Oracle to Offer Single View Into Its OEM

 
 
By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-05-05 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oracle's plan to offer a single-browser-based view in its Oracle Enterprise Manager is being greeted with glee by users, particularly in light of a major Oracle database vulnerability discovered last week.

Oracle Corp.s plan to offer a single-browser-based view in its Oracle Enterprise Manager is being greeted with glee by users, particularly in light of a major Oracle database vulnerability discovered last week. Andy Mendelsohn, Oracles senior vice president of database and application server technologies, outlined a vision of a self-managing database during his keynote on Tuesday at the International Oracle Users Group conference in Orlando, Fla. The enhanced version of OEM, due with the next release of Oracle Application Server this summer, will allow DBAs (database administrators) to see information from all databases, as opposed to being forced to monitor and manage each individual system, Mendelsohn said.
Jim Wolff, a senior DBA and manager for MIS operations at Space Gateway Support, in Kennedy Space Center, Fla., said that the consolidated OEM view may fill a hole in Oracles current database security interface. "As a DBA working with Oracle products since about 1988, [Id say] they have good security for the most part," he said. "But everything has vulnerabilities. Where [Oracle is lacking] is in the ability to provide for an easy-to-use interface for the DBAs to monitor auditing and those kinds of things."
Currently, those activities take a large bite out of DBAs time, Wolff said. "You have to develop your own scripts and interfaces," he said. "Thats a really big hole. … [Oracle has] such good database software, but it lacks in providing a good interface for monitoring security and auditing related stuff, [such as] whos logged in, password monitoring, keystroke logging, and accessing what data, etc."


 
 
 
 
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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