Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
· Overview of RAC
· Overview of Parallel Concurrent processing
· PCP with RAC: How it works
· Failover/failback scenarios and examples
· Common Issues and troubleshooting
EMEA / APAC session:
Tuesday, 13-September-2011 at 10:00 am CET, 01:30 pm India, 05:00 pm Japan, 07:00 pm Australia (Sydney)
Wednesday, 14-September-2011 at at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET / 09:00 am Pacific / 10:00 am Mountain / 12:00 Eastern
For Registration- and Dial-In Details, please log in to My Oracle Support to see Note 1342343.1
For any other Advisor Webcast scheduled for the Applications Technology Group of the E-Business Suite, please check Note 1186338.1.
Friday, August 26, 2011
High Availability Best Practices
Oracle has released a new whitepaper on HA Best Practices for RDBMS 11g R2. It is a comprehensive document with in depth technical information on how to get the most out of your HA environment. Check it out at: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/focus-areas/availability/ha-best-practices-112-452463.pdf
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Computing and the Future
Ok, so it wasn't in our labs, but this is seriously cool: IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain
Shay Shmeltzer's Weblog has a few semi-sneaky tricks in the realm of Java Class and UML Modeling with JDeveloper. Did you know that many people never do a full, proper design process the way we did in the 'good old days'? I am shocked.
The Oracle DBA – Tips and Techniques blog posted a useful method for GoldenGate users: Using the GoldenGate column conversion functions - CASE and EVAL.
Martin's Blog is subtitled 'Another Oracle DBA blog'. I like that, though I probably would have used YAODB (Yet another...). It seems a very useful part of the crowded field, though. Here's a link to Martin's article on Essential tools for Exadata performance experiments.
Oracle WebCenter Content Alerts blog lets us know that the next quarterly customer update is rolling around soon.
This week at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Charles Hooper brings us a very detailed review on the new edition of Beginning Oracle SQL at his Charles Hooper's Oracle Notes blog.
Also of interest is this review of Oracle on Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Cloud over at the One Size Doesn't Fit All blog.
Oracle senior vice president Rick Jewell outlines the overall direction for Oracle supply chain management strategies in a keynote session at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 on Monday, October 3. Additional sessions focus on key business issues and solutions for manufacturing companies in today's uncertain business environment, along with supply chain best practices in complex global business environments.
Oracle Slated to Introduce New Electronic Kanban Capabilities
Oracle is expected to announce that new electronic Kanban, or eKanban, features will be included in an upcoming version of Oracle E-Business Suite designed to improve the flow of resources in manufacturing operations.
New Safeguards Protect Workers in Hazardous Areas
An upcoming release of Oracle Enterprise Asset Management is slated to include additional controls for protecting maintenance and technical workers against accidents in hazardous environments.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Advisory Webcast: Making EBS Upgrade From 11.5.10 Easier
A successful upgrade requires careful planning, correct upgrade processing, detailed testing, and user (re)training prior to upgrade. There are a number of tools available via My Oracle Support and as part of the E-Business Suite product offerings to assist customers in a successful upgrade. To learn more about these tools and how to use them, join us for a two part webcast series, Making The EBS Upgrade from 11.5.10 Easier available at Note:1342291.1. The first webcast will be on September 8, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific.
TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
Overview of Tools Available for Upgrading
Upgrade Product Information Center Page
Detailed Look at Upgrade Advisors
Detailed Look at Patching and Maintenance Advisor
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Oracle has just launched Java Magazine. This publication, which is designed from the ground up to fulfill the full reader-engagement promises of digital publishing, is an essential source of knowledge about Java technology, the Java programming language, and Java-based applications for people who rely on them in their professional careers, or who aspire to. Subscribe to this important publication here.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
New PeopleSoft Time and Labor Resource
Check out the new PeopleSoft Time and Labor Support Newsletter, Note:1338875.1. It contains information on the Approval Workflow Engine, HCM 9.1 Bundle 16 highlights and Health Checks. You can also subscribe to have upcoming newsletters sent to you.
As we announced previously, Java 7 is out, and people are beginning to identify some of the features they like best in it, like this posting over at sellmic.com: 7 new cool features in Java 7.
Can't sleep nights wondering what's in all those PeopleSoft tables? Yeah, thought so. Still, this posting at Peoplesoft /Oracle tips points out a handy reference: PeopleTools Table Reference.
A good reminder on OBIEE and Websphere in this posting from Rittman Mead Consulting: OBIEE 11g Statement of Direction for IBM Websphere.
Cameron, over at Cameron's Blog For Essbase Hackers, is pretty happy about our upgrade advisor from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124. If Cameron is happy, I'm happy. Read about it here: More cool free stuff from Oracle, upgrade edition
Over at the SmartData Collective there is an article taking a First Look at the latest Oracle Data Mining Update.
The latest from the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Oracle customers extend their idea of what “supply chain management” means in order to gain more control over volatility. Find out how that's helping them do new and exciting things in their businesses.
Seven Myths about HCM and the Cloud
A number of potential “gotchas” still exist when moving HR applications to the cloud. They range from unanticipated integration costs to lingering concerns about cloud security and privacy. So where do cloud myths end and realities begin?
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Official, Youbetcha Legalese
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