Make Room for Gartner’s BI and Analytics Platforms MQ Leaders

Twenty four is a crowd — yet that’s how many vendors made it into Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics circa 2015. For enterprises that are shopping...
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Oracle CRM Watchlist 2015 Winner

Leading CRM expert, best-selling author, analyst and regular contributor to ZDNet, Paul Greenberg, has listed Oracle as a 2015 winner on his CRM Watchlist. Paul is an advisor to both public and private...
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SQLTXPLAIN and the AWR Warehouse, Part I

Yeah, so I did it-  I installed SQLTXPLAIN, (SQLT) on the AWR Warehouse!  From previous experience with this fantastic tool, I was pretty sure I’d have some great new adventures with the AWR Warehouse...
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SQL Developer 3 and Timestamp Conversion

I shouldn’t be using an old version of SQL Developer like v3 (3.2.10.09) anyway but… cut a long story short … I am. I’ve also got v4 which doesn’t display the same problem Just...
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VirtualBox 4.3.26

VirtualBox 4.3.26 has been released. Downloads and changelog are in the usual places. It’s only a couple of weeks since the last release, so I guess there was something causing people significant...
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Tablespace HWM

The following question appeared the Oracle-L list-server recently: In order to resize a datafile to release space at the end, we need to find whatever the last block_id that is at the start of that free...
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March 19 Webcast: Rockwell Automation Uses Innovation to Deliver Best-in-Class Global Support

Forbes Insights conducted a survey of 400+ customer service executives and found that 70% of high technology and manufacturing companies say they use knowledge management to provide relevant, accurate...
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Oracle Social Cloud Now Offers Instagram, Weibo Support

Keeping track of social media conversations around brands is a moving target. And it gets even more challenging as people extend their online presence to different platforms. But Oracle claims more help...
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Big Data Bits: Making Sense Edition

For all we write about Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL databases and the geeky IT-facing side of big data, what really matters is how it brings value to knowledge workers. That’s the point, after all, isn’t...
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Paper: VMware vSphere 6 and Oracle Database Scalability Study

VMware has released a paper titled:"VMware vSphere 6 and Oracle Database Scalability Study". The paper which contains 12 pages details the outcome of a series of tests to demonstrate the performance...
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