Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 30-MAY-2012


My Oracle Support (the entertainer formerly known as Metalink, for those of you who still remember Prince), is on the move. Here is a page with links to videos and information on the new look of MOS.


I've heard that this blog was originally going to go out on paper, but the paperboys were collapsing from yelling out 'Get your Oracle EMEA Value-Added Distributor News here!'. In any case they have a link to the New ZFS Storage Appliance Objection Handling Document


The Oracle tweet stream let everyone know this week about the INFORMATION INDEPTH NEWSLETTER, Virtualization Edition.

VM Templates

Also in the happy land of virtualization (where everything is bigger and cheaper than it really has any call to be), there are new templates available, according to Wim Coekaerts Blog: New Oracles VM RAC template with support for oracle vm 3 built-in.


One of our favorite ADF blogs at the Infogram is Andrejus Baranovskis's Blog, and he comes through again: Solution for Sharing Global User Data in ADF BC.

Oracle Magazine's Digital Edition

Want to start the world's easiest magazine subscription? Just go to and fill in name and email and you'll get access to Oracle Magazine in all its digital glory.


The OTN Garage discusses something free you may not know about. And even if you do know about it, and know it's free, you may not know how it is neater than sliced bread. Indeed it's a kind of sliced up storage that pulls itself together as needed: Is Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Best For Transportable Storage?


I haven't seen this blog from Francis the SOA Man before, but this article seems a useful start: Where and How to Set JVM Parameters in Oracle SOA 11G.

RDBMS: Doctor, Doctor, It Hurts When I Iterate This!

I love medical metaphors for databases and other computing matters. My favorite expression from medicine that works in IT is: 'If you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras'. In other words, don't start diagnosing a performance problem by examining the spin counts on a latch, start from seeing if the SQL was written by a frustrated jigsaw puzzle designer who is now writing regulatory acts for Congress. Tom Kyte also seems to find value in medical metaphors, as you can see in this recent posting on his blog: Doctors...

Tom also proved that he has literally forgotten more about Oracle than a lot of us ever knew in the first place with this article: When is a foreign key not a foreign key...


Richard Foote delves into the very interesting topic of virtual indexes: Cost of Virtual Indexes (Little Lies).

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