Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 30-JAN-2013

RDBMS Performance

A good week for RDBMS performance items. First a couple of postings from Jonathan Lewis at Oracle Scratchpad:


And to top things off, a good posting on basic principles of optimization from Cary Milsap:


At the Think Out Loud blog a realization that the author has been Doing it wrong, and should have been taking advantage of RMAN all along.


At get along with oracle and apex, Further improvements for the APEX Application Builder.


The Capgemini Oracle Blog discusses: Customizing PeopleSoft.

erpassociates continues its series on Changing Your PS Database Platform: The Design Phase.

And Jim's PeopleSoft Journal comes through again with some useful material: How to Configure and Use Integration Broker.

Big Data

The Data Warehouse Insider lets us know all about OTN Big Data Developer Day.



A couple of interesting links of late in the realm of finance. First from the Oracle Applications Blog: Socializing the Finance Department.

Then there's this over at The Financial Services Blog: Are we there yet ? Part I of a Series on Liquidity Risk.


Data Access Optimization in ADF with Oracle Coherence, from Andrejus Baranovskis's Blog.


From the Java / Oracle SOA blog, some hands on material on Active Directory user management with the IdentityStore framework of FMW. Active Directory user management with the IdentityStore framework of FMW.


I haven't seen Alex Fatkulin's Blog before, but from the looks of this article it might be a regular guest here at the Infogram: GoldenGate and transient PK updates. As always, if it isn't documented, it might not be around next version change. In fact, it could be unsupported. So as the author stresses, be careful with it.


This article on SSL configuration in OVD – Oracle Virtual Directory comes to us courtesy of the Online Apps DBA blog.

…and Finally

Lifehacker, one of my favorite non-Oracle related blogs, brings us the key to prosperity, or at least how to save a couple of bucks: Get Better Gas Mileage and Fuel Economy with These DIY Car Care Tips.

And from an unusual source for the Infogram, Bill Gates, an article that proves that even when dealing with charity and poverty he remains an engineer at heart: Bill Gates: My Plan to Fix The World's Biggest Problems.

And at e-Literate an opinion in dissonance with the overall tone on the current to massive online lecture resources: Why Big Data (Mostly) Can’t Help Improve Teaching.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 23-JAN-2013


Some thoughts from erpassociates about Changing Your PeopleSoft Database Platform.


Quite a few customers have been encountering errors with their file uploads to SRs. Ms Yin-Jen Su pointed out this MOS note for a solution: Issueswith File Upload in My Oracle Support During Service Request Create or Update[ID 1520642.1]



Middleware Magic lives up to its name by telling us how to do Automate WebLogic Installation and Configuration.


Karen Morton is putting out the word about an interesting sounding Exadata event later this year: Enkitec E4 2013.

At Thomas Saviour's Blog, ITL Waits - 2.
To make direct changes to ITL is something pretty esoteric in the DB. Prerequisite for that kind of thing: Make sure you haven't overlooked the basics before embarking on the adventure of internals. Two rules of thumb that are actually valuable (most rules of thumb are all thumbs):
From the realm of medical diagnosis, but applies in IT troubleshooting: If you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras. (Sub-Saharan African rule is the same, but with animals reversed).
IT reality: Eighty percent of RDBMS performance depends on product choices and design; 80% of the remaining 20% comes from the SQL. The remaining pittance is open to 'tuning'.


Chris Warticki's Blog - Oracle Support lets us know about: ATG Live Webcast Jan. 24th: Top 10 Free Ways of Securing Your EBS Instance.


At the Siebel Open UI blog: To BS or not to BS ? And yes, I read it just to see if it was really what they were talking about. It isn't.


At Oracle Fusion Middleware, a useful and reassuring article for those considering upgrades: The Problem with Technical Upgrades.

Speaking of upgrades, Upgrade your Database - NOW! fills us in on a good practice before starting any upgrade: Clear out the cobwebs and do a Potential check for corruptions.

Oracle VM

Oracle Press Release: Oracle VM 3.2 Now Available.


From OraStory, geeks continue to have fun with a second posting on: Fun with distributed transaction II .

At So Many Oracle Manuals, So Little Time, starts with a Mogens Norgaard story and takes a sojourn in the realm of database theory: We don’t use databases; we don’t use indexes.

Oracle Data Warrior is starting a three posting series on Data Vault vs. The World (1 of 3).

…and Finally

The chips we’ll be using in the not too distant future: Micron readies hybrid memory cube for debut. At the Kurzweil website.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

Java SE Security Alert
Note:1519244.1 lists recommended security patches for Oracle Java SE required to resolve the issues included in the Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-0422.

For more information about Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts, please see:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 09-JAN-2013


The definition wars roll on. For some of the salvos from the Oracle side: Larry Ellison Doesn't Get the Cloud: The Dumbest Idea of 2013 by Bob Evans, Senior Vice-President, Communications from the Oracle Cloud Solutions blog.


From Eddie Awad's Tweet stream comes a link to this article by Derek Sivers: Memorizing a programming language using spaced repetition software.

Oracle Retail


What's New in OUM 5.6: Updated Manage Homepage at the Oracle Unified Method blog.

Mobile Computing

How to soul search before diving in: Questions to Consider Before Starting a Mobile Project at the Oracle Fusion Middleware blog.


The Recovery Area: Why it is recommended, at The Oracle Instructor.


At Oracle Scratchpad, Analysing Statspack 13.


Custom authentication in APEX at All things ORACLE.


In a related area: Wim Coekaerts Blog fills us in on establishing an OCFS2 global heartbeat.


From Oracle-Base: Linux DNS Configuration.


At the curiously (and well) named Qualogy: WLST CHANGE SCRIPT TO SOA COMMON, BPEL AN BPMN PROPERTIES.


At Andrejus Baranovskis's Blog, LOV for Editable Primary Key in ADF Table Problem.


At Oracle BI By Bakboord, Oracle Business Intelligence Applications GA on OTN.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Contributor

CP Analyzer for E-Business Suite
The Concurrent Processing Analyzer is a Health-Check script that analyzes current configurations and settings for the E-Business Suite environment, providing feedback and recommendations on Best Practices.  See Note:1411723.1 for more information.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 03-JAN-2013

Happy New Year!

It’s the end of the year, and the start of the year, and thus time for the ‘best of’, ‘ten best’ and perhaps even ’12 best’ articles for the zodiacally minded. Here are a few choice samples:

At The Oracle Instructor: Top 10 postings in 2012.

At Oracle Technology Network's Blog: Top 10 OTN Tech Articles for 2012.

At The Java Source: Top 10 Java Stories of 2012.


Eddie Awad brings us this valuable insight on problems using SQL Developer 3.2 to manage APEX Listener settings: SQL Developer/APEX Listener Bug and The Power of Social Networking in Action.


Security from 30,000 feet linked from the Identity Management blog: Partner Blog Series: Deloitte Talks Part 1: Mobile Security - An Enterprise View.






At Wim Coekaerts Blog: dm nfs.

Data Mining

Kyle Hailey tweeted this link to a great free book on data mining from Cambridge: Mining of Massive Datasets.


Like Middle Earth, Middleware has lots of components working together and often chasing one another around and hitting one another over the head. That’s when Support is needed. This week I was researching a customer’s problem and came across this useful blog entry from a few years back: Security Policy Worked Example, at Gerard Davison's Blog.


From The Oracle ADF Mobile Blog: ADF Mobile Configuration Service Usage.

…And Finally

We’re all textile workers and someone just invented the steam engine and automated loom, it seems. As I’ve written before, the increasing sophistication and decreasing cost of artificial intelligence is soon going to make the jump from games and search engines into doctor’s offices and customer support lines. This article at Wired gives us some insights in the latest in robots, one half of the AI equation: Better Than Human

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