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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-19

Stupid Database Tricks – Shutdown the server from a stored procedure

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-12

ORA_Tweet Now Does Short URLs

Calculating Business Days and Business Days Between

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-05

Private vs Public Global Variables

Catching Up – Email, PL/JSON, Oracle Open Source, ORA_Tweet on oracle.com

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-29

JSON In (and out) of Oracle – JSON Data Type

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-22

Autonomous transactions (sometimes) suck

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-15

Ora_Tweet – Tweet From Oracle, A PL/SQL Twitter API

Oracle Data Types – 5 FAQs About Number

View PDFs on a BlackBerry

Advanced Queues and Streams: A Definition in Plain English

Oracle Advanced Replication: A Definition in Plain English

A day with Ralph Kimball, Part 1

My Introduction

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-08

When WHEN OTHERS is Evil

SQL Analytics, With Clause and Column Level Grants

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-01

Useful Links 2009-02-25

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-02-22

uCertify Oracle Certification Software Review

Building a PL/SQL Code Parser (using PL/SQL), Part 3

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-02-15

Ahhh. Disney in the morning, nap after lunch and pizza for dinner. The weekends go too fast. #
Monday is proof that all good things come to an end. Actually, I guess that just proves 1 good thing comes to an end. Close enough. #
Defining Cloud Computing – Part 2: Distributed Computing [...]

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The Impact of Cloud Computing

Does Cloud Computing Change Anything?

Cloud computing, aka utility computing, aka SaaS, aka PaaS, aka IaaS, etc. is definitely the buzz word du jour (or buzz word 2009).
Cloud computing is pretty much whatever a particular vendor wants it to be as long as it will allow them to be 100% buzz word compliant.
For the sake of this article, let's say that cloud computing is a service based offering that allows dynamic allocation of virtualized resources from remote

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