Thursday, March 28, 2013

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 28-MAR-2013


I was researching an issue for an upcoming move for a customer and found this excellent summation on transportable tablespaces at Oracle DB/EM Troubleshooting: Master Note: Transportable Tablespaces (TTS) -- Common Questions and Issues.


From the charmingly named Triggers Considered Harmful, Considered Harmful blog: And what about table constraints?

Some magic from The Oracle Alchemist: Cloning Your Oracle Installation.


From Oracle Enterprise Manager by way of Eddie Awad's tweet: Using Advanced Notifications in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.


At Oracle WebCenter & ADF Architecture Team (A-Team): Java Object Cache in a clustered WebCenter Spaces environment.


At the Get Proactive—The Insider's Track blog: Improve Your Hardware Support Experience.


The WebLogic Partner Community Newsletter March 2013 is available from the WebLogic Partner Community EMEA blog.


A new Oracle Linux blog is out there: Oracle Mainline Linux Kernel Development.




A small, cold cup of water cast into the face of the report users lined up at your desk from Rittman Mead: Report Flexibility, or Split-Second Performance : Pick One or the Other.


From the Oracle SOA Suite - Team Blog, some wisdom on Oracle Event Processing for Oracle Java Embedded: Push Fast Data to the Edge.

...And Finally

Okay, it's not often you say: 'Wow, cool spreadsheet, dude!', but here it is: This epic accountant turned your dull Excel spreadsheet into an awesome RPG, at TNW The Next Web.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

OracleDBsupport - The Official Oracle Database Support Twitter Account

Come follow us on Twitter. We have a new official Oracle Database Support twitter account:

       • OracleDBsupport

Stay current on the latest Oracle Database Support news and events including important product announcements, alerts, updates, new releases, patches, webcasts and much more.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 20-MAR-2013


You no longer need to build additions to your home for your data. Use this instead: How to Multiply the Capacity of Oracle Storage Systems With Hybrid Columnar Compression.

Financial Services

It's a big world, so working FATCA may be on your plate or in your future: FATCA Compliance - Boon Or Bane for Foreign Financial Institutions?, from The Financial Services Blog.


I'm not sure if Pig makes it as a language to replace SQL, but I sure would like to be able to hear someone say: Man, this code is a real pig. And answer: Yes, it is Pig: Pig Eye for the SQL Guy, from Hortonworks.

RDBMS About Oracle, XMLDB and other interests…discusses: HOWTO – Oracle Shared Server Setup.


At TANEL PODER'S BLOG: IT & MOBILE FOR GEEKS AND PROS: Performance and Scalability Improvements in Oracle 10g and 11g

At a posting on indexes: When unused – isn’t.



Be the coolest nerd around, get a poster for your office: Oracle SOA Poster-BPEL Process 2.0 by EAIESB at the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.


At Java XML and JSON Binding: JAXB and java.util.Map.


At Business Analytics - Proactive Support: EPM System 11.1.1.x is approaching End of Premier Support.

Oracle Open World

It’s rolling around again:

...and Finally

From Scientific American, more and more people are discovering what Infogram readers already know: 3D Printing Promises to Change Everything.


Many of our customers have offices in China, as does Oracle. This article from I came across yesterday at 有道学堂移动版 (YouDao Dictionary Mobile School) has some genuinely useful tips: 20 China travel tips.

When Buzzwords Meet

Cloud-computing ‘Internet for robots’ launched, at Kurzweil News: Cloud-computing ‘Internet for robots’ launched.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 13-MAR-2013


From Oracle Tips and Tricks — David Fitzjarrell blog, some words of wisdom on Smart Scans: You Can Never Be Too Smart.

At the Oracle Learning Library: Exadata Smart Flash Log Self-Study Module.



At Business Analytics - Proactive Support: OBIEE 11g is Available For BI Enterprise and Exalytics.


SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog brings us: New SOA articles from product management.


From NetBeans Web Client blog: NetBeans IDE 7.3 is out!

Good tip, and a listing of the whole great series so far from Online Apps DBA: One Stop Shop for Apps DBA’s: WebLogic Admin Server Start-up hanging at “Initializing self-tuning thread pool”.

Oracle Retail

Contributions from Yin-Jen Su on Oracle Retail:

Upcoming webcasts for Retail in March and April

Retail Advisor Webcast: RIB Retail Diagnostic and Monitoring Tool (RDMT) Functionality and Usage (Doc ID 1531747.1)
Retail Advisor Webcast: Mobile Point of Service – Functional and Technical Overview v13.4.1 (Doc ID 1531749.1)
Oracle Retail Support Resources and Offerings (Doc ID 1533310.1)

There is also a recorded webinar available:

RIB Retail Integration Hospital Administration Tool (RIHA) Installation and Usage (Doc ID 1456291.1) – click on Archived 2013 tab.


At Triggers Considered Harmful, Considered Harmful blog (I've always loved that name): Implementing attribute and tuple constraints.


At Java Training Beat a link to the Oracle Secure Java Coding Guidelines Self-study.



Martin Giffy D'Souza on Oracle APEX is publicizing a contest from RedGate for some copies of their Source Control for Oracle product. All you have to do it some APEX wizardry: Who's Birthday is it in "n" number of days?

Mobile Computing

…And Finally

How You Can Get Up to $1,000 in Hidden Credit Card Benefits. No, it’s not a spam link, it’s a one-geek-team from LifeHacker investigating how to get some underused benefits from your credit card.

The Oracle Alchemist shows us the toys of the near future: Wearable Computing and Personal Data Collection. You know you want them. Get those credit cards warmed up.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Get Proactive!
I know I have posted on this before, but it is an extremely valuable resource.  Oracle's Get Proactive program is designed to help you prevent and resolve issues.  It also has best practices for upgrading.  Start at Note:432.1.  Select the product you are interested in.  (You may have to scroll down to see the selection box.)  Then select the Prevent, Resolve or Upgrade button.  Specialized information and a list of key notes will be displayed for the product you selected.  This is a great place to gather information on how to best operate and maintain your systems. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 07-MAR-2013


Over at the Oracle Learning Library: Exadata Smart Flash Log Self-Study Module.



At Oracle SQL a suggestion something might need correcting in the docs: Bug in documentation about dbms_stats.gather_schema_stats or in the dbms_stats itself.

Back when I was a developer I wrote a lot of complex SQL. That's not necessarily a good thing, because elegance in coding, as in thought, is demonstrated by being easily explained. But there are times when the business rules are complex and the SQL follows. Here is an interesting article on Tuning very complex SQL at the Oracle Diagnostician.

Over at Kerry Osborne’s Oracle Blog, a link to some good postings over at Randolf Geist's blog: Dynamic Sampling Posts.

Big Data


The Oracle Alchemist has a good overview of GoldenGate: Oracle GoldenGate in the Enterprise.


A Devops Basics video on how to Detect Java Memory Leaks on YouTube.


At the PeopleSoft Wiki, a suggestion: Backup before Migrating a Project.


Tax Provisioning: Simplify, Standardize then Automate, at the Enterprise Performance Management Blog.


The Changing World of Business Intelligence, an overview, at RittmanMead Consulting.


At the blog with the intriguing title of Whitehorses comes this technical article on A small and clean WebLogic cold backup.


Chris Warticki's Blog - Oracle Support reminds us about Customer Resource: Events.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

March / April Oracle Magazine Now Available
This issue includes the mix of news, community, customer-focus, and technology stories you've come to expect in Oracle Magazine. This issue looks at cloud computing, with customer feature articles on Oracle Cloud ( and an Oracle private cloud deployment.

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