Category Archives: Oracle

MySQL : What management tools do you use?

A quick question out to the world. What management tools do you use for MySQL? We currently have: MySQL Workbench : It’s OK, but I don’t really like it. It feels like half a product compared to tools I’ve used for other database engines… phpMyAdmin : I’ve used this on and off for over a decade […]


MySQL : What management tools do you use? was first posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:35 am.
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Singapore: sending out an SOS

The Oracle community rocks! I mentioned previously that the beginning of the OTN APAC tour will take me to Singapore to meet Doug Burns again. Well, Doug took the opportunity to organize a little meetup of the local Singapore Oracle … Continue reading

Quiz night

Here’s a little puzzle that came up on OTN recently.  (No prizes for following the URL to find the answer) (Actually, no prizes anyway). There’s more in the original code sample than was really needed, so although I’ve done a basic cut and paste from the original I’ve also eliminated a few lines of the text: […]

Metric Thresholds and the Power to Adapt

Metric thresholds have come a long way since I started working with OEM 10g.  I remember how frustrating it could be if an ETL load impacted the metric values that had to be set for a given IO or CPU load for a database when during business hours, a much lower value would be preferable.  […]

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OTN APAC Tour 2014 : It’s Nearly Here!

In a little less than a week I start the OTN APAC Tour. This is where I’m going to be… Perth, Australia : November 6-7 Shanghai, China : November 9 Tokyo, Japan : November 11-13 Beijing, China : November 14-15 Bangkok, Thailand : November 17 Auckland, New Zealand : November 19-21 Just looking at that list is scary. When I look […]


OTN APAC Tour 2014 : It’s Nearly Here! was first posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:38 am.
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First Rows

Following on from the short note I published about the first_rows optimizer mode yesterday here’s a note that I wrote on the topic more than 2 years ago but somehow forgot to publish. I can get quite gloomy when I read some of the material that gets published about Oracle; not so much because it’s […]

The Power of the Oracle Database Proxy Authenticated Connections

We recently received this inquiry from a client: “Can an Oracle database account support two passwords at once so we can roll out updated credentials to application servers gradually rather than having to change them all at the same time? Then once all of the application servers have been configured to use the new/second password…

First Rows

I received an email earlier on this year asking me my opinion of the first_rows option for the optimizer mode. My correspondent was looking at a database with the following settings: He felt that first_rows was a very old optimizer instruction that might cause suboptimal execution plans in it’s attempt to avoid blocking operations. As […]

on the road again: OTN APAC tour and rest of 2014

I should be packing right now. But as much as I love travelling, I yet have to grow fond of packing. So instead I am updating my blog which I have neglected a bit over the past months. But excuses … Continue reading

Download Oracle VirtualBox VM with Database version 12.1.0.2

Somehow missed the announcement that the Oracle Development team refreshed (9/26/2014) the VirtualBox Oracle Database…