Monday, August 30, 2010

Announcements- OpenWorld and Oracle ACE Director Status

Dear Readers,

I have become an Oracle ACE Director!

Even more exciting news is that I will be presenting at Oracle OpenWorld this year. Below are the details:

Session ID: S319054

Title: Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Performance Tuning 101

In this session, learn how to approach performance tuning issues in both proactive and reactive modes for all components of the complex Oracle E-Business Suite 12 environment. Discover the latest performance tuning methods and tools for the application and database tiers with Oracle E-Business Suite. Learn how to tune the concurrent manager, application-tier components, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and database tier servers.

Speaker(s): Ben Prusinski, Ben Prusinski and Associates, President and Chief Architect

Track(s): Applications Tools and Technology, Oracle E-Business Suite
Schedule: Monday, September 20, 12:30 | Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate C2

Hope to see everyone there! I will also be answering your technical Oracle questions at the Oracle OTN ACE Lounge as well.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Plagiarism and Oracle RAC book update

It has been found that Guenadi Jilevski has plagiarized dozens of others work on Oracle blogs and websites as shown below:

From the September 2009 archive, virtually all of the content has been pasted-in from other sources and represented as his own work.

Stolen from Martin Casterbach:


Stolen from Dr. Hall:


Stolen from Martin Casterbach:


Stolen from Martin Casterbach:


Stolen from Arup Nanda:


Stolen from Hall:


Stolen from Martin Casterbach:

Needless to say, I have ended all professional dealings with Jilevski. As for my new Oracle 11g RAC book with PACKT Press, my chapters are listed below:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Architecture
Chapter 5: Managing and Troubleshooting Oracle 11g Clusterware
Chapter 14: Maximum Availability

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Recent issue of blogs and copyright

Dear readers,

I recently had a major issue come to light when one of my co-authors for the newly released Oracle 11g Real Application Cluster Handbook with PACKT Press, Mr. Guenadi Jilevski, was taken to task for copyright infringement and plagiarism for Oracle content posted on his blog. This WRONG and against the law. Not only is plagiarism stealing, it is a violation of professional ethics. You cannot steal others work and call it your own original content! Furthermore, one must ALWAYS acknowledge and credit sources for published materials referenced as given by copyright laws and fair use laws unless it is one's original material.

Some background information on this matter came up when Jonathan Lewis approached me and Timur's blog discusses the matter here below:

Don Burleson also brought Jilevski's web content to my prompt attention:

Don Burleson then asked me if I was involved in the content posted on Jilevski's blog. My answer is this:

"No, I have no involvement whatsoever in the content posted by Guenadi Jilevski on his oracle blog. "

I just want to clear the air on this matter once and for all. US and international copyright law applies to both web and printed media as well as recorded media. You CANNOT take others content and cut and paste it to make it your own! This is stealing, plain and simple!

I have contacted Guenadi Jilevski to address this issue with all parties to make it correct if he has not credited sources of technical materials published. In addition, I have asked Jilveski to apologize for stealing others content. He needs to be taken to task for this behavior.

In summary, here is the fact about things with respect to writing and media usage of one's work and publications:

1) Please note that Copyright is NOT about copying without attribution, it is about NOT copying! That means, you cannot cut and paste others' diagrams, works and writings and claim it as your own work! You MUST use your own original work!