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June 5, 2007  11:18 PM

Is Oracle relational? Redux



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

My post a few weeks ago, Thirty years of Oracle innovation — but is it really a RDBMS?, generated...

June 4, 2007  3:08 PM

SQL interview questions; getting hired as a DBA



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

Are you looking for a new (or first) Oracle job? Worried about that big interview? (If you’re not, maybe you should be!) Here are a couple of resources to prepare you for your upcoming Oracle job interview. Robert Vollman, at his blog


May 30, 2007  10:06 AM

Oracle jobs: Skills you don’t need, skills you do



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

Check out Computerworld’s list of the top 10 dead or dying computer skills—if any of these are on your resume, they claim,...


May 25, 2007  11:34 AM

May the 100TB Oracle data warehouse be with you



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

As a true geek, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that perhaps the greatest motion picture franchise of all time -- Star Wars -- was born thirty years ago today. But how does one go about writing about Star Wars on a blog dedicated to...


May 21, 2007  11:08 AM

Thirty years of Oracle innovation — but is it really a RDBMS?



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

In recent months, Oracle has been bragging about its thirty years of innovation, beginning with its debut in 1977 as the "first SQL relational database management system. The


May 16, 2007  9:42 AM

Lumigent CEO jabs at Oracle Audit Vault



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

A news story we posted last week about Oracle's new Audit Vault software generated a strongly worded...


May 15, 2007  12:04 PM

SQL Developer vs. PL/SQL Developer



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

The topic of SQL development tools is consistently a hugely popular one both here on the blog and on SearchOracle.com. (See “Oracle unveils free SQL Developer: Has Toad met its match?” and “


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 9, 2007  9:20 AM

Oracle security holes need a fixin’



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

Oracle last month released a bunch of patches -- 36 to be exact -- for security problems dating all the way back to 2002. But according to David Litchfield of NGS Software, there are 39 more...


May 9, 2007  8:52 AM

Oracle Application Server upgrade cheatsheets



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

Over at SearchOracle.com, we’ve been going over a lot of reader feedback lately, looking for ways to improve the site and better meet our readers’ needs. Many of you have identified upgrades as one of your biggest job challenges—keeping up with the latest database and applications versions...


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