Thursday, March 27, 2014

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 28-MAR-2014


OOW Proposals Now Open

Time to get your 15 minutes of fame at Oracle OpenWorld: Submit your proposal for a presentation at OpenWorld.


Support

From Ardent Performance Computing this handy tip: Command Line Attachment to Oracle Support Service Request.

Performance

Oak Table member Kyle Hailey discusses Oracle : buffer busy wait.


ASM


Linux and Java


Linux


APEX

From (YABAOAE) Yet Another Blog About Oracle Application Express: Faster Rendering of Charts in Oracle Application Express.

OID


SOA and ADF

ADF Unleashed posts about: Consuming Async SOA in a WebService Proxy.

From the Oracle Developer Community: Oracle Forms on iPad using ADF Mobile: ODTUG Webinar.

WLS and OBIEE



Business Computing


From Forbes: Oracle's Secret Sauce: Why Exadata Is Rocking the Tech Industry.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

New ORAchk Tool Available for Download
ORAchk is a new tool available to proactively scan for known problems within E-Business Suite Financials Accounts Payables, Oracle Database and Sun Systems.

ORAchk features:
  • Proactively scans for the most impactful known problems across your entire Engineered System as well as various layers of your stack
  • Simplifies and streamlines how to investigate and analyze which known issues present a risk to you
  • Lightweight tool runs within your environment; no data will be sent to Oracle
  • High level reports show your system health risks with the ability to drill down into specific problems and understand their resolutions
  • Can be configured to send email notifications when it detects problems
  • Collection Manager, a companion Application Express web app, provides a single dashboard view of collections across your entire enterprise
Learn more at Note:1268927.1

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 20-MAR-2014


RDBMS


A post of posts at Oracle Scratchpad on Parallel Plans.

SQL Developer


Indexing


Performance


From Databases and PerformanceSpeeding up Imports.

Fusion

The Online Apps DBA blog lets us know that Oracle Fusion Applications 11.1.8 is now available.

BI

From Oracle BI By Bakboord, a guide to resources on BI: Learn a lot about Oracle BI.

Data Warehousing


SOA

A great SOA resource here from the SOA Community Blog: Oracle SOA Black Belt Cheat Sheets (Free Download of the Year!).

APEX

From (YABAOAE) Yet Another Blog About Oracle Application Express: Finally...the official sizing guide for Oracle Application Express.

GoldenGate


Hadoop


Business



..and Finally



Mostly obvious stuff, but a couple of pieces of advice that make good sense: I'm a Telemarketer. Here's How to Get Rid of Me, from LifeHacker.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle  Database 12c
Learn more about Oracle Database 12c.  Visit the Oracle Technology Network Database Admins and Developers portal for top downloads, articles and video training. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 12-MAR-2014


Playing a little catch up this week, with part of the material drawn from the archives that didn’t make it into previous columns. Nothing out of date or lacking in quality, mind you, just not the very latest from the blogosphere.

Oralytics

From the Brendan Tierney - Oralytics Blog: ODM Graph Node new Feature.

Indexing


RMAN

RMAN and SQL statement enhancements in Oracle Database12c, from Database administrator workshop.

OEM


SQL Developer


ADF


OAUG


Linux


Books


Film at 11


...And Finally

End of the World Department

Incredibly detailed spoof of various media (WARNING: Contains profanities!): How The Media Will Report The Apocalypse, from BuzzFeed.

In public speaking, as in the donut, it's the silent empty spot in the middle that makes it good: How Can I Avoid Filler Words Like "Um" When I Talk?, from lifehacker.


A remarkable melding of western art and computers on YouTube: 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art.

I may have blogged this before. I don’t care. A bacon alarm clock is just too cool. It must be blogged, and blogged often: App lets bacon-lovers wake to their favorite smell.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Magazine
The March - April 2014 issue of Oracle Magazine is now available.  Learn about updates to engineered systems, features of Oracle Database 12c and more. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Oracle Support Infogram for 06-MAR-2014


Performance


RDBMS

From Oracle DBA - Tips and Techniques: Oracle Database 12c New Feature – Data Redaction.

And from Oracle University: Instructor Insight: Automatic Data Optimization in Oracle Database 12c

Utilities

From the ever-useful Pythian blog: Automating DataPump Export.

SQL

From the ever-wise Oracle Scratchpad: Predicate Order..

APEX

From Dimitri Gielis Blog (Oracle Application Express - APEX): APEX Listener => Oracle REST Data Services.

ADF


Mobile Design Patterns with Oracle ADF Mobile, from the WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.

SOA

SOA, Empowerment and Continuous Improvement, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.

WebCenter


WLS

From the magnificently name A blog without a catchy title comes this: The WebLogic Server and Trust Stores.

OVM

From virtualizationinfo: Oracle releases beta of Oracle VM 3.3.

And on the topic of updates: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.8 Released, from vmblog.com.

EBS

From the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Blog:









...And Finally

Once in a while the filters I use to gather Oracle news from hither to yon misfire and give me new on oracles that are not Oracle. Usually I just cruise right by, but this one caught my eye and ear: The Archaeology of Sound; The Oracle Chamber Of Malta’s Hypogeum Of ─Žal-Saflieni, from ATS (abovetopsecret).


And in app news: As Homer Simpson would say about this application ‘Must have bacon alarm clock…DROOOOL’: New Oscar Mayer alarm clock app releases smell and sound of bacon, From the LA Times. Of course sleepy Homer would pick it up, lick, it, declare: ‘Hey! This isn’t bacon at all!’ and throw it out the window.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

The CEO's Perfect Storm:  Demographics, Data and Devices Change Everything
Read Mark Hurd's views on the drastic changes we will see in the workplace in the next 5 to 10 years. 

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