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Twitter Oracle Security Open Chat Thursday 6th March

-+* I will be co-chairing/hosting a twitter chat on Thursday 6th March at 7pm UK time with Confio. The details are here . The chat is done over twitter so it is a little like the Oracle security round table sessions….[Read More] Posted by Pete On 05…

Oracle Security Training, 12c, PFCLScan, Magazines, UKOUG, Oracle Security Books and Much More

-+* It has been a few weeks since my last blog post but don’t worry I am still interested to blog about Oracle 12c database security and indeed have nearly 700 pages of notes in MS Word related to 12c security….[Read More] Posted by Pete On 28/08/13…

Pythian at Collaborate 15

-+*Make sure you check out Pythian’s speakers at Collaborate 15. Stop by booth #1118 for a chance meet some of Pythian’s top Oracle experts, talk shop, and ask questions. This many Oracle experts in one place only happens once a year, have a l…

ANSI expansion

-+*Here’s a quirky little bug that appeared on the OTN database forum in the last 24 hours which (in 12c, at least) produces an issue which I can best demonstrate with the following cut-n-paste:

SQL> desc purple
Name …

ASH

-+*There was a little conversation on Oracle-L about ASH (active session history) recently which I thought worth highlighting – partly because it raised a detail that I had got wrong until Tim Gorman corrected me a few years ago.
Once every second…

PowerPoint 2013 Always Starts Minimized

-+*This post has nothing to do with Oracle or Enterprise Manager at all, so if that’s all you’re interested in you can stop reading now.
Yesterday I ran into the situation where PowerPoint would only open minimized on the task bar and nothing…

To patch or not to patch?

-+*Mary Ann Davidson wrote a great piece on her security blog today, which basically talked about focusing on the important vulnerabilities, not necessarily the ones that get the most press. Added to that, the risk associated with a vulnerability may we…

Pythian – Data Experts Blog 2015-03-26 15:21:45

-+*Today I will be debating Oracle 12c’s In-Memory option with Maria Colgan of Oracle (aka optimizer lady, now In-Memory lady).
This will be in a debate form with lots of Q&A from the audience. Come ask the questions you always wanted to ask.
Li…

12c MView refresh

-+*Some time ago I wrote a blog note describing a hack for refreshing a large materialized view with minimum overhead by taking advantage of a single-partition partitioned table. This note describes how Oracle 12c now gives you an official way of doing s…

UKOUG System Event : I’ve got a paper selected.

-+*I’ve just found out I’ve got a paper selected for the UKOUG System Event on May 20th. Check out my badge.

I was a spectator at last year’s event. At first glance you might think much of the content is not directly related to my job…