Meanwhile, over at Storage Mojo, the decades long discussion of the pluses, minuses and expenses of SSD rolls on: Flash isn’t storage!
In 2 Hyperion has another great series going: Oracle EPM Troubleshooting and Debugging Guide (Part 1 of 2)
The Pythian Blog announces that: DBD::Oracle 1.28 Release Candidate 2 has appeared on the scene.
The ADF Unleashed blog gives us a tip on: Simulating LOV (List Of Values) in EJB.
I like this article. It gives you a few scripts for a question that a DBA always has to ask when called away from some vital task or other to answer the phone: Who are you and what do you WANT?!. What’s my name? - Finding out user information by asking the user, over at the Global Oracle Contractors Network.
It may be old hat for a tough and smart security expert, but for the rest of us it's good to have an explanation of cryptography basics in English: Web Cryptography: Salted Hash and Other Tasty Dishes, over at A List Apart.
The books on Exadata are starting to appear. This is an announcement of some early release chapters available from Tanel Poder: Expert Oracle Exadata book – Alpha chapters available for purchase!
I'm a relational type, but I'll be the first to admit that there are some applications where you just need a big bin to store things without losing track. That, and several other applications, are where Berkeley DB comes in. Have a look at: Using Oracle Berkeley DB as a NoSQL Data Store over at Technet.