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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  7:44 PM

Database 11g release date confusion



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration

For weeks now everyone has been reporting that July 11 was to be the launch date for Oracle Database 11g. That's the impression I was under as I went forward with the reporting for our new Oracle...

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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 29, 2007  11:16 AM

All IT people do is complain!



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

Or so it sometimes seems, reading this blog and others lately . . . but complaining is communal and relaxing, so let’s just run with it. Here’s a round-up of some of the complaining that Oracle bloggers are doing this week. Jeff Hunter at the So What Co-operative complains,...


June 22, 2007  10:41 AM

Log Buffer #50: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

I’m honored to cover the 50th edition (that’s right, the golden anniversary) of the venerable Log Buffer this week -- thanks to Dave Edwards of the Pythian Group Blog for the...


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...


June 20, 2007  9:23 AM

Database workload virtualization and you



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration

When I was first asked to investigate how increased use of virtualization technology will affect DBA careers, I was a little confused. To be honest, I didn't immediately see the connection. I figured,...


June 15, 2007  11:33 AM

Oracle 11g beta testing looks promising



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Tim of the Oracle-Base blog says he doubts Oracle 11g will actually debut next month (he’s thinking the “launch date” is actually a date range starting with July 11 and ending with December 31). But when it...


June 13, 2007  9:33 AM

Oracle Database 11g: Ready or not, here it comes



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration

Oracle has finally announced the release date for Oracle Database 11g. And while most Oracle users out there probably won't even consider upgrading for another year or two (according to recent...


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