Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Oracle VM

Oracle's Virtualization Blog brings us the news: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.20 released.


This posting over at External Table has some useful information on How to Turn Off Adaptive Cursor Sharing, Cardinality Feedback and Serial Direct Read but is missing one key sentence: While it is useful to experiment with setting these underscore parameters at the session level NEVER set underline parameters on a production server unless you are instructed to do so by Oracle Support or they are in the Oracle documentation (some products require some underscore settings to be set).


Unioning looks really neat in the relational theory books. But then you get it back home to the real world and find people lined up at your desk complaining about the application running like...well, you know how that goes. This leads us to this article about how clever the Oracle optimizer is at avoiding unneeded unions in the first place: Exclusion of Unioned SQL in Views? at Martin Widlake's Yet Another Oracle Blog. He also reveals that there are pixies in the optimizer. Dang. We were saving that news for OOW.

SQL Developer

SQL Developer 3.2 is out. Here’s a summary of the new features: New Features in Release 3.2.


Online Apps DBA talks IDM, specifically: IDM 11gR2 changes/new features : OIM Sysadmin & Identity console.


Looking for inspiration on your ADF website? Convincing the boss that yes, we can do that? Check out this posting at Angelo Santagata's Blog: Beautiful websites with Oracle ADF/Webcenter.

And over at Sylvain Duloutre's Weblog some Shortcuts to download Oracle IDM and OUD 11g R2.


Links, and it looks like they are significant. That's why they're posted as Significant obiee product links over at obii Tips.


Jan Greenberg announced the first of a series of Enterprise Performance Management Video Feature Overviews (VFOs), available on our YouTube channel.  The first VFO is for Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management ERP Integration Adapter (ERPI) which is a 3.5 minute introduction to the product.


Not to be outdone, the BI folks have an Oracle BI Publisher Channel over at YouTube. It's kind of like the NatGeo channel, only with a whole lot less elephants and a whole lot more bar charts.


Over at Whitehorses there's some prospectss on APEX 4.2: It’s coming soon!
And Finally…

From lifehacker: The Hardest Job Interview Questions—And How to Ace Them. I've always liked the old 'What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? from Monty Python.

I’ve mentioned before that 3D printers are one of the key factors of the next stages of industry and technology, here’s the next step: 3D Printed Homes? Here’s The Scoop, at the Singularity Hub.

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