Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The PeopleSoft Information Portal provides a single entry point for locating documentation, training, and other useful information to help with implementation and improve your daily experience with PeopleSoft products. Check it out.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Two posts from gurus of the performance and internals realm this week, Jonathan Lewis on Index Joins at his Oracle Scratchpad Blog, and Tanel Poder on the vicissitudes of the Asynch descriptor resize wait event in Oracle .
This week at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Five Power-User Tips for Searching My Oracle Support
Microsoft Office 2010 (32-Bit) Certified with E-Business Suite
Access to Automated Release Update System Has Changed
Assessing E-Business Suite Performance on Oracle VM
Are you certifiable? Yeah, yeah, I know. But in OBIEE? Look into it here.
Need some tips on working with Solaris Express? Here's a start: Oracle Solaris 11 Express Resources for Sysadmins.
David Peake once again helps us look down the road ahead for APEX: APEX 4.1 Statement of Direction Published.
The AMIS Technology blog brings us a good step by step posting on Oracle’s Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite 11g.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Oracle has played a pioneering role in making Grid Computing relevant to enterprises with ground breaking products such as Oracle Real Applications Clusters (RAC), Automatic Storage Management (ASM), and Storage Grid. More recently, Oracle has brought Grid Computing to middleware with the Application Grid approach to infrastructure. These products/technologies make the enterprise IT infrastructure elastic so that it can grow incrementally without any theoretical upper limit, as well as provide the flexibility to move resources around in order to meet dynamic business priorities. Learn more about this exciting technology at:
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I was helping a client this week with some performance problems and ran across a good source on using plan stability in 10g at the Oracle related stuff blog: Plan stability in 10g - using existing cursors to create Stored Outlines and SQL profiles.
From the Oraclue blog we have a reminder to take at look at 'Mr. Trace', former Oracle VP and guru of the mathematical/methodical approach to optimization, Cary Millsap.
Jonathan Lewis has another installment on his series on Local Indexes at this Oracle Scratchpad blog.
Some very useful info (and some constructive criticism) on the control interface for Exadata at Kerry Osborne's Oracle Blog: Cellcli Command Syntax – Top 10 List. Also on Kerry's blog, though more in the realm of performance, are several articles on SQL Profile. This is a technique I never used before, but after seeing a client use it tonight to resolve a major Sev 1 situation I am now a believer. Here is what Kerry's blog has on the subject.
The Oracle BI By Bakboord blog regularly runs some useful updates of the latest MOS items. Here's one: Oracle MOS HTML Update 14112010
The latest from the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
EBS R12 Sparse Mid-Tier Template for Oracle VM Now Available
Two New Options for Signing E-Business Suite JAR Files Now Available
11gR2 184.108.40.206 Database Certified with E-Business Suite
Using Physical Standby for EBS 12 Environments on 11g Databases
Oracle BPEL 10.1.3.5 Certified with EBS 12 on IBM Linux on System z
Oracle Linux Blog
Oracle has a new Linux blog.
Arup Nanda maintains a great blog. He also maintains some really handy tools for other DBAs. Consider this one (remember to test thoroughly and all the usual due diligence, of course, as Arup says this is for educational purposes only):
Tool to Add Range Partitions Automatically to a Table
Also there at Arup's blog this week is a redirect in case you can't find the My Oracle New Features series we linked to some time ago here:
My Oracle New Features Series on OTN
Speaking of handy tools from renowned bloggers, Kevin Closson is Reintroducing SLB--The Silly Little Benchmark.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The E-Business Suite Application Technology Group (ATG) has monthly Advisor Webcasts on a host of E-Business Suite topics. Check out Note:1186338.1 for upcoming webcasts and archives of previous presentations. Topics covered include Workflow Purging and Upgrading to Release 12.1.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Did you know that there is a Oracle Sample Code Repository, where Oracle Technology Network members collaboratively build and share sample applications, code snippets, skins and templates, and more? Check it out at: http://www.samplecode.oracle.com/.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Please see details in MOS Note : Release Schedule of Current Database Releases [ID 742060.1]
The patching end dates for the different release/patch levels are as follows unless noted otherwise in the table:
Click here to view the dates. Note that although 10.2 Extended Support begins in August 2010, Extended Support fees have been waived for the first year for all customers - for more information see the Oracle Technical Support Policy document section 6 (d).
- 220.127.116.11 is the last patch set for Release 11.1. Future integrated error correction will come in the form of Patch Set Updates. Please see Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products (Doc ID 854428.1) for current details.
- 18.104.22.168 is a base release.
- 310.2.0.5 is the last patch set for Release 10.2. Once patching ends for 10.2.0.4, future integrated error correction will come in the form of Patch Set Updates. Please see Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products (Doc ID 854428.1) for current details.
- The start of Extended Support no longer forces customers to run the last patch set in order to receive new fixes (such as PSU or CPU) - 10.2.0.4 will be patched up until the end date listed above.
Monday, November 1, 2010
The Applications Technology Group (ATG) has released a new newsletter. Check out Note:1207404.1. It contains links to articles on Oracle Internet Directory, Concurrent Processing Tips and Tricks, Patching Best Practices and more.
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