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May 4, 2007  9:05 AM

Oracle blogs: Friday wrap-up



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

On this fine spring Friday I thought I’d point to a few things going on around the Oracle blogosphere. First, an update on OTN’s blogging cred. Justin Kestelyn posts an update saying he’s glad he complained, as he’s gotten a lot of...

May 1, 2007  10:45 AM

OpenWorld closing out San Francisco?



Posted by: Barney Beal
Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration

Like peanut butter and chocolate, the City by the Bay and Oracle's massive (and getting bigger every minute) user conference seem to be two great things that go great together, but it may not stay that way. According to a report in the San Francisco Business Times, (subscription only except for...


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 16, 2007  5:45 PM

Can Oracle DBAs survive automation?



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

Today marks the first full day of Collaborate '07, and the word of the day is overwhelming. The conference is huge, the hotels are huge, and the list of sessions is huge—if you can manage to decide which sessions you want to go to, good luck finding them! Today after scrambling to grab lunch I...


April 11, 2007  12:29 PM

Collaborate ’07 countdown



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

Only four days and counting till Collaborate ’07 kicks off in fabulous Las Vegas (an upgrade from last year’s setting of Nash Vegas). As usual the whole SearchOracle team is going to be there to bring...


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 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 20, 2007  10:09 AM

This is why to test your backups!



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle database administration

Attention DBAs: listen carefully to this tale of woe...

At the Alaska Dept. of Revenue recently, a "technician" committed not one, but two, serious errors: first, he mistakenly deleted over 600,000...


March 19, 2007  10:56 PM

What do you know from storage management?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

Getting the most out of database storage management means keeping up with the myriad data storage tools, techniques and concepts that continually pop up in the IT marketplace.   It's especially...


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