Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 26-JUL-2011


Over at the Weblog on Oracle ADF Mobile blog some insight on Comparing Mobile Application Client Architectures. Just how should a developer deal with the 'latest thing' in computing.


Continuing his excellent postings on Weblogic, James Bayer over at the I am jambay - James Bayer's Blog tells us about how to Create WebLogic Diagnostic Image With Metric Thresholds.


The Aquarium blog lets us know that GlassFish 3.1.1 RC 2 is here


Java magazine hits the street: Java Magazine


Alejandro Vargas' Blog tells us about setting up FTP on Exadata.

..and the FRITS HOOGLAND WEBLOG continues their series on The Oracle Exadata IO Resource Manager Limit Clause, part 2.


Some links to Method-R tools, the performance investigation method created by Cary Millsap and others in the Oak Table continuum.

At Oracle related stuff, some background as the author continues to discuss: Logical I/O - Evolution: Part 2 - 9i, 10g Prefetching.

How we got the '@' sign in email, and some other reminiscences from the not so distant past, though it seem like a hundred years ago programs ran on oiled paper tape through teletypes to the 'mother ship': The @-symbol, part 1 of 2 at Shady Characters The secret life of punctuation.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 20-JUL-2011


You can find the starting point for information on the July 2011 CPU here: Critical Patch Update Advisory

The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are:
October 18, 2011
January 17, 2012
April 17, 2012
July 17, 2012


One of our favorite blogs here at the Infogram, In 2 Hyperion, is having an Open Call For Guest Authors And Topic Requests


This is an interesting use of APEX at Gokhan Atil's Oracle Blog: How to Automate Startup/Shutdown of Oracle Database on Linux


The Oracle Solaris Cluster Oasis let's us know that Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 5/11 is announced


The PeopleSoft Technology Blog weighs in on AppDesigner Enhancements (in PeopleTools 8.52).


In part two of his article, Kevin Closson apologizes up front for the length of his article. Well I'm not against piling on, so I'll add that the title is too long as well: I Can See Clearly Now. Exadata Is Better Than EMC Storage! I Have Seen The Slides! Part II. SuperCluster Storage? Just try printing that on a matchbox!

The Ron Batra Blog: Technology Directions, has some good thoughts on juicing up Facebook (and other such large social networks and demanding HA apps, Second Life, are you guys reading this?): Facebook's Database Architecture: Think ExaData; Exalogic ?

Data Warehousing

The Data Warehouse Insider tries to answer one of the questions that has troubled humanity for ages (well, for a few years, anyway): Is Parallelism married to Partitioning? I would add: Does Clustering know about the Marriage?

Also in the realm of EBS this week, Chris Warticki's Blog - Oracle Support announces: FREE E-Bus Accounts Payables Support Webcast


With a new version of MOS come discussions of improvements, problems, etc.. Here's a place to read about some of those discussions and join the conversation, the OraJourn blog: MOS 5.3: Search and Knowledge .


At the blog Achieving Great BI With Oracle BI there is a posting that has the prospect of being an important concept in BI. See what you think: Prototyping with OBI .


Tanel Poder is in the midst of writing the much awaited book we mentioned previously on the Infogram, but sent at least a posting to a posting update on his blog. He recommends reviewing Cary Millsap's seminal article: Mastering Performance with Extended SQL Trace

Monday, July 18, 2011

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Bookmark this handy Note 1284265.1. It contains links to the Database Support Newsletters. Topics covered include Lifetime Support Policies, Exadata Server, Improved Diagnostic Tools and more.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 13-JUL-2011


Structured Data points out a good source on Troubleshooting Oracle Exadata.


There’s a new JDE newsletter available to our customers through MOS: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Newsletter.


This week at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:


Often in coding and scripting you not only have to look out for what's going on inside the code, you have to make sure the various modules load in the right order, don't step on each other, etc. This continuation of a series on the subject should be of interest to developers: Resolving the Initialization Order Problem, Part VI of Libraries, Linking, Initialization, and C++ Series.


A quick posting on Modifying your Apex login page over at APEX Blogs.


Podcasts. This one is a first. Perhaps, as in the movies, we will later have prequels: First episode of the Oracle Linux Podcast Over at Oracle's Linux Blog.


Siebel Unleashed has announced that they are reopening their forum


Looking forward to PeopleTools 8.52 - Next big tools release at the Sharing our learning in PeopleSoft... blog.

Also in the PeopleSoft domain: Lookup Exclusion, a new article at the PeopleSoft Wiki.


Rittman Mead continues to bring us great items on BI. This time around it's: Real-time BI: EDW with a Real-time Component.


Using Ruby to ping on things. It goes PING!, at the Tardate 11.2 blog. Remember, as always, test, test, test before turning anything loose near your live systems.

Upgrades and Patching

Great stuff over at the the Yet another DBA blog: Oracle Pre-upgrade utility.

And a posting at My Oracle Support blog on Use of WGET instead of downloading patches and software "manually".


Martin's Blog goes in to some depth on Connection Manager and using it for all it's worth: Using Connection Manager to protect a database.

Always a source of confusion, Hemant's Oracle DBA Blog casts some light on Enable Row Movement.

SQL and Warehousing

Star transformation sounds like something alien astrophysicists do when bored. Turns out you can do it on your RDBMS, and you don't have to even be an alien, bored, or an astrophysicist, though it helps: On star transformation, at the Laurent Schneider blog.

Oracle Magazine

The latest issue of Oracle magazine is out: Oracle Magazine July/August 2011 Issue Index

Monday, July 11, 2011

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Download the Oracle Database 11g Interactive Quick Reference
Use this helpful reference as a cheat sheet for writing custom data dictionary scripts, locating views pertinent to a specific database component, and more.

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

StreetInsider.com 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.


This week over at the Oracle E-Business Technology blog:

ATG Advisor Webcasts in July

The ATG team will be presenting the following free webcasts in July. If you would like to attend, please be sure to register in advance on My Oracle Support.

E-Business Suite - Cloning Basics & AMP Cloning

  • Cloning Overview

  • Rapidclone steps in Details

  • Rapidclone limitations

  • EM Grid Setup with AMP for Cloning

  • Advantages of Cloning with AMP

  • Cloning Procedures available with AMP

  • Monitoring Clone Operation

  • Few things to remember before Cloning

Session Details:
Wednesday, 20-July-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 1327683.1

True Excel Templates for BI Publisher

  • Creating a simple template

  • Formatting Dates

  • Creating Functions

Session Details:
Tuesday, 12-July-2011 at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET / 07:00am PT / 08:00 am MT / 10:00 am ET
For Registration- and Dial-In Details, please log in to My Oracle Support to see Note 1326784.1

For any other Advisor Webcast scheduled for the Applications Technology Group of the E-Business Suite, please check Note 1186338.1. Additionally we want to point your attention to the Applications Technology Group Product Information Center Note 1160285.1.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Getting Started on Your PeopleSoft Upgrade Using Change Assistant
This document offers a valuable overview of the process to upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.1. It provides the basic upgrade process and links to additional information. Check it out.

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