Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Oracle Priority Service Infogram this Week: 06-JUL-2011


More about the much maligned and misunderstood realm of the bitmap index from Richard Foote's Oracle Blog: Bitmap Indexes and Not Equal (Holy Holy) .

Virtual Desktop lets us know about a newly released Oracle Virtual Desktop Client App for iPad.


Rittman Mead gives us a good technical rundown on several aspects of the relation between Essbase and OBIEE: OBIEE Calculations, MDX Functions, Flattened Measures, and Essbase Sources


This article on the Oracle Critical Patch Update and Security Alerts is brought to us from the PeopleSoft Technology Blog, but you non-PeopleSoft folks can read about it too. The CPU is a key item to include in your overall patching plan. And no, 'I'm waiting till something breaks' does no constitute a patching plan.


Do you find that building charts with Excel can be a frustrating evolution? Here's a BI alternative from Oracle BI Publisher Blog: Chart with BI Publisher 11g Layout Editor.


Ever wonder if you're paranoid. It's possible they really are out to get you. Read all about Cursor variable and global cursors security issues at Pete Finnigan's Oracle security weblog.


This entry looks the start of something very interesting over at the AMIS blog: Keeping your process clean: Hiding technology complexity behind a service. The concept of sealing off components so they don't pull down other elements of a complex system is very important and I'm hoping the author will continue and amplify this interesting article.


A very important point here at Alan Hargreaves' Weblog. One of the most important parts of any answer is the clarity of the question asked: I have a performance problem


Upgrades are a bit the old hitting yourself in the hammer gag. They feel really good after you're done. But they also involve using several interconnected hammers, bolt cutters, etc., all tied together by dependencies. That's where this useful article from the Upgrade your Database - NOW! blog comes in: Database Registry: Component Dependencies.


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