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Oracle database administration


March 14, 2007  9:36 AM

Oracle experts to the rescue, or how to ask for help and get it



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

Shay Shmeltzer, who works with JDeveloper, devotes significant time every day to answering questions on the OTN discussion forums. He recently wrote a blog post called “

March 13, 2007  11:28 AM

Database administration one of the fastest-growing jobs



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration

Forbes reported a few days ago that database administration is one of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States. DBAs came in at #12, and are...


March 9, 2007  8:52 AM

Your Oracle wish list



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

At one time or another, most of you have probably checked out the Ask Tom Web site. Like our own Ask the Expert feature, Tom Kyte’s Ask Tom site is a go-to when...


February 28, 2007  3:25 PM

Does anybody really like SQL? Part 2



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Following up on a post from last week, our resident SQL guru Rudy Limeback provides some more thoughts on the matter of what's so bad (or so good) about SQL: Yes, I SQL, primarily...


February 27, 2007  11:36 AM

Is DST the next Y2K? For Oracle shops, maybe it is…



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

If you read the mainstream media, the Daylight Savings Time bug will lead to the apocalypse that Y2K never was. Hype, obviously, but nevertheless DST is a serious problem that all Oracle shops need to address. Besides the...


February 23, 2007  10:12 AM

Does anybody really like SQL?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

The other day I stumbled across a blog post titled “In defense of SQL” -- in this post, blogger Kenneth Downs asks, “So am I the only one who likes SQL?” Is he? Apparently SQL has a bad...


February 14, 2007  10:27 AM

Google indexing for Oracle docs



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

Great news for Oracle users, newbies and otherwise, everywhere: the official Oracle documentation is currently being indexed by Google. You used to have to register for the Oracle...

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February 7, 2007  8:38 AM

Is Oracle acting out of arrogance or altruism?



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

In an earlier post covering recent Oracle rumors, I linked to one blogger who believed a MySQL version of Unbreakable Linux could be


February 5, 2007  5:00 PM

Oracle Data Integrator execs size up the competition



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

As a technology reporter, I've come to expect two different types of responses whenever I ask software executives about their competition: Either they go on a near-tirade talking smack about their chief rival, or they go the other way and don’t say anything about them at all. (The latter response...


January 31, 2007  9:41 AM

Rumors a-flyin’



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

What are the advantages of personal blogs over objective news publications that always cite their sources? For one, they’re a reliable source of rumors! We don’t know, of course, if the rumors are true, but a couple of them went flying around the Oracle blogosphere this week. The wildest is...


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