Thursday, June 10, 2010

RDBMS, Hyperion, PL/SQL, APEX, SQL Developer, PeopleSoft, Exadata, Flashback


Tom Kyte is putting the finishing touches on the second edition of his magnum opus, Expert Oracle Database Architecture.
You can preorder a copy at Amazon here.

Speaking of Oracle guruhood, Cary Milsap has an update on his blog about
Filter Early

The title reminds me of the old Chicago voting motto: Vote early and vote often.


New release out:

Oracle Database Patch Set has been released on the following platforms:

· Oracle Solaris x86-64 (64-bit) and SPARC (64-bit)

· HP-UX Itanium

· IBM AIX on POWER Systems

All are available for download from My Oracle Support (patch 8202632) as well as

Next up will be Windows...stay tuned


Just one item this week. Over at Glenn Schwartzberg's Essbase Blog Glenn has a moment of revelation about exports:
Data Export, why I never thought of it


Eddie Awad has a good article on
Please Request a Reasonable Conversion, including some drill-down links at the bottom for further research.


David Peake let's us know that
APEX 4.0 comes to

Also in the realm of APEX is this article from the APEX Development blog:
APEX 3.2 Quick Picks Updated.

Book Review: SQL Developer

Olaf Heimburger's Blog has a brief but useful
review of the book Oracle SQL Developer 2.1.


We frequently link to posts at Jim's PeopleSoft Journal. Since he has a new book out, I'm sure it's worth taking a look at:
PeoplesTools Tip Book

Flashback – Careful about Storage

A customer recently encountered problems with running out of space for Flashback Database logs (though it took a while to determine that was the problem). Here are a few interesting links that popped up when I was researching the problem:

and this one is excellent, and comes from Jonathan Lewis, one of the key gurus of the Oak Table Net performance group:

and a spot in the docs:

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