Dulcian Presentation Archive

Dulcian personnel are active participants in Oracle conferences and user group meetings. Use these links to view slides presentations given at various Oracle conferences and meetings. To view all papers and presentations organized by topic please click here To view

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Another Anecdote Supporting the Thick Database Approach

This post describes how our thick database approach helped us to easily identify performance issues within a new application. Dulcian’s BRIM-Objects includes  an object modeling tool  based on UML class diagrams. We built this tool over 10 years ago using

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What is the role of the database in web architecture?

Many web developers think that the answer to this question is: “As a useless artifact fit for a museum”.  Probably the most common perspective among JavaEE developers is: “As a place to store persistent copies of our classes”.  Organizations having a

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Don’t be thick – Use a “Thick Database” approach

The trend in recent years has been to decrease reliance on the DBMS (database management system).  Using this approach, all code and logic gets moved to the middle tier.  The database becomes nothing more than “a place to store persistent

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And the #1 killer of performance in a web application is…

OK, sure, if you write a query that takes 10 minutes, then your performance is going to be terrible.  But of all the systems I have seen, usually there is somebody around who can both detect a long running query

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