Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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The Data Integration blog discusses better life through GoldenGate: Eliminating Batch Windows Using Real-Time Data Integration.

Performance and Internals

Jonathan Lewis continues variations on a theme: Subquery Factoring.

Hemant's Oracle DBA Blog asks the question from the ancient public service spot: It's ten o'clock, do you know how many child cursors CURSOR_SHARING FORCE has spawned while you weren't looking: CURSOR_SHARING FORCE and Child Cursors.

A talk on Exadata Performance Best Practices as tweeted by @myoraclesupport. 

Martin Widlake's Yet Another Oracle Blog goes through some of the factors involved in: Slow querying of DBA_EXTENTS, DBA_FREE_SPACE and dropping tables.


Check out MySQL web seminars: What's New in MySQL Cluster 7.2 .

Also in the realm of MySQL:

Migration and Patching

The Isaac Rozenfeld's musings blog points out a newly posted white paper on SPARC Live Migration, with an Oracle Database as an example.

Upgrade your Database - NOW! asks a question often posed by our customers: Why is every patchset now a full release?


One of our top Support Account Managers recommends this brief overview video on PeopleSoft continuous delivery feature packs.

Identity Management

The Identity Management blog makes The Case for Replacing Novell/NetIQ Identity.


Working on your Oracle certification? There are several competing products out there to help you prepare. reviews Ucertify's OCA Oracle Deatabase 11g: Administration 1 exam.
Jobs and IT

A couple of items here. First let's say you're a programmer. This article tweeted by Eddie Awad is about jobs to avoid: 8 Questions To Identify A Lame Programming Job.

But what if you are already working in an Office Space company? (Office Space is the THE classic movie on the hell of being a junior IT person in a badly run company.) If you find that your workplace is at the intersection of Office Space and Dilbert you may want to move to being a DBA or Sysadmin. It sounds like being a Linux admin might be have the most prospects at the moment since they are much in demand: Need a Job? Learn Linux.

Mobile Computing

This is one of my pet peeves, so I thought I'd share it. Oracle AppsLab tweeted this article at Technology Review: All Web Developers Should Stop Doing This Immediately. I absolutely hate being shifted from the open web to somebody's 'me-too' app that let's you see a poorly designed magazine/newpaper/feed instead of using Safari or one of the other good mobile browsers. Even more annoying are those lovely 'mobililized' swipe me pages that use iOS page switching and think that compensates for locking the font size to something unreadably small. If you're going to do that, at least put a big button at the top that says: 'Load regular, non-helpful version that I can open in reader in Safari and actually read.'

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