Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 27-JUN-2012

Time is Fleeting

With recent updates to the notes on time changes the Upgrade your Database - NOW! blog gives us some useful pointers in the right direction: Let's do the Time Warp again!


All Things Oracle is diving into the beneficial complexities of Dynamic Sampling (III) – Real-Life Data – Part I.

Also linked from Redgate this week is recording of a Tom Kyte talk on The Evils of Implicit Conversions and other SQL Skullduggery.


Stefan's SOA & AIA & Enterprise Architecture Blog discusses the ever popular topic of monitoring thread pools: A Universal JMX Client for Weblogic –Part 1: Monitoring BPEL Thread Pools in SOA 11g.

And the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog points us to the SOA Learning Library.

Mobile Computing

This article from Bob Rhubart in the latest issue of Oracle Magazine looks significant both for the opinions expressed and the links: Catching Up to Mobile Computing.

Oracle VM

Wim Coekaerts Blog lets us know that Oracle VM 3.1.1 build 365 released.

Oracle R Enterprise

I'd never heard of this particular product, and lo and behold it has a blog (that's not really surprising, we have a have a lot more products than I have memory cells at this point): Solving Big Problems with Oracle R Enterprise, Part I, at the Oracle R Enterprise blog.


Table export, the quick way, from APEX-AT-WORK: Easy table export to XLS (based on HTML).

Development Tools

At The GroundBlog by Duncan Mills: Making Those PanelBoxes Behave.

At the ADF Code Corner Oracle JDeveloper OTN Harvest: How-to dynamically filter model-driven LOV


The Oracle EMEA Value-Added Distributor News blog is meant for Europeans, but you can sneak in and listen anyway: Learn more about SPARC by listening to our newly recorded podcasts.

And Finally...

Two fundamental truths out of the Tweet-stream:

And a fundamental discovery in the realm of big data from @BigDataBorat, 'unusual' syntax and all: 

"90% of data is unstructure. Furthering analysis reveal that 60% of unstructure data is cat video."

And I don't usually have pure, plain-out Oracle propaganda here at the Infogram, but this piece is so nicely done I can't resist. Besides, the narrator has an English accent and the theme is classical music, so clearly everything he says is true and we must go out and buy. If it works for gold commercials, it works for IT: The Simplicity of the Oracle Stack

Monday, June 25, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Oracle Magazine

Checkout the current issue of Oracle Magazine.  Featured topics include security, performance tuning, application development, mobile computing and more. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 20-JUN-2012


At Oracle Scratchpad, Jonathan Lewis dives into the depths of: PX and system allocation.


Over at Talking Java Deployment there's a discussion of a new feature: Native packaging for JavaFX.


Some good technical info at the AMIS Technolgy Blog: ADF 11g Business components – Create PL/SQL based entities.

Andrejus Baranovskis's Blog brings us an ADF Query Search and Results Form.


Tony’s Oracle Tips fights the entropy, bringing order to chaos: Ordering Non-sorting aggregate functions.


Rittman Mead let's us know about Using OBIEE against Transactional Schemas Part 1: Introduction.


The External Table blog discusses Hash Collisions: SQL Signatures and SQL_ID.


There's life in the old utility yet, and one handy thing to do is described at Martins Blog: How to use vi-style editing in SQL*Plus.


Another good quiz from the Arup Nanda Blog: Mystery of Create Table Statement


Jim's PeopleSoft Journal posted on Converting the PeopleTools OVM Template to VirtualBox.


Nothing Oracle related, but I have a Roku box, and I wish I could program my way out of a wet paper sack these days so I could program it as described at the Bradley D. Brown blog: Roku SDK.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Open World HA Presentations
Many of the High Availability (HA) presentations given at Oracle Open World are available for download.  Check out the following link:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 15-JUN-2012


The Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog passed along this:

URGENT BULLETIN: Disable JRE Auto-Update for All E-Business Suite End-Users

Please read this and act on it if it applies to you. 

Also of interest at the blog of late:

Java JRE 1.6.0_33 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

REMINDER: ATG Live Webcast June 14: Technical Preview of EBS 12.2 Online Patching

E-Business Suite Plug-in for Enterprise Manager 12c Now Available

Java 6 Certified with Forms and Reports 10g for EBS 12

Plans for Java 7 and E-Business Suite Certification

Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 Certified with E-Business Suite


Eddie Awad tweeted about this item: Using Oracle NoSQL Database with Hadoop.

Continuing the discussion of NoSQL is this link to a paper on consistency over at Charles Lamb's blog: Consistency Explained.

Fusion Middleware 

In a My Oracle Support note: Oracle WebLogic Server: Diagnosing Performance Issues through Java Thread Dumps.


The Arup Nanda Blog calls on us to find something useful in the recent LinkedIn security debacle: What to Learn from LinkedIn Password Hack as an Oracle DBA.


The Shorten Spot blog (Technical Advice for Oracle Tax and Utilities products) goes into some of the particulars of threading in the utilities context: Threading Overview.


Over at Kyle's Blog on WebCenter Content, Kyle discusses pretty much what you think he would: Content, and that content is on WebCenter. Specifically: WebCenter Content shared folders for clustering.


Over at Technet: How to Use Oracle VM Templates.


Oracle Musings has a New SQL Puzzle. Give it a whirl: New SQL Puzzle.

Pet Peeves

Tom Kyte pointed to Forbes for some business jargon that needs to be retired: 

The Most Annoying, Pretentious And Useless Business Jargon.


Managing Exalogic with Oracle Enterprise Manager Guide Now Available

Oracle is pleased to announce general availability of "Managing Exalogic with Oracle Enterprise Manager" guide which provides step-by-step documentation on how to leverage Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control for managing Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. The guide identifies steps for configuring the Exalogic Management Network and proactively managing vServers deployed on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud using Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control.

For the Managing Exalogic with Oracle Enterprise Manager guide, click here.

For the complete set of Enterprise Manager 12c documentation, click here.

Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update - June 2012 

The Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update for June 2012 was released on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.

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 Critical Patch Update Advisory is available at the following location:

Oracle Technology Network:

Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update - June 2012:

Oracle Technology Network:

The next three Java SE Critical Patch Update release dates are:

·        Tuesday, October 16, 2012
·        Tuesday, February 19, 2013
·        Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Oracle Security Alerts

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

New My Oracle Support Interface
My Oracle Support is moving to a new non-Flash interface.  Learn more about this change and access links to video training at Note:1385682.1

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 06-JUN-2012

Following Larry Ellison

It's not like I'm Borg and resistance if futile. It's not that I have to follow Larry Ellison on Twitter. But Oracle Technology Network's Blog let's us know you can follow him, and his first tweet took up the 2020 running gag from today's presentation and ran with it: Follow @larryellison. (Okay, maybe I'm a little Borg).


As mentioned at Larry Ellison's presentation on the cloud today, VM is a big part of the picture. See this great series at Oracle's Virtualization Blog: Virtualization at Oracle - Six Part Series.

VM and RAC

The Wim Coekaerts Blog gives us a blow by blow account of the Oracle VM RAC template - what it took.


The MyOracleSupport Twitter feed let us know that Purchasing 9.1 Information Center is now live! Everything in one location.


Jonathan Lewis goes into his usual useful and interesting detail on two aspects of partitions at his Oracle Scratchpad blog: 


RDBMS Performance

Tom Kyte had some kind words for this posting at the Striving for Optimal Performance blog in his Tweet stream: Display System Activity without Enterprise Manager.

Better Living Through Hardware

This video a tthe Oracle Media Network is described as: "A technical overview of Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle Database showing how customers benefit from optimizing their hardware with the Oracle Database"

BI Publisher

The My Consulting Experience blog has a brief but very useful posting on BI Publisher : Formatting Issues.


This week obieeTips goes outside the realm of obiee, but it's in a good way, since they give us some valuable tips on getting more out of the Thunderbird email client: Data Mining Email with Thunderbird.


It's looks like it's on its way and it's likely to change the way we do Oracle Support in a big way. Eddie Awad found some early introductory material and tweeted it: (WARNING: This goes right to the video link with audio, so don't open it up when you are livening up a boring meeting by sneaking glances at the Infogram): Social Network - sneak peek video: Chat 


At the somewhat glumly named more to life than this... blog there is a useful rundown on an EPM Shared Services Registry cleaner


A couple of interesting items on ID of late, first something calm and technical: 

The Oracle Web Service Manager blog discusses Identity Propagation across Web and Web Service - 11g

Then something with a bit more of an edge on it: Identity Management Doesn’t Make The Cloud Complex. It Makes it Talking Identity.

Book Review: Oracle BPM Suite 11g Developer’s Cookbook

There's a thorough book review of Oracle BPM Suite 11g Developer’s Cookbook by Vivek Acharya over at AMIS TECHNOLOGY BLOG.

And Finally...

For all the great stuff I missed this week, see Log Buffer #274, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs at The Pythian Blog.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Upgrading to Oracle RDBMS 11gR2?  Check out all the helpful information and links available at Note:785351.1.

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