Thursday, March 19, 2009

Exadata, Business, ACM, Design, PeopleSoft, Scripts, Performance, Security


Kevin Closson, Oracle storage guru extraordinaire, is giving a webcast next week on Exadata. Should be a very technical and splendid presentation.

Business Views: Ignore the Competition and Thrive

Some interesting views from Jeff Bezos of Amazon on business and competition by way of the Oracle AppsLab blog. I'm a long time Amazon customer and Kindle user, in fact I think they have a forklift they use just for my purchases at the warehouse, so I respect Bezos business advice.


There are several new postings over at the Oracle ECM Alerts blog, the latest is Fun with Site Studio 10gR4 Placeholders, Part 1

Design, the Heart of Performance

Over at the Structured Data blog we have a solidly technical approach to table and query design. SQL is, when you come down to it, a language to translate business needs so a computer can understand what you want and give it to you, gift-wrapped. The posting discusses some of the many factors involved in the process of design.


A link to the links. Some valuable resources on editing PeopleCode. at the PSST0101

Grid Control is one of my favorite Oracle products. The PeopleSoft DBA blog has a good tip today on using Grid to monitor PeopleSoft batch processes.

Script Library Moves

If you use Morgan's Library, a resource we've mentioned here before, it's moved. you can find its new home through this posting over at Eddie Awad's blog.


Did you buy book Christian Antonigni's book Troubleshooting Oracle Performance? Well he's announced a new set of scripts for the book are online, so if you've already downloaded, time to freshen up at his blog here.

Security Evaluations

It's traditional to kick the tires of a car when you buy it. Doesn't do a thing for you these days, since it was a test for some very ancient flavors of suspension system, but I'm a lover of tradition. Nowadays, though, you also need to check the tires for microphones, GPS tracking devices and perhaps hackers lurking in the wheel well. That's why this article on the process Oracle uses to evaluate security on the various products we've bought is interesting.

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