Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Three Part Webcast on Making Upgrading From E-Business Suite 11.5.10 to Release 12 Easier
A successful upgrade requires careful planning, correct upgrade processing, detailed testing, and user 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. Learn more about these tools and how to use them.
Making The EBS Upgrade from 11.5.10 Easier - Part I, 28-Jun-2011
Making The EBS Upgrade from 11.5.10 Easier - Part II, 12-Jul-2011
Making The EBS Upgrade from 11.5.10 Easier - Part III, 19-Jul-2011
Sessions are recorded for future playback.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Over at Siebel Essentials there's a link to a great learning resource: Oracle Learning Library: New Siebel Tutorials for FREE!
This week at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog:
EBS Seed Data Comparison Reports Now Available
OAUG/Collaborate Recap: Best Practices for E-Business Suite Performance Tuning
A handy technique over at the PeopleSoft Wiki on how to Retain Temp Table Data.
also of interest to PeopleSoft mavens is this article on New PeopleSoft Applications Search at the PeopleSoft Technology Blog.
This is something I've never seen laid out before, and I think it's a valuable item you should file away for those moments at 3 AM when you're shaking your head and saying: Why is the plan coming out like that? It's like it's ignoring the hint: Parallel Execution – Precedence of Hints and other Factors over at the Data Warehouse Insider blog.
Did you know we have a whole blog dedicated to Java tutorials? Well I didn't, until I found it today: The Java Tutorials' Weblog.
and once you finish all those tutorials and become a real Java superhero you're going to want certification. There's a new company involved on this as well as many other technologies that came in to Oracle from Sun: Java, Oracle Solaris, MySQL and Other Former Sun Certification Exams Now Being Delivered At Pearson VUE.
You can get a free chapter from the Oracle Press book Managing Oracle Fusion Applications here (product sold separately. You still have to pay for Fusion, even if you buy the book).
And while you are making your electronic way through that document you can also look at a couple of new white papers from Oracle:
Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle Optimized Solution for Lifecycle Content Management
Monday, June 20, 2011
Gartner recently released an report on Oracle Exadata Database machine. It discusses migrating to Exadata, scaling up an Exadata system, adding storage, customer experiences and more. Read the full report at:
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Webcast Series: Discover the Cloud Advantage for Databases
Attend the new Webcast series and learn best practices to achieve maximum performance and value from your database in private clouds.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The latest from the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog this week:
Sun JRE 1.6.0_26 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
Glimpses of E-Business Suite 12.2: WebLogic Server and Online Patching
E-Business Suite Technology Stack Roadmap (June 2011) Now Available
WebCast Replay Available: Deploying Oracle VM Templates for E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft
Also of note on EBS this week, The Online Apps DBA blog starts giving us the basic knowledge we will need to approach Fusion in Oracle Fusion Application for Apps DBAs - Concepts.
This post is an unusual request to buy a book. It's not often you can feel this positive about buying a computer book, so please read through this and see what I mean. From the Oracle Technology Network Blog (aka TechBlog): Buy This Book! (For a Good Cause)
Solaris: ZFS Hands On
Here's a good practical introduction to the subject: Hands-On Lab: Introduction to the Oracle Solaris ZFS File System.
Speaking of getting your hands dirty, Mohamed Azar takes us through the herculean task of how to Transport an entire database to a Different platform on his DBA blog.
Jonathan Lewis, performance artist in the best sense of the word, is starting a series on how to hint: Part 1 at the Oracle Scratchpad blog.
Oracle's Linux Blog lets us know that Oracle Linux 6.1 ISO images are now available for download .
The Data Warehouse Insider blog announces a new class: Take a Class on Parallel Execution. Naturally all six sessions will be held at the same time in six different rooms arranged in a circle with one instructor at the center spinning on a chair, teaching all sessions at once.
Java Security Patch Available
From the folks at customer support:
Critical Patch Update - June 2011
The Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update - June 2011 was released on June 7th, 2011. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.
The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and a pointer to obtain the latest releases and patches. Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products Affected" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.
Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.
The Advisory is available at the following location:
Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts
Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update - June 2011
Speaking of Java, Computerworld has an article on our new beta: Oracle offers JavaFX 2.0 beta.
Over at the Java / Oracle SOA blog there is a good posting on EJB and ADF Java or EJB DataControl features in JDeveloper 11gR2.
How sure are you that the person in the next cubicle isn't snooping on the HR files while you are reading this? How sure are you that your seemingly unflappable DBA/manager/network person/whatever is not in fact a threat to your security, an inside threat. You're not sure. That's the trouble with living life. It's like reading a detective novel, but you can't skip to the end to see who did it (or go back and edit some earlier chapters so you end up with the Maltese Falcon, for that matter). Talking Identity has some material from Nishant Kaushik to help Deploy Multi-Layered Security to Combat Insider Threats.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Applications Technology Group (ATG) will be offering two webcasts on the cloning of E-Business Suite using rapid clone. For Registration- and Dial-In Details, please log in to My Oracle Support to see Note 1326066.1
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
This week at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:
It's on APEX Blogs, but it's really a very useful article to update your approach to analyzing performance on the RDBMS: Oracle Database diagnostics with ADR
In 2 Hyperion lets us know that Oracle EPM 188.8.131.52 Is Available, and they will be analyzing it and letting us know all the goodies they come across (and the gotchas, one assumes) .
Learning about ADF? Marianne Horsch's blog that we pointed out last week is a treasure trove of step by step how to's. Here's an example: How to Create a Custom LOV.
Speaking of how-to, there are more installments to the very useful series on Siebel at the Siebel Essentials blog. This time the discussion is about the Unified Messaging Service.
A slightly more esoteric how-to this week from the Siebel Unleashed blog: Calling a batch file or a PL/SQL statement in Siebel eScript.
The mysteriously named RNM blog brings us: Data Warehousing and Statistics in Oracle 11g – Automatic Optimizer Statistics Collection.
Not Oracle, Just Amazing
This isn't an article on Oracle products, just an amazing person: The brain on sonar – how blind people find their way around with echoes.
Over at Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu's Oracle Blog there is a useful article on How to Store Voting Disk Files in ASM for 11g R2 Clusterware
The munz and more blog has an article on Real Cloud Computing with Oracle Databases
I like free things, chances are, you do too. Here's a free chapter from a new book on SOA Governance.
Speaking of cool stuff free, did you know we have a whole podcast center full of Oracle podcasts?
IT Strategies from Oracle
We recently announced a NEW library of resources for Oracle customer and partner architects. IT Strategies from Oracle is an authorized library of guidelines and reference architectures that will help customers better plan, execute, and manage their technical and enterprise architecture initiatives. Today, this library of materials covers SOA, BPM, EDA IT strategies, but will grow to include the entire technology stack.
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