Category Archives: Oracle

Oracle Recertification Requirement

I saw this post about the policy change this morning. Oracle Certification Program Policy Change: Recertification Requirement There is also a comment about it here. Oracle to DBAs: your certification is about to become worthless paper You can be cynical about this and assume it’s a money thing, but I’m actually in favour of it. […]

JSON Support in Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2)

I spent a bit of time at OpenWorld looking at the JSON support in Oracle Database 12c. I started to write some stuff about it on the plane home and I spent the last two mornings finishing it off. You can see the results here. JSON Support in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2) Indexing JSON […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 : Summary

OpenWorld 2014 was dominated by jet lag. Not that “special” type of Doug Burns jet lag, but the real stuff. As I mentioned in a previous post, having been ill in the 3 weeks leading up to OpenWorld, the jet lag hit me hard and I had nothing in reserve to get me through it. I’m now […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 : Wednesday

Another early start on Wednesday. I headed down to meet the Dbvisit gang for breakfast. FYI: I’m not paid to keep mentioning them and I don’t work for them. They are just a great group of people who I really like, so when I get a chance to meet up with them I do. From […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 : Tuesday

Tuesday started early with 5 hours in the hotel lobby. The plan was to catch up on my blogging using the free wifi. I hadn’t blogged for a couple of days, which prompted an email from my mom to see if I was OK. It took about 5 hours to complete two blog posts, because […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 : Monday

Monday started with the San Francisco bay swim. I was actually pretty scared about doing this. I like to swim, but I’m a child of the “Jaws” generation, so open water is not my thing! Added to that, the water is cold. The coldest my training pool ever gets is 25 degrees C, which feels […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 : User Group Sunday

Sunday started with the walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. It was meant to be a run, but a few of us lazy folk met up early and walked it instead. I did run about 5 paces, so I don’t feel quite so guilty about having a “I ran the bridge” type T-shirt. After getting back […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 : ACE Director Briefing – Day 2

Day 2 of the ACE Director Briefing followed a similar format to day 1. Lots of things we are not allowed to talk about and a few things we can. Of the things we can talk about: The release schedule for 12cR2 (12.2) was mentioned. It was published a few weeks ago. It’s tentatively listed as […]

An Interview with Kerry Osborne

Me : Great to get some time with you Kerry. Kerry : I’m wearing a baseball cap. Me : OK… Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen you without one. Kerry : I never take it off. Me : Really? Isn’t that a bit inconvenient? Kerry : Not really. If the […]

An Interview with Jonathan Lewis

Me : Nice to meet you Jonathan. Jonathan : I find speaking English too inefficient, so I will be answering the questions using ASCII. Me : Oh. OK. That’s going to be kind-of confusing, but let’s try. Where do you get information about Oracle from? Jonathan : 68,101,102,105,110,105,116,101,108,121,32,110,111,116,32,121,111,117,114,32,119,101,98,115,105,116,101,32,121,111,117,32,105,100,105,111,116,33 Me : I’m not sure this is […]