Category Archives: Oracle

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 : ACE Director Briefing – Day 1

As I’m sure many of you will know, “the first rule of ACED is to constantly talk about ACED”. So every year they put us in a room for the 2 day ACED Briefing where “the first rule of the ACED Briefing is don’t talk about the ACED Briefing”. You can guess, this is going […]

PL/SQL New Features in Oracle Database 12c

I recently put some more PL/SQL new features articles live. PL/SQL-to-SQL Interface Enhancements for PL/SQL-Only Data Types in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Edition-Based Redefinition Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Multitenant : Database Triggers on Pluggable Databases (PDBs) in Oracle 12c Release 1 (12.1) I’ve also posted a top-level new features […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 : The Journey Begins

I did my normal last minute packing last night. After a quick panic this morning, I was off in the taxi I for the airport. I find it amazing how sense goes out of the window at airports. There was a big sign saying “Put empty trays on rollers”, so people were either leaving them […]

I must install Oracle on Fedora!

Followers of my blog and website know I play around with installations on Fedora for fun. All of my installation guides on Fedora come with a link at the top that points to this disclaimer. Do not install Oracle on Fedora before reading this! A few times recently I’ve been contacted by people saying their […]

The Future of PL/SQL : The People Respond

I put out a post yesterday called The Future of PL/SQL : My Opinion. For an Oracle-related blog, putting something out at the weekend is a sure fire way to get nobody reading it. If I look at my website, the hit rate at the weekend is about 1/5 of that of a week day. By the […]

The Future of PL/SQL : My Opinion

Although a lot of my effort at the moment is focused on DBA features, I have written some articles on PL/SQL enhancements. There are a few neat new features for PL/SQL developers in 12c, but you could be forgiven for thinking it is a little underwhelming. There are two ways to look at this: OMG. Oracle really don’t […]

Oracle Midlands Event #6 : Registration Open

Registration for Oracle Midlands Event #6 is now open. Here’s the information from the website. I’ve registered. See you there! Cheers Tim…

Oracle Midlands Event #5 : Summary

Oracle Midlands Event #5 happened last night. First up was Martin Widlake speaking about clustering data to improve performance. The cool and scary thing about Oracle is you often go into session like this thinking it’s all going to be stuff you already know, then you realise how much you either didn’t know in the […]

Temporal Validity, ACLs, External Tables, SQL*Loader and more in Oracle 12c

Some more 12c articles have trickled out over the last few days. Temporal Validity in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Fine-Grained Access to Network Services Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 External Table Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) SQL*Loader Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) I kind-of mentioned this […]

VirtualBox 4.3.16

VirtualBox 4.3.16 has arrived. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. Although 4.3.14 worked fine on OS X and Linux, I skipped it on Windows because it just wouldn’t start a VM. That issue is allegedly fixed in this release. The changelog includes the following entry. “Windows hosts: fixed startup problems on certain Windows […]