oracle database users have upgraded to Release 1 of Oracle 11g, which was first shipped two years ago, Oracle OpenWorld attendees seemed very interested in learning about


July 24, 2009  4:39 PM

Toad for Oracle 10 leapfrogs Oracle SQL Developer



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle database administration, Toad

Which developer tool do you prefer: Toad, Oracle SQL Developer or PL/SQL Developer? The last time we asked...

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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 19, 2009  10:35 PM

SOA in ‘09: Dead, alive or in search of new meaning?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

January 1, 2009 could be considered a big day in the Oracle world -- a fresh start, new year and the chance to start practicing your Oracle New Year's resolutions, whether they be to...


January 13, 2009  10:54 PM

Are Oracle’s Critical Patch Updates really that critical?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

You most likely saw some of Tuesday's pressing headlines about Oracle's latest Critical Patch Update, such as "Oracle planning Patch Tuesday whopper" and "


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 22, 2008  8:40 PM

Larry Ellison speaks 2008



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

If there's one thing that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is known for, it's his willingness to share what's on his mind.

The last time we looked at some of Ellison's most quotable moments, we found he...


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