Thursday, October 29, 2009

Optimizer, Hyperion, Clouds, MOS, I/O, APEX, EBS


The Oracle Optimizer team has an update from their experiences at OpenWorld on their blog here.


Tim Tow has a sobering posting on: One Good Reason to Stick with Supported Versions at his blog.

I've Seen Clouds from Both Sides Now...

The cloud concept is, well, cloudy, and it's hurting its reputation as the 'latest thing'. In fact, some would say that it is merely the latest fad, and the actual heart of the matter is the grid concept. There are several articles in the blogosphere and news that came out of the recent Sidekick debacle:

Defending the cloud over at ZDNet

Examining several aspects of the matter over at cnet, including a link to a statement by our very own Larry Ellison on clouds here.

Typical of the blog entries on this incident was this one over at the CircleID blog, which makes some good points about the underlying issue: Backups and restores.

To me it seems that there needs to be a more robust protocol for validating multiple backups on the cloud side of the equation. But the incident also comes back to some old fashioned, cliche-rich territory: Don't put all your eggs in one basket. What we need is a dispatcher service that copies out key items, like calendar entries and contacts, to several places and programs, and only notifies a user that an entry is confirmed when a minimum number of transactions are complete (similar to the behavior of some Oracle RDBMS features like DataGuard). In other words, it all comes back to basic transaction processing and due diligence on backup and recovery, things that DBAs deal with every day.

My Oracle Support

Have some feedback on MOS? Chris Warticki points to the spot for getting it to Oracle.


Kevin Closson discusses the high end of storage and processing in this series: Sun Oracle Database Machine. The Million Oracle Database IOPS Machine or Marketing Hype? – Part I


David Peake has a link to an Updated Statement of Direction for APEX here.


At the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog this week:

OracleAS Certified with E-Business Suite Release 12

E-Business Suite 12.1.2 Release Content Documents Now Available

Database 11gR1 Certified With EBS 12.1.1 on Windows Server 2003 (x64)

Secure Enterprise Search Certified with E-Business Suite 11i

Interim Update #2: Certifying Windows 7 with Oracle E-Business Suite

Critical Patch Update for October 2009 Now Available

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