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11g: A Beginner’s
By Ian Abramson,
Michael Abbey, and
The authors of Oracle Database 10g: A
Beginner’s Guide are back with a fully
revised version that covers the fundamental
concepts of Oracle Database 11g. Through
self-paced tutorials, readers will learn
database essentials, the role of the
administrator, high availability, and large
database features. The book walks readers
through database setup, administration,
programming, and backup and recovery.
It also includes an in-depth introduction to
SQL and PL/SQL. In addition, a configurable
sample database—available online—provides
additional support for projects and examples.
Coauthor Abramson is president of the
Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG). Abbey
is an IOUG board member, and Corey is a past
president of the IOUG.
Oracle PL/SQL by
Rosenzweig and Elena
Prentice Hall Professional
Oracle PL/SQL by Example, Fourth Edition
provides an integrated learning solution
that covers all the Oracle PL/SQL skills you
need, hands-on, through real-world labs,
extensive examples, exercises, and projects.
Completely updated for Oracle Database 11g,
the book covers PL/SQL fundamentals, from
PL/SQL syntax and program control through
packages and triggers.
You’ll walk through every key task,
discovering the most-important PL/SQL
programming techniques. Building on your
hands-on learning, the authors share solutions
that offer deeper insights and proven best
practices. End-of-chapter projects bring
together all the techniques you’ve learned.
Coauthor Rosenzweig is the author of
Oracle Forms Developer: The Complete
Video Course (Prentice Hall). Rakhimov
is a developer who has taught database
programming at Columbia University.
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SPATIAL EYE CHOOSES ODP.NET
Oracle partner Spatial Eye has adopted
Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP
.NET) and is using it instead of its own
custom-built .NET adapter. Based in
Culemborg, the Netherlands, Spatial
Eye offers products and services built
on Oracle Spatial that enable enterprises
to extend their IT infrastructures with
location-aware spatial applications.
Spatial Eye’s flagship product,
Spatial Workshop, can exploit Oracle’s
user-defined type support to integrate
enterprise data and spatial information
in Oracle Database 11g with data from
spreadsheets, documents, maps, satellite
images, and other sources.
“We are able to offer our customers
an industry-standard product that takes
advantage of the unique functionality
of Oracle Database while saving costs
on development and maintenance of
our own adapter,” says Patrick van Dijk,
chief developer of Spatial Eye.
ORACLE AND SATYAM CODEVELOP PRODUCT
LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT INTEGRATION
Oracle Certified Advantage Partner
Satyam Computer Services, a global
consulting and IT services provider
is codeveloping Oracle Application
Integration Architecture Process
Integration Packs for enterprise product
lifecycle management (PLM) with
Oracle. Satyam is collaborating with
Oracle’s development teams to integrate
Oracle’s Agile PLM applications and
Oracle E-Business Suite.
“This codevelopment effort extends
our go-to-market partnership with
Oracle while allowing us to deliver a
faster, less-expensive implementation
featuring packaged PLM integrations
and expert services,” says Sriram Papani,
senior vice president and head of the
Oracle practice at Satyam.
The process integration pack codeveloped by Oracle and Satyam will support
new-product introduction processes,
including manufacturing release of new
product definitions, product launch,
change management of existing prod-
ucts, bidirectional synchronization of
engineering change status and material
attribute information between manufacturing and PLM, tracking and monitoring of change processing, and error
handling and notification.
K2ANALYTICS LAUNCHES APPMULE
K2Analytics has released APPMULE,
a software solution that combines
hardware and application information to
monitor the health of Oracle’s Hyperion
performance management applications.
APPMULE tracks server, application,
and user performance to identify potential IT and application issues and then
helps resolve these issues through built-in remediation capabilities.
Using a real-time dashboard and
reporting interface, APPMULE monitors
an application’s impact on the overall IT
infrastructure. It continuously polls error
logs from multiple applications, consolidates those logs into a single database,
and assesses critical threats based on a
predefined weighted scale. It provides a
range of search and drill-through tools,
comprehensive reporting capabilities,
and customizable views.
K2Analytics is a division of Pinnacle
Group Worldwide, an Oracle Certified
SGI UNVEILS SCALABLE DATA WAREHOUSE
SOLUTION FOR ORACLE
Oracle partner SGI has announced its
Adaptive Data Warehouse Solution
optimized for Oracle data warehouses.
Built for complex decision support environments, the new solution uses SGI
technology first developed for data-intensive computing challenges such as
battlefield intelligence, energy exploration,
and weather modeling and forecasting.
Part of the Oracle Optimized
Warehouse Initiative, the SGI Adaptive
Data Warehouse Solution combines
Oracle Real Application Clusters with
SGI Altix servers and SGI InfiniteStorage
systems. Target customers include online
merchants handling high-volume transac-