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The notion of a database silo – that is, a single database that contains everything and operates in isolation – is a rapidly fading concept in most companies. Many use multiple databases to take advantage of the different range of functionality, from their transactional store, to cachi...
There are quite a few academic papers and products inspired by the vision of memory-centric DBMS. Most of modern databases serving business applications can already fit within large server RAM available today (2TB). DBMS are heading to memory centric designs and implementation. Contem...
The traditional way of performing backups includes using Oracle RMAN in combination with media management layer software ( typically Netbackup, Tivoli or similar ), which writes backup data to remote robotic tape unit. Tapes are then stored offsite to a secure location. It is well know...
Sqoop makes it very easy to transfer data between Oracle and Hadoop using a single command. The reason why we would want to import data from an Oracle database into Hadoop/Hive is that we might want to join Hive tables with Oracle lookup tables, or other data residing in Oracle databas...
Oracle Fusion Applications is a very complex product that relies on a number of components. One of them is Oracle Fusion Middleware for Oracle Identity Management, which in turn is built using Oracle Forms, Reports, WebLogic, HTTP server and other products. Here we are briefly describi...
Executing change management and version control for applications like Oracle E-Business Suite can be a daunting challenge, especially when you’re talking about upgrading Oracle E-Business 11i to version 12, commonly called “R12.” Your choices to achieve this change include a traditiona...
Ever wondered how it is possible that Google searches through so much data with such speed and precision ? Part of the answer is MapReduce, Google technology for processing and generating large data sets. Apache Hadoop is open source software that can process petabytes of data in par...
Oracle database upgrades are a stressful exercise. Normally you need to backup production database, upgrade database software, then run database scripts that will upgrade dictionary. Once it is all done and success is confirmed you can start using upgraded database. If something goes w...
Amazon recently added Oracle database hosting capability to its RDS service offering. You can rent an Oracle database in pay-as-you-go fashion now. We are going to explore if corporations should be utilizing Amazon RDS, how it should be used, where possible savings are and what potenti...
The Hadoop hype machine is in high gear and the distributed batch processing software framework is a great solution to many Big Data problems. But it is also the wrong tool for many other jobs, especially interactive analytics. See what Hadoop is and isn't good for.
Success of SaaS applications will be measured by the Time To Market, which means that faster we roll out our application we capture the market better. This can be achieved only if the best of the Out Of the Box features available in the product vendors are utilized, so that the much-...
Oracle has come out with a brand new firewall for protecting databases. The firewall monitors traffic between databases and data centers. In this way, it is able to detect SQL injections that are introduced into the system. Without a doubt a database developer would cite the content i...
With the announcement of a cloud database platform from Salesforce which is already a proven player on SaaS and PaaS areas there will be more choices for enterprise customers to move to cloud. In this context some features available in enterprise class databases like Oracle should als...
In this side by side demo, you will see an Oracle database duplicated using the RMAN process, both with and without Wan acceleration from F5. How to accelerate Oracle Recovery Manager database duplication using F5′s Wan Optimization technology. ps Technorati Tags: F5, infrastruct...
How to accelerate Oracle PeopleSoft for remote users with both WAN and Web optimization from F5′s BIG-IP.  In this side by side demo, you will see PeopleSoft users accessing the Human Capital Management application, both with and without acceleration from F5. ps Technorati T...
An Oracle database provides several v$ views to query information about the database instance, including statistical information that can be used for monitoring and problem analysis purposes. Rene Nyffenegger wrote a nice Summary on Oracle’s v$ views that gives an overview of all avail...
It’s completely natural that, moving forward, Oracle would focus on building upon the success of Sun and StorageTek. After all, those two companies bring a combined 40 years of experience, expertise and leadership in enterprise storage solutions to the table. This perfect storm of expe...
Learn how F5's BIG-IP LTM/APM helps in conjunction with Oracle Access Manager centralizing web application authentication and authorization services, streamline access management, and reduce infrastructure costs Watch how BIG-IP APM can reduce TCO, lower deployment risk, and streamline...
Ingres Corporation announced the availability of Ingres Database 9.3, the latest version of the company’s flagship open source database product. Ingres Database 9.3 offers easy migration from MySQL, as well as from proprietary databases such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase....
Change Data Capture is the most recent important change in the way the ETL Process is perceived for a dynamic business environment. In a generic sense CDC may be understood as, "What did change since the last time I looked it up?" In an image recognition situation this may mean what ha...
MySQL refuses to go gentle into Oracle’s uncertain arms. Monty Widenius, principal author of the original version of the open source database and a founder of the MySQL company that Sun bought last year for a billion dollars, is proposing to wrest control of the widgetry from Oracle. ...