Eye on Oracle:

Oracle database administration


April 16, 2008  11:35 AM

CaSe SEnsITive PasSWoRds and other Oracle 11g features



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

Last year, much of the attention at Collaborate focused on new features coming in database 11g. Now that it's been released and digested by early adopters and beta testers, people are...

April 15, 2008  3:28 PM

Phillips slams SAP, brags about databases at Collaborate ‘08



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

Oracle may not be done yet. In his opening keynote address at Collaborate '08 here in Denver, Oracle president Charles Phillips outlined Oracle's strategy to dominate the database, middleware and applications markets. The database market seems to be well in hand. To applause from the audience,...


April 9, 2008  8:59 AM

Is Yahoo the next PeopleSoft?



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

Last month I posted about a New York Times article in which Larry Ellison touted Oracle's acquisition strategy. He wondered why more companies didn't follow in his footsteps by pursuing...


April 1, 2008  4:13 PM

The Oracle security debate



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

Oracle DBAs:  To what do you attribute problems with Oracle security?

a.) poorly designed software
b.) failure to apply  patches and maintain software
c.) lack of financial resources
d.) all of the above

This question has recently made a small stir in the...


March 26, 2008  10:36 AM

Will Benioff succeed Larry?



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

Salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff spent 13 years at Oracle Corp., before leaving the corporation and founding the CRM powerhouse Salesforce.com in 1999. Since then, Salesforce.com has enjoyed much success, including a reported 85% annualized sales growth over the last five years. So why...


March 24, 2008  10:15 AM

Is the SQL community more open than the Oracle community?



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

InfoWorld blogger Sean McCown recently had his say in the Oracle vs. Microsoft SQL Server debate -- and some Oracle users aren't too happy about it. In "The real difference between SQL Server and Oracle,"...


March 19, 2008  9:06 AM

Is Ellison rooting for Microsoft?



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

It's no secret that Larry Ellison thinks acquisitions are a great way of growing his company. But does this make Oracle any less innovative or authentic?   According to Ellison in this New York...

Bookmark and Share     3 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 10, 2008  3:05 PM

Did you beat Oracle at the negotiating table?



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

Duncan Jones at Forrester recently published some interesting research on best practices for negotiating with Oracle. It's primarily based on the experiences of a group of Forrester...


March 4, 2008  3:51 PM

Survey says: Database users prefer Oracle



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

The results are in from Evans Data Corp.'s first survey on database user preferences -- and Oracle has made a clean sweep. Oracle (version 10g or later) ranked number one in all 13 categories of the survey, which polled over 1,400 database users in December 2007.  According to Evans Data., a...


February 27, 2008  1:22 PM

SAP fires at Oracle-Hyperion ECM ahead of Collaborate ‘08



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

Collaborate '08 is fast approaching, and Oracle Enterprise Content Management (ECM) users can look forward to several ECM sessions, including Collaborate's ‘

Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: