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Oracle News / Up Close: "Top of the Stack"
« on: January 25, 2010, 09:39:32 AM »
Up Close: "Top of the Stack"

Ray Payne, OAUG president, talks about embracing changes in technology.

http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/10-jan/o10upclose.html

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PSOUG / Oracle boss's affair revealed on billboards
« on: January 22, 2010, 07:59:40 AM »
Oracle boss's affair revealed on billboards

Who said databases are dull?
By Nick Farrell
Friday, 22 January 2010, 10:30

DATABASE GIANT Oracle's president has admitted to having an affair after large billboards announcing it were splashed all over the world.

The billboards show Charles E Phillips romantically attached to a woman who was not his wife. One of the billboards appeared in New York City on Times Square. The words "Charles & YaVaughnie" were posted along with "You are my soulmate forever!"

According to the New York Times, a red faced Phillips admitted he had been having an affair for the last eight and a half years. He said the woman on the billboards was his mistress, YaVaughnie Wilkins.

Phillip's divorce proceedings began in 2008 and the relationship with Wilkins has since ended. He said that both he and Wilkins "wish each other well."

The billboard also listed a URL for a website with a catalogue of hundreds of photos of the couple dating back to 2001. Many thought Phillips was bragging about his new girlfriend or about to get married again.

There was no word on who might have put up the billboards or what their motivation was.

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PSOUG / European Commission approves Oracle's buyout of Sun Microsystems
« on: January 21, 2010, 07:21:54 AM »
European approval for Oracle takeover of Sun Microsystems

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- The European Commission on Thursday approved Oracle Corp.'s acquisition of Sun Microsystems after regulators were assuaged over the fate of an open-source database.

The deal removes the last major impediment facing Oracle and its planned takoever of Sun  though China and Russia still need to give their assent as well. U.S. regulators approved the deal months ago.

Oracle said it expects to close the transaction shortly and has scheduled a conference call for next week on its strategy for Sun.

The E.C. had been concerned over MySQL, which Sun bought in 2008. After Oracle agreed to maintain MySQL, the antitrust authorities gave their assent to the deal.

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Developer Day Workshops on Application Grid Development (Oracle WebLogic Server + Eclipse): New York, Boston, and Los Angeles
     


Oracle's newest hands-on workshop gives you the information you need to create grid-enabled, Java EE–based applications. Coming to the cities listed above over the next 60 days.
     

http://events.oracle.com/search/search?start=&pageHitCount=10&group=Events&keyword=application+grid+development
     

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Oracle News / Special Feature: "Honoring Excellence"
« on: January 21, 2010, 07:19:20 AM »
Special Feature: "Honoring Excellence"

In 2009, Oracle recognized customers and partners that are meeting these
challenges through innovation in technology, applications, and
sustainability. Learn about the awards and meet the winners.


http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/10-jan/o10awards.html

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Oracle News / In the Field: "The Importance of Patches"
« on: January 19, 2010, 07:17:18 PM »
In the Field: "The Importance of Patches"

Too many companies leave their databases insufficiently protected.

http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/10-jan/o10field.html

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Oracle News / Compression: "Compressing Columns"
« on: January 18, 2010, 08:50:06 AM »
Compression: "Compressing Columns"

Compress more with Oracle Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression.

http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/10-jan/o10compression.html

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Oracle News / Customer Feature: "Know Who. Know How."
« on: January 13, 2010, 07:49:44 PM »
Customer Feature: "Know Who. Know How."

Learn how Oracle CRM On Demand can help organizations find out more
about their customers.


http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/10-jan/o10crm.html

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Oracle Security Alerts / OTN: Critical Patch Update - October 2009
« on: January 13, 2010, 07:49:44 PM »
Critical Patch Update - October 2009
     



     
   

http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpuoct2009.html
     

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Oracle Security Alerts / OTN: Critical Patch Update - January 2010
« on: January 13, 2010, 07:49:44 PM »
Critical Patch Update - January 2010
     



   

http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpujan2010.html
     

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Developer Day Workshops on Application Grid Development (Oracle WebLogic Server + Eclipse): Chicago, New York, Boston, and Los Angeles
     


Oracle's newest hands-on workshop gives you the information you need to create grid-enabled, Java EE–based applications. Coming to the cities listed above over the next 60 days.
     

http://events.oracle.com/search/search?start=&pageHitCount=10&group=Events&keyword=application+grid+development
     

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Oracle News / Business Intelligence: "Building a Cube"
« on: January 11, 2010, 07:20:49 PM »
Business Intelligence: "Building a Cube"

Learn the basics of building an Oracle Essbase aggregate storage database.

http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/10-jan/o10essbase.html

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PSOUG / Why Oracle Can't Easily Kill PostgreSQL
« on: January 09, 2010, 11:15:06 AM »
Why Oracle Can't Easily Kill PostgreSQL

Claiming that 'PostgreSQL is a FOSS alternative to MySQL and hence Oracle should be allowed to pursue MySQL' is a specious argument, according to Monty Widenius. He fears that Oracle, or someone else, can easily squash PostgreSQL by just 'buying out' the top 20 developers. The Postgre community has fired back, calling that claim ridiculous. According to the article, 'PostgreSQL as a project is pretty healthy, and shows how vulnerable projects like MySQL are to the winds of change.

PostgreSQL could die tomorrow, if a huge group of its contributors dropped out for one reason or another and the remainder of the community didn't take up the slack. But that's exceedingly unlikely. The existing model for PostgreSQL development ensures that no single entity can control it, it can't be purchased, and if someone decides to fork the project, the odds are that the remaining community would be strong enough to continue without a serious glitch.'"

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