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

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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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Free Webinar on Benefits of Upgrading to RDBMS 11g
There will be a free webinar on the benefits of moving to Oracle RDBMS 11g Tuesday, September 18th, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific.  You can learn more and register HERE.   If you have not already upgraded, this is a great opportunity to gather more information. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 05-SEP-2012


The Data Integration blog fills us in on the latest and greatest: Oracle GoldenGate 11gR2 New Feature: Integrated Capture.


From the A-Team - SOA blog this week: SOA Suite 11g Asynchronous Testing with soapUI.


A couple of great items, as always, over at Chris Warticki's Blog - Oracle Support lately:

And at the Oracle E-Business Suite Communities Blog: R12 Diagnostic Script for Purchasing Encumbrance Issues.


Going into some depth on the topic of triggers in BI at the Oracle BI Publisher Blog: Trigger Happy       


SQL Developer

That Jeff Smith dives into multigenerational cursors: Grandparent – Parent – Child Reports in SQL Developer.


As pointed out by Red Gate, over at simple-talk a horror story, actually a collection of tales of terror, on the theme of 'the backup that wasn't actually there': Backups, What Are They Good For?

Identity Management

At the eminently well named Identity Management blog, several items on the latest news on Oracle Identity Management, including this one:


At the Ops Center blog, notification of an Update for Oracle Solaris Agents.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor


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