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Oracle database administration


October 31, 2007  9:56 AM

Post of the week: Installing 11g, Enterprise Linux 5 and VMWare6 on Windows Vista



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle database administration

Dimitri Gielis wrote a an excellent post yesterday about his installation of Database 11g, Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, and VMWare 6 on his Windows Vista machine. It took him longer than he...

October 22, 2007  10:00 AM

Oracle patching: The bane of the DBA’s existence



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

Ask any Oracle DBA and they'll tell you that the bane of their existence -- well, one of them at least -- is keeping up with Oracle's continuous stream of patches and upgrades. As we reported last week, the latest volley of


October 9, 2007  2:26 PM

An open source advocate’s message to Oracle



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

Oracle is seeking to take an open source friendly proposal off the agenda of its next shareholder meeting, and Matt Asay doesn't want to see...


September 24, 2007  10:52 AM

Your Oracle wish list



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

If you had five wishes to improve Oracle, what would they be? That's the question several Oracle pros have been asking in the blogosphere recently. For example, consultant Chris Muir's top...


September 19, 2007  9:34 AM

Oracle is “fundamentally flawed”



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

I received some interesting comments about my post Is the Oracle DBMS a legacy technology? from Mich Talebzadeh, a London-based independent Sybase consultant. Let me know what you think . . ....


September 13, 2007  11:08 AM

The Oracle DBMS is a “legacy technology”



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle database administration

Relational database management systems like Oracle "should be considered legacy technology; [they are] more than a quarter of century in age and 'long in the tooth.'" This is not from some random disgruntled crackpot. It's from

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September 5, 2007  1:32 PM

What’s your Oracle story?



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

Have you made an impact using Oracle in your organization? Have you accomplished any of the following tasks:

  • Significantly improved database or applications performance
  • Solved a major business dilemma or reduced budget spending
  • Automated or...


August 29, 2007  11:09 AM

Users sound off on Oracle support



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

Last week I asked Oracle users to write in and tell me what they think about Oracle's support services -- and boy did they comply. Here are three of my favorite comments that came in which range from a very bad...


August 28, 2007  10:37 AM

Oracle ACE program “almost completely worthless”



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

Howard Rogers at Dizwell Informatics claims, with a sort-of apology to everyone he’s “unintentionally” insulting, that the Oracle ACE program, which used to mean something, “has been rendered


August 22, 2007  9:18 AM

Is Oracle supportive?



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

Over the past few months I've heard some mixed reviews from Oracle end users about Oracle's support services. Some folks I've spoken with say they get upset with certain Oracle support representatives who seem to be inexperienced. One person even went so far as to...


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