Thursday, December 20, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram - End Times Edition

This is the ‘End of the World’ issue of the Infogram. Some people think the end of the Mayan calendar signals the end of the world. I think the Mayans just didn't renew their calendar subscription in time; then their culture crashed and burned before they got their second notice. As Vonnegut said, ‘And so it goes.’

In any case the editors and staff of the Priority Service Infogram wish you a very happy end of the world! And if that falls through and we see next week after all, then a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! There will be no issue of the Infogram next week due to the holidays.


Oracle CloudWorld: Social, Mobile, Complete, from the JDeveloper PMs Blog.

And an interesting white paper making the rounds of the Twitterage and blogosphere: Cloud Reference Architecture.


RDBMS Performance

Tanel Poder has a new version of his Snapper program out at TANEL PODER'S BLOG: IT & MOBILE FOR GEEKS AND PROS: Snapper v3.61 released – and more work is in progress!


ADF and Java

Understanding the JSF Lifecycle and ADF Optimized Lifecycle, at the Oracle WebCenter & ADF Architecture Team (A-Team).

At the Arun Gupta, Miles to go ... blog, What's new in Servlet 3.1 ? - Java EE 7 moving forward.

SOA Gateway


At PeopleSoft Apps Strategy: Fiscal Cliff, some notes on prospects for withholding rates in the new year.


At the David Peake on Oracle APEX blog: APEX 4.2.1 Patch Set Released.


At Solaris Tips and Tricks: Solaris 11 pkg fix is my new friend


Oracle Solaris Remote Lab (OSRL) Fact Sheet, from Web and more for Sun Software Partners.


At Siebel Essentials, A Closer Look at Siebel Open UI

VM et al.

At the OTN Garage a selection of pointers to articles by Yuli Vasiliev: Would You Swim Laps in Lake Baikal?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Oracle Magazine
The latest issue of Oracle Magazine features the efficiencies of running Oracle Applications on Exadata.  It is a very informative read. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 13-DEC-2012


The latest issue of the Database Insider Edition is out: Oracle Information In Depth.

Mobile Computing and Development

A free video tutorial at Skillbuilders: Zen and the Art of Mobile Development.



At the Secure Government blog (intriguing blog title, somewhat reminiscent of 'jumbo shrimp' if you remember that George Carlin routine, but that's just my personal bit of pessimism): Protecting Consolidated Data on Engineered Systems.


From The Java Source: Java SE Updates.



Why C++ Is Not “Back at Making the Complex Simple.


At the Oracle WebCenter & ADF Architecture Team (A-Team) blog: Understanding the JSF Lifecycle and ADF Optimized Lifecycle.


At SOA Proactive Support: RDA Health Checks for SOA.

…And Finally

Continuing the theme of 3D printing that we’ve linked to before is this detailed article at TNW: Behind the rise of the 3D printing revolution.

Looking to a different part of the near future:
Good news: According to Fortune Tech, Technology will replace 80% of what doctors do.
Bad news? The robots and computers will still make you wait in a big room full of bored anxious people and old magazines for a diagnosis. It's tradition.

Time for your editor to wax a bit philosophical: All is slightly imperfect. It is imperfection that prevents the deadly stasis of perfection. Supersymmetry: is it really too good not to be true? at the Guardian.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

New Patch Nomenclature
Oracle has recently standardized its patch nomenclature for all products.  See Note:1430923.1 for more information. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Hardware and Software Engineered to Work Together
Need to know the latest information on the complete Oracle Technology stack and how it can simplify your IT infrastructure.  Check out the Hardware and Software Engineered to Work Together home page for all the details. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 25-NOV-2012




ADF & Fusion Development Webcast–December 11th 2012, over at the WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.

The Groundside Blog by Duncan Mills brings us: Towards Ultra-Reusability for ADF - Adaptive Bindings.

Over at Andrejus Baranovskis's Blog: ADF Mobile - Secured Web Service Access.


At Business Analytics - Proactive Support, a new resource noted on Endeca: New MOS Community: Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.


At the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog: Additional new content SOA Partner Community.

Start of a series on a fundamental element of SOA: Fault Handling and Prevention - Part 1.


Over at the THE PEOPLESOFT DBA BLOG: PeopleTools 8.52 Application Engine sets MODULE and ACTION.


…And Finally

This makes me think about the old $100 hammer jokes about government purchasing. In a previous financial crisis there were complaints about the government buying a hammer for $100. While government waste and folly isn’t exactly something in the realm of improbability, further investigation showed that the $100 hammer was built to precise milspec requirements and had all kinds of special features. So when someone says ’60 dollar lightbulb’ and I wince, but I try to think of that hundred dollar hammer and give it a hearing. Here’s the article from Forbes: Steve Jobs, The $60 Light Bulb, And The Future Of Technology.

At Martin Widlake's Yet Another Oracle Blog: Friday Philosophy – The Importance of Context.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 14-NOV-2012

Oracle VM


Over at Jim's PeopleSoft Journal we have a posting on Convert Byte Array into String. I always send mine out to the dry cleaners, but I guess you could do this yourself.


Dropbox has just reached 100 million users. Several of them even pay money. And it is starting to become a major utility and infrastructure component. As discussed in this interesting article on using Dropbox for syncing data at ZDNet: Dropbox is everywhere, but not, apparently, on most servers.


You can never have enough of them, or at least that’s what we newsletter editors think. Some of the blogs sent out notices on the latest issues:


From the Twitterverse (it’s like the metaverse, but a lot noisier), a link to this thread with some of the authorities on Oracle internals discussing LargePages. (May require Google account to access thread). 

At Upgrade your Database - NOW! some wisdom on Migration of a database from 32bit to 64bit.


The Pythian blog discusses an oft encountered problem: Case study: How to return a good SQL execution plan from 10g days after 11g migration?


Yuri over at Pythian got a really good technical explanation of an aspect of RMAN and shared it in his blog, so I thought I'd share that with Infogram readers: RMAN: Corrupt block … let’s re-read … nope it all good.


Another in the series: Stupid Programming Tricks #14 -- SET EMPTYMEMBERSETS ON doesn't work they way you might think, at Cameron's Blog For Essbase Hackers.

Oracle Appliance

…And Finally

Some notes on privacy and the lack thereof at ZDNet:  Yes, the FBI and CIA can read your email. Here's how.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Current Oracle Database Release Schedule
Note:742060.1 contains the schedule and pertinent support information for currently released Oracle Database releases and patch sets.  It is a good note to bookmark for future reference. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 07-NOV-2012


At Grant Ronald's Blog, a pointer to ADF Architecture Insider now published.

And at Java and everything, First steps with Oracle ADF Mobile for iOS and Android.

Oracle and Solaris


At On The Peoplesoft Road a tip on Peopletools patch 8.52.11 : a temp directory for process scheduler. A problem, and how to avoid it.




At the Fusion Middleware Install & Administration blog, new way to use RDA: How to Use RDA to Generate WLS Thread Dumps At Specified Intervals?


At the Oracle Enterprise Manager blog: Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Testing-as-a-Service Solution.


Of note this week from Red Gate, a new genre in technical writing: RDBMS noir: The Case of the Missing Index (first installment of the The Top 5 Hard-earned lessons of a DBA series.


Big data, it's more than a buzzword, it's here and now. I've recently been fortunate enough to by given a Safari Online books account, and started exploring Hadoop. Consider this:

"We live in the data age. It’s not easy to measure the total volume of data stored electronically, but an IDC estimate put the size of the “digital universe” at 0.18 zettabytes in 2006 and is forecasting a tenfold growth by 2011 to 1.8 zettabytes.[2] A zettabyte is 1021 bytes, or equivalently one thousand exabytes, one million petabytes, or one billion terabytes. That’s roughly the same order of magnitude as one disk drive for every person in the world.
This flood of data is coming from many sources. Consider the following:

·   The New York Stock Exchange generates about one terabyte of new trade data per day.
·   Facebook hosts approximately 10 billion photos, taking up one petabyte of storage.
·, the genealogy site, stores around 2.5 petabytes of data."

Quoted from Hadoop: The Definitive Guide by Tom White

…and Finally

This really is a must see. The capabilities of the human mind are sometimes hard to comprehend for…the human mind: World's fastest number game wows spectators and scientists.

So, having mastered the abacus above you’re ready to become a rocket scientist? Here’s a guide to your console (with snarky notes on the flight surgeons): Apollo Flight Controller 101: Every console explained

Low power chips are gaining ground and will probably start melding with nano-technology in the next decade or two to create swarms of networked devices. Imagine, for instance, that you are able to save money on processors in the digitally savvy home of the near future by having a system that load balances across all devices in the house. For instance you are running something intensive on your tablet and it is able to enlist unused processors from the cars in the garage to speed things up. This of course leads to the inevitable time in the future when smart toasters take over the world. So I'm throwing out my toaster before it's too late. Interesting article by someone in the know: Why Ultra-Low Power Computing Will Change Everything, at The Java Source.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Best Practices: Proactively Avoiding Database and Query Performance issues
Note 14282811.1 offers a holistic approach to tuning database and query performance.  Be sure to check it out. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 31-OCT-2012


Yuli Vasiliev shows you how take advantage of multiple Oracle WebLogic Server instances grouped into a cluster to maximize scalability and availability: Setting Up, Configuring, and Using an Oracle WebLogic Server Cluster.


OpenWorld is fading into the past, but the positive results that always come from all that knowledge exchange and networking are just starting to bloom. There are also some resources available for catching up on some of the items you may not have been able to catch at OOW, or, heaven forefend, didn’t attend this year (Kiran Dasari passed these along):

Oracle channel on YouTube for videos from Executive Keynotes

Oracle Content Catalogue for PDF presentations

Oracle’s Open World Content catalogue provides PDF’s from most, if not all of the Panels and similar sessions that took place:

The direct link to the Content Catalogue:    

To link to the Open World 2012 website:


Mobile is the buzzword of the moment. But it's a lot more than that. It has everyone from the very young to the very old involved in computing because it has removed several hindrances. As one reviewer said of the recently released iPad mini, you feel like you are holding a very personal version of the internet in your hand.

To help you join the ongoing revolution Weblog on Oracle ADF Mobile has appeared, and has some links to resources: Resources to Help You Getting Up To Speed on ADF Mobile.


Blue Sky Workshop shows us some good coding for creating Windows installers for your apps: JavaFX: Create Windows Native Installer and EXE with NetBeans 7.2.


Eddie Awad's Twitter feed pointed out this great article at Smashing magazine: PowerfulCommand Line Tools For Developers.

Hash Tables

Hugh E. Williams proves that he is in fact obsessed with hash tables: Five Myths about Hash Tables. Just when we thought the war on drugs was being won (well, in fantasy at least), along comes hash table obsession and turns our engineers into, well, obsessed engineers. And since engineers have computer-like brains that can be very dangerous. Get them into one of those 'compute this: I am lying' loops from Star Trek and they can blow up on you. By the way, judging from the comments, other engineers are in fact MORE obsessed with hash tables than Hugh. Very disturbing.


At the Steve Sistare's Blog a posting on one of the spots where Solaris internals meet Oracle internals: High Resolution Timeouts.


UTest, the Software Testing Blog has a posting on 6 Things You Should Never Say to a Software Tester. And then there's the seventh question: Hey, what does this big red button do?

Book Review - SOA

RedStack is quite pleased with Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator’s Handbook, and wrote a glowing review.

...And Finally

Upgrade your Database - NOW! introduces us to the wonderful world of Gangnam Now an internet viral song by PSY, and it's British derivative Eton Now: Where's Gangnam?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Oracle Launches Blog: Simplify IT, Drive Innovation

Several Oracle luminaries will now be writing for a blog on titled "Simplify IT, Drive Innovation." With more than 33 million monthly unique visitors, Forbes is one of the top business Web sites in the US and is one of the most innovative in its online functionality. Oracle thought-leaders from across the company will be posting articles about industry trends, technology innovations, and business strategy.  Learn more at

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 24-OCT-2012



The enkitec company is offering a free webinar (as a lead-in to its paid ones), on Maximum Availability Architecture.

Somehow I only noticed this series at posting 3: Materialized view Concepts – Discussion Series 3.  Looks useful. It's over at IN ORACLE MILIEU…Beyond Knowledge.


As often happens with performance folks, this article is something you can bring up at the next party you attend. RDBMS performance is a romance magnet: Does the Parse Time Increase Linearly with the Number Of Child Cursors? Posted over at the Striving for Optimal Performance blog.

I seem to recall Jonathan Lewis discussing this subject before over at the Oracle Scratchpad blog: Skip Scan.


Redgate is offering a webinar on Improving Development Processes for Database Teams by Dominic Delmolino & Cary Millsap on 31-OCT-2012.


How to Migrate Oracle Database from Oracle Solaris 8 to Oracle Solaris 11. From Orgad Kimchi. And yes, that is his real name. And yes, he should be in films.



From Oracle Application Express - APEX (aka Dimitri Gielis): Moving your APEX app to the Oracle Cloud.

Simple. I like simple: Upgrading to APEX 4.2 in three steps

General Computing

At The Enterprise System Spectator, a confirmation of what I see when working at the local cafe. I'm no longer one of only one or two people on tablets. Most people there are on tablets: Tablet Computers to Begin Displacing Laptops.

...And Finally

Okay, so this article in Discover Magazine maintains that cooking is the technology that allowed us be so clever. So that tells me we must never teach gorillas to cook or risk a Planet of the Apes scenario. Don’t let gorillas near your outdoor grill, and if they are nearby and observing the process, toss them vegetables to distract them. Or run away.

A really cool list of life hacks. I’d only known or discovered one or two of them previously. 
Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Oracle TechNet on YouTube
Oracle TechNet is now on YouTube with many technical videos to meet your needs.  Check it out:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 17-OCT-2012


The WebLogic Partner Community EMEA blog presents: WebLogic Server 11gR1 Interactive Quick Reference. It slices, it dices, it's quick and it's interactive.


Find out the Differences between Oracle APEX 4.1.1 and 4.2 at the get along with oracle and apex blog (hopefully get along as in progress, move forward, I don't think many people actually don't get along with APEX, it's such a friendly beastie).


At the Oracle Instructor: Auditing ALTER SYSTEM commands. I like the concluding statement: don't believe it, test it. That sums up 80% of good IT practices.


From the Oracle Primavera Analytics Blog: Security Controls on data for P6 Analytics.

SQL Developer

A quick but useful tip from the Notes on Oracle blog: SQL Developer tip: Don't open the table.

Mobile Computing

The Oracle Fusion Middleware blog introduces a very useful subject: Build Mobile App for E-Business Suite Using SOA Suite and ADF Mobile. Next we need to address the other key item in mobile computing: Enough with the Flash already!

And this item from last week at Debra's thoughts on Oracle: Fusion Apps Go Mobile.

…and Finally

Another good find from Eddie Awad: 10 Dropbox Tips for Beginners.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

E-Business Suite Support
Oracle is committed to providing its customers with the industry’s leading support offering. On Monday, October 1, 2012, at Oracle OpenWorld 2012, Oracle announced an exception that will be provided for the first 13 months of Sustaining Support on Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11.5.10 (11i10), valid from December 1, 2013 – December 31, 2014. This exception support will be comprised of three components: (1) new fixes for Severity 1 production issues, (2) United States Form 1099 2013 year-end updates, and (3) payroll regulatory updates for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia for fiscal years ending in 2014.

Also announced during Oracle OpenWorld, the Extended Support period for E-Business Suite Release 12.1 has been extended through December, 2018. Uplift fees are waived for all years of Extended Support (June, 2014 – December, 2018) for customers with an active Oracle Premier Support for Software contract. During this period, customers will receive all of the components of Extended Support at no additional cost other than their fees for Software Update License & Support.

Learn more at the Lifetime Support webpage. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 10-OCT-2012


The latest from the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

Eddie Awad linked to this posting by Alex Antonatos in his Twitter feed: More Tips on Upgrading from EBS R11 to R12.


The guru of all that is indexed, Richard Foote, posted his second in a series on Exadata Storage Indexes Part II – Differences With Database Indexes (Space Dementia).



The WebLogic Server Blog brings us a series on Data Source Security: Part 1 and Part 2.


Who put the snap in Superman's cape? SPARC, apparently: What Makes SPARC SuperCluster Super.

And from the Oracle EMEA Value-Added Distributor News: eSTEP Techcast "An Update on OVM Server for SPARC".

Cloud Control



The first wave of the post-OpenWorld stories is upon us, as in this summation from Amis Technology Blog: OOW 2012 – The Big Stories.


Over at there's a rather inspirational Software Architecture cheat sheet. It has items like 'Testable', 'Orthogonal', etc. All very laudable. Very unlike my architecture cheatsheet from the time, years ago, that I was a developer. That one ran: "Do they pay me enough for this grief? Yes --> Code it. No --> Distract the client by pointing up and saying 'Look, an eclipse!' and run out of the room."

…And Finally

As we wrote earlier, there are teams of scientists working on a warp drive. Now there’s another group developing dilithium crystals.  The 3-d printers are a long way from being replicators, unless you want ‘Tea, Earl Grey, Plastic’, but we seem to be getting closer to Star Trek by the week.

And if you are going to start building Data the android you might want to look at David Deutsch’s views on artificial intelligence. He’s one of the great minds of our age, so it’s worth a read.

Is your organization spread all over the globe (though not the galaxy, yet)? Robin King found a very handy utility for finding meeting times for people in a variety of time zones.

Over at Lifehacker, something clever, verging on devious. I like that.  Make a Coughing Ringtone to Go Unnoticed When You Forget to Silence Your Phone.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Information from Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Helpful MOS Notes
Here are two useful links for information on the Oracle products tools you use.  The first is Note:222.1.  It includes links to various product specific newsletters.  The second is Note:553747.1.  It contains links to training sessions on best practices, support procedures and more. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 02-OCT-2012


From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog: New Whitepaper: Primer on Integrating with EBS 12 with Other Applications.


I sure never heard of an overlaps predicate, but Eddie Awad chanced upon it and covers it in his blog: Cool Undocumented OVERLAPS Predicate

A couple of good items this week from dbaStreet. First an article on 12c new features.

Speaking of 12c, OOW is still going on as I write this, but the good ideas, new features and new articles are already starting to flow. Here from Jonathan Lewis is a heads up on 12c partitioning new features: 12c Partitioning.


Eddie Awad has good things to say about the PocketSoap tracing tool.


The PeopleSoft DBA Blog offers some thoughts and experiments on Maintaining Optimizer Statistics on PeopleSoft on Oracle 11g. As the author says, please bear in mind that this is experimental.
This item at the PeopleSoft Wiki is certainly interesting. The author is offering a roll your own associative array: Associative Array.
When I read this article about virtualization and the box within a box within a box concept at the On the PeopleSoft Road blog, for some reason it reminded me of an old joke about Russian spies working undercover in the German army's HQ during the war. One of them is revealed, then it's revealed the one who revealed him is also a Russian, etc., etc. until finally someone says: Wait a minute, aren't there any Germans in the headquarters at all?


At in 2 Hyperion another great technical article for hands on types: Change Application Maintenance Mode via Command Line.

Posting this: soapUI is back, with lot more for you, partly because it looks interesting for techies, but also because the blog title Web Services on Drugs intrigues me. Personally I don't use web services, but combining them with drugs is likely to dilute the whole psychedelic experience. Not a good idea.

New Book

Over at RedStack, an announcement about a new book that’s out: Oracle BPM Suite 11g: Advanced BPMN Topics.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor


Use the links below to collaborate and share information about PeopleSoft Enterprise applications.
  • PeopleSoft on Facebook Interact with PeopleSoft executive on the official Facebook page
  • PeopleSoft on Twitter Keep up to date with the latest PeopleSoft news by following us on Twitter
  • PeopleSoft Video Feature Overviews View video demonstrations of the latest PeopleSoft features and functionality
  • PeopleSoft Forums PeopleSoft Discussion Forums let you share your comments with the rest of the community.
  • PeopleSoft Apps Strategy Blog This blog is dedicated to topics focused on PeopleSoft Applications, including Human Capital Management, Financials, Enterprise Service Automation, Asset Lifecycle Management, Procurement, Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 26-SEP-2012


It’s almost upon us…Oracle OpenWorld. Here are just a few of the interest area extracts, but first this excellent rundown of tips on OOW for first time attendees to help you get the most out of the experience from Pythian: OOW tips for the first-time attendee …

And now for something completely different...Oak Table World. No, not a convention of artisanal coffee table makers held within the conference, but a group of uber-geeks led by Oak Table maven, part-time Viking and full-time beer consultant Mogens Norgaard: As mentioned at Structured Data OakTable World and here complete with video: OakTable World at the Kerry Osborne’s Oracle Blog.


My Oracle Support

There have been a lot of improvements to MOS of late. You can start reading about them here at the My Oracle Support blog: Mobile My Oracle Support is all New for July 2012 Release.

And a nice thick stack of documentation.

But whatever version of the docs you are looking at there is one recent change of particular interest to customers who may be working in time zones outside their standard office time zone and the like: Auto Detect Timezone.

To change it manually, you can set Auto Detect Timezone to Off and then select the correct time zone. 

In MOS, click on your name in the upper right to get to the  Settings(Personal) page, click on the Personalization link, then click the radio button for Auto Detect Timezone.

To Select a time zone manually, click on Auto-Detect Off then use the dropdown to select the time zone. Be sure to click on Apply Changes to save).


At the Oracle Primavera Analytics Blog: How to automate a monitoring system for ETL runs.


Robin King contributed this great 'getting acquainted' entry at the Oracle Exalytics blog: An Exalytics Conversation.

Relational Theory

Come to think of that, good name for a rock group: Relational Theory. But in this case it's the real deal, with relational algebra and all that: NOT EXISTS in Relational Algebra and QBQL at the Relational Database Theory blog.


A little more clarity cast by example at the Oracle DBA – Tips and Techniques blog: CURSOR_SHARING=SIMILAR and FORCE - some examples.

From the External Table blog a tale with links of that proud breed, the command line DBA: On Command-Line DBA.



Muck about with ADF for free, at AppsLab: Oracle ADF Essentials, a Free Version of ADF.

…and Andrejus Baranovski takes us back to the basics on his blog: ADF Essentials - Quick Technical Review.

Solaris Studio

And Finally...

Future trends coming to your office soon, from Wired: The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World

And right after coming up with a warp drive someone finally invented a perpetual motion machine, though they call it a clock: Eternal clock could keep time after universe dies.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Oracle Magazine
Oracle Magazine offers a wealth of technical articles and podcasts.  Check out the Oracle Magazine home page for the current issue and more. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 19-SEP-2012



Stats, and their sometimes seemingly slinky character, is discussed by Jonathan Lewis at Oracle Scratchpad: Minimum Stats.


The Third Party Vulnerability Resolution Blog at Oracle is a good resource for the 'big gaping security hole de jour'. For example: Multiple vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Web Console.


At Chris Warticki's Blog - Oracle Support, an EBS--Technology Stack NAVIGATION Page.


There's a new Solaris 11 book available (Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration The Complete Reference), and info on it is available at Jim Laurent's Weblog: New Solaris 11 book available.

VM and Linux

Oracle has a lot of very technically savvy VPs, and Wim Coekaerts definitely is in that category. Here’s a link to his interview with ServerWatch.


At the Oracle Hardware blog: Introducing Oracle System Assistant.


Apparently IT is starting to run out of names and starting on pejoratives. At last I'd always thought of 'git' as being rather negative when applied to a person. But now, apparently, if you say you are an expert at working with the Git they don't think you mean someone in management.


At the APEX-AT-WORK blog, a bug that is not quite a bug: Check-box bug in tabular form.


At the PeopleSoft Technology Blog a link to the New Paper on the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub-PeopleTools Relationship.


The date quickly approaches, and many of the technologies and product lines are putting out roadmaps to navigate the labyrinth of OOW scheduling:


 (at SOA Governance@work).

Big Data

 (at the Data Warehouse Insider).


(at ADF Code Corner Oracle JDeveloper OTN Harvest).

Linking Up

An update with link back to a larger article on Troubleshooting Oracle Link Server Issue at Pythian.


At the Oracle WebCenter Alerts blog, a reminder about the upcoming Product Support Webcast for Existing Customers: Security Scenarios with Oracle WebCenter Content.

And Finally...

Good news for Trekkies, especially young ones who may live to see this. It seems scientists are closing in on a warp drive.

Okay, we go to warp drive, let's say we travel ten times the speed of light as in this article 'Warp drive' may be more feasible than thought, scientists say. That's the good news. The bad news is that light takes years and years and years to go from one star to another, so we're still very limited on where we can go. And then there's that whole 'uh-oh, this planet we found is occupied and they have big signs all over saying 'Welcome Earth Appetizers!"

And in another realm of innovation altogether, maybe it's just me, but isn't this underground park going to go from neat idea to the police department's least favorite place to patrol in about three weeks after it opens?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

High Availability Support for Engineered Systems

Available at no additional cost to Oracle Premier Support customers who maintain certified configurations on Oracle engineered systems. Features include: 24/7 fault monitoring, faster response and restore times, and patch deployment services.  Learn more HERE

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 12-SEP-2012



Redgate passed along a couple of really intriguing sounding webinars coming up (one published before the Infogram's publication date, so you'll need to dig in the archives for it):

Presented by Morten Egan (OakTable).

And another from perennial Infogram favorite Jonathan Lewis:

Presented by Jonathan Lewis (Oracle ACE Director, OakTable) and Grant Fritchey (SQL Server MVP).

FBI Delete

Don't get all excited, it's not a civil liberties article and it's not THAT FBI, it's about function based indexes and it's from Jonathan Lewis: FBI Delete.


The Oracle Diagnostician (I think he's kind of like House, but without the cane and the attitude, or maybe vice versa) brings us: A map to AWR report.

Over at Oracle related stuff: Exchange Partition, Virtual Columns And Column Statistics.


From ORAganism: Orphaned Files in ASM. The author stresses this, and I want to reiterate, be very careful about deleting things. Most times in IT there is enough storage to move/rename etc., then delete when you are sure the coast is clear.


At the Oracle's MySQL Blog: MySQL Connect: What to Expect From the Wondrous Land of MySQL Cluster. (I'd say if it's billed as wondrous it had better have mythical kingdoms shrouded in mystery and limned with joy. Or at least free beer and pizza): MySQL Connect: What to Expect From the Wondrous Land of MySQL Cluster.


That's My Oracle Support at Oracle OpenWorld for those communicating in full words. Love MOS? Hate it? Knowledge and feedback sessions at OOW will let you express yourself: MyOracle Support at Oracle OpenWorld 2012. The tricky part is that you have to log in to MOS to view it, so that's an implicit like right there.



From Rittman Mead Consulting's Blog Archive: Automated Monitoring of OBIEE in the Enterprise – an overview.

Reports Integration

From Darwin-IT, a step by step account of one developer's experience on how to: Call Oracle Reports from the Middle Tier And Parse/XPath query the response.


First...hire an ACS engineer to help. Ha, ha, only serious.


From the Born To DeBug blog, a little detective work: Where are the DB connections stored in JDeveloper?


The article is titled: What To Do When ADF Editable Table Misbehaves. My solution is to slap it silly. But Andrejus Baranovski apparently prefers a more nuanced, technical approach.

Official, Youbetcha Legalese

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