Finance and HR: A Marriage Made in Cloud Heaven

A Guest Post by Dee Houchen (pictured left), senior principal product marketing director for Oracle ERP Cloud What’s keeping CFOs up at night? In conversations with chief financial officers,...
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Oracle announces beta for VM Virtualbox 5.0

Oracle last week announced the availability of a beta for version 5.0 of its type-2 virtualization platform VM Virtualbox. VM Virtualbox, which was originally developed by InnoTek became part of the SUN...
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Not In CTAS

Everyone gets caught out some of the time with NOT IN. NOT IN is not the opposite of IN. This came up in a (fairly typical) question on OTN recently where someone had the task of “deleting 6M rows...
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“The Connected Customer” Oracle Roadmap To Modern by Dave Lanning, Senior Strategy Consultant

"Omni-channel?" "Cross-Channel?" "Multi-Channel?" What does it all mean? Isn’t it just about the customer’s engagement with the brand, and the experience that they...
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Hey dude, where’s my memory?

This blogpost is about finding the actual amount of memory a process is taking. In order to do so, this post dives into the memory mechanisms of Linux. The examples in this article are taken from an Oracle...
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OakTable World at IOUG COLLABORATE15

Guess what? OakTable World at IOUG C15 is happening. Last year, we’ve had awesome sessions and wonderful attendees. It was so successful that we have now a bigger room this year (there were other...
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3 Vendors Lead the Wave for Big Data Predictive Analytics

Enterprises have lots of solid choices for big data predictive analytics. That’s the key takeaway from Forrester’s just released Wave for Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions for the second...
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3 Tech Giants Lead a Bloated CRM Market, Forrester Claims

The customer relationship management (CRM) market is bloated, Forrester reports — surprising no one. And this big, bulky market is led by three tech giants: Salesforce, SAP CRM and Oracle Siebel,...
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The Oracle ACE Program : My 9 Year Anniversary

It was 9 years ago today I became an Oracle ACE. Yes, it was April 1st. A couple of years ago I wrote an anniversary post called Should you aim to become an Oracle ACE? I think that post still reflects...
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SQLd360 with the AWR Warehouse

Mauro decided to give me another challenge-  run SQLd360 against the AWR Warehouse and let him know how it does straight “out of the box”.  It’s a simpler installation process than...
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