Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 27-NOV-2013


Top Reasons You Need A User Engagement Platform, from the Oracle WebCenter Blog.



Oracle Database 12c is available for download now! we are informed by Upgrade you Database - NOW!



Automate RAC Cluster Upgrades using EM12c, form the Oracle Enterprise Manager blog.


From Eddie Awad's tweet feed: Accessing SSL encrypted websites using UTL_HTTP and ORAPKI command line utility, at the iAdvise blog.



The Hotsos Symposium 2014 will be held March 2-6, 2014 in Irving, TX. This is always one of the best, if not the best performance conferences for Oracle professionals. We have a a discount code for Oracle Priority Service customers that will get you $250 off on the symposium: 14BSYMRK.


At the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:


How-To: AutoVue Bug Status Tracking & EmailNotifications, from Oracle's AutoVue Enterprise Visualization Blog.

AI/Cognitive Computing

The Big Picture

From Building Real Software, some thoughts on: Technical Debt - How much is it Really Costing you?

...And Finally

Well, first it was checkers, then chess, now that most ancient and sophisticated of all human games has fallen to the computers: Superfast rock-paper-scissors robot 'wins' every time, from the BBC.

Not satisfied with the grand experiment of having our living space roiling with RF signals from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and intelligent devices keeping up on the latest device news through the airwaves (“toothbrush still charging? Check! Refrigerator making ice? Check!), now comes a kind of hyper-fast strobe light that actually transmits data: What's the Deal with Li-Fi (Light-Bulb-Based Wireless Hotspots)?

CHEFS, GUITAR HEROES, EVEN DOCTORS NOW ON DEMAND WITH GOOGLE HELPOUTS, over at the Singularity Hub. This is a very intriguing trend. This is a kind of souped-up CraigsList of services. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 21-NOV-2013


Jonathan Lewis pointed out this interesting article on conversions at SQLfail: When is SYSDATE != SYSDATE?

Another angle on relational systems vs. hierarchical/object oriented is this article from Sarah Mei: Why You Should Never Use MongoDB.

Test Cases

Making a test case can be a challenge, and usually comes along just when everyone is breathing down your neck. Good posting on Oracle 11g SQL Test Case Builder(原创) from CzmMiao的博客生活.


The Hotsos Symposium 2014 will be held March 2-6, 2014 in Irving, TX. This is always one of the best, if not the best performance conferences for Oracle professionals. 



SOA Proactive Support brings us: Scripted SOA Diagnostic Dumps for PS6 (




Oracle Linux


From Ronald Bradford, the MySQL Expert blog: What SQL is running MySQL.

Federal Customers

Coming up on 20-NOV-2013: Oracle 7th Annual Federal Forum.

….And Finally

A recent study showed that occasional distractions in the course of the work day are actually good for staying sharp and focused when you are working. Well here is the mother lode of distractions, a site consisting totally of those silly but engaging lists you see at the bottom of various website pages.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 15-NOV-2013


The Hotsos Symposium 2014 will be held March 2-6, 2014 in Irving, TX. This is always one of the best, if not the best performance conferences for Oracle professionals. 


A good item to remember: Oracle 11g Invisible Index, over at CzmMiao的博客生活.


Oracle Linux Tips and Tricks: Using SSH, from Oracle's Linux Blog.


Oracle Service Bus JMS Deployments Utility, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.


Part two of a series from Pythian on Oracle RAC on the Cloud.


A detailed article on a rather controversial subject: Mixing databases usually not optimal, over at the Open Query blog.


Over at (YABAOAE) Yet Another Blog About Oracle Application Express: You don't lack APEX lack Oracle skills.



Interesting results from this study: Monster VM Study: Moves 3 RAC Nodes Under 180 Seconds!


Book Review

Oracle Essentials, 5th Edition, over at

….And Finally

Really nice, detailed walkthrough of a British diesel sub that is now a kind of floating museum: Sound the depths of a submarine in Google Street View, from Google, via NBC News.

From the water…to the air, way up in the air: Crazy plane landing on a mountain.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla,  Infogram Deputy Editor

Mark Hurd’s Latest LinkedIn Influencer Blog 
Oracle President Mark Hurd has posted his latest LinkedIn Influencer blog, “How CEOs Can Transform HR into Revenue Drivers.”  In this latest blog, Mark writes, “In many companies, a lack of CEO-level support for the HR organization and its mission keeps the HR team walled off from the ultimate sources of value in a company—revenue generation and customer engagement. This prevents HR executives from joining the rest of the company in using modern technology to gain new insights, make data-driven decisions, and engage with employees and customers more intimately and productively.”  Read this blog to learn how to retain and find top talent. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 07-NOV-2013



At the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:

At the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:


Steps to Integrate Discoverer 11g with OAM 11g, from the Online Apps DBA blog.


A new breed of drives is on the way, the helium drive. According to this article at Foxnews the main challenge was keeping the helium sealed inside the drives. Why do I picture a scene in the future in which a storage admin person comes running into the front office and says in full Mickey Mouse tremulo: Helium leak in the server room! Mayday! Mayday!

Server Tech



Live HTML Preview, from the NetBeans Tips & Tricks blog.


And from Mustafa Kaya's Weblog: A Great Work : ADF Architecture TV.


What's New in SGD 5.1? from The Fat Bloke Sings blog.


From The Oracle Instructor: Performance Impact of Logical Standby on the Primary.

Compressing SQLPlus output using a pipe, from the Frits Hoogland Weblog.


….And Finally

ZDNet tells us about something pretty exciting: Progress through processors: Intel's new Facebook app. I signed up right away (on Mac remember to download the app and watch performance, you may need to tone down its usage a bit to keep from overworking the system). This app lets researchers use the computing power of your unused cycles on your computer(s) to process things like malaria research and molecular mapping.

And for those who love the great outdoors, yes, you can use a camp fire to charge your cell phone: Cool Hunting PowerPot by Power Practical: Boil water and charge your devices at the same time with this mobile thermoelectric generator. That way if a bear comes up on you suddenly you can say: ‘Can you hold on? I have to take this call.’

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
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