Tag Archives: Oracle

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 : 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 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 […]

An Interview with Cary Millsap

Me: What functionality will most people in the Oracle community associate you with? Cary: Tracing. Me: What is your favourite non-Oracle pastime? Cary: I like to put see-through paper over a picture and draw around the outline. Me: Isn’t that called tracing? Cary: I guess! Me: What is your favourite fictional character? Cary: Dick Tracy. […]

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 […]