Businesses today are faced with many challenges, including how to handle the data that finds its way into every company. At first glance, data could be construed as merely emails, Tweets, financial records and photographs. Industry trends the volume of data is constantly on the increase: every day, some 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created, with 90 percent created in the past two years alone. In many instances, businesses are actually amassing petabytes of information.

Online Patching is one of the cornerstone, new features in our upcoming Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 release. Referred to as the “Edition-Based Redefinition,” it is a new 11gR2 Database feature that was built to allow the E-Business Suite's database tier to be patched while the environment is running. 
Online Patching combines the use of Edition-Based Redefinition and new E-Business Suite technologies to allow patching to the E-Business Suite's database and application tier servers while the environment is being actively used by its end-users.
For today's businesses, your IT requirements are rapidly changing. Your data centers are moving into roles that have to respond to your customers' needs with high levels of agility, speed, as well as 24/7 access to your applications and servers. There is also the rapidly growing cloud computing that has to allow access to services any time. As a result, you need to move your infrastructure to one that has even more efficiency and agility.

On March 26th 2013, Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle unveiled a new Sun Microprocessor. Oracle acquired Sun in 2010 and made several changes to the company, they now claim that they surpassed their competition in microprocessor industry, and that the new chip is the fastest in the world.


One of the biggest concerns during an EBS upgrade involves the amount of time required from business analysts and end users for regression testing. With multiple test cycles required during any upgrade, repetitive testing is time consuming and can become frustrating for users and business leaders trying to balance the needs of the business with IT participation in IT projects.

The Oracle Period Close Advisor provides guidance on recommended period-end procedures for E-Business Release 12.x. It is intended to be generic and does not relate to a specific organization or industry. Step-by-step best practices with tips and troubleshooting references are provided to assist you through each phase.


The Oracle BI Enterprise Edition turns information into intelligence and delivers it to the enterprise. Many organizations today use a broad range of different Business Intelligence tools and applications to collect information from a variety of sources, to analyze it and share with users.


At the beginning of our careers back in 1989 as programmers, a colleague and I decided to learn how to play golf. This was at a time when computer gaming was still in its infancy so we actually preferred spending time outdoors.


Those familiar with Exadata's CellCLI command line interface often find themselves wondering what sorts of cell metrics are available, and if there's an easy-to-use interface to gather this data without having to look in the manual every time.  I'm one of those guys, so I took some time and put some little shell scripts that might be able to help.

CRM Resources are required for a variety of purposes in Oracle E-Business Suite (R12 and 11i). Here is a simple break down of the steps required to create a complete and functioning CRM Resource for you.