Thursday, February 4, 2010

PeopleSoft, Performance, Heroes of the Datamart, MOS, APEX


PeopleSoft

You can now download your PeopleSoft documentation in Kindle-compatible format. They're pretty large files, and I suspect they would look best on the DX model Kindle. I have to say, though, that is one of those times when Amazon's decision to do away with the external memory card slot of the Amazon classic Kindle seems foolish. If you have an original Kindle (like mine, bought the first day it came out, gloat, gloat) , you can use memory cards to hold sets of items you want to load on your Kindle. Newer models will have to dedicate a fairly large chunk of memory to the files. Still the idea of getting docs in a nice usable electronic form is the start of something very positive.

Another PeopleSoft item comes from the One the PeopleSoft Road blog. If only humans could switch languages this easily: Make Peoplesoft OVM Multilingual.

Performance

Olaf Heimburger has a new article over at OTN: Overview of Performance Tuning Tools in Oracle Fusion Middleware

It's been a while since we directed your attention to Tanel Poder's blog. It is a rich and technical place. Example: This posting on Bind Variable Peeking – execution plan inefficiency. I had a client who tangled with this recently.

First came the primordial stage of Oracle optimization. This was in the days when you would put wax on the server. If it melted, utilization was high. If the egg next to the wax fried, utilization was maxed out. If the phone rang at that point, you went out for coffee. Then came the age of ratio based tuning, we shall leave it in dignified silence. Finally we came to the Oracle Wait Interface. James Morley takes us to the next level in a multipart series catchily entitled: The Oracle Wait Interface Is Useless (sometimes)


Part 2 (well, there isn't one, but there's a placeholder here).



Heroics

Do you have a bracing tale of heroism involving data warehousing? As part of the preparations for the next Iron Man movie, Marvel and Oracle are holding a contest to become honorary CIO of Stark Industries. See some details over at the Data Warehouse Insider blog.

Speaking of great hulking collections of organized data, there's a new Oracle data mining blog out there. Here's a sample of the wares: Generating cluster names from a document clustering model

MOS

What if My Oracle Support is down when you need to do research or open an SR? Chris Warticki has some answers.

APEX

David Peake has updated the APEX home page. It's worth a look.


2 comments:

Tanel Poder said...

The 2nd part of the "Wait Interface is Useless Post" is here:

http://blog.tanelpoder.com/2010/01/15/beyond-oracle-wait-interface-part-2/

Christopher Gait, Oracle Infogram Editor said...

Thanks, Tanel!

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