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July 2, 2008  7:30 AM

What is Oracle’s SaaS strategy?



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

It’s no secret that Larry Ellison is in his business for the money. Therefore, his reason for laying low in the on-demand software industry -- he says software-as-a service (SaaS) isn’t...

June 18, 2008  8:38 AM

My top five Oracle 11g features



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

Oracle's 11g database has received some less-than-stellar press recently -- The Pythian Group accused Oracle of releasing misleading adoption rates, and


June 5, 2008  8:42 AM

Does Oracle take Wiki censorship too far?



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

What would you think if you said "something not unambiguously positive about Oracle WebCenter" on the official Oracle Wiki, only to have all the negativity in your comment edited out? This is exactly what happened to Stan...

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June 4, 2008  9:24 AM

Is this Oracle’s big break into the insurance market?



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

Oracle has done it again. No, it hasn't announced another "mystery facility," dodged questions about the...

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May 21, 2008  9:35 AM

Data center or home for aliens?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Vauhini Vara asked a tough question in yesterday's Wall Street Journal Business Technology blog: What's in Oracle's mystery "facility" in Utah?  The mystery facility in question...


May 7, 2008  10:12 AM

What’s OAUG making at the “Knowledge Factory”?



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

I recently wrote about a post by Infoworld blogger Sean McCown, who argued that the real difference between Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle is the accessible community that...


April 29, 2008  10:52 AM

Oracle builds on database lead



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

The RDBMS market grew about 12% in 2007, with Oracle once again emerging as the market's top vendor. According to the "Worldwide...

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April 25, 2008  1:27 PM

Documenting an 11g upgrade



Posted by: Barney Beal
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

An upgrade to Oracle 11g (or any database upgrade for that matter) requires careful attention to planning and documentation, as Maria Anderson pointed out in her session on upgrading to...

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April 23, 2008  9:08 AM

Oracle’s challenges in the channel



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Oracle yesterday added 33 new applications to Oracle Accelerate, its partner program, bringing the total number of available solutions to 123.


April 17, 2008  2:30 PM

Eating a whale sandwich — a real-life Fusion roadmap



Posted by: Barney Beal
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

I caught an interesting session this week at Collaborate with Floyd Teter, who's with the Jet Propulsion Lab, a bunch of scientists in Pasadena, Calif. working for NASA.

Teter's...


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