Introducing Prasad Akkiraju, Guest Author

I'm very pleased to welcome Prasad Akkiraju as a new contributor to this blog.  Prasad is a key manager in my team -- the team responsible for new E-Business Suite technology stack certifications and techstack Quality Assurance. 

Here's a short bio:

Prasad Akkiraju is a Senior Manager in the Applications Technology Integration organization under Cliff Godwin.

Prasad manages the Technology Certifications team in India, primarily responsible for certifying the Application Server and Database components with E-Business Suite. In addition to working with certifications, Prasad manages the Technology Stack QA team that tests the various release vehicles from Oracle Applications Technology Stack development team.

Prasad has been with Oracle since 2000. He has worked in the Application Server performance and scalability testing team, has been responsible for managing a scalability lab, and has published whitepapers on Application Server services like Forms, Reports, Discoverer and Portal.

Prior to joining Oracle, Prasad has held positions with Sun Microsystems and Digital Equipment Corporation.  Prasad has been in the IT industry for 13 years and holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Prasad works in Oracle India in Hyderabad. He resides in Hyderabad.

Comments:

welcome aboard

fadi

Posted by Fadi Hasweh on January 18, 2008 at 05:45 PM PST #

Thank you Steven for the introduction. Now, you provided us a channel and opportunity to pass some feedbacks on applying patches on top of patches...

We have worked on AS10g/EBS11i integration for about 2 years and have constantly encountered patches that have introduced new problems and required applying additional patches on top of patches. Some of them were discovered by Oracle after patches were released and in a lot of cases, they were unfortunately discovered by customers, which increased Oracle Support's call volume substantially. It seems that the portal integration patch testing area is especially weak. Three extreme examples off top of my head are:

. After RUP4 any attempt to logon to the apps via the first login page produces a blank page (Note: 387061.1)
. Login Portlet Shows Passwords In Clear Text after Upgrade to 10.1.2.2.0 (Note: 419000.1)
. Unable To Install Patchset 10.1.2.2 (4960210) "Either The Database Or The Listener Is Not Running" (Note: 421092.1)

We were stunned and would think an issue like the front page would've been caught when the patches were tested.

Issues like these were unforeseen in the budget and costly to project schedule, people's time and personal lives. We are hoping that the quality of patch testing will be improved under Prasad Akkiraju's leadership.

Thanks again,

Posted by Jennifer Chen on January 20, 2008 at 02:30 AM PST #

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