Some of the leading figures in Oracle security will be speaking at this:
Live Date/Time: February 24, 2011 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
If you get a chance to hear Tom Kyte speak about Oracle performance, jump at that chance! And here's one right here: Best Practises for Real-World Database Performance.
Tape is often a 'fire-and-forget-it' kind of technology for IT. But what about the long haul? The short-term utility of tapes to restore vital data after a mishap are obvious, but there are some tape archives that are established for the long term, and the admins of those archives should find this new Oracle white paper interesting:
This article on Evaluating Tape Drive Performance should also be of great interest to those involved in long term data storage and archiving as well as a more general audience.
Blogs of Note: Pythian
Pythian, one of our favorite blogs here at the Infogram, has come out with its listing of Q1 Webinar Schedule Updates. Appropriately enough, they entitle it: Q1 Webinar Schedule Update.
Also of interest is this article on risk and the DBA. Sometimes risk aversion is risky business:
Synch and Asynch
Always a ground for confusion, especially due to the intersection of OS and database settings. This article at C0T0D0S0.ORG is worth a read: Synchronicity in asynchronicity
Siebel Essentials blog continues to bring us interesting items: Google Maps in Siebel - Extreme (Part 1)