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Oracle 12cR1 Invisible Columns

Oracle 12cR1 – Invisible Columns The first Oracle 12c New Feature that I decided to investigate was invisible columns. I chose this feature because it appeared to be simple and uncontroversial. It just goes to show how little I know. The basic idea of invisible columns is that they allow columns to be hidden from […]

UKOUG Database and AIM SIG July 2013

UKOUG Database and AIM SIG 2013 The UKOUG Combined Database and AIM SIG was held at the Institute of Physics in London on 18th July 2013 The keynote was presented by Mike Appleyard and his topic was what is new in Oracle 12c apart from the multi-tenant database. This proved to be an excellent session […]

Oracle 11gR2 – Data Guard Broker

I have installed Data Guard for about 30 customers over the past five or six years, but so far all have chosen to use SQL*Plus to perform standby role management. This week I have been working on an Oracle 11.2.0.2 single-instance standby configuration which has been an ideal opportunity to become reaquainted with the Data Guard Broker. I […]