"In the case of the [sudden and unexplained May 2010 plunge in US stock prices], the key question for market regulators and market players is about the resilience and intelligence of the market in the face of certain classes of activity. Although the finger of blame is now pointing to a piece of software, the architectural question here is not software architecture but market architecture - regarding the market as a complex sociotechnical system in which pieces of software interact with other social and economic actors. Architects should beware of thinking that 'single point of failure'is merely a technical question." -- Richard Veryard
"Extensively integrated vertical stacks make a lot of sense! Do they cause you to replace your existing IT estate? No I don’t think so, after all its there for a very different reason, and on a very different model. Though in time you may choose to buy computing capacity on a different model anyway that will start to replace actually purchasing the stuff." -- Capgemini CTO blogger Andy Mulholland.
When the value of the constant to be issued in the condition is itself ambiguous," says Arun Ramesh, "it is better to use the facts vs facts instead of facts vs constant method."
OTN's Cassandra Clark shares information on how OTN members can save up to 40% on books from Oracle Press, Packt Publishing, and Pearson.
Congratulations to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Land O'Lakes, Balfour Beatty, Manheim, Texas A&M University System, Nuance, ING Turkey, United States Senate , Mighty River Power, and SunGard.
Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovski describes Grant Ronald's "Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development" (Osborne Oracle Press) as "perfect after training material, " and "ideal to refresh forgotten knowledge."
Event Date: 10/07/2010 10:00am PT/ 1:00pm ET. Speaker: Bob Thome, Director of Product Management, Oracle.
Scott Jesse shares insight into "the quickest way to find information about RAC, Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Grid Infrastructure."
Event date: 10/13/2010, 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET. Speakers: Steve Miranda (SVP, Oracle Applications Development), Bill Swanton (Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst).
Event Date: 10/06/2010 9:00am PT / 12:00 pm ET. Speakers: Steve Miranda (SVP Oracle Applications development), Jim Sheppard (VP and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner).
"BI EE 11g introduces a new function called EVALUATE_ANALYTIC that can function ship analytic functions from Answers back to the database. In 10g we had EVALUATE which could function ship only normal functions. Analytic functions were not supported. But with 11g, Analytic Functions are supported as well." -- Venkat Janakiraman
Oracle ACE Chet "ORACLENERD" Justice shares a tip for those who, like him, read the OBIEE documentation *after* they run into a problem.
Abhishek Gupta's white paper is a guide for installing Oracle Siebel CRM 8 software in conjunction with Oracle’s Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems. It can be used to help customers and technical support engineers create proof-of-concept environments for application testing or benchmarking.
Matthias Müller-Prove shares links to a several OTN Techcast Live videos from Oracle OpenWorld featuring interviews with Craig Bender, Brad Lackey, John Bondi, and Michael Dann.