Archive for December, 2008

Netezza Performance Server vs Oracle Database Machine (Podcast)

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Are you involved in data warehousing at all? I have been for a long time. One of the things that has always interested me is the Data Warehouse Appliance. I once had the chance to see a demo of an earl…

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Comment by Vishakha Jain Agrawal on What is the difference between Oracle, SQL and PL/SQL?

Hello Sir,

I read your article and feedbacks.

I know the difference char, varchar and varchar2.

But be practical I understood first time with the help of Length() function.

Your explanation procedure is good and helpful.

Thanks sir

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2008-12-14

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Video Replay of Cloud Computing Webinar

Go to the TUSC Cloud Computing Briefing page.
Stream Cloud Computing With Amazon and Oracle (best viewed in IE)
Download Cloud Computing With Amazon and Oracle (best viewed in anything)
Or view the deck as powerpoint (best viewed in open office or word)
Or view the deck as Scribd iPaper (viewable online in any browser)
Big thanks to TUSC for […]

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Darth Leo – Dark Lord of the Sith

There is a new dark Jedi in town

Darth Leo

The force is strong in this one

Darth Leo

Your Jedi mind tricks are no match for my….Oooh. Bright lights.

Darth Leo

Check out these moves!

Darth Leo

Bwahahahahaha! Take THAT stupid pillow!

Darth Leo

Technorati : family, fatherhood, kids

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View the Cloud Computing Webinar

If you are interested in the webinar that I mentioned a few days ago, Cloud Computing with Oracle and Amazon, you can view and/or download the briefing and the slide deck here.

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Comment by LewisC on Free TUSC Webinar: Cloud Computing with Oracle and Amazon AWS

Sure, you can get the webinar here.

LewisC

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Comment by shiva on Free TUSC Webinar: Cloud Computing with Oracle and Amazon AWS

Hi,

I missed your webinar on the topic oracle on aws.Could you please provide the slides of contents discussed in the webinar.

Regards

Shiva

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Cloud Computing with Oracle and Amazon

Here is the presentation I did live at SOUG in November and that I am doing a webinar on today.
An overview of cloud computing using Amazon Web Services (AWS). Also provides info on the business value of running in the cloud, what Oracle Corp provides for running in the cloud and a walk through of […]

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iCloud OS

I’m evaluating various web based desktops. A web desktop is a desktop in the cloud. So far, I have found three that I like. Today’s is iCloud by Xcerion. I’ll have a lot more info after my beta login is approved but from the videos, it looks like iCloud is the most advanced of all […]

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MS Live Mesh – Remote Desktop Meets the Cloud

You might not think of remote desktop as a cloud tool but MS has added cloud storage to remote desktop and called it Live Mesh. I have been using it recently and it is pretty nice. I use VNC fairly extensively and, when I’m not using VNC, I tend to use SSH. Well, I heard […]

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Comment by Udgith Mankad on Oracle Streams Configuration: Change Data Capture

Hi Lewis,

I have created emp_dml_handler using the procedure here. I have also run the streams_hc_11GR1.sql available on metalink to make sure that there are no errors in my streams configuration.

I am simply trying to insert data into employee table and expect employee_audit and streams_monitor get updated based on the emp_dml_handler procedure.

Please let me know how to enable trace/debugging so that I know whether the DML handler is invoked correctly.

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New Text: Oracle Partitioning for Developers

I posted a new document, Oracle Partitioning for Developers.  This covers Partitioning up to Oracle 11g and covers they whys and hows as much as the whats.

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Free TUSC Webinar: Cloud Computing with Oracle and Amazon AWS

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Did you know that your favorite online book and electronic retailer (Amazon.com) is also one of the biggest players in the cloud infrastructure market?
Did you know that Oracle has released virtual ima…

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PL/SQL String Helper Package

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I needed to update some files and that meant updating some utility functions that I haven’t looked at in a long time. I decided to share a few of them today.
One of the most important aspects of PL/SQL…

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AT&T Plays in the Cloud

I have said quite a few times that Cloud Computing is more like a phone company than it is like electricity. A phone company can offer various services and will change from provider to provider. Electricity needs to be the same for everyone (at least within a region).
Today, AT&T announced the move to the cloud: […]

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Comment by rajendersingh on Oracle 11g on Windows

Hi Lewis,

Are you now able to create sample database with DBCA in Microsoft virtual machine.

I am trying and facing same problem as yours.

Any Solution?

Thanks & Regards,

Raj

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Missing Windows in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

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Well, I have been using Oracle’s new SQL Developer Data Modeler (OSDM) for a couple of months now. I’ve upgraded to beta 2. I have to say I really like it. I have given some feed back and the response …

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IBM is Building $400 Million Data Centers for the Cloud

According to GridToday, IBM is spending $400 million on two new cloud data center in Tokyo and North Carolina. The big news from this is that IBM is shooting for a very green data center.
In North Carolina, they are renovating an existing building and reusing 90% of the existing components. They plan on the center […]

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Comment by LewisC on Elections and Jury Duty: A Good Week to be an American

David,

Thanks for the comments.

does that mean that if I visit USA on business for a year or so and get a US driver’s licence, I will be eligible for jury duty, but if I stay off the motor vehicle driver rolls, I will not?

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Comment by David Dickson on Elections and Jury Duty: A Good Week to be an American

“I’m 42 years old and have been driving since I was 15 (jurors are picked from motor vehicle driver rolls) and have never been chosen for jury duty.”

As a British citizen, I was surprised that US jurors are picked from motor vehicle driver rolls. In Britain, jurors are picked from the electoral register – the roll of people entitled to vote.

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Comment by zhaque on Oracle Streams Configuration: Change Data Capture

To stream two or more tables, do I need to add

add_table_rules both in capture and apply processes?

thanks,

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