Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 05-OCT-2011

It's OOW week, so to be in clear contrast to the rest of the world this issue of the Infogram is about all kinds of things...except OOW.


People are starting to use the ODA and post about it. Example? Karl Arao's Blog, which brings us this posting: Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) Installation / Configuration.

Oracle's Twitter Presence

Twitter is a great resource for Oracle information that many of our customers don't use. Read all about the possibilities: Oracle Twitter List, over at Chris Warticki's Blog - Oracle Support.

Performance: Hotsos Symposium

There's no such thing as budgeting too early for a conference, especially one of the quality and fun of the Hotsos Symposium. Many of the leading lights of Oracle performance gather yearly in Texas to reduce the overall quantity of in-state BBQ while learning and networking about performance. Have a look at 2012: Hotsos Symposium .


Over at The PeopleSoft Road blog there's a discussion of load balancing and failover for Peopletools 8.5.1: Application server load balancing and failover.

And at Jim's PeopleSoft Journal we find another 8.51 posting, this time on Creating Binary Arrays.

Compellent SAN

Using a Compellent SAN with Oracle? The Dell TechCenter has some handy info on Best Practice of sizing Compellent SAN for Oracle deployments.

Oracle VM

One of the coolest things about the new version of Oracle VM are the templates. Think of them as a collectable, like baseball cards or stamps, only for enterprise databases. Here's an example over at the Wim Coekaerts Blog: New Oracle VM template : Oracle 11g Release 2 + Real Application Cluster patchset 3 (

Data Guard

Okay, this article does talk about OOW a little, but it's mainly To SYNC or not to SYNC – Part 2 at the Maximum Availability Architecture blog.


There's a new update out to the MySQL for Database Administrators course.


This tool looks very useful for elimanating drudgery: Log Templater (Artificial Ignorance Utility) at the SecViz - Security Visualization site.

Technology News

Neal Stephenson is a popular science and fantasy author, and this article shows two things: 1) He is concerned about innovation and our place in history 2) He's middle aged (we start comparing generations as soon as we get into the 'next' generation and can look back): Innovation Starvation at the World Policy Institute.

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