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Oracle database administration


August 20, 2007  12:16 PM

Oracle on Linux vs. SQL Server on Windows?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle database administration

Jack Loftus at the Enterprise Linux Log asks, “Does Oracle 11g mean more Linux?” I.e., why did Oracle choose to release the new Database 11g on Linux first? Sure, Linux is “here to...

August 15, 2007  10:05 AM

Oracle bigger than Microsoft?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison had no shortage of things to talk about on his recent trip to Israel. Speaking to reporters, the outspoken head of industry said that open source software is no big threat, that Web 2.0 is more than...


August 14, 2007  10:08 AM

The market battleground



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

On its home page a few weeks ago, Oracle highlighted new Gartner data showing that its DBMS has a 47.1% market share -- more than its two closest competitors combined and a healthy 15% increase in revenue from the previous...


August 7, 2007  10:45 PM

Get your Oracle 11g white papers here



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration

Oracle has posted a bunch of technical information and white papers about Oracle Database 11g, which should become available for the Linux platform sometime this month. Most of the Oracle 11g white papers can be found


August 7, 2007  12:54 PM

Top five reasons to upgrade your database



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

A DBA recently wrote in to our Ask the Experts section with the following question:

How can I convince my top management that the time to upgrade all our production Oracle 9i (9.2.0.4) databases to Oracle 10g is now? They are looking for the top five reasons to upgrade. How can I...


August 1, 2007  9:09 AM

Does Oracle 11g have a shot with SMBs?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration

It's no secret that Oracle's flagship database management system isn't hugely popular among small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), but when Oracle Database 11g finally arrives, that could start to...


August 1, 2007  8:10 AM

Wednesday wrap-up: Low-cost database tuning tips



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

Following up on Mark’s post from last week (“Do Oracle Database innovations really matter?”), check out this article from Computerworld on


July 25, 2007  10:03 AM

Grid computing: Are you chicken?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

According to a recent survey of Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) members, adoption of RAC (Real Application Clusters) and other clustering products is widespread, but grid lags behind. As I reported in my recent story “


July 25, 2007  10:00 AM

Do Oracle Database innovations really matter?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration

Database 11g will boast a host of new, innovative features -- such as Database Replay and its new Real Application Testing-related capabilities -- but do these new fangled gadgets really matter to DBAs in the trenches? I recently talked to one of my longtime sources, Forrester Research Inc....


July 23, 2007  1:21 PM

Talking about Oracle



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

I'm happy to announce the debut of Oracle Talk. Oracle Talk is our new biweekly podcast series all about...


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