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CTOUG re-launch meeting

I was at the Connecticut Oracle User Group re-launch meeting last week, talking about some of the 12c new features that I specially like: those related to what I call "the self-learning database".

Tools to Administer, Monitor and Tune the Oracle Database.

I just posted a complete integrated set of tools to manage, monitor and tune the Oracle database.

It is free, no registration or email is required. I will just appreciate any kind of feedback to make it better.

The package comprises the following topics:

Objects
This section allows you to view and maintain virtually all database objects, including partitioned tables and materialized views. It also includes a function to view inter-dependency between objects.

Users
This section allows you manage users and security.

Announcing my upcoming Book on Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Concepts (1Z0-146 Preparation handbook)

Hello,

It gives me great pleasure and honour to announce my upcoming book Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide with Pact Publishers. The book 'Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide' is focussed on the preparation of OCP (1Z0-146) examination. The book doesn't restricts its scope to the examination but aims to strengthen the advanced concepts in Oracle 11g PL/SQL.

The book has been reviewed by Oracle ACEs Kamran Agayev, Ronald Rood and Mohan Dutta. It is under production and is expected to be released by May, 2012.

Oracle Licensing: Part 1 License Metric

Information about Oracle licensing is not abundantly available. Most of us might not be familiar with Oracle licensing. This article provides information about Oracle Licensing Rules and Definitions. This is Part 1 – License Metric (Oracle Technology). Please look at the disclaimer and agree before reading.

You can choose between a license based on a ‘User’ or based on server-specifications which is ’Processor’. A user-based license is called Named User Plus. So, two common license metrics are Named User Plus and Processor. I will explain a little more about the definitions.

BlueCoreResearch gives a DAM

Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) is a new emerging and challenging market bordering both databases and security. The biggest problem in this market is the lack of tools able to provide what is so obviously needed. Blue Core Research aims to fill this gap and provide the products and technologies that can adequately audit your databases.

Compliance is about mitigating risks. Some of the risks you are likely to have in your organization are:

* DBAs – DBAs have unlimited access to the database and as a result they can see and change anything.

Oracle Online Jobs and Career Guide

Hello, I recently put this list together as a resource for people looking for jobs within the Oracle space. It contains the top job boards, recruiters, LinkedIn groups, Twitter lists etc.

Please have a look at it and let me know what you think of it!

http://www.theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/oracle-online-career-guide

This report will be updated monthly and contains the best online resources for furthering your career within the Oracle world. Please let me know what you think of these resources.

Thanks,

Jorgen

Blog site testing.

Just testing things a bit. Sorry if you got spammed with this bog entry. I am posting at both OraFAQ and Oracle forums to try out the two interfaces for blog entries. Also trying blogspot.com and Google Sites.

If you have tried out the blogging and have a preference for one vs another, please let me know.

Oracle layoffs

According to the Enterprise System Spectator's website Oracle is busy laying off a large number of employees. According to the article, 8000 people or 10-15% of the company's workforce will lose their jobs today. Apparently similar layoffs are happening at SAP, Infor and possibly several other companies.

Several Oracle employees confirmed these layoffs at LayoffBlog.com.

How to clear the Oracle Certification exams

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Here are a couple of questions that come to mind when thinking about Oracle certification:

OraFAQ Forums "well attended" - author of Expert Oracle PL/SQL

I recently stumbled across a sample chapter of Expert Oracle PL/SQL where the authors (Ron Hardman and Michael McLaughlin) mentioned that OraFAQ.com is a good place to post Oracle questions.