Tag Archives: Oracle

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 […]

Oracle Midlands Event #5

Just a quick reminder. Oracle Midlands Event #5 is next Tuesday evening. Here is the information from the website. I’ll see you there! Cheers Tim…

A few more 12c articles

A few more 12c articles went live over the last few days… Database Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU) in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Invisible Columns in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) In-Database Archiving in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) The DMU and In-Database Archiving are from the OCP syllabus. The Invisible Columns […]