Monday, November 26, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Hardware and Software Engineered to Work Together
Need to know the latest information on the complete Oracle Technology stack and how it can simplify your IT infrastructure.  Check out the Hardware and Software Engineered to Work Together home page for all the details. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 25-NOV-2012




ADF & Fusion Development Webcast–December 11th 2012, over at the WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.

The Groundside Blog by Duncan Mills brings us: Towards Ultra-Reusability for ADF - Adaptive Bindings.

Over at Andrejus Baranovskis's Blog: ADF Mobile - Secured Web Service Access.


At Business Analytics - Proactive Support, a new resource noted on Endeca: New MOS Community: Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.


At the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog: Additional new content SOA Partner Community.

Start of a series on a fundamental element of SOA: Fault Handling and Prevention - Part 1.


Over at the THE PEOPLESOFT DBA BLOG: PeopleTools 8.52 Application Engine sets MODULE and ACTION.


…And Finally

This makes me think about the old $100 hammer jokes about government purchasing. In a previous financial crisis there were complaints about the government buying a hammer for $100. While government waste and folly isn’t exactly something in the realm of improbability, further investigation showed that the $100 hammer was built to precise milspec requirements and had all kinds of special features. So when someone says ’60 dollar lightbulb’ and I wince, but I try to think of that hundred dollar hammer and give it a hearing. Here’s the article from Forbes: Steve Jobs, The $60 Light Bulb, And The Future Of Technology.

At Martin Widlake's Yet Another Oracle Blog: Friday Philosophy – The Importance of Context.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 14-NOV-2012

Oracle VM


Over at Jim's PeopleSoft Journal we have a posting on Convert Byte Array into String. I always send mine out to the dry cleaners, but I guess you could do this yourself.


Dropbox has just reached 100 million users. Several of them even pay money. And it is starting to become a major utility and infrastructure component. As discussed in this interesting article on using Dropbox for syncing data at ZDNet: Dropbox is everywhere, but not, apparently, on most servers.


You can never have enough of them, or at least that’s what we newsletter editors think. Some of the blogs sent out notices on the latest issues:


From the Twitterverse (it’s like the metaverse, but a lot noisier), a link to this thread with some of the authorities on Oracle internals discussing LargePages. (May require Google account to access thread). 

At Upgrade your Database - NOW! some wisdom on Migration of a database from 32bit to 64bit.


The Pythian blog discusses an oft encountered problem: Case study: How to return a good SQL execution plan from 10g days after 11g migration?


Yuri over at Pythian got a really good technical explanation of an aspect of RMAN and shared it in his blog, so I thought I'd share that with Infogram readers: RMAN: Corrupt block … let’s re-read … nope it all good.


Another in the series: Stupid Programming Tricks #14 -- SET EMPTYMEMBERSETS ON doesn't work they way you might think, at Cameron's Blog For Essbase Hackers.

Oracle Appliance

…And Finally

Some notes on privacy and the lack thereof at ZDNet:  Yes, the FBI and CIA can read your email. Here's how.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Current Oracle Database Release Schedule
Note:742060.1 contains the schedule and pertinent support information for currently released Oracle Database releases and patch sets.  It is a good note to bookmark for future reference. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 07-NOV-2012


At Grant Ronald's Blog, a pointer to ADF Architecture Insider now published.

And at Java and everything, First steps with Oracle ADF Mobile for iOS and Android.

Oracle and Solaris


At On The Peoplesoft Road a tip on Peopletools patch 8.52.11 : a temp directory for process scheduler. A problem, and how to avoid it.




At the Fusion Middleware Install & Administration blog, new way to use RDA: How to Use RDA to Generate WLS Thread Dumps At Specified Intervals?


At the Oracle Enterprise Manager blog: Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Testing-as-a-Service Solution.


Of note this week from Red Gate, a new genre in technical writing: RDBMS noir: The Case of the Missing Index (first installment of the The Top 5 Hard-earned lessons of a DBA series.


Big data, it's more than a buzzword, it's here and now. I've recently been fortunate enough to by given a Safari Online books account, and started exploring Hadoop. Consider this:

"We live in the data age. It’s not easy to measure the total volume of data stored electronically, but an IDC estimate put the size of the “digital universe” at 0.18 zettabytes in 2006 and is forecasting a tenfold growth by 2011 to 1.8 zettabytes.[2] A zettabyte is 1021 bytes, or equivalently one thousand exabytes, one million petabytes, or one billion terabytes. That’s roughly the same order of magnitude as one disk drive for every person in the world.
This flood of data is coming from many sources. Consider the following:

·   The New York Stock Exchange generates about one terabyte of new trade data per day.
·   Facebook hosts approximately 10 billion photos, taking up one petabyte of storage.
·, the genealogy site, stores around 2.5 petabytes of data."

Quoted from Hadoop: The Definitive Guide by Tom White

…and Finally

This really is a must see. The capabilities of the human mind are sometimes hard to comprehend for…the human mind: World's fastest number game wows spectators and scientists.

So, having mastered the abacus above you’re ready to become a rocket scientist? Here’s a guide to your console (with snarky notes on the flight surgeons): Apollo Flight Controller 101: Every console explained

Low power chips are gaining ground and will probably start melding with nano-technology in the next decade or two to create swarms of networked devices. Imagine, for instance, that you are able to save money on processors in the digitally savvy home of the near future by having a system that load balances across all devices in the house. For instance you are running something intensive on your tablet and it is able to enlist unused processors from the cars in the garage to speed things up. This of course leads to the inevitable time in the future when smart toasters take over the world. So I'm throwing out my toaster before it's too late. Interesting article by someone in the know: Why Ultra-Low Power Computing Will Change Everything, at The Java Source.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Best Practices: Proactively Avoiding Database and Query Performance issues
Note 14282811.1 offers a holistic approach to tuning database and query performance.  Be sure to check it out. 

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