Video : Online Table Move Operations in Oracle 12.2 Onward

In today’s video we demonstrate how to move, or rebuild, a table as an online operation.

This video was done as a response to some questions about the previous video on shrink operations. As usual, the video is based on some stuff I’ve written previously.

The star of today’s video is John Kelly.



Desktops, Laptops and Tablets…

File this under #NothingNewHere 🙂

Over the last couple of years we’ve been constantly bombarded with the “tablets are the future” message. Today I read this piece about Microsoft.

Being a techie, it’s hard for me to get in the “normal folk” frame of mind when thinking about technology, but it just so happens I had a conversation with a “normal person” last night. He’s a personal trainer at my gym. It turns out his opinion on the desktop/laptop/tablet debate is pretty similar to all the techies I’ve spoken with. He was asking me for some advice (which I’m not qualified to provide), but before I said a word he hit me with a few statements:

  • I need a new desktop for home. The one I’ve got is a bit slow when the kids are using it to play games.
  • I would like a new laptop. This one I’ve got (shows me his laptop) is a few years old and needs to be replaced.
  • I’ve got an iPad. It’s OK, but I really need the laptop if I’m doing any typing.

This is the same stuff us techies have been going on about since the launch of the iPad. I agree that tablet sales will probably increase over the coming years, but in the near future, they will be in addition to regular kit, not a replacement for it.

When I eventually have to replace my iPad (v1) I will probably pick the cheapest device available that has a functioning browser. Unless some amazing new use case comes along, I really won’t need more than that for a device with such limitations.

Enough of stating the obvious…