Shelby Klingerman, Quest Oracle Community

Shelby Klingerman is a content curation specialist at Quest Oracle Community. She works to produce quality, educational content for Quest's JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Cloud, and Database & Technology communities through articles and customer stories. You can contact her at

Articles by Shelby Klingerman, Quest Oracle Community

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to leverage ana­lytics focused on a specific topic, look no further. During his BLUEPRINT 4D session, Patrick Wheeler, product management, Oracle Database, showed how to build a cloud data mart in just 20 minutes. So, what is a data mart? A data mart is a sim­ple form of data warehouse focused on a single subject or line of business. With a data mart, teams can access data and gain insights faster because they don't have to spend time searching within a more complex data warehouse or manually aggregat­ing data from different sources.

Posted October 06, 2022

Oracle Database is a converged multi-model, multi-workload data platform. A converged database is a database that has native support for all modern data types and the latest development paradigms built into one product. Oracle Database an example of a converged database, as it provides support for Machine Learning, Blockchain, Graph, Spatial, JSON, REST, Events, Editions, and IoT Streaming as part of the core database.

Posted August 11, 2022

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a low-code develop­ment platform that enables you to build scalable, secure enter­prise apps with world-class features that can be deployed anywhere. Using APEX, developers can quickly create and deploy compelling apps that solve real problems and provide immediate value.

Posted June 02, 2022

Are you a developer who is using Oracle Database and is interested in learning more about Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)? At Quest's INSYNC conference, Anil Nair, prod­uct manager at Oracle, presented "A Developer's Guide to Oracle RAC." The session covered tips and tricks to ensure that develop­ers can benefit from features such as session failover and load balancing with minimal effort.

Posted April 07, 2022

Oracle Autonomous Database is a fully managed cloud service. It is a combination of Exadata infrastructure automation, Oracle Database 19c automation, and automated data center operations and machine learning. During Quest Experience Week 2021, Gerald Venzl, distinguished product manager at Oracle, shared how Oracle Autonomous Database simplifies the management of operational and analytical database workloads and how innovation continues to improve analyst, data scientist, and developer productivity.

Posted February 08, 2022

Now more than ever, companies are facing staffing and skills challenges. DBAs and managers are under pressure to deliver high-performing and responsive systems that can scale with the business.

Posted December 08, 2021

Wondering what's new from the Oracle Database develop­ment team? William Hardie, vice president of Oracle Data­base product management, shared the latest information about features and enhancements and Oracle's database strategy with regard to on-premise, in-cloud, and hybrid cloud deployments.

Posted October 05, 2021

Oracle has a history of delivering the data management solu­tions of choice for managing customers' operational and ana­lytical workloads on-prem and in the cloud. Oracle's strategy is to continue delivering unique and innovative products and services to meet and exceed customers' requirements. At the recent INSYNC 21 virtual conference, Jenny Tsai-Smith, vice president of database prod­uct management at Oracle, presented a keynote on Oracle's data management strategy.

Posted June 10, 2021

During Quest Forum Digital Event: Database & Technol­ogy Week, Kurt Engeleiter, product manager of database manageability at Oracle, presented on database optimization and how to get the best out of Oracle Enterprise Manager. Accord­ing to Engeleiter, there are five steps to follow in order to maximize performance of Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Posted April 06, 2021

While DBAs are highly skilled at the technical aspects of their jobs, there are important non-technical capabilities that they should also master. Here are 10 things that all DBAs need to do to excel in their roles and that have nothing to do with databases.

Posted February 10, 2021

Employers today look for a broader and more adaptive skill set in their DBAs. Here's a look at skills that any DBA should have and also those that a DBA should look to obtain and nurture, regardless of which new technology is entering the hype cycle.

Posted October 08, 2020

Security has not always been as big an issue as it is now. In the past, DBAs were more focused on performance, high availability, or scalability. Today, security is an issue at the forefront of every IT project. Security should come by design and by default, so developers need the right tools to help make that happen. Recently, François Pons, senior principal product manager at Oracle, provided a video overview of the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT), which helps identify areas where a database configuration, operation, or implementation introduces risks and also recommends changes and controls to mitigate those risks.

Posted June 10, 2020

At Oracle OpenWorld 2019, Oracle introduced the Cloud Free Tier with Always Free services so anyone can try the world's first self-driving database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for an unlimited time. It provides customers with the opportunity to build, learn, and explore the full functionality of Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including Compute VMs, Block and Object Storage, and Load Balancer.

Posted April 08, 2020

As part of Quest Experience Week 2019, Richard Evans, database security prod­uct management at Oracle, spoke about the top 10 security features you might not be using.

Posted January 30, 2020