APEX and Exadata
Tyler Muth's Blog discusses the particulars of APEX on Exadata: APEX is 57.4x Faster on Exadata.
Oracle Announces Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management 9.1 Feature Pack
Of Windows Memory and Processes
I ran into an issue with Windows memory the other day. There are ways to get some extensions to memory available to apps for Windows, though in some ways they are similar to the old ‘expanded memory’, a smoke and mirror exchange of pieces of memory to make the application seem to have more memory, even though it really is being pulled up behind them and put in front of them like someone laying carpet just in time for their houseguest to step on it. Here is a Microsoft page on /PAE, the key option involved.
and here is a very useful set of tools that Microsoft puts out for monitoring all kinds of things in greater detail than the built-in tools: Sysinternals
A long time ago when I was a Windows admin (for Windows 3.0 to NT, if that gives you an idea of how long), I used those Sysinternals tools a lot to track down what was going on with processes, TCP/IP, I/O down to the individual file access level, etc.
Collaborate is going on down in Florida, and I'm not there. But I'm there in spirit, or at least in blog, with this link to CMS Wire posting some key items from Collaborate: Oracle Collaborate Round-up 2011: MySQL 5.6 Development Milestone Release
Some wisdom on using the scheduler from Eddie Awad's Blog:
Oracle Scheduler Event-Based Jobs are Useful, Here is a Quick Example.
In our continuing effort to keep our readership up with the latest and greatest in the wide world of Oracle acronyms we come to OER - The Oracle Enterprise Repository. OracleApps Epicenter clarifies the confusion with Oracle Integration Repository (IREP).
As more and more people work with GoldenGate we are starting to see good technical posts like this one from Gavin Soorma's Oracle DBA-Tips and Techniques blog: Customizing GoldenGate processing using SQLEXEC and GETVAL.
Good hands on advice on a gotcha in BI from The Art of Business Intelligence blog: Hierarchical Columns Require Underlying Level Columns in Presentation Layer
Continuing the hands on issues, here is a quick one on Purging BPEL and ESB instances over at the Deltalounge .