Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oracle Infogram This Week: Quarterly Patches, EBS, BI, Performance, Hyperion Security, JDE, News

Quarterly CPU

The quarterly CPU is out. You can find out more here:

This week at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:


From the ever valuable Rittman Mead Consulting blog comes this posting on the evaluate function:

Performance Troubleshooting

Three postings of interest I found recently in the realm of performance:

From Doug's Oracle Blog an article on one of the most commonly ignored aspects of performance--the network. It's rare to find it is really the cause, but how do you eliminate it from your list of suspects: Network Events in ASH

And this Structured Data blog article goes on at some length about bloom filters. It's a very useful item. And no, bloom filters are not in your swimming pool maintenance plan: Reading Parallel Execution Plans With Bloom Pruning And Composite Partitioning.

Last, from Jonathan Lewis' Oracle Scratchpad, Always a fount of Oracle wisdom and experimentally confirmed results (in other words, conjecture-free), a valuable discussion of histogram behavior on text fields: Frequency Histogram 5.

Hyperion and Security

This posting at the Hyperion Consultant Blog brings up a concern with developing good security habits from the start in a Hyperion project (and promises some more details and tips in a later posting), but this is something that applies to all projects. It's often too easy to just throw open security during the development process because it's easy, then nail things down when you get close to production. It's a bad, wasteful idea in most cases. If you design the security in from the start you'll miss some last minute surprises in the final stages of your project. And while I'm up on the soapbox, let me put in a word for putting the security in the RDBMS. If you have the world's greatest application-implemented security and I can get unauthorized access to your RDBMS as an insider in your company at the command line, how's your security? Oracle has a ton of built-in and add-on security features. Please, use them!

What is the most overlooked task on Hyperion Planning projects? Security.


Certifications are back: The Good News: JDE Certification is back. The Bad News: JDE Certification is Back., brought to you by the What's Hot & What's Not with JD Edwards blog.

News You Can Use

Finally, one of the great quandries of life settled. No, it's not the new planet that may or may not have the right conditions for life (and may or may not exist, and may or may not have originated a SETI signal), but something really important: Lifehacker tells us how often you should flip a burger (the title really gives it away): Flip Your Burgers As Often As You'd Like for Better Cooking.

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