January 2002

The Specialist
Database News You Can UseJanuary 2002
A monthly newsletter for Oracle users
from Database Specialists, a consulting firm
specializing in Oracle technology
In this issue:

A Visit to the RDBMS Library

If you’re looking for a lot of great Oracle resources, check out Pal’s Linux RDBMS Library. Covering a lot more than just Linux, you’ll find well over 250 items about Oracle on topics such as installation, security, performance issues, XML, and more. The items are compiled from a variety of places such as Oracle Magazine, individual websites, and Oracle OpenWorld white papers. You’ll also find plenty on Linux, Perl, and other topics. Check it out at: http://www.palslib.com/Oracle/Oracle.html.

Best Bet for Learning: Fellow Oracle Users

Attending users group conferences is a terrific way to learn a lot in a short period of time. Packed with busy schedules of presentations by fellow Oracle users, you learn from their real-life experiences. So, take a look at your calendar and see if you can work a conference or two into your schedule this year. Here are a few Oracle users group conferences you might want to check into:


  • International Oracle Users Group-Americas: IOUG-A LIVE! (San Diego, California from April 14-18) http://www.ioug.org
  • Oracle Applications Users Group: OAUG Spring 2002 Conference (Toronto, Canada from May 19-22) http://www.oaug.org/confer.html
  • Oracle Development Tools User Group: ODTUG 2002! (Las Vegas, Nevada from June 17-21)

Top Ten Oracle JDBC Tips

Everyone enjoys a top ten list! Check out the latest “Top Ten Oracle JDBC Tips.” Donald Bales, author of Java Programming with Oracle JDBC, put these tips together for ONJava.com to give readers a high-level understanding of the power of Java connectivity. These ten tips are a quick read and offer some very helpful hints. You’ll find Donald’s article at: http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2001/12/19/oraclejdbc.html

Database Rx: Your Prescription for a Healthy Database

How would you like to receive proactive notification of database performance, stability, and scalability issues before they compromise database performance or result in expensive downtime? These are areas that a tool called Database Rx can help you with. Developed by Database Specialists, Database Rx is a subscription-based service that provides secure, automated monitoring and analysis of your Oracle databases. Database Rx also provides management reporting for capacity planning, performance tracking, and configuration management. Simply put, Database Rx is your subscription for a healthy database.

Take advantage of our free 30-day trial. It only takes about ten minutes to set up, and the benefits are huge. To log in as a guest and check it out, visit: http://dbrx.dbspecialists.com/guest.

Flexible DBA Solutions for Oracle Systems

Keeping your Oracle database systems highly available takes knowledge, skill, and experience. From large companies that need specialized expertise or more depth for 24 x 7 coverage, to small companies that don’t require a full-time onsite DBA, flexibility is the key.

That’s why Database Specialists, Inc. offers a flexible part-time DBA service called DBA Pro. With DBA Pro, we can help you mix and match service components that best suit your needs. Find out more at: http://dbspecialists.wpengine.com/dbapro.html.

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