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Posted Feb 21, 2003

DBA Call to Action: The Information Chase - Page 2

By James Koopmann

Schedule What to Read

Sometimes the hardest part of actually reading is finding what to read. Here are a few of my favorite places on the web. As you build your list of favorite sites, keep in mind that the longer the list, the more time it will take to look everywhere. I would suggest that you find a few good sources and stick to them. By all means, keep looking for better websites that give more information or better presentation.


Portals and news centric publications are a great place to go everyday to see if there is anything new. Usually there is and you will find out about trends before you colleagues.

Database Journal http://www.databasejournal.com/

DataWarehouse.com http://www.datawarehouse.com/home/

ITtoolbox http://oracle.ittoolbox.com/

News Now http://www.newsnow.co.uk/newsfeed/?name=Databases

Oracle-Base http://www.oracle-base.com/

Oracle Technology Network http://technet.oracle.com/

Database Ittoolbox http://database.ittoolbox.com/

SearchDatabase.com http://searchdatabase.techtarget.com/

DBA-Village http://www.dba-village.com/dba/village/dvp_base.main


Go read the documentation again. Don't forget it is there. It is the ultimate source for what it is you are doing and options available.

Oracle Documentation http://tahiti.oracle.com/

Oracle Magazines

These are the two big periodicals for Oracle. Don't forget the rich offerings that surround Oracle's website, they have loads of information in every nook and cranny.

Profit http://www.oracle.com/oramag/profit/index.html

Oracle Magazine http://otn.oracle.com/oramag/oracle/content.html

DB2 Magazines

DB2 Magazine www.db2mag.com

IDUG Solutions Journal http://www.idug.org/idug/journal/index.cfm

General Database Magazines

Two great database magazines, you should never let an article go without looking at it. If you can subscribe to Database Trends and Applications, do so. It does not yet offer every article that is printed on their website.

DM Review www.dmreview.com

Database Trends and Applications www.dbta.com

Enterprise Technology

Keep up with where technology is going and stay one-step in front of your superiors.

Intelligent Enterprise http://www.intelligententerprise.com/

Enterprise System http://www.esj.com/

New Architect http://www.newarchitectmag.com/

CIO www.cio.com

Darwin http://www.darwinmag.com/

Line56 http://www.line56.com/

InformationWeek www.iweek.com

EWeek www.eweek.com

PC Magazine www.pcmag.com

InfoWorld http://www.infoworld.com/

Internet World http://www.internetworldnews.com/

Intelligent Enterprise http://www.intelligententerprise.com/

New Architect http://www.newarchitectmag.com/

Optimize http://www.optimizemag.com/

CIO www.cio.com

CIO Insight www.cioinsight.com

CSO www.csoonline.com

Darwin http://www.darwinmag.com/

IDG.net www.idg.net

Baseline www.baselinemag.com

Staying current on the technology you need to do your job to the fullest is not an easy task. We are bombarded daily with problems that need to be solved immediately. Take some time and consider the method you have for keeping current and up-to-date in your field. I would venture to say that if you are stuck to the printed word, you are missing out on a world that is rich in information and easy to manage.

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