Category Archives: Oracle

Oracle Midlands : Event #8

Oracle Midlands Event #8 is now confirmed and one of the speakers looks rather familiar! Thanks again to Redgate for sponsoring the event, allowing it to remain free! Put the date in your diary. See you there! Cheers Tim…

Riga Dev Day 2015 : The Journey Home

The morning didn’t start well. I woke up several times in the night feeling pretty bad. The combination of a cold, general lack of sleep and too much beer was not great. I don’t drink very often, so it doesn’t take much to make me feel bad. I went down for breakfast with a few […]

Riga Dev Day 2015 : The Main Event

The event was held at a cinema in a shopping mall. We even got a free popcorn ticket. Awesome! I missed the starting keynote, which was a pity because everyone said it was really cool. So my day went as follows. Krasimir Tsonev : Using Node.js for everything or what it is to write a book about […]

Riga Dev Day 2015 : The Journey Begins

My first flight was 06:20, so I had to leave the house at 04:00, which meant getting up at about 03:00. Yuck! The first flight was about 90 minutes from Birmingham to Frankfurt, with the smoothest landing I can ever remember in a plane the size of an A320. I was meant to have a 65 […]

Riga Dev Day and Oracle Midlands Event #7

There are a couple of things on the radar for the coming week and unfortunately for me they are both on the same day. In Birmingham, UK it is Oracle Midlands Event #7 (OM7) on Thursday 22nd of January. This will be the first Oracle Midlands event I’ve missed since it started. I’m a big fan […]

Cloud Control : 12.1.0.7 Plugin Patch

I applied some of the 12.1.0.7 plugin patches to our Cloud Control installation today. We already have Cloud Control 12.1.0.4 installed, so this was just a case of updating the plugins. Here’s a quick overview of what I did. Backup up everything! Database and file system. Setup > Extensibility > Self Update Download the latest versions […]

Flashback Data Archive Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c

Having played around with Flashback Data Archive in 11g, I figured I would get through the 12c enhancements pretty quickly. I didn’t account for the fact I’m a donkey and can’t see the wood for the trees. Luckily, I know some people who aren’t stupid and they gave me a nudge in the right direction, […]

Adaptive Query Optimization in Oracle Database 12c

Over the holiday period I finally decided to tackle the Adaptive Query Optimization stuff in Oracle 12c, which resulted in these articles. Adaptive Query Optimization in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) : A links page to the other articles. Adaptive Plans in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Dynamic Statistics in Oracle Database 12c Release […]

“a SQL” or “an SQL”?

This is an age old question and of course the answer depends on how you say “SQL”. … a Structured Query Language statement… … a Sequel statement… … an Es Queue El statement… (I say it this way) Different people say it different ways. Most of the time I don’t notice, but I just read something by […]

Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 3.0 on Tomcat 7

What started out being a quick dabble with Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 3.0 spawned a bunch of different things… First, I needed a fresh APEX installation to play around with. Most of the APEX stuff I’ve been using recently has been against Oracle 11.2 databases and I follow this kind of method. Standard stuff… That’s fine, […]